China Commercial goes west again

China Commercial goes west again

Gansu Sheng Fang Zhou Law Firm merged with China Commercial Law Firm to form a Lanzhou branch. This is China Commercial’s second foray into northwest China after opening office in Xian.

Sheng Fang Zhou was the first law firm in Gansu province to operate as a cooperative under a Ministry of Justice pilot scheme. It has more than 20 lawyers, focusing on investment and financing, bankruptcy and distressed securities, listing and bonds, and other civil legal practices.

China Commercial says the merger in Lanzhou will enable it to develop significant opportunities as the city is a vital urban node on the “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the “Belt and Road” in western China.