International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) is pleased to announce that following approval by the Shanghai Justice Bureau, the firm, through its Shanghai office, has entered into a formal association with local law firm Wintell & Co operating in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and in Tianjin.
Wintell & Co specialises in particular in shipping, insurance and corporate law and HFW has worked with the firm for many years. Whilst remaining separate entities, HFW’s Shanghai office and Wintell will come together to work on mutually beneficial marketing and business development opportunities, taking advantage of the strong client base of each firm and combining HFW’s international footprint with Wintell’s local Chinese law expertise to provide clients with enhanced on the ground service.
Henry Fung, Partner and Chief Representative of the firm’s Shanghai office said: “As the first law firm specialising in international trade to enter an association in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, this is a significant development for HFW’s practice in China. It greatly enhances the scale and reach of the services we can offer to clients and with Wintell’s leading reputation in China (and internationally) it opens up a new target audience for the firm and provides an excellent opportunity to grow both businesses.”
Mervyn Chen, Senior Partner of Wintell & Co commented: “We are delighted to be entering this association with HFW who we know very well from years of working together. Many of our clients have businesses with a truly international outlook and will therefore benefit from the advice and support which a firm with HFW’s international expertise and geographical footprint can provide. Likewise, clients of HFW who are doing business in China will benefit from the local law expertise which Wintell’s lawyers can provide. This is a strong combination and we look forward to working together.”