Getting paid by Chinese companies

Make More Money By Ending China Kickbacks

Would that it were so easy. Kickback schemes are rampant in China.  If you have Chinese employees and you buy or sell product in China, there is a good chance you are losing money from kickbacks and likely also violating Chinese and U.S. (or European laws). American Public Media’s Marketplace just did a brief radio

China crime

Mapping China Crime Is Democracy In Action

Mapping China crime is difficult. When clients ask me whether they need to worry about crime in China, I typically say it is hard to know because China's crime statistics are so unreliable. I then talk about "my sense" of things, based on my own experiences (so far, so good) and that of the people I know who are doing business in China (both Chinese and foreign) who talk mostly about petty crimes like pickpocketing.

Kaifeng Jews

China: Where Even The Jews Are Fake

In China everything can and is faked, even the JeAbsolutely fascinating story in today's Washington Post, entitled, Sold on a Stereotype: In China, a genre of self-help books purports to tell the secrets of making money "the Jewish way".  Seems the Chinese think very highly of Jews, both for their perceived ability as businesspeople, and for their honesty and family values. China has some 50+ books focusing on emulating the Jewish path to success.

China law evolving

China Law Evolving

China's globalization is influencing China's laws and its law enforcement and it is leading to its laws evolving.  Today's post involves an interesting article in the China Daily on how China's judges and prosecutors are studying law overseas and how that will impact China's own legal system.

China NNN Agreements

China NNN Agreements: Don’t Leave Home Without One (Or Many)

Most non disclosure agreements we see are just modifications of the standard NDA used in the United States or in England and those agreements simply do not deal with the special problems of related parties in China and they treat non-use/non-circumvention either inadequately or not at all. Only a carefully thought out NNN Agreement that thoroughly resolves all of these issues is of any real value in China. We love NNN Agreements for foreign companies doing business in China. They are simple, effective, and telling. They are also far better than any NDA Agreement, especially any Western-style NDA.

international attorneys

Gibson Guitars — From Kalamazoo To China And Beyond

I just learned that Gibson Guitar will soon be returning to an industrial heartland, but in China's Liaoning Province this time. Gibson just purchased China's third-biggest piano maker, state-owned Dongbei Piano Group. Our international lawyers have lately been seeing more American and European companies getting their start at doing business in China by buying existing China companies/facilities.

China lawyer

Negotiating with Chinese Companies: Patience Required

Doing business in China Requires Patience. The thinking in China seems to be that once an American comes to China "to do the deal," he or she will be unwilling to return home empty-handed and will instead end up signing something less favorable than what enticed them to go to China to sign. In most instances, your strategy should be not to get on the plane unless and until it is clear the right contract will be there for you when you land.