The growth story of China’s legal and financial industries is both a product and a testimony of this country’s continuous economic transformation: nascent but fast-growing, vastly different from a decade ago and still rapidly changing. The game has started, and faced with various issues, both international and domestic firms are constantly responding, rethinking, reshaping, readjusting… To survive and thrive, they need to master the fine art of balance between growth and profitability, expansion and quality control, opportunities and risks.

Law

In spite of its relatively short history, the Chinese legal market is particularly dynamic and fast developing.

Under the tenure of Lipu Tian as director of China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) from 2005 to 2013, the whirlwind of China’s patent filings has attracted attention from the entire world. Leaders League recently interviewed the man who witnessed and supported this rise of “Chinese innovation”.

Lipu Tian (SIPO): “The increase of Chinese invention patents doubled the GDP growth in 2014” (Part I)

Under the tenure of Lipu Tian as director of China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) from 2005 to 2013, the whirlwind of China’s patent filings has attracted attention from the entire world. Leaders League recently interviewed the man who w...

08-06-2015

We recently interviewed Lipu Tian, ex-director of China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). In the second part of the interview, he shares with us some behind-the-scene stories of the history of China’s patent system, as well as his perspective on the future of China’s IP development.

Lipu Tian (SIPO): “SIPO is a microcosm of China’s economic development” (Part II)

We recently interviewed Lipu Tian, ex-director of China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). In the second part of the interview, he shares with us some behind-the-scene stories of the history of China’s patent system, as well as...

09-06-2015

Wei Xiao (JunHe): “If we were a bunch of rabbits, could we scare anyone simply by dressing in the skin of a tiger? What really matters is that we need to be the tiger ourselves!”

JunHe: How to Build a Tier-One Firm in China? From Zero to Five Hundred lawyers, in Less than Thirty Years

Wei Xiao (JunHe): “If we were a bunch of rabbits, could we scare anyone simply by dressing in the skin of a tiger? What really matters is that we need to be the tiger ourselves!”

12-08-2015

Warren X. Hua: “Don’t be surprised if one day Chinese firms are leading the business renovation of the international legal market!”

JunHe: How to Thrive in the Chinese Legal Service Market? Between Co-existence and Competition

Warren X. Hua: “Don’t be surprised if one day Chinese firms are leading the business renovation of the international legal market!”

13-08-2015

As the first Chinese to be admitted in the Paris bar and the first Chinese managing partner of an international law firm, Jingzhou Tao has sequentially headed China’s practice of now defunct Coudert Brothers (the first international firm to be officially authorized in China in 1992), DLA Piper and Jones Day, before becoming Managing Partner at Dechert, where he is responsible for developing the firm’s Asia Practice. 
Over his career lasting more than 30 years, he has introduced renowned international companies such as Benetton, McDonald's, Carrefour, L’Oréal and Coca Cola into China. He also has significant experience in international arbitration both in China and before the major international arbitration institutions.

Jingzhou Tao (Dechert): “Mediation/conciliation is an intimate part of Chinese arbitration”

As the first Chinese to be admitted in the Paris bar and the first Chinese managing partner of an international law firm, Jingzhou Tao has sequentially headed China’s practice of now defunct Coudert Brothers (the first international firm to be offici...

17-02-2016