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Notes:

  1. The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) has commenced operation on 3 March 2014.
  2. Unless the context otherwise requires or indicates, any reference to "Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32)" or "Companies Ordinance" in External Circulars issued before 3 March 2014 is a reference to the Predecessor Ordinance (i.e. the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) as in force from time to time before the commencement date of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622)).
  3. Unless the context otherwise requires or indicates, any reference to "specified forms" in the External Circulars issued before 3 March 2014 is a reference to those forms specified by the Registrar of Companies for use for the purposes of the provisions of the Predecessor Ordinance (i.e. the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 32) as in force from time to time before the commencement date of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622)).
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Commencement of Operation of the Non-Hong Kong Companies (Disclosure of Company Name, Place of Incorporation and Members’ Limited Liability) Regulation (Cap. 622M)
No. 2/2019
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Commencement of the Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 2018
No. 1/2019
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Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) Translation and Certification of Documents
No. 5/2018
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Commencement of the Securities and Futures (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 Introduction of Open-ended Fund Company Structure
No. 4/2018
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Publication of Hong Kong’s Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment Report
No. 3/2018
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Commencement of Operation of the Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 – Keeping of Significant Controllers Registers by Companies
No. 2/2018
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A New Licensing Regime for Trust or Company Service Providers
No. 1/2018
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“CR eFiling” Mobile Application – Facilitates the filing of Annual Return and More e-Forms
No. 6/2017
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“CR eFiling” Mobile Application – Launch of New Services
No. 5/2017
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Free e-Monitor (Self-Monitor) Service and Annual Return e-Reminder Service
No. 4/2017
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Registration of Prospectus
No. 3/2017
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Launch of “CR eFiling” Mobile Application
No. 2/2017
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Commencement of the Companies (Winding Up and Miscellaneous Provisions) (Amendment) Ordinance 2016
No. 1/2017
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Launch of Full Scale Company Search Mobile Service
No. 1/2016
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Delivery of Annual Returns under the Companies Ordinance
No. 2/2015
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Launch of Full Scale Electronic Filing Service @ e-Registry
No. 1/2015
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Companies (Disclosure of Company Name and Liability Status) Regulation (Cap.622B) - Disclosure of Company Name
No. 13/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Compounding of Specified Offences
No. 12/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Companies (Directors' Report) Regulation (Cap. 622D)
No. 11/2014
Disclosure of Information in Directors' Report – equity-linked agreements and reasons for resignation or refusal to stand for re-election of a director
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Offence Relating to Contents of Auditor's Report
No. 10/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Introduction of Electronic Templates of Newly Specified Forms at the e-Registry
No. 9/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Requirements for Documents Delivered for Registration
No. 8/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Rectification of Information on the Companies Register
No. 7/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Changes in the Regime of Registration of Charges
No. 6/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Subsidiary Legislation
No. 5/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Major Changes in Filing Requirements
No. 4/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - A Guide on Directors' Duties
No. 3/2014
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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Guidelines issued by the Registrar of Companies
No. 2/2014
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Commencement of the new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622)
No. 1/2014
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Holding of Annual General Meeting and Laying of Accounts at Annual General Meeting
No. 3/2013

(see Note 1 for summaries of the relevant judgments on applications to the Court for relief in respect of failure to hold Annual General Meeting and/or lay accounts at Annual General Meeting)

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The New Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) - Commencement Date and Introduction of New Forms
No. 2/2013
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Reporting Correct Addresses in Specified Forms Filed with the Companies Registry
No. 1/2013
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Note 1

Case summary (1): where application for relief was refused

Case summary (2): where application for relief was granted

Case summary (3): where application for relief was refused

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The new Companies Ordinance (No. 28 of 2012) - Abolition of nominal value of shares
No. 7/2012
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Launch of Company Search Mobile Service
No. 4/2012
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Implementation of the Securities and Futures and Companies Legislation (Structured Products Amendment) Ordinance 2011
No.5/2011
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Updates to Circular No.5/2011
- ditto - No.5/2011
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Commemorative Records of Registration
No.3/2011
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Updates to Circular No.3/2011
- ditto - No.3/2011
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Implementation of prospectus-related provisions of Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2004
No. 2/2004
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Updates to Circular No. 2/2004
- ditto - No. 2/2004
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