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Taking the plunge

As global uncertainty disrupts the legal workforce, Asian law firms see attrition as young lawyers switch to in-house and other lanes

Success stress

Stressful competition behind the hustle of Guangdong’s legal landscape

The A-List 2022

After thorough editorial survey and research, China Business Law Journal presents the elite lawyers in China’s legal market

Crisis innovation

Long roots, strong branches

Top arbitration institutions examine the evolution of the sector in China

Keymasters

General counsel hold the keys to unlocking sound investment opportunities in troubled times

Surviving the deluge

George W Russell asks legal experts how clients can draw on experience from damage control practice around the globe

Building compliance culture

Du Jin, general counsel and assistant president at Shenzhen-listed Hytera Communications, offers some insights

Are you available?

Under China’s new data regulatory framework, how should companies use publicly available personal information in a compliant manner?

Moving on up

Mariel Dimsey tells us about her new role and plans to enhance the city’s reputation as a leading dispute resolution hub

Eyes forward

Bright future

Why the new Futures and Derivatives Law is a boost for China towards aligning with international practice?

Trade route revival

China explores resource investments in Central Asia and the Greater Middle East

Markets of choice

Chinese companies are finding both challenges and opportunities amid shakeups in capital markets at home and abroad

China Business Law Awards 2022

China Business Law Journal reveals the law firms that have excelled in the past year

What does it take to be a top lawyer?

We asked some of our elite A-list lawyers to provide us with keywords that others might use to rise to the top of their game

In-house Counsel Awards revealed

After months of intensive market surveys and research, China Business Law Journal's editorial team unveils our In-house Counsel Award winners

Towards the light

Easing of regulations on offshore listing brings hope for an end to a long-running Sino-US dispute

When worlds collide

By Edward Chin

Constant calibration

Top corporate legal minds explain how they are assessing and adjusting their annual development strategies in these uncertain times

DAOism: a new kind of faith

By Andrew Godwin

Rising Stars 2022

80 young elite lawyers for China market

Needs of the many

Hard talk

Asian in-house counsel speak their minds on law firms

Data crunch time

Sina Group’s GC unpacks core issues of data compliance

Deals of the year 2021

We look back at the most significant transactions and disputes of last year

Between rocks and hard places

Managing conflicting cross-border data access requests

NFTs and the IP Conundrum

Digitally fluent GC shares NFT-related legal dilemmas

Refining the rescue

How far is China from completing its restructuring and insolvency regime?

Confidentiality in administered arbitrations

By Wang Xiaojun, HKIAC

The A-List 2021

We reveal our 200 elite lawyers from PRC and foreign law firms

A trustee’s duty: separation of trust property rights

By Wang Yan and Gao Zhuang, BAC/BIAC

Priced to please

By Luna Jin
Our annual billing rates survey reveals Chinese law firms’ fees

An inconvenient moment of truth

By Vandana Chatlani
How accountable should lawyers be for our climate woes?

Stepping up

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

Understanding and applying articles of CISG

By Xu Zhihe and Li Tingwei, SHIAC

Professional sports deserve professional arbitration system

By Fu Xiangyu, Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Centre

Burning ambition

By Luna Jin
Can China's desire to be a truly global dispute resolution centre be realised?

Creative defences

Legal director of Huayi Brothers shares IP protection tips under new law

Putting zip in your Zoom

By John Miers

Finding the finance

ABS market seeks alternative financing avenues

New frontiers

As Chinese financial markets become more sophisticated, companies are eyeing new possibilities to unlock value

Past the pit stop

Challenges to overcome in reinvigorating China’s outbound investment

Sea change

Regulatory wave heightens personal data compliance requirements for internet platforms

ICC clearly

ICC Court’s new president Claudia Salomon discusses her role and the future landscape of dispute resolution in Asia

Testing the wind

Law firms stress the importance of compliance and risk management for reshaping business

Ups & downs

Our annual legal market survey takes financial snapshot of Chinese law firms

By the numbers

ACC's global survey maps the changing roles of in-house counsel

Compliance anxiety

In-house leaders reveal how to keep up with tectonic regulatory shifts

Buckle up

CRRC’s top counsel explains how to ensure overseas compliance

Open sesame

China woos world with asset management riches

Draft amendment a big leap for China arbitration 

By Helen Shi, International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce

Gender in justice

Women lawyers across Asia share their personal stories of success, strategy and struggle for a more inclusive legal profession

Zhejiang in a nutshell

Breaking into Zhejiang’s hot legal market is a tough nut to crack for national law firms as the locals hold the advantage

Lawyering 2.0

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 taming of tech

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?

GC confidential

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

Star struck

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?

Continual vigilance

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 

Sellers beware of your contractual obligations

By Shen Bin, No.2 Case Management Department;Zou Rui, Shanghai International Arbitration Centre

Market SPACulation

Will Asia offer alternative forums for China’s current SPAC boom as the US loses its appetite?

Pirate hunters

Cognex Asia in-house counsel reveal how they hunt the pirates of their high-quality software products

How to be a successful in-house counsel

In-house award winners share must-have skills for successful GCs

Jiangsu on song

How Jiangsu province is optimising its strengths and establishing a dominant position in east China’s legal market

Tight times

Chinese law firms reveal their fees in our exclusive billing rates survey, shedding light on how reduced corporate budgets have affected the cost of legal services

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China Business Law Awards 2022

China Business Law Journal reveals the law firms that have excelled in the past year

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What does it take to be a top lawyer?

We asked some of our elite A-list lawyers to provide us with keywords that others might use to rise to the top of their game

In-house Counsel Awards revealed

After months of intensive market surveys and research, China Business Law Journal's editorial team unveils our In-house Counsel Award winners

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Game changer for trade secret infringers

Article 32 a game changer for trade secret infringers

By Chen Zhixing and Lan Manfeng, AnJie Broad Law Firm
Tax relief financial institutions

Tax relief for financial institutions in disposal of non-performing asset claims

By Wang Zhenxiang, Jingtian & Gongcheng
Transforming S&T achievements

Transforming S&T achievements into companies for domestic listing

By Wang Yan and Zhao Lihua, Grandway Law Offices

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Taking the plunge

Taking the plunge

As global uncertainty disrupts the legal workforce, Asian law firms see attrition as young lawyers switch to in-house and other lanes

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Listed company reorganisations and frontier legal issues

By Xu Shengfeng, Zhong Lun Law Firm
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Using disposal of non-performing assets method to resolve problems in claims recourse

By Chen Zhuo and Wang Hao, Tian Yuan Law Firm

Reforming Japan’s ‘spinach rule’ for today’s VUCA market

By Zhao Rong, Labour Consulting (LABOURS)

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