Herbert Smith Freehills has launched the 8th edition of its guide, “Dispute resolution and governing law clauses for China-related commercial contracts‎”. Better known as “The Dragon Book“, this practical guide explains how Mainland Chinese law affects parties’ choice of law and dispute resolution in China-related contracts.‎ Join us for a launch webinar on Wednesday 9 … Read more

New guide to restructuring and insolvency in Mainland China

Restructuring and insolvency in China is evolving and investors must stay ahead of the latest developments. Our new guide, The Basics of Restructuring and Insolvency Law in Mainland China, provides an essential roadmap for both investors and practitioners. While offshore stakeholders have historically been cautious in engaging in onshore insolvency processes, recent developments demand a … Read more

Judicial precedents gain prominence in PRC’s legal landscape as the Chinese Supreme People’s Court issues a new Guiding Opinion on similar case searches

On 27 July 2020, the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China (SPC) issued the new Guiding Opinion Concerning Strengthening Search for Similar Cases to Unify the Application of Law (Provisional) (最高人民法院关于统一法律适用加强类案检索的指导意见(试行)) (Guiding Opinion), which took effect on 31 July 2020.  With the new Guiding Opinion in place, it is now mandatory for … Read more

Chinese Court recognises Singaporean commercial judgment for the second time

On 2 August 2019, the Wenzhou Intermediate People’s Court of Zhejiang Province (Wenzhou Court) issued the Civil Ruling (2017) Zhe 03 Xie Wai Ren No. 7 (the Wenzhou Court Ruling) to recognise Judgement No. S139/2012 (Judgment) rendered by the Singapore High Court (Singapore Court) on 15 February 2013 (Oceanside Development Group Ltd. v. Chen Tongkao … Read more