Foreign firms have been isolated more than ever from their China operations because of COVID-19 and the ongoing lockdowns. China lawyer Mark Schaub looks at the situation in 2022: “If you intend to continue with your subsidiaries in China then greater local decision-making power seems to be a likely pre-requisite to success,” he argues in his weekly newsletter. He looks at the good, the bad, and the ugly general managers.
Foreign companies have been struggling how to manage their China investments for decades. Veteran China lawyer Mark Schaub, partner at KWM, looks at how the questions have remained, but the answers changed as China developed from a lucrative niche market into a major competitor for most industries, in his weekly Chit-Chat China.
China veteran and lawyer Mark Schaub dives into the issue of the upcoming exodus of ex-pats from Shanghai, triggered off by the stringent COVID-19 lockdowns. More foreigners than ever will be leaving, while fewer are coming to replace them unless their companies reinvent themselves. But to a large degree, this is a long overdue cleanup in a dynamically changing climate, he argues in his second weekly column China chit-chat.
China’s authorities have been cracking down on education, tutoring and foreign teachers, scaring foreign firms and teachers. China lawyer Mark Schaub summarizes an earlier webinar under Chatham rules. No reason to panic, he says at his vlog. “It makes completely sense what the government is currently doing. If there is a demand, there will be a way to carry on.”
China’s government is trying to control its tech sector and VIE’s (Variable Interest Entities) are high on their agenda. But outside the China business, very few people know what VIE’s are and China lawyer Mark Schaub reposted his vlog on what VIE’s actually are, even though they are a key feature in China’s tech sector.
China-lawyer Mark Schaub looks back at how negotiations in China have changed compared to 25 years ago. Now, deals are made much easier, and lawyers no longer attend negotiations on basic deals. Business partners can solve often their problems without a large delegation of lawyers on both sides, he tells on his vlog.