Professional & Affordable Legal Services in Asia

Rate Sheet

Watch this short video for an introduction to AsiaBridge Law’s fee structure.

How are legal fees kept low?

AsiaBridge Law and the lawyers in our network don’t have fancy offices or excessive lifestyles.

AsiaBridge Law leverages scale to offer clients a lower rate than if the client was invoiced direct from the local lawyers, while providing a superior customer service experience.

AsiaBridge Law is a Hong Kong registered company benefiting from HK’s tax exempt status when providing services to clients outside of HK.  As such, for tax reasons, AsiaBridge Law is unable to provide services to HK based entities and individuals.  In special cases, for large projects with HK clients, arrangements can be made for services to be provided by our PRC based partners rather than via AsiaBridge Law.

Quotes from AsiaBridge Law are not based on the perceived depth of our client’s pockets. The fixed pricing structure explained on this page applies to all clients regardless of sex or nationality.

How are legal projects managed?

AsiaBridge Law compliments local lawyers with international project management.  Our paralegals are bilingual Chinese or Americans/Europeans based in our China HQ. They coordinate local lawyers on behalf of the client and provide account management in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Russian and other major languages.

Account Manager (AM)/ Paralegal

  • Responsible for overall project performance.
  • Client’s primary point of contact. Communications between the client and AM take place in English or other languages upon request.
  • Coordinated the efforts of the local attorneys and other support staff.

Primary Legal Counsel (PLC)/ Local Lawyers

  • Structures the project gates and performs the “heavy lifting” on the project.
  • While communications among the Client, PLC and AM are managed by the AM, the identities of all parties will be made transparent for the client. Legal opinion is provided by the PLC. Neither ABL nor its officers, employees or sales associates provide legal representation or legal advice directly to the client.

 

Rate Sheet

Fees may vary slightly from area to area, country to country. The following fees are listed in RMB but payment may be made in any major currency at the day’s exchange rate.

 

Fixed Scope Projects & Pricing

The Corporate Assessment (CA) report provides viability into the stability, assets & reputation of a target company. Most reports can be completed in 10 work days or less. Visit here  review a sample CA report. 3628 RMB all-inclusive.

Red Flag Assessment (RFA): Risk, Scams & Fraud exposure on a given transaction/deal when buying from a Chinese company. Most reports can be completed in 10 work days or less. Visit here to review a sample RFA report. 2818 RMB all-inclusive.

Learn more: Due Diligence

Intellectual Property & Contract Monitor (IP&CM): At periodic times during the year, ABL investigators will discreetly confirm if contracts are being respected and intellectual property compromised.   Fees depend on the complexity of the project but start at 3272 RMB per year.

Learn more: Intellectual Property & Contract Monitor

  • The preferential pricing below is for clients who have engaged AsiaBridge Law’s General Counsel service. (Fees and available general counsel blocks of time are explained at the bottom of this page.)
  • As there is no one-size-fits-all solution for contracts, the templates are not offered as stand-alone items.  They must be purchased in conjunction with a block of General Counsel.
  • General Counsel is utilized for customization of the template per the client’s needs.
  • In exchange for the fees below, the client is granted license to use the templates as they see fit.
Template Price Contract Type
620 RMB Bilingual Purchase Order (PO) Template PO is a fairly simple, but very important document. Usually 1 page covering who is buying what, when, under which payment terms.
1,200 RMB Bilingual Purchase Contract (PC) Template.

The PC is sometimes referred to as a “Purchase Agreement”, “OEM Agreement” or “Supplier Contract”.

The PC supports the PO by defining the expectations of the buyer in terms of the general relationship with the seller. This may include codes of conduct, quality terms, warranty issues and more.
880 RMB Bilingual Non-Disclosure Non-Usage Non-Compete Agreement (NNN) Template
1,200 RMB Bilingual Employment Contract (EC) Template
1,100 RMB Bilingual Distributorship Agreements (DA) Template

Many other bilingual contract templates available upon request.

Learn more: Bilingual Contract Templates & Customization

Loss Recovery/ Debt Collection Option 1:   Demand Letter Service

Fee Structure: Flat Fee of 5,463 RMB

Suitable in situations where the client has solid evidence allowing a sound legal case to be built against a real company/individual in China. Demand letters leverage the threat of legal action.

Step One:  Case Review & Strategic Planning

Most case reviews are completed in less than 1 week.   1,725 of the 5,463 RMB total

Step Two:  Due Diligence (if needed)

Provides viability into the target company’s legal status and potential assets, because it doesn’t make sense to issue a demand letter to a company that has no assets or has closed.  Due Diligence takes approx. 10 days in most cases.  2,828 RMB

Step Three:  Issuance of Demand Letter

This step is inclusive of demand letter drafting, review with client, delivery to subject company, follow up call with subject company and client updates.   2 weeks or less in most situations.  3,738 RMB of the 5,463 RMB total

The fixed fee of 5,463 RMB is invoiced in advance. Recovered funds are sent from the subject company direct to the client. AsiaBridge Law does not receive a commission on the funds recovered.

