Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has hired corporate partners David Livdahl and Jenny Sheng from Paul Hastings to open its Beijing office. They will be joined by three other Paul Hastings...
Duane Morris has formally opened its Shanghai office after getting approval and a licence from authorities. The firm had announced plans to open in Shanghai in January.
DLA Piper has advised Fosun International on its $464 million investment in Bermuda-based property and casualty insurer Ironshore.
Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported
Baker & McKenzie has advised Swedish private equity firm EQT on the sale of its stake in Taiwan-based Gala TV to Yung Tsai Investment Co.
|Taiwan government plans to raise $710 mln from TSMC stock sale next yearTaiwan's government plans to sell 177 million shares of TSMC next year to raise T$21.3 billion ($710 million), part of a broader move to help repay its debts, two sources with close knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. Full Article|
|Inflows to HK ETFs soar as foreigners bet on Chinese stocksOffshore investors are rallying behind China's undervalued equities by plowing billions of dollars into Hong Kong's exchange-traded funds denominated in the yuan currency. Full Article|
|Bank of China shortlists 8 banks for Tier 1 offeringBank of China has shortlisted eight banks for a planned offshore Basel III-compliant Additional Tier 1 capital offering of up to $6.5 billion, according a source involved in the deal. Full Article|
|Heinz recalls 4 batches of infant food in ChinaKetchup maker H.J. Heinz Co has recalled some infant food in eastern China after it was found to contain lead in excess of the allowable limit, the company said on Monday. Full Article|
|Shengjing Bank 'plans $1 bln Hong Kong IPO' China's Shengjing Bank plans to raise $1 billion through a Hong Kong initial public offering this year, Thomson Reuters publication IFR reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the situation. Full Article|
|Will punish all firms that violate laws: ChinaCompanies operating in China will be punished if they violate laws, regardless of whether they are domestic or foreign firms, a senior official at the country's economic planner said on Wednesday. Full Article|
|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 upChina’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 plightThe 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|
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|Practical Law China’s 2014 Governing Law survey 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...|
|Employer of Choice 2014 - China's best employers 01 Jun 14 ALB’s annual survey of the best law firms to work for in China has ranked employers on the basis of job satisfaction, remuneration, work-life balance, career prospects, mentorship, job security and other aspects.|