China Teams 2018 – GC Powerlist

China Teams 2018

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| 3M

3M is a global science and technology company that specialises in creating new technology to improve consumer products, particularly in adhesives for home, office and medical applications, and technological solutions....


A significant part of China’s booming internet sector, holds pride of place as the largest listings and classifieds marketplace in the country. It maintains a forward-thinking and dynamic staff...

ABB China

| ABB China

ABB is an industry leading technology company producing innovative power grids, electrification products, industrial automation, and robotics in the utilities, industrial, transport and infrastructure sectors all over the world. The...

Agricultural Bank of China

| Agricultural Bank of China


The Agricultural Bank of China is a major banking institution founded to facilitate the financing of agriculture and create banking services for farmers across rural areas of China. Since then...

Air China

| Air China

An exciting 2018 has seen Air China announce a number of deals which again prove China’s flag carrier is among the world’s leading airlines. New aircraft have joined its fleet,...


| Alibaba

Alibaba is a colossus of the online retail industry, operating multiple platforms based around retail commerce, cloud computing, digital media, entertainment and financial services. The company provides technology infrastructure and...

Ant Financial Services

| Ant Financial Services

The operator of leading mobile payments platform Alipay, Ant Financial Services relies upon its uniformly excellent professionals to retain its edge in a highly demanding and innovative market, with its...

Archer Daniels Midland Company

| Archer Daniels Midland Company

Archer Daniels Midland Company is a US-based global food processing and commodities trading corporation, and today is one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more...

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

| Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)


Multilateral development bank Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) aims to improve social and economic outcomes in Asia. Although it is a newly-operating bank that only started its operations in 2016,...


| Baidu

Led by Victor Liang, a highly-respected and experienced lawyer who has previously worked at the legislative affairs office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, the Baidu...

Baowu Steel

| Baowu Steel

China Baowu Steel Group (Baowu) came together through the restructuring of Baosteel Group and Wuhan Iron & Steel Group in 2016. The merger created one of the largest state owned...

Bayer China

| Bayer China

Global pharmaceutical company Bayer entered the Chinese market in 1882, and it has been a major centre for Bayer’s pharmaceutical production ever since. Now a household name in drug production,...

Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC Group)

| Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC Group)

Beijing Automotive Group (BAIC Group) is a Chinese state-owned enterprise and holding company of several automobile and machine manufacturers located in Beijing. With over two million vehicles manufactured in 2014,...

BMW Group China

| BMW Group China

BMW has enjoyed a very impressive 2018 in China, and its 10-person BMW Group China legal affairs department based in Beijing has been a major contributing factor in this. The...

BOE Technology Group

| BOE Technology Group

Founded in April 1992, BOE Technology Group is an internet of things (IoT) company providing intelligent interface products and professional services for information interaction and human health with three core...

BP China

| BP China

BP, the British Petroleum Company, has a major presence in China where it is a leading innovator within the oil and gas industry and is constantly looking to expand and...

Changan Ford Motor Company

| Changan Ford Motor Company

Changan Ford Motor Company (Changan Ford) is a benchmark enterprise in Chongqing, China, a Ford Motor company manufacturing site producing almost 900,000 cars a year across Ford’s range. The company...

China Cinda Asset Management

| China Cinda Asset Management

China Cinda Asset Management’s legal team is regarded as among the very best in the Chinese market, winning an industry award for best in-house legal team in the state-owned enterprise...

China CITIC Bank

| China CITIC Bank


Particularly lauded for its excellent record in litigations, the China CITIC Bank legal function is also well-respected for its generally high level of expertise and extremely proficient core of senior...

China Construction Bank

| China Construction Bank


China Construction Bank is an industry leading joint-stock commercial bank in China, based in Beijing, The bank’s history dates back to 1954. The bank was listed on the Hong Kong...

China Development Bank

| China Development Bank


Founded in 1994, China Development Bank (CDB) started operating under the leadership of the State Council and was incorporated as China Development Bank Corporation in December 2008, and officially defined...

China Eastern Air Holding Company

| China Eastern Air Holding Company

Now with over 500 aircraft in its fleet, China Eastern Airlines is a major player in the global airline industry and looks set to expand even further, with ambitions to...

