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Establishment of a Wholly-Foreign Owned Enterprise (“WFOE”) Versus a Representative Office (“RO”) in China

August 18, 2015

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Many foreign companies which are interested in making investments to China have been often struggling from choosing their investment vehicle in China, especially between a Wholly-Foreign Owned Enterprise (hereinafter referred to as “WFOE”) or a foreign Representative Office (hereinafter referred to as “RO”). This article will use a table to briefly illustrate the difference between […]

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China Ascends to Major League Investment

December 4, 2014

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By Amit Ben-Yehoshua. Until a decade ago, a Chinese company investing in a foreign country was a rare sight. Last week’s UN report puts China among the world’s three biggest investors. The forecast states that China’s foreign acquisitions will exceed China’s inbound investments within two years. The UN Conference on Trade and Development published its […]

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The Most Important Legal Revision of the Year: The December 2013 Revision of the PRC Company Law By: Amit Ben-Yehoshua, Attorney at Law

January 10, 2014

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During the last week of 2013, while all of us were greeting each other for the coming New Year, China was making a very substantial amendment to its Company Law which will undoubtedly have a great effect on the Chinese economy. The revised law  will come into effect on March 1, 2014 so please read […]

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Do you Really Know What’s Happening in Your China Operations? The Lessons to Be Learned from the Story of Orbotech

December 17, 2013

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You are sitting in your New York office, focusing on growing your sales volume. Your company has various subsidiaries across the globe. One of the subsidiaries is in China, which is clearly a key destination. You visit China twice a year to show that China is important to your business. However, do you really know […]

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Law Management and Retention of Chinese Staff: Doing Business in China

December 10, 2013

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The Fundamental Concepts for Foreign Direct Investment Enterprises Doing Business in China Presented to the American Bar Association By Amit Ben-Yehoshua, Senior Counsel, Dacheng Law Offices Doing Business in China Offers Opportunities to Foreign Investors The management of your employees thousands of miles away from your headquarters is a substantial challenge that must be managed […]

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The Shanghai Free Trade Zone: China’s Newest Vehicle to Attract Foreign Investors

December 3, 2013

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The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is clearly the hottest topic in China legal and business news at present. According to recent reports, more than 1,400 companies have registered in Shanghai’s free trade zone within two months of its launch. The New Negative List A “negative list” for foreign companies had been identified as one of […]

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Loosened Restrictions on Foreign Investment in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone

November 11, 2013

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The last month’s newly introduced Free Trade Zone has loosened many of the previous restrictions on foreign investments in China and provides investment opportunities for foreign owned companies. Investors all around the world hope that this will permit market economy in the otherwise heavily state-controlled country. The idea behind the free trade zone is to […]

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Israel Prime Minister In China To Step Up Economic And Trade Cooperation

June 5, 2013

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The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was on a five-day visit to China at the beginning of last month, picked up Shanghai as his first stop to hold a series of meetings with Chinese government leaders and business people in order to promote Israel-China trade relations. This event marked the first visit by an […]

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The American Chamber of Commerce in China Salutes China’s Efforts to “Go Green”

May 6, 2013

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The recent release, by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, of the 2013 American Business in China White Paper, provides an opportunity to discuss the latest developments in one of China’s most dynamic industries: the clean technology industry. China’s innovation and investment policy in the clean technology sector continues to show strong results as […]

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Amit Discusses The Recent Revival Of Interest In China Joint Ventures

March 18, 2013

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Jonathan Pecaut-Dupy: Foreign companies seem to have regained some interest in setting up joint ventures in China over the past few years. How do you explain it? Amit Ben-Yehoshua: Let me start by saying that going in China as a joint venture has never been easy. A joint venture takes a lot of time and […]

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