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Following the new amendments to the PRC Company Law, China has published a series of conforming amendments to certain existing regulations governing foreign invested entities in China (FIEs) to reflect the reform introduced...more
Enhanced Reporting Requirements for PRC Residents on Foreign Assets and Transactions -
On 9 November 2013, the PRC State Council released the revised reporting requirements for 'PRC residents' in relation to their...more
On February 19, 2014 the state-level General Administration for Industry and Commerce (the “AIC“) issued a notice to officially cancel the annual inspection for all types of enterprises including domestic entities,...more
China has further opened up its value-added telecoms sector, starting with foreign-invested companies established in the new Shanghai Free Trade Zone (“SFTZ”).
As reported in our January China Bulletin, the SFTZ offers...more
Ralls Corp., a privately-held company owned by executives of the China-based heavy machinery manufacturing conglomerate Sany Group, recently filed an appeal in its ongoing effort to avoid President Obama’s order requiring the...more
As Chinese companies have matured, they’re eagerly looking to the U.S. as a source for technology innovation, talent and market penetration, says Jackie Liu, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. Until...more
Washington is a town that is filled with secrets – some interesting and others not so interesting. I grew up and have practiced law in Washington, DC. all of my career. ...more
Most foreign direct investment projects will be treated the same as their domestic counterparts with regard to governmental approval requirements under new rules passed by China’s State Council. The move substantially relaxes...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), the inter-agency group that conducts national security reviews of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses, recently issued its Annual Report to Congress for...more
Chinese companies may be able invest up to US $1 billion overseas without approval of the Chinese government unless the investment is in a sensitive country or industry under new rules passed by China’s State Council in...more
This year will mark a half-decade since the release of Circular 698. The confluence of local enforcement and increased exits by off-shore investors may make 2014 its most interesting year....more
The 2012 Report underscores the continued imperative for foreign investors to consider CFIUS issues when contemplating relevant US acquisitions.
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)...more
The Federal Reserve’s decision to begin tapering its bond buying program is likely to put a dent in M&A activity in 2014 because it will likely lead to higher interest rates, making deal financing more expensive, according to...more
Prior to 2013, the door to the People’s Republic of China’s domestic mutual fund market was closed to outsiders. Foreign fund managers had only one choice: to team up with local Chinese managers in joint ventures, controlled...more
Ed. Note-this article is one of a continuing series of interviews of thought leaders in FCPA, Bribery Act and anti-corruption/anti-bribery. In this blog post, I interview Amy Sommers, partner in the Shanghai office of K&L...more
1. What role does the government of China play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO a decade...more
When China's e-commerce giant Alibaba -- with a valuation that may make it the world's third-largest Internet company behind only Google and Amazon -- made the decision to go public, listing in Hong Kong was its natural first...more
The government is moving in a direction to make the corporate formation and supervision process more user-friendly. Two key changes are expected to happen in the near future. The first is the abolishment of the registered...more
Multinational companies’ Chinese subsidiaries, known as foreign invested entities or “FIEs,” have two basic options when hiring employees. They can either hire them directly (“Employment Model”), or they can “lease” them from...more
One of the most welcome developments in China’s evolving legal landscape this year is a new law that allows owners of trade secrets to obtain preliminary injunctions to stop infringement. Overseas investors have long...more
We have previously written here on CrunchedCredit about Chinese banks lending in the U.S. With recent news that Chinese state-owned developer Greenland Group has agreed to purchase a 70% stake in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards...more
On September 29, 2013, China launched the mainland’s first free trade zone (FTZ) in Shanghai. The initiative is intended to be a pilot program to provide a blueprint of how China will reform its economic structure. The FTZ is...more
As our readers know, foreign investments into the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) are typically structured through one or more holding companies domiciled in offshore jurisdictions. Planned and implemented properly, an...more
If there is one event in history of Western Civilization which could be said to be a true turning point, today is the anniversary of one of the very top echelon. On this date in 1066, William the Conqueror defeated Harold II,...more
China officially launched the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (the “SHFTZ”) on September 29, 2013 and on the same day published a long-awaited and longer-than-expected “negative list” setting forth industry sectors...more
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