Ferrante & Partners, Ltd (“F&P”) is formed by a team of international consultants, with headquarters in Chengdu, China, providing our clients with professional services in the areas of Business, Legal and General Corporate Consulting. F&P has built the reputation by providing services in helping top-name, international companies found and expand their businesses between China, Europe and the U.S. Established on the principles of Expertise, Experience and Excellence, F&P takes pride in representing international and local enterprises, and individuals in the industries of Manufacturing, Real Estate, E-commerce, Fashion, Food, Jewelry and Design.

Ferrante Club is a platform created by F&P in appreciation for our clients to best provide additional services and support as well as to further our commitment to linking East and West, with quality services and information.

FREE Face to Face Seminars

Weekly seminars with professionals from the U.S. and Germany on education overseas, discussions of legal topics, visa issues, living and working abroad, as well as Members Only events.

Tailor-Made Travel Tours

To thank our clients, the exclusive, tailor-made travel tours are designed for our club members twice a year by Joachim Kaessmodel, one of F&P founders, who has travelled from Europe to China on a bicycle, visiting more than 70 countries.

Become a Club Member

Find out more about our exclusive services and become a club member, please contact us.

 

Whether working with foreign or domestic companies, traditional or e-commerce businesses, F&P offers its prestigious clients individualized strategic advice and services to meet our clients’ needs. F&P has established a reputation for:


●The unique Sino-American business model and hands on experience, with an accomplished team of multi-lingual experts (fluent in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese), who provide professional legal & business consulting services to clients, while exceeding their expectations;

● Each partner has more than 10 years of industry experience: all have studied, lived, and invested in foreign countries;

● Our clients can easily expand their businesses in China, the U.S. and Germany, with the international platform provided by us.


F&P offers legal solutions for every phase of the business life cycle. We help businesses form legal entities and maintain their good standing. Our services make it easier for companies to expand their business activities into the U.S. or China. Our mission is to help enabling smoother transactions, smarter decisions, improved compliance, easier collaboration, stronger intellectual property protection, and faster transferand management of corporate and legal data.

Intellectual Property / China

Intellectual property is a longstanding, critical concern for companies operating in China. Concern about IP enforcement remains a major factor influencing company strategies and operations. To be successful in China, F&P assists the companies develop an integrated IP protection strategy that reflects the nature and extent of the IP problems they will face in China.

Ø Trademark Registration

Ø  Patent Application

Ø  I.P. Protection andLitigation


Corporate Structuring / China

When setting up a business in China, choosing the right structure can be critical to the success and life of the company. It is important to have a full understanding of the business structure you take. F&P assists clients in obtaining the right Chinese legal entity for their operations and manages the transactions required to start a new organization or acquire an existing one:

Ø  State Owned Enterprise

Ø  Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise

Ø  Joint-Venture

Ø  Partnership

Ø  Rep. Office

Ø  Private Enterprise

Ø  Individually Owned


Visas

Visa services are an essential part of expanding any business. F&P has been successfully assisting clients in obtaining appropriate visas, ensuring a smooth transition,while avoiding costly delays.

Ø  U.S.Visas

Ø  Student & Exchange Visitor F1 & J1

Ø  Working Visa H1B

Ø  Extraordinary Talent O1 /EB-1A

Ø  Multinational Executives and Managers L1A / EB-1C

Ø  Chinese Visas

Ø  Travel/Business Visa L/M

Ø  Working Visa Z

Ø  Relatives Visas Q1/Q2 

 

The regulatory environment in China is complex and subject to frequent change. Unlike other jurisdictions, the establishment and maintenance of subsidiaries and representative offices in China are subject to time-consuming approval, registration and filing requirements involving many government departments and agencies. This makes it challenging for clients to monitor the compliance status of their China offices. Our corporate services in China are designed toassist clients in addressing these issues. 

