Distribution in China – Legal Issues Part IV. Drafting the Distribution Contract

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“Distribution in China – Legal Issues” is a four-part series. Part I discussed the business models and legal structures most commonly used for distribution in China. Part II looked at important issues to consider in the design of a distribution system for China, such as taxation, foreign exchange, antitrust, and specific rules applicable to retail and wholesale distribution activities. Part III dealt with pre-contract matters of which negotiators of distribution agreements for China should be aware. Part IV outlines the main issues parties should take into account when drafting a distribution contract for use in China. These include pricing and payments, exclusivity and territorial restrictions, product liability and intellectual property rights.

In This Issue:

Restrictive Contract Clauses; Pricing, Discounts, Rebates and Fees; Product Quality and Liability; Intellectual Property; and Employment Law.

Please see full issue below for more information.

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Topics:  China, Confidentiality Agreements, Contract of Adhesion, FCPA, Letters of Intent, Memorandum of Understanding, Termination, UK Bribery Act

Published In: General Business Updates, Criminal Law Updates, Intellectual Property Updates, International Trade Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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