Rio-BHP Deal Goes Straight to Jail as China Plays With New Monopoly Law

by: Richard

Posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM



Many of us in the China legal world have been waiting to see how far China’s anti-monopoly powers will eventually reach since the promulgation of the 2006 Rules on Acquisition and Merger of Domestic Enterprises by Foreign Investors.  The passage of this  robust and comprehensive Anti-Monopoly Law has made the potential ...

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You Can Keep Your Bonuses, Hong Kong Lawyers Get to Defy Gravity

by: Richard

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 6:12 PM



Each city has its own special perks for young lawyers.  New York has the theater, the cultural events and the bars open on each side of your block as you stumble out of work at midnight.  California has the flip-flops at work.  Chicago has…well, I’m sure they have something (yes, I have my favorite cities and I’m sticki...

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Dollars and Yuan: Targeting the Chinese Monsoon Makers

by: Richard

Posted on December 9, 2008 at 12:12 AM



Law firms have invested substantial dollars and yuan building a China presence in recent years.  Some were following existing clients who were investing into China.  Others felt that they needed to be in China to prevent losing existing clients.  But once they are in China, firms need to be as aggressive marketing thems...

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Partner Moves & Promotions - 11/27/2008

by: Matt March

Posted on November 28, 2008 at 12:11 AM



As of November 27th of 2008, JSM in association with Mayer Brown LLP and Mayer Brown International LLP announced the promotion of 27 new partners, including 5 partners who are based in Asia. The appointments take effect on 1 January 2009.   In the firm's Hong Kong office the new partners are Cindy Y.Y. Au, Nicholas Long...

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Asia Market Watch: Part I

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 9:10 PM



Will the Market Dig a Hole All the Way to China?Stock prices have tumbled with, it seems, no end in sight.  The Dow broke 10,000 in the wrong direction this Monday. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have let us down.  US banks are failing and consolidating at an alarming rate. An unprecedented economic bailout package, whose t...

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Not legal news, just really cool

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 3:09 PM



Video of last week's Chinese spacewalk.  Not exactly legal news but cool to watch, plus it has some folks speculating that a new space cold war is in the making.

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Is Morgan Stanley About to Become an Arm of the Chinese Government?

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on September 18, 2008 at 10:09 PM



Bloomberg is reporting that Morgan Stanley is in talks to sell more of itself to China Investment Corp:   "China's state-controlled fund may buy as much as 49 percent of the New York-based investment bank, said the person, who declined to be identified because the talks aren't public and may end in no agreement. Morgan ...

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