On the afternoon of September 5, 2022, China-Africa Development Fund visited the global headquarters of Yingke Global Legal Service Network. Mei Xiangrong, founding partner, chairman and global director of Yingke Law Firm, Yang Lin, Founding Partner of Yingke International, Global Partner of Yingke Law Firm, and Executive Chairwoman of Yingke Global Board, and Ji Kun, Director of the General Affairs Department of Yingke Global Headquarters welcomed warmly.
Attending Leaders and Guests
Song Lei, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the China-Africa Development Fund
Wang Yong, Member of the Party Committee and Vice President of China-Africa Development Fund
Zhang Jinlian, Marketing Manager of China-Africa Development Fund
Yu Lingyan, Manager of China-Portugal Fund Management Department of China-Africa Development Fund
Mei Xiangrong, Founding Partner, Chairman, Global Board Director of Yingke Law Firm
Yang Lin, Founding Partner of Yingke International, Global Partner of Yingke Law Firm, and Executive Chairwoman of Yingke Global Board
Ji Kun, Director of the General Affairs Department of Yingke Global Headquarters
Before the meeting, Chairman Mei Xiangrong led the guests of the China-Africa Development Fund to visit the global headquarters of Yingke Global Legal Service Network, and introduced the cultural origin, humanistic construction, office environment and digital and intelligent development of Yingke to the guests. The internationalization section of the data management and control platform is introduced in detail.
At the beginning of the meeting, Chairman Mei Xiangrong first extended a warm welcome to all the guests of the China-Africa Development Fund for coming to the global headquarters of Yingke Law Firm’s Global Legal Service Network, and introduced that Yingke Law Firm is the co-founder of the United Nations Global Think Tank Network for South-South Cooperation. , adhering to the “global vision, local wisdom”, is committed to providing one-stop legal services for global clients, has served more than 6.5 trillion domestic and foreign enterprises.
In recent years, the solidarity and cooperation between China and Africa have been continuously consolidated and developed, and the road of common development and common revitalization between China and Africa is taking a new step. Yingke follows the long-term strategy of national development, fulfills the original intention and mission of the co-founder of the United Nations South-South Cooperation Global Think Tank Network, and is making continuous efforts to realize the legal service network covering Africa. Chairman Mei Xiangrong emphasized that Yingke has always regarded “helping Chinese enterprises to go global with legal services” as its mission, and will continue to make efforts in this regard for a long time.
Chairwoman Yang Lin introduced the development history and status quo of Yingke’s internationalization to the guests, and said that Yingke is committed to building a one-hour global legal service circle, empowering legal services through new information technologies such as digital intelligence, and improving Yingke’s global legal services service layout. Yingke has always insisted on “telling the story of China’s rule of law and spreading the voice of China’s rule of law”, hoping to build a legal bridge for the cooperation and development of Chinese enterprises and Africa in the future, and help China and Africa to develop together and achieve win-win cooperation.
Afterwards, Song Lei, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the China-Africa Development Fund, thanked Yingke Institute for its cordial reception, and introduced the basic situation of the China-Africa Development Fund. The China-Africa Development Fund was formally established in June 2007. It is committed to building a bridge and link for China-Africa economic and trade cooperation, aiming to guide and encourage Chinese enterprises to invest in Africa and increase Africa’s own development capabilities in a market-oriented way. In addition, he said that through this visit to the global headquarters of Yingke Global Legal Service Network, he enhanced his understanding of Yingke Law Firm, enhanced mutual trust between the two parties, and laid a foundation for building a cooperation mechanism in the future. In the current process of the development of China-Africa cooperation, the lack of pre-requisite legal services is an important factor that hinders more companies from going out. It is expected that Yingke will contribute to the legal services of China-Africa cooperation in the future.
Wang Yong, member of the Party Committee and Vice President of the China-Africa Development Fund, introduced the current situation Chinese enterprises are facing in the process of China-Africa cooperation based on his personal experience. He said that the overall characteristics of African business make Chinese companies pay more attention to the improvement of pre-requisite legal services in the development of business cooperation in Africa, and the assistance of legal services plays an important role in the field of African business cooperation, but the current legal services in this field are still problems that the channels are not smooth and that it is difficult to advance. It is expected that Yingke’s headquarters in the African market will be very meaningful, which will help to solve the problem of unsmooth legal service channels in this field.
The meeting ended in a happy atmosphere. Director Mei Xiangrong presented Yingke publication “Yingke National Business Steering Committee Series” to the guests of China-Africa Development Fund, and took a group photo.