Category: China

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The Long Arm of the Law is Not That Long: Court Declines Jurisdiction over Document Production by Foreign Non-Party

June 1, 2015

  In Lockwood Financial Ltd. v. China Blue Chemical Ltd., the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) ruled that it does not have the territorial jurisdiction to order a foreign company to give documentary evidence in a proceeding in B.C. to which it is not a party. The decision provides reassuring guidance on the basis of jurisdiction relating to contractual obligations…

Chinese Legal Overhaul to Impact Overseas IPOs, Private Equity Investments

January 26, 2015

On January 19, 2015, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued for comment a new draft foreign investment law that if implemented would be the most significant change to China’s foreign investment regime in at least the past 15 years and fundamentally alter the way foreign investors access some of China’s most compelling investment opportunities, including through overseas initial public offerings…

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