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China’s top 30 firms post strong results in first ever report

The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, was published on Monday. It identified the 30 largest Chinese firms by annual turnover and found that all but one posted growth in the 2014/15 financial year. Chinese giant Dacheng claimed the highest annual turnover among all […]

China Elite Report 2015

Overseas expansion and global alliances aside, this year’s China Elite report puts equal emphasis on the internal transformation and evolution some of the top-tier firms are currently undergoing. It will discuss how the leadership teams plan to improve firm governance, management and financial integration, which are of paramount importance for the next critical decade of […]

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China’s top 30 firms post strong growth in first ever financial report

The first ever report into the financial results of the elite Chinese firms, The Lawyer China Elite 2015, has revealed almost all of the top 30 enjoyed stellar revenue growth in the past year, despite a stock market crash and slowed economic growth. The Lawyer China Elite 2015, published today, is the first report to […]

The China Elite is here

When The Lawyer published the Asia Pac 150, 35 of the region’s top firms were Chinese. But that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the PRC legal market. This week we publish the most detailed research available on Chinese firms: their financial performance, growth and international strategy and the particular challenges that each of them […]

The China Elite: How the PRC firms have grown

Chinese business is having a growth spurt, with 95 Chinese companies making it into the Fortune 500 this year compared with six last year. As we reveal in our first-ever China Elite 2014 , the effect on the country’s law firms has been transformative. Almost all of the largest law firms in China have grown […]

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Top Chinese law firm Commerce & Finance ‘open’ to global alliance

Commerce & Finance (C&F), one of the leading ‘red circle’ firms in China, has signalled that it would consider the idea of a global alliance seriously. C&F managing partner Li Hongji told The Lawyer: “Previously, the firm was resentful about the idea of having a formal or closer relationship with a particular international firm, for […]


PRC firms in dramatic growth spurt, The Lawyer China Elite reveals

The top Chinese law firms have rapidly expanded headcount in the last year, according to exclusive research published by The Lawyer today. Almost all of the 35 largest law firms in China have grown their fee-earner numbers and office networks. Dacheng, the largest firm in Chia and Asia, grew headcount by 48 per cent in […]

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China Elite 2014

The Lawyer’s exclusive investigation into the Chinese legal market gives the inside track on the top firms and the pressures they operate under This year’s Fortune Global 500 reveals that 95 Chinese companies have made it into the world’s largest 500 companies by revenue, up by six from last year. Together, these companies posted $5.8trn […]