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Business disputes can occur in many ways with customers, suppliers, employees, advisers, financial institutions and other businesses.

A business dispute usually arises between businesses when there is any disagreement over the terms of a contract. Disagreements can range from minor misunderstandings to major disputes such as contract breaches.

Business disputes may significantly reduce your Company’s performance, or even damage business relationships and put your business at risk.

To look for constructive ways of resolving disputes and minimize damage to important business relationships, it may be helpful to seek legal assistance to understand and/or resolve your dispute, especially if the matter is complex or involves large sums of money.

Our professional team is available to provide appropriate legal support, and refer client to an appropriate legal partner based on the particular dispute.

Commercial agreement is typically a contract written between two business entities. This can be found across a broad range of the business community including the corporate sector, retail and industry.

To protect your interests and minimize possible business disputes, the negotiated terms of a commercial agreement are particularly important.

Our professional team is experienced to prepare varies types of commercial agreements and contracts, which include:

  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Joint venture or cooperation agreements
  • Manufacturing and distribution agreements
  • Licensing or franchising agreements
  • Finance and loan agreements
  • Employment contracts

Documents attested by Attesting Officers are broadly divided into the following types:

  • Certification of legal facts including company particulars and resolutions of directors and/or shareholders of companies
  • Witnessing of execution of legal documents
  • Certification of Declarations
  • Certification of Certificates

In issuing attested documents, the Attesting Officers must ensure that the attested documents do not violate Hong Kong and PRC law. In addition, the Attesting Officers must personally verify the authenticity and legality of the relevant documents.

We help with preparing documents attested and certified by an approved China Attesting Officer to facilitate business activities in China, such as setting up company in Mainland China.

Notarization

A Notary Public is primarily concerned with the preparation, execution and verification of legal documents for use abroad, except documents which originate in Hong Kong for use in mainland China, which is generally accepting China Attestation instead of notarization.

We can arrange documents notarized by Notary Public in Hong Kong, which include:

  • Preparing and witnessing powers of attorney for commercial use
  • Verifying the identity of the person appearing before the Notary Public
  • Authenticating company, commercial and business documents
  • Providing authentication and a secure record for a transaction, document or event

Apostille

Documents accepted for apostille service are broadly classified into the following two categories

1. Public documents bearing the true signature of an official party such as a Hong Kong SAR Government recognized officer.

  • Certificate of Registered Particulars
  • Business Registration Certificate
  • Certificate of Incorporation

2. Documents signed by a notary public or a Commissioner for Oaths in Hong Kong, such as:

  • Power of Attorney or certified true copy signed by Notary Public
  • Declaration signed by Commissioner for Oaths

Certified translation (or official translation) is the translation of an official document that has been certified as accurate and is therefore authorized for submission to a wide range of official bodies and banks.

In light of the importance of certified translations and the requirements varies between different official bodies and banks, our professional team will first confirm the requirements of the document recipient.

We always ensure your translation will only be done by translators with proven experience, and satisfies the requirements efficiently per request.

Power of attorney (also known as “POA”) is a written document that the Principal gives the Attorney the authority to act on your behalf. The Attorney can be any person or entity and their power is up to the Principal’s definition.

There are varies types of Power of Attorney, as below:

  • General power of attorney: gives the attorney the power to perform almost any legal act on your behalf for a specified period of time;
  • Special or limited power of attorney: allows the Principal to give only special powers to the attorney for a specified period of time;
  • Durable power of attorney: remains valid even if you become incapacitated or unable to handle your own affairs.

Our professional team is available to tailor-made the power of attorney to meet your requirements.

Power of attorney for use abroad will almost always need to be witnessed by Notary Public, to authenticate the identity of the person signing the document and to witness the document being signed.