Jingtian & Gongcheng

China

Analysis

Overview

Jingtian & Gongcheng is highly ranked in capital markets and corporate and M&A. The firm has also developed a strong reputation in banking and finance in the past 12 months. A key contact to note is Hongjiu Zhang, who specialises in banking and finance, corporate and M&A, cross-border investmentrestructuring and securities.  

Client feedback 

Jingtian Gongcheng’s team was very responsive and demonstrated professional dedication. It has rich experience in advising the issuers in Hong Kong IPO projects.”  Capital markets 

“The professional skills and timely responses from the firm really impressed our company. In addition, they have a great perspective of the overall situation. They are good at combining the business requirements with legal skills when tackling complex problems arising from the transaction.” – Corporate and M&A 

“They have a good view of the transaction, and they know the laws and local practices very well. They provide us practical solutions.” – Corporate and M&A 

“Fast, efficient and effective.” – Intellectual property 

“It's familiar with the laws and regulations in the field of private equity funds. It also has extensive experience in insurance fund investment.” – Private equity 

Hua Dai 

“We are impressed by Dai’s professional skills and inspirationespecially his ability to combine the business requirements with excellent legal skills.” 

Guanchun Dai 

Dahas been working with us for almost 10 years. He always provides us with effective solutions and handles our transactions very well.” 

Chungang Dong 

“He is responsive, professional and knowledgeable.” 

Wan Yang 

“Actively facilitates the deal during service and keeps good relationships with business and legal team.” 

Hanshuo Zhou 

“I'm impressed by Zhou's professionalism and pragmatic approachIt helped our company explornew areas and business opportunities.” 

Private equity

Work highlights 

Acted for Hillhouse Capital in its series B round financing of New Ruipeng Pet Healthcare Groupthe largest pet clinic chain system in China. 

Represented Alphatecture on its series C investment in SmartSens Technology. 

Key clients 

General AtlanticHuihua Fund Management, Jiantou Investment, iQIYI 

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Represented Huawei, a top smart terminal manufacturer, in its SEPs infringement lawsuit before the Supreme Court against Conversant Wireless Licensinga typical NPE which owns several wireless communication SEPs. This case is the first anti-suit injunction ruling in the field of IP in China. 

Represented Intel Corporation in its patent infringement dispute against IMECAS involving certain advanced chip manufacturing technologyThis is the first case in China where a state-owned national research institution sued a prestigious multinational company for patent infringement. 

Key clients 

Guangdong OPPO Electronics IndustryKingston Technology CompanyYangtze River Pharmaceutical Group 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Represented the subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 French company in a series of bankruptcy derivative litigations including litigations to pursue the shareholders’ liability and defending the client in lawsuits regarding confirmation of the client’s credit.  

Key clients 

Centrin Data SystemsCR MedicalGNG Ocean ShippingZhejiang Tak Television 

Investment funds

Work highlights 

Represented Firstred Capital on the formation of its first RMB buyout fund. 

Represented Amundi Asset Management on its WFOE establishment in Beijing, application for its QDLP qualification in Beijing and registration with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) as a private fund manager.  

Represented Sequoia Capital China on its RMB fund formation with Starbucks to invest in consumer goods industry. 

Key clients 

CBRE Global InvestorsMirae Asset Global Investments (HK)Oceanpine CapitalZhen Fund 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Acted for HBIS Group Beijing International Trading on its acquisition of 12.5% shares of Beijing Iron Ore Trading Center Corporation from China Beijing Equity Exchange. 

Key clients 

AviChina Industry & Technology CompanyChery Holdings GroupEFORT Intelligent EquipmentSany Construction Technology  

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Acted for Nongfu Spring on its listing on the HKEXThe project is the first H-share ‘full circulation’ IPO deal in Hong Kong since China Securities Regulatory Commission announced the reform of full circulation of H shares in November 2019. 

Key clients 

Haidilao International HoldingsPop Mart International GroupYum China Holdings 

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Acted for China Huaneng Group on a HK$17 billion bridge loan provided by Bank of China for the purpose of China Huaneng Group’s acquisition of H shares in Huaneng Renewables Corporation and its delisting. This is the largest privatisation deal in the energy sector on the HKEX. 

Key clients 

Agricultural Bank of ChinaDBS Bank (Shanghai branch), Shanghai Pudong Development Bank (Shenzhen branch)