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Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Represented more than 30 foreign and domestic aircraft lessors of HNA entities in participating in the bankruptcy reorganisation of HNA Holding, its 10 subsidiaries, HNA Group and another 320 HNA entities within the consolidated restructuring procedure. This is the largest bankruptcy reorganisation of a PRC company to date in terms of claimed debt amount.

Represented ICBC Leasing in its asset swap transactions with CSA International Financial Leasing, which involved nine narrow body and wide body aircraft.

Key clients

ABC Financial Leasing, Air China, CIB Financial Leasing

Banking and finance
AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999 with branch offices in 20 cities across China, full-service law firm AllBright Law Offices is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Senior partner Fangzhou (Ark) Bao is experienced in providing legal services to companies regarding corporate restructurings and IPOs in both domestic and overseas stock exchanges.

Client feedback

“AllBright Law Offices is very client-friendly and sophisticated in their knowledge of law.” – Dispute resolution

“Integrates its professional legal opinions into strategic heights such as company management and future development.” – Privacy and data protection

“We admire their meticulous practice spirit and peak professional ability.” – Real estate

“This team is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.” – Real estate

“AllBright Law Offices (Nanjing office) has a very professional team of lawyers who are conscientious and responsible, have clear thinking, and can grasp the situation of the case from a holistic perspective.” – Real estate

Peng Jiang and Yao Xin

“My main cooperative lawyers are Peng Jiang and Yao Xin. They have considerable experience in the Hong Kong stock capital market and can properly solve all kinds of routine or special problems. In the initial process of applying for A-share IPO, they did a solid and thorough legal due diligence and assisted the company to actively rectify compliance problems using its deep legal foundation and solid business ability to lay a good foundation for the subsequent Hong Kong stock listing. Once any sudden problems or conditions come up, they would implement profound research and discussion, and actively communicate with all parties.”

Liu Fei

“Liu Fei is one of the most authoritative professional lawyers who provides legal services for infrastructure investment and financing in China. She is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.”

Tongmu Ni

“Tongmu Ni is the primary lawyer we have worked with. Ni has been practising for more than 25 years and has been deeply involved in the construction engineering industry. He has rich experience in handling real estate and construction projects with a grasp of local legal background and market-leading information, as well as solid professional advantages.”

“Tongmu Ni has decades of experience in litigation and dispute resolution with strong professional ability. At the same time, he is conscientious and meticulous, and can grasp every key point in the case.”

Minli Tang

“She is one of the smartest and most client-friendly PRC dispute lawyers I know.”

Weiming Wu

“Can quickly understand customer needs and accurately formulate and implement follow-up plans.”


Work highlights

Advised Hengqin Jintou Finance Leasing on the establishment of a financing leasing company in the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR).

Key clients

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing, Bank of East Asia (China), Jiangling Motors, Zhongyin Financial Leasing

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices specialises in acquisition finance and project finance. Partner Xu (Jennifer) Zhang is experienced in cross-border financing, including syndicated lending, asset finance and sovereign loans. The firm opened a new office in Qingdao, Shandong province in 2021. It now has 38 branch offices in China and 11 branch offices in foreign countries.

Client feedback

“The team was good at following up on our needs at any time through close and timely communication. They provided advice to solve problems constructively. We are very satisfied with their performance in that regard.” – Banking and finance

“With high professional quality and strong service awareness, the lawyers respond to issues in a timely manner and are always able to work out solutions to problems based on the actual situation of the company.” – Capital markets

“Their legal advice was clear. It helped us save lots of potential construction cost.” – Construction

“They are highly professional, with superb communication and analytical skills to deal with complex legal issues.” – Construction

“DeHeng Law Offices is professional in a variety of industry areas, it provided comprehensive legal advice and business solutions for us and helped us fluently close the deal.” – Corporate and M&A

“The law firm has rich experience in infrastructure construction and project development and has a team of lawyers with a complete range of professional categories. They can respond quickly and creatively to solve difficult legal problems.” – Infrastructure

“They have provided a thorough analysis of the complex legal regulation for such a relatively new area of business as online streaming. Their lawyers have good understanding of the IT business in China.” – Regulatory

Liang Ding

“Ding has the ability to learn about a new sector quickly, which is helpful in defining the relevant market. He communicates effectively, thinks from the customer perspective and provides practical solutions.”

Zhaoxia Fan

“She has proved professional and responsible in the deals that we work on. Usually, she would spot the point quickly and understand our needs.”

Weifeng Guo

“He is well versed in capital markets with experience in various transaction methods of private equity. He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory in relation to finance, taxation and business in the PRC. With the strategic planning skills and the all-round, exceptional service level he possesses, he has won our favour and trust.”

Huaiyuan Jia

“Not only is Jia very professional in his field of practice, but he also has a high standard of work ethics. He is dedicated to his work and always put clients’ interest in first place. Whenever the clients come across an issue, he is trusted to provide solutions immediately due to his efficiency and experience in the industry. Overall, as his client, we benefit from his dedication, his knowledge and experience as well as his passion towards his work.”

Deting (Jason) Li

“Li always provides his legal support quickly and satisfactorily, which contributes to our project development.”

Hongyuan Li

“This lawyer is particularly good at large-scale infrastructure investment and construction business, especially familiar with bidding and bidding law, with rich engineering knowledge and quick feedback.”

“He is particularly good at the legal services of large-scale water conservancy projects, familiar with bidding and engineering contract management, as well as dispute settlement of construction projects.”

“This lawyer has excellent professional skills, a kind attitude and meticulous work. He has provided legal services for several large-scale rail transit PPP projects of our company with good service effects and has provided help for our company's risk control. He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects and solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and is also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yangde Li

“He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects, solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yinan Wang

“Enthusiastic attitude, fast action and good professional qualities. He is an expert in data security and privacy.”

“Very good command of English, which is especially important in China.”

Xiaoling Wang

“She is sharp-minded and always ready to provide needed advice. Her legal advice is just like a glass of icy beer in the hot desert.”

“She has very professional legal knowledge, quick thinking and excellent communication and persuasion skills. The legal advice always pinpoints the crux of the matter.”

“She is really professional in legal affairs related to PPP projects and always provides needed advice.”


Work highlights

Advised Bank of China (Beijing branch) on its acquisition loan to China SUMEC Automotive Industry Consulting Development with the amount up to HK$3.4 billion ($450 million).

Acted for a PRC state-owned policy bank on its loan to be granted to Shenzhen Metro Group for the purpose of the construction of Guangzhou-Dongguan-Shenzhen intercity railway.

