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China Halts Token Offerings but Signals Support for Blockchain Technology

On September 4, the People’s Bank of China (“PBoC”), along with six other Chinese government administrations, including the Securities Regulatory Commission and the Banking Regulatory Commission issued a notice (the “Notice”)1, in which a token offering (also known as an initial coin offering, or “ICO”) is identified as an “illegal public fundraising activity.”

New Balance Wins $1.5 Million in Landmark China Trademark Case

The Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court awarded the Boston, Massachusetts-headquartered firm $1.5 million (RMB 10 million) after three local Chinese shoe manufacturers were found to have infringed its signature trademarked slanting ‘N’ logo.

China State Council Issues Guidelines on Overseas Investment

The Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China recently issued an opinion, or guidelines, that could substantially change economic investment priorities coming out of China. This is the first time the PRC government has weighed in on permitted outbound investment (aside from simply restricting the pace at which money can flow out of China).

SEC Suspends Trading of Several Blockchain Companies

In the space of roughly 2 weeks, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has temporarily suspended the over-the-counter trading of shares of 2 blockchain related companies pursuant to Section 12(k) of the U.S Exchange Act of 1934.

An Overview of China's New Cybersecurity Law

On June 1, 2017, China’s Cybersecurity Law (the “Cybersecurity Law”) came into effect, marking a step up in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) government’s assertion of control over online personal and proprietary information of Chinese persons.

SEC Investigates the DAO on its Initial Coin Offering on Blockchain

Blockchain is an emerging and revolutionary technology which allows data to be stored securely using cryptography on distributed, non-centralized electronic ledgers. Each specific “block” of data is linked to the next related block of data, which is verified by multiple participants across a network of hundreds or thousands of computers, thus creating a “chain” of “blocks”...

5 Key Factors Companies Should Consider When Establishing Operations In China

This article focuses on what larger U.S. and other foreign companies must consider when establishing a physical presence in China. These various factors include an entity structure (e.g., a wholly foreign-owned enterprise or a Chinese joint venture), intellectual property protection, tax and import issues, foreign exchange regulation, labor law compliance, and more.

Memorandum Regarding the Rule of Law

It has lately become the practice of the SRA to make on a regular basis allegations that solicitors have “failed to uphold the rule of law” contrary to SRA Principle 1. In my submission this is being done without an appreciation of what “the rule of law” truly is.

CKR Law Atlanta Discusses the Benefits of the CKR Law Global Platform

The Atlanta office for CKR Law supports the Southeastern United States practice development and the global firm with respect to litigation and real estate. Our full service approach for our clients have been greatly increased by the CKR Law Global platform.