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China's State Secret Laws: Five Unique Risks for Working With SOEs

by Kobre & Kim on

Despite opening its borders, the Chinese state still controls certain industries through majority or sole ownership. To participate in these industries, multinational companies must often set up equity or contractual joint...more

China State Secrets: What Multinational Companies Need to Know

by Kobre & Kim on

Multinational companies in China used to have the luxury of focusing their regulatory efforts primarily on compliance with the laws of their home countries, relegating China’s state secrets laws to something only of concern...more

New Survey Says 75 Percent of Respondents Unfamiliar with China’s New Cybersecurity Law: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

Are you familiar with it? According to a survey conducted by Consilio and released earlier this week, 75 percent of legal technology professionals responding to the survey indicated that they are not familiar with...more

Focus on China Compliance - Fall 2014

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In This Issue: - Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Navigating Disclosures to U.S. Regulators Within the Framework of China’s State Secrets Law - Internal Investigations in China: Collecting and Reviewing Digital...more

China’s State Secret Laws: Avoiding Liability in Cross Border Litigation and Investigations

by Dechert LLP on

When complying with discovery obligations in cross border litigation or responding to document production requests from overseas regulators, multi-nationals operating in China have to comply with China’s state secret laws...more

Audit Firm Ordered To Disclose PRC Working Papers To SFC Despite PRC "State Secrets Law" Concerns

by DLA Piper on

On 23 May 2014, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong ("SFC") successfully obtained an order from the High Court of Hong Kong requiring Ernst & Young Hong Kong ("E&Y") to produce all audit working papers prepared...more

Asylum’s Just Another Word For Nowhere Left To Go

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

U. Hyde Meah’s employer required him to agree contractually that top secret information he reviewed as a technical contractor for the United States government would not be disclosed. ...more

Between Mortar and Pestle: SEC Pressure Grinds Auditors Against PRC State Interests

Comity among US and Chinese regulators may top this New Year’s wish list for United States-listed companies in China. After a failed six-month pursuit of a diplomatic solution, the SEC revived its federal court petition to...more

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