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.

Herbert Smith Freehills have chosen arbitration lawyer May Tai to replace Julian Coperman, as Greater China chief.

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints May Tai to lead China practice

Herbert Smith Freehills have chosen arbitration lawyer May Tai to replace Julian Coperman, as Greater China chief.

25-08-2017

Having expanded rapidly in Asia over the past three years ‒ to Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai ‒ Morgan Lewis & Bockius has now solidified its presence in Hong Kong through an association with Luk & Partners, a local law firm advising a large range of multinationals and financial institutions, notably in corporate, capital markets and private equity matters.

Morgan Lewis Expands to Hong Kong

Having expanded rapidly in Asia over the past three years ‒ to Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai ‒ Morgan Lewis & Bockius has now solidified its presence in Hong Kong through an association with Luk & Partners, a local law firm advising...

22-08-2017

Determined to its Asia-Pacific Strategy, Bird & Bird has announced its co-operation agreement with one of China’s top five domestic law firms, AllBright Law Offices.

Bird & Bird reaches a co-operation agreement with Chinese firm AllBright

Determined to its Asia-Pacific Strategy, Bird & Bird has announced its co-operation agreement with one of China’s top five domestic law firms, AllBright Law Offices.

08-11-2017

The career path of Warren Hua is typical of the new generation of elite Chinese lawyers: after accumulating experience with local law firms, he moved on to international firms and eventually co-headed the Beijing office of Gide Loyrette Nouel, before joining a leading Chinese law firm, JunHe. In this exclusive interview we talked about the recent reforms at the firm, the macro trends that potentially impact his clients, as well as the advice he’d like to give to young professionals.

Warren Hua (JunHe): "China is too big of a market for any international company to ignore"

The career path of Warren Hua is typical of the new generation of elite Chinese lawyers: after accumulating experience with local law firms, he moved on to international firms and eventually co-headed the Beijing office of Gide Loyrette Nouel, before...

29-11-2017

The growth story of china’s legal market is both a product of and a testimony to the country’s economic transformation. Chinese firms have been growing at an exponential rate in sophistication and scale, but need to close the gap on western nations in terms of institutionalism and internationalization. Meanwhile, most international law firms are still trying to grasp the moon in the water, salivating over the huge potential profits to be had, but struggling to gain an adequate understanding of the social, cultural and political differences necessary to crack the market.

China: Navigating Uncertain Tides

The growth story of china’s legal market is both a product of and a testimony to the country’s economic transformation. Chinese firms have been growing at an exponential rate in sophistication and scale, but need to close the gap on western nations i...

06-12-2017