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China Overseas Investment Network - EY - United Kingdom

China Overseas Investment NetworkHelping China businesses navigate their challenges globally and promoting foreign direct investments in China

EY - A global integrated professional services organization

EY is a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services.

At EY, we are responding to the globalization of your business and industry. Our practices across 140 countries and territories are organized into five integrated geographic areas - Americas, EMEIA (“Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa”), Far East, Japan and Oceania, making us the most globally integrated professional services organization.

Our truly borderless approach to the global markets enables us to provide you with faster responses and more tailored services, from broader, more experienced teams with deeper industry knowledge. And because we operate as a united, connected and consistent organization, you will benefit from our global perspectives and operational effectiveness.

About EY in China

China is a vast market undergoing unprecedented changes, posing challenges and complexities even for those with significant experience of operating in China. At EY, we draw upon our global and local knowledge to help you retain the confidence of investors, manage your risk, strengthen your controls, grasp opportunities and achieve your potential. Our experience in China dates back to 1981 when we were among the first international professional services networks to set up operations in mainland China. We offer Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Advisory services to many well-known Chinese companies and multinational companies operating in China.

We have 14 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Wuhan, Chengdu, Tianjin, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Xiamen, Hong Kong and Macau. With over 8,500 people in China, we can pull the right resources to give you quality client service that will meet with your requirements.

How we make a difference

Global reach and local expertise

Our truly integrated global services network and in-depth local expertise bring great benefits to your global investments; we have a strong presence and rich experience in almost every country in the world. We also have dedicated local resources in China with extensive outbound investment experience helping Chinese companies on their overseas investment activities.

Multi-lingual seamless service teams

We have integrated client service teams from Assurance, Tax, Transaction Advisory, Transaction Tax and Advisory services who are fluent in Chinese, English and other local languages.

Our service teams include many Chinese-speaking professionals who have a Chinese background but live and work in major destination countries that you may be investing in, and experienced professionals from major overseas countries residing in China to support the China-related investment issues of our multinational clients.

Our credentials in Outbound Transactions

We have assisted many Chinese companies with their “go global” strategy, including many of the most significant Chinese outbound transactions. In the past few years, we acted as transaction advisors for more than 50 China outbound investment transactions around the world with a total deal value exceeding US$40 billion. We have extensive cross-border transaction experience and knowledge in the most complicated transactions covering a wide range of industries, such as oil and gas, banking and insurance, mining, technology, automotive, real estate, infrastructure, chemical, consumer and industrial products.

Our industry focus

At EY, we have in-depth knowledge in just about every industry. Our approach is to bring the professional skills and knowledge to assist with our clients' endeavors. EY understands that investing in developing specific industry focus knowledge will ultimately benefit our clients and enable us to bring value to our clients. It is with this philosophy that we have been able to help our clients in achieving their goals.

Our services

Chinese businesses that plan to invest overseas and international companies that aim to enter or expand into the China market face a wide range of challenges. We offer a wide spectrum of professional services to help address these challenges.

  • Market Entry Strategic Analysis
  • Transaction Advisory Services
  • Performance Improvement
  • Assurance Services

Market Entry Strategic Analysis
  • Market entry feasibility study
  • Location study
  • Environment investment analysis
  • Government relationship management
  • Business registration support

Transaction Advisory Services
  • Target identification and screening
  • Merger and acquisition advisory
  • Financial, operational and commercial due diligence
  • Transaction structuring advisory
  • Valuation and business modeling
  • Operational Transaction Services

Performance Improvement
  • Finance transformation
  • Enterprise cost reduction
  • Supply chain advisory
  • Channel management
  • IT enablement

Assurance Services
  • Statutory audit and financial reporting
  • Pre-IPO audit and reporting accountant
  • Internal control and SOX Review
  • Compliance to legal obligations
  • Fraud investigation and dispute services

  • IT Risk and Assurance
  • Tax Advisory and Compliance Services
  • Human Capital Advisory

IT Risk and Assurance

  • Contract and custom management
  • Internal audit services
  • Technology and security risk management
  • Financial services risk management

Tax Advisory and Compliance Services

  • Business tax compliance
  • Business tax advisory
  • Customs and indirect taxes
  • International tax planning
  • Transaction tax
  • Transfer pricing

Human Capital Advisory

  • International assignment services
  • Executive tax compliance and advisory
  • International social security services
  • Performance and reward planning


  • Qinghua Xu
    EMEIA Area Leader,
    China Overseas Investment Network
    Tel: +33 1 4693 4363
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