American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Building on 100 years of experience, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement solutions, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Allen & Overy in Luxembourg:
We deal with all types of domestic and cross-border transactions, from local matters to pivotal international transactions. Our lawyers advise banks, asset managers, private equity houses, insurance and reinsurance companies, blue chip companies, Luxembourg-based companies, governmental authorities and public entities, and we are the chosen legal partner for many organisations with international or European headquarters in Luxembourg.
The combination of our international network and sound local knowledge enables us to provide our clients with a consistent and first rate service. Beyond technical expertise, our clients appreciate our commercially astute approach and the way we find practical solutions to their problems, including access to pioneering know-how services. For contentious matters, our litigation lawyers represent clients before all Luxembourg courts, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Benelux Court of Justice.
Due to the growing interest in Luxembourg legal structures from clients outside Luxembourg and to the intensification and globalisation of inbound and outbound - to and from Luxembourg - business and investment relations, we have established dedicated Luxembourg desks in different parts of the world.
Allen & Overy's Luxembourg-China Desk:
Our Luxembourg-China desk advises Chinese (and wider APAC) based clients on Luxembourg legal matters and assists them in expanding their business operations into the European and/or international markets through Luxembourg structures.
The Luxembourg-China desk works hand-in-hand with our Luxembourg office, which is full-service, as well as with our network of 12 offices located across the region. By bringing together resources from our Luxembourg office in China (and the wider APAC region) with local capability, we can assist clients in pursuing inbound or outbound expansion in or out of the region through our unmatched cross-border expertise and seamless legal services.
APEX IS A GLOBAL INSTITUTION WITH THE ABILITY TO RETAIN A FOCUS ON DELIVERING EXCEPTIONAL CLIENT SERVICE LOCALLY.
Apex Group Ltd., established in Bermuda in 2003, is a global financial services provider. With over 40 offices worldwide and 3,000+ employees, Apex delivers a broad range of solutions to asset managers, capital markets and private clients. The Group has continually improved and evolved its service suite to cover three key pillars: fund solutions, financial solutions and corporate solutions.
The heart of Apex is found in its personal relationships with clients. Through local offices strategically located alongside clients situated in all markets around the world, Apex is wholeheartedly dedicated to providing exceptional service levels, functional products and the highest levels of expertise in the industry.
We are lawyers, regulatory consultants, business advisors, tax, corporate and funds services experts.
We bridge the gap between legal advice and its implementation.
We take an integrated approach to solving your business issues.
We are Arendt - Luxembourg's leading legal, tax and business services firm.
about Arendt & Medernach
Arendt & Medernach is the leading independent business law firm in Luxembourg.
The firm’s international team of 325 legal professionals represents clients in all areas of Luxembourg business law, with representative offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Moscow, New York and Paris.
Our service to clients is differentiated by the end to end specialist advice we offer, covering all legal, regulatory, taxation and advisory aspects of doing business in Luxembourg.
Formally established in February 1912, Bank of China (“BOC”) has the longest history of continuous operation among Chinese banks, from serving as the country's central bank and as the state-designated specialised foreign exchange and trade bank, to transforming in 1994 into a state-owned commercial bank, and to be incorporated in 2004. This was followed by its listing, on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in June and July 2006 respectively, as the first Chinese commercial bank to launch an A-Share and H-Share initial public offering and achieve a dual listing in both markets. Since 2011, BOC has been consecutively designated as a Global Systemically Important Bank. As China’s most globalised and integrated bank, Bank of China has a well-established global service network with institutions set up across the Chinese mainland as well as in 61 countries and regions. BOC Group provides its worldwide customers with a comprehensive range of services covering corporate banking, personal banking, financial markets and other commercial banking business, as well as investment banking, direct investment, securities, insurance, funds, aircraft leasing, etc.