China Grand Enterprises

| China Grand Enterprises

China Grand Enterprises (CGE) operates as an investment company whose business covers pharmaceuticals, commercial trade, real estate and finance. The company is also a parent company of three publicly-traded companies:...

China International Capital Corporation (CICC)

| China International Capital Corporation (CICC)

The first Chinese investment company to receive regulatory approval to manage private equity funds back in 2010, China International Capital Corporation (CICC) has gone from strength to strength since then....

China Mobile

| China Mobile

China Mobile is a dominant force in the telecommunications sector across mainland China and Hong Kong, providing full services across all 31 provinces, autonomous regions and directly-administered municipalities. It has...

China National Chartering Co. (Sinochart)

| China National Chartering Co. (Sinochart)

Recognised for its ability to deal with a high volume of disputes of a varying nature, Sinochart’s legal team is one of the most proficient operators in this category in...

China National Investment and Guaranty Corporation (I&G)

| China National Investment and Guaranty Corporation (I&G)

China National Investment and Guaranty Corporation (I&G) is a leading enterprise in the guarantee industry in China and president member of the China Financing Guarantee Association (CFGA), established in 1993...

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)

| China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)

CNOOC was founded in 1982 and is the largest offshore oil and gas producer in China. The state owned and operated company is headquartered in Beijing, however its footprint reaches...

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

| China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

CNPC is one of the top three oil and gas producers globally and among the largest energy companies in China alongside China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) and Sinopec. CNPC...

China Railway Construction Corporation

| China Railway Construction Corporation

The China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) is China’s largest construction company operating numerous projects across the world. The state owned entity is dual listed on the Hong Kong and Shanghai...

China Southern Airlines

| China Southern Airlines

China Southern Airlines is a major international airline based in Guangzhou, striving to become the Cantonese link between China and the rest of the world. It is well on its...

China State Construction Engineering

| China State Construction Engineering

China State Construction Engineering (China Construction), was officially established in 2007 after a corporate restructure process, and was invested in by China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), China National Petroleum...

China Telecom

| China Telecom

China Telecom is an institution in the communications industry operating one of the largest landline and mobile phone services, as well as internet broadband networks, with 250 million mobile customers...

CITIC Capital Holdings

| CITIC Capital Holdings

Since its founding in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings (“CITIC Capital”) has become a major name in the global alternative investment management and advisory sector. Specialising in private equity, real estate,...

Daimler Greater China

| Daimler Greater China

Daimler Greater China’s legal team is led by head of integrity and legal Matt Kendrick, an extremely experienced general counsel whose decade-long period in the automotive industry – beginning with...

Danaher Corporation

| Danaher Corporation

Danaher Corporation is a major science and technology company producing market-leading healthcare, dental, research, environmental, agricultural and water supply products across its 20 subsidiary companies. It is a major leader...


| Dell

Operating as a subsidiary of Dell, Dell China was founded in 1998 and is based in Xiamen with other offices in Dalian and Shanghai. The legal team is led by...

Faurecia Group

| Faurecia Group

The global leader in automotive technology, Faurecia Group provides innovative solutions to automotive challenges within three businesses; Faurecia seating, Faurecia Interiors and Faurecia clean mobility. The significant growth of Faurecia...

FAW Group

| FAW Group

FAW Group is China’s oldest and largest state owned automobile production company, and has been producing high-end passenger and commercial vehicles including coaches and limousines since 1956. The company’s development...

Fosun Group

| Fosun Group

Fosun Group is a major international investment company specialising in the management of a diverse range of assets from healthcare to hospitality and financials, boasting one of the top in-house...

GCL (Golden Concord Holdings Limited)

| GCL (Golden Concord Holdings Limited)

GCL Group, registered in Hong Kong, is a diversified energy conglomerate that specialises in new and clean energy covering various industrial fields of electric power, PV, natural gas, industrial park,...


| Geely

Established in 1986 and launched in 1997, Geely is a global automotive group based in the city Hangzhou, consisting of many well-known international automotive brands including Geely Auto, Lynk &...


| Gensler

Global design firm, Gensler, has 6,000 practitioners across 46 offices in 16 countries worldwide and has a total revenue of US$1.18bn. In China, the company’s legal team is led by...

Hang Lung Group

| Hang Lung Group

The legal department of real estate company, Hang Lung Group is made up of 37 lawyers and 22 non-lawyers, divided into a Hong Kong legal team, company secretarial teams and...

