US Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)?

What is the Newly Implemented US Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)?

United States Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) With the commencement of the new year, the recently implemented Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is now in full force. In recent years, many so-called “tax haven” countries, to avoid black- or grey-listing by the US Treasury Department, have had to increase their beneficial ownership transparency. The CTA brings the

private equity China

Xi Jinping is Coming to Town

Xi Jinping’s U.S. Visit If you have been paying attention to the headlines, you know that China’s Xi Jinping and US President Joseph Biden are meeting in San Francisco this week. They last met in person a year ago at the G20 Summit in Indonesia. The US and China at national levels have continued to

China Apostille

China TODAY Adopts the Apostille Convention, Making Life Easier

Understanding Apostilles Apostilles are certificates issued by governments in accordance with the 1961 Apostille Convention, which confirm the authenticity of documents. A document apostilled by Party A is considered authenticated by Party B, without a need to legalize or authenticate the document at a Party B’s embassy or consulate. The Apostille Convention enters into force

China employment law

China Employment Documents: The 101

China Employment Documents Let’s face it, navigating China’s employment laws and regulations is challenging. From stringent contract requirements to unusual policies on probation periods, vacation time and more, understanding and adhering to China’s local employment practices is pivotal yet complex. This article provides foreign employers an in-depth guide on effectively creating employment documentation in China.

International Lawyers

How I Became an International Business Lawyer

Three Months, Four Continents I just returned from traveling to my fourth continent in three months, which is something I have never done before. I am frequently asked by undergraduate students, law students, and other lawyers what an international transactions lawyer does on a daily basis and how I got here. To commemorate making partner

Just say no to bad China contracts

How NOT To Write A China Contract

Many moons ago, an American company contacted my law firm wanting to sue its Chinese joint venture partner for having “clearly” violated their joint venture agreement. We looked at their case and advised them that we would not be willing to take on the case because we believed they did not have a good case.

Aluminum Extrusion Lawsuit AD/CVD United States

New AD/CVD Petitions: Aluminum Extrusions from 15 Countries

New AD/CVD Petitions: Aluminum Extrusions On October 4, 2023, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against Aluminum Extrusions from fifteen countries, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.  The petitions were filed by

China notaries and notarizations

The 101 on U.S. Notarizations in China for Expats

U.S. Notarizations in China Every so often, one of our lawyers in the United States or in China gets contacted by an expat asking about obtaining a U.S. notarization. We provide this service to our clients in the United States for free but flying all the way to the United States just for a notarization usually

China foreigner and dual national arrest risk

Consular Access and Controversies Surrounding Chinese Dual Nationals

Consular Visits for Chinese Dual Nationals Consular visits, especially for detained citizens abroad, play a vital role in international diplomacy. So, China’s recent notification to foreign consulates in Hong Kong — that they can’t visit detained individuals if they also hold Chinese nationality — has sparked controversy. International Agreements on U.S. and China Consular Relations