Jingtian & Gongcheng




Jingtian & Gongcheng is consistently referenced among market peers in the capacity of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, and dispute resolution, an area in which the firm has carved a particular niche. The firm has also developed a strong reputation in intellectual property and investment funds 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 investment, restructuring and securities.

Client feedback

“Their lawyers are very responsible, responsible and competent. Know the rules back to front and know how to solve problems.” – Banking and finance

“Willing to go the extra mile for clients. Even partners are very approachable.” – Capital markets

“The lawyers are very professional and experienced. Advice from lawyers is very practical and very efficient.” – Corporate and M&A

“Professional with lawsuits; familiar with PE funds foundation and China's funds governance structure; good at corporate and securities laws. Their legal advice helps our company a lot.” – Dispute resolution

“The Jingtian & Gongcheng team is experienced and professional, which is very helpful for us to evaluate the transaction risk and investment process in all aspects.” – Dispute resolution

“Jingtian & Gongcheng is capable of advising its clients with complex litigation strategies. It has an international mindset, strong communication skills and super execution capabilities.” – Dispute resolution

Zhengzheng Hu

“Very client-oriented and approachable.”

“Hu has extensive experience practising in the areas of investment, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets, and has the insight to provide strategic, comprehensive, practical and clear solutions around the actual business needs of the company, providing a full range of legal services for complex and difficult issues encountered by our company over the years. Hu has maintained good interaction with us for a long time, consistently treating clients with positive responses and quick feedback, and is a very trustworthy lawyer.”

“The team led by lawyer Zhengzheng Hu is good at handling complex M&A financing and private equity. They are highly professional in law and can respond to customer needs as soon as possible.”

Yue Liu

“Liu has rich legal experience and an excellent professional quality, which can give clients strong support.”

Peng Xie

“Very professional and resourceful regarding lawsuits, especially in financial lawsuits. Help us win, which matters most.”

Yusheng Ye

“Ye is so knowledgeable and responsible, very hands-on in terms of providing service. He's such an accountable partner.”

Zhao Ye

“Ye Zhao is capable of advising his clients with complex litigation strategies. He has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Xin Yu

“He is a senior partner who is very hands-on, willing to listen and understands client's feedback.”

Kehua Zhang

“He takes his work very seriously and responsibly. He is very professional and experienced.”

Intellectual property

Work highlights

Represented Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry in several standard essential patent infringement disputes against Advanced Codec Technologies. This is the first case in which a US non-practicing entity initiated a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese entity in China.

Represented Contemporary Amperex Technology in two patent infringement lawsuits against Jiangsu Tafel New Energy Technology. The lawsuits were filed before the Fujian Higher Court and the Intermediate Court of Fuzhou City, involving five patents.

Advised Yuan Guan (Shanghai) Intelligence Technology on the legal structuring of the first non-fungible token art auction carried out in China, including matters related to copyright, commercial contract, auction law, data privacy and compliance, anti-money laundering, crypto compliance and NFT-related compliance.

Key clients

Aha Entertainment (Shanghai), Hytera Communications, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (US)

Dispute resolution

Work highlights

Represented Hunan Shale Gas Development, a large state-owned sole proprietorship power generation corporation, in defending a series of contract disputes initiated by an affiliate of Hunan Coalfield Geological Bureau over explorations rights.

Represented Beijing Phoenix United Hospital Management Consulting in a contract dispute against a regional large non-profit hospital and its sponsor. The case is the first dispute in China involving the investment-operate-transfer (IOT) model.

Key clients

CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering, Chlitina, CITIC Securities Hong Kong, Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry

Investment funds

Work highlights

Advised Huagai Capital on the establishment of a Rmb800 million secondary fund for the purpose of acquiring a number of high-quality projects held by three RMB funds under Huagai Capital. This is the first RMB-denominated secondary fund raised by a Chinese sponsor in the GP-led secondary transactions.

Represented Rencent International in the establishment of its first strategic investment fund through its fund management company and CIFI Group.

Key clients

Asia Green Fund, Co-win Ventures, Shanghai Beyond Science

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights

Advised Beijing Percutek Therapeutics on its departure of one of the joint founders and equity restructuring projects.

Represented a management shareholder of AI Dream in the $2.3 billion disposal of controlling interest in AI Dream held by Advent International to Hillhouse Investment Management.

Represented an industry-leading AI technology company in the $70 million disposal of its 100% equity to Xiaomi Group with a view to establishing the core enterprise for Xiaomi electric vehicle business line.

Key clients

Bank of China, Beijing Yinxiang Biji Technologies, FutureX Capital, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt

Capital markets

Work highlights

Advised First High-School Education Group, the largest operator of private high schools in western China, on its listing on the NYSE.

Advised Trip.com Group on its secondary listing in Hong Kong.

Assisted BOE Technology Group in completing a private issuance of A shares, raising total funds of approximately Rmb20 billion.

Key clients

Nayuki Holdings, Yuexiu Services Group, Zhihu

Banking and finance

Work highlights

Advised a syndicate led by United Overseas Bank on onshore-offshore facilities to 18 onshore and offshore borrowers held by Blackstone fund for the refinancing of 10 China logistics portfolios, with the onshore facilities amount at around Rmb1.3 billion ($186 million)in aggregate and the offshore facilities amount of around $288 million in aggregate.

Advised DBS Bank on two term loan facilities to an enterprise specialising in data IDC operation and listed in the US and Hong Kong for its acquisition of a data centre in Beijing, with the facilities amount of Rmb380 million in total

Key clients

DBS Bank, Hengfeng Bank, OCBC Wing Hang, United Overseas Bank