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 China's Mainland 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 specialization. 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:


Infrastructure & Real Estate; Corporate Compliance; Finance; Environment, Energy & Natural Resources; Corporate, M&A; Information Network and High Technology; Dispute Resolution; Intellectual Property & Technology; Government, Public Affairs & Mainland-Taiwan Exchanges; Employment & Human Resources; Family Law; Bankruptcy, Reorganization & Liquidation; Capital Market; Healthcare & Life Sciences; Arts & Sports.


Embracing its deep roots in Shanghai, Jin Mao is headquartered in Shanghai with branch offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, China, Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, Changshu, Jiangsu Province and China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone LIN-GANG Special Area. Jin Mao also has operations through strategic alliances with Iwata Godo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan), WONG AND CHAN (Hongkong, China), TaipeiLaw Attorneys-at-Law (the Philippines, Taiwan, China), and Vision & Balance (Beijing, China), 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, China.


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, ALB, CHINA BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL have constantly ranked Our Firm as one of the leading law firms in China. The “Jin Mao Milestones” below records the trajectory of our accolades achieved in the past three decades.

Jin Mao Milestones:

2023 Global Investment Partner Law Firm of Huangpu District, Shanghai Huangpu District People’s Government

2023 Third-Party Data Service Provider, Shanghai Data Exchange

2022 Be Selected ‘ESG China Awards 2022’– ESG Legal Service Provider of the Year, BritCham Shanghai

2022 Be included in the Referral Library of the Inheritance Administrator Shanghai Xinhongqiao, Shanghai Zhangjiang, Shanghai Lingang, and Shanghai Changning Notary Public Office

2022 Director, Shanghai Data Service Provider Association

2021 Director, Shanghai Financial Leasing Association

2021 Best Cooperative Partner, Shanghai Volunteer Association

2020 Expert Committee Member, China Association of Trade in Services

2020 Foreign Investment Service Partner of Shanghai Hongkou District 2020, Shanghai Hongkou District Commission of Commerce (Economy)

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

2019 First Member, Shanghai Association of Bankruptcy Administrations

2018 2017 Shanghai Lawyers Industry Contribution Award,Shanghai Bar Association

2018 Partner Organisation of the Year 2017, Bonded Area Authority of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone Administration

2016 Member, Shanghai United Assets and Equity Exchange

2016 Founding Member and Elected Deputy Chair, Shanghai Commercial Factoring Guild

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

2016 Member, Association of Shanghai Internet Financial Industry (ASIFI)

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

2015 Member, China Academy of Arbitration Law

2015 Patent Agency, State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China

2014 Enterprise Bankruptcy Administrator Recognised by the Shanghai High People’s Court

2013 Founding Member, 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

2012 Member, Listed Companies Association of Shanghai and Shanghai Association of Micro-Credit

2011 Model Unit of Shanghai City (Ten Time Winner), Shanghai Municipal Government

2011 Member, PE Association of Shanghai and Shanghai Guarantee Association

2011 Environment Safeguard Law Firm, All China Environment Federation

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

2007 Leading Law Firm, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice

2007 Member, National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII)

2005 National Leading Law Firm, All China Lawyers Association

2000 Qualified Law Firm for Public Offering and Listing Law Services to Overseas Company Possessing Interests within China Ministry of Justice of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission

2000 Leading Law Firm, Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice

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

1991 National Leading Law Firm, Ministry of Justice of China


Chambers and Partners                                                                                ALB                                                                                  China Business Law Journal 

Great China Region: Corporate/Commercial: Shanghai (PRC Firms)            China Fastest Growing Law Firms                                  Best Overall Law Firms (Shanghai)

                                                                                                                         China Top 15 Local Firms in Yangtze River Delta           Notable Achievers Law Firm
                                                                                                                         Shanghai Law Firm of the Year                                        Pro-Bono Law Firm

                                                                                                                         Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year                        Banking & finance

                                                                                                                         Rising Law Firm of the Year                                            Fintech & blockchain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Government & public

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Construction & infrastructure 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Intellectual Property (Copyright)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Anti-bribery & anti corruption