Our Team

Principal Solicitor

  • Solicitor and Barrister in the Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • Solicitor and Barrister in the High Court of Australia
  • Migration Agent (MARN: 0963493)
  • Guest Professor in Hebei University of Science and Technology, China
  • Senior Visiting Lecturer for the postgraduate program, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Director of Baogang Group Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd

Area of Expertise

  • Litigation in all jurisdictions
  • Commercial Litigation & Equity
  • Civil Litigation & Appeal &Dispute Resolution
  • Business & Cooperation Law
  • Divorce, Property Settlement, Parenting & Appeal
  • Criminal Litigation & Appeal
  • Property & Business Conveyance/Lease
  • Intellectual Property & Dispute
  • Immigration Matters & Appeal
  • Will, Estate & Probate
  • Family Provision Claim and Appeal
  • Building & Construction Law & Appeal
  • Merges & Acquisitions & IPO
  • Consultant Services for Companies & Individuals
  • International Investment Advice & Compliance

Experience

Shan Chen is the principle of Chen Shan Lawyers, with extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas, particularly in commercial and corporate advising and litigation, family law, civil litigation, migration law, criminal law, and appeal matters. Shan Chen has broad international practice experience, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

Shan Chen has conducted many successful criminal, civil and commercial cases in all jurisdictions ranging from the Local Court, District Court through to the Supreme Court of different States. As an experienced lawyer in litigation in all jurisdictions, Shan has a proven track of record for achieving positive outcomes in a lot of cases. In one matter for example, she has alone successfully defeated a legal team of a senior counsel, a barrister and a number of solicitors in a Hearing and achieved unexpected outstanding result for her clients.

Shan is committed to attempting all possible lawful avenues to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She always has the best interests of her clients at heart and has on many occasions successfully fought to obtain outcomes more favourable than the clients’ expectations. Shan is exceptionally talented at foreseeing potential issues when presented with the facts of a case and advise client in advance of all possible actions to be taken.

In her many years of practice, Shan has built a diverse client base. Shan’s clients range from individuals, small to medium enterprises, professional service firms, all different sorts of corporations including public listed companies, multi-national corporations, large corporations and state-owned entreprises. Shan is capable of providing the most tailored advice to the client giving the special circumstances of the clients, the particular positions held by the clients and clients’ different areas and levels of needs.

In the area of commercial and corporate law, Shan is experienced in providing regular advice in relation to corporate governance issues as well as handling and solving complicated commercial disputes and litigation matters.

As the principle solicitor of Chen Shan Lawyers, Shan Chen maintains a high level of social responsibility towards the community. She has acted as a legal advisor and legal consultant to a number of Chinese community groups in Sydney and free legal advice to many socially and economically disadvantaged groups. Shan Chen has also contributed to the community through setting up fund raising for socially disadvantaged groups. It is the culture of Chen Shan Lawyers that Shan and all her lawyers and employees are engaged in annual fund raising events, pro bono work or community services to give back to the community and assist those in need.

Shan Chen is a Senior Visiting Lecturer for the postgraduate program at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Science and Technology Beijing, and Guest Professor of Law at School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Heibei University of Science and Technology. In December 2010, she established the ‘Chen Shan Scholarship’ in Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology, to recognise her commitment to increased access to education scholarly excellence in China.

In 2012, Shan Chen was named one of the ‘Top Hundred Chinese Outstanding Entrepreneurs’ and her extensive and varied career is documented in the book of ‘History of Chinese Hundred Outstanding Entrepreneurs – Overseas Chinese Businessmen Volume’ published by the Press of China Literary Federation.

Xun Cao

Xun Cao undertook law degrees in both China and Australia, and is a qualified solicitor in both jurisdictions. Xun has previously worked for two top-tier international law firms and has seven years of extensive experience in handling cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investments. She also has many years of experience practicing within various areas of law in Australia. Xun is especially adept at using her extensive legal knowledge from different jurisdictions to evaluate the needs of clients and then formulate effective solutions, with a special understanding and sensitivity about the unique needs of Chinese clients.

Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Area of Expertise

  • Migration Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Property Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Business Law

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (University of New South Wales)
  • LLB (East China University of Politics and Law)

Esther Dong

Esther Dong graduated from Zhejiang University of Technology with a Bachelors, and soon after commenced employment at a Local Court in Zhejiang Province. From 2012 to 2016, Esther independently decided on a variety of important and complex commercial disputes and cases in the Civil and Commercial Trial Division, including partnership disputes, contract disputes, mining disputes, corporate and commercial disputes, and insolvency disputes. During her time as a judge in China, Esther was recognised for her excellent skills and efficiency in handling cases. In 2016, Esther commenced further study at the University of New South Wales and graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in Law, after which she was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Area of Expertise

  • Migration Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Property Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law

Qualifications

  • JD (University of New South Wales)
  • LLB (National Police University for Criminal Justice)

Chris Liu

Chris Liu graduated with a Masters of Law from the Eastern China University of Political Science and Law, and then pursued her Juris Doctors’ studies in Law at the University of New South Wales. After completing her studies, Chris got admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Chris is very familiar with the laws of both Australia and China, and specialises in different areas of law such as commercial transactions, conveyancing, business disputes, family law disputes, and corporate and commercial disputes.

Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Qualified lawyer in PRC

Area of Expertise

  • Migration Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • International Law
  • Family Law
  • Property Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Business Law

Qualifications

  • JD and LLM (University of New South Wales)
  • LLB (Easter China University of Politics and Law LLB)

Jessica Su