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Yingke Law Firm
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HeadquartersBeijing, China
No. of offices80[1]
No. of employeesOver 10,000 lawyers
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Revenue$624,000,000 gross revenue in 2018 RMB450 million (£48 million) (2012) $445 million (2018) [1]
Date foundedAugust 14, 2001 (Beijing)
Company typeSpecial general partnership

Yingke Law Firm (Yingke) is an international commercial law firm headquartered in Beijing, China.[2] It is the largest China-based law firm measured by number of lawyers.[3]


Yingke Law Firm was founded on August 14, 2001.[4] In the 12 months to June 2010, Yingke opened offices in Hohhot, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shijiazhuang and Tianjin, China.[5][6]

In September 2010, Yingke opened an office in Budapest, its first in Europe, through the formation of a joint-venture with the Hungarian law firm Várnai & Partners.[7]

In March 2011, Yingke opened an office in Verona, Italy through the creation of a joint-venture with the Italian law firm Advoco.[7]

In January 2012, Yingke opened offices in Istanbul and Warsaw, with a plan to initially recruit 25 lawyers and consultants in the latter city.[8][9]

In March 2012, Yingke opened offices in New York City and São Paulo, and received approval from the Law Society of Hong Kong to establish a branch office in Hong Kong.[2]

In October 2012, Yingke opened an office in Mexico City.[10]

In March 2013, Yingke announced that it would open offices in Brussels and Milan in April 2013, through associations with local firms Oswell & Vahida and Mercanti Dorio e Associati respectively.[1]

In April 2013 Yingke merged with the Israeli boutique law firm Eyal Khayat Zolty, Neiger & Co, providing it with its first office in the country.[11]

In September 2019, Yingke established its new New York office: YK Law LLP.

In March 2020, Yingke established its new consulting arm: YK Consulting.

In July 2020, Yingke established its Sydney office: Yingke Law Firm (Sydney).

Main practice areas[edit]

Yingke's main practice areas include:[12]

  • capital markets
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • dispute resolution
  • commercial litigation
  • employment and industrial relations
  • entertainment
  • financial services regulation
  • insurance
  • intellectual property
  • real estate
  • restructuring and insolvency
  • taxations

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "China's Yingke expands into Milan and Brussels". The Lawyer. 18 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "China's Yingke opens New York, Hong Kong and São Paulo offices". The Lawyer. 19 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Top Asia Pacific Law Firms". The Lawyer.
  4. ^ "Where Chinese legal eagles dare to soar". China Daily. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Yingke named fastest growing firm in China". Asian Legal Business. 22 June 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Yingke makes a splash in Shanghai". Asian Legal Business. 19 October 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  7. ^ a b "China's second-largest firm poised to launch in London". The Lawyer. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Chinese law firm Yingke opens Warsaw HQ". Warsaw Business Journal. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
  9. ^ "China's Yingke continues expansion with launches in Poland and Turkey". The Lawyer. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  10. ^ "Yingke arrives in Mexico". Yingke Law Firm. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
  11. ^ "China's Yingke launches in Israel with local merger". The Lawyer. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Practice Areas". Yingke Law Firm. Retrieved 19 March 2012.

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