David is a British barrister based in Hong Kong. He can appear on behalf of clients in courts and tribunals at all levels in Hong Kong in criminal and civil cases. He was a pupil barrister at leading sets of barristers' chambers and a judge's marshal. Before joining the bar David worked at international law firms Clifford Chance and Holman Fenwick Willan and qualified as a solicitor.
David was educated at prestigious Stonyhurst College in England. He graduated with a law degree (LL.B) from the University of Liverpool and a Master's Degree in Maritime Law (LL.M) from Cardiff University. David has also received the Post Graduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
This a comprehensive 3 hour CPD course on duties and liabilities for directors of listed companies in Hong Kong and will cover the legal and regulatory issues that arise during a directors tenure. The course will discuss the legal and regulatory framework and the listing rules in Hong Kong that directors of listed companies must follow, from the duties under the Companies Ordinance, the common law duties and the Securities and Futures Ordinance ("SFO"). It will also cover how directors and officers liability insurance works. We will look at liabilities under the SFO, including insider dealing and some of the major regulatory cases from Hong Kong. There will be jurisdictional comparisons for illustrative purposes.
The course will cover the followings:
Rules concerning directors, appointment, removal and other matters including remuneration
Recent reforms affecting directors duties
Legal framework for directors duties
Corporate Governance in Hong Kong
The Corporate Governance Code
Directors duties - fiduciary duties and the duties of care skill and diligence
Disclosure obligations under Part XV SFO
Potential liabilities under securities laws
Theft and fraud
Liabilities under winding up ordinances
Liabilities under anti-trust laws
Liabilities under Environmental and Health and Safety Ordinances
Directors and Officers Liability Insurance
Transactions with directors and conflicts of interest (including market misconduct under Part XIII and Part XIV SFO)
Mismanagement of directors/Derivative actions
Responsibilities of directors relating to accounts
Directors and Company Secretaries
This course is jointly provided in partnership with: