ESTABLISHED IN 1995
Managing Partner: Aivin Du
Number of partners: 90+
Number of associates: 400+
Boss & Young Attorneys-at-Law (Boss & Young) was established in 1995 and is a full-scale comprehensive law firm with its headquarters in Shanghai. Boss & Young has branch offices in Beijing, Nanjing, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Ningbo, Xiamen, Zhengzhou and Lin-gang Special Area, with more than 90 partners and nearly 500 practising lawyers.
Boss & Young’s Shanghai headquarters and local branches have formed a domestic legal service network to provide high-quality legal services to many of the world’s top 500 enterprises, leading global enterprises and listed companies. In the foreign legal service market, Boss & Young has established long-term and good co-operative relationships with large international law firms in the US, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and Singapore. Boss & Young has established a close communication system and co-operation network with its members to provide all-round legal services for overseas customers.
Boss & Young covers a wide range of service fields, covering most areas of legal services. With years of accumulated experience, Boss & Young has made outstanding achievements in many fields. It has been recognised by internationally renowned rating agencies such as Chambers, The Legal 500, and ALB for many consecutive years.
Boss & Young has also been affirmed by government agencies and competent departments. In recent years, it has won the “National Excellent Law Firm”, “Shanghai Excellent Law Firm”, “Huangpu District Chief Quality Award”, “Shanghai Civilised Unit” and other honorary titles and awards.
Key Practice Areas
Real estate; Construction; Capital markets; M&A; Inbound and outbound investment; Private equity and venture capital; International trade; Dispute resolution; Insurance, banking and trusts; Labour and employment; Antitrust and competition law; Sports law; Maritime law; Corporate governance; White-collar crime; IP; Liquidation and bankruptcy; Tax; Education; Telecommunications technology and E-commerce; Media, entertainment and arts; Industrial regulation and governance; Corporate governance; Administrative law and wealth management.
Independent intelligence on this law firm
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The legal director of a multinational medical device company particularly recommends Zhang Shihai, a partner at Boss & Young: “In addition to offering legal analysis and advising on basic legal issues, Zhang can also provide practical advice and specific solutions for risk prevention from a law enforcement perspective combining his own previous experience as a law enforcement officer.”
Boss & Young is led by partner Lu Guofeiand its team is recommended by clients. “The firm has demonstrated a prompt and timely grasp of legal updates and changes in real estate and REITs … providing clients with useful and professional advice,” says a senior in-house counsel of a Chinese manufacturing company.
Boss & Young has been involved in several major projects in 2020. Lu Guofei, a partner of the firm, provided legal services for the renovation project of Shanghai’s famous historical buildings, the building of Shanghai Municipal Council in international settlement and the Shanghai Municipal Council building. The project was jointly undertaken by the Shanghai and district governments and was implemented by Shanghai Bund Old Building Investment and Development Company, a joint venture between Shanghai Land Group and Huangpu District Government’s Bund Investment Group. After the completion of the renovation, the project will integrate office, commercial and cultural industries and will become a new historical and cultural landmark on the Bund.A client from Shanghai Bund Old Building Investment and Development Company recommended Lu and Qin Rui, saying: “Lu specialises in real estate development and construction related laws and has extensive experience in comprehensive services. He is professional. Qin has rich experience in the same field and works conscientiously and responsibly.”
Lu Guofei, the head of Boss & Young’s construction and infrastructure team, was praised by numerous clients. “As an expert in construction and infrastructure, Mr Lu’s strengths in legal analysis and court adjudication are outstanding,” says one in-house counsel. “His arguments on, and responses to, anxiety-inducing issues are not only solidly rooted in laws and regulations, but also reflect his mastery of industry conventions and practices.”
Another in-house counsel states that Lu “thinks clearly, speaks briefly to the point, and gets to the heart of a matter in an instant when proposing a solution”.
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Shanghai Head Office
12-15/F, Bund Square
100 South Zhongshan Road
Shanghai 200010, China
+86 21 2316 9090
+86 21 2316 9000
Beijing • Nanjing
Wuhan • Hangzhou
Xi’an • Ningbo • Xiamen
Zhengzhou • Lin-gang Special Area