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Apr09

Shanghai Lawyer Enjoys Employee Friendly Workplace

Our Shanghai lawyer's office engaged in a cultural survey, reaching the conclusion that our Shanghai law firm has been an employee friendly workplace. See our Shanghai employment lawyer, Shanghai litigation lawyer and Shanghai divorce lawyer's testimonies.

Our Shanghai law firm's Core Values

Not long ago, a survey of our partners and associates reaffirmed the core values under which we practice. Among these values, the three most important are: sufficient time for family, mutual respect and trust for one other at work, and maintaining a collegial environment within the firm.

Other essential ingredients to cultivating the legal practice we love include: maintaining a mix of challenging work from clients we enjoy, delivering excellence in our work product, zealously pursuing the best interest of our clients, and maintaining the highest ethical standards.

Why Our Shanghai lawyer Are Different

Our values drive firm decisions. We choose work that is varied, interesting, cutting-edge, and important to our clients’ business. Firm strategic decisions, as well as day-to-day practice choices, are governed by our core values.

 
Apr08

China Intellectual Property Licensing

It is imperative to retain our China IP lawyer's service when you are licensing your intellectual property in china. As experienced China lawyer, we are expert in intellectual property licensing. We have Shanghai IP lawyer, Beijing IP lawyer, Guangzhou IP lawyer, Nanjing IP lawyer and Suzhou IP lawyer for your service.

Intellectual Property Licensing

Intellectual property, such as copyrights, trademarks, and patents require written intellectual property licensing agreements. A licensing agreement or license is a contractual right that gives someone permission to engage in a defined activity or to use certain property, including intellectual property, that is owned by someone else. These intellectual property law regulations are essential to enforcing the owner's rights in intellectual property.

If you are a copyright, trademark, or patent owner and someone wants to use, for example, your artwork, trademarked slogan, or patented invention, you may benefit from the services of a licensing attorney. Licensing attorneys write contracts that protect your intellectual property rights. These agreements specify how someone may use your property and how much you will be paid for such use. For example, can they use it for one year or ten years? Can they use it only in Illinois or can they use it around the world? Can they share your property with others? A licensing lawyer can help you answer all of these questions. They can also specify the recourse available to you if someone violates the licensing agreement. Licensing attorneys know the words to use that will best protect your intellectual property.

 
Apr08

China Legal Counsel, China General Counsel

We have a special program to serve as China Legal Counsel or China General Counsel for foreign invested firms in China. As experienced China lawyer, we will make sure your China law compliance and avoid legal risk wherever possible. We also have Shanghai lawyer, Beijing lawyer, Nanjing lawyer, Guangzhou lawyer, Nanjing lawyer and Guangzhou lawyer ready for your service.

Small businesses may benefit from outside General Counsel services such as legal assistance with business contracts, employee matters, and regular day-to-day concerns of the operation by an experienced China business attorney who is familiar with the business as a whole, the future plans for that business, and who has a consistent working relationship with the entity and the principle players.

1. Employee Agreements- The careful drafting of key employee agreements and Independent contractor agreements in the beginning can save the employer numerous problems later on by detailing specific duties, payments, pay dates, and dispute resolution procedures from the onset of the relationship. Other matters, such as non-compete provisions, nondisclosures, milestone expectations, and the protection of company Trade Secrets, can also be explained and detailed in a carefully drafted employee agreement.

2. Employee Handbooks- There are two schools of thought concerning Employee Handbooks. In one camp, there are people who believe that not having an Employee Handbook is desirable because the company does not have to worry about being sued for violating its own employee policies. The other camp believes that a carefully drafted Employee Handbook is crucial to the success of the company through the subsequent reduction in misunderstandings about employer and employee expectations, and company policies, procedures, and governing rules, leading to greater retention of employees and reducing turn-over costs for the organization.

 
Apr08

China Software Licensing Lawyer

Our China software licensing lawyer knows that most people tend to “skip over” those software licensing screens in order to move quickly to the installation of a program. We also have Beijing licensing lawyer, Shanghai licensing lawyer, Tianjin licensing lawyer and Suzhou licensing lawyer for your service.

This is not a good idea, as most have restrictions on just what can be done with the software. When there are any concerns or questions about the legal use of software, a China software licensing attorney can make certain that everything is being done correctly.

For clients who are developing their own software license agreements, it is essential that a knowledgeable China software licensing lawyer assist in the process, as you want to make certain that the product is evaluated thoroughly and that all documents are properly prepared. At this China IP law firm we have extensive experience and knowledge in drafting consolidated, stand-alone and hosted agreements. Our China software licensing attorneys realize that software licensing encompasses a vast array of agreements from designer and shrink-wrap agreements to VAR (value-added reseller) and source code licensing and escrow agreements. A skilled China software licensing attorney with in-depth knowledge pertaining to software licensing is able to not only look out for intellectual property implications, but help your business identify and negotiate the conditions and terms of software licensing agreements.

