Asia is home to some of world’s largest and most dynamic economies. The continent offers attractive opportunities for companies looking to invest or wanting to set up in or broaden their business operations across its national markets.

Gleiss Lutz advises German firms on doing business in Asia while also, conversely, helping companies from the region enter or expand their activities in the German market. Our Asia team bridges the gap between the different legal and economic systems, helping our clients deal with the legal challenges of overseas markets and enabling them to overcome any cultural hurdles that they may encounter.

Gleiss Lutz advised on, for example, the largest investment by a Chinese enterprise in Germany to date: Chinese conglomerate Shandong Heavy Industry’s acquisition of a stake in the German forklift manufacturer Kion, which was named “Outbound M&A Deal of the Year” by the renowned China Business Law Journal.

Highlight matters Asia

Gleiss Lutz advises MAHLE on the sale of its shares in BHTC Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Daihen Corporation on the acquisition of Lorch Schweißtechnik Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Nisshinbo Holdings on sale of TMD Friction Group Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Infineon, Bosch and NXP Semiconductors on billion euro investment in semiconductor manufacturing joint venture Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board on strategic cooperation with local automakers on the Chinese e-mobility market Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises ZF Friedrichshafen on joint venture with Foxconn Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Shinhan Asset Management on potential enforcement of pledge over Accentro shares and on possible takeover offer to Accentro shareholders Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises ZF on establishment of joint venture with KPIT Technologies to develop middleware software platform Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Daicel on the sale of Lomapharm Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises SBI Group on investment in fintech firm Pliant Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises SBI Group on venture capital investment in the digital business of Boerse Stuttgart Group Mandate
Gleiss Lutz appoints four new partners and two counsel Article
Gleiss Lutz advises BayWa on the financing for construction of a solar park in Japan Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Rheinmetall on sale of large-bore piston business Mandate
Gleiss Lutz advises Groz-Beckert on its acquisition of industrial knife specialists TKM Mandate
The Legal 500 Deutschland 2020

“Particularly the Asian practice is noteworthy. (client)”