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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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Hogan Lovells snares ENS tax and China specialist

4-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Hogan Lovells has made its second South African lateral hire since its launch in the jurisdiction, picking up ENSafrica China group head Ernie Lai King.

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Asia Pac 150: Davis Polk leads US firms’ charge in Hong Kong

1-Jul-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

Davis Polk & Wardwell is among one of the fastest growing international firms in Asia, growing lawyer headcount by nearly 29 per cent between 2012 and 2013, according to The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 2014.

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Asia Pac 150: Growth at independent firms outstrips international rivals

30-Jun-2014 | By Yun Kriegler

The growth of international firms in Asia Pacific stalled in 2013, while the top 100 independent firms in the region by 12 per cent, research for The Lawyer Asia Pacific 150 2014 revealed.

China Briefings

Mixed feelings: China censures bitcoin while Hong Kong embraces it download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jul-2014

Last December, bitcoin prices plummeted by nearly half, after Chinese authorities banned all financial institutions in China from engaging in bitcoin-related business.

Climate Change Newsletter: US Supreme Court largely upholds EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases from major new and modified sources; and more download subscription

Dentons 9-Jul-2014

This edition of Dentons’ Climate Change Newsletter starts with the US Supreme Court’s most recent review of EPA regulations, the so-called ‘tailoring rule’.

Global VAT Guide: Cross Border Supplies of Intangible Services, Rights and Digital Content — June 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Jun-2014

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and in-house VAT specialists is intensifying. This guide is intended to meet this challenge head on.

Global antitrust enforcement: 2014 (mid-year) cartel report download subscription

Allen & Overy 26-Jun-2014

The mid-year trends in global antitrust enforcement paint a daunting picture for businesses currently caught in the crosshairs of a cartel investigation.

PRC: rules relating to the provision of cross-border security are relaxed weblink subscription

Ince & Co 20-Jun-2014

The Provisions on the Administration of Foreign Exchange for Cross-Border Security replace 12 existing regulations providing for cross-border security.

Comment on UK/China summit download subscription

Macfarlanes 19-Jun-2014

Trade deals are expected to be announced following the meeting between Chinese premier Li Keqiang and UK prime minister David Cameron.

Global cybercrime costs estimated at $445bn download subscription

IBB Solicitors 19-Jun-2014

McAfee has suggested that if cybercrime was a business, it would be ranked 27th in the world based on revenue.

First R-QFII manager based outside Greater China to obtain CSSF approval for a R-QFII UCITS-compliant product download subscription

Arendt & Medernach 18-Jun-2014

Earlier this year, Ashmore became the first manager based outside Greater China to be granted a R-QFII licence by the authorities of the PRC.

China’s simplified (and cheaper) company registration process download subscription

Dacheng 17-Jun-2014

China’s updated company law took effect on 1 March. Leo Zhou Liang, senior partner at Dacheng, highlights the key changes for corporates.

A new insurance regulatory regime for Hong Kong download subscription

Eversheds 11-Jun-2014

Hong Kong has long been celebrated as a leading international financial centre. However, the regulation of its insurance intermediaries has for a significant time lagged behind.

China’s new trademark law: one month in, five things we know download subscription

DLA Piper 10-Jun-2014

China’s newly amended trademark law has been in effect for about a month now. Has the new law made things better?

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill: implications for the construction industry download subscription

Minter Ellison 9-Jun-2014

The Legislative Council is currently debating the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill, and the bill may be passed in the second half of this year.

Are some things better left unsaid? A discussion on implied terms download subscription

Minter Ellison 9-Jun-2014

Sonia Ng reviews the law on implied terms, sees how the law was applied in a recent English case involving a building contract and considers its relevance to us.

SAFE significantly eases restrictions on cross-border security and guarantees download subscription

DLA Piper 9-Jun-2014

On 19 May 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) issued the Foreign Exchange Administration Rules on Cross-border Security.

Finally, some security for payment in Hong Kong download subscription

Minter Ellison 9-Jun-2014

The long-awaited legislation proposed for security of payment will shortly see the light of day. It has been the subject of a decade-long debate.