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22 April 2021
What does Chin­a's Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive mean for Lat­in Amer­ica?
The Belt and Road Ini­ti­at­ive (BRI) is China’s in­fra­struc­ture and fin­an­cing ini­ti­at­ive, de­vel­op­ing glob­al land and sea trade routes around the world. Many Lat­in Amer­ic­an na­tions have signed agree­ments...
02 April 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - March 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes: An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 6 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)...
02 April 2021
Chinese Tax Reg­u­la­tion Up­date - March 2021
The latest de­vel­op­ment in China Tax Reg­u­la­tion mainly in­cludes:An­nounce­ment [2021] No. 6 jointly re­leased by the Min­istry of Fin­ance (“MOF”) and the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tax­a­tion (“SAT”)An­nounce­ment...
26 March 2021
Oil & Gas / Ship­ping – The Ever Giv­en
The Suez Canal opened in 1869. Along with the Panama Canal, it is one of the most im­port­ant mari­time “short­cuts” ever built. Today, the canal is 193km (120 miles) long and is one of the busiest wa­ter­ways...
25 March 2021
Cor­por­ate So­cial Cred­it Sys­tem in China - top 5 im­plic­a­tions for the risk...
China’s new Cor­por­ate So­cial Cred­it Sys­tem (“CSCS”) has a sig­ni­fic­ant reg­u­lat­ory and busi­ness im­pact on com­pan­ies op­er­at­ing in China. The fol­low­ing shows the top 5 im­plic­a­tions for the risk man­age­ment...
24 March 2021
APAC Monthly TMC Up­date  – Winter 2021
Aus­tralia Aus­tralia pro­ceed­ing with News Me­dia Bar­gain­ing Code The Aus­trali­an Com­pet­i­tion and Con­sumer Com­mis­sion (AC­CC) re­leased a draft code de­signed to es­tab­lish a man­dat­ory frame­work for ne­go­ti­at­ing...
24 March 2021
Cor­por­ate So­cial Cred­it Sys­tem in China - Top 5 Im­plic­a­tions for the Risk...
China’s new Cor­por­ate So­cial Cred­it Sys­tem (“CSCS”) has a sig­ni­fic­ant reg­u­lat­ory and busi­ness im­pact on com­pan­ies op­er­at­ing in China. The fol­low­ing shows the top 5 im­plic­a­tions for the risk man­age­ment...
23 March 2021
On the Pulse
Wel­come to ‘On the Pulse’ de­livered by the Glob­al Life Sci­ences & Health­care Sec­tor Group A video/pod­cast series, On the Pulse, brings to­geth­er CMS law­yers and ex­perts to dis­cuss key in­dustry top­ics...
23 March 2021
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice has giv­en a mo­ment­ous...
The En­larged Board of the European Pat­ent Of­fice heard or­al ar­gu­ments in Ju­ly 2020 con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of a com­puter soft­ware in­ven­tion.  This rare event was video streamed to over 1600 pat­ent stake­hold­ers...
17 March 2021
SPC is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Pun­it­ive Dam­ages in In­tel­lec­tu­al...
On 7 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Ju­di­cial Com­mit­tee of the PRC Su­preme People’s Court ad­op­ted the Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Pun­it­ive Dam­ages in In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty In­fringe­ment Cases (“In­ter­pret­a­tion”)...
17 March 2021
PRC Min­istry of Com­merce Is­sues New No­tice on Sta­bil­iz­ing For­eign In­vest­ment
To fur­ther sta­bil­ize for­eign in­vest­ment, im­prove the struc­ture and qual­ity of for­eign in­vest­ment and bet­ter handle for­eign in­vest­ment mat­ters in 2021, the PRC Min­istry of Com­merce (“MOF­COM”) on 25...
17 March 2021
SPC Is­sues Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Pun­it­ive Dam­ages in In­tel­lec­tu­al...
On 7 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Ju­di­cial Com­mit­tee of the PRC Su­preme People’s Court ad­op­ted the Ju­di­cial In­ter­pret­a­tion on Pun­it­ive Dam­ages in In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty In­fringe­ment Cases (“In­ter­pret­a­tion”)...