A total of 60 representative offices stationed in the Chinese mainland by law firms of Hong Kong have passed the 2016 annual inspection and were authorized to conduct legal services in the Chinese mainland.
A total of 223 foreign law firms' representative offices in China have passed the 2016 annual inspection and were authorized to render legal services within the territory of China.
The provisions of Article 5 of the Lawyers Law state that there are two conditions for practicing law: qualification as a lawyer and a lawyer's certificate.
The provisions of Article 25 of the Lawyers Law state that a lawyer can engage in the following.
A lawyer involved in litigation may collect and consult materials pertaining to the case he is handling, and correspond and meet with a person with restricted movement.
No accepting authorization privately, levy fees on a client privately, or accept money or things of value from the client.
There are two ways that a lawyer can act on one’s behalf – as a general agent, and as a special agent.