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Telecoms Services in the People's Republic of China: An Abundant Harvest of Regulations

Michael Aldrich - Lovells LLP

Robert Lewis - Lovells LLP

The telecoms industry in mainland China has been growing rapidly as the vast consumer market continues to use wireless technologies at an unprecedented rate. According to government figures, around 60 million new mobile phone users have subscribed each year since 2000. However, entry into this market is challenging for foreign investors due to heavy regulation and policy restrictions on foreign investment.

Recent Developments in Swedish Telecommunications Law

Carl Johan af Petersens - Vinge

Mikael Satama Granberg - Vinge

The Swedish telecoms market has long been associated with prominent companies such as Ericsson, and various successful entrepreneurial ventures. IT usage is extensive, with broadband and mobile penetration levels being among the highest in Europe.

New Company Law Regime for South Africa: Some Implications For Financing Transactions

Kevin Cron - Deneys Reitz Inc

The current South African Companies Act was introduced in 1973 and, despite being amended several times since then, is out of date in many respects and has not reflected many of the developments in market practice over the years. A complete revision of the Companies Act was therefore begun four years ago which resulted in the enactment of a new Companies Act in 2008.

Roundtable: Banking

The International Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers has brought together three of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing lawyers today.

Developments in Canadian Law of Relevance to Mining Companies

Michael Bourassa - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Gregory Ho Yuen - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Andrew Derksen - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Dianne Prupas - Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

While the Canadian mining sector has not been immune to the challenges that have faced the global economy since the latter part of 2008, it has demonstrated admirable resilience in the face of previous commodity and financing cycles. Scale and access to financing are important contributors to such resilience.

Roundtable: Mining

The International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers has brought together three of the leading practitioners in the world to discuss key issues facing mining lawyers today

Some Basic Legal Aspects Concerning the Argentine Mining Property

Florencia Heredia - HOLT Abogados: Heredia, Oneto Gaona, Lede Pizzurno + Terrel

Mining regulations in Argentina are mainly established in the Argentine Mining Code (AMC), although others may be found in local procedure laws and some special federal laws.

The Current UK Private Equity Fund Market

The last year has undoubtedly been a difficult one for alternative asset fund managers in the UK.

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