Here, we highlight 37 of China’s best trade and customs practitioners who come highly commended by peers and clients alike.
Most Highly Regarded
Zhong Lun sees three lawyers nominated here.
Respondents laud global elite thought leader Lingchen Pu as “an excellent trade lawyer and WTO practitioner” who is “in a class of his own”.
The “truly excellent” Jianwei Liu is “a respected and well-known figure in the Chinese market” who excels in complex international trade cases.
Zhe Jiang has distinguished by his stellar track record in more than 40 international trade cases, and is noted for his strong inbound portfolio and Korean-language skills.
B&H Associates earns three nominations in this chapter.
Dongping Guo is touted as “a top-tier prosecutor” with a prestigious reputation in domestic and international trade disputes.
Xiong Lan is a well-recognised player in the space, delivering a broad range of trade-related legal services to a broad range of PRC clients.
Jinghua He is esteemed for his encyclopaedic knowledge of petitioning issues and his adept handling of inbound cases.
At Steptoe & Johnson, the “exceptional” Eric Emerson is a “top-notch practitioner” who is revered in the international trade arena.
David Tang of JunHe earns plaudits as “extremely good on customs issues and at supporting global investigations” and is further praised as “smart, hard-working and result-oriented”.
The “always excellent” John Yong Ren at T & D Associates is “without a doubt one of the best trade and customs practitioners in the country”.
Hylands’ Peng Jiang receives a wide array of recommendations for his strong track record in trade remedy investigations and his safeguarding expertise.
Hai Yan at Guangsheng & Partners achieves international recognition as a “standout trade specialist” who “does exceptionally well at representing foreign exporters and importers”.
Steven Yu at Hiways enjoys a strong track record in trade compliance proceedings and international safeguarding issues.
Fayin Li of JunZeJun is widely applauded by peers for his countervailing and international anti-dumping expertise.
Covington & Burling is home to Timothy Stratford, who is noted for his expertise advising international clients trading in China, as well as domestic Chinese businesses on outbound trade issues.
Christopher Corr of White & Case is a “top-drawer trade lawyer” who impresses with his international commercial know-how and regulatory understanding.
The “always professional” Vivian Wang of East & Concord Partners is a distinguished trade remedy expert who meticulously handles WTO cases and countervailing issues for a broad range of clients.
The “experienced” Zheng Jia of Zhong Yin is a prolific player in the sector who receives widespread praise for his thorough Chinese anti-dumping knowledge.
Yang Chen at Jincheng Tongda & Neal is praised for being “technically proficient” across the full gamut of complex international disputes ranging from anti-dumping investigations to WTO issues.
Stephen Peng displays an in-depth knowledge of anti-dumping proceedings and countervailing investigations.
Donghui Fu at AllBright is widely held to be “one of the prime trade remedy practitioners in China”.
Sources herald the “exceptionally talented” Ye Li as “tremendously bright, smart and quick to respond to clients’ requests”.
Sources applaud Jin Xiao at King & Wood Mallesons as a “superb WTO lawyer” with a highly impressive track record navigating multinational companies through complex international trade law issues.