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Unit 1509, United Plaza
No. 1468 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai 200040

Ralph heads the firm's Shanghai office and has been based in China for more than 20 years. As well as advising on corporate M&A, restructurings and complex joint ventures. He also heads the China employment & pensions group. His industry focus is on the chemical and related sectors.


Since 2002 Partner / Chief Representative Shanghai Office
1998 - 2002 Associate at Clifford Chance Beijing Office


1998 Approval as registered foreign lawyer by the Chinese Ministry of Justice
1997 Admission as lawyer to the bar in Munich
1997 Mandarin Chinese studies at Beijing Normal University
1996 Second State examination in Munich
1993 Law studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich


Arbeitsrecht in China (Labor Law in China) – bayme vbm – 2013 (Co-author: Susanne Lüddecke)

Memberships & Associations

Member of the German Chamber of Commerce in China.
Member of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China.
Member of the SwissCham in China.
Law Lecturer at University of St. Gallen – Executive M.B.L.-HSG Shanghai Module since 2011.
Board Member of “SP China Alumni e.V." since 2017.



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