David Richardson
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David Richardson

Partner
richardson.david@dorsey.com

Overview

DAVID ADVISES ON CORPORATE FINANCE MATTERS AND MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS IN A WIDE RANGE OF DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING JURISDICTIONS SUCH AS AUSTRALIA, CANADA, CHINA, JAPAN, KAZAKHSTAN, MONGOLIA, UNITED STATES, UZBEKISTAN AND TAJIKISTAN.

Education & Admissions

University of British Columbia (Bachelor of Law, 1982)

Admissions

  • Hong Kong

News & Resources

Articles

Listing Reform in Hong Kong – Proposed Changes to the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) and Main Board Listing Rules – Part 2
Breakthrough? – Proposed New Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange May Allow Listing of Companies with Disproportionate Voting Rights Share Structures – Part 4
Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: SFC’s Case Against Moody’s – Part 3
Listing Reform in Hong Kong – Proposal to Create Two New Listing Committees Which Would Include Representatives of the Securities and Futures Commission – Part 1
Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: The SFC’s Extra-Territorial Reach – Part 3 (the Court of Appeal in Hong Kong dismissed an appeal of the U.S. short-seller who was found culpable of market misconduct)
Important Hong Kong Decision Broadens Scope of Disclosure for SFC in Disqualification Proceedings
Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: The SFC’s Extra-Territorial Reach – Part 2 (U.S. short-seller found culpable of market misconduct)
Fintech in Hong Kong: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way, or Hong Kong’s Measures To Become the Fintech Capital of Asia
Listing Russian Companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Листинг российских компаний на Гонконгской фондовой бирже
Listing Indian Companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: SFC’s Case Against Moody’s – Part 2
Recognition and enforcement of a Mainland judgment in Hong Kong: First reported decision
Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: SFC Extends Enforcement Power to Insider Dealing in Overseas Listed Securities
Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: The SFC’s Extra-Territorial Reach - Part 1
China-Hong Kong Connect – Part Five: An Interconnected World
"China-Hong Kong Connect: An Interconnected World," Bloomberg BNA
Hong Kong’s Role in China’s Financial Reform - The Era of the “New Normal,” The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal
China-Hong Kong Connect – Part Four: The Shenzhen Train Delay
John Chrisman, Eden McMahon, David Richardson, Joe Sevack and Carla Lamb author Law360 article on HK SFC’s enforcement proceeding against Moody’s
Hong Kong Securities Laws Violations: SFC’s Case Against Moody’s - Part 1
Hopes Dashed (For Now) - Part 3
China-Hong Kong Connect – Part Three: The Commodities Connect
Hong Kong’s Role in China’s Financial Reform – the Era of the “New Normal,” The Banking Journal
Recent Developments in China Bond Markets

News & Press Mentions

Dorsey Partner David Richardson Comments on Hong Kong Stock Exchange Changes
Dorsey Advises Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited with Issuance of High Yield Bonds
"Move Over Toronto: Here Comes Hong Kong", The Northern Miner

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mines and Money: London 2008
Hong Kong Listing Seminar

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Deputy Chairman, Director and Member of the Investor Compensation Company Limited (“ICC”): The Investor Compensation Fund (“Fund”) was established by statute to provide compensation to clients of intermediaries (brokers, etc.) who suffer loss as a result of the default of the intermediaries. The ICC was established, as envisaged by statute, to administer and manage the Fund. Claims management was delegated to a professional third party. Appointed as the deputy chairman and as a director of the ICC. Appointed to the Claims Committee, Management Committee, Public Relations and Investor Education Committee and Audit Committee of the ICC.
  • Member of the Committee on Real Estate Investment Trusts of the Securities & Futures Commission ("SFC"): The Committee advises the Hong Kong Government on general policy or regulatory issues that related to the implementation of the Hong Kong Code on REITs, the overall market development of REITs, and professional guidelines for intermediaries that may be involved in the operation of REITs.
  • Member of the Share Registrar’s Disciplinary Committee of the SFC: The Committee oversees all Hong Kong share registrars for listed companies. The Committee was established to uphold the standards set by the Hong Kong Government in consultation with the Federation of Share Registrars.
  • Member of the Products Advisory Committee of the SFC:
    The SFC Handbook for Unit Trusts and Mutual Funds, Investment-Linked Assurance Schemes and Unlisted Structured Investment Products, the SFC Code on MPF Products and the Code on Pooled Retirement Funds envisage the establishment of the Committee. The Committee was established under section 8 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. It is the remit of the Committee to advise the SFC (in particular its Policy, China and Investment Products Division) upon request on a variety of issues.
  • Member of the Board of Editors of The Banking Law Journal: The Banking Law Journal was established in 1889 and is the leading banking law journal in the United States. The Journal is published by LexisNexis and is the winner of the prestigious Burton Award many times over.
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