Ulrike Glueck is a renowned China expert and one of the leading lawyers advising international companies on M&A transactions and restructuring projects in China. After practicing law in Germany for several years, Ulrike has been working on-site in China since 1998 and has over 20 years experience in China-related work. She has advised a large number of companies in various industry sectors in projects relating to M&A, foreign direct investment, and restructuring.
Ulrike is the client relationship partner for a large number of the firm’s key clients, in particular in industrial sectors such as manufacturing, machinery and engineering, automotive and TMC sectors.
As Managing Partner of Shanghai Office and Head of Corporate Practice Area Group and TMC Sector Group, Ulrike has led the team in China to win a series of awards at global, regional and country level. These include Leading Firm for Corporate and M&A in China: Foreign Firms by Legal 500 in 2017-2021, Notable Firm for M&A: Foreign Firms by IFLR1000 in 2017-2020, 2021 Leading Firm in TMT: Foreign Firms by Legal 500, 2021 Leading Firm in IP: Foreign Firms by Legal 500, 2021 Leading Firm in Antitrust and Competition: Foreign Firms by Legal 500, 2019 China Business Law Awards in Taxation by China Business Law Journal, 2020 Top 30 International Law Firms in China and Top 50 International Law Firms in Asia by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business. Ulrike has also been nominated as Dealmaker of the Year by Thomson Reuters Asian Legal Business in 2018-2020, and has been recognized as one of China’s Top 100 Lawyers by China Business Law Journal in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. In 2018, the Shanghai Municipal Government awarded her the Silver Magnolia Award for her contributions to the development of Shanghai.
Ulrike has been managing the firm’s Shanghai office since 2002.