2018年10月,国务院批复《中国(海南)自由贸易试验区总体方案》,将增值电信业务外资准入审批权下放给海南省,取消国内多方通信服务业务、上网用户互联网接入服务业务、存储转发类业务外资股比限制,允许外商投资国内互联网虚拟专用网业务(外资股比不超过50%);2020年6月,国务院《海南自由贸易港建设总体方案》(“《2020自贸港总体方案》”)进一步指出,海南自贸港应“开放增值电信业务,逐步取消外资股比等限制”。海南自贸区持续深化放开外资准入增值电信领域引发了外资与电信产业的高度持续关注,也侧面反映了国家以自贸区为先导逐步放宽增值电信外商投资准入门槛的政策趋势。
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历史上,中韩两国间的文化交流史源远流长,可以追溯到中国的隋唐时期,甚至更早之前。而现代史上,随着中国与韩国于1992年8月24日正式建交,两国关系不断提高,高层互访频繁,不仅经贸关系稳步发展,文化交流也是发展迅速。近几年来,“韩流”是全球文化娱乐行业中的独特风景线,是一支不可忽视的力量,随着中韩两国间文化交流的深入,为中国娱乐行业带来了巨大的影响。在本文中,我们根据以往文化娱乐领域的项目经验,分别从“引进来”、“走出去”以及“联合合作”三个方面,探讨一下所涉及或延伸出来的中国法问题,也希望能为大家带来一些启发与思考。
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China and the Republic of Korea (Korea) enjoy a long history of cultural exchange, dating back to the Sui and Tang dynasties in China, or even earlier. In modern history, since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Korea on 24 August 1992, the relationship between the two countries has grown continuously, with frequent visits between top leaders. They have seen a growing economic and trade relationship between each other and a rapid progress in cultural exchanges. In recent years, the “Korean Wave” has found its unique place in the global cultural and entertainment industry, becoming a force to be reckoned with. It also has a great influence on the Chinese entertainment industry as the two countries deepen their cultural exchanges. This article discusses the PRC legal issues involved from three aspects of “bringing in”, “going global” and “joint cooperation”, based on our previous experience in cultural and entertainment projects. Hopefully it will bring you some inspirations.
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金保亨 朴礼娘 公司业务部 金杜律师事务所

首次进入韩国市场的外国投资者,主要通过在韩国新设主体和取得既有企业或项目所有权、控制权或经营管理权等方式对韩进行投资。本文主要围绕外国投资者在韩国新设哪类主体、各主体的具体区别以及优缺点等内容,为通过新设方式进入韩国市场的外国投资者提供指引。
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Kim Bohyoung,Park Yearang Corporate & Commercial Group King & Wood Mallesons

Foreign investors generally make their first investment in Korea* through establishing a local entity or acquiring the ownership, control, or business management right of existing enterprises. This article is intended to provide guidelines for foreign investors who are going to establish a local entity by analyzing which type of entity to establish, and the differences, advantages and disadvantages of these entities.
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Due to the global adjustment of business strategy and a growing  trend towards interest in community, a number of foreign investors no longer take China as their production base. Those having established labour-intensive industries in China are gradually reducing existing business and are shifting to capital-intensive and technology-intensive industries. As a result, some foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) have acted quickly to exit the Chinese market.  
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Barri Mendelsohn London Office King & Wood Mallesons 

Foreign investors seeking acquisition or business expansion opportunities in the UK must, with effect from 11 November 2020, be mindful of new government measures to review such transactions in certain circumstances. The legislative position on FDI in the UK has now been overhauled following the Governments’ publishing of the National Security and Investment Bill 2020 (the “Bill”) for a second reading in Parliament.
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Barri Mendelsohn 伦敦办公室 金杜律师事务所

有意在英国进行业务收购或业务扩张的外国投资者需关注,自2020年11月11日起,英国政府对特定情形下的交易出台了新的审查措施。在政府公布《2020年国家安全和投资法案》(“《法案》”)并提交议会二读之后,英国立法机构对于外商直接投资的立场发生了天翻地覆的变化。
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作者:黄春光 何芬、周子扬、林耀 金杜香港办公室

近年来,“健康中国”已经提升为国家战略,生物技术/医疗健康行业(下称“医疗领域”)已成为中国[1]投资并购市场的热点。根据清科集团的统计,2019年中国医疗领域完成人民币创投融资1,228宗,美元融资248宗,5年内分别上涨了81%和49%。中国医疗领域潜力巨大,投资并购交易活跃,外商投资兴趣高涨,但是,外商投资医疗机构、人体干细胞与基因诊疗等领域一直以来都存在监管与限制。
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