We are delighted to announce our China IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022. The fifth edition is the most comprehensive yet, featuring around 1000 lawyers globally, a 33% increase from the number of lawyers recognized last year. It is a privilege to be able recognise the work of all the outstanding women. 

IFLR1000 Women Leaders is an elite ranking category reserved for the most prominent women lawyers across the world working in the areas of law IFLR1000 researchesThis is an exclusive group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets who either have expertise and experience of working on complex deals, or who have risen to hold leadership roles with their firms or their practices. For some individuals both these things are true. 


Research methodology  

IFLR1000's research teams in Hong Kong, London, New York and Sofia collectively analyse thousands of research submissions, conduct thousands of interviews with law firm partners, and survey tens of thousands of clients to determine IFLR1000's Women Leaders. 

Each year Women Leaders uses the previous submission cycle's data for the research. Women Leaders 2022 will be based primarily on submissions made in 2021. We consider all female lawyers working in our areas of research as Women Leaders but firms that participate in our research (see guidelinescan nominate individuals and individual lawyers can nominate themselves by taking our Lawyer Survey. 


Featured Women Leaders

Elva Yu
Llinks Law Offices

Yonghong Zhan
Guantao Law Firm
Llinks Law Offices partner Elva Yu is highly accomplished in investment funds, frequently leading complex crossborder transactions. She is recognized by the market for her work on multimillion dollar transactions within the asset management industry.    Zhan Yonghong is an executive partner at Guantao Law Firm, where she specializes in the project development practice. She is well known and respected for her work leading complex projects in the construction and real estate industries.


Women Leaders 2022 Profiles 

The below list contains links to Women Leaders organized by firm. 

If you have questions about the research process, please contact Chynna Lewis: chynna.lewis@iflr1000.com 

If you would like to discuss how we can help you promote you or your firm's achievements, please contact Emily Kyriacou: emily.kyriacou@delinian.com 


Clifford Chance

Ying White



Nancy (Qingnan) Sun

Jingjing Wu


Fangda Partners

Joyce Huang


Global Law Office

Shifang Guo

Yuan Yuan


Guantao Law Firm

Yonghong Zhan


Han Kun Law Offices

Rong Fang

Daisy Qi

Wang Shu



Fang Yi

Man(Shelley) Wang

Tianxiao Lei



Judy Tan


King & Wood Mallesons

Ling Huang

Wang Ling

Xiaolian Zhang


Llinks Law Offices

Elva Yu

Selena She


Morrison & Foerster

Ruomu Li


Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Judie Ng Shortell


Shearman & Sterling

Li Chen


Sunshine Law Firm

Hongwen Zhu


Tian Yuan Law Firm

Shuang Song

Jiayun Xie


Zhong Lun Law Firm

Catherine Chen

Shirley Lu

Bing Wang