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Our offices in the People's Republic of China operate as a branch of DLA Piper UK LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC307847) which is part of DLA Piper. DLA Piper is a global law firm operating through various separate and distinct legal entities. For further information about these entities and DLA Piper's structure, please refer to the Legal Notices page.
DLA Piper UK LLP's registered office is at 160 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HT. In addition to our offices in the People's Republic of China, DLA Piper UK LLP also provides services from offices in England, Belgium, Germany and The People's Republic of China.
Our VAT registration number for our office in Beijing is 1101 0571 7815 020, and for our office in Shanghai is 3101 1574 2696 780.
Contact details of DLA Piper UK LLP's offices in the People's Republic of China can be found in the Offices section.
DLA Piper UK LLP is a body recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The firm and its members and employees are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. The regulations of the Solicitors Regulation Authority can be found at www.sra.org.uk. The regulations of the Law Society of England and Wales, which is the representative body for England and Wales qualified solicitors, and information about DLA Piper UK LLP and its members, can be found at www.lawsociety.org.uk.
Each member of DLA Piper UK LLP is either a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales or an exempt European lawyer (as defined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Handbook Glossary) or a registered foreign lawyer (being an individual registered with the Solicitors Regulation Authority under section 89 of the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990). A list of the members of DLA Piper UK LLP is open to inspection at its registered office.
The word "partner" is used to refer to a member of DLA Piper UK LLP, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and qualifications, and to a partner, member, director, employee or consultant in another DLA Piper practising entity who has equivalent standing.
Further information on our people and their professional qualifications can be found on this site in the people section.
Professional liability insurance
Our professional indemnity insurer is Travelers Insurance Company Limited whose address is Exchequer Court, 33 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8AG. This insurance covers our practices in the United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia and extends to acts and omissions wherever they occur in the world.
In certain jurisdictions professional indemnity insurance is required to be placed locally in accordance with statute or regulation. Where there are such requirements we have policies in place to meet these obligations, details of which can be supplied on request.
Additional legal notices with general application can be found on the Legal Notices page.