Haiwen & Partners




Founded in 1992, Haiwen & Partners is experienced in cross-border securities, M&A transactions, private equity, and general corporate and commercial dispute resolution. Media and entertainment is one of the firm’s key industry sectors. It is often involved in the development of film and television projects, formation of production and financing vehicles, and other new media matters. The firm currently has around 300 lawyers in total working at its Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices. Beijing-based partner Yu Cao is a reputable entertainment lawyer. On top of his profound understanding of the media industry, he is also experienced in general corporate and finance transactions. The firm lured corporate partner Chensheng Qiu to its bench from Fangda Partners in 2021.

Client feedback 

Professional, efficient, extensive experienced and very easy to talk with.” – Aviation  

Their professionalism and hard work make our aircraft delivery smoothly and efficiently.” – Aviation  

Han Kun Law Offices always provides us with prompt and practicable legal advice, helping us to cope with various legal issues and support the business team effectively.” – Banking and finance  

They always find solutions to dilemmas to facilitate the transaction. Good at communication for both sides when negotiating.” – Banking and finance 

Responsive and professional.” – Capital markets 

They provided very comprehensive proposals to protect our interests in either negotiation or in closing the deal. They efficiently and promptly provide feedback every time we ask for help. They have deep understanding of the consumer market.” – Capital markets 

Han Kun is familiar with the competition regulation in China and the best practice to deal with the regulator. Han Kun is excellent in the preparation of the filing documents the team can always spot the key issues to address in the responses to the regulators' queries and propose the most pragmatic and appropriate way to address the issues.” – Competition/antitrust 

A top-tier full-service law firm with many legal elites and sophisticated and seasoned legal professionals. Among the years co-working with the firm, it did not take too long to have me fully convinced and therefore ensured of the deep trust in the firm and the partners on not only retaining them to do any project on routine or urgent base, but also establishing a profound friendship, professional-wise and private-wise.” – Corporate and M&A 

Han Kun provides very helpful and thoughtful advice in all the assignments I gave them.” – Corporate and M&A 

Professional, result-oriented, responsive, skilful and strategic.” – Dispute resolution  

Sound abilities on analysing the complex case and solid preparation of the evidence.” – Dispute resolution 

Quite responsive. Strong commercial sense.” – Investment funds 

Solid legal knowledge, very responsive and professional.” – Labour and employment  

With their professional lawyers, they actively defended for us, did rigorous research within the domain and dug out good old cases which provided us with advantages during the trial.” – Media and entertainment 

Very professional and efficient.” – Private equity  

Han Kun Law Offices provided exceptional legal services throughout the entire process. Their expertise in the intricacies of private equity transactions and their understanding of the specific challenges and regulations within the life sciences industry were evident in their work.” – Private equity  

The Han Kun team have outstanding legal skills and are especially good at dealing with transactions with complicated structure. They are client-focused. They are very responsive and always work around the clock.” – Private equity  

Quick response, first priority, practical and commercially driven, professional.” – Real estate 

Professional, timely response, deep industry knowledge, client-oriented.” – Regulatory  

In addition to professionalism and highly sophisticated skills, Michelle's team knows well about corporate operation and pain points. They can provide landing solutions.” – Regulatory  

“Accurate legal services. They have the ability to solve problems and have a positive service attitude.” – Tax 

Xiaoming Deng 

“Mr. Deng is very professional in securities litigation, especially the area of securities misrepresentation and fraud. I think he is one of the best lawyers in this area in China. Mr. Deng has great enthusiasm for his profession. He is always glad to discuss the question I asked. 

Yi Ding 

“Good at communication, can always find a solution when negotiation has come to a dead end.” 

Shiwen Dong 

Has a strong sense of problem-solving.” 

Chaoying Li 

Chaoying Li always handles our sophisticated legal issues and coordinates the resources we need inside Han Kun.” 

Huhuan Li 

He works professionally and highly efficiently.” 

Sheng Li 

Responsive and professional.” 

Zeda Lin

Lin offers very good legal advice.” 

