About Us

DaLu was formed to help both Foreign and Chinese companies manage prospective and ongoing joint venture partnerships. Whether in Australia, China or elsewhere.

We recognize the challenges of developing and operating Sino Foreign joint ventures, and the lack of cross-cultural skill-sets in many entities to address these challenges.

“….. the deficit of language and cultural understanding is seen as holding back economic and broader integration between Asia and Australia….” [“Mapping our future in the Asian Century – Report 2010, AsiaLink and Asia Society Australia]

DaLu’s consultants draw upon a vast experience of blue chip corporate experiences, internationally and in China, to create and execute solutions relevant to the entire life cycle of a Sino Foreign joint venture partnership. On behalf of the client, we provide shareholder representation, facilitation and integration services to ensure value is created and crystallized according to strategy.

Read about DaLu’s founder Tim Lai

Our Approach

The boutique nature of our operations means we can tailor solutions to our clients, based on an understanding of requirements and an honest assessment of what it takes to achieve those needs.

DaLu recognizes many companies have capability and organizational gaps in managing their Sino Foreign venture aspirations. We strive to fill those gaps by presenting coherent strategies and action plans for optimizing the value of your partnerships. There is much rhetoric decrying the minefield in such cross cultural ventures, but DaLu demystifies these to enable companies to partner effectively.

Our goal is simple: To help companies successfully develop and manage Chinese Foreign partnerships

We achieve this by:

  • Matching solutions to our clients needs and situation
  • Operating with integrity, respect and professionalism
  • Knowing our authenticity underpins the relationships we build

Why DaLu

We have a reservoir of relevant corporate and commercial experiences, both internationally and in China. Bilingual language fluency is a given. However, DaLu emphasizes cultural fluency as an even more significant factor in successful joint ventures.

DaLu’s consultants are known for their understanding of, and assimilation in, both Western and Eastern (Chinese) cultures. This cultural intelligence is a result of many years of embedment/habituation in different countries, and whose authenticity cannot be manufactured. As a result, we are able to provide both between-the lines insight and intuition, as well as effective articulation to our client’s stakeholders – all of which provides a valuable edge in transactional circumstances.

We are able to handle projects with complex legal, structural or commercial elements. However, we also espouse the value of building actual relationships between Chinese and Foreign partners, and believe such long term affiliations form the bedrock for successful joint ventures.

We listen, and are flexible, and can hence create bespoke solutions that suit your organization’s needs.

Contact us for a free initial consultation