We have a truly integrated team of over 200 lawyers working across China’s three major business centres: Beijing, Hong Kong SAR and Shanghai. We are not only able to call on the expertise of lawyers from the firm’s other offices in Asia and our network of 30 offices globally, but with our Shanghai Free Trade Zone Joint Operation with Zhao Sheng Law Firm, we can also provide seamless international and Chinese legal advice on joint matters, to help our clients achieve their China inbound and outbound strategic objectives.

Our many years of experience in China, and our track record on numerous complex international investments into China, have provided us with an exceptional understanding of the local legal and economic landscape. With around 100 Chinese-speaking lawyers, we know how best to negotiate and conclude deals in China. Our deep understanding of the culture and language, combined with our cross-practice strength and sector knowledge, mean clients can rely on Linklaters to achieve their commercial objectives while effectively managing risk.

Our expertise
Our renowned experience is recognised by the market:

"They're excellent. Linklaters is best suited for all types of Greater China and cross-border related financing work. The legal advice is sound and commercially driven, and the turnaround time is excellent."
Band 1 – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, Banking & Finance (International Firms): China

"They provide top-notch technical excellence, while being extremely hands-on and highly responsive. They offer very practical legal solutions, which is excellent. Linklaters adheres to high standards when it comes to best practice, compliance and integrity.”
Band 1 – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, Capital Markets – Debt (International Firms): China

“Linklaters demonstrated a strong understanding of the situation, provided sound legal and commercial advice, and worked seamlessly with us and other advisers throughout the M&A process.”
Band 2 – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, Corporate/ M&A: The Elite (International Firms): China

"Their advice is the perfect and very well-balanced combination between legal and business requirements."
Band 1 – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, Competition/Antitrust (International Firms): China

"Regionally powerful firm respected by peers and appreciated by clients for its ability to take on complex cross-border litigation. "
Band 1 – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, Dispute Resolution – Litigation (International Firms): China

“They are very attentive to clients and they have strong commercial awareness.”
Band 1 – Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, Projects & Infrastructure (International Firms): China