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China Joint Ventures. Watching The Sausage Get Made.

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Not sure why (the still bad economy?) but my law firm has been getting a rash of China joint venture deals and possible deals over the last six months or so.  Many of these have involved a United States company that wants to enter into a Joint Venture with its China manufacturer so as to… Continue Reading

Litigation And Arbitration In China. No Surrender. Ever.

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My firm has been gearing up for a couple of CIETAC commercial arbitrations against Chinese companies and one thing we can state with near certainty is that neither will settle. The reason for this is Chinese companies virtually never settle their in-country litigation matters. In the United States, something on the order of 97% of… Continue Reading

An Overview On Doing Business In China.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

The Legal Insight Blog has a long and comprehensive post, entitled, “Overview of Doing Business in China” [link no longer exists]. And that is exactly what it is. Written by King & Wood, one of China’s leading law firms, the post sets out the basics of China’s systems as they relate to business and it… Continue Reading

Second Summit on Chinese Business Law and Practice in Santiago, Chile. November 18, 2011.

Posted in Events, Legal News

Last November, the Asian Studies Program and the Law School of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Catholic University of Chile) hosted a Summit on Chinese Business Law and Practice in Santiago.  As I mentioned in my post on that event, I had very high hopes for the Summit, in part because it was organized by… Continue Reading

So Ya Say You Wanna China Arbitration, Well You Know

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Major apologies to John Lennon. Arbitration provisions fascinate me. They are the Rodney Dangerfield of the legal world in that they get no respect, not even among international lawyers.  This is a mistake. I can nearly always judge the legal thought that went into an agreement through its arbitration/litigation provision alone. I usually can instantly… Continue Reading

China Arbitration Law Conference

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On October 10, 2006, the American Bar Association will be putting on a teleconference called “China: The New Frontier in Arbitration.”  The conference will be on “available dispute resolutions for companies that are doing business in China” and it will examine arbitration issues that arise both before entering into an agreement and after a dispute… Continue Reading

Chinese Litigation: Why Forsake The Thrill Of The New?

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A couple weeks ago, an American company contacted us about representing them before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) in Beijing.  The American company claimed to be owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by a Chinese company that had failed to make final payment on a large piece of industrial equipment.  The… Continue Reading

When Your IP Is In China . . . .

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Just read a very practical article in Legal Times, entitled, “When Your IP is Far Away,” written by Bruce F. Metge, an attorney with East Coast mega-firm Mintz Levin.  The article is appropriately subtitled, “To safeguard IP assets in an outsourcing deal, develop a strong contract and an even stronger business relationship.” Nothing revelatory here,… Continue Reading