Webinar: Due Diligence - Introduction for Chinese buyers in Germany

bdp Webinar „China-Inbound Part 1“ // 11/16/2021 // 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CET

In this first part of our China inbound webinar series, we would like to introduce you to the issues that Chinese buyers need to be aware of when conducting due diligence in Germany and discuss with you how you as a buyer can get the best position in the whole transaction.

Date: 11/16/2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CET // 17:00 - 18:00 China time
Speakers: Hong Lang, Dr. Michael Bormann
Webinar Languages: Chinese (main part) & English
Online Registration: ZOOM

bdp is not only a consulting company for medium-sized companies that has been operating successfully for many years in Germany but has also been represented in China for several years already. With its own offices in the metropolises of Berlin, Frankfurt, and Hamburg, bdp offers a strong network of relationships with banks, companies, and administration, such as local business development agencies. Increasingly, we are also being approached by Chinese investors seeing us as a door opener for the German and European markets.

Therefore, in this first part of our China inbound webinar series, we offer you an introduction to due diligence for Chinese buyers in Germany. We'll explain how to get the best possible position for the entire buy-side transaction.

Seminar topics

  • The aim and role of due diligence in corporate transactions
  • Types of due diligence
  • Buyer-side (and seller-side) due diligence
  • Aspects that Chinese investors should consider when doing due diligence on buyers

Your Speakers

Hong Lang
Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant, bdp Frankfurt

Hong LangMrs. Hong Lang has lived in Germany for almost 14 years and has more than ten years of professional experience in capital markets and management consulting. She began her professional career at Deutsche Börse, advising Chinese companies on their listing, and was responsible for investor relations in a Chinese company listed on Deutsche Börse.

Mrs. Hong Lang has been working as a Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant at bdp since 2016 and is responsible for investments and financing of Chinese companies in Germany. She has successfully supported a number of Chinese companies with formation, listing, and M&A transactions in Germany. She works closely with the Sino-German team to provide comprehensive advice on finance, tax, auditing, and due diligence.

Her university education included a Bachelor of Economics focusing on Finance & Banking at Zhejiang University in China and a Master of Science in International Economics & Finance focusing on finance, economics, and econometrics.

Dr. Michael Bormann
Tax Consultant and CEO of the bdp group

Dr. Michael BormannAs CEO of the bdp group, Dr. Michael Bormann has over 30 years of experience in tax planning and optimization, financial advice, bank negotiations, and interim management positions in the machine and automotive industries. In 2013 he founded the bdp China Desk, which supports German clients in setting up a company in China and offers professional advice in the areas of financial accounting, auditing, tax and law, financing, and M&A. Together with its team, the bdp China Desk currently looks after 50 German companies from the automotive, manufacturing, chemicals, energy, automation, mechanical engineering, medicine, banking, and finance sectors in China.

The other way round, thanks to its good foothold in China and numerous contacts in China, bdp is also increasingly advising Chinese investors in Germany and Europe.