We are pleased to announce that Chance Bridge Partners, Alliott Global Alliance (“AGA”) law firm member in Beijing has appointed Robert Lewis as Senior International Consultant. This comes as Chance Bridge also enters into a strategic cooperation agreement with docQbot, the legal technology platform co-founded by Mr. Lewis.
We are pleased to announce that Chance Bridge Partners, Alliott Global Alliance (“AGA”) law firm member in Beijing has appointed Robert Lewis as Senior International Consultant. Sara Yu and Adam Channer, from Mr Lewis’s team also join the firm as Senior Associate and International Associate, respectively.
Consistently rated as a top corporate/M&A lawyer in China by leading directories, Mr Lewis is experienced in cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on M&A, infrastructure projects, project financing, energy, mining, telecoms/IT transactions and strategic partnering arrangements. Notable transactions include acting for the lead Beijing municipal government investor as lead international legal counsel on projects for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
This comes as Chance Bridge also enters into a strategic cooperation agreement with docQbot, the legal technology platform co-founded by Mr. Lewis. As the first bilingual AI service platform in China, docQbot provides a suite of bilingual automated contract drafting and review tools as well as other systematized solutions for various categories of legal operations. These non-exclusive cooperation arrangements will allow docQbot to have a testing environment for new solutions and at the same time give Chance Bridge access to the full suite of docQbot’s cutting-edge legal tech solutions.
Mr. Lewis, who is also co-founder of the China Going Global Think-tank (CGGT), an outbound investment information platform, has worked for top US, UK, and Chinese law firms for almost 30 years, and was one of the first senior foreign lawyers to move from a major international law firm to a leading Chinese law firm. He spent the last 10 years as senior international counsel at Zhong Lun in Beijing.
The move to Chance Bridge represents a homecoming of sorts for Mr. Lewis. While serving as the Managing Partner of the Beijing office of Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), he led the formation of the Sino-Global Legal Alliance (SGLA) in 2007 where he was appointed as first chairman of the group. Recognized as the premier law firm alliance in China, of which Chance Bridge is a member, the alliance is comprised of top regional law firms across all key economic regions of China and boasts more than 4500 lawyers in 27 cities,
Mr. Lewis comments:
“I am very excited to join Chance Bridge Partners and to re-connect with all of my friends and colleagues in the SGLA. This move will allow our team to continue to service established and new clients utilizing the full-service capabilities of the firm and the broader alliance. More importantly, the collaboration between Chance Bridge and docQbot presents a win-win scenario for both sides as well as for clients as this combination will allow Chance Bridge to provide the highest quality services in the most efficient manner possible.”
Ms. Ning Zhu, Managing Partner of Chance Bridge, and member of AGA’s Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Committee, added:
“We are very pleased to welcome Robert to Chance Bridge. Robert has made tremendous contributions to the development of the legal profession in China over the years, and he has been a mentor to me and to many other senior lawyers in other Chinese law firms, so it is a great honor and privilege to be able to work more closely with him going forward. At Chance Bridge, we pride ourselves on quality and innovation. The cooperation with Robert and with docQbot will help us to speed up our development so we can provide even better service to our foreign and domestic clients.”
A key industry expert, Mr Lewis has written a series of articles on Chinese law and practice for the IFLR, was a regular contributor to The Lawyer, and has written for many other leading publications. He also has regularly been interviewed by leading Chinese television and print media. In addition, he is a guest lecturer for EMBA programs for HKU and HKUST. He has lectured at Peking University, Qinghua University, Renmin University, Wuhan University and Fudan University law schools.
You can read more about Robert and docQbot here.
About Chance Bridge Partners
Chance Bridge Partners, founded in November 2011, is a prestigious commercial law firm of approximately 100 staff 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 relationships with 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 more information contact Chance Bridge Partners: Aileen Lin, +86-18037285656, firstname.lastname@example.org
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