China Legal Trends 2016 Q3

Published on 2016-11-02

Contained in this issue is key information relating to the recent Foreign-Employee Work Authorization Policy; the latest foreign investment law reforms; and the recently released draft consumer rights protection laws.

Welcome to the 2016 Q3 issue of the British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai quarterly China Legal Trends update. The issue contains detailed insights by a number of the Chamber’s member law firms into the latest important legal developments in China.

The issue provides an in-depth insight into the Foreign Employee Work Authorizations Pilot Scheme Policy that proposes to categorise foreign nationals into three talent categories when considering their eligibility to work in China.  Set to be implemented nationwide by April 2017, the issue explains the impact of the Policy and how it is expected to function.

Also highlighted in the issue is an overview of the significant reforms to foreign investment law, including the Ministry of Commerce’s approval of new filing requirements. Covering the latest amendments to China’s foreign-owned enterprises and Sino-foreign join ventures regulations, the issue also provides key information into the impact, effect and functioning of the changes.

The final section of the issue provides critical information relating to the recently drafted consumer rights protection laws. The insight highlights and explains the central provisions of the draft regulation alongside and providing key advice on how companies can best prepare for the implantation of the policies.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Fragomen LLP, Linklaters LLP and Mayer Brown JSM for their contributions to this issue and their continued support of the Chamber. We also extend our thanks to all Legal Focus Group members and Chamber staff for their efforts in producing this issue. 

Download the full Update from the below link.