A global approach is at the heart of the firm’s strategy, with an emphasis on China and the Far East. We provide comprehensive international and cross-border legal and professional support for those concerned with international trade or looking overseas, beyond the UK, and also to foreign businesses, organisations and high-net-worth individuals setting up in the UK, or looking for a platform from which to launch into Europe.
We are the UK legal member of Alliott Group International, an alliance of law and accountancy firms spanning the globe. Head of International, Paul Marmor is the chair of AG Legal and a member of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Wincy Cheung, a Cantonese- and Mandarin-speaking lawyer who qualified in the UK, is the head of the firm’s China & Hong Kong desk. We cater for Chinese clients interested in business, mergers and acquisitions and investment opportunities, with support on immigration, conveyancing and trusts structures where appropriate.
A key platform of our international focus is our membership of, and participation in, various international organisations. In addition to the IBA, we support the American Bar Association, the International Division of the Law Society and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
Visit our China/Hong Kong, India and Russia/CIS groups for more information on our services in these regions.
Sherrards Solicitors, in collaboration with the UK Government’s international trade agency, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), has recently published an Export for Growth guide aimed at businesses keen to exploit the opportunities that are available through international trade.
China and Hong Kong*
The Chinese and Hong Kong economies are becoming increasingly powerful. With trade increasing between the UK and the Far East, we are increasingly being consulted on matters ranging from arbitration and acquisitions to trade-mark protection in this region.
Wincy Cheung heads our China and Hong Kong Group. With our membership of Alliott Group Legal and access to law and accountancy firms spread across the far East, (including Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan and, of course, China and Hong Kong), we are well-placed to assist in this region.
We also advise and assist Chinese businesses and individuals operating in the UK and across Europe, through our international alliance, and for Chinese clients interested in business, Mergers and Acquisitions and investment opportunities, with support on immigration, conveyancing and trusts structures where appropriate.
Guidance for Chinese and Hong Kong businesses trading in the UK*
Click here to see a multimedia presentation derived from a recent seminar event aimed at businesses looking to trade in the UK.
Sherrards, in collaboration with the UK Government’s international trade agency, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), has recently published an Export for Growth guide aimed at businesses keen to exploit the opportunities that are available through international trade. The guide will also be of use to Chinese, Hong Kong and Far East businesses looking to set up in the UK, especially as a springboard for the rest of Europe.
Wincy Cheung- Associate, Corporate & Commercial
Wincy acts for a range of SME and entrepreneurial businesses and specialises in both commercial and corporate matters. She has a considerable amount of experience dealing with share and business acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and demergers.
Wincy advises on a range of shareholder and investment agreements, commercial contracts and exit strategies for owner managed businesses, including family businesses She has acted as company secretary for a number of international group companies and provides ongoing legal and commercial advice to Boards of Directors on their legal and fiduciary duties, as well as good corporate governance.
Wincy heads the firm’s China and Hong Kong desk. Many of Wincy’s clients are doing business in the Far East, as well as exploring and pursuing opportunities in the UK and Europe. Wincy’s family can trace their history to over 20 generations in Hong Kong, and she speaks both Mandarin and Cantonese, having spent time studying at university in Beijing.
Wincy's legal career includes time at Walker Morris, Keeble Hawson and most recently with Thomas Eggar's London Office. She joined Sherrards as an Associate in February 2009.
"I provide precise and clear advice, with your business interests at its heart."
Tel: +44 (0)20 7478 9019
* This page has been written in Chinese by the Beijing accountancy member of the Alliott Group, Lee & Lee Associates: www.lla.cc
Tel: 86 10 6593 5066