来自中国的免费产品

如何从中国获得免费产品

在过去的一周里,我每天都收到至少一封来自一家外国公司的电子邮件,他们向中国的一家公司支付了钱,但实际上没有得到任何回报。这方面的术语是偷窃。这种事情是中国公司给的,为什么最近如此盛行?

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外国公司国际仲裁

去年秋天,在《美国最高法院将对重要的国际仲裁问题作出裁决》一文中,我写到了美国最高法院正在审理的一个重要的国际仲裁问题,即在美国做生意的外国公司是否可以对与一家美国公司的争端进行仲裁。具体问题是:纽约公约》是否

Force Majeure lawyers

Force Majeure in the Time of Coronavirus

Way back in the pre-coronavirus days — October 30-2019 — in Do Not Let Force Majeure be a Major Force In Your China Contract, we did a post warning of force majeure provisions in contracts with Chinese companies. That post began with the following warning/joke; Pull out and look at your contract with your Chinese

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Illegal Transshipping/False Country of Origin — Help Us Help You Get Rich

Earlier this year, “Univar USA Inc. paid  U.S. $62.5 Million to Resolve Allegations that it Evaded $36 Million in Antidumping Duties on Imported Chinese Saccharin.”  My law firm profited handsomely from this case because we brought it to the government’s attention and then assisted on it. The United States Department of Justice describes this case

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良好的合同是关键,腐败是可耻的

前几天收到一封来自一家规模不错的公司的电子邮件,询问与泰国、台湾、印度尼西亚和马来西亚等国家的公司签订制造合同的好处。邮件的内容是这样的(我说 "什么 "是因为我把它改了,所以没有人能够识别它):我是

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China’s Intellectual Property Courts: A Procedural Overview

— Protecting Innovation in an Innovative Way: What are China’s IP Courts? After decades of engagement between US and Chinese legal experts on reforming IP protection in mainland China, Chinese IP courts were first pioneered in 2014 in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou (see the National People’s Congress (NPC) Decision of Establishing Intellectual Property Courts in

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The Huawei Indictments are the New Normal

1. The Huawei Indictments On January 28, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed two indictments against Huawei. The first indictment concerns ongoing claims against Huawei and its CFO, Meng Wanzhou, for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. The second and more interesting indictment concerns alleged trade secret thefts by Huawei’s U.S. subsidiary under the direction

International arbitration lawyers

Arbitration in China

Chinese companies (especially SOEs) increasingly require their contracts with foreign companies provide for disputes to be resolved by arbitration in China. Our China lawyers are seeing mostly CIETAC and BAC arbitration clauses. Many of our American and European clients are uncomfortable with arbitrating against a Chinese company in China as they are convinced they cannot “get a fair

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China Company Chops: The Basics

It is nearly always a good idea to have your Chinese counter-party “chop” or “seal” your China contracts with their official China company chop. There are many types of company chops. Which one should be used? How do you know if the company chop is real? What does a real China company chop look like?

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China Contracts with Hong Kong Jurisdiction: No, No, No

Hong Kong courts are world class and most companies would rather have their disputes against their Mainland China counter-parties resolved in Hong Kong instead of in Wuxi or Harbin. Hong Kong as jurisdiction of choice is alluring. But for all sorts of reasons, it’s a trap. Let me explain. In 2008, China and Hong Kong