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China’s Priorities for a Free Trade Agreement with Canada
Analysis of Chinese language commentary, news media and academic studies, reveal some of China's top priorities for a free trade agreement with Canada ...
Further analysis on Apple’s lawsuit against Qualcomm
In our last article titled “Apple Sued Qualcomm in China, Qualcomm Is Suspected of Abusing Market Dominant Position Again?”, we listed the cases in which Qualcomm was investigated...
Apple sues Qualcomm over abuse of dominant market position
In January 2017, Apple sued Qualcomm in Beijing Intellectual Property Court over the abuse of its dominant market position. Apple alleged that Qualcomm abused its market dominance when licensing telecommunication standard-essential patents (SEPs) and selling baseband chipsets. ...
Didi and Uber China’s merger from an Anti-monopoly Law perspective
On August 1, 2016, which happened to be the eighth anniversary of the Anti-monopoly Law, Didi announced its merger with Uber China ...
Determining dominant position in the cinema industry
Award-winning Chinese movie director Feng Xiaogang hit the headlines recently when he got into an online flame war with Wang Sicong, whose father owns Wanda Cinema. Feng argued that his latest film, I am not Madame Bovary ...
Tetra Pak case clarifies ‘justifiable reasons’ in tying
After a five-year investigation, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (“SAIC”) has recently imposed an administrative penalty on the affiliates of Tetra Pak Group (“Tetra Pak”) for its abuse of ...
China (PRC) News
Inaugural In-House Community gathering in Shenzhen 深圳企业法律顾问大会
The inaugural In-House Congress Shenzhen will be held next week at the Shenzhen Marriott Hotel Nanshan.
China to trial ad hoc arbitration in FTZs
China is experimenting with ad hoc arbitration in its free-trade zones, with the goal of creating a dispute resolution regime that is faster, cheaper and more flexible.
Han Kun hires White & Case China head
Li Xiaoming, the head of White & Case's China practice for the past 12 years, has left to join Han Kun Law Offices.
Cadwalader Asia partners find new firms
Several of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s former Asia team are starting the new year with new jobs after the US firm closed its offices in
Hogan Lovells forms Shanghai free-trade zone partnership
Hogan Lovells has entered into a formal association with Fujian Fidelity Law Firm in Shanghai’s free-trade zone (FTZ)....
Herbert Smith Freehills opens alternative legal services hub in China
Herbert Smith Freehills has set up a first-of-its-kind alternative legal services hub in China....
China (PRC) Articles and Reports
China real estate: Windows of opportunity?
It seems everyone’s building a bridge, villa, apartment complex, office tower or shopping mall in China these days and with the economy experiencing double digit growth there are great expectations for the sector. Melinda Finch considers whether they will be met.
The shape of things to come
Melinda Finch considers what 2007, the year of the pig, holds in store for in-house counsel, private practice lawyers and their firms in the region. Where will the areas of opportunity be and what challenges can they expect to face?
Employment Special Report
Throughout Asia, 2007 may be remembered as a year of significant labour law reform. While amendments may be symptomatic of the strength of the region’s economy as a whole, the changes are unique to the realities of the nations who have enacted them.
Finance Special Report 2008
Off the back of an extraordinary year of growth, modest economic expectations in the year to come are the current trend. Asian-Counsel provides a regional overview in addition to special features on Islamic finance in Japan, recent developments in Malaysian securities law and regulations and Islamic banking and finance regulations in the United Arab Emirates.
Life Sciences Special Report
Offering huge potential for expansion and returns, almost every active economy in Asia is making efforts to actively develop a niche in the life sciences industry. In ‘Asia’s winning formula’ Asian-Counsel discusses how countries are positioning themselves to carve out niches in this area of living jurisprudence. The report also features expert articles focussing on particular developments in China, Japan, India and Singapore.
To list or not to list? ... The Asian IPO question
Our Special Report on Initial Public Offerings discusses where remaining investor sentiment is heading in the region, and why some industries are likely to forge ahead with listings this year despite market uncertainties. With supplemental reports on the trends and developments in China, Japan and Korea.
China (PRC) In-House Insights
The sMart and the savvy
Daniel Shih, Chief Ethics Officer, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Walmart China juggles his legal functions and ethical obligations with crisis management on a day to day basis. Working at the world’s largest public corporation means that he has to adopt a risk-based approach to prioritise the issues and be ready and switched on at all times. Here he tells ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL how his career has arced its way through a myriad of fields including capital markets and telecommunications before landing this blue-chip role with the top Fortune 500 company.
A ‘Bittersweet Symphony’
Leaving behind a long-standing career as a private practitioner, James Jamison, moved in-house and joined Deloitte as General Counsel in 2011. Taking up the role against the background of a rapidly changing regulatory landscape which has seen China assert its national sovereignty in response to demands from US regulators, he describes his entry in-house as a ‘baptism of fire.’ 18 months in, his quest continues. He strives to find workable solutions and manage delicate situations with level-headedness and diplomacy with the help of a supportive legal network. Here Jamison tells us more about his day to day at one of the Big 4 accounting firms.
Rules of engagement
Gang Xu, director and associate general counsel of Walmart (China) Investment Co Ltd, tells us what qualities he looks for when recruiting staff and appointing external counsel
Ready for action
Peter Zhang, general counsel for Greater China with Sony Ericsson, discusses the ever-increasing importance of the in-house team.
Windows of opportunity
Fengming Liu, Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft’s Greater China Region, shares the challenges facing his in-house team and reveals how the software giant will use the downturn to hire and develop legal talent.
China (PRC) In-House Handbook & Directory
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