Lock your tenants out? Right of defense for delaying performance of contractual obligation

As the external legal counsel for The Executive Center in Shanghai, the leading premium serviced office provider in Asia, a slew of legal questions have been put forward before me. Some of the issues are interesting and worth a post here.

As a serviced office provider, or landlord, the number one headache is delay or refusal by tenants in paying the rent for the…

What ensues when your China labor contract expires?

We are talking about fixed term China labor contract or employment contract. While this topic may not be very interesting to expat employees in China, it may be very relevant for foreign investors operating business in China.

Assuming that A signs a two-year labor contract with his employer, upon expiration of the contract term, his employer does not wish to…

Should I answer the questions for free?

This post is just for fun.

This blog invites multiple email inquiries from all over the world every day. Part of my work time is devoted to answer such inquiries. In most cases, clients may raise a few questions that don’t seem to consume much of my time and I would generally try to shed light and given answer as briefly as I can. After all, I am busy most of my day.…

JP Morgan probe:is it a worthy lesson to learn?

Bribery probe into JP Morgan hiring practice in China has drew extensive attention from both inside and outside of China. Web portals like Reuters (click here), Guardian (click here) have all run similar news on the topic.

Well, to a Chinese business man, what JP Morgan has done in its hiring practice is so normal, reasonable and even necessary. As a Chinese lawyer,…

Case study:development and transaction of industrial lands in Shanghai China

Just recently, the dispute between Premier and Menghai Chemical that grabbed a lot of media attention has come to its final end with the announcement of the judgment by the appellate court affirming the decision of the district court in Fengxian.

The gist of the judgment that most intrigued me and people interested in the case is that the court concluded that …