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Chinese Legal and Investment Updates

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Below, publications, articles and papers written by law firms and consultancies offer a general overview of China’s legal and investment environment. To have your own research published, please contact Ms. Nini Qi:

For further advice, please consult the companies listed below.

GWANew Negative Lists For The Foreign Investment Law
Taylor WessingChinese auto industry fully open up to foreign OEMs
GWA LawLegal and Tax implications of relocating a business cases and practical experiences
GWA LawAnalysis of the Chinese Economy trends Comparison with EU and ASEAN countries
Dezan Shira & AssociatesHow to Read China’s 2018 Negative List
Dezan Shira & AssociatesFraud in China: Where is Your Company Losing Money?
Dezan Shira & AssociatesThe Yangtze River Delta Integration Plan
Dezan Shira & AssociatesThe Belt & Road Initiative: How Europeans can Benefit
Taylor WessingSMRA’s Pilot Reform – Company Name Pre-Registration Abolished in Many Cases
Dezan Shira & AssociatesChina Announces Sweeping Overhaul of Government Institution
Dezan Shira & AssociatesChina One Window One Form to Streamline Foreign Business Registration
Wenfei Attorneys-at-lawAmendment of PRC Constitution
Wenfei Attorneys-at-lawRegulatory Treatment of Initial Coin Offerings in Switzerland and China – An Overview
China IntegratedChina’s Key Challenges and the opportunities they generate
Baker McKenzie FenXunChina Employment Law Update
Taylor WessingChina’s State Council Further Separates Operating Licences from Business Licenses in Shanghai Pudong
PWCUS tax reform webcast (English session) registration
US tax reform webcast (Chinese session) playback
Taylor WessingState Council Update Its Rules on Treatment of Foreign Investment in FTZs
The New Anti-Unfair Competition Law – a new era of curbing commercial bribery in China?
New PRC Environmental Protection Tax: Don’t take a wait and see approach!
Latest Trends of China Overseas Direct Investment Regulations
Swiss EmbassyEconomic Report 2017 Swiss Embassy
Fiducia ChinaChina cuts import duties on 187 consumer products
CommerzbankChina’s deleveraging: Slow but underway
GWAChina Overlook 2017
Dezan Shira & AssociatesA Complete Guide to 2017 Minimum Wage Levels Across China 
Wenfei Attorneys-at-lawAmendments to Statute of Limitation in the New Civil Law
Global Law OfficeChina’s Cybersecrurity Law Questions and Answers 
Swiss Business Hub ChinaCustoms AEO agreement between China and Switzerland
Control RisksSMALL, SCATTERED, MESSY AND POLLUTING: How China’s environmental enforcement is disrupting supply chains
PwCLooking into the 22 Measures to attract foreign investment, what aspects of business environment for foreign investment in China are improved?  
Baker McKenzieChina Employment Law Update 
Global Law OfficeNotice of the State Council on Several Measures for Promoting the Growth of Foreign Investment
PwCPudong released the measures of financial subsidy during the 13th five-year period aiming to accelerate headquarters economy, industry growth and talent innovation
Taylor WessingUpdate – From July 28, 2017: Opening the Market? China’s 2017 Negative List for Foreign Investment 
Baker McKenzieChina Tax Monthly
PwCA new landscape of China’s tax treaties: China signs the Multilateral Convention and reveals her positions
Taylor WessingData export controls in China: implications for digital business
Baker McKenzieJudicial Interpretation Clarifies Issues Concerning Personal Data Criminal Cases
