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 firm 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 Group 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 Group 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 Thomson Reuters - with the chapters about the Netherlands and China and general editing by Jan Holthuis - head of our China practice. Clickhere for more information.
Our agriculture team advises Dutch investors and corporations on:
Buren advises Ploeger Oxbo, an agriculture machinery niche player, on restructuring its China business and renegotiating its joint-venture agreement terms.
Buren advises on the joint venture agreement between a leading Dutch and a major Chinese grower of vegetables.
Buren advises a Dutch agriculture company regarding the breach of licensed plant variety rights by a Chinese potato production and processing company before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre
The Chinese authorities have published a draft on a new regulation for labeling of prepackaged food, calling for comments from the public. The regulation is expected to come into force soon.
The ins and outs of plant variety rights protection bundled in one booklet.
Buren contributed the China and The Netherlands chapter to Agribusiness, a publication by Getting the Deal Through.