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New Frontiers of Antitrust 2016

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By King & Wood Mallesons

The Paris “New Frontiers of Antitrust” conference is a unique occasion to network with some of today’s most influential global leaders in competition law. This conference, held each year in Paris since 2009, now ranks first among the European antitrust independent events in terms of venue, press reports and audience. Concurrences Review will hold the 7th edition of its annual conference “New Frontiers of Antitrust” on Monday 13 June in Paris. Continue Reading

患有特殊疾病的员工是否自动适用24个月的医疗期?

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作者:姜俊禄 张洪源 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

jiang_junlu据《企业职工患病或非因工负伤医疗期规定》(“《规定》”)第三条的规定,企业职工因患病或非因工负伤,需要停止工作进行医疗时,企业应当根据职工实际参加工作年限和在本单位工作年限,给予职工三个月到二十四个月的医疗期。但是对于患有特殊疾病(如癌症、精神病、瘫痪等)的职工,根据《劳动部关于贯彻<企业职工患病或非因工负伤医疗期规定>的通知》(“《通知》”)第二条,如果在24个月内尚不能痊愈的,经企业和劳动主管部门批准,可以适当延长医疗期。实践当中,因为此条规定并没有明确职工一旦患有特殊疾病是否即能在不判断工作年限的情况下自动适用24个月的医疗期,一些意见相左的案例相继出现。

我们据此对北京、上海和深圳三地的案例进行了检索,请看以下案例中三地法院对该问题的态度及裁判要点。

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“英国退欧”面面观之商业

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作者:金杜律师事务所

四个多月来,金杜律师事务所就“英国退欧”话题与一些重要客户进行了面对面的交流,并与伦敦金融城若干企业的首席高管、执行董事、风控官和政府事务负责人坐下来讨论了这一话题。我们访谈的客户大多从事的是金融服务业,其年度收入总和超过1200亿英镑。

我们向他们询问了商界对于英国退欧问题是否存在着真正的共识。所有谈话均按照查塔姆研究所规则进行,以便客户畅所欲言,就可能是本时代最重要的政治和宏观经济决策进行自由讨论和深度分析。

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学习,才会有诗和远方的田野

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作者: 鲍荣振 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

baorongzhen年愚人节那天,我给金杜懂日语的童鞋做了一个讲座,谈日文合同制作及翻译技巧。

虽然题目和内容都是很学术性的,但我不太喜欢说一些死板的内容,我更愿意谈天说地,和大家分享各种杂学知识。由此,我的讲座谈法律、合同制作及翻译,穿插了不少杂学。

一、 “快乐的猪和悲伤的哲学家”

英国文艺复兴时期最重要的散作家、哲学家弗朗西斯·培根(フランシス・べーコン)说,在学问上花太多的时间是懒散,将学问太多地用于装饰门面是矫情(学問にあまり多くの時間をかけるのは怠惰である。学問をあまりに多く飾りに用いるのは気取りである)。这样说来,我也许有些矫情。 Continue Reading

八位金杜合伙人荣获“In-House Community年度外部法律顾问”大奖

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2016年5月26日,在香港举行的In-House Community 2016年度法务大奖颁奖晚宴上,金杜律师事务所八位合伙人荣获“In-House Community年度外部法律顾问”大奖。获奖的合伙人包括:宁宣凤律师(北京)、胡梅律师(上海)、陆慧文律师(上海)、王军律师(上海)、史玉生律师(北京)、关峰律师(上海)、萧乃莹律师(香港)以及David Friedlander(悉尼)。六位中国办公室合伙人获奖,金杜藉此成为中国市场目前获得该媒体最多推荐律师奖项的律所。

26 May 2016, eight of King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) partners have been commended as In-House Community External Counsel of the Year at the In-House Community Counsel of the Year Awards 2016 held in Hong Kong. They are Susan Ning (Beijing), Meg Utterback (Shanghai), Lucy Lu (Shanghai), Jack Wang (Shanghai), Yusheng Shi (Beijing), Guan Feng (Shanghai), Minny Siu (Hong Kong) and David Friedlander (Sydney). With six awarded partners, so far KWM has won the most Commended Counsels awards by In-House Community in China.

