AllBright Law Offices was founded in 1999 as a full-service law firm committed to providing the highest levels of quality advice to clients. Based in Shanghai, AllBright has grown, innovated and provided unmatched service throughout a period of continuous economic and political change across China. Our focus on providing excellent advice and support to our clients has led to rapid expansion and we have established branch offices in 21 cities on the Chinese mainland as well as in Hong Kong and London. In addition, as a result of our increased international presence we have also established an association with the Hong Kong law firm Stevenson, Wong & Co. and a strategic partnership with the Bird & Bird LLP.
AllBright carries on the proud cosmopolitan culture of Shanghai and constantly seeks to bring together established legal professionals and outstanding young talent. In 2018, our team included nearly 2,300 lawyers, which grew to more than 2,800 in 2019, and now stands at over 3,000. This growth is a reflection of the importance we place on driving innovation, creating value for our clients and providing a global service for our clients.
At AllBright, we never stop upgrading and improving our professional legal services, while continuing to optimize our practice area layout. Currently, AllBright has ten major professional committees: Securities and Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, International Trade, Cross-Border Investment, Real Estate and Construction, Intellectual Property, Maritime Affairs，Bankruptcy Liquidation and reorganization, Litigation and Arbitration and Criminal. Each committee continually arranges speakers to address their members, informs members of key global conferences and encourages members to interact with partner firms and companies around the world. In doing so, we aim to achieve the highest levels of professional development within the firm.
First law firm in China: established in 1984, the Global Law Office (hereinafter the "GLO") came as the first law firm established after the implementation of reform and opening-up in China. After over 30 years of persistent efforts and development, we have become one of the most prominent large comprehensive law firms in the legal industry of China.
Among the most prominent large comprehensive law firms in China: GLO has been committing to the mission of "serving domestic and foreign clients with globalized vision, globalized team and globalized quality" since its inception, allowing us to always maintain leading position in the industry in the midst of ever-changing global economic environment. We are proud to be one of Chinese most respected and well-connected law firms, recognized as such by both international and domestic league tables and legal institutions for consecutive years, including the Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Asian Legal Business, etc.
Professional and excellent lawyer team: all lawyers of GLO are graduates from first-tier domestic and/or international law schools, most of whom hold LLM or higher degrees. Many partners have the qualification to practice law in the U.S., UK, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, among others. Our lawyer team has excellent professional backgrounds, and many lawyers have experience of working at courts, domestic and foreign first-tier law firms or leading enterprises and organizations in the industry.
Comprehensive one-stop legal services: we provide comprehensive one-stop legal services for domestic and foreign clients from various sectors and industries. We are committed to a variety of industries, including but not limited to sub sectors such as banking, finance, insurance, securities, investment, trade, energy, mining, chemical engineering, steel, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure and public facilities, life science and healthcare, telecommunication, media, and high technology, culture, entertainment & sports, real estate, hotel & leisure, catering and large consumption, and etc.
Innovative problem-solving abilities: our lawyers are able to apply practical and constructive comprehensive legal solutions by integrating excellent professional law skills with sophisticated business knowledge so as to solve various complex and fast-changing matters. With leading professional innovative capabilities, we are adept at creatively designing transaction structures as well as details. Over the last three decades, our expertise has helped set the agenda for change through precedents involving many of the country's "firsts".
Client oriented service philosophy: over the past three decades, with profound legal knowledge, extensive practice experience, high professional dedication and strong professional ethics sense, we have demonstrated and proved our values and won trust from domestic and foreign clients. In the future, we will continue to help domestic and foreign clients get enduring and long-term success via our unique advantages.
Dentons Shanghai Office is located in the Lujiazui finance and trade zone nestled on the shores of the Huangpu River. As one of the earliest partnership law firms in Shanghai, its local advantage and law practice have been continuously developed and improved, and it has grown into an important legal service team in the legal sector of Shanghai.
Shanghai is the financial and economic center of China. Dentons Shanghai Office will also draw on the advantage that Dentons has offices in more than 176 locations serving more than 79 countries throughout the world to deliver outstanding legal services combining global resources and local expertise, assist clients to deal with the most complicated legal and business environment in the world, and deliver unique professional legal services for clients.
Dentons Shanghai Office now employs nearly 700 employees, including more than 470 lawyers, 200 of whom are partners. As a large full-service law firm, Dentons Shanghai Office offers a general practice and specialized services in a wide range of practice areas, including corporate compliance and regulation, capital markets, private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and disposal of non-performing assets, intellectual property, litigation and arbitration, labor, tax, customs and criminal matters. It also serves a large variety of industries, including, among others, finance, mining and energy, entertainment and media, real estate and construction, and automobile. It has also expanded its practice into new areas and is highly appraised among clients, including, among others, competition and antitrust, marriage and family matters and private wealth
management, asset securitization, and outbound investment. It enjoys a considerable market share in and has a significant influence on the legal services market in the sectors of energy and natural resources, science and technology, media and telecommunications, luxury goods and fashion.
Han Kun is a leading full-service law firm in China. Over the years, Han Kun has been widely recognized as a leader in complex cross-border and domestic transactions. Our main practice areas include private equity, mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic capital markets, investment funds, asset management, antitrust/competition, banking and finance, aviation finance, foreign direct investment, compliance, private client/wealth management, intellectual property and dispute resolution. We have more than 600 professionals located in our four offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. All our lawyers are graduates of top universities and have extensive experience in complex cross-border transactions as counsel to both Chinese and foreign clients.