Shutting down a China WFOE

How To Close A China WFOE Without Going To Jail

As foreign companies tire of China’s increasing randomness and expenses, and as the COVID vaccines begin rolling out, our China lawyers are getting an increasing number of calls about China WFOE closures. These calls are not coming from companies that have their WFOEs in China to make product or service sales in China; they are

international litigation and arbitration

How to Write a Bad International Arbitration Clause

Yesterday, I attended a fantastic webinar on alternative dispute resolution. Its focus was on arbitration and mediation in Latin America, but pretty much all of what was said applies worldwide. I wrote down one thing said at the event, thinking I would use it for a blog post and today I am. That one thing

China WFOE Formation lawyers

The Eight Core Issues in Forming a China WFOE

China was the largest recipient of FDI in 2020 and for China lawyers that translates into WFOE formations. In Why NOW Is a Good Time to Double Down on Doing Business IN China we essentially predicted this trend. We talked about how companies that manufacture in China are looking to get out (COVID has slowed

China employee termination because of the economy

China Employee Terminations when Economic Circumstances Change

Terminating a China-based employee usually requires good cause. A serious breach of employer rules and regulations can be a basis for an employer’s unilateral termination of an employee, but China employers have other options as well. A China-based employer may terminate an employment contract if the economic circumstances which formed the basis for the parties signing the

How to get your product through U.S. Customs

Getting Your Products Through U.S. Customs: The 101

If you are importing products into the United States you need to do your homework to make sure your incoming shipments comply with U.S. Customs laws and regulations. Compliance with U.S. Customs laws and regulations is critical to avoid your shipments being detained or seized, and/or penalties assessed. Common issues importers of products  typically face include

Four things importers from China should know about US anti-dumping cases.

Four Things Importers From China Should Know About U.S. Antidumping Cases

Companies importing products into the United States from China may be unfamiliar with terms such as “non-market economy (NME),” “respondent,” and “surrogate values.” However, this quickly changes when such companies’ imported goods are subject to a U.S. antidumping proceeding.U.S. antidumping or “AD” cases are complex. This is especially true for “non-market economy” or “NME” cases,

China Employee Handbook Lawyer

How to Whip Your China Employee Handbook into Shape

If it has been a while (say over a year or longer) since you reviewed and updated your China employer rules and regulations, you should get on it now. Creating employer rules and regulations (a/k/a an employee handbook) takes a fair amount of hard work, but once you have a well-written handbook, updating it should