Is Interest on Securities to be Repurchased in Excess of 24% Annual Interest Rate Valid? – Ma v Yang Securities Repurchase Contract Case

(By Bai Lituan)Securities repurchase is a financial activity of raising funds by selling securities and meanwhile signing an agreement with the buyer to repurchase the same securities at the agreed price and time. There are not many securities repurchase cases because it is not long ago that people in our country began to raise funds in this way. The first case decided by the Shanghai Finance Court is Oriental Securities v Honggao Zhongtai Securities Repurchase case.

Securities repurchase contract related laws mainly include the Securities Law, the Company Law, the minutes of meetings of the Supreme People’s Court on securities repurchase cases and the Notice on Restating Several Issues Connected with Further Standardizing Securities Repurchase Activities published by the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and the China Securities Regulatory Commission. All securities repurchase cases courts are dealing with come from the main, small and medium sized business and startup boards. My search result shows no securities repurchase cases relating to the new OTC board (the national share transfer system for small and medium sized businesses).


China’s Latest Laws and Regulations in December (II), 2012

V. The Ministry of Finance Issued Interpretation Number Five on Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises 

Recently, the Ministry of Finance issued Interpretation Number Five on Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises, which provides interpretations on fives issues, including: business mergers, business launches, credit risk mitigation tools and related services, and how to process accounting step by step in cases where an enterprises invests equity in its subsidiary and ultimately loses its right of control through several transactions.