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JunHe Partners Lin Jiayu and Philip Kwok claim the inaugural CLECSS Award for Top Legal Practitioners in the Greater Bay Area


On November 4, China Legal Education & Career Seminar Series (CLECSS) named JunHe partners LIN, Jiayu (Paul) and Philip Kwok among the Top Legal Practitioners in the Greater Bay Area 2022. 

CLECSS selected ten outstanding lawyers for its inaugural Award for Top Legal Practitioners in the Greater Bay Area. They considered the applicants’ contribution to the development of the legal profession in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, as well as their educational background, practice area and location. 

Mr. LIN, Jiayu (Paul) joined JunHe in 2004 and is based at JunHe’s Shenzhen office. He graduated from Sun Yat-sen University Law School and Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law, and is qualified to practice law in mainland China and New York State. Mr. Lin’s practice focuses on M&As, foreign inbound investments, outbound investments by Chinese enterprises, capital markets and general corporate matters. He has extensive experience in sectors such as banking, energy, telecommunications, retail, infrastructure and traditional manufacturing. Mr. Lin has advised on many overseas listing projects, including those of Topsports, Tsit Wing International Holdings, Grace Wine, and Canvest Environmental Protection in Hong Kong. One of Mr. Lin’s clients commented: “Mr. Lin provides high-quality legal services and is adept at providing insight into the core of a project. He acts as a bridge to facilitate transactions and is a trustworthy professional partner.” 

Mr. Philip Kwok joined JunHe in 2022 and currently practices at JunHe’s Hong Kong office. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Hong Kong and his Juris Master degree from Peking University, and is qualified to practice in Hong Kong, England and Wales. Mr. Kwok’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, regulatory investigations, cybersecurity and data protection, financial technology compliance, electronic data protection and retention, as well as disputes and regulatory matters for internet and e-commerce businesses. He has also participated in several research projects involving e-commerce regulatory matters. Mr. Kwok has extensive experience in complex cross-border commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and compliance, and disputes, compliance and legal advice relating to internet and e-commerce businesses. In 2021, Mr. Kwok was one of the first lawyers to pass the Examination for Legal Practitioners to Practice Law in the Greater Bay Area.

The CLECCS award won by JunHe partners Mr. Lin and Mr. Kwok is recognition of the firm’s high standing in the Greater Bay Area. JunHe will continue to provide outstanding legal services in support of the flourishing development in that region.

JunHe is the only Chinese law firm to be admitted as a member of Lex Mundi and Multilaw, two international networks of independent law firms. JunHe and selected top law firms in major European and Asian jurisdictions are “best friends.” Through these connections, we provide high quality legal services to clients doing business throughout the world.
As the first carbon neutrality fund sponsored by a law firm in China, the BAF Carbon Neutrality Special Fund was jointly established by JunHe and the Beijing Afforestation Foundation (BAF) to promote carbon neutral initiatives, and encourage social collaboration based on the public fundraising platform to mobilize engagement in public welfare campaigns.