CHINA BUSINESS REGISTRATION
WHOLLY FOREIGN OWNED ENTERPRISE
COMPANY LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE IN CHINA
What is a Legal Representative in China?
A Legal Representative (LR) of a corporation is the person who is appointed by the board of directors, as stipulated in the Articles of Association, and registered with the government administration authorities to exercise the civil rights and assume obligations on behalf of the corporation.
What are the responsibilities of a Legal Representative?
1. Legal representative is responsible for behavior of the corporation.
2. Legal representative must lead the corporation to act, operate and develop within the legal constraints of the jurisdiction.
3. The behavior of the legal representative shall be deemed as the corporation's behavior where he/she purports to act on behalf of the corporation, makes a speech in the name of the corporation, signs or stamps documents related to the corporation and other actions associated with the goings-on of the corporation.
As stipulated under the Company Law in the People's Republic of China, the Chairman of the Board of a limited liability company should be the Legal Representative of that company.
Who Could be Act as Legal Representative?
The Company Law does not impose any restrictions on the nationality of the Legal Representative. Effectively, the Legal Representative could be the resident of any countries and does not have to reside in China.
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