DaWo Law Firm

A truly local-international boutique law firm in Shanghai

DaWo is a registered and fully licensed PRC law firm with a global background. Based in Shanghai, our clients hail from all over the world, and they rely on our internationally-trained lawyers and associates for expert, effective legal assistance in China. We are big enough to make a real difference for your business, but small enough that you know we really care.

A multi-national team across jurisdictions

DaWo’s legal team is made up of international lawyers licensed to practice in multiple jurisdictions. Featuring a team of PRC lawyers with degrees and experience abroad, and legal counsels from both Europe (France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg) and the US, DaWo Law Firm is able to provide intricate legal services that meet the needs of our clients, whether Chinese or foreign.

Five nationalities; Seven languages spoken; One global network


To serve and defend our clients’ legitimate interests to the best of our abilities and under any circumstances – that is our core commitment.

More than just a law firm, DaWo aims to become a trusted strategic partner to our clients, be they foreign invested companies doing business in or with China or Chinese companies operating in China or overseas.


You can count on our lawyers to be right by your side, anywhere in China, providing the guidance and assistance you require to help your business move ahead, even when things get complicated.

At DaWo Law Firm your best interests are front and center in everything we do, and we will spare no effort achieving the best solution for you. At the same time, we will always offer you a candid assessment of your situation, even if it is not what you would like to hear.


We have been delivering bespoke legal assistance to businesses in China for close to 20 years. While we still learn every day from our clients’ experiences, we have probably dealt with a situation similar to yours before.

With our comprehensive knowledge of the changing legal environment in China, DaWo maintains a complete vision and understanding of our clients’ needs. At the same time, owing to our international roots and experience, we hold ourselves and our practice to the highest professional standards.

Apart from our network of legal service providers, we also have deep roots in the local business community. DaWo Law Firm is a founding partner of Sinnolabs, an accelerator for European businesses in China, as well as an active member of the Benelux Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. We are also privileged to have established links with esteemed local universities, with some of our counsels lecturing at Fudan University and Shanghai Normal University.