Leading London law firm, Joelson, has shared its expertise on inward investment from China into companies in Europe and the UK at an event hosted by leading Chinese legal firm Grandall.
Sheldon Cordell, Chairman at Joelson, was one of a number of speakers to offer up their knowledge at the firm’s first International Legal Forum held at the Ritz Hotel in Madrid.
He joined a panel of solicitors drawn from across Europe who explored how the current international legal framework supported investments from China, how this could benefit companies and what challenges lay in the way.
Grandall Law Firm is one of the largest trans-regional law firms in China and has built up an extensive network of contacts with other law firms overseas, including Joelson.
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Speaking after the event, Sheldon said: “China is an extremely important market for business in the UK and Europe, but seeking investment in the country or, conversely, attempting to invest inwardly into Chinese businesses can be a complex process.
“Firms such as Grandall are helping international businesses bridge this gap, by acting as advisers and a conduit to solicitors and their clients in other countries, as well as facilitating a sharing of knowledge between firms looking to enter this exciting marketplace.”
Sheldon was joined by a number of Joelson’s Corporate and Commercial team, who spoke with their peers about how they could help businesses with complex legal issues in multiple jurisdictions.
“We are very grateful to be invited to attend Grandall’s first International Legal Forum in Madrid and I hope the expertise we provided will prove useful to others,” added Sheldon.