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Category: Sophie’s China Law Blog

Let’s Anticipate Going to Court

When drafting a contract with your supplier, you should include a forum selection clause that states, aside from how disputes will be resolved, where disputes will be...

The Effect of Acceptance ….With A Dash of MATERIAL CHANGE…

Article 30 of China’s contract law states that an offeree, the person receiving the offer, who makes an acceptance but materially alters the terms of the offer in his/...

A Good Practice…Summarize the Conversation.

We all are forgetful sometimes. Although a majority of business is conducted via e-mail, sometimes the most critical discussions take place on the phone or in person....

What If This Happened To You? Evaluating Liability at the Nth degree.

Here’s a worst-case scenario that can happen to just about anyone. Imagine you are buying batteries from a Chinese manufacturing company. Everything looks fine....

Contracts or Relationships? A Concoction of West and East May Be Best

An important element of doing business in China is called “Guanxi”. Guanxi is the relationship between two people where they feel some moral obligations to help each...

What to expect from the courts when things go bad

Background When a sourcing project gets to a certain size, it often makes sense to set up a permanent presence on-the-ground in China to help manage the supply chain. ...

How to close up shop in the PRC

Background When a sourcing project gets to a certain size, it often makes sense to set up a permanent presence on-the-ground in China to help manage the supply chain. ...

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