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Corporate governance in China: A review of meetings and resolutions of the Limited Liability Company

Shareholders’ meeting Company Law of the People's Republic of China establishes the shareholders' meeting of a limited liability company to be comprised of its shareholders and is the highest authority in the company. The Shareholders’ meeting is an indispensable component in which members exercise their investor’s right to collectively govern the company, in accordance with…

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Smoothing the path to cross-border business connectivity: Horizons’ Roberto Gilardino discusses the China Collaborative Group

During 2018, Horizons remains highly focused on the efforts of its newly formed China Collaborative Group (CCG). The multidisciplinary legal services collective is designed to provide Chinese clients with cohesive strategic solutions that facilitate cross-border investment under the Belt and Road Initiative and other global economic trade platforms. The Square talks with Roberto Gilardino, Horizons…

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A brief look at the application of law in foreign-related civil relations in China

In 2011, the “PRC Law on the Application of Laws to Foreign-Related Civil Relations” (“Law”) was promulgated to provide for what the applicable laws should be when foreign-related civil relations are involved. The definition of “foreign-related civil relations”, however, was not specifically set out in the Law and was, more or less, scattered across various…

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China VAT rate reductions in effect from 1 May

This post is part of Horizons ongoing sharing of important information related to the implementation of China VAT reforms. China business enterprises within 17% and 11% value-added tax rates subject to a 1% reduction On the 4 April 2018, the Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation jointly announced (Cai Shui [2018] No. 32) that…

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Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018: Maintaining of Significant Controllers Register by Hong Kong Incorporated Companies

The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018, which came into operation on 1 March 2018 imposed on companies incorporated in Hong Kong (excluding listed companies in Hong Kong) an obligation to maintain a Significant Controllers Register (SCR). Coupled with the Common Reporting Standard, which took effect on 1 July 2017 in Hong Kong, the new provision reflects…

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