Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong

Takeovers Panel and related committees

Takeovers and Mergers Panel

The functions of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel (Takeovers Panel) are to:

  • hear disciplinary matters in the first instance and review rulings by the Takeovers Executive at the request of any party dissatisfied with such a ruling;
  • consider novel, important or difficult cases referred to it by the Takeovers Executive; and
  • review, upon the SFC's request, the provisions of the Codes on Takeovers and Mergers and Share Buy-backs (Codes) and the Rules of Procedure for hearings under the Codes, and recommend amendments as appropriate.

Please click here for the current list of members of the Takeovers Panel

Takeovers Appeal Committee

The Takeovers Appeal Committee reviews disciplinary rulings of the Takeovers Panel at the request of an aggrieved party for the sole purpose of determining whether any disciplinary sanction imposed panel is unfair or excessive. The Chairman is selected from the Disciplinary Chair Committee on a case-by-case basis.

Please click here for the current list of members of the Takeovers Appeal Committee.

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee nominates members of the Takeovers Panel, the Takeovers Appeal Committee and the Disciplinary Chair Committee.

Please click here for the current list of members of the Nominations Committee.

Disciplinary Chair Committee

Members of the Disciplinary Chair Committee are nominated by the Nominations Committee on the basis that they are duly experienced and legally qualified persons. Their role is to act as Chairman of the Takeovers Panel in disciplinary proceedings under the Codes or of the Takeovers Appeal Committee on a case-by-case basis.

Please click here for the current list of members of the Disciplinary Chair Committee.

Learn more about the conduct of the Takeovers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee through their published decisions and statements.

Rules of procedure

Rules of procedure for disciplinary hearings
Rules of procedure for non-disciplinary hearings
Rules of procedure for Takeovers Appeal Committee hearings

Terms of reference

Terms of reference for the Takeovers and Mergers Panel 
Terms of reference for the Takeovers Appeal Committee 
Terms of reference for the Nominations Committee
Terms of reference for the Disciplinary Chair Committee

Guidelines 

Guidelines on Conflict of Interest of Members of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel and the Takeovers Appeal Committee

For queries, please contact the committees through the Secretary to the Takeovers Panel.   

Address:

Secretary to the Takeovers and Mergers Panel
Securities and Futures Commission
35/F, Cheung Kong Center
2 Queen's Road Central
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2231 1210
Fax: (852) 2810 5385
Email
cfmailbox@sfc.hk

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