HKEx Amended Debt Listing Rules
On 21 August 2020, The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong(the "HKEx") published amendments to the rules governing the listing of debt securities to professional investors to closer align the rules with current market practice and to enhance the debt listing regime. The changes are to Chapter 37 of the Main Board Listing Rules, which was last updated in 2011, and are the result of a public consultation process culminating in the 21 August 2020 document titled Consultation Conclusions and Guidance. The document summarises the upcoming rule changes and simultaneously promulgates a guidance lette on disclosure which primarily addresses disclosure considerations for debt instruments with special features. Market participants and legal practitioners, including King & Wood Mallesons, provided commentary during the consultation process.