CRS: Key Lessons for Families and Wealth Managers from the Panama Papers

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (“OECD”) new Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) will allow over 100 governments to access the personal financial data of...

Bureaucrats From Over 100 Nations Cooperate to Collect and Share Private Family Financial Data

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (“OECD”) new Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) will allow over 100 governments to access the personal financial data of...

CRS: What Every Private Wealth Advisor Needs to Know About the Global CRS Regime

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s (“OECD”) new Common Reporting Standard (“CRS”) will allow over 100 governments to access the personal financial data of...

Alternative Foreign Investment Entry Vehicles for China

Nick explains that depending on one's business goals, one will necessarily select a China legal structure specifically tailored to conduct such a business. Unlike in some...

Is Your Company a ‘Boiling Frog’? What Should Be Done Before It’s Too Late?

There is a popular metaphor in business circles about a 19th century experiment in which researchers concluded that frogs, when thrown into a pot of boiling water, would jump...

Update on US EB-5 Program

As of December 15, 2015 The US EB-5 investor immigration program, which has been a widely used channel for Chinese families to apply for US citizenship program, has been the subject of US...

China’s Enforcement Against Offshore Assets Potentially About to Change

As signatory to the OECD CRS scheme, China's government will automatically receive financial, deposit, securities and banking information of its citizens from governments and...

EB-5 Proposed Law Changes: Implications for Potential Investor Immigrants to USA

We summarize the proposed changes to the current EB-5 program. Our goal is to help families make informed balanced decisions about their future without being victimized by inaccuracies spread by...

Managing China Risk in a Changed Business Ecosystem

Cartoonist David Horsey earlier this year created an image of an anxious Uncle Sam asking a fortune teller, "Can you tell me about my future?" She responds: "Hmm ... I would, but I can't read...

PRC Data Privacy Laws in a Nutshell

Data privacy is relevant to all companies and their employees operating within China. Any company in China which licenses information, gathers information, engages in market research, data...

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Protecting Creditors

The bankruptcy trustee and counsel representing major creditors (US hedge funds) needed to preserve their claims in excess of US$100 million against a party in Taiwan seeking bankruptcy protection. We were appointed by the Delaware Bankruptcy Court to represent and...

Winning the Bid

An international telecommunications group made a “first call” to help develop a strategy to bid for both a national cellular operating license and a regional cellular license when the Taiwan telecommunications market opened to international players. We organized an 18...

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