By WACHTELL, LIPTON, ROSEN & KATZ:Adam O. Emmerich Robin Panovka David A. Katz;King & Wood Mallesons:Wang Kaiding  Jing Gang  Wang Lianghua

More than 40% of global M&A in 2012 involved acquirors and targets in different countries, including $170 billion of acquisitions in the U.S. by non-U.S. acquirors. Given the continuing accumulation of U.S. Dollars in emerging economies, many expect the trend to continue as Dollars are re-invested in the U.S. Natural resources will continue to be an important part of this story, including in the U.S., where substantial non-U.S. investment has been an important trend, as well as in resource-rich developed nations such as Canada and Australia, where non-domestic investment has lately been highly controversial.
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By Wu Wei and Su Shaohua King & Wood’s Dispute Resolution Group

Under China’s anti-bribery laws, the value of bribes in commercial bribery cases is calculated on a cumulative basis in the conviction and sentencing process. However, such calculations may yield varying results in practice. According to our experience, due to a lack of clarity in the law and various policy rationale for fighting corruption, cumulative calculations give rise to risks of criminal liability, whether seen as accepting or offering bribes.

I. Calculation of Value for Bribes Accepted

A. Legislation

a. The second paragraph of Article 383 of the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China(1) ("Criminal Law") provides:" Toward those who have committed repeated crimes of graft, all amounts of graft of unhandled cases are to be added in meting out punishment." Article 386 of Criminal Law provides:" whoever commits the crime of accepting bribes is to be punished on the basis of Article 383 of this law according to the amount of bribes and the circumstances. A heavier punishment shall be given where a bribe was specifically demanded."

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作者:吴巍 苏少华 金杜律师事务所争议解决

对贿赂犯罪定罪量刑时,行贿受贿数额在何种情形下会被累计计算,实务中的做法不统一。在司法实践经验中,由于法律规定不够明确、打击腐败的政策等原因, 无论是受贿还是行贿均存在被累计计算的法律风险。具体分析如下:




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Continue Reading 上市公司内幕信息知情人登记管理制度出台

By King & Wood’s Securities Group
On November 16, 2010, the General Office of China’s State Council promulgated a circular aimed at better detection, prevention and control of insider trading in capital markets by requiring listed companies in China to establish a registration system for people in possession of insider information (the "2010 Circular")[1].   To further implement the 2010 Circular, the China Securities Regulatory Commission (the "CSRC") released the Provisions for Establishing a Registration and Administration System for Persons with Insider Information in Listed Companies, which will become effective on November, 25 2011 (the "Provisions").

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