Tags : China

International negotiation between Mexican and Chinese businesses: Why is it

When concluding contracts in a Western “legal” culture, the parties normally write lengthy contracts with numerous clauses. Perhaps, this is to justify the legal fees to our clients. When reviewing the first sales contract between Asian parties, I recall being genuinely surprised. The contract was short with very concise clauses, possibly even double spacing. Of […]Read More

The Vital Art of Cultural Intelligence: Why book smart isn’t

Cultural Intelligence, also known as Cultural Quotient (CQ), has always been a critical legal skill but it is being increasingly taught and discussed. If we accept the premise that the skills needed to be a great lawyer involve a combination of technical ability and interpersonal skills, then CQ (together with EQ, Emotional Quotient) is a […]Read More

Covid Could Expose a War of All against All: Can

On 30 September, 2020 the European Commission issued the 2020 Rule of Law Report which can be summarized in the words of the President von der Leyen “The rule of law helps protect people from the rule of the powerful. It is the guarantor of our most basic of every day rights and freedoms. It […]Read More