Sections 4 and 775 of the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (“CO”) set out respectively the requirements for translating documents for the purposes of the CO and for certifying documents for the purposes of Part 16 of the CO.
The Companies Registry once issued an External Circular No. 5/2018 (“the Circular”) on 12 October 2018 to clarify the definition of “professional accountants” and “professional company secretary” referred to in the above two provisions.
In view of the change of name of “The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators”, which is mentioned in paragraph 5 of the Circular, to “The Chartered Governance Institute”, the Companies Registry has issued an External Circular No. 3/2020 to supersede the Circular so as to update the definition of “professional company secretary” referred to in the above two provisions. For details, please refer to Companies Registry External Circular No. 3/2020.