Setting Up Joint Ventures in China (Third Edition)

Published: May 2011

Starting with choosing a JV structure, assessing a potential partner, and conducting legal and financial due diligence, this guide walks you through the key points of setting up a joint venture (JV) in China.

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  • No. of Pages: 110 pages
  • ISBN: 978-988-15251-2-3

Starting with choosing a JV structure, assessing a potential partner, and conducting legal and financial due diligence, this guide walks you through the key points of setting up a joint venture (JV) in China. This guide includes a complete JV contract and articles of association as well as an overview of JV law, negotiation issues, land use rights, IP protection and technology transfer, in addition to tips on staff hiring and HR. It also describes the tax and audit responsibilities in addition to buying out a JV partner and liquidations. A detailed and pragmatic guide of use to anyone considering a China JV.

This guide is part of a series of books on doing business in China, which cover such topics as setting up wholly foreign-owned enterprises, setting up joint ventures, tax, IP and other vital issues for foreign investors in this exciting market. 

  1. Devising your China investment strategy
    1. Pre-investment considerations
    2. Options concerning foreign investment vehicles
    3. JVs vs WFOEs – working out what’s best for you
    4. JV regulatory issues and implementation rules
    5. Encouraged industry applications

  2. Structuring your JV
    1. Structuring Joint Ventures – general issues
    2. Specific JV structural issues
    3. Technology transfer agreements
    4. Legal and financial due diligence
    5. The Memorandum of Understanding
    6. Contractual JVs and Equity JVs
    7. JV contracts and articles of association (including English language basic drafts)
    8. The application process
    9. Intellectual property

  3. Development zones

  4. Human resources
    1. Inheriting staff
    2. Employing Chinese staff
    3. Employing expatriate staff
    4. Good recruitment practice
    5. General conditions and salaries
    6. The Labor Law

  5. China’s business taxes
    1. Withholding tax
    2. Value-added tax
    3. Business taxes
    4. Consumption Tax
    5. Audit
    6. Profit repatriation

  6. JV conversions and closures
    1. Converting Joint Ventures to WFOEs
    2. Liquidating Joint Ventures

  7. Glossary of terms

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