Ince Group PLC (The)
08 December 2020
For Immediate Release
The Ince Group plc
Ince bolsters Chinese presence with W&H Law Firm strategic
8 December 2020, London: International legal and professional
services firm, Ince, has today announced it is entering into a
strategic cooperation with China based W&H Law Firm.
The strategic cooperation deal acts as a formalisation of this
working relationship and has been designed to allow both firms to
offer expert legal advice, to the increasing number of Chinese
enterprises who are investing overseas. Existing Ince clients will
also benefit from access to an extensive network of trusted local
lawyers, with a deep knowledge of the Chinese market and PRC
W&H Law Firm was set up in 1995 and has since grown to
become one of China's top 10 largest law firms, with over 2,000
practicing lawyers across over 30 offices in the majority of key
cities in China including Beijing and Shanghai, as well as 4
offices overseas including Tokyo, Sydney, Silicon Valley and
The strategic cooperation will allow Ince's expert international
lawyers to assist W&H Law Firm clients on international legal
matters, whilst W&H Law Firm is a full-service PRC law firm,
whose legal capabilities will be available to Ince clients. Both
firms have worked together on numerous occasions previously, on
complex issues such as cross-border transactions and disputes, as
well as cases concerning projects within Greater China.
Commenting on the deal, Adrian Biles, Chief Executive of The
Ince Group said:
"Entering into a strategic cooperation with W&H Law Firm,
marks a significant chapter in the growth of our business. Ince has
recognised the importance of Asia for a number of years, with its
existing presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore -
and has today taken a further step in strengthening our global
"The full service offering of the firm is greatly enhanced by
this strategic cooperation agreement which will allow Ince to bring
to its client base the wealth of experience of one of China's top
10 law firms."
Ince has shown a strong commitment to developing its offering
across the APAC region, including the hiring of multi-lingual
expert litigator, Bonita Chan, seasoned commercial litigator, Zhao
Rong Ooi as Partners in Hong Kong and the strengthening of its
Singapore offer with four partner hires, by Ince's Singapore member
firm Incisive law.
Paul Ho, Ince's Head of Greater China, said:
"During the past few years in China, I have been assessing local
legal firms to identify the right fit for Ince to enter into a
strategic cooperation with. In W&H Law Firm, we have found a
firm with the same values, ethos and a commitment to high-quality
service to clients that closely align with our own. Ince has long
held a strong relationship with W&H Law Firm and we look
forward to building on that for many years to come."
Zhang Xiaowei, Founder and Chairman of W&H Law Firm,
"We are excited to enter into a strategic cooperation with Ince
and to build on our already excellent working relationships. Ince
offers a high-level of international expertise that is often sought
after by our clients and we look forward to continuing to support
Ince and their clients on local matters relating to China."
The new deal comes in a celebratory year for both firms, with
Ince Shanghai celebrating its 20(th) year and W&H celebrating
25 years of operations.
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With a heritage reaching back nearly 150 years, Ince is a
dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with
offices in nine countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
With over 500 people, including some 100 partners worldwide, Ince
provides legal advice and strategic guidance to clients ranging
from the world's oldest and biggest businesses operating across
numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.
Ince is a subsidiary of The Ince Group plc.
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