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China is distant not only geographically, but in nearly every sense of the word. The rules of American business and law do not apply there. Yet China holds too much economic potential to simply dismiss her. More and more, American businesses are turning to China for production, for investment capital, and for a new and vast market for American-produced products. Previously, only the largest American companies pursued these opportunities. It is our mission to open these avenues to all businesses.
Buying a Company In China
Buying a company in China is complicated and, depending on the industry, not always possible. We help clients understand the hidden costs and pitfalls of purchasing a Chinese company, help them to understand how to get money in or out of the country, and all aspects of ownership transition.
Setting Up a Business In China
The ability to establish a presence in China has been greatly expanded, but the process remains difficult, time consuming, and expensive. We help clients understand the value of establishing a Chinese office and understand the process for doing so.
More companies and entrepreneurs are seeking initial investment capital from China, which has a surplus of such funds. One program to facilitate the meeting of the available foreign investors with American businesses in need of capital is the EB5 Visa program. We assist Chinese nationals assessing the benefits of the EB5 program, and assist them with their legal needs if they choose to take advantage of it. We also assist American businesses hoping to capture some of that capital.
We help clients understand how both the American and Chinese governments treat products as they leave one port to another. We identify whether there are any product-specific restrictions, taxes, or compliances issues.
Hiring Someone In China
More and more companies are finding a need to place boots on the ground in China, whether it is to source products, manage logistics, or sell products. Regardless of whether your employee is American or Chinese, there are numerous hurdles and laws that must be overcome.
Entering into a sourcing contract can provide a false sense of security if you are unfamiliar with what a contract means in China. We help you to understand what provisions in a Chinese contracts mean, which provisions may or may not be enforced, and how your Chinese counterpart will likely view the contract.
How We're Different
Our China practice was established with intent to make the China market more accessible for small and medium-sized businesses. We cater our services and fee structure to this segment.
We service the following areas relative to the Chinese market:
- Wine & beverages
- Prepared Food products
- Dental Services
- Technology components