Key clients

The Export-Import Bank of China (Shanghai branch)

East & Concord Partners

Headquartered in Beijing with branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou, East & Concord Partners has expertise in banking and finance, and commercial arbitration. Managing partner Qi Zhou focuses on dispute resolution and is experienced in handling commercial litigation and arbitration cases. During the past 12 months, corporate lawyers Peng Huang and Dan Hu joined the firm as partners from Grandall Law Firm. Its restructuring and insolvency also welcomed partners Siyu Ruan and Evan Xian, from Zhong Lun Law Firm and Deloitte Legal, respectively. The firm has also set up its new offices in Xi’an and Guangzhou in 2021.

Client feedback

“Their professionalism and efficient response touched us. When there's an emergency that requires online communication with different parties, we could always get in touch with them and avoid any delay to our work.” – Capital markets

Xuan Zhang

“She provides us with timely feedback to any questions we raise and gives us very professional advice from a flexible aspect.”


Work highlights

Acted for Beijing Capital Eco-Environment Protection Group, the earliest listed company engaged in environmental protection investment in China, on the pilot programme of its infrastructure real estate investment trusts.

Key clients

Beijing Futang Hangxin Investment Management, Beijing Gas Group, China International Trust and Investment Corporation Group

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Acted for Centurium Capital Management as the PRC counsel in China Biologic Products Holdings’ take-private deal. This is one of the largest US stock privatisation deals in recent years where the consortium headed by Centurium will borrow about $2 billion from PRC banks, including Ping An Bank, China Merchants Bank and others, for the privatisation of China Biologic Products Holdings.

Acted for Shanghai Pudong Development Bank on its loan facility granted to MBK Partners as sponsor and Shanghai HenDuoYu Management Consulting as borrower, for the acquisition of four marine parks in China owned by Haichang Ocean Park Holdings. This transaction, with its complex structure and numerous properties involved, is one of the major transactions involving real estate purchases in 2021.

Key clients

Boyu Capital, Ping An Bank (Wuxi Branch), Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Advised Bank of Communications (Hong Kong) and HSBC on a term loan facility granted to Binhai Investment Company.

Acted for Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank (Hong Kong Branch) on a secured term loan facility granted to CL Qinchuan, CL Linzi, CL Guangling, CL Gusu and CL Fengtian. This is a financing project for the purposes of part-financing five vessels.

Key clients

The Export-Import Bank of China (Guangdong Branch), Zhongrong International Trust

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.”


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

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Advised a financing syndicate on Taibang Biologic Group’s privatisation and delisting from the Nasdaq. This is one of the largest privatisations on the Chinese Concept Stocks market in 2021.

Represented the syndicate led by SAIC Finance and ICBC in providing SAIC Motor and its subsidiaries with a syndicated loan of Rmb26 billion ($3.8 billion).

Key clients

BlackRock CCB Wealth Management, Hillhouse Capital Group (China), Mianyang Rural Commercial Bank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is highly ranked in banking and finance and corporate and M&A. Partner Charles Qin heads the firm’s banking and finance department and has rich experience in capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Qin and his team regularly advise clients on cross-border and multi-currency transactional issues. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice welcomed Amy Ren as partner in September 2021.


Work highlights

Advised a number of domestic banks led by Bank of China Shanghai (Luwan Sub-branch) as mandated lead arranger on a syndicated financing to Shanghai Fuji Real Estate for the Huangpu 122 Neighbourhood Renewal, a Shanghai urban renewal project.

Advised a number of domestic banks led by Bank of China Shanghai Pudong Development Zone Sub-branch on a syndicated real estate development financing granted to Shanghai Jin Se Zi Du Property for Phase III (A2) of the Star River in Minhang District in Shanghai.

Key clients

Chong Hing Bank (Shanghai Branch), Shanghai SenseTime Science and Technology Development

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Advised Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) on a green loan granted to Chint Solar (Hong Kong) Company.

Advised Natixis, Hong Kong Branch and China CITIC Bank International on a sustainability-linked pre-production financing facility granted to China Risun Group.

Key clients

Hannover Re, Shanghai Commercial Paper Exchange, Shenzhen Qianhai Lianjie Commercial Factoring, Synertec Corporation

Capital markets
AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999 with branch offices in 20 cities across China, full-service law firm AllBright Law Offices is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Senior partner Fangzhou (Ark) Bao is experienced in providing legal services to companies regarding corporate restructurings and IPOs in both domestic and overseas stock exchanges.

Client feedback

“AllBright Law Offices is very client-friendly and sophisticated in their knowledge of law.” – Dispute resolution

“Integrates its professional legal opinions into strategic heights such as company management and future development.” – Privacy and data protection

“We admire their meticulous practice spirit and peak professional ability.” – Real estate

“This team is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.” – Real estate

“AllBright Law Offices (Nanjing office) has a very professional team of lawyers who are conscientious and responsible, have clear thinking, and can grasp the situation of the case from a holistic perspective.” – Real estate

Peng Jiang and Yao Xin

“My main cooperative lawyers are Peng Jiang and Yao Xin. They have considerable experience in the Hong Kong stock capital market and can properly solve all kinds of routine or special problems. In the initial process of applying for A-share IPO, they did a solid and thorough legal due diligence and assisted the company to actively rectify compliance problems using its deep legal foundation and solid business ability to lay a good foundation for the subsequent Hong Kong stock listing. Once any sudden problems or conditions come up, they would implement profound research and discussion, and actively communicate with all parties.”

Liu Fei

“Liu Fei is one of the most authoritative professional lawyers who provides legal services for infrastructure investment and financing in China. She is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.”

Tongmu Ni

“Tongmu Ni is the primary lawyer we have worked with. Ni has been practising for more than 25 years and has been deeply involved in the construction engineering industry. He has rich experience in handling real estate and construction projects with a grasp of local legal background and market-leading information, as well as solid professional advantages.”

“Tongmu Ni has decades of experience in litigation and dispute resolution with strong professional ability. At the same time, he is conscientious and meticulous, and can grasp every key point in the case.”

Minli Tang

“She is one of the smartest and most client-friendly PRC dispute lawyers I know.”

Weiming Wu

“Can quickly understand customer needs and accurately formulate and implement follow-up plans.”


Work highlights

Advised high-tech biotechnology company Assure Tech (Hangzhou) on its A-share IPO project.

Key clients

Jiangsu GDK Biotechnology, Shanghai Quectel Communication Technology, Suzhou Huaya Intelligence Technology, Wetown Electric Group

Beijing Grandway Law Offices

Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xi’an and Hong Kong, Beijing Grandway Law Offices is best known for its capital markets practice. The firm also excels in a number of other practice areas, such as corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and real estate. A key partner to note is Liguo Zhang, who has a track record of providing legal services to corporations on matters related to IPOs, M&A, refinancing, securities investment funds and equity incentives. Partners Shouchun Xu and Tongyun Li left firm in Jan 2022. The firm also lost partner Ruiming Jiang to Merits & Tree Law Offices during the same time.


