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Shanghai Office

Founded in 1993 by overseas educated professionals, Duan & Duan is the first private partnership-based law firm after China’s reform and opening-up. As one of the first Chinese law firms to go global, Duan & Duan is an unshakeable pioneer of international development in China’s legal community.


Over the past 30 years, Duan & Duan Shanghai has built an international team of seasoned attorneys, who can provide clients with one-stop legal services. Most of the partners, associates, and paralegals in the Shanghai Office come from prestigious law schools in China and other parts of the world. In addition to their profound knowledge about Chinese law and their rich experience of practicing it, most of Duan & Duan’s legal professionals have also received systematic and rigorous training from overseas legal programs. This is one of the reasons why Duan & Duan dominates the cross-border service market.


A firm believer in quality over quantity, the Shanghai Office has focused on international legal service since its inception. Empowered by Shanghai, an international economic, financial, trade, and shipping center, the Shanghai Office has never stopped perfecting its professional development and integrated management. Its partners have represented in a range of high-profile international cases, widely recognized by both the clients and the industry for their outstanding service and results.


Due to its pursuit of excellence, the Shanghai Office has won many sought-after industry awards in business and cross-border dispute resolution. It is highly recognized by Chambers & Partners, ALB, China Business Law Journal, the Legal 500, and other professional rating agencies.


As the Duan & Duan Headquarter, the Shanghai Office is uniquely located at the heart of the Hongqiao CBD, Changning District, Shanghai. With easy access to the Hongqiao intermodal transport hub, the office perfectly serves the Yangtze River Delta Integration Plan.

Area of Expertise

Duan & Duan Shanghai provides comprehensive support in a wide variety of practices, especially corporate, capital markets, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property, international practice, and dispute resolution.


1.Corporate
Duan & Duan Shanghai has provided a full spectrum of world-class support for its high-end clientele of Chinese and foreign companies. The office focuses on legal matters related to business operations, including Chinese and overseas investment, M&A, technological collaboration, business incorporation, license application, labor and HR, contract drafting and review, and high-stakes negotiations.


2.Capital Markets
Duan & Duan Shanghai is China’s first law firm to practice in securities and capital markets. As the service provider to multiple Chinese and foreign securities trading programs, the office is believed to be “expert in the securities practice”. For capital markets, the office focuses on the issuance of stocks or additional shares, IPO, M&A, equity and asset replacement, fund and trust, and asset appraisal. Duan & Duan Shanghai is well-connected with the government regulators, such as the China Securities Regulatory Commission and its local branches. The office enjoys great success in setting up securities investment funds and venture capital funds for its clients, including many world-renowned funds and Chinese industry big names.


3.Litigation and Arbitration
Duan & Duan Shanghai boasts seasoned experts in litigation and arbitration. Many partners of this practice have worked in China’s justice system as judges or prosecutors. With over ten years of experience in this field, they can provide the most complete solutions to Chinese and international clients alike.87


4.Intellectual Property
The office’s IP practice focuses on IP application, registration, search, renewal, management, dispute resolution, transaction, and licensing. Well-versed in IP laws and related subject matters, the seasoned attorneys work closely with the litigation team to score victories for renowned MNCs and Chinese businesses.


5.International Practice
Duan & Duan Shanghai is the established leader in international practice, specializing in international trade, franchising, transnational M&A, foreign direct investment, anti-dumping, and international dispute resolution. Its clients include Fortune 500 MNCs, and Chinese SOEs and private companies in traditional manufacturing, high-tech industries, and tertiary sectors such as finance and other services. 


6.Cross-Border Dispute Resolution
In cross-border dispute resolution, Duan & Duan Shanghai has successfully handled many high-profile litigations and arbitrations in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world. The experienced attorneys will provide objective advice and constructive solutions, and proactively represent their clients in proceedings. Seizing the opportunity of globalization, the office aims at offering the best support to Chinese and foreign clients in the international market.

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Duan & Duan’s internationally recognized management approaches are well-received among its high-end Chinese and international clients. Service time is used to evaluate attorneys’ workload and performance. Every case is led by a partner as the attorney-in-charge to ensure quality delivery and assigned to the best matching team to ensure comprehensive, consistent, and professional service for bigger clients and projects.

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Received recognition

INTA Industry member

Member of equity Custody trading Center

Only member of USLAW NETWORK, Inc. Asia Pacific region

Federation of Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises

2014-2016 Class A qualification of Shanghai Foreign consulting Institutions

Star Of Hope Law Firm - International Law Union Summit (ILASA)

Securities legal business qualification certificate

Top 10 fastest growing law firms in China

National Excellent Law Firm

Shanghai Civilized Unit

Shanghai Civilized Law Firm

Commercial law Firm of excellence

Chambers Corporate Law/Dispute Resolution Leading firm

Chambers, The leading dispute resolution law firm in Asia Pacific

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Duan & Duan’s internationally recognized management approaches are well-received among its high-end Chinese and international clients. Service time is used to evaluate attorneys’ workload and performance. Every case is led by a partner as the attorney-in-charge to ensure quality delivery and assigned to the best matching team to ensure comprehensive, consistent, and professional service for bigger clients and projects. Duan & Duan Shanghai welcomes all talent from both home and abroad for shared success!

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