China Lawyers

For more than a decade, China has blocked American tech companies from fully participating in China’s Internet boom. If you know China’s Internet-related laws for foreign companies and you have represented foreign companies trying to proft from China’s Internet, you know that in most cases, the reality for foreign companies has been much worse even

China IP protections

The trade talks between the United States and China broke down on Friday with no agreement. As a result, tariffs were raised to 25% and future U.S. tariffs on additional Chinese products are extremely likely. The Chinese side responded with retaliatory tariffs on a host of U.S. products. The parties will continue to negotiate, but

Data privacy attorney

Many of our China clients sell their products and services to the United State. And because nearly all of those companies sell to California, the China Law Blog editors asked me to write about how California’s rapidly advancing privacy and data security laws. I have been tasked with this because I am a data privacy

China internet litigationFollowing on the heels of China’s first Internet court in Hangzhou, two other Internet courts have recently been established respectively in Beijing and Guangzhou. In the meantime, China’s Supreme People’s Court published the Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Trial of Cases by the Internet Courts, 最高人民法院关于互联网法院审理案件若干问题的规定 (link in Chinese) (“Provisions”), clarifying the types

China Law Social MediaWhen we first started writing this blog we were more free-wheeling than we are today for one very simple reason. The odds of our our having problems with the Chinese government were a lot less back then, though there were definitely times where we would “go blank” in China for weeks at a time for

China cryptocurrency

The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) of China recently published a case analysis (link in Chinese) on contract disputes between parties to a share transfer agreement involving cryptocurrencies.

In this case, an unnamed applicant engaged the respondent to manage and invest in a pool of cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Diamond) on behalf