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Chinese Law Firm Billing Rates and Lawyer Fees 2019

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

杭州, Hangzhou skyline view

Tech transition

How law firms tailor services for Hangzhou’s fast development

China

Arbitration: Six shades of wisdom

Interviews with leaders of six arbitration centres

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Wigs and robes

The practices concerning court dress in common law jurisdictions and China

MARKET PULSE

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Courting the internet

How Alibaba plays role in the establishment of Hangzhou Internet Court

Baker

Baker’s new chairman plots steady course

Baker McKenzie will carry on the firm’s strategy its late chairman helped create

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CBLJ Forum comes to Shanghai

China Business Law Journal will be hosting CBLJ Forum on 12 November 2019

CHINA LEXICON

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Wigs and robes

The practices concerning court dress in common law jurisdictions and China

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Transactional lawyering

Law schools and law firms have increasingly focused on transactional lawyers

CORRESPONDENTS

Can you avoid the pitfalls in TM arrangements?

By Frank Liu and Adam Zhu, Tiantai Law Firm

3D TM operating strategy for enterprises

By Zhao Yunhu, Dentons
loans

Applying for Exim Bank of China’s overseas loans

By Wang Jihong and Wu Peng, Zhong Lun Law Firm
rights

Facts to consider when safeguarding IP rights

By Li Jialin, Tiantai Law Firm
M&A

Update on due diligence for cross-border M&A

By Yan Xianrui and Li Huaizhi, East & Concord Partners
Daihuo

Legal risks in Daihuo

By Yu Rong and Tao Shan, Hylands Law Firm
preservation

Decision on misapplication of evidence preservation in IP suits

By Geng Yunfeng, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency
cloud

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
financial

Sales suitability obligation for financial products

By Wang Weibin and Qiu Dongmei, AllBright Law Offices
bribery

Practical issues regarding commercial bribery

By Zhang Haixiao, AnJie Law Firm
trade

Cross-border securitization of trade finance credit assets

By Wu Jiejiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
contract

Contract validity: Beware of ministerial-level regulations

By Pan Bo, Grandway Law Offices
trusts

Legal relationship of credit enhancement in structured trusts

By Yang Guang and Cynthia Lian, Lantai Partners
liquidation

Tips on VIE liquidation practices

By Ji Fei, Merits & Tree Law Offices
senior officers

Civil risks facing senior officers of bankrupt enterprises

By Xu Bangwei, Jingtian & Gongcheng

DISPUTE DIGEST

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Arbitration interim measures: Mainland-HK co-ordination (part 2)

By China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
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Service of arbitration documents on foreign parties

By Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Centre (BAC/BIAC)
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Connecting HK arbitrations to mainland interim measures

By Nick Gall and Chris Wong, Gall
仲裁

Mutual assistance for interim measures in arbitration

By China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission
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Reducing the risk of sham arbitrations

By Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Centre

Asset management arbitration cases in China

By Zhan Ling, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

INDIA-CHINA COMMERCE

Is the clock ticking for TikTok in India?

By Santosh Pai and Abhishek Sharma, Link Legal India Law Services

Contract labour

By Santosh Pai and Anuj Trivedi, Link Legal India Law Services

Return of DVRs

By Santosh Pai and Anuj Trivedi, Link Legal India Law Services

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Response to antitrust litigation in China

By Huang Wei and Zhou Wen, Tian Yuan Law Firm

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

Disputes over GI wine trademarks

By Wang Yan and Zheng Xiaoxia, Wanhuida Intellectual Property

How Chinese companies ensure compliance overseas

By Cui Haiyan, Zhejiang Brighteous Law Firm

ARBITRATION WISDOM

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

FEATURES

A legal legacy

Exclusive interview with Chris Stephens, ADB's outgoing general counsel

Outbound hard ground

Geopolitical risks impact Chinese investment

Arbitration Revolution

Internationalizing China's dispute resolution system

Corporate voices

Opportunities and challenges facing different sectors

The gameplan

China deploys reforms to buoy its economy

Grand design

What legal services will Greater Bay Area require?

AROUND THE REGION

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Potential for foreign TM protection in India

By Tusha Malhotra and Rashi Punia, Anand and Anand
Professor Eunice Kim

The era of in-house counsel

Legal academic Professor Eunice Kim heralds a new era for in-house counsel

Vietnam

Impact of Vietnam’s new Competition Law on mergers

By Diep Hoang and Trang Nguyen, Dilinh Legal
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New Baker chair’s steady course

Baker McKenzie will carry on the firm’s strategy its late chairman helped create