If I were to list out the most common litigation-inducing problems our China lawyers have seen in the last few years, that list would consist of the following…
Had a nice conversation yesterday with a bunch of my firm’s China lawyers and litigators, mostly on what is causing the increase in litigation and arbitration against Chinese companies and about some of the pitfalls peculiar to suing Chinese companies.
Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well.
After years of deliberation and industry anticipation, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) promulgated the “RoHS 2” regulation on January 21, 2016, with the formal (translated) title “Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products.”
Classic Catch 22? Dilemma of Foreign Companies Faced with Comply with US Subpoena and Possible Foreign Sanctions
On Wednesday, Judge Richard Sullivan of the Southern District of New York relieved the Bank of China from an order issuing $50,000 of daily fines for failing to comply with two subpoenas for information on account holders accused of selling goods counterfeit “Gucci” goods.
China Progresses with Increased Environmental Accountability for Industry and Government Authorities
This month, China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP), the country’s most senior prosecution and investigation authority, issued a statement analysing the initial six months of its pilot programme launched in July 2015, which seeks to increase environmental accountability for industry and government authorities.
Now that China has amended its Law on Population and Family Planning, it is a good time to review how China’s employment laws treat pregnant and nursing employees.
The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong published a consultation paper on Third Party Funding for Arbitration in October 2015 (the “Consultation Paper“), proposing that the Arbitration Ordinance be amended to provide that Third Party Funding for arbitration taking place in Hong Kong is permitted under Hong Kong law, subject to compliance by third party funders with the appropriate ethical and financial standards to be developed.
One of our China lawyers attended a Continuing Legal Education Seminar (CLE) last week to pick up needed credits before the bar fines start setting in.