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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

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Paul Hastings takes two partners from Fried Frank’s closing HK base

22-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Two more Fried Frank Hong Kong partners have found a home, with corporate specialists Douglas Freeman and Victor Chen set to join Paul Hastings.

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Norton Rose Fulbright picks up HK disputes team from departing Fried Frank

21-Apr-2015 | By Margaret Taylor

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) has continued to bolster its Hong Kong operation with the addition of a disputes team from Fried Frank’s soon-to-close local office.

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Bakers granted first China joint operation licence with Asia firm FenXun

15-Apr-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

Baker & McKenzie has been granted the first Chinese joint operation licence with local firm FenXun Partners, opening the doors for its international clients to access PRC law through the firm.

China Briefings

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.

The Global Employer: recent trends and developments in employment and labour law download subscription

Baker & McKenzie 30-Mar-2015

In the 57th issue of The Global Employment, Baker & McKenzie reviews changes to the law in 2014, and the impact of those changes on seven jurisdictions. 

China releases new Foreign Investment Industries Guidance catalogue download subscription

Minter Ellison 26-Mar-2015

The new Foreign Investment Industries Guidance Catalogue will supersede the current 2011 version from April 10 2015.

Much ado about nothing: China and the ‘market economy’ download subscription

NCTM 24-Mar-2015

There are many misconceptions about China and its market economy status. 

Fundamental changes proposed for China’s foreign investment law download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 18-Mar-2015

After three years of consideration and drafting, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) released a discussion draft for a new foreign investment law on 19 January 2015.

Growing appetite for dim sum bonds – the rise of the renminbi download subscription

Bär & Karrer 18-Mar-2015

 This article gives an overview of the offshore renminbi denominated bonds at the centre of China’s master plan to internationalise its currency. 

Countdown to the Hong Kong competition ordinance – five steps to compliance heaven download subscription

Eversheds 2-Mar-2015

A few simple measures for you to take as you prepare to comply with the Competition Ordinance that will introduce cross-sector competition law rules to Hong Kong this year.

Big Yang Theory: Will China’s outbound investment eclipse inbound investment in the Year of the Goat? download subscription

Herzog Fox & Neeman 25-Feb-2015

And how will it affect the growing trend of Chinese investments in Israeli targets?

East or West? Business services professionals go global download subscription

Totum 20-Feb-2015

The recent Dentons-Dacheng merger has reminded Totum of how dramatic the shifts in international recruitment have become.

English Court clarifies what law governs procedure applied in Hong Kong arbitration weblink subscription

Ince & Co 19-Feb-2015

A recent Commercial Court decision considered the position when a contract provides for the law of one jurisdiction to be applicable, but for the arbitration to take place outside that jurisdiction.

Shagang South-Asia (Hong Kong) Trading v Daewoo Logistics download subscription

7KBW 17-Feb-2015

An English High Court boost for Hong Kong arbitration.

Practical tips for foreign investors in dealing with redundancy in China download subscription

Dentons 13-Feb-2015

For foreign investors in China business downturns and their consequences can be daunting. Tales of rebellious employees are legion. With proper planning though, such scenarios can be avoided.