Jiangsu Shenque Law Firm（“Shenque”）, founded in March, 1998, is located at the 32nd floor of Times International Building, a 5A-class office building, in the center of Wuxi City, on the riverside of ancient canal and the office area is nearly 1,000 square meters. As of December 31st, 2018, Shenque has 57 full-time lawyers, 9 apprentice lawyers, 3 part-time lawyers (including 8 of them with Master degree or above and 2 lawyers with overseas Master degree). Shenque provides high-quality and client-orientated legal services to its clients and focuses on 7 profesional departments, which are Banking and Finance, Civil and Commercial, Criminal, Labor Law, Real Estate and Construction, Legal practice of School and International Legal Affairs. With over 20 years joint efforts of all lawyers, Shenque has grown to be one of the largest law firms which achieved good social assessment and reputation. Shenque has been recognized as one of the most famous law firms both in comprehensive strength and volume of legal affairs in Wuxi City.
1. Professional Ethics and Responsibility
Our law firm adheres to the guidance of 'Deng Xiaoping Theory' and 'the Important Thought of Three Represents', establishes the idea of serving the people wholeheartedly, carries out concentrated education and rectification activities of lawyers, improves the political and ideological quality of lawyers and their level of professional ethics, and regulates the practicing activities of lawyers and law firms. It has been widely praised by senior judicial department and administrative agencies, institutions, social organizations and customers.
During the past 20 years since the establishment of Shenque, no one has been punished because of violation of the Party discipline or governmental discipline or by the Lawyers Association; the Lawyers Association and the Judicial Bureau have not received any complaints about violations of legal practicing rules and regulations against Shenque or its lawyers.
2. Professional Qualities
1) The Shenque has specialized abilities and is good at handling major, difficult and complicated civil and commercial cases, particularly prominent in the fields of finance, corporate and bankruptcy.
About financial institutions: it has extensive experience in participating in bankruptcy liquidation, and has nearly 60 cases of bankruptcy liquidation in the past years, with a target of over 5 billion yuan, with a good reputation in the industry.
2) Shenque summarizes the experience of legal services, and combine the professional expertise of each lawyer, setting up 7 different professional departments to practice the spirit of teamwork service of 'complementary advantages, excellent service', selecting and providing the most appropriate department and lawyers according to customer’s needs and project characteristics to customize the best solutions to the clients. It is this way of team service that maximizes the benefits of customers and at the same time the economic benefits of Shenque have also increased quickly year by year. Since its estaliblishement in 1998, the per capita business volume and charges of Shenque has been continuously growing and rank top in Wuxi.
3) With a sound business management system and a legal service quality supervision system, because of its with its high-quality and efficient business ability, Shenque has been rated as "jiangsu excellent law firm" by the provincial justicial department, won the collective third class merit award once, Won "wuxi city civilized law firm" several times, "wuxi city excellent law firm", "people satisfaction law firm", "advanced collective of the judicial administrative system", "legal services work pacesetter", "model industry", "service star unit", "flow red flag legal services pacesetter", " women model post ", "youth civilization" and other honorary titles. It is the teaching practice base of the law school of Suzhou University, and was appointed as the "permanent director unit" by China chamber of international commerce wuxi branch.
3.Institutional Settings and Professionals
1) Strictly in accordance with the Law on Lawyers and related regulations, changes in major matters of Shenque are reported to the judicial administrative organ and the Lawyers Association for approval, filing, and registration. The annual inspections of the firms have been successfully passed.
2) The leading group of Shenque implements the collective leadership of the partners meeting with the director as the core. The major issues stipulated in the charter of Shenque are decided by the democratic discussion of the partners meeting.
Que Qiang is the director of Shenque, who is in charge since the beginning of the establishment. He not only has strong professional ability, but also has good organization, coordination and management ability. From 1988 to 1990, he was awarded the titles of the “Advanced Individual” of the judicial system of county and municipality for three consecutive years; from 1992 to In 1993, he was awarded the title of “Advanced Worker in Science and Technology of Xishan ”; from 1996 to 1997, he was awarded the title of “Advanced Individual in Comprehensive Management of Wuxi City”; in 2000, he was awarded the Excellent Arbitrator of Wuxi City; in 1999, 2003 and 2006, he was rated as Excellent Chinese Communist Party members of the District(County) ; in 2000, he was awarded as the Excellent Lawyer of Wuxi City and was awarded with individual third-class merits; in 2002, he was named a Well-Known Lawyer in Jiangsu Province; in 2005, he was honored for "politically determined, enthusiastic for the people, handling cases according to law, serving the overall situation" by the People's Procuratorate of Wuxi; in 2005, he was named as one of the “Top Ten Lawyers in Wuxi” and the “Top Ten Lawyers in Jiangsu Province”; in 2007, he was elected as the executive director of the seventh council of the Provincial Lawyers Association in 2007; In July, he was appointed as the deputy head of the “Wuxi Commercial Daily Lawyers Group”; in 2008, he was selected into the first batch of “List of Persons of Administrators for Enterprise Bankruptcy Cases”.
3) Until the end of 2018, Shenque has 57 full-time lawyers, 9 apprentice lawyers and 3 part-time lawyers (including 8 of them with master's degree or above and 2 of them with overseas master's degree).
4. Internal Management
1) Shenque has established an internal management system focus on the firm's Articles of Association, “Rules and Regulations of Shenque”. Shenque has regular training for all lawyers. And Shenque pays close attention to the implementation of each system within. It has formed a self-disciplined operation mechanism of self-development, self-improvement, self-management and self-discipline.
2) Shenque has established and improved a standardized financial management system, paying taxes in strict accordance with the law. Shenque has become the key tax source of the local tax bureau in Wuxi
3) Shenque provides perfect lawyer's practice guarantee system. All lawyers have access to social insurance such as pension, medical care and unemployment, and established a fair and reasonable welfare system.
4) Shenque keeps successfully completing the management tasks from the judicial administrative organs and the lawyers associations. At the same time accepting the supervision of the judicial administrative organs and the lawyers associations. For years, Shenque has won the unanimous praises from the superiors.
5. Equipment and Facilities
1) The office is located at the 32nd floor of Times International Building, a 5A-class office building in the center of Wuxi on the riverside of ancient canal. The office has nearly 1,000 square meters spacious and bright office area equipped with modern office equipments.
2) Since the establishment of Shenque, it has set up an internal case management system which consistent with the Court and the Procuratorate. It has invited professional personnel to design the management syetem to carry out unified registration and management for all the cases and legal adviser enterprises, so that it has truly realizes electronic management for the service and the internal affairs.
3) Since the establishment, Shenque has opened the website of the same nane (www.shenque.cn) and the WeChat puclic number and has applied for online real-name registration. The website has been running for more than ten years and is also among the top rank in Wuxi.
6. About Social Welfare Aspects
For years , all colleagues of Shenque have actively participated in various social welfare activities, such as donating money and materials, sending the law counsel to the countryside for free, and voluntary blood donation, joining voluntarily for donating hematopoietic stem cells, and handling legal aid cases. Until now, Shenque donated about 300000 yuan to Suzhou University, Meicun Middle School and other kinds of colleges. In addition, Shenque is particularly active and proactive in handling legal aid cases. Individual lawyers with outstanding achievements in legal aid have won honorary titles of Legal Aid Pioneers of district-level and municipal-level, which fully demonstrates that lawyers of Shenque always do their best to help those who are vulnerable to legal resources , even without any payment. It is a good reflection of social responsibility for all Shenque lawyers .