China Desk

We have been advising German clients on trading in China since 1999. In addition, over the last few years, we have been advising more and more large Chinese companies planning to invest in Germany. Our team of lawyers at the Dusseldorf office of Hoffmann Liebs will be happy to oversee your projects.

We also advise Chinese companies wishing to enter the German market.


The number of Chinese companies is growing steadily and gaining ground internationally. Today, there are more than 2,000 Chinese companies in Germany. With its central location and all the advantages a European site has to offer, Germany is the ideal launch pad for European expansion by Chinese businesses.


We advise Chinese companies on the following, inter alia:

  • Establishing subsidiaries
  • Joint Ventures
  • M&A
  • Licensing and Franchise Contracts
  • Agency Agreements and Export Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Financing issues
  • Tax


However, we also provide Chinese companies and investors with assistance and support with everyday issues, such as residency permits, or exploring and preparing investment opportunities, for example.


We accompany German companies on their expansion into China.


Over 7,500 German companies currently produce and market their products in China and the Chinese internal market is now viewed as a major driver of growth. German medium-sized companies therefore look set to continue their involvement in the People’s Republic – ultimately to distance themselves from the merchandising risks experienced in Europe.


We advise German companies on the following, inter alia:

  • Initiating negotiations
  • Negotiating tactics
  • Incorporation
  • Trading
  • Holdings
  • Joint Venture
  • M&A
  • Contractual Terms and Negotiations

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