Case Studies

Client Nationality: Finnish
Location: Fushun City, Shenyang Province
Turnaround: 4 months

  • Consulted client on joint venture governance in China.
  • Attended joint venture shareholder meetings and drafted memos to be signed by both parties to protect client’s interests.
  • Provided interpretation on China joint venture related laws and regulations.
  • Identified the legal consequences of moves taken by the joint venture’s shareholders and/or its board.
  • Issued independent opinions in attorney reports over complex legal matters and answered relevant inquires via e-mail.
  • Offered actionable opinions based on experience in solving possible conflicts and/or disputes between shareholders, board of directors.
  • Drafted relevant documentation and followed up the registration process to assist client’s in gaining more control of its invested business in China.

 

Client Nationality: Dutch
Location: Beilun District, Ningbo City, Zhejiang
Turnaround: 2 months

  • Secured trustworthy Chinese partner
  • Negotiated investment (US$1,300,000).
  • Negotiated favorable equity for client.
  • Drafted Articles of Associates (i.e., bylaws, in accordance with Chinese Corporate Law).
  • Got Certificate of Approval to set up joint venture by local governing authority.
  • Registered joint venture with Administration of Industry and Commerce.
  • Got certificate from various governing bureaus that a manufacturing joint venture requires including but not limited to Environmental Impact Report, Tax Registration Certificate, Organizational Code Certificate, Foreign Currency Registration Certificate, and so on.
  • Signed attorney as registered Supervisor (in sense of PRC corporate law) to continue protecting client’s interests in joint venture.

 

Client Nationality: American
Locations: Suzhou and Beijing
Turnaround: 2 months

  • Represented American client in trademark dispute.
  • Contacted client’s Chinese partner and identified cause of dispute.
  • Facilitated improved communication, avoided potential IP infringement.
  • Registered trademark and copyright for client’s brand in China and franchised those rights to joint venture and affiliated entities.
  • Became ongoing liaison between shareholders of joint venture.

 

Client Nationality: Russian, Indian
Location: Jiangshan City, Zhejiang
Turnaround:

  • Provided consultancy on PRC corporate law, verbally and in writing.
  • Negotiated JV Equity Shareholders Agreement that favors client.
  • Conducted due diligence to verify good standing of Chinese partner.
  • Worked as coordinator and supervised formation of JV.
  • Translated bylaws and shareholders agreement for Chinese partner’s verification.
  • Prevented trademark dispute by addressing issue in shareholders agreement

 

Client Nationality: American
Location: Former French Concession in Shanghai
Turnaround: 2.5 months

  • Formed a F&B management WFOE as parent company.
  • Applied for food and beverage license for first restaurant and showed client how to do it for subsequent restaurants.
  • Secured all certificates needed for running restaurant business.
  • Helped prepare business to become franchiser.
  • Drafted employment handbook and standard employment contract.
  • Helped hire local labor and provided training on PRC labor law.
  • Introduced agent to secure working permits for management team.
  • Developed solid trademark protection strategy and applied for copyright and registered trademark.

 

Client Nationality: Chinese
Location: Jing’an District in Shanghai
Turnaround: 9 months

  • Conducted due diligence on purchase of Chinese clinic company.
  • Laid out transaction framework for approval from HK company board of directors.
  • Negotiated acquisition of assets, trademarks, labor resources of Chinese company.
  • Advised on contribution method of registered capital of WFOE.
  • Advised on liquidation of Chinese company and returned profits to Chinese company’s shareholders.
  • Advised on restructure of business operations, including but not limited to expansion of registered business scope.
  • Negotiated new employment contracts with acquired work force.

 

Client Nationality: French
Location: Nanhui District in Shanghai
Turnaround: 3 months

  • Form FICE (Foreign-Invested Commercial Enterprise) for the main purpose of selling client’s packaged foods.
  • Secured lease of storage space to meet local government requirements.
  • Applied for Food Circulation Permit.
  • Applied for alcohol permit.
  • Trademark registration.
  • Introduced cost-effective accountant for daily accounting affairs.
  • Negotiated employment contracts with both foreign and Chinese employees.
  • Provided training on PRC labor law.

 

Client Nationality: Singaporean
Location: West Nanjing Road in Shanghai
Turnaround: 2 months

  • Registered WFOE for image consulting business.
  • Helped register trademark.
  • Helped hire both foreign and local labor.
  • Drafted employment contracts and services contracts.
  • Expanded business scope and turned the consulting WFOE into a trading WFOE.
  • Changed Office Address, Articles of Association, Business Licenses and so on.
  • Introduced cost-effective accountant for daily accounting affairs.