Regulatory China

Overview

Constitution

Bird & Bird in Beijing and Shanghai are representative offices of Bird & Bird, Hong Kong. Their official names are the Beijing Representative Office and the Shanghai Representative Office of Bird & Bird, Hong Kong.

Professional titles and jurisdiction

Partners in the Beijing and Shanghai offices are members of The Hong Kong Law Society. 

Partners in the Beijing and Shanghai offices are not qualified as lawyers in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “China”). Non-PRC lawyers, including all lawyers employed by Hong Kong law firms or international law firms with a presence in the PRC, are not permitted to advise formally on PRC law in China. Any information provided by the Beijing and Shanghai offices regarding PRC law or administrative practice is based upon their practical understanding and experience in providing information regarding the impact of China's legal environment and may be based upon specific communications with PRC legal counsel and authorities. Accordingly, such communication should not be construed or relied upon as formal legal advice on PRC law.

Regulatory authority

The Beijing Representative Office and the Shanghai Representative Office of Bird & Bird, Hong Kong and their representatives are regulated by Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China.

Professional regulations

The regulatory provisions applicable to the Beijing Representative Office and the Shanghai Representative Office of Bird & Bird, Hong Kong are:

  • Administrative Measures for Representative Offices of Hong Kong, Macau Special Administrative Region Law Firms Resident in the Mainland.
  • Administrative Regulations for the Offices of Foreign Law Firms Resident in China.
  • Administrative Regulations for the Offices of Foreign Law Firms Resident in China Implementing Regulations.
  • Ministry of Justice Regulations Concerning the Implementation of the “Administrative Regulations for the Offices of Foreign Law Firms Resident in China”.

Value Added Tax

Not applicable.