Archive for November, 2016

Foreign NGO laws and regulations

With all the changes that are taking place in China and due to the sheer number of requests that we have had for copies of the new laws and regulations relating to Foreign NGO’s, we have decided to make them available here for our readers.
Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on November 30th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

EDWARD LEHMAN APPEARS ON CCTV’S DIALOGUE 28.11.2016

Beijing, China, 28th November 2016, Edward Lehman appeared on CCTV’s Dialogue, hosted by Yang Rui, to discuss the recent Chinese State Council’s Guidelines on Greater Protection for Property Rights. A copy of the guidelines can be found at http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2016-11/27/c_1119999035.htm.
The full episode can be viewed at http://english.cntv.cn/2016/11/29/VIDE5knU5yS1kiMuTHyBNkWN161129.shtml.
The Guidelines represent the first time that the State Council [...]

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

The Foreign NGO Law

The new law comes into force in just over a month on 1st January 2017.
As some of you may be aware a new law relating to Foreign NGO’s comes into force in just over a month.
We thought it would be helpful to you, if we provided a registration flowchart (below).

Unfortunately, because of the uncertainty with [...]

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

Be Careful with Internet Ads in China

Selling to China’s internet savvy e-commerce consumer is all the rage with foreign companies from USA and Europe. These clients often ask our China lawyers to advise them on their China internet advertisement. Many online advertisers seek to take advantage of the medium by utilizing intrusive ads such as pop-ups, automatically opening windows, and pages [...]

Published by Myra Kong on November 28th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

CHILD LABOR IN CHINA.

The problem persists.
China has made great efforts to fight against child labor and to provide a legal basis forbidding companies and entities to use it. Despite the legislative requirements, law enforcement cannot supervise the entire country as China is big and its economy has developed with regional imbalances.
Hidden in low-skill service sectors and small workshops [...]

Published by Ines on November 28th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Continuing our legal education with friends from abroad

On 22nd November 2016, Lehman, Lee & Xu attended an event to mark the Stanford Law School, China Guiding Cases Project, turning six.
In attendance were several notable speakers, including the Honourable Judge Guo Feng of the Supreme People’s Court, Wang Ziqiang of the National Copyright Administration of China, Dr Yu Jianlong of the China Chamber [...]

Published by Christopher Fung on November 25th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

China Business Transactions: Trust, but Verify

This past week a client has come into our Shanghai office seeking to initiate legal action against one of their buyers. The client, an auto parts manufacturing company, had sealed a new supply agreement with a buyer at the beginning of this year, and has supplied products to this customer each month since then. The [...]

Published by Bonnie Zhang on November 24th, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Things You Need To Know About The China Advertising Law

A client of the firm was investigated by the local Administration of Industry and Commerce in connection with allegations that the packaging of the Client’s products violated the China’s Advertising Law, which came into effect on Sep. 1st, 2015. On the client’s packages, they used the word “The Best”, which is a BIG NO NO [...]

Published by Tina Dong on November 23rd, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Exercising Shareholder’s Rights in China

It is very common that a shareholder of a company has no formal management positions in the company. Legally speaking, a shareholder has a right to keep up to date with the operation and management of the company by attending the meetings of the Board of Directors. However, many companies do not hold a formal [...]

Published by Myra Kong on November 22nd, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »

Lawsuits in China: You may have a case, but who is the Defendant?

When a dispute arises which you are unable to overcome by friendly negotiation, you may want to go through litigation to resolve the issue. When you stand in front of the case filing chamber of a court to file a lawsuit against an entity or an individual, the most important thing you need to have [...]

Published by Crys Zheng on November 21st, 2016 tagged Uncategorized | Comment now »