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China Business Group

Driven by the “Going out” and "Belt and Road Initiative", Chinese companies are investing more and more frequently into Switzerland and Europe.

Switzerland, the European Union and Eastern Europe are a fusion of many languages and cultures, that require a high level of crosscultural business experience when investing and operating in the region.

In order to better assist clients in China and Europe to cope with the challenges of different cultures and languages in different countries, PwC has set up the European China Business Group for this purpose, covering 30 countries in Europe, where we have a highly skilled team with knowledge of the local languages, cultures and dynamics. Our team understands Chinese business culture and has rich experience in working for Chinese clients - such as overseas investment, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), consulting, taxation and law.
We can provide Chinese services to Chinese customers and assist them in communications with local institutions and companies.

PwC Switzerland and the team of the China Business Group are happy to assist you in complex and diverse challenges in the development of Europe:
  • Over 25 different languages
  • Unique business cultures
  • Diverse legal and regulatory systems
  • Economic and political development at different levels
  • More than 10 different currencies (currency fluctuations)

Our services

Consulting and Deals

  • Corporate Finance / M&A
  • Commercial & Investment analysis
  • Due Diligence (Buy- & Sell-side)
  • Business Valuation
  • Post-deal Integration
  • Business Plan
  • IPO & ICO Consulting
  • E-commerce

Tax and Legal

  • Tax and Legal Advice
  • International Tax Structure
  • VAT
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Customs & Trade, Sino-Swiss FTA
  • Incorporation & infrastructure setup
  • Accounting and Payroll Outsourcing
  • Swiss Immigration Services
  • Work/ Residence Permit Application


  • Audit
  • Internal Auditing
  • Financial Reporting and Accounting Supervision
  • IFRS Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance Restructuring
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network Security
  • IT Financial Risk


Successful Deals

Lista Holdings - deals PwC switzerland


The advantages of PwC's China Business Group

  • The China Business Group serves as a single point of contact and provides Chinese client service in 30 countries in Western and Eastern Europe.
  • The consultants of the China Business Group understand the Chinese business culture and have rich experience in cooperation with Chinese clients.
  • The China Business Group helps you expand business opportunities across 30 markets in Europe
  • Close cooperation with PwC China ensures stronger service capabilities, quality and delivery of Chinese operations in Europe. PwC mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao member institutions operate in accordance with applicable laws. A total of 15,000 employees, including some 640 partners, are active in more than 30 offices across Greater China:
    Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenyang, Dalian, Jinan, Qingdao, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Hefei, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Changsha, Kunming, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taipei, Zhonglai, Hsinchu, Tainan, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Macao.
  • With rich experience in overseas investment, professional knowledge in the industry, good relations with government agencies, leading global network resources and global service experience, we are able to provide professional and comprehensive advisory services for overseas investment and mergers and acquisitions of Chinese enterprises.




Contact us

Matthias Durrer 杜马修

Matthias Durrer 杜马修

Assistant Manager, M&A / China Business Group, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 1512

Sascha Beer

Sascha Beer

Partner, Corporate Finance / M&A Leader, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 15 39

Simeon L. Probst

Simeon L. Probst

Partner Customs & International Trade, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 53 51