Law Firm Profile: Jun He Law Offices
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The Jun He Law Offices is widely known as one of the leading law firms in China. The firm is dedicated to hiring lawyers that hold advanced degrees, such as the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law. This international law firm has provided services to a variety of clients since its inception in 1989, building a solid reputation throughout China and around the world. The firm now features nine offices with locations in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley and elsewhere. Jun He Law Offices employs more than 400 lawyers to assist its clients in English, Chinese and Japanese.
Areas of Practice
The Jun He Law Offices is a full-service Chinese law firm that can provide advice and representation in most areas of practice. It specializes in 18 areas, including:
- Foreign direct investment
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Securities & capital markets
- Banking & finance
- Infrastructure & project financing
- Real estate & construction
- Intellectual property
- International trade
- Labor & employment
- Dispute resolution
- Tax & customs practice
- Antitrust & competition
Its lawyers are qualified to offer advice and representation in each of these areas, along with many others, to give their clients the highest level of service.
Being the oldest independent law firm in China, Jun He has played an integral role in the development of the law profession in the country. Today, Jun He strives to provide its clients with the highest level of expertise and advice. With lawyers who are fluent in English, Chinese and Japanese, the firm utilizes excellent communication skills to execute cross-border transactions more efficiently.
With Jun He’s rich history in China, it has received numerous awards and participated in major cases in China and throughout the world. The Legal 500 has given the Jun He Law Offices top-tier rankings in the areas of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment and tax. It also received accolades in the areas of intellectual property, projects and energy and international trade.
In addition to these distinctions, the Jun He Law Offices has played an integral role in many major cases, including:
- Assisting in the refinancing of a $190 million loan from Australia & New Zealand Banking Group to Sinochem International.
- Advising the Ping An Trust on purchasing shares in Shanghai Jahwa.
- Representing BMW in an infringement case against Guangzhou Century Baochi Apparel Co.
- Advising domestic and international clients on pre-investment tax structuring.
The Key to Success
The Jun He Law Offices has maintained its status as a leading law firm in China, where economic changes and social growth have led to the demise of many other law firms. In addition to paving the way for other law firms in the country, the Jun He Law Offices places importance on teamwork with integrity, innovative thinking and global experience. For those looking for opportunities at Jun He, it is important to have experience and expertise in one or two (out of the 18) core areas practiced at the law firm, in addition to being a team player with ambition and the ability to speak Chinese and/or English.
How Are They Different?
As the oldest established law firm in China, the Jun He Law Offices serves as the model after which many other law firms in the country are designed. Their dedication to customer service and a teamwork approach gives them an advantage over other law firms that are more interested in quantity than quality.
In addition to their law services, the Jun He Law Offices takes part in social responsibility, such as offering pro bono services, instituting scholarships, participating in public interest activities and performing legislative research. Through these activities, the law firm puts its community first.
What Kinds of Lawyers Are They Looking For?
The Jun He Law Offices is looking for lawyers who hold advanced law degrees from a top university. The firm also seeks lawyers who have either lived or worked in foreign countries and have first-hand knowledge of foreign laws and business models. Its team of lawyers possesses a strong work ethic and dedication to serving clients with a high level of expertise and the ability to communicate effectively in multiple languages.
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