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February 2020

February 2020

Copyright and judicial proceedings

Is copyright infringed if documents are copied for the purposes of judicial proceedings?

Flight of the black swan

We ask senior in-house counsel and lawyers about the dangers, and the silver linings, that lie ahead in 2020

French and Chinese trademark laws: A comparison

By Huang Hui and Paul Ranjard, Wanhuida Intellectual Property
It is interesting to draw a comparison between the new French law and China’s current Trademark Law in two important aspects: genuine use and tolerance

Advice on tax, insurance and provident funds during COVID-19

By Jeffrey Quan and Wu Zhenyu, ETR Law Firm
This article interprets the latest regulations and puts forward suggestions for implementation by referring to the relevant regulations enacted in the SARS outbreak of 2003

Preventing risk in overseas project subcontracts

By Wang Jihong and Zhao Huiqi, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Problems, countermeasures of decentralized TM management

By Frank Liu and Adam Zhu, Tiantai Law Firm

India’s data protection regime: Are you ready for the change?

By Santosh Pai and Yosham Vardhan, Link Legal India Law Services
What are the opportunities and risks for Chinese investors once the personal Data Protection Bill 2019 is approved?

Risks in execution of a contract of guarantee

By Li Weiming and Xiong Xiaorong, Tiantai Law Firm

Trademark transfer issues for previously licensed trademarks (part 2)

By Shi Yakai and Hu Miao, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency

Risks of misusing copyrighted educational material

By Xing Keke and Guo Jincheng, Yuanhe Partners

New insight into disputes over Sino-foreign JVs

By Jenny Wang and Ma Lisha,Merits & Tree Law Offices

Overseas project applications by Chinese enterprises (Part 1)

By Selena She and Kenneth Kong, Llinks Law Offices

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

Minutes redefine notes financing business of financial institutions

By Yang Guang and Zhang Xiaoke, Lantai Partners

Evolution of inferior rank repayment rule for shareholder claims

By Xu Bangwei and Zhang Xiaotong, Jingtian & Gongcheng

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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

scams

Risk control of email, internet scams in cross-border trade

By Ekin Zeng and Caroline Cheng, AllBright Law Offices
Employee

Employee placement in early dissolution of enterprises

By Tracy Liu, Jingtian & Gongcheng
NPLs

Factors in the acquisition of NPLs in China

By Xu Bangwei and Bai Lijie, Jingtian & Gongcheng

FEATURES

intellectual property

Creative synergy

High-quality protection of intellectual property (IP) is a crucial factor for companies to succeed in today’s competitive world. An effective IP strategy built together can aid the organization to manage its IP portfolio and attain a significant portion of the earnings

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

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pandemics

Pandemics

The contractual impact of pandemics on corporate and financial transactions