Harsco Corporation

| Harsco Corporation

Harsco Corporation is a major name in the industrial, transport and metals and minerals industry thanks to its production of top quality processed metal safety and facilities products. These include...


| Henkel

The sprawling chemicals empire operated by Henkel is hugely complex, requiring well-developed internal processes to safeguard its highly regulated and diverse supply chain. The legal function is at the centre...


| Honeywell

Safeguarding the smooth operation of Honeywell’s diverse portfolio of high-tech products is a significant in-house legal department, which is constantly busy with the company’s heavily regulated and complex supply chain....

HSBC Banking (China)

| HSBC Banking (China)


HSBC is a major international retail and commercial bank with its Chinese headquarters in Shanghai, and since 2007 has been one of the first locally incorporated foreign banks. However, with...


| Huawei

Chinese multinational networking, telecommunications equipment and services company, Huawei, takes the title of the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world and as of 2018, it is the second largest...

IBM – Greater China Group

| IBM - Greater China Group

IBM Greater China Group leads the IT multinational’s business interests in Greater China, one of IBM’s largest markets and production centres for its global portfolio of technology products and services....

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

| Industrial and Commercial Bank of China


Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is one of the big four state-owned banks in China and the largest bank in the world by total assets, deposits, loans, number...

Intel Corporation

| Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation is the world’s preeminent computer chip and processor manufacturer and leads the industry in research and development into a number of innovative technologies including smart devices and cloud...

|’s legal team comprises three departments; the group legal, financial legal and IPR Department. IPR has recently been split off from Group legal, and plans for trademark, patent and all...


| Kemira

Kemira is a chemical industry group with three main segments of operation; pulp and paper, municipal and industrial, and oil and mining, focusing on water-intensive industries, with the aim to...

Mary Kay China

| Mary Kay China

Mary Kay is a privately owned US marketing company, and in 2015 was named the sixth largest network marketing company in the world with a wholesale volume of US$3.7bn. As...

McDonald’s China

| McDonald's China

The legal team of McDonald’s China has been central to the impressive expansion it has achieved in the country over the past two years in the wake of a major...

Meituan Dianping

| Meituan Dianping

General counsel Zhe Song has founded and recruited a legal department of 89 professionals to work for internet company Meituan Dianping over the past three years, and under his strong...


| Microsoft

Microsoft has had a presence in China for more than 20 years, establishing itself in the market in 1992 with an office in Beijing. Today it has expanded its business...

Morgan Stanley Greater China

| Morgan Stanley Greater China

In 1994, Morgan Stanley opened its Shanghai office, establishing a presence in China as one of the first global investment banks. Since then, it has provided fully-integrated financial services across...



The National Basketball Association (NBA) is one of the most popular US professional sporting brands worldwide with huge popularity in China. The league launched NBA China in 2008 to reflect...

NBCUniversal China

| NBCUniversal China

NBCUniversal is a world leading media and entertainment company involved in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. Lee-Peng Chow serves as the...

Nestlé (China)

| Nestlé (China)

Nestlé is the largest food company in the world, with more than 2,000 brands and operations in 189 countries. China is perceived as Nestlé’s second largest market with the first...

Pfizer (China) Research and Development

| Pfizer (China) Research and Development

Pfizer (China) Research and Development maintains a large legal team which has consistently provided effective and high quality in-house services for Pfizer Asia Pacific. In past years, Pfizer China and...



The company behind such well-loved clothing brands as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, PVH is understandably very keen to take advantage of the rapidly expanding clothing market in China, with...


| Qualcomm

Qualcomm is a world leading mobile phone technology and communications company that is at the cutting edge of mobile connectivity, internet of things and artificial intelligence as well as being...

Royal Caribbean Cruises Service (China)

| Royal Caribbean Cruises Service (China)

The in-house legal and compliance team of Royal Caribbean Cruises Service (China) is described by nominators as having ‘consistently provided effective and high quality in-house service for Royal Caribbean’s China...

Russia-China Investment Fund

| Russia-China Investment Fund

The Russia-China Investment Fund (RCIF) is a private equity fund that was established in June 2012 by two government-backed investment entities – the Russian Direct Investment Fund and China Investment...

