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What does it take to be a top lawyer?

We asked some of our elite A-list lawyers to provide us with keywords that others might use to rise to the top of their game

In-house Counsel Awards revealed

After months of intensive market surveys and research, China Business Law Journal's editorial team unveils our In-house Counsel Award winners

Gender in justice

Women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy and struggle for a more inclusive legal profession

Lawyering 2.0

Technology adoption among established law firms has for ages been a slow ascent, but things are different in China. Legal tech companies here are leading innovation and are taking a more direct and homegrown approach than their global peers

GC confidential

What qualities do effective general counsel need to be assets to their companies? We asked two prominent GCs for their candia personal views on where you need to be to have your legal department working at optimum for your company and its people

Star struck

Through rolling reforms including the stellar success of the Star Market, mainland capital markets are soaring skyward, even as the trend of US IPOs maintains momentum. So, what is the right listing location for your company?

Continual vigilance

Controlling legal risk goes beyond the legal department, and in-house counsel need a pragmatic approach, without letting perfection be the enemy of progress. Prominent counsel Peter Zhang offers advice from his decades of experience 

Market SPACulation

Will Asia offer alternative forums for China’s current SPAC boom as the US loses its appetite?

Pirate hunters

Cognex Asia in-house counsel reveal how they hunt the pirates of their high-quality software products

Action plan

Five top in-house counsel share expectations for the new year, and reveal how they helped steady their company ships during the 2020 storm

How to be a top lawyer

Top 10 habits of most successful lawyers in China

Google leegle

Google's head of legal operations, technology and strategy gives exclusive insights into what she sees as the future for in-house teams

Are you being watched?

Governments adopting trace-and-track apps to prevent the spread of this coronavirus have raised questions about the ‘right balance’ between crisis response and privacy considerations

Beyond the ‘mega’ era

What does the future hold for China’s asset management industry?

A wealth of advice

Acclaimed financial lawyer David Liu shares his career stories

Surfing boards

What is the best listing venue for homecoming Chinese stocks?

New challenges of medical sourcing in China

What are the risks for global buyers sourcing medical equipment in China?

The point of return

If legal tools of bankruptcy are properly applied, there are chances for companies to survive and start again

Firm response

Law firms and companies take the lead in fulfilling social responsibilities during China’s COVID-19 crisis

Wisdom in management

Six GCs from different industries shared their insights with us on team management, and gave their take on the impact of the pandemic on their work

Tipping Point

Intellectual property protection faces new challenges as the world readjusts to a post-pandemic reality and its associated trade tensions

Home and safe?

Are companies facing higher cybersecurity risks with most employees working from home?

Remote controls

With the deadly COVID-19 virus forcing businesses into shutdown mode, PRC labour laws are scrambling to regulate a new norm for work conditions and payment standards.

Three big views

ere we glean the opinions of three elite GCs from different industries, who share their observations and strategies on team management and communication

China Business Law Awards 2020

We launched the “Golden League” award this year to reflect the market situation, and to encourage the firms on the list, and their peers, to improve their overall quality and level of service

Flight of the black swan

We ask senior in-house counsel and lawyers about the dangers, and the silver linings, that lie ahead in 2020

A secret war

New legal regimes mean an increase in trade secret litigation in both China and the US, but what measures are needed to protect trade secrets?

10 years

A decade of covering China's legal market

Dollars in the details?

The lack of details on the new Foreign Investment Law may present problems

Deals of the year 2019

CBLJ selects outstanding China-related deals and cases in 2019

In-depth coverage of CBLJ Forum in Shanghai

Hundreds of in-house counsel and other business leaders attend CBLJ Forum

The winners are…

Results of our inaugural awards for outstanding in-house counsel

In the hot seat

Interview with Milton Cheng, Baker McKenzie’s new global chair

The A-List 2019: China’s elite lawyers

CBLJ presents a list of top private practice lawyers for China-related business

Meltdown?

As competition heats up, how will law firms avoid low-cost chaos?

Arbitration: Six shades of wisdom

Interviews with leaders of six arbitration centres

Tech transition

How law firms tailor services for Hangzhou’s fast development

More than half the sky

Senior women lawyers share personal stories of challenges and success

A legal legacy

Exclusive interview with Chris Stephens, ADB's outgoing general counsel

Outbound hard ground

Geopolitical risks impact Chinese investment

Arbitration evolution

Internationalizing China's dispute resolution system

Corporate voices

Opportunities and challenges facing different sectors

The gameplan

China deploys reforms to buoy its economy

Grand design

What legal services will Greater Bay Area require?

Metamorphosis

Law firms in China are evolving and transforming

A new SOE-ra

Changing of the guard for newly compliant SOEs

Connecting the dots

How legaltech can help in-house counsel

China Business Law Awards 2019

CBLJ presents the law firms that stand out with their performance in the past year

Survey of Chinese law firms’ billing rates in 2018

Fees rise but quality, professionalism count more

The A-List 2018: China’s elite lawyers

CBLJ presents a list of top private practice lawyers for China-related business

Lean to green

China's market-oriented approach to green regulation

Family wealth management

Managing your own personal dynasty

Data overdrive

Hot issues in data security and management in China

Nature of perpetual bonds

How much do you really know about perpetual bonds?

