What is a Chinese LL.M. Worth to a US/UK JD?

by: Richard

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 2:04 PM



What it takes to break into the China legal market is always not so clear-cut.  You need to be admitted to a bar in China, right?  No (and you are not even permitted to be if you work for a foreign firm).  You need to speak Chinese, right?  Not always.  You need to know where China is on a map, right?  Only in bad legal...

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Middle East Market Watch - On Being a Female Lawyer in the Middle East

by: Richard

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 9:10 PM



As Cypress has devoted more and more resources to the Middle East legal market, and as the markets there show substantial resilience to the global downturn, more and more lawyers are interested in taking off their shoes and jumping in the wadi.  But we’ve noticed that some women are still relatively hesitant to work in ...

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Asia Market Watch: China Seeks Comments on Anti-Monopoly Law “Relevant Market” Definition

by: Richard

Posted on February 5, 2009 at 5:02 PM



The Anti-Monopoly Bureau of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently issued a series of draft guidelines pursuant to the Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) for consultation relating to:•    market definition•    investigating transactions that have not been notified to the authorities in contravention of the pre-merger notif...

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Asia Market Watch: Boeing Throws Offshoring into a Dive

by: Richard

Posted on January 26, 2009 at 10:01 PM



Boeing has been a little tardy (2 years!) in delivering its 787 Dreamliner and its customers aren’t too happy.  I’d blame it on that disco-in-the-sky multi-colored LED light system (not to mention that whole hackable flight system).But apparently the blame is being laid on their global outsourcing model.  Boeing claims ...

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The Economy Isn’t Hindering All Divorces – UBS sells Bank of China

by: Richard

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 9:01 PM



An amazing sidebar to the state of the economy is that some people have been forestalling divorce because it is just too expensive.  For UBS, there is no better time to seek a divorce from the Bank of China.UBS recently sold its entire 1.33% stake in Bank of China in a private placement to institutional investors.  The ...

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Asia Market Watch - Codification – Great for Investors, Bad for Lawyers

by: Richard

Posted on January 2, 2009 at 7:01 PM



As someone who has spent a good part of his career focused on trying to make sense of Chinese laws and regulations for investors, I’ve always feared the day that China gets it act together.  A whole lot of our business goes down the drain if investors learn the rules of the game.One of the ways in which China could dama...

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Asia Market Watch - Is Everything I Know About China's Economy Wrong?

by: Richard

Posted on December 23, 2008 at 6:12 PM



Many US/UK China lawyers like to believe that the work that they have done over the years has actually done helps the situation of the average Chinese citizen, but is it true?  Or are the investment our clients make actually stifling consumer growth and, perhaps, anti-capitalist?It might not have been the exact argument...

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Asia Market Watch - Are Chinese “Famous Brands” Now Infamous?

by: Richard

Posted on December 18, 2008 at 9:12 PM



An American who ran a school in Shanghai once told me about why he was fired from a former job.  In the middle of a heated discussion with Chinese student, he decided to take a strongly contrary position by arguing that China couldn’t even make one product well enough to establish a famous international brand.  It was a...

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Asia Market Watch: Are Your Client’s Factories Going Bankrupt?

by: Richard

Posted on December 16, 2008 at 8:12 PM



Asia Legal Blog recently stopped in to read the blog of NY-based sourcing consultancy Panjiva, and we were amazed at the insights it provides on the effect of the economic downturn on Chinese manufacturers.  We thought a few topics would be of particular interest to our readers, and may be worth highlighting to some of ...

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Asia Market Watch - Checking in With Asia/Middle East Project Finance Groups

by: Richard

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 6:12 PM



Project finance is one of the most attractive areas of finance law.  Large tangible results, multifaceted deals involving numerous parties and languages, and a gigantic number after the dollar sign – What’s not to like?So the question remains: with most of the finance world suffering, are our project finance colleagues ...

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