Many German companies have established enterprises, joint ventures or subsidiaries in China. Moreover, Germany is China’s premier trade partner in the EU. In recent years, the number of M&A deals by Chinese investors in Germany has grown rapidly. In recent years, a large number of Chinese companies have invested in Germany – and even more are expected to do so in the years to come.

In undertaking investments, Chinese enterprises often ask questions that go beyond law, such as, to put it simply: “How do we do it?” and “What are the key issues we face?”.

These questions, amongst many others, are answered in Doing Business in Germany, providing an initial overview of some of the key issues that are likely to be of interest to Chinese entities seeking investment opportunities in Germany.