China’s Labour Law and Tax Update | Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

  • Date
    15 September 2017 - 15 September 2017
  • Beijing Time
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Venue
    European Chamber's Beijing Office and Shanghai Office
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We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Inter-Chamber SME Working Group meeting which will take place on Friday, 15th September starting at 14:00 at the European Chamber’s offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

At this meeting, Mr Matteo Zhi, Senior Partner at D’Andrea & Partners and Mr Arduino Agostinelli, Deputy General Manager at PHC Advisory will deliver a presentation on China’s Labour Law and Taxation regulations. Mr Zhi will focus his presentation on: Recruitment Compliance, In-Service Compliance, Termination Compliance, Labor Dispatch and Dispute Resolution. Mr Agonistelli will touch on the following topics: Individual income tax, income from personal services, tax on wages and salaries; and income from interests, dividends and bonuses.

Tentative Agenda:

14:00-14:05 Opening remarks and introduction of the EU SME Centre

14:05-14:35 Presentation by Mr Matteo Zhi, Senior Partner at D’Andrea & Partners on P.R.C. Labour Law

14:35-15:05 Presentation by Mr Arduino Agostinelli on taxation issues

15:05-16:00 Q&A Session

If there are any issues that would like to raise for discussion in advance please let us know using the same contact details.

About the Speakers

Mr. Matteo Zhi – Senior Partner of D’Andrea & Partners

Mr. Zhi advises European and Chinese clients on various legal matters and business transactions in China and cross-border. His special focus areas are: foreign direct investment FDI, mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, IPO and re-financing, commercial, real estate, construction, labor as well as dispute resolution. Mr. Zhi also provides advices to the clients on outbound investment and immigration in Italy and Europe. Mr. Zhi graduated in law from the University of Nanjing (China), and then awarded Master’s Degree on Corporate Advisor (Giurista d’impresa) at Roma Tre University and Juris Master at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Koguan Law School. Professional Experience Mr. Zhi is now Senior Partner of D’Andrea & Partners, International Boutique law and consulting firm and he can also count on a long experience within a leading Italian law firm in China with portfolio composed of both Chinese and International clients from 2010 to July 2013. Mr. Zhi has served in public office for a few years therefore could assist the client in handling relationship with the governmental offices. Mr. Zhi is registered in Shanghai Bar Association as qualified PRC Lawyer and has made speeches with topics regarding the investments in Italy on different seminars as well as published several articles regarding Sino-Italian legal affairs.

Mr. Arduino Agostinelli –Deputy General Manager of PHC Advisory.

Mr. Agostinelli advises clients on Tax and Accounting matters and works on Financial Due Diligence projects, Business Plans, Internal Audit projects. His main focus areas are: Fiscal Position Analysis related to foreign employees; Tax aspects related to an individual who is domiciled in PRC (Individual Income Tax). Mr. Agostinelli graduated in Business and Management and then awarded Master’s Degree on Financial Business at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (Italy). Before PHC Advisory in Shanghai, Mr. Agostinelli was Auditor at Deloitte in Rome.

Meeting Details


European Chamber’s Beijing Office

Room C411A, Beijing Lufthansa Center, 50 Liangmaqiao Road, Beijing


European Chamber’s Shanghai Office

Unit 2204, Shui On Plaza, 333 Huai Hai Zhong Road, Shanghai



No charge but open to European Small and Medium Enterprises only

Meeting Registration and Cancellation

This seminar is open to European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and SME intermediary organisations such as embassies or consulates, chambers of commerce and trade associations only. If you would like to attend, please send register with Ms Xiwen QIAN ( indicating whether you will attend in Beijing or Shanghai and cc Ms Sio-Mei NG ( and Mr Xavier-Lluis Sans Powell ( .

About Inter-Chamber SME Working Group

The Inter-Chamber Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Working Group was established in 2014 as a new advocacy element of EU SME Centre Phase II with the objective of strengthening advocacy for EU SMEs. The Inter-Chamber SME Working Group is based on the existing Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) Forum of the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, bringing together European SMEs and creating a strong channel to express concerns and report challenges they face in conducting business in China.

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