Klaus U. Beck

Lawyer and mediator


Klaus is a German Attorney based in Freiburg, Germany. Prior to setting up Beckadvo, he worked for law firms in Kunming, Berlin and Freiburg. During his time in Asia, he initially worked for a Chinese consulting company concerned with investment consulting and joint ventures (FDI). Later he managed the East Asia office of a German political foundation in Beijing. His last stop in China was working with economic and legal policies at the German Embassy in Beijing.


University of Berlin (Law Degree 1998); Yunnan University, Kunming, China (Mandarin Chinese 2002); Hamburg University (PhD in law 2009); licensed mediator (since 2015). Working languages ​​German, English, Chinese, French and Italian.

Practice Areas and Other Activities

Transaction counseling in the field of domestic and cross-border business law, especially commercial and corporate law with a geographical focus on Asia.

Dispute resolution as party counsel, mediator and conciliator.

Various book projects as well as regular publications and lectures.
Excerpt of publications:
Konfliktmanagement im internationalenRechtsverkehr. Handbook on conflict management in international business edited by Johannes Landbrecht andSimon Gabriel, published by Stämpfli Verlag, Bern; Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden; NWV Verlag, Vienna in 2017. Chapter on China including Hong Kong and Taiwan.
„Das Chinesische Kammer- und Verbandsrecht im Rechtsvergleich“. Comparative study on NGO legislation in the PR China published by Carl Heymanns Verlag, Colognein 2009.
„Mittelstand in China – Umwelttechnik gefragt“. Newspaper article published in Badische Zeitung, edition no. 36 on 23 May 2002, page 8.

Lisa Zhang, LL.M.

Of Council


Lisa has vast experience both in domestic litigation and international dispute resolution, such as commercial arbitration under various institutional rules, e.g. CIETAC, SHIAC, CEAC, HKIAC, etc. Shehas represented and advised clients regarding FIDIC projects, joint venture property development, commercial leasing, adventure facilities construction projects, biotech product export, and more.


Chinese University of Hong Kong (LLM in International Economic Law 2012); Humboldt Universität Berlin (LLM in International Dispute Resolution 2024). Working languages Chinese, English, French, German.

Practice Areas and Other Activities

Complete range of consultancy in the field of commercial law, strong focus on arbitration and domestic litigation.


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