The merger between East Associates Law Firm and Concord & Partners in 2014 brought into being East & Concord Partners, one of the most largest and comprehensive law firms in China. East Associates law firm and Concord & Partners were established in 1993 and 1995 respectively, both have nationwide influence and reputation.
We are headquartered in Beijing and have branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou. East & Concord has also established strategic alliances with many famous international law firms to ensure that it can provide international legal service to its clients.
East & Concord is committed to providing professional legal assistance to our clients with 20 plus years of experience, East & Concord has gained a leading position and earned clients’ trust and recognition in areas including Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities and Capital Markets, Dispute Resolution, Criminal Litigation, Banking and Finance, Financial Lease and Commercial Factoring ,Anti-dumping and Countervailing, Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Foreign Direct Investment, Overseas Investment, Entertainment and Sports, Infrastructure and Project Financing, Real Estate and Construction, Energy and Natural Resources, Retail Business and Logistics Industry, Information Technology, Labor Law, Maritime Affairs and Taxation.
East & Concord currently employs nearly 400 legal professionals, including partners and consultants all of whom have over 30 years of experience, some of these partners also have experience in places such as the government ministries and commissions, courts, procuratorate, arbitration institutions, and well-known foreign law firms.
Most of our attorneys and paralegals have gained qualifications and experience in law schools and firms throughout United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore. Our firm’s lawyers, patent agents, trademark agents and paralegals are equipped with excellent communication skills in addition to having high competency in English, Japanese and, of course, Chinese (including mandarin, Shanghainese, Cantonese).
We serve diverse clients worldwide and include multinational companies, state-owned enterprise, publicly listed companies, privately owned companies, foreign invested companies, government offices, public institutions and overseas companies.
Our clients are involved in full range of industries such as banking and finance, securities, insurance, manufacturing, culture, media, sports and entertainment, education and training, advertising, logistics, wholesale and retail, international trade, medicine and health, E-commerce, infrastructure and project financing, mining and natural resources and information technologies.
East & Concord utilizes a management ethic which assembles a tailor-made team for our client's needs. This is enabled by an internal management structure with strong oversight over administration, business development, case management procedure and daily operations. Specialized departments as well as close inter-departmental and regional branch cooperation has ensured that East & Concord Partners provides the highest quality service to our clients. With the merger between East Associates and Concord & Partners, the two law firms bring their complementary specialties and expertise together to further strengthen our resources and broaden our services. As always, East & Concord is a bastion of professionalism, responsibility, cooperation, and innovation for our clients, and through globalization, professionalism, and our standardized management style we will continue to provide a more comprehensive, high-quality, effective, and efficient legal service for our clients.
East & Concord spearheaded the founding of the “Chinese Lawyer Alliance”. The purpose of the Alliance is to unite prestigious law firms in each city and province in China, and to create a large-scale legal service platform for sharing complementary advantages and resources. Thus far, 12 law firms from Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chongqing, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Henan and thousands of practicing lawyers have become Alliance members.
To ensure providing globalized legal assistance to our clients, East & Concord has established strategic alliance with top international law firms.
Trust Comes First
Providing our clients with first-class legal service is our ultimate goal. We value the relationship built with our clients based on mutual trust. We have established a mature management system to prevent conflict of interest and to respond to any conflict of interest problem in an efficient and effective way. Because of this trust, many clients have chosen East & Concord.
We apply integrated management system in our Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou. Specialization and teamwork are our distinctive features in order to assure that we provide first-class service and maintain a top position in the legal service market.