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Herbert Smith Freehills adds China law capability through Joint Operation licence with Kewei 史密夫斐尔与科伟律师事务所联营,扩展中国法律服务实力

08 August 2019 | Shanghai
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Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is adding local law capabilities in Mainland China, following the approval of a Joint Operation with Kewei Law Firm by Shanghai's Bureau of Justice.

全球领先的史密夫斐尔律师事务所获上海市司法局批准,正式与科伟律师事务所开展联营,扩展中国法律服务业务能力。

The firm becomes one of only six international law firms permitted to integrate China law advice with international legal services through the Joint Operation model based in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

The Joint Operation will be known as Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei. It integrates international and PRC legal advice, initially in cross-border M&A and corporate, banking and finance, disputes, competition, capital markets and financial services regulatory.

Kewei offers top-quality China lawyers with international experience, a strong client list, and an innovative managed legal services business, which will also integrate with Herbert Smith Freehills' market-leading ALT China operation. Founding partner Xu Wenbao, partner Stanley Xie and international partner Gavin Guo lead the firm.

"Our 30-year China practice is strong with plenty of room to grow," said Asia Executive Partner Justin D'Agostino.  "This new licence will transform our business on the Mainland, and signals our long-term commitment to China."

The two firms have been working together for some time, and the partnership has been well received.

"We have already attracted instructions on billion-dollar matters from some of the largest companies operating in China," said Greater China Managing Partner May Tai. "Adding Kewei to our highly rated Mainland practice completes our offering in Greater China, and clients have responded very positively."

Established in 1995, Kewei has championed innovation throughout its 24-year history.

"Kewei Law Firm has been recognised as a pacesetter for high-quality service in the Shanghai legal sector for many years," said Kewei founding partner Wenbao Xu. "As founder, I've been pleased to witness every success of the firm to date and am excited about this latest development onto an international platform."

"Both firms would like to thank the Bureau of Justice in Shanghai for approving this partnership," said Kewei partner Stanley Xie.  "Given initial demand, our team is already expecting further growth in both our business and our legal talent."

 

包括史密夫斐尔在内,目前仅有六家国际律师事务所获准在上海自贸区通过联营安排实现国际法与中国法的整合服务。

史密夫斐尔科伟联营办公室将提供无缝对接的国际法及中国法意见,现阶段的主要业务领域包括跨境并购及公司事务、银行及金融、争议解决、竞争法、资本市场以及金融服务监管。

科伟律师事务所拥有国际经验丰富的资深中国律师和强大的客户资源,运用创新的尖端技术高效管理法律工作,与史密夫斐尔市场领先的替代性法律服务(ALT)相得益彰。科伟律师事务所由创始合伙人许文宝、合伙人谢守德和资深国际顾问郭武汉领导。

史密夫斐尔亚洲管理合伙人欧智乐(Justin D'Agostino)表示:“我们深耕中国法律市场三十余年来取得了优秀的成绩,也有可观的成长空间。联营安排为我们的中国业务带来突破,也代表着我们对中国市场的长期投入。”

正式联营之前,两家律所合作已久,建立了良好的工作伙伴关系,也得到客户的广泛认可。

史密夫斐尔大中华区管理合伙人戴枫媚表示:“我们联手为数家在华经营的大型跨国企业10亿美元级的法律事务提供支持。史密夫斐尔拥有市场领先的中国业务,与科伟的联营进一步完善了我们在大中华区的专业团队,客户对此给予了积极的反馈和回应。”

科伟律师事务所创立于1995年,在其二十四年的发展进程中始终倡导创新。

科伟律师事务所创始合伙人许文宝表示:“科伟多年来被评为上海司法系统先进集体。作为创始人,我很高兴看到科伟迄今取得的所有成功,对科伟如今在国际平台上的发展感到振奋。”

科伟合伙人谢守德表示:“我们由衷感谢上海市司法局批准科伟与史密夫斐尔的联营。从目前的需求势头来看,我们预计联营办公室的业务增长潜力强劲,对本地法律人才也将十分有吸引力。”

 

MORE ABOUT KEWEI

Kewei is a boutique law firm, led by Chinese lawyers with deep international experience. It combines lawyers with experience in local and international work with a low-cost managed legal services business that uses the new technology to manage bulk work cost-effectively.

It advises Chinese and international companies on cross-border M&A and corporate, banking and finance, disputes, competition, capital markets and financial services regulatory.

Kewei is led by Xu Wenbao, Gavin Guo and Stanley Xie. Gavin is a seasoned corporate lawyer specialising in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, and corporate and commercial matters relating to China. Stanley has extensive experience advising investment banks and corporations on a range of PRC related corporate finance transactions, including equity capital market transactions, debt capital market transactions, and other cross-border transactions.

科伟(Kewei)是一家精品律师事务所,由具有深厚国际经验的中国律师领导。科伟兼有国内外经验的资深律师为客户提供全面的战略化建议,运用新技术,高效地管理批量工作。

科伟就复杂的境内外投资、企业咨询、资本市场问题和争议解决等向中国公司和跨国公司提供法律咨询服务。

科伟由许文宝、郭武汉和谢守德领导。郭武汉是一位经验丰富的公司事务律师,主要执业领域为跨境并购、国际商事交易以及在华公司和商事法律事务。谢守德律师主要代表投行及公司处理与中国相关的企业融资交易,在股权资本市场、债务资本市场及其他跨境交易方面经验丰富

www.kewei-law.cn

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