Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide ranks ELLINT’s Chinese member firm as leader in its field

ELLINT is proud to announce that Baohua Law Firm has been ranked in Band 1 for employment law advice in China by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019, the independent international guide to lawyers and law firms. A number of its lawyers have also been ranked as leading practitioners. In their words: 

What the team is known for: Baohua Law Firm is a Shanghai-based boutique known for its vast expertise in handling contentious matters arising from employment disputes. Regularly engaged by both international and multinational clients to handle their local labour needs. Well versed in providing counsel on employee handbooks and contracts, and closely follows labour regulation and law changes. Represents clients in a variety of industries ranging from the retail sector to the pharmaceutical industry.  

Strengths: The team wins plaudits for its thorough knowledge of contentious labour issues, with one client elaborating: “They are extremely familiar with the litigation and arbitration process, and judgement standard.” Another interviewee reports approvingly of his experience with the team: “Apart from being familiar with the legal stuff, they give us a lot of preliminary recommendations.”  

Leading practitioners  

Baohua Dong is ranked amongst the Senior Statespeople of leading labor lawyers in China. He is a widely recognised veteran in the employment law field. He is also respected for his academic prowess, with one market commentator noting that “his research on that is first-rate” in the field of employment law.  

Jay Chen is ranked in Band 1 of the leading labor lawyers in China. He is an experienced labour lawyer who is regularly engaged by multinationals in labour-related dispute resolution and litigation. He is also skilled at handling a variety of non-contentious employment matters. One client reports: “The advice he gives on problems is very comprehensive. Whenever I speak with him, the consulting process is very comfortable.”  

John Dong is ranked in Band 4 of the leading labor lawyers in China. He has an established reputation for handling both contentious and non-contentious labour matters. One source remarks that he has “good prospects ahead of him,” while another explains: “He’s a really good lawyer, really hands-on. I look really favourably on him.”  

Zou Yang is ranked as “Up and Coming” of the leading labor lawyers in China. Zou Yang is a rising star in the employment law space. One source notes his growing expertise in employment litigation, reporting that “he is very comfortable and experienced in handling both arbitration and litigation.”