arbitration versus litigation

Dispute Resolution Provisions in International Contracts

Dispute Resolution Provisions Imagine losing millions of dollars because your contract did not properly specify how to handle a dispute. One of the most crucial, yet often overlooked, aspects of international contract drafting is dispute resolution. This is not a mere formality; it is essential for protecting your business interests. It is important to use

Enforcing U.S. judgments in China

Enforcing U.S. Judgments in China: What You Need to Know

Enforcing U.S. Judgments in China This post delves into recent developments that have transformed enforcing US monetary judgments in China. From Ambiguity to Reciprocity: A Turning Point Before 2018, enforcing US judgments in China relied heavily on the principle of reciprocity enshrined within Chinese domestic law. The problem? Reciprocity lacked a clear definition, leading to

Melamine. United States Tariffs and Duties. CVD and AD.

New AD/CVD Petitions: Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago (AD/CVD)

On February 14, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago.  The petitions were filed on behalf of Cornerstone Chemical Company. Melamine is used to produce surface coatings and laminates that are used in products like kitchen and

International fraud lawyers

What to Do If You Think You Are a Victim of Internet Fraud

The Pig-Butchering Scam, also known as Sha Zhu Pan (杀猪盘), Crypto Romance Scam, CryptoRom, or Hybrid Investment Romance Scam, is a deceptive and harmful scheme that preys on individuals on dating apps and social media. Scammers patiently build trust with their targets over weeks or even months, luring them into fake investment opportunities in cryptocurrency,

Collecting Judgments against Chinese companies

Collecting on Judgments Against Chinese Companies

Collecting Judgments Against China: Navigating Bilateral Treaties, US Judgments, and International Conventions In today’s globalized economy, businesses frequently find themselves in transactions spanning multiple countries, with inherent risks of international disputes. When disputes arise with Chinese entities, understanding the process of enforcing and collecting judgments against Chinese companies becomes crucial. China’s unique legal landscape, coupled

International arbitration lawyers

Drafting Your China Arbitration Clause

China Arbitration This post offers hands-on advice for crafting arbitration clauses in contracts with Chinese entities Chinese firms, particularly State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) where the government holds substantial control, typically resist signing contracts unless they provide for disputes to be resolved within China. Depending on the circumstances, seeking resolution in a Chinese court might be favorable,

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

lawyers for China contracts

The Power of Well-Crafted China Contracts

The Power of Well-Crafted China Contracts In The High Cost of China Contract Mistakes, I discussed the importance of having the right person craft your China contracts. I am often asked (usually right after I quote our fee) whether a China contract I am proposing to write “is even enforceable in China.” I always give

International Product Liability lawyer

Reducing Your Product Liability Risks from Overseas Products

Introduction Imagine a child’s toy, gleaming with bright colors and designed for endless hours of fun. A toy which turned out to hold a lurking danger due to poor manufacturing processes. A month after hitting the shelves, there’s a widespread outcry. Parents are furious, the media is ablaze with criticism, and the company responsible faces

attorney to help with Sinosure

Fighting Back Against Fake (and Real) Sinosure Claims: A Primer

If your company buys products from China, you’ve probably heard of Sinosure, but you probably do not know much about it. This Chinese state-owned export credit insurance company actively pursues overseas companies for alleged unpaid debts on behalf of Chinese manufacturers. In this post, we’ll explain what Sinosure is, how its approach has changed recently,