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Leading authorities on China’s legal system and business environment.

Get ahead of the crowd.

And use our deep knowledge of China's laws and business culture to stay there.

Our lawyers have earned international acclaim for providing cutting-edge legal solutions to companies doing business in or with China. Our vast experience handling China-specific entity formation, contracts, intellectual property matters, and dispute resolution gives our clients the security of knowing they have a truly seasoned legal team behind them.

Between our acclaimed China legal team, our on-the-ground China connections, and our budget-conscious approach, it’s clear why companies around the world choose Harris Bricken to help them optimize their China operations.

The China Law Blog

Our China team leaders, Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson, are leading authorities on China’s legal system and business environment. In addition to making frequent media appearances to speak on Chinese legal issues, they co-author the China Law Blog, which consistently ranks as one of the top English-language legal blogs in the world.

The ABA (American Bar Association) Journal named the China Law Blog as one of the 20 best legal blogs of all time, and for five years in a row the Journal’s readers voted it the best in its category. The China Law Blog offers readers a wealth of information about the types of clients we serve and the legal challenges we help them solve every day.

Our China Law services include:

  • Company Formation
    • Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise (WFOE)
    • Joint Venture (JV)
    • Representative Office
  • Bilingual Contracts
    • Original Equipment Manufacturer Agreements (OEM)
    • Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA)
    • Non Disclosure, Non Circumvention, Non Competition Agreements  (NNN)
    • Licensing Agreements
    • Employment Contracts
    • Employer Manuals
    • Outsourcing Agreements
    • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Intellectual Property Protection
    • Trademarks
    • Copyrights
    • Licensing agreements
    • Counterfeiting investigations and litigation
    • Customs enforcement
    • IP litigation
    • Trade Secrets
    • Non Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
  • Due Diligence
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Entertainment and Media Law
    • Writer Agreements
    • Director Agreements
    • Option Agreements
    • Chain of title advice
    • Co-production Agreements
    • Production Finance Agreements
    • Distribution Agreements
    • Streaming License Agreements
    • Production Legals


Harris Bricken operates in China through a consulting company in Beijing.

Our China Track Record.

Representative Work

  • Form Wholly Foreign Owned Entities (WFOE), Representative Offices and Joint Ventures (JV).
  • Represent foreign companies in purchasing Chinese companies.
  • Register China trademarks.
  • Represent seafood company in massive fraud litigation.
  • Assist businessperson in appealing his criminal conviction.
  • Secure lower import taxes.
  • Seize debtor assets in Qingdao and Dalian.
  • Assist Fortune 500 company with multiple issues involving Chinese transportation law.
  • Represent companies in protecting their intellectual property rights (IPR) in China.
  • Help companies comply with China’s new labor contract law.

There is no substitute for been there, done that and can do it again.