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ALB连续第三年关注环渤海地区的杰出律所、优秀律师,并请他们分享和探讨在市场环境和客户需求的不断变化中,如何寻得与时俱进的自我发展之道,以及区域市场内的强强联手之力。

2024新年伊始,ALB再次将目光投向中国区域法律市场上的机构、团队及个人,观其变、听其言。今年首份区域榜单聚焦于经济活跃、开放度高的环渤海地区,即辽宁省、河北省、天津市、山东省的律所和律师新星,观察这一区域的法律服务行业运行状态。

过去一年,环渤海地区法律从业人员数量持续增加,也有越来越多的律所和律师取得优异成绩。与去年相比,本次上榜的律所、律师新星的数量均从15提升至20。

律所方面,新上榜5家律所,均为规模较大的综合型律所。20家律所中,有5家本地所,其中2家总部位于青岛,另外3家分别来自济南、沈阳和天津;15家非本地所中,总部在上海的有2家,各有1家在广州和成都,其余的总部均在北京。

在律师新星榜单中,有7位律师来自本地所,13位来自非本地所。其工作地点分布在青岛、济南、大连、沈阳、天津、石家庄;从省域看,共有12位上榜者在山东工作,而辽宁、天津、河北各有5位、2位、1位上榜律师。

回望2023

2023年对于各行各业来说,是走出疫情阴霾、奋起直追的一年,法律服务业亦不例外。回首2023,炜衡(青岛)律师事务所的李波律师表示,环渤海地区的法律服务市场相比前三年,整体运行更加稳健,但同时充满不确定性。

“一是在新形势、新挑战、新商业形态和社会形态下,律所及律师业务面临过渡和转型。”李律师说,房地产市场的波动、科技的创新和发展等情况对律师业务产生了明显影响,例如房地产市场下行造成部分客户的付费能力下降、律师业务不好开展的情况,进而造成律师执业方向的变化。

“二是对于本地业务、传统业务的争夺日趋白热化。环渤海地区位于北京和上海之间,很多业务必然面临着其他地区律师的竞争。从我们的观察来看,这种竞争愈发激烈,且不仅体现在服务内容上,也越来越多体现在律师费用上。”李律师表示,价格和本土化以前是本地区律所的两个竞争优势,但现在优势越来越不明显,一是其他地区的律所现在也可以提供更具竞争性的价格,另一方面随着交通愈加便利、各种通讯会议工具频繁应用在日常工作中,本土化的优点不再那么突出。”

李律师认为,在青岛乃至环渤海地区,发展成为一家有规模、有竞争力的律所需要付出诸多心血。“炜衡青岛成立两年多以来,一方面积极吸纳众多专业人才,增强律所的综合竞争力;另一方面,也在努力打造自身的专业业务领域,集全所之力,不断探索、尝试新的业务方向,树立炜衡青岛的业务品牌。”

文康律师事务所副主任、高级合伙人、管委会委员王群律师表示,2023年整个法律服务行业都面临了较大考验。“据了解,山东省内律所业务创收增长趋势有所放缓。文康2023年度业务创收仍保持增长态势,非常不容易。”

据王律师介绍,过去两年里,文康在山东省各区域加快机构布局,新增了临沂、东营、德州、滨州、泰安、威海等多个分所,“由当地律师行业的优秀律所主任领衔,发展趋势良好,部分分所经过一年发展,成为当地头部律所,各分所的快速发展也为总部的发展提供了支持。”

机遇仍在

纵使面对不确定性,受访的多位律师认为,环渤海地区经济发展仍在走深,法律服务市场依然充满机遇。

“环渤海经济圈处于日渐活跃的东北亚经济圈的中心地带,不但在我国沿海经济发展的格局中起着举足轻重的作用,在东北亚乃至亚太地区国际经济分工协作中也具有重要的地位。”律师新星得主、广东敬海(青岛)律师事务所合伙人汪永利律师说。

汪律师以山东省为例阐释道,“山东省作为环渤海地区的第一经济大省,经济发展迈上了新的台阶,新旧动能转换、海洋强省、绿色发展、自贸区建设等相继被提升为重点战略。经济领域不断向广度和深度发展,也必然带动法律服务市场的蓬勃发展。”

