A Birmingham-based law firm has teamed up with business group Boardroom Knowledge to discuss Chinese investment in the Birmingham and wider Midlands region.

Clarke Willmott LLP hosted the first lunch event of its kind at the firm’s Birmingham office, where 30 delegates considered the issue of Chinese investment into property and developments in the region.

The attendees included influential individuals from the Chinese community keen to invest in Birmingham.

This was the first collaboration between Clarke Willmott and Boardroom Knowledge, which was founded by Mark Williams of Rider Levett Bucknall and Peter McHugh of Clarke Willmott. The group was created to provide a boardroom-style platform for senior executives to consider current issues and opportunities. 

Mark Williams, from Boardroom Knowledge, said: “Birmingham has recently been named the most investable city in the UK for a second year running.

“The city was named above the likes of Milan and Paris in an annual survey of European investors’ intentions, which named it the sixth best place to invest money on the continent.”

Peter McHugh, Partner at Clarke Willmott and Co-Founder of Business Knowledge, said: “During the lunch there was a lively and fascinating round table discussion which covered a wide range of issues from investment opportunities to collaborating with potential investors.”

With the success of the inaugural Boardroom Knowledge event, the organisers aim to host another soon, and hope to announce the date and venue shortly.