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The Hague Convention is an international convention dealing with the wrongful removal by a parent of a child from one country to another without the other parent's consent. The Courts of countries…
October 2021
“Misdirection is the key to survival, never attack what your enemy defends, never behave as your enemy expects, and never reveal your true strength, if knowledge is power then to be unknown is to be…
October 2021
The Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China (“Current Arbitration Law”) was promulgated in 1994 and has since then has only been updated incrementally.  A major overhaul is now on the…
October 2021
The obvious statement that 2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges needs no explaining. Just like other industries, the leveraged loan market felt the impact of COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns (…
October 2021
“I’m selling this song about NFTs as an NFT… Actually, doesn’t feel quite right selling this. Will pass...” - Elon Musk circa 17 March 2021 INTRODUCTION The post-COVID era has since the sharp…
October 2021
In today’s world, effective compliance requires a new level of transparency and authenticity. Standards have changed, and building a legal, compliance and risk practice for the modern business means…
October 2021
“Bitcoin is not “unregulated”. It is regulated by algorithm instead of being regulated by government bureaucracies. Un-corrupted.” - Andreas Antonopoulos INTRODUCTION One of the key features…
September 2021
Having just recently celebrated the first anniversary of my new independent Hong Kong law firm, I wanted to share my experiences (good and bad - but almost entirely good) of devising and implementing…
September 2021
The book International Commercial Arbitration is a seminal practitioners guide to international arbitration.  Its newly published 2nd edition consistently provides comprehensive insights into…
September 2021
Data security of Chinese companies has been under scrutiny by Chinese authorities. In early July, the Cyberspace Administration of China (the “CAC”) announced a cybersecurity review on a top ride-…
September 2021
“I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.” - Warren Buffet INTRODUCTION When…
September 2021
The ruling of the Hong Kong High Court on the case of C v D [2021] HKCFI 1474 demonstrates that arbitration agreements will be upheld even where there are questions around pre-conditions to…
September 2021
Entrepreneurs see how e-commerce has transformed the consumer market, but they may not see how antitrust laws are transforming the general practices adopted by some e-commerce corporations.…
August 2021
“The internet is programmable information. The blockchain is programmable scarcity”  - Balaji Srinivasan “This whole blockchain thing is so compelling to me – I don’t know where it’s going, but…
August 2021
“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb INTRODUCTION – WHAT ARE “COOKIES” ON THE INTERNET? “Tracking my…
August 2021
China has an established trusts law and Chinese law trusts are regularly used as a collective investment vehicle by investors seeking to pool funds together for investment. However, due to…
August 2021
“The media is the most powerful entity on Earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”-…
August 2021
Draft revisions to the PRC Arbitration Law look to modernize the jurisdiction’s arbitration offering. In this article, Fangda Partners’ Lin Yanhua and Matthew Townsend note the key reforms in the…
August 2021
On 11 June 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPCSC) enacted a significant new law extending and expanding China’s data security regime.  The new Data Security Law of the…
August 2021
The Supreme Court has made important decisions about the use of plain language in insurance policies and how they should be interpreted, particularly where there are concurrent, but proximate causes…
August 2021