Commercial Transactions China Law

Written contracts are a crucial part of doing business in China. The execution of a comprehensive commercial contract is important not only for enforcement purposes, but also serves as the blueprint for how the parties will implement their continuing responsibilities. Your advisor should ensure that all major issues are covered, that your interests are protected, and that the contract is legally and practically enforceable.

Ensuring a good deal with your Chinese counterpart is often not easy. Whether it concerns purchase, sale, agency, distribution, license or another kind of commercial relationship, and whether the deal concerns domestic commerce or international trade, our lawyers and consultants will be able to assist. We combine a comprehensive understanding of commercial relations under Chinese law with extensive experience in structuring deals, drafting and negotiating bilingual contracts, and supervising a smooth implementation of commercial terms.

Environmental Assessment Risks for Manufacturers in China

By Tony Xu, Maarten Roos When our firm performs due diligence on Chinese manufacturing companies, one of the most important focal points is whether the company has passed all relevant environmental impact assessments. Many foreign investors are unaware that after a...

COVID-19 and Force Majeure in China

By Molly Luo and Limeng Yang Just when Chinese people were ready to celebrate the Spring Festival of the year 2020, the outbreak of novel coronavirus (later named COVID-19) spoiled the party. The outbreak has been a global concern that has greatly affected both...

China’s Strict Rules on Advertisement: Foreign Companies Be Prepared

By Maarten Roos, Founder & Managing Director of R&P China Lawyers R&P supports international retailers and brands on regulatory matters for sales of food and non-food products in the Chinese market. Our team focuses on compliance in licensing, regulatory...

Cross-Border E-Commerce Regulations

Cross-border e-commerce (CBEC) has been used to supply Chinese consumers for many years. Yet it has been fairly unregulated in many aspects. On the first January 2019, the Chinese government issued, updated and imposed new rules on cross-border trade: The Cross-border...

Legal Aspects and Best Practices for Retailers in China

This article was written for, and first published by AmCham Shanghai, and is available at https://www.amcham-shanghai.org/en/article/legal-aspects-and-best-practices-retailers-china.  China has become the world’s leading consumer market and is predicted to grow faster...