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February 2020

Copyright and judicial proceedings

Is copyright infringed if documents are copied for the purposes of judicial proceedings?

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

French and Chinese trademark laws: A comparison

By Huang Hui and Paul Ranjard, Wanhuida Intellectual Property
It is interesting to draw a comparison between the new French law and China’s current Trademark Law in two important aspects: genuine use and tolerance

Advice on tax, insurance and provident funds during COVID-19

By Jeffrey Quan and Wu Zhenyu, ETR Law Firm
This article interprets the latest regulations and puts forward suggestions for implementation by referring to the relevant regulations enacted in the SARS outbreak of 2003

Preventing risk in overseas project subcontracts

By Wang Jihong and Zhao Huiqi, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Problems, countermeasures of decentralized TM management

By Frank Liu and Adam Zhu, Tiantai Law Firm

India’s data protection regime: Are you ready for the change?

By Santosh Pai and Yosham Vardhan, Link Legal India Law Services
What are the opportunities and risks for Chinese investors once the personal Data Protection Bill 2019 is approved?

Risks in execution of a contract of guarantee

By Li Weiming and Xiong Xiaorong, Tiantai Law Firm

Trademark transfer issues for previously licensed trademarks (part 2)

By Shi Yakai and Hu Miao, Sanyou Intellectual Property Agency

Risks of misusing copyrighted educational material

By Xing Keke and Guo Jincheng, Yuanhe Partners

New insight into disputes over Sino-foreign JVs

By Jenny Wang and Ma Lisha,Merits & Tree Law Offices

Overseas project applications by Chinese enterprises (Part 1)

By Selena She and Kenneth Kong, Llinks Law Offices

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

Minutes redefine notes financing business of financial institutions

By Yang Guang and Zhang Xiaoke, Lantai Partners

Evolution of inferior rank repayment rule for shareholder claims

By Xu Bangwei and Zhang Xiaotong, Jingtian & Gongcheng

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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

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
Zhang Guanglei Chen Cheng Jingtian & Gongcheng New York Convention

Applying New York Convention’s ‘public policy’ clause in China

By Zhang Guanglei and Chen Cheng, Jingtian & Gongcheng

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International GCs on legal team evolutions | China Business Law Journal

International GCs on legal team evolutions

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

In-house counsel coping strategies for a tough year

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.

Market survey: How are PRC law firms performing in 2020?

Market survey: How are PRC law firms performing in 2020?

China’s legal services market is navigating a tumultuous period of change. Our annual survey looks at how firms are performing, and what strategies they have in place to see them through the storm

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

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Justice

Video evidence

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