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China Deals of the year 2022
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Deals of the year 2022

China Business Law Journal announces the most exciting China-related legal transactions and disputes of 2022

HK new third party funding regime
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Fees to please

With an increasing demand for TPF, the authors are optimistic that the current third-party regime will serve as an important access to justice

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Anand and Anand defends Rooh Afza mark

Anand and Anand advised the Hamdard group of companies, which owns the well-known beverage concentrate Sharbat Rooh Afza, in its successful appeal against Sadar Laboratories for the use of its trademark Sharbat Dil Afza

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CAM advises Bank of Baroda consortium on JSW credit deal

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) advised a group of lenders led by Bank of Baroda on a INR39.4 billion (USD477 million) loan to JSW Renewable Energy to build an 825MW hybrid power project in Karnataka state

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KICA hosts 2023 general meeting and new year party in Seoul

Around 200 guests attended the Korean In-house Counsel Association’s (KICA) 2023 general meeting and new year's party at the Lotte Hotel in Seoul on 10 January.

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Trilegal advises on IPO of India’s largest wine producer Sula

Trilegal advised on the initial public offering (IPO) of Sula Vineyards, India’s largest wine producer, which debuted on India’s stock market on 22 December 2022

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Infrastructure Yield Plus to acquire 100% of L&T IDPL

Infrastructure Yield Plus Strategy, a fund managed by Edelweiss Alternatives, has finalised plans to buy Larsen and Toubro’s Infrastructure Development Projects (L&T IDPL) for INR60 billion (USD727.58 million)

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NCLAT delivers landmark ruling in tyre cartelisation case

The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) delivered a landmark judgment in a cartelisation case where it ordered the CCI to review fines imposed on five domestic tyre manufacturing companies and the Automotive Tyre Manufacturers’ Association (ATMA)

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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Huaxin Cement’s solution to legacy B-share issue

By Ma Yunyan and Shi Zhiheng, Shu Jin Law Firm

Milestone unfair competition ruling: Migu v Taobao, Alibaba

By Huang Chunhai and Luo Juan, Tahota
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How to break ‘safe harbour principle’ to protect creators’ rights

By Yan Xiang and Wu Liyuan, SGLA Law Firm
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Insights on Unifrax’s strategic investment in Luyang

By Selena She and Zhang Zhengyi, Llinks Law Offices

MARKET PULSE

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WFW hires from rivals to open Seoul office

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has opened its fifth Asian office in Seoul with the hiring of duo Eugene Chang and Philip Kim as partners to focus on maritime, aviation, energy and dispute work

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Japan’s Nagashima Ohno links with IM & Partners in Jakarta

Japanese law firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu has established a fresh association in Jakarta with the newly established IM & Partners founded by its former Singapore-based partner, Ichsan Montang

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Nishimura Asahi’s Vietnam lawyer moves to Indochine

Vietnam law firm Indochine Counsel hires Ngu Truong Huu, previously at Nishimura & Asahi, as a partner in Ho Chi Minh City

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Reed Smith strengthens capital markets practice with new partner

Corporate lawyer Vivian Ji has started a new journey as a partner at a global law firm Reed Smith after leaving Hong Kong boutique corporate finance specialist Jeffrey Mak Law Firm

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Paul Hastings hires Sidley Austin corporate partner in Hong Kong

Steven Hsu, a former corporate partner at Sidley Austin, has joined Paul Hastings as a Hong Kong-based partner to expand its capital markets practice

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Morgan Lewis secures debt capital markets specialist in Hong Kong

Corporate lawyer David Liao, most previously at Chinese law firm Fangda Partners in Hong Kong, has joined Morgan Lewis in the city as a partner, focusing on the debt capital markets

CORRESPONDENTS

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Green light for litigation despite stalled mediation

By Sonam Gupta and Shiva Pande, Bharucha & Partners
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How to keep startup promoters on board

By Swathi Girimaji and Sachit Ram, Bharucha & Partners
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Commissioned authentication before patent litigation

By Chen Jian, Wan Rui Law Firm
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HK’s proposed listing regime for specialist tech companies

By Rossana Chu, LC Lawyers
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Making an effective pledge of a bank’s financial products

By Yao Xiaomin and Sun Yangyang, Lantai Partners
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Procedure for compulsory liquidation of partnership PE funds

By Zhu Rui and Qin Yu, Grandway Law Offices
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Tax deferral in designing equity incentive plans

By Sun Hongxin, Zhilin Law Firm
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Article 32 a game changer for trade secret infringers

By Chen Zhixing and Lan Manfeng, AnJie Broad Law Firm
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Keys to transforming institutions for training and rehabilitation to health and elderly care

