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Co-effort Law Firm LLP
Tel: +86 21 6886 6151
Fax: +86 21 5887 1151

Managing Partners: Chenguang MA
Number of partners: 110
Number of lawyers: (insert number) 390
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, Italian

Established in 1998, Co-effort has now developed into a leading full business law firm. Co-effort is headquartered in Shanghai as the first law firm in the city adopting the limited liability partnership and has 20 branch offices in China and abroad. In 2019, Co-effort was named one of the top ten law firms in Shanghai.

Holding the philosophy “we power your success”, our professional teams make concerted effort to provide expert and efficient legal services for our clients. To our clients, we are not only the “trouble solver”, but also the “value promoter”.


Intellectual property:
As one of the core departments in Co-effort, the Intellectual Property department provides one full package IP services, which including trademark registration, patent prosecution, copyright registration, IP litigation & arbitration, IP enforcement, IP financing & transaction, IP licensing & assignment, IP management, and IP related academic researches, etc.

Leaded by Mr. Minjian You, over 60 professionals have handled more than 10000 IP cases and have published about 500 IP monographs. Co-effort’s highly acclaimed IP practice prides itself in having been involved in many historical “firsts” in the IP field .

M&A finance:
Co-effort owns a team of well-trained lawyers, who have rich experience in mergers & acquisitions and finance practice. They stay ahead in the fields of M&A and finance practice by designing the structure of the advanced financial products, handling asset disposal efficiently and etc. They have acted for enterprises in industries such as real estate, finance, high-tech, retail, automobile and etc, advising in compliance, trading scheme, transaction and tax savings.

Admiralty & maritime:
Among Chinese firms, Co-effort is one of the firms with highest frequency of appearances in front of the Chinese Maritime Court. The majority of Co-effort shipping team’s work is comprised of high stakes dispute resolution work- historically many of the cases have become landmark cases in the Maritime Law field. Co-effort shipping lawyers, many of whom are former judges or former mariners, have assisted clients in major maritime casualty cases worldwide.

International investment:
Co-effort provides comprehensive services in the areas of international in- and outbound investment. Many of the Co-effort investment team members are licensed to practice in foreign jurisdictions and have working and educations experience from Japan, USA, UK, France, Germany, Australia and Singapore, among others. Co-effort endeavors to provide legal risk guidance for corporate operations and helps manage the risk of future disputes.

International trade:
Most of the team members have overseas degrees and working experience and are also licensed to practice in foreign jurisdictions. They are also very familiar and comfortable with foreign business practices and cultures.Co-effort lawyers are respected experts in international trade and customs issues and true to the very nature of modern day international trade.

Corporation securities:
Co-effort owns a professional, high-efficiency and experienced lawyer team. It is committed to the legal practice and the theoretical study of the corporate securities. It specializes in providing clients with the high-efficiency and professional integrated legal solution in the field of optimization of the corporate governance structure, risk prevention, equity financing, bond financing, IPO, NEEQ , OTC market listing from various regions and more.

Anti-trust & trade remedy:
The team is amply experienced in practicing and offers professional legal services for their clients in investigations concerning unfair competition, anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures.As one of the first legal firms engaged in practices in anti-dumping, Co-effort has accumulated ample experience in responding to lots of lawsuits and cases concerning anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures in nearly 20 years.

Bankruptcy and reorganization:
As the bankruptcy administrator designated by the Shanghai Higher People's Court, Co-effort has a trained professional team of lawyers in the field of bankruptcy and reorganization. During the performance of their duties as an insolvency administrator, they have cooperated professionally and steadily in their work style, and have mastered and actively responded to bankruptcy liquidation and compulsory liquidation cases.

Dispute resolution:
Co-effort’s Dispute Resolution team has an outstanding reputation both in China and internationally and is known for its creative solutions in solving high stakes civil, criminal, administrative, economic disputes and arbitration as well as disputes in admiralty and maritime, IPR, and international trade. Before joining the team, many of the team members worked with Chinese courts and arbitration institutions at all levels.

Intellectual property
M&A finance
Admiralty & maritime
International investment
International trade
Corporation securities
Anti-trust & trade remedy
Property & real Estate
Dispute resolution


Shanghai Head Office 上海总部
35/F,Huaneng Union Tower
No.958 Lujiazui Ring Road
Shanghai 200120,
邮编 200120
Telephone +86 21 6886 6151
Fax +86 21 5887 1151
Mail [email protected]

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