Chinese Practice

Our firm was the first Japanese law firm to establish an office in Shanghai, and since then, we have been actively engaged in facilitating businesses relating to China. We are capable of providing Japanese companies with advice concerning any legal issue about their business and operations in China.

The legal and economic environment in China is constantly changing. Investment schemes have become increasingly diversified ranging from companies acquiring private and national Chinese companies to joint investment projects in conjunction with Taiwanese and Hong Kong companies. The laws, regulations and actual business practices in China have become more complicated than ever, including in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, international trade, product liability and other business-related laws. Moreover, for Japanese companies with subsidiaries and affiliates in China, internal controls and risk management systems throughout the company as a whole are becoming very important.

In order to address the increase of business and litigation matters in China, we have a strong practice group devoted to China-related matters and the members of which are spread among our Osaka, Tokyo and Shanghai offices. The three offices are in close contact with each other constantly collecting and analyzing information on the latest laws, regulations and precedents in China. The collaboration between our lawyers who are familiar with Japanese matters and the local lawyers in various parts of China enables us to answer the needs of our Japanese clients regarding doing business in China, export and import transactions, investments, tie-ups, legal disputes, restructuring, management of intellectual property rights, valuation and establishment of internal control systems, and other matters.

Experience

Specifically, we can advise our clients on:

  1. Formulating investment, reorganization and exit schemes and assisting in the implementation thereof;
  2. Advising clients with existing companies in China (including joint venture companies) regarding management and operation, dispute resolution, changes in laws, trade agreements, internal regulations, product quality issues, shareholder disputes, labor disputes and other matters);
  3. Handling negotiations concerning inter-company disputes and international transactions, and handling arbitration and lawsuits in China;
  4. Handling general commercial disputes and debt collection in China;
  5. Settling intellectual property disputes, including matters concerning infringement of patents, trademarks, know-how, trade secrets and licenses;
  6. Filing formal complaints with tax authorities and undertaking tax-related litigation concerning transfer pricing and the use of investment vehicles or holding companies;
  7. Advising on developing risk control systems for Chinese subsidiaries and handling any unlawful conduct therein, including corporate crimes;
  8. Provide advice on anti-monopoly and related laws.

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PublicationsArchives

2018.04.24
Case Study on Court Judgment in China Regarding Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award (14)
2017.12.27
100 Selected Cases in China, Series 250
2016.12.01
Property Preservation in China - Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on several issues concerning the handling of property preservation cases by the people's court
2016.02.10
[Theory and Practice on Civil and Commercial Law in China (97)] Structure of Cross-Border E-Commerce with China and Legal Points to Note therein
2015.09.05
[Special Report] Risks Involved in Overseas Business Expansions of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, and Countermeasures Therefor _ Focusing on Legal Risks in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia -
2014.10.01
Regulations and Countermeasures in Respect of Chinese Monopoly Agreements -12 Japanese Auto Parts Suppliers are fined 20 Billion Yen
2014.06.01
100 Selected Cases in China (No. 208): An Introduction and Brief Study on the Notice of the Supreme People's Court of PRC on Publishing the Sixth Batch of Guiding Precedents.
2014.06.01
"(4) Part 1: Basic Legal System of lawsuits concerning Intellectual Property Rights in China" (co-authored)
2014.03.01
"Textbook on Chinese Legal Practice - From Entry to Withdrawal"
2013.06.01
Antitrust in the Emerging Economies of Asia: China and Indonesia
2013.05.01
Recent Amendments and Judicial Interpretation of Labor Related Regulations in China: Focusing on Amendments to the Labor Contract Law in China
2013.01.01
Outline and Practical Issues of Title Retention in Sales Contracts in China
2012.06.01
100 Selected Cases in China (No. 184): Case where the act of the managing company of a video-sharing site in providing data storage space to users who upload movies to such site was held to qualify as aiding copyright infringement
2010.11.01
"The Roles that Banks Can Play in their Clients' Expansion in China"

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SeminarsArchives

2018.06.14
Points concerning the Amendments of the Chinese Unfair Competition Prevention Act -- Amendments regarding Commercial Bribery and Practice Trends
2018.05.28
【Tokyo】Current Status and Issues of Practices in the Collection of Claims and Restructuring in China (including the Latest Practices in Bankruptcy Law)
2018.05.18
【Osaka】 Seminar on Legal Practices in Doing Business in Asian Countries
2018.05.17
【Tokyo】 Seminar on Legal Practices in Doing Business in Asian Countries
2018.05.10
Understanding the Essential Points of the Amendment to the Unfair Competition Prevention Law of China in 90 Minutes
2018.03.12
【Osaka】Asia Legal Practice Morning Seminar (4): Regulations on Premiums, Advertisements and Labeling in China
2018.03.05
【Tokyo】Asia Legal Practice Morning Seminar (4): Labor Issues in Chinese Subsidiaries that Japanese Parent Companies Should Know
2018.02.27
Recent Developments regarding the Doctrine of Equivalents in Japan, the United States and China
2018.02.13
【Osaka】Asia Legal Practice Morning Seminar (3): Labor Issues in Chinese Subsidiaries that Japanese Parent Companies Should Know
2017.12.06
Latest Trends of Arbitration Practices in China and Hong Kong - Learning from Experiences Arbitrating at the HKIAC -
2017.11.25
9th East Asia Symposium on Business Restructuring & Insolvency Law and Practice
2017.11.22
Overseas Subsidiaries and Internal Control
2017.11.13
Nagoya: Actual Practices in Responding to Corporate Scandals and Preparatory Measures Therefor (Based on Cases in Japan and China)
2017.11.01
Best Practices for Concluding Agreements in China (Documentation with a View to Collecting Claims)
2017.09.29
Practices in Preparing Joint Venture Agreements in China or Other Emerging Countries
2017.07.25
Exhaustion of Patent Rights in Japan, U.S. and China
2017.07.21
Special Commemorative Seminar to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Retrocession of Hong Kong - Practical Points in Using Hong Kong as a Business Hub (Osaka)
2017.07.06
Current Updates on Arbitration in China: Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Mainland China and Recent Practices in Hong Kong and Shanghai
2017.07.05
HKIAC Arbitration Clause Negotiation Workshop - Tokyo
2017.06.22
Business risks in China that Japanese CEOs should know - Legal practice seminar for Japanese executives
2017.05.31
Overseas Subsidiaries and Internal Control
2017.04.21
Special Commemorative Seminar to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Retrocession of Hong Kong - Practical Points in Using Hong Kong as a Business Hub (Tokyo)
2017.03.09
The practice of credit management in China - from credit investigation and analysis to preservative attachment and claim collection -

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