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Alert Regarding Important IP Litigation Development in China

The Supreme People's Court of China submitted a proposal for handling appeals of IP related cases directly within a division/department of the Chinese Supreme Court ( 关于专利等案件诉讼程序若干问题的决定(草案)) during the recent NPC (National People's Congress) Standing Committee meeting. This new change will apply to cases from the specialized IP Courts and the other Intermediate Courts.

美国通过外资审查法:《外国投资风险审查现代化法案》详解及对中国投资人的影响

2018年8月1日,美国国会通过了《外国投资风险审查现代化法案》 (Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act,下称FIRRMA),旨在强化对涉及美国国家安全的外国投资的审查。FIRRMA明确将重点放在中国上,并特别提到了中国的2025计划。8月13日,FIRRMA由川普总统正式签署成为法律。

CFIUS Reform Bill Signed by President Trump - What It Means to Foreign Investors

On August 13, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (“FIRRMA”), codifying certain regulations and practices of the reviews of foreign investments by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), as well as expanding CFIUS’ jurisdiction and strengthening its review power. A reform of the CFIUS review process has long been discussed and debated over the past decade.

Hong Kong Stock Exchange Proposes to Restrict “Backdoor Listings” and Shell Activities

On June 29, 2018, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (the “Exchange”) published a consultation paper (the “Consultation Paper”) on backdoor listing, continuing listing criteria and other rule amendments[1], which contained proposals to amend the Rules of the Exchange (the “Rules”) in order to prevent such activities. Separately, the Exchange published a guidance letter on listed issuer’s suitability for continued listing

CKR Law LLP Announces Formation of China International Trade Policies Task Force

CKR Law LLP recently announced the formation of its China International Trade Policies Task Force. This task force enables the law firm to assist the Chinese legal industry to efficiently and effectively address the numerous intricate international trade and tariff related client matters primarily involving China and the United States (U.S.).