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Tel +49 89 21038-0 Fax +49 89 21038-300 Email Michael-Florian Download vCard
Isartorplatz 8
80331 Munich

Michael-Florian Ranft is the founder of the offices in Shanghai and Beijing and is the international Head of the China Group at Taylor Wessing. For a number of years, he has specialised in advising overseas companies on their business transactions in China as well as Chinese companies on their business transactions in Germany and Europe. The focus of his practice is on technology companies in particular in the areas of the automotive industry, life science and healthcare. His clients include multinational companies and middle sized companies.


Since 1996 Partner at Taylor Wessing
1994 Partner at an international law firm
1993 Associate at an international law firm
1991 Legal training at an international law firm


1993 Admission as a Lawyer in Munich
1993 State Examination in Munich


“Handbuch Wirtschaft und Recht”, Beck-Verlag 1999
“Chinesisches Wirtschaftsrecht: Einführung für Unternehmer”, Nomos-Verlag 2006

Memberships & Associations

General secretary of the Deutsch-chinesische Juristenvereinigung e.V.
Ost-Asiatischen Verein e.V.
Chinaforum Bayern e.V.

Awards & Recognition

"Thanks to Michael-Florian Ranft the frequently recommended Munich Office continues to have an excellent reputation for business in China ", JUVE 2014/2015

Frequently recommended Lawyer for corporate law”, JUVE 2014/2015

"Outstanding technical and legal knowledge, high comprehension of our business; stands out with expertise and in particular client orientation as well as a pragmatic way of doing." (Clients about Florian Ranft) JUVE Handbook 2014/2015

"He is able to guide a corporation through the legal and commercial pitfalls they may encounter when entering China." Client Choice Winner 2016

"He is a pragmatic and very experienced lawyer and a strategic thinker." Client Choice Winner 2016

"The “very creative” Michael-Florian Ranft heads the firm's international China group and continues to advise German clients on their business interests in China, as well as assisting with inbound investments from China. Clients say: “His communication is extraordinary, and this team works seamlessly.” Chambers 2015




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