3. In addition to delivering the winding-up petition to all relevant parties, must Mr. C also advertise the petition in newspapers?
The petition must be advertised 7 clear days before the date on which the petition will be heard by the court, once in the Gazette, and once at least in two local daily newspapers (one in Chinese and one in English). The advertisement must state the date on which the petition was presented, the date set for the court hearing, and the name and address of the petitioner and the petitioner’s solicitors.
The advertisement should also contain a note at the foot thereof stating that any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the petition, either to oppose it or support it, must send notice of such intention to the petitioner, or to the petitioner’s solicitors, not later than 6 o’clock in the afternoon of the day previous to the hearing or not later than 1 o’clock in the afternoon of Saturday if the hearing is on the coming Monday. An advertisement of a petition for the winding up of a company by the court which does not contain such a note shall be deemed irregular.