Building new business links with China
Our team recently returned from a visit to China in which they covered a distance of 3,000km to build new links with the Far East. In a clear indication of its developing links with China, Gregg Latchams’ largest team ever visited Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hangzhou to meet a range of companies.
The team were eager to embrace all China had to offer, working with Holley Metering, the world’s largest smart meter manufacturer, the team made new connections and flew the flag for the UK. The delegation were warmly received by Chinese business owners who are increasingly looking to invest abroad to take advantage of the UK’s economic and political stability, and for an English education.
The team returned with the benefit of a Chinese perspective on the world and on business, where few Chinese businessmen were worried by Brexit and in fact saw it as a means to further the UK’s advantage over the EU. We now look forward to the year ahead to continue developing Gregg Latchams’ gateway relationship with China, working to its sector strengths in particular, Manufacturing & Supply Chain and Digital Media & Technology.
- Gregg Latchams’ Chinese name is Rui Cheng which, in Mandarin, means far-sighted and trustworthy.
- Directors from the firm have been visiting China for 6 years and developing it as a market for the last 2 years.
- The firm is a supporter of Bristol China Partnership trading as Bristol and West of England China Bureau providing pro bono legal advice. Paul Hardman is its company secretary.
- The firm’s China desk is led by Frankie Cooper who is a fluent Mandarin speaker having graduated from Oxford in Chinese. She later went on to qualify as a lawyer and is now part of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team.
Dr Hartley Booth receiving a gift of tea from Vice Governor Zhu.
Two Chevening Scholars Alumni greet each other in new roles: on the left Jocelyn Li of Zhejiang Department of Commerce and on the right Tian Mei Chen, former Gregg Latchams’ China Consultant.