Our website is set to allow the use of cookies. For more information click here. If you are happy with cookies please click 'Proceed' or simply continue browsing.

Select a localised edition of our website

Tel +86 (21) 6247 7247 Fax +86 (21) 6247 7248 Email Ralph Download vCard
Unit 1509, United Plaza
No. 1468 Nanjing West Road
Shanghai 200040

Ralph advises German and international companies related to their business transactions in China. This includes in particular corporate aspects of foreign direct investment, M&A (share and asset deal acquisitions, mergers of foreign invested enterprises, equity transfers), restructuring and liquidation. Ralph heads the employment and pension practice of the China Group and is co-author of two publications on Chinese labor and social insurance law of a German and an Austrian industry association. His special industry focus is the chemical sector (chemical related laws and investments).


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.



Create your own unique team of Taylor Wessing experts, and follow their updates.

${expertFirstname} ${expertSurname}

${expertJobtitle} | ${expertOffice}

{{if expertProfileimage!="99999999"}}
{{if expertMobile!=""}}

Next Event