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Founded in 1992, Zhonglun W&D Law Firm is one of the earliest-established Chinese law firms approved by the Ministry of Justice. As a comprehensive law firm, Zhonglun W&D embraces substantial international elements. With the headquarter in Beijing, we have domestic branch offices in Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Jinan, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and we also set up abroad branches in Lyon, Paris, London, Riyadh(Saudi Arabia) and some major cities in the US. We have been marked as the first law firm that set up its branch office in London and Riyadh.
Zhonglun W&D is a comprehensive law firm. While we offer a wide spectrum and high quality of legal practice in corporate and securities, finance, real estate, construction, intellectual property, international trades, tax, foreign investment, M&A, insurance fund investments, trusts and assets securitisation, domestic and overseas listings, private equity, maritime law, energy and environmental protection, labour and employment, health care, litigation and arbitration, our cutting edges lie in foreign investment, banking and finance, intellectual property, and real estate.
Zhonglun W&D has approximately 500 lawyers, many of which are senior lawyers with excellent academic backgrounds and abundant practicing experience, and we keep recruiting elite graduates from prestigious universities both in China and overseas, which enable us to sustain our legal service at a high quality.
Different from other Chinese leading law firms’ bilingual or trilingual legal business, Zhonglun W&D extends its legal service to global market on a multi-lingual base. Our working languages include Chinese, English, French, Korean, Japanese and Arabic. Our team is licensed to provide legal advice under Chinese, Anglo-American as well as Islamic law. This ensure us a unique edge in the global legal market.
As one of the prominent law firms in China, Zhonglun W&D keep exerting efforts in establishing its network with the Chinese governments of all levels and some international entities. Over the years, Zhonglun W&D has keep developing long-term, close and co-operative partnerships with competent authorities, including SASAC (State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council), NDRC (National Development and Reform Committee), CSRC (China Securities Regulatory Commission), MOF (Ministry of Finance, People's Republic of China) and MOFCOM (Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China), judicial departments, etc.
Furthermore, in order to ensure that the clients of Zhonglun W&D can obtain higher quality service at a maximum range, the firm has managed to set up stable and smooth co-operative relationships with international well-known law firm Ms. In April 2010, Zhonglun W&D formally joined the INTERLAW which is a global well-known lawyer's alliance and is composed of law firms from more than 70 countries and regions. Its member firms cover more than 150 cities in the world. Zhonglun W&D is the only member firm located in mainland China. Zhonglun W&D is the member of IAPL.
Zhonglun W&D's Executive Committee serves in the centre of the firm’s management structure. The executive committee consists of five members, all of which are senior legal experts selecting from different practicing areas. They make decisions on the firms’ important issues, such as the operation mechanism, developing direction, expansion plans, etc.
The most dynamic part of Zhonglun W&D lies in its diversified legal practice committees. So far, the firm has 17 legal practice committees, to name just a few, Finance Practice Committee, Real Estate and Construction Practice Committee, Company and Securities Law Practice Committee, International Practice Committee, Foreign Investment and M&A Practice Committee, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Practice, Committee of Legal Affairs Across The Taiwan Straits. Every committee is led by a senior lawyer in the corresponding practicing area. And the staffs in the firm are welcome to join any committee they are interested in. Members in each committee discuss and share their thoughts on the practicing in the respective areas in the regular meeting, publish newsletters on the recent cases and relating information, and organise legal training every now and then. The committees make a great platform to boost co-operation among the colleagues and polish members’ legal knowledge and skills in relating practicing areas.