Ashurst Australia (ABN 75 304 286 095) is registered as a foreign law firm in the PRC and is not licensed to practise PRC law. Any references to or discussion of PRC law on this website or in documents bearing our name are based on our reading of relevant laws and regulations, experience of the impact of the PRC legal environment on international transactions, and/or consultations with PRC lawyers. If you require a formal legal opinion on PRC law or any other specifically PRC law-related assistance, we would be pleased to retain a qualified PRC law firm on your behalf.
Ashurst Australia is a general partnership constituted under the laws of the Australian Capital Territory.
Ashurst maintains professional indemnity insurance as required by each compulsory scheme operating in the jurisdictions in which the firm practises. In addition to the compulsory insurance cover, the firm maintains a significant program of top up professional indemnity insurance which is structured in various layers. This has been obtained through the Australian and London insurance markets, details of which are confidential.
Together, the compulsory cover and the top-up layers of the firm's professional insurance provide cover which Ashurst regards as appropriate for a firm such as ours. The firm's professional indemnity insurance program is confidential. Nevertheless Ashurst understands that its clients must be reasonably satisfied as to the appropriateness of the level of cover effected by the firm. While the firm has strict protocols about disclosures of its professional indemnity coverage, Ashurst will deal in good faith with you on this issue. If you require more information please contact Lisa Ritson, Partner, Ashurst Australia.
Please also note the additional Legal Notices that relate to the whole of the Ashurst Group.