Richard Grams

Dispatch Workers in China can 'Fry Squid'

Recent amendments to China's Labor Contract Law will bring sweeping changes to the way that many foreign and local companies staff their operations in the country. From July 1, 2013, it will no longer be possible to rely on…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

A New Blow To Transparency Stymies Due Diligence In China

Recent restrictions imposed on access to corporate information in China reveal the regime's sensitivity about transparency and its need to control information. These restrictions present a significant new hurdle for foreign…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

China now enforcing social security enrolment by foreigners in most major cities

Implementing regulations have now been rolled out in most major cities in China making it mandatory for foreign staff to enrol in the PRC social security system. Employers with foreign staff in cities which have so far not…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Worker’s Compensation

China's Social Security Implementing Rules Are In Force - What's Next

Regulations requiring foreign workers in China to enroll in its social security system are now in effect but the situation is complicated by differing levels of compliance and enforcement by local authorities. In cities that are…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Insurance, Worker’s Compensation

Foreigners Caught by China's Social Security Laws

There has been quite a lot of news recently about China's new social security law, not all of it accurate, and we hope that this China Alert clarifies how foreign investors in China will be affected. The new law, together…more
| Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

Financier Worldwide June 2011 Cover Feature: Introduction of the UK Bribery Act

The article summarizes the key features of the UK's own 'FCPA' and compares it to existing anti-corruption laws in England and Wales, as well as to the FCPA and other international efforts to combat corruption. The article…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

White Paper on RMB Funds

RMB funds are one of the newest and most interesting developments in China's private equity scene and are currently a huge driver in investments made in Chinese companies today. Our mini-White Paper traces the history of RMB…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Is your business ready for the new UK Bribery Act?

This is an update on the new UK Bribery Act and its impact on UK and multinational companies that do business in the UK but with particular emphasis on those companies which also do business in China, where bribery and…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

UK enacts its own "FCPA"

The recently-enacted UK Bribery Act will impact multinational companies once it comes into effect in early 2011. In many ways, it goes beyond the FCPA in terms of scope of activities covered and penalties for violation…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Escalating Anti-Bribery Enforcement

Regulatory compliance for multinational financial institutions has gotten tougher and is about to get even more difficult with new anti-corruption laws about to come into effect in the UK early next year. 2010 has seen…more
| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

China's Indigenous Innovation Program

This is an update on China's new indigenous innovation program which restricts the right of overseas technology providers and brands to compete for government procurement contracts in China…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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