China e-commerce lawyer

China’s New E-Commerce Law and Its Foreign Company Impacts

Contents of this Article Implications and Practicalities of China’s E-Commerce Law China E-Commerce Definitions China E-Commerce Operators Impacts on Foreign Businesses Basic Aspects of the E-Commerce Law What Constitutes E-Commerce Activities Under Chinese Law? Are Foreign Businesses Subject to China’s New E-Commerce Law? Impacts on Foreign Brands Selling to China’s Consumers via Cross-Border E-Commerce Implications

Internationale commercelawyer

China’s Internet Courts are Spreading

Following on the heels of China’s first internet court in Hangzhou, two more internet courts have recently been established  in Beijing and Guangzhou. In the meantime, China’s Supreme People’s Court published the Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Trial of Cases by the Internet Courts, 最高人民法院关于互联网法院审理案件若干问题的规定 (link in Chinese) (“Provisions”), clarifying the types of cases within the

China cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency Protected as Property in China

The Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) of China recently published a case analysis on contract disputes between parties to a share transfer agreement involving cryptocurrencies. In this case, an unnamed applicant engaged the respondent to manage and invest in a pool of cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Diamond) on behalf of the applicant.

China e-commerce lawyer

China E-Commerce: Protecting Your Brand Name

In the midst of our international lawyers handling a massive influx of foreign companies that manufacture in China looking to get out of China (See How to Leave China and Survive), we are also handling a much smaller (but increasing) influx of companies looking to sell their products online to China. We even have clients

China SaaS

SaaS in China: The 101

Countless foreign software companies wish to deliver their software as a service (SaaS) to China. But since China requires commercial ICP licenses for commercial Internet services within China and generally forbids foreign enterprises from obtaining such licenses, directly providing SaaS through a server in China is typically not possible for foreign software companies. So how can a foreign

China entertainment lawyer

China Video Streaming — 10 Top Trends

The pace of change is so rapid that it’s always hard to keep up with developments in China. What made sense last month often makes no sense this month. Here’s my attempt to make sense of what’s going on in video streaming right now. 1. More subscribers As recently as four or five years ago

China Central Television Headquarters

New Chinese Laws to Hit Streaming, Broadcasting of Foreign Content

China’s film and TV regulator, NATR, just published a discussion draft of the Provisions on Administration of Import and Broadcasting of Overseas Audio-Visual Programs. The provisions apply to “overseas” films, TV programs, animation and documentaries. “NATR” is the National Administration of TV and Radio, the result of a recent restructuring of SAPPRFT, the State Administration

China self driving cars

Self Driving Cars in China and the Absence of Non-Technical Barriers

As outlined in Self Driving Cars in China: The Roadmap and the Risks, the Chinese government is pushing hard to develop a Chinese based self driving car. In reviewing China’s proposed legislative framework and recent books from China, we can see how China’s system offers unique advantages for developing fully autonomous vehicles. China does not seem

China IP lawyers

China SaaS: The Basics

With the launch of the US-China trade war, it should go without saying that China is tough on foreign internet companies doing business in China. Foreign SaaS (Software as a Service) companies are on the front lines of China’s internet and the legalities of their operating in China are complicated and generally unfavorable. Our China

International lawyer

China Data Protection Regulations (CDPR)

Many international companies have Chinese websites and some kind of network system, whether for selling their own products or solely for internal use. In many cases, these websites and internal systems are hosted on servers outside China. I and the other lawyers that make up my law firm’s China cyberlaw team are frequently asked whether