Buren N.V. is an international oriented corporate law firm with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, The Hague, Luxemburg and Shanghai and has diversified business practice. Today, the firm has more than 70 attorneys, notaries and international tax advisors providing a full range of services to domestic and international clients who conduct business nationally and globally.
Buren N.V. has a complete and officially licensed Chinese practice. From pur offices in Europe and China we offer localized services with great advantage – our lawyers are fluent in many languages such as Chinese, Dutch and English and they can bridge the gap between cultures and legal systems. We advise European clients who want to start, consolidate or expand their business in China and visa versa.
Ageas is an international insurance group with a heritage spanning 190 years. Present in 13 countries across Europe and Asia, the company offers Life and Non-Life solutions to millions of Retail and Business customers.
Ageas helps customers to manage, anticipate and insure their risks through a wide range of products designed for their needs both today and in the future. Distinguished by an expertise in partnerships, Ageas has developed long term agreements with market-leading local financial institutions and distributors around the world allowing it to stay close to the customer.
As one of Europe’s larger insurance companies, Ageas is the No. 1 insurer in Belgium and ranks among the market leaders in most of the countries in which it operates. With a total workforce of more than 40,000 people (including the non-consolidated partnerships), Ageas is present in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Ageas is listed on Euronext Brussels and is included in the BEL20 index.
Ageas in Asia
Ageas is present in 6 markets across Asia. The Asia regional office of Ageas is in Hong Kong.
We offer our customers a range of Life and Non-Life products through different channels of choice — including agents, brokers and bank branches.
We have well-established businesses in China, Malaysia, Thailand, and India — and in 2015, we extended our footprint to Vietnam and the Philippines.
In all of our markets, we develop joint ventures with highly respected local partners and financial institutions, and many of these partnerships have existed for more than a decade. These partnerships provide us with important access to customers and knowledge about the local market.
Ageas in China
Ageas has been active in China since 2001 when it entered into a joint venture with China Taiping Group. Ageas holds 24.9% in the capital of the joint venture.
The Joint Venture operates under the brand Taiping Life Insurance Co., Ltd, where it employs 23,417 people and has an agency force of over 220,000 (figures end 2015). The company is the 6th largest Life Insurer in China based on gross inflows (€ 12.0 billion) and has over +14 million active customers.
In 2006 the joint venture Taiping Asset Management Company Ltd. was established and in 2011 Taiping E-commerce Co Ltd, both as a result of the proven successful partnership with China Taiping Group.
Since the start of our partnership with China Taiping Group, Ageas has transferred international insurance skills and best practices through day-to- day management participation, board membership representation, training, workshops and knowledge exchange business visits to Ageas operations in Europe. Furthermore, the Ageas representative office in Shanghai and the regional office in Hong Kong have been established to ensure timely support and direct, efficient communication and collaboration between China Taiping Group and Ageas.