Capital heads to China as part of new advisory collective

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Capital has recently joined the China Collaborative Group – CCG – an international advisory collective that works with cross-border investors, and their counterparts, on business deals connected to China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative (OBOR) and other global economic platforms. CCG has received acknowledgement by The National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China, the country’s top economic planning agency and champion of OBOR. Marlies Hoecherl, an international expert in our Corporate team, represents Capital in the group.

This Friday, Marlies is heading to Shanghai to take part in a week-long training session with the other members of CCG. Along with lawyers from Mexico, the US, Indonesia, Turkey, and other countries across the globe, Marlies will be trained in the basics of Chinese corporate, tax, immigration, and labour law. As a result, and as part of CCG, Capital will be much better placed to advise clients about the differences between our – or their – jurisdictions, and vice versa.

Speaking about the training week, Marlies said,

‘The upcoming week in Shanghai will be an important stepping stone in our ongoing work with CCG, and clients internationally. The training will provide me with a sound understanding of how corporate and labour law works in China, as well as a deeper cultural understanding that’ll help us to advise clients who want to invest in or trade with China – and Chinese clients who want to invest or trade here.

‘Regardless of what happens with Brexit – which is looking more uncertain than ever – China and OBOR represent markets that we and our clients can’t afford to ignore.’