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August 30, 2006

China: Thelen Reid Receives China License Today.

Today, in an development which Western law firms hope signifies a change in attitude by the Chinese government, the American firm Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, with about 400 lawyers, will receive a license to practice law in China, according to The Recorder in San Francisco. Thelen Reid applied for the license in September of 2005. In April of this year, as reported by Dan Harris at China Law Blog and others, the Shanghai Lawyers Association and some Chinese government agencies declared a crack-down on "illegal business activities" by foreign firms who had used local lawyers to practice law.

Thanks for the heads up to international tax lawyer Julie McGuire .

Posted by JD Hull at August 30, 2006 09:05 PM

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