Mike Goldammer, Partner and longstanding member of the Taylor Wessing China Group, will take over the management of the firm’s Shanghai office after completion of the registration process with the Chinese Ministry of Justice.
The 45-year-old corporate lawyer, who currently practises in the firm’s Munich office, is taking over from Ralph V. Koppitz, who has headed the local office in Shanghai since 2003 and is now taking a break.
Mike Goldammer joined Taylor Wessing as a Partner in 2009 following prior positions inter alia at Shanghai and Beijing. Since then, he has been advising international corporate groups and medium-sized companies on their activities in China. In addition to his Corporate / M&A focus, he is an internationally recognized expert in China Compliance.
Commenting on his new role, he states “I'm starting in Shanghai from a very good position - my Shanghai partner Dr. Michael Tan and the whole team have been established for many years. I am very pleased to be able to set a new course, especially in the areas of Corporate / M&A and Compliance, which are important for our China Group, and to help shape the next few years directly from Shanghai”.
The China Group at Taylor Wessing is one of the legal pioneers in China business and was one of the first European law firms to receive a licence to establish an office in Shanghai (1996). With more than 50 lawyers, led by M. Florian Ranft, Taylor Wessing’s China Group advises European companies in this rapidly changing and often challenging market. For a number of years, Chinese companies that are active outside their home market and especially in Europe have also relied on the advice of the Taylor Wessing experts.
Alongside the office in Shanghai, Taylor Wessing also has offices in Beijing (2008) and Hong Kong (2014). Taylor Wessing provides its Clients with long-standing China expertise from its offices at Munich (Headquarters of the China Group), Frankfurt, London, Paris and Vienna. The China Group’s clients include MNCs and medium-sized industrial companies, in particular from the automotive and mobility, chemical, electronics and mechanical engineering sectors, as well as from the pharmaceutical and healthcare, retail and traditional infrastructure sectors. Taylor Wessing is reowned for its focus on innovation and sustainability serving its clients having a firm stake in technology and future orientation. Accordingly, the Taylor Wessing China Group also has its own team specialized in IP.