Strategic partnership for a challenging growth market
Our China practice group provides entrepreneurs outside China the unique advantage of a comprehensive, multidisciplinary practice that incorporates knowledge of the Dutch and the Chinese laws and regulations, culture, language and business practices. Our services exceed those of a law firm - as strategic legal advisors we help to achieve the ambitions of our long-term clients.
Unrivaled experience and presence
We are the first Dutch law firm with a complete and officially licensed Chinese practice. From our offices in Shanghai and Beijing we offer localized services with a great advantage - our lawyers are fluent in Chinese, Dutch and English and can bridge the gap between the two cultures and legal systems. We advise international clients who want to start, consolidate or expand their business in China.
We have been active in China since 1995 and have knowledge that is not always necessarily of legal nature, but certainly indispensable. Experience that helps in assessing situations and potential partners, evaluating a strategy’s feasibility within the framework of law and government policy, and in analyzing realistic risk. In this way, we assist companies in the Benelux and countries like Turkey and England to set up a promising economic model, and a durable position on the Chinese market.
Our practice group consists of 15 lawyers, plus Dutch support and paralegals in China, and two fully certified Chinese lawyers in the Netherlands.
Together we offer services related to:
Buren advises Holland at Home, an international online retail supermarket, on its China investment strategy for their online food retail business in China, including taxation, trading and
Buren advises Ploeger Oxbo, an agriculture machinery niche player, on restructuring its China business and renegotiating its joint-venture agreement terms.
Buren advises Maars Living Walls, a world leading high tech partitioning producer, on restructuring its China business and negotiating renewed partnerships in China and IP licensing terms.
As China becomes stronger on international trade, it is not surprising that the number of cross-border disputes continues to increase.
Mr. Jan Holthuis, partner at Buren, is invited to give a presentation on the event – A Closer Look at Corporate Governance in China
On 15 June 2017, Buren is organising a seminar with top speakers from The Economist and Clingendael Institute.