The China Startup Pulse

China's Legal Landscape for Startups, with Benjamin Qiu, Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP

Episode Summary

This week we dive into the legal landscape of starting up in China with the man who helped Kai Fu Lee put together the $500 million U.S. dollar fund, incubator and accelerator, Innovation Works. Benjamin left California to become an IP lawyer in Beijing in 2006, then post Innovation Works Benjamin joined Cooley LLP in China before recently joining Loeb & Loeb, so he has an incredible amount of experience and knowledge that he brings to the podcast.

Episode Notes

This week we dive into the legal landscape of starting up in China with the man who helped Kai Fu Lee put together the $500 million U.S. dollar fund, incubator and accelerator, Innovation Works. Benjamin left California to become an IP lawyer in Beijing in 2006, then post Innovation Works Benjamin joined Cooley LLP in China before recently joining Loeb & Loeb, so he has an incredible amount of experience and knowledge that he brings to the podcast.

We discuss the state of IP protection in China given the concerns over getting 'copied' when entering China, and what are the most important documents and agreements to focus on at an early stage. We also lightly touch on the state of corporate law in China today and its history, as well as uncovering terms such as Most Favored Nation that seem to pop up regularly in investments docs here in China. An amazing cast with an amazing guest; we hope you enjoy!