Shared justice

Common ADR mechanism connects Belt and Road countries

Yin v Yang

Mediation can help turn conflict into consensus

Navigating the VUCA world

MNC in-house counsel must adapt to a more turbulent world

Against the flow

Domestic and foreign law firms strive to develop in China

In-house focus

New trends and challenges facing corporate counsel

Levelling up

It’s a critical moment for China to further open up

Into the storm

Overseas regulators are buffeting Chinese investment

Testing the defences

Key cybersecurity requirements for WFOE private fund managers

New wave

Offshore jurisdictions are riding the tide of fintech

Guided growth

New rules are shaping the development of PE/VC funds

China’s pollution war

Technology can help China enhance environmental law enforcement

Capital makes port

China’s capital markets are further integrated with the world

Rising in the East

The second of our series on Africa focuses on countries in the continent's east

Heads or tails?

Are Europe’s GDPR and China’s Cybersecurity Law two sides of the same coin?

Green and mean

As authorities step up law enforcement for protection of the environment, manufacturers are advised to prepare themselves for better compliance

Ice broken on IPOs involving ‘three-type shareholders’

By Jiang Fengtao and Ruan Lanquan, Hengdu Law Firm

Structured deposits under new asset management rules

By Wu Jiejiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Resisting temptation

Practical tips for anti-bribery compliance in the corruption-averse China

Dancing in unison

What are the key compliance issues in the Year of the Dog?

China Business Law Awards 2017-18

CBLJ presents the law firms that stand out with their performance in the past year

Deals of the Year 2017

Legal efforts in outstanding deals and cases

Compliance alerts

Chinese companies must watch rising US regulatory pressure

The A-List 2017: China’s top 100 lawyers

CBLJ presents a list of top private practice lawyers for China-related business

China’s Green Lanterns

Opportunities and risks with growth of green finance

Navigating abroad

Experienced corporate counsel share insights into topical outbound investment issues

Indonesia’s foreign direct investment regime

By Bono Daru Adji and Eko Ahmad Ismail Basyuni, Assegaf Hamzah & Partners

Guide to investing in Ireland

By Marie O’Brien, A&L Goodbody

A passage to Pakistan: The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

By Nathan Dodd, Mayer Brown JSM

Belt and Road and merger control reviews

By John Ren Yong, T&D Associates

In the pipeline

Long-term implications of China's Belt and Road initiative and a new regional legal landscape

En garde!

Battles for intellectual property are turning fierce in China

Israel recognizes Chinese judgment under reciprocity

By Sally Wang, Martin Hu & Partners

Compliance review of FI contracts with governments

By Shen Rengang and Zhang Yanan, AllBright Law Offices

IPO review highlights for NEEQ-listed companies

By Jiang Fengtao, Zhou Rong, Hengdu Law Firm

A common language

A universal arbitration framework can help connect Belt and Road markets

In the interest of fairness

Cherie Blair QC's thoughts on global standards for rules-based commerce

Space invaders

Cybersecurity and data protection law in Asia Pacific

A touch of tech

How computer and IT may shape the future of legal work

A question of quality

Evolving regulatory landscape

Building a backbone

The Belt and Road: What’s shovel ready?

Staying in play

Challenges for law firms

Taking a new path

Articles from three corporate counsel institutions focus on the new responsibilities, challenges and opportunities facing in-house legal teams

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China Business Law Awards 2022

China Business Law Journal reveals the law firms that have excelled in the past year

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What does it take to be a top lawyer?

We asked some of our elite A-list lawyers to provide us with keywords that others might use to rise to the top of their game

In-house Counsel Awards revealed

After months of intensive market surveys and research, China Business Law Journal's editorial team unveils our In-house Counsel Award winners

CORRESPONDENTS

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Saudi Arabia promotes investment with new Companies Law

By Wang Jihong and Zhao Huiqi, Zhong Lun Law Firm 
Legal essentials bonus payments

Legal essentials related to bonus payments

By Shaw Zhao and He Yanling, Jingtian & Gongcheng
market exit group finance companies

Risk disposal, market exit of group finance companies

By Wang Zhenxiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng

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Keymasters

General counsel hold the keys to unlocking sound investment opportunities in troubled times

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Surviving the deluge

George W Russell asks legal experts how clients can draw on experience from damage control practice around the globe

Building compliance culture, Du Jin

Building compliance culture

Du Jin, general counsel and assistant president at Shenzhen-listed Hytera Communications, offers some insights

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

International arbitration procedures

International arbitration procedures and key points

By Jiang Hong and Gong Yiduo, TianTong Law Firm
Remedies against company malicious transfer

Remedies against malicious transfer of invested companies

By Liu Jing and Qi Hanwei, Han Kun Law Offices
liquidation duties company shareholders

Neglect of liquidation duties by limited company shareholders

By Zhu Qimin and Yin Shi, Han Kun Law Offices

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