35 & 36/F Shanghai One ICC, No.999 Middle Huai Hai Road
Head of Marketing: Diana Yang
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Languages: English, Mandarin, Japanese and Cantonese
Associates: more than 160
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.
“What is most impressive about their services is the commitment of their partners in charge”, a customer reported and explained, “they are highly qualified and popular legal professionals full of expertise, qualifications and hands-on experience.” —— Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific
“Representing clients in both domestic and international securities offerings, including listings on the Hong Kong and Singapore stock exchanges, and especially known for variable interest entity (VIE) structures and red-chip related work. Regularly sought out for advice on large-scale structured debt issuances. Has also accumulated substantial expertise in acting on securitisation products in capital markets. Noted for its excellent cross-border capabilities and a popular choice for novel transactions. Combining its expertise in different industries such as healthcare and electronics to enhance its capital markets offering.” —— Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2020
“Well-established practice with expertise across a wide range of big-ticket M&A. Advises both multinational and domestic clients on onshore and cross-border deals, showing notable activity in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Also active on projects on behalf of clients in the mining industry. Increasingly active on transactions related to the Belt and Road Initiative.” —— Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2020
“Dedicated and growing team, highly proficient in representing funds, start-ups and entrepreneurs in venture capital and private equity matters. Sought after for its expertise in the healthcare, TMT and real estate sectors. Has experience advising on transactions with cross-border elements. Regularly instructed by leading tech companies as well as state-owned and private funds.” —— Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2020
“Boasting high efficiency and rapid response, the GLO private equity and venture capital lawyer team has very high level of legal quality and professionalism.” —— Asialaw Profiles 2020Asialaw Profiles 2020
One satisfied client praises the firm's "strong professionalism, integrating the work with reality, providing down-to-earth and implementable measures. —— Chambers and Partners 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide
Telecom, Media & Technology, Private Equity & Investment Funds, Corporate / M&A, Outbound Investment, Capital Market
Partner: Zhang Yu
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