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)


Sophie Zhang

Sophie Zhang graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing and practiced as a registered nurse in NSW Health Care for nearly 10 years before pursuing a law degree.  After completion of her studies, Sophie was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.  She currently undertakes the Master of Law in University of Sydney.  Sophie has professional knowledge and experience in family law, criminal law and different kinds of litigations. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Law

Qualifications

  • LLM (University of Sydney)
  • LLB (Western Sydney University)
  • B Sc in Nurs

Leo Li

Leo Li graduated from the University of New South Wales with the JD degree. He also holds a Master degree in Physical Oceanography and a Bachelor degree in Marine Science in China. His science background enables him to approach complexities in a systematic and logical manner. Leo is a native Mandarin Speaker and reaches superior level of English. He has distinctive academic performance and is both qualified and experienced to conduct matters helping with clients in many areas of law, including Commercial and Civil Litigation, Family Law, Succession Law, Property Law. He is a problem solver, with his mind targeted on efficiency and strategy that would help the clients advocating their interest and the administration of justice.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (University of New South Wales)
  • Master of Physical Oceanography (Ocean University of China)
  • Bachelor of Marine Science (Ocean University of China)

Sinne Li(Consultant)

She started clerk in the firm in around 2013 .She graduated from University of Western Sydney in 2016 with a bachelor of criminology and Bachelor of Laws. She has represented clients in various litigation cases and court appearances. Sinne Li is patient and meticulous, and has won many praises. With a wealth of professional knowledge, she knows how to find the best solutions for clients.

Area of Expertise

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