The flag of China outside the London Embassy


Our years of experience in China, and track record on numerous complex international investments into China, have provided us with an exceptional understanding of the local legal and economic landscape. Our ties with China are personal, not just business.

Meet the team

How we deliver what you need in China

We draw on the resources of more than 40 lawyers at different firms in China, with expertise in different areas of law. We also have a strong network of friends in Chinese business, commerce, government and politics through our own personal connections in China.

Unlike other firms that simply outsource Chinese legal work to Chinese law firms they barely know, we do as much Chinese legal advice work in-house to avoid the restrictions of China’s cyber security law and its restrictions on lawyers’ abilities to guarantee confidentiality. For security reasons, all client materials relating to advice around China are retained on our own UK servers, meaning we can provide legal advice on anything you might want to do. Where necessary, we draw on the expertise of trusted lawyers in China with special expertise.

Adding value for clients in China

Our expertise and connections in China enable us to provide additional value for our clients including:

For our clients doing business in China, we also advise on the following:

  • Personal security
  • Marketing and branding
  • Business partners
  • Culture and language.

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Hear what our clients say about us

HCR has become our go-to law firm for TV and media work. We recently needed a production arrangement with a multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate. We had issues across the UK and EU; the arrangements are complicated but Nicolas Groffman and Raj Pahuja found ways to simplify the process and then isolate key issues for negotiation. Their technical knowledge and diligence enabled them to discuss practical issues with the television production teams on equal terms, which speeded up the project. They are brilliant.


Go-to law firm for TV and media work

The relationship with us goes back a long way, and the service HCR provides in the more ‘traditional’ areas such as employment and education remains first-rate. But what has been especially pleasing is the way that, as our ambitions and vision have broadened, so too has HCR’s ability to support us on our journey. Of course I’m thinking in particular about our international plans and discussions – it’s no exaggeration to say that we couldn’t have come as far as we have without your tremendous support, expertise and sage advice. Thanks.


Client An Independent School

Navigating the complexities of B2B relationships requires a lawyer who truly understands the intricacies involved. That’s exactly what I found in Nicolas Groffman. His exceptional skills in contract drafting, negotiation, and cross-border legal advice surpassed my expectations. With meticulous attention to detail and effective communication, he’s the go-to lawyer for any business seeking expert legal advice.


Jamie Kelly, Founder YTherapy

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