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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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Simmons launches Chinese IP practice through Rouse hire

1-Sep-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Simmons & Simmons has launched an IP agency in Beijing today, with regulatory approval to file Chinese patents and litigate trademark disputes in state courts for the first time.


Pillsbury taps Paul Hastings for Beijing office launch

12-Aug-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

San Francisco firm Pillsbury has launched a Beijing base after taking a two-partner team from US rival Paul Hastings.

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Three more partners quit DLA Piper’s Asia practice

17-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

DLA Piper has suffered three more partner departures in Asia Pacific, two in Hong Kong and one who recently transferred from Hong Kong to Singapore.

China Briefings

Recent Chinese tax changes affecting the shipping industry weblink subscription

Ince & Co 10-Sep-2014

On 1 August 2014, the ‘Provisional Measures on the Collection of Tax on Non-Resident Taxpayers Engaged in International Transportation Business’ came into force.

The long haul to sustainability: the aviation industry download subscription

Allen & Overy 9-Sep-2014

Airbus, like the rest of the aviation industry, competes in a global market. It is inherently international in its outlook and in its operations.

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence — broadcasters’ ownership; television advertising; data protection; and more weblink subscription

DLA Piper 5-Sep-2014

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence is the global monthly publication from DLA Piper’s sports, media and entertainment group.

Competition enforcement in China: recent developments download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 5-Sep-2014

Multinational investors must be keenly aware of the potential implications of their dealings in China under the Anti-Monopoly Law 2008.

Recent events in Qingdao Port highlight risks in commodity trading/financing in China weblink subscription

Ince & Co 4-Sep-2014

This article provides a brief note on the matter and the issues involved and provides some preliminary comments from a risk management perspective.

A new vision of value: connecting corporate and societal value creation download subscription

KPMG 4-Sep-2014

The role of business is increasingly being scrutinised, debated and challenged. As a business community, we need to be aware of this trend and respond to it.

IP Rights in Data Handbook: protecting and exploiting IP in data, big data and databases internationally download subscription

DLA Piper 3-Sep-2014

DLA Piper’s second-edition IP Rights in Data Handbook now covers 20 jurisdictions and includes top tips from local professionals on how best to exploit big data.

Conducting compliance investigations in China: a new regulatory environment download subscription

Dentons 29-Aug-2014

Dentons highlights lessons that can be learned from the Humphrey case and provides advice for navigating the risks associated with internal investigations in China.

EB5 conditional resident approvals delayed until after 1 October 2014 download subscription

Dentons 28-Aug-2014

Limited supply allocated to EB5 investors born in mainland China is now exhausted and no further supply will be available until 1 October 2014.

Life Sciences Spotlight: Chinese regulatory enforcement action not slowing down; patent strategies and loyalty discounts; and more download subscription

DLA Piper 26-Aug-2014

DLA Piper has released the fourth edition of Life Sciences Spotlight, which discusses developments in the sector across the Asia-Pacific region.

International arbitration in China download subscription

Nabarro 19-Aug-2014

Non-Chinese contractors are regularly encountering contracts containing arbitration clauses providing for disputes to be determined by Chinese arbitration centres.

M&A Predictor — appetite remains strong, but deal completions continue to lag behind download subscription

KPMG 19-Aug-2014

KPMG’s M&A Predictor is a forward-looking tool that helps member firm clients to forecast worldwide trends in mergers and acquisitions.

International co-operation in cross-border insolvencies: smoothing the path for foreign liquidators in Hong Kong download subscription

Conyers Dill & Pearman 19-Aug-2014

A decision of the High Court of the Hong Kong SAR should make the task of liquidators of BVI, Cayman and other foreign companies more straightforward in the region.

China Business Series: repatriation of funds out of China download subscription

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman 18-Aug-2014

This briefing outlines the general procedure for repatriating funds from a subsidiary in China.

Vessel arrest in Hong Kong — a means to enforce a maritime arbitration award via the backdoor? weblink subscription

Ince & Co 15-Aug-2014

In a potentially very significant judgment last month, the Hong Kong High Court upheld the arrest of a vessel despite the plaintiff already having obtained an arbitration award.