• On December 15th, 1988, the co-founders -- Mr. Wu Boqing, Mr. Tao Shoujun, Mr. Yuan Jie Ms. Liu Weizhen uted “Article of Shanghai Economic & Trade Law Firm” “Application for Establishment”.
  • On December 24th, 1988, the Bureau of Justice of Shanghai Municipality issued “Reply Regarding the Permission for Resigning from Current Positions Establishing Shanghai Economic & Trade Law Firm of cooperative nature” [(88) Hu Si Fa Lv Guan Zi No. 402], by which it approved the establishment of Shanghai Economic & Trade Law Firm. The law firm was located in 20 Ningbo Road, Shanghai. The law firm was the fiftieth established law firm in Shanghai, had ten lawyers, of whom four were full-time lawyers (Wu Boqing, Tao Shoujun, Yuan Jie Liu Weizhen), five part-time lawyers (He Jianfen, Sun Yuxin, Pan Yixin, Xin Lixu, Fu Qimin), one Guest Lawyer (Gong Zhiyi).
  • On January 24th, 1989, the opening ceremony of Shanghai Economic & Trade Law Firm, with more than fifty guests attended, was held in “Ke Yuan Restaurant” situated in Shanghai Natural Museum on East Yanan Road, Shanghai.
  • In 1992, Shanghai Channel Law Firm was established, after which Shanghai Economic & Trade Law Firm Shanghai Channel Law Firm, subject to unified management, practiced together. Approximately one year thereafter, Shanghai Channel Law Firm started practicing independently.
  • In 1993, Shanghai Economic & Trade Law Firm became the first law firm purchased its own office premises moved to 2 Lane 531, East Beijing Road.
  • In 1995, as per the requirement of Ministry of Justice as to appellations of law firms, Shanghai Economic & Trade Law Firm was renamed “Shanghai Jin Mao Law Firm”.
  • In 1996, several lawyers of Shanghai Jin Mao Law Firm started working in an office situated on the 21st Floor, Universal Mansion, 168 Yuyuan Road, Jinan District, Shanghai, which made Jin Mao one of the first law firms moving in high-grade office buildings.
  • On March 25th, 2002, the Bureau of Justice of Shanghai Municipality issued “Notice Regarding Hling Alteration Registration of Form of Organization of Shanghai Jin Mao Law Firm” [Hu Si Lv Guan Zi (2002) No. 37], by which Jin Mao was changed into a partnership law firm.
  • On January 22nd, 2003, the Bureau of Justice of Shanghai Municipality issued “Reply Regarding the Permission for the Merger between Shanghai Jin Mao Law Firm Shanghai Sheng Mao Law Firm” [Hu Si Fa Lv Guan (2003) No.18], by which Jin Mao was permitted to incorporate Sheng Mao.
  • On February 2nd, 2008, the official address of Shanghai Jin Mao Law Firm was changed to 18th Floor, Universal Mansion, 168 Yuyuan Road, Jinan District, Shanghai.
  • On June 1st, 2008, as per the rules with regard to apanage management of law firms provided by “Law of Advocate of People’s Republic of China”, the Bureau of Justice of Huangpu District of Shanghai Municipality replaced the Bureau of Justice of Shanghai Municipality as the administrative department supervising Jin Mao.