Established in 1998, ZY Partners is recognized as one of the leading firms in the field of intellectual property and areas within its immediate reticular formation such as anti-trust, fair-competition, employment, standards, investment, product liability and administrative law. Given the fact that 99% of the legal authorities governing nowadays’ social and economic life came into being way after most of the partners of the firm went into practice, ZY Partners is “pre-historical” in many cases representing the formative stages of many IP laws and court practices. Early cases represented by the firm were cited as legislation initiatives and relied upon in forming judicial opinions by the courts.
At ZY Partners, we like to regard ourselves as an established firm with creative ideas. Though the track record of the firm is cherished as traditional assets representing our unparalleled expertise in intellectual property, anti-trust, business, compliance and litigation, the dedication and practical solutions are the primary source of our clients’ satisfaction for our professional service.
Big data reveals that in the immediate past three years, ZY Partners stands top 5 in the country's intellectual property practices in terms of the number of cases decided or ruled by courts of various jurisdictions in mainland China. Measured by the number of the cases per lawyer, our elite team of lawyers handles more cases at higher frequencies. In the period of 2014 to 2017, the Supreme Court case publication website published more than 600 intellectual property cases represented by our firm in civil and administrative proceedings. Quite a few of those cases have been listed by the Supreme Court and lower level courts as guiding cases.
ZY Partners has a prominent IP litigation practice as a result of the remarkable track record of our lawyers over the past decades.
We have a strong patent prosecution team with experienced lawyers and patent attorneys specialized in electronics, telecom, semiconductor, IT, mechanical engineering, solar/nuclear energies, bio-tech, pharmaceuticals and chemical engineering.
Our attorneys frequently work with multinational companies and law firms in US and Europe on antitrust filings with the PRC Ministry of Commerce.
ZY Partners’ team includes very experienced lawyers in the area of employment/labor disputes. In particular, our attorneys with regulatory administrative background in government authorities provide valuable insight in forming strategic plans to protect clients’ interests in China.
We adhere to the highest standards of legal service for domestic and international clients in various industries. Our service includes drafting and reviewing transaction documents, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, assisting international creditors taking control of debtors’ assets in Mainland China, etc.
We have extensive experience in civil and commercial dispute resolution related to foreign and complex domestic cases. Many cases represented by us have been published as guiding cases by the Supreme People’s Court. We also represented clients in numbers of arbitration cases in the CIETAC.
We help foreign companies invest in China and Chinese companies invest overseas. We assist clients in establishing representative offices and foreign invested enterprises, performing due diligence, proposing investment project, drafting transactional documents, negotiating on client’s behalf and monitoring the entire investment process.
HONORS：Our Partner, Ms. Li Xiaohong, is ranked in the “Client Choice: Top 15 IP Versatile Practitioners” by the 2022 Edition of LEGALBAND
ZY Newsletter March 2022 Vol.1
Demystifying China’s Intellectual Property Jurisdiction: Does the New Supreme Court Jurisdiction Rule Present a “Mere-glance” Guideline?