China Desk / 中国事务部

Chinese investors and companies have high obstacles to overcome if they wish to enter the German market, due to the highly regulated nature of the German legal system, the constantly evolving culture around corporate governance and foreign business culture. Orth Kluth's China Desk supports Chinese investors in overcoming these obstacles. In addition, we offer comprehensive advice with regard to German commercial law which covers all phases of the investment.

Alongside colleagues who have trained in China and Germany, and who speak Chinese as their native language, our experienced partners support Chinese investors and companies with their engagement in Germany and offer comprehensive advice in all relevant areas of German commercial law.

We tailor our advice particularly to the needs of Chinese companies and help Chinese executives and businessmen to identify and comply with their rights and obligations when engaging with Germany.

Main focus of our China Desk consulting services:

Legal advice to Chinese companies on business operations in Germany, including:

  • Assistance in commercial transactions in drafting and negotiating supply contracts, as well as contracts to produce work whilst taking into account the relevant import regulations.
  • Contracts with distribution partners in Germany,
  • Questions on intellectual property rights,
  • Special expertise in plant construction law.

Assisting Chinese investors with their investments in Germany, including:

  • Establishment of companies and commencement of business activities in Germany,
  • Corporate acquisitions and takeovers,
  • Strategic and financial investments in German companies,
  • Joint ventures,
  • Real estate transactions.

Corporate housekeeping for German subsidiaries and affiliates of Chinese companies

The Acquisition of industrial property and associated rights

Support for managing directors and executive employees, including:

  • Employment contracts and remuneration,
  • Rights and obligations concerning the exercise of office and avoidance of liability,
  • Issuing of visas, right of residence, work permits
  • Social security and tax law issues (in cooperation with our tax partners).

Shan Liu
Dr. Robert Orth
Dr. Philipp Mels
Dr. Kai-Michael König
Dr. Simon Grosse-Brockhoff
Alexander Falk
Tobias Lunk, LL.M. oec.

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  • 为中国公司在德国业务运营提供法律咨询,包含:
    • 根据相关进口法规起草和谈判供货合同、加工合同,为商贸活动提供法律陪同和支持,
    • 与德国的销售伙伴签订合同,
    • 有关知识产权问题的专门知识,
    • 机械制造与设备工程建筑法方面的特殊专业经验。

  • 为中国投资者在德国投资提供支持,包含:
    • 在德国创办公司、开展业务活动,
    • 企业兼并和收购,
    • 对德国企业进行战略和金融投资,
    • 成立合资公司,
    • 不动产交易。

  • 为中国公司的德国子公司、参股公司的公司治理机构提供法律咨询和陪同
  • 获取工业知识产权和专有技术
  • 为总经理和高管人员提供咨询和服务,包含:
    • 雇佣合同和薪酬,
    • 职责履行中的权利和义务,责任风险规避,
    • 签证/居留权/工作许可,
    • 社会保险和税务问题(与我们的税务合作伙伴合作)。

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