Embassy of Switzerland in P.R.CChina 2017 Economic Report
Dezan Shira & AssociatesChina’s New Cybersecurity Law: Clarifications, Implementation Delay Announced
PwCThousand Groups project in progress – Further collaboration between the Chinese tax authorities and enterprises  
Dezan Shira & AssociatesCompany Chops in China: What Are They and How to Use Them
LehmanBrownAudit of Foreign Invested Enterprises
Dezan Shira & AssociatesChina Regulatory Brief: 2017 Legislation Plan Released, More Certificates to be Consolidated
GWASupreme People’s Court Issues IPR Protection New Outlines
EigerAnti-Money Laundering: New PRC Regulations
GWAShanghai Further Open Up to Foreign Investment
Dezan Shira & AssociatesShanghai Becomes First City in Mainland China to Grant Foreign Domestic Workers Residency
Dezan Shira & AssociatesChanging Tastes: China’s Imported Wine Industry
InterChina ConsultingThe Auto Components Sector In China:
Lessons to be learned
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law LtdChina Legal Report
King & Wood MallesonsForeign Invested Banks: Opportunity or Challenge?
EigerShanghai Issues New Policy for Regional Headquarters
Fiducia Management ConsultantsChina Focus: Driving Innovation in China
China IntegratedChina’s Key Challenges and the opportunities they generate
EigerCompliance for MedTech in China – An Overview
Baker McKenzieChina Employment Law Update
Embassy of Switzerland in the People’s Republic of ChinaChina 2016 Final Economic Report
Taylor WessingEnterprises in China Allowed to Borrow More Money from Abroad
China IntegratedWhat Should We Expect from China?
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law LtdChina Legal Report on Revised Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise Law
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law LtdChina Legal Briefing on Legal Briefing on Construction Projects and Environmental Implication
AnJie Law FirmA Review of China’s Reform to FDI Administration Refime in 2016
AnJie Law FirmChina Purports to Adopt New Measues to Boost Foreign Investment in 2017
EigerChina’s Cybersecurity Law: More Questions Asked than Answered
Baker & McKenzieChina Issues Environmental Protection Tax Law
Taylor WessingDeepening Reforms: China’s New Catalogue of Investment Projects Subject to Governmental Examination and Approval Issued
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law LtdChina Legal Briefing on Measures to Prevent Risks in Internet Finance
Taylor WessingA More Structured World – The Birth of FIE Negative List
King & Wood MallesonsChina to Classify Foreign Job Seekers into A, B and C Grade
Baker McKenzieChina Tax Monthly
EigerAn Introduction to China VAT’s Reform
Embassy of Switzerland in the People’s Republic of ChinaChina 2016 Mid-Year Economic Report
LehmanBrown International AccountantsInvesting in China’s FTZ – A Guide for Foreign Invested Entreprises
Taylor WessingShaping Up – Creating a Better Legal Environment for Investment
Fiducia Management ConsultantsCHINA FOCUS
Warning Signals: Fraud
Diagnosing Unhealthy Accounting
MyLink Law OfficeChina CFDA Finalizes Infant Formula Registration Rules
King & Wood MallesonsWhere to – The “New Normal” and the Impact on China’s outbound investment in Africa
King & Wood MallesonsWhat has been “Changed” and “Unchanged” for the Foreign Investments in Online Publishing
Grant ThorntonChina Transfer Pricing Update – English
中国转让定价快讯 – Chinese
Rödl & PartnerBroadening Horizons – China Newsletter June 2016: News on Law, Tax & Business
King & Wood MallesonsTaking Immediate Action Responding to Cross-border Fraud in China
