China

169 ABA Journal China articles.

Innocence project movement in China rises to aid the wrongfully convicted
China's death penalty train, widely believed to be the world's most active, is showing some signs of slowing down. And domestic innocence projects may be having an effect, though small,…
Chinese companies doing business in the US build barriers to legal remedies
While an increasing number of Chinese companies are doing business in the U.S., China has nevertheless built a legal firewall around its financial services firms by refusing to acknowledge the…
Chinese firms keep a low profile in the US, but ambitions grow
Baby born on China Airlines flight diverted to Alaska eligible for US citizenship, official says

A Taiwanese woman who gave birth on Oct. 8 aboard a China Airlines flight to Los Angeles that was diverted to Alaska may have succeeded in what local media in…

The Bluebook’s 20th edition prompts many musings from Bryan Garner
About 10 years ago, I was finishing a book for a friend of mine in London, the late Sir Robert Megarry, when in his mid-90s his health began to fail.…
China cracks down on lawyers said to have ‘sabotaged the legal order’

China’s crackdown on lawyers is likely intended to crush a movement to defend the rights of individuals, according to an editorial.

Chinese authorities have detained more than 200 lawyers and…

China detains or queries 100 lawyers, activists and others in sweep targeting human rights law firms

An unprecedented crackdown focused on one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers and her firm has resulted in the arrest and/or questioning of over 100 attorneys, activists and others…

Opposing moves by U.S. firms in China show difficulty of overseas practice
Signing ceremony marks Dentons’ combination with Chinese firm, creating world’s largest law firm

Leaders of Dentons and Chinese law firm Dacheng commemorated the joining of their two law firms—producing the world’s largest law firm by head count—in a signing ceremony this week.

The…

Dentons and Chinese law firm vote to merge, producing the world’s largest law firm by head count

Dentons and Chinese law firm Dacheng have approved a merger that would create a 6,600-lawyer entity, the world’s largest law firm by head count.

The firms are awaiting approval by…

Chinese Communist Party announces reform measures to increase judicial independence

China’s ruling Communist Party has announced measures to increase judicial independence, particularly by shining more sunlight on party officials getting involved in legal matters, the Associated Press reports.

While…

22 Bingham partners, including 18 in London, leap to Akin Gump

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has acquired 22 partners from overseas offices of Bingham McCutchen.

Bingham’s London office, which is losing 18 partners, is most hard hit by the…

US criminally charges Chinese military officials with cyberspying

Updated: Attorney General Eric Holder has announced an indictment accusing five Chinese military officials of directing a conspiracy to hack into U.S. companies.

The indictment alleges that the officials sought…

SCOTUS reporter notes tighter security after YouTube footage | Copyright and the ‘Oscar selfie’

Last week, footage of a U.S. Supreme Court hearing was posted on YouTube. This week, U.S. Supreme Court reporter Mark Walsh, writing for…

Dissident criminal defense lawyers in China face many dangers, says researcher

American lawyers often complain that they are held in low esteem by the general public. For a small cadre of Chinese lawyers, it would be a luxury to focus their…

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