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China Desk

The establishment of the China Desk serves to provide us with the ability to meet the demands stemming from an ever-increasing intertwining of the Chinese economy with European countries, and to decisively shape this legal field. Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest quality consultation in all matters concerning China. With the expertise and professional network of our team, we are able to bundle our professional expertise in all fields of commercial law and competently assist our clients with their commercial activities in China and Europe. Our integrated team work is distinguished by our ability to provide consultation with comprehensive linguistic competence while simultaneously utilizing our precise knowledge of the legal environment.

Consultation for Chinese companies

regarding investments and business activities in Europe in all fields pertaining to commercial law, such as:

  • The foundation of a company, including the foundation of a joint venture
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Financing
  • Initial public offerings
  • Real estate transactions
  • Fiscal structuring, tax optimization and consultation
  • Customs, dues and anti-dumping procedures
  • Protection of intellectual property, including the registration, defense, judicial and out-of-court enforcement of brands, patents and know-how
  • Labor law and personnel, restructurings pertaining to labor law
  • Creation and support of marketing organizations and franchise systems
  • Process and arbitration proceedings as well as mediation in accordance with various international and national arbitration procedures

Consultation for European companies

regarding their business in China:

In mutual cooperation with leading local law firms, we provide our clients with consultation in the following fields. In the stage leading to the project, we compile the competent team members on site and lead these members in accordance with the instructions of the client, both functionally and operatively. If requested, we shall guarantee a single-point-of-contact for all arising tasks.

  • Direct investments in China and the expansion thereof
  • Mergers & Acquisitions in China
  • The creation of joint venture companies in China
  • Due diligence in China
  • Restructuring of companies founded in China
  • Infrastructure projects in China, including turnkey projects
  • Project financing in China
  • Tax law in cross-border ventures and transactions
  • Transport and maritime law
  • Arbitration proceedings and mediation in China
  • Industrial property rights in China
  • Disposal of companies and parts of companies to Chinese investors