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GSK Bribery Case Alerts Foreign Companies of Anti-Corruption Laws

December 9, 2013

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The UK pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has been put on the stand, alleged for taking bribes, and other forms of misconduct, in the field of medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Senior executives are accused of both taking and offering bribes in order to promote sales and raise retail prices for its products. Among many things, executives […]

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CIETAC Shanghai Changes Name to SHIAC: The Beginning of a New Era in Shanghai Arbitration

April 23, 2013

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Last week saw the last development in the recent rift within the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) with the unveiling of the former CIETAC Shanghai sub-commission’s new name and logo. This announcement comes after the CIETAC’s headquarters in Beijing (“CIETAC Beijing”) revoked the authorization granted to its Shanghai and South-China (Shenzhen) sub-commissions […]

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Lessons to be learnt from Apple´s iPad Battle in China

September 3, 2012

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Recently Apple, the American Giant gathered the attention of the media in China and the US regarding a legal battle related to the ownership and use of the name ‘iPad’ for its tablet invention in Mainland China. Finally, after four years of lawsuits and countersuits including the payment of approximately U$60 Million in a settlement […]

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SPECIAL ALERT: A Big Battle among China Most Important Arbitration Institution ‘CIETAC’

August 24, 2012

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The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is not only the most important Arbitration Commission in China, but also a leading arbitration institution in whole Asia. Moreover, it is considered one of the biggest permanent arbitration institutions in the world dealing not only with domestic cases, but also with international and foreign-related ones. […]

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Important Changes in Arbitration Rules in China

August 24, 2012

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The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is the most important Arbitration Commission in China and one of the biggest permanent arbitration institutions in the world dealing with international, foreign-related and domestic cases. Its awards are recognized and enforced in more than 140 countries worldwide. In February 2012 (effective as of May) the […]

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