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China

11 March 2019

PSL Advocates & Solicitors has set up a small office in China’s fifth-larges city, Hangzhou, and is in the process of hiring a local lawyer there to capitalise on increasing outbound work to India.

02 January 2016

China ‘s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) has launched an online service platform for lawyers on judicial justice, rule of law and rights, the media reported on Saturday.

Through the platform, lawyers will be able to file cases, submit material, follow the progress of cases or contact judges, China Radio International reported. 

It also provides access to digital recordings of past cases.

A database of lawyers and law firms has been established on the platform. 

At present, over 21,000 law firms and 81,000 lawyers are recorded in the database.

The SPC proposed the platform in March 2015, during the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature.

21 December 2015

Chinese authorities have pledged to reform the country’s qualification system for those who want to enter the legal profession.

A statement jointly issued by the general offices of the Communist Party of China’s (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council on Sunday said the system will be improved to ensure those engaged in law professions are “faithful to the Party, the country, the people and the law”, reported Xinhua.

The current system requires specific exams for four professions, namely judges, prosecutors, lawyers and notaries, but the new system combines them into one single exam and extends it to more professions such as those that involve the imposition of restrictions on the rights of citizens and corporate bodies, or auxiliary positions in the justice system.

Those who enter the legal professions shall also receive a unified pre-service training, it added.

29 September 2015

Chinese law firms: GiantChina’s law firm with the largest turnover, Dacheng, has generated $350m (RMB 2.25bn) in fees in 2014 with a lawyer headcount of 3,112 and 1,156 partners, followed by King & Wood Mallesons (China) with revenues of around $280m in 2014 and 1,104 lawyers.

05 February 2015

Pseudonyms such as “Obama” and “Putin” will no longer be available to Chinese citizens who wish to hide their identity on the internet, following new internet restrictions implemented by the country’s authorities

25 March 2014

Chinese law firms Jun He and Zhong Lun are in talks to merge, which, if successful, would create a Chinese law firm with combined revenues of £180m (Rs 1,800 crore), with 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers in eight cities and offices in Japan, the US and London. [The Lawyer]

16 April 2013

Former Supreme Court Justice O Chinappa Reddy died at his Hyderabad residence on Saturday, 16 years after retiring from the apex court.

Reddy graduated from Madras Law College and enrolled with the Madras Bar in 1944, practicing at the Andhra Pradesh High Court (HC) for 23 years until his appointment as an additional judge of that HC. He was soon a permanent judge there.

He was transferred to the Punjab & Haryana HC in 1976 and back to the AP HC in 1977. In 1978 he was elevated to the SC and after his retirement in 1987 he served as the chairman of the Karnataka BC Commission.

He had delivered several remarkable human rights judgements and was described as pro poor according to the New Indian Express.

02 August 2012

china red square Singh & Associates (S&A) has seconded a partner and a principal associate to Beijing full-time, to strengthen the firm’s China practice with the help of a non-exclusive client referral arrangement with Guangda Law Firm in China.

13 July 2012

Lexygen-YangYenThaw Private equity boutique Lexygen’s former Singapore partner Yang Yen Thaw, who left in December 2011, has joined Chinese firm Dacheng Wong Alliance LLP as co-head of its India practice from Singapore.

30 September 2009

singapore_skyline-HDR-byChristopher_Chan_thVaish Associates Advocates has formed a best-friends relationship with Chinese-Singaporean firm Dacheng Central Chambers (DCC).

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