R&P is frequently asked to share its experiences on dispute resolution in China. On 28 September 2011 for example, dispute resolution partner Tony Lu was invited to speak to a group of 30 managers of foreign companies at a seminar organised by DUSA, a Suzhou based professional organisation founded by foreign companies.
Resolving a dispute is one of the most difficult legal challenges that managers of foreign businesses in China regularly face. The legal environment is undoubtedly complex and difficult to navigate, especially to foreign managers with limited experience dealing with Chinese courts and arbitration tribunals. Many prefer to seek a settlement, though this is not always the best choice.
During this seminar, Tony discussed the most common complaints and problems of ‘dispute resolution’ as conceived by most foreign managers/companies, and used practical examples to address best practice approaches to respond to these issues. Tony’s extensive litigation experience also gave managers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the future trends of dispute resolution in China and how to prepare for and deal with disputes in an effective way.
Tony supports foreign and foreign-invested companies in dispute resolution, focusing on commercial litigation, IP counterfeiting & enforcement, administrative & criminal cases (incl. related to corruption), employment arbitration & litigation, real estate disputes and customs issues. He has also represented clients before the CIETAC in Shanghai and the Hong Kong Arbitration Centre. For more information, please visit www.rplawyers.com or email [email protected].