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NA Deals: Khazanah invests $2.4 bln in China Huarong
Also, MoFo stars in Intel’s $1.5 billion investment in Tsinghua Unigroup, Skadden advises Hershey on its $394 million stake acquisition in Shanghai Golden Monkey, and much more in this week’s North Asia deals spotlight. Full Article
Some financial firms moving to back-up sites amid Hong Kong protest fears
Some banks and other financial firms have begun moving staff to back-up premises on the outskirts of Hong Kong to prevent growing unrest in the financial hub from disrupting trading and other critical functions, two business services firms said. Full Article
China currency regulator uncovers $10 bln in fake trades
China has found nearly $10 billion worth of falsified trade transactions more than a year after the fake trades were first uncovered, the currency regulator said on Thursday, adding that a crackdown had now stamped out the practice. Full Article
China 'to overhaul coal resource taxes'
China will impose a new resource tax on coal from Dec. 1 and will cancel a series of existing charges, its cabinet said on Monday, in a move to simplify the tax structure for struggling coal producers. Full Article
China outbound M&A shrinks on graft crackdown, slowing economy
The volume of China's outbound mergers and acquisitions fell in the first nine months of 2014, its first drop in three years, as state-owned firms turned cautious in the wake of a slowing economy and President Xi Jinping's crackdown on... Full Article
Avon wins dismissal of lawsuit over China bribery
Avon Products Inc on Monday won the dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit accusing the cosmetics company of concealing its inability to stop workers from bribing officials in China to win business there. Full Article

Features

The evolution of offshore
Offshore law firms are changing with the times, evolving to meet the needs of global businesses and the flow of capital that is both easier but also much more regulated. And although they still differentiate themselves from their onshore peers,... Full Article
Competition heats up
China’s crackdown on price-fixing and its increasing regulatory clout over international mergers and acquisitions is creating a hot new commodity in its legal industry: antitrust lawyers. Kanishk Verghese reports, with additional input from Denny Thomas of Reuters. Full Article
Opportunities from plight
The Yangtze River Delta (YRD) has recently been seeing increasing defaults and bad loans, which have further increased the credit risk for the region, especially for medium- and small-sized enterprises. Chen Dujuan talks to lawyers and in-house counsel of local... Full Article
New option
New arbitration rules, tailored for the newly launched Shanghai FTZ and consistent with international standards, have taken effect since May this year. Although it will be some time before Shanghai can develop itself in a holistic manner, experts believe the... Full Article

Special Reports

CLB 2014 M&A Rankings
By ALB | 01 Sep 14
This year’s China M&A rankings is a mixture of the usual suspects and surprising new entrants. Fangda Partners, Haiwen & Partners, Han Kun Law Offices, Jun He Law Offices, King & Wood Mallesons and Zhong Lun Law Firm make the...
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ALB M&A Review: 1H 2014 deals surge on optimistic outlook
By ALB | 24 Jul 14
This detailed report, the first in a series of Asia-Pacific M&A Reviews, provides companies with the insight and analysis to support their strategic investment decisions. Click the Buy Now button below to purchase the report at the special launch price...
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Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey
By Practical Law China | 13 Jun 14
Chinese and foreign companies are increasingly seeking the help of external counsel to understand what governing law is standard for the different cross-border deals they are involved in. Practical Law China’s 2014 governing law survey gives them a clearer picture...
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