Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: CanadaServices: LegalEmployment & Immigration
Guide to Canada's employment law, including employee protections, compensation & benefits, workplace safety, compliance, secondment, and proper due diligence.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: BrazilChinaServices: Legal
About 600 years ago, Admiral Zheng He attempted to “go abroad” on expeditions with his fleet. History has it that he sailed as far as the eastern shores of Africa. Today, China’s fleet of investors have not only reached Africa but are now leaving their commercial footprints everywhere in the world. Along the way, Chinese companies have conquered major obstacles in their quest for investments in far-flung countries. Overseas direct investment by...
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: Legal
In the last 3 years, China has emerged as a leading player in greenfield investments and M&A projects worldwide. Indeed, the central government has recently placed a significant emphasis on outbound investments as a sustained policy. In large part, this is due to the country’s urgent need to secure a reliable and long-term supply of resources. To a lesser extent, it is due to swelling foreign exchange reserves and upward pressure on the...
Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: LegalEmployment & Immigration
Key employment documents include employment contracts, employee handbooks, expatriate assignment agreements, non-compete agreements, and termination agreements. Many employers often wrongly or mistakenly believe that they can adopt the employment documents of their offshore parent companies or affiliates and use them in China with minimal or no revisions.
Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: ChinaUSAServices: Legal
FCPA makes it a crime to offer anything of value (no minimum) to foreign government officials for the purpose of corruptly influencing an official decision in order to obtain or retain business or improper advantage for oneself or another person.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: IndonesiaIndustries: InfrastructureServices: Legal
As a developing country, Indonesia needs to increase its economic growth. One of the fundamental factors for increasing the economic growth is the availability of sufficient infrastructure. Currently, Indonesia does not have sufficient infrastructure to improve the increase of economic growth of Indonesia. The development of infrastructure project requires a very large allocation of funds. The Indonesian Government has limitations for developing...
Content Types: CommentaryRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: Intellectual Property
Three generations of China’s leaders have set the goal that all China becomes a “moderately well-off society”. Achieving this, by around 2020, will not be easy. China must transform its industries so that enterprises provide higher value and generate...
Content Types: CommentaryRegions & Countries: BrazilIndustries: InsuranceServices: Insurance
This case has been widely reported among international arbitration lawyers. However there are important lessons to be learned for the business community as well.
Content Types: CommentaryRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: Employment & Immigration
This article focuses on a common dilemma that Chinese Companies face when investing overseas. A more comprehensive review of people related success factors is provided in the previous article: Overseas Investment: People Factors that determine Failure or...
Content Types: CommentaryRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: Investment Promotion
China and Brazil are BRIC countries and world powers. As China and Brazil are highly complementary in resources, capital, demand and other aspects, the two countries have cooperated in many areas including trade and project contracting.