Richard Hoffmann

Partner, Attorney-at-law

Short bio

Richard has 20 years experience in assisting companies investing in China and Germany. He set up his own law and tax Joint Venture in China and a law firms in Germany which soon become the market leader in their fields. Areas of expertise include legal and tax advisory, business establishment, M&A and strategic advisory.

Richard holds a law degree from the University of Heidelberg/Frankfurt, Germany. He speaks German, English and Chinese.

Consulting focus

  • Market entry China
  • Advising Chinese Investors in Germany
  • 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
ECOVIS European China desk
Lenaustrasse 12
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 9985 639

Languages spoken in the office:
English, German, Mandarin