Introduction

Chinainlaw Partners Law Firm is focusing on foreign related legal service with pioneering spirit. The Chinese name of our firm means “being the pioneer in a vast world”. On one hand, we help Chinese companies go abroad and invest in foreign countries; on the other hand, we help overseas companies invest in China, and help them benefit from the boom in China. We have a couple of close domestic and oversea cooperative partners. We provide optimization services with united efforts.

Since establishment, Chinainlaw has been taking it as its own duty to be strategic law consultant of companies and providing excellent legal service to many large state-owned and foreign-owned enterprises with strict and high standards, getting unanimous praise from clients. Due to precise goal, excellent service quality and efficient professionals, Chinainlaw has become a reputable law firm in the foreign business area. 

  • from China to the world

  • from the world to China

  • Chinainlaw is your best partner

  • in Legal Tax Finance and Business

Partners

  • Dr. Steve Chu (China)

    Legal Partner
    • Dr. Steve Chu (China)

      Legal Partner

      Dr. Chu is one of the founders and senior partners of the firm. He acquired the bar admission of New York in 1982,California in 1983 and China in 1994. Dr. Chu has a long experience of dealing with many international and Chinese investment projects and related disputes cases, and representing investment consultant of many well-known listed companies. He is also arbitrator of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission.

       

      Working Experience:

      Since 2006, global advisor of NTT Group

      From 2003 to 2008, advised Sinopec on the sponsoring of the Shanghai Grand Prix, advised Shanghai Construction Group on several infrastructure projects in Poland

      In 2004, published a best-seller: “The Ten Most Common Mistakes Made by Taiwanese Businessmen: Guidelines for Chinese Mainland’s Commercial Laws”, Taiwan Liaojing Press

      Education:

      In 2002, Renmin University of China, Beijing, PH.D

      In 1982, American University, Washington, J.D.

      Languages:Chinese, English
  • Jo Gao (China)

    Legal Partner
    • Jo Gao (China)

      Legal Partner

      Ms. Jo Gao is the president and a senior partner of the firm. She is currently the managing director of Chinainlaw.She acquired the bar admission of China in 2001. She has advised foreign companies and investors in EU, East Asia and China for many years. 

      Working Experience:

      Since 2016, advising the cross-border financing for a Taiwan bank

      In 2015, become the first and only Chinese Lawyer registered in Poland

      Since 2012, represented the legal consultant of solar projects in Japan, China and Europe and advised the merger program

      Since 2009, as Director of Ideal Foundation

      From 2003 to 2008, represented China Trust in a domestic M&A transaction 

      Education:

      In 2001, East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, J.D.

      Languages:Chinese, English
  • Santiago Villamil Oddone (Argentina)

    Legal Partner
    • Santiago Villamil Oddone (Argentina)

      Legal Partner

      Santiago is an Argentinian lawyer with long experience in corporate law and labor law. He advises South American companies on their investments in China and Asia. Santiago has been working for several law firms in Argentina as a legal consultant prior to Chinainlaw.

      Working Experience:

      Since 2010, DEC S.A., Legal Consultant

      From 2015 to 2016, Estutio Juridico Moreno Crotto & Asociados Abogados, Senior Lawyer

      During 2015, Estudio Juridico De Diego &Asociados, Lawyer

      From 2007 to 2014, Estudio Juridico De Leo & Asociados, Lawyer

      Education:

      In 2014, Pontificia Universidad CatÓlica Argentina, MBA

      In 2012, Pontificia Universidad CatÓlica Argentina, J.D.

      Languages:Spanish, English and French
  • Francoise Breton Baluka (Poland)

    Business Partner
    • Francoise Breton Baluka (Poland)

      Business Partner

      Francoise is experienced in the field of multi-language translations, including international conference practice (Polish and French).  Furthermore, Francoise is a French citizen but has lived in Poland since the end of 1990. She possess long and diversified experience of expatriation – from 70’s she has lived in Poland (1974-1977) as well as Abu Dhabi (1977-1978).

