China (PRC) Latest Updates
Kroll: Opaque ownership fastest-growing concern for compliance professionals
Less than 25 percent feel highly confident in their program’s ability to address these risks.
China's nationwide campaign to protect foreign companies' IP rights
In August 2017 the China State Council published the Circular on Several Measures to Boost the Growth of Foreign Investment ...
Under Armour successfully ends copying by Uncle Martian
Under Armour has won a major victory against a Chinese sportswear company ...
MALAYSIA: Managing risks along China’s belt and road initiative
China’s belt and road initiative (BRI) involves Chinese companies investing in or with companies in the belt-and-road countries ...
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 ...
China (PRC) News
KWM targets Greater Bay Area with international centre
King & Wood Mallesons is getting on board with China’s plan to integrate Hong Kong, Macau and nine cities in Guangdong.
Latest legal developments in the upcoming China crude oil futures — Analysis from an offshore perspective
The medium sour crude oil contract, soon launching on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange, will be the first Chinese commodity futures contract accessible to foreign investors ...
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
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
Hongye Zhao, Nike
We talk to the legal vice-president for Nike Greater China about his role and the challenges of managing a China legal team for a high-profile multinational company ...
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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