Negotiating China M&A Deals: Watching a Bit of the Sausage Get Made

Negotiating China M&A Deals: Watching a Bit of the Sausage Get Made The below is an email from one of our China corporate transactional lawyers to a client in the midst of dealing with a Chinese company interested in buying our client. Though it is from quite some time ago, I have modified it slightly to…

Chinese Companies and Western Laws. Ugh.

Chinese Companies and Western Laws. Ugh. We are constantly writing about American and European companies that do business in China or with China without sufficiently recognizing that China isn’t Frankfurt and Chinese law is not British law and Chinese courts are not American courts. In other words, they may give lip service to the idea…

China Employment Law: Simple Questions and Complex Answers

China Employment Law: Simple Questions and Complex Answers China employment law — Watch your local regulations Our China lawyers are always getting a slew of emails from both employees and employers doing business in China. The questions typically involve employees who are questioning their treatment or who want to change jobs or employers who want our…

China Contract Templates: the Cons and the Cons

China Contract Templates: the Cons and the Cons We are often asked to draft China employment contracts for WFOEs and Joint Ventures. Our first response is to ask the potential client whether their Chinese entity already has a set of Rules and Regulations (sometimes called employer manual or employee handbook). If the answer to that…

Foreign Arbitration for Chinese Companies: the Domestic Rule

Foreign Arbitration for Chinese Companies: the Domestic Rule A European company once came to my law firm wanting us to assess an arbitration it wanted to bring in Geneva, Switzerland between its China WFOE (the putative plaintiff) and a Chinese domestic company (the defendant) with which it had contracted. The contract provided for arbitration in…

China Hardware Startups: Recalls, Returns and Failures

China Hardware Startups: Recalls, Returns and Failures A houghtful and helpful blog post over at the Dragon Innovation Blog, entitled, Recalls, Returns and Failures: Let History Be Your Guide. This post is geared to companies that have their hardware made in China, but its words of wisdom apply to the manufacturing of pretty much any product…

Our China Law Blog Social Media Empire

Our China Law Blog Social Media Empire We created a China Law Blog Group on LinkedIn to provide a spam-free forum for China networking, information and discussion. We are nearing 11,500 members and the number and — most importantly — the quality of our discussions continues to increase as well. We have had some great discussions, as…

Protecting Your IP From China: Shenzhen and Hong Kong Seminars This Week

Protecting Your IP From China: Shenzhen and Hong Kong Seminars This Week On Tuesday, April 18, I will be speaking on China IP at the Global Sources Summit in Hong Kong. This summit is designed to teach entrepreneurs and small businesses how to create and build an Amazon FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon) business. In 12 Business Conferences…

Pulling People Off Planes and Your China Business

Pulling People Off Planes and Your China Business By now just about everyone knows about the Chinese-American doctor who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines airplane. To say this has been a PR mess for United Airlines would be an understatement. It has been a worldwide disaster. America is angry. China is outraged. The video…

Getting Your Products Made in China on the Down Low

Getting Your Products Made in China on the Down Low No idea why but we have lately been seeing an increase in clients interested in getting their products from China anonymously. These companies want to have their products made in China without anybody knowing who in China is making them, and sometimes that that they are…