Fieldfisher seals merger with Beijing law firm

Firm eyes Shanghai launch following Beijing tie-up


Fieldfisher has merged with Beijing boutique JS Partners under a Swiss verein, making it the latest international law firm to gain Chinese law capability.

JS Partners, which will will adopt the Fieldfisher brand, has made several partner hires ahead of the tie-up, notably antitrust partner Zhaofeng Zhou, who joined as managing partner this July from Bird & Bird’s Beijing office. According to Zhou, the firm also has plans to open a Shanghai office soon.

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