Compliance Manuals and Compliance Training in China
When companies expand their businesses into China, they must beware of misappropriation of company assets and divulgence of confidential information by employees. Another matter that requires particular care, as it is a criminal act that employees may commit in China but that does not exist in Japan, is commercial bribery. In China, unlike in Japan, bribery may be found to have taken place even between private companies, and restrictions on commercial bribery have been strengthened in recent years.
In order to prevent the occurrence of criminal acts, such as the examples given above, and other acts by employees that negatively impact the company's tangible and intangible assets, it is important to ensure that employees are aware of compliance matters in their day-to-day work.
To do this, the company must make sure that the spirit of acting in accordance with compliance requirements takes root among employees, such as by preparing compliance manuals suited to China, which has laws and commercial practices that differ from Japan's, and by ensuring that all employees working in China are familiar with them, as well as conducting compliance training as appropriate.
Services provided by Kuroda Law Offices
We have prepared compliance manuals and provided compliance training for many Chinese businesses. Therefore, we can prepare compliance manuals tailored to Chinese laws and commercial practices and any other items that clients wish to include, and conduct compliance training to ensure that the spirit of acting in accordance with compliance requirements takes root.