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全球出口商欢欣鼓舞——海关总署下发电商新政过渡政策

Posted in International Trade

作者:肖马克 陈兵 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

2schaub_m1016年4月中国发布了令人瞩目但又具模糊性的跨境电商规则,由此引发了相关方面的担忧,甚至可以说是恐慌。

2016年5月24日,中华人民共和国海关总署(以下简称“海关总署”)下发了《关于执行跨境电子商务零售进口新的监管要求有关事宜的通知》(“通知”),在该通知中,中国相关机关在相当程度上解决了大部分最迫切的担忧。

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Exporters of the World Rejoice – PRC Customs issues e-commerce reprieve

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By Mark Schaub and Chen Bing King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate Securities Group

In recent months there has been great concern, indeed bordering on panic, in some quarters arising from the issuance of  dramatic but vague PRC cross-border e-commerce rules that were issued in April 2016.

However, the PRC authorities have now addressed, at least to some extent, most of the major pressing concerns on 24 May 2016 when the General Administration of Customs of PRC (“PRC Customs”) issued a Circular on Relevant Matters Concerning Implementation of New Supervision Requirements on Cross-border E-commerce Retail Imports (“Circular”).

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金杜律师事务所庆祝在新加坡的快速发展

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作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

金杜律师事务所(金杜)今天欢庆新加坡办公室成立一周年。

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) today celebrates the first anniversary of the launch of its Singapore office.

正式运营以来,金杜迅速在新加坡立足,成为在国际基金、并购、能源与资源以及与中国相关的跨境投资业务方面的领先律所。

Since its opening, KWM has quickly established itself in Singapore as a leading firm for International Funds, M&A, Energy and Resources and China inbound/outbound work.

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全方位“英国退欧”专题解析

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kon_s作者:金杜律师事务所 King & Wood Mallesons

6月23日,英国全体选民将决定这个国家在欧洲的未来。选民将决定是保留英国的欧盟成员国地位,还是支持英国退出欧盟,即所谓的“Brexit(英国退欧)”。

On June 23, voters of Britain will decide their country’s future with Europe – whether to remain a EU member or not, e.g., Brexit.

英国退出欧盟,前景将会如何?对此,我们开展了一项独立市场调查,咨询了法国、德国、西班牙和意大利诸多上市公司300位资深公司法律顾问的意见。

We conducted independent market research, surveying 300 senior in-house counsel from listed companies in France, Germany, Spain and Italy to ask how they felt about the prospect of the UK leaving the EU.

如想知道答案,您可以观看2分钟的视频综述,也可以关注“金杜说法”明天推出的《“英国退欧”面面观之欧洲》独家报道。

To get answers, watch the 2 minute video summary or read our exclusive report Brexit: The View From Europe tomorrow.

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Why settle for less? FCA and PRA consult on changes to the enforcement process

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couter_rdolan_tBy Rachel Couter and Olivia Short King & Wood Mallesons’ dispute resolution and contentious regulatory group

On 14 April 2016, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) published their consultation paper proposing various changes to the enforcement process in response to the following three publications:

  1. HM Treasury’s “review of enforcement decision-making at the financial services regulators”, dated 18 December 2014;
  2. the PRA’s and FCA’s joint report, “the failure of HBOS”, dated 19 November 2015; and
  3. Andrew Green QC’s “report into the FSA’s enforcement actions following the failure of HBOS”, dated 19 November 2015.

The suggested reforms are underlined with a desire to increase the level of transparency and efficiency for those subject to the enforcement process. Comments have been requested by 14 July 2016.  The main proposed substantive changes relate to the settlement process and the ability to “leapfrog” the Regulatory Decisions Committee (RDC) and refer the matter straight to the Upper Tribunal.  These are considered in more detail below, together with proposals to increase transparency within enforcement proceedings, but there are further proposals to improve the referral process as well as to increase cooperation between the two regulators when the same matter is of relevance to both.

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