The May edition of DLA Piper's Asia corporate newsletter focuses on recent consultations on connected transactions, listing decisions on reverse takeovers, new guidance for listing disclosures for mineral companies, review of disclosures in annual reports and the latest developments in the PRC.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 21 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
For corporations doing business across international borders, the need to prevent and detect wrongdoing has never been greater. This report considers best practice approaches to managing cross-border investigations and offers guidance on navigating the nuances of international data-privacy laws.
Law Firm: Control Risks | Published: 21 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
The burden of defining trade secrets in employment contracts and other agreements ultimately rests with the company. The courts in Hong Kong have shown an unwillingness to permit companies to use implied restrictive covenants and trade secrets that restrict freedom of employment and competition.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 16 May 2013 | Practice Area: Confidentiality
In an effort to increase the speed and transparency of its merger review process, China has now released initial drafts of two regulations: one aimed at defining "simple" merger cases, and another at greater clarity on remedies for mergers that raise antitrust concerns.
Law Firm: Davis Polk | Published: 13 May 2013 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
On 30 April 2013, the Court of Final Appeal handed down a landmark decision dismissing the appeal of Tiger Asia Management LLC and three of its officers. The Court also upheld the rights of the SFC to seek remedial orders to combat market misconduct and protect investors.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 07 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
In three recent cases, Hong Kong's Court of First Instance has considered whether it is able to wind up companies incorporated outside Hong Kong and the circumstances in which it will do so. This article provides a broad overview of the decisions and implications for offshore companies.
Law Firm: Mourant Ozannes | Published: 02 May 2013 | Practice Area: Disposals
Privacy and data protection continue to be an exploding area of focus for regulators. This special report gives in-house counsel and data protection officers an overview of some of the major developments in this area in 2012 around the globe, as well as an overview of what is to come in 2013.
Law Firm: McDermott Will & Emery | Published: 01 May 2013 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
The REJA or "Arrangement on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters" provides a legal basis for PRC courts to enforce judgments from Hong Kong. Effectively, it allows common law courts to enforce in China. DLA Piper outlines how the REJA works.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 April 2013 | Practice Area: Litigation
Mediation is recognised throughout the commercial world, but there remain differences in how it operates in different jurisdictions and in how far the legislature or court system will go to compel parties to mediate. This comparative review considers how mediation works across 21 jurisdictions.
Law Firm: Linklaters | Published: 16 April 2013 | Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
DLA Piper's Asia corporate newsletter covers the latest on Hong Kong's Companies Ordinance rewrite; the consultation conclusions on trading halts for disclosure of inside information; converting B shares into H shares and listing by way of introduction; and key developments from the PRC.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 15 April 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
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