SAIC General Motors

| SAIC General Motors

SAIC General Motors was born from a joint venture between US car maker General Motors Company and SAIC Motor, manufacturing and selling known brands such as Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac...

SAIC Motor

| SAIC Motor

SAIC Motor is the largest auto company in China, ranked 36th on the annual Fortune Global 500 List. The legal department provides legal advice in regards to the company’s rapid...


| Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain is a major French-headquartered international materials manufacturer, making products for use in building construction, transportation, infrastructure, health, aerospace, energy and consumer products. In China, Saint-Gobain has a major presence...

SanDisk Semiconductor (Shanghai)

| SanDisk Semiconductor (Shanghai)

SanDisk Semiconductor (Shanghai) is a subsidiary of Western Digital Corporation, which is a world-leading hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company. Described by a nominator as ‘elite professionals’ with...

Schneider Electric

| Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric China operates as a subsidiary of Schneider Electric SE, specialising in the designs and manufacturing of products for electricity and automation management such as hardware and software services...

SciClone Pharmaceuticals

| SciClone Pharmaceuticals


US-based, China-focused, speciality pharmaceutical company, SciClone Pharmaceutical, is a profitable commercial business with substantial work in the area of oncology, infectious diseases and cardiovascular, urological, respiratory and central nervous system...

Shanghai Bracco Sine Pharmaceutical

| Shanghai Bracco Sine Pharmaceutical


Since 2004, Bracco Sine, a joint venture between Bracco Imaging and Shanghai Sine Pharmaceutical, has operated an industrial plant in the Pudong area near Shanghai, producing specialised equipment and services...

Shanghai Disney Resort

| Shanghai Disney Resort

Though it only opened officially in mid-2016, Shanghai Disney Resort’s backroom operation has been in operation for a much longer period, as the company geared up for the running of...

Shanghai Electric Group

| Shanghai Electric Group

Shanghai Electric Group is one of the largest equipment manufacturing conglomerates in China specialised in energy equipment, industrial equipment and integration services. Since the 1990s, Shanghai Electric’s sales revenues have...


| Signify

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, became a standalone company following its spin-off from Royal Philips in 2016, and is a global market leader with recognised expertise in the development,...

Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group

| Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group


Founded in 2001, Sihuan Pharmaceutical Group Holding has since grown into a leading pharmaceutical company in China’s prescription drug market. Some of its notable achievements include becoming the largest cardio-cerebral...

Silk Road Fund

| Silk Road Fund

State-owned investment fund of the Chinese government, Silk Road Fund, was founded in 2014, investing under China’s strategic initiatives, namely the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk...

Sinochem Group

| Sinochem Group

One of China’s four largest state oil companies, Sinochem is China’s leading chemical service provider and biggest agricultural service operator. It is also among the earliest Chinese enterprises on the...


| Sinotrans

Sinotrans enjoys a deeply embedded, highly trusted and extremely capable legal department containing a number of lawyers who have almost unparalleled knowledge of the company and experience of its operation....

Skechers China

| Skechers China

The in-house legal team at Skechers China has rapidly expanded, more than doubling in size in the last two years to accommodate its growing business. The legal team now has...

Smith & Nephew

| Smith & Nephew

Ginger (Jingjie) Lu, senior legal director for Greater China at multinational medical equipment manufacturer Smith & Nephew describes the company’s legal team as ‘lean but mighty’, and is a team...


| Sogou

A leading light in China’s internet and information technology business landscape, Sogou is the country’s leading internet search engine and browser. The company has enjoyed very strong growth in recent...

Sony Corporation China

| Sony Corporation China

Japanese multinational conglomerate, Sony Corporation, occupies an active area in the technology zone in China, thriving in its operations of manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics products. Founded in 1996 and...

State Grid Corporation of China

| State Grid Corporation of China

State Grid Corporation of China is the world’s largest utility company, and as of 2018, is the world’s second largest company overall by revenue. In order to maintain its global...

TE Connectivity

| TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a US$12bn global technology leader, providing connectivity with sensor solutions that are essential in today’s connected world. In China, the company’s 2,000 engineers work with local customers...

Tencent Holdings

| Tencent Holdings

Tencent, recently established in a new, multimillion-dollar Shenzhen-based headquarters, has been going from strength to strength. The company – perhaps best known as the creator of mobile chat service WeChat...

