Beijing dragon

Chinese firm pilots first private placement funding

3-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Shandong Deheng aims to raise up to RMB50m (£5m) by selling shares on a regional over-the-counter (OTC) market, in China’s first private placement funding deal by a law firm.


Weil hires partner from Freshfields as China head leaves

2-Jul-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired corporate partner Charles Ching from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, following the departure of China head Steven Xiang.

california san francisco

Grandall becomes third Chinese firm to open in Silicon Valley

30-Jun-2015 | By Yun Kriegler

Chinese firm Grandall has opened its first office in the US in Silicon Valley, aiming to capitalise on growing Chinese investment in the global technology innovation hub.

China Briefings

Handling tax evasion risk in Hong Kong: new guidance for 2015 download subscription

KPMG 1-Jul-2015

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued new guidance on handling tax evasion risk.

ArbitrAsian innovation: the Asian disputes market and ADR download subscription

20 Essex Street 30-Jun-2015

Arbitral centres in Hong Kong and Singapore have recently updated their rules.

No excuses! Court protects buyers’ right to rely on refund guarantees weblink subscription

Ince & Co 30-Jun-2015

A Dutch ship operating company, SBV, brought claims against a Chinese bank, BOC, for payment under two refund guarantees governed by English law. 

Clause in bill of lading leads to anti-suit injunction weblink subscription

Ince & Co 26-Jun-2015

Confirmation that an English law and jurisdiction clause in a bill of lading was exclusive.

China v UK – a comparison of key employment law principles download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 9-Jun-2015

The issues most likely to affect managers and HR professionals operating internationally.

FIFA allegations: establishing the home turf download subscription

Stewarts Law 8-Jun-2015

While the US authorities have led the way, in the home of football the Serious Fraud Office is “assessing material”.

New free trade zones to encourage investment in China download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-May-2015

China plans new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) for Guangdong, Tianjin and Fujian

Record fine in Chinese automotive sector download subscription

Eversheds 18-May-2015

Mercedes-Benz fined $57m for price-fixing.

Global M&A on the up download subscription

KPMG 13-May-2015

…but Brazil is still struggling.

Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 5-May-2015

Luxembourg opens the door to China with approval of R-QFII UCITS funds.

Data Issues Roundup, 29 April: China/US dataflows; Twitter falls under EU control; and more download

Addleshaw Goddard 5-May-2015

Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.

China: new judicial interpretation on the arrest and judicial sale of ships weblink subscription

Ince & Co 21-Apr-2015

This article highlights the main changes that may be of particular interest to owners, charterers (in particular bareboat charterers) and other interested parties whose ships may call at ports in China.

New arbitration rules for China weblink subscription

Ince & Co 15-Apr-2015

Including special provisions for the Hong Kong arbitration centre.

HK Competition Commission publishes revised guidelines download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 9-Apr-2015

More clarity in a number of important respects as Hong Kong moves a step closer to implementation of the Competition Ordinance, expected to come into force later this year. 

China’s pre-emptive strike on OECD profit-shifting initiative download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 9-Apr-2015

Multinationals take note; China has introduced measures to deny income tax deductions for certain service fees and royalties paid by Chinese companies to their overseas affiliates.