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What the PRC Civil Code Means for Doing Business in China - Ulrike Glueck and Michael Munzinger, CMS China Law Podcast

    • Business

China finally has a Civil Code after multiple failed attempts at creating one. The Code defines the rights and duties of China’s 1.4 billion citizens and has implications for all segments of Chinese society, from consumers to investors to businesses. In this episode, Ulrike Glueck and Michael Munzinger break down the gigantic piece of legislation into key takeaways for businesses and investors in China. 

Ulrike Glueck is Managing Partner and Head of Corporate of global law firm CMS' Shanghai office. Michael Munzinger is a counsel for CMS, also in Shanghai. 

The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, hosted by Vincent Chow. Get in touch at vchow@alm.com with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.

Episode outline

02:03 Difference between a code and a law

04:32 Protection of privacy and personal information

08:18 Importance of personality rights and emerging technologies

11:56 Provisions influenced by China's experience with pandemic 

15:09 History of previous failed attempts at creating code

18:15 Germany's civil code and its relevance today

20:15 Practical impact of Civil Code on business moving forward

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China finally has a Civil Code after multiple failed attempts at creating one. The Code defines the rights and duties of China’s 1.4 billion citizens and has implications for all segments of Chinese society, from consumers to investors to businesses. In this episode, Ulrike Glueck and Michael Munzinger break down the gigantic piece of legislation into key takeaways for businesses and investors in China. 

Ulrike Glueck is Managing Partner and Head of Corporate of global law firm CMS' Shanghai office. Michael Munzinger is a counsel for CMS, also in Shanghai. 

The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, hosted by Vincent Chow. Get in touch at vchow@alm.com with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.

Episode outline

02:03 Difference between a code and a law

04:32 Protection of privacy and personal information

08:18 Importance of personality rights and emerging technologies

11:56 Provisions influenced by China's experience with pandemic 

15:09 History of previous failed attempts at creating code

18:15 Germany's civil code and its relevance today

20:15 Practical impact of Civil Code on business moving forward

Related links

Strengthening the Protection of Personal Information in China - National Standard Overhaul

China Targets Data Collectors With New GDPR-Aligned National Standards

Podcast #1: Force Majeure in China - What It Means and How to Fight It

How Will PRC Courts Handle COVID-19 Disputes? The Supreme Court Has Its Say

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