Corporate Investment China Law

Whether a Greenfield project or the acquisition of existing operations, your investment deserves the best support available from a team of qualified and experienced legal advisers. We will support you through-out the project, conduct the due diligence, draft relevant contracts and corporate documents, and execute the project. We will also take care of government relations, and can either represent or assist you in negotiations.

Where required, we also advise on exit strategies, and initiate procedures for your subsidiary’s sale, liquidation or bankruptcy. We guide our clients through the process and manage procedures so that their attention can focus on pursuing new business opportunities.

New Draft Foreign Investment Law Emphasizes National Treatment

In January 2015, China’s Ministry of Commerce published a draft of what should have become a new legal cornerstone for foreign investment in China: the PRC Foreign Investment Law. Arguably the most controversial provision in that draft – and perhaps the reason why the...

The 3 key factors when registering a foreign company in China

There are many articles about setting up a foreign company in China, often also called WFOE (wholly foreign-owned enterprise) or FIE (foreign-invested enterprise), but I want to focus on the three key factors that should drive the decision making process. Many...

Retail Alternative: How to Establish a Franchise in China

1.           Introduction Franchising is a popular business model used extensively in China as well as the rest of the world by many international retailers and brands to achieve business success. This article explores how to establish a franchise in China while...

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...

Legal challenges to online and offline retail in China

[This article (here) was written for and first published by the Journal of European Union Chamber of Commerce in China]  China’s huge consumer market is now attracting more and more foreign companies to take control of their distribution and manage their own retail...