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Stolen goods

This article examines and compares the treatment of stolen goods in common law jurisdictions and in mainland China

Firm response

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

Preventing data compliance risks involving third parties

By David Pan, Llinks Law Offices
Recent incidents are warning companies that they should conduct adequate due diligence, management and risk prevention of third-party data service providers

Payment arrangements in cross-border acquisitions

By Cathy Huang, Kenneth Kong, Llinks Law Offices 

Judicial recognition of independent letters of guarantee

By Yang Guang and Wang Chengtao, Lantai Partners

Navigating land acquisitions in Pakistan

By Wang Jihong and Li Chenxi, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Interview with Jiang Wenlu, general manager, legal department of Sinochem International

Jiang Wenlu, general manager, legal department of Sinochem International shared his insight with us on team management

Interview with Max Zhang, assistant general counsel of Becton Dickinson Medical Devices China

Max Zhang, assistant general counsel of Becton Dickinson Medical Devices China shared his insight with us on team management

Interview with Tonell Liu, legal director of Suning Sports

Tonell Liu, legal director of Suning Sports shares his insight with us on team management

Compliance, data issues relating to telemedicine services

By Ramon Huang, Li Tianhang, Hui Ye Law Firm
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, international co-operation in areas such as pandemic prevention and control, new drug development and medical treatment have become crucial

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

Trade secrets law in China and Sino-US Phase One agreement

By Hu Ke, Jingtian & Gongcheng
This article will analyze China’s Anti-Unfair Competition Law and other applicable laws, and envision the prospects for the law and the practice of trade secrets protection in China.

Tipping Point

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

TM infringement risks associated with ‘cross-border wave’

By Wang Yaxi and Xing Keke, Yuanhe Partners

Can goodwill be used for capital contributions to a company?

By Wang Kun and Yan Lantao, Tiantai 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

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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Video evidence

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