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15 March 2012 In Company Formation

Shanghai company setup lawyer

Below is our Shanghai business incorporation lawyer advise you how to set up a representative office in Shanghai.

Why Register a Representative Office?

Shanghai has established itself as a reputable financial and regional trading centre. . It is the world’s busiest port and a top location for investments in the Asia Pacific region.  Factors such as strategic location, a competitive workforce, pro-business environment and forward looking economic policies have enabled Shanghai to be the world’s gateway to Asia.

Foreign entities that are keen on exploring the viability of doing business in Singapore, or are interested in using Singapore as a launch pad into the Asia Pacific, may wish to set up a Representative Office (RO).  A RO has the benefit of allowing a foreign entity to assess the business environment in Singapore before deciding to set up a permanent establishment.

Documents need to prepared before setting up a RO in China

(1) Parent company’s certification for subject qualification (such as Certificate of Incorporations or Articles of formation or Equivalent document) shall be notarized by the competent department of you own country and then verified by the Chinese embassy there.

15 March 2012 In Employment and Labor

Shanghai international arbitration lawyer

Our Shanghai lawyer share insights on the labor and employment matter. At this Shanghai law firm, we regularly update this blog and please come back if you are interested in our legal service or for your information.

Representing Employers and Employees in and around Shanghai: Our Shanghai lawyer has enjoyed considerable success representing both employers and employees in a broad range of non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreement cases, employment discrimination actions and wrongful termination claims. We fashion strategies for employers calculated to win - whether through litigation, arbitration, mediation or settlement - by thoroughly analyzing claims of sex, age, race and handicap discrimination, or wrongful termination, and by demonstrating our clients' adherence to the letter and intent of the laws at issue. We also represent the interests of executives and employees who are negotiating employment and severance agreements or asserting termination-related claims.

Examples from our Employment Litigation Practice:

Non-competition, Non-solicitation, and Confidentiality Agreements:  We have obtained emergency, temporary, preliminary, and permanent restraining orders enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements on behalf of employers in numerous instances. In one case, we obtained a preliminary injunction enforcing a non-compete and confidentiality agreement against a former executive of a business recently acquired by our client and then successfully defended the injunction against multiple attacks until it expired. The litigation helped our client negotiate a multi-million dollar reduction on the final payment of the acquisition. We have also defended start-ups and employees against former employers seeking to restrict fair competition. In numerous instances, we negotiated quick resolutions, saving our clients substantial legal fees.

Breach of Contract:  We have successfully defended companies against breach of contract and related claims. We have also represented employees asserting their contractual rights. For example, we represented, six former executives of a software company in breach of contract cases against their employer's parent corporation. We successfully and quickly resolved the claims through mediation.

Discrimination - Race, National Origin, Sex, Age, Religion, Disability/Handicap, Military Service, and Genetic Information

In numerous proceedings before the employment government, we have obtained "lack of probable cause" findings on a wide variety of employment discrimination claims against our employer clients. We have also won summary judgment in discrimination cases brought in the trial and appeal courts.

Harassment: In a multi-plaintiff case in the Shanghai Court alleging sexual harassment, we obtained partial summary judgment for our employer client disposing of most of the plaintiffs' claims on the ground that the conduct alleged was not so pervasive or serious as to constitute a hostile or offensive work environment. We arbitrated the remaining claim and obtained a favorable finding for our employer client.

Wrongful Termination, Whistleblower, Retaliation: We obtained summary judgment for our employer client accused of firing an employee for conducting a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability investigation and of invading the employee's right to privacy. We then negotiated a final resolution that involved the employee paying part of our client's costs.

Wage and Hour Claims: We help companies avoid litigation by counseling employers on wage and hour compliance, including classifying independent contractors and "exempt" employees. Yet, for those times when it is necessary, we have experience successfully defending against allegations of failure to pay overtime and of employee misclassification.

Terminations, Layoffs, and the Worker Adjustment: We obtained summary judgment for an employer in which the plaintiff alleged that she was selected for layoff because she was pregnant. We then successfully defended the judgment on appeal.

Hiring and Employee Retention Issues: From offer letters to executive employment agreements, we have negotiated and documented employment arrangements on behalf of employers and employees. We have counseled employers on day-to-day employment issues, including reasonable accommodations, family and medical leaves, employee privacy questions, and disciplining troubled employees. We have also advised executives being investigated for workplace misconduct, ranging from frivolous sexual harassment allegations to potentially criminal wrongdoing.

Employee Handbooks and Policies: We have drafted employee handbooks and workplace policies for employers in a variety of industries. We strive to customize policies to reflect a client's unique culture and to foster an informed and productive workforce.

Local Counsel: In numerous cases, including non-competition, discrimination, and fraud cases, we have served as local counsel for employers based outside of Shanghai.

Consult our English speaking Shanghai lawyers for free preliminary consultation. Shanghai lawyer reminds you that the law discussed above may change over time and may not apply to current situation when you read this blog.

13 March 2012 In Legal Counsel

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13 February 2012 In Legal Counsel

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13 February 2012 In Legal Counsel

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13 February 2012 In Divorce Lawyer

Shanghai family and divorce lawyer

This Shanghai lawyer blog shares insights on the legal fee matter. At this Shanghai law firm, we regularly update this blog and please come back if you are interested in our legal service or for your information.

Find a good Shanghai divorce lawyer is first thing you need to do when you decide to divorce your spouse in Shanghai. Knowing how to find a good divorce lawyer – what qualities to look for – is the first of several steps to hiring a divorce lawyer. As you are probably well aware, finding a good divorce lawyer is essential to ensure you get the settlement you want, not a settlement that ruins your life.

Find A Lawyer Specializing in Divorce

d a lawyer who specializes in divorce, ideally within a law firm specializing in family law and divorce. A lawyer who specializes in divorce (and has done so for some time) will have a greater depth of experience and expertise than a lawyer who does not. This may seem obvious but there is a hidden danger. Unlike the medical profession, there are no rules and regulations governing when a lawyer may or may not call themselves as a “specialist.” They are not required in any way to substantiate that they are a specialist.

22 February 2012 In Legal Counsel

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This Shanghai lawyer blog shares insights on local matter. At this Shanghai law firm, we regularly update this blog and please come back if you are interested in our legal service or for your information.

Our Shanghai law firm is not small, but we are able to provide personalize service to every client yet large enough to serve the diverse needs of our clients.

If there’s one thing that sums up the way we go about serving our clients it’s our belief that outstanding things happen when the best minds work together.

In the 80 years since Shanghai Premier Law Firm was founded, we have created a collaborative culture where talented individuals, working together, can truly flourish and achieve great things.

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