Category: Legal

One stop e-platform simplifies de-registration in China

In 2016, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (‘SAIC’) introduced a simplified de-registration procedure. Namely, the SAIC adopted ‘The Guidance opinions on comprehensively promoting the reform of simple de-registration of enterprises ([2016] No. 253’, (‘Guidance Opinions’) on December 26, 2016. The simplified de-register procedure was further bolstered in 2018 and 2021 with the adoption…

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Fundamentals for managing employees’ personal information in China

Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) was adopted on 1 November last year and applies to all individuals and organisation handling personal data. Since the adoption, regulators have been actively investigating suspected violations and issuing fines. For employers, implementing PIPL compliance measures when processing employees’ personal information reduces legal risks. In the below, we provide the…

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Q&A on opposing a trademark registration

In China, companies and individuals may file a trademark opposition to contest a preliminarily approved trademark registration. Once the trademark is preliminarily approved, it will be publicly announced in the trademark gazette. During the preliminary approval period, companies and individuals may file an objection application. If successful, the trademark will not be registered. For companies,…

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Operating business in China? Here are two blacklists to avoid

In today’s digital age, big data is utilised to optimise the business environment and ease doing business in China. Equally, big data assists government departments to investigate enterprises who do not operate accordingly to law, including foreign-invested companies. Over the years, several administrative regulations and management rules (‘regulations’) have been adopted to regulate business operations…

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Why global anti-money laundering management is imperative

Horizons named as ‘Best Cross-Border Corporate Finance Advisors’ by Wealth & Finance, Ethical Finance Awards. Accelerated digitalization has simultaneously benefited economies and triggered criminal behavior. In finance, the anonymity of finance technology is increasing criminal activities such as money laundry and terrorist financing. Hence, jurisdictions around the globe are stepping up efforts to regulate finance-related…

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