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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Revenue for the Attorneys industry in China is set to increase 8% in 2017 to $10.6 billion, with annualized growth of 8.5% since 2012. Employee numbers and wages have been growing in line with revenue over the period. There are about 304,600 employees in this industry, with an estimated payroll of $3.3 billion.

The number of law firm enterprises in China has been increasing from 15,955 in 2012 to about 17,625 in 2017. Over 70% of law firms in China are partnerships. They provide legal services for litigation in civil, commercial and criminal actions.

Increasing merger and acquisition activities have promoted the development of the industry. Also, people in China are gradually becoming more aware of the importance of legal services...

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Commercial legal services

Commercial legal services mainly refer to services for commercial disputes, litigation and arbitration. This is the main revenue source for most law firms in China, because enterprises are more likely to take on the expense of a lawsuit and generally have a large economic interest in commercial disputes. Charges for commercial legal services tend to be higher than for civil legal services, which is another reason for the higher share of this service sector. The share of this service segment is expected to remain steady in the future.

Civil legal services

Civil legal services include those for divorce, wills and probates, personal property disputes, debts, and contracts. Thi..

Additional Insights for the Attorneys Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Attorneys Industry are

  • Experienced work force
  • Having a well-defined strategy
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of Laws and Business Bankruptcies in the Attorneys industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Attorneys Industry?

    The Attorneys industry in China comprises independent establishments providing specialized legal and paralegal services, including law firms, legal aid offices and legal agents. Notarization, conciliation, arbitration or legal services provided by in-house legal teams are not included in this report.

    Industry Products
    Commercial legal services
    Civil legal services
    Criminal legal services
    Non-litigious legal services
    Industry Activities
    Practicing criminal, civil, administrative and economic law
    Providing legal aid
    Investigation, evidence obtainment and evaluation related to lawsuits
    Consultation and legal document drafting
    Other legal agent activities

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of Laws
  • Business Bankruptcies
  • Civil Cases Commenced - District Courts
  • Economic Indicators - Initial Public Offerings
  • Penal Convictions

  • Current Performance
  • Industry profitability
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Attorneys Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Attorneys Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Information Transmission, Computer Services and Software
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Leasing and Business Services
  • Public Administration and Social Organizations
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer Stores
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Realty Management

  • Products & Services
  • Commercial legal services
  • Civil legal services
  • Non-litigious legal services
  • Criminal legal services
  • Other
  • Chart: Attorneys Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic factors
  • Changes of laws and regulations
  • Criminal activity
  • Litigation activity
  • Rising legal consciousness
  • International demand

  • Major Markets
  • Businesses
  • Households
  • Government
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Attorneys Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Attorneys

  • Basis of Competition
  • Service quality and reputation
  • Service range
  • Service price
  • Geographic presence
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Attorneys Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Dacheng Law OfficesKing & Wood PRC LawyersGrandall Legal GroupJun He Law OfficesDuan & Duan Law Firm
  • Table: Dacheng Law Offices - financial performance
  • Table: King & Wood PRC Lawyers - financial performance
  • Table: Grandall Legal Group - financial performance
  • Table: Jun He Law Offices - financial performance
  • Table: Duan & Duan Law Firm - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Attorneys Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Attorneys Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • The transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage.
  • Initial Public Offering (Ipo)
  • The issuing of a company's common stock to the public for the first time.
  • Misappropriation
  • The act of benefiting financially by using another person's or company's details, name or likeness without permission.
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