China Civil Code Amends Rules Regarding Marital Properties Bought with Parents Money

China Civil Code Amends Rules Regarding Marital Properties Bought with Parents Money

October 17, 2021
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Think of China Green Card?

Think of China Green Card?

September 28, 2021
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Can a Foreigner Take Life Insurance Proceeds Out of China?

Can a Foreigner Take Life Insurance Proceeds Out of China?

September 11, 2021
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Real Estate Markets in Shenzhen China

Real Estate Markets in Shenzhen China

August 22, 2021
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Sell Life Insurances to Chinese Customers?

Sell Life Insurances to Chinese Customers?

August 21, 2021
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How Shall Foreign Creditors Go After Estates in China?

How Shall Foreign Creditors Go After Estates in China?

July 19, 2021
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China Civil Code Amends Rules Regarding Marital Properties Bought with Parents Money

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A recent case prompted us to delve into the issue of ownership of home properties bought by couples with capital contribution from their parents.

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Shanghai Luxury Property

It is commonplace in China (esp. in first tiered cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou) throughout the country, young couples often buy their first home, with substantial…

Can a Foreigner Take Life Insurance Proceeds Out of China?

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Insurances are popular in China. People in China rural villages are buying various insurance products, mainly, health insurance, and personal accident insurance. In urban population, many people buy life insurances (with dividend payout or investment components), and annuity insurance as well.

Problem of China Life Insurance with Foreign Beneficiaries

Real Estate Markets in Shenzhen China

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China property markets have somehow been tamed and reined in by its government in past a couple of years.

There have been quite some significant developments in property markets in major China cities, I mean the first-tiered cities like Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. Let us look at a few charts for your intuitive understanding.

Shenzhen housing crackdown creates flourishing black market - Nikkei Asia

Take Shenzhen for…

Sell Life Insurances to Chinese Customers?

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Insurances are big and important things in our lives. For family lawyers and lawyers who do estate planning, insurances, in particular health insurances and life insurances are powerful and indispensable instruments, though I admit that I have not given enough attention to insurances laws in the past.

China Insurance Law

With more Chinese people getting…

Are the Assets in Your China Family Trust Really Safe?

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As we have pointed out in the past in our posts, family trusts in China are of a rare species, mainly because family trusts, an imported legal concept from abroad, have no local soil in history for them to thrive in China.

Can a Trust Provide Asset Protection from Lawsuits?

Recent years, family trusts are a hot topic in financial industry with more and more Chinese rich families are faced with the problem of family …

What Does Inheritance Mean under Chinese Laws?

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Over years, our team has practiced the inheritance/succession law and estate planning for foreign clients with assets in China. In most cases, we have no problem of explaining what inheritance means under Chinese law, but we do have a dispute over what we should do to complete the inheritance of his late father’s estate property in Shanghai, China.

What Does

What if a Party to a China Court Proceeding Dies?

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It is not uncommon that a person dies during an ongoing court proceeding.

What is Probate Law? - Widerman Malek, PL
China Probate Law

So, what will happen and ensue upon the death of a participating party to a court proceeding under Chinese laws? It is more of a procedural issue than a substantive one. Therefore, we should find answers in China Civil Procedure Law.

  1. Stages/Proceedings of a Civil Case under

Can My Employer Terminate Me Without Cause and Severance Pay?

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By Yueqing Li

It is quite common for Chinese employers to stipulate in the employment contracts with foreign employees that either party can terminate the contracts upon giving the other party three to six months’ written notice in advance.

Employee Termination In China From Employer's Perspective - HROne
Termination of Labor Contract in China

Labor disputes arise frequently under such circumstances, and the major focal…

What is the Difference between a Contract and a Deed?

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This is not a question about Chinese contract law, rather one I have regarding contract law in UK and USA or other common law countries.

In China, there is only one set of rules of Contract Law, much the same principles as applicable in other major civil law countries like German or France.

When reading materials regarding common law trusts, very often I encountered…

Case Report: Shareholder Not Liable for Company’s Debts Prior to Expiry of Capital Contribution Time Limit

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In the past, we have written posts about going after shareholders for debts incurred by companies they invest so long as such shareholders still have outstanding subscribed capital to be paid.

Shareholder Liability for Corporate Debts

China Registered Capital Reform and Its Implications on Your China Businesses

Can Company’s Creditors Go After Shareholders

China Civil Judicial System: 2+1+1

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Judiciary system of china
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As a jurisdiction of civil law system, the civil judicial system in China is different from those of common law countries, and China civil judicial hierarchy system can be summarized as “2+1+1”, namely:

“2”: Generally, civil cases shall be finally adjudicated after concluding of two instances of court proceedings, which are usually known as…

Landmark Victory: Guangdong High Court Order Lower Court to Exercise Jurisdiction Over Divorce of Two-Foreigner Couple

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It has almost been two years till we attained this long-awaited victory for our client, removing the blockage for the two-foreigner couple to divorce in China court.

Two Foreigners Divorce in China-Jurisdiction Issue

Indeed, at the time of receiving the decision of the appellate court, the client and us almost gave up. We didn’t because there was no other solution…

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