China Business Ventures

China is the most populous country in the world. Its economy is the fastest growing and ranks second only to the United States. It is no surprise that nearly forty years after the opening up of China, foreign companies are continuing to stampede into China to take advantage of China’s expanding markets for their products…

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China Business Distress Management

The China Business Venture is in Distress – Now What? Eroding sales, tight cash flows, mounting inventories and returns, erratic and urgent changes in priority—these are all symptoms of a company in distress that demand prompt and decisive action. IPO Pang’s distress management group—comprised of legal, accounting, and business professionals—is dedicated to helping foreign companies analyze and rectify…

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Cross Border Joint Ventures

IPO Pang assists foreign companies engaged in discussion with Chinese partners with all aspects of documentation related to potential joint ventures, from negotiations to recording final government approvals. We draft all agreements in English and Chinese, including the main joint venture agreement, articles of incorporation for the joint venture company, service agreements, technical support agreements, intellectual…

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Corporate and Business Law

When establishing a presence in China, or even if dealing with a Chinese enterprise with China state-owned interests, an understanding of the corporate law and “rules” that govern business and commercial transactions in China is essential. We advise clients on the various corporate structures in China, the business and commercial transactions in China, including distribution…

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Licenses, Permits and Government Lobbying

Whenever a foreign enterprise decides to enter China, one of the first issues to arise is how to obtain licenses and permits to enable a foreign party to do business in China. These permits range from setting up a representative office to establishing a factory or retail stores. At IPO Pang, we have many years of experience in…

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Foreign Direct Investments

Foreign businesses interested in entering the Chinese market will be faced with a plethora of regulatory and legal requirements, including ensuring the intellectual property of the foreign party is well protected and registered. At IPO Pang, we advise clients through three phases when considering entry into China: Pre-entry and the registration of rights prior to…

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Franchise Expansion and Compliance

Franchising in China is big business. With over 1,000 international and domestic franchises operating in some form and shape in China, the Chinese appetite for successful business modes and models is insatiable. Franchise law, franchise disclosure and franchise compliance are developing areas of law that are often mired in contradictions and incomprehension. At IPO Pang,…

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Often entry into China is accomplished through an acquisition or merger with a local company. Laws governing the acquisition of a Chinese registered company are complex and often require the insertion of an intermediary subsidiary to maximize flexibility and tax benefits. A domestic company acquired by a foreign party renders the resultant entity being a…

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Intellectual Property Law and Counterfeit Enforcement

IP protection is the number one priority when doing business in China. China believes in the rule of law, but this falls apart quickly when faced with the massive implementation infrastructure needed to complete this promise. At IPO Pang, we assist clients with registration of IP rights, oppositions, cancellation, appeals, appearance before TRAB, administrative litigation,…

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Unfair Competition Law

When a traditional trademark, copyright or patent enforcement remedy does not redress an IP owner’s concerns adequately, an unfair competition action is worthy of consideration. Chinese competition law is often misquoted and misunderstood. The outer reaches of what the unfair competition law can bring to the aggrieved is yet to be tested, and IPO Pang…

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Litigation and Arbitration

Whether you are bringing a lawsuit or being sued, IPO Pang practices all aspects of commercial law litigation. We are never afraid to go to court and are always well prepared with our evidentiary offerings. We conduct thorough due diligence on the opposing party before we embark on bringing or defending a lawsuit, and, where appropriate, we…

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Local Regulatory Compliance and Audits

IPO Pang has advised multi-national companies that need to comply with local regulatory requirements. These range from environmental to labor, from hours of operation to handling of hazardous materials. Local authorities are on the move to generate “revenue” from citations and more often than not, multi-nationals are targeted. Our regulatory practice includes not only defending and…

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Advertising and Marketing

Companies that sell their products and services in China must comply with truth in advertising laws. Companies that fail to comply with the law will be subject to both civil liability to the “unsuspecting consumer” of up to 10 times the value of the false claim in addition to a civil fine of up to 500,000…

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Environmental Law and Permitting

China now realizes that pollution is and has been its greatest shortfall and with years of neglect while serving as the “factory of the world,” China is on a campaign to reduce environmental pollution. While clean-up is a separate issue, permitting factories that generate discharges is another issue. Because the campaign is to reduce pollution,…

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Labor Law and Employment

China labor and employment laws have become increasingly complex and pro-employee. This has driven up the cost of doing business, but at the same time, has also allowed for the development of a new generation of sophisticated employees that are more innovative, capable, hardworking, able to handle high end tasks, and politically sensitive and astute…

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Real Estate

Leasing or purchasing facilities or sites for manufacturing, warehousing or office purposes is an essential first step to procuring a license to operate in China. In fact, having a lease fully executed is a prerequisite to obtaining a license to operate as a local entity. With rents increasing at an alarming rate, it is often…

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Tax Compliance and Strategy

Setting up holding companies to enhance control and reduce taxes is a winning tax avoidance strategy. Within China, reducing tax burden is part of the obligation of the company finance director and it is also IPO Pang’s passion to facilitate, advise and strategize with the client to achieve a net result of payment of as…

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Outbound Foreign Investment

With the rise of the middle class, and the exponential explosion of Chinese wealth, investment outside of China is serious business and an investment option with which the Chinese approach with vigor and passion. IPO Pang works with high net worth individuals, mid- to small-sized companies and private equity firms with ambitions to achieve a…

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Financing in the U.S. with Chinese Investors

Flush with money from serving as the “factory of the world” and the real estate boom in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou, many Chinese businessmen and entrepreneurs are ready, willing and capable of investing in overseas projects. And many have done so – in multi-million dollar projects ranging from biotechnology, medical devices, and food production to energy, mining…

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Industries We Serve

IPO Pang has extensive expertise advising businesses in numerous industries in China, from aerospace to telecommunications. Aerospace Automotive Biotechnology Chemical Consumer Products Energy Entertainment Gaming Information Technology Manufacturing Sector Medical Real Estate Retailing Telecommunications Transportation Share this post:

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