Mr Qi Zhou > East & Concord Partners > Beijing, China > Lawyer Profile

East & Concord Partners

Work Department

Dispute Resolution 


Founding Partner
Managing Committee Director



Qi Zhou has consistently focused on the area of dispute resolution for over 30 years. Zhou has taken a large number of important and complex commercial litigation and arbitration cases as a lawyer; Moreover, as a senior arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Zhou has involved in hundreds of arbitration cases of various types.

Zhou has provided legal services for lots of companies, including ConocoPhilips, Microsoft, BHP, Tishman Speyer, Standard Chartered Bank, Lafarge, CITIC Group, China Resources, State Development and Investment, Sinosteel, China National Agricultural Development Group, and COSCO Shipping, and gained widely recognition. In addition, Zhou and his team have many times been selected as the best dispute resolution team or individual by influential media, such as China Law and Practice, Global Law Experts, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, LEGALBAND, Enterprise International Magazine, and Asialaw Review.

From 2015 to 2018, Zhou was consecutively rated as a Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution by Asialaw Profiles; In 2016, Zhou was rated as one of the Top 15 Litigators in China by ALB; from 2016 to 2020, Zhou was named the Band 1 Lawyer in Dispute Resolution by LEGALBAND; in 2017, Zhou was nominated as the Star of Dispute Resolution by Asialaw Profiles; in 2019, Zhou was rated as one of the 100 Outstanding Lawyers in China (the A-list 2019) by China Business Law Journal. 

In addition, Zhou also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Law School of China University of Political Science and Law as well as the Law School of Wuhan University.




professional assosiaction

Zhou served as an Adjunct Professor at the Law School of China University of Political Science and Law as well as the Law School of Wuhan University


1982-1986 China University of Political Science and Law (LL.B.)

Lawyer Rankings

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms

East & Concord Partners has a presence in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Nanjing, allowing the firm to advise clients from across China on disputes relating to the insurance, TMT and banking sectors. Practice head Chaoyi Ji specialises in disputes that extend beyond the PRC region, having recently represented Nationsync in a Mareva injunction case before the High Court of Hong Kong. Managing partner Qi Zhou is another valued team member.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms

(Leading individuals)

Qi ZhouEast & Concord Partners

East & Concord Partners, which has developed in 2020 with the establishment of Chengdu and Nanjing offices, is best known for advising on disputes with an international aspect and counts globally recognisable companies from various industries in its client portfolio. The firm’s department is split into four groups, and has particular expertise in the finance, private equity investment, TMT, automobile and manufacturing sectors. Chaoyi Ji leads the dispute resolution department and acts as an arbitrator in CIETAC proceedings, as does managing partner Qi Zhou.