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ABOUT US

Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun Law Firm is one of the first partnership law firms in the PRC. With effect from April 17, 2012, it has been restructured into a limited liability partnership in accordance with the law. After decades of rapid and steady growth, today Zhong Lun has established itself as one of the largest top-notch full-service law firms in China, with over 400 equity partners and more than 2,500 professionals working in eighteen offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Haikou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Almaty. Our in-depth expertise and close inter-department collaborations enable us to provide clients with high-quality legal services in more than 60 jurisdictions across a wide range of industries and sectors.

OUR HISTORY

  • 2024

  • 2023

  • 2022

  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

  • 2008

  • 2007

  • 2006

  • 2005

  • 2004

  • 2003

  • 2002

  • 2001

  • 2000

  • 1999

  • 1998

  • 1997

  • 1996

  • 1995

  • 1994

  • 1993

  • 1992

  • Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2024 (March)

    Zhong Lun promotes 15 non-equity partners to equity partners/consultants (March)

    Zhong Lun promotes 48 associates to non-equity partners/consultants (January)

  • Zhong Lun welcomes four partners on board (December)

    Zhong Lun supports Economist Intelligence Corporate Network in hosting forum and cocktail event (November)

    Zhong Lun successfully hosts reception at IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023 (November)

    Zhong Lun organizes 5th session for Training for Lawyers in Western China (October)

    Client appreciation events in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 30th anniversary are successfully staged in Beijing and Shanghai (August-September)

    30th anniversary celebrations for Zhong Luners are successfully held by offices in North China, Middle and West China, East China and the Greater Bay Area (July-August)

    2023 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (August)

    Practice Forum in Celebration of 30th Anniversary of Zhong Lun – Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection is successfully held (July)

    The video of “Dream Chaser” in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 30th anniversary, is officially debuted (July)

    Reunion of former Zhong Luners in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 30th anniversary is successfully organized (July)

    Zhong Lun unveils Allen, the firm’s AI Ambassador, the first of its kind in the legal service industry in China (June)

    Forum in celebration of 30th anniversary of Zhong Lun – Dispute Resolution in the Field of Medical Care is successfully held (June)

    Forum in celebration of 30th anniversary of Zhong Lun – Chinese Companies’ Capital Operation in and out of China in an Era of New Normal is successfully held (June)

    Forum in celebration of 30th anniversary of Zhong Lun – Antitrust and Competition Law Legal Compliance is successfully held (May)

    Forum in celebration of 30th anniversary of Zhong Lun – Private Equity Investment and Financing is successfully held (April)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2023 (March)

    Zhong Lun unveils the logo in celebration of its 30th anniversary (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 26 non-equity partners to equity partners/senior counsels (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 43 associates to non-equity partners/counsels (January)

  • 13 senior professionals join Zhong Lun in 2022 (December)

    Zhong Lun holds 30 lectures to facilitate the Pudong New Area’s leading role in the development of Shanghai into “Five Centers” (December)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2022 (November)

    Zhong Lun holds the Sub-forum on Cutting-edge Practice in Cross-border Arbitration in 2022 Shanghai Arbitration Week (November)

    2022 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (September)

    Multiple Zhong Lun partners are selected into the tenth professionalism committees of the All China Lawyers Association (September)

    Zhong Lun holds the third forum on health financing and compliance (August)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2022 (May)

    Zhong Lun takes proactive measures in the face of Covid-19 in Shanghai (April)

    Zhong Lun promotes 31 non-equity partners to equity partners (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 49 associates to non-equity partners (January)

  • Zhong Lun welcomes 12 partners and senior counsels on board in 2021 (December)

    Zhong Lun wins all bids for the Ministry of Commerce’s selection of law firms for its law firm library (November)

    Zhong Lun partner is elected as President of the World Law Group (WLG)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2021 (September)

    Zhong Lun Charity Foundation launches the program to support children of healthcare workers who lost their lives in Covid-19 (September)

    Zhong Lun holds the second forum on health financing and compliance (July)

    Zhong Lun becomes the only Chinese law firm that serves as a member or council member of each of the top three international arbitration institutions (July)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2021 (April)

    Zhong Lun promotes 22 non-equity partners to equity partners (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 49 associates to non-equity partners/counsels (January)

  • Zhong Lun welcomes more than 10 partners on board (December)

