Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in Hong Kong: Appreciating Anglo-American Experiences and Recognizing Local Conditions

Common Law World Review, 2016, Vol. 45, No. 4, 319-339

30 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2016 Last revised: 2 Nov 2017

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Kong Shan Ho

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - School of Law; Kingston University, Department of Law

Date Written: September 6, 2016

Abstract

In March 2016, the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) of Hong Kong published a paper to examine as to whether the financial market of Hong Kong should introduce regulatory framework to promote equity crowdfunding. This article examines the recent experiences adopted by the United States and United Kingdom in setting a regulatory framework on equity crowdfunding and seeks to identify what Hong Kong can learn from its Anglo-American counterparts in regulating such activity. It is ultimately argued that these experiences provide a good platform for implementing a broadly similar regime in Hong Kong by permitting crowdfunding within the scope of current regulated activities.

Keywords: Securities regulation; Equity crowdfunding; United States; United Kingdom; Hong Kong

Suggested Citation

Ho, Kong Shan, Regulating Equity Crowdfunding in Hong Kong: Appreciating Anglo-American Experiences and Recognizing Local Conditions (September 6, 2016). Common Law World Review, 2016, Vol. 45, No. 4, 319-339, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2835381

Kong Shan Ho (Contact Author)

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - School of Law ( email )

6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building
Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong

Kingston University, Department of Law ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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