Zhong Lun Law Firm

Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun Law Firm was one of the first Ministry of Justice-approved private law partnerships. After years of rapid development and steady growth, Zhong Lun is one of the largest full-service law firms in China, with over 290 partners, over 1,500 professionals and 16 offices worldwide.

Legal solutions for Chinese business

Zhong Lun offers high-quality Chinese legal services across a wide range of industries and sectors, including intellectual property, technology, telecoms and the Internet, culture, entertainment and media, antitrust and competition, litigation and arbitration, criminal compliance, Customs and trade compliance, capital markets and securities, private equity and investment funds, real estate, construction and infrastructure, environment, energy and resources, corporate and foreign direct investment, M&A, bankruptcy and restructuring, banking and finance, securitisation and financial products, World Trade Organisation and international trade, and labour and employment.

By establishing a multi-dimensional and multi-channel rapport with overseas law firms, Zhong Lun has built a diverse and far-reaching global platform to provide clients with comprehensive and one-stop legal services. Zhong Lun is the only law firm in China that has joined the World Law Group.

Intellectual property

Zhong Lun’s IP department has been widely praised for helping Chinese enterprises to enter the international market and for helping multinational enterprises to enter the Chinese market, with its highly efficient and professional one-stop services.

The scope of services that it provides includes IP infringement litigation, unfair competition and trade secret litigation, anti-monopoly cases relating to intellectual property, the application and registration of patents, trademarks, copyrights and integrated circuit layouts, due diligence, IP licensing and transactions, IP administrative protection procedures, anti-counterfeiting products and customs protection of intellectual property, IP strategy consulting of enterprises, enterprise IP portfolio management, patent pool convening, the assessment of essential patent and patent licensing policies, and assisting clients in IP procedures (eg, Section 337 investigations outside China, as well as legal affairs in the Internet and technology and media and telecoms industries).

Zhong Lun represented in four cases ranked in the top 10 IP hotspots cases of 2016 selected by IPHOUSE and five cases of the 10 cases drawing widespread concerns in the community listed by the chief justice of the Beijing IP Court. This is one of the highest proportions among Chinese law firms.

Professionals

Zhong Lun’s IP department brings together lawyers, trademark agents and patent agents who have graduated from prestigious universities in China and abroad to provide a full IP service. By practising at the highest levels of the legal profession in a culture that emphasises collegiality, teamwork, respect, professional and business ethics, as well as duty to the profession and community, Zhong Lun has attracted and retained the best professionals to ensure the best outcomes for its clients. Most of the firm’s professionals graduated from prestigious law schools in China and abroad, and many have practised in leading international firms. All of its partners are successful practitioners in their fields, with extensive practice experience and in-depth knowledge of clients’ business.

Clients

Zhong Lun serves a broad range of clients, including Fortune 500 multinationals, well-performing large state-owned companies and growth enterprises, government bodies and international organisations, foreign embassies and consulates in China, foreign chambers of commerce in China, investment banks and private equity funds, banks, insurance companies, trusts, real estate developers, service providers (eg, in the telecoms, IT and tourism sectors) and traditional manufacturers.

Contact details

Zhong Lun Law Firm
28 31 33 36 37/F
SK Tower
6A Jianguomenwai Avenue
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100022
China

Professional contacts

Other offices

  • Chengdu
  • Chongqing
  • Guangzhou
  • Hangzhou
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Nanjing
  • New York
  • Qingdao
  • San Francisco
  • Shanghai
  • Shenzhen
  • Tokyo
  • Wuhan

Sample client list

  • Amazon
  • Holt Renfrew
  • IBM
  • JD.com
  • Live Nation
  • Microsoft
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Qualcomm
  • Reuters
  • Standard Chartered
  • The Color Run
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Unilever
  • Walmart