Regulatory Changes - 5/28/09

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Posted on May 28, 2009 at 8:05 PM



Baker & McKenzie represented Porsche AG in a groundbreaking case in China, involving the protection of copyright of architectural designs.  The case centered around a building belonging to the defendant which Porsche claimed was the same or similar to the Beijing Porsche Centre.  The final decision by the Beijing Se...

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Regulatory Changes - 5/15/09

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Posted on May 15, 2009 at 6:05 PM



China’s recently implemented Administrative Measures on Transfers of State-Owned Assets in Financial Enterprises Rules are likely to complicate the acquisition or disposal of interests in financial enterprises.  These new rules, among other things, stipulate that transfers of state-owned interests in unlisted financial ...

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Regulatory Changes - 4/16/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 16, 2009 at 9:04 PM



In Japan, the Supreme Court ruled that motions for secrecy protection orders can be filed in civil preservation cases, such as provisional disposition cases. The case involved Sharp Corporation filing an application for a provisional injunction against Samsung Japan Corporation. Sharp Corp. wanted the suspension of cert...

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Regulatory Changes - 4/09/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on April 9, 2009 at 9:04 PM



Environmental impairment liability insurance is a relatively new product in China. Beginning in the 1990s, it began to rapidly develop. Despite this, the infrastructure to support its coverage has not been available, leading to poor sales. The PRC has finally opened a door to the expansion of this insurance. In 2007 the...

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Regulatory Changes - 3/26/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 26, 2009 at 8:03 PM



The proposed acquisition by Coca-Cola of China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, the nation’s leading producer of fruit and vegetable drinks, was denied last week by China Ministry of Commerce in its application of the Anti-Monopoly Law. The three reasons that were cited by the government were 1) it would enable Coca-Cola to...

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Regulatory Changes - 3/12/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 12, 2009 at 9:03 PM



As the Korean legal market opened to foreign law firms last week on March 2, 2009, US firms are closer to gaining the market than UK firms. The reason is that this opening of the market only applies to those countries that have an active free-trade agreement with South Korea. The US signed one back in 2007, though the U...

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Regulatory Changes: Singapore Solidifies Moneylending Legislation

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on March 6, 2009 at 7:03 PM



Singapore’s Moneylenders Act 2008 came into effect on March 1, 2009. But what’s so significant about it?Well, “[it] clarifies the legislation's ambit by introducing new safe harbours for commercial parties engaged in lending transactions in Singapore”, according to law firm Allens Arthur Robinson. The previous law, pass...

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China Ramps Up Financial Market Regulation

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 27, 2009 at 4:02 PM



The China Banking Regulatory Commission has recently announced that it would strengthen regulation on overseas M&A in an attempt to ensure the health of its five largest lenders (which include Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of Communications, and Agricultural ...

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Antitrust Regulations Are Sweeping Across Asia, But Should You Worry?

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 26, 2009 at 11:02 PM



Many countries in Asia have been consistently improving their antitrust regulation, including countries like China, Singapore, Korea, and Japan. Companies may certainly not like the fact they are being more regulated. However, should companies oppose this limit on their freedom?“Not necessarily,” Francois Renard, head o...

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Regulatory Changes - 2/24/2009

by: Matt March

Posted on February 24, 2009 at 11:02 PM



The following is a summary of some key regulatory changes that have recently occurred across the international legal scene:•    The Shanghai government has issued implementing rules meant to encourage multinational corporations to establish regional headquarters in the city.  The new implementing opinions, unlike the or...

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