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Since its foundation in New York in 1999 Acropolis Group offers services to help foreign companies establish themselves in China, Shanghai, and overcome any obstacle to success.Shanghai is a city with promising business but a very different approach and sometimes a necessity to have a third party come for help.

A large market means a lot of competitors and need expertise and knowledge.Our goal is to ease our customers with administrative difficulties to allow them to focus on their company’s development.

Besides Acropolis Entrepreneur Center services, you will benefit from all Acropolis Group support, its team experience and expertise. Acropolis Group operations are organized within business units:

International Executive Search, Recruitment

We offer local expertise with worldwide facilities to handle assignments in 35+ countries: Acropolis Associates is shareholder of FMA (Future Manager Alliance), in charge of China Mainland and Hong Kong.

All partners have been selected according to a strict protocol. All of the partners in 35+ countries follow the same business model. In 24 hours we are able to set up a dedicated human resources team in virtually any part of the world.

FMA Worldwide presence:
Argentina, Brazil, Chad, Chile, China & Hong Kong, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Paraguay, Portugal, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay and USA.

Partner’s identification

To help a company in a merging and/or the acquisition process, we help identify and approach potential business partners, through the implementation of effective « hunting » techniques.
Year after year, Acropolis built a strong international network at senior level of organizations. It has acquired important strategic industry data and information.
We focus on identification of precisely targeted potential partners, in China mainland, Hong Kong, Europe, Africa and Middle East. We search the industrial, commercial or financial partner to develop business or sale/buy shares or acquire the whole company.
We are using investigation techniques and networks very close to those we are used to in executive search (we are hunting organizations instead of hunting candidates). We are not lawyers, we don’t provide due diligence, just search and introduce.

Government Affairs in China (BtoG lobbying and issue solving)

With services in areas such as lobbying, government procurement, energy and infrastructure, international trade, transportation and immigration, we provide the perfect mix of services for international companies looking to enter and develop in China market.

For most of Government-related matter, we are able to find solutions and deliver results but we don’t accept all cases.

All our actions in China follow ethics rules, China Anti-Corruption laws & regulation, in accordance to recommendations from National Bureau of Corruption Prevention of China (NBCP).

Areas of expertise: our professionals serve clients in industries such as food & agriculture, environment & clean technology, retail, life sciences (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Diagnostic, Veterinary), aerospace & defense, technology & manufacturing.

Company registration in China Mainland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.

We are used to help foreign companies establish their company in China and Asia. Indeed this registration process may take some time for foreigners who lack knowledge on the issue as many documents needs to be provided and a complex procedure has to be followed. Company establishment is not only registration; there are a lot of choices to do to avoid future issues of future hidden costs. Our objective is to help you register your company as quickly as possible to allow you to focus on your business.

Bookkeeping, Accounting & tax optimization

Bookkeeping and accounting is not simply to add some data, it requires local experience and knowledge of last legal changes.

Taxation is crucial for the country’s economy and health. It concerns national and international companies, and it is important for foreign companies to understand the taxation in China to proceed in the best way.

Taxation is the one concern for companies as it can have an immediate impact on its competitiveness if it is not managed well. Taxing is a strategic decision making.Tax optimization is a way to reduce your stress and time over taxation and help you effectively apply the tax rules in the best conditions. It is highly recommended for foreign companies to use a third party for tax optimization, as China is a country in constant evolution. Your company can be privileged to tax exemptions, credit or subsidies. We will help you manage your taxes with the most professional approach.