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Hong Kong Stock Exchange Approves Israel as Listing Jurisdiction

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Approves Israel as Listing Jurisdiction client memorandum

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (‘HKSE’) has formally approved Israel as an ‘Acceptable Jurisdiction’—companies incorporated in Israel are now eligible for listing on the Exchange.  In conjunction with this determination, the HKSE last week published its Israel country guide, available here. This landmark approval makes the HKSE a viable alternative for Israeli companies considering a foreign IPO.

We note that the HKSE’s approval is currently limited to foreign listed Israeli public companies and Israeli private companies seeking a listing on the HKSE.  It does not extend to Israeli public companies with a listing or proposed listing on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

We have worked closely with the HKSE to obtain Israel’s approval as a listing jurisdiction and would be happy to speak with you further about the applicable securities laws and regulations for listing in Hong Kong.