Chairman: Ms Spring Chang
Managing Partner: Mr Simon Tsi
Number of lawyers: 210
Number of partners: 11
Languages: English, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese
Firm Overview: Chang Tsi & Partners is a leading full-service law firm headquartered in Beijing with offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The firm offers a complete set of legal services to clients from a broad spectrum of Chinese and foreign industries including Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
Over the years, Chang Tsi & Partners has been recognised many times by well-known legal organisations and magazines, including Chambers Asia Pacific, The Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Managing IP as one of the best law firms in China for legal matters relating to dispute resolution, intellectual property rights and mergers and acquisitions. In 2017, the firm has been awarded for the 6th time as a leading trademark agency by the China Trademark Association. Founding partners Spring Chang and Simon Tsi have been included in Top 20 Lawyers in China and Top 15 IP Lawyers in China in the Asian Legal Business under the Thomson Reuters.
Chang Tsi & Partners is an active member of AIPPI, INTA, Marques, IPO and AIPLA. with an experienced team of lawyers, many of whom have practiced in leading international law firms or served as visiting scholars in overseas academic organisations. Most of its partners are among the pioneers of the Chinese legal profession and have handled many landmark cases.
In addition to open lines of communication with relevant judicial, governmental and administrative authorities, Chang Tsi & Partners has maintained long-standing and close cooperation with hundreds of renowned law firms from the Asian-Pacific region, Europe and America. This has enabled the firm to assist clients around the world in a timely and efficient manner.
Over the years, Chang Tsi & Partners has built a large pool of international clients. The firm’s expertise in Chinese laws and responsiveness to individual client’s needs have been critically acclaimed and it continues to expand its customer base.
- Patent Prosecution & Enforcement
- Trademark Prosecution & Enforcement
- Litigation & Dispute Resolution
- Copyright & Domain Names
- Administrative Protection
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Company Legal Counseling
- Employment Law
Main Areas of Practice:
Intellectual property is a core area of focus for Chang Tsi & Partners. The firm’s IP practice is distinguished by its significant trademark, copyright, patent and domain name victories in both contentious and non-contentious matters for top international and Chinese companies such as Midea Group, China Railway, Agriculture Bank of China, China Grand Enterprises, Air China, Johnson & Johnson, Newell Brands, F1 Management, Citi Bank, Tiffany & Co. and COFRA holding etc. The firm provides comprehensive, one-stop, and multi-leveled legal services for its clients. Comprehensiveness: The firm’s intellectual property practice includes trademarks, patents, copyrights (including software), domain names, trade secrets, product packaging and decoration, management and transfer of intellectual property rights, unfair competition, consumer rights, advertising and related services.
One-stop: With highly experienced and professional attorneys, Chang Tsi & Partners is always ready to provide effective solutions and high-quality legal services for its clients.
Multi-leveled: The firm provides comprehensive prosecution and enforcement services to domestic and international clients, including market surveillance, business investigations, administrative actions, customs enforcement, infringement litigation, and corporate intellectual property strategy development, adding value to brand designs, trademark licensing, and intellectual property due diligence.
Litigation and arbitration are two of Chang Tsi & Partners’ core services. With years of experience handling litigations and disputes of all types, Chang Tsi & Partners’ attorneys have successfully resolved many complicated and difficult cases for their clients. In recent, Chang Tsi & Partners was able to secure client’s rights in two appeals filed before the Supreme People’s Court of P.R.C.
Chang Tsi & Partners serves as perennial legal counsel to provide legal services for enterprises. Its lawyers have more than 15 years of experience and outstanding records in corporate establishment, share transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, industrial relations and corporate debt collection, etc. Clients include CITI Bank, Trojan Batteries, Illinois Tool Works and major Chinese State- Owned Enterprises.
Finance & Banking:
Chang Tsi & Partners serves as a legal counsel for a number of leading financial institutions. The firm is one of only five law firms qualified to provide special legal services for syndicated loans selected by the Beijing Banking Association.
Construction & Real Estate:
The firm has represented developers, owners, and general contractors on different matters from complex disputes to straight-forward matters.