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          emmettdong@jtnfa.com

About Us

Our Team leading by Emmett Dong serves in JINCHENG TONGDA & NEAL Law Firm (JT&N) and our entertainment and art law practice is one of the most distinctive and substantial in China. Our entertainment industry clients include the major movie, television, music production and theater companies in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, USA and many other countries. Our entertainment law attorneys serve as legal counsel to over 20 top PRC and foreign entertainment companies, and have acted as special legal consultants to over 40 well-known movies, television series and artists.


Practices Areas
Our entertainment group lawyers monitor all developments, as well as court decisions and other agency publications affecting the arts and entertainment. We also advise our arts and entertainment industry clients on the latest rules and regulations of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) and the Ministry of Culture (MOC), regarding employment law, labor law, securities law and security interests, insurance law, tax law and issues of defamation and privacy rights.

Entertainment and art
Our attorneys have special expertise when it comes to advising clients in the entertainment and art industry, and we have long-term experience in the following areas:
• Art Practice – Our art practice clients include major art galleries, artists, collectors, private dealers, auction houses, art consultants, appraisers and museums. We represent clients on the full range of art-related issues and transactions, such as the purchase and sale of art, commissions by private and corporate collectors, art book publishing, art exhibitions and fairs, loans to museums, rights and duties of auction houses and art dealers, and cultural heritage issues.
• Film and TV – we draft and negotiate option agreements, finance, investment, chain of title and talent agreements for a range of clients that includes scriptwriters, directors, actors, composers, and production designers. We advise on PRC domestic production and international joint production issues, post-production issues, distribution and broadcasting licensing matters, agency issues and general intellectual property matters relating to trademarks, copyright and related rights.
• Music – we have extensive experience drafting and negotiating talent agreements, producer agreements, co-production agreements, synchronization rights, international cooperation and exchange projects, concert-related matters, music agency issues and general intellectual property matters with regard to copyright.
• Theater/Drama – covering rental agreements, co-production agreements and performance- oriented legal issues as well as general intellectual property matters with regard to copyright.
• Multimedia – we routinely advise on software licensing issues, information and network communication, video game production and other copyright-related issues
• Publishing – our lawyers have expertise in print media issues, advertising, contracts with models, author agreements and other copyright-related issues.
• Visual Arts and Design – covering issues regarding rights of sculptors regarding works in public places, industrial design, and issues related to the protection of graphic copyrights and trademarks.

Corporate Investment
• Provide legal counseling services regarding feasibility study, selecting investment form, equity and asset acquisition, import and export, foreign exchange, revenue, customs, commodity inspection, etc;
• Provide legal counseling services and scheme regarding corporate governance, design structure regarding MBO and stock options grants, revise legal documents including sample contract and articles of association;
• Search opportunities for hi-tech projects and investment, including surveys on projects, investigation on the invested entities' credits, reviewing business plans;
• Participate in making Business Plans, draft legal documents such as the equity frame schemes and the investment agreement, devise financial facilities, shareholder's structure and corporate governance structure;
• Select and design exit strategies of venture capital (e.g. through IPO, M&A (transfer agreement) or execution of compensation agreements), participate in commercial negotiations, and conduct administrative registration proceedings.

Corporate Formation  
Registering a foreign company in china is a complex process as it involves approval from multiple local authorities and bureaus. Our extensive network of local government bureaus contacts, knowledge of local regulations and experience with hundreds of projects already executed can help companies accelerate their entry and growth in China.
• Advise regarding the choice forms of corporate investment; more specifically: its feasibility, shares arrangement, drafting legal documents and processing administrative formalities;
• Legal setup and location advisory;
• Business setup registration ;
• Special license application ;
• Trademark registration;
• Regulatory compliance

Human Resources
Human capital is a key factor for the success of a business venture in China. After the labor contract law has been implemented from January1, 2008, every company shall pay special attention to the regulatory compliance in the HR field. Our comprehensive range of human resource services allow companies to focus on their business and potential marketplaces while leaving HR processes for us to manage.
• Drafting and advising on more complex employment terms where significant figures are in issue;
• preparing the executive service agreement ,negotiation of complex incentive schemes for senior executives (including shadow share option schemes, performance-related bonus schemes, golden hellos and parachutes, and other similar arrangements);
• Drafting and advising on severance packages and on restrictive covenants that apply after employment termination;
• Regulatory compliance, reviewing and revising internal employment related policies;
• Recruitment documents preparation, drafting and implementation of standard employment contracts below executive level, and on internal policies including personal data, grievance and disciplinary procedures, and other internal management issues typically contained in employment manuals;
• Visa & permit application ;
• Employment Permit for Foreigner application;
• Labor Dispute resolution whether through mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

Year-round Legal Counsel
• Answer questions on legal issues from Client and give opinions or advice on such issues;
• Upon Client’s request, participate in commercial negotiations, in which Client is a party, and be concerned with drafting, modification, reviewing and examination of the legal documents such as contracts and agreements or prepare legal documents needed in the negotiations;
• Provide economic and legal information pertained to the business operation of Client;
• Represent Client in the conciliation, arbitration or litigation of criminal, civil, economic and administrative cases;
• offer strategy and legal advice in the litigation and arbitration cases as legal advisor, preventing or disposing legal risk;
• Help to set up files of legal documents and alarming mechanism of legal risk;
• Participate in important economic activities of Client, offering all-time-follow-up services if necessary;
• Provide legal documents such as legal opinion, lawyer’s advice, lawyer’s witness letter and lawyer’s letter etc;
• Credibility investigation upon request: investigate the entity qualification, business registration, legal status, true identity, background, status quo of business operation and management and assets status of the cooperation partners and clients of Client;
• In accordance with the requirement of Client, search and introduce to Client joint-venture or cooperation partners or investors, and search and introduce to Client business projects or provide such related information;
• Establish and perfect the internal rules, regulations and running mechanism of Client.

 

Contact Us

Emmett Dong or Dong Ran

Cell Phone:+86 0 1851 6234 988    +86 0 1381 8394 078
Tel.+86-21-6079 5647    Fax. +86-21-5887 8852
Email:
emmettdong@jtnfa.com  emmettdong@gmail.com

Address: 7F, Standard Chartered Bank Tower
201 Century Avenue Pudong New Area
Shanghai 200120, China

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