About Us

Zhuoxin Law Firm (“Zhuoxin”) is one of the larger-scale comprehensive law firms in China. Since its establishment in 1999 in Guangzhou, Zhuoxin has been gradually building recognition.


Lawyers of Zhuoxin are all graduated from top domestic and oversea law schools, some of which have arbitrators, tax accountants, economists, accountants, engineers and other professional titles and relevant work experience as well.

Practice Areas

Zhuoxin’s well-trained and experienced team of lawyers has provided a full range of legal services in difference areas.

As the only representative of Guangdong law firms, Zhuoxin has joined ADVOC and TAGLaw, two worldwide alliances of independent law firms, in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Zhuoxin aims to provide high quality legal service to all around the world.


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Looking for your first job in law or making a mid-career move? We welcome persons with academic credentials, demonstrated writing abilities, an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to community service, and great interpersonal skills.

Contact Us

Add: 9/F,15 Zhujiang W. Road,Guangzhou,China,510623
Tel: (8620) 3941 6888
Fax: (8620) 3941 6999
E-mail: guangzhou@zhuoxinlaw.com

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James Chen
James Chen
Director/ Senior Partner/ Managing Partner
  • Office:Guangzhou
  • Tel: (8620) 3941 6888
  • E-mail: j.chen@zhuoxinlaw.com
  • Domain:Litigation and Arbitration, Cross Border Insolvency and Restructuring, Foreign Investment, Outbound Investment


LLB, Sun Yat-sen University, 1994

Admitted to the bar in October 1994 

LLM in International Business Law, University of Hull, U.K., 2000

Training program of the National Elite of Foreign-related Lawyers of All China Lawyers Association in August 2014

International training program of the National Elite of Foreign-related Lawyers of All China Lawyers Association, Centre de Garrigues, Spain from Nov 2014 to Dec 2014

International commercial arbitration training program of the National Elite of Foreign-related Lawyers of All China Lawyers Association, BPP University, the United Kingdom from Nov 2017 to Dec 2017



Litigation and Arbitration, Cross Border Insolvency and Restructuring, Foreign Investment, Outbound Investment



From 1994 to 1999                       Kingson Law Firm

From 2000 to 2001                       Intern in Coudert Brothers LLP L.A. Branch

From August 2001 till now          Zhuoxin Law Firm

From July 2003 to August 2003   Exchange program in Charltons LLP HK



English, Mandarin and Cantonese 



Representing a Chinese listed company in a USD 6 million litigation concerning international trade disputes before the High Court of Tanzania and the Court of Appeal of Tanzania, and applying for recognition and enforcement of a CIETAC arbitral award in Tanzania.

Providing full service to an SOE in a USD 10 million international trade dispute with a Lebanon buyer and a UK guarantee company.

Representing an overseas syndicate in a USD 160 million litigation against a well-known Chinese real estate listed company for default on overseas US dollar-denominated debts.

Assisting a Chinese listed pharmaceutical company in a high-impact trade secret infringement litigation brought by an international pharmaceutical company before the United State District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Representing two UAE companies in a series of litigation cases against a HK company (in provisional liquidation) and several Chinese companies arising from sales contract disputes, and also representing one of them before Guangdong High Court for property preservation liability disputes against the HK company and its guarantee company. One of the above series cases was chosen as one of the 10 typical foreign-related civil and commercial cases during 2008-2018 published by Guangzhou Courts.

Representing a BVI company in a RMB 150 million share transfer dispute involving a HK company before the Foshan Intermediate Court, Guangdong High Court and the Supreme Court of the PRC, and the client's requests were fully supported by the courts.

Representing a Spanish company in a CIETAC arbitration for international trade disputes.

Representing an insurance company in an over RMB 30 million CIETAC arbitration for trade credit insurance disputes, which was the first trade credit insurance dispute case that the insurance company has ever won the case in full.

Providing full legal services to a wholly-owned subsidiary of a domestic listed company in setting up a joint venture company in India, with an investment amount of approximately USD 20 million.

Providing full legal services to the transferor of a third-party payment license acquisition project under VIE structure, with the amount of over RMB 500 million.

Providing legal services to a well-known overseas fund company in acquiring the debt package of non-performing assets from a well-known domestic bank and asset management company, with the amount of about USD 200 million.




Vice President of Guangzhou Lawyers Association

Vice President of the Lawyer Branch of Guangzhou New Social Stratum Association

Depute Director of Guangzhou Digital Finance Association

Off-campus Tutor of Sun Yat-sen University

National Foreign-related Lawyers selected by Justice Department of China

National Elite of Foreign-related Lawyers selected by All China Lawyers Association

"Belt and Road" Cross-Border Lawyers selected by All China Lawyers Association

Elite of Foreign-related Lawyers selected by Guangdong Lawyers Association

Arbitrator of Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration

Arbitrator of Shanghai International Arbitration Center

Arbitrator of Shanghai Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Guangzhou Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Wuhan Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration

Arbitrator of Xiamen Arbitration Commission

Arbitrator of Ningbo, Nanjing, Huizhou, Zhaoqing, Maoming, Xi’an and Changzhou Arbitration Commissions

Mediator of Singapore International Mediation Centre

Mediator of Guangzhou International Commercial Mediation Center

Top 10 Great Foreign-Related Lawyers of Guangzhou selected by Guangzhou Lawyers Association

Top 10 Young and Middle-aged Legal Experts in Guangzhou selected by Guangzhou Law Society

Outstanding Lawyer of 2016-2019 selected by Guangzhou Lawyers Association

China's Top 100 Lawyers selected by China Business Law Journal in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021

Top 20 Client Choice Lawyers selected by SSQ Thomson Reuters ALB