他表示,新旧动能转换促使新技术、新能源企业的蓬勃发展,海洋强省涉及到的政策会向与海洋相关的产业倾斜,比如加大对港口工程、海上风电项目、海洋牧场项目的投入和支持力度,绿色发展会涉及到环境保护的各个领域,自贸区建设涉及到外商投资、进出口贸易等,这些领域的法律服务需求必然会随着增长。“这一地区的法律服务市场蕴含着巨大潜力,法律从业者不仅能有所为,而且大有可为。”

中联律师事务所全国管委会委员、大连办公室主任曲之勇律师和全国执委会委员、大连办公室执委会主任潘波律师介绍了政府层面东北振兴和东北亚中心建设战略,以及大连市的沿海优势和大连市“两先区”(产业结构优化的先导区和经济社会发展的先行区)和“三个中心”(东北亚国际航运中心、东北亚国际物流中心、区域性金融中心)发展规划,并表示法律服务行业应抓住区域经济发展特点,从而提升综合竞争力。曲律师和潘律师称,中联大连办公室以“服务、创新、务实、拓展”为宗旨,以专业化、团队化、规模化创建与发展为突破口,更好拓展本区域市场。

炜衡的李波律师观察到,在新的商业形态下,环渤海地区的一些律师同仁已经在积极拓展新的业务领域,比如大数据合规、ESG、网络直播等相关业务的法律服务。“这些相对前沿的业务领域,不仅仅只有北上广深的法律从业人员在做,实际上青岛很多律师也已经开展并取得了一定的业绩。”

新需求

受访律师们纷纷表示,随着环境的发展和转变,客户的法律需求也经历着变化。

敬海的汪永利律师说,与全国大部分地区一样,环渤海地区的律所这几年经历了一波合并、加盟潮,但是客户“一站式”法律服务的需求悄然变化:“客户从盲目追求大品牌、综合性律所,慢慢变得更加理性、关注律所提供的法律服务质量本身,更加看重律所和律师的专业性。某些本地集团公司在选择法律服务时,不再将其所有的相关法律事务打包给某一家律所,哪怕这家律所是其常年法律顾问。他们更倾向于根据各项法律服务的性质,分别挑选不同领域的专业律所和律师。”

“过去一年里,中联大连办公室服务的商事主体客户对法律服务的需求变得更为综合性,可能在一个服务项目中需要行政法、税法、劳动法、公司法律师的同时参与,客户更需要律所具备综合的服务能力和资源整合能力。”中联的曲之勇律师表示, “客户不仅需要律师提供法律业务上的支持,还需要律师提供交易机会。”

潘波律师则补充道,为适应客户需求新趋势,中联大连办公室从规模化、专业化、品牌化、国际化方面出发,致力于持续深耕专业领域、拓展新兴前沿领域。

炜衡的李波律师观察到客户需求的两个显著变化:“一是对于法律服务内容的需求从后端转移了前端,不再是出现了纠纷后才去找律师,而是更加强调风控、合规。在这种情势下,律师介入客户某项业务的时间可以大大提前,这一方面有助于律师对整个业务流程的了解和把控,另一方面给律师提供了发现更多业务机会的条件。”

“二是客户的业务方向发生变化,律师的法律服务领域也相应调整。许多原先投资房地产、传统制造业的客户,正在向文化领域、网络直播销售、高新技术等方向发展。这样一来,原先的房地产律师、传统诉讼类律师,也需要借助互联网、大数据乃至新的法律知识传播渠道,来充实、创新自己的法律服务内容。”李律师说。

文康的王群律师也有相似的发现:“客户的法律服务需求更加注重预防风险,一些新项目、新投资等更加谨慎,企业在应收账款的回收等方面的需求更多。”据介绍,针对这一情况,文康清欠业务中心于去年9月成立,汇聚专业律师,分享清欠领域积累的丰富经验,为客户提供更加专业的服务。

“与此同时,法律服务需求更加专业、高效,比如企业制定商业策略需要律师提供更全面的法律风险评估,兼并、收购等资本运作需要更强的合规审查和谈判支持,面临市场变化和政策调整,需要律师协助制定更完善的应对策略。”王律师补充道,文康在数据合规、反垄断、能源环境、娱乐法、供应链金融、医疗等领域都搭建起了更加专业的团队。

