China Attorney Hourly Rate Report 2017

  • ID: 3844986
  • Report
  • Region: China
  • 331 Pages
  • Valeo Partners, LLC
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Chinese Firms' Rates Catching-Up to US and UK Firms


  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Dacheng (Dentons)
  • Fangda Partners
  • Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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The "China Attorney Rate Report 2017" is the most comprehensive analysis of the explosive legal market in the People's Republic of China.  The growth in legal activity and hourly rates has mirrored the Chinese economy with double-digit growth since 2005.  The Report details the hourly rates at major Chinese national Firms as well as non-Chinese Firms trying to make in-roads into the country.  China and Asia in general will soon out-strip both the United States and UK legal markets in terms of legal spend, according to the Report.  The Report has 5 Sections: 1) Rates by Firm 2) Rates by Firm Country Group 3) Rates by Practice Area 4) Rates by Industry 5) Relative Rate Ranking by Firm (highest average rates first, descending order).   Two Editions: 1) USD and English and 2) Yuan and Mandarin.

A word on the research and compilation methodology. The author has a research team that identifies hourly rates that are publicly disclosed. About 2,000 hourly rates per week of Attorneys and Support Staff for over 1,000 Law Firms globally are added to the database. Further research is required to “connect the dots” by adding detailed Attorney Profile information and linking the legal work performed to specific Clients and Client Industries. Through this process we are able to provide actionable data to users – Law Firms and Corporate Counsel - of the Attorney Hourly Rates and our Analytical Reports, including this one, to make important monetary decisions in terms of legal services offered and purchased. In terms of the Report, not all timekeepers will appear in every year so sometimes average rates may vary; in this case the trend line and averages over the 2011 – 2016 period are the best indicators.  In the event that no rates are available for a given field (Year or Position), an algorithm is used to estimate a rate or rates.  Upon the request from Clients to complete the Rate Cards for most large Law Firms, we estimated some rates for various Associate Class Years, these are marked with “E” for estimate. The author considers Senior Partners to be ones with 25+ years of experiencing (Law School Graduation Year of 1989 or sooner), Partners with 24 years or less experience and Senior Associates with 5 years or more experience. Of course, those experience levels may vary by Firm but seem to work for both Large Law Firms and Middle-Market ones. The author takes no responsibility for the information obtained from public or private sources in compiling this Report or for the errors and omissions of its Research staff. This report is for internal purposes only. Any other use by the purchaser of this Report, for example use in any Court or Mediation or in the Media, is prohibited except with prior written consent.
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  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Dacheng (Dentons)
  • Fangda Partners
  • Hogan Lovells LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • MORE
1: Rates & Projections for the Top 200

2: Individual Firms Rates & Projections

3: Rates & Projections by Practice Area for Top 200

4: Rates & Projections by Cities for the Top 200

5: Rates & Projections by Industries for the Top 200
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- Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
- Allen & Overy LLP
- Appleby Global Group Services Limited
- Ashurst LLP
- Baker & McKenzie LLP
- Campbells
- Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
- Clifford Chance LLP
- Covington & Burling LLP
- DLA Piper
- Dacheng (Dentons)
- Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
- De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
- Deacons
- Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
- Dechert LLP
- Fangda Partners
- Foley & Lardner LLP
- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
- Greenberg Traurig LLP
- Hammonds LLP
- Han Kun Law Offices
- Herbert Smith Freehills
- Hogan Lovells LLP
- Ince & Company
- Jade & Fountain PRC Lawyers Corporation
- Jones Day
- K&L Gates LLP
- King & Wood Mallesons
- Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- Latham & Watkins LLP
- Linklaters
- Loyens & Loeff
- Mayer Brown LLP
- Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
- Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
- Morrison & Foerster LLP
- Mourant Ozannes
- Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
- Paul Hastings LLP
- Reed Smith LLP
- Ropes & Gray LLP
- Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
- Sidley Austin LLP
- Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
- Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
- Steptoe & Johnson LLP
- Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- Troutman Sanders LLP
- Vinson & Elkins LLP
- Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
- White & Case LLP
- Zhong Lun Law Firm
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