LAWS6852 - Doing Business in China


  • Acquire an overview of the Chinese legal, political and economic system.
  • Examine the system of commercial regulation in China, including contracts, land use, regulation of private and state-owned businesses and Chinese companies and securities laws.
  • Focus on Chinese contract law and the foreign investment regime as well as the related structuring and regulatory issues related to foreign participation in the Chinese market.


Issues relating to the establishment of a corporate or other presence in China; an examination of methods of resolution of disputes arising under contracts entered into in China; intellectual property; labour law and regulation of financial institutions.


Semester 2 Intensive
8, 9 & 22, 23 August 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x 3,500 Word Essay (50%) and 1 x Take-Home Exam (50%)


  • 1 x Take-Home Exam (100%)

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of LAWS6252 - Legal Reasoning & the Common Law System or law degree from a common or civil law jurisdiction

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Business Law | Graduate Diploma in Corporate, Securities and Finance Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Business Law | Master of International Business and Law