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Contract management – avoiding the horror stories

Contract management – avoiding the horror stories

There are many stories about doing business in mainland China – some exceptionally successful, others diabolical failures. Matthew McKee, Solicitor, Argyle Lawyers Pty Ltd, argues that what makes these disaster stories worse is that they are usually easily avoidable....

Arbitration in China  中國的仲裁機制

Arbitration in China 中國的仲裁機制

New rules issued by the China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission should improve its standing as an international player in dispute resolution and arbitration proceedings Revised arbitration rules for the China International Economic Trade Arbitration...

CSj May 2012 (pdf version)

CSj May 2012 (pdf version)

In search of a balanced board. Click the cover image below to view or download a pdf of the full...

No more paperwork? E-incorporation one year on

No more paperwork? E-incorporation one year on

Electronic incorporation has some obvious advantages over paperbased incorporation – it's faster, more efficient and the whole process can be conducted from the serenity of your own laptop anywhere in the world, 24/ 7. So why, a year on from the Companies Registry's...

From concertos to compliance

From concertos to compliance

The new HKICS president, Edith Shih, is as comfortable singing operatic arias as she is discussing the latest issues confronting the Chartered Secretarial profession. In interview with CSj, she discusses her aspirations as president and recounts how a career in music...

Crossing Lo Wu Bridge

Crossing Lo Wu Bridge

There is only one way to really understand the PRC business environment and that is to live and work in mainland China. Zoe Chan So Yuen, Law Programme Director, HKU SPACE, looks at an increasingly popular option for gaining work experience in the PRC – secondment. A...

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