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China Auditor Update: SEC and Chinese Audit Firms "Settle" for the Status Quo

In an Order of Settlement released February 6, 2015, the SEC agreed to stay the administrative action against the Chinese affiliates of the “Big Four” accounting firms for refusing to turn over their audit work papers...more

2/9/2015 - Auditors China Deloitte Enforcement Actions Ernst & Young KPMG PricewaterhouseCoopers SEC

Indonesia’s Presidential Elections Dispute and Idul Fitri 2014 – Are You and Your Company Prepared?

On July 9, within just a few hours of the polls closing in the tightly contested presidential election in the world’s third-largest democracy – the Republic of Indonesia – the only two contestants running had claimed victory....more

7/21/2014 - Election Laws

China Issues New Regulations Prohibiting Commercial Bribery in the Health Care Industry

In late December, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission ("NHFPC"), the successor organization to the Ministry of Health, issued two sets of anti-corruption regulations for the health care industry: the 2013...more

1/31/2014 - Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption Bribery CFDA China Healthcare

China’s Life Sciences Regulatory Crackdown: September 10 Update

The regulatory enforcement environment in China remains tense, as both the Chinese government and media bring new actions and allegations against life sciences manufacturers in both the pharmaceutical and device sectors. We...more

9/11/2013 - Biotechnology China Compliance Enforcement Life Sciences Medicare Pharmaceutical Industry

China Life Sciences Health Industry Client Briefing – February 2013 (March 11, 2013)

In This Issue: New Drug GSP Issued: Supervision on Drug Distribution to be Enhanced (China Securities Journal 2013-02-20) – February 20, 2013; China to Encourage Innovative Drug Development (Xinhua News Agency...more

3/12/2013 - China Generic Drugs Life Sciences Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry SFDA

New People's Republic of China (PRC) Regulations for Centralized Procurement of Medical Consumables Contain Significant Penalties...

On December 17 2012, China’s Ministry of Health, in conjunction with five other government agencies, issued the Trial Regulations on Centralized Procurement of High-Value Consumable Medical Supplies. These regulations, which...more

2/22/2013 - Bribery China Ministry of Health Penalties

China Life Sciences Health Industry Client Briefing – January 2013 (February 21, 2013)

In This Issue: Li Keqiang Comments from the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Medical Reform Leading Group (USCBC 2012-01-06) – January 6, 2013; MOH Announces Roadmap for Medical Reform (USCBC 2012-01-10) – January 10, 2013;...more

2/22/2013 - China Chinese Medicine Health Insurance Hospitals Life Sciences Medical Equipment Ministry of Health Pharmaceutical Industry

China Life Sciences Health Industry Client Briefing - December 2012 (January 18, 2013)

Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Health Care & Life Sciences - News & Regulations: ..Industry Calls for Reform of Lagging Drug Review System (Global Times 2012-12-02) – December 3, 2012...more

1/24/2013 - China Healthcare Life Sciences Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry Prescription Drugs

China Life Sciences and Health Industry Client Briefing – November 2012 (December 13, 2012)

In This Issue: Priorities, Practical Tips and Lessons Learned from Reed Smith’s China Device Regulatory Briefing on December 4, 2012; Programs of Designated Drug Production to be Initiated: Five to 10 Pilot Varieties...more

12/17/2012 - China FDA Licenses Life Sciences Medical Devices Pharmaceutical Industry Stem cells

2012 FCPA Guidance: Key Points and Analysis

On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Act guidance in the form of a 120-page document entitled “A Resource Guide...more

11/26/2012 - Compliance DOJ FCPA FCPA Resource Guide SEC

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