Region: China

Mandarin: the key to investigations in China

Experts say China is one country where lawyers must learn the local language to effectively conduct investigations.

22 January 2021

Law firm loses privilege battle with Chinese billionaire over hack report

A hacked US law firm must hand over a consultancy’s investigation report into the breach to a client after a judge ruled it wasn’t protected by attorney-client privilege or work-product privilege.

18 January 2021

US Treasury sparks confusion with China sanctions “guessing game”

The Treasury Department’s guidance on the China Military Companies Sanctions has been described by one expert as “truly bizarre”.

15 January 2021

China prohibits companies from complying with foreign laws

China has introduced a framework to thwart foreign laws that it deems to be unfair or overreaching, in a move announced shortly after the US imposed a slew of restrictions targeting the country.

11 January 2021

Luckin Coffee settles with SEC over accounting fraud charges

The Chinese-based coffee company allegedly falsified its revenue by inflating its sales figures.

17 December 2020

Hong Kong regulator accesses Chinese company audit documents for the first time

10 December 2020

Huawei CFO discussing potential settlement with US prosecutors

04 December 2020

Former Raytheon engineer sentenced over arms control violations

A US court has sentenced a former engineer at Massachusetts-based defence company Raytheon to prison for travelling to China with a laptop containing military secrets.

18 November 2020

Lawyers encouraged to assert privilege during investigations in China

The best practice for handling privilege issues in the context of investigations by Chinese authorities is to follow Western privilege norms, a Shanghai-based expert has said.

17 November 2020

Chinese national forfeits patents in trade secret theft case

10 November 2020

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