Boss & Young Attorneys at Law (“Boss & Young”) was established in 1995, and is a full-scale comprehensive law firm with its headquarters in Shanghai. Boss & Young has branch offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Nanjing, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Xi'an, etc., with nearly 50 partners and 200 associates.
Employing and benefitting from its operational ideals and organizational structure as a large international law firm, Boss & Young’s practice divisions, with our all-encompassing professional personnel and individualized practice teams, are clearly delineated yet effectively linked by our efficient open-communication management and service system, enabling us to bring together Boss & Young’s exceptional resources to realize efficient and superior services for our clients. In the legal services area at home and abroad, in addition to the comprehensive domestic services network enabled by our many branch offices all over China, Boss & Young is also one of the member in Mainland China of 2 large international lawyers’ organizations (GLG International Lawyers and Legalink), which comprise members in 62 countries and regions and 85 cities all over the world. Boss & Young has also built long-term and cordial cooperation relationships with various large international law firms in the US, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and Singapore, as well as the regions of Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao, allowing us to provide our clients with timely legal services involving different countries and regions.
Boss & Young is a leading Chinese law firm in the practice areas of International Legal Practice; Real Estate and Construction; Financial Legal Practice including Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds, Banking, Trust and Insurance; Intellectual Property; and International Commercial Arbitration and Dispute Resolution.
Boss & Young’s cross-section of clients is widely representative across the industries and practice areas, encompassing foreign enterprises, state-owned enterprises and private enterprises, and including banks; trust companies, insurance companies and other financial institutions; venture capital funds; private equity funds; financial management and investment institutions; real estate development enterprises; construction enterprises; manufacturing and production enterprises; business services enterprises; shipping companies; governmental departments; sports organizations; and other small and medium enterprises across nearly every industry. Of these, many are Fortune 500 enterprises, listed companies or leading enterprises in their industries.
Boss & Young’s partners and associates are mainly alumni of renowned domestic and overseas law schools. Our partners possess rich practice experience – before becoming partners in Boss & Young, they practiced in their relevant practice areas for many years, excelling in these practice areas and garnering much achievements. Our lawyers possess various practice experience, with many having received legal education or practical training in overseas universities and some having worked in renowned international law firms and multinational companies. Many of our lawyers have a good command of one or several foreign languages, and can provide legal services to our clients directly in English, French, German and other foreign languages.
Some of our lawyers have previously worked in governmental departments, justice departments or various large enterprises. Others have contributed to national and regional legislative work, and conducted study and research and provided advice regarding issues relevant to the legislative, administrative and justice departments. Still others have concurrently been appointed as arbitrators in domestic and foreign arbitration institutions, independent directors of public-listed companies or external directors of state-owned enterprises; held positions in various lawyers’ associations and other industry associations and the National People’s Congress and the Political Consultative Conference; or engaged as part-time professors in famous institutions of higher learning. All this has benefited Boss & Young’s lawyers, enriching our values and vision and broadening our network, enabling us to provide even better services to our clients.
Boss & Young’s lawyers also play an active role in various professional, academic and social activities. Our lawyers often give speeches in conferences and seminars organized by industry associations, governmental institutions and society groups; frequently contribute articles to domestic and foreign professional newsletters, journals and media to provide commentary and analysis regarding developments in Chinese legal policies; and periodically compile and publish professional textbooks and academic writings.
Boss & Young, as a well-known law firm at home and abroad, is also the platform by which young and talented legal personnel pursue their dream of becoming an excellent lawyer. Before joining our firm, the prospective lawyer is required to undergo a strict selection process and overall training at our “Boss & Young Lawyer College”. We also assist our young lawyers in planning and laying out the direction and blueprint of their career development. Our young and talented legal personnel are the source of sustainable development in Boss & Young. At present, Boss & Young has formed a vastly superior echelon of young lawyers covering various age groups.