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
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
大中华地区负责人

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。

邹博士曾担任许多知名组织的特别顾问,包括英中协会、英国外交和联邦事务部、亚洲社会政策研究所、世界经济论坛、世界银行、联合国和国际统一私法协会。她也是英国和亚洲许多组织的董事局成员。邹博士曾为中国几项重要的法律改革项目提供专家意见,这些项目涉及政府官员、司法人员、有影响力的学术专家、商界人士和律师之间的高层国际合作。她经常接受国际媒体的采访,包括纽约时报、英国广播公司、卫报、路透社、中国日报、VICE和南华早报。

邹博士因对法律界、学术界和广大社区的贡献而获得无数赞誉,包括英国年度女性奖、国际事务杰出青年女性奖、40位40岁以下最具影响力的亚裔澳大利亚人、亚洲协会亚洲青年领袖、英国文化协会教育英国校友奖、英国亚裔成就女性奖和澳大利亚青年奖。

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Seven Pillars Limited is a Private company based in the Astana International Financial Centre, BIN 200340900267, licensed by the Astana Financial Services Authority under number AFSA-A-LA-2020-0015.

Global Headquarter
Seven Pillars Ltd. Mangilik El, 55/22, Block C4.3, Office 234 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan