Monday, December 13, 2010

Books We Like: A New Edition of the China Law Deskbook

China One of the best and most authoritative guides to law and legal developments is The China Law Deskbook, published by the American Bar Association Section of International Law.  The book has now been published in a third edition.  As with the earlier editions, the book has earned its name as a deskbook -- it is an essential reference guide that you will want to keep near you if you do any work with the People's Republic of China.  The author is James Zimmerman, a China law expert.

The book covers significant legal developments adopted by the Chinese government in a number of areas including the new Chinese tort law, property rights law, anti-monopoly law, labor contract law, enterprise income tax law, enterprise bankruptcy law, and other laws that impact foreign investment and trade with China.

The book has grown in size and this third edition is now in two volumes.  The set is organized by broad topic categories, including:

  • Corporate organizational structure
  • Industry-specific regulatory matters
  • Tax issues
  • Labor and employment
  • Financial regulation
  • Contracts
  • Liquidation and bankruptcy
  • Customs and the importation process
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Land use
  • Protection of the environment and natural resources
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Special rules for zones and administrative regions

Click here to see sample contracts, documents, and other materials from the book.

Click here for information on how to order a copy for you or your law library from the American Bar Association.


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