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Commercial law, also known as business law, is the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales. It is often considered to be a branch of civil law and deals with issues of both private law and public law.

Business litigation, in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and elsewhere, is almost an inevitable and necessary part of doing business. Any firm dynamic—including growth, governance succession, acquisitions and mergers—necessarily raises the likelihood of business disputes. A proactive approach to any of these situations begins with effective contracts, but disputes, once they arise, can often be mitigated through mediation and arbitration, two legal routes that prove to be cost effective over business litigation.

As a China business law firm with extensive experience around business transactions in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, we are experienced and equipped to service a broad variety of business law needs:

• Litigation prevention: A first priority is to avert lawsuits, which we do through holistic thinking and proactive counsel of clients.
• General business litigation: Whether it be breach of contract, matters relating to insurance coverage, negligence, commercial collections, enforcement of judgments or professional malpractice, effective legal representation can bring such matters to timely and satisfactory resolution.
• Internal ownership disputes: When co-owners of businesses are in disagreement, there can be both emotional and significant financial issues involved. Negotiations, litigation and settlements in the midst of complex issues can be managed while preserving the enterprise through skilled legal counsel.
• Employee suits: In a competitive world, new and departing employees present certain business challenges and legal concerns. Key employees must be trusted with proprietary information, and some of them commit breach of employment contracts or make unfounded commission, compensation or wage claims. Other times, claims of discrimination, sexual harassment and other matters are the source of litigation.

Commercial law includes within its compass such titles as principal and agent; carriage by land and sea; merchant shipping; guarantee; marine, fire, life, and accident insurance; bills of exchange and partnership. It can also be understood to regulate corporate contracts, hiring practices, and the manufacture and sales of consumer goods. Many countries have adopted civil codes that contain comprehensive statements of their commercial law.

Various regulatory schemes control how commerce is conducted, particularly vis-a-vis employees and customers. Privacy laws, safety laws (e.g., the Occupational Safety and Health Act in China), and food and drug laws are some examples.

We are a full service, multi-disciplinary law firm that specializes in civil trial advocacy, complex corporate transactions and commercial law. These complementary practice areas allow us to support all of your needs, whether you are a business owner, entrepreneur, high net worth individual, or just looking for sound legal support. We pride ourselves on crafting practical and cost-effective legal solutions, and we strive to build long-term client relationships founded on trust and a deep understanding of our clients' business and personal goals. Our site is full of articles written by our attorneys, representative cases, informational guides, and other resources, so please look around. If you have any questions, please email us, and let us know how we can put our expertise to work for you.

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