Our founders are well established Chinese lawyers and possess an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local laws, customs and regulations of the People’s Republic of China. With a Western- style approach to client service, we manage to provide legal services and business advice to both Chinese companies and multinational companies doing business in China.
John is a leading lawyer in the areas of foreign direct investment, venture capital financing, private equity investment, intellectual property law and international arbitration and litigation. A Ford Foundation Fellow, he earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his LL.M. from the University of California in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the East China University of Political Science and Law, where he earned LL.B. and LL.M. degrees.
Kevin has practiced law for both U.S. and China-based law firms and served as in-house counsel for two global companies with operations in China. He is a leading lawyer in the areas of financial, corporate, commercial and intellectual property law. He earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and his LL.M. from the East China University of Political Science and Law. He is also a graduate of Fudan University, where he earned his LL.B.
Our founding partners have received of numerous prestigious legal awards in Asia, including:
John Z.L. Huang
From 2000-2006, John was named one of Asia's Leading Business Lawyers in IT, e-commerce, IPRs and dispute resolution.
In 2002, John was appointed one of the first members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Committee of All China Lawyers Association.
In 2004, John was nominated by LegalBusiness, the publisher of The Asia Pacific Legal 500, as the Lawyer of the Year, an honour given to the most successful lawyer in Asia.
In 2005, the Asian Legal Business (ALB) China Law Awards nominated John as the Local Law Firm Dealmaker of the Year and recognised him as the one of the Hot 30 Lawyers in China.
In 2006, he was nominated by the ALB China Law Awardsand as the China Dealmaker of the Year and was identified as one of Asia Pacific’s Hot 100 Lawyers.
Kevin Y. Qian
In 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005, he was recognised by AsiaLaw magazine as one of Asia’s Leading Business Lawyers for his work in the area of M&A.
In 2002, Kevin was appointed one of thefirst members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Committee of All China Lawyers Association.
In 2004, he accepted the nomination by the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) as the committee chairof its International Trade Committee.
Kevin was recognized by Asian Legal Business (ALB) magazine as the one of theHot 30 Lawyers in China in 2004 and as Asia Pacific’s Hot 100 Lawyers in 2005.
In 2006, Kevin was nominated by the International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers as one of the World’s Leading Practitioners.
In 2007, Kevin was appointed vice president of the Foreign Affairs & WTO Committee and elected vice director of the IPBA Project Coordination Committee.