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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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