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eehills to offer legal services in Shanghai Pilot Free Trade
United Kingdom-based Herbert Smith Freehills
said on Wednesday that it has be?阿拉爱亚博yabo平台女神会所 come the sixth international law firm to be given approval to operate in the Shan
ghai Pilot Free Trade Zone after joining hands with
Shanghai-based Kewei Law Firm. ?阿拉爱亚博yabo平台女神会所As part of the joint operations, the two law firms will provide legal advisory services to int
ernational and Chinese companies in sectors like cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate affa
irs, banking and finance, disputes, competit
ion, capital market and financial regulation.?阿拉爱亚博yabo平台 In December 2014, the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice released two regulations whic
?阿拉爱亚博yabo平台h gave the green light to the joint operations model. Under this, a foreign law fir
m and a Chinese law firm can send their lawyers to each other’s offices as legal consultants. Such a business model is only allowed within the Sh
anghai FTZ at present, and at least one law firm should be geographically operating in the FTZ.
Based on the current regulations in China, the representative offices?阿拉爱亚博yabo平台女神会所
of foreign law firms can only provide information explaining the influence of th
e Chinese legal environment. They are not allowed to provide judicial interpretations in the country.
?阿拉爱亚博yabo平台May Tai, managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills in China, said th
e joint operations model will allow Kewei to undertake legal work for Herbert Smith Fr
eehills within the permitted business boundaries for foreign law firms in China.?阿拉爱亚博yabo平台女神会所
The current joint operation is not the first of its kind for Herbert Sm
ith Freehills. The London-headquartered law firm has also been working with H
iswara Bunjamin and Tandjung in Indonesia in a similar fashion for the last 15 years.
was “extremely unlikely” any of the 27 countries would veto a delay.
AP”If one country was to veto an extensio
n and, as a result, impose hardship on us, real problems for the Dutch and Belgians and French as neighboring countries (to the UK)…they wouldn’t be forgiven for it,” he told Ireland’s RTE radio.
de earthquake at a depth of 17 kilometers was detected at 1:25 pm on Sund ay in Beijing’s Haidian district, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.
Two earthquake experts said the minor quake w
as a normal activity in the earth’s crust caused by chan ges in crustal stress, and there is no need for the public to panic, according to a report on huanqiu.com.
“It is a normal and isolated event,” said Guo Xun, dean of the Civil Engineering School at
the Institute of Disaster Prevention. “As Beijing is at the junction of the earthquake zones of Shanxi province, the Hebei Plain
and Yanshan Mountain, the city will experience one to two earthquakes at around magnitude-3 degree ev
ery year, according to past experience,” Sun Shihong, a researcher at the China Earthquake Networks Center, added.