    Zhong Lun relocates/expands multiple offices (December)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2020 (September)

    2022 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully held (September)

    Zhong Lun holds forums on health financing and compliance (July)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2020 (April)

    Zhong Lun promotes 17 non-equity partners to equity partners (March)

    Zhong Lun takes proactive measures to address challenges posed by Covid-19 (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 43 associates to non-equity partners/counsels (January)

  • Zhong Lun’s Almaty office opens for business (December)

    More than 10 partners join Zhong Lun (December)

    Zhong Lun attends the IBA Annual Conference Seoul 2019 and successfully holds a reception (September)

    Zhong Lun holds the third partners’ meeting of 2019 (September)

    2019 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (August)

    2019 Zhong Lun City Development Forum of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) is successfully held (July)

    Zhong Lun becomes one of the first contracted allies serving the Yangtze River Delta Capital Market Service Base (April)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2019 (April)

    Zhong Lun attends the World Law Group 2019 Asia Regional Conference themed “Artificial Intelligence and Law” (March)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2019 (March)

    22 non-equity partners are promoted to equity partnership (March)

    32 associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (February)

  • Zhong Lun welcomes multiple partners on board (December)

    Zhong Lun wins all bids for the Ministry of Commerce’s selection of law firms to its law firm library (October)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2018 (September)

    Zhong Luners celebrate the firm’s 25th anniversary (September)

    Zhong Lun joins hands with China Telecom to launch a proprietary cloud strategic service project and a “Zhong Lun example” amid the information digitalization of global firms (August)

    2018 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (August)

    The video in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 25th anniversary is officially debuted (July)

    Client appreciation concert in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 25th anniversary is successfully held (June)

    Zhong Lun’s Nanjing office opens for business (June)

    Zhong Lun is appointed as the first retainer-based legal adviser for the Ministry of Natural Resources (May)

    Reunion of former Zhong Luners in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 25th Anniversary is successfully organized (May)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2018 (March)

    15 non-equity partners are promoted to equity partnership (March)

    25 associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (January)

    The ceremony of Zhong Lun’s Beijing office’s signing up to become a tenant of the CP Center is successfully conducted (January)

    Xuebing Zhang is elected as the Chairman of the Beijing Law Aid Foundation (January)

    Client appreciation event and New Year Summit 2018 in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 25th anniversary are successfully held (January)

  • Zhong Lun successfully organizes the 2017 Chongqing PPP and Featured Town Practice Forum (November)

    Zhong Lun successfully holds a forum on urban development (November)

    Zhong Lun holds the 2017 annual conference of the World Law Group (October)

    Zhong Lun’s Nanjing office is officially established (October)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2017 (September)

    Zhong Lun’s Hangzhou office opens for business as the Industry Upgrading and M&A Law Summit is held (September)

    2017 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (August)

    Zhong Lun co-hosts the 2017 TerraLex Global Meeting (April)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2017 (March)

    22 associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (March)

    15 non-equity partners are promoted to equity partnership (February)

  • Zhong Lun’s Hangzhou office is officially established (December)

    Zhong Lun holds the 2016 Health Care and Capital Market Summit (November)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2016 (September)

    2016 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (August)

    Zhong Lun expands its New York practice and opens offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco (May)

    Zhong Lun Law Firm, Zhong Lun Charity Foundation and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sign a memorandum of cooperation (April)

    Zhong Lun is engaged by the Ministry of Land and Resources as its first retainer-based legal counsel (April)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2016 (March)

    18 non-equity partners are promoted to equity partnership (March)

    29 associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (January)

  • Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2015 (September)

    Reception in celebration the 5th anniversary of Zhong Lun’s Hong Kong office is held (September)

    Zhong Lun Charity Foundation makes donations to the Binhai New Area of Tianjin (August)

    Zhong Lun holds a forum on Chinese companies’ overseas M&As (June)

    Zhong Lun is invited to join the World Law Group (WLG) as the only Chinese member firm (May)

    Shiduo Xu joins Zhong Lun as a partner (May)

    A delegation composed of professors from Harvard Business School and East China University of Political Science and Law visit Zhong Lun’s Beijing and Shanghai offices (April)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2015 (March)

    15 associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (February)

    Zhong Lun’s Shanghai office makes to both the list of the second batch of enterprise bankruptcy administrators and the list of tier-one administrators (January)

  • Zhong Lun Charity Fund is established (December)

