Contracts Negotiation & Signing

For most foreign-invested enterprises in China, business plans and decisions that need to be carried out are heavily relying on the competency and loyalty of its local partner, or their hired management team. For example, if a WFOE wanted to build, develop the China local market for certain brands owned by its mother-company, they probably […]

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Joint Venture Management

I’m a lawyer by trade, but over the past few years, I found that my team and I would spend over 70% of our time consulting on corporate management issues rather than legal matters. In doing so, we’ve been able to provide better services, both legal and commercial, for our clients as we’re able to […]

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Before Getting Hitched in a Joint Venture

In joint ventures, the powers vested on shareholders are rarely balanced. From the foreign shareholder’s side, oftentimes it either loses control over board decisions, or it gets the ability to control everything but as a result makes the company function poorly and miss business goals. For the purpose of this article, “joint venture” hereof strictly […]

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Franchise your Way to China

Looking for franchising opportunities in China? Read this article as a quick guide. For the purpose of this article, the term “franchisor” shall specifically refer to WFOE and Joint Venture, and the term “franchisee” shall specifically refer to all Chinese enterprise, including Chinese domestic company, WFOE, Joint Venture and others. Threshold Neither franchisor nor franchisee […]

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