Guide to Floating a Co on the HKEx

According to the market statistics published by the HKEx, as at 31 December 2013, 1,451 companies were listed on the Main Board of the HKEx and 192 companies were listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the HKEx. The HKEx’s securities market has placed in the top five among global exchanges in terms of IPO funds raised for 12 consecutive years since 2002.

Being a gateway to the rapidly growing market of Mainland China and equipped with a wellestablished and sound regulatory framework and settlement system, the HKEx has been one of the most sought-after platforms for floating a company.

We make available a his Float Guide from Deacons Lawyers in Hong Kong which aims to provide you with an overview of the Hong Kong regulatory requirements and process for listing a company’s equity securities on the HKEx as at 15 March 2014 only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. The information contained in this Float Guide is for general guidance and may not apply in a specific situation.


There are also constant changes to the regulatory requirements and practices from time to time, which may affect the applicability of this Float Guide. No representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, the fairness, accuracy, completeness or correctness of any information contained in this Float Guide and nwithwe we nor Deacons accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions this Float Guide may contain.Detailed legal advice should be sought in respect of any specific issues. If you would like advice on any specific issues, please feel free to contact us or Deacons’ contacts listed which appear on the front page of this Float Guide.

The publication is available here: The Float Guide

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