BEITEN BURKHARDT has been present in Mainland China since 1995. Our team of German and Chinese legal experts advises multinational corporations as well as small and medium sized enterprises across various industries on all legal matters related to their commercial and corporate activities in the China Mainland.

We handle a steady inflow of foreign direct investment into China and advise our clients comprehensively with their investments in China. This includes the acquisition of companies in China, the establishment and restructuring of companies in China, advice on labour relationships, general legal compliance, commercial contracts, real estate, IT / data security as well many other legal areas of relevance to our clients’ business in China. Our extensive track record has allowed us to develop a deep understanding of the special challenges investors face in China as well as the necessary skills to provide our clients with effective advice which is not only based on our legal knowledge, but also on our understanding of the practical and industry requirements of our clients. Through our long-established presence in China, we are in the position to communicate with all stakeholders directly in Chinese, English and German and to take into consideration the Chinese legal requirements and the demands of Chinese legal and economic policies. Through our well established working contacts to authorities, organizations and institutions, we are able to effectively contribute to the success of our clients’ projects in China. Our China office is not a token presence but blends the best of local business, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide astute solutions for our clients. We also assist Chinese clients with their investments and business relationships in Germany and other European countries in close collaboration with our China Desk located in Germany. Notwithstanding the fact that we have considerable experience in advising on all PRC legal and regulatory issues which may arise in relation to your project, we will not express any formal PRC legal opinion. This rule applies to all non-PRC law firms. However, if so required, assistance in this respect can be provided through reputable PRC law firms we cooperate with on a regular and long-term basis.

At a glance:

  • Corporate Law
  • Restructuring
  • Holding, JVs, WFOEs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Liquidation
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Trade & Distribution
  • Anti-Unfair Competition
  • Product Liability law
  • Labour Law & HR
  • Social Insurance
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Immigration
  • Trade Union
  • Procurement Law
  • IP Agreements
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Contracts
  • Arbitration
  • Environmental Law
  • Data/IT Security Law
  • General Legal Consulting





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