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Distribution in China – Legal Issues, Part II. Distribution System Design

“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 looks 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 will deal with pre-contract matters of which negotiators of distribution agreements for China should be aware. Part IV will outline 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.

Read the complete article here.

Winston Zhao contributed to this article.

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Maureen O'Brien, McDermott Will Emery, qualified plan design Attorney, welfare Administration lawyer

Maureen O'Brien is counsel in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Chicago office.  She focuses her practice on advising clients on a broad range of employee benefits matters, including qualified plan design, welfare plan design, employee benefit plan compliance issues, fiduciary matters, multiemployer pension plan issues and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.