Being the first Chinese bank in Luxembourg, with “Bank of China Luxembourg Branch” and “Bank of China (Luxembourg) S.A.” respectively established in 1979 and 1991, BOC Luxembourg has rooted and grown during the past four decades. The Bank stands today as BOC Group’s European Regional Hub, and has various branches in the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, Portugal and Greece. With more than 40 years of expertise and experience in the European markets, and with the global presence of BOC Group, BOC Luxembourg serves its international and local customers and offers financial services ranging from corporate banking, personal banking, financial markets, asset management, custodian, to various other types of services and products that are tailored to meet their needs.
Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, founded in 1856, is a universal bank offering a full range of services to individuals and to small, medium and large enterprises. Besides its Retail and Corporate Banking activities, it offers financial management and wealth engineering services to its international Private Banking clientele. These business lines are complemented by the Treasury & Financial Markets department which shines due to its wide range of financial services for its institutional counterparties.
Characterised by its robust financial health and a strong shareholder base, BIL is an independent bank which boasts excellent long-term ratings,awarded A- with outlook stable (by S&P 12/2012 and Fitch - 06/2013).
Backed by a dense branch network in Luxembourg, BIL is a systemic bank which actively supports the regional economy. The continuous development of its business is reinforced by a strategic international presence.
Cargolux Airlines International S.A., Europe’s leading all-cargo airline, operates a modern fleet of Boeing 747-8 and 747-400 freighters to move valuable and time-sensitive commodities on a worldwide network spanning some 90 destinations and including 85 offices in over 50 countries. The airline also offers an extensive global trucking network to over 250 destinations and proposes charter and aircraft maintenance services.
Cargolux has operated into the Chinese market via Hong Kong ever since the airline started flying to Asia in 1970. Today, Cargolux also serves Xiamen, Beijing and Shanghai. Cargolux Italia, a subsidiary, connects Hong Kong with Milan’s Malpensa airport.
Cargolux pioneered the new, advanced Boeing 747-8 freighter on its flights to China, giving the airline additional capacity with unchanged flight frequencies. China’s importance for Cargolux is exemplified by the double-digit tonnage growth achieved in 2012 in Shanghai and Beijing. The Greater China markets were the biggest contributors in terms of volume and revenue, generating 70% of Cargolux’s production in the Asia Pacific area in the same calendar year.
Due to its high quality service offering, the airline is a regular recipient of coveted industry awards.
Cargolux is a member of the Association of European Airlines (AEA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of independent member firms in more than 150 countries and territories, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s more than 312,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters. In Luxembourg, Deloitte consists of 100 partners and around 2,300 employees and is amongst the leading professional service providers on the market. For over 65 years, Deloitte has delivered high added-value services to national and international clients. Our multidisciplinary teams consist of specialists from different sectors and guarantee harmonised quality services to our clients in their field. Deloitte General Services, société à responsabilité limitée, is an affiliate of the Luxembourg member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, one of the world’s leading networks of professional services firms.
A dedicated team in Hong Kong and Luxembourg
Partner Katia Panichi moved to Hong Kong to open our office in July 2012, with a strong background in regulated funds and unregulated investment structures. In September 2015, Xavier Le Sourne, partner from our investment funds practice, joined the team. Our Hong Kong team includes senior and junior Associates with Chinese native speakers, and is supported by a dedicated team within our Luxembourg head office whose activity is led by partner Gast Juncker. Senior partners Jacques Elvinger and Pit Reckinger share joint responsibility for the Hong Kong office and travel regularly to the region.
Responsive service to the highest precision
With partners in residence, our clients can receive relevant, timely advice on Luxembourg law in local business hours. Our position in the Luxembourg financial community means we can guide you through challenges arising from ongoing changes in the legal and regulatory environment and turn these into commercial opportunities. We continue to strengthen relationships in the Asian business community and to challenge ourselves to deliver greater levels of efficiency and excellence in our service.
