Regulation

The EU Implements New Regulatory Framework That May Hinder Chinese Investment

The EU Implements New Regulatory Framework That May Hinder Chinese Investment 1200 675 Blackpeak

The EU has been tightening regulatory scrutiny of Chinese inbound investment over the last three years. The implementation in April 2019 of a new EU-wide framework for reviewing acquisitions intensifies the trend of already-declining Chinese FDI in the EU and high-profile blockages of deals there since 2016.

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Watch Out for More Record Fines From New Hong Kong AML Guidelines

Watch Out for More Record Fines From New Hong Kong AML Guidelines 1200 675 Blackpeak

This year has already witnessed record-breaking fines in the wake of the significant changes that occurred in 2018 for Hong Kong’s anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing regulatory regime.

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Foreign Investment Regulation in the Education Sector in China

Foreign Investment Regulation in the Education Sector in China 1200 675 Blackpeak

In August 2018, the Chinese Ministry of Justice issued a Circular seeking public comments on the recently updated Promotion of Private Education (Revised Draft) law, which cuts a clear line between government non-profit schools and private education businesses by restricting foreign capital investment in certain education entities in mainland China.

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Guilt by Association – The Importance of Child Labor Due Diligence

Guilt by Association – The Importance of Child Labor Due Diligence 1200 675 Blackpeak

Child labor remains a complex and pernicious issue across much of the developing world. A mix of poverty, economic malaise, corruption, and lax enforcement make it a problem that is unlikely to be eradicated in the foreseeable future.

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Navigating Brazil’s 2018 Election: What Investors Can Expect

Navigating Brazil’s 2018 Election: What Investors Can Expect 1200 675 Blackpeak

If there is anything that Sunday’s electoral results showed us, it is that Brazil’s political landscape in 2018 is as polarizing, unprecedented, and unpredictable as ever.

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Intellectual Property Practice

Intellectual Property Practice 1200 675 Blackpeak

Blackpeak has investigated IP infringement in various industries with 50 brand protection programs completed since 2012.

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Corporate Governance Reform: Enhancing Japan’s Power to EARN

Corporate Governance Reform: Enhancing Japan’s Power to EARN 1200 675 Blackpeak

The implementation of the Corporate Governance Code (“CG Code”) in Japan has been a central pillar of the Abe administration’s Japan Revitalization Strategy.

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WSJ | China’s New Tack on Corruption Adds Risks for Foreign Firms

WSJ | China’s New Tack on Corruption Adds Risks for Foreign Firms 1200 675 Blackpeak

Blackpeak’s report on the new China’s National Supervisory Law featured in Dow Jones

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Allen & Overy LLP | Advising Banks on Human Trafficking Risks

Allen & Overy LLP | Advising Banks on Human Trafficking Risks 1200 675 Blackpeak

Interview with Nick Bryan-Brown, Blackpeak’s Head of legal and compliance, for Allen & Overy on advising banks on human trafficking risks.

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Forbes | The Odds And Perils Of Gambling Successfully On Japan’s New Casinos

Forbes | The Odds And Perils Of Gambling Successfully On Japan’s New Casinos 1200 675 Blackpeak

David Suzuki’s opinion on the new casino legislation in Japan in an article for Forbes.

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