Litigation

China – New Frontier

As one of the four most powerful economies in the world, China has attracted significant amount of international businesses. China is not only a major supplier of various raw materials and industrial goods but also a rapid growing market for international goods, services and technology. During this process, how to avoid or prevent commercial dispute and how to have disputes resolved have been a central issue for many international investors and businessmen doing business in China.

Nevertheless, given the differences in languages, legal background and practices, having commercial disputes resolved in China has not been an easy task. When crisis occurs, what an international client needs most is a legal counsel who possesses rich local knowledge, international perspective and who adopts a practical approach to tackle the issues.

Why China Commercial Law Firm?

As the largest law firm in Asia, China Commercial Law Firm provides comprehensive legal services in all major areas of law. Apart from banking and financing, securities transactions, intellectual property, international trade, foreign direct investment, real estate and taxation, litigation and dispute resolution is one of its major practices.

China Commercial Law Firm has a large dispute resolution team composed of over 30 partners and over 100 lawyers and paralegals, organized into 4 teams:

  • the first team focuses on serving Chinese domestic clients;
  • the second team focuses on IP litigation (for both domestic and foreign clients);
  • the third team is specialized in insolvency and restructuring and;
  • the fourth team is specialized in serving foreign and international clients for resolving disputes in China.

Each team is equipped with different skills and the requisite knowledge. We have gained tremendous experiences over the years in each area.

Our team of lawyers focuses on serving foreign clients for resolving their dispute in China is equipped with English language skills and international experiences. We view ourselves as good lawyers providing practical solutions and as “culture interpreters” for our foreign clients. Our partners possess 15-20 years experiences in advising international clients for resolving disputes in China. We have gained such invaluable experiences by working in international law firms or by working together with international law firms. This team is second to none.

All of the members of our dispute resolution practice group graduated from reputable law schools in China and oversea. A large percentage of our lawyers received postgraduate legal education abroad or has law-related internship training/ working experience in the U.S. or the U.K. or other international law firms in China. A number of the partners served as judges at various levels of courts in China for years before they joined the Firm. A number of partners also act as arbitrators of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) and other international or regional arbitration commissions. 

For years, we have represented many leading corporations and financial institutes in many important litigation and administrative proceedings before courts and administrative agencies throughout China. We have also appeared on behalf of our clients before most of the major arbitration institutions and organizations in the world, including CIETAC, ICC, SCC, HKIAC, SIAC, LCIA, etc.

Our Services

We advice our international clients on business decisions and strategies that pose litigation risks; handle arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings; carry out background searches and asset preservation actions (or application for attachment order); handle court proceedings, including assessment of claims and development of strategy, trial and appeal; develop strategies to resolve complex litigation disputes, including multiple claims among parties, and parallel regulatory, civil and criminal proceedings. We also work together with international law firms for cross-border litigation or alternative dispute resolution proceedings and handle enforcement of court judgment and arbitral awards.

Our experience for resolving China related commercial disputes includes (but not limited to) the following fields:

  • Banking litigation
  • Companies law and securities related disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Entertainment industry related dispute
  • Foreign direct investment related disputes
  • General commercial disputes
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Insurance litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation
  • International trade, anti-dumping and anti-trust
  • Labor and employment law
  • Pharmaceutical/medical devices
  • Product liability
  • Real estate related disputes
  • White collar crime
  • Domestic Litigation and Arbitration
  • International Litigation and Arbitration
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Client Testimonial

One of the best China lawyers based in Shenzhen! I appreciated this Shenzhen lawyer's service because they helped me achieved my goals, though it was a tough mission. They are English speaking lawyers, so there are absolutely no communication barrier you likely encounter elsewhere. What impressed me is these Shenzhen lawyer's quick response and professional service, two characteristics which I treasure most. Although the Shenzhen lawyers are based in south China, they represent clients across the country, so you can also call them China lawyer! - Johnson