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As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, it is important to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. You need the right legal answer in the context of the market in which you operate.

Our team in Hong Kong and Greater China handle commercial law issues, bankability reporting and contractual risk allocation, and can support you in the key areas of your operative business - sales, procurement, production and service contracts.


New EU sanc­tions against Rus­sia
On 25 Feb­ru­ary 2023, one year after Rus­sia star­ted its in­va­sion of Ukraine, the EU ad­op­ted its tenth sanc­tions pack­age against Rus­sia. To­geth­er with the ex­ist­ing sanc­tions the European Com­mis­sion con­siders...
APAC TMC Up­date – Au­tumn 2022
China Meas­ures on Se­cur­ity As­sess­ment of Cross-bor­der Data Trans­fer take ef­fect On 1 Septem­ber 2022, the Meas­ures on Se­cur­ity As­sess­ment of Cross-bor­der Data Trans­fer (Se­cur­ity As­sess­ment Meas­ures) be­came...
Vi­et­nam’s new Cy­ber­se­cur­ity Law re­quir­ing data loc­al­isa­tion to take ef­fect...
The Law on Cy­ber­se­cur­ity, De­cree No. 53/2022/ND-CP (“De­cree 53/2022”) was is­sued by the Vi­et­namese Gov­ern­ment on 15 Au­gust 2022, and will be­come fully ef­fect­ive on 1 Oc­to­ber 2022. The fol­low­ing are...
Up­dated CMS Ex­pert Guide to Trade Secrets
From pat­ents to pro­grammes, designs to data, your most valu­able busi­ness as­sets can be the things you can’t put un­der lock and key. But what leg­al re­course do you have to pro­tect these in­tan­gible as­sets...
Trade secret laws and reg­u­la­tions in Hong Kong
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
Leg­al term for pay­ments in Hong Kong
1.  Are there any spe­cif­ic leg­al re­quire­ments in re­spect of pay­ment terms? No. 2. Is there a stand­ard pay­ment term set out in law? If so, what is it? No. 3. What are the cir­cum­stances in which parties...
On the Pulse
Wel­come to CMS ‘On the Pulse’ video/pod­cast series for all Life Sci­ences & Health­care pro­fes­sion­als – leg­al, com­pli­ance, reg­u­lat­ory
APAC TMC Up­date  – Au­tumn 2021
Aus­tralia Tem­por­ary amend­ments al­low elec­tron­ic ex­e­cu­tion of doc­u­ments, vir­tu­al meet­ings The Treas­ury Law Amend­ments (2021 Meas­ures No.1) Bill 2021 (Bill) was passed and came in­to ef­fect on 14 Au­gust...
Epis­ode #1 - Nav­ig­at­ing the data pro­tec­tion land­scape in Asia, in­clud­ing...
Nick Beck­ett (Beijing/Hong Kong) chats with Jonath­an Chu (Hong Kong) and Sheena Jac­ob (Singa­pore) on data pro­tec­tion and in par­tic­u­lar:Does Asia need a GDPR equi­val­ent? The new China PIPL - should com­pan­ies be con­cerned? Cross-bor­der trans­fers of per­son­al data in Asia - cut­ting through the thick­et So you have a breach in Asia - how to man­age a data breach in this part of the world Cy­ber­se­cur­ity laws and reg­u­la­tion of crit­ic­al sec­tors - the new na­tion­al se­cur­ity fron­ti­er
CMS Tech In­nov­a­tion Asia
Wel­come to CMS’s ‘Tech In­nov­a­tion Asia’ video/pod­cast series for pro­fes­sion­als deal­ing with leg­al, com­pli­ance, IP and reg­u­lat­ory is­sues in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion.
APAC TMC Up­date - June 2021
China China’s mar­ket reg­u­lat­or is­sues Anti-mono­poly Guide for Plat­form Eco­nomy Sec­tor On 7 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion for Mar­ket Reg­u­la­tion (SAMR) is­sued the fi­nal­ised Anti-mono­poly Guideline...