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About Us
In 1992, thanks to their overseas education and international experience of working in Europe, the US, and Hong Kong respectively, the founders of Duan & Duan sensed the business opportunity of establishing a private law firm when lawyers in China were still listed as “State Legal Workers”. With their pioneering courage and perseverance in seeking excellence, the founders of the firm applied for, and secured, a special approval from China’s Ministry of Justice for forming the first ever partnership law firm of the People’s Republic of China -- one that is privately funded and owned by overseas educated Chinese professionals. They formed the firm in Pudong, Shanghai, the epicenter of economic reform and opening to the outside world.

After almost 30 years of development, Duan & Duan has now become one of the most unique and renowned full-service law firms in China, capable of continuously providing our clients with the best quality legal services. A forerunner in becoming a Chinese international law firm, Duan & Duan is in a solid leading position in providing cross-border legal services.

Duan & Duan now boasts 29 offices in and outside China, and over 1,000 legal professionals firm-wide. With its full-fledged legal service platform and well-established capabilities and expertise, Duan & Duan delivers one-stop-shop legal services and provide our clients with practical solutions.

Duan & Duan has been steadily implementing its development plan in phases, with design and milestones to accomplish in mind, and with a view to becoming an increasingly international, well-known and sizable law firm in China.

Our Culture

Duan & Duan puts integrity and responsibility first. Our attorneys serve the society and our clients, in order to uphold justice, promote equality, and improve the rule of law. To our individual attorneys, integrity is a lofty and powerful character; to Duan & Duan, integrity is our ultimate asset.

While fully dedicating ourselves to our clients, we also honor our social responsibilities. We at Duan & Duan believe that it is both our responsibility and our culture to give back to the community.

We at Duan & Duan cannot stress teamwork enough. Despite China’s changing legal market and our constant expansion, our corporate structure and senior management remain stable. We understand that there would be no professionalism without teamwork; and without professionalism, competitive edge would not exist, and Duan & Duan would never survive the test of time.

It is our conviction that lawyers should not only practice what they preach; they should also study it well. We attach great importance to theoretical knowledge and legal research. The professionals at the Duan & Duan Research Institute study and discuss new laws and regulations on a regular basis. Our book series of stage-based case studies constitute a valuable archive of China’s legal service.


Received recognition

INTA Associate Member

Member of the Shanghai Equity Exchange

USLAW NETWORK’s Only Affiliate Member Firm in the Asia-Pacific Region

Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association

Class A Qualification for Shanghai International Consulting Agencies

Rising Stars 2010, ILASA

Securities Law Qualification

China’s Top 10 Fastest Growing Law Firms

China’s Law Firms of Excellence

Model Unit of the Shanghai Municipality

Model Law Firm of the Shanghai Municipality

China Business Law Awards

Leading Firm in Dispute Resolution: Shanghai, Chambers Global

Leading Firm in Corporate/Commercial Dispute Resolution, Chambers Asia-Pacific

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