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Legal Disputes
Here you can find information on legal entities and solutions for legal disputes.

Legal Services

Foreign nationals, enterprises and organizations requesting non-litigation legal services in Guangzhou should hire only lawyers holding a PRC legal practice license. Guangzhou-based representative offices of foreign law firms and their staff are allowed to provide counseling services not relating to Chinese laws. Foreign nationals, enterprises and organizations filing a lawsuit or responding to a lawsuit may hire a person from their own country as the agent ad litem or engage a lawyer from their own country as the agent ad litem in an advisory or non-lawyer capacity. If they need to engage a lawyer as the agent ad litem for the lawsuit, they must also hire a PRC lawyer as the primary active legal representative.

※ Guangzhou Lawyers Association
Add: No. 148, West Longjin Road
Tel: 81197663

Legal Aid

A criminal suspect or defendant of foreign nationality in China may file for legal aid. A victim of foreign nationality in a public prosecution case;, a plaintiff of foreign nationality in a private prosecution case, or a foreign national who has evidence to prove that his or her legitimate rights and interests have been infringed upon may file for legal aid with a local legal aid institution in the city where the judicial authority which has jurisdiction over the case is located, and is allowed provided that he or she cannot afford counsel.

To apply for legal aid, the following documents should be furnished:

1. Passport or other valid identity papers, and the power of attorney document/s of the agent ad litem if any;

2. Documentary proof of financial difficulty;

3. Documents on the case for which legal aid is sought.

※ Guangzhou Legal Aid Center
Address: 5/F, Dongjian Building, No. 503, Central Dongfeng Road
Tel: 83562631

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