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Plan ahead: getting your firm ready for 2020

What changes in China will affect your business in the coming year? The end of the year is a time to review the past year and plan ahead for the next 12 months. This is not about our typical well-intended good resolutions like eating healthier or f...
GDPR tracker

Ecovis recommends: The GDPR Enforcement Tracker

GDPR Regulations The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force in May 2018. Since then, it has caused quite a few waves in the business world. For the first time in history, all EU member states have unified rules that businesses ...

New German Packaging Law – Guide for E-Commerce & Amazon FBA Sellers

In January 2019, the new German Packaging Act (VerpackG) came into force, replacing the German Packaging Regulation from 1998. What does it mean for your company and your business and what needs to be done? Ecovis Beijing explains what you need to...

Webinar: Investing in Germany – Company formation, Finance & Tax and law reforms

Webinar According to the "Country-risk Rating of Overseas Investment from China" by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Germany is the least risky country for Chinese investors. Germany not only leads in manufacturing and commerce. She is also a highly...

Third Market Cooperation along the New Silk Road: Contract Law

The "One Belt, One Road" initiative, also known as the "New Silk Road", is a project to expand infrastructure and international trade routes under China's leadership, initiated in 2013 by China's President Xi Jinping. The dimensions of this ambiti...

Labour Law FAQ – employment contract terminations

  Labour law is a broad matter with which almost everyone comes into contact with at some point. The Chinese Labour Laws are quite comprehensive and not that different from those in Europe and can be seen as quite employee friendly. As labour law ...
cybersecurity

Which Sanctions Can Be Imposed For Violating The New Chinese Cyber Security Law

At the end of 2018, the grace period for implementing the new Chinese Cybersecurity regulations will expire. ECOVIS Beijing explains which sanctions can be imposed for violations. At the end of 2018, the grace period for implementing the new Chine...

Beijing IP Court grants IP injunction against Sony Mobile

On 22 March 2017, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court (BICP) granted an injunction in a standard-essential patent (SEP) infringement case brought against the Chinese branch of Sony Mobile. A SEP is a patent, which is essential to a standard issue...
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How to set up a WFOE in China – the six most important steps

When starting a business in China, many choices have to be made. One of the first tasks is to determine the entry strategy and decide on the legal structure. If you choose to set up a WFOE, follow these steps for a successful set-up.