Ashurst seals Shanghai tie-up with Chinese 'best friend' firm

Firm opens joint operation office with longstanding ally Guantao in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Ashurst has launched a joint operation office in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) with Chinese ‘best friend’ firm Guantao Law Firm, making it the fourth global player to gain Chinese law capabilities via the four-year-old scheme.

The tie-up, which means Ashurst is now able to offer Chinese law advice to clients for the first time, comes on the back of a longstanding relationship between the two firms.

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