R&P China Lawyers

China

Analysis

Overview

R&P China Lawyers focuses on supporting foreign businesses and China inbound-related work. The firm is experienced in the consumer goods and services, pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors. Managing principal Maarten Roos has expertise in corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment, intellectual property, and regulatory matters.

Labour and employment
Work highlights

Advised a company in the premium packaging industry for luxury fragrances, cosmetics and beauty care, on due diligence for a European vendor, including employment due diligence for 585 employees.

Acted for the PRC subsidiary of a Belgian company specialised in mobile phone accessories on the mass-termination of more than 40 employees at its Guangzhou operation. The firm advised on overall tactics, severance calculations and regulatory restrictions.

Advised an online UK-based travel publisher on the restructuring of its China business, resulting in the lay-off of 80% of the workforce in China. The firm advised the client on all aspects of the restructuring, including severance calculations, tactics and negotiations with several employees.

Corporate and M&A
Work highlights

Advised Esprit on the establishment of a new joint venture, transferring all existing business including trademarks into the new joint venture, and then closing down existing stores.

Advised a Swedish publicly listed company on due diligence on a target company based in Dongguan for a global deal in the automotive sector.

Advised a Belgium-listed company on its acquisition of a chemical trading business with three companies located in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong from a domestic competitor. The firm was involved in all documentation relating to closing and completing the regulatory side of the transaction.

Key clients

Arcadis (Hong Kong), Hamlet, Lululemon, Weston Wood Solutions