3LEGAL 500

  • 2011 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2012 – Corporate and M&A

Recommended for its ‘outstanding level of service’ is boutique R&P China Lawyers.”

  •  2013 – Corporate and M&A

A PRC firm under foreign management, R&P China Lawyers is described as ‘outstanding when compared with more established and branded firms’; it ‘always provides a prompt and informed answer on any topic’ and has ‘deep insights into the market, and good local knowledge’. The firm’s offering is niche, serving only foreign medium-sized private companies, and small multinationals that have investments and substantial business in China. Clients typically come from the US, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia. Maarten Roos is an ‘extremely dynamic leader and a stable and reliable business partner at the same time’.

  •  2014 – Corporate and M&A

“R&P China Lawyers serves foreign medium-sized private companies, and small multinationals with investments and substantial businesses in China. Past highlights include advising a German-invested company on corporate governance for its subsidiary in Jiaxing, and establishing numerous European and US wholly-owned or joint venture subsidiaries in the manufacturing and trading fields. The firm also advised a foreign investor on the legal and tax issues relating to the sale of two subsidiaries totalling RMB40m. R&P’s managing director Maarten Roos is recommended.”

  •  2015 – Corporate and M&A

“The team at R&P China Lawyers is praised for its ‘knowledge and strength in depth’.”

  •  2016 – Corporate and M&A

“The team at R&P China Lawyers is praised for its ‘knowledge and strength in depth’.”

  • 2017 – Corporate and M&A

“R&P China Lawyers focuses on advising foreign medium-sized private companies and small-to-mid-sized multinationals on their Chinese investments and cross-border deals. Maarten Roos assisted with the sale of a multimedia business unit to a private equity buyer and the establishment of a new company under the private equity structure. Robin Tabbers and Rogier van Bijnen are also key names to note.”

  • 2018 – Labour and Employment

“R&P China Lawyers provides ‘outstanding client support’ characterised by ‘high-quality and solution-oriented legal advice’ and ‘fast response times’. The team comprises lawyers with expertise in corporate transactional work and employment matters, and thus has considerable experience with the employment aspects of M&A and corporate reorganisations, but also handles mass terminations and misconduct investigations. Headed by Robin Tabbers, the team is often instructed by Dutch corporates, but advises a range of European clients on their operations in China. Tabbers has been particularly active in employee investigations concerning various corruption issues. Additional contacts include Rogier van Bijnen and Beijing-based Koen Naber, who have experience in employment disputes. Progress-Werk Oberkirch, Nutriad Group and Opendesk (Shanghai) are among the department’s clients.”

CHAMBERS

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  • 2013 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

“This firm has brought about the robust development of its practice by bringing together the expertise of foreign consultants and PRC Lawyers to provide a well-rounded service. Aiming to serve Dutch, German and US clients in the mid-market, the team draws on its local understanding and international capacity to offer highly rated advice, particularly in foreign direct investment, compliance and commercial dispute resolution.”

  • 2014 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

“A compact practice with a sizeable team of foreign legal consultants to assist inbound clients. Works with mid-sized foreign or foreign-owned corporates on their operations in China. Maarten Roos and Robin Tabbers are noticeable practitioners.”

  • 2015 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

“Counsel of choice of small and medium-sized companies from Central and Western Europe, which require advice on their investment and operations in China. Has a wealth of knowledge in advising on foreign direct investment, establishment of joint ventures, acquisitions and sales of assets and restructuring. Practices as a PRC firm, under the leadership of a management team of foreign legal consultants.”

  • 2016 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

“Rich knowledge and expertise in advising on foreign direct investment, corporate restructuring, joint venture establishment and liquidation. A popular choice for small and mid-sized foreign companies with regard to their investment and operation in China.” Distinguished practitioners Maarten Roos and Robin Tabbers were recognised as key foreign legal councilors of the practice.

