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Hong Kong Enacts Competition Law

July 2012 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Hogan Lovells.

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After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.

The Hong Kong Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance Has Been Amended: Are Your Data Protection Practices

July 2012 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Hogan Lovells.

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The Personal Data (Privacy) Amendment Ordinance (the "Amendment Ordinance") was passed on 27 June 2012.

MOFCOM Gets Serious About Unreported M&A Transactions

February 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Hogan Lovells.

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The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (“MOFCOM”) passed the Provisional Measures on the Investigation and Handling of Concentrations between Business Operators which were Not Notified in accordance with the Law (the “Provisional Measures”) on 30 December 2011, and uploaded them on its website on 5 January 2012.

China VIE structure for foreign investment under attack from multiple directions

February 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by Hogan Lovells.

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will it emerge (relatively) unscathed or is its very survival threatened?

Historically the VIE structure and its predecessors essentially came about as a "workaround" to allow indirect non-equity based "investment" in industries in China in which foreign investment was restricted or prohibited, e.g., telecommunications services and media.