整合与共享

在业务过渡和创新的同时,多家律所在下一步发展中尤为关注资源的整合和共享。

据中联的曲之勇律师、潘波律师介绍,中联的全国事务管理职能由各办公室(一级分所)合伙人代表组成的全国管理总部行使,上海办公室与各地办公室(一级分所)在权利和义务上完全平等,在所在区域市场内拥有充分自主管理权,共同打造全国大所品牌,独特的“N+1”模式带来的普遍参与让大家获得了归属感。

“法律服务的区域化特色非常明显,中联充分尊重区域市场的不均衡性,注重发挥区域差异优势,明确按照‘规模+品质’标准践行‘打造更多区域头部律所’的目标。同时,还要共同构建一个可支持、可调用的全国性资源网络,通过专业整合,把中联原来各地办公室的优秀专业队伍打造成‘集团军’。”曲律师和潘律师表示。

“文康2023年的发展主题是‘共融共创’,这是基于近两年新设分所数量的增加。如何更好地推动总部与分所、分所之间的互相融合,从而实现资源共享、挖掘内生发展潜力,这是律所当下的重要课题。”王群律师说。

“文康鼓励体系内部交流,包括团队内部之间、团队与团队之间以及总分所、各分所之间充分融合,通过交流实现资源合作。目前文康开设16个专业委员会,通过跨团队合作凝聚专业律师,在执业水平、业务开拓等各方面实现更加紧密的联系。文康培训学校邀请总部资深律师走进分所,分享执业理念、律所文化、典型案例等,便于实现深度融合。”王律师表示。

据炜衡的李波律师介绍,在炜衡青岛两年多的发展过程中,总部在资源共享、专业支持、市场开拓等方面,以雄厚的专业实力提供了巨大的帮助和支持,而青岛分所对炜衡布局山东产生积极影响,各兄弟分所之间也通过业务协作的方式,互相帮助和发展。

“对于未来几年的发展,我们更关注自身业务能力的挖掘和拓展。炜衡集结了一批优秀的律师,如何将这些律师资源进行内部整合,让他们更充分地发挥自己的特点和长处,从而更有针对性地、以团队的名义面向更大的市场,是我们下一步的重点之一。”李律师补充道。

青年律师

面向未来,所有受访律所都提到了应强化对青年人才的吸收和培养,如中联潘波律师所说,大连办公室将完善律师队伍结构,形成以中青年律师为骨干、专业化分工明确、结构科学合理的阶梯型高素质律师队伍。

来自敬海的律师新星上榜者汪永利律师除了分享其深耕海事海商领域过程中印象深刻的案件,更介绍了本地律师在环渤海市场积累发展优势的一些心得。

“第一,在执业初期,要根据自己的兴趣爱好选择具体的执业领域。在选择执业领域时肯定会受到创收、待遇等方面的影响,但是,越是在这个时候,越是要追随自己的内心,知道自己的兴趣所在。如果对某个领域没有兴趣,即便该领域比较热门、多金,可能也无法长久坚持下去。”

“第二,一旦选定执业领域,就要努力在该领域深入学习、参与行业研究,不断提升自己的专业性。专业性永远是律师立身的根本。”汪律师表示,他在办好案件的同时,将通过持续学习和紧密关注行业动态,在不断变化的环境中保持竞争力。“我会加强对人工智能、区块链、大数据等新兴领域的学习和了解,以应对法律服务市场即将到来的大变革。”

汪律师还特别强调,在帮助青年律师快速成长方面,律所永远是青年律师成长最强有力的后盾,律所应该有一整套的培训、薪酬及晋升机制。

“下一步,我会根据个人成长经历向年轻律师分享一些有益经验,鼓励年轻律师培养定力、激情和持续学习的能力。此外,敬海及我本人将给予青年律师更多独立办理案件的机会,让他们能够接触到更多不同类型的案子,毕竟办好案子才是律师在法律服务市场中最为关键的生存技能。”汪律师说。


 

2024 ALB China Regional Ranking: Circum-Bohai Sea Area Firms & Rising Lawyers 2024

For the third consecutive year, ALB spotlights top firms and lawyers in the circum-Bohai sea area, and invites them to share and explore how they manage to keep up with the times amid constant changes in the market environment and client needs, as well as the power of working together to advance the regional legal industry.

In early 2024, ALB once again engages with legal service providers, teams, and individuals in regional markets in China, attentively observing changes and capturing their perspectives. The initial regional ranking of the year centers on the economically active and highly open circum-Bohai Sea area, encompassing Liaoning Province, Hebei Province, Tianjin Municipality, and Shandong Province, to assess the operational landscape of the legal services industry in this region.

