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Forming A China WFOE: Watching The Sausage Get Made.

Posted in Legal News

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

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

Leasing Requirements For A China WFOE To Be, Part II.

Posted in Legal News

Last week I did a quick post on the leasing requirements for forming a WFOE. That post generated some excellent comments/questions, hence, this Part II. A couple people asked about the legality of “virtual offices.”  Virtual offices were once common in China though as far as I know, they have always been 100% improper for… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Basics of China Business Law

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