Brighteous Law Firm was established in 2006 in Zhejiang Province by National Outstanding Lawyer, Hu Xiangfu, and his colleagues, who are all elites in their various fields of law. Brighteous has witnessed a fast development over the past 10 years and is now a large-scale comprehensive law firm that can provide all-dimensional and wide-ranging legal services for domestic and overseas clients. It has a staff of over 150 and a global cooperation network with law firms in many countries and regions.
There are over 120 lawyers at Brighteous Law Firm, over half of which are postgraduates. More than 20 have overseas training or an overseas education background, allowing Brighteous lawyers to provide legal services in Chinese, English, Japanese and French.
Seeking the best solutions to our clients’ legal issues is our philosophy. With high respect for this philosophy, Brighteous lawyers are diligent, efficient, and innovative. We hold professional ethics and conscientiousness in high esteem. We uphold the tenet of protecting the legal rights of our clients as our highest priority, and always endeavour to provide our clients with the best possible client experience.
Brighteous lawyers fall into different groups based on their expertise and research emphasis. Within these speciality groups, Brighteous lawyers are able to provide high-quality and efficient professional legal services. The firm comprises eight practice groups, namely: international trade & investment, investment & financing, corporate law, intellectual property & E-commerce, construction and real estate, civil & commercial, administrative, and criminal defence.
Though litigation is our forte (with six legal treatises published), Brighteous lawyers are competent in both litigation and non-litigation services in all legal fields. For litigation and non-litigation legal affairs entrusted to us by our clients, we assemble our professionals in teams according to their specific field to satisfy the legal demands of our clients efficiently and promptly in a team-work style.
Foreign-related legal services
Our international trade and investment group has rich experience in litigation and non-litigation services in areas of international trade, cross-border investment, M&A, foreign-related intellectual property, offshore business, international financing, and so on. The group has been advising multiple foreign enterprises in numerous overseas jurisdictions, including the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, and Singapore.
Firm honours (selected):
Finalist for the Asian Legal Business Zhejiang Law Firm of the Year 2009 award
Finalist for the Asian Legal Business China Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2010 award
Winner of the National Outstanding Law Firm award in 2011 (the highest award in the legal profession in China)
Lawyers’ honours (selected):
National Outstanding Lawyer
Top 10 Lawyers in Zhejiang
Outstanding Contribution to the Career of Zhejiang Lawyers
TianTong is a law firm dedicated to handling significant and complex commercial disputes and is widely recognised as one of the most successful dispute resolution law firms in China. Our practice areas consist of litigation, arbitration, and enforcement and restructuring. And our unrivalled track record before all levels of the people's courts (especially the Supreme People's Court and High People’s Courts) and major arbitral institutions (such as CIETAC, BAC, SHIAC, SCIA, etc.) speaks for itself. The decades since the firm's establishment has witnessed our integrated management, concentration and devotion, pursuit of extreme excellence, ingenious tactics, and open mindset. TianTong's cohort of professional lawyers, with the effective working mode and innovative modus operandi, has earned clients' complete trust and confidence in our capability to tackle their major commercial disputes.
Dentons’ China region consists of 45 offices, spanning all of the nation’s provinces and autonomous regions. It was formed through the 2015 combination of global firm Dentons and Chinese firm 大成. Partly as a result of that combination, Dentons is now the largest law firm in the world.
Founded in 1992, 大成 was one of the first partnership law firms in China and is now one of the largest. 大成 began implementing its first five-year plan in 2004, and in 2007 the firm launched its strategy of building a global legal services network. Through the rapid expansion that has resulted, Dentons lawyers gained access to global resources, referrals, knowledge and experience—enhancing delivery of cost-effective, agile and efficient service to clients.
With more than 10,000 lawyers serving more than 70 countries, Dentons offers clients the benefit of quality experience in and of the communities in which they want to do business or resolve a dispute—from Canada and the United States, across Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and Africa, Australia, Latin America and the Caribbean and throughout the Asia Pacific region. Through broad and in-depth cooperation between the most influential law firms from China and the West, we are innovating the world’s legal services sector and marking a milestone in the history of the global legal profession.
We offer truly full services. We are one of the largest Chinese law firm with 5,000+ lawyers in 45 offices, we provide the full spectrum of legal services and boast strong practices in a number of areas including corporate and litigation. No other firms can match our practice and geographical coverage in China.
We are both local and international. We regularly advise international clients on their China investments and operations. Our long and strong track record includes every type of investment activity in China. Clients from around the world trust our deep local knowledge about the Chinese market and cross-cultural awareness and communication skills.
We provide business solutions as well as technical advice. Our services range from crafting innovative and customized solutions to developing structures that meet operational, legal and tax requirements. We build connections to protect and support investments, and identify flexibility in risk management to add value to transactions and business in China.
