US and regional firms are loosening UK firms’ grip on the market, and IPOs are not the big financial prize they once were
Economic growth is cooling but China’s legal market shows no sign of slowing, with some leading firms undergoing a profound transformation
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Simmons & Simmons has promoted 13 of its lawyers to its partnership this year in an increased promotions round concentrating on the UK.
Lewis Silkin has announced that it has opened its first international office, in Hong Kong, to support its clients’ employment and global mobility issues in the Asia-Pacific region.
Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has signed a formal alliance agreement with Chinese firm Han Kun Law Offices.
Record fine in Chinese automotive sector download subscription
Mercedes-Benz fined $57m for price-fixing.
Global M&A on the up download subscription
…but Brazil is still struggling.
Funds: Luxembourg and the Chinese connection download subscription
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
Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.
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 subscription
Including special provisions for the Hong Kong arbitration centre.
HK Competition Commission publishes revised guidelines download subscription
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
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
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
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
There are many misconceptions about China and its market economy status.
Fundamental changes proposed for China’s foreign investment law download subscription
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
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
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
And how will it affect the growing trend of Chinese investments in Israeli targets?
Global employment briefing: China, January 2015 subscription