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Agricultural

Nourishing a growth market in China Dutch know how 

The Dutch agriculture sector has a worldwide reputation in the field of precision agriculture and quality food production - Buren is the first Dutch law office with a license from the Chinese Ministry of Justice and has been active in China since 1995 in assisting clients in the agriculture sector. These facts combined have made our China practice leading in the field of agriculture law in this region.

Always on the verge

The long-term demand for a range of agricultural products has increased dramatically. This demand is predominantly driven by developing countries in Asia, in particular China. New technologies and breeding methods are changing the agriculture business models causing a dynamic legal playing field. Our decades-long presence in China ensures clients of inside knowledge as well as up-to-date insights.

Our China practice teaches a master course on Chinese agriculture and food law at Wageningen University each year and acts as the chair of the International Bar Association Agriculture Working Group since 2015.

We made a major contribution to Global Agricultural Law - a title from the European Lawyer Reference series of Thonson Reuters - with the chapters about the Netherlands and China and general editing by Jan Holthuis - head of our China practice. Click here for more information.

Our agricultural law team advises Dutch investors and corporations on:

  • Market access strategies and legal market strategy reports
  • Investment into Chinese agribusiness, including cooperation & joint-venture agreements
  • Food distribution and branding agreements
  • Regulatory issues on labelling, packaging, importing and distribution
  • Cross-border E-commerce of agricultural and food products
  • Protection and licensing of plant variety rights
  • Agriculture technology transfer agreements
  • Food safety compliance
  • Land policy and due diligence
  • Pre-litigation strategy on agriculture IP infringement
  • Qualification for local subsidy programs

 

Experience

Team

Binbin Mu

Associate
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+86 10 85235780

Jan Holthuis

Partner
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+86 21 61730388

Liu Shu

Senior Adviser
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+86 21 60836813

Marc van der Velden

Senior Associate
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+31 20 333 8390

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