Chance Bridge Law Firm is honored to announce that top-rated international trade lawyer Lingchen Pu and his team have formally joined Chance Bridge. Mr. Pu is widely recognized as one of the leading international trade lawyers in China with unparalleled experience and expertise in this highly specialized and important field.
Mr. Pu graduated from University of International Business & Economics, China University of Political Science & Law, Université Libre de Bruxelles with BA, LLB and LLM degrees. His practice areas include Trade Compliance and Trade Remedies, Customs and Import/Export, Investment/M&A & Corporate Governance, etc.
In nearly 30 years of legal practice, Mr. Pu has handled more than 100 cases, and is uniformly recognized as one of the most successful trade law experts in China for helping obtain market economy status. Mr. Pu has represented Chinese government as a party or third party in many trade dispute cases, including China v. EU Leather Shoes Case and China v. EU Poultry Case. Mr. Pu also represented the Chinese government and leading Chinese enterprises in anti-subsidy investigation cases in the EU, the United States, Canada, Egypt and South Africa.
In trade remedy cases, he has represented scores of Chinese enterprises and trade associations in industrial injury investigations, anti-dumping, countervailing and safeguard measures investigations and various other review and investigation procedures, involving a wide range of foreign countries and regions, including EU, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, India, Turkey, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Belarus, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Pakistan, South Africa, Egypt, Gulf Cooperation Council and Taiwann. In related court litigation cases, he has helped Chinese enterprises appeal to the EU Court of First Instance and High Court, achieving successful results in numerous cases.
Mr. Pu has been highly rated by many authoritative legal profession publications for many years, including Who’s Who Legal, which has recognized him as one of the Global Elite Thought Leaders in Asia and Pacific Region for several years. In addition, Mr. Pu has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as a Band 1 recommended lawyer for many years running, and was listed as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in 2008 by ALB. He was also recognized by CCTV as one of the 3 most influential persons on the occasion of commemorating the fifth anniversary of China’s accession to the WTO.
Mr. Pu has published a number of research reports, and has presided over many additional research projects. As for joining Chance Bridge Law Firm at the time of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the firm’s founding, Mr. Pu said: “It is a privilege for me and my team members to be part of the next chapter in the history of Chance Bridge as it continues its rise in the China legal market! The professionalism and enterprising spirit of the Chance Bridge team is very impressive. The firm already has a comprehensive cross-border business legal services structure comprised of highly experienced and capable professionals, who can seamlessly interact with and support my own practice areas. I look forward to working with my new colleagues at Chance Bridge to continue to provide top-shelf services to both existing and new clients!”
Ning Zhu, Managing Partner of Chance Bridge Law Firm, said: “It is a great honor for us to have chance to work with Mr. Pu. He is a senior lawyer who has gained the reputation of the ‘No. 1 Antidumping Lawyer in China’ as the result of his highly respected and outstanding experience. In the current complex international economic and trade environment, Mr. Pu and his team members are able to provide extremely professional legal services to help protect the legitimate rights and interests of leading Chinese enterprises across multiple industries.”
Mrs. Zhu further noted that Mr. Pu’s expertise will help strengthen the scope and quality of professional services offered by Chance Bridge not only in international trade cases but also in respect of compliance matters generally, which will enhance internal synergies within the firm as well as further elevate the firm’s increasing influence in the China legal services market.