In the most recent, 2011 issue of Asialaw Profiles: The Guide to Asia Pacific’s Leading Law Firms, R&P China Lawyers was recognized for its expertise in two categories, namely M&A/Corporate and Employment.
It is unique that a law firm receives this kind of recognition within its first year of establishment. R&P is proud to receive this recognition and we are grateful for the confidence and support of our clients.
What they say about R&P in Asialaw Profiles 2011:
“I find Maarten Roos and his team as very professional and pragmatic,” says a legal counsel at a Belgian multinational.” He thinks along with the company, is proactive and offers concrete solutions.” Upstart boutique R&P China Lawyers was established in April 2010 with its four founding principals hailing from several of China’s leading domestic firms. Maarten Roos joins from Wang Jing & Co, employment specialist Luo Ai from Jun He Law Offices, Zhu Ye from Lehman Lee & Xu and Lu Zhiqian from Shanghai Talent Law Firm.
Corporate/M&A – domestic firms
With a unique focus on supporting foreign small-to medium-sized businesses in China, R&P China Lawyers boasts a raft of European and North American clients in niche industries. These include Belgium-based OTN Systems, Italy’s Targetti Group, and Zanini (Taicang). The team offers tailored counsel on a broad range of services, from corporate and investment work to intellectual property, tax and employment. A highlight of the young firm saw Roos and Chen Yun assisting a European investor on the sale of two subsidiaries for Rmb45.5 million (US$6.7 million). This included a trade mark licensing agreement and was conditional on securing approvals in China, along with the completion of onshore and offshore restructuring. A Belgian company and its bank relied on Roos and Cao Xin to deliver in its negotiations with PRC authorities for the release of pledges on the equity of subsidiaries across China.
Labour and Employment – domestic firms
The newly-established R&P China Lawyers boasts a leading PRC employment specialist as one of its founding principals. Previously at Jun He Law Office, Luo Ai delivers in employment-related disputes with her many years of experience in the Chinese market. Recently, she advised and represented a Shanghai subsidiary of Electrolux in an employment contract termination dispute. The firm’s core focus is working with small to medium-sized foreign and foreign-invested companies operating in China and it features the right to represent clients in arbitration and litigation in China. Clients seeking Ai and her team’s expertise include Hella Corporate Centre, Zanini (Taicang), Belgium-based OTN Systems, the Italian Targetti Group and the subsidiaries of Sterigenics in Shanghai.