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BDO's global organisation extends across 164 countries and territories, with over 95,000 professionals working out of 1,713 offices – and they are all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional services.

Since our establishment in 1981, BDO in Hong Kong has committed ourselves to facilitating the growth of businesses by advising the people behind them. As part of the international BDO network, we combine international expertise with the region's best-available business and advisory services. By acting locally while thinking globally, we continue to provide truly customised services to local enterprises and multinational corporations alike.

BDO has over 60 directors and a staff of 1,000 in Hong Kong. Together, we bring the highest level of business acumen and knowledge to address the issues our clients consider to be priorities. We adopt a responsible, flexible and personalised approach to client service, while adhering to a service philosophy of extensive partner involvement.

Our professionals are well-versed in all accounting and auditing standards, tax and investment regulations prevailing in Hong Kong, Mainland China as well as other major countries. We conform to the highest international standards in a full range of professional services including:

• Assurance Services
• Business Services & Outsourcing
• Private Client Services
• Risk Advisory Services
• Specialist Advisory Services
• Tax Services


Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited (BOCHK) is committed to promoting sustainable and high-quality development. Capitalising on our advantages as a major commercial banking group in Hong Kong, we continue to increase local market penetration, capture business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area and actively expand our business development in Southeast Asia. Adhering to our customer-centric philosophy, we explore every possibility to meet customers’ needs. We elevate customer experience with new technology and strive to make green and sustainable development a reality. We provide customers with comprehensive, professional and high-quality services, connecting them with opportunities to achieve more.

As one of the three note-issuing banks and the sole clearing bank for Renminbi (RMB) business in Hong Kong, BOCHK has strong market positions in all major businesses. Our strong RMB franchise has made us the first choice for customers in RMB business. Leveraging Hong Kong's most extensive branch network and diversified service platforms, as well as efficient e-channels such as internet and mobile banking services, we offer a comprehensive range of financial, investment and wealth management services to personal, corporate and institutional customers.

We are actively pushing forward our regional development and expanding our business in the Southeast Asian region. With our branches and subsidiaries in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei and Myanmar, we support customers in the region with professional and high-quality financial services. Through close cooperation with our parent bank BOC, we provide a full range of high-quality cross-border services to multinationals, cross-border customers, mainland enterprises going global, central banks and super-sovereign organisations.

As a leading commercial and regional bank with deep roots in Hong Kong for over 100 years, BOCHK is committed to “serving where our roots are”, undertaking our corporate social responsibilities and delivering greater value for our stakeholders and the community.

BOC Hong Kong (Holdings) Limited is one of the largest listed companies on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, with stock code “2388” and ADR OTC Symbol “BHKLY”.

The Companies Registry (the Registry) is responsible for administering and enforcing the provisions of the Companies Ordinance and related legislation. Its primary functions include the registration of local and non-Hong Kong companies (i.e. companies incorporated outside Hong Kong which have established a place of business in Hong Kong); the registration of statutory returns and documents required by the various ordinances administered by the Registry; the provision of services for members of the public to inspect and obtain company information held on the various statutory registers; the deregistration of defunct solvent companies; and advising the Government on policy, regulatory and legislative issues regarding company law, related legislation and corporate governance. The Registry also processes applications relating to money lender licences and maintains a register of money lenders for public inspection. Since March 1, 2018, the Registry has acted as the licensing authority for trust and company service providers.

The Registry provides a wide range of electronic services, such as company incorporation, submission of documents and company search services around the clock. To keep pace with rapid technological trends and advances, the Registry will launch the revamped Integrated Companies Registry Information System (Revamped ICRIS) in late 2023. The Revamped ICRIS will provide a new single integrated online platform for all electronic services of the Registry, which will enhance customer experience in using electronic services.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Registry. The Registry will continue efforts in upkeeping its values “to care for and respect customers and colleagues; and to change for the better” and providing quality and efficient services to customers and facilitating businesses.


2023 is special to EY as we are celebrating our 55th anniversary in the Greater China region.

