|DLA Piper has appointed Stephen Nelson as a partner in its Asia tax team. He joined the firm from a major mainland China law firm where he was head of tax and co-head of the corporate group. As a tax practitioner, Nelson has more than 25 years’ experience in China practice covering foreign investments, M&As and other broad corporate matters. Nelson’s practice focused on advising multi-national clients on the tax-effective establishment and restructuring of operations in China. He specialises in tax planning from both PRC and home country tax perspectives. He also has significant experience in foreign investment and M&A in China, with an industry focus in the TMT sector.
Norton Rose Hong Kong has appointed Ji Liu as a partner in its Hong Kong US securities law team. He will join from Shearman & Sterling, California, USA where he is a senior associate. Liu is a US securities law specialist and has strong experience in both equity and debt offerings. He has advised on domestic and cross-border capital market transactions, such as equity, debts and rights offerings in a wide range of industries, M&As, spin-off, joint venture, securitisation, bank finance and venture capital financing. He has also advised on securities matters, corporate governance and other general corporate issues.
New regulation on the prohibition of sales of alcoholic beverages online
In line with evolving trends in technology, certain entrepreneurs and retailers have started using online channels to sell alcoholic beverages, which makes it difficult to ensure the sale of such beverages is in accordance with existing laws ...