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Risk Management

Doing business in any foreign country can be challenging where incorrect decisions or oversight can pose serious consequences to a company. It is important to recognize the unique risks associated with any specific country and how best to manage these. We can help to take the confusion out of international business and advise companies how best to protect themselves.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

The growing number of pirated and counterfeit goods being distributed internationally threatens America's innovation economy. Products that typically fall prey to these acts include: CDs, DVDs, software, watches, electronic equipment, clothing, processed foods, consumer products, as well as auto parts. For more information on IPR issues in China please click here.

Due Diligence

Verifying credit worthiness and other important information about the business structure and operations of a potential partner, representative or customer is an important step in ensuring success.  Prevent costly mistakes with quick, low-cost credit checks or due diligence reports on companies in China. (CS China Due Diligence Services Overview)


In China scams take on many forms from requests for upfront payments to cash requested for hosting a banquet in which the cost far exceeds the normal amount. In general if it sounds to be good to be true, it probably is. For more information about warning signs for Chinese scams click here.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

Read on for dispute avoidance and dispute resolution guidance and mechanisms, including use of arbitration.

FCPA/Resisting Bribery Solicitations

Find an extensive list of resources and links to better understand the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and its relevance to American businesses activities in China, as well as Antibribery and Anticorruption guidance and resources. Click here.

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