Opening Luxembourg opportunities for Asian investors
Luxembourg is a truly competitive and financially stable jurisdiction in the heart of the European Union, with a favourable legal, regulatory and tax environment. Our partners are ready to assist you in exploring the advantages of doing business in Luxembourg, offering advice and seminars on various topics of Luxembourg law and on specific transactions. We are particularly well placed to advise on the benefits of using regulated or unregulated vehicles in investment fund structures.
We can guide you to Luxembourg growth opportunities through:
- investment funds and asset management
- private equity and real estate acquisition finance
- corporate finance and capital markets
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. In-depth industry knowledge is key to bringing our clients the best solutions and advice. In Luxembourg our industry focus includes Financial services, commercial, industrial and public sector.
EMEIA Chinese Business Service Team (“CBS”) and China Overseas Investment Network (‘‘COIN ’’) 中国业务部 (欧洲,中东,印度和非洲片区) 和中国海外投资业务部
EY’s CBS team in Luxembourg and in the EMEIA region (“Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa”), working hand-in-hand with EY China and COIN, offers a suite of services to help Chinese companies expand beyond their borders. Our teams are comprised of skilled multicultural professionals who have on-the-ground experience both in China and in the EMEIA region.
Whether it’s helping Chinese companies navigate the IPO process in foreign financial markets, or assisting them in their international acquisitions, or providing compliance and advisory services once a company is established, our teams have experience, knowledge and commitment to help your business succeed in complex cross cultural contexts and environments. We can also offer valuable relationships, help liaise with local stakeholders and assist in important negotiations.
GSK Stockmann is a leading independent European corporate law firm with over 200 professionals across our offices in Germany and Luxembourg.
GSK Stockmann is the law firm of choice for Real Estate and Financial Services. In addition, we have deep-rooted expertise in key sectors including Funds, Capital Markets, Public, Mobility, Energy and Healthcare. Our advice combines an economic focus with entrepreneurial foresight. That is what is behind: Your perspective.
For international transactions and projects, we work together with selected reputable law firms abroad.
GSK Stockmann in Luxembourg is the trusted adviser of leading financial institutions, asset managers, private equity houses, insurance companies, corporates and FinTech companies, with both, a local and international reach.
Our lawyers advice domestic and international clients in relation to Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Investment Funds, Real Estate, Regulatory and Insurance as well as Tax.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. (abbreviated as ICBC (Europe) S.A.) was officially established on September 5th, 2006, and changed to the present name from ICBC Luxembourg S.A. on January 1st 2011. ICBC (Europe) S.A., together with ICBC Luxembourg Branch established in 1999, the two ICBC operating institutions in Luxembourg share the same team and supplement each other with advantages of different banking licenses, and set up the ICBC regional management platform on Continental Europe.
Headquartered in Luxembourg, one of the world's financial centers, ICBC (Europe) S.A. operates a network covering branches in major European cities, namely Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, Warsaw and Lisbon representative office. Since the opening, ICBC (Europe) S.A. has been following closely the strategies of ICBC Group, and pursuing “localized operations with featured development”. A sustainable, fast yet sound growth pattern has been developed. It is suitable for ICBC (Europe) S.A. and proven by improving performance indicators such as assets and profitability, the achievement of leap-forward development while maintaining a record of zero non-performing assets.
ICBC (Europe) S.A. and Luxembourg branch both have full banking license. They can provide a rich variety of services including deposits, remittance, loan, trade finance, international settlement, RMB business, currency exchange, clearing, cash management, private banking, investment banking, asset management and custodian services among others. Meanwhile, with highly qualified management and experienced staff, we can serve customers with a full portfolio of quality banking services.
ICBC (Europe) S.A. has been tapping the group advantages and regional resources, and actively providing comprehensive financial services for Chinese companies in Europe while thriving to attract target customers on the local market. Over the years, the overall competitiveness and sustainability has been substantially improved, making the flagship of ICBC in Europe and the most rapidly-growing Chinese commercial bank in the European region.
We strives for organic balance between economic benefits and social responsibility, and makes active efforts in fully integrating with local community by supporting economic and social causes, peace, cultural and philanthropy activities, and has been widely recognized as a responsible leading bank.
