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China Law bulletin: Recent Regulations on Foreign Investments

The latest edition of Weil, Gotshal & Manges' China Law Bulletin features the article "Recent Regulations on Foreign Investments in China’s RMB Fund Vehicles." It also includes briefings on Foreign Exchange regulations and the registration of foreign invested partnership enterprises, among others.

Law Firm: Weil Gotshal & Manges | Published: 11 May 2010 | Practice Area: Venture Capital

Tax exemption for foreign holders of Japanese corporate bonds

In 2009, the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Financial Services Agency (FSA) proposed measures to promote the onshore bond market for Japanese issuers. This briefing by White & Case examines the new legislation in detail.

Law Firm: White & Case | Published: 11 May 2010 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Notice 698: The Death of Offshore Holding Structures in China?

The Chinese tax authorities recently issued Notice 698, which sets out the basis on which they may tax a foreign company that “indirectly” transfers an equity interest in a subsidiary in China.

Law Firm: Baker McKenzie | Published: 06 May 2010 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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Austria: portfolio dividends – A follow-up

The Austrian government recently amended the Austrian international participation exemption to avoid the unequal treatment of foreign participations as compared to domestic participations. The previous provision contradicted the European principle of freedom of capital (see Baumann in Roadmap).

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 03 May 2010 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Ireland: With Open Arms

The Irish Government is taking steps to make the country more attractive for fund management company re-domiciliations. This article – exclusively for Legal Week - outlines the process and touts the pro-enterprise nature of the jurisdiction.

Law Firm: Matheson Ormsby Prentice | Published: 30 April 2010 | Practice Area: Trade Finance

Private Equity: the latest on Europe’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

Despite the European Council's invitation to the Spanish Presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament in March, progress has faltered for a number of reasons and the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive on the private equity industry remains uncertain.

Law Firm: SJ Berwin | Published: 29 April 2010 | Practice Area: Central Government

FSA appeals decision restricting powers to meet requests for assistance from regulators

The FSA has successfully appealed a first instance decision that had placed certain limits on its ability to assist foreign regulators with information and document gathering. The case concerned a request by the US SEC for assistance from the FSA in the UK.

Law Firm: Shearman & Sterling | Published: 20 April 2010 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

Middle East IPOs: An Update on Regulation and Practice

This briefing by Latham & Watkins provides an overview of recent and upcoming changes that will be of interest to companies in the Middle East looking for a public listing of their securities - whether within that region, on the London markets or in the United States.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 April 2010 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Corporate review - the latest developments in the UK corporate sector

A regular briefing by Norton Rose looking at the latest developments in the UK corporate sector. This edition includes a review of the FSA's report to HM Treasury on the implementation of the recommendations of the Rights Issue Review Group.

Law Firm: Norton Rose Fulbright | Published: 19 April 2010 | Practice Area: Cross Border

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Vietnam issues stricter rules for establishment of joint stock commercial banks

In March, the State Bank of Vietnam issued new legislation regulating the establishment of joint stock commercial banks. This briefing by Mayer Brown reviews the new legislation in more detail.

Law Firm: Mayer Brown | Published: 16 April 2010 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

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