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Into A New Era: Changes and Challenges in the Legal Regime for Foreign Investment in China

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Into A New Era: Changes and Challenges in the Legal Regime for Foreign Investment in China

The National People’s Congress of the PRC approved the Foreign Investment Law of the PRC at the closing meeting of the second session of the 13th NPC on...

21 March 2019

Cir Rules on Scope of FCPA Jurisdiction

The US Second Circuit rules that non-US individuals and companies are not subject to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act if they are not employees or agents of...

31 August 2018

U.S. Senate and House Pass Bill to Enhance CFIUS’s Power

On August 1, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed the FIRRMA of 2018 as part of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

14 August 2018
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How to Remove a Company from the EAR Controlled Entity List

The Bureau of Industry and Security issued a rule amending EAR by adding forty-four Chinese entities to the Entity List.

09 August 2018
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Trump Blocks His First CFIUS Deal – What Can We Learn from it?

Implication of the Blocked Lattice/Canyon Bridge Transaction of Future CFIUS Filing by Chinese Investors.

11 October 2017

All change, or no change, for marketing non-EU funds in Europe?

A brief overview of the ESMA advice in relation to non-EU country access to the AIFMD passport

22 July 2016
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FIRB to take a closer look at the sale of critical government-owned infrastructure assets

FIRB given additional power to scrutinise critical infrastructure asset sales to private foreign investors, with a clear focus on national security.

25 April 2016

ECJ declares US-EU Safe Harbor decision invalid

Companies, such as Facebook or Google, can no longer base the transfer of personal data to servers in the US on the so called “Safe Harbor Decision” of...

07 October 2015

Update on anti-bribery and anti-corruption regulations and enforcement in China

Businesses operating in China should be mindful of the complex anti-bribery & anti-corruption regulatory regime and the associated compliance risks.

21 May 2015
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Changes to PRC foreign investment policy affecting the oil and gas industry

NDRC and MOFCOM revised the catalogue of industries for guiding foreign investment (effective soon). Our oil & gas team assesses new changes here.

15 April 2015
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Doing business with foreign companies – who has authority to sign contracts?

A recent English Court of Appeal decision provides a reminder of the need to investigate signing authorities carefully when contracting with non-UK companies.

11 March 2015
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Foreign investment – new rural rules: New fees and penalties coming in a strengthened regime

The release of the rules supports the Government’s 11 February announcement of changes to the rural land threshold which is now at A$15 million.

27 February 2015

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