Ms. Zimmermann is Senior Consultant at bdp China Desk. Together with our team of Chinese lawyers, she advises clients from Germany, Austria, and Suisse on Chinese corporate, tax, and labor law. Before joining bdp, she advised Austrian companies on business with China at the Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy in Beijing.


2011 – 2015

University of Bonn
B.A. Asian Studies

2013 – 2014

Exchange year at the University of Hong Kong

2015 – 2018

Georg-August-University of Göttingen
University of Nanjing

Double degree programme: 
Master Chinese Legal Studies & Comparative Law, University of Göttingen
Master Chinese Legal Studies & Comparative Law, Nanjing University (LL.M. oec.)

Focus: Company law, contract law, trademark law, administrative law


Trainee at a German mining company, corporate development department

2018 – 2020

Chief Analyst Law & Economics at Advantage Austria Beijing,
Austrian Embassy – Commercial Section, Beijing

Focus: market entry China, customs, taxes (PE, withholding tax etc.) legal questions, certification requirements (CCC), company establishment, labor law, IP, contract drafting

since 2020

Senior Consultant · China Consulting at bdp Berlin


  • Company establishment in China
  • Legal advice: Chinese corporate law, contract law, tax law, labor law; trademark, license and patent law
  • Legal compliance and legal due diligence (DD)


German, English and Chinese