During my 20 years living in Asia, I’ve owned a number of different business entities in greater China, ranging from China manufacturing WFOEs to service companies. Along the way I have dealt with lawyers based in China, back home and in HK. I’ve engaged (and dismissed) both foreign and local lawyers.
China’s legal system is constantly in a state of flux. National laws promulgated in Beijing can be interpreted very differently among local and provincial courts, governments and businesses. So I don’t claim to be an expert on all aspects of China law; and anybody that claims to know “everything about China” should not be taken seriously!
I’ve had my share of success as well as failure in the China courts, and I’d like to share some of the key lessons, pitfalls and best practices that I learned the hard way when answering the deceptively simple question of “how to find a good lawyer in China?”
An insider’s look at fees for legal services in China
I have taken the liberty of creating a new whitepaper “An insider’s look at fees for legal services” that introduces the available legal services for foreign companies in China, and takes a look at the various types of lawyers one can hire and their associated costs.
After reading this whitepaper you will have the answers to the following questions:
- Are the Chinese courts biased against foreigners?
- When does it make sense to engage a lawyer when doing business in Asia?
- In what areas can a Chinese lawyer support me?
- Where should my lawyer be based if I am dealing with China?
- What are the different types of lawyers in China & how much do they charge?
If you live in China or work with China in some way, this is the resource for you. To download “An insider’s look at fees for legal services in China” at no charge, please click the button below.