Big data show fast growth of the legal sector in Beijing, Shanghai
Beijing and Shanghai’s lawyers’ associations have recently released the big data of the legal sector of the past year. By the end of 2020, Beijing altogether had 2887 law firms and over 37000 lawyers, meanwhile Shanghai had 1709 firms with over 31000 lawyers.
Among Beijing-headquartered law firms, in terms of scale, Jingsh Law Firm ranked first with 1291 lawyers; Yingke Law Firm came in second place with 729 lawyers. Dentons China, DeHeng Law Offices and Zhong Lun Law Firm ranked third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
Zhongwen Law Firm came at sixth but saw an increase of 220 lawyers in the past year.
And the top five fastest growing firms were Guanling Law Firm, Yunting Law Firm, Gongheng Law Firm, Yongqin Law Firm, and Chance Bridge Partners.
In Shanghai, there were 26 firms with overseas offices in 2020, seeing a 13.04 percent year-on-year increase. Meanwhile, Shanghai law firms’ overall revenue grew by 7.12 percent last year, with four firms earning over RMB1 billion and 51 earning over RMB100 million.
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