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Jannie Mak is a manager for Mergers & Acquisitions in Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office.

Until now, any member of the public can obtain through a standard company search information regarding the residential addresses and personal identification numbers of directors and company secretaries of Hong Kong-registered companies on the register of the Companies Registry. In light of the growing concern about the availability and use of personal information, an inspection regime to protect such personal information was included in the new Companies Ordinance (Cap 622).

The Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (the “CO”) has been further amended by the Companies (Amendment) (No. 2) Ordinance 2018 (the “Amendment Ordinance”). The new amendments (subject to exceptions) will come into force on 1 February 2019. Major amendments include expanding the scope for simplified…