In the event the case review indicates a demand letter will not be an effective option, our legal team will offer suggestions for Client and the fees for the Due Diligence and Demand letter will be returned to the client.

In the event the due diligence indicates that the target company has no assets and/or no longer in business, the fees for the Demand letter will be returned to the client.

 

Loss Recovery/ Debt Collection Option 2: Negotiated Settlement

Fee Structure: Deposit + 30% of recovered funds

Suitable for clients who have a strong moral/ethical argument, but face a low chance of success in a Chinese court of law.

When the case is weak from a legal perspective (usually due to missing documents like signed contracts) a reasonable settlement is still very realistic when leverage is applied using AsiaBridge Law’s proven tools & techniques.

Payment Process:

  • A deposit equal to 5% of the value of funds/goods to be recovered is transferred to AsiaBridge Law from the client.  (Minimum deposit of 1000 USD/ Maximum Deposit of 10,000 USD)
  • Recovered funds are transferred from target company to Client.
  • Client transfers 30% of recovered funds (minus the value of the pre-paid deposit) to AsiaBridge Law. Minimum service fee of 500 USD is applicable.
  • In the event funds are not recovered, the deposit will be returned to the client minus the minimum service fee of 500 USD.

 

 

Other Dispute Resolution Services

Litigation:  Offered under the General Counsel service

Client’s Representation to Local Police: Offered under the General Counsel service

Cease & Desist Letter: Fixed Fee of 5,463 RMB.  Bulk discounts available.

Step One:  Case Review

Up to 2.5 hours will be allocated to the review of supporting documents. Most case reviews are completed in less than 1 week.   1725 RMB

Step Two:  Issuance of Cease & Desist Letter

This step is inclusive of Cease & Desist letter drafting, review with client, delivery to subject company and client updates.   2 weeks or less in most situations.  3738 RMB

Learn more: Dispute Resolution

 

Lawyer Fees

1,840 RMB Search the government database to ensure the IP is not already registered by another party.

4,887 RMB Prepare all documents. Submit documents to relevant bureaus. Follow the application and update client as the application moves through the various bureaus.

Direct Expenses

  • Translation Fee: Applications are required by the government to be in Chinese. Budget and time frame for translation will be approved by client in advance.
  • Government Fee: 1000 RMB in most cases.
  • Petty Cash Miscellaneous expenses such as transportation and express postage. Project dependent but usually under 500 RMB

Service Details/ Time Frame: Copyright Registration

Lawyer Fees

1,840 RMB Search the government database to ensure the IP is not already registered by another party.

3,220 RMB Prepare all documents. Submit documents to relevant bureaus. Follow the application and update client as the application moves through the various bureaus.

One Trademark project covers one classification with up to 10 items in the classification. The vast majority of projects require only one classification, however, the legal fee of 3220 RMB is reduced to 2970 RMB in cases where the client requests coverage in additional classifications.

Direct Expenses

  • Translation Fee: Applications are required by the government to be in Chinese. Budget and time frame for translation will be approved by client in advance.
  • Government Fee: 1000 RMB in most cases.
  • Petty Cash Miscellaneous expenses such as transportation and express postage. Project dependent but usually under 500 RMB

Service Details/ Time Frame: Trademark Registration

Lawyer Fees

Design Patent: From 8,797 RMB

Utility Model Patent: From 9,027 RMB

Invention Patent: Project dependent

Direct Expenses

  • Translation Fee: Patents applications are required by the government to be in Chinese. Budget and time frame for translation will be approved by client in advance.
  • Government Fee: 1000 RMB in most cases.
  • Petty Cash Miscellaneous expenses such as transportation and express postage. Project dependent but usually under 500 RMB.

Service Details/ Time Frame: Patent Registration

 

General Counsel & Ongoing Projects

Available Blocks

Blocks4 Hours10 Hours20 Hours40 Hours80 Hours
RMB3,6408,82716,38033,12464,064
Minimum Block: 4 Hours. Valid for a 3 month period. Blocks larger than 80 hours may receive a further discount.

Visit “practice areas” page for the full list of situation where the general counsel block of time may be applied.   Common projects involve:

Contract Customization – Dispute Resolution – Intellectual Property Advice – Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – Labor Law – International Trade (import/export) – Human Resources – Real Estate – Crisis Management – Debt Collection – Family Law- Estate Planning – Notarization – Visa & Passport

While the General Counsel block of time can be used for advice on Intellectual Property issue, IP registration is invoiced as a fixed fee (see rates below) and outside the scope of the General Counsel service.

 

Business Advisory Services

Available Blocks

Blocks4 Hours10 Hours20 Hours40 Hours80 Hours
RMB4,25010,32819,16538,75574,955
Minimum Block: 4 Hours. Valid for a 3 month period. Blocks larger than 80 hours may receive a further discount.

Business Advisory Services can be provided in conjunction with legal services or as a stand-alone service. Visit here to learn more and meet the business advisors.