Doiong business in China means walking a tightrope

China’s Revised Company Law: The IMMEDIATE Impacts

China’s Revised Company Law Yet More Challenges for Foreign Investors China’s revised Company Law, implemented on July 1, 2024, marks a significant shift towards a more regulated and transparent corporate environment for all Chinese registered companies — foreign and domestic. Though Chinese domestic companies must adjust, the impact — not surprisingly — will be particularly

China Employment Law

The China Rules on Terminating an Employee

Terminating Employees in China Terminating an employee’s contract in China is far from a straightforward process. China’s employment laws impose stringent regulations that require employers to navigate a complex legal framework. The repercussions of mishandling a China employee termination can be severe, ranging from costly legal battles to reputational damage. This blog post outlines the

China employee discipline

China Employee Discipline: Your Rules and Regulations are the Starting Point

China-Specific Employee Rules and Regulations are Key A strong foundation in employee relations protects both your business and your workforce. It minimizes misunderstandings, reduces legal risks, and promotes trust and loyalty among your employees. This, in turn, leads to a more engaged and productive work environment. One key element of compliant employee relations is having

China foreign due diligence

China Legal Compliance Basics

Legal Compliance for Your China Operations The Chinese market still offers vast potential for many businesses, but navigating its legal environment requires ongoing attention. As Chinese regulations and economic conditions shift, foreign companies benefit from prioritizing legal compliance. Compliance with Chinese law goes beyond simply avoiding penalties. It demonstrates your company’s commitment to responsible business

China Payment Terms That Will Get YOU Paid

How to Ensure You Get Paid When Doing Business With Chinese Companies

China Payment Terms Negotiating payment terms with Chinese companies is one of the trickiest aspects of doing business with China. Vague milestones, unpaid invoices, and last-minute changes are common complaints. This post provides key strategies to ensure your company gets paid in full and on time when working with Chinese companies. Whenever one of our

china law blog

Drafting Your Own China Contract

Why You Should Never Draft Your Own China Contract China Laws and Business Practices: A World Apart China laws and business practices are different from the West. On this there should be no dispute. There should also be no dispute on how it rarely (if ever) makes sense for companies to draft their own China

China lawyer testimony

Dan Harris Testimony Before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission was created by the United States Congress in October 2000 with the legislative mandate to monitor, investigate, and submit to Congress an annual report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the United States and

China WFOE Legal Representative

How to Change Your China Company’s Legal Representative

Changing Your China Company Legal Representative With so many foreign companies looking to close down their Chinese entities (almost always a WFOE) and leave the country, my law firm’s China lawyers are having to deal with a lot of WFOEs whose legal representatives are no longer with the foreign company. These companies need their legal

China compliance checklist

A China Legal Compliance Checklist

Key Legal Considerations for Doing Business in China Foreign companies doing business in or even with China face a complex legal landscape. Navigating these regulations can be challenging, but it is crucial for ensuring compliance and avoiding legal trouble. This blog post provides an overview of key legal considerations for foreign companies operating in or

International distribution agreements

Setting Up Your Chinese Distributor for Success: Titles and Authority Matter

China Distribution Relationships We have written recently about the trend in China business as companies move away from joint venture relationships toward distributor relationships. This is happening with Chinese manufacturers and their non-Chinese distributors in the distributor’s home market. This is also happening in China with Chinese distributors or representatives and the non-Chinese manufacturers and