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China Deals of The Year 2023

From blockbuster issuances to fiercely contested disputes, we proudly unveil the Deals of the Year 2023

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

Deals of the year 2020

Deals of the Year: Highlighting the China-related transactions and cases that stood out in 2021. We revisit decisive moments for the legal market in the past year based on extensive editorial research

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
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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
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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

Resisting temptation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Offshore treasure

Old days of havens for tax gains replaced by rigid regulatory regimes
Intense competition in Asia-Pacific fintech race

Tech evolution

Intense competition in Asia-Pacific fintech race

Solutions: ABS

How the fast-growing asset-backed securitization model in China may help open new channels for financing

Fintech revolution

Rapid development of fintech brings new legal challenges

Money rules

PE/VC fund managers face more tough rules on investment

Knowledge is power

Functions of reputational due diligence

Tangled web

Challenges to IP protection in internet era

Think big

First in a special series on the Belt and Road initiative

From the top

IP legal and judicial updates in PRC

Trend setter

Overseas IP issues facing Chinese companies

The D&O defence

What does D&O insurance mean to multinationals?

One in a million

Tips on how to stand out from the regular in-house crowd

Back from the brink

Bankruptcy reorganization may give dying companies new lease of life

Your best defence

China’s exporters and the battle against global trade protectionism

Rise of the replicants

Will predictive coding take your job?

The Belt and Road – and the birthday

Law Society of HK prepares major legal conference alongside historic 110th anniversary

China Business Law Awards 2016

Well done to all our winners in 2016!

New dawn

Rooster heralds year of uncertainty for corporate counsel

Greater tax connection

CRS implications for Chinese entities

Deals of the Year 2016

The very best deals showcasing Chinese economic activities in a global market

The heat is on

More fuel for the fire on global antitrust enforcement

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The A-List 2023-24: Rising Stars

100 young elite lawyers for China market

Deals of the year China 2023

China Deals of The Year 2023

From blockbuster issuances to fiercely contested disputes, we proudly unveil the Deals of the Year 2023

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The A-List 2023-24: Growth Drivers

Leaders of seven leading arbitration institutions review their development highlights and explore future landscape

CORRESPONDENTS

Renewable Energy Investment in South Africa

Precautions before investing in South African green energy

By Wang Jihong and Chen Dingduo, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Challenges in reducing subscribed registered capital

By Zhao Xun and Guo Kaihang, Grandway Law Offices
Compliance strategy

How consumer, retail companies can capture compliance and profits

By Quan Kaiming and Yuan Wei, AllBright Law Offices

FEATURES

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The A-List 2023-24: Rising Stars

100 young elite lawyers for China market

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Brains trust: Adjudicating private fund e-contracts

CITIC Securities top in-house lawyers discuss validity issues and trial rules that adjudicators can follow

China's bankruptcy regime matures

Back from the brink

China's increasingly mature bankruptcy regime has become a reliable tool for market self-correction

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Compliance on notification threshold for anti-monopoly filing

By Pan Zhicheng and Li Qingqing, Huiye Law Firm

Upgrading data breach prevention and response

By Kevin Duan and Hu Minzhe, Han Kun Law Offices
Equity Participation

Supervision of SOEs’ external investment by equity participation

By Sha Qianli and Shen Yingxin, Brightstone Lawyers

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