Chambers Greater China Region Guide

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Chambers Greater China Region 2024 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Greater China Region 2024 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

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About the Chambers Greater China Region Legal Guide 2024

Welcome to the Chambers Greater China Region Guide. Search the legal market's best law firms and lawyers using the search functionality above.  

As we continuously strive to deliver unparalleled coverage of legal markets across the Greater China Region, we have evolved our research and rankings and are delighted to announce the Chambers Greater China Region 2024 Guide.  

The guide brings together extensive, independent in-depth market analysis, and rankings of the leading law firms and professionals across all four jurisdictions of the Greater China Region. It features five exclusive sections: China (International Firms), Hong Kong Bar, China (PRC Firms), Macau SAR and Taiwan Jurisdiction.  

Our rankings are based on the unrivalled research conducted by our dedicated and experienced team of researchers, through tens of thousands of one-to-one interviews each year with submitting firm's referees, to help us understand the authentic views and experiences of their clients. 
 
Chambers Greater China Region provides reliable impartial recommendations, to ensure that anyone can make an informed decision when purchasing legal services to suit their needs.   

Please see our methodology page if you would like to find out more about how we conduct our research or if you would like to submit to Chambers Greater China Region Guide.   

Chambers Independence

We are delighted to see so many firms and legal communication agencies participating in our research, ensuring we can have an in-depth understanding of law firms and their practices. However, Chambers prides itself on the independence and impartiality of our research and rankings and therefore we have not authorised, and do not work with, any third-party partner(s) on the research process. Law firms act at their own discretion as to how they choose to prepare for the process. 

Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2025 Submissions

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You can find more information about the Chambers Greater China Region 2025 research schedule at this link.  

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Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2024: Highlights

New/change to our Greater China Region Legal Coverage

Following the market development and the fast-evolving legal landscape across the region last year, Chambers Greater China Region 2024 Guide is featured with the following new tables or table restructurings:  

China (International Firms) rankings
• TMT: Data Protection & Privacy (International Firms) (New)
Hong Kong Bar rankings
New Rankings for sets in Commercial Dispute Resolution: The Bar

China (PRC Firms) rankings
China rankings - Corporate/Commercial (PRC Firms) (Table Split)

Corporate/Commercial: Guangdong
• Corporate/Commercial: Guangdong: Contentious
• Corporate/Commercial: Guangdong: Non-contentious
Corporate/Commercial: Sichuan
• Corporate/Commercial: Sichuan: Contentious
• Corporate/Commercial: Sichuan: Non-contentious
Corporate/Commercial: Zhejiang
• Corporate/Commercial: Zhejiang: Contentious
• Corporate/Commercial: Zhejiang: Non-contentious

Contentious vs Non-contentious sub-sections in three Corporate/Commercial (PRC Firms) sections

As above, we have seen notable division and interaction between contentious practice and non-contentious practice on the provincial level. The lawyers who advise exclusively on transactions rarely come across those engaged in dispute work. Moreover, clients have more specific requirements of their mandates when sourcing the right firm and lawyer for the job. Therefore, we have piloted the table split into contentious and non-contentious sub-sections in Zhejiang, Sichuan and Guangdong in the 2024 guide.  

The total number of provinces/municipalities that we offer corporate/commercial research and rankings to remains as 27.  

Chambers Greater China Region Guide 2024: Summary

We are dedicated to championing the best legal talent, wherever it exists. Driven by the rising amount of law firms participating in our research year on year and by the introduction of new practice areas as our engagement with the markets further strengthens, Chambers research coverage across the Greater China Region continues to grow. 

The statistics below give a snapshot of the research and rankings of the Greater China Region 2024 Guide.   

380
Law Firms Ranked
1,351
Department rankings
2,797
Individual Lawyer Rankings
166
Ranking Tables
27
Provinces/municipalities in Corporate/Commercial Research Coverage
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of China (PRC Firms) Section

Our in-depth research runs from February to October. 

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Meet the Chambers Legal Research Team

Meet and connect with the dedicated Greater China Region team who are responsible for analysing the legal market across the Greater China Region and discover which section each member of the team oversees.

Dennis Li
Head of Greater China Region Research
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Principal Research Analyst
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Principal Research Analyst
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About our Legal Rankings

Firms ranked in the guide have been researched and analysed by our team of Research Analysts who speak to law firm clients/referees and carefully research each submitting firm to have a clear understanding of each practice's strengths, providing those looking to purchase legal services with the most detailed analysis, editorial and insights of the top law firms and lawyers, to aid decision making. 

In-Depth Overviews

Jurisdiction
CHINA (INTERNATIONAL FIRMS): An Introduction

The insurance sector in Mainland China and Hong Kong has witnessed significant changes over the las...

Practice Area
An Introduction to M&A in China in 2023

  In 2023 China’s economy under the influence of post-pandemic macroeconomic and geopolitical trend...

Practice Area
CHINA (HONG KONG BAR): An Introduction to Commercial Dispute Resolution: The Bar

 Despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in 2023, the pace of economic recovery in Hong Kong an...

Practice Area
CHINA (HONG KONG BAR): An Introduction to Family/Matrimonial: The Bar

 This past year saw Hong Kong’s first judgment dealing with the parentage of a child born to a lesb...

Practice Area
CHINA (HONG KONG BAR): An Introduction to Intellectual Property: The Bar

  Since their launch a few years ago, generative AI systems such as ChatGPT have been rapidly growi...

Practice Area
CHINA: An Introduction to Aviation: Finance (PRC Firms)

 After three years of the impact of COVID-19, China's economy and society will finally usher in a s...

Practice Area
CHINA: An Introduction to Banking & Finance (PRC Firms)

In cases of financial loan disputes, the occurrence of a criminal-civil intersection is commonplace...

Practice Area
CHINA: An Introduction to Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (PRC Firms)

The biggest reform of China’s capital market in 2023 was the full implementation of the stock issua...

Practice Area
CHINA: An Introduction to Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms)

Issuance of offshore debt by Chinese issuers has been significantly affected by the macroeconomic p...

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