Cheng Chen

Cheng Chen

lic. iur., PRC Lawyer, of Counsel

Effingerstrasse 1
CH-3001 Berne

Tel +41 58 200 35 00

Fax +41 58 200 35 11


Direct line China

+86 139 1751 3490

Cheng Chen is Kellerhals Carrard's of counsel in China. He graduated from Universities of Fribourg (CH) and Tongji University (Shanghai), is admitted to the Shanghai bar and is fluent in Chinese, English and German. He and his local team regularly advise Swiss, German and Austrian companies doing business in China, as well Chinese companies and entrepreneurs investing in Europe, in particular in Switzerland. Both European and Chinese clients can benefit from his cross-cultural and interlingual expertise in the different jurisdictions.

Practice areas
  • Corporate and M&A with focus on inbound and outbound advice of companies investing in China and Europe
  • Contract and Commercial law
  • International arbitration
  • Litigation in China
  • Chinese Employment Law
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • 2011: Bar exam, City of Shanghai
  • 2006: lic. iur. / MLaw, University of Fribourg
  • 2005: Bachelor of Law, University of Fribourg
  • 2001: German studies, Tongji University of Shanghai
Experience / Career
  • since 2015: Of Counsel of Kellerhals, today Kellerhals Carrard
  • 2012-2015: Resident Partner with Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Shanghai
  • 2010-2011: Senior Associate with Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Shanghai
  • 2007-2009: Associate with Wenfei Attorneys-at-Law Zurich
  • 2006-2007: Trainee with Wenger & Vieli Zurich
  • English
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Shanghai Bar Association
  • Executive Committee of CUZ (Chinese Union of Zurich)
  • AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers)
  • Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
  • German Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai
Further activities
  • Vice Secretary-General of the English Chapter of SORSA (Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association)
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Suggested by the Chinese Embassy in Switzerland

Publications and presentations
  • Cheng Chen, Sabine Neuhaus, New Foreign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China, What Equity Joint Ventures Need to Know, publiziert im Jusletter vom 30. September 2019, Link

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  • Three Pragmatic Suggestions regarding IP Protection in China, in: Bridge Magazine Spring 2016 Issue 4. Link

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