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China Desk

BEITEN BURKHARDT is one of the leading continental European law firms with a China Practice. Our China Desk is an integral part of that Practice and focuses on advising Chinese private and state-owned enterprises on their activities in Germany and the EU.

Our team of German lawyers and Chinese legal consultants has many years of experience in advising and assisting Chinese clients with all legal aspects of cross-border matters, including complex projects and transactions. Our Chinese colleagues have graduated from the country‘s elite universities and have gained additional qualifications from other countries. They are fluent in Chinese, German and English.

We offer the highest level of local expertise from our offices in Germany and Beijing, and can utilise the network and resources inherent in a large international law firm. We draw on that expertise to develop tailor-made solutions for all issues relating to cross-border transactions.

Our strengths:

  • Specialisation in the fields of corporate law, M&A transactions, greenfield projects, capital markets, technology transfers, the protection of intellectual property, real estate and construction, and labour law
  • Almost twenty years of local experience in China, with fully licensed offices in Beijing and members of our China Practice working from our offices in Germany, too
  • We can provide advice in German, English and Chinese
  • We have particular expertise in various industries
  • Highly integrated teams ensure that our work on cross-border matters is both efficient and seamless