Demand letter

Customized Bilingual Demand Letter prepared and served by a vetted experienced lawyer

US $2,360

Bilingual Customized Attorney’s Letter

For this service, a vetted, experienced, English-speaking lawyer in China will prepare both English and Chinese versions of the Demand Letter for you.

It is a persuasive and powerful tool to request the party in default to perform the contract and correct the wrongdoings.

Receive in 5 Business Days

The English and Chinese versions of the Demand Letter will be delivered to your Trustiics dashboard in 5 business days once the lawyer receives all the necessary information.

Demand Letter Sent by the Lawyer

The lawyer will send out the demand letter to the named counterparty after you sign off.

What do you need to do?

When you place the order, you will be asked to complete a form to provide your and your counterparty’s business names and contact information. You should also explain the background information and related facts regarding the cause of action. This information is necessary for the lawyer to properly prepare the demand letter.

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Service Experts

One of the following vetted lawyers who responds to your request first will get the assignment and provide the service for you

Beijing, China
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Guanglei Zhang
10+ years of experience
Subject Expertise
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation
  • Cross-border Dispute Strategy
  • IP Protection and Disputes
Shanghai, China
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Emilia Shi
20+ years of experience
Subject Expertise
  • Corporate
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Legal Audit and Investigations
Zhejiang, China
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5/5
Jenny (Hongli) Sun
15+ years of experience
Subject Expertise
  • International Trade
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Arbitration

Legal Q&A

What is a "demand letter"?

A demand letter is a formal notice usually prepared by a lawyer on behalf of a client requesting another party to take a specified action or stop specified wrongdoing before a specific date.

The purpose of a demand letter is to inform another party that it or he has breached a contract or otherwise violated the sender’s rights. It is a step before a more serious legal action, such as litigation, to resolve the dispute in a more collaborative way.

When should a demand letter be used?

A demand letter should be used when your counterparty breaches the contract and ignores or refuses your request for performance.

For example, a demand letter should probably be served by a lawyer on your behalf in the following situations:

  • A seller has not shipped your order or responded to your requests after paying the down payment; or
  • A seller sent you the wrong products or delivered the products to the wrong location but has not responded to your request to correct the error; or
  • A buyer has not made the full payment according to the contract after you delivered the goods; or
  • A distributor, agent, or OEM has not performed the contract as agreed nor corrected their mistake after you requested.

What goal does this demand letter serve?

A demand letter requests the party in default to perform the contract or correct the wrongdoing. It contains specific behests, usually with clear deadlines.

It signals to the other party that additional formal actions, such as litigation, will be the next step if they do not take the situation seriously.

A demand letter can also:

  • kick-off negotiations between the parties, leading to settlement and resolution
  • suggest alternative requests to help you get fair compensation
  • act as a pre-step to litigation – usually a “must-have” before you file a lawsuit against the other party. In such a situation, the demand letter can be used as evidence in your favor in court.

Can I use a template demand letter downloaded from the internet?

You can download a template demand letter and send it on your own. But it would be much less effective, if at all, in terms of getting the serious attention of the party in default, especially when the defaulting party has already known they are in default. Sometimes, the template might worsen the situation because you might unintentionally admit or agree to something you do not want when using a template.

Should a demand letter be prepared and delivered by a lawyer?

Yes, it is better prepared and sent out by a lawyer on behalf of a client. It is especially true when a demand letter is addressed to a foreign party in the international business context. Otherwise, the foreign party might not believe the demand was as serious.


A well-crafted demand letter sent by a lawyer licensed to practice in a foreign jurisdiction can be a powerful tool to persuade the foreign party in default to correct its mistake and perform under the signed contract.

Can I have a lawyer in my home country draft and send the demand letter to a company in China?

You can have a lawyer in your home country prepare the demand letter. It is recommended to have a China-qualified lawyer who has first-hand experience in the local market review the legal document and then send it out on your behalf. Having an experienced local lawyer send out the demand letter on your behalf puts more pressure on the other party to respond.


In addition, lawyers practicing in that country can customize your demand based on the local practice and provide insights on possible reactions from the other party.

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