Recognising the increasing importance of the Chinese influence in the South African economy, Thomson Wilks has established a China Law Department to service the commercial, litigation and other legal needs of Chinese companies and Chinese individuals conducting business in South Africa.
China is presently the world’s largest foreign investor and is now South Africa’s most significant trading partner. Significant Chinese investment has occurred in the mining, motor-manufacturing and banking sectors. Trade is set to increase substantially between China and South Africa after South Africa’s admission as a member of the BRICS organisation.
With its sophisticated financial services sector, well developed infrastructure and its proximity to the rest of Africa, South Africa has positioned itself as the gateway to investment.
Thomson Wilks Inc. is a full service law firm and is able to provide a full range of legal services through its offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and through its network North of South Africa in regard to investments in Africa. The firm is also able to assist its Chinese clients in conducting due diligence investigations on companies which they may wish to acquire or in which they may wish to invest and to provide advice thereon. Our attorneys are conversant in Chinese and Mandarin.