Shanghai

Shanghai is the most important location for business activities of foreign companies in China and forms the foundation for industrial development in China. The city has developed into one of the most important financial centres in the world and is home to many globally active companies.

Luther Law Offices is located in the well-known Jinmao Tower in Shanghai and employs more than 25 international and local lawyers. We are the largest German-speaking law firm in the city. Our China team consists of European and Chinese legal experts most of whom have nearly a decade of experience in developing and entering the Chinese market.

Luther Shanghai is fully authorized to offer legal services in China and provides advice on all questions of Chinese law. We support foreign investors in assessing location and investment criteria, structuring investments and managing complex acquisitions and joint venture projects. Finding and implementing solutions for sensitive areas like technology transfer and know-how protection also form part of our work. Alongside our clients we negotiate with future partners and regulatory authorities and ensure the enforcement of their rights, in and out of court, as well as in arbitration proceedings. With the help of our accountants and tax consultants, we provide clients with a “one-stop” concept covering corporate secretarial services, bookkeeping services, tax filing and payroll services. In fact, we offer critical support during all stages of your Chinese venture, including difficult adjustments to the ever changing environment.

The office in Shanghai is supported by a team of German and Chinese lawyers across several offices in Germany (China Desk >>).

We offer our clients personalized advice – in German, English or Chinese.

Our range of advisory services

For foreign enterprises in China (inbound)
  • Antitrust law
  • Capital market law and initial public offerings (IPO)
  • Corporate law and restructuring
  • Corporate secretarial services
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual property rights and technology transfer
  • International commercial and distribution law
  • Investment consulting and market entry
  • Joint ventures
  • Litigation and dispute resolution, arbitration proceedings
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Real estate law and land use rights
  • Tax law
For chinese enterprises (outbound)
  • Antitrust law
  • Capital market law and initial public offerings (IPO)
  • Corporate law and restructuring
  • Employment law
  • Establishment of companies and branches
  • Intellectual property law and technology transfer
  • International commercial and distribution law
  • Investment control according to the German AWG/AWV (Foreign Trade Act) as well as examination procedures of the EU and other European states
  • Joint ventures
  • Litigation and dispute resolution, arbitration proceedings
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Real estate law
  • Tax law

Key Contact >>

Key Contact

Philip Lazare

Partner

T +86 21 50106585

SHAO Wanlei / 邵万雷 LL.M. (Nanjing & Göttingen)

Partner

T +86 21 5010 6599

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