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Hong Kong: new influences

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were 


China: Metamorphosis

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation


Is Linklaters ready for a China alliance?

23-Jun-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Is Linklaters on the hunt for an alliance in China? Sources suggest the magic circle firm has been touting the market for a deal, but it's by no means done. Reporter Kate Beioley discusses the opportunities that lie ahead


Jun He and Zhong Lun merger shows China market in new light

26-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

In China the proposed merger of Jun He and Zhong Lun is being described as a deal that “has never been done before”.

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Shanghai pioneers in liberalising China’s legal market

14-Mar-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Shanghai’s ground-breaking Pilot Free Trade Zone could mark the beginning of the long-awaited liberalisation of China’s legal services sector.

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Akin negotiates more space at Bingham's 41 Lothbury office

21-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is understood to be negotiating to take the seventh floor at 41 Lothbury having taken over Bingham McCutchen’s lease on the fifth and sixth floors with immediate effect.

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Debevoise to convert Hong Kong office into local practice

29-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Debevoise & Plimpton is set to operate its Hong Kong office as a local firm from 1 October, after bulking up its team in the last 12 months.

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Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

22-Sep-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously.

China Briefings

Upcoming nationwide transfer pricing investigation against outbound service-fee and royalty payments download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Oct-2014

On 29 July 2014, the China State Administration of Taxation released an internal notice to the China tax authorities at the provincial levels.

A new special tax adjustment monitoring and administrative measure download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Oct-2014

SAT has released a short bulletin named ‘The Announcement on Issues Related to Special Tax Adjustment Monitoring and Administration’.

Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes draft guidelines — a key step toward bringing Competition Ordinance into full force download subscription

DLA Piper 23-Oct-2014

The guidelines show lots of commonality with competition rules and practices of other jurisdictions with long-established competition regimes.

Can Russia and China be considered market economies? download subscription

NCTM 14-Oct-2014

In the last couple of days, the Financial Times and The New York Times have published important articles on Russia and China. The articles don’t pull their punches.

China’s new foreign exchange control rule on outbound and round-trip investment download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 14-Oct-2014

Circular 37 simplifies the SAFE registration process for Chinese residents seeking offshore investments and financings and it liberalises cross-border capital outflow by Chinese residents.

Technology Leaders Forecast Survey 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Oct-2014

The Technology Leaders Forecast Survey is a poll of more than 200 technology executives and investors developed by DLA Piper and PitchBook.

Global criminal risk: trends and strategies to mitigate vulnerabilities download subscription

Dentons 9-Oct-2014

Current trends show that more and more US lawyers and compliance personnel will find that their work increasingly concentrates on cross-border or foreign conduct.

Scrapping and recycling: Basel or Hong Kong? Which applies, why is it important and what issues do you need to be aware of? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 7-Oct-2014

The legal matrix applicable to the scrapping and recycling of drilling units and vessels has never been more significant.

Manufacturing Matters — exploring a crisis in hindsight; safeguarding your stakeholders’ personal data across borders; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 7-Oct-2014

DLA Piper has released the 11th edition of Manufacturing Matters, which provides a round-up of legal news, updates and commentary for the manufacturing sector.

Global Insight — bankruptcy sales for distressed hospitals: four questions to ask before you begin; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 2-Oct-2014 | Updated: 23-Oct-2014

DLA Piper has published issue 11 of its restructuring e-newsletter Global Insight .

Renewable Energy in the Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview download subscription

DLA Piper 2-Oct-2014

This updated third edition of Renewable Energy in the Asia Pacific: A Legal Overview provides a high-level renewable energy profile for 16 countries across the region.

New reporting obligations for companies incorporated in mainland China download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 2-Oct-2014

We recommend that the China affiliates of multinational companies become familiar with the Disclosure System to comply with the disclosure obligations.

Will the Scottish independence referendum affect Chinese enterprises? Answers from attorney Edward Huang download subscription

King & Capital 29-Sep-2014

The Scottish independence referendum has drawn attention worldwide, including that of Chinese people.

Establishing a subsidiary in US download subscription

King & Capital 26-Sep-2014

A corporation offers limited liability protection, simplifies accounting and makes tax compliance less costly.

Be Global — September 2014: employment newsletter download subscription

DLA Piper 22-Sep-2014

Be Global is DLA Piper’s snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global operations.