Coster Associates (C&A) has partner(s) and associates experienced in a wide range of business and international law. And thanks to extensive experience throughout Asia and Europe, C&A is uniquely capable of assisting and representing our client's interests in all of the following areas:


  • China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
  • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • Singapore International Arbitration Commission (SIAC)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Commercial Law

  • Agent contracts
  • Sales & purchase contracts
  • Supplier contracts
  • Distribution contracts
  • Memorandums of understanding / letter of intent

Competition, Anti-Trust,
and Anti-Monopoly Law

  • Enforce competition, fair-trade, and anti-dumping compliance
  • Provide legal representation, council, and advice on litigation proceedings

Corporate Services and Legal Department Services Outsourcing

  • Setting up new companies
  • Wholly Foreign Owned Entities (WOFE)
  • Equity Joint Ventures (EJV)
  • Contractual joint ventures (CJV)
  • Partnerships
  • Prête-nom – nominee business agreements
  • Legal compliance
  • Representative office
  • Liaison office
  • Branch office
  • Temporary lawyer secondment in your company
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Nominee agreements

Corporate Investigation

  • Perform due diligence prior to signing contracts
  • Investigate future corporate business partners
  • Investigate competitors
  • Target M&A
  • Trade secrets protection

Customs Law

  • Customs Compliance
  • Customs Assistance
  • Customs Legal Advice

Economic Crimes

  • Enact emergency preventative legal measures to mitigate financial loss
  • Investigate alleged wrongdoing
  • Prosecute corporate crimes including fraud, theft, misrepresentation, etc.
  • Fake « President » fraud - fake transfer order assistance

Employment and
Immigration Law

  • Labor contracts
  • Employee handbooks
  • Handling Dismissals procedure
  • Litigation
  • Crisis management -(i.e.: strikes, trade secret leaks, etc.)

Environmental Law

  • Compliance
  • Investigation
  • Mitigation

Insolvency and Restructuring

  • Application filing
  • Liquidator
  • Creditors representation

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

  • IPR rights protection (registration)
  • IPR rights enforcement
  • IPR rights infringement litigation
  • License contracts

International Tax Regulation
and Tax Law

  • Tax optimization
  • Value-added tax questions
  • Personal income tax
  • Company income tax
  • Business tax
  • Double tax agreements
  • Tax negotiation and registration

Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Legal assistance and advice
  • Document preparation
  • Follow up and management of the procedurewith a Chinese lawyer

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Confidentiality contracts
  • Memorandum of Understanding/Letter of Intent
  • Legal due diligence
  • Purchase contracts

Outbound Direct Investment

  • Advise Asian individuals, companies, and corporations seeking to invest in Europe

Personal Emergency Services

  • Provide personal legal advice and representation for expatriates living in Asia

Private Equity

  • Offshore fund establishment
  • Legal due diligence

Retail and Franchising

  • Confidentiality and disclosure contracts
  • Franchising contract & Master franchising contracts
  • Distribution contract
  • Booking contracts
  • Commercial lease contract
  • Trademark license agreement

Risk and Compliance

  • Ensure regulatory compliance as related to local laws, transnational commerce, and global standards.
  • Enforce internal control measures
  • Investigate potential or assumed risks
  • Draft corporate contingency plans
  • Draft crisis management protocols
  • Draft decision-making frameworks
  • Advise on integrated security management systems

Customized Legal Solutions For Client-Specified Needs

All legal representation and assistance provided by C&A is entirely personalized and tailored to our client's specific needs, and every case receives our trademark "hands on" care and attention.

To learn more about any of the legal services that C&A provides please contact us directly for more details and to schedule a consultation.