ABOUT US
Since its founding in 1995, 禧发 has flourished into a full-service law firm with more than 200 professionals around China. We provide the highest quality services for our clients and enjoy a nationwide reputation as one of the most prominent law firms in China. This excellence and breadth has made us the firm of choice for many of the world's leading companies and financial institutions as they seek sophisticated legal service. Based on its commitment to providing quality services, 禧发 has retained a team of professionals. Its diverse provision of legal services has won it the honor of be named one of China’s Best Law Firms.
For over a decade our team members have collaborated to stay on top of IP and corporate issues, helping clients improve operations, reduce costs, limit risks, enforce rights and achieve common business goals. For these reasons, the firm and its professionals are consistently recognized in client and peer-reviewed industry awards and rankings as being among the best.
January 2015
·禧发 elected to the Shanghai Higher People’s Court’s Register of Top-Tier Bankruptcy Administrators
August 2014
·禧发's new office established in Hong Kong
September 2011
·禧发 recognized as Class A Shanghai Foreign-Related Consultancy
March 2010
·禧发 passes ISO9001: 2008 International Quality Management System Standards Certification
March 2008
·禧发 established new office in Beijing
June 2007
·禧发 elected to Shanghai Higher People’s Court’s Register of Bankruptcy Administrators
June 2006
·禧发 establishes new office in Harbin
May 2003
·禧发 appointed a Foreign-Related Trademark Agency
April 2003
·禧发 relocated to Shanghai Wen Xin United Press Tower (now known as "Shanghai United Press Tower")
October 2000
· 禧发 relocated to Shanghai New Huangpu Mansion
April 2000
· 禧发 appointed Foreign-Related IP Agency
September 1998
·禧发 relocated to Shanghai China Enterprise Tower
September 1998
·Gong Xin Law Firm officially renamed 禧发 Law Offices
July 1997
· Gong Xin Law Firm relocated to Shanghai Zhong Lan Mansion
February 1995
·Gong Xin Law Firm, predecessor of 禧发, is established
  禧发 believes that pro bono work is an essential element of every attorney's professional responsibility and that lawyers possess unparalleled knowledge and skills which enable them to serve the disadvantaged and promote the public interest in ways that individuals from no other profession can. We therefore encourage our lawyers to render public interest legal service. Our lawyers are currently engaged in a variety of such endeavors, primarily including legal aid, legal seminars and lectures, and direct representation of low income individuals. As professionals, lawyers are obligated to serve society, propel the development of the judicial profession, and spread knowledge of the law to the public, all of which are key reasons for our support of pro bono services. A nation ruled by law vests its lawyers with the obligation to ensure the sound operation of the judicial system; in particular, to ensure that poor, children and the handicapped to receive greater legal protection. To this end, we encourage our lawyers to provide a certain number of hours of pro bono services every year.
  We also support public interest legal service because it provides valuable experience for lawyers in the firm and because it gets lawyers actively involved in the community. An involvement in pro bono activities is an important factor in our ongoing evaluation of our attorneys, and a willingness to serve and become involved with the community evidences a level of maturity and professionalism that we highly commend.
  We provide the same quality of representation to all clients in Pro Bono projects. We give Pro bono projects the same staffing, attention, and resources as any other project. Pro bono matters are represented by attorneys with the required knowledge and experience and are supervised by partners, with the full resources of the firm available for support.
  We are members of a number of international and domestic associations, such as AIPPI, INTA, ICC, Shanghai Municipal Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment, and Shanghai Intellectual Property Association, and we strive to develop and exploit Pro Bono projects in virtue of these associations.
For over a decade our team members have collaborated to stay on top of IP and corporate issues, helping clients improve operations, reduce costs, limit risks, enforce rights and achieve common business goals. For these reasons, the firm and its professionals are consistently recognized in client and peer-reviewed industry awards and rankings as being among the best.
