Paul graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Zurich and obtained the doctor’s degree for a legal comparison of intellectual property rights in China and Switzerland. To this end, he also spent two years as visiting scholar of the Beijing University. In 1995 he was admitted to the Zurich bar.
Paul started his legal career at Bulach District Court. He also practiced at a leading PRC law firm in Beijing for two years, and later became head of the China Department and partner of a leading Swiss law firm. In 2006, Paul founded Wenfei Law and since then has been its Managing Partner.
Paul supports clients in commercial and corporate law, heads Wenfei Law’s due diligence and transaction team, and works as counsel and arbitrator in various arbitration proceedings (ICC, Swiss Rules, CIETAC, Beijing Arbitration Commission, Shanghai Arbitration Commission, UNCITRAL). An additional focus of Paul’s practice is intellectual property law and foreign direct investment in China and Switzerland. He has assisted many Chinese entities in setting up ideal corporate and tax structures in Europe.
As director of listed and unlisted companies in China, Paul has gained ample experience in capital market law, social insurance, labor and tax laws of the PRC.
He was the editor of the book “China Business Law”, which is addressed to foreign legal professionals, managers as well as student who focus his practice on Chinese law.
He is member of the Zurich and Swiss Bar Association as well as member of Swiss Chamber of Commerce China, Swiss Arbitration Association and Inter Pacific Association.
Paul handles legal work in German (mother tongue), English and Mandarin since more than 20 years.