David Bulley, Managing Partner of Appleby’s Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, and Hannah Yao, Partner, have also become invited individual members, further reinforcing our Asia team’s leading expertise and commitment in the region.

“This affiliation not only strengthens our ties within the legal community but also enhances our ability to serve our clients with excellence and integrity,” commented Hannah Yao.

The Shanghai Bar Association, established in accordance with the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Lawyers, serves as an important legal body consisting of practicing lawyers in Shanghai. Guided by the Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice, the association plays a key role in safeguarding the rights and interests of lawyers in their practice, providing professional training, sharing latest business information and fostering collaboration among legal professionals.

Appleby, is one of only two offshore firms who are licensed to practice law in Mainland China. With a focus on complex Corporate, Dispute Resolution, and Private Client & Trusts matters, Appleby’s presence in Shanghai reinforces its position as a trusted advisor in the region.

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