Lawyers of the international business department have rich experience in foreign legal affairs and international commercial business service with customers from the major countries and regions around the world. Many of them are Fortune 500 companies and multinational companies covering communications, automotive industry, Internet, bio-medicine, construction (infrastructure), energy (water and thermal power), food chain, furniture, transportation, large-scale entertainment (Ferris wheel), finance, securities, banks, etc.
In order to provide legal services to customers effectively, Zhongwen has established daily business cooperation with law firms and accountants and tax accountants in the United States and Europe.
Scope of Legal Services includes:
(I). Legal affairs of foreign-invested enterprises
•Accept the entrustment of Chinese enterprises or foreign/ Hong Kong enterprises;
•Participate in the negotiations of the establishment of Sino-foreign joint ventures and Sino-foreign cooperation enterprises; handle the whole process of approval and registration procedures related to the establishment of the enterprises;
•Establish foreign-owned foreign enterprises in Mainland China (including special economic zone);
•Negotiate land transfer contract with the Chinese Land Administration Department and handle relevant registration and transfer procedures;
•Participate in relevant industrial plant BOT project negotiation, bid for the purchase of plant needed by the enterprise and handle related property transfer and transfer procedures;
•Negotiate the equity right transfer, dissolution and liquidation related to foreign-invested enterprises;
•Provide special legal advice on foreign exchange, taxation, etc. involved in foreign-invested enterprises;
•Provide special legal advice on mortgage, guarantees, etc. involved in the commercial loan of foreign-invested enterprises;
•Provide legal advice on financial leasing matters involved in foreign-invested enterprises;
•Provide legal advice on the labor contracts of Chinese staff or foreign staff delegated to foreign-invested enterprises in assisting foreign-invested enterprises;
•Assist foreign-invested enterprises to coordinate local government departments to settle group labor disputes between the enterprise and staff.
(II). Legal affairs of the representative office of foreign companies and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan enterprises in China
•Apply for the opening and closing of the representative office.
•Handle the tax return of the representative office.
•Labor contract involved in the representative office.
(III). Commercial litigation and arbitration involving foreign-invested enterprises
•Accept the entrustment of foreign clients.
•Litigation in local courts and the Supreme People’s court in China.
•Arbitration of local arbitration institutions in China and China International Trade Arbitration Commission.
•Arbitration of Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, Singapore International Arbitration Center, London Arbitration Institute, Stockholm State Arbitration Institute, etc.