2016
IAM Patent 1000 Names W&B Top Law Firm and Top Lawyer for Chinese Patent Litigation and Licensing
· Named a "Leading IP Law Firm" by Chambers and Partners
· Honored as a “Intellectual Property: Litigation Leading Firm” by WTR 1000
· Named “2011~2015 National Excellent Law Firm” by the All-China Lawyers Association
2015
· Awarded as Shanghai Law Firm of the Year and for Insolvency & Restructuring Law Firm of the Year by Asian Legal Business (ALB)
· 2011-2015 Named Shanghai Top Law Firm by the Shanghai Bar Association
· IAM Patent 1000 Names W&B Top Law Firm and Top Lawyer for Chinese Patent Litigation and Licensing
· Shanghai Trademark Agent Integrity Unit
· Deputy Director of Shanghai Trademark Association Professional Committee
· Named a "Leading IP Law Firm" by Chambers and Partners
· ALB’s “Asia’s 50 Largest Law Firms of 2015”
· Listed as an Asia-Pacific “Top-Tier IP Law Firm” by Legal500
· Listed in AsiaLaw Profile as a "Recommended Firm"
· Named a 2015 LEGALBAND China Top 50 Law Firm Brand
· Ranked as A+ Enterprise by Shanghai Contract Credit Promotion Association Evaluates
· Named an Enterprise Recognized for Contract and Credit Compliance by Shanghai Contract Credit Promotion Association Evaluates
2014
· Listed in AsiaLaw Profile as a "Highly Recommended Firm"
· Named "China's Most Trustworthy IP Law Firm” by Acquisition International Magazine
· Listed as a 2013 “Advanced Work Unit” of the Xuhui District Judicial and Administrative System
· Listed as an Asia-Pacific “Top-Tier IP Law Firm” by Legal500
2013
· Listed as a "Highly Recommended Law Firm" by IAM Magazine
2012
· Listed as a “2011 Advanced Work Unit” of the Xuhui District Judicial and Administrative System
· Named a “Key Enterprise for the Shanghai Professional Services Trade” (Legal Services Subdivision)
· Advanced Party Branch of the Xuhui District Judicial and Administrative System in the "Satisfied in Xuhui" Program
· Named a "Leading IP Law Firm" by Chambers and Partners
2011
· Awarded the title "Excellent Services Unit" of the Shanghai Patent Agency Industry
· 禧发's Administrator Practice Work Group awarded a pennant by the People's Government of Anting Town, Jiading District, Shanghai
· Named “Advanced Party Branch” of the Xuhui District Judicial and Administrative System
· Named 2010 “Advanced Work Unit” of the Shanghai Municipality Judicial and Administrative System
· Named "Advanced Law Firm for Shanghai World Expo Services" by the Shanghai Bar Association
2010
· Awarded "2010 Shanghai World Expo Services Advanced Work Unit" by the Xuhui District Judicial and Administrative System
· Awarded Shanghai World Expo Volunteer Services Model Work Unit of Xuhui District for the "Shanghai World Expo Youth Activity"
2009
· Named 2009 Advanced Work Unit of the Xuhui District Judicial and Administrative System
· Named 2008 Advanced Legal Aid Collective of the Year
· Named 2007-2008 “Model Work Unit of the Year” of Xuhui District of Shanghai
· Named “IP Law Firm of the Year” by the Asian Law Journal (ALB)
· Ranked first in IP services (in Shanghai) in 2009 and 8th on the comprehensive rankings of Shanghai-based law firms by LawFirm50, a non-profit ranking institution
2008
· Named 2005-2007 “Best Chinese Law Firm” by the All-China Bar Association
· Named “Best Chinese Law Firm” by the Justice Bureau of the State Council
· Named a “Leading IP Law Firm” by the Asian Law Journal (ALB)
· Named a “Top 10 IP Law Firm” by China Law & Practice Magazine
· Named a “Leading IP Law Firm” by Chambers and Partners

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