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Accounting & Finance Accounting

Keys for Successful Listing in Hong Kong
“如何在香港成功上市” 講座系列

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Every May and November
5 weeks
2867 8487
2861 0278
How to Apply
The next intake: November 2020 (To be confirmed)

Students’ Sharing:
“The instructors are well-equipped in preparing the teaching and knowledge!”
“Actual cases were useful! Lecturers were very experienced and well-delivered the information!”
“Excellent to have different experts to introduce IPO in different aspects.”

It consists of five 3-hour seminars and will provide the most updated knowledge, skills and practices for getting a successful listing. The proposed details are included (1) IPO Sponsor in Hong Kong, (2) Company’s Legal Advisors in an IPO, (3) Reporting Accountants in an IPO, (4) Sponsor’s Legal Advisors in an IPO, and (5) Successful IPO case sharing.

Riding on success of our last seminar, this forthcoming one will give you more updated information and contemporary development to get a successful IPO !

Focused; Specialized; Unique; Comprehensive

This seminar series is the most COMPREHENSICE which touches on how IPO SPONSOR, LAWYER & ACCOUNTANT work together to achieve a successful IPO!

Practical workshop series on how to successful listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

A five sessions with 3 hours (including 15 minus of Q&A)

5 Sessions, 5 Wednesdays, 5 Guests


Session 1 IPO Sponsors in Hong Kong
  • The role and responsibilities of an IPO sponsor in the market place

  • Recent regulatory changes to the IPO sponsor regime

  • Listing methods and requirements

  • The IPO listing process and timetable

  • Key issues in an IPO practice


Mr. Donald Chung, executive director of Ping An of Capital (Hong Kong) Company Limited


Mr. Chung graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master degree of Laws in Corporate and Financial Law, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree in Business Administration. He holds FCPA, FCA and FRM professional qualifications.

Date November 2020 (Wednesday)-Exact date to be confirmed
Time 19:00 to 22:00 (including 15 minus of Q&A)
Session 2 Company’s Legal Advisors in an IPO
  • Key roles and responsibilities of company’s legal advisors in an IPO

  • Corporate structure and reorganisation of a listing applicant

  • Issuance of legal opinion

  • How to deal with non-compliance issues


Ms. Agatha Chun, Partner of P.C. Woo & Co. Solicitors & Notaries


Ms. Chun graduated from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Hong Kong. Agatha’s practice focuses on initial public offerings in Hong Kong, mergers and acquisitions, equity fund-raising transactions and compliance with the Hong Kong listing rules and codes on takeovers and mergers and other regulatory matters. Agatha is also experienced in other general commercial practices including advice on Hong Kong companies and securities law and various commercial contracts.

Date November 2020 (Wednesday)-Exact date to be confirmed
Time 19:00 to 22:00 (including 15 minus of Q&A)
Session 3 Reporting Accountants in an IPO
  • Practical issues in the preparation of Accountants’ report

  • Pro-forma financial information

  • Profits forecast and working capital sufficiency

  • Indebtedness statement


Mr. Nelson Wong, Assurance Partner of Ernst & Young


Mr. Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree of Professional Accountancy. He holds HKICPA and ACCA professional qualifications.

Date November /December 2020 (Wednesday)-Exact date to be confirmed
Time 19:00 to 22:00 (including 15 minus of Q&A)
Session 4 Sponsor’s Legal Advisors in an IPO
  • Key roles and responsibilities of sponsor’s legal advisors in an IPO
  • Practical issues of Legal due diligence
  • Key issues in drafting the underwriting agreement 
  • Preparation of verifications notes

Mr. Albert Lam, Partner of Guantao & Chow


Mr. Lam was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1997. He had worked and gained extensive experience in commercial, corporate finance and compliance matters with a couple of law firms and joined Messrs. Guantao & Chow, Solicitors and Notaries, as a partner in 2018. He continues to work on listing, merger and acquisition, corporate and compliance matters.

Date November /December 2020 (Wednesday)-Exact date to be confirmed
Time 19:00 to 22:00 (including 15 minus of Q&A)
Session 5 Successful IPO Case Sharing
  • Pre-IPO Diagnosis
  • Preparation works during IPO from the perspective of the proposed listed issuers
  • Key successful factors in an IPO

Dr. Gary Leung, Adjunct Lecturer, HKU SPACE


Dr. Leung holds the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Management, the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Management, a Doctor of Business Administration degree, a Master of Professional Accounting degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Administration, a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting, and a Diploma in Forensic Accounting.

He is also an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; CPA Australia; the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, Canada; the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators; the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries; the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, US; and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. In addition, he is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Gary has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of accounting, auditing, and consultancy work for IPOs. He has been teaching various programs from professional exam preparatory courses to master’s degree levels since 2000.

Date November /December 2020 (Wednesday)-Exact date to be confirmed
Time 19:00 to 22:00 (including 15 minus of Q&A)

Lecture Schedule (May 2020 Intake) (Tentative schedule)

  • Venue: Admiralty Learning Centre/United Learning Centre
    3/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong (access via the shopping arcade escalators through Exit A, Admiralty MTR Station)/6/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong (Exit D, Admiralty MTR Station)
  • 地點:金鐘教學中心/統一教學中心
  • Application Code 報名代碼:1855-2106NW
Meetings Date Days Time Venue * Speaker
1 To be confirmed Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 Admiralty Mr. Donald Chung
2 To be confirmed Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 Admiralty

Ms. Agatha Chun

3 To be confirmed Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 Admiralty Mr. Nelson Wong
4 To be confirmed Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 Admiralty Mr. Albert Lam
5 To be confirmed Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00 Admiralty Dr. Gary Leung
  • The class schedule is tentative. We reserve the right to make changes.
  • While we will try to minimise any timetable changes, please note that issues of lecturer and room availability may sometimes make these unavoidable.
  • A detailed timetable will be sent to registered students via email before commencement.
  • The course will be opened subject to sufficient enrolment.
  • If you are applying to / have enrolled for more than one programme/course with HKU SPACE, please check to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts before submitting your application.
  • HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.
  • 香港大學專業進修學院保留一切權利按需要更改課程的上課時間、內容、導師或其他細節。

Notes to Non-local Applicants

To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up full-time and part-time studies. Non-local applicants issued with a valid employment visa also do not need prior approval to pursue part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Admission to a HKU SPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa. Applicants may wish to note that part-time courses are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes except for self-financed, part-time locally accredited taught postgraduate programmes awarded within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.





Application Code 1855-2106NW -



Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Course Fee
  • HK$4500

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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