Last Updated: 27 February 2019
The firm, which was established in 2005, has its headquarters in Shanghai and offers a comprehensive range of legal services. With over 40 partners and 150associates working across China, its practice areas include insurance, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, shipping, ... construction, real estate, labour and employment, family and matrimonial, healthcare, IP and international trade. The insurance team is led by the managing partner and most of the members have worked in leading insurance companies, with several being members of the Insurance Law Chapter of the Shanghai Bar Association. The key areas of practice in relation to the insurance and reinsurance sector are daily legal affairs concerning insurance policies and processes; registration, equity transfer, M&A and financing of insurance companies and intermediaries; insurance product design and assessment; financial restructuring of insurance companies; reinsurance transactions; legal training for insurance practitioners; insurance claims and recovery; and insurance litigation and arbitration.
Winston & Strawn is an international law firm with 1,000 attorneys across 16 offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The lawyers in the firm's dedicated Greater China team have vast legal experience in the PRC and are fully integrated with the firm's other practice groups ... worldwide; most of them are bilingual, if not trilingual, including native or fluent speakers in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Japanese, French, Italian and Farsi. Winston & Strawn advise international clients, including those in the insurance and reinsurance sector, in the context of entering and establishing themselves in the dynamic market in China, assisting with establishing, restructuring and litigating disputes involving equity and co-operative joint ventures, wholly foreign-owned enterprises, branch offices and representative offices across China as well as advising on equity and asset acquisitions and (where relevant) the corresponding Chinese merger-control filings. The firm also have outstanding capabilities in risk management and compliance matters in China in relation to antitrust, anti-bribery, data security and privacy (including cyber-security), trade secrets, and regulations specific to the financial services and insurance industries.