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我司公众号内容会侵权吗?四个社交媒体版权雷区不可不知

Posted in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property

作者:何放 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

移动互联的时代,微博、微信等社交媒体,成为企业宣传的重要通道与平台。然而,企业在社交媒体官方账号的运营过程中,往往对版权问题不够重视。同时社交媒体的碎片化、分享性、极速传播的特点亦给著作权法的适用带来了新的问题。根据腾讯公司2016微信知识产权保护白皮书,微信公众平台中知识产权投诉超过1.3万件,其中著作权投诉占比超过4成[1]。除此之外,版权诉讼也呈快速增长的趋势。近日,腾讯公司因未经授权在微信企业账户及新浪官方认证微博中使用了9张视觉中国享有著作权的作品,被索赔人民币18万元,法院最终判赔人民币4万元,引发不小争议[2]。随着我国对知识产权的保护不断加强,作为国内领先图片提供商视觉中国也将目光锁定在各大社交平台,对企业的版权侵权行为发起攻击。那么企业在社交媒体上运营官方账号的过程中,往往会误踩哪些版权雷区? Continue Reading

1+1>2的初衷:行政执法与刑事司法衔接问题简析

Posted in Tax

作者:  段桃 刘响 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

2017年3月1日,《北京市行政执法机关移送涉嫌犯罪案件工作办法》(北京市人民政府令第274号,以下简称《办法》)开始施行,旨在解决目前行政执法与刑事司法衔接(下称“两法衔接”)工作中存在的衔接不畅等问题,完善细化案件移送标准和程序,推动行政处罚和刑事处罚的无缝对接。

实际上,两法衔接并非最近才出现的新鲜事物,早在2001年国务院就已出台《行政执法机关移送涉嫌犯罪案件的规定》(国务院令[2001]第310号),要求行政执法机关在执法过程中,发现违法案件涉嫌犯罪,依法需要追究刑事责任的,必须向公安机关移送。在随后的实践中,多个国务院部门、省市在不同的业务领域或地区进行了有益的尝试,并制定了很多细化执行文件。本文在《办法》具体内容的基础上,结合我们接触较多的税务领域两法衔接实例,对两法衔接的特点及趋势作一简要分析。 Continue Reading

公司债券司法实践常见问题二:债券兑付纠纷中的诉讼主体

Posted in Corporate, Dispute Resolution

作者:关峰 朱嘉寅 唐路 金杜律师事务所争议解决部

在上一次的推送中,我们主要分析了债券兑付纠纷中如何建立并优化管辖的问题,本次专题将延续上一专题的内容,进一步讨论在债券兑付纠纷中如何确定诉讼主体。

权利主体与诉讼主体的一次分离:债券持有人和受托管理人

《公司债券发行与交易管理办法》第48条第1款明确了受托管理人的必要性。[1]与此同时,第52条规定私募债券的受托管理人应当按照债券受托管理协议的约定履行职责。[2]《上海证券交易所非公开发行公司债券业务管理暂行办法》第5.9条规定,私募债券的受托管理人应当及时有效地采取相关措施,包括但不限于提起民事诉讼,申请仲裁,参与重组或者破产的法律程序等。[3]就措辞而言,从受托管理人“应当按照约定履行职责”转变为更加明确的“应当提起民事诉讼”。但是,部门规章和行业规定中为受托管理人设定的义务不能构成严格意义上的法定义务,因此,受托管理人提起诉讼的规定在实践中的效果存疑。 Continue Reading

“新”电信业务办法:更简、更活、更规范

Posted in Antitrust & Competition, Competition Law, Corporate

作者:宁宣凤  杨楠 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

2017年7月13日,工信部在其官网上发布了新版《电信业务经营许可管理办法》(“新《办法》”),将于2017年9月1日起施行。新办法废止了自2009年4月10日起实施的旧版《办法》(“旧《办法》”)。相较于旧《办法》,新《办法》主要有以下三大方面的亮点和改进:

