We exist to help foreign investors establish healthy and profitable businesses and avoid mistakes in China!

Asia Base is a modern Chinese Business consultancy with over 22 years on-site experience in China. Since 1994 we have served hundreds of clients with entry into and restructuring of businesses in China.

Our project focus span both greenfield, brownfield, joint ventures and M&A investment. We have expertise in helping existing companies with restructuring, up-scaling and downsizing, and also provide legal and other advisory support to daily operations.

Legal Option Studies

Legal Options Studies

Asia Base Law & Projects' options studies are tailored to each client's unique situation, goals, plans and strategy. Options studies are performed in order to ensure that prior to investing in China our clients are made aware of all relevant options regarding type of enterprise, financial structure, business scope, location, etc. Options studies also enable clients to structure their investments so as to enjoy maximum tax and cost benefits, as well as avoiding unnecessary restrictions.

READ ABOUT OUR LEGAL OPTION STUDIES HERE
SEE EXPLAINER ABOUT OUR LEGAL OPTION STUDIES HERE

Investment Feasibility

Investment Feasibility – Enterprise Definition

A feasibility study is typically required by the authorities in relation to enterprise establishment or M&A in China. Asia Base Law & Projects works closely with the client and acts as a sparring partner in defining the China business strategy and structure, as well as making realistic investment and operation budgets. It is in this process that Asia Base Law & Projects gets to discuss every detail of the project with the client and provide valuable advice regarding business scope, organizational structure, long term strategy, etc. Asia Base Law & Projects offers to compile and edit the feasibility study report – ready for submission to the Chinese authorities.

READ ABOUT OUR FEASIBILITY STUDIES HERE
SEE EXPLAINER ABOUT OUR FEASIBILITY STUDIES HERE

Project Process Facilitation

We assist clients in Greenfield and M&A activities from the drawing board to negotiations and execution. We support our clients with practical services and advice in the partner and site selection process, negotiation and closing process, lease or acquisition of land and buildings, etc.. Our project process facilitation services can take the form of hands-on project management, meeting facilitation and organization, to simple behind-the-scenes sparring.

Legal documents

Asia Base Law & Projects offers to draft vital documents such as the Articles of Association in order to secure maximum protection of the investment, and to draft other important documents such as minutes of meeting, memorandums of understanding, letters of intent, resolutions, declarations, contracts etc. We also offer to prepare all relevant application documents for registration of foreign legal entities in China.

Registration and incorporation

Asia Base Law & Projects offers to manage and oversee registration and incorporation of foreign representation offices and enterprises in China. We have no affiliation to any particular investment zone or location, and we work all over Mainland China.

READ ABOUT OUR REGISTRATION AND INCORPORATION SERVICES HERE

Company Secretary services: Corporate Compliance Monitoring

Asia Base Law & Projects offers a comprehensive tailored Corporate Compliance management system. The service comprise 5 steps: (1) analysis of your particular situation; (2) developing a thorough list of approvals, registrations, certifications, and other documentation that you need to be in administrative compliance in relation to Chinese authorities; (3) You collect and organize all relevant documents; (4) An Asia Base auditor review the status of all relevant documents; (5) Asia Base issues a Compliance Status Report.

READ MORE ABOUT OUR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE SERVICES HERE
SEE EXPLAINER ABOUT OUR CORPORATE COMPLIANCE SERVICES HERE
SEE DISPLAY OF DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR COMPLIANCE
SEE A VIDEO PRESENTATION OF A REAL LIFE CORPORATE COMPLIANCE CASE

Company Short-listing

Asia Base Research offers identification of Chinese companies - whether these are potential suppliers, customers, competitors, partners, or target companies for M&A activities.


SEE EXPLAINER ABOUT OUR SHORTLISTING SERVICES HERE

Company Surveys

Asia Base Research offers to conduct surveys of Chinese companies. Such company surveys are based on desk research and/or interviews with management. Our company surveys typically provide information about ownership, business scope, scale of operations, route-to-market, published figures about financial performance, etc. Please click HERE to see a video about our Company Survey services.

SEE EXPLAINER ABOUT OUR COMPANY SURVEYS HERE

Market Dashboards

Asia Base Market Dashboards cover a wide variety of sectors. Changes in the market and buyer behavior are tracked based on monitoring of relevant statistics and interviews with relevant market players. For information about our market Dashboards please CLICK HERE
SEE A SMALL VIDEO ABOUT DASHBOARDS HERE

Our China Market Dashboards

Up-to-date China Economy Indices (click on chart to enlarge)
Up-to-date China Price Indices (click on chart to enlarge)
Up-to-date China Manufacturing Indices (click on chart to enlarge)

Asia Base makes tailored dashboards for its clients, so markets can be monitored and tracked real-time and on an ongoing basis. We monitor and track both overall client industry data, specific product sales and market data, application data, as well as competitor performance.

Please click HERE to see a video explaining the Asia Base Market Dashboards

Our China Investment Commentaries

Asia Base publishes articles on investment and doing business in China on a frequent basis. Below you find a list of our most recent publications in downloadable pdf-format. The articles are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal, financial, investment or other advice. Asia Base accepts no liability for use of this information.

