Greater China Practice

Greater China Practice

China is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing economies in the world, but for those who want to tap into its potential, taking those first steps down the new Silk Road can be a daunting process. Fear not, 7 Pillars is here to be your guide, and our Greater China practice can help provide you with all the tools you need to do business seamlessly in and out of China.

Our Greater China practice is headed by Dr Mimi Zou, a highly experienced commercial lawyer, award-winning academic, and trusted adviser to businesses, governments and international organisations in China and globally. 

China offers significant opportunities for a wide range of clients at Seven Pillars, including its USD6 trillion Belt and Road Initiative and one of the most vibrant technology ecosystems in the world. 

Seven Pillars is perfectly placed to support clients with investments and business into and from Greater China, having its headquarters along the Belt and Road, in the Astana International Financial Centre, and with representative offices in London, Cape Town, Tel Aviv and Dubai. Seven Pillars’ clients range from high net worth individuals to some of the biggest companies in the world.

Seven Pillars is the only law firm in Central Asia that offers comprehensive, strategic advice by world-class lawyers with unrivalled experience in business and legal practice, in government and judiciary. Seven Pillars’ global network comprises 850 lawyers, which enables us to serve our clients on each continent (except Antarctica) in any industry and in diverse areas of practice. The firm is named after the Zheti Zhargy, 7 foundational pillars of the Kazakh legal system
introduced in the 17th Century by Khan Tauke. By following that heritage, Seven Pillars is building the leading law firm in Central Asia.

Meet The Team

Dr Mimi Zou
Consultant: Head, Greater China Practice

Dr Mimi Zou is an English and Australian qualified lawyer with 18 years of experience in top global law firms, tech, financial services, international organisations and civil service. She is an internationally recognised expert on commercial law, contract law, employment law and dispute resolution. She is an accomplished and award-winning legal scholar and teacher, having held the first academic post in Chinese law at the University of Oxford and co-founded the Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab at Oxford. Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, she is the author of numerous books and articles on Chinese and comparative civil and commercial laws. Dr Zou holds doctoral and master’s degrees in law from the University of Oxford.

She serves/has served as a special adviser to many prominent organizations, including the Great Britain China Centre and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Asia Society Policy Institute, World Economic Forum, World Bank, United Nations, and UNIDROIT. She is also a board member of numerous organisations in the UK and Asia. Dr Zou has advised on several important law reform projects in China involving high-level international cooperation among senior policymakers, members of the judiciary, influential academic experts, business, and legal practitioners. She is regularly interviewed by international media outlets, including The New York Times, BBC, The Guardian, Reuters, China Daily, VICE and South China Morning Post.

Dr Zou has received numerous accolades for her contributions to the legal profession, academia, and wider community, including Women of the Year, Young Women to Watch in International Affairs, 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians, Asia Society Asia 21 Young Leaders, British Council Education UK Alumni Awards, UK Asian Women of Achievements Awards, and Young Australian of the Year Awards.


邹密密博士是一名英国和澳大利亚合格律师,在全球顶级律师事务所,金融公司,国际组织和政府部门拥有18年的工作经验。 她是商法、合同法、雇佣法和争端解决领域的国际专家, 是一位多才多艺、屡获殊荣的法律学者,曾在牛津大学担任中国法律的第一位学术职务,并在牛津创立了 “高科技争议解决研究所”。她能讲流利的普通话和广州话,她撰写了许多有关中国民商法以及国际商法的书籍和文章。 邹博士拥有牛津大学的博士学位和硕士学位。



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