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General Counsel Update - February 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore
  • March 1 2017

When we began analysing in depth the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union, 18 months prior to the June

Cyber Security Quarterly Round-Up - April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, Middle East, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 7 2016

Cyber security affects all businesses and industries and is a Board level agenda item. Our quarterly eBulletin provides a round-up of best practice

Iran Monthly Update - March 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Vietnam, China, European Union, Iran, Russia, USA
  • March 23 2016

This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future

Implications of the Anti-Terrorism Law for Telecom and Internet Companies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • February 4 2016

On 27 December 2015, the standing committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China passed the Anti-Terrorism Law of China, the first

PRC: China abolishes one-child policy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • February 2 2016

In light of the decrease of the working-age population and the increase of the number of people of over 60 years old, China's central government has

General counsel update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Singapore, United Kingdom, USA, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mongolia
  • July 11 2012

This is the thirtieth in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

New draft implementing regulation for the PRC Law on Guarding State Secrets released for discussion
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • June 8 2012

The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of the PRC published recently the draft Implementing Regulation for the PRC Law on Guarding State Secrets (the "Regulation") for public comment

China jails two PRC government officials for divulging state secrets
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • November 16 2011

On 24 October 2011, the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the State Secrecy Bureau jointly held a press conference to notify that they had successfully prosecuted two cases involving PRC government officials disclosing State secrets in the form of macroeconomic data

China's new M&A security review: implications for technology companies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, United Kingdom
  • May 17 2011

A new security review mechanism for foreign-invested M&A deals adds to the regulatory burden of foreign investors acquiring Chinese domestic enterprises, particularly in the technology and infrastructure sectors

"the Xue Feng case: PRC state secrets, intelligence and commercial information in mainland China"
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China
  • September 21 2010

The Beijing No.1 Intermediate People's Court has released its Criminal Judgment in the case of the US geologist, Mr Xue Feng ("Mr Xue"