Zhong Lun Law Firm


Zhong Lun Law Firm is a leading full-service law firm in China with over 2,500 professionals including more than 420 equity partners working in 18 offices all over the world.  Ranked the numbers of “Band 1” practice areas, “recommend practice areas” and “recommended lawyers”, respectively, by Chambers, Zhong Lun has been consistently No.1 among all PRC law firms for many years. In 2021, Zhong Lun was the only law firm awarded by LinkedIn as one of the 25 “Top Companies Where Professionals in China Want to Work” along with Amazon, EY, PWC and SAP.

Our dedication to client service, focus on in-depth expertise and development of talents altogether enable us to provide clients with solid, practical and creative legal solutions across a wide spectrum of industries and sectors.

Another hallmark of Zhong Lun is the firm’s global network, and our team is uniquely positioned to provide sophisticated services to international clients. Being proficient in navigating cultural nuances, language barriers, and varying business practices, it allows us to deliver high-quality services that exceed expectations and drive results for our clients on a global scale. We pride ourselves on being more than just legal advisors; we are your trusted business partners.


Dr. Lefan (Frank) Gong


+86 21 6061 3608

Dr. Lefan (Frank) Gong is qualified in both the PRC and New York State, and of his 25 years of private practice, he spent the early several years with a Wall Street law firm in New York City and then a major international law firm in Shanghai, before joined Zhong Lun as a partner. He advises clients on cross-border matters including M&A, VC and PE financing, dispute resolutions, outbound investment, tax and wealth planning.

Dr. Gong for many consecutive years has been recommended by Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR, etc. as leading lawyer in the PRC. Among others, he is recognized by IFLR1000 as Leading Lawyer of the Year for 2023 for Finance and Corporate Law in Shanghai, M&A Lawyer of the Year 2021 by IFLR, Top 10 Legal Influencers in China (2018), “Great Author Award” by CITIC Press 2016.

In addition to being a law practitioner, Dr. Gong also acts as strategic advisor for companies and founders on M&A, growth strategies and fundraising presentations. He is also a frequent writer and speaker on cross-border transactions, assets recovery, and wealth & tax planning. Dr. Gong is also an adjunct professor of ECUPL and advisor of CIEBS.

He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with LL.M. and S.J.D.  He also took executive classes in Oxford Saïd Business School, Harvard Business School and Babson College.