International school law

Yesterday, in part 1 of this two-part series, I discussed how choosing your local partner and your legal structure are important to consider in establishing a new international school. In today’s post, I am going to focus on the importance of choosing the right deal structure and protecting your IP.

3. Choosing the Right

International Schools Lawyer

Demand for English-based and Western-style education is still running high in many countries around the world. An ever-increasing number of wealthy locals want to prepare their children to attend elite universities abroad and this has created clear demand for suitable schools.

However, starting a private school in a foreign country is actually very difficult even

online marketplaces product liablity

Less than two weeks ago, in Suing Chinese Companies for Product Liability, I wrote about the difficulties in holding Chinese companies responsible for defective products in U.S. courts and elsewhere. The problems include asserting personal jurisdiction over a Chinese company and the lack of enforcement of U.S. judgments in China. Because so much of

China future business

Even with the current bilateral unrest in the U.S.-China relationship, the China market is still attractive because of its growing middle class (approximately 400 million) and its relatively easy plug-and-play manufacturing environment. A review of China’s manufacturing production over the past year shows that China hurt in Q1 of 2020 but continued apace starting in

Doing business in ChinaIn late June, China provided its 2020 updates to its Special Administrative Measures on Access to Foreign Investment (the “Negative List”), which outlines the economic sectors where foreign investment is prohibited or limited in some way. These 2020 updates were jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the Ministry of Commerce