Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
Foreign-invested business setup and operation in China (e.g., WFOEs, Joint Ventures) is not as simple or efficient as in most other jurisdictions, and our attorneys know the system well and how to work it.
Our attorneys work closely with international business owners and their in-house lawyers and management team to provide responsive and cost-effective outside legal assistance. We take pleasure in sharing our experiences with ambitious foreign investors who seek valuable business opportunities and legal consultancy in Mainland China.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our lawyers are adept at thinking outside the box, mixing our special understanding of what really matter in a complicated foreign-related M&A transaction. At the same time, we understand that foreign law firms, especially law firms from Europe and USA, still lead the way in laying the groundwork for new forms of M&A, and we welcome opportunities to collaborate with our foreign peers.
As China shifts from a “world factory” to a consumer-oriented economy center, we use our local expertise to help clients shift their focus to China, create and execute a practical strategy for reaching their long-term business goals in the entire China market.
Huarong Law Firm has a dispute resolution team composed of experienced attorneys as well as senior consultants who worked for administrative bureaus, the Procuratorate and People’s Court.
Our attorneys have cost-efficiently represented both Chinese and English-speaking clients in arbitration, litigation and other dispute resolution engagements in China. Some clients ask our attorneys to battle through all stages of trial and appeals. Other clients chose litigation or arbitration with an eye towards a speedy and favorable settlement. At every turn, we keep our clients’ objectives at the forefront of our agenda.
Moreover, we pay great attention to alternative dispute resolution methods. As is the case in any country around the world, it is not always be possible to come to an amicable agreement for a dispute without the help of a third party – preferably skillful attorneys who would patch things up between conflictive parties.
We assist clients in collecting debt in China by:
— Issuing Dunning Letters issued by our firm and endorsed by a licensed lawyer;
— Making collection calls;
— Filing a quick-ruled civil case with local People’s Court
We also assist clients in collecting debt outside of China by collaborating with international firms. For details, please email us directly.
Employment & Labor
We advise on the employment of foreign and Chinese individuals by WFOEs, Joint Ventures, Representative Offices, and Chinese domestic companies. We draft and revise employment contract and employment handbook, and assist with employment-related dispute settlement – mostly via labor arbitration.
Our services for employers include:
— Providing information on labor contract laws and regulations；
— Negotiating with employees and settle employment disputes；
— Applying working visa for foreign employees and management…
While we assist in law compliance for business entities, we also argue in the best interest of employees in labor arbitration committee and/or People’s court. In doing so, we are able to advise on better employment relationship for both our employer and employee clients.
Real Estate & Construction
Real estate and construction law in China is a series of complicated rules and policies. Our attorneys have engaged in factory land purchasing negotiations with local governments on behalf of joint ventures. Our local expertise help secure the best deals by managing healthy and open communications with the clients’ Chinese counterparts and local authorities.
We provide legal services in intellectual property by helping clients register trademarks, patents and copyrights in China, at the protection of international level.
We also help with commercial transfers of those intellectual properties and advise on relevant matters.