    Zhong Lun is honored as an “Outstanding Law Firm” by the Beijing Chaoyang Lawyers Association (October)

    Zhong Lun officially establishes its Qingdao and Chongqing offices (September)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2014 (September)

    Partner Philip Zhang from Zhong Lun’s New York office is appointed as the Vice Chair of the China Committee of the American Bar Association (August)

    Zhong Lun – China Going Global Think Tank (CGGT) is named as a “Standout” at the Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards by the Financial Times (FT) (June)

    Founding partner Xuebing Zhang is appointed as a special supervisor by the Supreme People’s Court (June)

    10 non-equity partners are promoted to equity partnership (March)

    Zhong Lun receives the 2014 “PRC Law Firm of the Year” award from Chambers & Partners (February)

    Randolph Tritell, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of International Affairs and Luo Yan, an antitrust specialist with the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law visit Zhong Lun’s Beijing office (January)

    Joe Andrew, the Global Chairman of the international law firm Dentons, leads a delegation to visit Zhong Lun (January)

    20 associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (January)

  • Zhong Lun holds a closed-door seminar on revolving securitization structures and capital relief (November)

    Zhong Lun holds a seminar on opportunities and challenges facing Chinese businesses investing in Canada (September)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2013 (September)

    Zhong Lun celebrates its 20th anniversary (May)

    Client appreciation banquet in celebration of Zhong Lun’s 20th anniversary is successfully held (May)

    Zhong Lun’s New York office officially opens for business (April)

    Six associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (April)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2013 (March)

    11 associates are promoted to non-equity partnership (February)

  • Zhong Lun and Thomson Reuters co-hosted a symposium on foreign trade remedies and IP litigation (June)

    Zhong Lun holds the second partners’ meeting of 2012 (September)

    2012 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (August)

    Zhong Lun celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Shenzhen office (June)

    Zhong Lun’s London office is open for business (May)

    Zhong Lun’s Wuhan office joins hands with the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKAIC) and other institutions to host the Summit of Corporate In-house Counsels in Central China” (May)

    Ping Gu, a partner from Zhong Lun, attends the U.S.-China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference held in Renmin University. She is the only speaker that delivers presentations at two panels (May)

    Zhong Lun and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu host two seminars on laws and practices concerning Chinese enterprises’ investment in Japan (April)

    Zhong Lun restructures itself into a special general partnership in accordance with the Lawyers Law of the People’s Republic of China and the Administrative Measures for Law Firms published by the Ministry of Justice of the PRC (April)

    The International Building and Engineering Contracts Accredited Professional and Construction Law Association (China) held a seminar at Zhong Lun’s Beijing headquarters on the impact of the Implementing Rules for the Bidding Law of the People's Republic of China (March)

    Zhong Lun makes donations to the “Sun Village” in Zhaoquanying County, Shunyi District, Beijing and sends 16 volunteers to visit children living there (March)

    Xuebing Zhang, Chairman of Zhong Lun’s Managing Committee, is officially engaged by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council to act as an External Director of China Telecom (March)

    Zhong Lun’s Beijing office receives a letter that extends gratitude for Fan Wu from the Beijing office who saved a child from drowning (February)

    Zhong Lun obtains a patent license from the China National Intellectual Property Administration to represent clients in patent prosecution and litigation matters (February)

    Zhong Lun’s London office is established (February)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2012 (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 11 lawyers to equity partnership (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 17 senior associates to counsels (January)

    According to the 2010 China’s Capital Markets Legal System Development Report released by the China Securities Regulatory Commission, Zhong Lun ranks second among Chinese law firms in terms of the number of listings each of them has advised on, with Zhong Lun helping achieve 15 main board listings and nine ChiNext listings (January)

  • Zhong Lun holds lectures for senior associates with Chinese and international law firms (December)

    Zhong Lun’s Shanghai office establishes a legal practice platform in collaboration with the East China University of Political Science and Law for the university’s postgraduates (December)

    Zhong Lun holds two seminars on legal and commercial issues involved in Chinese enterprises’ investment and M&A in America (November)

    Zhong Lun holds the first partners’ meeting of 2011 (September)

    2011 training sessions for new lawyers are successfully conducted (August)

    Zhong Lun’s Shanghai office and Covington & Burling LLP co-host the Zhong Lun / Covington Anti-Corruption Forum (November)