Work highlights

Advising CloudWalk Technology, a Chinese developer of facial recognition software, on its IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s STAR market, making it the first of China's four ‘AI dragons’ to be listed on a stock exchange.

Acted for China Railway Special Cargo Logistics on its listing on the main board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Upon competition, China Railway Special Cargo will become the first company to achieve overall listing among other major railway transportation enterprises under the China Railway Group and it will also be the first national railway transportation and logistics enterprise to go public.

Key clients

Asiainfo Security Technologies, Mao Geping Cosmetics, Shandong Kaisheng New Materials, Suzhou Weizhixiang Food

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices provides a comprehensive and diverse array of legal services that range from capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolution to restructuring and insolvency. The firm has etched itself a formidable niche in the China legal landscape with its concentration on representing overseas companies that have investment interests in China. Its capital markets team has assisted many companies in completing their IPOs, refinancing and offering of bonds and other securities in the capital markets arena. Its dispute resolution practice, on the other hand, hosts a stable of litigators including Hongji Li and Jialu Wang, who have proven adept with a particular focus on the commercial disputes space.

Client feedback

“They are very professional, passionate, efficient and great at what they do for customers. They are also willing to go the extra mile to exceed our expectations.” – Intellectual property

“The lawyers from Commerce & Finance Law Offices are dedicated, professional, experienced in handling intellectual property matters, and they have a good service attitude, and respond in a timely manner.” – Intellectual property

Jing Chen

“She is good at managing complicated cases and offering suitable advice on the issues that other firms might get lost. She is very experienced at giving the whole picture of problem-solving when it is related to multi-party benefits. She is also great at communicating with different people with different backgrounds and personalities. She is patient when she is explaining the legal documents and always puts herself in the customer’s shoes to evaluate the solutions.”

“Jing Chen is very professional and dedicated, and her service attitude is also very good.”


Work highlights

Acted for The Export-Import Bank of China on the issuance of the first perpetual bonds of a policy bank in the national inter-bank bond market.

Advised Kuaishou Technology, one of China’s largest video-sharing mobile applications, on its $5.4 billion IPO on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The IPO is Hong Kong's largest technology IPO and the world's largest by a technology company since Uber Technologies in 2019.

Key clients

Agricultural Bank of China (Yunnan Branch), Beijing Yifang Commercial Factoring, Bilibili, China International Capital Corporation

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices specialises in acquisition finance and project finance. Partner Xu (Jennifer) Zhang is experienced in cross-border financing, including syndicated lending, asset finance and sovereign loans. The firm opened a new office in Qingdao, Shandong province in 2021. It now has 38 branch offices in China and 11 branch offices in foreign countries.

Client feedback

“The team was good at following up on our needs at any time through close and timely communication. They provided advice to solve problems constructively. We are very satisfied with their performance in that regard.” – Banking and finance

“With high professional quality and strong service awareness, the lawyers respond to issues in a timely manner and are always able to work out solutions to problems based on the actual situation of the company.” – Capital markets

“Their legal advice was clear. It helped us save lots of potential construction cost.” – Construction

“They are highly professional, with superb communication and analytical skills to deal with complex legal issues.” – Construction

“DeHeng Law Offices is professional in a variety of industry areas, it provided comprehensive legal advice and business solutions for us and helped us fluently close the deal.” – Corporate and M&A

“The law firm has rich experience in infrastructure construction and project development and has a team of lawyers with a complete range of professional categories. They can respond quickly and creatively to solve difficult legal problems.” – Infrastructure

“They have provided a thorough analysis of the complex legal regulation for such a relatively new area of business as online streaming. Their lawyers have good understanding of the IT business in China.” – Regulatory

Liang Ding

“Ding has the ability to learn about a new sector quickly, which is helpful in defining the relevant market. He communicates effectively, thinks from the customer perspective and provides practical solutions.”

Zhaoxia Fan

“She has proved professional and responsible in the deals that we work on. Usually, she would spot the point quickly and understand our needs.”

Weifeng Guo

“He is well versed in capital markets with experience in various transaction methods of private equity. He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory in relation to finance, taxation and business in the PRC. With the strategic planning skills and the all-round, exceptional service level he possesses, he has won our favour and trust.”

Huaiyuan Jia

“Not only is Jia very professional in his field of practice, but he also has a high standard of work ethics. He is dedicated to his work and always put clients’ interest in first place. Whenever the clients come across an issue, he is trusted to provide solutions immediately due to his efficiency and experience in the industry. Overall, as his client, we benefit from his dedication, his knowledge and experience as well as his passion towards his work.”

Deting (Jason) Li

“Li always provides his legal support quickly and satisfactorily, which contributes to our project development.”

Hongyuan Li

“This lawyer is particularly good at large-scale infrastructure investment and construction business, especially familiar with bidding and bidding law, with rich engineering knowledge and quick feedback.”

“He is particularly good at the legal services of large-scale water conservancy projects, familiar with bidding and engineering contract management, as well as dispute settlement of construction projects.”

“This lawyer has excellent professional skills, a kind attitude and meticulous work. He has provided legal services for several large-scale rail transit PPP projects of our company with good service effects and has provided help for our company's risk control. He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects and solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and is also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yangde Li

“He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects, solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yinan Wang

“Enthusiastic attitude, fast action and good professional qualities. He is an expert in data security and privacy.”

“Very good command of English, which is especially important in China.”

Xiaoling Wang

“She is sharp-minded and always ready to provide needed advice. Her legal advice is just like a glass of icy beer in the hot desert.”

“She has very professional legal knowledge, quick thinking and excellent communication and persuasion skills. The legal advice always pinpoints the crux of the matter.”

“She is really professional in legal affairs related to PPP projects and always provides needed advice.”


Work highlights

Advised CNOOC, one of the largest national oil companies in China, on its listing on the HKEX, making it the second large red-chip enterprise to go public on the main board of HKEX.

Advised China Southern Power Grid Technology on its Rmb1 billion ($144 million) listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s STAR market.

Key clients

China National Gold Group Gold Jewellery, China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation, Hubei Huaqiang High-Tech

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Represented the Bank of Chongqing in its initial public A-share offering and listing on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, raising approximately Rmb3.71 billion ($530 million) in proceeds.

Acted for New Horizon Health in connection with its initial public offering and listing on the HKEX.

