Archive for August, 2016

Avoid labor dispute when the dissolution procedure starts

We have experienced attorneys dealing with laying off employees issues during a client’s dissolution procedures. As we all know, during this period of time, labor dispute regarding severance payment, paid leave or occupational illness and injury compensation and personal profile handover and transfer usually occurs. From legal practice point of view, several things should be [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 30th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

To Establish an Arbitration Committee in China

I recently do some research on establishing an arbitration committee at the instruction of our client. I am not sure whether the client really intends to establish an arbitration committee by himself, if it is true, it’s indeed an excellent idea, despite of the difficulties in practice. Having always been a party to a case [...]

Published by Mike Wang on August 26th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

The Number One Thing You Must Do To Sell Your Product in China

Everyone knows about China’s large population, and large, growing middle class. Foreign companies are falling over themselves to get into this market with quality branded products. Typically they bring their foreign Trademarks and brand names with them.
While we are sure your Trademark are very clever and unique in your native language, none of that translates [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on August 25th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

A practical guide to ensure a long prosperous career

Published by Christopher Fung on August 24th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Get to know some procedures for liquidating your company

As an investor or shareholder of a WFOE in China, when you decide to end up your business, you should take steps according to certain rules and regulations to wind up your WFOE.
First of all, check the Company Law and your Articles of Association, and you may have to prepare a Shareholder’s Resolution accordingly which [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 23rd, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Buying from China: No, It’s Not Fair.

We get a lot of inquiries for our China Lawyers about product quality issues. Typically these are not for a lot of money, anywhere from less than a hundred USD to about $100,000.
For the lower value complaints the situation is normally a purchase of shoes, a dress, or something like hair extensions from an online [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on August 22nd, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

China Trademarks: Use it or Lose it

We get a lot of foreign clients seeking to register their Trademarks in China, only find those marks, or something similar have already been registered by a Chinese company. Sometimes this is a Chinese company the client had done business with in the past.
When client’s ask what to do, we advise an examination of the [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on August 18th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

What should be taken into consideration when you rent an office for your new company?

Article 7 of the Company Law states that the business licence shall include the information of domicile.” Having a domicile is regarded as one of the prerequisite for establishing a company in China. During the course of the establishment registration before administration for industry and commerce, the authority needs to verify the ownership certificate and [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 17th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

China Contracts: 101

When are clients are doing business with a Chinese company, the first thing we recommend is to whether the company is really a legally registered company. This should be done first, before entering into a written agreement, or even negotiations. In accordance with the Company Law of the People’s Republic of China, a company must [...]

Published by Jacob Blacklock on August 16th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

China Opens up to Foreign Investment Firms

To the perennial regret of foreign investment funds and managers, market entry for foreign companies and individuals in this sector has always been restricted. Official guidelines in China limit foreign ownership in such securities investment funds to no more than 49%.
Things changed on June 30, 2016 with the issuance of a new document from the [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on August 15th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »