CHINA CONTRACT LAW
Protect and enforce your legal rights in China
A properly drafted contract is the best way to define and legally enforce your rights under the law. While no one goes out looking for business disputes, the reality is that they do happen - often at the most inopportune times. When trouble does arise, it is best to be fully protected and deal with the dispute from a position of strength. A contract, enforceable through the Chinese courts, which sets out the rights and obligations of each party is an important tool in managing risk and achieving a positive outcome.
The greatest asset an organization operating in China can have is a dependable, honest source of legal and business advice. Our team of experts can provide you with the direction and confidence you need to succeed in China's harsh business and regulatory environment. But it all starts with having good contracts!
Contracts are all about avoiding unnecessary risks. If you spell out your rights and obligations in advance, and do it clearly, the chances of a dispute arising fall dramatically. And if a dispute still happens, the contract will help you navigate the dispute resolution process, be it in court or through arbitration, with confidence.
We have a wealth of experience in handling most common agreements, as well as expertise in drafting fully custom documents for unique situations.
Our experience includes preparing and advising on:
Purchase order. A purchase order is a legally binding agreement that commits a business to purchase an item or quantity of items at an agreed-upon price, and specifies the delivery date and payment terms.
Nondisclosure agreement. Nondisclosure agreements give a business legal recourse if a vendor, supplier, contractor or employee improperly shares sensitive information with other parties.
General employment contract. An employment contract spells out the relationship between an employer and an employee, including duration, compensation, benefits, grounds for termination, and ownership of work produced.
Non-compete agreement. A non-compete agreement specifies a period of time in which an employee is prohibited from competing with a former employer.
Independent contractor agreement. Businesses of all sizes occasionally need to hire third-parties to fill specific short-terms positions, often in relation to a particular situation, sale or transaction. It is important to clearly establish the duties and obligations of the independent contractor.
Expat Group Leader, Partner
Flora and her team have a great deal of experience drafting and revising contracts for organizations operating in a wide-range of industries including consulting, manufacturing and high-technology.