Sponsors - Chambers Forum: Hong Kong 2019

 

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Broad & Bright, founded in 2004, is a full-service Chinese law firm providing a broad range of specialized legal services in multiple practice areas for domestic and international clients. Among the various practice areas, Broad & Bright is one of the leading law firms in antitrust law practice in China.

The antitrust team of Broad & Bright has extensive experience and expertise in competition law practice, including merger control review, cartel investigation, antirust compliance and counseling. The quality service has won recognition from our clients and the legal society. It has been awarded by prestigious legal ranking publications such as Chambers, Global Competition Review, China Business Law Journal, and Asia Law & Practice.

Since 1 August 2008, MOFCOM/SAMR has reviewed more than 2,000 transactions, out of which Broad & Bright has represented hundreds of filings, many of which are either high-profile or significant cases. Broad & Bright is one of the local firms that handle most of the cases.

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Founded in 1998, Co-effort Law Firm LLP is the first law firm in Shanghai adopting limited liability partnership. In the following years, the business has been expanded promptly by the establishment of branches in Beijing, Suzhou, Changsha, Nantong, Wuxi, Xuzhou, Zhengzhou, Nanjing, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Osaka, Milan, Paris, Singapore, Berlin, and Geneva, thereby offering our clients the integrated service around the nation and some areas of the world.

Co-effort IP department supports clients with obtaining, protection and managing IP rights as well as developing comprehensive IP strategies, such as package resolutions for IP-related issues in merge & acquisition, foreign directly investment, and initial public offering, as well as IP financing, transaction, and licensing. In the past more than 20 years, Co-effort has provided both litigation and non-litigation IP services to many of the world’s leading companies in the areas of computer software, internet, media, E-commerce, entertainment, chemicals, pharmacy, telecom, among others. Besides, Co-effort also provides extensive consultant support to government authorities, professional committees, trade associations, and international organisations.

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Debevoise & Plimpton is a premier law firm with market-leading practices and a global perspective. The firm brings a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges effectively and cost efficiently.

Approximately 700 lawyers work in nine offices across three continents, within integrated global practices, serving clients around the world. The firm’s lawyers prioritize developing a deep understanding of the business of its clients. It then pursues each matter with both intensity and creativity to achieve optimal results.

Debevoise first opened its doors in Asia more than 20 years ago. Today, the firm operates across the region from offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. The team is led by a senior group of market-leading partners and international counsel, while many of the firm's U.S. and European partners also spend significant amounts of time in the region.

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The merger between East Associates Law Firm and Concord & Partners in 2014 brought into being East & Concord Partners, one of the largest and the most comprehensive law firms in China. Briefy, East Associates Law Firm and Concord & Partners were established in 1993 and 1995 respectively, are among the earliest established law firms in China and both have nationwide influence and reputation. We are headquartered in Beijing and have branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou. The firm has over 300 professionals. And the structure of partners and consultants is mature and stable. In addition to experienced partners and consultants who have practiced law for more than 30 years, our firm is comprised of legal experts who have years of working experience in national ministries, courts, procuratorate, international arbitration institution and prestigious law firms and young and middle-aged attorneys who have gained qualifications and hands-on experience in law schools and firms throughout United States, Europe, Australia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Our working languages include Chinese, English, Japanese and French.

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Established in 1986, Hughes-Castell (Hong Kong) Limited was the first legal recruitment consultancy in Asia, providing in-depth coverage of the Asia-Pacific region. Currently with 4 offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Shanghai, and our network of associated consultancies around the world, we offer our clients unrivalled in-depth knowledge and advice on individual markets. Hughes Castell Limited has pioneered legal and compliance recruitment not only in Greater China and ASEAN, but also developing markets and was the first specialist firm to recruit lawyers in places such as India, Indonesia, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. In 2016, we celebrated Hughes-Castell’s 30th anniversary in Hong Kong.

Our strong reputation and our trusted brand name gives us unparalleled ability to engage top-level legal talent in a broad spectrum of industries and commerce, including top Fortune 500 corporations, banks and international law firms.

Our philosophy is to build long-term relationships and to add value beyond pure recruitment. At Hughes Castell, we define success by the quality and tenure of our placements.  We understand the importance and value of continuity to a company and our track record in placements exceeding 10 years tenure is unrivalled by any other legal recruitment  firm in Asia.

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JunHe, founded in Beijing in 1989, is one of the first private partnership law firms in China. Since its establishment, JunHe has grown to be one of the largest and most recognized Chinese law firms. JunHe is committed to providing top-tier legal services in commercial transactions and litigation.

At the forefront of great movements, JunHe continues to forge ahead of their peers and continuously innovate, whether by advising on unprecedented foreign investment projects during the initial period of China’s Reform and Open Campaign, on major transactions during the State-owned Enterprise Reform in the 1990s, on comprehensive debt and equity operations incorporating onshore and offshore capital markets in the new century, or on the continuous development of novel services and products in the Internet era. Growing with their clients, JunHe has not only been honored with high praise, but have also achieved a leading position in the Chinese legal industry.
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Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés – Advogados is a Macau SAR based law firm with more than 30 years’ experience of legal practice in Macau.  Services regularly provided by the firm include issuing legal opinions and advising on Macau Law, helping international companies to start their businesses in Macau and assisting in the reorganisation of economic groups with connections to Macau.
In 2016, Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés partnered with Zhong Yin Law Firm, in People’s Republic of China, and Fongs, in Hong Kong, to open a new office in Hengqin Island, Zhuhai, PRC – ZLF Law Firm.  This is the first law office that unites firms from the two Special Administrative Regions and Mainland China.
In 2017, Lektou opened an office in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, as part of its internationalization strategy to position as a legal player in the platform between the PRC and Portuguese-speaking countries.

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Founded in 1992, Commerce & Finance Law Offices is one of the top business law firms in China. With over 400 professionals and four offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, the firm has steadily built up its well-recognized practice and reputation in fields of dispute resolution, capital markets, corporate/M&A, private equity, banking and finance, investment fund, restructuring and insolvency, and TMT, etc. The firm focuses on solving the clients’ most demanding and critical problems and dedicates itself to providing advice and expertise at the highest level. Inside the firm, partners with distinct strength and advantage always team up together for more tailored service. The firm is proud of its team-based way of working and the remarkable results it secures for the clients. Sources described the firm as, “They know the relevant industry well and have good communication skills with clients. They handle the client’s expectation well.”