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20 June 2018
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is one of the most ambitious development projects in history. China’s vision is to boost global trade and create vibrant economies along its route, which covers 74 countries. President Xi describes it as a vehicle...
26 March 2018
Transparency International published its 2017 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), showing just modest improvements for most countries in Asia Pacific, but with some higher risk countries continuing to slide in the overall rankings. The rankings are significant...
5 March 2018
When is a contract rendered unenforceable as a result of illegality? It is a question that goes to the heart of every commercial transaction and is a notoriously knotty problem. On one hand, the law has to deter contractual parties from engaging in illegal...
TPP11: Modified Approach To Investment Agreements, Investment Authorisations And Claims Regarding Financial Services
23 February 2018
After a year of uncertainty following the withdrawal of the United States, the remaining eleven nations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reached an agreement that will allow the ambitious trade bloc to proceed. The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement...
9 February 2018
Clifford Chance is pleased to provide the latest edition of our Guide to Anti-Corruption Legislation in Asia Pacific. Our lawyers continually strive to provide the most up-to-date guidance to help you comply with the anti-corruption laws and regulations in the...
6 February 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is the biggest shift in data protection and privacy legislation in Europe for a generation, with extraterritorial effect, so an Asia Pacific-based company may have to comply even though it is not based in Europe. Failure...
1 November 2017
Events over the past 18 months have put trade at the centre of international economic diplomacy and may potentially lead to dramatic shifts in the global trade order.
19 October 2017
Key points of interest include the following: In China, MOFCOM's caseload continues to rise – 107 decisions, which is 24% up on the same quarter last year. MOFCOM also took its second conditional decision of 2017 - Brocade's acquisition of...
21 July 2017
On 11 April 2017, the Prime Minister of Vietnam issued Decision 11/2017/QD-TTg ("Decision 11"), an encouraging development in the promotion of domestic solar power projects in Vietnam. Decision 11 came into effect on 1 June 2017 and is due to expire on...
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...