Legal Advisory

21 February 2017 Webinar: IIT & Social Security in China

  To complement our next seminar IIT & Social Security we will hold a webinar on 21 February 2017. It will focus on the newest tax regulations related to the individual income of expats, time apportionments, payroll and tax optimization st...

Chinese Government announces new measures to encourage FDI

On 30 December 2016, China’s National Reform and Development Commission (NRDC) announced 20 measures to attract more foreign direct investment (FDI). According to statements by the Ministry of Commerce made on 6 January 2017, the measures, whose det...

New Rules: Foreign Companies in China Face New Obstacles for Overseas Remittance of Profits

To counteract capital flight, Chinese authorities have started to implement a variety of new regulations. One of the latest addition is an instruction to Chinese banks to limit the amount of profit, which foreign companies can remit to their overseas...

Robot Standards and Certification System published in China

On 2 November 2016, a new robot certification mark was published jointly by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine(AQSIQ), the Ministry of Industry and I...
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The Importance of Chops in China

Everyone who has ever been involved in a business activity in China has certainly come into contact with the peculiar red mark on every document: the chop. The chop is the Chinese equivalent of a signature in the Western Hemisphere and it is the ulti...
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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. Do you want to enter China with a Joint Venture, a Representative Office, a Wholly Foreign O...
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Do Not Trust the Madrid System When You Register a Trademark in China

Trademark protection has been an issue of international trade ever since Industrialization and its corollary, the emergence of a consumer market, originated in Britain in the 19th century. It was no accident that tags, such as “Made in Germany”, were...