Tag: Legal Analysis

First of its kind: NGO law sets strict limits

In the first comprehensive guiding law for foreign NGOs, China’s is set to take a new, more-restrictive stance with stringent constraints on the registration, operation and funding of foreign NGOs in the name of protecting national security. It is estimated...

/ May 23, 2016

American Firms Troubled by China’s Antimonopoly Actions

Since the ramping up of enforcement, US companies doing business in China have been increasingly concerned about issues like fair treatment and due process By Ryan Ong and Ellen Huber From recent investigations in the auto parts industry to “dawn...

/ September 5, 2014

The Risks of Patent Infringement Damages for Global Businesses

Businesses with a global reach will always face the threat of patent infringement lawsuits in the United States, but companies can manage the risk of high damages. By Teague I. Donahey  Patent infringement cases in the United States are typically...

/ September 10, 2013

US Patent Law and Cross-Border R&D

What US-China joint ventures should know about the new US Patent Law By Andrew S. Baluch and Helen H. Zhang Business is global. Research and development (R&D) has become global as well. Each year, more businesses form cross-border research ventures...

/ April 17, 2013

New Legal Developments in the PRC Antimonopoly Regime

By David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, and Lisa Li More than four years ago, the PRC Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect, designating three ministries to review different types of AML violations, including price fixing and other anti-competitive practices. In 2012 and...

/ April 17, 2013

Rules Further Tighten Regulation of Foreign Representative Offices

Foreign companies must adapt to a stricter regulatory environment when planning to expand in China through representative offices.by David Livdahl, Jenny Sheng, and Huiyuan LiRepresentative (rep) offices are one of the most popular and cost-efficient vehicles for foreign investors to...

/ July 1, 2011

Unionization and Collective Bargaining: New Tools for Social Harmony

As the PRC government renews its unionization campaign, companies must prepare to respond to greater labor pressures.by K. Lesli Ligorner and Todd Shengqiang LiaoAll is no longer quiet on the unionization front. After putting its unionization drive on hold in...

China’s Merger Review System Evolves

PRC antitrust authorities have expanded their focus from domestic operational issues to the offshore transactions of foreign companies.by Julia KongSince China’s Antimonopoly Law (AML) took effect August 1, 2008, the PRC government has increasingly asserted its authority to stop abusive...

/ May 1, 2010

China’s New Tort Law: Dawn of the Product Liability Era

China’s new Tort Law expands company liabilities and adds punitive damages for unsafe and defective products.by Peter Neumann and Calvin DingThe new PRC Tort Liability Law, which finally passed in December 2009 after four revisions, covers a range of topics...

The Art of Importing Chinese Objects

Recent legal measures make it more difficult to import Chinese cultural relics into the United States.by Nancy M. MurphyMany US residents who spend time in China acquire Chinese art, with some becoming serious collectors. A small but important segment of...

/ March 1, 2010