Pretty much every week my law firm gets contacted by an American or European company with big plans for China. Almost invariably (and this is a good thing), this company has spent tens of thousands of dollars in researching China for their business and in travelling back and forth to China to scope things out.

By: Steve Dickinson

Shanghai has recently loosened its minimum capital requirements for WFOEs (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises), making location of service businesses in Shanghai far more attractive. Chinese company law mandates all one shareholder corporations have a minimum registered capital of at least RMB100,000. The WFOE formation regulations provide for no specific amount for registered

We received an email today from a China consultant with whom we have worked in the past. This consultant has a client who wants to lease a factory in China:

We have a client whose business is exporting ___________ materials from China mostly to Eastern Europe. His clients are big __________ plants who always have

Not sure why, but my firm has done more business shutting down WFOEs (a/k/a WOFEs) over the last three months than in any other 12 month (not three month) period. We also have been getting a whole slew of questions regarding the logistics in shutting down China operations. I know the recession has something to

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

From “neighboring” Qingdao

On August 4, 2010, the Dalian Labor and Social Security Bureau (大连人力资源和社会保障局) posted on its website a new list of requirements for foreign nationals seeking employment in Chinese companies based in Dalian. The new requirements mandate that foreign individuals must prove that the registered capital of their employer is greater than 3.0

Nearly every month some non-Chinese company comes to my law firm seeking our help in navigating the legal issues involved in publishing some sort of magazine or website in China. Their initial questions nearly always focus on WFOEs versus Rep. Offices or about bringing on Chinese staff as part owners of their planned company. Not