China employment laws

A China Employment Best Practices Guide

China Employment Best Practices Navigating China’s employment laws is a bit like untangling a complicated puzzle. One wrong move? You could face hefty fines, damaging lawsuits, or even criminal charges. But don’t worry! We’ve poured our extensive experience into this guide to help you navigate with greater confidence. If you want to better understand China’s

Law firm for Chinese companies

A Guide for Chinese Companies on How to Succeed in the United States

Introduction The allure of conquering the American market is undeniable for Chinese corporations. With over 330 million consumers and the world’s largest economy, the United States offers unparalleled potential. However, achieving success in the U.S. demands a strategic approach that goes beyond exporting products. This is where our law firm steps in – we bridge

Ending foreign kickbacks

How to Get Paid When Providing Services to Chinese Companies or the Chinese Government

1. Essential Practices when Providing Services to Chinese Companies Securing payment should be your prime concern when providing services to Chinese clients. To mitigate potential issues, our China transactional lawyers incorporate certain clauses in their service contracts they draft for our clients, including provisions mandating the following: 1. Upfront Payment: A substantial initial payment should

International distribution agreements

Negotiating Chinese Distributor Agreements (China to US)

As the China-US geopolitical environment continues be problematic, our clients and prospective clients have pivoted from joint venture relationships to distribution and similar licensing-type relationships. This is not a one-sided trend. We are seeing an increase in these distributor relationships going both into China and out of China. From the questions we receive, we see

China trademark lawyer

Russia, The Wagner Group and the CCP’s Demise

I am lately getting a ton of calls from reporters wanting examples of companies leaving China because of its increasingly oppressive cybersecurity, data security and counter-espionage laws. When I tell them I have no such examples, they are surprised. I then explain how companies tend to believe they are capable of navigating such things and

China due diligence review

Prohibited Party Screening and the Hidden Dangers in China Business Transactions

By Tom McVey & Ngosong Fonkem*  If your company is doing business with a Chinese company, it is essential to be aware of the risks associated with prohibited parties under U.S. export control and sanctions laws. The United States has strict regulations prohibiting U.S. companies from engaging with certain foreign individuals and entities. These include

Forced labor act

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Puts Your China Imports in Danger

The UFLPA, the Question of Legislative Intent, and Its Impact on SMEs Since the launch of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) in the summer of 2022, there has been an undercurrent of discussion in the trade community regarding the law’s real intent. Is the law intended to weed out products made with Xinjiang

China due diligence

Due Diligence in China Just Got a Lot Harder: Now What?

With the wave of news surrounding due diligence company crackdowns in China, with Mintz Group and Bain & Co. as the highest profile targets to date (see here and here), a reporter reached out to inquire how legal practitioners are dealing with this diminished access. She wanted to know whether and how this complicates business