Represented Shanghai Highly Group in its acquisition of the assets and business of vehicle air-conditioning compressors and air-conditioning systems from Marelli Corporation, involving a transaction price of approximately $203 million, representing 60% equity shares being purchased.

Advised Hungary on the first green sovereign bond offering. This is the first-ever green sovereign panda bond offering and also the first green sovereign bond offering under the pilot programme for social bonds and sustainability bonds launched by the National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors of China in November 2021.

Key clients

Bank of Ningbo, Shenzhen Kaifa Technology, XPeng

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Advised Nayuki Holdings on its HK$4.842 billion ($610 million) listing on the HKEX.

Advised CARsgen Therapeutics Holdings on its HK$3.1 billion listing on the HKEX.

Advised China Construction Bank on its landmark $2.4 billion multi-currency ESG bonds issuance. This issue is a milestone, setting a number of first records in the ESG financing market. This is the first time the three kinds of ESG bonds (green bonds, climate transition bonds and sustainable development linked bonds) have been issued simultaneously in the world.

Key clients

China Resources Microelectronics, Guotai Junan Capital, Hongcheng Environmental Technology Company, Huatai Securities

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in capital markets. Established in 1998, Grandall was initially formed upon the amalgamation of Beijing Zhang Yongtao Law Firm, Shanghai Wanguo Law Firm and Shenzhen Tangren Law Firm. Hongbing Lv is a key contact who specialises in capital markets and corporate and M&A. He has a track record of advising companies in corporate reform and domestic and overseas listing projects.


Work highlights

Advised National Silicon Industry Group, one of the largest semiconductor wafer manufacturers in China, on the issuance of A shares to specified parties.

Advised Tibet Duo Rui Pharmaceutical on its IPO and listing on the ChiNext board, making it the only company in the Tibet Autonomous Region that was successfully listed on the stock market in 2021.

Key clients

Shanghai Kaytune Industrial, Zhejiang Sunriver Culture

Guantao Law Firm

With 13 offices in China, Guantao Law Firm provides legal services across all practice areas. The firm is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in restructuring and insolvency. Its team advises non-bank financial institutions on dissolution liquidation, insolvency liquidation and insolvency reorganisation. Managing partner Liguo Cui has expertise in transactional law with a focus on aviation, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Jia Song and Shiming Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021, both specialised in capital markets.


Work highlights

Represented China Insurance Investment (Beijing) in raising a corporate-system fund and investing in the newly issued shares of China Huarong Asset Management.

Acted for Beijing Health Guard Biotechnology on its financing.

Advised Qingdao NovelBeam Technology on its issuance of A shares on the sci-tech innovation board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Key clients

Allgens Medical Technology, Beijing Jingwei Hirain Technologies, KEDE Numerical Control

Hai Run Law Firm

Hai Run Law Firm was formed by the merger of Beijing Hairun Law Firm and Beijing Teamray Law Firm in 2018. Capital markets is the firm’s core strength. Its securities and capital markets department consists of 120 lawyers, including 20 partners and 100 practising lawyers. Senior partner Kebing Yan heads the firm’s capital market practice. He focuses his practice on securities and finance, including restructuring and reorganisation, IPOs and listings, listed company M&A and asset securitisation.


Work highlights

Advised Zhengyuan Geomatics Group on its Rmb335 million ($48 million) IPO, making it the first listed geomatics company in China.

Advised Ningxia Xiaoming Agriculture & Animal Husbandry on a Rmb213 million IPO.

Advised Chengdu Shengnuo Biotechnology on a Rmb358 million IPO.

Key clients

GoHigh Data Networks Technology, Huafon Chemical, Jilin Province Xidian Pharmaceutical Sci-Tech Development, Shandong Bailong Chuangyuan Bio-Tech

Haiwen & Partners

Founded in 1992, Haiwen & Partners is experienced in cross-border securities, M&A transactions, private equity, and general corporate and commercial dispute resolution. Media and entertainment is one of the firm’s key industry sectors. It is often involved in the development of film and television projects, formation of production and financing vehicles, and other new media matters. The firm currently has around 300 lawyers in total working at its Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices. Beijing-based partner Yu Cao is a reputable entertainment lawyer. On top of his profound understanding of the media industry, he is also experienced in general corporate and finance transactions. The firm lured corporate partner Chensheng Qiu to its bench from Fangda Partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“Extremely detailed, thoughtful and responsive.” – Corporate and M&A

“Great technical knowledge, highly organised in managing a significant number of matters in a proactive, cost-effective and prompt manner.” – Intellectual property

“Negotiation with one senior management was quite successful. We won the labour arbitration against another senior management.” – Labour and employment

“They provide proactive and efficient support as always. They always consider the actual needs of the customers and provide practicable and feasible solutions and advice for any remediation actions to be taken by the company.” – Privacy and data protection

“Haiwen & Partners did a great job! Based on their opinion, we redesigned the project and fulfilled the purpose of the project with the major risks under control.” – Privacy and data protection

“Haiwen's talented lawyers have provided us with professional, objective and insightful legal opinions. Their humble, patient and diligent working style are very impressive, which make them one of our most dependable and trustful business partners.” – Privacy and data protection

“Excellent quality of advice and documentation, with deep-rooted industry knowledge and comprehension of medical device trends.” – Private equity

Jiannan Ren

“Ren is excellent and knowledgeable in equity financing business. We can always expect the best advice.”

Qiong Wu

“We're quite impressed by Wu’s professional and diligent service. Her efficient and methodical work contributes a lot to the case investigation, which leads to precise and rigorous results and deliverables.”

Jianyuan Yang

“Yang is quite familiar with the healthcare industry and could always provide her opinion in a proactive, efficient, practicable and reliable way. She would consider the existing resources of the client and the requirements subject to the law and provide legal opinion after doing the balancing test. She would highlight the most important and prioritised action plans for the reference of the client. Very helpful and practicable.”

“Her understanding of data privacy means a lot for the success of the project.”

Jinen Zhang

“Very good negotiator. Very responsive and analytical. Understands client needs instinctively and quickly.”


Work highlights

Acted for China Mobile, the largest telecommunications operator in China, on its IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. This is the largest A-share IPO in the last 10 years.

Acted for China Telecom on its A-share listing. Upon competition, China Telecom will become the first A+H share listed telecommunications operator.

Key clients

Anhui Province Energy, China Huarong Asset Management, GCL Energy Technology, Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Represented the joint sponsors and the underwriters in JD Logistics’ HK$21.7 billion ($2.8 billion) IPO on the HKEX.

Advised Li Auto, a Nasdaq-listed company, on its HK IPO. This is the second dual primary listing in Hong Kong in the new energy vehicle industry.

