Hylands Law Firm

China

Analysis

Overview

Headquartered in Beijing, Hylands Law Firm’s practice mainly covers dispute resolution and intellectual property. Founding partner Xiaogang Ma and his team are especially skilled in the media and entertainment industry. In addition to the traditional field of IPthe firm’s IP team also actively extends its practice to data protection, personal information protection, unfair competition and anti-monopoly matters. Yipeng Jia, Tiejun Lin and Chechang Mu joined the firm as partners during the research period. 

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Advised Zhizhe Sihai (Beijing) Technologyan online question-and-answer community, on IP issues such as copyright, trademark and unfair competition that arose from its daily operation. 

Key clients 

Beijing As One, China Highway Engineering Consulting Corporation 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Acted for Hubei Xiangli Assets Management in an equity transfer dispute caused by equity swap cooperation. This is the case with the largest subject matter undertaken by the Higher People’s Court of Hubei province in recent years. 

Acted for Tahone Investment Management (Kunshan) in a corporate bond transaction dispute against Shaoxing Zhongfu Holdings and Jinggong Group. 

Key clients 

China Chengxin TrustShanghai Puchuang Equity InvestmentXinyi Investment Management Consulting (Tianjin) 

Media and entertainment

Work highlights 

Acted for Tiger Aspect Productionsa British television and film production company, on a series of copyright licensing contracts disputes against Mr Bean Catering Management (Shanghai). 

Acted for Zhejiang Dongyang Meila MediaHuayi Brothers Film and individual Xiaogang Feng in defending a copyright dispute in relation to the film Youth’. The defendants won the lawsuit in the first instance.