Nicolas VanderchmittPartner, Head of Hong Kong office, LPA-CGR AVOCATS

Nicolas is a partner of the French international law firm, LPA-CGR, and has headed the Hong Kong office since 2008.

 For over 20 years, he has been involved in all areas of business law, in particular mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and restructuring. He regularly advises French and international clients on all phases of their set-up and development projects in Hong Kong and mainland China: company formation, legal and tax structuring, acquisition or fund-raising transactions, negotiation of regional joint-venture, consortium/ shareholders' agreements and commercial contracts (distribution/licensing/supply agreements). He also advises Chinese groups on their investments in Europe and Africa.

 Nicolas is a member of the Paris Bar and is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong. He plays an active role in the France-Hong Kong business community, in particular as Secretary General and Executive Board Member at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong.