“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 councillors of the practice

“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.”

2018 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial
2017 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial
2016 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

2015 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial
2014 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial
2013 – Asia Pacific – Corporate / Commercial

 “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’. 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’. “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.”


2017 – Corporate and M&A
2016 – Corporate and M&A
2015 – Corporate and M&A
2014 – Corporate and M&A

2013 – Corporate and M&A
2012 – Corporate and M&A
2011 – Corporate and M&A

“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.”

2018 – Labour and Employment 

Maarten Roos (Market-Leading Lawyer)
  • 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; Intellectuall 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 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.”

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

“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.”

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

Mergers and Acquisitions

2012 – M&A
2013 – M&A
2014 – M&A
2017 – M&A
2018 – M&A

Project Development

2018 – Project Development

Financial & Corporate

2018 – Financial & Corporate

Employer of Choice

2012 – Employer of Choice Award

Maarten Roos

2018 –M&A Lawyer of the Year in China

2018 Awards

22018 – Top 3 Law Firm in China for German Business

Excellent firm serving Expo 2010

2010 –Excellent firm serving Expo 2010