Shanghai Pacific Legal has once again been named "Firms to Watch" in the recently published Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 China guide, with its intellectual property practice securing the ranking for the first time and dispute resolution practice as well as banking and finance practice maintaining the ranking for the second and third consecutive year respectively. 

Our IP team offers services covering all aspects of patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and domain names in the fields of emerging and traditional industries. The team delivers effective IPR solutions in addition to providing conventional IP services and has accumulated extensive experience in the implementation of such solutions as well as in assisting in taking action regarding infringements. Led by partner Frank Liu, also the head of SPL, the team will continue to deliver effective IPR solutions to clients from both China and abroad.

Led by Counsel Rongxin Huang, our dispute resolution practice focuses on commercial litigations and arbitrations seated in China and across Asia. The team can advise on a full spectrum of issues relating to financial regulation and compliance, and have a particular expertise in handling disputes faced by financial institutions. With a wealth of experience, Rongxin and his team can represent a wide range of Chinese and international financial institutions, domestic and multinational corporations, and professional advisors and aim to resolve their disputes satisfactorily through integrated solutions.

Our banking and finance team offers international and local lenders and borrowers with PRC legal advice in respect of China-related financing transactions, financial services regulation, and debt restructurings. The team has also growing recognitions from a wide range of international legal publications, including IFLR1000 and Asialaw Profiles. Headed by partner Joy Gao, the team continues to gather momentum with diversifying service offerings, expanding client base, and growing public recognition.


Head of Shanghai Pacific Legal, Partner, Intellectual property, Antitrust and competition
Partner, Banking and finance
Partner, Litigation and disputes