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.

Takeaways from China’s “Two sessions” in Beijing

A new Foreign Investment Law and VAT rate reductions are among the legal changes announced at this year's meeting Every year about this time the National People's Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference meet to make...

Tax Implications of a No-Deal Brexit

Brexit and its implications of a No-Deal Brexit have been on our minds since the UK voted leave in 2016. On March 12th of 2019, the British Parliament rejected once again the agreement prime minister Theresa May had negotiated with the EU. As the sch...

China: banned from traveling because social rating is too bad

Start of the enforcement of the "Social Credit System" The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently announced 169 names of people who will be banned from purchasing train or flight tickets for the upcoming year. According to statem...

DCW Yearbook: Human Resources Management in China

How international companies can succeed in the Chinese labor market China frequently presents Western companies with challenges in HR management and recruiting. Although it is the most populous country in the world, many companies complain about dif...

Draft Foreign Investment Law: China promises security to investors and businesses

Surprisingly prompt draft of the first Chinese law on foreign investment A draft of China's new and first foreign investment law has recently been published and is available for public inspection and comment. According to analysts, critics and th...

Ecovis Beijing: Upcoming cooperations with CCPIT

  ECOVIS Beijing has already worked successfully with CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) in the past. After today's business meeting with lawback (backed up by CCPIT) at ECOVIS Beijing, lawback and ECOVIS Beijin...
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Ecovis Beijing Spring Festival Gala 2019

Ecovis Beijing would like to take a moment and thank you for attending our first Spring Festival Gala, it was a pleasure to have our clients around and celebrate together. We wish you a happy 2019 year of the pig, During this season, we take time ...

Ecovis Beijing wishes everyone a happy new year!

The year of the pig stands for fortune and wealth, that's what we wish for you in the upcoming year. Since Chinese New Year is the time you usually spend with your family, we don’t want to keep our colleagues from the happy time they deserve. ...

Reductions in Corporate Income Tax (CIT) and VAT for Small Businesses

It’s a good start into the new year for small and micro businesses in China: Following a State Council executive meeting on January 9th, 2019 the Chinese government introduced a new set of inclusive tax cuts for small and micro businesses. After the ...
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Webinar: How to handle late payments in China

Late payments are a widely spread issue in China affecting both domestic and foreign businesses. They especially have a severe effect on small businesses, as they have more limited access to financing. At the same time, they also have limited bargain...