Data-driven legaltech platform SeedLegals expands into Asia-Pacific to strengthen the flourishing startup ecosystem
Leading UK legaltech platform SeedLegals, today announced the launch of its platform and service in Asia-Pacific. SeedLegals brings their automated legal solutions to Singapore and Hong Kong-based startups and small businesses, enabling them to raise investment, provide ESOP share options to their team and grow their […]
US Officials Decry China’s Use of Points of Leverage as “Geostrategic Weapons” But China Claims US Employs “Rule of Law” as Front for Transparent Bullying Tactics
The corporate veil or the corporate personality is a legal term used to describe the separation of the corporate entity from the shareholder for the purpose of litigation. Usually, the court renders the shareholder personally liable for the debts, negligence, or mismanagement of the business, and […]
Introduction The protracted saga of the US Justice Department’s extradition request concerning Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO, is well known.[i] This matter by far exceeds the scope of a normal fraud case – which it formally is, albeit within the framework of US sanctions – and has […]
Robert Gilardino is Regional Partner with Horizons Corporate Advisory, based in Shanghai. In this interview with Asia Law Portal, Dr. Gilardino explains what makes Horizons unique, the unique challenges he faces in an increasingly competitive legal market, how his previous government experience is leveraged to help […]
Deng Xiaoping initiated the Reform and Opening Up policy and opened the door to the world in 1978. As a result, China’s GDP rose from 367.9 billion yuan in 1978 to 15.45 trillion yuan in 2020 and lifted China from a third-world country to becoming a […]
Should Ms. Meng Wanzhou be extradited from Canada to the US? The Canadian court overseeing her case and Canada’s Minister of Justice are responsible for determining this. If an abuse of process by either the requesting or requested state was committed during the extradition proceedings, it […]
Basic facts of the case On December 1, 2018, Canada arrested Ms. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, in Vancouver at the request of the US. On December 11, 2018, the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Canada ruled on and approved Ms. Meng’s bail application. […]
After arresting Ms. Meng Wanzhou at the request of the US, Canada still had to decide whether to extradite her to the US. The core question for consideration behind this decision is: During the meeting with the HSBC executive in 2013, did Ms. Meng misrepresent the […]
The Bill of Attainder Clause in the U.S. Constitution: Origin, Evolution, and Reflection — From Huawei v. U.S.
Since 2018, the United States has leveraged state power and resorted to “legal means” to suppress Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Huawei“), a leading player in high-tech sectors such as 5G. In the legislative branch, the U.S. Congress passed The National […]
Learning From the Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Case: What Chinese and Other Non-U.S. Companies and Executives Should Do to Limit Exposure to Criminal Liability in the U.S.
This is the fourth and final installment in this series White collar criminal law experts who regularly represent or advise Chinese companies all agree that the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was a “wake-up call” for all Chinese companies with global operations. Compliance management is […]
The Defense of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou: How the Principles of the Rule of Law Extend Fundamental Protections to Non-U.S. Companies and Executives Subject to Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
This is the third in a series When Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver in December 2018, it attracted global attention. Due to the aggressive assertion of extraterritorial jurisdiction by U.S. prosecutors, Ms. Meng found herself under house arrest in Canada fighting extradition to the U.S. […]
A discussion of the new China Foreign Investment Law and the creation of an Expert Committee to produce template documents for in-house counsel. By Robert Lewis of docQbot, with an introduction by Patrick Dransfield of the In-House Community.