International manufacturing lawyer

How to Succeed At Overseas Manufacturing

Many years ago, David Dayton over at the Silk Road International Blog did an excellent post on overseas manufacturing, entitled, “What to ask for at a trade-show (and afterwards too).” Daytons starts by saying he is writing the post because he is always getting asked what to look at for at trade-shows. The post is

China employer taxes

Splitting Salaries of Non-Chinese Employees: The Legal and Tax Issues

Our China lawyers are often asked whether it is legal to pay non-Chinese employees from both their China WFOE and from a company outside China (usually their home country parent company). The answer is an easy yes, but the tax issues that arise from doing so are where things get really difficult and why we

FREE Webinar Series - U.S. Real Estate for Overseas Investors

FREE Webinar Series – U.S. Real Estate for Overseas Investors

REGISTER TODAY At the level of individual transactions, the pandemic has had a significant impact on investor decision-making, but overall, the United States remains a fundamentally attractive real estate market. Today, low interest rates and taxes, a relatively stable U.S. economy, and the liquidity and transparency of the domestic real estate market have contributed to

China legal protections

How NOT to Handle Your China Legal Matters, Part 2

Way back in 2006, we wrote a post titled, How NOT to Handle Your China Legal Matters. A friend-client emailed me today saying that he printed it out in 2006 and still gives it to his employees before they have any involvement with China. In his email, he asked whether it needed any updating and

FREE Webinar - Reconfiguring Global Supply Chain Footprint

FREE Webinar – Mitigating Your China Supply Chain Risk with Diversification

REGISTER HERE! Because of U.S./China tariffs, increased labor costs, logistics delays and other factors, U.S. and European companies that manufacture (or source raw materials or components) in China are evaluating opportunities to diversify their supply chains into other markets, including Mexico, Southeast Asia, and Central Eastern Europe. On Thursday, June 24th at 2pm ET/ 11am PT

China business future

What China’s Three-Child Policy Means for Foreign Companies

Couples in China will be allowed to have up to three children, continuing the country’s path away from its long-standing one-child policy. The relaxation is part of China’s efforts to reverse its decline in births, and will be accompanied by other support measures. Responses to the announcement have been an almost universal chorus of “it

Global Law and Business Podcast - Elizabeth Larus

Global Law and Business Podcast – Dr. Elizabeth Larus (China, BRI, and Taiwan)

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

International IP Lawyer

Seven Steps To Take When Your IP Has Been Compromised

Our international IP lawyers are often called upon to help companies whose IP has been compromised or infringed upon. We have formulated the following basic checklist for handling these IP problems, be they international or domestic. 1. Identify the client’s IP problem This step is sometimes straightforward, but often the information our client is getting

China Trademark Owner

Selling Product to China: Who Should Own the China Trademark?

As COVID slowly begins to fade (at least in some parts of the world), our China lawyers are seeing foreign companies (mostly American, European and Australian) step up their efforts to sell their products into China. For virtually all of these companies, figuring out what to do with China trademarks is one of the first

China distribution agreements

China Distribution Contracts: The Basics

Our China lawyers have been seeing an increase in work for foreign companies entering into distribution contracts with Chinese distributors, due mostly to China’s rapid growth as a consumer market and to the difficulties and risks foreign companies are seeing when they go into China directly these days. Many of the companies that come to