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China Contracts: Is That A Real Seal/Chop? Part II.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

A few months ago, I did a post on chops in China, entitled, China Contracts: Is That A Real Seal/Chop? “Clarence” yesterday left the following comment to that post: A valuable post would be “What does a real seal look like? What are its characteristics? What features does the law require? What are some examples of… Continue Reading

China NNN Agreements. Watching The Sausage Get Made

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It is not uncommon for one of our China lawyers to receive an email along the following lines: I am leaving for China tomorrow to meet with potential Chinese manufacturers and I just learned that a US-style NDA is of little to no value in protecting my trade secrets from Chinese companies.  Can you get… Continue Reading

How To Change Your WFOE Legal Representative. It Ain’t Easy….

Posted in Legal News

Over the years my law firm has been called in a number of times to try to get rid of an out of control Legal Representative of a WOFE.  Typically, the company calling us thinks that it ought to be able to rid itself of its WFOE Legal Representative simply by issuing a resolution making… Continue Reading

Signing And Chopping A China Contract. It’s Complicated.

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“Stole” the below from an email on which I was cc’ed from one of my firm’s China lawyers setting forth who from a China SOE (State Owned Entity) should sign its China contract. 1. SOEs have business licenses just like other Chinese companies. 2. Each Chinese company has only one “legal representative” (a term of… Continue Reading

How To Write A Chinese Contract That Works. Part II.

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A member of our China Law Blog Group on Linkedin left the following comment (modified slightly) regarding Chinese company names, prompting this post: Recently I happened to meet with a Chinese lawyer in Qingdao who told me about how the Province [Shangdong] registers the Chinese name of a company. The companies are registered only with… Continue Reading

How To Write A Chinese Contract That Works.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, China Business, Legal News

If you want to greatly increase your chances of being able to enforce your contract with your Chinese counter-party, you should do the following (you should do a lot more than this, both within and outside your contract, but I am limiting this post to just those things directly related to being able to enforce… Continue Reading