By Mark Schaub and Saren Abgaryan

The move towards autonomous cars will herald a sea change that will reach far beyond the automotive sector alone.

What could be more exciting than a sector in which major car manufacturers such as Audi, Daimler, Toyota, BMW, Nissan, Volvo rub shoulders with new electric vehicle manufacturers such as Tesla and are also vying with established tech giants such as Google, Baidu, Apple, Samsung, Tencent and competing with new tech such as ride hailing companies such as Didi and Uber? Continue Reading Blockchain: An Achilles Boot for Self-driving Cars?

作者:孙亮 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

装饰装修合同纠纷在实践中较为常见,但装饰装修合同纠纷的定性问题在学理和司法判例中存在一定争议,尤其是家庭装饰装修合同纠纷应认定为建设工程合同纠纷还是承揽合同纠纷,各地司法判例结论不一。

在研究现行法律规定及司法判例后,本文将装饰装修合同大致分为非家装、大型装饰装修合同和家庭装饰装修合同两大类,对该两类合同的定性问题分别进行论述。继本系列第二篇《住宅装饰装修合同——承载合同vs.建设工程合同vs.其他?》,本文将继梳理家庭装饰装修法律关系。 Continue Reading 一起梳理:家庭装饰装修法律关系

作者:姜俊禄 吴梦秋 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

根据《法制日报》10月24日报道,全国人大常委会法工委分别向广东、云南、江西、海南、福建5个地方人大发函,建议这五地根据本省实际情况对地方人口与计划生育条例中有关企业对其超生职工给予开除或者解除劳动合同的规定适时作出修改。

全国人大常委会法工委有关部门负责人认为,因现实情况与立法之初相比发生了重大变化,执行相关地方人口与计生条例的有关规定时,原则上应适时作出调整。对于暂时难以调整的,在执行上也应有所变化,至少应减缓执行力度,以适应时代和政策变化,适应改革发展要求,这也是立法体现适当性的必然要求。  Continue Reading 计划生育新时代:超生还会丢工作吗?

By Jiang Junlu and Wu Mengqiu  King & Wood Mallesons‘ Commercial & Regulatory group

According to the report of Legal Daily on October 24th, the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (the “Legislative Affairs Commission”) respectively sent letters to five local people’s congresses in Guangdong, Yunnan, Jiangxi, Hainan and Fujian. It is suggested that these congresses amend provisions of local regulations on population and family planning based on the reality of each province, regarding the dismissal or termination of employment contracts with employees who have more children than that are allowed by the Law on Population and Family Planning (the “Family Planning Law”) (“unplanned childbirth”).  Continue Reading Yes or No: Dismissal Based on Unplanned Childbirth

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

In our modern, interconnected world hacking is an ever present danger. Hackers can break into systems to steal information, bank details, bring down targeted websites, access government websites and a variety of other fiendish acts.

Imagine though, if instead of targeting desktop computers, websites or even mobile phones … that such hackers could target cars.  We have tragically seen how cars can be used as weapons by terrorists. Continue Reading Cybersecurity: Achilles’ Heel for Self-driving Cars?

作者:刘成 刘胜蓝 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

随着“一带一路”和“走出去”战略的深入推进,中国企业在自身规模不断累积扩大的同时,投资规模和目标公司体量越来越大,投资目的地也不断增加。伴随这一趋势,中国企业在“走出去”过程中,除了国内必要的境外投资核准/备案/报告程序和某些国家的外资审查(或国家安全审查)之外,各国的反垄断审查(或称合并审查)往往成为完成交易所需的最主要的监管批准。

针对从项目启动到完成交割的不同阶段,本文对常见反垄断审查问题进行了简要梳理,为企业和交易律师在整个并购交易中更好地管理合并审查和防范相应的风险提出了建议。 Continue Reading 反垄断审查——境外投资不得不说的那些事儿

作者:孙及 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

“金杜遇见独角兽”是一档追踪“独角兽”行业热点、探究“独角兽”企业可能遇到的各类法律问题的解答型栏目。近期,我们推出了网络游戏系列,从不同角度剖析网络游戏相关的热点法律问题。

根据《网络游戏管理暂行办法》,网络游戏虚拟货币是指由网络游戏经营单位发行,网络游戏用户使用法定货币按一定比例直接或者间接购买,存在于游戏程序之外,以电磁记录方式存储于服务器内,并以特定数字单位表现的虚拟兑换工具。 Continue Reading 金杜遇见独角兽丨网络游戏内置的虚拟道具属于虚拟货币吗?如何监管虚拟道具?

By Susan NING, WU Han King & Wood Mallesons’ Commercial & Regulatory group.

2017 has witnessed a quickened pace of legislative development on personal information protection worldwide. A variety of countries in the Asia-Pacific region introduced or amended their legislation on personal information protection. Such as in China the Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “Cybersecurity Law”) was implemented on June 1, 2017, the Mandatory Data Breach Notification was approved in February, 2017 in Australia, and the revised Personal Information Protection Act took effective on May 30, 2017 in Japan. Continue Reading Analysis of the Personal Information Security Specification from a Practical Perspective

作者:宁宣凤 吴涵 金杜律师事务所商务合规部

回首2017年,全球个人信息保护立法快速发展。比如在亚太地区,《中华人民共和国网络安全法》(以下简称“《网安法》”)于2017年6月1日实施,2017年2月澳大利亚通过强制性数据泄露通知法案。此外日本的《个人信息保护法》(Personal Information Protection Act)修订版也于2017年5月30日起全面生效。 Continue Reading “明者因时而变,知者随事而制” ——《个人信息安全规范》实务探讨

作者:孙及 金杜律师事务所公司证券部

“金杜遇见独角兽”是我们新近推出的专栏,将定期发布跟“独角兽”相关的各种专业、前沿的观点述评与行业观察。首期将推出6期“网络游戏热点法律问题系列问答”,继上一篇探讨了《法律对移动端网游的防沉迷系统及实名制是如何要求的?》,本期我们继续说说未成年人网络保护新规会对游戏企业带来哪些影响。 Continue Reading 金杜遇见独角兽丨未成年人网络保护新规渐近,对游戏企业将带来怎样的影响?