Key clients

Angelalign Technology, Autohome, Waterdrop, Yidu Tech, Zhihu

Han Run Law Firm

Hai Run Law Firm was formed by the merger of Beijing Hairun Law Firm and Beijing Teamray Law Firm in 2018. Capital markets is the firm’s core strength. Its securities and capital markets department consists of 120 lawyers, including 20 partners and 100 practising lawyers. Senior partner Kebing Yan heads the firm’s capital market practice. He focuses his practice on securities and finance, including restructuring and reorganisation, IPOs and listings, listed company M&A and asset securitisation. 


Work highlights 

Acted for Beijing Tieke Shougang Railway-Tech on its listing on the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market) of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). 

Acted for Amic Technology Development on its listing on the ChiNext of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. 

Acted for Ningxia Xiaoming Agriculture and Animal Husbandry on its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE). 

Key clients 

Arctech Solar HoldingBeijing Bohui TechnologyShanghai Huafeng AluminumXiangyang Boya Precision EquipmentZhejiang Aoxiang Pharmaceutical 

Jia Yuan Law Offices

Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Xi'an, Jia Yuan Law Offices is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in capital markets. The firm specialises in capital markets, corporate and M&A, financial and international businesses. Senior partner Liangjuan Wen has expertise in corporate restructuring, refinancing and M&A.


Work highlights

Advised Beijing Caishikou Department Store on its public offering of A shares and listing on the main board of Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Advised Rumere on its A shares IPO and listing on the ChiNext of Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Advised Hangzhou SF Intra-City Industrial on its H shares IPO and listing on the main board of HKEX.

Key clients

Asieris Pharmaceuticals, Dongguan Rural Commercial Bank, MGI Tech, Shanghai MicroPort MedBot Group

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.”


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

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Advised China Railway Construction on the spin-off of CRCC Heavy Industry and its listing on the Science and Technology Innovation Board.

Acted for XPeng, a leading smart electric vehicle design and manufacturing company in China, on its listing on the main board of the HKEX.

Advised BeiGene on its A-share IPO on the SSE STAR Market, making it the first biotechnology company to be listed in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York. In terms of financing, this was the largest IPO on the SSE STAR Market in 2021, the largest non-state-owned IPO of A-shares in the past three years, and the largest IPO of a healthcare company anywhere in the world over the past two decades.

Key clients

Botanee Group, Daqo New Energy, Goldman Sachs Asia, Morgan Stanley Asia, Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank

JunZeJun Law Offices

JunZeJun Law Offices is experienced in providing professional and comprehensive legal services for financial institutions and financial instruments. The firm’s banking and finance team is especially skilled in the issuance and underwriting of various types of bonds, including medium-term notes, financial bonds and corporate bonds. The firm has established a new office in Nanchang, Jiangxi province in the last 12 months and it has also hired a total number of 23 partners, including Hongmei Hu, Wei Chen, Mingzhu Gu, Fei Li and Liangyong Liu.


Work highlights

Advised Weihai Baihe Biology Technological on its IPO.

Key clients

BAIC BluePark New Energy Technology

Kangda Law Firm

Established in 1988, full-service firm Kangda Law Firm is lauded for its expertise in capital markets, especially in the securities space. With offices in Beijing, Suzhou, Shenzhen and Chengdu, the firm’s integrated securities practice team comprises more than 100 people, with 13 senior partners and 149 professionals. The team regularly advises both issuers and underwriters on many significant IPO and other securities transactions. Aidong Lou, Hua Jiang, Ding Miao, Yan Zhou and Xiaoyan Zhang are some of the key figures in the practice. In April 2021, Zhiwu Dong and Feng Xie joined the firm as partners from AllBright Law Offices and Fujian Yingkun Law Firm, respectively.

Client feedback

“The overall impression of the lawyer team is professional and analytical. In addition to their heavy workload, lawyers also take time to write books, summarise their experiences and provide a reference for the legal professional community. The team is also composed of senior lawyers and professional assistants in different business fields. With integrated management and cooperation, professional big data tools and network platform support, it provides customers with one-stop services.” – Dispute resolution

Xinbo Tang

“He is professional and efficient, and his service was effective, considerate, and low in price with high quality.”


Work highlights

Acted for Hengli Group on its public issuance of convertible and hybrid securities.

Acted for Guandian Defense Technology on its transfer board listing.

Key clients

Muyuan Foods, Shenzhen Injoinic Technology, Sinosteel Luonai Materials Technology Corporation

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is highly ranked in banking and finance and corporate and M&A. Partner Charles Qin heads the firm’s banking and finance department and has rich experience in capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Qin and his team regularly advise clients on cross-border and multi-currency transactional issues. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice welcomed Amy Ren as partner in September 2021.


Work highlights

Advised Suzhou HYC Technology on the issuance of convertible bonds to unspecified objects.

Advised Xiamen ITG Holding Group on the issuance of US dollar-denominated public bonds in Macao, SAR. The issued bond is the largest non-financial corporate bond issued in Macao, SAR.

Key clients

RedStar Macalline Group Corporation, Shanghai Taihe Water Technology Development, Shenzhen Chipscreen Biosciences

SG&CO Lawyers

Headquartered in Shanghai with branches in Tianjin and Shaoxing, SG&CO Lawyers provides legal services in finance, capital markets, international trade and shipping, with a particular focus on securities. Senior partner Mingqi Sun specialises in investment funds and private equity. He has a track record of advising PE funds and trust companies, insurance companies and asset/wealth management companies on the establishment of funds, trusts and wealth management products.


Work highlights

Advised Shanghai International Trust and SAIC-GMAC Automotive Finance on the Rongteng Tongyuan 2022-1 Retail Auto Loan (Green) securitisation project. This is the first green auto mortgage security product issued in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.

Key clients

Blogis Holding, Industrial Securities, Shanghai Shendi (Group), Shenwan Hongyuan Securities

Shihui Partners

Shihui Partners is known for its expertise in capital markets, investment funds and private equity. The firm’s capital markets team has worked closely with regulators, listed companies and professional advisers, and has sound experience in advising clients on domestic and overseas securities offering transactions. Partner George Niu focuses on domestic and overseas IPOs, M&A, private equity and investment funds. In September 2021, employment specialists Chang Liu and Hongyuan Zhang joined the firm as partners from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“Professional, accountable and always responsive.” – Labour and employment

“They are very efficient, responsive and experienced. The team is energetic with the very proactive and young partner who can devote much time to the deals.” – Private equity

“The lawyers I work with are extremely professional, highly efficient and considerate of their client, not only in the issues on which they currently providing legal service, but in the long run and with a profound insight.” – Private equity

Chang Liu

“She is a very smart lawyer with a good business sense.”

