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. While some fear that the enforcement of legal rights in mainland…

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 Commission (CIETAC) are expected to usher in a number of positive changes in China-based dispute…

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 launch of this new service, has uptake…

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 led to a job managing a team of 50…

The issue of the disclosure of price-sensitive information (PSI) by listed companies has been high on the agenda of company secretaries in Hong Kong as they prepare for the enactment of new statutory requirements later this year. The topic of the Institute's latest Regional Board Secretary Panel seminar, held in…

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