IEE S.A. is an innovative developer of specialized sensing systems. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Luxembourg, the company has operations in Europe, the US and Asia. IEE is a global leader in automotive safety sensing systems for occupant detection and classification and also offers customized input sensing solutions for the car interior. In addition, the company provides a range of sensing solutions that enhance building safety and security.
IEE employs 1,600 people worldwide and the company’s solutions are dedicated to the following markets: Automotive, Building Safety & Security, and Medical, Health & Sports. More than 10% of IEE’s workforce is dedicated to Research & Development.
IEE established its first facility in China in 2006 and the company currently employs more than 500 employees in Beijing and Langfang in manufacturing, sales, engineering and testing. IEE supplies the major car manufacturers in China, with more than 10 million Seat Belt Reminders sold to the Chinese automotive market since 2010.
J.P. Morgan has a proud history of supporting clients, with more than 45 years in Luxembourg and for nearly 200 years across Europe. This is part of J.P. Morgan’s premier global franchise, which includes local market presence across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). From Luxembourg, across the region and around the globe, we deliver leading financial services products to a diverse and sophisticated client base that includes some of the world’s most important corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. Clients can access an array of Asset Management, Private Banking, Securities Services and Wholesale Payments solutions which are delivered from two Luxembourg-domiciled entities.
J.P. Morgan’s Wholesale Payments combines our treasury services, trade, commercial card and merchant services capabilities to help Corporate and Financial Services clients pay anyone, in any currency, anywhere in the world. We are at the forefront of payments innovation, developing cutting-edge solutions to help our clients succeed in an era of service and technology transformation.
As a member of KPMG International, a network of independent firms operating in 147 countries, KPMG in Luxembourg provides a full range of audit, tax and advisory services to major national and international clients active in the financial, insurance, commercial and industrial sectors.
With more than 1,800 people, KPMG in Luxembourg is one of the country’s leading audit, tax and advisory firms. Our approach to relationships and service delivery is designed to help clients exploit new opportunities, improve performance and manage risk.
We also participate in/or chair various industry groups in Luxembourg, including the “Haut Comité de la Place financière”, the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), the Bankers’ Association (ABBL), the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (Alfi) or the Luxembourg Institute of Directors (ILA).
MOLITOR was founded in 1996 and is one of Luxembourg’s leading independent business law firms. Our lawyers are specialists in their chosen practice areas and we work closely together to ensure that all the relevant disciplines applicable to any case are fully covered.
Hard work, knowledge and enthusiasm have given us an excellent reputation in advising local, international and global corporate clients, including banks and financial institutions, commercial companies, industrial groups, government and public administration as well as top tier law firms from other countries.
MOLITOR is increasingly retained to advise on matters involving clients from China. Our firm is consistently advising on high level local and international Acquisition Finance matters and we work closely with a growing number of first class international law firms on several intense and high profile issues in Banking and Finance.
Our clients - new, regular and returning - appreciate our depth of experience combined with a passion to identify and implement new and effective solutions. MOLITOR has built enduring relationships with regulators, government and the local Luxembourg administration.
Our areas of practice cover Banking & Finance, Corporate & M&A, Real Estate, IP, IT & Media, Employment & Pension and Dispute Resolution & Litigation.
PwC Luxembourg is the largest professional services firm in Luxembourg with 2,300 people employed from 57 different countries. It provides audit, tax and advisory services including management consulting, transaction, financing and regulatory advice to a wide variety of clients from local and middle market entrepreneurs to large multinational companies operating from Luxembourg and the Greater Region. It helps its clients create the value they are looking for by giving comfort to the capital markets and providing advice through an industry focused approach.
The global PwC network is the largest provider of professional services in audit, tax and advisory. We’re a network of independent firms in 158 countries and employ more than 180,000 people.
