News & Insights


November 23, 2022

A trend of awarding higher punitive damages by Chinese courts reminds IP owners to revisit their IP enforcement portfolio

Chinese courts are more aggressive in awarding punitive damages in cases of intellectual property infringement. We suggest IP rights owners revisit their files of existing infringers and consider a more aggressive approach to enforce their IP rights in China.

November 4, 2022

香港为虚拟资产行业带来新机遇

香港财经事务及库务局发表了《有关虚拟资产在港发展的政策宣言》。宣言阐述了香港的政策立场和方针,并结合最新提出的虚拟资产服务发牌制度草案,旨在为香港的虚拟资产市场的发展注入制度活力。

September 3, 2022

China released guidelines for security assessment of cross-border data transfers

Cross-border data transfer has become a focused issue for multinational companies that have operations in China. Each company should develop a wise and practical compliance strategy with experienced advisors on the ground.

July 22, 2022

What do we learn from the DiDi Case

The DiDi case shows the Chinese regulator’s increasing scrutiny over data security, personal information processing, and cross-border data transfer.

July 3, 2022

China Released Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for Cross-border Transfer of Personal Data

China released a Draft Standard Contractual Clauses on Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information along with a Draft Regulations on the SCCs on June 30, 2022, seeking public comments by July 29, 2022. We recommend MNCs to submit comments to the authority.

May 25, 2022

Banking and insurance institutions are required to enhance their consumer protection mechanisms in China

China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission recently released Draft Measures on Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests in Banking and Insurance Institutions for public comment. The Draft requires all banking and insurance companies operating in China to enhance their mechanisms of consumer protection.

March 21, 2022

China: New Judicial Interpretations Protect the Right of Publicity, Flag Store Look & Feel, Foreign Trade Names, and Unique Webpage Designs

The PRC Supreme People’s Court released a new set of judicial interpretations concerning the application of the PRC Anti-Unfair Competition Law. The new judicial interpretations come into force on March 20, 2022.

March 19, 2022

China tightens control of E-cigarettes

Chinese tobacco administrative authority unveiled a regulation on E-cigarettes, which will place a significant impact on the booming E-cigarettes industry. The Measures will be effective as of May 1, 2022.

February 24, 2022

旅游度假产业的隐私合规:并不总是需要“用户同意”

我国《个人信息保护法》第十三条规定了“履约必要性条款”:企业为达成合同目的,可以不经用户同意而收集必要个人信息。本文将浅析该条款在旅游和酒店业的具体适用。