Swiss Business Hub ChinaSME Export Outlook Q3 2016: SMEs striking out for China
King & Wood Mallesons“Keep Calm and Carry On” – Keeping up with China’s Changing Rules Cross-border E-commerce
Fiducia Management ConsultantsUpgrading your organization in China
China Intelligence AGPutting a higher priority on growth,
rather than reforms – an understandable
but dangerous policy
Deleveraging? Ming tian, tomorrow!
China Intelligence AGThe monthly Dragon: Official figures point to China growing more than the size of Switzerland in 2015
CommerzbankChina’s External Debt: More Pain to come?
CommerzbankChina’s Economic Leaders have lost their Magic
CommerzbankChina’s Corporate Debt – The Elephant in the Room?
Embassy of Switzerland in the People’s Republic of ChinaChina 2015 Final Economic Report
China Intelligence AGThe monthly Dragon: China was embraced by major Western financial institutions
King & Wood MallesonsForeign Investment Regulation Amendments by the Ministry of Commerce 2015 No. 2
King & Wood MallesonsDispute resolution and choice of law in China-related contracts
Mylink LawSeveral Typical Fee Items subject to Customs Duty in Equipment Import Contract
China Intelligence AGThe quarterly Dragon: SOEs: the low-hanging fruit in China’s economic reform process?
King & Wood MallesonsCalculating liquidation losses in margin share trading accounts
King & Wood MallesonsWho will be affected by the new
regulation of banking security?
Swiss Business HubOperating Under the “New Normal” in China
China Intelligence AGThe quarterly Dragon: Will the China equity rally continue? Yes, it may very well do so.
Global Law OfficeThe New Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China
Westlaw.ChinaFood Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China
Laurent von NiederhaeusernThe termination of the working contract from an employer perspective in the Chinese Law (French)
King & Wood MallesonsThe E.U. – China Bilateral Investment Treaty
Winston & Strawn LlpThe Setting Up of A Legal Entity in Hong Kong
Swiss Business HubChina – Legal Provisions
Rödl & PartnerGood on paper, Good in Practice? Glance at the Environmental Protection Law of China
King & Wood MallesonsChina Banking IT Regulation Tightened Up
King & Wood MallesonsChinese Tax Authorities will recently commence tax cleaning-up activities targeting incomes of QFIIs/RQFIIs
Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Ltd.China Legal Briefing 248
Global Law OfficeVersion of Industrial Catalogue for Guiding Foreign Investment
EigerVariable Interest Entity Structures in China: an Updated Overview
Swiss Business HubChina – Business Guide
Global Law OfficeProposed Major Changes to PRC Laws on Foreign Investment
Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Ltd.China Anti-Monopoly Law
Swiss Investment Report: New Swiss Restructuring Law
Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Ltd.Trade Secret Protection in China
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.Employing in your Foreign Invested Enterprise in China
EigerThe Pilot Free Trade Zone in Shanghai
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.Debt Collection in China
EigerIntellectual Property Enforcement in China
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.The China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone
EigerDTA Hong Kong – Switzerland: Inputs and Comments by Eiger Law
EigerTax Planning: International Asia-Pacific Focus: International Information for International Business
Wenfei Attorneys-at-law Ltd.Banking in China and Switzerland – A legal comparison of associations, supervisions, secrecy, and anti-money laundering

