Alliott Group, the world’s sixth largest multidisciplinary alliance of professional services firms, has expanded its reach to China’s legal market. The appointment of Top 25 law firm Chance Bridge Partners in Beijing continues the alliance’s recent growth in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region which has included expansion into Bangladesh (Old Bailey Chambers), Singapore (Advocatus) and Malaysia (to be announced imminently).
Chance Bridge Partners’ appointment fulfils the alliance’s need for a strong and dynamic legal presence in one of the world’s largest economies. For their part, Chance Bridge Partners has expanded their ability to provide legal (and accounting) services to 70 countries worldwide, meeting their need to provide global reach to their highly internationalised client base.
Founded in 2011, the firm’s Managing Partner Ms. Zhu Ning (‘Ning’) is a specialist in capital markets and cross-border investment and was recently chosen for the fourth year running as one of China’s elite 100 lawyers by the China Business Law Journal. Key areas for Chance Bridge Partners are capital markets and commercial disputes, but it also has a strong focus on cross-border investment and financing, corporate, compliance, real estate, intellectual property, financial derivatives and competition law.
With 23 partners and 56 professional and support staff, Chance Bridge Partners serves a wide range of local and international clients in the banking, securities, insurance, digital, infrastructure, construction and engineering, energy, real estate, manufacturing, and service industries. The firm’s professionals also conduct business in English, German and French.
Active in the IBA and LAWASIA and recognised in the past as a ‘Rising Law Firm’ by Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business, the firm is ranked by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, with the latter noting the firm’s ability to “help clients receive high quality legal advice at a competitive cost”.
“We are proud to be Alliott Group’s first law member in China. Alliance membership provides the optimum route to achieving deeper cooperation with overseas law and accounting firms who can provide the legal support needed by our local and international clients who are expanding into different world regions. We are a young, energetic, and passionate team and this affiliation comes at the right time and will provide the right reach for our firm. We also look forward to helping member firms’ clients to develop their business in China.”
Vanessa Williams, Director at Alliott NZ Ltd in New Zealand and Chair of the APAC region comments:
“With the appointment of Chance Bridge Partners, we continue to make good progress with our membership development across the APAC region. We are focused on expanding across the Asia Pacific, to build a network of law, accounting and specialist services firms that will collaborate to drive cross border business, while ensuring high levels of client service. Chance Bridge Partners have relationships with many professional organisations and associations within and outside of China that may prove invaluable in our search”.
Alliott Group COO Giles Brake adds:
“It was clear from meeting Ning and her team in Beijing that Chance Bridge Partners is a firm to watch. They distinguish themselves through a firm culture defined by teamwork, initiative, innovation and commitment to their clients, values that are clearly aligned with ours. Our members’ clients around the world need a responsive, reliable and efficient legal services partner in China – I am delighted that we have found the perfect fit in Chance Bridge Partners and look forward to forming a powerful relationship in the years ahead.”
Alliott Group is growing continuously and now has member firms in the following APAC regions: China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, and Taiwan.
About Chance Bridge Partners:
Chance Bridge Partners, founded in November 2011, is a prestigious commercial law firm of approximately 100 staffs specializing in providing corporate, commercial and financial legal solutions. Chance Bridge Partners’ main area of focus is on capital markets, cross-border investment, and financing, corporate, compliance, construction and real estate, intellectual property, anti-trust, financial derivatives, and dispute resolution.
Chance Bridge Partners has a professional cross-border investment and financing team, and has established a wide range of strategic cooperative relations with a number of domestic and foreign law firms and agencies. Adhering to international and professional development patterns, Chance Bridge Partners is committed to becoming “the most recognized prestigious law firm”, providing clients with comprehensive legal services. For information about Chance Bridge Partners, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Alliott Group:
Founded in 1979, and with 170 member firms in 70 countries, Alliott Group is an award-winning international association (‘alliance’) of independent accounting, law and specialist services firms that need deeper levels of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility, and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms to position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interests.
Alliott Group is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and in North America. For information about membership, contact Damien McMenamin (email@example.com), Head of Global Business Development.