10 October 2022
Hong Kong Competition Commission begins landmark resale price maintenance enforcement
On 15 September 2022, the Competition Commission (Hong Kong) (the Commission) commenced its first enforcement proceedings in relation to resale price maintenance (RPM) arrangements against a food manufacturer, The Tien Chu (Hong Kong) Company Limited (Tien Chu).
09 December 2021
Abolishing digital taxes one part of the OECD's global tax reform
The OECD announced in October 2021 final agreement, by 136 of the 140 base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) Inclusive Framework countries (including the UK, US and China), of a landmark global tax reform package, aimed at addressing the tax challenges arising from the digitalisation of the...
24 November 2021
Global Bank Review: Triodos Spanish chief on ESG and remaking banking for the 2020s
Continuing our series of insights from senior industry figures, the Global Bank Review speaks with Mikel Garcia-Prieto Arrabal, Director General of sustainability pioneer Triodos Bank España. Mikel shares his views on how climate change and rising social obligations are impacting banks and how...
24 May 2021
Mutual recognition of insolvency in Hong Kong and Mainland China – first steps
Initial arrangements have been put in place for mutual recognition and assistance to be provided by courts in Mainland China and Hong Kong in respect of corporate insolvency proceedings. This is a significant and long awaited development which could substantially enhance the ability for cross...
10 March 2021
Herbert Smith Freehills confirms appointment of Rebecca Maslen-Stannage as new Chair and Senior Partner
Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills today announced the appointment of Rebecca Maslen-Stannage as Senior Partner and Chair of the Global LLP Council. She succeeds James Palmer, who steps down after more than six years in the role on 30 April 2021 and returns to full-time practice and client...
26 January 2021
2021 Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific
Disruption and recovery always generate disputes – and in Asia Pacific cross-jurisdiction operations and investments increase that risk. Our 2021 Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific is your roadmap to navigating your way through potential problems in these fast-changing times, especially...
17 December 2020
China’s SAMR signals enforcement focus on digital sector with draft Antitrust Guidelines on the Platform Economy Sector
China’s State Administration for Market Regulation ( SAMR ) published its consultation draft of the Antitrust Guidelines on the Platform Economy Sector (the Guidelines ) on 10 November 2020, one day before the widely anticipated annual “Double Eleven” shopping event (broadly similar to Black Friday...
30 November 2020
Corporate Crime Update - November 2020
Welcome to the November 2020 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the links below.
25 January 2023
M&A STANDPOINT: Formal sale processes: A useful tool to solicit offers or a last resort?
FSPs were created to encourage a competitive and confidential sale process under the Takeover Code, but often they may signal that a company has run out of options. However, a number of companies have elected to launch FSPs in recent months, so when is an FSP is the right choice for a company?
24 January 2023
Global M&A Outlook 2023: Automotive Electric and digital revolutions still drive M&A
The automotive sector is currently experiencing two inflection points at the same time: an electric vehicle revolution, as the industry transitions from the internal combustion engine (ICE) to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) including battery electric vehicles (BEV) as part of the wider...
24 January 2023
Global M&A Outlook 2023: Consumer 2022 was a challenging year compared to 2021
M&A in the consumer sector slowed throughout 2022 as compared to the buoyant trends in 2021. Macro-economic issues and global headwinds have meant a tougher environment for consumers, particularly with record-breaking inflation adding to the cost of living and turning the screws on household...
23 January 2023
How hard is it? The Takeover’s Panel consults on guidance for exclusivity granted at the non-binding bid stage
Following two Takeovers Panel decisions that found pre-deal exclusivity and other deal protection arrangements to be unacceptable, the Takeovers Panel has now commenced consultation on proposed new guidance on deal protection granted in respect of non-binding proposals. Most importantly, the...
19 January 2023
Register of overseas entities - the countdown is on
The countdown for overseas owners of property in the UK to comply with the tightened register regime following the government's clampdown on economic crime is nearing its conclusion, with less than two weeks to go until the deadline for the submission of applications to Companies House (31 January...