Monthly Archives: April 2015

Liabilities of Shareholder and Piercing Corporate Veil in China

One of our most frequently questions asked by foreign investors doing business in China is the scope of liabilities of a shareholder under PRC laws. It totally makes sense as this is the fundamental bottom line for taking any investment acts in China. Interestingly, it is not uncommon that a panic foreign shareholder of an insolvent foreign direct enterprise (“FIE”) was told he / she may be put in jail if his / her company is unable to pay off the debts owed in China. We therefore set forth below some basic understanding of PRC laws in this regard.

Several Issues of Recognition and Enforcement of a Foreign Winning Judgment in China

From the perspective of a litigation lawyer, winning a court judgment is by no means the “happy ever after” ending, despite the client’s tears of joy for surviving the lengthy and torturous litigation hearings. It is just the beginning of another judicial procedure to “enforce” such winning judgment. It normally takes a court to seize and dispose of the assets of the counter party and then apply the proceeds towards the outstanding amount.

初探中国公司境外投资渠道(一):直接投资

2014年至2015年春天,我们有幸见证了阿里巴巴的上市,“一路一带”的落实,亚投行的逆袭,沪港通额度的爆满等载入史册的大事,其无不昭示着中国公司资产在全球范围内进行配置已经不再是一个遥远的课题。

当然,基于不同的投资目标及目的地,中国公司进行境外投资的方式可以说是无法穷尽的庞大题目。本文仅希望以最基本的收益-风险-控制为基准,将境外投资大致分成两类:

试论网络时代商业诋毁的法律应对实践

内容提要:在自媒体兴起的时代,利用网络水军向竞争者发动似是而非的网络“点评”已经是有中国特色商战的一部分。尤其对于社会影响力较高的知名企业的法务工作者,上班一打开电脑发现有对其公司不利的谣言恐怕已不是什么新鲜的事情。然而,鉴于网络传输的广泛性以及速度,法务工作者对该等网络谣言的打击实有”野火烧不尽,春风吹又生”的无力感,一番努力后成功使某门户网站上的诋毁文章/帖子断开连接,可能又会在另一个论坛/微信上发现类似文章的转载。

事实上,为应对上述困居,我国近年来无论从刑事及民事救济都有大量司法解释出台,为实务界应对商业诋毁提供了更详细的指引及武器。本文在此希望通过系统梳理笔者应对网络商业诋毁的经验,抛砖引玉,期能为学界及实务界有所裨益。