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金杜四连冠《商法》“年度卓越律所”及“年度卓越综合实力律所”大奖

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作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

2017年2月24日,在《商法》今天公布的2016年度卓越律所大奖榜单中,金杜律师事务所连续第四年蝉联卓越律所(中国)和卓越综合实力律所(中国所)两项大奖。除了该奖项之外,金杜还凭借在竞争及反垄断、反腐败及合规、银行及金融、争议解决、能源及自然资源、房地产投资及REIT基金、破产及重组、结构性融资及资产证券化、税务领域的卓越表现和积极的客户反馈,将这九个领域“卓越律所”大奖也全部收入囊中。

On 24 February 2017, China Business Law Journal (CBLJ) announced that King & Wood Mallesons (KWM)  won the Law Firm of the Year (China) and Best Overall PRC Law Firms awards for the 4th consecutive year. Additionally, KWM has been recognized for its market leading capability and expertise as the winner in nine categories, namely, competition & antitrust, anti-bribery & compliance, banking & finance, dispute resolution, energy & natural resources, real estate & REIT, restructuring & insolvency, structured finance & securitization, and taxation.  Continue Reading

King & Wood Mallesons’ Partner Jack Wang wins Finance Lawyer of the Year by at Asia Legal Awards

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By King & Wood Mallesons

On 22 February 2017, Jack Wang, Head of Finance & Capital Markets at King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) won the title of Finance Lawyer of the Year at the fourth annual Asia Legal Awards Ceremony, hosted by The Asian Lawyer in association with China Law & Practice, The American Lawyer and Legal Week. Advised the joint lead managers by KWM, Geely’s $400M green bond, the Chinese auto industry’s first ever offshore green bonds issuance, was also named the Securities Deal of the Year: Debt, at the ceremony. As one of Asia’s most renowned ceremony for the legal elite, the Asia Legal Awards honor the best work in the region. Across its coverage of practice areas and disciplines, the Awards intend to identify the biggest and most important commercial legal matters that involved lawyers and law firms in Asia. Continue Reading

金杜王军律师摘得亚洲法律大奖“年度杰出金融律师”奖项

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作者:金杜律师事务所

2017年2月22日,金杜律师事务所金融资本部负责合伙人王军律师在由《The Asian Lawyer》主办,《中国法律商务》、《The American Lawyer》及《Legal Week》协办的第四届年度“亚洲法律大奖”颁奖典礼上荣获“年度杰出金融律师”大奖。当晚,金杜还以代表承销商参与吉利集团发行4亿美元中国汽车行业首单海外绿色金融债券项目获得了“年度杰出证券交易(债务类)”大奖。作为亚洲最负盛名的法律精英盛典之一,“亚洲法律大奖”每年年初评选出上一年在亚洲地区的各业务领域中,参与到最为重大的商业法律项目中的律师个人及律师事务所,并进行表彰。 Continue Reading

海运跨境破产发生,破产法与海商法的冲突如何协调?

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作者:马艳晖 蔡滢炜 程全 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

ma_yanhui作为2016年整个航运界最震憾的事件,世界第七大集装箱航运商韩国韩进海运的破产案件最进又有了新进展。据外媒报道,在经历了近半年的重整努力后,2017年2月17日,韩国首尔中区法院正式裁定韩进海运破产。至此,这起航运史上最大的破产案件终于尘埃落定。据悉,韩进海运大部分的资产已经被拍卖用于偿债。

韩进海运在2016年9月进入重整程序后采取了哪些自救措施?这桩全球航运业有史以来最大的破产案涉及哪些航运企业跨境破产法律问题?我们将在下文逐一分析。

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Deere’s milestone win in its well-known trademark protection

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By Dang Zhe  He Shijia King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group

dang_zheOn 30 December 2016, the KWM IP litigation team helped US Deere & Company and its Chinese subsidiary John Deere (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (“Deere China”) win at first instance a lawsuit involving trademark infringement and unfair competition. The Beijing IP Court confirmed that Deere & Company’s trademarks, “JOHN DEERE” in Classes 7 and 12, and “约翰.迪尔” in Class 7 were well-known marks It ordered the three defendants to cease infringement,, make a public statement to eliminate adverse effects, found unfair competition and awarded the plaintiff RMB 5 million in punitive damages and RMB 360,000 in reasonable expenses. On 10 January 2017, at a press release for the second anniversary of the Beijing IP Court, the case was selected as a paradigm of “strengthening judicial protection of IPRs”.

