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26 March 2020

China Labor Law in the Context of the Current Economic Situation

On January 31, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) has announced the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as a “Public Health Emergency of Concern”. In order to reduce people’s mobility… View Article
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24 March 2020

Corporate Social Credit system in China: how to check your status?

The Corporate Social Credit System centralizes all data on entities in the Chinese market, and confront these entities with a set of punishments and rewards associated with their behaviors. How to check your status?
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25 February 2020

How the Outbreak of COVID19 is impacting China’s Corporate Social Credit Score

by Gregory Louvel – Leaf While China was still consolidating the corporate social credit score (CSCS) system for companies, the outbreak of COVID-19 has interrupted all non-core business activity during… View Article
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16 February 2020

Practical Guide to Respond to the COVID-19 – Chinese version

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14 February 2020

Personal liability of the Executives in China in 2020

The increasing number of regulations in China over the recent years and the trend to hold individuals personally liable caused additional pressure over executives doing business with and in China. Here is an overview of the dos and don’ts in 2020.
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7 February 2020

Can you apply Hardship or Force Majeure during the Coronavirus crisis?

Assess your contractual obligations under the 2019-nCoV Outbreak With the current 2019 neo-Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) epidemic spreading all over China, companies may want to escape their contractual obligations such as payment… View Article
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4 February 2020

Practical Guide to Respond to the COVID-19 by Leaf

The purpose of this Practical Guide by Leaf is to share with business leaders some guidance and best-practices on how to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in China on their operations and mitigate disruptions.
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26 November 2019

China’s New Foreign Investment Law: what do you need to negotiate in your JV?

The new Foreign Investment Law (“FIL”) was passed and published on March 15, 2019 and will take effect on January 1st, 2020.               According to the FIL and its… View Article
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13 November 2019

Social Credit in China: Which impacts on a due diligence?

The Chinese government has announced that China’s social credit system will be effective for individuals and companies by the end of 2020. The final implementation phase is currently ongoing, and… View Article
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11 November 2019

Notice on Protecting Minors against Online Gaming Addiction

After having implemented measures towards age control and randomized in-app purchases (known as “loot boxes”) in 2018, online games operators (“Operators”) are submitted to new obligations to further prevent addiction… View Article
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25 July 2019

Measures on Security Assessment of the Cross-border Transfer of Personal Information

A long-awaited technical granularity for network operators PRC regulators display a recurring habit in their legal creative process: pointing a direction first, defining technical measures later. The same habit is… View Article
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22 July 2019

Cyber security: have you done your self-assessment (update)?

As anticipated, enforcement of cyber security law by the Chinese authorities has begun. TL Group (TekID & LEAF, our alliance between Tech and legal experts) has recently been contacted by… View Article
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13 June 2019

Cyber security: have you done your self-assessment?

The MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology) has recently announced that organizations falling under its scope have until the 10th of July 2019 to perform and submit to the authorities their self-assessment of their implementation of the… View Article
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12 June 2019

Children’s Data Protection: where does the new PRC regulation go?

Children merit a particular attention with regard to their personal data, as it has been clearly stated in prominent jurisdictions by the EU regulator (EU GDPR, namely Recital 38), the… View Article
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