Equitus Welcomes Anton V. Schutz to Board of Directors

 Equitus is pleased to announce that Mendon Ventures has appointed Anton V. Schutz to the Equitus board of directors to represent the series A preferred shareholders.

Anton V. Schutz has been in the investment and risk management business since 1986, focusing on investment and portfolio management. He founded Mendon Capital in 1996 with a long/short and event-driven investment strategy focused exclusively on the financial services sector. Previously, he worked at RBC Dain Rauscher with an institutional sales trading role in the financial institutions group. Anton also spent 10 years at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he structured investment products utilizing hedge funds and also developed and applied financial risk strategies. Anton is often interviewed regarding his expertise in the financial services sector.

“Anton joins the Board with years of experience in the financial industry, bringing with him an abundance of knowledge that spans across multiple facets of our business,” said Robert Guidry, Chief Executive Officer of Equitus. “We look forward to having Anton provide innovative perspectives on how Equitus can build better solutions to better suit our customers and meet our strategic goals.”

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Hong Kong – Service arrangements of Yuen Long Jockey Club Dental Clinic of DH

Service arrangements of Yuen Long Jockey Club Dental Clinic of DH


     The Department of Health (DH) announced today (June 30) that general public (GP) sessions at the Yuen Long Jockey Club Dental Clinic will be relocated to the Yuen Long Government Offices Dental Clinic starting from July due to staffing deployment. Other services at the Yuen Long Jockey Club Dental Clinic will be suspended until further notice. The DH will inform users with prior appointments of affected services and make separate arrangements for them.

     The operating time of the GP sessions can be found at the following website: www.dh.gov.hk/english/tele/tele_chc/tele_chc_dcgps.html.

Hong Kong – Celebration events to mark 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR

Celebration events to mark 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR


     ​The sixth-term Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, and senior government officials will attend a flag-raising ceremony tomorrow (July 1) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).


     The flag-raising ceremony will be held at Golden Bauhinia Square outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai at 8am. The Police Band will perform at the ceremony and two singers, Mr Chen Yong and Ms Phoebe Tam, will sing the national anthem, followed by a fly-past and a sea parade by the disciplined services.


     Following the flag-raising ceremony, the Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to the Motherland and the Inaugural Ceremony of the Sixth-term Government of the HKSAR will be held at the Grand Hall on Level 3 of the HKCEC.


     People are reminded that no public viewing area will be set up for the flag-raising ceremony on July 1. Golden Bauhinia Square and the nearby area will be designated as a restricted zone by the Police. Only holders of valid passes will be allowed entry.

Hong Kong – Commencement notice for Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Ordinance gazetted

Commencement notice for Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Ordinance gazetted


     The Government published in the Gazette today (June 30) the Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Ordinance (Commencement) Notice. The Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Ordinance (Cap. 641) (Ordinance) will come into operation on December 1, 2022.

     The Ordinance seeks to implement the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

     Pursuant to the relevant process under Article 153 of the Basic Law (Note), as well as the requisite declaration and notification on May 4, 2022, by the Central People’s Government to the Secretary-General of the United Nations (as depositary for the CISG), the application of the CISG (without China’s reservation in respect of Article 1(1)(b) under Article 95 of the CISG) to the HKSAR will take effect on December 1, 2022. The Ordinance will come into operation on the same day in order to implement the CISG in the HKSAR. For this purpose, the Secretary for Justice, under section 1(2) of the Ordinance, has appointed December 1, 2022, as the day on which the Ordinance comes into operation.

     A spokesperson for the Department of Justice (DoJ) said, “Applying the CISG to the HKSAR marks an important development of the HKSAR’s law on international sale of goods.”

     The CISG applies automatically to contracts of sale of goods between parties whose places of business are in different Contracting States. Further, it applies to international sales contracts where the rules of private international law of the forum lead to the application of the law of a Contracting State according to Article 1(1)(b) of the CISG.

     Party autonomy is a fundamental principle of the Convention. With very limited exceptions, the parties can, by agreement, derogate from or vary the effect of any provisions of the CISG, or exclude the Convention’s application entirely. The availability of such an opt-out mechanism in the CISG will enable the parties to tailor their contracts to meet specific business needs.

     In 2020, the Government conducted a public consultation on the proposed application of the CISG to the HKSAR. Noting that there is general support among the respondents to the consultation for applying the CISG to the HKSAR, and after consulting the Panel on Administration of Justice and Legal Services of the Legislative Council (LegCo), the Government introduced the Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Bill into LegCo in July 2021. The Bill was passed by the LegCo on September 29 of the same year.

     “With a view to assisting the business and legal sectors in getting ready for the implementation of the CISG, the DoJ, in collaboration with these sectors, has rolled out a series of public events and promotional materials since the beginning of this year. For easy access by the public, the video recordings and presentation slides for all the above-mentioned events have been made available on the DoJ’s featured webpage on the CISG.”

     The Commencement Notice will be tabled in LegCo on July 6 for negative vetting.

Note: Article 153 of the Basic Law provides (inter alia) that, “[t]he application to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of international agreements to which the People’s Republic of China is or becomes a party shall be decided by the Central People’s Government, in accordance with the circumstances and needs of the Region, and after seeking the views of the government of the Region.”

JourneyTEAM Announces New Dynamics 365 Sales Sherpa Program

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The Customer Relationship Management team director at JourneyTEAM, Brandon Gorton shares, “We are excited to roll out our Sales Sherpa program to help our clients with a guided implementation experience. We will empower customers to implement unique CRM solutions catered to your business requirements. JourneyTEAM’s Sherpa approach keeps costs down and allows customers that have the internal resources available, to implement CRM the right way, following best practices, themselves!” 

JourneyTEAM is excited to kick off its first Dynamics 365 Sales Sherpa program on August 15th, 2022. JourneyTEAM has offered other Sherpa programs in the past but is thrilled to offer Dynamics 365 Sales in this unique way as it is versatile in improving businesses of any industry and size, and is very crucial to business growth. Learn if this rapid-implementation approach is right for you by understanding what it is in detail, the offerings included, and the benefits it can bring to your business.

The Sherpa Program at JourneyTEAM is a quick-start, guided implementation approach for Businesses that are looking for rapid adoption and have IT resources to do some of the heavy lifting. JourneyTEAM developers and architects are here to provide additional training and any needed customized adoption help. The Dynamics 365 Sales Sherpa Program will take place over six weeks, with continued support options even after adoption/go-live. When adopting Dynamics 365 through this implementation approach, you will gain valuable insight into your sales and order processes and clarity on how to improve in those areas.

The Dynamics 365 Sales Sherpa program is jam-packed with resources and offerings you need to successfully implement Dynamics 365 Sales into your organization. The program includes 1:1 sessions with our experienced architects, scheduled office hours, and access to a community of others implementing Dynamics 365 Sales alongside you. The workshops JourneyTEAM offers range from a variety of topics including automating the data collecting process, solution management, effective reporting, setting up the lead-to-cash sales process, and much more.

Implementing Dynamics 365 through the Sherpa program can give your business the foundation for growth it will need for years to come. By tracking your sales data and processes efficiently, users can have easy access to needed data and make important data-driven decisions. The Dynamics 365 Sales Sherpa program at JourneyTEAM is a great way to adopt the tool quickly, with expert guidance, and at a fraction of the cost.

If you are interested in learning more about the Dynamics 365 Sales Sherpa program, please visit our webpage or contact a solutions specialist today.

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