JUNHE is widely recognized as a leading full-service law firm in China, uniquely positioned to provide superior legal services in commercial transactions and disputes. As the oldest independent law firm in China, JunHe is recognized as an innovator in the re-establishment and development of the legal profession in contemporary China.
JunHe was established in 1989, since then it has grown to be one of the largest and most established law firms in all of China. The firm has nearly 900 attorneys and thirteen offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Haikou, Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley, Tianjin, Qingdao, Chengdu and Hangzhou. With offices set up all over the world, we are able to meet our clients' needs, no matter where they may be. Our firm possesses strong foreign language capabilities, with a staff that is fluent in Chinese, English, Japanese. With such diverse language skills in our office, we are able to communicate and process cross-border transactions with fluency and ease. Operating under an integrated system and aided by state-of-the-art communications technology, we are fully equipped to keep in constant contact with our clients and with other JunHe offices.
Our reputation for excellence is evident through our extensive client base. JunHe is also widely acknowledged and respected by both the Chinese judiciary and by foreign professional organizations.
In addition, we are the only Chinese member of the respected international law firm association MULTILAW.
Experience from the start
Unlike most other Chinese law firms, JunHe has stood the test of time and has persevered throughout the ever-changing economic and social growth of the country. As China opened its doors to the world, the need for a sophisticated legal system became apparent. The founders of JunHe answered that call and established one of the first private law firms in the country.
JunHe had modest beginnings. We had no other law firms to look to for precedence; we were the precedent. JunHe turned private practice in China from the exception to the rule. Now, 32 years later, JunHe is a leading full-service law firm with offices set up internationally.
Management and Teamwork
It takes more than experience to be a leading lawyer. It takes integrity, innovative thinking, and a mindset that values teamwork. JunHe seeks out these qualities when hiring our lawyers. From day one, the founding partners have believed that positions within this firm should be open to people with potential.
JunHe builds on this potential to develop one of the best internal management systems in the country. Teamwork is the basis of any successful transaction. The international business deals that come through JunHe are often complicated and involve many different areas of law. Each transaction requires many JunHe lawyers to bring his or her specialized expertise to the table, and it is through this collaboration that we can thoroughly and efficiently serve our clients.
JunHe has high standards that continue to be met year after year. Our working environment and our belief in the merit system keeps our retention rate high. It is the pride for the firm that makes our lawyers work hard. The great work ethic and culture within JunHe allows for us to continue as a leading law firm.
Law firms do not become great by looking out for their own needs. JunHe's founding principle has always been to put the client first, and we are known for standing by this principle. In the 90's, JunHe introduced Conflict Check Rules, which were later adopted by the All China Bar Association. We know that loyalty works both ways; continued loyalty to the client means continued loyalty to the firm. Our commitment to this principle is evidenced by the many prestigious awards and recommendations that JunHe receives annually.
Many JunHe lawyers have studied and practiced law abroad, and have incorporated their international insight into shaping the Chinese legal system. Decades ago, JunHe built the legal structure for new business activities where there was no precedent of existing law.
Even now, over 90% of our partners have graduated from universities or have lived and practiced in foreign countries. We have a knowledge and understanding of both foreign law practices and foreign business models.
No one can predict exactly where JunHe will be 32 years from now, but we have a good base and background to continue as a leading law firm.
What we do know is that we are not striving to be the largest law firm; we want to develop naturally based on our clients' needs and grow without compromising quality. As China continues to flourish as a global business hub, JunHe will be there to help pave the way for future legal and business development.
Rankings & Awards
• Corporate Law Firm of the Year 2020
• PRC Law Firm of the Year 2013
Chambers China Awards
• Most Innovative Law Firms of the Year 2019
IFLR Asia Awards
• Chinese Firm of the Year 2019, 2018, 2017
Who’s Who Legal
• China Law Firm of the Year 2017, 2015, 2013, 2012
• Beijing Law Firm of the Year 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
ALB (Asian Legal Business) China Law Awards
• Best Chinese Law Firm of the Year (Gold Award) 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012
• Best Chinese Law Firm of the Year (Silver Award) 2018, 2014
International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards
• PRC Firm of the Year 2017, 2012
China Law & Practice
• Most Innovative Law Firm in China 2017
• Innovation in Managing and Developing Talent 2017
Financial Times: Asia Pacific-Innovative Lawyers
• China Law Firm of the Year 2017
Asialaw Asia-Pacific Legal Practice Awards
• Best Overall PRC Law Firms 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
• Law Firms of the Year (Beijing) 2013
China Business Law Journal: China Business Law Awards
• Country Awards: China - PRC firm 2019, 2018, 2014
Euromoney Legal Media Group: Asia Women in Business Law Awards