Marco Förster is an Associate with the International Business Advisory team at the firm’s Beijing Office. He advises corporate investors from Europe in setting up and growing their businesses in China. These services can range from pre-entry assessments to “China Plus One” strategies, and ongoing support in conjunction with Dezan Shira & Associates’ legal, tax, accounting, and payroll teams. Within the German Desk, Marco looks after the firm’s German, Austrian and Swiss accounts, oversees German publications and business partnerships.
Being a native of Berlin, coupled with a German-Vietnamese background and more than 5 years on-the-ground experience in China, Marco feels more than comfortable in cross-cultural contexts. Prior to joining Dezan Shira & Associates, he has gained consulting experience throughout Germany, China and Vietnam.
Marco speaks German, English, Mandarin and Vietnamese, and holds a B.Sc. in International Economics and Trade from Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics (Hangzhou).