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  1. Legal news
    14 June 2019
    US-China Trade War: Re-negotiation strategies and danger zones under Singapore law
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/china/us-china-trade-war-re-negotiation-strategies-and-danger-zones-under-singapore-law

    In our previous article published here in March 2019 on the US-China Trade War and its implications for contracts which cannot be performed due to the imposition of tariffs or quotas, we focused on how force majeure ...

  2. Legal news
    06 February 2020
    China Corporate Newsletter – Changes of the administrative management for FIE
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/china-corporate-newsletter-changes-of-the-administrative-management-for-fie

    At the earlier stages of China's opening up to foreign investment, the Chinese Wholly Foreign-owned Enterprises Law ("WFOE"), Sino-Foreign Equity Joint Ventures Law ("EJV") and Sino-Foreign Cooperative Joint Ventures ...

  3. Legal news
    08 January 2021
    Update on dispute resolution for joint ventures in China
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/china/update-on-dispute-resolution-for-joint-ventures-in-china

    After a sharp decline in the first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19 lockdowns, China’s economy bounced back to grow in the second quarter and keeps growing in the third quarter pursuant to the National Bureau of ...

  4. Legal news
    30 December 2020
    Network connection and VPN - What MNCs need to learn for legally connecting headquarters, subsidiaries, branches and employees within or outside China?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/network-connection-and-vpn

    A growing number of multi-national corporations ("MNCs") with multiple outlets or office locations across China will encounter a common issue of how to find a fast, secure and reliable way to share information and ...

  5. Legal news
    04 February 2020
    Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Force Majeure Clauses
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/coronavirus-and-force-majeure-clauses

    As a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, several cities and regions across China have announced travel restrictions resulting in full or partial lockdowns. This caused ...

  6. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    Anti-suit injunction update - Hong Kong grants anti-suit injunction to restrain proceedings in PRC after arbitral award obtained in Hong Kong
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/hong-kong/hong-kong-grants-anti-suit-injunction-to-restrain-proceedings-in-prc-after-arbitral-award

    The High Court of Hong Kong has recently granted an anti-suit injunction restraining parallel proceedings in the courts of PRC brought by an unsuccessful party to an arbitration award obtained in Hong Kong.

  7. Legal news
    24 April 2018
    New requirement for Hong Kong companies to maintain a significant controllers register
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/hong-kong/new-requirement-for-hong-kong-companies-to-maintain-a-significant-controllers-register

    The Companies (Amendment) Ordinance 2018 came into effect on 1 March 2018, introducing several new requirements for enhancing transparency of corporate beneficial ownership and control with a view of fulfilling Hong ...

  8. Legal news
    16 December 2020
    Technology Transactions in China – Doing Deals in a Complex Legal Environment
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/technology-transactions-in-china-doing-deals-in-a-complex-legal-environment

    China’s regulation of technology transfer has been one of the central points of tension during the US-China trade negotiations, and has now mushroomed into a geopolitical issue. We take a look at the background to it ...

  9. Legal news
    23 April 2020
    Managing China Subsidiaries during the COVID-19 Epidemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/managing-china-subsidiaries-during-the-covid19-epidemic

    Relevant Legal Issues and Countermeasures in relation to Corporate Governance and Compliance.

  10. Legal news
    25 September 2020
    More Severe Criminal Penalties on Safety Production Are Coming in China
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/more-severe-criminal-penalties-on-safety-production-is-coming-in-china

    The draft PRC Criminal Law Amendment (XI) (the "Draft Amendment") was released on July 3, 2020, seeking for public comments. Amongst others, the draft amendment to Article 134 of the PRC Criminal Law ("Article 134") ...