News | 28 August 2019

“German FinTech meets China” – Kick-off event of the German-Chinese High-Tech Alliance in Frankfurt

On 13 August 2019, the newly established Chinese-German High-Tech Alliance e.V. (GCHA) held its kick-off event at WeWork in Frankfurt. Topic of the night was “German FinTech meets China”. More than hundred participants joined the event.


News | 27 August 2019

Sheng Heng Law Firm is strengthening with real estate law expert Thomas SCHWINDT

The Frankfurt office of Sheng Heng Law Firm was able to win real estate law expert Thomas SCHWINDT as counsel.


News | 29 May 2019

SME: Expansion in China

On 28 May 2019, together with FalkenSteg, Mandarin Capital Partners and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, we held an event in Frankfurt on how German small and medium-sized enterprises can expand in China. About 50 participants from various industries accepted our invitation.


News | 6 February 2019

Sheng Heng Law Firm strengthens Germany presence

We are pleased to have been able to hire SHANG Jingzhong as a new partner for our Frankfurt office. With his experience in business law and especially in tax law, we can offer our clients more comprehensive advice in the future.


Client Alert | 4 January 2019

China plans new Foreign Investment Law

On 26 December 2018, the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China published a draft Foreign Investment Law (外商投资法[草案]). The Draft aims at reorganizing the basic framework for foreign investment in China.


Client Alert | 21 December 2018

German government lowers threshold for investment review in certain sensitive sectors

Yesterday, the German Federal Government adopted changes to the investment review regulations. According to the Foreign Trade Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz) and the Foreign Trade Ordinance (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung), any acquisition of company shares by which foreign or non-EU investors obtain at least 25 percent of the voting rights in a company domiciled in Germany can be examined.


Client Alert | 11 October 2018

Brexit and the Germany-based "Limited’s" – German government proposes amending the Transformation Act

The forthcoming withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit) may adversely affect companies in the legal form of a company incorporated under United Kingdom law having their administrative seat in the Federal Republic of Germany. This affects companies in particular in the legal form of a private company limited by shares (Ltd.).


Client Alert | 5 July 2018

China further opens for foreign investment

The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) together with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) recently released two revised “negative lists” for foreign investment in China’s free-trade zones (FTZ’s) and the rest of China. Both lists will become effective end of July and further open China for foreign investment. Not least, restrictions on investments in the Chinese financial services sector will be cancelled.


News | 5 June 2018

Two Digital Worlds – Data Protection and Data Security in Europe and China

On 4 June 2018, our event "Two Digital Worlds - Data Protection and Data Security in Europe and China" took place at the Institute for Law and Finance (ILF) in Frankfurt.


News | 22 February 2018

Sham transactions under the Chinese General Provisions of Civil Law

Effective 1 October 2017, the General Provisions of Civil Law have for the first time implemented a rule concerning sham transactions in the P.R. China. In the latest issue of the German Journal for Chinese Law (Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht), XU Fengbiao and Tim FONGERN take a closer look at this new rule and compare it with the corresponding German provision.