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Who are we?

DKLM is an established commercial law firm in the City of London with an international focus.  Our expert teams offer a complete range of legal services to both private and corporate clients.

We have strong expertise in business immigration, commercial property, corporate and commercial, commercial litigation, employment, private client and estate planning, property litigation and residential conveyancing.

We also provide specialist services for mediation/ADR, licencing and tech law and a service office/company secretarial service for our international clients.

We listen to the needs of our clients and as they have expanded and grown, we have also expanded our areas of practice and have sought out new opportunities both locally and internationally.

DKLM has a unique Association with Zhonglun W & D Law China Law firm which is a top ten China law practice. We now have direct access and support from lawyers in over 11 offices in the major cities in China to include Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Jinan, Shenzhen, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Tianjin and Wuhan, with new offices opening in Xian and Nanjing later this year.

Our Association also includes PC Woo in Hong Kong and Naji Law firm which is based in Riyadh.

 

How can we help you?

Our clients include private individuals, entrepreneurs, UK and foreign owned companies and Chinese State owned entities.  Our  role  is primarily to make sure your transaction or dispute is handled in the way you would like it handled but bringing an awareness of the legal issues, the personalities involved and the cultural issues which can affect what you are trying to achieve.  We pride ourselves in ensuring all matters are partner led but ably supported by experienced solicitors and legal staff. 

Our focus is to provide commercial solutions as well as dealing with legal issues and, most importantly, we are interested in achieving the desired objectives.

DKLM has a truly international work force with staff who are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay, French, Spanish, Gujarati, Urdu, Hindi or Punjabi.

 

What do we do?

DKLM has a strong presence as a commercial property firm being heavily involved with the purchase and sale of freehold and leasehold commercial property investments, property development work, leasing of retail units and the purchase and sale of businesses from the leisure sector such as hotels to  the health sector to include  pharmacies, nursing and residential care homes.

Our litigation team deals with both general commercial and property related matters.  We act for both claimants and defendants in commercial cases of all kinds and at all levels of the English court system.

We have a strong thriving residential property department which has grown rapidly over the last six years due to the exceptionally high level of service and care provided by our residential property team where most of all new matters are still referred from existing clients and contacts. This level of service is replicated in all departments within DKLM.

Our employment department advise on legal compliance with employment law, employment contracts and problems with employees. We can also assist in reviewing or preparing staff hand books, preparing and advising both employer and employees with employment contracts and advising business on employment issues arising from  the buying and selling of all types of businesses.

Our company/commercial department deals with the purchase and sale of companies and businesses, investments into companies or partnerships, joint ventures and the whole panoply of transactions and agreements required for these kinds of transactions (such as loans and security). In addition, they can assist with commercial contracts, intellectual property and regulatory issues especially for “tech” businesses.

We have an established business immigration department which assists with all immigration issues revolving around the business client and, in particular Tier 1 Investor and Tier 1 Entrepreneur visas. Our immigration department specialises in immigration from China and assists with the movement of business individuals as well as assisting the mobility of staff to the UK. We have Mandarin speakers who assist clients through this complex process.

Our private client department assists individuals with personal tax planning, Wills and Trusts.  If a client is moving to the United Kingdom, there are ways of avoiding overseas income from becoming taxable in the UK, but this requires care and planning before the move is made. There are potential problems with clients’ world-wide estates once they become resident in the UK which may need a will or a trust to be put in place in order to avoid overseas assets becoming subject to UK taxes. Our lead  Partner in this field is particularly interested in assisting clients who have assets in more than one jurisdiction.

 

Why DKLM?

DKLM has an established reputation within the Chinese community in London acting for wealthy family trusts, publicly incorporated companies and Chinese state owned companies.

Location: We are located in the City of London within easy reach of all the major Chinese banks.

Language: We have Mandarin speaking solicitors in the Property, Corporate and Business Immigration departments.

Partner driven: We are a full service partner led law firm which has the ability to service the legal requirements and needs for most overseas business clients.

Professional Network: We have a close and established network of professional service firms from Accountants to Surveyors and are on the panel of all major banks and lending institutions in the UK.

Keeping in touch: Our partners regularly present seminars both in London and in China on various topics for example, immigration, property investment and buying businesses in the UK.

DKLM is a member of UKTI and a corporate member of CBBC.

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Contact us

Philip Li
Partner, London

Telephone: +44 207 549 7883

Email: p.li@dklm.co.uk

www.dklm.co.uk

 

Fei Yang
Head of China Development, London

Telephone: +44 207 549 7451

Email: f.yang@dklm.co.uk

www.dklm.co.uk 

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