Mark Johnson, a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, has been named as one of five new Conveners to the Financial Reporting Review Panel (“FRRP”) in Hong Kong.
The appointment comes as the FRRP also names seven new members, and re-appointed one Convener and 13 members.
The FRRP is a body within Hong Kong’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC). When the FRC decides to conduct an enquiry into non-compliance with financial reporting requirements on the part of a listed entity, it may appoint a committee consisting of a FRRP Convener as chair, and at least four other members of the FRRP, to conduct the enquiry.
Conveners and members the FRRP are appointed by the FRC’s Financial Secretary under the delegated authority of the Chief Executive of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
For more than 25 years in the region, Mr. Johnson has built a successful practice advising on shareholders’ and directors’ disputes, internal and regulatory investigations, commercial litigation and inquiries from a range of regulatory bodies, both in Asia and elsewhere. These include matters involving the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Much of his work is in the financial services and private wealth sectors.
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