In a sign of the growth of globalisation and international interconnectivity, we’ve formed a group dedicated to China. Our specialists focus on business and tax issues for Chinese companies in Luxembourg and Luxembourg companies looking to expand in China.
RBC Investor & Treasury Services (RBC I&TS) is a specialist provider of asset services, custody, payments and treasury and market services for financial and other institutional investors worldwide, with over 4,500 employees in 17 countries across North America, Europe and Asia. We deliver services which safeguard client assets, underpinned by client-centric digital solutions which continue to be enhanced and evolved in line with our clients’ changing needs. Trusted with CAD 4.3 trillion in client assets under administration(1), RBC I&TS is a financially strong partner with among the highest credit ratings globally(2).
RBC became the first Canadian bank to have a representative office in Beijing, China, when it opened in 1981, and subsequently upgraded to a full branch in 2006.
(1) RBC quarterly results released December 4, 2019
(2) Standard & Poor’s (AA-) and Moody’s (Aa2) legacy senior long-term debt ratings of Royal Bank of Canada as of December 4, 2019
SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (“SAIC Motor” for short, stock code 600104) is the largest automotive corporation listed on the A-Shares market in China. By the end of 2012, the total stock of SAIC motor has reached 11 billion shares. The current main businesses of SAIC Motor cover the R&D, manufacturing, and sales of whole-vehicles (including passenger and commercial vehicles), spare parts (including engines, transmissions, powertrain, chassis, interior and exterior trim, electronic appliances, etc.), as well as auto financing, logistics, vehicle information, second-hand cars, and other car service and trading business.
The major whole-vehicle producers under SAIC Motor include the passenger vehicle company, the commercial vehicle company, Shanghai Volkswagen, Shanghai GM, SAIC-GM-Wuling, Nanjing Iveco, SAIC-Iveco-Hongyan, Shanghai Sunwin, etc.
In 2012, SAIC Motor sold 4.49 million units of whole-vehicles with a year-on-year growth of 12%, maintaining its leading edge on the domestic automotive market of China. With its consolidated sales revenue of 67.254 billion USD for the previous year, SAIC Motor was listed among Fortune 500 for the eighth time at the No.130th position, 21 positions up than in 2011.
Societe Generale Luxembourg, a multi-business bank serving an international clientele, is one of the largest banking groups and the oldest (more than a century) foreign bank in Luxembourg. Based on the diversified and integrated model of the Societe Generale Group, Societe Generale Luxembourg combines financial strength, innovation and a strategy of sustainable growth to be the trusted partner of its clients, committed to the positive transformation of societies and economies. A player in the real economy for more than 125 years with a solid foothold in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale Luxembourg supports individual, corporate and institutional clients around the world on a daily basis, offering a wide range of tailor-made financial advice and solutions based on several complementary business lines: private banking, corporate and investment banking, asset management and securities services. This complementarity of expertise fosters innovation and synergies in order to better respond to clients' new needs and behaviours.
Societe Generale : “Building together, with our clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative solutions”
Investing internationally often leads to complex acquisition structures with legal entities and reporting obligations in multiple jurisdictions – and this in turn poses challenges for transparency, governance and the timely delivery of the information required by investors and regulators. But it’s not just about complexity. More than in any other part of business, your structures and your transparency rely on knowing the local regulations and local market intimately.
Welcome to TMF Group. We don’t just set up a company and leave you to it; We add those pieces that make your international investment structures compliant with local laws and regulations with domiciliation, management, corporate secretarial, accounting, tax compliance, HR and payroll services being an integral part of our wider global offer. As a large multinational company with operations in more than 75 countries – staffed by local experts who speak the local language - we have a footprint that no one else can replicate. A single point of contact ensures clear communication across multiple jurisdictions.
As your local representative, we ensure your entity’s good standing in accordance with local requirements – and as an independent operator, we’re happy to work with your local advisers in tax, legal and accounting. Leave the small – but very important – stuff to us, and you can keep your eyes on your global ambition.
FOSTERING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHINA AND LUXEMBOURG
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