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Change is in the air

Turning the tide

Healing and recovery

Upstream voyage

Hand in hand

A hard battle

Fire tests gold

10 years: Has it been that long?

It seems like yesterday to us in many respects, but China Business Law Journal is 10 years old!

Hidden gems

We are proud to present the inaugural CBLJ In-house Counsel Awards in this issue

Cost of keeping clients

This issue features our annual report on Chinese law firms’ legal services fees

Value for money

Countless ties

Uncertain prospects

Shared future

Funds compliance

IP leaps forward

IP protection in China; Environmental protection; Investment into Africa

Money matters

Securitization, Investment in Africa and Anti-bribery compliance

Loyalty to law

Antitrust regulations, Cybersecurity Law and interview with UN legal counsel

Accolades and challenges

Compliance, legaltech, and Deals of the year 2017

Legal competition

First billing rates report of PRC law firms; China's A-List 100 Lawyers; Green finance development

Knowledge battle

Connecting the world

New horizons

A new life

New challenges

Facing up to conflict

The value of knowledge

New look

On guard

Health check

The road ahead

Turning a corner

IP evolutions

New levels

Spring has sprung!

Looking forward

Firm foundations

On the uptick

Hunting season

Game on

Room to improve

A winning year

A new year beckons

A wide world

Old becomes new

Bridge building

To your health!


Guiding lights

Turning corners

One step ahead

New beginnings

Changing times

Ins and outs

United we stand

Ladies first

Loads of money

Lending a hand


To meet a need



Deals of the year 2020

China-top-lawyers-2020-200 elite lawyers from PRC and foreign law firms

The A-List 2020

The A-List: Who are the elite lawyers being recognised by clients for China-related business?

Rising Stars 2021

CBLJ presents a list of the country’s top up-and-coming legal talent



Interim measures, enforcement of extraterritorial ad hoc arbitration

By Zhang Guanglei and Celeste Shi, Jingtian & Gongcheng

PCAB licence a must for Philippine contracting projects

By Wang Jihong and Liu Ying, Zhong Lun Law Firm

Drawing the line for banks handing over personal information in NPL transfers

By Cedric Ding and Emily Tan, AllBright Law Offices



Priced to please

By Luna Jin

Our annual billing rates survey reveals Chinese law firms’ fees


An inconvenient moment of truth

By Vandana Chatlani

How accountable should lawyers be for our climate woes?


Stepping up

By Avery chen

Senior lawyers from local and national firms analyse service demand and competition in Guangzhou’s legal market



Guidelines for national carbon emissions trading

By Zhao Shujie, East & Concord Partners

China’s personal information protection regime is complete

By Li Chunyi, Zhongzi Law Office

How courts view responsibility of private fund managers

By Jiang Mingze and Yang Qiuci, Shihui Law Office



Decentralised autonomous organisations

By Andrew Godwin