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Economic Reports

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Dear SwissCham Members and Friends,

SwissCham has compiled a number of economic reports which are available for your use. The reports are categorized among the following industries:

  • Aerospace & Automotive, Consumers & Retail
  • Communication & Technology
  • Energy & Materials
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverages
  • General Reports
  • Human Resources
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Science
  • Social Security
  • Survey
  • Tourism
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Swiss Government Official Reports
  • Sino-Swiss Business Related Reports

Should you have any reports that you would wish us to add, you are welcome to submit your suggestions to

McKinsey2012 Annual Chinese Consumer Report From Mass to Mainstream: Keeping Pace With China’s Rapidly Changing Consumers2012
EYCapturing Recall Costs2011
AccentureChina Brand Opportunities – Where they are and how to make the most of them to achieve high performance2008
DeloitteChina’s consumer markets – a closing window of opportunity2013
DeloitteChina’s consumer market – opportunities and risks2005
Bain & CoChina e-commerce: Heading toward RMB 1.5 trillion2012
Bain & CoChina Luxury Market Study 20102010
Bain & CoChina Luxury Market Study 20112011
Bain & CoChina Luxury Study 20122012
Bain & CoChinesen sind die Luxusshopper der Zukunft2012
McKinseyClick-by-click: How consumers are changing China’s e-commerce landscape2012
McKinseyConsuming China: How to get ready for the next stage2012
PwCDemystifying the online shopper: 10 myths of multichannel retailing2013
AccentureeChina – Accenture solutions for e-Commerce in  China2013
KPMGGlobal Reach of China Luxury2012
Mc KinseyInside China’s hypermarkets: Past and prospects2013
PwCKey findings in the retail and consumer goods industry2011
KPMGLuxury experiences in China2012
McKinseyLuxury Without Borders: China’s New Class of Shoppers Take on the World2012
McKinseyMeet the 2020 Chinese Consumer2013
PwC2013 Outlook for the retail and consumer products sector in Asia 2013
BCGSellig in China
EYSpotlight on China2012
AccentureTaming the channel complexities of the Chinese consumer market2012
EYTransacting in emerging markets2013
KPMGThe Application of IFRS: Retail companies2010
BCGThe Keys to the Kingdom – unlocking China’s consumer power2011
McKinseyThe New Frontiers of Growth2012
KPMGThe Rise of the Middle Class in Asian Emerging Markets2011
DeloitteWhere is China’s manufacturing industry going?2013
ATKearneyWinning China’s Apparel Market2013
IBMWinning in China’s Mass Markets2007
AccentureWinning the heart of the chinese consumer2013
DeloitteWinning the wallet of today’s Chinese consumers – a look at consumer buying preferences2012
EYWorking with tobacco companies in the new normal2010
European ChamberThe European Business in China – Position Paper (Position Paper) 2019_20202019
European ChamberThe Digital Hand: How China’s Corporate Social Credit System Conditions Market Actors2019
McKinseyA CEO’s guide to innovation in China2012
Bain & CoChina auf dem Weg zur Nummer eins?2011
AccentureChina rising2008
EYChina’s productivity imperative2012
Booz & CoChina – Strategies for the new China landscape2012
Roland BergerChina will trigger the next management revolution2010
DeloitteEmergence of China – new frontiers in outbound M&A2009
Roland BergerHow China’s Industrial Growth will affect the rest of the world2009
KPMGInvestment in the People’s Republic of China2011
Booz & CoLessons from China – The Importance of Knowledge-based Sourcing in Low-cost countries2009
DeloitteMid-size manufacturers – effectively competing in China2006
DeloitteMergers and Acquisitions – Trends in China2013
EYPrivate equity roundup — China2012
EYRethinking profitable growth: the productivity imperative for foreign multinationals in China2012
DeloitteThe China Factor – Doing business in China2012
Roland BergerThe End of the China Cycle?2011
KPMGThe Future for MNCs in China2012
KPMGThe gift of a sustainable future2011
The new normal of chinese development
DeloitteThe resurgent dragon – searching for value in troubled times2012
McKinseyThree snapshots of Chinese innovation2012
McKinsey2011 Urban Sustainability Index2011
AccentureWage increases in China? Should Multinationals rethink their Manufacturing and Sourcing Strategies?2011
Roland BergerWhat does the future hold for private equity in China?2008
McKinseyWhat’s next for China?
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Invest in Switzerland

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Below, publications are offering a general overview of Switzerland as an interesting and attractive market place from an economic perspective. For further advice, please consult the companies listed below.

The handbook contains information setting out the key advantages of Switzerland as a business location as well as the current investment climate, production costs, taxes, infrastructure and new technologies, financing and legal matters.

VISCHERTrade, Investment and M&A in Switzerland – Key Factors for Chinese Enterprises
S-GEHandbook for Investors Switzerland as a Business Location ENHandbook for Investors Switzerland as a Business Location CN

Switzerland is the most competitive business location and one of the most innovative countries in the world. Its dual education system forms the foundation for the country’s remarkably creative and innovative economy. The liberal economic system, political stability, and substantial integration with foreign markets provide additional incentives for companies to establish themselves in Switzerland. Swiss free trade policies create the ideal conditions for the exchange of goods and services with key partners.

S-GEBusiness Environment ENBusiness Environment CN

Investors from tell their success stories and explain why they decided to establish their company in Switzerland. Find out as to what prompted the decision-makers of various companies to choose Switzerland as business location.

S-GESuccess Story Booklet CN

Sino-Swiss FTA entered into force on July 1st, 2014. Find out the potential and how you could benefit from it with our Sino-Swiss FTA Handbook that gives a comprehensive overview on the matter.

S-GESino-Swiss FTA Handbook CN

Contact Details

Mr. Yves Morath (Head of Swiss Business Hub China). Email:
Ms. Sonja Astfalck (Deputy Head Swiss Business Hub, Chief Investment Officer). Email:

Mr. Lukas Zuest (Counsel, Head China Desk). Email:

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