EY member firms in the Greater China region are owned and managed by local Partners. Working across assurance, consulting, strategy, tax and transactions, we ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

In 1968, EY embarked on a remarkable journey in the Greater China region. For over half a century, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner and advisor to businesses in the region, delivering seamless and exceptional multidisciplinary services. Our success today has been achieved through our relentless attention to talent development, ongoing commitment to innovation, social responsibility and long-term value creation, as well as continuous contributions to foster high quality and sustainable growth.

With over 23,000 professionals and more than 950 Partners in the EY Greater China Region, we support our clients through 34 office locations: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Macau, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Haikou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Kunming, Nanjing, Ningbo, Qianhai, Qingdao, Shenyang, Suzhou, Taiyuan, Tianjin, Wuhan, Xiamen, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Hsinchu, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei, Taoyuan and Ulaanbaatar.

The 55th anniversary celebration is about embracing our heritage and shaping the future by inspiring even greater ingenuity in Greater China. EY will continue to build on our unique strengths, positively impact the communities in which we operate, build trust in capital markets and play our part in advancing the region’s sustainable growth.


Established in 1935, Georgeson is the world's original and foremost provider of strategic services to corporations and investors working to influence corporate strategy. We offer unsurpassed advice and representation for annual meetings, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests and other extraordinary transactions. Our core proxy expertise is enhanced with and complemented by our strategic consulting services, including solicitation strategy, investor identification, corporate governance analysis, vote projections and insight into investor ownership and voting profiles. Our local presence and global footprint allow us to analyse and mitigate operational risk associated with various corporate actions worldwide. For more information, visit


Nasdaq Governance Solutions supports companies at all maturity levels, including publicly listed, private and nonprofits to achieve ESG excellence, drive good governance and action their strategies.

Nasdaq Boardvantage® creates efficient board and management workflows, streamlining governance processes into one single platform with client support teams in Asia-Pacific providing award-winning 24/7/365 support.

Our Board Advisory Services enables companies to accelerate board performance with board evaluation assessments with actionable insights that drive board excellence and long-term stakeholder value.

Nasdaq’s Compliance Questionnaires transforms compliance efforts into a data-driven, seamless, and digital process, easing the administrative and time-consuming burden of data collection for annual disclosure processes.

Nasdaq ESG Solutions offers a customisable and scalable solution to manage responses and disclosures across multiple ESG frameworks, accurately track, measure, and manage enterprise Scope 1 – 3 data and enhance your long-term ESG strategy to help achieve your climate goals.


The PCPD is an independent body set up to oversee the implementation of and compliance with the provisions of the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (PDPO). The PCPD strives to ensure the protection of the privacy of individuals in relation to personal data through monitoring compliance with the PDPO, enforcing its provisions and promoting the culture of protecting and respecting personal data.

The PCPD advocates that organisations should develop their own Personal Data Privacy Management Programme and appoint a Data Protection Officer. Organisations should embrace personal data protection as part of their corporate policies and culture and implement it as a business imperative throughout the organisations, so as to gain the trust of their customers and other stakeholders and enhance their competitive edge.

Organisations may refer to the Best Practice Guide on Privacy Management Programme issued by the PCPD to devise a comprehensive Personal Data Privacy Management Programme.



The CLP Group is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia Pacific with investments across Hong Kong, Mainland China, Australia, India, Taiwan Region and Thailand. Hong Kong-listed CLP Holdings Limited is the holding company for the CLP Group, which has a diversified portfolio of generating assets that uses a wide range of fuels including coal, gas, nuclear and renewable sources.

Through CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, the Group operates a vertically integrated electricity supply business that provides a highly reliable supply of electricity to 80% of Hong Kong’s population. The CLP Group is the largest external investor in the energy sector in Mainland China, with a focus on low-carbon energy. In Australia, the Group’s wholly-owned subsidiary EnergyAustralia is a leading integrated energy company, providing gas and electricity to about 2.44 million households and businesses. Apraava Energy, in which CLP has a 50% interest, is one of India’s biggest renewable energy producers with operations in power generation and transmission.

CLP Holdings is included in the Global Dow – a 150-stock index of the world’s leading blue-chip companies, in addition to sustainability-focused indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series and the FTSE4Good Index series.