ESTABLISHED IN 1993
Managing Partner: Deng Chuanyuan
Number of partners: 170
Number of associates: 718
ETR Law Firm, founded in January 1993, is a ministerial-level civilised law firm and an outstanding national law firm. It is one of the top 10 Law firms in the Belt and Road Initiative, one of the first foreign-related legal services law firms in Guangdong province, and one of the first members of the Belt and Road Initiative Lawyer Alliance. Headquartered in Guangzhou, ETR Law Firm has 25 offices globally, including Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Hainan, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Foshan and Gongbo’gyamda in mainland China, as well as branches in the US, Japan, Pakistan, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia.
Abiding by the principle of ‘One department, One platform, One bridge’, ETR Law Firm and has established the Hong Kong-Macao Lawyer Services Department. The firm actively engages in and promotes the integrated delivery of legal services in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao GBA:
1. It has attracted a team of experienced lawyers from the GBA. Currently, the law firm comprises 29 lawyers recruited from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao GBA.
2. Broaden the communication network and influence of lawyers in the GBA. We provide a broad platform for showcasing and exchanging ideas for lawyers in the GBA. We occasionally conduct legal seminars and events in the GBA, Yangtze River Delta and other regions.
3. Provide high-quality practice platform for lawyers in the GBA: Many businesses and individuals from the GBA seek our services due to our reputation. We successfully represented the first case of a Hong Kong-Macao lawyer practicing in mainland China and won the first trial, an important step for the alignment and recognition of rules and enforcement of judgments between Hong Kong and mainland China. Additionally, the lawyers from the GBA assisted bankruptcy administrators in mainland China to obtain confirmation and assistance from Hong Kong courts. This was the first case under the new mechanism of mutual recognition and assistance in bankruptcy between mainland China and Hong Kong, effectively strengthening the judicial co-operation between the two regions.
ETR Law Firm is forging a new path. We uphold ‘efficiency, trust, and responsibility’ as the core values and co-operate with lawyers from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao GBA to ensure high-quality legal services in the GBA!
Key Practice Areas
Securities and capital markets; Corporate and M&A; Bond markets and bankruptcy liquidation; Taxation and financial insurance; Real estate and infrastructure; Administrative law and government legal counsel; Maritime law and foreign business; Intellectual property and technology innovation; Human resources and labour; Wealth management and inheritance; Energy; Resources and environmental protection; Civil and commercial dispute resolution; Criminal defence and representation; Belt and Road Initiative legal affairs; Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area legal affairs; New energy vehicle industry; Corporate compliance; Green circular economy and carbon neutral industry.
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ETR Law Firm has won praise from clients for its performance in domestic capital markets. “In 2019, Guangzhou Metro issued its first asset-backed securities in the rail transit industry based on income rights of ticket fees,” says an executive with Guangzhou Metro. “As our legal adviser of the asset securitization financing, ETR showed a high degree of professionalism in legal compliance verification and asset trading aspects. Its efficient communication and co-operation with other agencies contributed to making our asset securitization financing work.”This client recommends Zhang Xuefang. “As the person in charge of the project appointed by ETR, Zhang arranged experienced lawyers to follow up with the project. During execution, the team showed a high degree of professionalism and ensured the smooth progress of our project.”
Recognised by China Business Law Journal as Deals of the Year
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Guangzhou Head Office
29&10&11 (1101-04) F
Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre
NO. 6 Zhujiang Dong Road
Guangzhou 510623, China
+86 20 3718 1333
Beijing • Shanghai • Wuhan
Shenzhen • Qionghai • Zhuhai
Zhongshan • Dongguan • Qingyuan
Foshan • Meizhou • Pingyuan
Nansha • Hengqin • Huadu
Huangpu • Baiyun • Gongbo’gyamda
Los Angeles • Tokyo • Sydney
Islamabad • Kuala Lumpur
Bangkok • Phnom Penh