- Dr. Lefan Gong, Zhong Lun Law Firm
How should a foreign investor approach retaining legal counsel in China?
Companies should not rely on the name of the firm. In China, having a globally-recognized brand does not ensure quality legal service. Regardless of whether a law firm is Chinese or foreign, it can have partners who are too new to China to understand it; conversely, it can have partners who are China dinosaurs and who lack the knowledge and skills to execute cutting-edge deals. Thus, investors should focus on the individual attorneys who will deliver the work. The attorneys should be experienced, energetic, articulate, and current on developments. It is best to start by getting recommendations, rather than looking at firm brochures and websites. Before making any decisions, investors should thoroughly interview several different attorneys.
- Logic Legal
Prepackaged legal plans are an innovative and cost-effective solution for a company’s legal needs in China. The prepackaged plan model is simple: A company pays a manageable annual fee. In return, it receives access to and on-demand services from English-speaking lawyers in China who are qualified to practice Chinese law.