Appointments to Standing Committee on Company Law Reform

     The Financial Secretary has appointed two new members, Professor Low Chee-keong and Ms Christine Chung Wai-yin, to the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform (SCCLR). The Chairman of the SCCLR, Mr John Scott, SC, and eight incumbent members, namely Mr Bruno Arboit, Ms Linda Chan Ching-fan, SC, Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing, Ms Bonnie Chan Yiting, Mr David Fu Yat-hung, Ms Gillian Meller, Mr Keith Pogson and Mr Bernie Ting Wai-cheung, have been re-appointed.
     The appointments and re-appointments are for a term of two years starting from February 1, 2019.
     A government spokesman said today (January 31), "With the professional background and expertise of its members, the SCCLR has provided valuable advice on the improvement and modernisation of our company law to be commensurate with Hong Kong's status as an international commercial and financial centre.
     "We are grateful to the outgoing members, Professor David Donald and Ms Wendy Yung Wen-yee, for their valuable contributions to the SCCLR over the past six years," the spokesman added.
     The SCCLR was set up in 1984. It advises the Financial Secretary on amendments to the Companies Ordinance and the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance, as well as amendments to the Securities and Futures Ordinance on matters relating to corporate governance and shareholders' protection, as and when necessary.
     As from February 1, 2019, the membership list of the SCCLR will be as follows:
Mr John Scott, SC (Chairman)
Mr Bruno Arboit
Ms Linda Chan Ching-fan, SC
Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing
Ms Bonnie Chan Yiting
Ms Christine Chung Wai-yin
Mr David Fu Yat-hung
Mr David Kidd
Mr Robert Lee Wai-wang
Professor Low Chee-keong
Dr Lewis Luk Tei
Ms Gillian Meller
Mr Albert Ng
Mr Keith Pogson
Mrs Natalia Seng Sze Ka-mee
Ms Cynthia Tang Yuen-shun
Mr Bernie Ting Wai-cheung
Ex-officio Members
Mr David Graham
Chief Regulatory Officer
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Mr Stefan Gannon
Commissioner, Resolution Office
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Mr Andrew Young
Chief Counsel
Securities and Futures Commission
Ms Ada Chung Lai-ling
Registrar of Companies
Ms Phyllis McKenna
Official Receiver
Ms Winnie Ng Ching-ching
Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury (Financial Services)
Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau
Dr Stefan Lo Huoy-cheng
Senior Assistant Law Officer (Civil Law)
Department of Justice

Ends/Thursday, January 31, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:00