Richard Hoffmann

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Richard Hoffmann is Consultant, Lawyer and Partner ECOVIS Beijing. He obtained an honor's degree in law in Germany and worked for various prestigious law firms in Germany, America, and China. Richard has published more than fifty articles in international magazines, frequently speaks at high profile events in China and abroad and is often invited as a legal expert by international TV and radio stations such as CCTV or Reuters.

Plan ahead: getting your firm ready for 2020

What changes in China will affect your business in the coming year? The end of the year is a time to review the past year and plan ahead for the next 12 months. This is not about our typical well-intended good resolutions like eating healthier or f...
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Video: HR in China – Recruiting and HR Management

Our webinar (German language) explains how the Chinese labor market works in real life and outlines the difficulties and competition international companies are facing in the Chinese labor market. How to find the right talents? What should you consid...
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Video: 8 key points about China’s IIT Reform

On December 2018, China published a number of regulations regarding the reform of the Individual Income Tax, which went into full effect on January first, 2019. The new rules will bring fundamental changes which will literally impact every taxpayer i...

The “1-2-3” HR Health Check: Improve your HR processes and documentation in three simple...

Human Resources are essential in any organization, yet we often lack the time and resources to improve our processes and get our documentation right. Now is the time to achieve your goals before the end of 2019 – and Ecovis Beijing is here to help...

Profit repatriation – How to return assets to your home country?

Returning assets abroad can be a complicated, time-consuming process, especially in the current economic climate of China in which capital control is getting stricter. It has always been an essential but challenging task for foreign investors to repa...

Going Digital in China: Digital E-Business Licenses are Coming

The Chinese government plans to further simplify processes for businesses in China. As a part of that initiative, the State Administration for Industry and Commerce in early 2017 formulated a plan to completely digitize the business registration and ...

Wishing all our clients, partners, and friends in China a wonderful Golden Week holiday!

Wishing all our clients, partners, and friends in China a wonderful Golden Week holiday! Our offices in Beijing and Tianjin will be closed from October 1st to 7th, 2019, due to the National Holiday week in China. We will be available for you again...

Ecovis Tech-Tips : Firewalls – How They Work

If you use firewalls, there are some basics that should always be part of your equation. In this edition of Ecovis Tech-Tips we will take a closer look at this technology… What is a Firewall? In today's world everyone talks about firewalls. Howev...

Ecovis Tech Tips: Virtual Private Networking

In this article in our series “ECOVIS Tech-Tips”, we look into the possibilities of virtual private networking (VPN), review technical details and shed light on legal issues this technology faces in both China and the EU. So what are Virtual P...

Cross-border money transfers-The use of mobile payment applications

Profit repatriation from China to home countries is an essential topic for both companies as well as individuals. Foreign-invested companies mostly use service contracts or dividends to transfer money, e.g. to a headquarter on the other side of the w...