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Appointments to Standing Committee on Company Law Reform
     The Financial Secretary has appointed five new members, Mr Paul Chow, Ms Tiffany Wong, Ms Rachel Lam Yan-kay, SC, Mr Jason Karas and Ms Julianne Pearl Doe to the Standing Committee on Company Law Reform (SCCLR). Four incumbent members, namely Mr Robert Lee Wai-wang, Mr Albert Ng, Mrs Natalia Seng Sze Ka-mee and Ms Cynthia Tang Yuen-shun, have been re-appointed.
     The appointments and re-appointments are for a term of two years starting from February 1, 2020.
     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 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, Mr David Kidd, Dr Lewis Luk, Ms Linda Chan, SC and Mr David Fu, for their valuable contributions to the SCCLR over the past few 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, 2020, the membership list of the SCCLR will be as follows:
Mr John Scott, SC (Chairman)
Mr Bruno Arboit
Mr Clement Chan Kam-wing
Mr Paul Chow
Ms Christine Chung Wai-yin
Ms Julianne Pearl Doe
Mr Jason Karas
Ms Rachel Lam Yan-kay, SC
Mr Robert Lee Wai-wang
Professor Low Chee-keong
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
Ms Tiffany Wong
Ex-officio Members
Ms Bonnie Chan Yiting
Head of Listing
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Mr Stefan Gannon
Commissioner, Resolution Office
Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Ms Annabel Lee Tung-mei
Deputy Chief Counsel, Legal Services Division
Securities and Futures Commission
Ms Ada Chung Lai-ling
Registrar of Companies
Ms Phyllis McKenna
Official Receiver
Mr Sam Hui Chark-shum
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/Friday, January 31, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:00
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