Our 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 four-strong team of lawyers at the Düsseldorf office of Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB 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

Expansion of our China Desk

To expand our "China Desk", we are looking for Chinese lawyers (m/f) or lawyers (m/ f) educated in Chinese law in full-time for our in-house China desk.

Carreer opportunities

Other voices:

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market - Germany

"Apopular choice among mid-sized German companies, as well as Asian clientsentering the German market."

"The team has the necessary experience and skills to support large global companies. The response comes back in a timely manner and the level of service is high." "The lawyers are organised, customer-focused and flexible."

Commercial Contracts - Germany

"Compact team that stands out for its niche expertise in general terms and conditions advice. Assists an array of long-standing clients with international contract drafting, distribution systems and other contracts including agency and dealership agreements. Boasts strong ties with a network of partner firms in China."

"They are very well prepared technically, solution-oriented, offer a practical approach and make you feel in good hands as a client.""The team stands out with its client orientation, level of service and technical knowledge.“

Ranked Lawyer

"Christoph Schmitt is renowned for his experience in general terms and conditions across a range of domestic and international contracts. His expertise also touches on joint venture and participation agreements. […] Clients applaud his "practical recommendations for complicated contractual relationships.""