- Instructor: Samuel Li
- Duration: 3 hours
Date: 25 April 2023 (Tuesday) Time: 2:30pm – 5:45pm Language: Cantonese with English Course Materials Level: Intermediate
Speaker: Samuel Li, Solicitor & Notary Public, Samuel Li & Co
Lawyer CPD / ACCA CPD / SFC CPT / Insurers’ CPD Pts: 3 points Fee: HK$1,790
In March 2014, the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) came into effect. It has brought with it a number of important changes in relation to execution of company documents.
“Expensive and long drawn-out litigation about the execution of a document by a company can be avoided by taking more care over compliance with the formalities at the time of execution …” per Mummery L. J. in Williams v Redcard Ltd  4 All ER 444.
Notarial instruments which certify due execution of documents now have enhanced evidentiary value in civil proceedings by virtue of the Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance 2014, which also came into effect on 2014.
Because of globalization of businesses, the number of company documents executed in Hong Kong and used overseas is ever increasing every year. These documents are often of high value and are required urgently.
This course aims to provide an insight into the legal and practical aspects of execution, authentication and legalisation of company documents by way of recent court cases and real world examples.
- Company’s Contracts
T S Office System Ltd v Wing Kee Produce Ltd  1 HKLRD 479
- Company Seals and Constitution
Model Articles for Public & Private Companies
Tables C & A
Common sealing provisions
- Execution of Company Documents
Williams v Redcard Ltd  4 All ER 444
Lovett and another v Carson Country Homes Ltd  EWHC 1143 9Ch),  2 BCLC 196
Re Armstrong Brands Ltd  EWHC 3303 (Ch)
- Distinction between Deeds and Instruments under Hand
Cap. 219 s.4
Cap. 219 s.19
- Authentication of Due Execution of Company Documents
Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Ordinance 2015 Part 5
Hague Apostille Convention 1961
- Speaker’s Own Experience Sharing
- Questions & Answers