2019 was another year of challenges for the China legal market. We saw continued uncertainty but there were moments of optimism, as law firms continued to hire partners and associates and more international firms started to take advantage of the latest development on law firm regulations and set up various Chinese alliances.

Here, our China consultants Shawn Chen, Levana Huang, Betty Chen, Nicole Xu and our China researchers’ team have collected and analysed data on the partner and experienced associate hires made by the China offices of major international and Chinese law firms over the last year and put together our annual review and analysis of legal recruitment trends.


Download our full report here.

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