East & Concord Partners

China

Analysis

Overview

Headquartered in Beijing with branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou, East & Concord Partners has expertise in banking and finance, and commercial arbitration. Managing partner Qi Zhou focuses odispute resolution and is experienced in handling commercial litigation and arbitration cases. The firm hired a number of new partners in the past 12 monthsdispute lawyers Jingjing Zhong, Yulong Wu and Ke Li, and other lawyers include Shi Yao, Chaowen Liu and Kai Zhan. 

Client feedback 

The firm gives professional advice and is capable of identifying the real needs of the customer and providing realistic solutions including settlement.” – Dispute resolution 

“East & Concord provides customers with practical solutions, and you can see that they make their best efforts to provide high quality legal services to their customers while the service fees stay very reasonable.” – Dispute resolution 

Chaoyi Ji 

“Ji's team is very efficient. They always put customers first and are very thorough in fact checking.” 

“Timely responses with practical solutions.” 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

AdviseTishman Speyer China Fund (Barbados), a subsidiary of Tishman Speyerin an international arbitration concerning an equity transfer agreement dispute against ARA Asset Management at the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). 

Key clients 

GE Hydro ChinaHuayi PharmaceuticalNationsync Electrical and Machinery EquiCorpShanghai Juqian Rongxin Enterprise Management Partnership 

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Acted for Beijing Coking Chemical Plant on its bankruptcy reorganisation project 

Key clients 

Anhui Maanshan Rural Commercial BankBeijing City Mineral Resources DevelopmentDMG Entertainment MediaNingxia Yuanlin Biological Power GenerationZhongjianhaixi Construction 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Sichuan Aipu Financial Industrial on its investment in the 5G smart manufacturing cluster and the second headquarters project in Qingbaijiang district of Chengdu 

Key clients 

Beijing Grain Group FinanceChina Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group)Minerva Foods  

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Acted for a state-owned joint-stock bank and its overseas subsidiary on the establishment of syndicate bank group for the purpose of issuing syndicated loans to domestic borrower. 

Key clients 

China Citic BankChina Pacific Insurance GroupSPD Silicon Valley Bank