Salaried Partner

Sen Gao


+49 40 35 52 80-700 +49 40 35 52 80-80


+49 211 600 55-00 +49 211 600 55-050

German, English, Chinese
Practice groups/Expertise
Consulting focuses
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Commercial Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Industrial Property Law


  • Admitted to the bar since 2014
  • Member of our China Desks
  • Education and former activites
  • Lawyer at Schindhelm Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft, Hamburg/Shanghai2014-2015
  • Legal Trainee (Referendar) at Regional Court Dortmund2010-2013
  • University of Bochum2005-2009
  • Self-employed consultant2000-2010


  • Vice Chairman DCW-Region Norddeutschland
  • German-Chinese Lawyer Association (Deutsch-Chinesische Juristenvereinigung e.V.)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

Sen Gao's Distinctions

China Business Law Journal 2021


Chinese M&A Transactions in Germany



COVID-19 in Germany: an overview of the legal situation
Update China Desk, 1/2020: 冠状病毒疫情期间 德国的法律状况概述,
together with Birgit Schreier




Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für Investitionen in Deutschland
NRW Business and Investors Forum, April 2, 2019, Beijing


Chinesische Investitionen in Deutschland – Auswirkungen auf die Automobil- und Zulieferindustrie
22. Internationaler Jahreskongress der Automobilindustrie, October 24, 2018 in Zwickau
Update investment control – stricter rules of the game for Chinese M&A deals
Chinesische Unternehmenskäufe in Deutschland im Jahr 2018, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 1, 2018 in Hamburg, March 19, 2018 in Düsseldorf, March 23, 2018 in Frankfurt


Legal Aspects of Setting Up Business in Germany
Smart Manufacturing in North Rhine-Westphalia – Taiwan-Germany Business Seminar on Industry 4.0, October 24, 2017 in Taichung, Taiwan
Verkauf und Vermarktung von Spirituosen in China durch Zusammenarbeit mit chinesischen Partnern
BSI-Seminar „Außenhandel“, September 19, 2017 in Bonn
Establishing companies in Germany; investment restrictions for foreigners
June 12, 2017 in Hamburg
Chinese investment in Germany –background and analysis
DCW regional meeting China and Germany in the year of the rooster, DCW, May 30, 2017 in Düsseldorf
Greenfield Investment und M&A Transactions in Germany
China HWF Roadshow, HWF and various chinese authorities, March 17-19, 2017
Aixtron, Kuka, & Co. – current and planned investment restrictions on Chinese M&A deals
Chinese M&A transactions in Germany, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Düsseldorf, March 2, 2017


Corporate Compliance und Organhaftung in der GmbH
Veranstaltungsreihe "Successful Business in Germany”,DCW, China-Kompetenzzentrum Düsseldorf, NRW.Invest, IHK Düsseldorf, October 19, 2016, Düsseldorf
D&O liability in the GmbH
Corporate Compliance, IHK Brauenschweig, October 11, 2016
Legal aspects on buying and leasing commercial real estate properties
45th lecture of the China Info Forum Hamburg: "The right office space for my company: searching, leasing, and legal framework. Examples from practical experience", Senate Chancellery, Department of Economics, Transport and Innovation, Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, and HWF, September 29, 2016 
Die Wahl der passenden Rechtsform bei der Unternehmensgründung in Deutschland
DCW Deutsch-Chinesische Wirtschaftsvereinigung e.V., September 12, 2016, Essen
An insight into Chinese and Western cultural differences from a lawyer’s perspective
"Munich Summit on China Arbitration", Chinese European Arbitration Centre, June 15, 2016
Investment in Germany
"Investment in Germany", Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, HWF, April 27, 2016 in Hamburg
Company Foundation, Contract Law, Right of Residence
"Invest in Hamburg", Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, HWF, April 8, 2016
Greenfield Investment und M&A Transaktionen in Germany
"HWF Road Show China", HWF and various chinese authorities, March 13-27, 2016 in China
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Investitions- und Finanzierungsstrategien zur Unternehmensgründung
Seminar of the DCW Deutsch-Chinesische Wirtschaftsvereinigung e.V., December 9, 2015, Aachen

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