The Essential Legal Checklist for International Business Expansion
China Law Blog
by Dan Harris
2d ago
An International Law Checklist — The Top 8 Every so often, clients or potential clients inquire about the essential legal considerations for operating successfully in a foreign country. Every country has its own legal requirements that can trip up companies that seek to do business there. The below checklist is intended to be an initial guide, helping you avoid costly mistakes and ensuring legal compliance from the get-go. 1. Operating Legally Many countries require that you establish a legal entity, (like a subsidiary, a branch office, or a joint venture) if your in-country business operation ..read more
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Mexico’s Election and Business Future
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by Dan Harris
2d ago
Mexico’s Business Future Under President Sheinbaum Mexico has ushered in a new era with the inauguration of Claudia Sheinbaum as the country’s first female president. I am optimistic about Mexico’s prospects for continued economic growth and increased foreign investment under President Sheinbaum. My clients keep asking what they should expect from her presidency. In this post, I try to predict that. President Sheinbaum’s Background and Qualifications President Claudia Sheinbaum brings a blend of scientific expertise and political acumen to her presidency. She has a PhD in energy engineering fr ..read more
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WHEN to Register your China Trademark
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by Fred Rocafort
5d ago
China Trademarks: Meet Goldilocks In going through old emails, I found one I wrote to an Australian client seeking Chinese government approval to sell its product in China. The client wanted to know if it should register a China trademark for its brand name and logo, even though there was a good chance the product would not be approved for sale in China. The client did not want to spend money on trademarks it might never benefit from if the product were not allowed in China. At the same time, it did not want someone to beat them in registering its brand name and logo as China trademarks, thus ..read more
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The Bank Account Switch Scam: It’s Baaaaack
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by Dan Harris
1w ago
The Bank Account Switch Scam The bank switch scam involves your regular product supplier asking you to make a payment to a new bank account or a new supplier asking you to make your first payment. After you make the payment, your supplier insists you still owe the full amount because it never received your payment. When you explain that you did, in fact, send the payment, you learn that your supplier never received it because you sent it to someone else’s bank account. The Wall Street Journal sounded the alarm on this scam in 2016, and it’s been going strong — off and on –ever since. Most ..read more
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Hong Kong and Macau: For You, They’re Not China
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by Fred Rocafort
1w ago
The Legal Differences Between Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China Special Administrative Regions (SARs) like Hong Kong and Macau hold a unique position within China In some respects, the two SARs are as much a part of China as Beijing and Shanghai. When it comes to most practical purposes, though, they are separate jurisdictions—and companies doing business in them must  be mindful of this. This can be confusing for businesses, who might mistakenly assume Hong Kong and Macau function identically to Mainland China. This post aims to clarify the key differences between Hong Kong and Macau ..read more
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The China Rules on Terminating an Employee
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by Arlo Kipfer
1w ago
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 key points employers need to understand regarding terminating a China employee’s contract. Statutory Grounds for China Employee Terminations  The PRC Labor Contract Law allows employers to terminate labo ..read more
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Repeat After Me: ChatGPT is NOT My Attorney
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by Dan Harris
1w ago
Neither ChatGPT nor Google Are Attorneys Many people turn to the internet for answers, including to legal questions. Though online resources regarding the law can be a great starting point, but relying solely on them for business decisions can be disastrous. This post explores the limitations of the internet and AI in legal matters, and offers guidelines for safely using online legal information. The Internet and AI Are NOT Always Reliable Many years ago, a company (and its lawyer) called me in a panic. They had just learned that the $5 million in equipment they had purchased and sent to China ..read more
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Six Common Pitfalls in China IP Licensing
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by Griffen Thorne
2w ago
Avoiding China IP Licensing Pitfalls In recent years, our law firm has represented dozens of businesses licensing their intellectual property (IP) to companies in China, covering a wide range of sectors from product manufacturing and distribution to entertainment. Despite their sophisticated IP licensing experience, many businesses are often unprepared for many common pitfalls in China IP license transactions. This post explores some of the common pitfalls companies face when licensing IP to Chinese businesses. Exclusivity and the License Territory One of the most important considerations in a ..read more
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Dispute Resolution Provisions in International Contracts
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by Griffen Thorne
2w ago
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 a lawyer familiar with international contracts because international contracts involve complex legal and practical issues that vary significantly across different jurisdictions. An experienced international lawyer can navigate these complexi ..read more
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This Year’s China Business Strategies
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by Dan Harris
3w ago
How Foreign Companies Are Adapting Their China Strategies in 2024 The tides are turning for foreign companies operating in China. The once-unparalleled access to China’s vast manufacturing base and a seemingly insatiable consumer market is now accompanied by a new set of challenges. Rising geopolitical tensions, a focus on domestic sustainability goals, and ongoing supply chain disruptions are forcing foreign businesses to re-evaluate their China strategies. This blog post looks at the current landscape for foreign companies in China, explores the key trends in foreign company adaptation str ..read more
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