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.

Legal Services

We tailor contracts and structure companies Our legal team assists with commercial contract drafting or revisions, trademark filing, corporate structuring, or employment advisory. Our prime objective is always to be pro-active and to avoid disputes o...
Emerging Multinational Companies

Emerging Multinational Companies from China

When asking people in Germany to name multinational companies (MNCs) from Asia, the first examples that come to mind are numerous Japanese companies such as Toyota, Honda, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, Nintendo, etc. These Japanese MNCs are  well-known w...

10 most likely mistakes while setting up a WFOE [2/2]

Setting up a Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (“WFOE”) in China requires full commitment. It has to be carefully planned and many things have to be taken into consideration in order to avoid problems later on. In this article, you will find the 10 mos...

The Crack down on Compliance in China

Compliance in China is often thought to be easily persuaded. However, that is no longer the case. The Eight-Point code (八项规定), passed in December 2012 by the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, was adapted to reject the practice of formali...
manuella panel discussion IPADE business school

Sharing knowledge and expertise with developing future leaders

 On Friday, 28 March 2014, Manuela Reintgen represented Ecovis Beijing in a panel discussion on the topic: Doing Business in China. With keen interest and curious minds, the group of 75 Mexican MBA students from IPADE Business School flooded into the...
Amended Trademark Law Main Points

Amendments to the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China

On August 30th, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress revised the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China (“amendments” hereafter). The New law will be effective from May 1st, 2014. However, we are still waiting for f...

Accounting Services

Free your resources and make time to build your business ECOVIS Beijing provides accounting services to help your company with monthly financial and accounting affairs. We are particularly specialized in the areas of bookkeeping, tax compliance, and ...

Tax Services

With creativity and experience we help you free your resources Our tax advisory team can help your company to optimize your tax burden while meeting the highest standards of local and international compliance. We analyze the impact of taxes for your ...

Auditing Services

Masters in national & international standards We offer interdisciplinary and problem-related audit services which are tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Ecovis Beijing conducts all auditing services in accordance with the requirements...
Chinese passport

Company set-up in the Chinese tourism industry

From 1949 until the early 1970s, the People’s Republic of China was a closed country and only selected foreign visitors were allowed to enter China. During that time, many Chinese nationals were not allowed to travel abroad and even if they would hav...