China’s “RoHS 2” Regulation: What Manufacturers Must Know

China’s “RoHS 2” Regulation: What Manufacturers Must Know

After years of deliberation and industry anticipation, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) promulgated the “RoHS 2” regulation on January 21, 2016, with the formal (translated) title “Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products.”

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Classic Catch 22? Dilemma of Foreign Companies Faced with Comply with US Subpoena and Possible Foreign Sanctions

Classic Catch 22? Dilemma of Foreign Companies Faced with Comply with US Subpoena and Possible Foreign Sanctions

On Wednesday, Judge Richard Sullivan of the Southern District of New York relieved the Bank of China from an order issuing $50,000 of daily fines for failing to comply with two subpoenas for information on account holders accused of selling goods counterfeit “Gucci” goods.

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China Progresses with Increased Environmental Accountability for Industry and Government Authorities

By | Latham.London | January 26, 2016

This month, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), the country’s most senior prosecution and investigation authority, issued a statement analysing the initial six months of its pilot programme launched in July 2015, which seeks to increase environmental accountability for industry and government authorities.

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Consultation Paper On Third Party Funding for Arbitration

By | ARBlog | January 25, 2016

The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong published a consultation paper on Third Party Funding for Arbitration in October 2015 (the “Consultation Paper“), proposing that the Arbitration Ordinance be amended to provide that Third Party Funding for arbitration taking place in Hong Kong is permitted under Hong Kong law, subject to compliance by third party funders with the appropriate ethical and financial standards to be developed.

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