By King & Wood Mallesons’ Healthcare Group

Since March 2013, “consumers” from several cities such as Jinan, Shenyang, Chongqing, Sanya have sued Wong Lo Kat Guangzhou Health Industry Co. Ltd. (“Wong Lo Kat”) for disputes over the sales and purchase agreements and product liabilities on the ground of “the change of taste in Wanglaoji’s herbal beverage”. KWM lawyers represented Wong Lo Kat, and succeeded in protecting our client’s legal interests and winning the “China’s first consumers’ taste safe-guarding case” and all of its subsequent relevant cases.
Continue Reading KWM Prevails in Representation of Wong Lo Kat in a Series of Wanglaoji’s Taste Lawsuits

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

The current concerns about the spiking of dairy products in China with melamine have expanded into concerns about the state of Chinese food safety generally.

The problem does not appear to be a lack of regulations as there are a myriad of  relevant laws, regulations and rules (including PRC Food Hygiene Law, PRC Product Quality Law, PRC Agricultural Product Quality Safety Law, PRC Consumer Rights Protection Law, Special State Council Rules on Strengthening Supervision and Management of Food Safety, National Plan for Major Food Safety Emergencies to name a few).

Mark Schaub, Partner, FDI

Continue Reading Milk Mayhem – China Food Safety System in Flux