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Monarch Solicitors Win North West Greater China Business Awards 2019



Monarch Solicitors were crowned the ultimate winner for the highly coveted and prestigious Greater China Business Award 2019 and also won business class return flights to China courtesy of Cathay Pacific.

Hosted by Richard Burn, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for China, on behalf of the Department for International Trade (DIT) North West, UK and sponsored by the airline, Cathay Pacific the competition took place at The Lowry to coincide with Chinese New Year celebrations.

The Business Award was a recognition of Monarch Solicitors outstanding innovative and successful partnerships in Greater China (mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).

For half a decade, Monarch Solicitors under the leadership of Managing Partner and CEO, Shazda Ahmed has gone from strength to strength, punching above its weight, to provide legal services to the Chinese community in Asia and in the UK.

Specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions, Fintech, Health Care, Life Sciences, Investment, Construction, Real Estate, HMRC Indirect Tax Disputes and Commercial Litigation, Monarch Solicitors are a trusted legal advisor providing commercial focused legal advice to Board Level Directors, Audit Committees and High Net Worth Individuals whilst always protecting their bottom line.

Recognised as leaders in their field, Monarch Solicitors have been involved in high profile mergers and acquisitions in the fintech an banking sector and have received praise for our enviable success record and excellent client services.

Monarch Solicitors have a Chinese desk that specialises in helping Mandarin/Cantonese speaking clients do business in the UK and UK clients do business in China. With a wealth of experience and a proficient, multi-linguistic team clients at Monarch Solicitors get the best possible service and expert management of cross jurisdictional issues.

Going forward, as Monarch Solicitors’ head office is based in Manchester, the firm intends to work closely with DIT, CBBC, Manchester City Council, GM Chambers of Commerce, Manchester Growth Company, MIDAS, Manchester China Forum, Asian Investment Hub and the Belt and Road Initiative, amongst other key players to export to the Greater China region whilst also attracting inward investment into the UK.

Shazda Ahmed, Managing Partner and CEO of Monarch Solicitors said:

Even being shortlisted for Greater China Business Award 2019 was an incredible honour, particularly given the extraordinary strength of the nominees this year.

To win against such strong competition is just amazing.

I have faced several challenges on my way here, but each one of them has only strengthened me to make me the person I am today; a thorough professional who knows what she wants; someone who sets her eyes on a goal and does not lose sight of it; unless it is achieved.

Winning this award would not have been possible without the inspiration I have received from my clients and my employees, for whom I have the deepest respect and from whom I have derived the strength to challenge myself and perform better at each stage.

During this golden era of UK-China relations, Monarch Solicitors look forward to forging new relationships and cementing existing ones – and from where I stand, the future looks bright!

Anyone who would like to learn more about how Monarch Solicitors can help them capitalise on opportunities in Greater China is welcome to contact me any time.”

Others shortlisted for the Business Award included Yin De Group, The Hut Group, Mardon Plc, Kendal Nutricare Ltd, Wood Plc and the Beatles Storey.


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