第一,适应现实,对电信业务的申请程序做了部分简化、调整,以期为企业提供更多便利。

第二,改革部分不利于电信业务和市场发展的现行规定,进一步为企业松绑,激发市场活力。

第三,建立若干项新机制,加强对电信业务日常经营行为的事中事后监管,进一步规范市场秩序。

本文第一时间对新《办法》最值得关注之处予以梳理、评析,以供广大意图或已经开展电信业务的企业参考。 Continue Reading

穿透核查问题系列之pre-IPO投资项目研究

Posted in Uncategorized

作者:莫里斯 & 麓伯

自2017年以来,证监会继续严把IPO审核质量关,强调落实信息披露事项,在证监会要求申报公司完全披露发行人及发行人股东的关联信息这点上显得尤为突出。对应到审核实践中会涉及实际控制人的认定,穿透计算后是否还满足政策要求的200人界定范围,以及是否已经穿透披露至最终出资人等多项具体情形,监管机构对于申报公司及其关联人信息的穿透核查已成为各项股权投资项目审核的基本要求。

由于针对不同的股权投资项目,“穿透核查”存在不同的“穿透”方式和“核查”要求,此次理脉将通过对当前涉及穿透核查的法规政策和反馈意见进行梳理,以穿透核查专题的形式做说明,旨在为大家提供一些参考建议。 Continue Reading

Joining the AIIB Projects—What You Must Know about Affiliated Debarment and Cross-Debarment

Posted in Dispute Resolution

By Wu Wei, Zhu Yuanyuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is a multilateral financial institution that aims to bring financial support to infrastructure building in Asia. Certainly, AIIB will play an important role in the Belt and Road related projects.

Since its founding on December 25th, 2015, the AIIB has approved nine financing projects with a total commitment of $1.7 billion. The AIIB will continue to expand its operations by  additional investments in the near future.  Continue Reading

解读德国外商投资监管新政

Posted in Global Network

作者:Christian Cornett(合伙人),Sandra Link(合伙人),Tilmann-Becker(顾问) 金杜律师事务所法兰克福办公室

“自2017年起,全球开始出现各种新的贸易保护主义手段,一些已直接影响到中国的对外投资活动。美国外国投资委员会已采取改变措施,欧盟外国投资委员会也正在考虑就外国投资具有战略意义的欧洲目标公司实行新的审查制度。同时,中国投资者收购一些德国目标公司(如,美的收购库卡)引发了德国媒体的激烈讨论,几个月后德国将举行总统选举,德国经济部长也决定开始行动,首先就要收紧关于外国投资控制的行政审查程序。本文即讨论了审查程序改变所带来的挑战。” Continue Reading

New German Regulation on Foreign Investment Control

Posted in Global Network

By Christian Cornett(partner),Sandra Link(Partner),Tilmann-Becker(Counsel). King & Wood Mallesons’ Frankfurt office.

“In 2017, various elements of neo-protectionism have materialised globally, some of which have directly influenced China-outbound investments. While in the US, the committee on foreign investments in the US (CFIUS) has undergone some changes, in the European Union, plans for a new regime on foreign investment in strategic European targets is under consideration (CFIEU).  Meanwhile, motivated also by a substantial discussions in the Germany press following the acquisition of some German targets by Chinese investors such as Midea’s acquisition of KUKA – and a few months ahead of the upcoming German election – the German minister of economics has decided to implement a first step by tightening the administrative proceedings regarding foreign investment control. The attached paper sheds some light on these changes.”  Continue Reading

Participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, Protected from Overseas Compliance Risks

Posted in Antitrust & Competition, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution

By Wu Wei, Zhu Yuanyuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

On May 14th and 15th, the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation was held in Beijing, which once again put the city at the centre of global attention.

China is a founding member of the Belt and Road (“B&R”). It already has more than 80 SOEs setting up branches in countries along the B&R and 47 SOE’s participating in 1676 construction projects. The B&R presents both opportunities and challenges to Chinese enterprises. Chinese firms will need to meet high standards to avoid breaching compliance requirements. Continue Reading

Blacklisted by the World Bank, How Can Firms Participate in the Belt and Road?

Posted in Finance, Securities

By Wu Wei, Liu Ting, Zhu Yuanyuan King & Wood Mallesons’ Dispute Resolution group

Multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank, enforce strict compliance procedures for their borrowers, along with regulations on investigations and sanctions for non-compliance. Being blacklisted by these banks has significant negative consequences (please refer to the related articles Participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, Protected from Overseas Compliance Risks, Joining the AIIB Projects—What You Must Know about Affiliated Debarment and Cross-Debarment).  Taking an active role in proceedings may prevent an enterprise from being sanctioned. Continue Reading