Survey considers challenges for foreign firms in China

December 7, 2012 A survey of foreign law firms operating in the Asia Pacific region has picked out some of the major concerns held by lawyers operating in the region. According to the survey, conducted by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Canadian firms cite rule of law issues as one of their greatest challenges, pointing to intellectual property rules and practices, inconsistent interpretation of regulation and laws, and weak dispute-settlement mechanisms in China. US  and German firms cited labor shortages as the top challenge, and UK and Swiss firms were most concerned about slowing global growth.

Survey respondents offered the opinion that the most effective way to overcome problems of doing business in China was to have a Chinese partner to address problems and to help obtain government contracts.

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