Chapter 2

Due Diligence Guidelines –

General Principles

10. The Basis for the Subsequent Assessment of Due Diligence

Any subsequent assessment of the due diligence conducted in relation to a listing applicant, once it has been completed to the satisfaction of the sponsor, should be made with reference to the facts and circumstances available at the relevant time (i.e., on or before the date of the Application Proof or listing document, as the case may be).8 Such assessment should also be based on what a sponsor’s peers would consider to be objectively appropriate having regard to all relevant facts and circumstances at the relevant time.9


8. Paragraph 108 of the Consultation Conclusions on the Regulation of Sponsors.

9. Paragraph 106 of the Consultation Conclusions on the Regulation of Sponsors.


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Subsequent Assessment of Due Diligence

Hong Kong Due Diligence Guidelines

Sponsors peers listing in Hong Kong

Hong Kong listing Code of Conduct

Regulation of Sponsors

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