Spurring Technology Investment in China: One Venture at a Time

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Posted on July 9, 2010 at 4:07 PM



On April 30, 2009, China’s State Administration of Taxation announced that, retroactively effective to January 1, 2008, seventy percent of a venture capital enterprise’s total investment can be counted as a deduction from its taxable income. The applicable investments are limited to equity investments in private small- ...

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Japan's New Work Visa System

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Posted on June 30, 2010 at 3:06 PM



Starting in July 2012, as part of an effort to overhaul its immigration system, Japan will abolish the Alien Registration Act. In its place, the amended Immigration Act will manage the corresponding issues and information of the Alien Registration System for foreigners working in Japan. Though the new law has been passe...

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China : Outbound Investment

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 22, 2010 at 8:06 PM



According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global foreign investment dropped 39% to around $1 trillion in 2009, against a high of $1.97 trillion in 2007.  During this time, China had foreign exchange reserves amounting to $2.4 trillion, accounting for 30.7 percent of the world total.  ...

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Upcoming Event: Asset Management in China Seminars

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Posted on June 17, 2010 at 4:06 PM



On July 6 & 8, 2010, the Asset Management in China seminar will be held in London and New York. Hosted by the law firm Allen & Overy LLP, the program is designed to focus on the recent developments for investment funds in, and relating to, China. As China’s asset management market presents immense opportunities ...

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Regulatory Updates: Chinese Secrets

by: Ira Handa

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 8:06 PM



China remains one of the world's top destinations for foreign direct investment. It attracts investment from companies in more than 190 countries, almost all Fortune 500 companies and is expected to grow by atleast 9.5% in the year 2010, as reported by World Bank.There remains no doubt that investing in China is one of ...

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Allen & Overy Joins Growing Part-Time Partner Trend

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Posted on May 27, 2010 at 8:05 PM



Law firms’ schedules are usually thought of as strict and nonfamily-friendly, traditionally reserving partnership for full-time attorneys. Those unable to work the needed hours frequently have found it difficult to advance their careers. But a growing number of firms are offering a part-time partnership option, which th...

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The World Economy's Future: China and the Renminbi

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Posted on May 27, 2010 at 3:05 PM



Wensheng Peng, head of China research at Barclays Capital, recently spoke to FinanceAsia about economic measures China should consider before making substantial changes to its exchange rate policy. Peng’s suggestions include the further liberalization of capital controls in China, and for the renminbi to play an increas...

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Chapter 18 Regulations Open Up HK IPO Market

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Posted on May 26, 2010 at 9:05 PM



The Hong Kong IPO market, which saw a great deal of growth since 2009, may see a jump in resource IPOs as a result of recent regulatory changes. Effective on June 3rd, 2010, the HKSE new Chapter 18 regulations will restrict listings on the exchange. Chapter 18 rules prohibit pure natural resource exploration companies t...

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Japan to Allow Foreign Law Firms to Open Second Office

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Posted on May 20, 2010 at 10:05 PM



The Japanese Ministry of Justice has announced that it will ease restrictions on foreign law firms operating in the country by allowing them to establish corporate bodies and open multiple offices in the country. These proposed amendments will probably be submitted to the Diet in the fourth quarter of this year and come...

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China Says Internet Regulation is Reasonable

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Posted on March 15, 2010 at 2:03 PM



The Chinese government has stated that China's regulation on the Internet industry is legal and, thus, should be free from unjustifiable interferences.A spokesperson with China's State Council Information stated that China's reason to legally regulate Internet usage is to create a more reliable, helpful information netw...

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