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Allen & Overy expands China capabilities through Joint Operation with Shanghai Lang Yue Law Firm

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07 January 2020

Allen & Overy announced today that it has received approval from the Shanghai Bureau of Justice for its Joint Operation with Shanghai Lang Yue Law Firm (“Lang Yue”) in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

The Joint Operation known as Allen & Overy Lang Yue (FTZ) Joint Operation Office brings together Lang Yue’s high-quality PRC law capability with Allen & Overy’s international platform, to provide clients with seamless PRC and international legal services across a wide range of capabilities including general corporate, M&A, private equity, venture capital investments, capital markets, regulatory advisory and compliance.

Victor Ho, Beijing & Shanghai managing partner comments: “Allen & Overy has been on the ground in China for over 30 years and growing our China practice remains one of our global strategic priorities. Our Joint Operation with Lang Yue, a firm we have successfully worked with on a significant number of client matters, will take our China offering to the next level. The Joint Operation will give our considerable roster of international and PRC clients an even deeper and broader set of capabilities to support their activities in China and globally.” 

Wenxin Zhou, partner at Lang Yue added: “We have worked closely with Allen & Overy for some time now and are excited to formalise our relationship. The top-tier training and exposure to high profile cross border opportunities offered by Allen & Overy to our team, under this Joint Operation is unparalleled.”

For further information, please contact Madhu Mirpuri ( on +852 2974 7377 or Elizabeth Randall ( at +44 20 3088 2989.