With more than six years’ hands-on experience in managing businesses in China, Rafael offers advice for European SMEs in developing practical market entry strategies in the country. Following a career at a senior level within the F&B and ICT industry, he arrived in China in 2009 as Director of a Spanish F&B company involved in the restaurant and trade business. He helped the company set up a Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in China, ran operations for three years and led a team of more than 100 employees. More recently he was Shanghai Office Director at a Management Consultancy Firm.
David is the Principal of Tiang & Co., which is associated with PwC Legal International Pte Ltd (a licensed Foreign Law Practice) in Singapore. His current primary focus is on governance, risk management and compliance, and also has extensive experience in corporate commercial matters in China and other Asia jurisdictions.
David has worked in Sydney, Hong Kong and Shanghai for different international law firms and was the Asia regional counsel for General Electric and Walmart. He was a partner with King & Wood Mallesons based in Shanghai from 2012 until the establishment of Tiang & Co. in 2017.
He has received his LL.B and LL.M from University of Sydney and graduate diploma in Chinese Law from the University of Hong Kong. He is qualified to practice in Australia (NSW), Hong Kong and UK.