UK NSI Act update may bring new opportunities for foreign companies; Fund registration and operational requirements are relaxed to lower cost of foreign investment in China capital markets; and NFT theft is considered criminal theft due to its property and data characteristics.
New national security restrictions on investments by U.S. persons in sensitive technologies involving Chinese-controlled entities will affect due diligence and contracting practices for tech deals throughout Asia. Nathan Bush of DLA Piper examines the rules and their likely impact.
China approves the U.S. listing plans of VIE-structured company CheChe; Chinese IP court helps mediate dispute between Dyson and Dreame; and CSRC proposes rules to encourage companies to pay their dividends
China's cybersecurity laws are heavily enforced for businesses of all sizes; Chinese Gotion receives CFIUS approval to build an EV battery facility in Illinois; and Former SEC Chair proposes large public companies disclose their exposure to China
The U.S. government is debating whether to renew the U.S.-China Science and Technology Agreement; AstraZeneca plans to break up its business in China and list it separately in Hong Kong; the Italian government applies Golden Power regulations to limit the influence of China’s Sinochem on tyremaker Pirelli
British firms in China are concerned about the way China introduces new regulations and the vagueness of its laws; the European Union introduces additional product safety-related requirements for businesses selling products online to domestic consumers; Hong Kong seeks to allow offerors and their concert parties to vote in a shareholders' meeting regarding a firm’s privatization.
Hangzhou Court applies copyright and unfair competition law to protect virtual human intellectual property in the absence of specific legal provisions; Hong Kong’s loosened cryptocurrency rules attract Chinese state-owned banks; and increased regulatory scrutiny pushes Chinese investment in Europe to an 8-year low
China’s new Merger Control Provisions are likely to usher in a period of significant uncertainty for killer acquisitions. HUANG Wei, ZHU Fan, GAO Chang and MIAO Roujia of Tian Yuan Law Firm take a look at the new rules and provide guidance as to how below-threshold transactions with a nexus to China could be approached.