Delaware Corporate Law Article Translated into Chinese

This is a post about the international interest in Delaware corporate law and the global impact of Delaware corporate law. (Parenthetically, after six years of blogging at my former firm, this is my first post on this blog as the head of the Wilmington office of the Eckert Seamans firm. More details...

Balancing China’s Interests with Need for Inspections

The current China hot button appears to be a series of meetings between representatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and their counterparts in China. The hope is to convince the PRC government to allow the US regulators to inspect the audits...

Chinese Merger Control Law is Fusion in its Approach

Excerpt: We often hear about how China's merger review "diverges" from other jurisdictions, most recently in reaction to conditional approvals of the Seagate/Samsung and Western Digital/Hitachi mergers. But China's MOFCOM is merely doing its homework. Similar to "fusion"...

China's Antitrust-Merger Authority Handling of the Google-Motorola Deal

Excerpt: This past February the US Department of Justice ("DOJ") and European Commission ("Commission") cleared Google Inc.'s acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. without any conditions. In contrast, on May 19, 2012 the Chinese Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM"...

Parts III & IV: The SEC and Chinese Issuers: Transparency And Accountability

Corporate governance A number of PRC based issuers have been named as defendants in SEC enforcement actions. These cases involve a range of issues including financial fraud, manipulation and misuse of assets. Misrepresentations and financial fraud are the central allegations in SEC v. SinoTechEnergy...

China Potpourri

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor A collection of recent China-related developments and issues. First, a recent U.S. Chamber of Commerce report titled "China's Approval Process for Inbound Foreign Direct Investment" which details a number of trade...

Symposium: China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment, March 21-22, Beijing China

The China Institute of International Antitrust and Investment (CIIAI) was established in March 2012 by the China University of Political Science and Law, each of which is based in Beijing, with the goals of promoting due process and transparency in antitrust proceedings, as well as the adoption of...

Jury Finds Chinese Vitamin C Makers Fixed Prices; $153.3M Judgment Entered

NEW YORK- (Mealey's) A federal judge in New York on March 14 entered judgment for $153.3 million after trebling a jury's $54.1 million verdict in favor of a direct purchaser class on its allegations that Chinese corporations participated in an illegal cartel to fix prices and limit supply...

The Films of Satyajit Ray and the GSK China Investigation: Both Game-Changers

If you are in London this week, I might suggest that you drop by the British Film Institute (BFI), which is celebrating the work of the Indian film maker, Satyajit Ray. If you have never seen a Satyajit Ray film, all I can say is that you have missed one of the world’s greatest directors. In an...

Should Motivations Matter?

This article was reprinted with permission from FCPA Professor GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) scrutiny in China – by the Chinese government – dominated the headlines in July (see here for a prior post). Shortly thereafter, many began to question the motivations of the Chinese government...

Thinking About the Chinese Military Officials’ Hacking Indictment and Data Breach Disclosure Issues

Cybersecurity has been a hot button issue for quite a while, but the U.S. Department of Justice ratcheted things up last week when it announced the indictment of five Chinese military officers for hacking into U.S. companies’ computers to steal trade secrets and other sensitive business information...