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Clifford Chance advises CITIC Agri Fund on US$1.1 billion acquisition of Dow's corn seed business in Brazil
20 July 2017
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance advised CITIC Agri Fund Management Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of a select portion of Dow AgroSciences' (a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company) corn seed business in Brazil for approximately US$1.1 billion. CITIC...
18 July 2017
Key points of interest include the following: Latest merger control statistics from China – 1 conditional clearance (Dow/DuPont) and 77 unconditional clearances, including Reckitt Benckiser's acquisition of Mead Johnson which was filed as a simple...
13 July 2017
The Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Ordinance 2017 (the "Ordinance") was gazetted and came into effect on 7 July 2017. The Ordinance introduces a tax regime for Hong Kong's aircraft financing and leasing industry that will rival those of competitor...
13 July 2017
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance advised China's leading artificial intelligence (AI) firm SenseTime Group Inc. on its US$410 million Series B preferred share investments from renowned private equity funds and institutional investors, including CDH,...
Clifford Chance Newsflash-The Bond Connect – Another Effort of Market Liberalisation through Hong Kong
11 July 2017
Key issues Overview of the Bond Connect Trading link Settlement Link Pending issues and outlook The launch of the northbound trading link of the Bond Connect (Northbound Trading Link) was announced on 2 July 2017, right following the 20th anniversary of the return...
Failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion: The new extra-territorial UK criminal offence and its impact on Asian financial institutions
26 June 2017
The UK has enacted a new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion by employees and other associated persons. It is highly extra-territorial, applies to financial institutions and other businesses worldwide, and can apply...
16 June 2017
The use of technology to deliver, enhance or “disrupt” financial services is transforming the sector. Whether you are an established institution upgrading the existing financial services that you offer, a new entrant launching a groundbreaking product,...
12 June 2017
George Magnus is an independent economist and commentator, an Associate at the China Centre, Oxford University, and former Chief Economist at UBS Investment Bank. He is widely credited with having identified the trigger points for the financial crisis in 2008....