The Chambers China Awards for Excellence Dinner 2013 was held at the China World Hotel, Beijing on 28th February 2013. Lifang was shortlisted for the award for its strong representation in the intellectual property field. Mr. Cai Hui, Lifang’s senior partner of attended the event on behalf of the firm.
Lifang has been ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific since 2010, recommended because “its capacity to handle high-profile litigation cases is widely recognized.” Client sources say, “The team's biggest strengths are its commerciality and experience.” Among leading individuals, Xie Guanbin is said to be able to "find ways to help navigate (clients) through complicated issues," Sun Xi is particularly well versed in the chemical, biological and medical industries, and Zhang Bin receives praise as a "very strong, detailed and professional lawyer - she drills down into the issues and executes well."
Indeed, Lifang’s performance is well recognized in the practice. Cases handled by Lifang are included in various Top Ten lists published by intermediate and high courts in Guangzhou, Jiangsu and Beijing as well as by SIPO’s Patent Reexamination Board and industry associations. In 2012, Lifang received the “Outstanding Beijing Law Firms of FY2009-2011” award for excellent practice and social responsibility. Microsoft gave Lifang “The Best Practice Award” at the 2012 Microsoft China Anti-Piracy Outside Counsel Annual Meeting. Lifang is also recommended IP firm in various other leading guides to the legal profession including Managing Intellectual Property World IP Survey, IAM Patent 1000 and Legal 500.