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SEP lessons learned from Huawei v ZTE

The longstanding dispute between SEP licensors and tech companies has peaked with the Huawei v ZTE case in Europe, triggering questions on the right of exclusion and the effectiveness of injunctions. Courts need to strike a balance between IP and competition as the market evolves

In the news: Tianjin Port blast has serious legal implications and authorities arrest 15,000 for cybercrimes

This week the Tianjin Port explosion was analysed in terms of insurance claims, regulatory investigations and disputes, and 15,000 individuals were arrested for internet security violations

Legislation roundup: Online lending, illness insurance and financing security

The PBOC has required online lending organizations to get approval and the State Council has raised the payment percentage for critical illness insurance and promoted a national financing security fund

Lessons for MNCs: Anti-corruption and bribery in China

MNCs must understand Chinese anti-bribery laws and that violations on the ground can have severe extra-jurisdictional effects under the FCPA and UK Bribery Act, examine business practices and have compliance controls checked by both foreign and local counsel

National security review creates FDI hurdle

China’s new National Security Law makes it clear that national security review is a priority, but the widened scope and vague language used for the types of inbound transactions subject to the process may create additional uncertainty for foreign investors

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Circular on Matters Relevant to Investment in the Interbank Market in Renminbi by Foreign Central Banks, International Financial Organisations and Sovereign Wealth Funds

Interbank market further opened to foreign institutional investors

Official Reply on Issues for Which Instructions Have Been Requested by the Shanghai Municipal Higher People’s Court, etc. on Cases Involving the Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards Rendered by Arbitration Institutions such as the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission and its Former Sub-commissions

SPC clarifies jurisdiction over CIETAC arbitration cases.

Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access in Pilot Free Trade Zones (Negative List)

Unified FTZ negative list reduces the number of items to 122 as compared to 139 items on the 2014 Shanghai FTZ negative list.

Announcement on Regulating the Administration of Cost Sharing Agreements

Cost sharing agreements need to be filed with the tax authority.

Shanghai Municipality, Implementing Measures for the Mutual Secondment of Lawyers by Chinese and Foreign Law Firms in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone to Serve as Legal Counsel

Mutual secondment of lawyers by Chinese and foreign law firms allowed in the Shanghai free trade zone.

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PRC Law on Commercial Banks (Revised)
中华人民共和国商业银行法 (修正)

Loan-to-deposit ratio relaxed.

Ministry of Culture, Circular on Implementing the Policies for the Administration of the Culture Markets in the China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone, the China (Tianjin) Pilot Free Trade Zone and the China (Fujian) Pilot Free Trade Zone

Free trade zones allow WOFEs in cultural performance.

Beijing Municipality, Deregulation Measures for the Comprehensive Pilot Project for Increasing the Deregulation of the Service Industry

Foreign-funded financial institutions are permitted to establish foreign-funded banks in Beijing.

Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, PRC Environmental Protection Tax Law (Draft for Comments)
国务院法制办公室中华人民共和国环境保护税法 (征求意见稿)

General Office of the State Council, Circular on Transmitting the «China Banking Regulatory Commission, Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Development of Private Banks»

China encourages the establishment of private banks.