With a noticeable uptick in the number of legal practitioners in this area, an increasing number of firms and lawyers are presenting impressive performance records. In comparison to last year's ranking, there has been a notable rise in both the number of firms and emerging lawyers, increasing from 15 to 20.

All five newly recognized firms are large, full-service entities. Among the 20 awardees, five are local firms, with two headquartered in Qingdao and the remaining three located in Jinan, Shenyang, and Tianjin. Of the 15 non-local firms, two are based in Shanghai, one each in Guangzhou and Chengdu, while the rest are all centered in Beijing.

Shifting focus to emerging lawyers, seven hail from local firms, while 13 represent non-local entities in Qingdao, Jinan, Dalian, Shenyang, Tianjin, and Shijiazhuang. Regarding provincial distribution, Shandong boasts 12 emerging lawyers, with Liaoning, Tianjin, and Hebei having five, two, and one winner(s) respectively.

2023 RECAP

For all industries, 2023 has been a year to emerge from the pandemic and make up for lost time. The legal services industry is no exception. Looking back on 2023, Li Bo from Qingdao Office of W&H Law Firm says that compared to the past three years, the legal services market in the circum-Bohai sea area has been operating more steadily, although many uncertainties remain.

"First, against new situations, challenges, business models and social formats, firms and lawyers alike are facing transition and transformation in their business." According to Li, fluctuations in the real estate market, technological innovation and development, and other factors have had a significant impact on lawyers' work. For example, the downturn of the real estate market has reduced the payment ability of some clients and made it difficult to provide legal services, resulting in changes in the practice areas of lawyers.

"Second, competition for local business and traditional business is becoming increasingly fierce. As the circum-Bohai sea area is between Beijing and Shanghai, many practice areas are inevitably facing competition from lawyers from other regions. Based on our observations, such competition is intensifying, not only in terms of service contents but also in terms of lawyers' fees." Li says that fees and local presence used to be two competitive advantages for local firms, but now these advantages are becoming less and less compelling. First, firms in other regions are now able to offer more competitive rates. Second, as transportation becomes increasingly convenient and various communication and conferencing tools are frequently used in daily work, having local presence is no longer a prominent advantage.

To Li, developing a firm into a large and competitive firm in Qingdao and even in the circum-Bohai sea area requires a lot of work. "Since its establishment more than two years ago, W&H Law Firm (Qingdao) has been actively attracting many professional talents to enhance our comprehensive competitiveness. On the other hand, we are also working hard to build up our own stronghold in practice areas, gathering the strength of the entire team to constantly explore and test new business directions and build our professional brand."

Wang Qun, Deputy Director, Senior Partner and Management Committee Member of Wincon Law Firm, feels that 2023 has been a year of significant challenges for the entire legal services industry. "We understand that revenue growth of firms in Shandong Province has slowed down. So it is really not easy for Wincon to still manage to grow its revenue in 2023."

According to Wang Qun, in the past two years, Wincon has accelerated the expansion of its presence in various cities in Shandong Province, adding six new offices in Linyi, Dongying, Dezhou, Binzhou, Tai'an and Weihai. "Led by top law firm directors locally, these offices have enjoyed good development momentum, and some have already become top local firms after a year. The rapid development of local offices has also provided support for the development of the headquarters."

OPPORTUNITIES STILL ABOUND

Despite all uncertainties, the lawyers interviewed all believe that economic development of the circum-Bohai sea area is still deepening and that the legal services market remains full of opportunities.

"The circum-Bohai sea economic circle is located in the increasingly active central area of the Northeast Asian economic circle, playing a crucial role not only in the development of China's coastal economy but also in the division of labor and cooperation in international economic development in Northeast Asia and even the Asia Pacific region," says Wang Yongli, Partner of Wang Jing & Co. Law Firm’s Qingdao Office and rising lawyer winner.

Citing Shandong Province as an example, Wang Yongli explains that "as the largest economy in the circum-Bohai sea area, Shandong Province has entered a new stage of economic development, with transitioning to new development drivers from old ones, strengthening the marine industry, green development, construction of free trade zones, etc. being elevated to key strategies. The continuous expansion of economic sectors in both breadth and depth will certainly drive the vigorous growth of the legal services market."