    Jun Cheng, partner at Zhong Lun, attends the 2011 Chinese Central Enterprise Development Summit in Beijing, and he is the only lawyer invited to attend and deliver a speech at the summit (October)

    Zhong Lun sets up a task force to combat Horqin desertification (August)

    Zhong Lun’s Shanghai office celebrates its 10th anniversary and office move (July)

    Zhong Lun welcomes partner Zhigang Huang and counsel Minzhi He to join the firm (July)

    The Real Estate and Finance Department of Zhong Lun and Cushman & Wakefield co-host a salon on insurance funds’ investment in real estate (July)

    Zhong Lun is invited to attend the UK Event - China Business Law 2020 hosted by CBLI (May)

    Zhong Lun attends the “UK-East Asia trade mission” professional exchange activities (May)

    Zhong Lun hosts a seminar on policies concerning record-filing of equity investment enterprises in pilot zones (March)

    Zhong Lun welcomes 10 new partners and promotes eight lawyers to equity partnership (March)

    Zhong Lun hosts the first partners’ meeting of 2011 (March)

    Zhong Lun is engaged as one of the first batch member firms of the legal service team for the Zhongguancun Innovation Demonstration Zone (February)

    Peter Ni joins Zhong Lun as a partner (February)

    Maoyuan Zhu, partner at Zhong Lun, donates RMB 1 million to Peking University to establish the Maoyuan Academic and Innovation Fund for the faculty of the law school (February)

    Zhong Lun and Boughton Peterson Yang Anderson, a law firm based in Hong Kong, sign an association and merger agreement (January)

    Robert Lewis joins Zhong Lun as senior counsel on global management (January)

  • Zhong Lun enters into a cooperative alliance with Japanese law firm Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (December)

    A delegation of government officials from Beijing Chaoyang District makes a research visit to Zhong Lun (September)

    Zhong Lun’s anti-monopoly specialists visit Japan and deliver presentations (September)

    The second 2010 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (September)

    Managing Partner Xuebing Zhang and senior partner John Jiang hold an in-depth discussion with the Lord Mayor of the City of London (September)

    Zhong Lun and a well-known Japanese consulting company co-host three seminars on Sino-Japanese investment strategies (September)

    Partner Wilson Huo attends and gives a speech at the Social Innovation Forum 2010 in Shanghai (September)

    Zhong Lun establishes its Chengdu office (September)

    Zhong Lun holds annual training sessions for new lawyers (August)

    Xuebing Zhang attends Thomson Reuters’ Legal Executive Briefing 2010 (May)

    Zhong Lun contributes to disaster relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in response to the Beijing Lawyers Association’s call (April)

    Zhong Lun launches a grand ceremony to celebrate the opening of its Hong Kong office (April)

    Zhong Lun promotes seven lawyers to partnership (March)

    The first 2010 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (March)

    Zhong Lun reviews draft standard documents for the Ministry of Transport (February)

    U.S. guests visit Zhong Lun’s Wuhan office (February)

    Zhong Lun promotes 15 senior associates to non-equity partners (January)

    The Consul General of American Consulate General in Wuhan visits Zhong Lun’s Wuhan office (January)

  • Wen Wei Po, a Hong Kong newspaper, publishes an article about Zhong Lun titled “Zhong Lun: a Firm Boasting Wisdom and Composure Would Go Far” (December)

    Zhong Lun establishes its Hong Kong office (October)

    Zhong Lun and Salans host a symposium themed “Escalating Trade Disputes in the Face of Global Financial Crisis and Possible Strategies Chinese Enterprises May Adopt” (September)

    Zhong Lun co-hosts a “going global” legal seminar (September)

    The second 2009 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (August)

    A delegation from the South Korean Embassy in China visits Zhong Lun (June)

    Zhong Lun lawyers are elected as heads or deputy heads of the Beijing Lawyers Association’s professional committees (June)

    Zhong Lun establishes its CPC Beijing Committee General Party Branch Committee (May)

    Zhong Lun hosts a symposium on international arbitration (May)

    Zhong Lun hosts its first reception for VIP clients (April)

    Xuebing Zhang was elected President of the Beijing Lawyers Association (March)

    The first 2009 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (March)

    Zhong Lun secures a top spot in the ranking of law firms’ securities practice by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (February)

    Zhong Lun establishes its Wuhan office (February)

