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Practitioners' perspectives

What the Star Market has changed

By The Securities team of Shu Jin Law Firm

What makes an accretive taking-private deal?

By Virginia Tam, K&L Gates
While going public could be the top priority for many private companies, going private, at the right time and sponsored by the right consortium, could be the preferred approach for some listed companies

Ten questions about ‘dismantling the red chips structure’

By Xu Jingke and Fan Jianhong, Dentons

Key points of foreign investment in A-share listed companies

By Zhu Zhitong, Hylands Law Firm
In recent years, the transactions of foreign investment in A-share listed companies are increasing day by day. This article explores the shareholding ratio of foreign investors in A-share listed companies and the examination and approval or filing procedures to be performed from the implementation of regulations to practical cases

Paths of domestic enterprises listing in Hong Kong

By Wang Bo and Chen Rui, Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Since the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEX), the preferred place for overseas listing of PRC domestic enterprises, revised the listing rules for the Main Board in 2018 and added three chapters such as Chapter 18A, more than 200 domestic enterprises have completed a Main Board listing on the HKEX

Cayman privatizations back in vogue

By David Lamb, Conyers Dill & Pearman
Privatizations of public companies incorporated in the Cayman Islands and listed on a major stock exchange are in vogue again for a variety of reasons, financial and regulatory

Are you ready for a secondary listing in Hong Kong?

By Zhang Jian and Zhu Zan, Shihui Partners
Due to the uncertainties brought by Sino-US trade frictions and the negative impacts caused by recent scandals of some Chinese companies, a secondary listing in Hong Kong becomes quite attractive to the China- based and US-listed issuers

Chinese take-privates: End of a US affair?

By Matt Roberts, Maples Group
In certain instances, the founders and management of public companies may consider a privatization or “take-private” deal, whereby the company is taken private by becoming a private Cayman Islands company and, as a result, delists from these US securities exchanges.

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

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

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

Practical issues of lawsuits confirming bankruptcy claims

By Xu Yu and Sun Hao, Hylands Law Firm
The lawsuit confirming bankruptcy claims is the final procedure in which the debtor and creditor raise objections to the determination of claims by the administrator in bankruptcy proceedings.

Zhejiang bankruptcy procedure involving criminal and civil liabilities

By Nafisa Nihmat and Rita Yan, Zhong Lun Law Firm
In recent years, the number of bankruptcy cases has increased significantly, and the issue of the cases involving both criminal and civil liabilities has become more prominent

Restructuring strategies

By Mark Fairbairn and Carolyn Dong, DLA Piper
This article examines options to improve liquidity and effect restructurings at a time when COVID-19 is causing economic pain on an unprecedented scale

Preventing data compliance risks involving third parties

By David Pan, Llinks Law Offices
Recent incidents are warning companies that they should conduct adequate due diligence, management and risk prevention of third-party data service providers

Compliance, data issues relating to telemedicine services

By Ramon Huang, Li Tianhang, Hui Ye Law Firm
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, international co-operation in areas such as pandemic prevention and control, new drug development and medical treatment have become crucial

Trade secrets law in China and Sino-US Phase One agreement

By Hu Ke, Jingtian & Gongcheng
This article will analyze China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law and other applicable laws, and envision the prospects for the law and the practice of trade secrets protection in China.

Patent applications on inventions for pharmaceutical use

By Wu Xiaoping and Zhang Mengqian, Wanhuida Intellectual Property
If a Chinese medical research institute applies for the patent of a US brand-name drug that might cure COVID-19, as a ‘secondary use’ invention does it constitute squatting?

Planning personal wealth under economic globalization

By Fu Zhongwen and Zhu Changying, Long An Law Firm
In a new era, High net worth individuals and China’s 'mass affluent' can now manage legal risks with once exclusive products and wealth strategies

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

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PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Star Market

What the Star Market has changed

By The Securities team of Shu Jin Law Firm
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What makes an accretive taking-private deal?

By Virginia Tam, K&L Gates

While going public could be the top priority for many private companies, going private, at the right time and sponsored by the right consortium, could be the preferred approach for some listed companies

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Ten questions about ‘dismantling the red chips structure’

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Video evidence

What are the rules governing the giving of evidence by video link in civil proceedings