Regulatory Changes - 2/17/09

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 11:02 PM

The following is a brief summary of several interesting regulatory changes which have taken place in the international legal market over the past several months:On December 6 2008, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) circulated the new M&A financing rules called “Guidelines on Risk Management of Loans Ex...

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Regulatory Changes: China Opening Up to Foreign Investments, M&A Activity

by: Michelle

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Spurred on by the worldwide financial crisis, the People’s Republic of China continues to open up its markets to foreign investors, specifically to M&A activity.In conditionally approving the InBev - Anheuser-Busch merger, and allowing the creation of the world's largest brewer, the Anti-Monopoly Bureau of the Chine...

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A Best Friends Agreement in India May Lead to Marriage

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 10, 2009 at 9:02 PM

A little review: India has banned foreign law firms from practicing within the country since a 1995 ruling by Mumbai’s High Court.  But that doesn’t mean they haven’t become creative.  The decision drove out firms including Clifford Chance and White & Case to surrounding countries like Singapore, where they proceede...

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IP Law Proposal Comes Closer to Reality in Dubai

by: Aleena Khan

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 6:02 PM

The DIFC (Dubai International Financial Centre) released several draft regulations comprising its intellectual property rights proposal on January 20, 2008 for public consultation.These draft regulations topics such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. They also pitch the creation of a separate IP trib...

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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: China Banking Regulator Permits LBO Financing

by: Ash Kalb

Posted on January 6, 2009 at 9:01 PM

China’s banking regulator has issued new rules which open the door for Chinese banks to engage in onshore acquisition finance.  The Guidelines on Risk Management of Acquisition Loans of Commercial Banks were issued by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) on December 6, 2008.  The State Council hopes that the G...

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Regulatory Changes - 1/1/09

by: Matt March

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 7:01 PM

In China, the enterprise income tax law (EIT Law) came into effect on January 1 leading companies operating there to recalculate their business strategies and structures in order to prevent their costs rising under the new rules.  Enacted in March 16 last year, the new EIT Law consolidates both the Enterprise Income Tax...

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Asia Market Watch: Can the Government Bring Us a China BIT for Christmas?

by: Dawn P. Robertson, Esq.

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 6:12 PM

A possible US-China bilateral investment treaty (“BIT”), which could greatly expand legal protections for American companies and encourage greater investment in China, has been under formal discussion for almost two years.  But the 5th Strategic Economic Dialogue between the US and Chinese governments have come and gone...

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