Tencent Holdings – Compliance and Transactions

| Tencent Holdings - Compliance and Transactions

Tencent is one of China’s largest investment holding companies with a diverse portfolio of assets from the IT, AI and entertainment industries. The Tencent Contracts and Transactions department (CTD) has...

Thermo Fisher Scientific

| Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is a US headquartered global life sciences technology and consulting company developing research techniques, equipment and services for the medical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries, and other life...

Thomson Reuters

| Thomson Reuters

A team of four professionals led by chief counsel for Greater China Lei Ouyang, the Thomson Reuters legal team in China has enacted ‘some major changes’ in the past two...

Tsinghua Holdings Corporation

| Tsinghua Holdings Corporation

Tsinghua Holdings Corporation is a high-tech company, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tsinghua University. It is the largest enterprise in the field of integrated circuit in China and the...

UBS China

| UBS China

As a wholly-owned subsidiary of UBS, UBS China’s financial story started in China in July 2012 when it set up headquarters in Beijing. Today it has exponentially grown to a...



UCB is a major biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels with an international reputation for excellence in the research, development and production of medicines in neurology and immunology. Its global revenue...

United Energy Group

| United Energy Group

United Energy Group (UEG) is a multi-national Beijing headquartered oil and gas company expanding rapidly in the Middle Eastern energy market through its operations in Pakistan. The stellar in-house legal...

Vitasoy China

| Vitasoy China

One of the leading plant-based food and beverage producers globally, Vitasoy China’s compact and extremely capable legal team has been a strong performer in a rapidly expanding market for the...

Walmart China

| Walmart China

Establishing a presence within the Chinese market has been a major strategic objective for Walmart since the mid-1990s, and while it already has an impressive presence in the PRC –...

Western Digital

| Western Digital

Western Digital is a world leading hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company headquartered in Irvine, California. It is a major international player in computing and digital innovation, and...

Xiaomi Technology

| Xiaomi Technology

Xiaomi is an innovation-driven internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. In the past three years, the Xiaomi legal department has achieved...

With a population of 1.3 billion people and being the second largest economy in the world, China is a fascinating and diverse place to do business. Bucking the downward trend of some economic projections, China has achieved growth in the first quarter of 2018 and is forecast to maintain an average of over 6% over the next three years. While this rate is lower than pre-2010 levels, it is still far above the global average GDP growth rate, snd demonstrates a healthy market ripe with investment potential.

Through the development of a broader domestic consumer base and government infrastructure investment such as its “Belt and Road” initiative,
China looks to continue to weather the uncertain economic climate due to a global cool down in international trade. Correspondingly, China’s legal
market has seen an expansion of the in-house legal role in the last 10 years through the rapid globalisation of Chinese industry, particularly in the
technology, financial and consumer products sectors. As a result, the depth and quality of talent and knowledge contained within legal departments in
China-based organisations has grown exponentially.

In the inaugural edition of the GC Powerlist: China Teams we are pleased to highlight some of the country’s leading in-house legal teams. To compile
this list, we canvassed opinions from both law firm partners and in-house counsel in the jurisdiction. We identified the most impressive teams who have
utilised their legal knowledge strategically alongside business insight to make a positive impact towards their organisation’s success.


Dentons logo

Congratulations to you all for ranking in The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist China Teams 2018! Your team has provided strong support for the operations and investments of your company. In the meantime, your efforts and outstanding achievements have also promoted the healthy growth of the entire legal profession in China and enabled Chinese companies to have the same internal protection system as leading global companies.

As lawyers, we are an extension of in-house legal team work, and your professionalism and efficiency put forward higher requirements for our professional competence and enable us to work more closely than ever before to assist companies in achieving their management and business goals through our joint efforts.

Nowadays, Chinese businesses are engaged in more and more cross-border economic, trade and investment activities. How to help them obtain one-stop and high-quality legal protection worldwide is the goal of our efforts. Dentons has grown rapidly over the past few years. Now we have more than 170 offices and more than 9,000 lawyers in nearly 80 countries worldwide. Relying on the power of technology and the efforts of our regional management teams, more than 600 elite firms around the world have joined our Nextlaw Referral Network, which is a powerful complement to Dentons Global Legal Service Network and allows our clients to receive professional legal services from Dentons or a trusted local law firm wherever they go.

