Litigation is the term used to describe proceedings initiated between two opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right. Litigation typically involves a defendant facing off against a plaintiff before either a judge or a judge and jury. The judge or jury is responsible for weighing the evidence and making a ruling. Information conveyed in hearings and trials usually enters the public record.


Contrary to popular belief, litigation is not simply another name for a lawsuit. Litigation includes any number of activities before, during, and after a lawsuit to enforce a legal right. In addition to the actual lawsuit, pre-suit negotiations, arbitrations, facilitations and appeals may also be part of the litigation process.


If a dispute needs to be submitted to a court for trial, we can sue or respond on behalf of a foreign party in a Chinese court or a Chinese party in a foreign court. In overseas litigation, we will cooperate with the lawyers in the host country to combine our knowledge creating a stronger case. Our team has rich experience in cross-border litigation and handling of high-profile commercial disputes.

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