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Christoph Schmitt – an unusual lawyer


Christoph Schmitt is Head of the China Desk at Hoffman Liebs

“In China, it is frowned upon to speak positively about yourself,” says Christoph Schmitt. So he tells what others say about him: He is an unusual business lawyer. That’s because he’s not just interested in paragraphs, he is also a good listener, and he finds solutions. These are all important qualities when, for example, he draws up joint venture agreements between German and Chinese companies. “After Xi Jinping’s monetary policy made foreign investments more difficult, they have been replaced by a large number of cooperations that have to be negotiated,” says the 58-year-old. Such negotiations define his everyday work.

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