Handling Internal Investigations in China: Special Considerations

Categories: China Business Ventures, Labor and Employment Law | By Peter Pang

As recently as the 1990s when investment in China was used primarily as a means of exploiting cheap labor resources, skepticism abounded as to whether China itself would ever become a consistently profitable market for Western companies. China’s consumption market has exploded since then, however, and this new prosperity has fueled a high demand for…

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Beware the Ides of March? China’s New Foreign Investment Law Passed on March 15, 2018

Categories: Blog, Business In China, China Business Ventures, Foreign Direct Investments | By Peter Pang

By Peter Pang* Foreign investment is big business in China. According to China’s state news agency, Xinhua, as of October 2018, nearly a million foreign-invested companies were registered to do business in China – and these are not shell companies either. Total foreign investment in China exceeds a staggering $2 trillion, larger than the annual…

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Tax

Categories: China Business Ventures | By Chris Roberts

Taxation in China is perhaps the most widely misunderstood area of Chinese law. It is characterized by archaic and complex regulations, and even a foreign-owned entity with the best of intentions can find itself running afoul of the tax code. The complex universe of Chinese tax law needs to be deciphered by specialists who not…

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Retail and Franchise

Categories: China Business Ventures | By blackfin

With over 1.3 billion potential consumers and a fast growing middle class, many foreign enterprises are finding China to be a gold mine for their products and services. In the past, most opted to sell as wholesale distributors and leave the retailing to the local Chinese. However, with the market being so lucrative, and volume…

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Real Estate

Categories: China Business Ventures | By blackfin

The real estate bubble may have burst in the U.S., but for China, demand continues to out-pace supply, and real estate in China is still sold at a premium. Everywhere in every major city, high rise residential and commercial buildings continue their skyward climb undeterred by the economic woes of the rest of the world….

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Categories: China Business Ventures | By blackfin

Merger and acquisition may be a suitable option for many foreign companies to enter the Chinese market. While it may be a quick way to get into the market, you need to know exactly what you are combining with or what you are acquiring. At IPO Pang, our corporate department has over 30 years of…

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Licenses, Permits, Approvals

Categories: China Business Ventures | By blackfin

Nearly every foreign enterprise that desires to take part in this vast economic frontier called China asks the straightforward question: “How do you get a license or approval to do it?” In fact, representing foreign enterprises in order to obtain licenses, permits, approvals and government support for their projects in China is the single largest…

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International Trade

Categories: China Business Ventures | By blackfin

Often before a foreign enterprise opens up an office or factory in China, it will engage in international trade with a Chinese local vendor as a way of testing the waters — either as a supplier of products or as a customer of the foreign enterprise’s products. For these foreign enterprises, navigating Chinese trade laws,…

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International Arbitration

Categories: China Business Ventures | By blackfin

Even in the best of times, and despite the best of intentions, and the best crafted agreements, disputes do arise. In China, failure to resolve disputes quickly and amicably can put the foreign enterprise’s entire operation at risk. At IPO Pang, our arbitration practice covers all areas of China and its Special Administrative Regions and,…

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Intellectual Property

Categories: China Business Ventures | By blackfin

Specialist Work in Intellectual Property, Trademarks, and Anti-Counterfeiting Since China’s entry into the WTO, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights has improved greatly, but there is still a long way to go. This means that every foreign enterprise that is, or plans on, doing business in China must have a comprehensive intellectual property protection…

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