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. Firm has hired several corporate partners in the past year: Yipeng (Alan) Zhang, Yi You, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei and Zheyuan (Jacqueline) Qiao. 

Client feedback 

Excellent critical legal thinking backed by creative solutions.” – Construction  

“Professional and intelligent with language capability, including Japanese, English and Chinese.” – Intellectual property 

Yu Qin 

Knowledgeable in the energy and infrastructure sectors.” 

Zhaolin (Johnson) Wang 

“Smart and intelligent with excellent problem-solving and language skills. Fast learner when it comes to complex technology. Also provides professional opinions.” 

Xianfeng (Elvis) Zhou 

“Professional, client-driven, cooperative and responsive.” 

Private equity

Work highlights 

Assisted Canadian International in its spin-off financing. 

Assisted UMU in its series B+ financing led by Hillhouse Capital 

Assisted InventisBioInc in its series D financing. 

Key clients 

Banyan Capital PartnersSequoiaDBShenzhen Fumi Health Technology 

Intellectual property

Work highlights 

Represented Amazon and its Chinese subsidiaries in defending a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Sellerbid 

Represented Beijing Sogou Technology Development and successfully invalidated two core patents of Baidu. 

Key clients 

BMW, Donaldson (Wuxi) Filters CompanyZhong Yuan Component Group Anhui 

Dispute resolution

Work highlights 

Acted for Beijing Jugong Technology Development on a contract dispute against Didi Smart Transportation Technology 

Acted for Huadian Coal Industry Group Trading in a dispute over coal purchase and sale contracts against Dalian Huabin Industrial and Bin County Coal. 

Investment funds

Work highlights 

Advised Beijing Source Code Capital and Lhasa Yuanchi Investment Management on the establishment of Source Code Fund IV. 

Key clients 

Grid Yingda 

Restructuring and insolvency

Work highlights 

Advised Huishan Dairy on the bankruptcy and restructuring of its 83 affiliates.  

Assisted Chongqing Brewery in its major asset restructuring and consolidation of Carlsberg’s Chinese brewery assets 

Key clients 

Guxu CoalfieldLvjing HoldingZhongnan Red Culture Group EquityZhongshan Shengdi Real Estate Development 

Corporate and M&A

Work highlights 

Assisted Grifols, a Madrid and Nasdaq-listed company, in its strategic investment in Shanghai RAAS, an A-share listed companyThis transaction is the largest M&A transaction in the global blood products market in 2020, with a consideration of approximately Rmb13.2 billion. 

Assisted Dongguan Communications Investment Group in its acquisition of equity interests in Happy Life Insurance. 

Assisted Greenland Hong Kong Holdings in its acquisition of 100% equity interest in Guangzhou Greenland. 

Key clients 

China LiteratureMango MediaShenzhen Qianhai Fourth Paradigm Data TechnologyViva Biotech 

Capital markets

Work highlights 

Acted for the joint sponsors of NetEase’s listing on the main board of HKEX. 

Acted for the underwriter of XPeng’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange.  

Advised China Development Bank on its first ever RMB-denominated financial bond listing on the Singapore Exchange. 

Key clients 

Bank of Communications (Hong Kong branch), China Yangtze PowerPICC 

Banking and finance

Work highlights 

Acted on the financing of 58.com’s privatisation and delisting from the NYSE 

Acted for Industrial Bank on Geely’s fundraising to support the restructuring of Polestara luxury performance electric vehicle brand jointly owned by Geely and Volvo. 

Key clients 

BAIC InalfaBank of ChinaBREP Asia II HoldingsStandard Chartered Bank (China) 

Construction

Work highlights 

Advised Shanghai Electric Group Company on its investment in the photovoltaic power station project in Mexico to obtain the EPC contract of the Mexico 350MW ground centralised photovoltaic project 

Acted for Dayue Consulting and Changsha Municipal People's Government on the construction of Changsha Metro Line Part B PPP projectthe first urban rail transit PPP project in Changsha. 

Key clients 

Matechstone Engineering Group