Region: China

GIR Live Hong Kong: New Chinese data law hampering internal investigations

“We’ve been facing a lot more pressure from the targets of investigations,” said a Hong Kong-based lawyer.

09 December 2021

Ex-Hong Kong judge: Courts will treat national security cases fairly

A former Hong Kong chief justice has said that he expects local courts will rule on cases brought under China’s controversial national security law with fairness.

08 December 2021

Hong Kong regulator fines four banks over anti-money laundering breaches

Hong Kong’s banking regulator has fined Swiss lender UBS, Commercial Bank of China and two other banks for historic anti-money laundering breaches.

22 November 2021

US fines laboratory equipment company over Huawei sales

The US export control enforcer has handed down its first fine to a company for shipping products to blacklisted Chinese phone parts manufacturer Huawei, as well as its chip-making subsidiary.

09 November 2021

Indicted professor sues Harvard over defence fees

04 November 2021

Counsel Watch: the lawyers who helped Rolls-Royce close out a Brazilian bribery probe

Lawyers in London and Brasília have helped Rolls-Royce resolve the final Brazilian strand of a long-running corruption case and Morrison & Foerster has steered a Chinese electronics company to a settlement over claims it sold millions of defective dehumidifiers.

04 November 2021

Chinese appliance company enters $91 million consumer product safety DPA

The business and two of its subsidiaries are required to hire an independent expert to advise on and audit the companies’ compliance improvements, who will also regularly report to the US authorities.

01 November 2021

Hong Kong banks urged to tip off authorities for suspected national security law breaches

25 October 2021

Huawei CFO settles with US in sanctions case

Meng Wanzhou, the CFO of Chinese telecoms company Huawei, on 24 September resolved allegations that she violated US sanctions laws, paving the way for her to be freed from detainment in Canada.

24 September 2021

China arrests development bank official in corruption probe

10 September 2021

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