The commercial law field of activity aims to increase legal certainty and transparency in national and international trade and commerce by establishing clear and efficient systems of rules. The Sino-German Legal Cooperation programme thus supports the training of Chinese civil servants in various branches of commercial law. Apart from facilitating trade conditions by adjusting commercial law systems, the focus is on ensuring a level playing field for competition.
In the field of antitrust law, activities are carried out in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission and the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. In the field of intellectual property rights, the programme partner is the State Intellectual Property Office.
The field of activity draws both countries’ relevant government institutions into an exchange on existing and future economic policy guidelines and implementation in commercial law developments. Advisory services at the specialist level, dealing primarily with public commercial law, are embedded in the context of the relevant economic policy orientation. By involving experienced researchers and academics, new ideas and visions are generated, and the status quo reflected. Apart from the political and academic dimensions, the field of activity also involves the private sector – including businesses or law firms specialised in commercial law – in the advisory services in order to explore the practicability and efficiency of the respective systems of legal provisions from the perspective of those they address.