Richard Hoffmann

Richard Hoffmann

Lawyer in Heidelberg

Mr. Richard Hoffmann brings his extensive knowledge and many years of project experience in Asia to our local law firm. After studying law at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), he started his career at a boutique law firm in Heidelberg (Germany) as well as New York (USA). He moved to China in 2006. Six years later, he became the founder and partner of the legal and tax consulting firm Ecovis Beijing (with a branch in Tianjin), a legal and tax consulting firm providing financial, legal, accounting, auditing and payroll services. Since then, he has successfully advised companies across various industries.

For almost ten years, Richard Hoffmann has been one of five members of the Management Board at ECOVIS International, as well as a member of the Quality Development Board, the Marketing Board and the Legal Task Force.

With 20 years of leadership experience in China and fluency language skills in English, German and Chinese, Richard Hoffmann is able to approach and solve any problem methodically.


  • Partner
  • Attorney-at-law

Consulting focus

  • Market entry China
  • Advising Chinese Investors in Germany

Further services

  • Cross-border activities and international solutions
  • Incorporation/ Start-Up-Consulting
  • Contract checks and drafting of contracts
  • Legal advisory
  • Management consultancy
  • Company acquisitions and sales incl. due diligence
  • Advisory for Services firms and freelancers
  • Trade and Online trade / e-commerce
  • Entrepreneurs and private individuals


  • Advisory on joint ventures, management buyouts and buy-ins
  • Chinese tax law
  • Chinese labour law
  • Expansion (national and international)
  • Company law
  • International tax planning
  • International tax law
  • Accounting and payroll accounting
  • Accounting IFRS, USGAAP (conversion, preparation and audit)
  • Company acquisitions and sales incl. due diligence
  • Marketing, PR and press relations
  • Start-up consulting
  • Corporate governance


  • German
  • English
  • Chinese