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.

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...

Tariff Reductions to Impact Foreign Sales to Chinese Consumers

Starting from 1 December 2017 new reduced import tariffs apply in China. It is the fourth time China has reduced its import tariffs since 2015. This is positive news for foreign companies that are already selling in the PRC and for companies that are pondering...

Faked in China: The Tale of an M&A Deal that almost Went South

Everyone who has been living in or traveling to China knows that you can find a counterfeit version of almost anything there. Take an ordinary crab, some hair, a jar of glue and you’ll find yourself in the hairy crab business. Then there are the fake designer clothes,...

Who is Mr. Ma?

Note: All names, places, companies, newspapers, and relevant financial figures have been modified for this article. No reference is made to a real transaction, occurrence, or case, and this article is for educational purposes only. The following should not be taken as...

In Defense of Joint Ventures

Since the 1980s the joint venture was the most common route for structuring foreign direct investment into China. Two decades later, are joint ventures still the right choice? This article was written for, and first appeared in the May 2012 issue of China Law &...