Global Law Office and HaoLiWen Partners recently reached an agreement for a business merger. Effective from 1 September 2018, HaoLiWen will carry out its business under the GLO name.
Staff at its Shanghai and Beijing offices will also relocate to GLO’s Shanghai and Beijing offices, respectively.
“We are excited about the full merger of HaoLiWen’s business into GLO as this will not only significantly upgrade our trade and compliance practice, but also enable our expansion into a new business area of customs practice,” said Liu Jinrong, the managing partner of GLO.
“Customs & Trade Compliance has always been an area to which multinational enterprises attach great importance. We firmly believe that this merger is profoundly and strategically important for the implementation of our ‘one-stop, full service’ strategy.”
Zhao Deming, the former managing partner of HaoLiWen, has said he believes the business merger can be seen as “an injection of the first-tier customs and trade compliance practice into a first-tier law firm”.