CHINA

Our law firm has specialized in advising on business in China for over 20 years. Through our Shanghai office, together with our Chinese colleagues, we advise and represent German companies in their business activities in China and, conversely, Chinese companies and investors in their projects in Germany. Our German and Chinese lawyers have many years of project experience in China. Thanks to our long-standing local presence, we have a stable and proven network of relationships with Chinese authorities, Chinese law firms, patent and trademark agencies. In addition, through strategic partnerships with major Chinese law firms, we are able to cover practically all areas of Chinese law at the highest level.

Our range of services includes the following activities in particular:

1. Investments in China

  • Planning, establishment and acquisition of companies
  • Checking the admissibility and feasibility of projects
  • Establishment of representative offices, joint venture companies, 100% subsidiaries and holding companies, advice on the appropriate legal form
  • Support in finding a location
  • Identification of Chinese joint venture partners and target companies
  • Due diligence checks of all kinds
  • Assistance in restructuring, in particular transfer of shares, mergers and liquidations

2. Commercial Law

  • Contractual arrangements and negotiations, in particular international supply and distribution contracts, commercial agent, authorized dealer and franchise contracts, general terms and conditions
  • Support in setting up sales networks
  • Clarification of customs law and the import procedure
  • Transport and Maritime Trade Law

3. Intellectual Property

  • Advice on securing intellectual property rights, support with technology protection, in particular drafting and negotiating technology transfer agreements
  • Registering property rights, especially trademarks and designs
  • Prosecution of property right infringements

4. Labor Law

  • Contractual drafting and negotiations, in particular employment contracts under Chinese law and secondment contracts
  • Support for all kinds of personnel issues, including the search for personnel

5. Debt Collection

  • Research and credit checks on Chinese debtors
  • Enforcement of payment claims against Chinese debtors, in particular letters of formal notice in Chinese and support in settlement negotiations with Chinese debtors

6. Litigation, conflict resolution

  • Support in resolving conflicts, settlement negotiations
  • Representation in arbitration proceedings before CIETAC and SHIAC
  • Assistance in state court proceedings

7. Investments in Germany

  • Planning, establishment and acquisition of companies
  • Obtaining residence permits for managing directors, employees and, if applicable, family members of Chinese investors
  • Support in contract negotiations with German / European business partners
  • Preparation and review of international contracts of all kinds
  • Securing and defending industrial property rights
  • Draft General Terms and Conditions (B2B / B2C)
  • Debt collection against German / European debtors