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Forming A China WFOE: Watching The Sausage Get Made.

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One of the most frustrating things about doing business in China is the paper work. The seemingly endless paper work…. I was cc’ed on an email the other day from one of our China lawyers to one of our clients.  The client had signed the documents required for a WFOE using the wrong ink.  The… Continue Reading

Five Things To Consider In Forming Your China Company. Plus The Most Important One Of All.

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Very helpful post over at the always helpful International Business Law Advisor Blog.  The post is appropriately entitled, The 5 Key Factors You Must Consider When Establishing a Foreign Corporation [link no longer exists] and it lists out the following: Decide on Corporate Form:  The post talks of determining the right corporate form for the country in… Continue Reading

Forming A China WFOE. How Long Will That Be Going On?

Posted in China Business, Legal News

More from the Doing Business in China Seminar I co-moderated last week. My law firm does a considerable business in forming China WFOEs.  Unlike forming a company in the United States, which costs very little in out of pocket costs (always less than USD$1000) and takes almost no time at all (a few days at… Continue Reading

Forming a China WFOE — Getting Started

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Cheating a bit here, but since I am on the road, I cannot help it.  I’m cheating because this post is nothing more than the typical email we send to our clients at the commencement of our work for them in forming a China WFOE.  But I don’t feel bad because what better way to… Continue Reading

Leasing Requirements For A China WFOE To Be

Posted in Basics of China Business Law, Legal News

I have always had trouble getting my head around the fact that to secure approval of a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE or WOFE) in China, the WFOE must first lease appropriate space. But how can a yet to exist entity do anything, much less lease space? In my email box this morning was an… Continue Reading

Forming A Chinese Company. Do It Right Or Do It ALL Wrong, But Don’t Do A Rep Office.

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Every couple of weeks my firm gets an email or a phone call from a small business that is seeking to justify forming a Rep Office in China instead of a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE). These small businesses typically go into advocacy mode explaining why their business can and should be a Rep Office… Continue Reading

What It Takes To Get A WFOE/WOFE Registered In China.

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There are some excellent China company formation companies and there are some where you are all but guaranteed to waste your money.  Some of these company formation firms (truly, always the better ones) call my firm in to assist when they are facing a new or unusual or difficult situation. Sometimes a foreign company using… Continue Reading

China Company Formation Law Is Clear — WFOEs Are Easy

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Around 25% of my law firm’s China legal work is done with US or European attorneys, and a good chunk of that work is helping them help their own clients form a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity (WFOE) in China. The law firms that retain us do not have their own lawyers in China but because… Continue Reading

China Consultant, Protect Thyself

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China’s recently stepped up effort to root out foreign companies doing business in China without being registered to do so has caused a rash of China consultants to retain the China lawyers in my firm. From our work in forming China WFOEs for these consultants, we have learned that many China consultants are falling dangerously short… Continue Reading

Doing Everything Right In China, Part II — Form A China WFOE

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As our regular readers know, we are big fans of foreign companies entering China as a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity (WFOE).  We blogged on this initially in “China WFOE v. JV” and then again in “To Succeed In China Know The Now.”  In “Chinese Company Formation — Forming a Wholly Foreign Owned Entity (WFOE) in… Continue Reading