Xiaodong Wang

“More than just being a professional lawyer providing distinguished legal advice who has experience and knowledge of industry insights, Wang has good communication and great interpersonal skills. He is passionate about his work and has compassion for his client. It's quite a delight to work with such a top-notch expert.”

Hongyuan Zhang

“Very professional; straight to the point to provide solutions for all the cases; timely feedback; a responsible lawyer who also takes care of the interests of the client.”

Peizhi Zhao

“Very responsible and with solid legal knowledge and skills.”


Work highlights

Advised JD Logistics on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The project was the first listing of a logistics company after the HKEX tightened its rules on the application of contract-based structures.

Tahota Law Firm

Established in 2000, Tahota Law Firm boasts more than 300 partners providing legal services to its clients across various practice areas. The firm regularly advises clients on the issuance of bonds, including corporate bonds, financial bonds and SME aggregate bonds. Senior partner Jinnan Li specialises in cross-border financing, investments and acquisitions.


Work highlights

Advised Chengdu Lihang Technology on its issuance of A shares and listing on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Advised Chongqing Changjiang Modelling Materials (Group) on its listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Advised Chengdu High-Tech Investment Group on the issuance of the first batch of science and innovation bonds in China.

Key clients

Chengdu Xindu District Xingcheng Construction Investment, Nanjing Lishui Economic Technology Development Group, Sichuan Dongcai Technology Group

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Hong Kong, Tian Yuan Law Firm is highly ranked in capital markets, competition/antitrust and corporate and M&A. Partner Xiaohui Zhu has extensive experience in corporate law and capital markets, with a particular focus on M&A, restructuring, venture capital, private equity and securities issuances. The firm set up new offices in Hefei and Kunming in 2021.

Client feedback

Wenjie (Winston) Gao

“Provides total solutions and demonstrates professionalism.”


Work highlights

Acted for BYD Semiconductor on its listing on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Acted for Itcast Education Technology on its listing on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, making it the first educational enterprise listed through A-share IPO in China.

Acted for China Eastern Airlines Logistics on its issuance of A shares.

Key clients

China National Chemical Engineering

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Acted for GalaxyCore (the issuer) on its IPO on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange. The issuer is the first privately owned red-chip company to list through an A-shares offering on the SSE STAR Market, and the first of its kind to implement a large-scale employee stock ownership plan prior to IPO. The issuer is also the second red-chip company to have existing foreign shareholders sell their shares at the IPO.

Advised Dizal (Jiangsu) Pharmaceutical on its IPO on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange. This case has set up a successful precedent for other pharmaceutical companies to spin off their assets for independent operation and IPO, which was unprecedented in China’s capital markets.

Key clients

Beijing Airdoc Technology, Everdisplay Optronics (Shanghai), Taiping Life Insurance Company

Competition/antitrust
AnJie Law Firm

AnJie Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in competition/antitrust and insurance. The firm also has expertise in the areas of banking and finance, cross-border M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Michael Gu specialises in competition/antitrust, handling merger control filings for multinational companies. He also frequently advises clients on the monopoly agreement and abuse of dominance issues and provides strategic preventive solutions. In October 2021, Wei Cui joined the firm’s insurance department as partner from Global Law Office. A few months later, the firm lost partners Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Vicky Zhao to JunHe.

Client feedback

“AnJie Law Firm is a great local law firm with excellent sector expertise in insurance and TMT.” – Dispute resolution

“Very professional, strong work ethic and competent.” – Insurance

“Deep understanding of insurance-related laws and regulations.” – Insurance

“The firm can provide prompt, professional and practical services to us.” – Insurance

“AnJie is very professional in the area of venture capital and private equity. In addition, it is always efficient when providing legal services.” – Private equity

Hang Cai

“Although Cai is the managing partner of the firm, he is still very hands-on with the projects. For projects that require on-site due diligence, he always attends in person. Cai has great business sense. In the process of due diligence of our investment projects, he gives us legal opinions based on the dynamics of the capital market and the regulatory situation. He has been deeply engaged in the private placement and venture capital industry for many years. He has extensive contacts in the industry and has established connections with many entrepreneurs. Cai sometimes recommends projects to us and helps us with sourcing.”

Jun Chen

“Hard working, good understanding of law and practice.”

Wan Jia

“Very professional and competent, with the ability to understand and manage clients.”

“She has good knowledge of insurance and is able to communicate her ideas clearly with clients in the insurance sector.”

Yu Wang

“He grasps solid legal knowledge and also has a very reasonable business sense which enables him to provide practicable and constructive advice. Not only did his professionalism impress us, but also his attitude towards facilitating the transactions, for which he earned compliments from all parties involved in the transactions.”

Sam Yang

“Sam is an exceptional lawyer who truly understands the commercial and technical angles of the TMT sector.”


Work highlights

Advised Fujian Investment and Development Group on its concentration filing with the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) for its strategic acquisition of a major water enterprise in Fujian. This project is an important part of the strategic restructuring and reform of state-owned enterprises carried out by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council of Fujian province. The transaction is the largest business restructuring in the industry in Fujian and one of the largest in China.

Assisted Anta Group, the world’s third largest sportswear company, in establishing an antitrust compliance system and conducting various antitrust assessments on its distribution system and business cooperation.

Key clients

Beijing Actionsoft, GlobalWafers, Weixing Technology

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and has served as PRC counsel for issuers and underwriters in both equity and debt offerings in the US and Hong Kong, handling IPOs, secondary offerings, bond offerings and private placements. Managing partner of DaHui Lawyers, Richard Ma, has more than 20 years of experience in representing companies in capital markets, M&A, investments and compliance matters. His industry strengths are in media and entertainment, and technology and telecommunications. The firm hired a number of new partners in 2022: Zhengwei Yang from Baker McKenzie FenXun; Lucy Lu from Morrison & Foerster;  Joon Ho Tan from TransAsia Lawyers; and Greg Guo, who joined from Fangda Partners.


Work highlights

Acting for American multinational technology company Nvidia as antitrust trustee in its acquisition of Mellanox, an Israeli-American multinational supplier of computer networking products.

Assisting CVC Capital Partners with PRC merger control review for its €4.5 billion acquisition of Unilever’s global tea business.

Key clients

BYD, Modern Dairy, Musashi

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices specialises in acquisition finance and project finance. Partner Xu (Jennifer) Zhang is experienced in cross-border financing, including syndicated lending, asset finance and sovereign loans. The firm opened a new office in Qingdao, Shandong province in 2021. It now has 38 branch offices in China and 11 branch offices in foreign countries.

