Managing New Risks: Time to Revise Arbitration Clauses

This article was first published in Corporate LiveWire on July 26, 2013 For many foreign companies and their Chinese subsidiaries dealing with Chinese counterparts, arbitration is the preferred choice to resolve disputes. Perhaps the single most important reason for...

Companies Targeted for Illegally Hiring Foreign Interns

In recent weeks, several of our clients in Shanghai were raided by the local Public Security Bureau (“PSB”, China’s police). The PSB was looking for evidence of these companies hiring foreigners or foreign interns without the proper papers. Chinese laws...

Demand letters matter in China

While a common practice, many international businesses are skeptical about the use of sending a demand letter (or in China, “lawyer’s letter) to an opposing party after a dispute has occurred. It is often argued that Chinese managers will just ignore such...

Non-Compete Clauses in China: New Rules

Recent interpretations by the PRC Supreme People’s Court clarify a number of issues on implementation of Chinese labor laws. Arguably the most important clarifications are related to the compensation for and termination of non-competition clauses. Companies are...

New Trends in Cooperating with Staffing Firms

This article was written for, and first appeared in the January-February 2013 issue of Human Resources Magazine, a Thomson Reuters publication. There will be a stricter control on the deployment of staffing services in the Mainland. HR Professionals should ensure to...