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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

Share Repurchase under China Company Laws – Commentary on China Supreme Court Ruling

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Sparked by court cases in private equity investment world recent years, share repurchase by the company (whose shares are being repurchased) has been a hot topic in the legal arena. Foreign investors in China may well be involved in such a share repurchase arrangements, and it is of interest to foreign investors…

中国公司法下的股东知情权诉讼的注意要点

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下述文字是助理律师张雅璐的法律研究结果。对股东行使知情权要求查询公司财务状况的诉讼的要点问题进行归纳和总结

所引述的案例如下:

Case1:李淑君、吴湘、孙杰、王国兴诉江苏佳德置业发展有限公司股东知情权纠纷案

Case2:上海联华新新超市有限责任公司与上海新吴淞商贸总公司股东知情权纠纷上诉案

Case3: 徐尚忠诉北京永盛联机电产品有限公司股东知情权纠纷案

Case4:重庆会山置业发展有限公司与汪建国股东查阅权纠纷上诉案

Case5:张旭与上海望春花服装贸易有限公司股东知情权纠纷案

Case6:源铭咖啡(上海)有限公司与张凯莉(CHANGKHAILEEKELLY)股东知情权纠纷上诉案

Case7:上海中友实业有限公司与上海金蕾丝花边绣品有限公司股东知情权纠纷上诉案…

Legal personality of Corporation and limited liability

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Companies or corporations (in this text, a company is the same as a corporation unless otherwise indicated in the context) are so ubiquitous in our life and yet at law, companies are so elusive to define.

I am reading the book “Business Persons-A legal theory of the Firm” by Eric W. Orts, a law and economic professor at Wharton School, a nice piece …

Agency between Shareholders and Companies

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This is more an academic thought than a practical tip.

I am reading the book “Agency, Partnership and the LLC” (2nd ed, West Nutshell Series)  by J. Dennis Hynes in particular to find support for my personal understanding of the agency relationship between shareholders/members and the companies/corporations they invest.

In China, law scholars seldom shed…

What is a legal person under Chinese laws

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You may frequently encounter the phrase “legal person” when perusing legal articles about Chinese laws, in particular, corporate and business laws. However, you may inadvertently take the “legal person” in China as the same in your home country when it is actually not. which may lead to unmindful loss.

What is a legal person under

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