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AllBright Law Offices

Work +86 21 2051 1000
Fax +86 21 2051 1999
Beijing, Shanghai

The firm: AllBright is one of the leading full-service Chinese law firms in the People's Republic of China (PRC). As a national law firm headquartered in Shanghai, it provides a comprehensive range of high-quality legal services to both domestic and international clients from its seventeen offices, respectively in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Nanchang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Xi'an, Xiamen, Zhengzhou and Hong Kong.

While size is only one of many indicators of the success and resourcefulness of a law firm, being the largest law firm based in Shanghai (and in the whole Eastern China region), AllBright certainly leads in this respect among its peers.

Aside from the firm's regular working language of Chinese (Mandarin and major dialects), many of its lawyers are also fluent in English, Japanese, French, German, Korean and other major languages, and many are also admitted in international jurisdictions. AllBright's partners and senior consultants came to the firm with diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Many transactional lawyers have practised for years in top international law firms and/or in leading multinational companies. A number of the firm's litigators once were judges and prosecutors, and many are active arbitrators. AllBright also has access to a strong network of former government officials and legislators. Supported by a large team of translators and legal assistants, the firm's professionals have undertaken many complex and high-profile transactions, and have won many landmark cases.

The firm's lawyers have played critical roles in advising the government on, and actually drafting, many of the core Chinese laws and regulations involved in its daily practices today, and have been involved in drafting several international treaties concerning international investment, trade and other forms of economic cooperation.

AllBright's practitioners possess a wealth of first-hand experience and legal expertise in providing effective solutions to the most complex of legal issues regarding the application of laws and regulations, governmental approval and legal procedures.

AllBright is consistently recognised by various institutions (eg Asia Law and Practice, Asia Legal Business, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500) as one of the top PRC law firms in major rankings.

Areas of practice: The following practice areas are the firm's main strengths:

Corporate and commercial: including mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border investment projects.

Securities and capital markets: including domestic and overseas listing, fund formation and investment, and securitisation and derivatives.

Banking and finance: including syndicated loans, project financing, structured financing, assets securitisations and NPL disposal.

Real estate and construction: including land development projects, investments into real estate projects and construction.

Dispute resolution: including international and CIETAC arbitrations, as well as matters requiring specialist knowledge such as maritime.

International trade: including antitrust/unfair competition and anti-dumping/countervailing/safeguards.

Intellectual property: including licensing, registrations and patent prosecutions and IP enforcement.

  • Number of lawyers: 1,800
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Cantonese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • etc)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Shanghai dialect

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