On 8 August 2017, the inauguration ceremony of Guantao & CS Lawyers was held at Ashurstai??i??s Sydney office. This event was combined with Guantaoai??i??s forum on Opportunities and Challenges paper writing faced by inbound and outbound investment between Australia and China.
More than 80 people attended the event. They included representatives from Guantao, Guantaoai??i??s global alliance Ashurst, other law firms, accounting firms including top four global accounting firms, large Chinese banks, Chinese State professional writer service owned enterprises and private companies, clients and partners.
Mr Liguo Cui, Founding Partner and Managing Partner of Guantao Law Firm, Mr Paul Jenkins, Global Managing Partner of Ashurst and Ms Jingmin Qian, Director of National Australia China Business Council addressed the audience at the beginning of the event.
Witnessed by Mr Liguo Cui, Mr Paul Jenkins and the audience, two partners of Guantao & CS Lawyers Mr Kewei Ma and Mr Shun Cheng unveiled Guantao & CS Lawyersai??i?? plaque.
Guantao & CS Lawyers (Sydney) is the first overseas office for Guantao law firm. It was established by combining Guantao Law Firmai??i??s existing Sydney office and an Australian local law firm CS Lawyers. CS Lawyers was set up by its director solicitor Mr Shun Cheng in February 2011.
The inauguration ceremony was followed by a forum titled Opportunities and Challenges: inbound and outbound investment between Australia and China. Mr Stephen Menzies, Senior Partner from Ashurst, Mr Jun Zou, Managing Partner of Guantao Hangzhou office, Mr Kewei Ma, Managing Partner of Guantao Tianjin office and Mr Shun Cheng, Partner of Guantao & CS Lawyers (Sydney) delivered speeches on the following topics respectively:
Foreign Investment Review-latest developments in policy and practice, Opportunities on the B & R, Compliance of Foreign Businesses in China and Dispute Resolution in Australia.