Global Law Office is a leading full service law firm in China, providing premium legal services to multinational and Chinese clients in a wide range of cross-border and domestic transactions.
As the first law firm in China, Global Law Office was established in 1984 under the auspices of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and was subsequently converted to a private partnership in early 2001. Since its establishment, Global Law Office has provided services for numerous high-profile cross-border and domestic transactions which set precedents in China. Today, with more than 150 lawyers practicing in Beijing and Shanghai offices in China, Global Law Office has become a leading Chinese law firm providing comprehensive quality legal services to clients worldwide.
We are committed to offering clients high quality and efficient services that are tailored to their needs. We deliver not only sound legal advice but also practical solutions to client's specific issues. With a combination of profound Chinese legal and business knowledge and international expertise, we are specialized in advising transactions that require excellent language skills, extensive practical experience and exceptional sophistication.
The following cases handled by Global have set precedents in the PRC ;
The first power plant with overseas project financing - Shandong Rizhao Power Plant ;
The first nuclear power plant project - Dayawan Nuclear Power Plant ;
The first Sino - USA joint venture project - Pingshuo Coal Mine ;
The first leasing of aircraft - Southern Airlines of China ;
The first case to apply the Docdex Regulations of the International Chamber of Commerce regarding a L/C dispute in litigation at a PRC court - Beijing Commercial Bank L/C case ;
The first and second N Share offering and listing of Chinese enterprises on the New York Stock Exchange - Brilliance Automotive China Holdings Limited in 1992 and China Yuchai International Limited in 1994 ;
The first case of a Chinese party defending a lawsuit in the USA - the "Firecracker Case" ;
The first arbitration case in Stockholm - representing a joint venture company based in Guangdong Province before the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce ;
The first maritime case covering the whole procedure from ship arresting to ship selling - the vessel "Lago" ;
The first successful case for recognition and enforcement of a foreign maritime arbitration award - the vessel "Garden Gate" ;
The first maritime litigation case involving the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage of 1969 - "Yian Jiu You 2" ;
The first offshore securitization transaction backed by receivables generated from Chinese originators' offshore receivables - the 1997 Cosco offshore freight receivables securitization project ;
The first onshore asset securitization transaction - financial receivables of RMB 13.25 billion of China Huarong Asset Management Company ;
The first criminal case concerning manipulation of stock prices - defense for Lu Liang and others against a charge of manipulation of the stock prices of Zhongke Chuangye (0048) with amount involved up to RMB 5.1 billion.