|Founded in 1992, Zhonglun W&D Law Firm is one of the earliest-established Chinese law
firms approved by the Ministry of Justice. Primarily a large-scale full service law firm, Zhonglun
W&D embraces substantial international elements. We are the first Chinese law firm to set up
dual-jurisdictional office abroad. Headquartered in Beijing, the firm has China-based offices in
Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Jinan and
Shenzhen, co-functioning with our dual-jurisdictional offices in London (UK) and Riyadh (Saudi
Arabia) and our representative/ associated offices in Hong Kong, Lyon, Paris and major cities in
the US .
The multi-national and multi-lingual nature of our team consisting of approximately 400 lawyers
and employees enables us to provide streamlined first-class legal service to our diversified
Chinese and overseas clients from our strategically placed branch offices across the world. Our
working languages include Chinese, English, French, Korean, Japanese and Arabic. Our team is
licensed to provide legal advice under Chinese, Anglo-American as well as Islamic law.
Our ability to quickly get to grips with new developments in businesses and regulations is a key
strength to our success. We are not only a leading Chinese law firm in traditional areas of law,
but also a frontrunner in advising clients on their most important and challenging assignments
in emerging areas such as private equity, structured finance and securitization, cross-border
corporate transactions, real estate development and investment trusts.
Our aim is to become a leading Chinese law firm with significant international outlook. We intend
to build client relationships that endure through business cycles and meet our clients’ highest
expectation. Our practice has also gained high-level recognition by the Chinese government. We
are honoured to have advised the government in various legislation revision and been engaged in
influential projects commissioned by the governmental departments such as Beijing 2008 Olympic
Games, South to North Water Diversion Project, Sichuan-East Natural Gas Transmission Project,
Central Asia Gas Pipeline Project and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
Our Recent Awards
¡ñ Listed as “Top 10 Law Firms” in Asian Legal Business’s (ALB) “Annual Top 20 Largest Scale Chinese Law Firms”
¡ñ Awarded “Deal of the Year” by China Law & Practice for best Securitisation and Structured Finance deal
¡ñ Recommended by Chambers & Partners and Asia Law & Practice
¡ñ Placed in “Legal 500” for outstanding performance
¡ñ Named as “First-rate Organization for Beijing’s Olympic Legal Work” by Beijing Lawyers’ Association
¡ñ “Prize for Outstanding Performance” Awarded by the City of Beijing’s 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the PRC Preparatory Commission
¡ñ Member of the international Lawyer Organisation (INTERLAW) and of the Integrated Advisory Group (IAG)
We have a dedicated team composed of talented and experienced lawyers in their practice areas, whose advisory works are often closely associated with the revision of important state or local legislation and whose academic publications
exert influence in legal circles. We only recruit the brightest graduates with outstanding academic records from celebrated universities across the world and we routinely provide structured, targeted and cross border trainings
for our team.
Our Practice Areas
Zhonglun W&D’s cutting edge expertise covers a wide spectrum of practice areas including corporate and securities,
finance, real estate and construction, intellectual property and information technology, international services, tax, foreign investment in China and mergers and acquisitions, insurance fund investments, trusts and assets securitisation,
domestic and overseas listings, private equity, maritime law, energy and environmental protection, labor and employment, health care, litigation and arbitration.
Zhonglun W&D is committed to provide legal advice to our clients of the highest quality. Our firm motto “diligence and excellence” underpins all of our works. This is combined with our strategic relationship with Chinese government departments of all levels, which enhances our wealth of experience and technical expertise in providing cost-effective solutions to our clients’ concerns. Provision to our client of practical and realistic solution rather pure legal advice has always been our aim.
Zhonglun W&D is a business-oriented law firm with a broad spectrum of clients including domestic and overseas governments, private or public enterprises in banking, finance, insurance, energy, trade, manufacturing, tourism, air travel, entertainment, telecommunications, advertising, education, machinery and chemical industry, catering, medical treatment, real estate and construction, funds, trusts and electronic commerce.