    Partner Maoyuan Zhu is recognized as a Legal Pioneer by Construction Times for his excellent legal services for the construction industry over the past 30 years of China’s reform and opening up (January)

    Zhong Lun’s Beijing office moves to a new location (January)

  • Partners Xuebing Zhang and Anthony Qiao are elected as directors of the All China Lawyers Association (October)

    The second 2008 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (September)

    Zhong Lun lawyers attend and garner awards at a real estate financing summit titled "Investment in China" (October)

    Zhong Lun organizes a M&A workshop at PBP In-House Congress Hong Kong (September)

    Zhong Lun hosts a banquet to welcome a visiting delegation from the American Bar Association (July)

    The firm changes its legal name back to Zhong Lun Law Firm (July)

    Zhonglun Jintong welcomes 32 graduates to join the firm (July)

    Zhonglun Jintong receives a delegation from the South Korean Embassy in China (June)

    The first 2008 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (March)

    Zhonglun Jintong donates to earthquake-hit areas in Sichuan (May)

    Zhonglun Jintong partners attend the Sino-Korean Economic Luncheon Meeting (May)

    Zhonglun Jintong lawyers join the legal team established to provide legal advice for the 2008 Olympic Games (March)

    Partner Jihong Chen participates in the 2008 Year of the Olympics - Beijing “Ethical Online Business” initiative and gives a keynote speech (March)

    Zhonglun Jintong hosts the firm’s first golf tournament (January)

  • Lawyers from Zhonglun Jintong attend the BN Charity Christmas party and make cash donations (December)

    Zhonglun Jintong is consecutively appointed as an institutional member of the council of China Trial, a Chinese journal, and Xuebing Zhang acts as a director of the council (December)

    Xuebing Zhang attends the 2007 Beijing Forum of the Western Returned Scholars Association (October)

    Mr. Chulsu Kim, former minister of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy of South Korea, visits Zhonglun Jintong (October)

    Xuebing Zhang is invited to attend the completion ceremony of China Central Place (September)

    Eight professionals join Zhonglun Jintong to further fortify the practice strength of the firm (September)

    Zhonglun Jintong attends as a co-sponsor the second Annual Asia Pacific Real Estate Meeting in Hong Kong (September)

    Zhonglun Jintong makes to the list of bankruptcy administrators and earns an overall score that puts the firm among the top three of the administrators (September)

    Zhonglun Jintong is selected as a director of the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (August)

    A delegation from the Chengdu Justice Bureau and the Chengdu Lawyers Association visit Zhonglun Jintong (August)

    The second 2007 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (August)

    Partner Borong Liu is elected as an independent director of Yingda Taihe Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (July)

    Lawyers’ Essential Practicing Skills, a book series for legal practice to which Xuebing Zhang has contributed, is published (July)

    Zhonglun Jintong’s remote web-based video conferencing system starts operation (June)

    Lawyers of Zhonglun Jintong make charitable donations (June)

    Zhonglun Jintong and Beijing's Jinsong Sub-district Office enter into an Agreement on Legal Services for the Local Community (May)

    Borong Liu attends an international seminar on China’s legislation on securitization in Beijing co-hosted by the People's Bank of China and the Asian Development Bank (April)

    Zhonglun Jintong lawyers attend and give speeches at the Annual Meeting and Conference of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association in Beijing (April)

    Zhonglun Jintong hosts a seminar on REITs (March)

    Borong Liu gives a keynote speech at the China Securitization 2007 symposium (March)

    Zhonglun Jintong lawyers actively participate in a symposium on China’s Property Law (March)

    The first 2007 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (March)

    Zhonglun Jintong makes donations in support of several disadvantaged students (January)

    Xuebing Zhang attends as a member of the standing committee of the All-China Youth Federation at the third session of its tenth meeting (January)

    Xuebing Zhang is retained as legal advisor for the Chaoyang District People's Government for the third consecutive year (January)

  • Partner Anthony Qiao is elected as a deputy to the third People's Congress of Pudong New Area (December)

    A delegation of a national training program for managing directors of law firms visits Zhonglun Jintong (December)

    China’s first legal service association with the status of an independent legal person is established, and Anthony Qiao is elected as the first president of the association (December)

    Yuhua Wu, director of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice, conducts research at Zhonglun Jintong (November)

