Guantao Law Firm




With 13 offices in China, Guantao Law Firm provides legal services across all practice areas. The firm is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in restructuring and insolvency. Its team advises non-bank financial institutions on dissolution liquidation, insolvency liquidation and insolvency reorganisation. Managing partner Liguo Cui has expertise in transactional law with a focus on aviation, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Represented China National Complete Plant Import & Export Corporation in an arbitration concerning three agency agreements relating to three EPC projects in Ethiopia. 

Represented China Huarong Asset Management Beijing Branch in 11 litigation and enforcement cases of disputes over recourse of non-performing financial claims. 

Key clients 

CITIC Securities, Ningbo Meishan Bonded Port Area Youning Investment Partnership, Shanghai Pharmaceutical, Shanghai Sales Branch of China National Petroleum Corporation, Western Trust. 

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Acted for Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group in the bankruptcy reorganisation process of Taihai Manoir Nuclear Equipment and its three wholly owned subsidiaries including Yantai Taihai Manoir Nuclear Equipment. 

Acted for Shanghai Pharmaceutical in its bankruptcy liquidation. 

Advised CSTF Fund Management on the bankruptcy reorganisation procedure of CITIC Guoan Group. 

Key clients 

Everbright Prestige Capital Asset Management. 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Advised Shanxi Coking Coal Energy Group on its acquisition of 51% equity in Huajin Coking Coal and 49% equity in Mingzhu Coal. 

Advised Guangdong Yuehai Urban Investment on its acquisition of equity interest in the project company Foshan Baoli Real Estate. 

Advised China Life Investment-Caohejing Industrial Park on its equity investment plan in Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Development Corp. 

Key clients 

Beijing New Mileage Health Industry Group, Guangdong Land Holdings, HuaianGuangzhi Real Estate Development, Sinar Mas Paper (China) Investment. 

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised Guizhou Zhenhua Fengguang Semiconductor on its IPO on the STAR Market in Shanghai. 

Advised underwriters on Shanghai Lingang Group’s issuance of the world’s first green dual-currency free trade zone offshore bond. 

Advised GigaCloud Technology on its IPO on Nasdaq. 

Advised Aluminium Corporation of China on its issuance of $600 million senior bonds overseas. 

Key clients 

Bank of Dalian, Beijing Jingwei Hirain Technologies, Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group, Shandong Sun Paper, Shanxi Coking Coal Energy Group.