Definitions and Interpretation
In this Chapter:
(1) Where this Chapter provides a time limit for performing any act within a specified number of business days of receipt of the relevant document, the act is to be performed within the specified number of business days after, but not including, the date of receipt of the relevant document. (2) "Return Decision" means the Listing Division's decision to return a new applicant's listing application and all related documents to its Sponsor (except for the retention of a copy of these documents for the Exchange's record) on the ground that the information in the listing application form, Application Proof, or any other relevant documents under rules 12.22 and 12.23 is not substantially complete under rule 12.09(1). A Return Decision does not include a rejection decision under rule 4.05(1) (3) "Review Request" means a written request by the relevant party for a review of the decision of the Listing Division, GEM Listing Committee or the GEM Listing Review Committee (as the case may be) under rules 4.05, 4.06, 4.06A and 4.16(7) which must be served on the Secretary of the GEM Listing Committee or the Secretary of the GEM Listing Review Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary"), as the case may be
The GEM Listing Committee may at any time conduct a hearing in relation to any matter relating to or arising out of the GEM Listing Rules and it may require the attendance at such hearing of such persons and the production to such hearing of such documents as it deems appropriate. As provided in this Chapter, certain decisions of the Listing Division may be referred to the GEM Listing Committee for review; and certain decisions of the GEM Listing Committee may be referred to the GEM Listing Review Committee for a further and final review.
This Chapter sets out the mechanism, procedures and related provisions for the review of non-disciplinary decisions by the GEM Listing Committee and the GEM Listing Review Committee.
The GEM Listing Committee and the GEM Listing Review Committee may from time to time prescribe such procedures and regulations for any review hearings of the respective Committee as they may think fit, including procedures for appointing from time to time the Chairman for any review hearing, procedures governing members’ conflict of interest and the publication of decisions and reasons.
(1) Notwithstanding rule 4.03 and provisions set out in Form 5A, a listed issuer or new applicant shall submit to the GEM Listing Committee information for an application for listing pursuant to each Form 5A no more than two times, subject always to:—
(a) the GEM Listing Committee permitting otherwise if it considers necessary; and
(b) only one right of review by the listed issuer or new applicant against the latest decision made by the GEM Listing Committee as at the date of the Review Request pursuant to rule 4.08.
(c) [Repealed 6 July 2019]
(2) (a) The GEM Listing Committee shall only consider a revised application for listing if the listed issuer or the new applicant, as the case may be, provides new information for consideration by the GEM Listing Committee.
(b) [Repealed 1 January 2020]
(3) Subject to rule 4.04(1), the listed issuer or the new applicant may, if it considers necessary, submit its application for listing together with a new Form 5A again for the consideration by the GEM Listing Committee.