    Xuebing Zhang attends and speaks at the tenth Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium as a representative of the Beijing Lawyers Association (November)

    Zhonglun Jintong holds a Sino-Japanese legal seminar at Tokyo (November)

    Zhonglun Jintong conducts a grand opening ceremony for its Tokyo office (November)

    Zhonglun Jintong lawyers Qian Li and Haiqing Li are invited to give keynote speeches at a legal seminar on “Investing in China and Indonesia” (November)

    Zhonglun Jintong and China Securitization Forum successfully hold the first annual meeting of the forum, and Xuebing Zhang attends the meeting and gives a keynote speech (October)

    Lawyers of Zhonglun Jintong attend meetings on judicial interpretation of the Enterprise Bankruptcy Law and participate in the compilation of bankruptcy petition cases of securities companies (September)

    The second 2006 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (August)

    Xuebing Zhang serves as a member of the Chaoyang District government’s legal advisory panel for two consecutive terms and is commended by the Judicial Bureau of Chaoyang District (June)

    A delegation of Korean judges and prosecutors visits Zhonglun Jintong’s Beijing office (May)

    Zhonglun Jintong opens its Guangzhou office (April)

    Zhonglun Jintong participates in the research on and revision of the draft of the Partnership Enterprise Law (April)

    Zhonglun Jintong wins the honorable title – “Beijing’s Outstanding Organization in Legal Service”, and Xuebing Zhang is recognized as an outstanding individual (April)

    Xuebing Zhang is recognized as a 2006 Managing Partner of the Year (March)

    Zhonglun Jintong attends a seminar themed “China’s Business Environment” in Tel Aviv (February)

    The first 2006 partners’ meeting is successfully conducted (February)

    A delegation from the Justice Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and the Shenzhen Lawyers Association visits Zhonglun Jintong (February)

    Tian Gao, a lawyer with Zhonglun Jintong’s Shenzhen office, gives a lecture in Japan on the newly revised Company Law of China (February)

    Ms. Bev Weise from INTERLAW visits Zhonglun Jintong (February)

    Xuebing Zhang is once again elected as a member of the All-China Youth Federation (January)

  • “Zhonglun Jintong Excellent Academic Paper Scholarship” is awarded to five students (October)

    The CCIM-China National Administrative Center and Zhonglun Jintong enter into a strategic partnership (December)

    Zhonglun Jintong joins Interlaw, a global network of pre-eminent independent law firms around the world (November)

    The second 2005 partners’ meeting is successfully held (August)

    Partners Fengliang Liu and Chi Liu are invited to attend the US-China Symposium on Building the Financial System of the 21st Century (June)

    Zhonglun Jintong attends the first Beijing Foreign Related Service Exposition (April)

    Four lawyers are promoted to partnership (February)

    The first 2005 partners’ meeting is successfully held (January)

  • The Beijing office of Zhonglun Jintong adds more workspace, and the firm’s scale keeps growing (October)

    The second 2004 partners’ meeting is successfully held (August)

    Zhonglun Jintong absorbs Yiwen Law Firm (August)

    Senior officials from the Ministry of Justice and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice visit Zhonglun Jintong (July)

    Zhonglun Jintong Intellectual Property Agency Co., Ltd. is established (June)

    Several lawyers are promoted to partnership (March)

    The first 2004 partners’ meeting is successfully held (March)

    Zhonglun Jintong and State Development and Investment Corporation co-host the “Seminar on Legal Issues in REITs” (March)

    Zhonglun Jintong is honored with “The Best Construction Legal Services” (February)

  • Several partners join the firm (December)

    The firm’s Shanghai office grows rapidly and ranks among the highest in the 2002 ranking of Shanghai-based law firms (March)

  • Zhonglun Jintong starts using a newly developed networked management system that enables the firm to coordinate its legal practice activities across China and go paperless (December)

    At the first Beijing Lawyers’ Forum, Partner Xuebing Zhang gives a speech on law firm management (December)

    At the first Pudong Lawyers’ Forum, Partner Anthony Qiao gives a speech on the development of Chinese legal profession (December)

    Zhonglun Jintong holds a firmwide meeting and announces a new management committee (November)

    Zhonglun Jintong launches its official website www.zhonglun.com and an online lawyers forum (September)

    The firm establishes its Shenzhen office (June)

    A delegation from the Ministry of Justice and lawyers’ associations visits the firm (March)

