By Mark Schaub, Atticus Zhao and Jerry Wang King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate & Securities group

Many countries recognize the significant road safety, economic and environmental benefits that automated driving technologies may bring. As a result the eventual roll-out of autonomous technology is awaited with great eagerness but before automated driving vehicles can be commercially launched they will need to undergo strict technical and road tests to ensure their safety. Continue Reading Self-driving Car Road Tests in China – How to get on the Road to Progress

By Susan Ning, Wu Han, Li Huihui , Zhang Lejian King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group

Over two months has passed since the Cyber Security Law of the People’s Republic of China (Cyber Security Law), a fundamental law in cyber security, took effect. Such a short period of time saw numerous changes: in legislation, implementing regulations dealing with “personal information protection”, “security assessment of cross-border transfer of personal information and important data” and “protection of critical information infrastructure (CII)” are under formulation; in law enforcement, regulatory authorities are taking resolute efforts to implement the Cyber Security Law, with specialized law enforcement campaigns in various places. Meanwhile, conflicts among network operators arise among others, in relation to ownership of personal information and data owners. All circles of the society are focusing on development in regulations associated with the Cyber Security Law and in law enforcement. Continue Reading Several“Must-knows” after the Cyber Security Law Took Effect

作者:姜俊禄 黄依心 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

《菲律宾星报》2017年7月31日报道,菲律宾劳动就业部30日发布报告称,中国打算聘请菲律宾家政服务人员前往北京、上海、厦门等五个大城市就业,双方正在研究为受聘的菲律宾家政服务员提供最高10万比索月薪(约合1.3万人民币)的可能性。这一报道虽未得到官方的肯定回应,但引发了极大关注。

菲律宾的家政培训体系完善,菲佣大都有较高的文化素养和专业技能,菲佣因此被誉为“世界上最专业的保姆”。此外,菲佣较高的英语能力对孩子的英语学习也很有帮助。相比于“好吃懒做、闲言碎语不断”的国内保姆,菲佣无疑会成为国内一些家庭的“优秀雇员”。2016年9月,菲律宾劳工及就业部长贝鲁曾透露,在中国大陆工作的菲佣接近20万人。然而,这个惊人数字背后的鲜活个体,她们的工作是合法的吗? Continue Reading 菲佣真的要来了吗?

作者:肖马克 洪家伟 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

美国的网络销售公司,如康宝莱(Herbalife),如新(Nu Skin)和Usana Health Sciences等已被极现实地提醒,取决于中国政府的态度,一个成功的企业可以迅速地从成功走向失败。

最近,中国对传销的打击,加上几家中国政府部门发布联合通知发起一系列调查,导致了在中国有较多经营活动的主要国际网络销售公司的股价出现了大幅下跌。 Continue Reading 中国的传销整治行动:对国际网络销售公司产生怎样的影响?

作者:肖马克 赵新华 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

包括完全自动驾驶汽车在内的自动驾驶安全技术的发展将成为自个人汽车诞生百年以来个人交通方式的最大变革。[1]

尽管人类喜爱汽车,但我们似乎并不擅长驾驶。调查发现,高达百分之九十的机动车事故中至少有部分是人为失误造成的。[2]因此,将驾驶从人类转移到自动驾驶汽车上可以提高驾驶安全性,从而挽救生命。 Continue Reading 无人驾驶汽车:谁来承担责任?

作者:宁宣凤 吴涵 李沅珊 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

根据《中华人民共和国网络安全法》(以下简称“《网安法》”)、《国务院关于授权国家互联网信息办公室负责互联网信息内容管理工作的通知》,国家互联网信息办公室(以下简称“网信办”)制定并于2017年8月25日公布了《互联网跟帖评论服务管理规定》(以下简称“《跟帖评论规定》”)和《互联网论坛社区服务管理规定》(以下简称“《论坛社区规定》”),两规定将于2017年10月1日起施行。两大新规的新鲜出炉丰富了互联网信息内容执法的领域,体现了网信办对于落实互联网信息内容管理,依法治理传播网络谣言或违法不良信息等破坏网络传播秩序行为的决心,但同时新规中针对用户和互联网服务提供商行为和责任的新规定也引发了业内的高度关注。 Continue Reading 谨于言而慎于行:互联网信息内容服务管理新规出台

作者:常俊峰 甘雨来 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

还在严打内幕交易吗

近年来,内幕交易一直是证监会关注的重点问题,进入到2017年,打击内幕交易更成为证监会稽查的首要核心工作。根据《证监会2017年上半年案件办理情况通报》,2017年上半年,证监会启动初步调查和立案调查共302起,内幕交易新增案件140起,占全部案发数量的46%。其中,证监会共对104起内幕交易线索启动初查,正式立案调查36起。2017年7月7日,证监会更是发布了专项执法行动第三批案件,矛头直指内幕交易。 Continue Reading 近期内幕交易案件的处罚与定罪

By Mark Schaub and Molly Su King & Wood Mallesons‘ Shanghai office.

For much of its short history, Bitcoin’s turbulent growth has remained relatively unbridled by regulations or laws. The past 12 months have been no less explosive—investors in Bitcoin have enjoyed the cryptocurrency’s greatest period of growth since its inception in 2009. At its peak on the 11th of August this year, 1 BTC reached 4425.30 USD, a sevenfold increase on the same day the previous year.[1] 1 BTC has since dropped to 4,210.94 USD at the time of writing.[2]  Continue Reading Prospective Opportunities & Risks for Bitcoin in China

By Wu Ye and Luo Yi King & Wood Mallesons’ Corporate & Securities group

On 30 July 2017, a beautiful sunny Sunday in midsummer, without expectation the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued two documents relating to foreign investment in China[1]. This was only two months after MOFCOM released draft measures.[2]

The inclusion in the record-filing system of foreign mergers and acquisitions  not involving special access administrative measures (negative list) and related-party M&A signals that foreign investment in China has entered an era known as the “Pre-establishment National Treatment (PENT) and negative list”. Continue Reading What Will Become of Foreign Investment in China under the new Record-filing System?

作者:肖马克  赵新华 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

就在不久以前,很多国际品牌轻易地授予经销商在中国市场的独家经销权还是一种较为普遍的现象。

上世纪八九十年代,许多国际品牌纷纷选择在香港落地,对于他们来说,当时的中国大陆不仅地理遥远且市场狭小,进入中国大陆市场为时尚早。

然而中国飞速发展的经济带来的变化令人惊叹!短短的25年间,中国从一个消费力欠缺的市场已一跃成为世界消费中心,拥有超过三亿经济地位不断上升的中产阶级消费者以及十亿的后备力量。 Continue Reading 如何收回在中国的经销渠道