Set up office in China
Set up office in China
Law and Restrictions
A representative office, its representatives, and the law office it belongs to shall not commit any of the following acts:
  1. Investing directly and indirectly on Chinese law firms;
  2. Making practicing associations with Chinese law firms or Chinese lawyers that share the profits or risks;
  3. Establishing joint offices or sending personnel over to Chinese law firms that will engage in legal service activities;
  4. Managing, operating, controlling and enjoying the equity rights and interests of Chinese law firms;
  5. Directly instructing lawyers in the entrusted Chinese law firms, as agreed between both parties;
  6. Employing Chinese practitioner lawyers, or its employed support staff that conducts legal services activities;
  7. Not settling on the fees that it collects for legal services within the territory of China;
  8. Concurrently a full-time or part-time representative in two or more representative offices;
  9. A representative within the office is a resident in China for less than 6 months each year;
Note: Although there are many restrictions for foreign law firms to establish a liaison office in China, some restrictions can be mitigated with the display of certain skills and techniques. With our local advantages, professional knowledge, and good relations with the government; we believe we are able to give you top-quality assistance in building a successful practitioner office in China.

Related Regulations

Regulations on Administration of Foreign Law Firms' Representative Offices in China
Provisions of the Ministry of Justice regarding the Execution of the Regulations on the Administration of Foreign Law Firms' Representative Offices in China