By Wang Fengli and Wang Jiangang, King & Wood’s Dispute Resolution Group

For many people, their main wealth management strategy involves purchasing financial products promoted by banks. Since the first impact of the global financial crisis was felt in 2008, the performance of different bank-issued financial products has varied greatly. Some Chinese investors have lost money as a result of buying financial products promoted by foreign-funded banks, and some have even sued those banks for compensation. Since financial products are generally quite complex, hurt investors often make their claim against a bank on the grounds that the bank failed to give clear notice about the risks inherent in the financial product which it was promoting and that the bank induced the investor into purchasing a product while concealing important facts.Continue Reading Should Banks Be Held Responsible for Losses which their Clients have Suffered as a Result of Purchasing Wealth Management Products?

By Mark Schaub, Partner, Corporate, King & Wood – Shanghai

Three consumer credit companies have obtained regulatory approval for their establishment from the China Banking Regulatory commission (CBRC). The main shareholder in each of these consumer credit companies are domestic banks namely Bank of China (BOC), Bank of Beijing and Bank of Chengdu.Continue Reading Days of Easy Credit Dawning? Consumer Credit Companies Arrive in China