International Joint Venture lawyers

Finding Your Perfect Match: Key Questions for Successful International Joint Ventures

International Joint Ventures An international joint venture can provide a pathway to new markets, shared innovation, and the distribution of risks and resources. Yet, the allure of these global partnerships is matched by the complexity of their execution, where success hinges not merely on the alignment of business strategies but, more fundamentally, on the compatibility

International manufacturing lawyers

The Many Benefits of Visiting Your Overseas Factory

Why a Trip to Your Overseas Factory is the Secret Weapon You Didn’t Know You Had Imagine shaking hands with the person who crafts your product, touring the bustling factory floor, and uncovering hidden opportunities for innovation. This isn’t a scene from a dream; it’s the reality of visiting your overseas manufacturer. For many businesses,

A primer on China manufacturing agreements

How to Avoid China Manufacturing Problems: A Primer

China Manufacturing Problems are Increasing Imagine investing millions of dollars into a product launch, only to receive defective or unusable goods from your Chinese manufacturer – a scenario that could cripple your business. Unfortunately, this nightmare is increasingly becoming a reality for many companies that rely on China manufacturing, without proper safeguards. The increasingly tense

Foreign language contracts in Chinese Spanish Thai Vietnamese

A Foreign Language Contract is Your Key to Clarity

Foreign Language Contracts are Key I must have told clients at least a hundred times in my career that “foreign language contracts are key.” In this post, I explain why I so often say this and why this is the case. The Complexity of Language in Legal Contexts One of the things I often do

International Payment Terms

International Payment Terms: The Long Edition

Mastering International Payment Terms: Essential Strategies for Business Security International trade opens up a world of opportunities for businesses, but it also presents a minefield of risks, particularly with payment terms. Cross-border trade disputes commonly involve issues related to payment terms and conditions, and without proper safeguards, unfavorable payment terms can cripple a company’s cash

International manufacturing lawyers

Why Your International Manufacturing Agreements Need a Good Bill of Materials

The Crucial Role of the Bill of Materials Manufacturing agreements between product buyers and their manufacturers typically come with all sorts of clauses dealing with choice of law, indemnification, time of delivery, failure rate, price, payment, and various other contractual provisions. The Bill of Materials can often make or break the success of a manufacturing

China licensing lawyers

China Software Licensing: Is Chinese Government Registration Required?

Vagaries of registering license agreements in China Was just cc’ed on an email from one of my law firm’s China software licensing lawyers to a client that licenses its software through a distributor in China. Our licensing lawyer was responding to a question about registering the software licensing agreement with the Chinese government. The below

China company formation lawyers

China Representative Offices: Think Before You Leap

China Representative Offices With so many companies becoming reluctant to go “all in on China,” our China lawyers are seeing an increase in companies looking to just “dip their toe” into China via a Representative Office. Unfortunately, there are inherent limitations on China Rep Offices, and those limitations mean they seldom make sense for most

Webinar announcement for "success for chinese businesses in the us: a comprehensive webinar," featuring Jonathan Bench and Emily Chen, scheduled for april 24, 2024, at 9 pm pacific time, with presentations in chinese,

FREE Webinar: Success for Chinese businesses in the US | April 24th

Register Here 本网络研讨会专为希望在美国开展业务的中国企业家、投资者和企业而设计,意在简化您所需要了解的美国商业相关法律。 Designed for Chinese entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses looking to establish a foothold in the United States, this webinar aims to simplify the US business laws you need to know. 合伙人 Jonathan Bench 和受过中国培训律师 Emily Chen 将讨论联邦法律和州法律对建立实体企业和开展业务的重要性。我们将探讨劳动法、移民法、如何在美国筹集投资资本以及如何构建外国直接投资机会等相关复杂的问题。 Partner Jonathan Bench and China trained lawyer Emily Chen will discuss the importance of federal and

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Lawyers

New AD/CVD Petitions: 2,4-Dichlorophoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) from China and India (AD/CVD)

New AD/CVD Petition: 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) On March 14, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India.  The petitions were filed by Corteva Agriscience LLC.  2,4-D is the active ingredient used in a wide variety of