Regional Desk China

Regional Desk China

Our China Desk advises investors from and into Mainland China and Hong Kong, including with regard to China's Belt & Road initiative. We also represent clients in international disputes related to China through our international arbitration practice in Singapore and Switzerland.

Expertise

Experience

Schellenberg Wittmer has been advising and representing Chinese clients for decades. Our international team, which includes native Mandarin speakers based in Switzerland and Asia, is best suited to provide first-tier assistance to our clients from the Mainland and Hong Kong.

We have extensive experience in advising Chinese investors seeking to invest into Europe, providing sound expertise on M&A transactions, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, financing, corporate and tax issues, real estate transaction, large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, information and communications

technology and intellectual property matters, data protection, employment law, as well as estate planning and structuring services.

We also regularly assist clients seeking to invest into Mainland China through our established network of trusted contacts in China.

With one of the world's leading international arbitration teams based in Singapore and Switzerland, we offer Chinese clients stellar strategic advice and advocacy for international commercial, investment and sports disputes. With our experience and understanding of the market, 

we manage to bridge cultural gaps and achieve the results our clients' desire, be it through negotiations, mediation, adjudication or arbitration proceeding seated throughout the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Africa.

We also advise clients with respect to all aspects of China's Belt & Road initiative, from financing, joint ventures and M&A transactions over contract drafting and construction claims management to representation in construction, infrastructure, energy and related disputes.

  • Assistance and advice to a Chinese investor for the due diligence, the acquisition and the financing of several office and retail buildings situated in the central business district of Geneva
  • Assistance and advice to a Chinese investor for the due diligence, the structuring and the acquisition of a 5 star hotel situated in a mountain resort in Switzerland
  • Advising a Chinese investor regarding a strategic investment in a SIX listed company through an innovative structure involving a block trade of shares to build the physical share position of the client
  • Representation of a Chinese client in an international arbitration concerning the interests in a Chinese joint venture
  • A Collar transaction agreement entered into between the client and a bank to hedge the client's long position and margin loans to provide financing to the client
  • Representing a Chinese entity in an international arbitration against a German company regarding the construction industrial plants in China

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Awards and Recognitions

  • Chambers & Partners
  • Legal 500
  • Who's Who Legal
  • The IFLR
  • Global Arbitration Review (GAR30/100)
  • Global Investigations Review (GIR100)
  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers

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