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Zhong Lun Law Firm

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Chairman: Anthony Zhao
Number of partners: 317 (excluding 139 non-equity partners)
Number of lawyers: 1583
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun Law Firm is one of the first partnership law firms to start practice in China, and now the firm has a remarkable size of over 2500 people, with more than 310 being equity partners and over 2100 professionals, forming a well-recognized service provider that boasts considerable scale and versatility. Each day, Zhong Lun, keeps abreast with the needs of the firm’s clients worldwide, provides clients with unique commercial and legal insights and high-value customer experience, helping them grasp business opportunities and reduce risks against the backdrop of the ever more challenging commercial landscape.

Having set up offices in eighteen major cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Haikou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Almaty), Zhong Lun is at an ideal position to offer market-leading premium-quality legal services catering to all sectors by virtue of our effective division of work and seamless inter-team cooperation. The firm is actively building a global service network evenly distributed in dynamic business hubs, from where the firm may reach the surrounding cities and areas to share resources and co-develop. As the only PRC member of World Law Group (WLG), Zhong Lun has forged multifaceted and in-depth real-time service platforms with more than 190 firms from over 100 countries/regions.

During the past 26 years of evolvement, Zhong Lun has grown ever strong, with signature practice areas such as real estate, capital market, dispute resolution and securitization taking the lead, IP rights and telecom and Internet business constantly producing superb results, and emerging sectors including Belt and Road Initiative business, wealth planning, compliance, environment and energy starting to gain momentum. Zhong Lun and its practitioners continuously receive accolades from clients and peers alike and appear on many an international list and rating chart of top contenders. For the past three years, Zhong Lun has garnered more than 400 awards from both domestic and overseas industry watchers and associations, marking an unprecedented height for the firm in terms of market influence, reputation and recognition.

Zhong Lun has not only taken care to speed up the global deployment of talents to respond to the globalization trends and provide our clients with cross-region, cross-jurisdiction services covering the entire industry chains, but also pools legal service resources, by dint of a deep insight into future development and a genuine sense of commitment, to venture into uncharted waters and diversify the skill portfolio of the firm, so as to offer new chances of growth for its clients, better serve the development of its country and lead Chinese companies onto their new journey.

As a firm putting great weight on social responsibilities, Zhong Lun cherishes any opportunity bequeathed by society and never wavers at any chance to give back. Since the announcement of the founding of Zhong Lun Charity Foundation, Zhong Lun has been actively participating in charitable campaigns with elites from all walks of life, accumulating small gestures to form remarkable influence that will make a difference. Turning a new chapter, Zhong Lun will not stop seeking excellence. With its country at its heart, the firm strives to carry on its vision, sense of responsibility and love for both legal practice and its community.

Practice Areas:
■ Capital Markets/Securities
■ Real Estate
■ Private Equity & Investment Fund
■ Corporate/Foreign Direct Investment
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Banking & Finance
■ Litigation & Arbitration
■ Intellectual Property
■ Construction & Infrastructure
■ WTO/International Trade
■ Antitrust/Competition
■ Belt and Road Initiative & Outbound Investments
■ Labor & Employment
■ Taxation & Wealth Planning
■ Securitization & Financial Products
■ Bankruptcy & Restructuring
■ Compliance/Regulatory
■ Hospitality
■ Technology, Telecoms & Internet
■ Environment, Energy & Resources
■ Shipping & Maritime
■ Culture, Entertainment & Media
■ Finance Lease
■ Custom & Trade Compliance
■ Healthcare & Life Science
■ Aviation/Automobile
■ National Defense & Military Industry
■ Criminal Compliance

Awards
■ Zhong Lun has been the PRC law firm with the most practice areas and lawyers recommended as well as the most person-time recommended by Chambers for many consecutive years. In the latest rankings, Zhong Lun has 28 practice areas obtaining rankings, with 61 lawyers garnering a total of 74 recommendations (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019)
■ Dispute Resolution China PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers, 2017 & 2019)
■ Beijing Law Firm of the Year (Asian Legal Business, 2019)
■ Best overall PRC law firm (China Business Law Journal, 2013-2019)
■ Ranked 7th in the Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index (Acritas, 2019)
■ Best Chinese Law Firm 2018 – Gold Award (International Legal Alliance, 2018)
■ National Law Firm of the Year (International Financial Law Review, 2015 & 2017)
■ Law firm of the year: Asia (The Lawyer, 2016)
■ China Firm of the Year (China Law & Practice, 2016)
■ One of the Most 10 Powerful Law Firms in China (Asian Legal Business, 2015-2016)
■ Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year (Asian Legal Business, 2017 & 2019)

Contributions

Total 8 contributions

Banking & Finance 2019 Second Edition Trends and Developments in China

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Employment 2019 Second Edition Law and Practice in China

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Construction 2018 Law and Practice in China

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