Archive for January, 2012

FAQs on EB-2 Visa

Q: What is the new update for EB-2 Visa for Chinese?
A: The employment-based second preference category for Indian and Chinese nationals is scheduled for another significant advancement on February 1, 2012. All applicants who have priority dates on or before January 1, 2010, may submit adjustment of status applications (Form I-485) as soon after February [...]

Published by admin on January 31st, 2012 tagged Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

FAQs on the implications of the new PRC Social Insurance Law

Q: Who do the changes affect?
A: The new regime applies to all employers and individuals in China, including employees, self-employed individuals with no employees and part-time and flexible employees.
Individual contributions are transferable for cross-region employment and contributions made by employers are integrated into the social insurance fund of the region where the employer is registered.
Q: [...]

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FAQs on the Trial System of China

Q: What are the Organization and Responsibilities of People’s Courts?
A: According to the current Constitution, and the Law on the Organization of People’s Courts, People’s Courts represent the main trial organ of the state. Organizationally, this court system consists of local courts, special courts and the Supreme Court, with all the first two subject to [...]

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FAQs on Arbitration System of China

Q: What is the Arbitration?
A: Arbitration is a legal arrangement whereby both parties to a civil (commercial) dispute reach an agreement to voluntarily submit the case to a third party to adjudicate in accordance with specified procedures and rules and following the principle of impartiality, and whereby both parties are bound to enforce the ruling. [...]

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FAQs on Mediation System of China

Q: What is the definition of Mediation?
A: Mediation is an effort by a third party to encourage parties to a dispute to voluntarily reach an agreement to resolve their dispute.
Q: What are the types of Mediation?
A: There are currently four types of mediation practices in China:
• Civil mediation: Mediation by People’s Mediation Committees [...]

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FAQs on the Public Notary System of China

Q: What is the Public Notary System of China?
A: Public notaries are persons accredited by the state to witness civil matters for legal purposes. In the past, public notaries were state offices representing the state in witnessing legal relations in civil matters. State notary offices, at the request of applicants, notarize legal acts and the [...]

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FAQs on International Civil Litigation in China

Q: What is the Jurisdiction of the Chinese People’s Courts in International Civil Litigation?
A: 1. General Territorial Jurisdiction—Defendant Domicile
2. Specific Territorial Jurisdiction—Conduct and Property
3. Consensual Jurisdiction—Parties’ Choice or Consent
4. Exclusive Jurisdiction in the Chinese Courts
Q: What are the basic choice-of-law rules that the people’s courts currently apply?
A: 1. Choice [...]

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FAQs on Practices and Compliance Management on Special Employees

Q: What is the role of Rules and regulations (including employee handbook)?
A: “Nothing can be accomplished without norms or standards.” Rules and regulations (including employee handbook) are helpful for the enterprises to reasonably manage their staff; and effective and practical rules and regulations can effectively expand the enterprises’ autonomous rights for employing the employees and [...]

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The 10th edition of the International (Nice) Classification of Goods and Services

The 10th edition of the International (Nice) Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of the registration of trade marks comes into effect on 1 January 2012. China Trademark Office has announced the adoption of the 10th edition of Nice Classification. Lehman, Lee & Xu’s Trademark Attorneys now are following up the [...]

Published by admin on January 18th, 2012 tagged Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

LEHMAN, LEE & XU announced as China Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2012 by Lawyers World Global Awards

LEHMAN, LEE & XU announced as China Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2012 by Lawyers World Global Awards. Beijing, China, January 12, 2012 – Global Leading Intellectual Property Law Firms campaign, is created via a thorough, Global poll of the readership, Lawyers World asks the voting readers to put forward nominations for those [...]

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