Luther strengthens its team in Shanghai

Cologne – Raymond Kok joined Luther’s Shanghai team as a Partner on 1 September 2020. Mr Kok is a German lawyer and has already worked for twelve years in Shanghai, where he most recently set up and managed the China business of a German law firm.


Raymond Kok has significant experience in investment and corporate law, in particular due to focussing his advice on foreign companies in China. He also advises on complex cross-border corporate acquisitions and restructurings, negotiations with Chinese contractual partners as well as on compliance and directors’ and board members’ liability. Due to his many years of experience in China, Raymond Kok is considered a competent partner for German medium-sized businesses.

“With Raymond Kok we are gaining an extremely experienced partner with whom we will sustainably strengthen and expand our Corporate/M&A practice”, said Shao Wanlei, Managing Partner at Luther in Shanghai. Philip Lazare, Co-Location Head in Shanghai, added: “We are very pleased that we could inspire Mr Kok to join Luther as a Partner.  With his many years of experience in China and his excellent network, we will jointly drive forward the further development of our location.”