According to him, the transition from old development drivers to new ones contributes to the boom of new technology and new energy enterprises; policies introduced to strengthen the marine industry will prioritize sea-related industries, such as increasing investment and support for port engineering, offshore wind power projects and marine ranching projects; green development involves various fields of environmental protection; and the construction of free trade zones touches on foreign investment, import and export trade, etc. Therefore, demand for legal services in these fields is bound to increase. "The legal services market in this region has enormous potential. Legal practitioners can drive forward not merely progress but significant progress."

Qu Zhiyong, member of the National Management Committee and Director of the Dalian Office of SGLA Law Firm, and Pan Bo, member of the National Executive Committee and Director of the Dalian Office Executive Committee of the same firm, share with ALB government strategies for Northeast revitalization and the construction of the Northeast Asia hub, the coastal advantages of Dalian, as well as Dalian's "Two Pioneering Areas" (a pioneering area for industrial structure optimization and a pioneering area for economic and social development) and "Three Hubs" (Northeast Asia international shipping hub, Northeast Asia international logistics hub and regional financial hub) development plans. According to them, the legal services industry should sharpen comprehensive competitiveness by focusing on the characteristics of regional economic development. Indeed, SGLA's Dalian office is better positioned to expand this regional market by adhering to the principles of "service, innovation, pragmatism and expansion,” and by taking the creation and development of professionalism, teamwork and upscaling as breakthroughs.

Li observes that prompted by new business models, some of his peers in the circum-Bohai sea area are already actively expanding into new practice areas, such as legal services related to big data compliance, ESG and online livestreaming. "These relatively cutting-edge areas are not the monology of legal professionals in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. In fact, many lawyers in Qingdao are in this space and have achieved good results."

NEW DEMAND

The lawyers interviewed have all recognized changing legal needs of clients in tandem with the development and transformation of the environment.

Wang Yongli says that, like most other parts of the country, firms in the circum-Bohai sea area have experienced a wave of mergers and onboarding in recent years, but clients' demand for "one-stop" legal services is quietly changing. "Instead of blindly pursuing branded, full-service firms, clients have gradually become more rational and have turned their attention to the quality of the legal services provided by firms. They value the professionalism of firms and lawyers more. Some local group companies no longer package all their relevant legal matters to one single law firm when purchasing legal services, even if that firm is their perennial legal advisor. They tend to choose firms and lawyers specializing in different fields based on the nature of different legal services.

"In the past year, the demand for legal services from corporate clients served by SGLA's Dalian office has become more comprehensive. Clients may require the involvement of lawyers for administrative law, tax law, labor law and corporate law in one single service project. So they have greater needs for a firm to be able to provide comprehensive services and integrate resources," says Qu Zhiyong. "Clients not only need lawyers to provide legal support, but also need them to create deal-making opportunities."

Pan Bo adds that to adapt to the new trends in client demand, the Dalian office is committed to continuously deepening its practice areas and expanding into emerging, cutting-edge fields from the perspectives of upscaling, specialization, branding and internationalization.

Li notices two major changes in client demand. "First, the demand for legal services has shifted from the backend to the frontend. Clients no longer go to lawyers only after disputes arise. Instead, they place greater emphasis on risk control and compliance. As such, lawyers can get involved in a client's business a lot earlier, which, on the one hand, helps lawyers understand and grasp the entire business process, and on the other hand, creates conditions for them to discover more business opportunities."

"Second, the business directions of clients have changed, prompting adjustments to the legal services fields of lawyers. Many clients who previously invested in real estate or traditional manufacturing are moving towards cultural fields, online livestreaming sales, high-end technology, etc. Accordingly, lawyers who previously specialized in real estate or traditional litigation also need to leverage the Internet, big data and even new legal knowledge dissemination channels to enrich and innovate their legal services," says Li.

Wang Qun shares similar observations. "Clients are more focused on risk prevention in their legal services needs, and have become more cautious in certain new projects and investments. There is growing demand from enterprises in the collection of accounts receivable." In response, Wincon set up a debt collection business center last September, pooling together professional lawyers to share rich experience in debt collection and provide clients with more professional services.

"At the same time, there is demand for more professional and efficient legal services. For example, when an enterprise formulates business strategies, it needs lawyers to provide more comprehensive legal risk assessment. Capital operations such as mergers and acquisitions require more compliance review and negotiation support. Faced with market changes and policy adjustments, lawyers are needed to assist in formulating more comprehensive response strategies." Wang Qun adds that Wincon has built even more professional teams in data compliance, antitrust, energy and environment, entertainment law, supply chain finance, healthcare, etc.