Client feedback

“The team was good at following up on our needs at any time through close and timely communication. They provided advice to solve problems constructively. We are very satisfied with their performance in that regard.” – Banking and finance

“With high professional quality and strong service awareness, the lawyers respond to issues in a timely manner and are always able to work out solutions to problems based on the actual situation of the company.” – Capital markets

“Their legal advice was clear. It helped us save lots of potential construction cost.” – Construction

“They are highly professional, with superb communication and analytical skills to deal with complex legal issues.” – Construction

“DeHeng Law Offices is professional in a variety of industry areas, it provided comprehensive legal advice and business solutions for us and helped us fluently close the deal.” – Corporate and M&A

“The law firm has rich experience in infrastructure construction and project development and has a team of lawyers with a complete range of professional categories. They can respond quickly and creatively to solve difficult legal problems.” – Infrastructure

“They have provided a thorough analysis of the complex legal regulation for such a relatively new area of business as online streaming. Their lawyers have good understanding of the IT business in China.” – Regulatory

Liang Ding

“Ding has the ability to learn about a new sector quickly, which is helpful in defining the relevant market. He communicates effectively, thinks from the customer perspective and provides practical solutions.”

Zhaoxia Fan

“She has proved professional and responsible in the deals that we work on. Usually, she would spot the point quickly and understand our needs.”

Weifeng Guo

“He is well versed in capital markets with experience in various transaction methods of private equity. He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory in relation to finance, taxation and business in the PRC. With the strategic planning skills and the all-round, exceptional service level he possesses, he has won our favour and trust.”

Huaiyuan Jia

“Not only is Jia very professional in his field of practice, but he also has a high standard of work ethics. He is dedicated to his work and always put clients’ interest in first place. Whenever the clients come across an issue, he is trusted to provide solutions immediately due to his efficiency and experience in the industry. Overall, as his client, we benefit from his dedication, his knowledge and experience as well as his passion towards his work.”

Deting (Jason) Li

“Li always provides his legal support quickly and satisfactorily, which contributes to our project development.”

Hongyuan Li

“This lawyer is particularly good at large-scale infrastructure investment and construction business, especially familiar with bidding and bidding law, with rich engineering knowledge and quick feedback.”

“He is particularly good at the legal services of large-scale water conservancy projects, familiar with bidding and engineering contract management, as well as dispute settlement of construction projects.”

“This lawyer has excellent professional skills, a kind attitude and meticulous work. He has provided legal services for several large-scale rail transit PPP projects of our company with good service effects and has provided help for our company's risk control. He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects and solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and is also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yangde Li

“He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects, solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yinan Wang

“Enthusiastic attitude, fast action and good professional qualities. He is an expert in data security and privacy.”

“Very good command of English, which is especially important in China.”

Xiaoling Wang

“She is sharp-minded and always ready to provide needed advice. Her legal advice is just like a glass of icy beer in the hot desert.”

“She has very professional legal knowledge, quick thinking and excellent communication and persuasion skills. The legal advice always pinpoints the crux of the matter.”

“She is really professional in legal affairs related to PPP projects and always provides needed advice.”


Work highlights

Advised Danfoss on the merger review process for its $3.3 billion acquisition of Eaton's hydraulics business.

Key clients

Country Garden, SF Taisen

Dentons China

Dentons China is ‘Highly recommended’ in our construction and labour and employment tables. The firm is best known for its speciality in handling matters across the spectrum of transportation and infrastructure. Through cooperation with the government and enterprises in major construction projects, the team has accumulated extensive experience in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Based in Beijing, senior partner Huazhi Yuan heads the firm’s real estate and natural resources practices. Real estate, construction, PPP, mineral resources and general corporate law are some of his core practices.

Client feedback

“The characteristics of each team in Dentons China are not exactly the same. Some teams are good at providing legal services in multiple fields, while others are more focused on one or several fields and are very proficient. This feature of the firm enables them to provide services to customers with different needs.” – Banking and finance

“They are very professional and efficient. Especially when dealing with complex projects, their service is excellent and outstanding.” – Banking and finance

“The firm’s lawyers not only have a profound theoretical foundation, but also outstanding legal practice abilities. Dentons China has been an expert in dealing with major, difficult and complex real estate transactions for a long time, and has accumulated rich practical experience, which has been recommended by lawyers, experts and industry media.” – Construction

“Experts from Dentons China are naturally proactive while handling the legal problems faced by their clients. Even when the matter is very urgent and intensive, they are capable of providing comprehensive advice or legal solutions within a short period of time.” – Construction

“Their quick response and high-quality service met and exceeded my expectations. They helped me recover significant financial losses. They also helped me understand the very professional legal issues encountered in very simple terms. They specialise in resolving crisis issues for our clients in government partnership projects and in winning lawsuits that our clients already feel are hopeless.” – Construction

“They are very professional and efficient. Our projects sometimes have a very tight schedule, but they can still meet our needs, and the services provided are still very professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has a very large base of lawyers who are professionalised in various fields of legal practices. Provided with such a feature, the speed and precision of their response is very notable.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has perfectly fulfilled our needs and requirements. Their abundance of expertise in a particular area, and their rapid-response working style, strongly supported the implementation of our business plans.” – Corporate and M&A

“As a scaled-up law firm, Dentons China makes full use of its national resources and integrates all its energy to provide perfect legal service. It has high mobility, fast response capability and a professional service team.” – Dispute resolution

“They are very responsive and always deliver high-quality work within reasonable fee arrangements. They understand the business and the market and are able to add value to our decisions with practical advice.” – Energy

“Dentons China has been instrumental in understanding the market, the regulation and policy development, together with their legal advice for trading activities relevant to my business. The firm always provides relevant, pragmatic and professional advice in a timely manner.” – Energy

“They provide high-quality legal services in negotiation with the financing corporation and assisted my team with solving the problem of property transfer risks.” – Insurance

“One of the most significant advantages is that Dentons China is very rich in external resources, its own lawyer team is very large, and it can effectively integrate external resources. The firm delivers comprehensive services.” – Real estate

“Dentons China is very well known for its abundance of experts in various fields. And the reputation of Dentons China in construction and real estate is highly celebrated.” – Real estate

“Responsive and have the expertise on export control compliance matters. Generally did a good job.” – Regulatory

Yuanhang Du

“Her team is professional and highly efficient.”

“She is the leader of the whole team. She does a good job in managing her work and she is good at explaining and solving legal problems from the client’s point of view.”

Ying Jian

“She is not only proficient in the legal profession, but also very familiar with the development of the non-performing assets disposal industry. While providing legal services for customers, she can also provide useful suggestions for customers in business. She is an excellent lawyer combining law and business.”

