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23/09/2021
EU Court of Justice rules against In­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tion un­der the En­ergy...
On 2 Septem­ber 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on (CJEU) ruled that in­tra-EU ar­bit­ra­tions based on the En­ergy Charter Treaty (ECT) vi­ol­ate EU law.  The de­cision is likely to im­pact the...
22/09/2021
Dis­missal law and reg­u­la­tion in China
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal Em­ploy­ees can only be dis­missed if one of the stat­utory reas­ons for ter­min­a­tion is ful­filled, which can either be at­trib­ut­able or not to the faults...
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17/09/2021
Vac­cine com­pens­a­tion re­gimes in China
1. Are COV­ID-19 vac­cin­a­tions ob­lig­at­ory in your jur­is­dic­tion? Are you ex­pect­ing any le­gis­lat­ive changes to en­able man­dat­ory vac­cines for all or cer­tain people (e.g. health­care pro­fes­sion­als, pub­lic ser­vants...
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10/09/2021
CSR and taxes: tax­a­tion is not only about money
At first glance, tax­a­tion and cor­por­ate so­cial re­spons­ib­il­ity (CSR) ap­pear to be dis­tant fields, an­ti­nom­ic even. Yet they have come to­geth­er over the past two years to form two sides of the same coin...
10/09/2021
CMS Re­cog­nised in Asi­an Leg­al Busi­ness M&A Rank­ings 2021
CMS, China has been re­cog­nised as Not­able Firm in the newly re­leased Asi­an Leg­al Busi­ness (ALB) M&A Rank­ings 2021. It is the third time for us to re­ceive this hon­or. Be­sides, CMS has also been re­cog­nised...
23/09/2021
Are you ready for the new PRC Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law?
On 1 Novem­ber 2021, the new PRC Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law will come in­to ef­fect. This is Chin­a's first om­ni­bus per­son­al data pro­tec­tion law, much like the GDPR.This new law will ap­ply both to...
07/09/2021
Gender pay: What’s needed to make equal­ity a real­ity?
A CMS We­bin­ar on Tues­day 21 Septem­ber will ex­plore what so­ci­ety and busi­nesses need to do to close the on­go­ing dis­par­ity in men and wo­men’s pay. Did you know that 18 Septem­ber 2021 is UN Equal Pay Day?...
06/09/2021
Trans­fer of IP rights in China
Pat­ents: As­sign­ment 1. How may a pat­ent be as­signed (by law and/or trans­ac­tion) and is it re­quired to re­cord the as­sign­ment in the na­tion­al pat­ent re­gister to be­come ef­fect­ive?  A pat­ent can be as­signed...
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01/09/2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date | Au­gust 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: SAT An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 24 Cai Guan Shui [2021] No. 34 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance, the Gen­er­al Ad­min­is­tra­tion...
01/09/2021
PRC Pro­mul­gated Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law
Ad­op­ted by the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of Na­tion­al People’s Con­gress on 20 Au­gust 2021, the PRC Per­son­al In­form­a­tion Pro­tec­tion Law (“PIPL”) will take ef­fect as of 1 Novem­ber 2021. 1. Back­ground The...
31/08/2021
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion in China
Ju­ly 2021 1. Where can one find pub­lic pro­cure­ment no­ti­fic­a­tions for China? Pub­lic pro­cure­ment in the People’s Re­pub­lic of China (“PRC”) is gov­erned by the PRC Gov­ern­ment Pro­cure­ment Law (“GPL”)...
31/08/2021
How to Deal with Ex­pat Em­ploy­ees' Par­ti­cip­a­tion in the Chinese So­cial In­sur­ance...
After the na­tion­al reg­u­la­tions - In­ter­im Meas­ures for the Par­ti­cip­a­tion of For­eign­ers Work­ing in China in So­cial In­sur­ance Scheme and In­ter­im Meas­ures for the Par­ti­cip­a­tion of Res­id­ents of Hong Kong and...