Category: China

One stop e-platform simplifies de-registration in China

In 2016, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (‘SAIC’) introduced a simplified de-registration procedure. Namely, the SAIC adopted ‘The Guidance opinions on comprehensively promoting the reform of simple de-registration of enterprises ([2016] No. 253’, (‘Guidance Opinions’) on December 26, 2016. The simplified de-register procedure was further bolstered in 2018 and 2021 with the adoption…

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Fundamentals for managing employees’ personal information in China

Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL) was adopted on 1 November last year and applies to all individuals and organisation handling personal data. Since the adoption, regulators have been actively investigating suspected violations and issuing fines. For employers, implementing PIPL compliance measures when processing employees’ personal information reduces legal risks. In the below, we provide the…

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Transferring technology in China – understand your obligations and reduce legal risks

Cross-border technology transfers can be challenging to navigate in China. As China categorizes technology transfers into three groups (prohibited, restricted, and free), the transfer can be subject to certain limitations or requirements. For foreign companies transferring technology in or out of China, it is crucial to understand obligations and reduce legal risks.   In China,…

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Choosing a Chinese name for your foreign brand: what works and what doesn’t

Often foreign brands question whether to trademark register their name in Chinese before launching in China. Such topic has previously raised controversial opinions. Specifically, brands such as luxury foreign labels may believe that brand awareness is solely based on their foreign names and semantically the Chinese language vastly differs from western languages, therefore, translating their…

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Defining Anti-Unfair Competition in China

On March 17, 2022, the Supreme People’s Court issued the Interpretation on Several Issues Concerning the Application of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China (the “Interpretation”) effective from March 20. The Interpretation clarifies several articles in the revised Anti-Unfair Competition Law (‘AUCL’) 2019. Overall, the Interpretation clarifies three main areas: Anti-competitions…

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