Outsourcing HR Support

The professional outsourcing HR/Administrative Support can help clients to outsource the non-core positions or the business processes. These outsourcing services simplify the employment process; reduce the employee management cost through professional personnel management and standard operation process. F&P provides professional services to free clients from the tedious daily tasks, thus allowing more time to focus on the core of their business:

Ø  Local Personnel Recruitment

Ø  Provide Employee Handbook

Ø  Assistance in HR with Chinese Government Registration and Compliance 


Virtual Office

One of the biggest costs involved in starting up a business in China is that of setting up an office. With rental fees for office space as well as the equipment for employees – not to mention the expense of paying the bills – it might make sense to implement a virtual office. F & P provides virtual office to include the following services:  

Ø  Use of Business Address

Ø  Immediate Notice & Mail Receiving

Ø  Mails Keeping and Management


Outsourcing Administrative Support

Whether you are a start-up business, a growingbusiness or a mature corporation, F&P administrative service has the expertise to help you. Provide you experienced, affordable and dependable support services to help you concentrate on running your business and maintaining customer service.

Ø  Corporate Relocation

Ø  Bookkeeping Service


 

Operating from China, F&P offers the ideal platform for Chinese companies looking over the Great Wall, while providing a bridge for foreign companies to optimize their business potential. Regardless of our client’s industry, we strive to break down international barriers between global organizations and to forge full market entry implementation.



International Cooperation

To help Chinese companies expand to foreign nations and foreign companies to enter the Chinese market, we offer strategic solutions that can be applied to a wide variety of situations, including China market entry, Business growth strategy in countries of China, the U.S. and Germany, joint venture business planning, in addition to regular business development planning:

Ø Advisory for Chinese Enterprises

Ø China Market Entry for Foreign Companies


Due Diligence Reports

To maximize the value of every transaction, F&P employs a focused and tailored approach to rapidly identify and understand the specific interests to our clients. Our professionals bring extensive experience with clients to make better deal decisions. Our reports’ areas include:

Ø  EB5 Due Diligence Report

Ø  Property Investment Background Search

Ø  School Qualification Report


Marketing and Strategic Planning

F&P understands the importance of marketing to every business. Many small to mid-size companies struggle with how, when, and where to begin when it comes to business development. Our consultants have years of experience helping companies to make informed decisions on how to best optimize their marketing efforts in the following areas:

Ø  Market Assessments

Ø  Brand Planning &Development

Ø  Corporate Strategy & Planning


Investment Consulting

F&P strategies and programs are largely reflective of our senior management's extensive real estate experience which spans over two decades. We partner with top-tier brokers, international developers, sophisticated investors and customer-friendly lending institutions to provide our clients with exclusive investment opportunities – thereby offering our clients “off-market” investment portfolios, as well as high return on investment products.

 
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Dan Li / Managing Partner: Ms. Li oversees all operations and business development of Ferrante and Partners. She had been living and working in American for more than 18 years, becoming the first female managing director of a reputable law firm in New York before opening FP in China. Ms. Li provides consultancy services to local and international companies, using her extensive acknowledge between the east and the west. She speaks fluent English and Chinese.
 
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Frank Ferrante / Senior Partner, General Counsel: Mr. Ferrante primarily advises our clients in the U.S. in corporate, immigration, and real estate law and intellectual property. Since 1997, he has been a member of American Immigration Lawyers Associations and the city of Bar of New York. He is also a long time advocate of Immigration Equality.
 
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Joachim Kässmodel / Senior Partner: Mr. Kässmodel provides professional consulting services to clients on marketing and strategy planning, branding and project management. He has worked with some of the most reputable enterprises such as Volkswagen and Guerlain by providing them with market planning and sales strategies in China.
 
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Michelle Zhang / Legal Advisor: Ms. Zhang graduated as Bachelor of Laws from Southwest University of Political Science & Law and Master of Laws in Litigation from Sichuan University. She has been a member of the Committee for Chengdu Bar Association Foreign Affairs, member of American Bar Association and visiting scholar for International Visitors Leadership Program by U.S. State Department. She has been selected as the “Leading Talent” of Chinese Lawyers Association Foreign Affairs.
 
