Beijing, China, 16 January, 2018 – Chinese law firm FenXun Partners announces today a new litigation team has officially joined its litigation practice. The new joiners include two award-winning litigation lawyers Hong-Huan Liu and Xi Zhou and their team of eight associates and professionals.
Ms. Hong-Huan Liu has over twenty years of experience in acting for many multinational companies in dealing with various complex commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration in China, mainly covering product liability, trade secrets, patent/trademark/copyright infringement, antitrust and competition, commercial bribery, banking, financial derivatives, etc. Her clients include many Fortune 500 companies across such industries as chemical, energy, automobiles, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, media, Internet, financial services, retail, consultation and property management. Some of the cases in which she represented clients in court have been recognized by the Supreme People’s Court as typical precedents or become classic cases in their fields. Ms. Liu has won many awards throughout her brilliant career, including AsiaLaw's "Dispute Star of the Year" in 2015 and 2017, and Asian Legal Business's " China's Top 10 Litigators"., She has been consistently ranked as a "Band One Dispute Resolution Attorney in China" in all kinds of legal directories, including Chambers & Partners’ "Band One" dispute resolution attorney in mainland China for seven consecutive years since 2011. Ms. Liu is on the panel of arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), and Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC).
Mr. Xi Zhou is an experienced and outstanding litigator and arbitrator, whose clients mainly from major multinational companies and renowned Chinese companies in such industries as automobiles, electronics, retail, manufacturing, energy and banking. The main issues he has dealt with include product liability, trade secrets, intellectual property disputes, financial and commercial litigation, administrative law disputes, as well as anti-bribery matters. He has acted for clients in many high-profile, complex cases. As an award-winning practitioner, Mr. Zhou has been named "Litigation Lawyer of the Year" by China Law & Practice and listed on the global outstanding lawyers' list in Who’s Who Legal: Product Liability Defence guide.
"We are very excited to have this top litigation team led by Hong-Huan Liu and Xi Zhou become part of FenXun. Thanks to their joining, FenXun has greatly enhanced its dispute resolution capability and can better provide its domestic and multinational clients with comprehensive, first-class legal services through the new team’s integration and interaction with other practice groups of the firm, thus further expanding FenXun’s brand reach in the Chinese and international legal service market.” said Yingzhe Wang, Managing Partner of FenXun Partners.
"We strive to become an elite Chinese law firm with full-service practice. Bringing in a leading service team in areas where our clients have the need for high-quality and high-value services is one of our important strategies. We were recently named by Asian Legal Business as 'the rising law firm in China', and we are very pleased to see that our efforts are being recognized. Through the Joint Operation office, which we jointly established with Baker McKenzie, we are able to offer clients of both firms combined Chinese and international law service and, more importantly, the overall service capabilities of both firms are continually strengthened through the exchange of knowhow and management best practices," Mr. Wang added.
Ms. Liu said, "I am excited to join FenXun and looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues to provide our clients with the best legal services. I am convinced that, leveraging the broader Joint Operation platform that FenXun and Baker McKenzie have developed, our cooperation with the global dispute teams will provide multinational and Chinese companies with legal services of the highest standard in handling complex business disputes."
Mr. Zhou said, "I am pleased to join FenXun Partners. The Firm and the Joint Operation it has established with Baker McKenzie offer a recognized brand and have an outstanding global reach. Most importantly, it's an optimal strategic and cultural fit for me and my career."
Commenting on the team's arrival, Milton Cheng, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Hong Kong office, and also the Chair of a committee that oversees Baker McKenzie's offices in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam, said, "We would like to congratulate FenXun Partners on attracting such a high calibre team of lawyers to the firm. Their arrival will definitely take our Joint Operation's service offerings to new heights and further strengthen our ability to solve disputes in China for our clients."
Ms. Hong-huan Liu and Xi Zhou graduated from China University of Political Science and Law and Peking University Law School respectively. Both of them worked at Jun He Beijing office prior to joining FenXun.
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