International Manufacturing Lawyers and NNN Agreements

Getting the Companies Straight When Manufacturing Overseas

One of my law firm’s international manufacturing lawyers got this email the other day, which is actually an incredibly typical one, both for China and for various other leading manufacturing countries (such as Taiwan, Thailand, Mexico, Poland, Vietnam, India, etc.): I am inquiring if I could ask you a question if I may, as we

Forced Labor: What's Coming

Forced Labor: What’s Coming

Last week I participated in a call on the topic of forced labor and I thought I’d share three key takeaways. First, the issue is not going to go away, certainly in the context of China, and more specifically Xinjiang. In fact, enforcement is ramping up. Forced labor WROs and findings are non-tariff trade weapons.

Chinese Company Culture

Thirteen Reasons Why Chinese Companies So Often Fail Outside China

Way back in 2010, I wrote Ten Reasons Chinese Companies Fail In The U.S. for Forbes Magazine. Then in 2015, I did a blog post on the same topic, entitled Top Ten Reasons Chinese Companies Fail in America My top ten list in that article was as follows: 1. Chinese companies focus on a Chinese

Global Law and Business Podcast – Hector Correa (Mexico)

Global Law and Business Podcast – Hector Correa (Mexico)

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

how to form a foreign company

Do I Always Need to Form a Company in a Foreign Country?

In yesterday’s post (How To Succeed When Taking Your Company Overseas) I briefly mentioned one of the most common problems companies face when going international: having a foreign entity when you do not really need one (and relatedly, having the wrong type of foreign entity, which I will discuss in a future post). This mistake

International lawyer

How To Succeed When Taking Your Company Overseas

We international lawyers often get calls and emails from companies looking to set up a subsidiary or other company overseas. This is one of the most exciting but also daunting prospects for a company more accustomed to domestic laws, regulations, financiers, and business partners. In this post, we will briefly look at the key things

China trade and forced labor issues

China on the G7 Agenda

The 47th G7 summit was held from June 11-13 in Cornwall. China is, of course, not a member of the G7, yet the country was on everyone’s mind, as illustrated brilliantly by @relevantorgans. While the word “China” was “only” mentioned four times in the communiqué issued by the summit’s participants, each mention was ponderous. First,

international product liability lawyers

How to Reduce Your Foreign Manufactured Product Liability Risks

How often do you stop to think about the ubiquitous “Made in China” label? If you are buying products from China, you should think about this all the time. The same holds true if you are buying your products from any third party manufacturer anywhere. To convince recalcitrant clients of the need for product liability

China movie and entertainment laws

Will Hong Kong’s New Film Censorship Law Kill Off Local Production?

In 1988, Hong Kong passed a Film Censorship Ordinance that updated previous guidelines governing film exhibition in the British-controlled territory. The law created a Film Censorship Authority, and was aimed at regulating the film exhibition process by establishing censorship guidelines and codifying offenses and review processes. Many countries have film censorship processes, including the United