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The Latest Changes on Civil Procedure Law of China

The Latest Changes on Civil Procedure Law of China

Published: 18 Jan 2022

On Dec 24 2021, the Civil Procedure Law of China was revised according to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress. The major changes are as follows: It is possible for a single judge alone to preside over the trial of an ordinary procedure, supposed that the fact is clear and right and obligation is definite. Previously, only a panel of at least three judges is allowed to try a c...

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Explainer: What’s Going on in China’s Property Market?| Dezan Shira & Associates

Explainer: What’s Going on in China’s Property Market?| Dezan Shira & Associates

Published: 18 Jan 2022

China’s property market plays an outsized role in the global economy. It is intricately linked to core industries, performance of local governments, besides investors and homeowners. 2021 data showed that China’s largest property developers have accrued trillions of dollars in debt, causing alarm among economists and investors alike over fears of financial instability. While the Chinese government...

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A Plotter's Guide: How to Stage a Coup in Your Company

A Plotter's Guide: How to Stage a Coup in Your Company

Published: 17 Jan 2022

If you are going to stage a coup in your company, here is what you must do. Recently, we highlighted the risks of employees staging acoupby departing with the intention of usurping their employer’s business. That is obviously fraught with risk and invites litigation from the employer, which is costly and can stop you in your tracks. Having said that, every employee has the right to seek a b...

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Howard Levitt: Can a Company be Sued for Defamation for Giving an Ex-Employee a Negative Reference?

Howard Levitt: Can a Company be Sued for Defamation for Giving an Ex-Employee a Negative Reference?

Published: 17 Jan 2022

There are many myths regarding employment references, despite their importance in differentiating a candidate from others in securing new employment. I will dispel five myths here that seem to be shared by both employers and former employees, but have no basis in law. Myth 1: An employer should not provide references. Many Canadian employers, as a matter of policy, will give little more t...

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Synergize GBA series: Cross-border data transfers in mainland China

Synergize GBA series: Cross-border data transfers in mainland China

Published: 14 Jan 2022

By Kareena Teh, Philip Kwok, Ken Lam: In 2021, we have seen significant changes in the data protection regime in mainland China. Specifically, the Data Security Law (DSL) and the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) came into effect on 1 September 2021 and 1 November 2021 respectively. They have far reaching implications for organizations, particularly those operating in or providing product...

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SMALL BUSINESS LAWSUITS: WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING SUED?

SMALL BUSINESS LAWSUITS: WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING SUED?

Published: 13 Jan 2022

By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Starting and running your own business can be incredibly rewarding, but it is also inherently risky. Maybe you’re doing something entirely new and putting your money, time and dreams on the line to make it a success. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Getting sued, for example, could destroy everything you have worked so hard to build. So, what are your chances of getti...

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Kiran Nasir Gore Offers Views on the the Future of Harmonisation and Systemic Integration in International Investment Law

Kiran Nasir Gore Offers Views on the the Future of Harmonisation and Systemic Integration in International Investment Law

Published: 13 Jan 2022

Kiran Nasir Gore has published anarticleon Kluwer Arbitration Blog as part of itsserieson regime interaction in international investment law. Thearticleshines the spotlight on theVienna Convention on the Law of Treaties(VCLT) as a disciplining force in investor-State dispute settlement. It argues that the VCLT, as demonstrated through the path to its preparation, and its text, evidences that the U...

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An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

Published: 13 Jan 2022

AnIntroductiontoDoingBusinessinVietnam 2022, the latest publication fromDezan Shira & Associatesis out now and available for download. Vietnam persevered through a difficult 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic took a significant toll on its economy and people. The country went through a strict lockdown in the middle of the year, which lasted almost five months, forcing businesses to halt production ...

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