News & Insights


November 15, 2016

FuJae Partners Recognized by Professional Media

FuJae Partners is recognized by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as Band 2 Law Firm in Tax PRC Firms category This reflects market’s confidence in the firm’s strong tax practice led by senior partner David DF Liu.David DF Liu, a corporate/M&A lawyer and a tax specialist, is also ranked by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific …

October 21, 2016

FuJae Partners Recognized by Professional Media

FuJae Partners is recognized by Asialaw Profiles in the Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Domestic Law Firms 2017, as a local China based firm recommended for Taxation.  This reflects market’s confidence in the firm’s strong tax practice led by senior partner David DF Liu. Richard Yao, a corporate/M&A specialist and the head of corporate/M&A practice of …

June 16, 2016

Breakthroughs in Chinese IP Court

We have recently won 5 trademark administrative cases (3 refusal reviews and 2 opposition reviews) in Beijing Intellectual Property Court, successfully reversing the decisions of the TRAB (Trademark Review and Adjudication Board) and protecting our client’s trademarks. In the 3 refusal review cases, the court confirmed the effect of a consent letter for trademark co-existence …

May 17, 2016

YONSEI AND YILI PACT SIGNED

Yonsei University signs a strategic cooperation pact with Yili Group, a diary product market leader in China.  The deal will involve a joint effort to promote premium quality milk made by Yonsei in China, with a transaction value of approximately 350 million United States dollars over the next ten years. Yonsei University was advised by …

May 6, 2016

New Tax Rules Set to Overhaul China’s Cross-Border E-Commerce Business

As an incredibly booming sector estimated to grow at 40% annually, cross-border e-commerce industry in China is often criticized as a grey zone that is hardly regulated.  One of the key questions often asked is whether the products handled by e-commerce enjoy some type of special deal, such as reduced import duty or market access.  …

April 30, 2016

VAT completely replaces Business Tax on May 1, 2016

This is a brief update of our newsletter article on the same subject matter dated March 15, 2016. Since the issuance of Notice Caishui [2016] No. 32 on March 7, 2016, the PRC Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation have subsequently issued a series of tax circulars (Subsequent Tax Circulars) in March and …

March 25, 2016

Proposed Amendments to the Anti-Commercial Bribery Provisions Under the Anti-Unfair Competition Law

On February 15, 2016, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council published, for public comment, a draft of the amended Anti Unfair Competition Law (the AUCL) which the State Council proposes the National People’s Congress or NPC should adopt (Proposed Draft). As a matter of procedure, the Proposed Draft is not yet in its …

March 15, 2016

China will soon levy Value Added Tax (VAT) in all industry sectors

On March 7, 2016, the PRC Ministry of Finance and State Administration of Taxation (“SAT”) issued a notice, Caishui [2016] No. 32 (Notice 32), instructing various SAT branches and provincial local tax bureaus across the country to expand the trial application of VAT to the remaining industry sectors which are still subject to business tax …

March 15, 2016

FuJae Partners welcomes Christina Tao and Hong Han on Board

Christina Tao, a general corporate and IP lawyer, and Hong Han, a general corporate and litigation lawyer, became members of FuJae Partners as of March 1, 2016.  Christina has practiced law for 14 years and Hong Han has been licensed to practice law since 2005.