Another Chinese Joint Venture Goes Nuclear: Lessons for Minority JV Partners
A good friend and China watcher recently posted a CNN article on LinkedIn regarding issues with the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong Province. As I read the article, I could not help but see the glaring issues that tend to arise in China joint ventures, even where the non-Chinese JV partner takes as many
China Trademarks: What’s Your Chinese Company Name?
When preparing a client’s China trademark application, one of the questions I must ask is if the company has a Chinese name. Most of the time the company does not have a Chinese name. At that time I will indicate that a Chinese name must be chosen, and that we can help them come up
Must I Register My Company Name as a Trademark in China?
No two China trademark strategies are the same, but one thing is pretty much a constant: You should register the company’s original English name. Before we go on, a clarification: I use “English name” as shorthand, but these names are often in other languages, or simply be a random collection of Latin letters. Names in
Global Law and Business Podcast – Natalie O’Regan (Cannabis in Ireland)
Listen HERE or stream on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, or Soundcloud! At Harris Bricken, we keep close tabs on what is happening around the world, and we know that our friends and clients do, as well. We are happy to provide this podcast series: Global Law and Business, hosted by international attorneys Fred Rocafort and Jonathan Bench, where we look at the world
China Contracts and the Unknown Counterparty
Whenever one of our China lawyers drafts an agreement for a client doing business in China, one of the first things we ask is the identity of the Chinese counterparty. It’s a deceptively simple question. The typical Chinese manufacturer (for example) is composed of multiple entities, with complicated lines of ownership. One entity may run
China Payment Terms: Tricks Of The Trade
Whenever one of our China attorneys is retained to represent a client providing goods or services to China, we start by asking about the terms of payment. If the Chinese side is going to pay our client the full amount upfront, the contract provisions do not need to be too specific. But this almost never
Forced Labor in China: Companies Need to Start Paying Attention
On July 14, the U.S. Senate passed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act. In an era of hyperpartisanship, the Act is a rare instance of truly bipartisan legislation. Cosponsors included figures from across the political spectrum, from Josh Hawley to Elizabeth Warren. This in itself is something businesses should take note of, as it is
A Good China Contract? Of Course You Want One.
A post we did on China NNN Agreements many years ago received the following comment, which comment was sent to me by a reader this weekend along with a bunch of similar and additional followup questions: Your posts on NNN are beyond a shadow of a doubt “the most fascinating and informative” articles on nondisclosure