Legal 500

“Bruno Herbots is applauded as ’offering insight that would not be obvious to clients”

“Many consider him [Bruno Herbots] a young star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”


“Practice head Bruno Herbots handles all aspects of construction and public procurement law. Clients appreciate his inventive solutions as well as the international experience gained from a number of jurisdictions”

“A “charismatic legal strategist” who is “very well versed in contract law and always available,” according to impressed sources.”

“Commended for being readily accessible and pleasant to deal with”

“Bruno Herbots is recommended as ‘a hard-working lawyer who is always pushing for the best result’. Recent highlights for the team include advising the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on the development of the National Paediatric hospital Project”

“Construction and Procurement Department Head, Bruno Herbots has experience in both construction and projects, having applied his ‘thorough, pragmatic and efficient work ethic’ to some of the country’s major PPP projects, particularly in the rail sector.”

“Top notch on construction and procurement matters.”

Any company considering trading in China must understand the Chinese way of thinking and doing business, and how it differs from the Western approach.

HERBOTS/ 郝博特 (Hǎo bó tè) is an experienced partner ready to assist you in navigating the numerous differences in Chinese culture, customs, language, and attitudes to the law.

HERBOTS Chairman, Prof. Em. J.H. Herbots, is one of the few Europeans on the panel of international arbitrators at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), keynote speaker at the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and author of the seminal Contracts in the People’s Republic of China, which provides a framework for Western lawyers and explains the provisions of the Chinese Contract Act, 1999 (“Hétóng Fǎ”).

HERBOTS consultant, Patrick Herbots lived and worked as a lawyer for many years in Beijing and is well versed in Chinese culture. Patrick heads our Belgian office and is frequently in Beijing.

The time is right to do business in China.

The Chinese government is committed to reforms aimed at further liberalization. As more doors open for foreign companies to participate in its domestic economic growth, it is time to think about doing business in China. To find out how HERBOTS’ experience can help you make the most of opportunities in the region, contact our China Desk at [email protected]