Liyu Jin 

Good communication skills, rich experience in handling arbitration.” 

Denling Jin 

“Professional, problem-solving, skilful, strategic and responsive.” 

Michelle Gon

Michelle's leadership and ownership is strong. She responds swiftly with abundant experience.” 

Jin Qian 

“Strong commercial sense. Responsive. Good local knowledge. Qian also provides regular follow-ups and newsletters for legal developments.” 

Vincent Song 

Song’s comprehensive understanding of the consumer market and our company makes him always provide good advice. Song is very professional in terms of fund raising and company legal structure set up. He is efficient and always on call to provide feedback.” 

Dan Sun 

Sun has good communication skills, full knowledge of both the legal regulations and company. Sun also has a trouble-shooting attitude.” 

David Tang 

A top legal practitioner with marvellous leadership.” 

Huan Wang 

Huan has been our first choice of legal counsel for over 10 years. He is also a well-known lawyer in capital markets and private equity in China in the TMT sector and traditional industries. Huan has deep professional knowledge in various sectors with high flexibility in problem solving.” 

Dana Wu 

Wu is very reliable and knowledgeable. She is the go-to person when our company comes across tough legal matters. She also maintains a good relationship with her colleagues and can always find the right person to advise us when it comes to an area with which she is not familiar.” 

Shu Wang 

Ms. Wang Shu is skilled, fantastic and outstanding in the areas.” 

Wang is very professional, efficient, extensively experienced and very easy to talk with.” 

Angus Xie 

Angus's expertise in competition law is commendable, with a deep knowledge of the legal framework and antitrust regulations in China. Angus is familiar with international transactions and is able to provide insightful and effective legal advice to foreign clients. Angus and his team's analytical skills and attention to detail enable them to provide insightful and effective legal advice to clients. They are renowned for their strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities. They consistently demonstrate professionalism, integrity and a client-centric approach in their practice, ensuring that their clients' needs are met effectively and efficiently.” 

Liming Yuan 

“With extensive corporate M&A experience, state-of-the-art drafting skills and a deep understanding of client needs, Liming provides customised legal support to always get the job done right.” 


Li Zhang 

Li demonstrated a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape governing private equity investments.” 

Ting Zheng 

Ting is very responsive and has solid banking-related knowledge in a quite broad way, no matter whether data-related or just loan-related.” 

Private equity

Work highlights 

Advised Qinghai Lihao Semiconductor Material to complete its B round of financing. 

Advised ABC Impact on the Series D funding in Da Mi & Xiao Mi, a Chinese intervention platform for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 

Advised Bain Capital on its major equity investment in EcoCeres. 

Key clients 

CICC, JJET, AIF Partners, Pony.ai, SDIC Venture Capital, Startorus Fusion, Xiang He Capital. 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Advised Morgan Stanley Securities (China) in Unifrax Asia-Pacific Holdings acquisition of the shares of Luyang Energy-Saving Material Company through a partial tender offer. 

Acted as legal adviser to Warburg Pincus in ByteDance’s acquisition of 100% equity of Amcare for Rmb10 billion ($1.37 billion). 

Representing HSBC to acquire 39% equity interests held by the domestic shareholders and to step up in HSBC Qianhai Securities. This is the first batch of foreign investors' step-up in securities companies after China’s policy on the ratio of foreign shareholding in securities companies was further opened in 2020. 

Key clients 

Blue Safari Group Acquisition, Demant, Deutsche Bank, Hangzhou Calibra Diagnostics, HH&L Acquisition. 

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Advised China Tourism Group Duty Free Corporation on its Hong Kong IPO. 

Advised Gotion High-tech on its global depositary receipts listing on SIX Swiss Exchange. This is one of first batch of GDR listings after Chinese regulators expanded an existing stock connect scheme in 2022. 

Advised OneConnect Financial Technology on listing by way of introduction in Hong Kong, making the firm the first financial technology enterprise to land on the HKEX by means of dual main listing.  

Key clients 

BMC Medical, CICC, Lepuxintai Medical Technology, Model Performance Acquisition Corp, Syngenta Group.