Direct marketing in china

Direct Marketing Companies in China

China does not like direct marketing and its direct marketing laws are so restrictive the direct marketing industry has little in common with direct marketing in the United States or even Europe. The other day, one of my law firm’s international corporate lawyers received an email from a potential client with a link to a

China employment lawyer

China Employee Salary Reductions: Difficult But Not Impossible

Because labor remuneration is an often-litigated issue in China, employers should be careful when reducing employee salaries and they should take that action only when prepared to defend it before an arbitrator or a judge. As with China-based employee terminations, the best way to proceed and avoid employment disputes will usually via a mutual agreement

China Joint Venture Lawyers

China Joint Ventures: The 101

Our China lawyers have written countless articles on China joint ventures (for this blog, for the Wall Street Journal, for Above the Law, and for many others), so it is good when someone we know and respect says the same basic thing about them, which is that you should watch out. The writer is my friend Randall

China lawyers for forming a China WFOE

Forming a China WFOE Under the New Rules: Minimum Capital Requirements

The below is what our China company formation lawyers have been telling our clients about China’s new minimum capital requirement rules when forming a WFOE. Note that China the country has its laws/rules on this and many of China’s cities have their own rules on this as well. And in addition to the rules “on

How to Form a China WFOE

Forming a China WFOE: Ten Things to Consider

By popular demand we are reprising our “Ten Things To Consider” series, starting anew with forming a China WFOE. Here goes. Make Sure Your Business Scope is Legal. Too many WFOEs never get past the starting line. A number of industries are restricted to foreign-invested companies, so before you sign a lease in Shanghai or

China attorneys

Buying Stock in China’s Publicly Traded Companies: Good Luck With That

I am an international lawyer, not an investment advisor or a stock analyst. So when I tell you that I have never invested in a publicly traded Chinese company and I cannot see myself ever investing in a publicly traded Chinese company, you should completely ignore me and not change your behavior in any respect.

Death of China VIEs

China VIEs Are Dead. Stick A Fork In Them.

January 19, 2015 marks the date of the death of the VIE investment structure in China. On this day, China’s State Council issued a discussion draft of legislation setting out the plan for overhauling China’s Chinese foreign investment legal regime. The new system is set out in the PRC Investment Law Discussion Draft (the “Draft”),

China ready International lawyers

Publicly Traded Chinese Companies are Risky as Hell

Muddy Waters is a hedge fund company that targets dodgy US-listed Chinese companies, shorts them, and then documents the fraud in which those Chinese companies engage. Muddy Waters has an impressive list of Chinese companies it has exposed, including China Media Express, Duoyuan Water and RINO International. These companies appear to have two things in

China Joint Venture problems

Fellowes Brought to its Knees in China: Blame the Joint Venture?

Fascinating article by Matthew Robertson, Fellowes, American Stationary Giant, Brought to Its Knees in China. A couple of readers sent me the article and both commented on how it proves what “you are always saying about Chinese joint ventures.” I am not so sure it does. The article is about Fellowes, one of the leading