We care about your experience during your collaboration with us. In addition to the continuous improvement of our professional competence, in 2015 we founded Nextlaw Lab, the industry’s first and leading legal technology and innovation advisory, and invited clients to participate in the design of many of its products, so that its resulting solutions can actually improve the workflow and work efficiency of in-house legal teams.

Dentons Shanghai office was founded in 2001. After years of efforts, we have grown into an important legal service team in Shanghai. Now we have more than 400 professional lawyers, 170+ of whom have experience of studying or working abroad. Many of our colleagues have been recommended by major rating agencies, and many of our projects have been rated as outstanding deals by these rating agencies. We could not have received these honours and awards without the trust and support we have been given inside and outside the industry.

Lastly, as a joint publisher of The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist China Teams 2018, congratulations once again to everyone! We hope you realise your ideals and ambitions as legal practitioners and play a leading role in driving the growth of the legal industry!

Juris Legal

Juris Legal logo

We at Juris Legal are proud to extend our support to The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist China Teams 2018, and offer heartiest congratulations to the legal teams recognised in this Powerlist. Your immense efforts and dedication have contributed greatly towards building the stature of the legal profession in China and deservedly gain recognition in this prestigious forum.

Increased market access opportunities globally afford a wealth of possibilities to firms wishing to do business with Chinese partners. To assist in creating a business friendly environment, the legal community will play an integral role in shaping and facilitating the growth of mutually beneficial partnerships in the coming years. In light of this, The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist China Teams event is the perfect forum for bringing together legal professionals from all across the globe and having them interact in order to build a strong base upon which lasting relationships can be forged.

At Juris Legal, we understand how to get deals done across borders and involving multiple jurisdictions. Our teams navigate and coordinate competing legal requirements and over-lapping regulatory issues in multiple jurisdictions to give our clients a seamless transaction and an effective result.

Juris Legal is a full-service law firm headed by Mr. Rupin Pawha. Mr. Pawha read law at Oxford University and is also the author of two books published by LexisNexis: Hundred Maxims and Key Legal Principles.

The Legal 500 has consistently rated Juris Legal as a ‘Leading Firm’ and recommends its lawyers in the corporate and M&A and projects and energy sectors.

Whether a client is seeking to establish or expand a manufacturing or marketing presence in a foreign jurisdiction (more specifically, in India), acquire an existing foreign operation from a foreign owner or enter into a joint venture with a local partner, Juris Legal has the experience to assist. Our lawyers are experienced in conducting the attendant negotiations, advising with regard to local law issues and preparing the necessary transaction documents, in each case, with the goal of effecting transactions consistent with the client’s expectations.

We have assisted in numerous multimillion-dollar cross-border transactions. Details of our practice may be found on our website:

Blackstone Chambers

Blackstone Chambers logo

Blackstone Chambers congratulates all of the in-house legal teams recognised in The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist China Teams 2018.

Blackstone Chambers is a leading set of barristers based in London. Members of Chambers offer expertise in the international arena across a range of specialist areas, including arbitration, commercial litigation, financial services, publica and regulatory law and international law.

Singapore Roundtable 2023

On the 9th May, a hugely talented selection of 20 of the most well-respected, dynamic and innovative general counsel in Singapore assembled at Ashurst’s beautiful Marina Bay offices to discuss all things crisis management – perhaps THE key topic for high level corporate counsel – with The Legal 500 and three of Ashurst’s most distinguished names in Singapore: partners Rob Palmer and Michael Weatherley and counsel Sylvia Tee.  

With the Singapore Strait and its vast array of cargo ships providing a breataking backdrop, the conversation got underway with Sylvia Tee of Ashurst chairing the discussion and asking those in attendance: ‘how prepared are you really?’ 

Key themes from the discussion included the challenges of assembling a crisis management team (elementary on paper but potentially problematic in real-world situations), the need to rehearse for predictable crises such as dawn raids and any sector-specific scenarios unique to your company and the perennial difficulty of actually diagnosing a crisis in order to take the necessary steps. 

Throughout, robust discussion came both from the GCs in the room and Ashurst’s representatives, with many commenting in the following drinks and networking session on the strength and practicality of the discussion.