Litigation in China
Litigation in China

How to Prove Your Claim in a Chinese court

In international trades, many traders do not always use formal contracts when doing business in China. Instead, they use simple purchase orders (POs) and proforma invoices (PIs), which do not cover all the details of the transaction.

WhatsApp/WeChat Messages as Evidence to Chinese Courts?

International business partners are getting increasingly accustomed to using WhatsApp or WeChat to reach an agreement, send orders, modify transaction conditions and confirm performance.

A One Minute Guide on Litigation in China or in Your Own Country

When you decide to sue a Chinese company, where will you file the lawsuit? China or your own country, provided that both have jurisdiction over your case?

Can I Ignore the Transaction If the Goods of the Chinese Supplier Are Poor-quality?

You’d better not turn your back on your deals with Chinese suppliers. You shall terminate your contract in accordance with reasonable procedures.

How Do I Take Legal Action Against a Chinese Company?

You need to determine where you are going to sue, and what law is applicable to your case. If you are planning to file a lawsuit in China, then we have prepared 8 tips for you in this article to help you evaluate your potential legal action.

Sue a Company in China: How Do Chinese Judges Treat Evidence?

What evidence should you prepare? Documentary evidence (physical documents), electronic documents, and recordings are all necessary in this regard.

Sue a Company in China: What Evidence Strategy Should You Adopt in a Chinese Court?

You should prepare sufficient documentary evidence prior to filing a lawsuit, preferably provided or presented by the other party. In some cases, you can also rely on the court to collect evidence for you.

Suing in China vs Suing in Other Countries: Pros and Cons

When your Chinese suppliers or distributors defraud or default, where will you file the lawsuit? China or somewhere else (eg. the place of your domicile), provided that both have jurisdiction over your case? To answer these questions, we need to compare the litigation in China with that in other countries.

3 Things You Have to Know About How Chinese Judges Think in Commercial Litigation

Chinese judges lack commercial knowledge, flexibility and time to understand transactions beyond the contract text.

Sue a Company in China: Who Can Give Me a Lawyer-Network in China?

You are very likely not to file a lawsuit with a court in Beijing or Shanghai, but in a city with many factories, an airport, or a seaport hundreds of kilometers or thousands of kilometers away. It means that the elite lawyers gathered in Beijing and Shanghai may not be able to help you any better.

8 Tips on How to Sue a Company in China

You can sue a company in a Chinese court. Even if you are not in China, you can still do so with the help of Chinese lawyers. To get prepared, you need to know, to start with, whom you can sue and then identify its legal name in Chinese, as well as the address thereof.

Sue a Company in China: What Documents Do I Need to Prepare to File a Lawsuit in China?

Apart from pleadings and evidence, foreign companies in Chinese courts need to complete a series of formalities, which can sometimes be somewhat cumbersome. Therefore, it is necessary to spare sufficient time and costs to get ready.

Do I Have the Legal Right (Standing) To Sue When a China-Related Trade Dispute Arises?

As long as you are ‘directly affected’ pursuant to Chinese law, you may file a lawsuit with the court. First, you must be directly affected by the defendant. Second, you must be a natural person or a legal entity.