R&P China Lawyers

http://www.rplawyers.com

 

Shanghai Office 

 

17/F Central Towers Tower A,
555 Langao Road, 
Shanghai, 200333, P.R. China

 

TEL: +86 21 61738270


[email protected]

 

Beijing Office 

 

909, Building 2, Kunsha Center, No.16 
Xinyuanli, Chaoyang District, 
Beijing, 100027, P.R. China

 

TEL: +86 10 64166311 
 

[email protected]

 

About Us

 

About Us

 

R&P is a foreign-oriented Chinese law firm, which makes it unique among law firms in China. Founded in 2010, R&P has become one of the most trusted sources of legal support for international business in China.

 

  • R&P provides a full range of legal support to international companies investing, operating or doing business in China. Our clients operate across more than a dozen sectors, including retail & e-commerce, agri/horticulture, food, industrial & manufacturing, chemicals, automotive, technology, life sciences, real estate, media, and trading / sourcing.
  • We are PRC-licensed law firm, with our Chinese lawyers admitted to the bar. This means that besides advisory work, we also act on behalf clients to negotiate with Chinese counterparts, deal with government departments, and represent clients in Chinese courts and arbitration.
  • Our team consists of Chinese and international lawyers that combine in-depth local expertise and broad experience of the Chinese business environment, with a keen understanding of the needs of international companies. Integrity, communication excellence and responsiveness are integral components of our service.
  • We do not just offer opinions about the law; we offer real solutions. We want to help clients resolve their legal challenges in China. The law is important but so is dealing with the practical challenges of the Chinese business environment. We will always be pragmatic in our advice and support.
  • As an independent law firm with offices in Shanghai and Beijing, we engage in projects all over China. Where additional support is needed, we rely on long-standing relationships with trusted local firms and agents across the country.

 

Our Team

 

 

Areas Of Expertise

 

CORPORATE / M & A

 

  • Acquisition/Sale of Equity or Business Assets
  • M&A Advisor, Deal Structure, Legal DD
  • JV Contract / Negotiations / Buy out
  • Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Loans & Corporate Financing Private Equity and Venture Companies

 

FDI & REGISTRATION

 

  • FDI Company Incorporation & Liquidation
  • Registration of chances to capital, business scope, directors, investor, legal rep, address, etc
  • Risk Management Systems Development
  • Corporate Governance Systems Development
  • Real Estate Development

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION (LITIGATION & ARBITRATION) 

 

  • Negotiate disputes with Chinese buyers/sellers
  • Demand Letters
  • Police Filings
  • Litigation (Chinese Court)
  • International Arbitration
  • IP Enforcement
  • Compliance, Corruption, Fraud
  • Government Complaints / Issues

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

  • Trademark Matters
  • Patents / Copyright Matters
  • IP Portfolio Management
  • IP Protection, Investigations & Enforcement
  • Customs & Trade Fair Infringements Actions
  •  Administrative Actions
  • Cease & Desist Letters
  • Civil Law Suits
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA/NNN)
  • Licensing Agreements

 

TAX, FOREX & CUSTOMS

 

  • International Tax Structure
  • China Corporate Tax
  • Individual Income Tax
  • Tax advice related to sale of property
  • VAT Rebate
  • Customs Issues
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Administrative Liability
  • Government Action

 

COMPLIANCE

 

  • Commercial Bribery
  • Officials Bribery
  • Corruption, FCPA/UK Bribery Act
  • Internal Control Systems
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Entertainment Policies
  • Data Privacy Protection
  • Responding to Government Investigations
  • Fraud, Self-dealing, Sexual Harassment
  • Accounting Fraud, Channel Stuffing
  • Compliance Training
  • Internal Investigations and Audits
  • Ombudsman (acting as)

 

COMMERCIAL & TRADE

 

  • Import, Export, Trade Contracts
  • Processing Manufacturing Trade
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Trade & Export Financing
  • Distribution Contracts
  • Contract Management
  • Avoiding & Resolving Disputes

 

PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES

 

  • China Exit Restrictions
  • Detention
  • Marriage, Divorce, Custody
  • Visa Issues
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Employment Disputes
  • Personal Income Tax

 

Awards

 

Chambers & Partners 

 

“Rich knowledge and expertise in advising on foreign direct investment, corporate restructuring, joint venture establishment and liquidation. A popular choice for small and mid-sized foreign companies with regard to their investment and operation in China.” Distinguished practitioners Maarten Roos and Robin Tabbers were recognised as key foreign legal councillors of the practice

 

“Clients appreciate the turnaround speed of the firm, noting: “We expect to get service in a timely manner and they deliver that.” Another client, who engages the team frequently, says that “they have a practical approach, very open-minded in coming up with ideas.”

 

"I personally appreciate they’re walking the extra mile and that you get straightforward answers instead of ‘it depends’”.

