Global Law Office Advises LinkedIn on Its Establishment of Shanghai Office

On June 15, 2016, LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network, held an opening ceremony for its new office in Shanghai, China. The officials of the Shanghai municipal government, corporate clients and business partners of LinkedIn attended the ceremony. Jianwei (Jerry) Fang, a partner of Global Law office and focusing on dispute resolution and regulatory compliance, was invited to the opening ceremony.

Found in 2002, LinkedIn is devoted to connecting the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and it is the world’s largest professional social network. LinkedIn has rapidly grown in recent years in terms of number of users, activity level and revenue. It has more than 433 million members worldwide, more than 105 million monthly active users and annual revenue of $3 billion.

LinkedIn entered China by establishing its 26th offshore office in Beijing in 2014. With a high rate of development in the last two years, LinkedIn China has already attracted more than 20 million members. With the establishment of its Shanghai office in 2016, LinkedIn China has expanded its strategic layout in the Chinese market.

As LinkedIn China’s legal advisor, Global Law Office provided comprehensive legal services for its establishment of Shanghai office. Global’s team was led by our partner Jianwei (Jerry) Fang and supported by our business departments of corporate and investment, regulatory compliance, and labor and employment. Besides Jianwei (Jerry) Fang, the other key team members include Huayu Fan, Jie Gao and Zhengzheng Mai.

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