Mind your signature on legal documents and avoid being strapped in China

Just recently a poor guy from Europe called me for advice and help regarding his being stopped from leaving China.

The client is a director of a European company that is engaged in trading business with sellers in Shanghai. He came to Shanghai as a representative of its company in dealing with their business. The plaintiff is a Shanghai local company that purchases…

create a condition in your favor in the tug of war for child custoday

Child custody is a very often the most focal point in the divorce proceeding where the breaking couple both want to take custody of their children.

For foreigner women married to Chinese men in China, divorcing itself is unendurable pain given that they are in a foreign country where they don’t have much family bond or friendship around them except the …

Is it legal to terminate labor contract upon closure of branch office?

One of my corporate clients for whom I have been providing outside legal counsel service in regard to labor laws or employment laws recently put forward another interesting problem before me. It is always a pleasure to research on a new legal topic and find a solution for it.

Here is the situation: this foreign invested company is headquartered in Shanghai but…

typical steps for making manufacturing investment project in China

By the title, I am referring to the procedures for foreign investors (companies) launching manufacturing projects in China, either by sino-foreign joint ventures or WFOEs (wholly foreign owned enterprise). I talk about greenfield investment projects in which land shall have to be purchased and developed according to the specific needs of such projects.…