Commercial Solicitors

Reasons for Picking Us

At Christine Lee & Co, we have always believed in “going the extra mile for our clients” - we don’t just take instructions and resolve legal problems. We are the first and only UK Chinese law firm authorised by the Chinese Ministry of Justice as a foreign law firm to operate in China. With offices both in the UK and Mainland China, we are ideally placed to serve the needs of UK companies looking to trade in China and Chinese firms looking to invest and develop their businesses in the UK. Our deep understanding of the legal and culture differences between the two countries enables us to offer a tailor-made support to our clients.

Who We Are

  • Legal Advisor to the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UK
  • Overseas Legal Advisor to the Overseas Affairs Office of the State Council
  • Legal Advisor listed by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI)
  • Honourable Member of China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)

What We Do: Commercial Law Practice Areas

We advise on a wide range of business and commercial law issues including:

  • Commercial Contracts
    • Exports and Imports
    • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)
    • License Agreements
    • Manufacturing Agreements
    • Franchising agreements
    • Agency and Distribution Agreements
    • Partnerships
  • Trademark and Patent
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Business Immigration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Negotiation

Commercial law is very closely related to corporate law. Your company might need legal advice across both areas.

    FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP

    Please call Crystal Li on + 44 20 7287 6233 or email crystal.li@christine-lee.co.uk


     

    Case Studies

    Background

    UK company X designed a special medical equipment. They hold all the know-how and IP rights and wish to exploit the design. They found a Chinese company Y, which is interested in producing, promoting and selling the design products in China. The Chinese company Y subsequently found Chinese company Z to manufacture the products.

    Our Services

    We advised X the importance of protecting intellectual property rights in this proposed venture and discussed various measures X can take to safeguard its interest. We advised X that without actual IP protection in China, it would be difficult to stop others from infringing its rights. Having considered the costs and effectiveness of all the options, X opted for a formal agreement to consolidate on the matters discussed and agreed with Y.

    We then went through different types of agreements available with X, which decided to instruct us to draft a license agreement to grant a non-exclusive license to Y. We drafted the contract to make sure not only that X would obtain a fair proportion of the royalties and also restrictions are in place to protect X’s IP rights.

    We have also been instructed to prepare a Tri-party manufacturer agreement between X Y and Z, which is for Y to appoint Z to manufacture and supply the design products.