I am going to be speaking at USC this weekend and in poring over old PowerPoints (to create a new PowerPoint for my talk), I came across one with a fairly extensive China law bibliography of some of our most helpful posts. This bibliography is definitely slanted towards the legal issues that confront foreign companies doing business in China.
Amendments to China’s Consumer Protection Law Add Compliance Obligations When Handling Personal Information
On October 25, 2013, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress passed an amendment (in Chinese) (the “Amendment”) to the 1993 Law of Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests (the “Consumer Protection Law”), which addresses longstanding issues related to e-commerce fraud and illegal disclosures of consumers’ personal information.
Earlier this week, I corresponded with a client who is seeking to ship a new food product into China. The client wanted to know if it should register a China trademark for the brand name and the logo even though there is a good chance that China will not allow that product into China for some time, if ever.
Just updated our research regarding China Representative Office rules relating to employees and note the following.
Sino Legend Urges International Trade Commission to Consider Parallel Chinese Court Proceeding in Ongoing Trade Secret Litigation Brought by SI Group
Bringing to light the fact that US and Chinese forums can reach opposite conclusions on the same trade secret misappropriation allegations, China-based rubber and tire resin manufacturer Sino Legend urged the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to consider a parallel Chinese court proceeding seeking to convince the Commission to overturn an unfavorable initial determination by the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”).
We have previously written here on CrunchedCredit about Chinese banks lending in the U.S. With recent news that Chinese state-owned developer Greenland Group has agreed to purchase a 70% stake in Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards development for $725 million, we have seen the first headline grabbing real estate acquisition of U.S. property by a Chinese investor.
The Wall Street Journal did a couple of stories last week on the difficulties foreigners face when getting involved in China’s concert business.
PRC law requires that an employer must enter into written employment contracts with each of its employees within one month after the commencement of the employment.
The Compliance in China blog has a really interesting and informative post, entitled An Incriminating Board Decision of D&B in Violation of Chinese Privacy Law.
Due to the sensitivity of commercial bribery, corporations can be reluctant to instigate internal anti-commercial bribery investigations as a check on the effectiveness of their compliance program.