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The briefing notes are intended to provide general information on the new Companies Ordinance ("the new CO"). They are not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the new CO and need to be read in conjunction with the new CO. In case of doubt, please consult your legal advisors.

 
 
  Briefing Notes on Part 1 – Preliminary (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 2 – Registrar of Companies and Companies Register (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 3 – Company Formation and Related Matters, and Re-registration of Company (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 4 – Share Capital (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 5 – Transactions in relation to Share Capital (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 6 – Distribution of Profits and Assets (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 7 – Debentures (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 8 – Registration of Charges (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 9 – Accounts and Audit (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 10 – Directors and Company Secretaries (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 11 – Fair Dealing by Directors (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 12 – Company Administration and Procedure (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 13 – Arrangements, Amalgamation, and Compulsory Share Acquisition in Takeover and Share Buy-Back (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 14 – Remedies for Protection of Companies' or Members' Interests (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 15 – Dissolution by Striking Off or Deregistration (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 16 – Non-Hong Kong Companies (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 17 – Companies not Formed, but Registrable, under this Ordinance (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 18 – Communications to and by Companies (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 19 – Investigations and Enquiries (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 20 – Miscellaneous (pdf Format)
  Briefing Notes on Part 21 – Consequential Amendments, and Transitional and Saving Provision (pdf Format)