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Lockdowns and China Service Providers

In recent months, the lockdowns brought on by China’s attempts to achieve zero-COVID have wreaked havoc on China’s manufacturing base and its supply chains. See The China Supply Chain Nightmare: It Is Time to Panic. But it’s not just manufacturing that is suffering. As I confirmed during a recent conference, China’s service providers are also

China NNN Agreements

China NNN Agreements: Essential and NOT for Trade Secrets

When my law firm’s international manufacturing lawyers  work on international manufacturing arrangements, we never just draft a “straight NDA.” Instead, we draft a “non-disclosure/non-use/non-circumvention agreement” that we refer to as an NNN Agreement. Why? Because a Western-style NDA is worthless or worse for China. For China, you need a China-specific NNN Agreement. 1. China NNN

China Employee Problem

China Employee Problems Rising

China employee problems are increasing. We explain how to prevent such problems from occuring and how to nip them in the bud when they do.

Global Law and Business Podcast – Gary O’Sullivan (Ireland)

In Episode #100, we are joined by Gary O’Sullivan, Irish lawyer and partner at SOS Legal LLP. We discuss: -- Gary’s travels through Latin America -- Why Ireland is experiencing an inflow of people, after historically being a country of emigrants -- The strong Chinese flavor of Ireland’s immigrant investor program -- Why Ireland is attractive for companies looking for an European Union entry point -- Issues of concern for the Irish

China Company Lawyers

Chinese Company Lawyers

Chinese companies do not use lawyers the way most companies use lawyers. There are many reasons for this and it may eventually change.