Kejie Associates is a transactional law firm with global network, which specializes in advising domestic and international leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions. We work as a single united team with member firms of Kejie Associates Network to provide cross-jurisdictional legal service for Chinese enterprises on its outbound investments, mergers and acquisitions and other matters around the world.
We have a thriving commercial law practice focused on the area of mergers and acquisitions, private financing, private equity and venture capital, investment fund, securities issuance and capital markets, corporate and foreign direct investment and financial regulations.
Our experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments, corporate and securities law, and corporate governance means that we regularly handle some of the most complex, demanding and challenging transactions in the People's Republic of China. We counsel both public and private acquirers and targets. We also have extensive experience in counseling boards of directors and senior management in the most sensitive situations.
We approach our clients' legal issues always within the larger framework of their strategic, commercial and financial goals. We focus on matters that require the attention, extensive experience, expertise and the reputation of our partners. In order to provide this partner-intensive service, we generally do not handle routine matters, we limit the number and type of matters we do undertake.
Kejie Associates Network
Against the backdrop of the Belt and Road Initiative and the rapid internationalization of the Renminbi, Kejie Associates initiated a global legal service network named as Kejie Associates Network in September, 2015. Kejie Associates Network aims at providing cross-jurisdictional legal services to Chinese enterprises with ambitious global strategies.
Kejie Associates Network consists of 53 independent law firms with 61 offices in 53 countries across the five continents.
AllBright Law Offices was founded in 1999 as a full-service law firm committed to providing the highest levels of quality advice to clients. Based in Shanghai, AllBright has grown, innovated and provided unmatched service throughout a period of continuous economic and political change across China. Our focus on providing excellent advice and support to our clients has led to rapid expansion and we have established branch offices in 21 cities on the Chinese mainland as well as in Hong Kong and London. In addition, as a result of our increased international presence we have also established an association with the Hong Kong law firm Stevenson, Wong & Co. and a strategic partnership with the Bird & Bird LLP.
AllBright carries on the proud cosmopolitan culture of Shanghai and constantly seeks to bring together established legal professionals and outstanding young talent. In 2018, our team included nearly 2,300 lawyers, which grew to more than 2,800 in 2019, and now stands at over 3,000. This growth is a reflection of the importance we place on driving innovation, creating value for our clients and providing a global service for our clients.
At AllBright, we never stop upgrading and improving our professional legal services, while continuing to optimize our practice area layout. Currently, AllBright has ten major professional committees: Securities and Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, International Trade, Cross-Border Investment, Real Estate and Construction, Intellectual Property, Maritime Affairs，Bankruptcy Liquidation and reorganization, Litigation and Arbitration and Criminal. Each committee continually arranges speakers to address their members, informs members of key global conferences and encourages members to interact with partner firms and companies around the world. In doing so, we aim to achieve the highest levels of professional development within the firm.
Commerce & Finance Law Offices (“Tongshang”) is one of the first truly private partnership and of the best commercial law firms in China. Founded in 1992, Tongshang has steadily built up its well-recognized practice and reputation in Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance, New Economy (TMT, Healthcare and Education), Competition & Antitrust, Investment Fund, Restructuring & Insolvency, Regulatory, Labour and Employment, Wealth Management, Real Estate & Construction and Intellectual Property. Tongshang dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels. While most firms provide legal advice, Tongshang delivers business solutions.
Dentons' China region consists of 47 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, 大成 lawyers gained access to global resources, referrals, knowledge and experience—enhancing delivery of professional, agile and efficient service to clients.
From 2005 to 2010, 大成 was named an "Outstanding Law Firm in China" for six consecutive years, and topped Asian Legal Business' annual rankings of "ALB China Top 20 Largest Law Firms" and "ALB Asia Top 50 Largest Law Firms" for years.
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.
Dentons is one of the three best known and most favored firms in the world, according to the Thomson Reuters Acritas “Global Elite Brand Index 2021”.