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 principal 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)

Julie Liu

Julie Liu graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and International Trade in China before pursuing a
Juris Doctor degree from The University of New South Wales. After completion of
her studies, Julie was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New
South Wales. Before coming to Australia, Julie worked for top tier
International Bank and Trust companies in Beijing. Julie has professional
experience in China and Australia and is familiar with commercial transactions,
conveyancing, international commercial arbitration, and banking and securities
law.   

Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales

Area of Expertise

  • Migration Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Property Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Business Law
  • Succession Law

Qualifications

  • JD (University of New South Wales)

Grace Gao

Grace Gao has a Bachelor of Art in one of the top Universities in China and JD degree from The University of Melbourne. She also has a translation degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Grace worked for national law firms both in China and Australia and has four years’ experience dealing with Intellectual Property law, commercial matters including contract drafting, contract review. Grace believes lawyers are more than legal practitioners. With translation expertise and business development experience, she integrates acute commercial sense and cultural diversity into her legal career. She has intensive experience dealing with SME and large international clients.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (Melbourne University)
  • Master of Art in Translation (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Bachelor of Art (One of the Top Universities in China)

Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee graduated from the University of Sydney with a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. Her background gives her a keen understanding of the commercial aspects of law and how it integrates with our clients’ legal needs. Cindy has clerked for both Malaysian and Australian law firms, giving her extensive experience in contract review, legal research and the preparation of legal documents. She is fluent in four languages (English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay), which allows her to cross cultural and linguistic barriers to ensure all clients receive the best service possible.

Qualifications

  • LLB (University of Sydney)