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1. Determination of the Disclosure Sufficiency of the Salt Form of Pharmaceutical Compounds
2. Determination of the Inventiveness of the Salt Form of Pharmaceutical Compounds

Continue Reading Determination of the Disclosure Sufficiency and Inventiveness of the Salt Form of Pharmaceutical Compounds ——Analysis of the Eltrombopag Olamine Salt Invalidity Case

As the topic of ‘carbon neutrality’ continues to heat up around the world, demands for ‘carbon reduction’ from governments, investment institutions and multinational enterprises are increasingly passing down the chain, which will encourage more enterprises to take substantive actions to accelerate the energy-saving and emission-reduction targets. In line with the global trend, governments in the European Union, the United States and Canada are preparing to adopt a proposal for a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism which will put a carbon price on imports of a targeted selection of products so that ambitious climate action in such country does not lead to ‘carbon leakage’. Some multinational enterprises are also announcing the ‘carbon reduction commitment’, which aims at reducing the carbon emissions on their global supply chain. For example, a well-known multinational company requires its suppliers to improve energy efficiency and cut emissions, otherwise, the suppliers will face the risk of being removed from the supplier list. Many internationally renowned investment institutions have also taken actions and are committed to ‘emission reduction’ for their investment portfolios.
Continue Reading Article Series on Green Finance(Fourth) Cross-border Green Equity Transactions – Foreign investors’ Direct Participation in Domestic Transactions

Written by:John Shum, Haoqing(Elle)Zhang(Singapore Office

ESG investing is a form of investment strategy that considers and integrates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment decision-making process.  The term ”environmental” often deals with issues such as climate change and renewable energy, while “social” often covers

KWM supports the upcoming launch of the bond market “Southbound Trading”, further promoting the two-way opening up of China’s financial markets.
Continue Reading 债券市场“南向通”即将上线,进一步推动我国金融市场双向开放

The Patentee KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. is a world-renowned company and has been a world leader in the field of consumer health and home care. Since the launch of the first Philips bulb more than 120 years ago, innovation and people-orientation have been at the core of the company’s motivation. This innovation has undoubtedly attracted consumers enormously, and innovative products have infiltrated people’s daily lives.
Continue Reading Determination of Invention Patent as Prior Design in Invalidation Proceedings of Design Patent

On 18 August 2021, the Supreme People’s Court of the P.R.C. issued the “Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China (Draft for Comments)” (hereinafter referred to as the “Draft for Comments”) for public review and opinions. The Draft for Comments represents the Supreme Court’s first move of making comprehensive amendment of the “Interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues on the Application of Law in Hearing Civil Cases Regarding Unfair Competition” (hereinafter referred to as the “2007 Judicial Interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law” or “2007 Interpretation”), which has been in effect since 2007. The Draft for Comments accommodates the 2017 and 2019 amendments of “Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China” (hereinafter referred to as the “Anti-Unfair Competition Law”) and reflects on and summarizes the relevant rules in judicial practice over the past few years.
Continue Reading Highlights of the Draft for Comments of the Judicial Interpretation of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the P.R.C.

Now is the time for lenders and borrowers to focus on LIBOR transition.  Based on KWM’s extensive experience in representing APLMA, major banks and corporates (including international and PRC-based) on their LIBOR transition projects, below are our answers to some frequently asked questions about USD LIBOR and Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) loans.
Continue Reading LIBOR transition and SOFR loans: answers to frequently asked questions

The PRC Ministry of Justice issued an exposure draft of the new Arbitration Law (the “Exposure Draft”) on July 30, 2021, for public comment. The Exposure Draft reflects significant improvements to the current Arbitration Law (enacted in 1994 with two amendments afterwards). The aim of these improvements are to harmonize Chinese international arbitration law with well-established international arbitration practice.  In this article, we excerpt four of the most salient changes proposed by the Exposure Draft to Chinese arbitration law and discuss the impact this may have on Chinese arbitration law and practice going forward. It should be noted that the Exposure Draft has not yet entered the review process of the National People’s Congress (an official enactment procedure) and is therefore not yet law and could be subject to change; we will continue to follow and provide guidance on any future updates to the new Arbitration Law.
Continue Reading A Glimpse on the Highlights of the Exposure Draft of the New PRC Arbitration Law