Our Story

As one of the earliest partnership law firms in China, Shandong Qing Tai Law Firm was founded in 1994. With almost 30 partners and 130 lawyers, Qing Tai Law Firm has now grown to become a full-service law firm offering comprehensive legal services to clients all over the world. Qing Tai Law Firm is headquartered in Qingdao, with representative offices in Shanghai and South Korea and branches in other places across China. The lawyers and professional staff at Qing Tai Law Firm maintain a high level of professionalism with working languages including Chinese, English, Korean, Japanese, Russian, etc.

We advise a wide range of clients from local businesses, corporates, governmental authorities, financial institutions to multi-national companies. Our clients include Haier Group, Tsingtao Beer, Sinopec Group (Qingdao), China National Offshore Oil Corporation (Qingdao), CSR Corporation Limited, Qingdao Bank, Bank of Communications (Qingdao), Carrefour China (Qingdao), Impulse Group, etc. We are also nominated as legal adviser for the International Horticultural Exposition 2014 Qingdao, Qingdao International Beer Festival, China Ocean Festival (Qingdao), etc.

Our Principles

e are committed to provide our clients the best possible legal services to help them achieve their goals. We appreciate the importance of listening carefully to our clients, understanding their queries and therefore, working closely with them to meet and exceed their needs and expectations.

To deliver the highest quality services to our clients, we select the most capable people. Most of our lawyers are graduates from leading law schools in China. The majority of our lawyers also hold other academic degrees, such as technology, engineering, electron, chemistry, biology, economy, finance, business. A large number of our lawyers used to work at governmental bodies, corporates, judicial departments or colleges. The diversity of knowledge, extensive working experience and practical skills enable our specialists to fully understand our clients’ business, appreciate their commercial targets, and therefore, deliver the most economic and appropriate solutions to our clients.

We see our people as the biggest and most valuable asset of our firm. We are dedicated to invest in them and believe the only way for our firm to stay in business is for our people to grow. Professional, approachable and trustworthy, our people share the common goal of serving our clients with combined legal knowledge and commercial sensitivity.

We understand one cannot be the best for all, especially in various jurisdictions. When we advise our clients on cross-border transactions, we choose and work with the most competent law firms in the given area in the given jurisdiction. Our clients are therefore always offered the most precise legal advice in any given jurisdiction without the need to face overseas consultants directly.

Our Culture

Qing Tai advocates the cultural concepts of “Honesty, Cooperation, Innovation and Excellence”.

Honesty: Root of our Firm
Honesty and trustworthiness are the basic norm for maintaining social relationship and interpersonal relationship. It is the root of a law firm.

Cooperation: Base of our Firm
Qing Tai observes the spirit of cooperation, and the bases for its success are speaking truly, acting practically, unity and cooperation.

Innovation: Source of our Firm
Innovation is a lasting theme for development of human society, a source of Qing Tai in keeping vitality, and a basic way of Qing Tai in realising sustainable development.

Excellence: Target of our Firm
Excellence is the main stream of development in the world as well as a motivation for Qing Tai to grow constantly.

Awards & Honours

Service brand of Shandong Province – awarded in 2012
Famous Brand of Shandong Province – awarded in 2010
Chartered Patent Agent – awarded in 2009 as the first and only law firm to win such qualification
Excellent Law Firm of China – awarded in 2008
Excellent Law Firm of Shandong Province – awarded in 2008
Excellent Law Firm of Qingdao – awarded in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
Satisfactory Law Firm of Shandong Province – awarded in 2000
Listed in Administrator Roster of Enterprise Bankruptcy Cases of Shandong Superior People’s Court
Registered as State Assets Commission Intermediary Office of Qingdao Government