Maintaining Authority Compliance in Your Chinese Subsidiaries: - Meeting The Challenge

The Background

In recent months many foreign companies have experienced an increased scrutiny of their subsidiaries in China. This it is believed coincides with the slowdown in foreign direct investments (FDI) and the Chinese economy in general. Chinese subsidiaries have reported a seeming increase in levels of aggression on the part of Tax Authorities who are believed to be constrained to find additional sources of revenue. Similar levels of intensity are observed in respect of the Administration of Industry and Commerce which has reportedly become more active in identifying and investigating incidence of non-compliance and of course imposing severe fines where breaches are discovered. Not to be outdone is the State Administration of Foreign Exchange which is perceived to have become more stringent in its dealing with overseas payments in foreign currency. The result is that many have begun to question whether their foreign subsidiaries can survive in China and many potential investors express general apprehension in relation to the idea. But is the situation such that foreign companies cannot escape liability for non-compliance?

The Challenge of Maintaining Compliance 

For several reasons, China presents itself as an ideal jurisdiction within which an overseas company can do business. To that end, it is not surprising that there are scores of foreign companies which have Chinese subsidiaries. However, in addition to the concerns highlighted above, the data shows that companies have had experiences of varying degrees of difficulties with maintaining authority compliance in relation to the various authorities with which the subsidiary must interact. Indeed, many have expressed the view that it can be a challenge to maintain authority compliance. The primary reason for this is that some industries have very stringent compliance systems. Therefore approvals may be given which facilitate the lawful execution of one facet of ... Read More

Scroll list of China Commentries by Asia Base
2016-11-01 Illustrating The Impact of Non-Compliance with Chinese Authorities - The Challenge of The Foreign Company Read More
2016-10-01 Company chops used in Foreign invested companies in China Read More
2016-09-01 Responsibilities and liabilities of the Board Directors in Foreign invested companies in China Read More
2016-08-01 Responsibilities and liabilities of the the General Manager in Foreign invested companies in China Read More
2016-07-01 Responsibilities and liabilities of the Supervisor in Foreign invested companies in China Read More
2016-06-01 Responsibilities and liabilities of the Legal Representative Foreign invested companies in China Read More
2016-03-01 Something is changing - in the country of China! Read More

Our China Investment Videos

In the videos below Asia Base shares information on how to invest and do business in China. The videos are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute, legal, financial or investment advice. Asia Base does not accept liability for any harm, loss or damage resulting from use of this information.
(Please refer to our disclaimer here)

Explainer: How to secure Corporate Compliance

Documents needed to secure Corporate Compliance

Why Dashboards is a good idea in China

Real life corporate compliance case study

How to conduct feasibility studies in China

How to conduct legal option studies in China

Peter N. Rasmussen

Chairman, Partner

Peter specializes in providing strategic advice to top level decision makers regarding China market entry and marketing strategies, focusing on how to handle emerging competition from fast-growing Chinese competitors. Read more about Peter Rasmussen HERE

Kim Lindum

General Manager & Partner

Kim joined Asia Base in 2006 as Legal Council and assumed the position of General Manager in 2012. He became shareholder of the company in 2014. Holding several academic degrees including Cand.jur. (Aarhus University, Denmark), LL.M (National University of Singapore) and an MBA from CEIBS, Kim specializes in strategic advisory, business model and company structure definition, as well as business plans.

Alex Wu (Wu Ren)

Projects Director and Senior Lawyer

Alex graduated from the East China Institute of Political Science & Law in 1989 with a degree in International Economic Law. From 1991-1997 Alex worked for the Suzhou Municipal Foreign Economic & Trade Commission. He passed the China National Bar Examination in 1994, and worked at a local law firm in Suzhou from 1997-1999. Alex joined Asia Base Law & Projects in 1999. He specializes in Corporate Law, Conflict Resolution, as well as Mergers and Acquisitions.

Team

Asia Base employs lawyers and consultants with extensive experience in operating in China. With backgrounds in Chinese property law, contract law, as well as enterprise establishment and incorporation, our staff is qualified to assist newcomers to China with entry strategies and to provide ongoing legal and consultative services for veteran players who are already established in China.

Our Experiences

Since 1994 Asia has assisted many hundreds of companies in China with establishment and operations support such as business restructuring, compliance monitoring and conflict resolution. Our clients count large MNCs, SMEs, from Europe and the USA covering a wide scope of industries and sectors from Mechanical manufacturing and electronics, to food, agriculture and pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution.

Besides assisting with the establishment of over 250 companies we have conducted over 500 comprehensive market research projects covering a wide range of industries and business sectors. Particular references – sector by sector – can be viewed by clicking the bullet-point headings below:

Contact us

Please send us an Email containing your name, your company's name, contact information, and details regarding which services you are interested in. We will respond to your inquiry within one working day.

Asia Base Law & Projects (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
8 Suzhou Avenue West
10F, Sovereign Building
215021 Suzhou Industrial Park
People's Republic of China