Chinese Legal and Investment Updates

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Date of Release Source Title

January 2018


US tax reform webcast (English session) registration

US tax reform webcast (Chinese session) playback

January 2018 Taylor Wessing

State Council Update Its Rules on Treatment of Foreign Investment in FTZs

The New Anti-Unfair Competition Law - a new era of curbing commercial bribery in China?

New PRC Environmental Protection Tax: Don't take a wait and see approach!

December 2017 Swiss Embassy Economic Report 2017 Swiss Embassy
December 2017 Fiducia China China cuts import duties on 187 consumer products
November 2017 Commerzbank China’s deleveraging: Slow but underway
November 2017 GWA China Overlook 2017
October 2017 Dezan Shira & Associates
- Taylor Wessing
September 2017 Global Law Office
September 2017 Swiss Business Hub China Customs AEO agreement between China and Switzerland
September 2017 Control Risks SMALL, SCATTERED, MESSY AND POLLUTING: How China’s environmental enforcement is disrupting supply chains
August 2017 PwC Looking into the 22 Measures to attract foreign investment, what aspects of business environment for foreign investment in China are improved?  
August 2017 Baker McKenzie China Employment Law Update 
August 2017 Global Law Office  Notice of the State Council on Several Measures for Promoting the Growth of Foreign Investment
July 2017 PwC Pudong released the measures of financial subsidy during the 13th five-year period aiming to accelerate headquarters economy, industry growth and talent innovation
July 2017 Taylor Wessing
Summer Issue 2017 Baker McKenzie China Tax Monthly
June 2017 PwC A new landscape of China’s tax treaties: China signs the Multilateral Convention and reveals her positions
June 2017 Taylor Wessing
June 2017 Baker McKenzie Judicial Interpretation Clarifies Issues Concerning Personal Data Criminal Cases
June 2017 Embassy of Switzerland in P.R.C China 2017 Economic Report
June 2017 Dezan Shira & Associates China’s New Cybersecurity Law: Clarifications, Implementation Delay Announced
May 2017 PwC Thousand Groups project in progress - Further collaboration between the Chinese tax authorities and enterprises  
May 2017 Dezan Shira & Associates Company Chops in China: What Are They and How to Use Them
May 2017 LehmanBrown Audit of Foreign Invested Enterprises
May 2017

Dezan Shira & Associates

China Regulatory Brief: 2017 Legislation Plan Released, More Certificates to be Consolidated
May 2017 GWA Supreme People's Court Issues IPR Protection New Outlines
May 2017 Eiger Anti-Money Laundering: New PRC Regulations
April 2017 GWA Shanghai Further Open Up to Foreign Investment
April 2017 Dezan Shira & Associates Shanghai Becomes First City in Mainland China to Grant Foreign Domestic Workers Residency
April 2017 Dezan Shira & Associates Changing Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry
April 2017 InterChina Consulting The Auto Components Sector In China:
Lessons to be learned
March 2017 Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd China Legal Report
March 2017 King & Wood Mallesons Foreign Invested Banks: Opportunity or Challenge?
March 2017 Eiger Shanghai Issues New Policy for Regional Headquarters
March 2017 Fiducia Management Consultants China Focus: Driving Innovation in China
February 2017 Eiger Compliance for MedTech in China - An Overview
February 2017 Baker McKenzie China Employment Law Update
February 2017 Embassy of Switzerland in the People's Republic of China China 2016 Final Economic Report
February 2017 Taylor Wessing Enterprises in China Allowed to Borrow More Money from Abroad
January 2017 China Integrated What Should We Expect from China?
January 2017 Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd

China Legal Report on Revised Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise Law

January 2017 Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd China Legal Briefing on Legal Briefing on Construction Projects and Environmental Implication
January 2017

AnJie Law Firm

A Review of China's Reform to FDI Administration Refime in 2016
January 2017

AnJie Law Firm

China Purports to Adopt New Measues to Boost Foreign Investment in 2017
January 2017 Eiger China’s Cybersecurity Law: More Questions Asked than Answered
January 2017 Baker & McKenzie China Issues Environmental Protection Tax Law
January 2017 Taylor Wessing Deepening Reforms: China’s New Catalogue of Investment Projects Subject to Governmental Examination and Approval Issued
December 2016 Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd China Legal Briefing on Measures to Prevent Risks in Internet Finance
December 2016 Taylor Wessing A More Structured World - The Birth of FIE Negative List
November 2016 King & Wood Mallesons China to Classify Foreign Job Seekers into A, B and C Grade
October 2016 Baker McKenzie China Tax Monthly
October 2016 Taylor Wessing A New Era - from Approval to Filling - China Streamlines Foreign Direct Investment Process
September 2016 Eiger An Introduction to China VAT's Reform
September 2016 Baker McKenzie China Tax Monthly / China Employment Law Update
August 2016 Embassy of Switzerland in the People's Republic of China China 2016 Mid-Year Economic Report
August 2016 LehmanBrown International Accountants Investing in China's FTZ - A Guide for Foreign Invested Entreprises
August 2016 Taylor Wessing Shaping Up - Creating a Better Legal Environment for Investment
August 2016 Fiducia Management Consultants

