In 5th. March, Mr. Youxi Chen(Chairman of CELG) and Mr. Pierre Schifferli(Chairman of SCHIFFERLI) signed collaboration agreement between two firms. The agreement marks a new era for CELG’s international legal business. Both Parties will share the name, work office, lawyers, case resources and etc., supporting each other’s legal business. According to the official information, CELG is the first Chinese law firm located in Geneva.
Since last year, CELG started to explore international legal business and set up two offices in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and Canada (Vancouver). During the procedure, CELG keeps on paying attention to Europe market, before the Switzerland business visiting, CELG lawyers have already prepared and communicated with other side for couple of months. After a 3-day meeting and negotiation, Mr. Chen and Mr.Schifferli reached agreement that both Parties will build a representative office in the other side, send long-term lawyers to each side, share office resources for free, organize conferences and seminars for both countries’ enterprises, promote both sides of their respective legal service businesses. From now, CELG will gradually launch legal service business in Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Basel and surrounding countries.
SCHIFFERLI Avocats named by its founder Mr. Pierre Schifferli, who was acted before the national jurisdictions of the USA, Paraguay, Cuba, Central African Republic, Senegal, Guinea, Nigeria, Viet-nam, Thailand, Dubai, England, France, Italy and Liberia. He was a member of the Geneva Parliament from 1987 to 1989 and from 2001 up to 2007.He has been elected at the “Constitutional Assembly” of Geneva in 2008-2012. In 1981, as one of the founding partners of the law firm PIRENNE PYTHON SCHIFFERLI PETER. In January 2007, he opened his own Law Firm which is now known as SCHIFFERLI Avocats. The Law Firm mainly practices on criminal law, civil ,commercial law and administration law. Especially good at White Collar criminal case, international assets tracing, freezing and protection, international arbitration, international contract and bankruptcy, intellectual property law and etc.
Specially grateful for Mr.Gilbert Rochat (Miremont &Partners ) introducing both sides and putting efforts to reach the achievement. Mr. Rochat has been keeping on endeavoring to promote economy and cooperation between China and Switzerland for more than 20 years.
During the business visiting, Mr. Chen visited Economic and Commercial Counsellor’s Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Swiss Confederation. Nowadays, more than 80 enterprises have located in Switzerland, according to the introduction from Counsellor,. China and Switzerland desire more national lawyers to provide professional legal support for the international trade and technical cooperation between two sides..