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February 2020

Fire tests gold

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

The ‘200 shareholders’ issue under new Securities Law

By Zhao Zeming, Grandway Law Offices

Cases for third-party price verification

By Zhan Guohong, Dentons

Key points of revised restructuring and listing rules

By Tang Cenzhi and Lin Lefeng, East & Concord Partners

Three suggestions for meeting SCS compliance requirements

By Carl Li and Yuan Yuan, AllBright Law Offices

Curtailing government guidance fund risks

By Qiao Zhaoshu, DOCVIT Law Firm

Managing multijurisdictional investigations involving China

As business operations are increasingly cross-border, compliance and investigation functions have to evolve for multijurisdictional challenges.

Shifting landscape of international arbitration in China

This article tries to debrief the developments of its international cases in the past five years and to demonstrate the landscape changes of international arbitration practice in China

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CBLJ presents a list of the country’s top up-and-coming legal talent

CORRESPONDENTS

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By Cedric Ding and Emily Tan, AllBright Law Offices
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How financial institutions reorganise via creditor committees?

By Wang Zhenxiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng

Skipping bids and listing: how non-compliance affects property service providers

By Li Jing and Li Jumei, Grandway Law Offices

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Senior lawyers from local and national firms analyse service demand and competition in Guangzhou’s legal market

PRACTITIONERS' PERSPECTIVES

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Guidelines for national carbon emissions trading

By Zhao Shujie, East & Concord Partners
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China’s personal information protection regime is complete

By Li Chunyi, Zhongzi Law Office
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How courts view responsibility of private fund managers

By Jiang Mingze and Yang Qiuci, Shihui Law Office

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Decentralised autonomous organisations

By Andrew Godwin