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It is not uncommon for Hong Kong companies to overlook certain procedural requirements regarding the holding of AGMs and the tabling of audited accounts.
A snapshot of the investor-state dispute settlement framework in Australia’s Asian free-trade agreement trifecta
On 17 November 2014, Australia and China concluded negotiations over the China-Australia free-trade agreement.
Binding arbitration in managed care contracts — six tips to tailor your dispute resolution provisions
The Affordable Care Act is moving millions of previously uninsured patients into commercial managed care health plans.
The High Court has handed down a decision clarifying the test for inherent distinctiveness of trademarks, and giving clarity to the treatment of foreign words used as trademarks.
Pensions News (UK): the introduction to parliament of the Taxation of Pensions Bill; the Pensions Regulator’s latest report on compliance activity in relation to automatic enrolment; and more
Welcome to the latest edition of Pensions News, which aims to help employers and trustees keep up to date with all the latest developments in pensions legislation, guidance and case law.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data in Hong Kong (PCPD) has released new Guidance on the Proper Handling of Customers’ Personal Data for the Banking Industry.
The Australian government has launched ‘Accelerating Commercialisation’, an initiative aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of intellectual property relating to new products, processes and services.
Hong Kong Competition Commission publishes draft guidelines — a key step toward bringing the competition ordinance into full force
The Hong Kong Competition Commission has published a set of draft guidelines on 9 October 2014 for public consultation.
In a recent case that came before the High Court, the TCC has shown that it will go to great lengths to enforce obligations to deliver collateral warranties and performance bonds that are provided for in construction contracts.
The Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation jointly issued the Circular confirming continuance of the preferential income tax treatment for ATSE for 1 January 2014 to the end of 2018.
High Court restricts common law duty of care where hospitals/ doctors have statutory obligation to discharge from involuntary detention
This case provides some clear guidance on how the statutory obligations on doctors and hospitals to care for mentally ill persons in the ‘least restrictive’ manner relate to, and can limit, a duty of care.
Health Alert — Robinson v Ng; Dr A v Health District; Health Practitioner Regulation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; and more
DLA Piper has released the 24 November 2014 issue of its Health Alert, which focuses on judgments, legislation and reports in the health sector.
Food and Beverage News and Trends — advocates of GMO labelling vow to continue fight even after electoral losses; and more
This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape.
The PRC Supreme People’s Court has issued the provisions on the establishment of intellectual property courts in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The opinion in the dispute opposing Huawei and ZTE sheds a bright light on the legal landscape for injunctions in SEP-FRAND licensing contexts.
A clear understanding of the extent to which US antitrust laws can reach conduct outside the US would be extremely useful, even essential, for global companies.
A prosecutorial assault has been launched on businesses that use outsourcing, franchising or subcontracting.
Focus: loans to enterprises by insurance companies — amendments to Regulation 36/2011 approved by IVASS
Law Decree no. 91 of 2014 has added a new provision to paragraph 2 of article 114 of Legislative Decree no. 385 of 1 September 1993.
The Sentencing Council has just opened a consultation on proposed draft guidelines for the sentencing of food safety and food hygiene offences.
This article discusses the draft’s proposals regarding commissionaire arrangements and the activity exemptions.