Clients, potential clients and the press are always asking our China lawyers what foreign companies doing business in or with China need to know to stay out of legal trouble.
Since a client recently asked me to speak remotely to their company about the legal issues of which the company and its employees should be aware, I formulated the below checklist. This list is meant as a starting point and is in no way meant to be exhaustive. But seeing as how at least 80 percent of the problems we see among those companies that do business in or with China stem from one of the below, this list should be pretty helpful. Heck, if you make the obvious changes to the below, this checklist should be pretty helpful for doing business internationally as well — not just with or in China. Please let me know if you agree or