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Alternative Foreign Investment Entry Vehicles for China

Nick explains that depending on one's business goals, one will necessarily select a China legal structure specifically tailored to conduct such a business.


Paper Vs. Reality: Doing Due Diligence in China

Michael discusses best practices to conduct due diligence in Merger and Acquisition (M&A) transactions in Greater China.


Approval Procedure for Joint Ventures in China

Nick provides a detailed chart of the process to establish a joint venture in China.


Purchase Contracts: Best Practices for Buyers and Sellers

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way."

It is ironic that Charles Dickens’ famous words from “A Tale of Two Cities”, written over 150 years ago, could so accurately describe so many conversations taking place today when company leaders try to make sense of broken business deals, uncollected revenues, rejected sub-standard or nonconforming shipments, or unwanted litigation situations. This is especially troubling in times of economic crisis when every piece of business counts.


"Ask The No-Nonsense Lawyer" Interview Transcript

Click on the link below to read the transcript of the interview with Pamir Law Group partner Nicholas V. Chen, conducted by Hanna Hasl-Kelchner for “The No-Nonsense Lawyer” call-in show. In the interview, Nick addresses common concerns and misconceptions foreign business people have about doing business in China, including:


Taiwan Arbitration FAQ

The following are frequently asked questions on the arbitration process in Taiwan.  Generally, parties must contractually agree to use arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism, so arbitration procedures will be set out in the agreement at issue.  If the agreement provides that arbitration is to take place in Taiwan, but does not specify a certain matter, then the Rules of the Arbitration of the Republic of China (the “Arbitration Law”) will apply.


New Opportunities in the Era of Direct Cross-Strait Aviation

The following presentation outlines numerous economic opportunities expected as a result of the historic November 4, 2008 agreement between Beijing and Taipei restoring direct air and sea transport links.


China’s Energy Market: Overview and Opportunities

As the world’s second-largest energy consumer after the United States, China’s energy sector accounted for half of worldwide growth in energy consumption last year. China’s energy sector is expected to virtually explode with growth in the next several years.


Perspectives and Predictions on Opportunities and Challenges for VC’s and PE’s in Greater China

The presentation below discusses the roles of Private Equity and Venture Capital firms in greater China, as well as the challenges and opportunities brought by recent developments in cross straits relations.


Hiring in Taiwan FAQ

1. What are the main laws and regulations pertaining to the employment relationship (particularly as they relate to hiring employees)?

The main laws and regulations pertaining to employment relations in Taiwan are (1) The Labor Standards Act 1984, (as amended, most recently on 25 December 2002): to provide minimum standards for working conditions, protect workers' rights and interests, improve employee-employer relationships and promote social and economic development.


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