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Contract and dispute resolution with your Chinese partners

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This presentation highlights the contract and dispute resolution challenges when dealing with your Chinese partners and tips for mitigate them. The presentation is prepared by Helen Tung for China Unbound's April event. For more information on the next event, search for 'China Unbound' on LinkedIn.

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Contract and dispute resolution with your Chinese partners

  1. 1. CONTRACT AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION WITH YOUR CHINESE PARTNERS Helen Tung Barrister, One Temple Avenue Chambers
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION 1. What does doing business in China mean? 2. What is risk – legal context? 3. What kind of potential scenarios? 4. How do we comply? 5. What impact would it have on your business?
  3. 3. 1. WHAT DOES DOING BUSINESS IN CHINA MEAN?  Opportunity  Business opportunities  Language  Culture  English law  Chinese law
  4. 4. 2. WHAT IS RISK – LEGAL CONTEXT?  Congrats  Agreements  Transactions  Joint Venture  Suppliers  Intellectual property design  Enforcement  Gift giving  Bribery Act
  5. 5. 3. WHAT KIND OF POTENTIAL SCENARIOS?  Receipt of goods – issue on quality  Shipping goods –delay  Intellectual property – design of product  Investment  Bribery Act – giving or receiving  Cultural scenarios  Evidence – emails/ phone calls/letters
  6. 6. 4. HOW DO WE COMPLY?  Contract terms and communication  Insurance  Product design – make terms clear  Aware of Bribery Act, find suitable partners  Seek advice
  7. 7. 5. WHAT IMPACT WOULD IT HAVE ON YOUR BUSINESS?  Ignore risk  Deal with it  Ensures confidence  Organisation  Long term development
  8. 8.  Thank you  http://helentung.blogspot.co.uk/

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