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Deals of the year 2017

Legal efforts in outstanding deals and cases

US ENFORCEMENT 2

Compliance alerts

Chinese companies must watch rising US regulatory pressure

legaltech in asia

Legal begets AI

How tech is reshaping the traditional legal services industry

Survey of law firm billing rates in China

PRC law firms reveal their hourly billing rates for the first time in this unique report on legal fees

RESOURCES

China Business Law Directory 2017
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A-List lawyers 2017

FROM THE EDITOR

Accolades and challenges

Compliance, legaltech, and Deals of the year 2017

CHINA LEXICON

China Lexicon

State immunity

The doctrine of state immunity and how it is interpreted

China Lexicon

International commercial courts

The article discusses the emergence of international commercial courts around the world

China Lexicon Andrew Godwin
Law firm billing rates 2017

CORRESPONDENTS

Financial institutions to raise the ratio of foreign shareholding

By Jennifer Zhang and Hu Anran, East & Concord Partners

SOE participation in material asset restructurings of listed companies (Part 1)

By Du Lili and Zhao Yuanyuan, Grandway Law Offices

Exceptions to the bearing of limited liability by shareholders

By Pan Xiang and Liu Yujia, AnJie Law Firm
Zhao-Sheng,-Co-effort-Law-Firm

Equity transfer: How to avoid possible damage to corporate assets

By Zhao Sheng, Co-effort Law Firm
Yang-Wenjun-and-Chen-Xiaofeng,-Boss-&-Young

Analysis of “de jure investment, de facto loan” disputes

By Yang Wenjun and Chen Xiaofeng, Boss & Young
Jiang-Fengtao-and-Zheng-Min,-Hengdu-Law-Firm

Models of share incentive plans of non-public companies

By Jiang Fengtao and Zheng Min, Hengdu Law Firm
Zhang-Shuhua,-Wanhuida-Peksung

SEB v. PRB and Tall & Stout

By Zhang Shuhua, Wanhuida Peksung
Zhi-Hui,-Zhong-Lun-Law-Firm

Legal issues regarding online receivables exchange platform (Part 2)

By Zhi Hui, Zhong Lun Law Firm
辜鸿鹄 PATRICK GU 达辉律师事务所合伙人 Partner DaHui Lawyers 2

Tianjin court releases updated guidance on hearing labour disputes

By Patrick Gu, DaHui Lawyers
周成成 EFAR ZHOU

Key elements for enforcing HK arbitral awards in mainland China

By Efar Zhou, MHP Law Firm
刘建强 FRANK LIU 金诚同达律师事务所合伙人 Partner Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Is a trademark strategy necessary when developing business in China?

By Frank Liu, Jincheng Tongda & Neal

How to prevent VAT compliance risks of asset management products

By Liu Yungang, AllBright Law Offices

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Protecting trade secrets in China

By Zhang Zhongbo (Aaron), Wintell & Co

“Fictitious self-employment” in Switzerland

By Marc Ph. Prinz and Gian Geel, VISCHER

Overview of Chinese investment in Japan

By Feng Jianjian and Zhang Bo, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Indonesia’s foreign direct investment regime

By Bono Daru Adji and Eko Ahmad Ismail Basyuni, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Guide to investing in Ireland

By Marie O’Brien, A&L Goodbody

A passage to Pakistan: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Nathan Dodd, Mayer Brown JSM

FEATURES

The A-List 2017: China’s top 100 lawyers

CBLJ presents a list of top private practice lawyers for China-related business

China’s Green Lanterns

Opportunities and risks with growth of green finance

Navigating abroad

Experienced corporate counsel share insights into topical outbound investment issues

In the pipeline

Long-term implications of China's Belt and Road initiative and a new regional legal landscape

En garde!

Battles for intellectual property are turning fierce in China

A common language

A universal arbitration framework can help connect Belt and Road markets

In the interest of fairness

Cherie Blair QC's thoughts on global standards for rules-based commerce

Space invaders

Cybersecurity and data protection law in Asia Pacific

Offshore treasure

Old days of havens for tax gains replaced by rigid regulatory regimes

AROUND THE REGION

Marital agreements: when ‘I do’ means ‘I don’t’

By Gao Xing, Boss & Young

Will Philippines catch the TRAIN at start of 2018?

By Eric R Recalde, ACCRA Law Offices

Homo futuris: AI, data privacy and uncertainty

By Pravin Anand and Mrinali Menon, Anand and Anand

Focus on rules of foreign investment in Vietnam

By Wang Jihong and Sun Lifeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Overview of risks when investing in Thailand

By Wang Jihong and Xu Yibai, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Fair play in the sandbox

The benefits and challenges of these 'safe spaces'