Non Disclosure Agreement

Fascinating and important post over at the Chinese Law Prof blog today, entitled, “When does law matter in China?”  The post and my own experiences lead me to answer by saying “all the time.”  But remember mattering is not the same thing as being determinative.

Professor Clarke starts his blog post by noting how

I was telling a client today how my law firm has done more than 200 Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA) with Chinese companies and our results very roughly approximate the following:

  •  100 Chinese companies signed what we drafted
  •   95 Chinese companies made one or more reasonable modifications and then signed
  •     5 Chinese companies