Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast
Many top Chinese firms are confronting their first succession issues as their founders prepare to step down. Can they build the right frameworks to ensure a strong generational transition?
International law firms are moving in to exploit the global hi-tech hub
It has not been a spectacular year for Hong Kong’s top-end players but routine work remains strong and the mid-level market is toughing it out
The government’s tougher stance on corruption has triggered investigations into multinationals’ practices and spurred a market for compliance advice
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become the latest firm to move into Myanmar through a tie-up with local firm Legal Network Consultants (LNC).
Davis Polk & Wardwell and Chinese firm Han Kun have advised Chinese internet giant Tencent on its strategic partnership with online retailer JD.com.
Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy is understood to be considering winding up its Hong Kong law practice, just three years after its launch in 2011.
Five steps to take by 5/1 to protect your trademarks in China download subscription
China’s new trademark law aims to modernise and streamline the trademark process. But it can also yield opportunities for trademark hijackers.
Move towards a Chinese FATCA? Enhanced reporting requirements for PRC residents on foreign assets and transactions download subscription
The PRC State Council has released the revised reporting requirements for ‘PRC residents’ in relation to their cross-border receipts and payments.
China issues amended implementing regulations of the new Trademark Law download subscription
China’s new Trademark Law will come into effect on 1 May 2014. To implement the new law, new regulations have been drafted.
New State Secrets Implementing Regulations: more of a damp fizzle than a bang? download subscription
The People’s Republic of China State Secrets Protection Law Implementing Regulations became effective on 1 March 2014.
Banking & Finance Litigation Update — Issue 73 download subscription
This update contains a summary of news and legal developments that have affected the banking and finance industry over the last month.
NDRC investigation in automotive supply industry download subscription
The NDRC is collecting relevant information in the automotive parts industry and will likely launch antitrust investigations in this sector on suspicion of price-fixing cartels.
Global Financial Markets Insight — Issue 2, Q1 2014 download subscription
This issue looks at some of the issues that will be prominent in the emerging financial environment and the developing products that are arising in the post recessionary global economy
Prize promotions across the world download
This handbook is designed to equip clients with a useful tool to assist them with the management of the early development stages of a promotion.
EU custom enforcement: the ECJ on the seizure of infringing goods sold by non-EU websites download subscription
On 7 February 2014, the European Court of Justice (Case 98-13) issued a ruling pertaining to the interpretation of Council Regulation (EC) no. 1383/2003.
International Law at Work — February 2014: China’s interim provisions on agency workers issued download subscription
China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has issued the Interim Provisions on Agency Workers.
International Law at Work — February 2014: pensions corner download subscription
In this briefing, Taylor Wessing focuses on pensions in China, Germany and the UK.
MOFCOM publishes criteria for a simplified merger review download subscription
China’s merger review regulator has published criteria for a simplified merger review, the Interim Rules on Application Criteria of a Simplified Review.
Recent changes in international sanctions against Iran download subscription
Following the completion of recent negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, an interim deal relating to sanctions against Iran was reached on 24 November 2013.
Financial sector update — February 2014 download subscription
With European elections in May, the flow of new regulations from Europe is expected to slow, with the immediate focus being on fine tuning already adopted policy.
InVest — February 2014: investments and funds download subscription
This section of InVest includes an update from the Financial Conduct Authority on the Retail Distribution Review post-implementation review timetable and more.
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Chinese outbound approval requirements relaxed subscription