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Prologue

Prologue

10 years: Has it been that long?

It seems like yesterday to us in many respects, but China Business Law Journal is 10 years old!

Hidden gems

We are proud to present the inaugural CBLJ In-house Counsel Awards in this issue

Cost of keeping clients

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

Countless ties

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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