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Cosmetics China: New Ingredients – how to protect the innovator?

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Cosmetics China: New Ingredients – how to protect the innovator?

How can the brand centric beauty industry which traces its origins to ancient Egypt remain fresh to modern day consumers? By updating claims and science. Advances in science...

15 July 2021

China's Carbon Goals

China is poised to rollout a new national emissions trading scheme market demonstrating that China is committed to mitigating climate change.

03 June 2021

China’s digital RMB – is your business ready?

China’s launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has become a question of when and not if. The more important question for businesses is: how...

27 April 2021

Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

Major reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework coming in 2021: Are we ‘paying’ too much for the national security fortress?

With a large increase in fees proposed in the FIRB reform package, investors will be thinking twice about investing in Australia and when to make their approach to...

02 October 2020

SEC expands definitions of “accredited investor” and “qualified institutional buyer”

We sum up the definitions of accredited investor and qualified institutional buyer as proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

10 September 2020

60-Second CFIUS: CFIUS Clears Chinese Wind Farm Deal

CFIUS has cleared a greenfield wind farm project in Texas, to be built by GH America Energy, a subsidiary of Shanghai-listed Guanghui Energy Co., Ltd. The project is...

29 June 2020

China’s Pilot Program on Publicly Offered Infrastructure REITs

On 30 April, 2020, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) and the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) jointly released the Circular on Work Related to Advancing the...

24 June 2020

60-second CFIUS: CFIUS Clears Another Deal: Huatai Securities – OBS Financial Services

CFIUS cleared another China acquisition. The clearance came in late February but was only publicly announced by the NYSE-listed buyer in its recent SEC filing.The deal involves the...

17 June 2020

60-second CFIUS: Senate Bill Would Support US Semiconductor Industry

CFIUS has almost cut off international funding for the US semiconductor industry. Much of that funding—minority investments and acquisitions—came from China, which has a stated national policy of...

17 June 2020

60-second CFIUS: CFIUS moves away from NAICS code classification and towards export control licensing requirements

On May 21, 2020, the Department of the Treasury published a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) which would modify certain provisions in the regulations of the Committee on...

17 June 2020

CFIUS clearance rate on China deals drops 33 percent under Trump

This article was first published in Foreign Investment Watch.According to a recent study conducted by an international law firm headquartered in Asia, Chinese deals have been “more difficult to clear during the...

26 May 2020

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