To trust a lawyer to represent you on a legal process in China

With the fast economic development of Chna, many foreigners or foreign corporations are doing business with Chinese. Sometimes, it’s unavoidable to have some disputes, and may be compelled to file or participate a lawsuit in China, whereby to hire a lawyer in China may become necessary. To engage a trustful, knowledgable and experienced lawyer is important to increase your chances to prevail in a legal proceeding.

Above all, you should appoint a lawyer of Chinese nationality to participate a lawsuit, according to laws of China, if you’re an individual or corporation residing outside of China, . Foreign lawyers,attorneys, advocate, or barrister and etc., who don’t hold a lawyer license of China, is not allowed to handle a case in law courts of China.
When choosing a China lawyer, you should consider what kind of China lawyer do you need to hire. Theoretically, all the licensed lawyers may be able to represent you on a lawsuit. However, different cases have their own characteristics, and different lawyers may be good at differenct fields. What you want, most probably, is a lawyer who is suitable for your case. You may ask a friend/relative to refer a lawyer to you, or you may search online for the right lawyer.When you think that you’ve found one that may be fit for your case, you need to make an appointment with the lawyer, and go to the lawyer’s office to have a front consulation with the lawyer (counsuting fees may be needed) in person, to see his analysis of the case, and ask questions that you’re concerned about. When everything is made clear and that’s the lawyer you’re looking for. You need to ask about how much is the lawyer fees to take your case.
Finally, don’t forget to conclude a written Agreement with the law firm/lawyer, which would define your rights and obligations. Any party may could look it up in case of any discrepancy thereafter.
In addition, If you appoint a China lawyer when you’re still abroad and can’t come to the law office and sign the documents in presence of the lawyer, you should get the POA (power of attorney) nortarized by the Nortary Public and then have it authenticated by the China Embassy located in your Country, according to the civil procedure law of China

If you have any more question about how to trust a lawyer in China to take care of your case, call the Lawyer Jingzhan.Wang from Tianjin Bozhuan Law Firm to get more advice.

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