China

Jones Day lawyers staff two Mainland China offices, in Beijing and Shanghai. Lawyers new to Jones Day will be involved with advising clients on foreign direct investments, mergers and acquisitions, the sale and restructuring of state and foreign-owned assets, antitrust and competition, intellectual property, construction, labor and employment, real estate, and other legal matters in China for U.S., European, and Asian companies.

Our lawyers also represent a number of Chinese companies with respect to their investments and business activities, both in Mainland China and abroad. Many of our lawyers are natives of The People's Republic of China, and bring our clients valuable knowledge and established relationships with many key government agencies.
China Offices

Jones Day's Beijing Office opened in 2003. Our Beijing lawyers are experienced in advising foreign investors in the areas of dispute resolution, antitrust and World Trade Organization issues, energy, intellectual property, tax, venture capital, and traditional foreign direct investment work. We also represent Chinese corporations and institutions with respect to their investments and activities in the United States, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific.

Jones Day's lawyers in Beijing are fully integrated into the Firm's global organization of more than 2,500 lawyers in offices in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. This integration affords our clients seamless access to all the Firm's substantial legal resources around the world.

Recruiting Contacts:
Yizhe Zhang, Hiring Partner
Fran Jiang Office Administrator

Jones Day
32nd Floor, China World Office 1
No. 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue
Beijing 100004, People's Republic of China

(T) +86.10.5866.1111

When Jones Day opened its Shanghai Office in 1999, it was the only fully integrated global law firm with offices in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Today the Firm has an office in Beijing as well and boasts nearly 15 legal professionals in Shanghai alone. A full service office, Jones Day Shanghai focuses on foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, the sale and restructuring of state and foreign-owned assets, antitrust and competition, intellectual property, construction, employment, real estate, and other corporate and finance matters in China for U.S., European, and Asian companies. Our Shanghai lawyers also represent a number of Chinese companies with respect to their investments and business activities.

Recruiting Contacts

Guoping Da, Hiring Partner
Cissy Jiang, Office Administrator

Jones Day
4th Floor
27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road
Shanghai 200002, People's Republic of China

(T) +86.21.2201.80
200
Asia-Pacific Lawyers
2500
Lawyers Worldwide
42
Offices
Learn more about current opportunities below.

Jones Day offers experienced lawyers a superior platform from which to develop their practices. Our global footprint attracts lawyers who seek a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused and team-oriented environment in which to practice. Our collaborative, global approach attracts lawyers searching for a more cross-office, cross-practice, client-focused, and team-oriented environment in which to practice.

Lawyers joining Jones Day have the opportunity to be part of a firm that has repeatedly earned high rankings for client service by the BTI Consulting Group, which bases its rankings on survey results from Fortune 1000 corporate counsel. We are proud of our unwavering commitment to client service, and expect all of our lawyers to share our dedication.

Depending on the specific needs of our offices and practices, we hire accomplished attorneys at various levels of experience. We always welcome inquiries from lawyers who share our commitment to providing outstanding client service.

Learn more about training, development and associate life.

 

 

The China offices offer short-term internships to students at Chinese law schools in Beijing and Shanghai. Interns receive assignments that provide them with a taste of the work handled by international law firms in China.

The Jones Day China offices seek highly-credentialed law students from U.S. J.D. programs to work as summer associates. We require native fluency in both Mandarin and English. Summer associates are given assignments across a range of practice areas that may include everything from cross-border M&A transactions and structured finance to arbitration.

 

 

New lawyers attend the New Lawyer Academy, an annual event held in Washington, D.C. Each fall, new lawyers assemble from our more than 40 offices around the world to meet and network with each other and learn what it means to be One Firm Worldwide. Our Firm leaders, partners, and associates teach the new lawyers about Jones Day's culture, history, organization, and achievements and lead substantive and interactive training sessions. Every year, our new lawyers take away from the Academy a sense of great pride and excitement about being part of the Firm.

 

Jones Day seeks to employ the most qualified people for every position in the Firm, continually delivering superior client service through professional excellence and teamwork. We offer competitive compensation and benefits in a stimulating work environment. When a position opens, it will appear, below, along with a link to an email to which you can attach your resume and a cover letter.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters and are not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with Jones Day. We also do not accept or retain resumes that do not relate to a specific, open position or resumes of individuals who do not meet the stated minimum qualifications for the position which has been posted.

