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Liza Murray is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Corporate Practice Group in Hong Kong. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries. She currently sits on the Professional Services Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Company Secretaries.

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 laws on identifying effectively beneficial owners of companies have been in force in Hong Kong and Singapore for a few years now. Malaysia just introduced the beneficial owners reporting regime in March 2020. In this recording of our webinar, Liza Murray, Poh Seng Lim and Lathika Pillay from our…

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…