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01 December 2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The sea­son of change con­tin­ues: ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Up­date
On 1 Decem­ber 2020, the ICC In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion launched its re­vised ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “Rules”), which will ap­ply to ar­bit­ra­tions sub­mit­ted to the ICC Court from 1 Janu­ary...
07 October 2020
Law and reg­u­la­tion of private place­ment of com­mon stock in Hong Kong
1. Pro­spect­us re­quire­ment Pro­spect­us is re­quired where an of­fer is to the “pub­lic” which is defined widely and in­cludes any sec­tion of the pub­lic in Hong Kong. 2. Pro­spect­us ex­emp­tions Key ex­emp­tions...
02 October 2020
BRI - View from APAC
The Asia-Pa­cific re­gion (APAC) has seen ex­tens­ive Belt and Road (BRI) in­vest­ment already, and prom­ises much more.But our sur­vey of BRI par­ti­cipants in APAC re­veals un­ex­pec­ted levels of am­bi­val­ence about some as­pects of BRI pro­jects.Can these po­ten­tial dif­fi­culties be tackled in a way that will ad­dress con­cerns about is­sues such as trans­par­ency and sus­tain­ab­il­ity, and en­cour­age the great­er in­volve­ment of in­ter­na­tion­al busi­nesses that China hopes to see? And how are the un­pre­ced­en­ted prob­lems of 2020, in­clud­ing the glob­al pan­dem­ic and trade dis­putes, af­fect­ing the pro­spects of BRI?Our APAC re­port looks at is­sues in­clud­ing:Dif­fi­culties in BRI pro­jects ex­per­i­enced by APAC par­ti­cipants, and the po­ten­tial for resolv­ing these.The ef­fects of Cov­id-19 on BRI.Mit­ig­at­ing BRI risk and man­aging dis­putes.Po­ten­tial trends in the fin­an­cing of BRI pro­jects.The sec­tors at­tract­ing the most in­terest among BRI par­ti­cipants.The im­pact of BRI 2.0.
16 July 2020
Do earn-out clauses help with M&A trans­ac­tions in­flu­enced by COV­ID-19?
In times of COV­ID-19, many trans­ac­tions are dif­fi­cult to ne­go­ti­ate, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to the pur­chase price. Can earn-out clauses be of any help? This is a ques­tion that needs to be answered...
12 May 2020
Leg­al guide for com­pany dir­ect­ors and CEOs in Hong Kong
BREAK­ING: Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) con­sid­er­a­tions for dir­ect­ors 1.  What are the key is­sues for dir­ect­ors dur­ing the Cov­id-19 crisis? Work safety: Un­der the Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Safety and Health Or­din­ance...
19 March 2020
Bur­ied Treas­ure: Hong Kong Court re­fuses to re­in­state dis­solved com­pany 
This art­icle is pro­duced by Lau, Hor­ton & Wise LLP, a Hong Kong law firm in as­so­ci­ation with CMS Hasche Sigle, Hong Kong LLP. The gen­er­al rule in Hong Kong (and in­deed Eng­lish) law is that once a com­pany...
30 October 2019
Shar­ing is (S)caring
Scroll down to re­gister with the blue but­ton.Now mark­ing its 5th year, CM­S's In­ter­na­tion­al Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Com­mu­nic­a­tions con­fer­ence gath­ers del­eg­ates rep­res­ent­ing the spec­trum of tech­no­logy, me­dia...
31 July 2019
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...
22 March 2019
CMS Hong Kong awar­ded 'New Asi­an Of­fice of the Year'
CMS in Hong Kong has been re­cog­nised as the 'New Asi­an Of­fice of the Year’ at the coveted Asia Leg­al Awards 2019, hos­ted by The Asi­an Law­yer in as­so­ci­ation with The Amer­ic­an Law­yer, China Law & Prac­tice...
14 December 2018
CMS Hong Kong com­pletes first IPO
CMS as­so­ci­ated firm Lau Hor­ton & Wise ac­ted for sole spon­sor King­sway Cap­it­al Lim­ited on the IPO of Per­en­ni­al En­ergy Hold­ings (Per­en­ni­al). The pro­ject was suc­cess­fully com­pleted, and the com­pany has lis­ted...
22 November 2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing...
18 May 2018
CMS forms as­so­ci­ation in Hong Kong to boost Cor­por­ate and loc­al law of­fer­ing
CMS Hong Kong is pleased to an­nounce that it has entered in­to an as­so­ci­ation with newly formed law firm Shir­ley Lau & Co. LLP. Shir­ley Lau & Co. LLP in­cludes mem­bers of CMS Hong Kong's ex­ist­ing team...