The idea for a decentralised autonomous organisation, where the rules are baked into its code with no management structure or board of directors, has emerged with the rise of blockchain technology. Andrew Godwin examines its legal status and the future that it may shape from the contemporary discussions
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
The golden days of unfettered growth for China's homegrown tech companies could be coming to an end as regulators speed up data-oriented reforms. What are the legal pitfalls and the hefty consequences, and who will be most affected?
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
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?
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
The blueprint for China’s top-down intellectual property (IP) reforms includes piecing together major judicial and legislative change, solving problems that have affected enterprises for decades. But do the changes go far enough?
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?
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.