SFC Consultation on Bookbuilding, Placing and “Sponsor Coupling”

The regulatory regime in Hong Kong SAR does not currently have conduct requirements specifically designed to apply to bookbuilding and placing activities in the equity capital markets or debt capital markets.

This is soon to change however, as the SFC has recently published a consultation paper "(i) The Proposed Code of Conduct on Bookbuilding and Placing Activities in Equity Capital Market and Debt Capital Market Transactions and (ii) the "Sponsor Coupling" Proposal".

Read our client note for an overview of the changes proposed by the SFC.