The Chinese legal market: answers to the key questions

What is the state of mind among foreign firms operating in China? What are their main concerns about the market and how are their Chinese counterparts faring?

Yun Kriegler

If you are still seeking the answers, look no further. This week, The Lawyer’s industry commentator Robert Lewis provides an illuminating insight into some intimate discussions among 12 leading international firms and four top Chinese firms at a recent gathering.

Questions posed covered foreign firms planning to open offices in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, should we expect consolidation among leading Chinese firms and who has serious problems collecting fees from Chinese clients on outbound projects?

The high-level summary of some of the questions and responses given is a vital indication of prevailing market conditions and trends in China.

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