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A Lawyer's guide to working in China

Competition, Trade & Regulatory

A Lawyer's guide to working in China

Organized into 19 stand-alone law topics, this article presents perspectives and on-the-ground experience from an experienced legal counsel in China.

15 November 2017
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Long-awaited changes: competition law reform takes effect today

After four years of consultation and debate, some of the most significant reforms to Australia’s competition laws have today come into effect.

06 November 2017

China MLM Crackdown – How Does it Impact International MLMs

How China's recent crackdown on MLM impact US network marketing companies

12 September 2017
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China's ICO Ban: the future of digital asset transactions

China’s move may not have a direct impact on cross-border ICOs but four related types of activity are subject regulation.

06 September 2017

The knives are out - Penalties in the banking sector point towards a regulatory storm

CBRC local offices may issue more penalty decisions in the near future.

18 August 2017
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Several“Must-knows" after the Cyber Security Law Took Effect

Such a short period saw numerous changes in legislation and law enforcement.

15 August 2017
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Impact of Criminal Finances Act (‘CFA’) 2017

The Criminal Finances Act (“CFA”) 2017 comes into effect on 30 September 2017. The CFA introduces two new offences which could affect any company with links to...

04 August 2017

Foreign Invested Banks: Opportunity or Challenge?

On March 10, 2017, the General Office of the China Banking Regulatory Commission ("CBRC") promulgated the Circular on Carrying on Certain Businesses by Foreign Invested Banks (Yin Jian...

21 March 2017
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Abuse of Dominance: New Developments in the Tetra Pak Decision

The State Administration for Industry and Commerce of SAIC published its administrative penalty decision to fine Tetra Pak’s for abuse of dominant market position. we will review the...

23 November 2016
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Data protection at home and abroad: a comparison of approaches

In some jurisdictions (notably across the EU), potential fines for data protection compliance infringement now rival anti-trust enforcement penalties.

22 November 2016
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Enforcing arbitral awards in the UAE – the law and practice as at 2016

Consideration of the evolution of the UAE enforcement regime, focusing in particular on enforcing international arbitral awards in the region.

15 September 2016
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What’s on the global AML/CTF agenda? 8 key messages from the FATF plenary

This alert describes the 8 key points covered at the Plenary Meeting, plus 8 key takeaways for financial institutions operating in Hong Kong.

10 August 2016