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We have been in mainland China for more than three decades. We use our know-how, experience, and full-service capability to get the best possible results for clients.

We have been calling China our home for more than three decades

Our view has always been that if you want to succeed in China then you have to know China well. We were the first international law firm to open an office in Beijing in 1985 (our Shanghai office followed in 1993 and our Hong Kong office has been open since 1980). We have built a full-service capability in mainland China - our team includes lawyers in finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A, and litigation and dispute resolution. We find that international and Chinese clients value this on the ground commitment because it delivers results. They can see that our in-China capability is built on the solid know-how that comes from more than three decades of experience.

We work with international and Chinese clients

Chinese clients know that we understand their business culture and that our international network gives them the reach and depth to make the most of international opportunities, whether it's an investment in a new energy project, expanding into a new market, or raising capital in foreign markets.

Greater China and beyond – China Desks

All three of our Greater China offices (Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai) often work together on inbound and outbound deals, and our Hong Kong office has a dedicated mainland China team.

We have also established the China Desks, a cross-practice network of over 60 lawyers with mainland China experience within the firm, to make sure that Chinese clients get the full benefit of our global network. These China Desk lawyers give clients a first point of contact in their own jurisdictions. We have desks in Africa, the Americas, the Asia Pacific region, Europe and the Middle East.

Recent highlights

Awards and milestones

Our China practice frequently wins industry awards from various independent legal publications for its extensive experience and ever-growing prominence.

As an acknowledgement of our market-leading position in China, we have been awarded:

  • 2017: China Business Law Journal (China Business Law Awards 2017)
  • 2016: Private Equity Law Firm of the Year – International (Asian Legal Business China Law Awards 2016)
  • 2016: Law firm of the year (International) (China Business Law Journal)

Recent assignments

Directory listings and client comments

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

  • Tier One in Aviation: Finance (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Banking & Finance (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Financial Services (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Investment Funds (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Restructuring/ Insolvency (International Firms)

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

  • Tier One in Aviation: Finance (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Banking & Finance (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Capital Markets: Equity (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Financial Services (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Investment Funds (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)
  • Tier One in Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

  • Tier One in Banking and finance: Foreign Firms
  • Tier One in Corporate and M&A: Foreign Firms
  • Tier One in Projects and energy: Foreign Firms

IFLR 1000 (2016)

  • Tier One in Banking and finance: Foreign Firms
  • Tier One in Project finance: Foreign Firms
  • Tier One in Competition: Foreign Firms
  • Tier One in Energy and infrastructure: Foreign Firms
  • Tier One in M&A (including Private Equity): Foreign Firms

Client comments

"From the relationship perspective, I think they are the best. They do the top-notch market-leading jobs and stay close to their client - they are there when you need them."

"They are very reliable. They will take into account a lot of factors for clients that you may not have thought of."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Aviation: Finance (International Firms)

"a big player for both sponsor and lender-side work."

"Their quality is stable and many of the associates are quite experienced. You get quality when you go to Clifford Chance."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Banking & Finance (International Firms)

"The partners are easily accessible, responsive, experienced and practical."

"We see them on a lot of investment-grade deals, they're very active."

"They are willing to be flexible on fees, and it was good value for money."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Capital Markets: Debt and Equity (International Firms)

"They are always very customer-focused and committed. The lawyers always provide support whenever you need it, even if it is short notice."

"Clifford Chance is a very trustworthy full-service firm. I feel comfortable picking up the phone and asking them a question."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Corporate/M&A: The Elite (International Firms)

"They were a great sounding board. I really felt they gave a more customised approach as opposed to a tactical position. They were engaged, we debated and challenged each other."

"They have a thoughtful and deep litigation team. The members all think about their cases very carefully."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Dispute Resolution (International Firms)

"They have good strength in depth with industry-leading seniors and a strongly developing, high-calibre bench."

"They're pretty practical. It's a combination of friendliness and approachability, plus dealing with matters and being hands-on. In terms of how we can plug in and get value, they've been able to provide very practical advice."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Financial Services (International Firms)

"The firm has the capability to help large international fund managers navigate the regulatory landscape in China. We go to Clifford Chance because this is extremely complex and so you need the highest quality."

"I think highly of Clifford Chance. The firm is absolutely outstanding."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Investment Funds (International Firms)

"Their experience of having worked on many different types of investments and working with the regulators is very helpful."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Private Equity: Buyouts & Venture Capital Investment (International Firms)

"Their services are outstanding. They understand our needs, sometimes even better than us, and are always responsive. We trust Clifford Chance to fight battles for us, and they exceed our expectations."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms)

"They are absolutely dedicated to the matter at hand. They work around the clock, and facilitate the transaction while protecting our interests."

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 – Restructuring/ Insolvency (International Firms)

高伟绅律师事务所扎根于中国大陆超过三十年,凭着专业知识、经验和全面的实力,为客户创造最大可能的佳绩。

三十余载情,同一中国梦

“要在中国有所成,必先了解其国情”,这是我们一路走来深信的道理。早在1985年,我们已是第一家在中国开设办公室的国际律师事务所(1993年开设上海办公室,香港办公室早在1980年开业)。我们在中国大陆建立了全面的实力,网罗融资、资本市场、公司事务/并购、诉讼和争议解决等领域的法律专才。客户不论中外,同样重视地利的把握,这样才能取得佳绩。经过实战三十多年厚积薄发的经验和知识,我们在中国的实力,正好是客户看准的合作对象。

中外客户,国际业务并肩同行

我们既了解中国企业文化,又有完善的国际网络,客户知道这样的国际优势是他们赖以充分抓住和深挖国际商机的要素,不论是投资新的能源项目、拓展新的市场,还是在海外市场募集资金等,这都是不可或缺的条件。

立足大中华,放眼看世界 – 海外中国业务部

我们在大中华区的三个办公室(北京、香港、上海),经常在各类中国境内外的交易中协同合作,其中香港办公室也设有专门负责中国大陆相关交易的律师团队。

此外,我们还在全球多个办公室分别设立了专门的中国业务部,由擅长不同法律专业领域的60多位律师组成,大多数成员都具备参与中国大陆交易的经验。目前我们已在非洲、北美、南美、亚太、欧洲和中东地区的办公室设立中国业务部,以便中国客户及时地联络常驻这些海外司法辖区的中国业务部的律师,确保中国客户能充分利用高伟绅覆盖全球的业务网络。