China litigation

China court litigation? May not be bad for you


For foreign traders or businessmen dealing with Chinese counterparts, is it a good idea to stipulate that disputes will be submitted to Chinese competent courts for settlement through litigation?

Many will shake heads firmly, as they have come to know how corrupt the Chinese court systems are, and how difficult or biased a Chinse litigation proceeding will…

You won’t be so lucky every time


I have recently heard a very interesting story from a foreigner who inquired on restriction from leaving China after he read my article about banning foreigners from leaving China.

The enquirer was the legal representative of foreign invested company located in Shanghai. Apparently the WFOE company was poorly operated. For some reasons untold by the enquirer,…

Sorry, Sir, you are banned from leaving China


That will be the least thing you want to hear when you are about to exit China at airports. But it may likely happen when you or the company you serve is involved in a lawsuit in China in which you may be subject to certain obligations.

Recently, one of my corporate clients consulted me regarding whether its legal representative (an American) would be restricted …