About Zhonglun W&D Law Firm - DKLM's Associated Law Firm in China


Founded in 1992, Zhonglun W&D Law Firm (“ZLWD”) is one of the earliest-established Chinese law firms approved by the Ministry of Justice. Primarily a large-scale full service law firm, Zhonglun W&D embraces substantial international elements.

With its headquarters in Beijing, the firm has China-based offices in Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Shijiazhuang, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Jinan and Shenzhen. It has dual-jurisdictional offices in London, Riyadh and associated offices in Hong Kong, Lyon, and Paris.

Its multi-national and multi-lingual team consists of approximately 400 lawyers and employees enables ZLWD to provide streamlined first-class legal service to Chinese and overseas clients from its strategically placed branch offices across the world. Its working languages include Chinese, English, French, Korean, Japanese and Arabic and the firm is licensed to provide legal advice under Chinese, Anglo-American as well as Islamic law.

ZLWD has gained high-level recognition by the Chinese government and has been engaged in influential projects commissioned by the governmental departments such as Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, South to North Water Diversion Project, Sichuan-East Natural Gas Transmission Project, Central Asia Gas Pipeline Project and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC.

Recent Awards

  • Listed as “Top 10 Law Firms” in Asian Legal Business’s (ALB) “Annual Top 20 Largest Scale Chinese Law Firms”
  • Awarded “Deal of the Year” by China Law & Practice for best Securitisation and Structured Finance deal
  • Recommended by Chambers & Partners and Asia Law & Practice
  • Placed in “Legal 500” for outstanding performance
  • Named as “First-rate Organization for Beijing’s Olympic Legal Work” by Beijing Lawyers’ Association

The Team

ZLWD has a dedicated team composed of talented and experienced lawyers in their practice areas, whose advisory works are often closely associated with the revision of important state or local legislation and whose academic publications exert influence in legal circles. It recruits the brightest graduates with outstanding academic records from celebrated universities across the world and provides structured, targeted and cross border trainings for our team.

ZLWD’s Practice Areas

ZLWD’s cutting edge expertise covers a wide spectrum of practice areas including corporate and securities, finance, real estate and construction, intellectual property and information technology, international services, tax, foreign investment in China and mergers and acquisitions, insurance fund investments, trusts and assets securitisation, domestic and overseas listings, private equity, maritime law, energy and environmental protection, labour and employment, health care, litigation and arbitration.

ZLWD’s Clients

ZLWD is a business-oriented law firm with a broad spectrum of clients including domestic and overseas governments, private or public enterprises in banking, finance, insurance, energy, trade, manufacturing, tourism, air travel, entertainment, telecommunications, advertising, education, machinery and chemical industry, catering, medical treatment, real estate and construction, funds, trusts and electronic commerce.

Contact details

If you would like us to put you in touch with one of ZLWD’s offices, or if you need further information about DKLM’s association with Zhonglun W&D Law Firm, please telephone Philip Li on 020 7549 7883 or by email p.li@dklm.co.uk

Zhonglun W&D Law Firm