To coincide with our annual one-day International Marketplace Conference 2015 on 1 July 2015, lawyers from China will be visiting the Law Society for a four-day programme from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July 2015.

The delegation will be made up of 15 lawyers from small, medium-sized and larger Chinese firms from Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. The firms all have some international experience, and are keen to build their network and expand their reach in the UK. Their specialist areas range from banking and finance, energy, shipping law and intellectual property to M&A, foreign direct investment and international dispute resolution.

This is an excellent opportunity for English and Welsh law firms with an interest in China to meet their counterparts and potential future clients and/or business partners.

Speaking and hosting opportunities are available for English and Welsh law firms, as well as the opportunity to arrange one to one meetings. Please email Sonam Khan (sonam.khan@lawsociety.org.uk) to register your interest. The table below outlines the opportunities avilable for English and Welsh law firms in the delegation’s programme:

TimingsEventOpportunities available
Tuesday 30 June
11:45 : 14:00 Working lunch providing an overview of the UK legal market and the role of the solicitor Hosting & presentation 
18:00 - 20:00 International Division networking reception Networking 
Wednesday 1 July 2015
15:30 - 17:00 Exploring new markets workshop: ‘Doing legal business in China’ Learn from Chinese lawyers about the opportunities available to English and Welsh solicitors
17:00 - 18:00 Networking at 113 Restaurant and Bar   Informal networking 
Thursday 2 July
12:30 - 14:40 Working lunch Hosting & presentation 
15:00 - 18:00 Designated time for one to one meetings One to one meetings
Friday 3 July
10:00 - 12:00 Panel discussion: Solving International Disputes using English law  Speaking - presentations from English and Welsh law firms and a Q&A session. 
12:30 -  14:30 Working lunch Hosting & presentation 
15:00 - 18:00 Designated time for one to one meetings One to one meetings
     

The following Chinese firms will be joining us:

FirmLocation
Beijing Xuande Law Firm Beijing
Hiways Law Firm Shanghai
Alliance J&S Law Firm Beijing
King & Wood Mallesons Beijing
Dacheng Law Offices LLP (Shenzhen office) Shenzhen
Wang Jing & Co (Shenzhen office) Shenzhen
Yingke Law Firm (Shenzhen office) Shenzhen
Zhong Yin Lawyer Shenzhen
Beijing Long An (Shenzhen) Law Firm Shenzhen
GuangDong Suijiang Law Firm Shenzhen
GuangDong Shen Tian Cheng Law Firm Shenzhen
Co-effort Law Firm LLP Shanghai
Guo & Partners, Attorneys At Law Beijing

If you would like further information about the delegation (i.e. their objectives and specialist areas of practice) please get in touch. A full delegation brochure will be available on signing up for Marketplace.

Please note that in order to be eligible for these opportunities, as well as to meet the delegates, solicitors must sign up to attend the Marketplace conference first. Early booking fee rates are available till 29 May 2015. All necessary registration information can be found at this link