Until recently, most legal conflicts in China were resolved through social connections, although today more and more Chinese people are beginning to view the courts as an appropriate venue to resolve conflicts.
However, due to sometimes excessive generality and omissions in Chinese law, coupled with the wide discretionary powers of local authorities to implement laws, the predictability and certainty of law is at times undermined.
Due to the growing sophistication of Chinese laws, the expansion of the rule of law, as well as an influx of foreign law firms, China has also begun to develop a legal services market. The presence of foreign legal firms has had an immense influence on the creation of new Chinese laws based on international norms, especially in regards to intellectual property and corporate and securities law.
But don’t let ambiguity scare you; Beijing is home to a number of world class foreign law firms, experienced and ready to guide you through your every legal drama.