Dacheng, China’s largest law firm with a team of 3,000 professionals around the world, has established an association with the Belgian law partnership Dugardyn & Partners.
Announcing the decision Ling Xiao, director of Dacheng, commented: “Considering the importance of Brussels as the decision-making centre in Europe, it seems natural to us to have a key presence here.” According to Dugardyn, Dacheng’s clients include Chinese government-backed funds that have identified investment opportunities in Europe. These include green energy and infrastructure.
A three-month trial in the Brussels Invest & Export incubator earlier this year has persuaded the Real Good Food Company plc – a British producer of sugar paste, marzipan and toppings – to establish a Continental subsidiary in Brussels.
The parent organisation owns the largest independent non-refining distributor of sugar in Europe and is a supplier of dairy ingredients, bakery ingredients, coatings and jams, in addition to being the manufacturer of sweet bakery products for a range of major retail customers.