Wang Jing has replaced Sam Wong as managing partner of Wang Jing & GH Law firm. Wang will also serve as chairman of the board of directors.
“Wang Jing & GH aims to become the top-tier foreign-related law firm in the Greater Bay Area,” Wang told China Business Law Journal. “[The firm] will integrate resources, utilize the political and commercial policies in the bay area, and introduce more international legal talent from international and local law firms.”
Wang, who specializes in maritime law, was formerly the founding partner of Wang Jing & Co, which he ran for more than 20 years. According to Wang, the strategic restructuring of Wang Jing & GH started from the end of 2019. Grand & Holders Law Firm rebranded its English name to Wang Jing & GH Law Firm in January, with its Chinese name remaining unchanged. Wang joined the firm in April, marking the completion of the restructuring.
Wang will lead the management team and the firm’s growth strategies. Currently, the firm has 52 lawyers, including 11 partners, seven senior legal consultants and one international partner.
He said the firm would continue to focus on the internet, electronics industry, intelligent manufacturing, and helping Chinese high-tech companies in the Greater Bay Area go international. Other practice areas for the firm include urban renewal projects, investment, M&A, taxation and foreign investment.
Wang Jing & GH claims to be one of the first law firms in Guangdong province to implement the “professional management” model, which involves the selection of management partners with a term of three years through a democratic process, as well as the selection of professional management talent in IT, administration and marketing.
Wang said firms should recruit some talent in management laterally, a reform that will help Wang Jing & GH’s medium and long-term development plans, and bring it in line with practices at top international and Chinese law firms.
Wong, the firm’s outgoing managing partner, has joined Guangzhou Lawyers Association as its full-time president.