By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

China adopts legislation to protect companies from extraterritorial sanctions

The Chinese State Council has approved legislation entitled “Measures for Blocking the Improper Extraterritorial Application of Foreign Laws and Measures”, which entered into force on 9 January 2021. See Order. The measures are designed to protect Chinese companies from the effects of sanctions imposed by foreign governments. They provide that Chinese people and entities encountering foreign measures that prohibit or …

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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