23rd ICCML Lecture

Doing Business with China

On 14 May 2018 the Institute for Corporate and Capital Markets Law (ICCML) hosted an evening lecture on “Doing Business with China”. The institute was delighted to welcome Dr. Annika Clauss, LL.M. (Harvard), M.A., partner at Hengeler Mueller. The attorney and sinologist, who not only is in charge of China-related cases at her law firm, but also spent several longer stays in China, shared her professional experiences in doing business with China. Dr. Clauss focused on the differing negotiation cultures to be found in East and West as well as the conditions Chinese and German investors face abroad.  Dr. Clauss gave a highly interesting insight in the ever changing investment regulation of the People’s Republic of China and the sublying political views. A lively debate followed the presentation and touched inter alia upon current cases as well as expectable developments with respect to China’s foreign policy and possible European and German reactions. The evening concluded with the traditional informal exchange along with wine and pretzels