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As a business operating in today’s increasingly regulated markets, you need to manage your commercial risk while achieving your business objectives. Your success is built upon the effectiveness of your relationships with both customers and suppliers. Sector-specific contractual arrangements are key to this. Not only do you need the right legal answer, you need it in the context of the market in which you operate.

Our team in China has been handling commercial law issues for over a decade and is advising our clients in the key areas of their operative business - sales, procurement, production and service contracts.

We organise our teams according to sectors and industries relevant to you, including automotive, machinery and equipment, technology, media and telecommunication, consumer products, lifesciences, energy, financial services, and hotels and leisure. Whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, logistics, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, our specialists can guide you towards the best business outcome for you.

Furthermore, with over 350 lawyers across 34 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business variations impacting your commercial arrangements.

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Dr. Christoph Schröder
In­ter­na­tion­al CMS team as­sists Chinese cable man­u­fac­turer...
Hong Kong en­hances po­s­i­tion as hub for China-re­lated dis­putes
In a ma­jor de­vel­op­ment on 18 Janu­ary 2019, the Hong Kong Sec­ret­ary for Justice and the Vice-Pres­id­ent of the PRC Su­preme People’s Court signed an ar­range­ment greatly ex­pand­ing the cir­cum­stances in which judg­ments of the Hong Kong SAR courts will be re­cog­nised.
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
China monthly TMT up­date - Janu­ary 2019
SAMR is­sues draft of reg­u­la­tion meas­ures on di­git­al busi­ness li­cence (tri­al) The State Ad­min­is­tra­tion for Mar­ket Reg­u­la­tion (“SAMR”) is­sued the Draft of Reg­u­la­tion Meas­ures on Di­git­al Busi­ness Li­cence ("Draft") on 6 Decem­ber 2018.
Dr. Ulrike Glueck
In­bound M&A Pro­jects be­come easi­er
China In­sight - Cor­por­ate
China pub­lished new reg­u­la­tions on Cross-bor­der E-com­merce Re­tail...
The Chinese gov­ern­ment pub­lished three im­port­ant reg­u­la­tions set­ting out the new policies gov­ern­ing cross-bor­der e-com­merce near the end of Novem­ber 2018, in­clud­ing the Su­per­vi­sion of Cross-bor­der E-com­merce Re­tail Im­ports (“Cir­cu­lar”), the No­tice of Im­prov­ing.
CMS Com­mer­cial Guide: Dis­tri­bu­tion and Agency Agree­ments
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
CMS, China: an Award Win­ning Lead­ing Law Firm in China
China Monthly TMT Up­date – Novem­ber 2018
CAC is­sues the reg­u­la­tion on the safety as­sess­ment for in­ter­net ser­vices cap­able of cre­at­ing pub­lic opin­ions or so­cial mo­bil­iz­a­tion The Cy­ber­space Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China (“CAC”) is­sued the Reg­u­la­tion on the Safety As­sess­ment for In­ter­net Ser­vices Cap­able of.
CMS, China be­came the Law Firm of the Year, 2013
China Monthly TMT Up­date – Oc­to­ber 2018
Cy­ber­space Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China so­li­cit­ing com­ments on draft block­chain reg­u­la­tion The Cy­ber­space Ad­min­is­tra­tion of China pub­lished the Ad­min­is­trat­ive Pro­vi­sions for Block­chain In­form­a­tion Ser­vices (Draft for com­ment) ("Draft Pro­vi­sions") on 19 Oc­to­ber 2018.