Publications

Hogan Lovells Publications

A new model for obtaining data protection consents: unbundling the proposed amendments to China's Personal Information Security Specification

On 1 February, 2019, the National Information Security Standardization Technical Committee issued an amended version of the GB/T 35372-2017 Information Technology – Personal...

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China's NAFMII publishes Panda Bond rules for non-financial issuers

China's National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII) recently published a much-anticipated set of Panda Bond implementing rules, the Debt Financing Instrument...

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Hong Kong Competition Commission expands leniency program

On 29 April 2019, the Hong Kong Competition Commission published its new "cooperation policy." In essence, the cooperation policy expands the authority's leniency program. The expansion...

Lightning fast IP reform in China: Trademark Law and Anti-Unfair Competition Law amended

On 23 April 2019, both China's Trademark Law (TML) and its Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL) were amended. The amendments to the TML are aimed at curbing bad faith trademarks and...

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The foreign investment law: A new chapter opens for foreign direct investment in China

As had been widely anticipated, the Foreign Investment Law (the "FIL", full text in Chinese here, in-house English translation available upon request) was voted into law by China's highest...

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China breaks new ground with Foreign Investment Law-related Intellectual Property (IP) reform

In a recent move involving both the Chinese legislature (the National People's Congress) and the executive branch (the State Council), China has overhauled two of its most important pieces...

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New draft of the Foreign Investment Law takes a more 'stripped-down' approach, but defers discussion on the 'elephant in the room'

On December 26, 2018, the National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China (China or PRC) issued a revised draft Foreign Investment Law (the 2018 Draft) for public...

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