ESTABLISHED IN 1993
Managing Partners: Charles Duan, Steven Gong, William Wu,
George Wang, Sun Yu, Oscar Chen
Number of partners: 393
Number of associates: 1,226
In 1992, armed with their overseas education and international experience of working in Europe, the US, and Hong Kong respectively, the founders of Duan & Duan sensed the business opportunity of establishing a private law firm under the favorable circumstances brought by Deng Xiaoping’s famous call for continuing the “open door” policy made during his trip to southern China in that year. With their pioneering courage and perseverance in seeking excellence, the founders of the firm applied for, and secured, a special approval from China’s Ministry of Justice for forming the first partnership law firm of the People’s Republic of China − one that is privately funded and owned by overseas educated Chinese professionals. They formed the firm in Pudong, Shanghai, the epicentre of economic reform and opening to the outside world.
After almost 30 years of development, Duan & Duan has now become one of the most unique and renowned full-service law firms in China, capable of continually providing our clients with the best quality legal services. A forerunner in becoming a Chinese international law firm, Duan & Duan is in a solid leading position in providing cross-border legal services.
Duan & Duan now boasts 30 offices in and outside China, and over 1,000 legal professionals firm-wide. With its full-fledged legal service platform and well-established capabilities and expertise, Duan & Duan delivers one-stop-shop legal services and provides our clients with practical solutions.
Key Practice Areas
Corporate and commercial; Taxation; Labour and employment; Finance; Capital markets; Financial leasing and factoring; Engineering and project development; Domestic dispute resolution; Bankruptcy and restructuring; Compliance and supervision; Competition law and antitrust; Network security, data and privacy protection; Environmental protection and safe production; International trade; Customs and import and export; Cross-border transactions; International engineering and project financing; Cross-border dispute resolution; Patent; Trademark; Copyright and entertainment; Maritime; Medical health and medicine; Telecommunications, internet and information technology; Administrative law; Criminal; Family and personal business; International legal affairs and Global governance.
Shanghai Head Office
47/F, Maxdo Center, 8 Xingyi Road
Shanghai 200336, China
Telephone: +86 21 6219 1103
Fax: +86 21 6275 2273
Beijing • Hong Kong • Seattle
Shenzhen • Kunming • Dalian
Hefei • Chengdu • Xiamen • Chongqing
Qingdao • Jinan • Nagoya • Deyang
Changsha • Zhengzhou
Phnom Penh • Urumqi • Nanjing
Suzhou • Madrid • Tashkent
Shenyang • New York • Ningbo
Taiyuan • Shanghai Lingang
New Area Xi’an • Nantong