About Xiaofang Sutton

Xiaofang Sutton

Xiaofang is the co-founder of LCN Legal. In addition to her role in providing strategic direction for the marketing of the business, she ensures that our Chinese clients (high net worth individuals, families, corporate investors and institutional investors) are well looked after.

Xiaofang is the co-founder of LCN Legal. In addition to her role in providing strategic direction for the marketing of the business, she ensures that our Chinese clients (high net worth individuals, families, corporate investors and institutional investors) are well looked after.

Xiaofang was born and grew up in Henan province, China – the birthplace of Chinese civilization with over 3,000 years of recorded history, and now a booming logistics hub of China. In 2007, she graduated with a bachelor’s law degree from the China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, the largest institution in the World for legal education, and widely regarded as one of the top two law schools in China.

She came to the UK in 2008 and completed an LLM in International Commercial Law at the University of Edinburgh. Following her graduation she was asked to join the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to help establish the Chinese Business Association (CBA) there. The CBA provides a voice for the Chinese business community and represents their views to the media, and local and central government; it also provides Chinese-origin businesses and investors with access to opportunities in London and the UK.

As Executive of the CBA, Xiaofang received over 400 Chinese businesses and various Chinese delegations in London. She liaised with the CBA’s four Founding Partners (China Telecom, HSBC, Jones Lang Lasalle and KPMG) and worked closely with the then Chairman of the CBA, Mr Ou Yan (also the Managing Director of China Telecom in Europe). Xiaofang acted as the bridge between Chinese and London businesses and gained the reputation of quickly understanding what Chinese businesses and investors want.

Xiaofang is gifted with the trust of Chinese business people and understands the challenges faced by Chinese businesses. Following the growing demand from Chinese investors, Xiaofang was instrumental in the establishment of LCN Legal with her Solicitor husband Paul in 2013. Her philosophy is to equip Chinese investors with relevant information before they come to UK, so that they have a clear understanding of the UK’s investment environment. Xiaofang has provided a seamless and transparent service to key Chinese investors, also linking them with highly qualified trusted professionals where appropriate, to offer a bespoke and comprehensive investment solution. She regularly contributes articles in Chinese for LCN’s website and is a monthly contributor to buyassociation.asia, an online resource to provide Southeastern Chinese investors with high quality, independent advice on overseas property investment.

Aside from her role at LCN Legal, Xiaofang regularly contributes to Chinese social media, providing lifestyle and personal development information for affluent women in China. She also has a keen interest in fashion and in personal investment in property.

Xiaofang is occasionally available to provide consulting services to UK and European clients, in order to help them optimise their approach to Chinese business partners and investors.