Many changemakers would consider social enterprise (SE) as one of the solutions to cope with the pressing challenges of our times. By attempting to solve social problems by creative and commercial means, SE is aimed to create a positive social impact to our community.
In Hong Kong, there is no legal definition, or a standard and specific legal form for SE. Choosing a suitable legal form, therefore, would be an important step to consider when setting up a SE. A suitable legal form would enhance the general performance of your SE, and help you to avoid legal pitfalls.
In this Business Clinic, Dr. Teresa Chu, member of the Law Society of Hong Kong, will share with us how to select a suitable legal form. Social entrepreneurs and individuals who are interested in setting up social enterprise are welcomed to join the seminar.
- Different types of legal forms Common doubts in selecting or changing legal forms
- Factors to be considered in selecting a suitable legal form
- Requirements and examples of different types of legal forms
- Practical issue about adopting a company as the legal form
- Considerations and steps for changing one legal form to another
Details of the Social Enterprise Seminar
Date: 30 October, 2020 (Friday)
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Format: Online via Zoom
Speaker: Dr. Teresa Chu, Member of the Working Group on Seminars for Social Enterprises, The Law Society of Hong Kong
Target: Social entrepreneurs, Social innovation practitioners, NGOs and related organizations (Priority given to granted projects under Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Capacity: 50 (each organization / company can send up to two representatives to attend the seminar)
Language : Cantonese
Fee : Free Admission
RSVP : Online registration
Enquiry: Ms. Judy Chan (2876 2405; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please register online on or before 26 October (Monday). Successful registrants will receive a confirmation email by 27 October.
Dr. Teresa CHU is a practicing solicitor in Hong Kong specializing in mergers & acquisition, and compliance and risk management. She is also the Founding Chairperson of Association of Retired Elderly Ltd., a charity in Hong Kong operating a work matching social enterprise serving job seekers aged 50 or above. Dr. Chu is active in social innovation and has taken up different voluntary roles including being the Advisory Committee Member of the Hong Kong Government’s Enhancing Self-Reliance Through District Partnership Programme, and the Independent Committee Member of the Social Enterprise Endorsement Scheme of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Social Enterprises Limited.