Warning Signals: Fraud
Diagnosing Unhealthy Accounting

August 2016 MyLink Law Office China CFDA Finalizes Infant Formula Registration Rules
August 2016 King & Wood Mallesons Where to - The "New Normal" and the Impact on China's outbound investment in Africa
August 2016 King & Wood Mallesons

What has been "Changed" and "Unchanged" for the Foreign Investments in Online Publishing

July 2016 Grant Thornton

China Transfer Pricing Update – English

中国转让定价快讯 - Chinese

July 2016 Rödl & Partner Broadening Horizons - China Newsletter June 2016: News on Law, Tax & Business
July 2016 King & Wood Mallesons Taking Immediate Action Responding to Cross-border Fraud in China
July 2016 Swiss Business Hub China SME Export Outlook Q3 2016: SMEs striking out for China
July 2016 King & Wood Mallesons "Keep Calm and Carry On" - Keeping up with China's Changing Rules Cross-border E-commerce
May 2016 Swiss Business Hub China Comparison Among Development Zones in China
May 2016 Fiducia Management Consultants Upgrading your organization in China
April 2016 China Intelligence AG
Deleveraging? Ming tian, tomorrow!
February 2016 China Intelligence AG The monthly Dragon: Official figures point to China growing more than the size of Switzerland in 2015
January 2016 Commerzbank China's External Debt: More Pain to come?
January 2016 Commerzbank China's Economic Leaders have lost their Magic
January 2016 Commerzbank China's Corporate Debt - The Elephant in the Room?
December 2015 Embassy of Switzerland in the People's Republic of China China 2015 Final Economic Report
December 2015 China Intelligence AG The monthly Dragon: China was embraced by major Western financial institutions
November 2015 King & Wood Mallesons

Foreign Investment Regulation Amendments by the Ministry of Commerce 2015 No. 2

October 2015 King & Wood Mallesons Dispute resolution and choice of law in China-related contracts
October 2015 Mylink Law Several Typical Fee Items subject to Customs Duty in Equipment Import Contract
October 2015 China Intelligence AG The quarterly Dragon: SOEs: the low-hanging fruit in China’s economic reform process?
September 2015 King & Wood Mallesons Calculating liquidation losses in margin share trading accounts
August 2015 King & Wood Mallesons Who will be affected by the new
regulation of banking security?
July 2015 Swiss Business Hub Operating Under the "New Normal" in China
July 2015 China Intelligence AG The quarterly Dragon: Will the China equity rally continue? Yes, it may very well do so.
July 2015 Global Law Office The New Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China
July 2015 Westlaw.China Food Safety Law of the People's Republic of China
June 2015 Laurent von Niederhaeusern The termination of the working contract from an employer perspective in the Chinese Law (French)
May 2015

King & Wood Mallesons

The E.U. - China Bilateral Investment Treaty
May 2015 Winston & Strawn Llp The Setting Up of A Legal Entity in Hong Kong
April 2015 Swiss Business Hub China - Legal Provisions

April 2015

Rödl & Partner

Good on paper, Good in Practice? Glance at the Environmental Protection Law of China

March 2015 King & Wood Mallesons China Banking IT Regulation Tightened Up
March 2015 King & Wood Mallesons Chinese Tax Authorities will recently commence tax cleaning-up activities targeting incomes of QFIIs/RQFIIs
March 2015 Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Ltd. China Legal Briefing 248
March 2015 Global Law Office Version of Industrial Catalogue for Guiding Foreign Investment
February 2015


Variable Interest Entity Structures in China: an Updated Overview

January 2015 Swiss Business Hub China - Business Guide
January 2015 Global Law Office Proposed Major Changes to PRC Laws on Foreign Investment
November 2014

Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Ltd.

China Anti-Monopoly Law

Swiss Investment Report: New Swiss Restructuring Law

September 2014

Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Ltd.

Trade Secret Protection in China

June 2014

Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.

Employing in your Foreign Invested Enterprise in China

May 2014


The Pilot Free Trade Zone in Shanghai

April 2014 Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.

Debt Collection in China

February 2014


Intellectual Property Enforcement in China

January 2014

Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.

The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

August 2012 Eiger

DTA Hong Kong - Switzerland: Inputs and Comments by Eiger Law

January 2012


Tax Planning: International Asia-Pacific Focus: International Information for International Business

July 2011

Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.

Banking in China and Switzerland - A legal comparison of associations, supervisions, secrecy, and anti-money laundering

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