JunHe

China

Analysis

Overview

Top-tier firm JunHe is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas, including banking and finance, capital markets, competition/antitrust, corporate and M&A, labour and employment and tax. Key figures include partner Hui (Nelson) Zhou for banking and finance, Jiang (Joe) Chen for corporate and M&A, Yingling Wei for competition/antitrust, Weining Zou for dispute resolution, Dongpeng Wang for labour and employment and Chumeng (Jessica) Xu for IP.

Client feedback

“Extremely responsive and courteous, well aware of the needs of a business based in the west and of the legal and cultural differences that we need to understand.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very responsive. It had devoted time and resources and was very supportive in commercial negotiations and delivered high quality paperwork.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very professional, proactive and reliable. Good communication and cross-cultural adaptation skills shown when liaising with our US/French team and our local Chinese management team in Shanghai.” – Corporate and M&A

“Responsive and excellent communication skills. Knows the business well and was willing to support it on a commercial level with very valuable legal experience.” – Corporate and M&A

“The firm responds to client's needs in a professional and effective way. Highly experienced and deeply involved in the Chinese market for a long period of time. Able to provide forward-looking advice. Well-rounded firm with expertise in almost every important area of law related to transactional matters. Cost competitive among peer law firms.” – Corporate and M&A

“Consistently excels in its professional services relying on its solid experience and insight into China's relevant fields of law. Overall, as a client over the years, JunHe impresses me with high professionalism.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe has offices and legal professionals in Beijing and Hong Kong, where it provides comprehensive legal services in relation to PRC law and Hong Kong law. In the abovementioned mandate, JunHe demonstrates impressive expertise as to restructuring of onshore and offshore deal structures.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe does well in corporate and M&A. We appreciate its professionalism and efficiency.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very responsive. Thoughtful analysis. Practical advice.” – Dispute resolution

“Responsive. Offers very practical, step-by-step advice. Commercial-minded and transparent in charging.” – Labour and employment

 “Professional advice. Timely responses. Comprehensive comments not just from a legal perspective but also from a business perspective. Impressive problem solving skills.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Yimu Bu

“Responsive. Gives effort to understanding legal issues. Clear-cut advice. Focused and impressive bilingual skills.”

Jiang (Joe) Chen

“Joe has rich professional knowledge and practical experience in corporate M&A. He always pays attention to the details and puts the customers first. Also he has a good understanding of the market situation and can provide useful and convincible solutions to the problems we meet.”

Hong (Julie) Cheng

“Julie ironed her image in my team by her diligent service attitude, good communication skills as well as solid expertise in her specialty of law, particularly in corporate and tax.”

Tao Guo

“Knowledgeable. Responsible. Quick turnaround.”

Kan (Daniel) He

“Daniel has a very good industrial and business acumen and is able to balance the parties' positions and find a way out in challenging topics throughout the negotiation, which was helpful for us to make the deal.”

“Thinks beyond the law and understands business purposes very well.”

Fang He

“Responsible for all sorts of legal mandates required by our company and can provide value-added legal services in a timely and professional way.”

Jiangang (Roy) Sun

“Professional. Responds in a timely manner. Good problem-solving skills.”

“Roy Sun is a first class gentleman and understands the ideal role of a service provider. He enjoys an excellent relationship with our worldwide legal team.”

“Roy is a very experienced lawyer who has strong hold of multiple areas of law and is close to the market. He is a good listener and is able to respond not only with confidence, but also with the level of accuracy that you would expect from a top-tier law firm. He is also a very good team leader and organiser, from the fact that his team members are all familiar with the deep core of the transaction, however junior/senior they are.”

Zhao (George) Wang

“Responsive. Gives practical advice. Always puts the client first.”

Zheng Zhao

“A great lawyer who holds good communication skills. Professional, quick responses, excellent integrity and attitude, and open-minded.”

Tax
Work highlights

Acted for French multinational telecommunications corporation, Orange, in performing tax due diligence on SecureLink's Chinese subsidiary to identify tax issues and tax liabilities for Orange’s acquisition of some of SecureLink’s business.

Key clients

Guangzhou Huangpu Xiushi Beili Experimental School

Private equity
Work highlights

Represented China Life Investment in the series A investment into Jusda International Supply Chain Management. This financing, with a total amount of Rmb2.4 billion, was the largest ever single-deal amount in the domestic B2B supply chain logistics industry.

Key clients

BOC International, Cjia Hotel Management, InventisBio, Lyvgen Biopharma

Labour and employment
Work highlights

Assisted German company Ontex Hygienic Disposables close its manufacturing plant in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, involving the termination of 200 employees.

Key clients

Ball Asia Pacific (Hubei) Metal Container, Collins Aerospace Systems, Keysight Technologies (China), Grupo Ruz

Intellectual property
Work highlights

Represented Guangdong Chimelong Group in filing a request for the invalidation of trademarks. This trademark invalidation case was one of the few cases where the PRC trademark protection authority granted marks known in respect to both recreational facility services and hotel and restaurant services.

Key clients

Amazon, CJ Corporation, Donaldson (Wuxi) Filters, Emperor Watch & Jewelry Group

Dispute resolution
Work highlights

Acted for China Pacific Insurance and American International Group in a dispute arbitration case over credit insurance contracts against Hansheng Xiechuang Industries.

Key clients

LG Electronics, Starbucks

Investment funds
Work highlights

Advised Hony Capital (Tianjin) on the establishment of a cultural industry investment fund. It is the first fund owned by Hony Capital that focuses on the full coverage of the cultural and entertainment industry, with its investment covering film and television, sports, games and new media.

Key clients

Beijing YuanLang Investment Consultant, CICC Capital, Huimei Yikang (Tianjin) Investment, National Council for Social Security Fund

Restructuring and insolvency
Work highlights

Represented China General Technology (Group) in the bankruptcy reorganisation of Dalian Machine Tool Group Corporation.

Key clients

CCRE Group, Shanghai Shennenergchuang Energy Development, Xiamen XGMA Machinery

Corporate and M&A
Work highlights

Acted for China Energy Engineering Group Planning & Engineering on its acquisition of 100% shares of Ghesa Ingeniería y Tecnología and Empresarios Agrupados Internacional in Madrid, Spain. This project was an acquisition of various engineering enterprises by a Chinese-funded enterprise and the largest ever in Spain.

Key clients

PAG Asia Capital (HK), Shihezi Zhongbang Equity Investment, Wingtech Technology

Capital markets
Work highlights

Acted for China East Education, one of the largest vocational training education providers in China, on its IPO on the main board of HKEX.

Key clients

Beijing Kingsoft Office Software, China Securities (International) Corporate Finance, Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank

Banking and finance
Work highlights

Acted for SAIC Finance and Commercial Bank of China (Shanghai and Zhabei Branch) on a syndicated facility financing to Huayu Automotive Systems Company.

Key clients

China Southern Airlines Financial Leasing, Korea Development Bank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

Construction
Work highlights

Acted for Shanghai Electric Group Company on its investment in the photovoltaic power station project in Mexico to obtain the general contract for EPC of the target project. The firm was involved in the due diligence, contract drafting and revisions of the project.

Key clients

Bank of China, CRHC Jianxin Fund, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology