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03 April, 2019

Foreign companies entering the Chinese market need to navigate its complex trademark regime, which facilitates protections but imposes certain unique limitations that brands must work around.

28 March, 2019

The GDPR covers a series of issues, such as personal data protection, balancing the rights of data subjects, management of data controller, and cross-border transfer of personal data. GDPR is commonly viewed as the milestone of data protection.

19 October, 2018

The EU’s GDPR and China’s CSL have set standards for the world. For businesses that operate in both Europe and China, it is important to understand the similarities and differences between the GDPR and CSL.

12 October, 2018

The recent amendment to China's Individual Income Tax (IIT) Law was enacted this October and will go into effect on January 1, 2019. The revised tax deductions will impact over 500,000 expats in China and employers.

29 January, 2018

The second in a two-part series looking at how the Anti-Unfair Competition Law applies to the digital world.

18 January, 2018

In the first of two articles looking at how the Anti-Unfair Competition Law works in the digital world, Michael Gu and Charles Xiang from Anjie Law Firm look at the new Article 12 and how it impacts online business.

06 December, 2017

In any new business relationship there are risks, but it takes a practiced eye to identify the most serious ones in advance. Learn from an industry expert about how effective due diligence is a key component of investing in China.

06 September, 2017

While the Labor Contract Law is an unlikely candidate for major revisions, recent changes to the referee criteria for labor dispute cases may indicate a more positive trend for employers.

17 August, 2017

For foreign firms operating in China, selecting an institution for contract arbitration can be a difficult choice. Thanks to reforms and developments over the last 20 years, selecting a China-based institution is an increasingly attractive option.

10 August, 2017

Moving data and maintaining cybersecurity are big challenges for foreign companies operating in China. Decrypt recent policy developments with these three key trends, two important considerations, and one immediate next step.