Inheritance in China: Key Issues

Inheritance is regulated by the PRC Inheritance Law which took effect on 1 October 1985, and a judicial interpretation issued by the Supreme People’s Court in November 1985. While the rules are not complicated by themselves, in practice they give rise to various...

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...

Purchasing Colonial Religious Property in China

Recently, one of our clients consulted us on the purchase of an old house located in Shanghai. After investigating its ownership, we found that the house was in fact an old colonial property belonging to a catholic group. As a result, we had to advise our client that...