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Meghan Dwyer / Senior Immigration Counsel: Ms. Dwyer practices U.S. employment and family based immigration law, with experience in all aspects of non-immigrant/immigrant visas and citizenship. She provides business-minded solutions to an array of multi-national companies, and individual clients, advising on the transfer of specialized, managerial and executive level employees as well as work permits for professionals, executives, investors, business visitors and individuals of extraordinary ability.
 
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Zhuoma Ciren / Senior Advisor: Over the last 10 years, Ms. Ciren has conducted and assisted in financial service transactions and international real estate investments. She has an extensive network of key financial institutions in the U.S. and a unique understanding of investing in commercial and residential real estate in the U.S. She has participated in the commercial real estate transactions for several publicly traded Chinese investment companies.
 
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Amy Yan / Account Manager: Prior to joining F&P, Ms. Yan worked for a Hong Kong trading company. She was in charge of assisting foreign clients in various international trade shows. She also worked at one of the top 500 companies in the world, as their Supply Chain Supervisor, acting as the liaison for their China office and their overseas headquarters. Currently, Ms. Yan is responsible for clients management and public relations.
 
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Melanie Lueers / Account Manager: Ms.Lueers has gone through extensive Chinese language training, taking a B.A. in Applied Business Languages and International Management at the University of Applied Sciences Hochschule Bremen, Germany. As an exchange student, she took Chinese course in Sichuan University. She is well accustomed to Chinese culture and lifestyle. Today, she is mainly focused on business development and accounts management.
 
 

Representative Case: Temenos Group AG, headquartered in Geneva, is a market leading software provider, partnering with banks and other financial institutions. Temenos employs over 4,000 people, operating out of more than 50 offices representing clients in over 130 countries. 38 of the top 50 banks rely on Temenos to process the daily transactions. Last year, the Group had been under the acquisition of seven companies in U.S. and all the companies are in different states. Ferrante had provided the acquisition services to the Group and restructured the 7 companies into the Group.


Representative Case: Ronzoni srl, founded in 1989, has been proudly serving both the European and the World Markets, by designing and manufacturing custom and standard tools. Brembo, founded in 1961, is a world leader in the design, development and production of braking systems and components for cars, motorbikes, industrial vehicles and machinery, for the OE market, after-market and racing. Since 1975, Brembo has been providing the braking system for F1 Ferrari. Today, Brembo’s customers include Aston Martin, Maserati, Porsche, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen… Ferrante had provided the legal services for the cooperation of these two world leading companies to set up a manufacturing factory in U.S. The services Ferrante provided covered different professional areas. The procedures are sophisticated and the cooperation capital is huge.


Representative Case: Cesare Paciotti, founded in 1948, is a famous Italian brand of shoes and bags. It represents the classic Italian handmade artwork. Like Versace, D&G,GUCCI, Cesare Paciotti is also considered as one of the high-end luxury brands. Ferrante had represented the brand to negotiate the business cooperation with Russian investors and provided the legal services for corporate structuring in California, U.S. 


Commercial Real Estate: F&P U.S.partner, Ferrante Law Firm represented a major commercial real estate firm tonegotiate a multi-million-dollar lease with Coca-Cola. The lease area is about50,000 Sqf on Madison Avenue, New York.

 

Residential Real Estate: F&P hadassisted Chinese clients in purchasing U.S. properties, without any capitalverification. We had helped clients to open local bank accounts and carry outfinancial plannings in advance. Once the client had purchased the property, weprovided property management. F&P also helped the client to do the taxplanning, so that zero tax declaration can be achieved annually.


 
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New York, New York

United States, 10011

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8-1-B, Jinyuan, China Garden

Chengdu, China, 610020

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