Archive for February, 2016

Pushing the limit.

It’s all fair and well to have a good legal argument under substantive law i.e. negligence, breach of contract, … etc. However, one must not forget to pay attention to the procedural aspects of a case, which could lead to winning or losing in court with cost implications.
Today we will have a quick look at [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on February 29th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

What to Know about Purchasing Real Estate in China

A common question we encounter from our client’s establishing factories in China is whether to lease or to purchase the land. Most of the time, a business with lease, but purchasing outright offers some benefits, if only to avoid the possibility of a problematic landlord. Business owners who are thinking of purchasing real estate in [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on February 29th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

5 Interesting Facts about cross Border China e-Commerce

As part of China’s aim of modernization in terms of economy, their e-commerce laws have recently changed and are constantly evolving. China continues to push development of a consumer economy oriented around growing levels if e-commerce.
The government recently developed guiding principles on promoting development of cross-border e-commerce in the country. For foreign investors aiming to [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 25th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

5 Basic Things to Know about China Mining Law

China recognizes how a strong mining industry plays significant role in the future of the country’s economy. However, in the recent years, there has been failure in meeting the requirements in domestic supplies for mineral commodities in terms of economic expansion. This situation has led to attempts at reformulating the minerals regulations system of China.
These [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 24th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

One night in Beijing

One night in Beijing
This is a short story about a foreigner in China. He had been involved in an altercation in Beijing, whilst on a night out at a bar. Apparently, he had been standing outside a bar smoking a cigarette when a drunken man walked up to him and pushed him. He responded [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on February 19th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Overseas Direct Investment: Minority Shareholders Rights

You must be aware that China is the world fastest growing economy. With the 6.9% economic growth observed in 2015, it is no wonder that overseas investors are showing growing interest in investing in Chinese companies. Overseas Direct Investment (ODI) in China is achieved primarily through outbound Mergers and Acquisition (M&A). According to the recent [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 18th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

The Functioning of E-commerce in China

China, being the most populous country in the entire world, has developed a highly effective E-commerce system which differs many ways from those in Europe and North America. Being an important part of the modern Chinese economy, E-commerce is aiding in propelling China into an information based society. This not only creates value for the [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 17th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

How to Resolve Employment Disputes

I stumbled across a recent article which discussed the deteriorating relationship between the employer and employee in China. Employment or Labor disputes are a common sight now and you will find reports of workers putting up with a strike against their employers in Beijing and Shanghai. The article also informs about some of the complaints [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 15th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Trends in China Trademark Law

A trademark is an important distinguishing tool that a company can utilize to generate its own unique following and identity. Companies spend millions to promote and protect the trademarks they develop. For this very reason trademark laws are an important area of law that ensures that the intellectual property of a company is secured and [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 14th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Changing Trends in Business Laws of China

China being the most populous country in the world needs to have the strictest and detailed regulations. Chinese laws are the oldest and traditional in the world. In the early 20th century, the Chinese regulations were a collection of Chinese traditional laws and the Western Influences. It was always hard to change those laws and [...]

Published by Edward E. Lehman on February 5th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »