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.

On November 15th 2016, the Chinese firm JS Partners merged with Fieldfisher under a Swiss verein structure.

Fieldfisher Merges With JS Partners in China

On November 15th 2016, the Chinese firm JS Partners merged with Fieldfisher under a Swiss verein structure.

15-11-2016

International law firm Linklaters has decided to shift its focus from a full-fledged merger to a spin-off firm in Shanghai that is slated to open later this year.

Linklaters calls off merger hunt in China; proceeding with local JV plans

International law firm Linklaters has decided to shift its focus from a full-fledged merger to a spin-off firm in Shanghai that is slated to open later this year.

04-05-2016

Ashurst and Guantao Law Firm have launched a joint operation office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, making the London-headquartered firm the fourth global player to enter into such a structure approved by the Chinese authorities.

A Fourth Joint Operation in China Between Ashurt and Guantao

Ashurst and Guantao Law Firm have launched a joint operation office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, making the London-headquartered firm the fourth global player to enter into such a structure approved by the Chinese authorities.

09-02-2018