Environmental Assessment Risks for Manufacturers in China

24 March 2020
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 company has been formally established in China with “manufacturing” in its business scope, an environmental assessment process will usually […]

Strategies for Dealing with Legal Compliance in China

In a webinar for the Danish-Chinese Business Forum, Maarten Roos (Director of R&P China Lawyers, a China-registered law firm) shared examples and case studies on compliance issues that foreign businesses face when doing business in China, and introduced approaches on how to deal with these challenges.

Shanghai Takes New Measures to Stabilize and Attract Foreign Investment in 2020

During the Teleconference on Shanghai Commercial Work of 1 March 2020, the Shanghai Municipal Government introduced measures on controlling the COVID-19 corona virus but concurrently supporting companies and developing the economy. By making foreign investment one of the focal points, Shanghai continues to be a fervent supporter of foreign business in China. Measures to Support […]

China Supreme Court Validates Electronic Evidence

By Maarten Roos and Limeng Yang Digital technologies have become widespread in China, and are a huge part of the economy’s success. For example, more than 750 million smartphones are currently in use in China, and tools such as WeChat and Alipay have become indispensable in daily life. In law however, the use of electronic […]

PRC Asset Preservation in Hong Kong Arbitration – New Opportunities

26 December 2019
As a PRC-licensed law firm, R&P China Lawyer advises on and represents international and domestic companies in Chinese litigation and enforcement, and in Chinese and international arbitration administered under PRC laws. For more information on our expertise, experience and how we can help you resolve your disputes, please write to [email protected] or your usual R&P […]

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

4 December 2019
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 standards and advertisement; provides trainings; and represents clients to respond to investigations and negotiate with government authorities. Contact [email protected] for more information on how we could support […]

The Intellectual Property implications of the new E-Commerce Law (2019)

On 1 January 2019, China enacted the PRC E-Commerce Law which is of interest to foreign brand owners who maintain an online storefront in China. This is the first comprehensive piece of legislation governing e-commerce within China, and brings significant changes. This legislation has a broad scope and encompasses multiple facets of e-commerce, such as […]

IIT Regulations Clarify the Tax Treatment for Expatriates in China

14 December 2018
In October 2018, China’s Ministry of Finance proposed the draft changes to the Implementing Regulations of the IIT Law, to become effective by January 2019. In many ways these regulations are more important than the IIT Law itself (see our original article on the IIT law here: https://rplawyers.com/articles/changes-to-individual-income-tax-law-to-impact-companies-operating-in-china/), as it was the regulations that previously […]

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 than the West – at 6% annually over the next decade (World Economic Forum). International brands are taking advantage of this, despite increased competition […]