12 December 2016 By In Contracts

We provide notary public lawyer service in Shenzhen. In case you need to certify a true copy of documents to be used in the UK, United States or other countries, while you are in China, we can help you. In some countries it is also called affidavit.

In Shenzhen, the number of notaries public number in the hundreds. A notary public must be a qualified lawyer. The Board of Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public appoints eligible lawyers as notaries public. These are usually experienced lawyers with no fewer than 15 years of experience. The Notaries Public Act sets out the rules regulating the activities of notaries public in Shenzhen .A Notary Public in Shenzhen  is usually a practising lawyer who has been appointed by Shenzhen Academy of Law in accordance with the Notaries Public Act and its internal guidelines.

A Notary Public’s duty is to attest deeds, contracts, and other instruments that are to be used abroad and to give a certificate of the due execution of such documents duly authenticated by his signature and notarial stamp and/or seal.

Unlike a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public is in a position to witness a document signed in front of him which is in a foreign language.

Notaries public, acting as impartial officers, notarise documents, usually by witnessing, authenticating and certifying the execution of documents to be used in foreign countries. The need for notarisation usually arises when a person owns businesses and properties overseas and is involved in matters which require the execution of documents here in Shenzhen . Alternatively, notarisation may be needed when a person is involved in foreign litigation.

As proof of notarisation, a notarial certificate will be issued by the notary public to the client.

Services Rendered by the Notary Public

Services rendered by the notary public include:
1.General notarisation of documents;
2.Attesting the signature and execution of documents such as deeds, contracts, powers of attorney, incorporation documents, property transfers, IPR assignments, and other instruments that are to be used abroad;
3.Administer any oath or affirmation in connection with any affidavit or statutory declaration, take or attest any affidavit or statutory declaration;
4.Certifying true copies – which may include marriage and birth certificates and the like. When certifying true copies, a notary simply has to ensure that the copies are indeed true copies of the original. This is done by a visual comparison of the original documents with the copies;
5.Protesting bills of exchange; and
6.Entering a ship’s protest.

Authentication, Verification, and Legalisation

Documents for use abroad may need to go through a further process of authentication, verification, and legalisation. The legalisation process is as follows:
1.Notarisation of document by a notary public (Notarial certificate to be issued by notary public);
2.Authentication of notary public’s signature by the Shenzhen  Academy of Law;
3.Verification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and
4.Legalisation by the embassy/consulate to confirm the origins of a document – usually by affixing an official stamp and signature on the document.

The Shenzhen  Academy of Law provides authentication services for the signatures of Notaries Public year round.

Fees Payable to the Notary Public

The fees payable to notaries public are fixed by the law and depend on what service you are engaging the notary public for. See here for more information on fees for notarial services in Shenzhen .

Apostille & Legalisation by Embassy

The Foreign Agency may require legalisation (or legalization) of the notarised document by the Foreign Embassy in Shenzhen . Legalisation is an authentication of the notarised document by a Foreign Embassy in accordance with its prescribed policies and procedures and fees payable.

For example, if a document executed in Shenzhen  before a Shenzhen  Notary Public for use in France would be legalised (legalized) by the French Embassy in Shenzhen .

Shenzhen Excellente Law – About Us

Shenzhen Excellente Law is an established Shenzhen Civil Law Practice with Shenzhen  Lawyers, Advocates and Solicitors, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public and Trademark Agent.

Established in 1994 by its current partners, the Law Practice focuses on Commercial law, Personal and Private law, Family and Business Law with emphasis in Property and Conveyancing, Commercial Law, Divorce (Non-Contentious), Probate and Administration of Estates.

For Conveyancing and Real Estate Legal Services in Shenzhen , we are in the Conveyancing Panel Lawyers of various major banks in Shenzhen .

Shenzhen Excellente Law’s Main Practice Areas

Shenzhen Excellente Law is a Shenzhen Civil Law Practice established in 1994. We comprise of Shenzhen Lawyers, Advocates & Solicitors, Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public and Trade Marks Agents, and our main Practice Areas are shown below.

For some practice areas such as Deed Poll, Power of Attorney, Probate and Will, for convenience, you may wish to submit your applications via our various Online Legal Services found in this site or our sister sites.

  • Conveyancing & Property
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Commissioning
  • Deed Poll
  • Divorce, Separation & Adoption
  • Notary Public
  • Power of Attorney
  • Probate & Administration of Estates
  • Trade Mark
  • Wills

Please feel free to make appointment with us. We provide free preliminary online inquiries. One of our practicing lawyers will get back to you shortly after you submit your questions online.

27 November 2016 By In Contracts

Shenzhen legal translation lawyer

This Shenzhen lawyer blog shares insights on legal translation matter. At this Shenzhen law firm, we regularly update this blog and please come back if you are interested in our legal service or for your information.

Legal Matters are normal for any business relations and transactions. Whether you make an agreement with your partner, contractor, or a client, or rent industrial premises or request for bank loans, you have to enter into legal relations with the party you cooperate with.  From mere negotiations which can be regulated by minutes of meeting to serious issues involving court proceedings.


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27 August 2012 By In Contracts

Product liability law is relatively new in China. A new law gives plaintiffs in product liability cases the opportunity to forum shop, much to the consternation of foreign manufacturers. China product liability lawyer at the Law Office of Peter Zhu discusses the implications of this legislation for foreign companies. Product liability arises when a defective product is placed on the market, and the defect in such product gives rise to damages to a person or property.

In general, a Producer holds the primary responsibility for product liabilities arising from a defective product, where the product poses unreasonable danger to personal safety or property, or does not meet national or industry standards.

27 August 2012 By In Contracts

In 2010 a new Tort Liability Law was introduced in China, which specifically deals with product liability. China has been faced with booming economic growth and, in this context, there have been a number of product liability episodes in the last few years, ranging from infant formula tainted with melamine to escalators unexpectedly reversing direction. Such product liability issues have prompted stronger governmental oversight and harsher punishment for those responsible.

The extent of potential product liabilities for Producers and Sellers is an important aspect to take into account when operating in the PRC. Any company producing or selling in the PRC should allocate sufficient resources towards monitoring product quality and establishing effective product distribution channels to mitigate the risk of such liabilities arising. Such companies should also have plans in place for product recalls, product liability litigation and even for public relations crisis management.

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