      Working Experience:

      Since 2012, own consulting company FDJ Consult which specializes in international trade and development, retail chains stores and distribution as well as energy, especially renewable energy

      From 2001 to 2011,Owner of BRICOMARCHE (DIY) and take the director position of Bricomarche chain stores of Musketeers Group in Poznan headquarter

      From 1998 to 2001, worked in the Musketeers Group, responsible for the brand’s development of Bricomarche in Poland

      1992-1997, worked in the Musketeers Group associated company Bricomarche; did market analysis, strategic development, export and import, external procurement, international transport and chain supply, negotiation and reviewing international contracts

      1990-1992, advising French corporations in Poland as a freelancer as well as managing representation Office of French Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Warsaw City Hall - Praga South and AXEUROPE Business Center in Brussels

      Education:

      In 1978, SORBONNE PARIS IV-University

      Languages:Polish, English and French
  • Attila Tiborcz(Hungary)

    Business Partner
    • Attila Tiborcz(Hungary)

      Business Partner

      Dr. Attila Tiborcz is focusing on cases with international aspects, mostly between Hungary, China and other European jurisdictions. He has assisted in the legal aspects of the establishment of a Chinese-Austrian and Chinese-Hungarian joint ventures and has experience in establishing and maintaining the compliance of commercial entities in different jurisdictions through his wide professional network in Asia, Europe and the USA. He is also consultant to one of the largest e-commerce companies of Hungary.

       

      Additionally, he works as the legal advisor of an enterprise combining business development and corporate finance services offering solutions for every stage in a company’s life, including the start-up phase and special turn-around situations,  including larger acquisitions and  restructuring. In addition, he has delivered lectures on European law and European business environment at the College of Szolnok.

      Working Experience:

      In 2009, he joined YingkeVarnai and contributed to the development of the first Chinese-European law firm. While he spent 3 years working in China, he gained substantial experience in the strategic planning in investments, offering a legal and business perspective as well as in-depth knowledge of the Central-Eastern European business environment

      In 2005, Attila began his carreer by handling primarily real estate and corporate law related cases for international clientele doing business in Hungary

      Education:

      Hungarian Peter Pazmany University of Law and Political Sciences

      Corvinus University of Economics

      Robert Schumann Institute for Higher European Studies in France

      Languages:English, Hungarian, Chinese
  • Troels Kunt Askerud (Denmark)

    Business Partner
    • Troels Kunt Askerud (Denmark)

      Business Partner

      Troels’s specialties are merger and acquisition, IPO, bond market (including European mid-term bond), Transregional judge, and structural financial transaction affairs. Troels has served in a couple of huge enterprises in fields of corporate finance and banking business, such as the Bank of New York, Bank of Scotland, Credit Lyonnais, Danske Bank, Nordea, West Deustche Bank, HSH Nordbank, Bayerische Landesbank, etc. Troels is founder and committee member of Danish Banking and Finance Association. Troels not only has 20 years’ experience in the field of corporate finance (merger & acquisition and structural financial affairs) and banking business, but also over 15 years’ experience of law firm management. 

      Working Experience:

      From 1998 to 2011, management partner (called international equity partner after 2003), Eversheds Advokatakieselskab Law Firm Copenhagen

      From 1995 to 1998, management partner and one of the two founders of Sandal Lunoe & Co. Law Firm

      From 1992 to 1995, worked in Dragsted Law Firm and became junior partner in 1994

      In 1990, joined the Denmark Bar Association

      Education:

      Post-graduate education in Harvard University

      Executive management training from Harvard University and the Lausanne International Institute for Management Development in Switzerland.

      Languages:English, French, Nordic languages (Norwegian and Swedish)

Cases and Clients

  •  星展银行(DBS Bank)
  • 中国石化集团 (Sinopec)
  • 北京建工集团
  • 诺安基金