 
Apr08

China Franchise Law, China Franchise Lawyer

Our China franchise lawyer summarized the main points of China franchise law. We have Shanghai franchise lawyer, Beijing franchise lawyer, Chongqing franchise lawyer and Tianjin franchise lawyer ready for your consultation. We also attached a full text of China Franchise law for your reference.

Implementation

The latest version of China's franchise law came into effect in 2005, as part of China's World Trade Organization (WTO) treaties. It eliminated the "two plus one" rule, which stipulated that a company must have at least two branches operating in China for at least one year before becoming a franchiser. This created a boundary to investment for many would-be entrepreneurs.

Regulation

Chinese law stipulates that both the franchiser and the franchisee are legal entities. Signed agreements between franchisers and franchisees must include quality and standards requirements, arrangements for franchise fees, and liability agreements in case of disputes. The franchiser must also be a mature business that is able to provide guidance, training and technical support to the franchisee.

Foreign Franchises

There are two types of foreign franchises that exist in China. The first is a Foreign Invested Enterprise (FIE), when an investor incorporates a new business in China and then acts as a sub-franchiser. The second type is a direct contractual relationship, in which the foreign enterprise is established outside of China but instead operates a local network of franchisees.

Regulations for the Administration of Commercial Franchising Operations

Order of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China-1
The 485th Order

The Regulations for the Administration of Commercial Franchising Operations, which was adopted at the 167th executive meeting of the State Council on January 31, 2007, are hereby promulgated and shall come into force as of May 1, 2007.

Premier Wen Jiabao

 
Apr07

Beijing Employment lawyer, Beijing Labor Lawyer

On one level, the outcome of an employment lawsuit related to discrimination, civil rights, sexual harassment or similar issues is very political because it deals with the natural power disparities that exist between employers and employees. On a human level, the outcome means a great deal more. As Beijing employment lawyer, we serve both foreign nationals and foreign invested companies in Beijing. Our Beijing labor lawyer frequently represent our clients at trial court and appeal court in China.

Our employment law lawyers work on both.

Our Beijing employment lawyer is a nationally recognized leader in the area of employment law. Over the last two decades, we have established ourselves among as one of the leading alternative dispute resolution and litigation firms in the Beijing area.

Employment Law Lawyers

Our Beijing employment lawyer's commitment to the principles of justice in the workplace has led to precedent-setting decisions by many courts, a number of highly publicized verdicts and settlements, and even new legislation in Nassau County regarding discrimination based on sexual orientation. And while we are proud of these accomplishments, our most important accomplishments come on behalf of the individual clients themselves.

 
Apr07

Shanghai Employment Lawyer, Shanghai Labor Lawyer

Employment Law: Clients

Our Shanghai employment lawyer has represented companies as well as individuals in employment disputes before the Shanghai Commission of Employment Arbitration, in trial court and in appeal court. Our Shanghai labor lawyer defended a University in a case alleging sex and age discrimination following layoffs at a Medical School. Our Shanghai lawyer defended a Fortune 500 Company in a case alleging wrongful termination and an implied contract. The law firm’s employment lawyers represented a Senior Vice President of a Fortune 25 company who lost the opportunity to become CEO of another Fortune 25 Company after having been falsely promised that he was the only internal candidate to become CEO of the Company for which he worked; the firm successfully settled the matter prior to the commencement of litigation.  In addition, the law firm has represented countless senior executives, sales people and support staff in cases involving wrongful terminations, severance agreements, claims for unpaid commissions, discrimination and non-compete agreements.

Severance Agreements

With the recent downturn in the economy, virtually each and every week brings numerous calls into the office from persons seeking assistance negotiating severance agreements and seeking to determine whether they might have a viable wrongful termination case.  Typically, after several hours of work, Our Shanghai employment lawyer are able to advise such persons regarding what, if anything, can be done, to help them maximize their potential benefits from their situation.

 
Apr07

Shanghai Litigation Lawyer

Sometimes business disputes arise, and when they can't be resolved through negotiation or arbitration proceedings, business litigation can be used as a way to remedy the situation. Whether it's a private individual or a business entity that has a legal issue with another business entity, we will look at what is business litigation. We are Shanghai litigation lawyer and our lawyers has extensive experience in litigation cases. Our Shanghai lawyer frequently appears on trial court and appeal court of various China cities.

Shanghai Business Litigation Lawyer

Many people are concerned about their finances and investments now, so anyone who suspects that his investment broker has not acted ethically may bring business litigation against brokers who do not act in the best interest of the clients. If an investor suffers excessive financial loss as a result of unethical behavior by a broker, the investor can pursue business litigation. In the same vein as unethical broker behavior, which usually involves a broker pushing inappropriate investments on clients or failing to fully disclose investment information, is investor fraud, which involves deception.

Another common instance that can result in an individual bringing business litigation against a business is in a dispute over intellectual property. Any infringement on a patent, trademark or copyright is grounds for business litigation.

 
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