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China Releases Circular on Further Stabilizing Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment
Haynes and Boone, LLP, August 2020

On August 12, 2020, the State Council of the People’s Republic of China (“State Council”) released theCircular on Further Stabilizing Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment(the “Circular”), in which the Chinese government announced 15 policies aiming to protect foreign trade entities and to keep supply chains stable against the economic fallout of the unabated COVID-19 pandemic. A few key points of the Circular include: 1...

China Releases Draft Measures for the Administration of Imported and Exported Food Safety
Haynes and Boone, LLP, August 2020

On June 11, 2020, the General Administration of Customs (“GAC”) released the Measures for the Administration of Imported and Exported Food Safety [draft] (General Administration of Customs of People's Republic of China, 2020) (“Draft Law”) to solicit public comments until July 11, 2020...

Online Dispute Resolution Scheme (ODR)
Deacons, May 2020

As part of its unprecedented relief package to alleviate the impact of COVID-19, the Hong Kong Government is launching the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Scheme (Scheme)...

Privacy Commissioner Warns Security Issues in Zoom
Deacons, April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many employees working from home, and brought about a need for a more collaborate meeting culture in place of physical meeting and travelling. Online meetings using video conferencing systems empower businesses to stay connected with their clients, and interact and collaborate with their employees working remotely via the Internet...

Hong Kong SFC Licensing and Compliance Hints
Deacons, April 2020

Is your firm monitoring compliance with the liquid capital thresholds continuously? As the financial resilience of some firms is being tested in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, it is timely for us to remind clients that a HK SFC licensed firm’s “liquid” capital must always exceed its “required” liquid capital and that it must formally notify the SFC "as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event within one business day of becoming aware”, if, am

HKSAR: Legal Implications of the New Coronavirus – COVID-19
Deacons, March 2020

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus, (subsequently renamed as COVID-19), “a public health emergency of international concern”. Various unprecedented and draconian measures were imposed by the PRC Government and other governments around the world, namely, a city lockdown, travel restrictions and bans, extension of the Lunar New Year holidays, mandatory quarantine orders, border closures, etc...

Preferential Tax Policies for Facilitating the Prevention and Control of the Outbreak of COVID-19
Deacons, March 2020

The State Taxation Administration (STA) released several announcements in the beginning of February which established preferential tax policies for facilitating the prevention and control of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and supporting enterprises to resume their business operations. Certain preferential tax treatments are specifically offered to enterprises and individuals that are directly involved in the prevention and control of the outbreak of COVID-19...

Measures and Precautions for Businesses Resuming Operations in China Following the COVID-19 Outbreak
Deacons, February 2020

Several recent reports claim that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic in China is beginning to slow down and generally under control, prompting businesses in China to resume operations. In order to minimise further spreading of the virus as employees return to work, the PRC government has issued different local rules and guidelines to ensure enterprises are adequately prepared...

Dispute Resolution Law: Court and Arbitration Adjustments During the COVID-19 Epidemic
Han Kun Law Offices, February 2020

The novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) epidemic has spread across the country since December 2019. So far, 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions have launched Class A major public health emergency responses...

Detailed Explanation of the Latest Opinions on Resuming Work and Production Issued on February 7 by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security
Han Kun Law Offices, February 2020

Enterprises in most regions of China resumed work and production on February 10, 2020...

Labor Management Q&As During the 2019-nCOV Epidemic (III)
Han Kun Law Offices, February 2020

Following our previous general Q&As on labor management issues that may arise during the novel coronavirus pneumonia (“2019-nCOV”) epidemic prevention and control period, we have compiled for your reference additional issues that are of interest to enterprises and prepared interpretations of the policies newly promulgated by the local governments...

Dispute Resolution Law: 2019-nCoV Outbreak and Contract Disputes (I)
Han Kun Law Offices, February 2020

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has affected the performance of numerous civil and commercial contracts. In this article, we examine the general legal impact of the outbreak on the performance of contracts from two perspectives, namely: 1) force majeure and 2) change in circumstances. We identify the relevant legal issues involved from these two perspectives and put forward our preliminary analysis for your reference...

Labor Management Q&As During the 2019-nCoV Epidemic (II)
Han Kun Law Offices, February 2020

Following our previous general Q&As on labor management issues that may arise during the novel coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”) epidemic prevention and control period, we have compiled for your reference additional issues identified in the regulatory documents promulgated by central and local governments and human resources and social security bureaus...

Labor Management Q&As During the 2019-nCoV Epidemic (I)
Han Kun Law Offices, January 2020

A flurry of regulatory documents has been promulgated in response to the recent large-scale spread of the novel coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”), many of which substantially impact the rights and interests of enterprises and their employees...

 

 

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