October 8, 2013
Basics of Legal Affairs for Business in China and Practical Troubleshooting Measures
Presented by
Representative Attorney Kenji Kuroda
Hosted by
Pronexus Inc.
5th floor, Shiodome Building

Seminar outline

China is growing in popularity and importance as a place to do business, but cultural and legal differences mean that an appreciation of the basics of legal affairs in China is essential. In this seminar, representative attorney and founding partner Kenji Kuroda, who has over 20 years’ experience in legal affairs involving China, firstly provides an overview of legal affairs in China. He deals with topics including the system of governance and laws in China, the judicial system and trials in China, general points to note when drafting contracts, and the advantages and disadvantages of the various company forms that businesses may use when expanding into China.
The second part of the seminar provides case examples of practical troubleshooting techniques, discussing trouble relating to product quality, commercial bribery, antitrust activities, patents, employee inventions and joint research, trademarks, trade secrets, technical assistance agreements and strikes.
Part 1: Basics of corporate legal affairs in China

    1. Introduction
    2. China’s system of governance and laws
    3. The judicial system
      1. The trial system in China
    4. General points to note when drafting contracts
    5. Choosing the corporate form when moving into China
    6. Other matters

Part 2: Practical case examples of troubleshooting recent issues

    1. Introduction
    2. Product quality issues caused by consumers with greater rights awareness
    3. Continuing commercial bribery issues, despite the implementation of compliance structures
    4. Issues occurring in conjunction with the implementation of antitrust law-related statutes
    5. Patent infringement issues
    6. Employee invention and joint research issues
    7. Trademark right infringement issues, such as prior registration of trademarks
    8. Trade secret protection issues
    9. Technical assistance agreement issues
    10. Labor issues, such as strikes