Seminar in Beijing: How to get paid in China?

Mazars and R&P China Lawyers will jointly hold a seminar on 20th May at Hilton Chaoyang Hotel in Beijing. During this event, Thomas Granjard, Accounting Manager of Mazars and Rogier van Bijnen​, Head of R&P China Lawyers’ Beijing office will discuss legal, accounting and tax aspects of getting paid in China.

The speakers will answer questions such as: How to use the Chinese court system if you don’t get paid? How to freeze bank accounts in China? When to issue a fapiao? How to prevent delays when making cross-border payments?

Rogier van Bijnen will focus on what legal options are available in China if your counterparty doesn’t pay:

  • Litigation – busting the myth: going to court in China is not pointless (provided you’re well prepared)
  • Freezing bank accounts – how to apply pressure on the other side and prevent assets from disappearing
  • Prevention – how properly structuring your contract may prevent non-payment in the first place

 Thomas Granjard will mainly speak about the accounting and tax implications of getting paid in China:  

  • Tax compliant invoices (fapiao) – knowing when to issue them and when to hand them to customers
  • Cross-border payments – how to prevent the most common mistakes that cause delay
  • Revenue / cost recognition principles – reminder that PRC statutory accounting should be prepared on accrual basis, i.e. revenue recognition is not linked to customer payments
  • Accounting provision – ensuring proper communication channel between operational & accounting teams, to provision for any bad debt identified by the operational team


15:30 - 16:00 Registration   

16:00 - 16:05 Opening Remarks

16:05 - 16:45 Legal options if you are not getting paid by Rogier van Bijnen, Head of R&P China Lawyers’ Beijing office  

16:45 - 17:25 Accounting and tax implications of getting paid in China by Thomas Granjard, Co-Directing Manager at Mazars in China  

17:25 - 18:00 Moderated Q&A    


About the speakers

Mr. Thomas Granjard

Co-Directing Manager at Mazars in China

Thomas Granjard joined Mazars office in Beijing in February 2008. He has since acquired extensive experience in international and Chinese accounting, tax and business regulations. He has assisted a large number of international companies to set-up their businesses in Mainland China and provided on-going advisory services to their business operations, including designing their international / domestic operational flow, internal control procedure and setting up their accounting department. Thomas serves both sizable multinationals and SMEs with investments and operations in China.

Mr. Rogier van Bijnen

Head of R&P China Lawyers’ Beijing office

Rogier van Bijnen is the head of R&P China Lawyers’ Beijing office (, a PRC law firm which mainly advises European clients on doing business in China. Rogier has practised law for more than 10 years and has worked in China since 2009. He advises multinationals, SMEs and private equity funds on a wide range of transactions, and specializes in foreign direct investment (M&A, JVs and greenfield), dispute resolution (Chinese court and arbitration cases), commercial contracts and employment law. 


Fee and Venue: 

Fee: European Chamber Members: 250 | Non Members: 400 

Venue: Hilton Chaoyang, 3rd Floor, Vision 8

Address: 1 Dong Fang Road, North Dong Sanhuan Road, Chaoyang District 北京市朝阳区东三环北路东方路1号



Please go to European Chamber website for registration.