China Desk

China Desk. Your Bridge between Switzerland and China.



The Kellerhals Carrard China Desk team consists of experienced Swiss and Chinese lawyers which are based in our Swiss and Shanghai offices. Our team is fully proficient in Mandarin, English and German. Because we understand both the Swiss and the Chinese business and legal culture, we can effectively establish a bridge between Switzerland and China for Swiss and Chinese enterprises. Our strong presence in Shanghai as well as our excellent network in China and Switzerland allow us to provide efficient legal support where our clients need us.


We cover the legal side of your Sino-Swiss business.


Whether you seek legal advice to make a foreign direct investment in China or Switzerland, conduct due diligence, close an M&A deal, found a joint venture or a subsidiary to enter the Chinese market, lead contract negotiations, translate legal documents, undertake background researches related to the Chinese corporate social credit system or the Chinese commercial register, manage compliance-related topics, handle commercial disputes or apply for work and residence permits in Switzerland or in China: The Kellerhals Carrard China Desk is a one-stop shop to cover the legal side of your Sino-Swiss business in both directions.


We advise private enterprises (from small medium enterprises to multi-national corporations) as well as listed companies and Chinese SOEs. We work according to our Kellerhals Carrard values – with an entrepreneurial, pragmatic approach and a strong focus on personal client management, communication and teamwork.