INTEGRATION AND SHARING

Amid business transition and innovation, many firms are paying particular attention to resource integration and sharing in their next stage of development.

According to Qu and Pan, the national affairs management function of SGLA is exercised by the national management headquarters comprising partner representatives from various local offices (Tier-1 offices). The Shanghai headquarters and local offices (Tier-1 offices) are completely equal in rights and obligations, and have full management autonomy in their respective regional market, working together to build a national brand for SGLA. This unique "N+1" model brings about universal participation, giving everyone a sense of belonging.

"Legal services have very clear regional characteristics. SGLA fully respects the imbalance of regional markets, focuses on leveraging regional differential advantages, and moves towards the goal of "building more top regional firms" according to the 'size + quality' standard. At the same time, we also need to jointly build a supportive national resources network that we can tap on, and rely on professional integration to turn the excellent professional teams of our local offices into a 'group army'."

"The theme of Wincon in 2023 was 'integration and co-creation', which stemmed from the increase in the number of new offices opened in the past two years. How to better promote integration between the headquarters and local offices, and among local offices, to achieve resource sharing and tap into endogenous development potential, is an important task for the firm at present," says Wang Qun.

"Wincon encourages internal communication, including full integration within a team, between teams, as well as between the headquarters and local offices, so as to achieve resource cooperation. Currently, we have 16 professional committees to group together professional lawyers through cross-team cooperation, and achieve closer connection in terms of practicing level, business development, etc. Wincon Law School invites senior lawyers from the headquarters to visit local offices to share their practice philosophy, firm culture, typical cases, etc. to facilitate deep integration."

According to Li, during the more than two years of development of W&H Law Firm (Qingdao), the headquarters has, by virtue of its solid professional strength, provided tremendous assistance and support in resource sharing, professional support, market development, etc. The Qingdao office has also had a positive impact on W&H's presence in Shandong Province, and different local offices have also helped each other develop through business cooperation.

"In the coming years, we will focus more on exploring and upgrading our own business capabilities. W&H is home to a group of top lawyers. How to integrate these lawyer resources internally so that they can fully leverage their own characteristics and strengths and serve a larger market in a more targeted and teamwork manner will be one of our next moves."

YOUNG LAWYERS

Looking ahead, all the firms interviewed have mentioned the need to step up attraction and training of young talents. For example, SGLA's Dalian office will improve the structure of its team of lawyers to form a ladder of highly competent lawyers where young and middle-aged lawyers are the backbone and where there is clear professional division of labor and a scientific and reasonable structure, says Pan Bo.

Apart from sharing cases that have had a long-lasting impression on him in his maritime and shipping specialization, Wang Yongli also gives some insights on how local lawyers can accumulate development advantages in the circum-Bohai sea area market.

"First, in the early days of practice, one should choose specific fields of practice based on his/her interests. When choosing practice areas, one will definitely be influenced by factors such as income generation and benefits. However, it is all the more important that one should follow his/her heart and know where his/her interests lie. If one has no interest in a certain field, even if it is a popular or profitable area, one may not be able to persist for a long time."

"Second, once a practice area has been selected, one should strive to deepen learning in this area and participate in industry research so as to constantly uplift professionalism. Professionalism will always be the foundation of a lawyer's standing." According to Wang Yongli, at the same time of effectively handling cases, he plans to maintain competitiveness in a constantly changing environment by continuous learning and paying close attention to industry dynamics. "I will step up learning and understanding of emerging fields such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and big data to prepare myself for the upcoming major changes in the legal services market."

He also emphasizes that in helping young lawyers grow rapidly, firms will always be the strongest supporters, and should have robust training, compensation and promotion mechanisms.

"Going forward, I plan to share some good practice with young lawyers based on my personal growth journey, encouraging them to cultivate their ability to stay focused, have passion and keep learning. In addition, Wang Jing & Co. and myself will provide young lawyers with more opportunities to independently handle cases, allowing them to deal with more different types of cases. After all, handling cases well is the most critical survival skill for lawyers in the legal services market," says Wang Yongli.

