By Matthew Austin, Mark Upfold, Katherine Vines and Josh Saville. King & Wood Mallesons

Regulation has often been the tool of choice when it comes to managing water given its status as an important natural resource in Australia. Over the coming years water regulation in Australia is set to continue on a path of further reform, with a wide range of Federal, State and Territory reforms recently announced in a bid to shape the regulatory landscape, provide fresh market opportunities and see new infrastructure projects delivered.

This alert provides an overview of current water reforms and initiatives across Australia.  For more information or to discuss any of the items mentioned in this alert, please contact any one of our KWM water contacts.
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作者:Dr. Sandra Link, LL.M. 金杜律师事务所法兰克福办公室


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By Sandra Link King & Wood Mallesons’ Frankfurt group

1. German Automotive Industry

Germany is famous for its cars such as Mercedes (Daimler), BMW, Audi and Volkswagen. But not only the big names characterize the automotive industry in Germany. In the automotive supply sector, the German Mittelstand that is often characterized as the engine of the German economy, dominates the industry. The German Mittelstand is mainly composed of small and medium-sized family companies that have a special leadership style and a strong regional base (often outside the big cities) and are not seldom global hidden champion in their business field.
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By Sam Farrands, Tao Zhangqi, Zhao Xianlong, Lin Jia and Deng Yong King & Wood Mallesons

The most significant Belt & Road Project, the Greater Bay Area Initiative is the central government’s plan to link the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Huizhou, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing into an integrated economic hub.  The current population of the Greater Bar Area is approximately 68 million people with a combined GDP of over US$1.3 trillion.  By 2030 it is forecast to grow to 86 million, with GDP expected to exceed US$4.6 trillion.
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作者:Sam Farrands 陶章启 赵显龙 林嘉 邓咏 金杜律师事务所

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作者:Stuart Dixon-Smith 和Mark Bayliss 金杜律师事务所悉尼办公室


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This article was written by Monique Carroll with the assistance of Philippa Robinson.

As foreshadowed in our article Staying Ahead of the Curve on Anti-Bribery and Corruption in Australia, the Australian Government has now introduced the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 (Cth) (“Bill”) into parliament which clarifies and increases the scope of conduct caught by foreign bribery offences and introduces a scheme encouraging self-reporting of breaches. 
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By Meg Utterback, Daisy Mallett, Holly Blackwell, James McKenzie, Josephine Lao, and Ma Xiao King & Wood Mallesons

China has been at the forefront of a number of recent developments in the dispute resolution space. One notable development is the announcement by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) of its new rules governing the arbitration of international investment disputes (Rules) and the CIETAC Investment Dispute Resolution Centre in Beijing (CIETAC IDRC), the default centre to administer those Rules. According to CIETAC’s Secretary-General, the Rules seek to “fill the gap” in the area of Chinese international investment arbitration and develop and promote the international investment arbitration practice in China[1].
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作者:Meg Utterback, Daisy Mallett, Holly Blackwell, James McKenzie, Josephine Lao, and Ma Xiao. 金杜律师事务所

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