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October 2019

October 2019

Cost of keeping clients

This issue features our annual report on Chinese law firms’ legal services fees

Wigs and robes

The practices concerning court dress in common law jurisdictions and China

Meltdown?

As competition heats up, how will law firms avoid low-cost chaos?

China’s arbitration quid pro quo

Mainland institutions should seek to introduce the “China experience” to their global counterparts

‘Them and us’, or ‘all of us’?

Arbitration in the modern sense is an imported product for China

Arbitration practice keeps evolving

Arbitration practice in mainland China evolves in a way that reflects its local characteristics

Adding a little China wisdom

Chinese arbitration has formed and developed several unique practices and experiences

A meeting of the ways

Bringing the arbitration rules in line with international practice has long been a mainstream topic

The road to broader engagement

Arbitration gives parties greater flexibility for the efficient resolution of their international disputes

Courting the internet

How Alibaba plays role in the establishment of Hangzhou Internet Court

Tech transition

How law firms tailor services for Hangzhou’s fast development

Customized designs of arbitration clauses

By Li Fei and Wang Gongjing, Langfang Arbitration Commission

ADR for commercial disputes in China

By Quan Zhaohui and Mo Xinying, ETR Law Firm

Arbitrate, or petition for winding-up?

By Cheung Kwok Kit, Deacons

How Chinese companies ensure compliance overseas

By Cui Haiyan, Zhejiang Brighteous Law Firm

Applying ‘safe harbour principle’ to cloud service providers

By Wang Yaxi and Xiang Li, Yuanhe Partners

Information disclosure of private funds

By Catherine Chen and Huang Yi'An, Zhong Lun Law Firm

MOST POPULAR

law firms

China Business Law Awards 2020

We launched the “Golden League” award this year to reflect the market situation, and to encourage the firms on the list, and their peers, to improve their overall quality and level of service

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Rising stars: China’s young elite lawyers 2020

After extensive editorial research, China Business Law Journal has compiled a list of China's young elite lawyers. Charlie Wu reports

China Deals of the Year 2020

Deals of the year 2019

CBLJ selects outstanding China-related deals and cases in 2019

CORRESPONDENTS

NPLs

Factors in the acquisition of NPLs in China

By Xu Bangwei and Bai Lijie, Jingtian & Gongcheng
punitive damages

Practical issues regarding punitive damages

By Chen Zhixing and Lan Manfeng, AnJie Law Firm
shareholder

Protecting shareholder priority when transferring state-owned equity

By Lu Xiang and Ciera Rui, AllBright Law Offices

FEATURES

intellectual property

Creative synergy

Intellectual property and R&D teams need to work closer in order to better monetize IP for companies, writes Mythri Kota

stocks

The homecoming

A wave of Chinese stocks is poised to exit the US and seek capital back in Shanghai or Hong Kong, following recent fraud allegations of Nasdaq-listed Luckin Coffee and intensifying political tensions

supply chain

Over the peak?

Businesses restarting after the worst of the pandemic face supply-related legal headaches. How should in-house counsel manage these and other risks?

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

german

Managing a crisis

By Kai Bandilla, David Loszynski and Gao Sen, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Slowly recovering from lockdown measures, most German companies are more or less affected by the government’s strategy of preventing an uncontrolled spread of the virus, and subsequently an overload of the German health system

asset

Adopting cloud, big data and AI in supply chain-based ABS

By Liang Hua and Chen Xiuli, V&T Law Firm

Supply chain-based asset-backed securities (ABS), which the upstream and downstream transactions of the core companies underlie, and which takes the creditworthiness of the core companies as guarantee, are created to secure financing by selling future cash inflows

asset disposal

Complex asset disposal in mass economic crime cases

By Wang Dan, Long An Law Firm

Mass economic crime, with illegal fundraising as a typical form, affects a large group of non-specific victims and features broad involvement, substantial destruction and difficult disposal of assets

Lexicon

pandemics

Pandemics

A high-level overview of the contractual impact of pandemics on corporate and financial transactions in three areas: MAC clauses, force majeure clauses and the doctrine of frustration