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China Non-Competes. The Basics Have Become Clearer.

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Earlier this year, China’s Supreme People’s Court of China promulgated various interpretations of various employment law issues.  These interpretations were intended to clarify and for the most part, they did.  In particular, what was once unclear about non-competes signed by China employees has now become much clearer.  I am not going to compare the old… Continue Reading

China Employee Non-Competes. Do Not Try This At Home.

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Many American companies (at least outside California where employee non competes are generally considered invalid) love non competes and they use them as a matter of course with most (sometimes all) of their employees.  Generally a non-compete agreement or a non-compete provision in an employee contract provides that the employee cannot work for one of… Continue Reading

How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 5.

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This is the final part of a series arising from a speech I gave last month at a biotechnology conference in Washington DC. In How To Protect Your IP From China. Part 1, I mostly looked at the risks China poses to intellectual property and very generally on how companies can determine how those risks should… Continue Reading

Doing Business In China By Starting A Business In China. The Legal Basics.

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

One of the most common calls my law firm receives is the one from someone saying that they want to “start a business in China.” The first thing we do with that sort of caller is to seek to ascertain whether a China business is actually necessary.  Forming and then operating a business entity in… Continue Reading

China Employee Contracts And Employee Manuals. Not Optional.

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Co-blogger Steve Dickinson wrote an email to a client the other day that nicely sets forth much of what is involved with China employment agreements and with China employee manuals.  Steve sent this email after having completed the first draft of the client’s employment contracts and its employee manual, both of which documents are absolutely… Continue Reading