Dorsey and Martin Hu in US-China law firm alliance

US law firm Dorsey & Whitney has allied with Shanghai-based corporate law firm Martin Hu & Partners (MHP) in a ‘special counsel’ relationship. The special counsel arrangement will enable Dorsey and its clients to call on MHP to advise on mainland Chinese law, while Dorsey will advise MHP and its clients with respect to the laws of the jurisdictions that Dorsey is permitted to practice in. Peter Corne, co-chair of Dorsey’s Asia practice group, said that the relationship will make it easier for Dorsey clients to obtain qualified legal representation in areas of mainland practice reserved for domestic Chinese law firms, including litigation and domestic arbitration, corporate finance on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges, insolvency procedures and court sponsored restructuring, while providing the US firm with better access to local and national government authorities.

Dorsey and Martin Hu in US-China law firm alliance Tue, Aug 23, 2011