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金杜周昕律师荣获《亚洲法律杂志》2016年第二个重量级奖项——“中国客户首选律师20强”

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作者:金杜律师事务所

在《亚洲法律杂志》最新公布的2016年“中国客户首选律师20强”榜单中,金杜律师事务所合伙人周昕律师以其在银行与融资领域杰出的业务能力,赢得众多客户赞誉而跻身该榜单。《亚洲法律杂志》的该项评选通过网络调查,收集了来自公司法务人员,管理人员或第三方商业顾问数百份的调查反馈,最终评选出20位优秀律师代表。

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partner Stanley Zhou was named one of the 2016 China Client Choice Top 20 Lawyers by Asian Legal Business (ALB) for his excellent capability in banking and finance and wide recognition from the clients. ALB’s research team selected China’s Top 20 lawyers based on hundreds of online survey results from in-house legal counsel or managers/executives at a non-legal enterprise, or business consultants of third parties. Continue Reading

中国制造?为尼日利亚的基础设施融资

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作者:James DouglassGreg Stonefield、Barri Mendelsohn和Francis Iyayi  金杜律师事务所伦敦办公室

douglass_jstonefield_g据报道,在未来五年里,尼日利亚需要1,660亿美元,以便为其不断增长的人口提供能源和基础设施。作为非洲最大的经济体,尼日利亚的能源和基础设施需求随着人口的增长与日俱增。因此,对支持该等基础设施项目投资的可行融资解决方案的需求也在日益增长。根据非洲开发银行的统计,尼日利亚的基础设施赤字达3,000亿美元。事实上,尼日利亚整个基础设施开支(相应也就是融资需求)预计将从2013年的230亿美元上升至2025年的770亿美元。

融资将来源于何处?尼日利亚最近以其颇具雄心的基础设施计划吸引了中国的资金和技术支持。本文将讨论中国投资的角色和意义,以及与中国基础设施融资交易典型架构方式相关的重要趋势。

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Made in China? Financing Nigeria’s infrastructure

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By James Douglass, Greg Stonefield, Barri Mendelsohn and Francis Iyayi. King & Wood Mallesons’ London office.

douglass_jFstonefield_gor the next five years, Nigeria is reported to require US$166 billion to provide energy and infrastructure for its growing population. Demand for energy and infrastructure in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is ever increasing as its population grows. Consequently, so has the demand for viable financing solutions to support investment in such infrastructure projects, which according to the African Development Bank has an infrastructure deficit of US$300 billion. In fact, overall infrastructure spending (and in turn demand for financing) in Nigeria is expected to grow from US$23 billion in 2013 to US$77 billion in 2025.

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那些年我在京城住过的地方

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作者:鲍荣振 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

baorongzhen《学习,才会有诗和远方的田野》的“畅销文”作者鲍荣振律师又有了新作!此篇文章漫谈鲍律师在北京居住过的几个地方,从地名由来到相关名人典故,夹杂名人趣事,也伴随中日文翻译,于用心生活的日常中,感受法律悄然的变更。

一、捕黄鱼?——北京怎么能捕得到黄鱼呢?

上个世纪90年代,我住在蒲黄榆。

那时蒲黄榆是一个典型的劳动人民集中的地方,没有什么有钱人和有名的人。好像只有一个叫汪曾祺的作家。说到汪曾祺,很多人都不知道,但他写的《芦荡火种》应该有很多人知道。这个剧后来成为样板戏之一的《沙家浜》。  Continue Reading

Water rights and trading in Australia

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By Debra Townsend and Odette Adams. King & Wood Mallesons

townsend_dWater access rights are core assets for many agribusinesses. In the Australian Water Markets Report 2012-2013, the National Water Commission estimated that the value of water entitlements in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) is approximately $13 billion. Trading in water has become commonplace, not only for water users but increasingly for speculators or companies whose core business is not water or land related. With more than a decade of trading under our belt, in this article we look at the benefits and challenges of trading water and what we might expect the regulators to do next.

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What’s on the global AML/CTF agenda? 8 key messages from the FATF plenary

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By Urszula McCormack and Lauren Dray. King & Wood Mallesons ‘ Hong Kong Office

mccormack__uThe global standard-setter on AML/CTF, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) held its recent plenary meeting in Busan, Korea.

Coverage included the ongoing fight against terrorist financing (including the ISIL threat), information sharing and “de-risking” in respect of non-profits and correspondent banking. In this alert, we set out 8 key points covered at the Plenary Meeting and provide 8 key takeaways for financial institutions operating in Hong Kong (FIs).

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特别工作组在行动——全球反洗钱和反资助恐怖活动议程

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作者: Urszula McCormack 和 Lauren Dray. 金杜律师事务所香港办公室

mccormack__u作为反洗钱和反资助恐怖活动全球标准的制定者,金融行动特别工作组(FATF)近日在韩国釜山召开全体会议。

会议内容涉及持续打击资助恐怖活动(包括ISIL威胁)、信息共享及非营利和代理银行业务的“去风险”。本文列出了此次全会的八大要点,并为香港金融机构提出了八项重要提示。

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10 things you need to know about decentralised autonomous organisations

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By Shannon Finch, Scott Farrell, Urszula McCormack, Roslyn Hinchliffe and Jack Nelson. King & Wood Mallesons

1. DAOs are business vehicles…

DAOs are a re-imagined form of business vehicle, somewhere between a collective investment structure, a partnership, a venture capital fund, and a crowdsourcing platform. They facilitate economic cooperation on a global scale, allowing anyone with an internet connection to become an owner and manager of a business, and share in its risks and rewards.

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关于服务客户你应该知道的五件事

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作者:金杜律师事务所

“以客户为中心”是事务所发展的核心方向。转变市场开发的思路,考虑如何与客户建立更深层次和坚固的合作关系,从而提供全方位高水准的法律服务,是律所的长远发展之道。律师如何更好地服务客户,与其闭门造车,不如听听客户是怎样说的。我们整理了来自客户公司法律总监的经验之谈,倾听他们对于律师如何把握客户需求,提供法律服务的建议。

客户需要律师怎样提供法律服务,这个题目很大,无论从哪个角度,都有广阔的扩展性和延展性。就我自身的工作,愿意和大家分享一些经验和体会。 Continue Reading

Employment law, Immigration and Brexit: how much more do we know?

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This article was written by Cerys Williams, Counsel with input by Chetal Patel, an Immigration lawyer atBates Wells Braithwaite.

We reported last month on implications for employers in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum result.   Much uncertainty remains over how the referendum vote will be implemented.  However, we have been monitoring major developments and announcements closely and in this article we identify some of the key messages that are emerging for employers.

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