October 31, 2021

Legal Opinion on Directors’ Duties and Disclosure Obligations under Hong Kong Law in the Context of Climate Change Risks and Considerations

We are instructed by the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative to provide our joint opinion on: (i) the extent to which directors of for-profit corporations are permitted or required, in the discharge of their duties under Hong Kong law, to have regard to considerations and risks associated with climate change; and (ii) in the case of companies listed on Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the extent of disclosure obligations in respect of climate change-related risks.