By Guo Da, East & Concord Partners
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Importance of intellectual property due diligence in M&A

By Frank Liu, Shanghai Pacific Legal
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Dividing patent applications – a strategic approach

By Manisha Singh and Virender Singh, LexOrbis
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Role of third-party electronic notary platforms in preserving evidence

By Chen Xue’er, Guangzhou Business School Law School, and Jeffrey Quan, ETR Law Firm

CO-PUBLISHED FEATURES

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A comparison of healthtech regulations

Asia's healthcare sector has grown to an unprecedented size and perforated the digital world, but the integration between medicine and technology

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Bollywood buzzing over NFTs

By Pravin Anand, Dhruv Anand and Udita Patro, Anand and Anand

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all the rage among Indian celebrities, but scepticism remains due to the legal ambiguity of the blockchain ecosystem

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Which lawsuit to remedy land use rights disputes?

By Chen Zhuo and Qin Zhuan, Tian Yuan Law Firm
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Listed company reorganisations and frontier legal issues

By Xu Shengfeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm
CHINA LEXICON

FEATURES

HKIAC Mariel Dimsey
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Arbitration aspirations

As Hong Kong reopens its borders, Mariel Dimsey, secretary-general of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, explains her plans to enhance the city’s reputation as a leading dispute resolution hub

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Rules of judgment determining cross-border guarantee disputes

This case illustrates legal issues of cross-border guarantee, explaining how the SHIAC applied extraterritorial law, namely Hong Kong law, and interpreted multiple contracts

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Judgment assesses nature of PPP agreements

This article examines how the definition of administrative agreements and the denial of their arbitrability will affect the arbitration clause in a public-private partnership (PPP) agreement

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Hong Kong arbitration case based on defective clause

This article analyses this question based on an actual case concluded by CIETAC Hong Kong involving a defective arbitration clause

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Taking the plunge

As global uncertainty disrupts the legal workforce, Asian law firms see attrition as young lawyers switch to in-house and other lanes

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IBC valuations may spike with proceeds of avoidable transactions

By Karthik Somasundram and Khyati Mehrotra, Bharucha & Partners
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Tech companies favoured in issue of DR shares

By Swathi Girimaji and Varsha Singh, Bharucha & Partners
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High five

From creating a manga version of patent examination guidelines to easing applications without a patent attorney, the heads of five major IP offices share their strategies to spur innovation while fostering collaboration

MOST READ

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IBLJ Awards: Call for nominations

India Business Law Journal is requesting nominations for the 2023 Indian Law Firm Awards, the results of which will be announced in April

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Vietnam’s top 100 lawyers

Asia Business Law Journal presents the A-List of the 100 best practising lawyers in Vietnam

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The A-List 2022-23

Leaders from across various sectors, have provided us with personal accounts of why they prefer to work with certain lawyers and why they consider them outstanding

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The hit list

Slow turnaround time and overpricing are the biggest turn-offs for in-house counsel in the region when dealing with their law firm counterparts, according to our survey

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Success stress

Stressful competition behind the hustle of Guangdong’s legal landscape

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Phase two of new HK inspection regime commences

Phase two of the new inspection regime of the Companies Registry has come into effect from 24 October 2022, allowing Hong Kong companies to limit disclosure to the public regarding certain personal information of their directors and secretaries

IN-HOUSE AGENDA

CLO top priorities
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CLOs say compliance, data privacy among top priorities: ACC survey

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has published its 2023 Chief Legal Officers Survey (CLO Survey) offering key insights into future legal department operations and priorities

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ACC Australia unveils winners of Corporate Lawyer Awards 2022

More than 350 in-house counsel, partners and friends celebrated with winners of the Australian Corporate Lawyer Awards 2022 during a gala dinner in Brisbane

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HSBC, Cuscaden Peak legal chiefs win SCCA awards 2022

The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) hosted its sixth Chief Legal Officer (CLO) Awards reception at the Sinfonia Ristorante on 10 November, recognising CLOs who have made outstanding contributions to their respective companies, businesses, or organisations

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FICL hosts panel with Singapore’s Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong

The Federation of Indian Corporate Lawyers (FICL) hosted roundtable discussions with Edwin Tong, Singapore’s Second Minister for Law, on 28 November, during his first official visit outside the country

CHINA LEXICON

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Judges and retirement

This column evaluates the policy reasons for and against the imposition of a mandatory retirement age on judges

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Financial product governance

This article explains the concept of product governance, outlines operational and regulatory fundamentals, and considers developments in jurisdictions such as the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and mainland China

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Interveners

This column discusses the role and purpose of an intervener in common law jurisdictions and examines a recent example in New Zealand

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