X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Linklaters is awaiting regulatory approval for a joint operation with Chinese ‘best friend’ firm Zhao Sheng, which is now led by former Linklaters consultant Eric Liu.

The firms struck up a best friend relationship this April, when a team of three partners and 16 lawyers left Linklaters’ China offices to join the Shanghai-based firm.

This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.
Subscribe today and get 10% off.

A PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION PROVIDES:

  • Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
  • Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
  • Unique access to ALM's unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week's UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
  • The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor's Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
  • Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Complete access to the site's full archive of more than 56,000 articles

Already have an account?

For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651

Joseph Evans

Law Firms Mentioned

<a href="http://www.almcms.com/contrib

  • Linklaters

/uploads/sites/378/2016/06/shanghai-night-web_616x372.jpg"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-14844" src="http://www.almcms.com/contrib

  • Linklaters

/uploads/sites/378/2016/06/shanghai-night-web_616x372.jpg" alt="" width="616" height="372" /></a>Linklaters is awaiting regulatory approval for a joint operation with Chinese best friend firm Zhao Sheng,��which is now led by former Linklaters consultant��Eric Liu. <a href="http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2017/04/24/linklaters-to-make-long-awaited-china-law-move-with-new-shanghai-spin-off/">The firms struck up a best friend relationship��this April</a>, when a team of three partners and 16 lawyers left Linklaters China offices to join��the Shanghai-based firm. Liu,��senior lawyer Grace Yu and corporate counsel Zhou Zhirong have all transferred over from Linklaters to Zhao Sheng since March this year. According to the Shanghai Bar Association, all have since been made partners of the firm and this��August, Liu was appointed managing partner. Liu, who��spent 10 years at Linklaters, was previously based in Beijing and <a href="http://www.linklaters.com/News/LatestNews/Pages/Asia-team-strengthened-new-partners-counsel.aspx">was��promoted to senior consultant at the magic circle firm last year</a>. Zhao Sheng, which was founded in 2010,��focuses on real estate, maritime law, intellectual property, construction, competition, criminal defence and corporate work. In September,��the firm moved into new offices in Shanghais Mirae Asset Tower, one floor above Linklaters Shanghai��base. Under Chinese regulations, international law firms are only permitted to open representative offices in the country and are restricted from offering Chinese law advice. However, the Shanghai��free trade zone (FTZ) scheme, which was launched in 2013, enables foreign firms to offer Chinese law advice via an association with a local firm or by setting up an independent practice in the FTZ. Linklaters declined to comment. <

  • Linklaters

> Knitter: Too few entities/relations are generated compared to number of concepts (only 94% (36/38) concepts are converted).
 

Legal Week Newsletters & Alerts

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your subscription, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters and alerts. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.