Topic: China

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

How the Shanghai FTZ Makes It Easier for Foreign Companies to Invest in China

“Foreign investors in the Shanghai FTZ will be given full national treatment and have equal market access with domestic investors.” (Davis Wright Tremaine) In late September, Chinese officials unveiled the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to loosen restrictions and red tape for foreign companies and, according to some, to test the waters for a broader… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Lawsuits, Patent Trolls, Argentinian Shale, China Trademarks

Monday morning blues? The JD Supra Corporate Brief – along with a good cup of coffee and a cherry danish – will put that smile back on your face: The SEC will pay an unidentified whistleblower $14 million for a tip that recovered substantial investor funds… (Latham & Watkins) What’s new in the fight against… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Executive Salaries, Government Shutdown, Accounting Fraud, Chinese IPOs

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and get a puppy! OK, there’s no puppy – but there is still great law news in your inbox every weekday morning! Are Chinese anti-corruption authorities turning up the heat on investigation and information-gathering firms? (McDermott Will & Emery) Just how much influence do… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Leased Photocopiers, Zero Tolerance, Big Data, Elder Abuse

Plan to sneak out of the office a little early today? Better read the JD Supra Corporate Brief right now then: What’s a leased photocopier going for under the new HIPAA regime? About the same as a lost laptop… (Polsinelli) The SEC’s “Zero Tolerance” policy is paying off… (BakerHostetler) According to a recent survey, companies… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Activity, Iran Sanctions, Wellness Program, Libor Scandal

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all just slowed down a bit, smiled a little more, worried less, and spent the morning reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Will M&A pick up during the second half of the year? (Morrison & Foerster) “You’re gonna need more credible evidence if you want to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Business Associates, USPTO Backlog, RICO Lawsuit, Content Strategy

Did you know that you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning? All you have to do is ask… Business associate or not? Here’s how you can tell – and why it makes a big difference as of today… (DLA Piper) The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Payroll Cards, Silica Exposure, Green Chemistry, China Visas

If it’s Tuesday, this must be law news. The JD Supra Corporate Brief, to be precise… Wage-and-hour lawsuits represent 91% of all employment law class actions… (NAVEX Global) Bottom line? Payroll cards are OK unless you require your employees to use them… (Ballard Spahr) OSHA’s proposed rule on silica exposure could have a significant impact… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets in China, Wire Fraud at Locust, Insurance Issues in Congress, Three Quarters of a Billion (Dollars)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The most important law news? Why, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course: “Feelings, nothing more than feelings…” The new anthem for private equity firms? (Greentarget) Taiwanese executives from HTC were arrested for selling trade secrets to China. Here’s why it matters to US companies…… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Trademarks, Offshore Wind, Mandatory Arbitration, Butterfly Effect

It’s Wednesday, and that means an extra cup of coffee for all of us here at the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Care to join us? Good news: the G20 finally agree on something. Too bad it’s about sharing tax records around the world… (BakerHostetler) China just revised its trademark law again… (Sheppard Mullin) It’s time… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, Broker-Dealers, Graphene Inventions, Arbitration Agreements

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup. It’s Friday after all, and the world can wait while you sip your coffee and read your JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big data creates big dangers for consumer privacy, says the FTC chair… (Ropes & Gray) Here’s one lawyer’s take on the evolution of white collar crime prosecution over… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Antitrust, Government Overreaching, Wellness Programs, TCPA Rules

We thought he’d never stop talking… On this day in 1957, Senator Strom Thurmond ended the 24 hour and 18 minute filibuster he began a day earlier in opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1957. The bill passed shortly after, and was signed into law on September 9 by President Eisenhower. As it turns… Read more »

What All Multinationals Can Learn from the Glaxo China Trouble

“This is the first time that the Chinese have enforced their domestic anti-corruption laws against western corporations doing business in China. It makes clear that doing business the ‘old fashioned way’ in China through bribery and corruption will no longer be tolerated.” (Thomas Fox) The story is unfortunately all too common – major multinational accused… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Patent Trolls, Powdered Milk, FATCA Registration, George Clooney

Go on, pour yourself a nice tall mug of law news for the ride into work. You’ll be glad you did… Could it be that some patent trolls play an important role in the country’s economic growth? (Burns & Levinson) Canada is cracking down on corruption. Time to clean up your act, eh? (Morrison &… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Law: China Princelings, Ethical Practices, FRAND Disputes, Venture Financings

Wednesdays get a raw deal: the spelling / pronunciation discord, the embarrassing “hump day” nickname, those orphaned mid-week holidays… But it’s not all bad – they also get their own JD Supra Corporate Brief: So what’s the big deal about hiring “princelings” in China, anyway? (Michael Volkov) As it turns out, a state insurance commissioner’s… Read more »