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Who We Are

Our DNA

Internationally qualified attorneys

We are corporate lawyers based in China. Our team is composed of Chinese and internationally qualified attorneys. Our firm has been approved by the Ministry of Justice in China. We work with a network of trusted partners internationally.

Bicultural with international standards

Each member of our team has been trained in international law firms and is familiar with cross-border transactions. We work as a bicultural team to provide efficient solutions to navigate through the complex legal environment around the world. Our true added-value is to manage complex transactions in a changing legal and business environment.

Solution-driven entrepreneurs

We are entrepreneurs providing solutions that actually work. Our experience allows us to fully understand the legal implications of doing business in China. We are in position to assist you to evaluate the level of risks and propose pragmatic solutions. We have a creative approach to solve your problems in China and are attached to a “boutique” spirit.

Bruno Grangier

Bio

Founder of Leaf, Bruno Grangier is a European lawyer based in China since 2004. He has worked for major international law firms such as Gide Loyrette Nouel in Shanghai, Robertsons in Hong Kong and Ayache, Salama & Associés in Paris and has assisted transactions, operations and joint ventures with both private and public partners.

Bruno is assisting industrial clients, retail operators and tech business in China such as e-commerce retailers, plateforms, video gaming industry and robotics.

b.grangier@leaf-legal.com

Education

City University of Hong Kong
LL.M, Chinese Law
2000 – 2001

Aix-Marseille University
DJCE – Magistère in business,
Tax and Accountancy law,
1995 – 2000

Gregory Louvel

Bio

Gregory Louvel is a Leaf Partner since March 2015, based in Beijing. Gregory focuses his practice on leading cross-border mergers and acquisition for both international and Chinese clients. His significant experience includes representing clients in the natural resources, healthcare, automotive, entertainment/technology and agribusiness industries. Mr. Louvel’s practices also involves regularly advising clients on corporate and financing transactions in French speaking Africa. Mr. Louvel’s practice also covers compliance (anti-corruption, data privacy) issues for international clients.

g.louvel@leaf-legal.com

Education

Paris Assas Pantheon University
LL.M, European Law
2000 – 2001

Leiden University Law
1999 – 2000

SciencesPo
Masters Degree
1998-2000

Matthieu Bonnici

Bio

A partner of the firm, Matthieu has over 12 years of legal experience advising a diverse range of clients on investing and operating in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.

His core practice covers mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, and general corporate matters across a variety of industries including specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, distribution and retail, as well as advertising and manufacturing. In addition, Matthieu has large experience in China-related disputes, especially with respect to commercial contracts, employment and foreign direct investments.

Matthieu is the co-author of three practical manuals on legal aspects of doing business in China.

m.bonnici@leaf-legal.com

Education

City University of Hong Kong
LL.M, Chinese Law
2002 – 2003

Aix-Marseille University
DJCE – Magistère in business, Tax and Accountancy law
1997 – 2002

Bertrand Théaud

Bio

A partner of the firm, Bertrand has over 15 years of legal experience advising a diverse range of clients on investing and operating in China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. He possesses strong business sense due to his experience as former business owner and partner in a private equity fund. His core practice covers mergers and acquisitions, private equity, foreign direct investment, restructuring and general corporate matters across a variety of industries including distribution and retail, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, automotive and manufacturing.

As a member of the Paris Bar, Bertrand is admitted as a qualified foreign lawyer in the People’s Republic of China.

b.theaud@leaf-legal.com

Education

Paris-I – Sorbonne University
Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration
1998

Paris-I – Sorbonne University
Post Graduate Law Degree in Conflict of Laws and International Business Trade
1994

Our Team

We value people

20 bi-cultural professionals from Europe and China based in Shanghai and Beijing to assist you. leaf is a team of lawyers with strong technical background, desire to progress and ability to work in foreign environments. leaf targets women and men of all nationalities who share this vision and these values.

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