 

2020 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

2019 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

2018 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

2017 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

2016 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

2015 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

2014 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

2013 – APAC – Corporate / Commercial

 

Legal 500

 

“R&P China Lawyers is described as ‘outstanding when compared with more established and branded firms’; it ‘always provides a prompt and informed answer on any topic’ and has ‘deep insights into the market, and good local knowledge’.”

 

‘The lawyers at R&P are very knowledgeable in many different areas of the law in China, they communicate clearly with clients and understand their challenges.’

 

‘R&P lawyers represent a good balance between local and overseas lawyers and advisors. This puts them in a unique position of being able to accurately translate the needs and concerns of overseas companies to local applicable laws, regulations and practices. This is something that is particularly important in a country like China, where the concept of law often differs significantly from overseas.’

 

‘From the top directorship down, the consistent professionalism and knowledge across the R&P teams are outstanding! The coordination between the team members and their specialist fields on joint projects provides a very efficient practice.’

 

2020 – Labour and Employment

2018 – Labour and Employment

2011 – 2017 Corporate and M&A

 

AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers

 

Maarten Roos (Market-Leading Lawyer)

 

2019 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2018 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2017 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2016 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2015 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2014 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2013 – Dispute Resolution; Corporate Governance

2012 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Corporate Governance

2011 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution

2009 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution

2008 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution

 

Chen Yun (Market-Leading Lawyer)

 

2020 – Notable practitioner, Banking and finance

2019 – Leading Lawyer, Banking and Finance

2018 – Leading Lawyer, Banking and Finance

2017 – Rising Stars, Corporate and M&A

2017 – Rising Stars, Labour & Employment

2016 – Leading Lawyer, Corporate and M&A

 

Robin Tabbers (Market-Leading Lawyer)

 

2019 – Corporate and M&A; Labour and Employment

2018 – Corporate and M&A; Labour and Employment

2017 – Corporate and M&A; Labour and Employment

2016 – Corporate and M&A

2015 – Corporate and M&A

2014 – Corporate and M&A

 

Kathleen Cao (Market-Leading Lawyer)

 

2020 – Notable practitioner, Corporate and M&A

2019 – Leading Lawyer, Corporate and M&A

2018 – Leading Lawyer, Corporate and M&A

2017 – Leading Lawyer, Corporate and M&A

2016 – Leading Lawyer, Corporate and M&A

 

Victoria Lei

 

2020 – Notable practitioner, Banking and finance

2019 – Leading Lawyer, Banking and Finance

2018 – Leading Lawyer, Banking and Finance

2017 – Rising Stars, Corporate and M&A

2017 – Rising Stars, Labour & Employment

2016 – Leading Lawyer, Corporate and M&A

 

Asialaw Profiles

 

This firm focuses “on advising mid-sized foreign companies that have investments or other interests in China”, and on representing “European and American companies with business activities across China.” 

 

2020 – Corporate / M&A, Labour & Employment, Consumer Goods and Services, Industrials and Manufacturing, Regulatory

2019 – Corporate / M&A, Labour & Employment, Consumer Goods and Services, Industrials and Manufacturing, Regulatory

2018 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2017 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2016 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

2015 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution

2014 – Corporate / M&A

2013 – Corporate / M&A

2012 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution

2011 – Corporate / M&A; Labour & Employment

 

IFLR1000

 

R&P China Lawyers is a foreign-oriented PRC-licensed law firm that was established in 2010. The firm’s core focus is in inbound corporate and M&A, as it often advises its foreign clients on China market entry, establishing joint ventures and project development.

 

The firm has a strong focus on retail and real estate related retail mandates. Over the research period, it acted in corporate mandates in the retail, healthcare, pharma and food and beverage sectors.          

 

“Oustanding!” – M&A

 

“R&P provides great value for the rates it charges. The firm is very good at providing direct feedback in a timely manner with concise instructions optimised for making decisions on how to best do business in China." – Project development

 

"R&P China Lawyers is very approachable, hands-on and provides very practical and useful advice. It has exceptional market knowledge and is good value for money." – Project development

 

“Quick replies; efficient; combines in depth local knowledge with a hands on attitude; not afraid to take a position; good understanding of local culture; solid legal quality.”

 

“[R&P] has a great network, is practical, hands on, and understands Western and Chinese values while being efficient and reliable.”

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

 

2020 – M&A

2018 – M&A

2017 – M&A

2014 – M&A

2013 – M&A

2012 – M&A

 

Others

 

2018 – Project Development

2018 – Financial & Corporate

 

Asian Legal Business 

 

Employer of Choice

2012 – Employer of Choice Award

 

 

International Advisory Experts 

 

Maarten Roos

2018 – M&A Lawyer of the Year in China

 

Kanzleimonitor.de

 

2018 Awards

2018 – Top 3 Law Firm in China for German Business

 

Shanghai Bar Association

 

Excellent firm serving Expo 2010

2010 – Excellent firm serving Expo 2010