Jeremy Sargent

  • Beachhead Advisor, China

Jeremy Sargent is the Managing Partner of JSA, a legal consulting firm headquartered in Guangzhou. 

The team at JSA assists international companies, foreign diplomatic missions and non-profit organizations with many of the legal aspects of establishing and operating business in China - with a particular focus on corporate, commercial, employment and regulatory work. 

Jeremy has worked in China for 15 years having first moved to Hong Kong with his family in the late 1970s. Jeremy completed his first degree in Chinese at the University of Leeds, England, and was one of a handful of foreign students to study in China in the mid-1980s. 

Prior to founding JSA in 2007, Jeremy was a partner with the London-based international law firm Stephenson Harwood. He sits on a number of business-related committees and currently chairs the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong. In 2011, Jeremy was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in recognition of his contribution towards British business in China and legal services in China.

Advisory areas 

Legal - company setup.

Sector experience 

Legal, and Beer.


Jeremy has experience working across Greater China.


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