  • Beijing Lawyers Association establishes a scholarship review committee and appoints Xuebing Zhang as its chair (May)

  • Xuebing Zhang is elected as a member of the ninth All-China Youth Federation at its first plenary session and receives a warm reception from President Jiang Zemin (July)

    Peng Wu visits Japanese companies to research anti-dumping legal matters in international trade (July)

    Zhong Lun merges with Jintong and changes its name to Zhonglun Jintong Law Firm (April)

  • Zhong Lun launches its Shanghai office, and Anthony Qiao takes office as managing partner of the office (December)

    Xuebing Zhang is elected as a director of the fourth board of directors of the All China Lawyers Association and also acts as deputy director of the association’s Civil Affairs Committee (May)

  • Xuebing Zhang gives lectures on legal practice in real estate as part of the lawyer training program hosted by Beijing Lawyers Association (July)

    The Ministry of Justice names Zhong Lun a ministry-recognized outstanding law firm (April)

  • Former senior officials and lawyers from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice visit Zhong Lun (October)

    The Ministry of Justice’s Selection Committee for Ministry-Recognized Outstanding Law Firms visits Zhong Lun (March)

  • The Ministry of Justice awards Zhong Lun the title of “Exemplary Service Window of the National Legal Service Industry” (December)

    Zhong Lun donates CNY 2,460 through the Beijing Lawyers Association in support of Hope Primary Schools (November)

    Zhong Lun formulates the “Rules for Non-Senior Equity Partners”, which takes effect on January 1, 1997 (June)

    Xuebing Zhang is recognized as one of Beijing’s “Ten Outstanding Lawyers” (February)

    Zhong Lun’s Beijing office moves to a new location (January)

  • Zhong Lun leases an office space of 1080 square meters at Jingxin Building for a period from January 1, 1996 to January 1, 2001 (October)

    Partners Xuebing Zhang and Wen Chen attend a meeting of the fourth Congress of the Beijing Lawyers Association, at which Mr. Zhang is elected as an executive member of the Beijing Lawyers Association (October)

    Xuebing Zhang visits Germany and the Netherlands as a member of a delegation of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Justice (July)

    Xuebing Zhang attends the national lawyers’ convention and is elected as a director of the All China Lawyers Association, the youngest among his 129 peers (July)

    Zhong Lun absorbs part of Beijing Times Law Firm, and Peng Wu, Changxia Wu, Qian Li and Ying Huang join Zhong Lun as partners (June)

    Zhong Lun leases more space in Jingcheng Building (May)

  • Xuebing Zhang is elected as chair of the Real Estate Professional Committee of the Beijing Lawyers Association (December)

    Zhong Lun hosts the “Second Beijing Seminar on Legal Affairs Involved in Sales of Commodity Premises to Foreign Entities and Individuals” (December)

    Zhong Lun Law Firm is transformed into a partnership, with Xuebing Zhang, Wen Chen, Ruohan Yang, Liang Kai and Xiaobing Wang as partners (November)

    Zhong Lun obtains its Beijing Public Institution Legal Person Certificate (registration number: 00869) from the Institutional Organization Committee of Beijing Municipality (September)

    Xuebing Zhang is honored among the fourth batch of outstanding lawyers by the Beijing Lawyers Association (August)

    Zhong Lun leases more space in Jingcheng Building (July)

    Partner Wen Li exits from Zhong Lun and sets up his own firm. Xuebing Zhang is elected as managing partner of Zhong Lun (June)

  • Zhong Lun co-hosts the “First Beijing Seminar on Legal Affairs Involved in Sales of Commodity Premises to Foreign Entities and Individuals” with the Legal Counsel Office of the headquarters of the People's Construction Bank of China and Siao, Wen and Leung, a Hong Kong law firm (December)

    Zhong Lun obtains its qualification certificate for legal practice in securities from the Ministry of Justice. Wen Li, Xuebing Zhang and Wen Chen got qualified to practice securities law (June)

    Zhong Lun opens for business in Room 1608 of Jingcheng Building, with an office space of 142 square meters and a total of eight people (January)

  • Zhong Lun Law Firm is founded as a cooperative law firm (December)

    Zhong Lun holds its very first members’ meeting (December)

    Zhong Lun leases Room 1608 of Beijing Building, with an office space of 142 square meters, to January 14, 1996 (November)

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