Abous Us
About Us

Jin Mao Law Firm (“Jin Mao” or “Our Firm”), established on 24th December 1988 in Shanghai, enjoys the reputation as one of the first private law partnerships in Mainland China with steady, incremental expansion. To date, Our Firm has grown into a leading law firm in China offering a comprehensive range of professional legal services with high level of specialisation. Jin Mao’s expertise encompasses not only the major legal areas but also those cutting-edge, industry-pioneering domains, with particular strength in guiding its clients through the interplay of the traditional and cutting-edge dimensions of law.

 

Over the past three decades, Jin Mao professionals have taken critical roles in milestone deals both in Shanghai and across China that marked the historic “Reform and Opening” of the People’s Republic of China. Recognising the evolving needs of our society while honouring its proud tradition, Our Firm has consciously built up specialised practice groups around the following themes:

 

Finance and Securities, Foreign Investment and Corporate Governance, Infrastructure and Real Estate, Maritime and Logistics,Employment and Human Resources, Dispute Resolution (International and Domestic), Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Intellectual Property and Technology, Sports, Arts (Creative Industry) and Education, Family Law and Wealth Management, Mainland-Taiwan Exchanges.

 

Embracing its deep roots in Shanghai, Jin Mao is headquartered in Shanghai with branch offices in Hong Kong, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, Changshu, Jiangsu Province and LIN-GANG Special Area. Jin Mao also has operations through  strategic alliances with Iwata Godo Law Office (a Japanese law firm based in Tokyo), WONG AND CHAN (a law firm based in Hongkong), TaipeiLaw Attorneys-at-Law (a law firm based in Taiwan and the Philippines), and Vision & Balance (a law firm based in Beijing),  with further international additions in the pipeline following the existing, productive cooperation with law firms in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Australia, Canada, South Korea, Singapore, Brazil and Taiwan.

 

With the collective efforts of over 200 Jin Mao lawyers and support staff, Our Firm has been recognised by the government authorities, professional associations and leading reference guides both within China and abroad. CHAMBERS & PARTNERS, ASIA LAW and LEGAL 500 have constantly ranked Our Firm as one of the leading law firms in China. The “Jin Mao Milestones” below reviews the trajectory of our accolades achieved in the past three decades.

 
Milestones of Jin Mao:

1990 National Leading Law Firm Ministry of Justice of China

1993 Qualified Law Firm for Securities Law Services Ministry of Justice of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission

2000 Qualified Law Firm for Public Offering and Listing Law Services as to Overseas Company possessing inboard interests Ministry of Justice of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission

2000 Leading Law Firm Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice

2005 National Leading Law Firm All China Lawyers Association

2007 Leading Law Firm Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice

2007 Membership of National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII)

2010 Shanghai Leading Legal Service Unit for International Trade Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice

2011 Model Unit Shanghai Municipal Government

2011 Membership of PE Association of Shanghai and Shanghai Guarantee Association

2011 Environment Safeguard Law Firm All-China Environment Federation

2012 Membership of the Listed Companies Association of Shanghai and Shanghai Association of Micro-Credit

2013 Model Unit Shanghai Municipal Government

2013 Membership of Commercial Factoring Expertise Committee of China Association of Trade in Services

2013 Shanghai Leading Legal Service Unit for International Trade Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice

2014 Enterprise Bankruptcy Administrator, Shanghai High People’s Court

2015 Vice Head Membership of Shanghai Pudong Factoring Expertise Association

2015 2011-2015 Shanghai Top 10 Outstanding Law Firms, Shanghai Bar Association

2015 Membership of China Academy of Arbitration Law

2015 Model Unit Shanghai Municipal Government

2015 Patent Agency State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C

2016 Member of Shanghai United Assets and Equity Exchange

2016 Vice Head Membership of Shanghai Commercial Factoring Guild

2016 Member of Insurance Asset Management Association of China (IAMAC)

2017 Model Unit of ShanghaiShanghai Municipal Government

2017 Highly Recommended as a Ranked Firm in Corporate/Commercial, East Coast: Shanghai (PRC Firms), Chambers ASIA PACIFIC

2018 2017 Shanghai Lawyers Industry Contribution AwardShanghai Bar Association

2018 2017 “Partner of the Year”, Bonded Area, China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone

2018 Highly Recommended as a Ranked Firm in Corporate/Commercial, East Coast: Shanghai (PRC Firms), Chambers ASIA PACIFIC

2019 2015-2018 Shanghai Top 10 Outstanding Law Firms Shanghai Bar Association

2019 Model Unit of Shanghai Shanghai Municipal Government

2019 Highly Recommended as a Ranked Firm in Corporate/Commercial, East Coast: Shanghai (PRC Firms), Chambers ASIA PACIFIC

2020 Best Overall Law Firms (Shanghai), Banking & finance, Fintech & blockchain, 2020 China Business Law Awards Winner