HongFang Law (HFL), is a well-established Chinese Law Firms providing Intellectual Property and other legal practice, with long-term experience in IP areas. Our partners have been practicing Intellectual Property for more than 20 years, since late 1990s with a common goal of devoting to the best tailor-made solutions for clients. HongFang Law top priority is the commitment to clients and stakeholders, together with the maintenance of a high standard of service quality.
First law firm in China: established in 1984, the Global Law Office (hereinafter the "GLO") came as the first law firm established after the implementation of reform and opening-up in China. After over 30 years of persistent efforts and development, we have become one of the most prominent large comprehensive law firms in the legal industry of China.
Among the most prominent large comprehensive law firms in China: GLO has been committing to the mission of "serving domestic and foreign clients with globalized vision, globalized team and globalized quality" since its inception, allowing us to always maintain leading position in the industry in the midst of ever-changing global economic environment. We are proud to be one of Chinese most respected and well-connected law firms, recognized as such by both international and domestic league tables and legal institutions for consecutive years, including the Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Asian Legal Business, etc.
Professional and excellent lawyer team: all lawyers of GLO are graduates from first-tier domestic and/or international law schools, most of whom hold LLM or higher degrees. Many partners have the qualification to practice law in the U.S., UK, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, among others. Our lawyer team has excellent professional backgrounds, and many lawyers have experience of working at courts, domestic and foreign first-tier law firms or leading enterprises and organizations in the industry.
Comprehensive one-stop legal services: we provide comprehensive one-stop legal services for domestic and foreign clients from various sectors and industries. We are committed to a variety of industries, including but not limited to sub sectors such as banking, finance, insurance, securities, investment, trade, energy, mining, chemical engineering, steel, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure and public facilities, life science and healthcare, telecommunication, media, and high technology, culture, entertainment & sports, real estate, hotel & leisure, catering and large consumption, and etc.
Innovative problem-solving abilities: our lawyers are able to apply practical and constructive comprehensive legal solutions by integrating excellent professional law skills with sophisticated business knowledge so as to solve various complex and fast-changing matters. With leading professional innovative capabilities, we are adept at creatively designing transaction structures as well as details. Over the last three decades, our expertise has helped set the agenda for change through precedents involving many of the country's "firsts".
Client oriented service philosophy: over the past three decades, with profound legal knowledge, extensive practice experience, high professional dedication and strong professional ethics sense, we have demonstrated and proved our values and won trust from domestic and foreign clients. In the future, we will continue to help domestic and foreign clients get enduring and long-term success via our unique advantages.
Awards and accolades:
Chambers & Partners
2020 Nominated in Client Service Law Firm of the Year – China
2018 & 2012 Client Service Law Firm of the Year – China
2020 Asialaw Client Service Excellence: The highest rated lawyers to work with
2020 Client Satisfaction Ratings - 2 top one rankings: Client relationship management, Risk management
2019 Client Satisfaction Ratings - 5 top one rankings: China: Good communication, Tailored and specific advice, Knowledge of my company's business, Effective use of technology, Innovative solutions
2018 Client Satisfaction Ratings - 2 top one rankings: Good communication, Tailored and specific advice
2020, Clients Most Favoured Chinese Law Firm of the Year
KaiRong Law Firm, established in 1998 as one of the private partnership law firms in Shanghai, is a boutique law firm that specializes in Chinese and international commercial litigation and regulatory matters, especially in practice of shipping, aviation and insurance.
KaiRong’s attorneys have been well trained in UK / US law schools, and have experience and familiarity with international law and practices. Such education backgrounds and experiences enable them to provide clients with the highest quality and consistency of legal representation and service.
In recent years, the firm has shown its strong competition in its core practice fields: shipping, aviation, and insurance.
In the sector of shipping, the firm has been engaged in handling several important maritime cases in relating to some significant vessel collisions such as MV “XiangZhou”, MV “LongQing 1”, MV “ZheDaiYu 02611”, MV “ZheShengYuLeng 80002”and etc. In addition, the firm also successfully represented shipbuilders, insurers, and P&I Club, etc. to deal with various litigation cases in relate to carriage of goods by sea, shipbuilding contracts and disputes, tugs and towing law, salvage, LOF and SCOPIC, pollution, bunkers and the environment and so on.
In aviation, the firm continually represented Malaysian Airliens and its insurer Allianz to deal with settlements and further litigation cases between MAS and the MH370 victim families, and also helps many other international airlines such AA, White Sky, Hawaiian Airlines, Etihad Airlines, Air Niugini, etc and their insurers to handle cases with regard to air passenger and other personal claims, air cargo claim and etc.
KaiRong still makes a deep explore in the practice of insurance. The firm has been entrusted by domestic and international insurers to deal with a lot of insurance subrogation & insurance contract disputes with a huge claim amount.
KaiRong is admittedly recognized as a leading firm in the litigation of shipping, aviation, insurance in China, and consistently receives top national and international rankings such as Who’s Who Legal, Chambers, ALB, Asialaw Profile, Globe Law Experts and The Legal 500.