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October 2019

Cost of keeping clients

This issue features our annual report on Chinese law firms’ legal services fees

Wigs and robes

The practices concerning court dress in common law jurisdictions and China

Meltdown?

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

China’s arbitration quid pro quo

Mainland institutions should seek to introduce the “China experience” to their global counterparts

‘Them and us’, or ‘all of us’?

Arbitration in the modern sense is an imported product for China

Arbitration practice keeps evolving

Arbitration practice in mainland China evolves in a way that reflects its local characteristics

Adding a little China wisdom

Chinese arbitration has formed and developed several unique practices and experiences

A meeting of the ways

Bringing the arbitration rules in line with international practice has long been a mainstream topic

The road to broader engagement

Arbitration gives parties greater flexibility for the efficient resolution of their international disputes

Courting the internet

How Alibaba plays role in the establishment of Hangzhou Internet Court

Tech transition

How law firms tailor services for Hangzhou’s fast development

Customized designs of arbitration clauses

By Li Fei and Wang Gongjing, Langfang Arbitration Commission

ADR for commercial disputes in China

By Quan Zhaohui and Mo Xinying, ETR Law Firm

Arbitrate, or petition for winding-up?

By Cheung Kwok Kit, Deacons

How Chinese companies ensure compliance overseas

By Cui Haiyan, Zhejiang Brighteous Law Firm

Applying ‘safe harbour principle’ to cloud service providers

By Wang Yaxi and Xiang Li, Yuanhe Partners

Information disclosure of private funds

By Catherine Chen and Huang Yi'An, Zhong Lun Law Firm

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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

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Rising stars: China’s young elite lawyers 2020

After extensive editorial research, China Business Law Journal has compiled a list of China's young elite lawyers. Charlie Wu reports

China Deals of the Year 2020

Deals of the year 2019

CBLJ selects outstanding China-related deals and cases in 2019

CORRESPONDENTS

Xi Qing Cai Meng AllBright Law Offices compliance

Compliance and specific path selection in liquidations

By Xi Qing and Cai Meng, AllBright Law Offices
hen Minquan Gu Lingni Jingtian & Gongcheng employment contract

Misconceptions with changing employment contracts by consultation

By Shen Minquan and Gu Lingni, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Dong Xiao Zhao Huili AnJie Law Firm International arbitration

Witness selection, preparation in international arbitration

By Dong Xiao and Zhao Huili, AnJie Law Firm

FEATURES

Reviving a heartland

Reviving a heartland

The once booming industrial and manufacturing hub of northeast China has been weathered by economic decline, but government revitalization plans are creating new opportunities for businesses. How should law firms prepare to tap the region’s full potential?

International GCs on legal team evolutions | China Business Law Journal

The long view

International General counsel shared their views with us on the changing role of in-house legal teams

In-house counsel coping strategies for a tough year

Toil and trouble

China’s economy is recovering from the pandemic ahead of the rest of the world, but in-house counsel now face an increasingly tense international political theatre and an enormous uptick in regulatory and compliance-related work.

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

Pan Xiuping Cui Shengnan Longan Law Firm debt financing instruments

Bond trustee system: A new opportunity

By Pan Xiuping and Cui Shengnan, Longan Law Firm
Catherine Shen Commerce & Finance Law Offices Foreign Investment Law

Impact of Foreign Investment Law on M&A in China

By Catherine Shen, Commerce & Finance Law Offices
Zhang Miao Pei Zhoujian Hylands Law Firm PPP REITs

Structure, procedure and dilemmas of the PPP+REITs model

By Zhang Miao and Pei Zhoujian, Hylands Law Firm

Lexicon

Justice

Video evidence

What are the rules governing the giving of evidence by video link in civil proceedings