China Desk – from Asia to Europe

Your Access to the European Markets

Germany, Austria and, in fact, all of Europe, attract increasingly more Chinese companies that want to establish themselves on the markets or want to use the European region as a base for their investment in the CEE countries.

The China Desk of Schindhelm, together with its Chinese colleagues in Shanghai and Taicang, advises medium-sized companies, groups of companies as well as other investors from China on their market presence in Europe.

Our Services

The range of services offered by the China Desk for Chinese investors in Europe includes the following services:

  • Procurement of company information
  • Direct investments and company formation
  • Corporate law/ M&A, due diligence
  • Capital market law
  • Intellectual property law, especially trade marks and patent law/IT
  • Applications for visa, residency and work permits
  • Employment law, drafting of employment contracts
  • Contract law, support during contract negotiations
  • Litigation/dispute resolution

What distinguishes us - it is important that we "understand"

The China Desk, which was founded in 2010 by Schindhelm, is an example of our international orientation. As a “one-stop-shop” and in close collaboration with colleagues in the Shanghai and Taicang office, we advise Chinese investors on their projects in Europe.

The experienced team of German and Austrian experts and native speakers of Chinese origin guarantees detailed knowledge of both markets and ensures the best possible coordination between both countries.

Our services go beyond purely legal support of investments. We assist our clients with translations and preparations for meetings and discussions as well as offering intercultural advice.