  • 2017 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

“A Shanghai boutique, well equipped to advise on a wide range of issues incorporating foreign direct investment, corporate restructuring, joint venture establishment and liquidation. Standout expertise in the media and retail sector, assisting international companies with their investments and operations in China. Managing Principal Maarten Roos and principal Robin Tabbers are singled out as notable practitioners.”

  • 2018 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

“Clients appreciate the turnaround speed of the firm, noting: “We expect to get service in a timely manner and they deliver that.” Another client, who engages the team frequently, says that “they have a practical approach, very open-minded in coming up with ideas.”

ASIALAW PROFILES

  • 2011 – Corporate / M&A; Labour & Employment
  • 2012 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution
  • 2013 – Corporate / M&A
  • 2014 – Corporate / M&AALP-badge-HR2015-(online)
  • 2015 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution
  • 2016 – Corporate / M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property
  • 2019 – Corporate / M&A, Labour & Employment, Consumer Goods and Services, Industrials and Manufacturing, Regulatory  

Asialaw Profiles: This firm focuses “on advising mid-sized foreign companies that have investments or other interests in China”, and on representing “European and American companies with business activities across China.” Asialaw Profiles quoted:“Founding and managing partner Maarten Roos is vastly experienced in advising European and American companies on their China-bound investment and corporate activities. Roos’ practice includes disputes, where he is an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, with an emphasis in foreign investment and joint ventures. Robin Tabbers is best known for his M&A, corporate and commercial practice. Like Roos, Tabbers also assist clients with disputes, particularly those involving labour and employment.”

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  • 2012 – M&A
  • 2013 – M&A
  • 2014 – M&A
  • 2017 – M&A  

“Quick replies; efficient; combines in depth local knowledge with a hands on attitude; not afraid to take a position; good understanding of local culture; solid legal quality.”

  • 2018 – Financial & Corporate;Project Development, M&A 

“[R&P] has a great network, is practical, hands on, and understands Western and Chinese values while being efficient and reliable.”

CHINA LAW & PRACTICE

China law Practice

  • 2011 – China Labour and Employment
  • 2012 – China Labour and Employment

Victoria Lei (Shi Jing)

  • 2013 – Rising Star (one of the 5 Rising Star in Mainland China)

ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS

  • 2012- Employer of Choice awardalb-employer-choice-2012

ASIALAW MARKET-LEADING LAWYER

Maarten Roos

  • 2008 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution
  • 2009 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution
  • 2010 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution
  • 2011 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution
  • 2012 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Corporate Governance
  • 2013 – Dispute Resolution; Corporate Governance
  • 2014 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property
  • 2015 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; IntellectualAsialaw Leading Lawyerl Property
  • 2016 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property
  • 2017 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property
  • 2018 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property
  • 2019 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property

ASIALAW MARKET-LEADING LAWYER

Robin Tabbers

  • 2014 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2015 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2016 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2017 – Corporate and M&A; Labour and Employment
  • 2018 – Corporate and M&A; Labour and Employment
  • 2019 – Corporate and M&A; Labour and Employment

ASIALAW LEADING LAWYER

Chen Yun

  • 2014 – Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution 
  • 2015 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2016 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2017 – Banking and Finance
  • 2018 – Banking and Finance
  • 2019 – Banking and Finance

Kathleen Cao (Xin)

  • 2014 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2015 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2016 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2017 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2018 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2019 – Corporate and M&A

ASIALAW RISING STAR LAWYER

Victoria Lei (Shi Jing)

  • 2014 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2015 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2016 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2017 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2018 – Corporate and M&A
  • 2019 – Corporate and M&A

 SHANGHAI BAR ASSOCIATION

  • 2010 – Excellent firm of Serving for Expo 2010

 INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY EXPERTS

Maarten Roos2018 IAE Awards Winner logo

  • 2018 – M&A Lawyer of the Year in China 

 

KANZLEIMONITOR.DE

  • 2018 – Top 3 Law Firm in China for German Business