On behalf of the client, a China based lawyer can prepare new contracts from scratch based on proven templates or they can simply review your existing documents and offer a legal opinion.
For new documents, typical project steps are as follows:
- Review client’s objectives and concerns for the document
- Draft English version for review with client
- Add Chinese Translation
Common Contract Types/ Typical Fee Structure
The following fees are listed in “RMB” which is the Chinese currency also known as “CNY” or “Chinese Yuan”. Payment may be made in any major currency at the day’s given exchange rate. Visit www.XE.com to check the exchange rate of your currency against the CNY.
|Lawyer Fee (all inclusive)||Contract Type||Description|
|450 RMB||Bi-lingual Purchase Order (PO)||1-2 pages|
|4250 RMB||Simple Bi-lingual Purchase Contract (SPC)||Up to 5 pages|
|9400 RMB||Bi-lingual Purchase Contract (PC)||10-12pages|
|5200 RMB||Bi-lingual Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA)||7-8 pages|
|5200RMB||Bi-lingual Employment Contracts||7 pages|
|Project dependent||Bi-lingual Shareholder Agreements|
|5200RMB||Bi-lingual Distributorship Agreements||7-8 pages|
Please contact me if you don’t see the type of contract you are looking for.
Next in the series
Dispute Resolution: Introduction & Process (Negotiations, Demand Letters & Litigation) (Part 15)
Dispute Resolution: Fee Structure (Negotiations, Demand Letters & Litigation) (Part 16)
Having a lawyer on retainer: Costs and Coverage (Part 17)
About the author: Mike Bellamy
Advisory Board Member & Featured Blogger at the not-for-profit China Sourcing Information Center (www.ChinaSourcingInfo.org). Author of “The Essential Reference Guide to China Sourcing” and founder of PassageMaker Sourcing Solutions.