Garrigues has been advising its clients on operations in China since the nineteen nineties. In 2005, it became the first Spanish law firm to obtain a permit from the Chinese Ministry of Justice to set up an office in Shanghai. In 2015, ten years later, it is now opening its Beijing office, becoming the first Spanish firm to have two offices in operation in the People’s Republic of China.
Our extensive experience in the Chinese legal market enables us to meet our clients’ needs through ongoing advisory services of the highest quality, offering real added value and innovative technical solutions.
Garrigues also features prominently in Chinese legal and academic circles, through the Garrigues Foundation, and through collaboration agreements entered into with the most prestigious Chinese universities, the China Law Society and the All China Lawyers Association.
From its offices in Beijing and Shanghai, Garrigues provides integral advisory services in relation to investments in China, covering all aspects. Similarly, Chinese clients who invest in any of the territories in which Garrigues is present have access to unparalleled legal advice, thanks to the Firm’s international office network and legal expertise.
Garrigues’ commitment to Latin America—where its presence dates back over 40 years—makes it ideally positioned to advise Latin American businesses that invest in China. Our Chinese and Spanish multidisciplinary team also assists Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOE) and private enterprises with investments in Europe and in Latin America, in the areas of corporate law and commercial contracts, labor and employment law with particular emphasis on the regime for expatriates, tax, intellectual property and pre-litigation practice. Garrigues’ professional team in Shanghai and Beijing advises a large number of leading companies in sectors as diverse as:
- Banking and finance
- Chemical and pharmaceutical
- Renewable energies
- Manufacturing industry
- Transport and logistics