Visit of the CDAV secretariat in Guangzhou

11 December 2019 – This week, our secretary general Tim A. FONGERN visited our Guangzhou secretary CAO Xuemei of Greenleaf Law Firm. The secretaries exchanged on latest developments in China and Germany and also discussed ways to deepen cooperation in the future.

Visit of high-level judges in Frankfurt

27 November 2019 – A delegation of high-level judges from Liaoning province visited the Chinesisch-Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V. (CDAV) / 中德律师协会 in Frankfurt. The delegation was led by Judge Kong Yan, vice president and deputy secretary of the party group at Shenyang Intermediate People's Court.

CEAC celebrated its 10th anniversary

The Chinese European Arbitration Center (CEAC) in Hamburg celebrated its 10th anniversary at its arbitration conference on 13 and 14 September 2018. That is why we supported this year's conference. This year's theme was the Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative (“一带一路”倡议). Speakers, panelists, and conference participants discussed, for example, what contribution arbitration institutions can make to settling disputes related to Belt and Road projects. On the occasion of the anniversary, CEAC invited to a birthday dinner at Hamburg’s Übersee-Club. We are pleased that we were able to support this event and thank Prof. Dr. Eckart BRÖDERMANN for his commitment.

Secretaries appointed for Shanghai and Jiangsu province

On 5 June 2018, David WANG and Robert LI have been appointed secretaries of the Chinese-German Lawyers‘ Association (CDAV) for the Jiangsu Province and City of Shanghai respectively. Mr WANG is a patent lawyer, managing partner of Zhishi Law Firm, and chairman international affairs of the Bar Asscociation of Nanjing. Mr LI is managing partner and director internationa investment and trade at Beijing Yingke Law Firm in Shanghai. We cordially thank Mr Dr Jens-Dietrich MITZLAFF, managing partner of GÖRG Rechtsanwälte, and Ms Dr Jia DING, legal counsel at the China desk of the firm, for hosting our ceremony.

About us


The Chinese-German Lawyers' Association (Chinesisch-Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V., CDAV) was established in the year 2017 by Chinese and German practising lawyers in Frankfurt am Main. Its objective is the exchange, mutual understanding, and cooperation between practising lawyers from the People’s Republic of China and the Federal Republic of Germany.


  • The association regularly organises events concerning topics which are of practical interest for Chinese and German practising lawyers.
  • Through educational trips to the respective other country the members get to know personally their colleagues from China and Germany as well as their work environment.
  • From regular (partly exclusive) publications members receive up-to-date news on practically relevant developments in the respective other country.


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