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Doing Business in China

China’s Foreign Direct Investment reached USD131 billion in 2017, the second-biggest amount of FDI in the world. The Chinese government is focused on the planned developments and defined strategies, as set out in the 5 year plans and the changes implemented by the latest National People’s Congress in March 2018, including the restructuring of various ministries. Besides the fight against corruption, science and technology as well as economic and trade development, the Belt and Road Initiative, environmental protection, State-owned enterprise ownership reform are all on the agenda. Given this context,

  • Ralph Koppitz, Partner/Chief Representative of Taylor Wessing’s China Group based in Shanghai, and
  • Sven Agten, based in Shanghai, CEO Asia Pacific Rheinzink and author of the recently published book “Hoe maak ik het in China?”

will brief on the latest legal developments and their experiences, and will share their outlook on the legal landscape of investments and doing business in China in the next 12 months.

Reasons to attend

  • Changes after the NPC meetings in March 2018, and the 2018 China’s legislative plan: including key laws expected to be formulated / revised in 2018 directly affecting your China investments and business
  • Current hot legal FDI topics and challenges, e.g. (forced) company relocations, cyber-security and VPN related laws and regulations, tax and immigration related developments, etc.
  • Learn China business first hand from Sven Agten, who will talk about his hands-on experiences which lead to his new book
  • Opportunity to get answers to questions that matter to you during our Q&A and networking sessions


If you would like to join us please register your interest here.

Attendees from Taylor Wessing

Wim Maas

Partner | Eindhoven
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Ralph Koppitz

Partner | Shanghai
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