In-House

On 18 November 2016, the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) Standing Committee circulated for public comment the General Principles of the Civil Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft) (“Draft...
January 2017
On 27 September 2016, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs issued the Notice on the Implementation of the Pilot Programme for the Issuance of a Work Permit System for Foreigners in...
January 2017
On 21 October 2016, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) circulated for public comment the Negative List for Internet Market Access (“First Batch, Pilot Version”). The...
December 2016
On 13 October 2016, the State Council released to the public the Plan to Implement Special Rectification Work on Internet Finance Risks, which was circulated internally on 12 April 2016. The plan...
December 2016
According to John Knox, Co-Founder of AdventBalance, which has recently merged with the UK’s LOD (Lawyers On Demand), it is now a buyer’s not seller’s market, with in-house counsel having more choice...
September 2016
Moving in-house has often been seen as the “holy grail” for many lawyers but is moving across to the other side really all it is made out to be? The competition for in-house legal positions has never...
September 2016
According to an announcement on the official website of the National People’s Congress (“NPC”) on 28 June 2016, the NPC conducted its first reading of the General Principles of the...
September 2016
On 9 June 2016, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) issued the Notice of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on Reforming and Standardising the Administrative...
August 2016
On 24 May 2016, the SAPPRFT issued the Notice on the Administration of Mobile Game Publication Services, which will take effect 1 July 2016. The notice fleshes out the Provisions on...
August 2016
On 18 April 2016, the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate jointly issued the Interpretation on Certain Issues concerning the Application of Law in...
July 2016
On 24 April 2016, the Supreme People’s Court issued the Interpretation concerning Several Issues on the Application of Law in Hearing Consumer Related Civil Public Interest Lawsuits, which took...
July 2016
Much has been already written in previous editions of this journal about the problems of e-discovery in large-scale commercial litigation in Hong Kong. These problems are shared in many other...
June 2016
On 17 February 2016, the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) issued the Announcement on Relevant Matters concerning Further Improvement in the Investment in the Interbank Bond Market by Foreign...
May 2016
On 23 February 2016, the Judicial Committee of the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) released the Interpretation concerning Several Issues on the Application of the Property Law of the People’s...
May 2016
Nobody is immune to cyber threats– even former Hong Kong security minister Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee fell victim to hackers last year when she opened an e-mail attachment and enabled the hackers to...
April 2016
On 4 February 2016, the Asset Management Association of China (“AMAC”) (中国证券投资基金业协会) issued the Measures on the Administration of Private Investment Fund Information Disclosure (私募投资基金信息披露管理办法),...
April 2016
On 22 January 2016, the People’s Bank of China (“PBOC”) issued the Notice on the Expansion of a Full Bore Macro-Prudential Cross-Border Financing Pilot Programme (中国人民银行关于扩大全口径跨境融资宏观审慎管理试点的通知). The...
April 2016
On 4 February 2016, the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television (“SAPPRFT”) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) jointly issued the...
March 2016
On 31 December 2015, the Price Supervision and Anti-monopoly Bureau of the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) circulated the Anti-monopoly Guidelines on the Abuse of...
March 2016
The ultimate beneficiaries of the Court of Appeal’s landmark judgment in Citic Pacific Ltd v Secretary for Justice (No. 2) [2015] 4 HKLRD 20 are corporations and their in-house lawyers...
March 2016