A member of the China Bar and Institute of Certified Public Taxation Consultants of China, Guo Min is a partner of Gide’s Beijing office and the head of Gide’s China Tax practice. She joined Gide’s Beijing office in 2005 after working in the Tax department of one of the Big Four accounting firms as a tax consultant. She specialises in PRC taxation and accounting and regularly gives presentations on tax issues to clients and the broader business community.
She is heavily involved in tax working groups in China and is the tax working group coordinator at the French Chamber of Commerce (CCIFC) in Beijing. Having advised many companies on their foreign investments in China, Guo Min has deep expertise in analysing and structuring the fiscal aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, project financing, company restructuring, foreign investment projects and tax-related reforms and disputes. She also has specialist experience in customs law, foreign exchange control and corporate legal matters.
She has worked on a wide range of notable PRC and international tax, accounting, customs and foreign exchange control matters for global clients. Guo Min is ranked as a leading tax lawyer in China by both Chambers Asia and the Asia Pacific Legal 500.
« Min Guo is very practical and always business oriented. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021
« Guo Min has considerable expertise advising on the tax elements of transactions, reorganisations and projects, especially those in connection with energy and mining sectors. On top of her tax advisory work, she also assists on tax reviews and audits. One client notes: "She has good knowledge of how the tax authority works and she is very practical in terms of advising. It's pleasant working with her." »
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021
« Esteemed full-service firm, handling complex cross-border transactions and reorganisations for a mix of international and Chinese corporations. Has notable experience in advising PRC corporates on onshore and offshore investment structures as well as tax efficiency issues. Along with handling transfer pricing and general compliance issues, also highly skilled in advising on contentious tax matters. Regularly advises on matters with European or francophone-nation aspects. Clients are pleased with the quality of the team's work and its user-friendly approach. One source says: 'They know how to write documents in an easily understandable way. They understand the Chinese legal environment and make it easily understandable to Westerners.' Guo Min is 'an energetic and technically strong lawyer,' according to market sources. Her expertise in PRC tax matters, especially those related to investment and acquisition projects, continues to attract an array of work from French corporates and other international entities. One client emphasises that "she is very pragmatic, always trying to find solutions and anticipating issues or queries, which is great!' »
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019
« Gide Loyrette Nouel has a long-standing presence in the Chinese tax market where it advises multinationals, and particularly French companies on the tax aspects of a wide range of corporate transactions. Indeed, the China team often acts in conjunction with its colleagues in Paris to advise on outbound investment transactions in Africa, and inbound transactions involving French corporates. In addition to its M&A and investment work, the Beijing-based group has also advised clients including an international pharmaceutical company on the tax issues arising from a group reorganisation. Min Guo heads the firm's Beijing office and is the key figure in the tax team. The firm's domestic clients include Aluminum Corporation of China and Anhui Tianda Oil Pipe, while Renault and Agence Française de Développement are among the team's European clients. »
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019