The modern economy brings with it many opportunities for cross-border relationships and virtual engagements. CJCH Consulting has built a reputation on our ability to understand the complexities and challenges of operating in a global marketplace to develop solutions for targeted and results orientated service delivery.

Our CEO, Stephen Clarke, is currently on a far-east tour and has spent the last week in Shanghai, China, to get to know an affiliate firm more closely. Hanyuan Partners’, law firm based in Shanghai, Senior Partner, Zhenhao, has graciously hosted Stephen for his time there and been in discussions with him around future prospects.

Although our primary intention was aimed at furthering the relationship between our two firms and for us to share our extensive experience in international software anti-piracy research, we have also considered the option of new market penetration and support.

Through our experience in operating in various countries and with various cultures and jurisdictions, the team here in China believe a mutually beneficial partnership is possible, to link Chinese business with organisations and law firms in the EMEA region. Hanyuan Partners has already begun the ground work for facilitating these investment opportunities in Africa, as detailed in this article from China.org.cn.

Through our relationship with the firm, we now have the potential to support these initiatives and help open doors through our existing partnerships and relationships in the region.

Hanyuan Partners is a similar operation to CJCH, as it is a firm of around 100 staff with a large proportion of those being lawyers. Our host, Zhenhao, leads a department which focuses on Intellectual Property and enforcement, which accounts for around 35 of the firm’s total staff count. Similar to CJCH, they have an international element to their firm, and one of the team members hosting Stephen this week is a trainee lawyer who is retraining after having previously qualified as an accountant at St. Andrew’s University, and spending 15 years in Scotland before returning to China.

Stephen is to spend a few more days in China and is aiming to return in the near future along with some of the CJCH Consulting senior staff, to provide expert training in Intellectual Property Infringement research and License Compliance strategies from our own perspective. This cross-border knowledge sharing and collaboration aim to provide a more advanced service offering for all our clients and a collective growth of thought leadership in our industry.

Stephen Clarke noted that “ultimately we believe that a joint venture is a viable option for serving our international clients on a completely new level.”