15 July 2020, Hong Kong – Acclime, the premier corporate services provider in Asia, announces today that it has signed a cooperation agreement with R&P China Lawyers (R&P) whereby the corporate services team of the law firm will be rebranded and operate as Acclime China.
With this partnership, Acclime builds a solid presence in China and extends its footprint across seven jurisdictions in Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, with over 200 professional staff.
R&P is a leading Chinese law firm that offers a full range of Chinese legal, tax and compliance services to international businesses. Founded in 2010, the firm has built a reputation for its high level of expertise and service. It has become one of the most trusted sources of legal support for international companies investing, operating, or doing business in China. R&P serves clients across different sectors, including retail & e-commerce, agri/horticulture, food, industrial & manufacturing, chemicals, automotive, technology, life sciences, real estate, media, and trading/sourcing.
“We are excited to form a partnership with Acclime. Our corporate services team can now tap into the expertise and resources of a well-established regional network,” Maarten Roos, Managing Director of R&P commented. “More important is that we can support our clients who wish to expand their businesses to other Asian markets.”
“We are very pleased to be affiliated with R&P which provides us with a strong platform to set foot into the China market,” Martin Crawford, co-founder and CEO of Acclime remarked. “Being the world’s second-largest recipient of foreign direct investment in 2019, and the first Asian market to re-open after the COVID-19 pandemic, China remains the most attractive market for foreign trade and investment in the region. In addition, other economic development initiatives such as the Belt and Road and the Greater Bay Area are shaping the growth of China outbound investment. This strategic partnership will not only strengthen our capabilities to assist clients navigating the complex regulatory landscape in China, but it will also solidify our presence in the country to support China clients wishing to expand globally.”
The corporate services team of 15 at R&P will join the Acclime family while Maarten Roos and Robin Tabbers of R&P will have dual roles, joining Acclime as Partners.
As a regional corporate services specialist, Acclime helps corporates and private clients seamlessly advance their businesses and interests in difficult-to-navigate markets in Asia and beyond. Our years of in-market experience and deep knowledge helps our clients to avoid pitfalls and make progress faster.