Private Client Services China Law

When in trouble, an expatriate that lives and works in China needs to be able to rely on someone that he can rely on, who knows China and knows how to get results. Private clients can trust us with their most confidential matters. They can be sure that we will provide a clear picture of the situation and risks, advise on the right choices on how to respond, and implement strategies to resolve the issue quickly and comprehensively.

Trust, communication and efficiency are of key importance, and therefore every private client is supported by a team consisting of one foreign manager and one or more Chinese legal experts. We will analyse your situation, and advise, assist and represent you towards third parties such as the police, courts, local government, and Chinese counterparts. If required, we can also count on the support of various diplomatic missions to get the best possible result.

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...

Foreigners residing in China: Important visa application and extension issues

The PRC Exit-Entry Administration Law took effect on 1 July, and the supplementing Exit-Entry Administration Regulations were implemented on 1 September 2013. Together these new policies implement stricter requirements for expatriates that work in China for shorter or...

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 establish that...

Expatriate Social Insurance in China: What Happens After 1 July 2011?

In the months since the promulgation of the PRC Social Insurance Law in October 2010, employers of expatriate workers have become increasingly concerned on how the new law will impact their business. The law states that rules on mandatory contribution of social...

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...