New Company Law to Impact Foreign Investors and their Directors / Managers

17 January 2024
The new Company Law will have a material impact on international investors in China, below we summarize some of the key changes.

How to Enforce Contracts in China

23 November 2023
Often the elephant in the room on any discussion of doing business in China is the enforceability of contracts. Navigating the legal landscape of contract enforcement in China can be a complex and often daunting endeavor. China’s legal system and economic dynamism in particular pose hurdles for foreign entities seeking to enforce contracts. The decision to initiate a lawsuit or arbitration case can be costly and cumbersome, especially when it involves cross-border disputes.

Strategies for Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigations

8 October 2023
The intricacy intensifies in cross-border investigations, when navigating the divergence between the U.S.’s common law and China’s civil law systems.

Cross-Border Challenges for Internal Investigations in China

In 2021, China’s legislature enacted the Personal Information Protection Law, presenting a significant challenge for internal investigations.

China Sets Filing Requirements for Smart Phone Applications

5 September 2023
Although APPs clearly fall within the scope of internet information services, the Chinese authorities have so far focused their ICP enforcement activities on websites only.

Financing Chinese Subsidiaries through Foreign Loans

29 August 2023
Besides registered capital and financing through operational payments, a keyway for international investors to finance their Chinese operations is through foreign loans to their subsidiary.

Foreigner Tax Benefits Extended to 2027

28 August 2023
In a recent move, the Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation have jointly issued two announcements, each designed to reduce the financial load on taxpayers in China.

Draft Rules Require Companies to Conduct Regular Data Compliance Audits

By Connie Chen and Maarten Roos On 3 August 2023, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released the Management Measures for Compliance Audits on Personal Information Protection (Draft for Comments). These Compliance Audit Measures, once adopted, will oblige all companies in China that handle personal information (PI), to complete regular audits on whether personal information is processed in accordance with the PRC Personal […]

Collecting Data From China: What Companies Should Know

China has been a prime market for foreign investors seeking opportunities. Investors may now have to take steps to ensure data compliance as per the PIPL.

Important Changes for Trademarks: How Brands Can Benefit

20 June 2023
If your trademark application is refused due to the existing marks, you may decide to file a review procedure and try eliminating the cited marks.
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