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Dezan Shira & Associates Shanghai Office Hosts German Delegation Exploring Chinese Investment Opportunities

Dezan Shira & Associates’ Shanghai Office recently had the pleasure of hosting a distinguished delegation from Germany. Their visit underscored a genuine eagerness to explore new investment opportunities within China’s dynamic market. We were pleased to speak to representatives once again from various German startups, after their last visit in September.  

Key dialogues involved a mentee and Vivian Mao, Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, and a mentor in the German Accelerator China program. The interaction was facilitated by the German Accelerator, and focused on the essential aspects of conducting business in China. 

The event commenced with a cordial welcome from Vivian and comments from Simon Laube, Assistant Manager from our International Business Advisory Services team, and member of the German Desk.  

Together, they led the delegation through an insightful conversation, addressing critical investment considerations, such as China’s economic structure, business confidence, and the unique challenges faced by foreign startups in building robust relationships with Chinese business partners.  

Throughout the session, Dezan Shira & Associates emphasized the importance of precise contractual specifications in line with diverse business goals. We underscored the need to effectively manage the expectations of all involved parties, ranging from transactional relationships to joint venture partnerships. While highlighting the crucial role of intercultural communication, our core message emphasized the paramount importance of thorough preparation. 

Wrapping up on an optimistic note, the delegation expressed heartfelt appreciation for the support and expertise provided by Dezan Shira & Associates, and both parties agreed to continue their collaboration. Armed with a deeper understanding of the complexities in establishing a business presence in China, the German delegation gained more clarity about navigating promising investment prospects. 

Looking ahead, Dezan Shira & Associates remains committed to supporting and facilitating investment initiatives between Germany and China. With over 30 years of expertise in guiding international investors into Asia and a profound understanding of the Chinese business landscape, our team stands ready to offer personalized and comprehensive advisory services to meet specific needs. 

About German Accelerator 

German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally. It takes high potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey in some of the world’s leading innovation hubs. 

Their programs are highly customized to the participants’ individual needs to help them access international markets and succeed quickly. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and proudly financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) – it is their belief that investing in startups is directly investing in innovation. 

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Amidst Asia’s thriving economic growth and the EU’s active pursuit of trade agreements in key Asian markets, significant investment prospects are emerging for European businesses. Our Munich-based European office, established in 2021, acts as the central hub for European enterprises seeking opportunities across Asia. We work alongside various partners to educate businesses on the economic performance and regulatory environment in developing Asian economies. Connect with our multilingual experts at: 

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