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The National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC) released the first draft amendments to China’s Copyright Law at the end of March 2012.
The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress passed a new Exit-Entry Administration Law on 30 June, 2012, representing the first overhaul of China’s immigration law since 1986.
German law offers numerous alternatives for pursuing entrepreneurial activities. The corporate legal forms available for this purpose are for the most part defined in German statutory regulations which may be modified by contractual provisions to a greater or lesser extent.
Whilst there has been a global decline in the number of new public listings, the UK has long been a popular listing destination.
In November a guidance note was issued by the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data to provide the insurance industry with practical guidance on how to comply with the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance Cap. 486 when collecting and using personal data of customers.
The National Development and Reform Commission has started 2013 with a bang.
On 6 June, 2012, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) posted online a revised template form for filing merger clearance applications in China.
An outline of Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, and its uses in the trading of securities.
Developments in French law, including changes in legislation and regulatory regimes, the Frech civil procedure and anti-corruption efforts.
In September 2009, the European Commission published proposals to amend the Prospectus Directive with the aim of simplifying its application and increasing efficiency.
A recent English High Court decision reminds us the vital differences between representations and warranties - features that are commonly, but unwisely, glossed over when drafting agreements.
Hogan Lovells has prepared a roadmap of the key issues to consider when planning your listing in London.
The decision to commission the construction and launch of a satellite system is a multi-year strategic decision for any entity, whether commercial or governmental.
China’s recently amended Civil Procedure Law (CPL) will come into force on January 1, 2013.
Welcome clarity on online sales in China for foreign investors from an unexpected source but uncertainty remains for the VIE structure
With a netizenship of over 500 million users and potential for further increases considering its population and demographics, China’s online sales market has become too big for international businesses to ignore.
On 14 January 2013, the COMESA became operational, creating a new supranational merger control regime in Africa.
Stricter gun control legislation could affect use of certain weapons and ammunition at nuclear plants.
Judge’s decision illustrates the risks that Chinese parent companies face when doing business in the US through affiliates.
Last year saw a lacklustre IPO market in Hong Kong. Listings of equity securities dropped from a peak of 106 new listings in 2010 to 50 new listings on the Main Board in 2012.
This alert provides an update regarding US sanctions against Iran. As noted in previous updates, the US continues to expand sanctions against Iran.