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.
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Webinar: China as an Investment Location

Our China expert Manuela Reintgen explained legal and tax reforms in China in our webinar. These reforms are part of the strategy "Made in China 2025". China intends to be the world's leading investment location in key industries such as rail transpo...

Event Report: Shanghai-Qingpu Industrial Park

On 16 May, Ecovis Beijing hosted an information event with a government delegation from Qingpu on the investment environment in Shanghai Qingpu. Representatives of the district government and the industrial park presented Qingpu as an investment ...

Trade war update: 25% on Chinese imports to the US – and vice versa

The trade dispute between China and the US was taken to the next level – and it only took a few tweets for it. Last week, US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter to increase custom duties on imports from China up to 25%. Consequently, on Frid...

“One Belt, One Road” Summit: Our Press Review

The “One Belt, One road” summit took place in Beijing from 25th until 27th of April, 2019. More than 40 countries' heads of state, such as prime ministers and presidents attended the forum. Various aspects of the project were presented, among them th...

Labor Day: Holiday Notice

We would like to inform you that our offices in Beijing and Tianjin will be closed from 01. - 04. May 2019 due to the official Labor Day holidays in China. We will be back in the office starting from Sunday, 5th of May 2019. Our China Desk in Heid...

Third Market Cooperation along the New Silk Road: Contract Law

The "One Belt, One Road" initiative, also known as the "New Silk Road", is a project to expand infrastructure and international trade routes under China's leadership, initiated in 2013 by China's President Xi Jinping. The dimensions of this ambiti...

Ecovis Beijing wishes you a happy Easter!

We wish our customers and partners a happy Easter. Our Heidelberg office will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday (April 19th and 22nd), the offices in Beijing and Tianjin will be available for you as usual.

Austrian Chancellor visits China: Richard Hoffmann talks about contract law

On the occasion of the visit of the Austrian Economic Mission with Austrian Chancellor Kurz to Beijing, Richard Hoffmann speaks at a workshop on the legal aspects of third market cooperation on contract law. China's "Belt and Road Initiative" streng...

Labour Law FAQ – employment contract terminations

  Labour law is a broad matter with which almost everyone comes into contact with at some point. The Chinese Labour Laws are quite comprehensive and not that different from those in Europe and can be seen as quite employee friendly. As labour law ...
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Ultimate VAT guide for selling through online marketplace in Germany – Part 1

Germany's liability regulations for online marketplaces In the past years, thousands of vendors that are selling on marketplaces like Amazon or eBay, many of which are from China are not paying their VAT on the sale of in EU. The EU estimates that...