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Jean-Philippe Engel


Jean-Philippe has studied law in France and Hong Kong and has been living in China for the past 8 years.

He has assisted many Asia-based companies in their fundraising operations. He also helped European companies to structure their business in China.

Over the years, he has developed a strong expertise in structuring and negotiating joint-ventures, Private Equity deals and distribution agreements in Asia.

Jean-Philippe is the trusted advisor of numerous CEO and start-up founders in China for their restructuring and has been involved in different pre-litigations negotiations with employees.


Leaf: winner of the 2018 award Cross Border Transactions Law Firm by Finance Monthly

Leaf: Mergers & Acquisitions Team has a Valuable Practice according to Leaders League

Leaf: Highly Recommended for Private Equity in China, according to Leaders League


China seeks shareholding transparency

How to negotiate a term-sheet?

Outbound investments in China

How to understand anti-tax avoidance rules in China?

Seed Financing: SAFE notes vs Convertible notes


Aix-Marseille University PhD in Taxation law 2007 – 2009

City University of Hong Kong LL.M, Chinese Law 2007 – 2008

Aix-Marseille University DJCE – Magistère in business Tax and Accountancy law 2005 – 2007