Founded in 1992, Beijing Zhonglun W&D Law Firm (Zhonglun W&D) is one of the earliest-established Chinese law firms approved by the Ministry of Justice. Today, it has become a large comprehensive law firm rooted in China with international perspectives, as well as the first law firm in China to set up branches in London and Saudi Arabia. The firm is headquartered in Beijing and has offices in Shanghai, Chengdu, Shijiazhuang, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Jinan, Shenzhen, Qianhai, Xiamen, Changzhou, Chongqing and other mainland cities. In addition, it has established service branch in Hong Kong, and provides legal services in major cities in Europe and the Middle East such as London, Riyadh, Paris and Lyon.
The firm has more than 2,000 practicing lawyers and professionals, who are equipped with solid theoretical knowledge and intensive practical experience, providing comprehensive, quality and efficient legal services for Chinese and overseas clients alike. The expertise and international geographical distribution enable the firm to provide clients with excellent legal solutions worldwide. We can provide legal services in a variety of languages, including Chinese, English, French, Korean, Japanese and Arabic. The service law system covers the civil law system, the Anglo-American legal system and the Islamic law system.
Based on the philosophy of "Justice, Truth, Ethics, Integrity”, as well as the teamwork spirit, Zhonglun W&D always emphasizes the development of expertise. It maintains its business strength in traditional fields, but also leads in the new and hot areas such as private equity fund (PE) investment and real estate asset securitization (REITs). Over years, Zhonglun W&D has not only won the recognition of domestic and foreign clients, but also been highly valued by relevant government authorities. For example, it has participated in the drafting of many laws, played a significant role in major projects including the "South-to-North Water Diversion", "2008 Olympic Games", "Sichuan-East Gas Transmission” and “Central Asia Pipeline Project”, and made great contributions to the legal work of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.
The Global Legal Alliance (GLA), established on May 19, 2016, is a global legal services alliance and a platform for international legal practitioners. Headquartered in Hong Kong and Beijing, China, GLA aims to provide a platform for exchanges, learning and cooperation for legal institutions and practitioners worldwide.
GLA is a non-profit, non-governmental international organization consisted of legal institutions and practitioners, which aims to create more business communication and cooperation opportunities for its members in accordance with the laws, regulations and social ethics of all member states.The exchange between its members mainly covers projects, investment and legal services.
GLA is jointly founded by 12 legal institutions and individuals both at home and abroad, including Hong Kong P.C.Woo, Beijing Zhonglun W&D, Beijing Huicheng, Britain’s DKLM, USA’s HUANG TANG & MARVIN. LLP, Cyprus’s Total Service, as well as Wang Yanzhuo from Zhongrong Trust, Ahmad Al-Kusayer from Saudi Arabia’s Naji Law Firm, Li Yingzhou from Hong Kong's Stephenson Harwood and Hermes Pazzaglini from Italy's NCTM Law Firm.It is a testimony of the increasing understanding and friendship between legal practitioners of various counties, as well as a platform for global communication and cooperation with regards to the frontier issues of many international laws.
Currently, twelve professional committees in the GLA have been established, namely the Banking and Finance Committee, the Corporate Law Committee, the M&A and Capital Market Committee, the Property Law Committee, the Dispute Resolution Committee, the Private Client Committee, the Intellectual Property Committee, the Environment, Energy and the Infrastructure Committee, the Food and Medicine Committee, the Middle East’s Business and Development Committee, the Trade Relief Committee, and the Competition Law Committee. Each committee has its person in charge, which helps the continuous growth and development of GLA after its initial establishment.
As a non-profit international organization, GLA is gradually growing under the strategic background of China's “Belt and Road” initiative. Under the guidance of this strategy, the first half of GLA’s annual meeting is the professional one held by lawyers. The the second half is a special project investment seminar attended by entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world, which encourages each member to bring an entrepreneur or investor to participate. GLA will continue to attract legal institutions, practitioners and entrepreneurs worldwide. With the existing 12 professional committees, GLA is hopefully to develop into an influential global legal alliance.
Zhonglun W&D established the "Zhonglun W&D Law Institute", "Zhonglun W&D Xiong'an New District Financial and Investment Development Research Center", and "Belt and Road Development Strategy Research Institute” on 23 May 2017 and had the official launch on the same day. Fang Dengfa was appointed as the leader of the Zhonglun W&D Law Institute, Zhen Qinggui as director of the Zhonglun W&D Xiong'an New District Financial and Investment Development Research Center, and Li Zheng as the leader of the Belt and Road Development Strategy Research Institute.