In cleaning out my computer this weekend, I came across this memo from one of our China lawyers (who does a substantial amount of China employment law work) to a client from nearly two years ago.
China’s recently stepped up efforts to root out unregistered foreign businesses in China has caused a rash of China consultants to retain the China lawyers in my firm.
If you are an avid shopper, you may have noticed in the past holiday season that fewer and fewer items on the shelf had the familiar “Made in China” label.
Last month I wrote a post entitled, How To Give Away Your IP In China, explaining how foreign companies so often “gift” their intellectual property to their Chinese manufacturers by not initially making clear in a Chinese language contract who will own the intellectual property that will be developed jointly by the Chinese manufacturer and the Western company.
Since becoming China’s President about two years ago, Xi Jinping has consistently stressed rule by law.
Current structural changes in China’s economy will have significant implications for Africa’s developmental ambitions.
As my law firm’s Vietnam practice continues to grow, I have become fascinated with how company’s make the decision on where to outsource their product manufacturing as between China and Vietnam, both for new products and for products currently being made in China.