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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

The China Legal Representative. Its Risks And Responsibilities.

Posted in China Business, Legal News

Many months ago, co-blogger Steve Dickinson was interviewed regarding the Legal Representative’s role in Chinese companies.  I was cc’ed on one of the emails regarding that interview and I am running that now because much of what was discused is helpful to foreign companies doing business in China. Question:  What are the biggest myths regarding… Continue Reading

China WFOE Legal Representative Liability. Just Enough To Keep You Up At Night.

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The other day, in “Personal Liability For Failed China WFOEs: The Law And The Reality,” we wrote about how Chinese law generally does not hold WFOE (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise/Wholly Foreign Owned Entity) general managers, legal representatives or directors responsible for the debts of a failed WFOE, but creditors and local government officials sometimes do…. 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