On China

The issuance volume of PRC-related offshore bonds hit a record high of approximately US$103 billion in the year of 2016 and remained strong in the first quarter of 2017.1 Due to a variety of...
May 2017
With China emerging as a major maritime nation and following the announcement of the The Belt and Road Initiative, there has been much discussion on how Hong Kong can capitalise on its advantage as a...
August 2016
It’s important for leading law firms to closely observe market trends. As far as current trends go in China, few are as significant as the reform of state owned enterprises (“SOEs”). There are...
May 2016
China is encouraging investment in senior housing as it tackles a looming demographic crisis, offering tax incentives and other benefits to attract foreign investors. The rules, however, are complex...
March 2016
Mainland China has taken a significant step in enhancing its public-private partnerships (“PPP”) development by formally implementing the Administrative Measures on Concession for Infrastructure and...
October 2015
In the last year, arguably heightened since Edward Snowden’s allegations that US intelligence utilised US technology to spy on other governments, cybersecurity has become an increasingly global...
September 2015
Edward Chatterton, Partner, and Ian Jebbitt, Senior Associate (Registered Foreign Lawyer), DLA Piper Hong Kong When will things change The existing PRC Advertising Law (“Existing Law...
July 2015
Steve Harris, Jr, Partner and Jingwen Zhu, Partner, Winston Strawn China’s antitrust regulator, the State Administration of Industry of Commerce (“SAIC”), issued its closely...
June 2015
Gordon Tsang Ho Yin, Partner, and Daniel Leung Lok Hang, Paralegal, Zhonghao Law Firm (Hong Kong) Office On 29 June 2003, the People’s Republic of China (“China” or “...
May 2015
Kit Kwok, Partner, DLA Piper Shanghai On 19 January 2015, MOFCOM issued a draft of the PRC Foreign Investment Law for public comments (the “FIL”). The FIL was accompanied by an official...
April 2015
Adrian Emch, Partner, Jun Wei, Managing Partner, Janet McDavid, Partner, and Rachel Brandenburger, Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells On 5 January 2015, the new Regulation on the Attachment of...
February 2015
Wendy Wysong, Partner, and Montse Ferrer, Associate, Clifford Chance China presents high reward opportunities for multi-national companies (“MNCs”) who can manage corruption risk...
January 2015
Simon Powell, Office Managing Partner, Tad Lipsky, Partner, and Viola Jing, Associate, Latham...
December 2014
Taylor Hui, Partner, Deacons In January 2013, Alexa Lam, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”), announced that the SFC and...
November 2014
Written by Mark Jephcott, Partner, Head of Competition, Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills Mark Jephcott reviews China’s competition law and discusses what may be in store for businesses in Hong...
October 2014
Written by Howard Lam, Partner, Latham...
August 2014
With the rapid development of financial transactions and innovative financial products in the PRC, hybrid investments, which normally have a dual nature of equity and debt investments, have become a...
November 2013
A matter making headlines has been the Securities and Futures Commission’s (“SFC”) proceedings in the Hong Kong courts seeking an order to compel Ernst...
June 2013
The newly-revised Civil Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Revised CPL”) took effect on 1 January 2013. Approximately 60 amendments made to the existing law, which were only...
March 2013
In a recent update, China has decided not to appeal a WTO Dispute Settlement Body decision dated 16 July 2012 ruling that China UnionPay (“CUP”) holds a monopoly on renminbi (“RMB”) payment cards....
November 2012