ESTABLISHED IN 2003
Founding Partner: Liu Guangchao
Number of partners: 125
Number of associates: 600
DOCVIT Law Firm, founded in 2003, is China’s earliest professional and large-scale law firm brand with corporatisation as its management feature. With innovative institution, industrial market and cross-border development as its core competitiveness, DOCVIT is committed to building a high-quality and powerful law firm.
DOCVIT focuses on high-end legal affairs, prior legal affairs and strategic legal affairs, adhering to the modularity of legal services and industrialisation of practice areas. Upholding the concept of building an R&D law firm and depending on industry segmentation and in-depth professionalisation, DOCVIT has formed a three-dimensional matrix business layout. DOCVIT has more than 600 practising lawyers and professionals, and it has established branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Jinan, Taiyuan, Harbin, Haikou, Wuhan, and Hong Kong, London, New York and Singapore, gradually forming a national and global layout.
DOCVIT attaches great importance to public welfare, academic contributions and social responsibility. It is a council member of the Chinese Economists 50 Forum, the Chinese Finance 40 Forum, the Insurance Asset Management Association of China, the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors, and the Market Economy Research Association of the Central Party School. Many DOCVIT partners have long served as representatives of people’s congresses at all levels, and members of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and have served as arbitrators in the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Beijing and other local arbitration commissions for many years.
DOCVIT has won a good reputation among clients and the industry since establishment, including the “National Excellent Law Firm”, “Beijing Excellent Law Firm”, “Chaoyang District Excellent Law Firm”, and “Special Contribution Award of the National Bar Association”. DOCVIT has been recommended by Asian Legal Business in its Asian Top 10 Firms-To-Watch, Trailblazers-China, and Top 15 China Fastest Growing Firms in 2021 and 2022. It has won Notable Achievers of the China Business Law Awards and also been ranked by Chambers, IFLR1000 China, Asialaw and Benchmark Litigation China debut publication.
Key Practice Areas
Corporate; Dispute resolution; Financial services; Capital market; Competition and antitrust; Real estate and construction; Environment, energy and resources; Intellectual property; International business; TMT; Legal adviser to administration and government; Bankruptcy, reorganisation and liquidation; Maritime; Tax; Criminal law practice; Marriage & family affairs; and Family wealth management.