Business in China

Chinese economy is characterized by the rapid growth of outbound investment over the last few years. China joined the WTO on 11 December 2001 and since then, China has become a more integrated member of the world’s trading system. Foreign investors have also benefitted from the opening of many sectors to foreign investment and China’s commitment to reform its legal system relating to trade in goods and services, intellectual property and foreign exchange control.

The Closer Economic Partnership Arrangements (CEPA) with Hong Kong and Macau give Hong Kong and Macau businesses greater access to China’s markets. Goods of Hong Kong or Macau origin can benefit from reduced tariffs in China. Hong Kong and Macau businesses have also been given greater access to various service sectors.

While the main text of CEPA was signed in 2003, annual supplements from 2004 to 2011 have progressively opened up investment opportunities for Hong Kong and Macau investors. We assist our clients in developing their business strategy for setting up and running their business successfully within China.

Our team provides valuable consultancy to our clients regarding all major Asian jurisdictions, ranging from detailed Investment Guidance, Legal Consultancy, Taxation, Labor laws and the like. We provide business and management consultancy services to our clients helping them in the key business areas aimed at maintaining strong market position and identifying competitive challenges by providing perfect combination of a localized approach while maintaining international quality standards.

We act as single point of contact for multiple aspects of business by providing research and consultancy services including Competitive Intelligence Services, Analyzing Competitive Climate of Various Markets, Major Market Players, Trends and Changes in Market Structure, Market Entry Feasibility Study, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Services, Strategic Investment Guidance, Business Forecasting, and the like. Additionally, we provide business consultancy regarding laws in China for companies who either plan to enter China or already conduct business in China, including, Patent Filing Strategies with China Patent Office, Patentability Searches, Provisional & Non-provisional patent drafting, Office Action Responses, Patent Prosecution Support, Freedom-to-operate Searches, Patent Invalidation Analysis, Patent Claim Charts, Patent Portfolio Assessment, Strategic Patent Counseling, Mergers & Acquisitions, Incorporating a Legal Entity in China, Conducting business through branches, joint ventures and subsidiaries, impact of product liability laws, impact of labor and employment laws, General income tax issues, and the like.

We provide technical consulting and guidance to our clients ranging from start-up ventures to large corporations in a wide range of technical matters, including new methods or processes, machines and mechanical devices, circuits, tools, structures, chemical and biological compositions (pharmaceuticals, DNA sequences, biological materials etc.), genetically engineered plants and animals, computer programs, mobile applications (apps), and business methods.

We provide individuals, start ups and businesses with patent filing, patent protection, patent advice, patent services, invention filing, invention protection, invention services, invention advice, copyright filing, copyright protection, trademark filing and trademark protection before Indian Patent and Trademark Office and China Patent Office through our associate Chinese patent attorneys.

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