Monday, March 8, 2010

Business Courts in the United States and Around the World

China does not have a specialized business court per se but it does have Courts of Special Jurisdiction that cover matters related to railway transportation and water transportation. China maintains a four-level system of courts where the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing is the highest level, followed by the “high people’s court,” the “intermediate people’s court,” and the “basic people’s court.” Although there is sentiment around the globe that the Chinese political structure fails to recognize some of the more basic human rights, the courts continue to be relatively independent, except in matters where important political issues are involved. Thus, when doing business in China, make sure that you understand the laws related to business with an understanding that if violated, you may be subjected to Chinese jurisdiction.

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