Guantao Law Firm


18/F, Tower B, Xinsheng Plaza
5 Finance Street, Xicheng District

+86 10 66578066

+86 10 66578016

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Head of BD: Weinan Wang
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Number of partners: 200
Number of lawyers: 860
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, French

Guantao Law Firm, founded in February 1994 and based in Beijing, is one of the pioneer law firms in China. After merging with Peter C. Wong, Chow & Chow (a law firm established in the 1950s in Hong Kong), Shanghai Zhongmao Law Firm and Shanghai Shenda Law Firm (both founded in the 1990s), Guantao has become a leading PRC law firm with a team of over 200 partners and 800 lawyers in total. We offer the insight of an integrated and professional law firm and uphold the principles of honesty and diligence, efficiency and quality. At Guantao, our top priority is to provide our clients with high quality service and help them achieve their business goals.

Guantao has 17 offices in various major cities in China, being Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dalian, Xi'an, Chengdu, Jinan, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Fuzhou and Zhengzhou as well as 3 overseas offices in Sydney, New York and Toronto. Guantao has established strategic alliance with the UK-based international law firm Ashurst LLP. Through the strong relationship with Ashurst, Guantao aims to continue delivering service excellence and sharing resources and information for the benefit of its domestic and international clients.

Guantao's practices include capital markets, general corporate, M&A, banking and finance, real estate and construction, assets restructuring, insolvency reorganization, energy and natural resources, dispute resolution, international trade and WTO, antitrust, private equity and venture capital, projects and infrastructures, intellectual property, technology media and telecommunications (TMT), innovative financing and structured products, maritime and admiralty, administrative law and other relevant areas. Guantao advises clients from a wide range of industries, including banking, securities, insurance, telecommunications, technology, infrastructure, construction, real estate, mechanical engineering and manufacturing, education, life science and healthcare, transportation, energy, natural resources, environmental protection, chemical, bio-medicine, pharmaceuticals and scientific research.

Guantao has received high rankings in Chambers Asia, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, ALB and other international legal rating agencies in these years for its expertise in the capital markets, corporate/M&A, restructuring & insolvency, projects infrastructure and energy, banking and finance, and international trade.

Guantao's legal research center, formed by its senior lawyers, tracks the latest legislative developments and the promulgation of new laws, governmental regulations and departmental rules in China, resulting in timely analyses and in-depth reports to Guantao's lawyers to ensure that Guantao maintains its leading position among law firms in China.

Guantao lawyers are committed to excellence and integrity; they are experienced, hard-working, diligent and responsible, and have earned a reputation as experts in delivering comprehensive and innovative legal services.

  • Capital markets
  • General corporate
  • M&A
  • Banking and finance
  • Real estate and construction
  • Assets restructuring
  • Insolvency reorganization
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Dispute resolution
  • International trade and WTO
  • Antitrust
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Projects and infrastructures
  • Intellectual property
  • Technology media and telecommunications (TMT), etc.