 

Current Legal Openings

Beijing - General Inquiry
Associate
Beijing - Mergers & Acquisitions
Associate
Shanghai - General Inquiry
Associate
Shanghai - Mid-Level M&A
Associate

About the Fellowship

The Jones Day International Legal Fellowship ("Fellowship") is designed to identify and support exceptional legal talents in China. The Firm grants these Fellowships every year to outstanding Chinese law students. Since 2001, Jones Day has awarded a total of 239 Fellowships to law students in China. Winners include law students who have outstanding academic records, display original and creative thought, have strong communication skills in English and Chinese, and have shown an exceptional interest and promise in the legal profession.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who is Jones Day and how long has Jones Day been in China?
Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs. The Firm opened its Shanghai office in 1999 and Beijing office in 2003. Jones Day has been advising clients in the Greater China market for more than 20 years.

What are Jones Day's practices and strengths in China?
Jones Day's China Practice advises both Chinese and international clients on both inbound and outbound investments, commercial and other cross-border legal matters, and projects. Our practice areas include foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, intellectual property, finance, capital markets, complex business dispute resolution, government investigations, and cross-border white-collar criminal defense.

Our lawyers have advised on some of the largest commercial transactions and financings undertaken by Chinese companies and have also assisted many Chinese corporations and individuals on high-profile government investigations and prosecutions by the U.S. government, including such landmark cases as advising Dr. Wen Ho Lee in relation to the U.S. government's allegations of nuclear espionage and negotiating settlements with the U.S. government for Chinese state-owned enterprises and financial institutions.

What is the Jones Day International Legal Fellowship?
Since Jones Day's founding in 1893, we have been focusing on identifying, developing, and nurturing outstanding lawyers, and the Jones Day Fellowship is designed to identify and support outstanding legal talents in China. Since 2001, Jones Day has awarded a total of 239 Fellowships and over ¥4 million of scholarships to exceptional law students in China.

Who are the previous Fellowship winners?
To date, the 239 Jones Day Fellowship winners have come from many of the top Chinese universities, including:

  • China Foreign Affairs University (外交学院)
  • China University of Political Science and Law (中国政法大学)
  • East China University of Politics and Law (华东政法大学)
  • East China University of Science and Technology (华东理工大学)
  • Fudan University (复旦大学)
  • Peking University (北京大学)
  • Renmin University of China (中国人民大学)
  • Tsinghua University (清华大学)
  • Shanghai International Studies University (上海外国语大学)
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大学)
  • Shanghai University (上海大学)
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economy (上海财经大学)
  • Shanghai University of International Business and Economics (上海对外经贸大学)
  • Tongji University (上海同济大学)
  • University of International Business and Economics (对外经济贸易大学)
  • Xiamen University (厦门大学)

Who can apply for the Fellowship?
The competition is open to all graduate students and undergraduates third year or above studying law at universities in China. Previous Jones Day International Legal Fellowship winners are not eligible for consideration.

When is the deadline to apply for the Fellowship?
The deadline to apply for the Fellowship is April 20, 2022. Applicants must ensure that their application arrives at the Jones Day office in Beijing or Shanghai on or before the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

How are the winners decided?
We focus on identifying outstanding legal talents, not necessarily on the best academic record. Fellowship winners are chosen not only for their outstanding intellect, but also for their character and potential for working at the highest level of legal practice.

What do the Fellowship winners receive?
2022 Fellowship winners will receive a ¥30,000 scholarship, a Jones Day Fellowship certificate, and a Jones Day internship with our Beijing or Shanghai office.

How do I apply for the Fellowship?
The application period for the 2022 Fellowship will begin in March 2022 and end on April 20, 2022. Download the current application from this page.

Completed applications should be sent to Jones Day's offices in Beijing or Shanghai no later than April 20, 2022.

Beijing:
Ms. Fran Jiang
Jones Day Fellowship 2022
美 国 众 达 律 师 事 务 所
北京建国门外大街 1 号
国贸写字楼 1 座 32 层
邮 编: 100004
Email: beijingfellowship@jonesday.com
Phone: +010.5866.1120

Shanghai:
Ms. Cissy Jiang
Jones Day Fellowship 2022
美 国 众 达 律 师 事 务 所
上海市中山东一路 27 号 4 楼
邮 编: 200002
Email: shanghaifellowship@jonesday.com
Phone: +021.2201.8008

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