International Trade & WTO

In recent years, China has experienced unprecedented economic, military and diplomatic growth. China is now regarded as the number one economic superpower by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the basis of gross domestic product (GDP), surpassing the United States.
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近年来,中国经历了前所未有的经济、军事和外交发展。基于国内生产总值, 中国超越美国,被国际货币基金组织视为目前的头号经济超级大国。加入世界贸易组织以来,晚近的许多措施均有助于中国大量参与全球贸易与投资。
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作者:王峰 (合伙人)   戴梦皓(资深律师) 金杜律师事务所 商务合规部

随着中国企业走出去的数量和规模逐年上升,中国境外发生的合规性争议也与日俱增。从近期的数个出口管制和制裁案例中,我们发现,对合规问题缺乏重视和内部合规制度的缺失构成了中国企业“中招”的主要原因。作为美国出口管制制度漫谈系列的第二篇,继上文为大家盘点了美国出口管制制度的“雷区”后,我们将在这篇中结合美国商务部工业和安全局(BIS)的出口管理与合规计划(Export Management and Compliance Program, 简称“EMCP”)指引,来谈谈如何打造一个符合美国出口管制规范要求的企业贸易合规管理体系。
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作者:金杜律师事务所

2018年6月8日,浙江蚂蚁小微金融服务集团有限公司(简称“蚂蚁金服”)宣布正式签署C轮融资协议,融资规模约140亿美元。本轮融资包括蚂蚁金服直接向国内投资人募集的人民币资金以及通过其境外全资子公司Ant International Co., Limited向国际投资人募集的美元资金。
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作者:冯素芳、孙兴   金杜律师事务所 日本海关业务

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近期,海关在全国范围内对企业向境外支付特许权使用费的情况开展专项稽查,稽查进口货物完税价格中是否存在少报漏报应税特许权使用费的情况。对外支付特许权使用费金额较大、同时有产品或设备进口的企业将被海关重点关注,要求开展自查或实施稽查。应对专项稽查专业性强,技术难度高,涉及的法律问题错综复杂,企业一旦应对不当,可能导致被补征高额税款,同时对集团内其他关联企业产生负面的连锁反应。本系列围绕专项稽查涉及的重要、疑难法律问题以及双方争议的焦点等,进行分析探讨,尝试把握海关对特许权使用费稽查的思路、方法和关注重点,旨在帮助企业制定现实可行的应对方案或预案,降低合规风险。本篇为该系列的第三篇,作者将对特许权使用费稽查中最关键也是最为复杂的法律问题,即“什么情况下特许权使用费应计入进口货物完税价格进行征税”,进行简明扼要的梳理。祝您阅读愉快!
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欢迎阅读第七期《跨境》,我们定期报道全球国际仲裁动态。

Welcome to the seventh edition of Crossing Borders, a periodic review of developments in international arbitration across the world. 

本期《跨境》聚焦中国提出的“一带一路”倡议及其对国际仲裁的影响。我们将探讨投资者在“一带一路”沿线国家和地区的投资中面临的主要风险和缓解策略,通过审慎设计投资结构、起草争议解决条款和利用商业和投资条约仲裁保护进行有针对性的投资保护的重要性。我们还将讨论与实施“一带一路”倡议相关的一个重要方面,即在中国承认和执行外国仲裁裁决。

In this edition, we focus on China’s Belt and Road initiative and its impact on international arbitration. We explore some of the key risks and mitigation strategies investors can use when making their investments along the Belt and Road, the importance of tailoring investment protections through careful structuring of investments, drafting of dispute resolution clauses and use of commercial and investment treaty arbitration protections. We also look at an area of significant practical importance to the initiative: the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in China.
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by Li Zhongsheng, King & Wood Mallesons’ IP group

li_zhongshengOn behalf of Qualcomm Incorporated, King & Wood Mallesons (“KWM”) recently asserted several standard essential patents (SEPs) against Meizu, a Zhuhai-based handset manufacturer. Meizu concluded a license agreement with Qualcomm on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms, in settlement of the royalty dispute after it was threatened with an injunction.. Article 24 of the Supreme People’s Court Interpretation of Issues of Application of Laws in the Handling of Patent Infringement Disputes (II) (“Judicial Interpretation II”) was the legal basis on which Qualcomm accused Meizu of patent infringement. This essay is a preliminary consideration of that article.

Article 24 of Judicial Interpretation II (“Article 24”) consists of four paragraphs.
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