If you’re expanding your business to China, you want a professional services firm you can trust.
At Acclime, our specialist team has grassroots knowledge and an acute local understanding of market-specific intricacies and nuances. We truly understand the best practices and go the extra mile to support our clients along their journey to making their business idea happen in China and beyond.
Acclime China is a part of the Acclime Group – an Asia-focused premier corporate services specialist. Our regional network of grass-roots experts is pushing the corporate services sector with bold, innovative solutions that are seamlessly delivered to the highest global standards.
At Acclime, we understand Asian markets. With local experts everywhere from Singapore and Hong Kong to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos — we have grassroots knowledge and international nous. We are not paying mere lip service; our people are real experts on the ground.
We make everything seamless and simple, navigating turbulent changes in rules and conditions so you can focus on doing what you do best.
Ann Sophie is a director of Acclime China, co-manages the team and focuses on maintaining strong client relationships.
Before joining Acclime China, Ann Sophie was the Group Financial Controller for a Norwegian multinational, and she worked as director for corporate services at Chinese law firm R&P China Lawyers. Over several years working in China, she has built extensive experience advising foreign companies on tax compliance for various cross-border operations, including VAT and CIT optimization. She specializes in intercompany transactions, and reconciliation of financial statements so that they comply with IFRS and China GAAP.
Ann Sophie was educated at Aarhus University in Denmark, with a dual BA in Chinese and Business Administration. Ann Sophie also attended programs at Shanghai Jiaotong University and Shanghai Donghua University, and is fluent in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, English and Chinese (Mandarin).
As business development manager of Acclime China, Bram’s responsibility is to ensure that the needs of Acclime China’s foreign clients are met. He acts as a bridge between international clients and the company’s accountants and tax specialists.
Before joining Acclime China, Bram worked in a number of commercial positions. His client portfolios contained several of the world’s biggest retailers including Aldi and Walmart. Bram has built a strong understanding of both western and Chinese culture, which has proven to be invaluable to align mutual expectations.
Bram earned a Bachelor in Commercial Economics from the Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and focused his optional courses on doing business with China. He is fluent in English and Dutch, and always working on improving his Chinese.
Gina is the operations director of Acclime China. She manages the team of financial consultants and accountants to provide high-level corporate services to the subsidiaries of multinational and transnational companies in China; and plays an important role in Acclime China’s expansion through M&A activities.
She joined Acclime China from R&P China Lawyers, where she managed operations for the firm’s corporate service department. Her main expertise relates to bookkeeping, PRC & IFRS financial report, tax filing, tax planning & advice, risk control, corporate restructuring, financial due and financial advisory. As head of advisory, she is actively involved in complex tax matters and financial due diligence projects.
Gina graduated from Nanjing University and is PRC Certified Public Accountant. She is fluent in Chinese and English.
Joy is Acclime China’s senior accountant. She is in charge of some of the firm’s key accounts and co-supervises the accounting team.
Before joining Acclime China, Joy was accounting manager of US multinational, East Balt Baker Shanghai Co., Ltd. (the main burger supplier of McDonald and KFC in Mainland China) for ten years, and senior accountant of the corporate services department of R&P China Lawyers.
Joy graduated from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics with a LL.B. in accounting. She is a PRC Certified Public Accountant since 2003 and is fluent in Chinese and English.
Maarten is a partner of Acclime China and as executive director has overall responsibility for the business. He is leading the financial and operations managers, supports expansion efforts of Acclime China, and safeguards and continues to improve Acclime Group’s high-quality service level in China.
Originally from the Netherlands, Maarten has been in China since 1999 and is fluent in Chinese. He worked for a leading law firm Wang Jing & Co. in Guangzhou, and in 2010 joined R&P China Lawyers, a boutique Shanghai-based law firm that supports international companies in China. His passion is to provide M&A, legal, market-entry and corporate services to European, Northern American, and Australian companies that invest in China.
Maarten graduated from Leiden University (the Netherlands), and attended courses at Guangzhou’s Sun Yat-sen University, the Hong Kong Open University, and Harvard Law School (Leaders for Lawyers, 2018). He is on the supervisory board of 30+ subsidiaries of multinationals in China, and he is an arbitrator of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai Arbitration Center / SHIAC) specialising in disputes on foreign investment, joint ventures and international cooperation, corporate law and contract law.
Robin is a partner of Acclime China. As executive director, he is also responsible for expansion, sales, and marketing, leads the business development and key accounts managers, and takes charge of Acclime China’s expansion through new client acquisitions and M&A.
He has been in China since 2010, when he joined R&P China Lawyers, a boutique Shanghai-based law firm that supports international companies in China. His focus lies with providing legal, market entry, intellectual property, and corporate services to western companies that do business in or with China or Hong Kong.
Robin graduated from Tilburg University (the Netherlands), with a background in international law and economics. He is on the supervisory board of the China subsidiaries of several multinational companies. Legal directories’ client feedback praises him for his no-nonsense, direct and going-the-extra-mile approach when it comes to structuring and advising them on their China investment.
Stella is a director of Acclime China, for HR and payroll services. She also heads the company’s administration department.
Stella started her career at Junhe Law Office in an HR role, and headed HR and payroll services for R&P China Lawyers. Her focus remains on dealing with all kinds of HR-related issues, from payroll and social insurance matters to employment on-boarding and termination. She is also the key person for Acclime China’s virtual HR manager program.
Stella is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.