This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-9L46Z9

UK law firms not permitted to practise Chinese law in China

in China

Trade barrier summary

UK and other overseas law firms cannot obtain a licence to practise Chinese law in China. They are permitted to provide information about the impact of the Chinese legal environment but legal work involving Chinese law has to be undertaken by a Chinese law firm. Chinese lawyers joining overseas law firms must suspend their Chinese licence.

Sectors affected

  • Financial and professional services



Date reported

26 April 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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