How to set Up a Resident Representative Office in the People's Republic of China

Our overview briefly sets out the law and procedures relating to the registration and operation of a resident representative office ("representative office") by a foreign enterprise in the People's Republic of China ("PRC" or "China"). The information contained herein is based upon our Beijing lawyer working experience with and understanding of relevant PRC legislation which is publicly available as of 1 March 2012.
 
This overview is not intended as an exhaustive discussion of the establishment and operation of a representative office in the PRC, but rather to provide general information for reference purposes. As Chinese law is evolving rapidly, readers are advised to seek further information and legal advice when considering the establishment of a representative office in the PRC.

Advantages of a China Representative Office
1. Although a China representative office cannot directly carry out business in the country, it can help its parent company create income from sources inside China.

2. A China representative office can function as a liaison between the parent company's headquarters and related industries in China.

Published in Company Formation
Thursday, 15 March 2012 14:27

Beijing Labor & Employment litigation

Unfortunately, there are too many instances of illegal employment actions in Beijing, China. There are extensive laws, however, designed to protect employees against financial and emotional harm. Protecting the rights of the work force is a privilege that we take seriously. If you are a former or current employee who has suffered either financially or emotionally at the hands of your employer or co-workers, we can help you obtain the just compensation you deserve.

There are many types of adverse employment actions. For example, you may have been terminated or retaliated against for being a “whistleblower”, reporting the wrongdoings of your employer or an account to any authority. In many instances, employers flaunt their wage and hour obligations by mischaracterizing non-exempt employees as exempt to avoid paying overtime, and some employers avoid paying overtime all together. We are equipped to handle claims of wrongful termination and or retaliation, gender, race, age, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage and hour violations.

Published in Labor & Employment

In today's global economy, more and more companies find themselves in disputes that cross geographical borders. Even in China, more and more companies find themselves are involved in internatinal arbitration and litigation. These disputes inevitably involve differences in cultures and legal systems, and this Beijing Law Firm's International Arbitration and Dispute Practice helps clients bridge that gap.
 
Our Beijing lawyers leads the International Arbitration and Dispute Practice to a new era in China. Our attorneys are well equipped to guard against conflicts with their corporate clients. Attorneys at this Law Firm serve as arbitrators on leading international panels, with experience representing clients in business and financial disputes around the national.

The world of international law can be a daunting place. Conflicting judicial systems, different languages, cultures, and economic and political climates create significant obstacles to resolving international disputes. Arbitration provides an efficient, neutral means of resolving international disputes, but for those unfamiliar with it, the arbitration process can be confusing to navigate.

Intellectual Property Licensing is an important area of expertise of our lawyers. Intellectual property (IP) licensing issues are critical to the success of business activities of almost every company, regardless of size or industry. Whether a company is licensing rights to others or negotiating for a grant of rights from others, Morgan Lewis assists clients to address the myriad of issues involved in the sophisticated licensing agreements common in today’s global economy. From drafting software or technology licenses to negotiating agreements that address the exploitation of worldwide brands, our attorneys provide clients substantive expertise in patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and technology to help meet a client’s immediate business objectives and to anticipate broader enforcement and related issues.

Published in Intellectual Property
Tuesday, 13 March 2012 04:16

Beijing Entertainment Law Lawyer

Attorneys in our Beijing lawyer's  Entertainment Litigation practice have helped shape the industry through their representation of motion picture, television, video, animation, interactive game and software developers, producers, publishers, distributors, talent, investors and others. We have tried and won numerous precedent-setting cases before judges and juries in state and federal courts. In addition, we are skilled in handling arbitrations, mediations and other forms of alternative dispute resolution, and actively provide litigation-avoidance counseling to our clients.

We bring creative and interdisciplinary approach to each matter that ensures our clients will benefit from our comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the many laws and regulations that impact the entertainment industry.

Published in Contract Drafting

Serving as General Counsel, our Beijing lawyer is responsible for the provision of all legal advice, counsel and representation for matters involving the client or matters within the official responsibilities of any officer or employee of the client, except for legal matters stipulated otherwise. The provision of services by external legal counsel will, subject to the exceptions, be arranged through the General Counsel to protect the client’s legal interests. External legal counsel should be retained in a focused and cost-efficient manner that meets the needs of the full range of users within our client.

The purpose of Beijing  lawyers serving as company's general legal counsel is to indicate how and when external legal counsel is to be retained, and to promote the efficient and effective use of services provided by external legal counsel.

Published in Legal Counsel
Monday, 13 February 2012 09:26

About Us

We are a Beijing law firm built to serve business leaders. They come to us for guidance because we understand their issues, their priorities, and the way they think. Our job is to help our clients manage risk and make better business decisions by offering practical, innovative advice. Probably the best compliment we receive from clients is that we treat their issues and their businesses as if they are our own.

Our Beijing lawyer is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

Published in Legal Counsel
Monday, 13 February 2012 09:26

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Published in Legal Counsel
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