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Asking All the Right Questions

Dan Harris at CLB did a post that I really liked about term sheets entitled “China OEM Manufacturing Agreements. What Should Go In Your Term Sheet?”  Not that I don’t like Dan’s other work, but this is one worth reviewing because you can see a mixture of experience (expertise), business judgment, curiosity, and attention to detail that is useful not just for China legal work, but frankly any legal work.

His tips on questions to ask for such a term sheet were good enough for me to just rip verbatim.

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Book review: Managing the China Challenge

Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of Managing the China Challenge: How to Achieve Corporate Success in the People’s Republic from the publisher.

Apologies for such a late review on this book, but better late than never.  I am going to start and recommend it as being useful for China business newbies.  Ken Lieberthal does a fantastic job covering the basics of why China is the way it is, and how it is a tough environment to operate a multinational corporation (MNC).   For those who do not understand any of the subtleties of the Community Party that rules China, this book will be eye-opening to you.  (and also help to explain why you’ve been hearing so much lately of folks like Bo Xilai)

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A bit about me

Thomas Chow is a seasoned executive with 20 years of experience in technology, legal services, and startup companies. A former China law and business blogger, he is currently General Counsel & Secretary at PubMatic, a digital advertising platform providing automation technology for publishers and programmatic tools for media buyers.  He still enjoys a good chat about all things Chinese.

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