 

 

2024 ALB China Regional Ranking: Circum-Bohai Sea Area Firms & Rising Lawyers 2024
ALB China
区域市场排名:环渤海地区律所和律师新星

Firms 环渤海地区律所

AllBright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

Dacheng Law Offices 大成律师事务所

DeHeng Law Offices 德恒律师事务所

Grandall Law Firm 国浩律师事务所

Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm 金诚同达律师事务所

Join & High Law Office 天津四方君汇律师事务所

Jointide Law Firm  众成清泰律师事务所

JunHe LLP 君合律师事务所

King & Wood Mallesons 金杜律师事务所

Long An Law Firm 隆安律师事务所

SGLA Law Firm 中联律师事务所

Shandong Deheng Law Firm 山东德衡律师事务所

Tahota Law Firm 泰和泰律师事务所

TianTai Law Firm 天驰君泰律师事务所

W&H Law Firm  炜衡律师事务所

Wang Jing & Co. Law Firm 敬海律师事务所

Wang, Wu, Yang & Ma Law Firm 辽宁同方律师事务所

Wincon Law Firm 文康律师事务所

Zhong Lun Law Firm 中伦律师事务所

Zhonglun W&D Law Firm 中伦文德律师事务所

Rising Lawyers 环渤海地区律师新星

An Zhou安洲
King & Wood Mallesons 金杜律师事务所

Chen Xiaojun陈晓军
Wincon Law Firm 文康律师事务所

Cui Shouxu崔守旭
Jointide Law Firm  众成清泰律师事务所

He Lin何琳
Jincheng Tongda & Neal Law Firm 金诚同达律师事务所

Jiang Tao姜涛
Zhong Lun Law Firm 中伦律师事务所

Li Meng李猛
Liaoning Think Tank Law Firm 辽宁智库律师事务所

Li Xiuchao李修超
Beijing DHH Law Firm 北京德和衡律师事务所

Liu Zhiwei刘志伟
Liaoning Yipin Law Firm 辽宁壹品律师事务所

Ma Ming马明
Join & High Law Office 四方君汇律师事务所

Meng Fanling孟凡玲
Long An Law Firm 隆安律师事务所

Ren Huajie任华杰
AllBright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

Song Jian宋健
Ray & Young Law Firm 睿扬律师事务所

Song Zhenxiang宋祯祥
Tahota Law Firm 泰和泰律师事务所

Wang Sicong王思聪
Wang, Wu, Yang & Ma Law Firm 辽宁同方律师事务所

Wang Yongli汪永利
Wang Jing & Co. Law Firm 敬海律师事务所

Xu Jianlei徐建蕾
W&H Law Firm  炜衡律师事务所

Xu Wei徐伟
Dacheng Law Offices 大成律师事务所

Yang Lizhong杨礼仲
DeHeng Law Offices 德恒律师事务所

Yang Zhilei杨志磊
DOCVIT Law Firm 道可特律师事务所

Zheng Dongdong郑东东
Grandall Law Firm 国浩律师事务所

 

 

METHODOLOGY
我们的排名

Research was based on the law firm’s basic information, professional strengths, key practice areas, customer relationships and development paths.

  • Firm information: number of personnel, market scale, business volume, etc;
  • Professional strengths: significant achievements over the years, major transactions/litigation completed in the past 12 months;
  • Practice areas: practice areas layout, new practice areas in the past 12 months;
  • Client relationships: key clients, new clients in the past 12 months;
  • Development paths: market positioning and development strategy.

The list of rising lawyers has been chosen on the basis of a combination of the following:

  • significant achievements;
  • important deals or cases;
  • significant work in the last 12 months;
  • clients the candidate has acted for;
  • significant accolades the candidate has received for work in the form of public recognition;
  • comments from clients and colleagues.

 

环渤海地区律所排名将基于律所基本情况、专业实力、业务布局、客户关系及发展路径等指标进行评定。

  • 基本情况:人员数量、市场规模、业务体量等;
  • 专业实力:历年的重要成就、过去12个月完成的重大交易/诉讼;
  • 业务布局:业务领域布局、过去12个月新增的业务领域;
  • 客户关系:代表性客户、过去12个月新增的客户;
  • 发展路径:市场定位和发展策略。

环渤海地区律师新星排名将基于以下方面进行评定。

  • 主要成就
  • 代理过的重大交易或案件
  • 过去12个月的主要工作内容
  • 候选人的主要客户
  • 候选人所获得的奖项
  • 客户评价和同事评价

 

 

 

 

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