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The future of cybersecurity – WWTD? (What Would Trump Do?)

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By Yonah Baker and Daniella Phair. King & Wood Mallesons’ Melbourne office.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a non-profit policy research organisation in the United States, estimates that the theft of data and other IP results in a global cost between $450-600 billion each year.

To help counter this threat, the CSIS recently published a set of cybersecurity recommendations for the incoming Trump administration (CSIS Recommendations). In fact, cybersecurity issues were a recurring concern throughout the recent US presidential election campaign, and despite the CSIS recommending against a wholesale review, it was widely thought that on coming into power President Trump would sign an executive order mandating an immediate review of all US cyber defences and vulnerabilities. While no such order has yet been made, there is every likelihood that the Trump administration will give weight to the CSIS Recommendations, with Karen Evans, the co-chair of the recommendation taskforce, being a member of Trump’s transition team.

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网络安全的未来走向——特朗普政府将会采取哪些措施?

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作者:Yonah Baker 和 Daniella Phair 金杜律师事务所墨尔本办公室

据美国非营利政策研究组织战略与国际研究中心(CSIS)估算,每年因数据和其他知识产权失窃造成全球损失约4500亿至6000亿美元。

为抵御这一威胁,CSIS最近向特朗普政府提出了一系列网络安全建议(CSIS建议)。事实上,网络安全是最近美国总统大选中反复讨论的一个问题,尽管CSIS不建议进行一次全面审查,但普遍认为特朗普总统上台后将签署一项行政命令,要求立即审查所有美国的网络防御措施和薄弱点。虽然该命令尚未发出,但特朗普政府会非常重视CSIS建议,因为该建议的工作组联席主席凯伦•伊文思(Karen Evans)是特朗普总统过渡团队的一员。

总体上看,CSIS建议旨在改进美国政府的网络安全措施,调整国际战略,强调与目标一致的国家合作遏制攻击者。CSIS认为,由于私营部门目前还无法靠一己之力有效消除网络安全威胁,因此需要加强政府干预来提升网络安全措施。CSIS建议与澳大利亚政府于2016年初发布的未来四年网络安全战略高度一致。

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备案制后,医药代表该如何进行学术推广?

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作者: 吴巍 蔡志远 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

wu_wei2017年2月9日,国务院办公厅发布《国务院办公厅关于进一步改革完善药品生产流通使用政策的若干意见》(国办发[2017]13号)(以下称“《若干意见》”),对提高药品质量、改革药品流通秩序等方面提出了新的政策。其中,关于医药代表,《若干意见》专门提出了“人员备案”、“学术推广与销售分流”以及“违规推广与个人信用记录联动”三项规范要求。国办简短的几行文字对百万医药代表意味着什么,又该去向何方呢?

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员工虚假考勤,可以解聘吗?

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作者:尹居全 张元浩 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

yin_juquan考勤制度对于用人单位而言既是必要的也是尤为重要的,而通过检查员工“打卡”的情况进行考勤是最常用也是最直接有效的方式。这样一来,“打卡”后离岗、托他人代为“打卡”等“虚假考勤”的违纪行为在用人单位用工过程中时有发生,用人单位可否因员工存在“虚假考勤”行为而认定严重违反规章制度从而单方解除该员工劳动合同?法律法规并未对“虚假考勤”行为是否属于严重违反规章制度的行为作出规定,实务中确实存在用人单位因此与员工单方合法解除劳动关系的情形,本文结合实务案例对该合法单方解除劳动合同的情形作简要总结和分析。

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The “Ethnic Chinese Card” is coming!

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By Jiang Junlu Pei Xiu King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

jiang_junluSince the idea of the Ethnic Chinese Card (“ECC”) was raised by Hong GUO (Director of the Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun) on 27 November 2015, Chinese communities worldwide have been following the discussion with interest.

On 13 March 2016, Yuanping QIU, Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, stated in an interview that China had no plans to launch the ECC. At the end of 2016, the ECC once again came into the media spotlight, but the most recent official statement remains that of Director QIU. The Administrative Committee of Zhongguancun has proposed to pilot the ECC system but when this will happen is unclear.

What exactly is the ECC? How will it affect Chinese foreign nationals in China? What would be its social implications? This article will discuss these questions.

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