“She is good at M&A, restructuring and financing services. Her advice was accurate and professional. When we encounter relatively rare or cutting-edge problems, she can provide us with suggestions from the perspectives of legislation, supervision and practice, in order for us to make all-round reference. She is very helpful to us in terms of professionalism and understanding of the actual situation of the industry.”

“In the process of providing financing and equity investment legal services, she has a rigorous working attitude. Professionally, she not only has a precise understanding of the law, but also grasps the needs of customers and provides personalised services that meet those needs.”

Chen (James) Li

“With solid legal skills, rich judicial practice, keen business thinking and deep understanding of regulatory requirements, he quickly locates the core issue of the case and formulates a package of dispute solutions under the premise of fully considering our business needs and legal feasibility at the same time. In the daily communication with James, his responsible and professional attitude on top of considerate service concept impress us a lot.”

“Good at sorting out legal relations, investigating and analysing evidence, communicating with judges and maintaining good customer relations.”

Zhanke Li

“Responsive and always available for us.”

Feng (Michael) Liu

“Our company has been working with Liu’s team for six years. His impeccable professionalism and rigorous attitude have always been recognised and appreciated by us. Over the years, he has assisted our company in handling dozens of difficult cases caused by historical reasons. He has successfully recovered nearly Rmb100 billion in economic losses for us. In the process of handling the case, Liu handled the legal services with great care and calmed our anxiety with his professional ability. He charges very reasonably for his high-quality services. We really appreciate his work.”

Shane Luo

“Provides valuable solutions to us at any time. Shows deep understanding of our requirements and background.”

Feng (Frank) Qu

“Frank Qu provides professional and efficient legal services.”

“Dentons China’s team led by Frank Qu has been delivering very high-quality services. They understand our business and have been always responsive and to the point.”

Donghui Ruan

“Quick response and logical thinking plus excellent mastery of relevant laws and regulation. Serves well.”

Nancy Sun

“Nancy is very responsive, and she is also a good listener. She has rich experience in both commercial and legal aspects. She is good at dealing with complex issues and always provides pragmatic solutions.”

Guanshang Yang

“I have been cooperating with Yang for three years. He has profound legal expertise and is very trustworthy. He innovatively proposed the implementation model of ‘A+B’, breaking through the traditional legal thinking, and also proposed an effective solution to provide comprehensive legal protection for our project, so it could be implemented on the ground. I was very impressed by his seriousness and responsible attitude towards the case and his ability to consider the problem from the client's point of view.”

“Lawyer Yang is very knowledgeable, and he can always give me business advice and help me deal with my legal matters, to make the right decisions and long-term plans.”

Huazhi Yuan

“Respects clients and attaches great importance to communication, timely feedback of work results.”


Work highlights

Acted for Shanghai Fosun Health Technology Group, a subsidiary of Fosun Pharmaceutical and a listed company in China, on securing the clearance of merger control filing for the transaction between Fosun Health and Guangzhou Xinshi Hospital.

Key clients

Contemporary Amperex Technology

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Represented SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chipmaker and the world's third-largest semiconductor company, in respect of the acquisition of the NAND and SSD business of Intel in China. This high-profile global transaction represents one of the four remedy decisions by China’s competition authority in 2021.

Represented Marvell Technology Group in respect of the acquisition of shares of Inphi Corporation.

Representing Illinois Tool Works in relation to its China merger control notification of its proposed acquisition of MTS Systems Corporation. The transaction represents one of the four remedy decisions by China’s competition authority in 2021.

Key clients

Ferro Corporation, Moka, TCL Technology, Varian Medical Systems

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Advised Permira Advisers Group Holdings on its China merger filing for its proposed acquisition of shares of McAfee Corp, the world’s leading security software and solution provider, together with Advent International Corporation, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Crosspoint Capital Partners. The transaction is one of the largest transactions in the security software sector, with a transaction value of $12 billion.

Assisted Warburg Pincus in the merger filing for a number of transactions, including its acquisition of shares of Duravant, a leading food packaging equipment manufacturer, for approximately $1.5 billion.

Advised Tencent and China Merchants Port on the merger filing procedures for the establishment of a joint venture focusing on the development and operation of an intelligent port services platform.

Key clients

Astorg Asset Management, CVC, Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation, Razer

Sunland Law Firm

Sunland Law Firm occupies a competition-focused space in the China legal market. Its international trade and competition team is highly experienced in handling conditional merger clearances. The chief proponent behind the merger filings, Yao Feng’s practice focuses on antitrust laws, international trade and foreign direct investment areas in her practice. She has handled filings to the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China regarding concentration of undertakings and has provided legal service in various international trade disputes for companies and government agencies. Partners Chenyang Zhang and Yunfeng Xing are other key names to note.

Client feedback

“Sunland Law Firm is a trusted adviser on merger control review processing at SAMR and also provides valuable insights on general competition issues in China.” – Competition/antitrust

Yao Feng

“Feng is a reliable adviser on antitrust issues and especially merger control notification strategies in China with both solid knowledge and great communication skills.”


Work highlights

Acted as the Chinese antitrust counsel in the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) review of KKR & Co and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Fund’s acquisition of shares in Cloudera. This case set up a new market definition among SAMR’s precedent in the field of data analysis.

Advised Tencent on its SAMR review in connection with its acquisition of shares in Redbook.

Advised EIG Pearl Holdings on its SAMR review in connection with its acquisition of shares in Aramco Oil Pipelines Company. This transaction was one of the world’s largest acquisition transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector in 2021.

Key clients

DSV Panalpina, Illinois Tool Works, Veolia Environment

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Hong Kong, Tian Yuan Law Firm is highly ranked in capital markets, competition/antitrust and corporate and M&A. Partner Xiaohui Zhu has extensive experience in corporate law and capital markets, with a particular focus on M&A, restructuring, venture capital, private equity and securities issuances. The firm set up new offices in Hefei and Kunming in 2021.

Client feedback

Wenjie (Winston) Gao

“Provides total solutions and demonstrates professionalism.”


Work highlights

Acted for China Logistics Group on its merger filing. This is one of the largest consolidation projects of state-owned enterprises in recent years.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Advised Galanz, a leading manufacturer of domestic appliances in China, on the merger filing and antitrust compliance in the public tender offer to acquire 51% equity interest in Whirlpool (China). This deal is the first public tender offer, implemented without other means of acquisition such as private secondary sales and private placement, in the Chinese stock market with the highest shareholding percent in the tender offer.

Advised Beike on its compliance self-investigation in antitrust issues in response to request from the State Administration for Market Regulation, Cyberspace Administration of China and the State Taxation Administration.

Key clients

ABI, China Electronics Technology Group, Guangzhou Guanggang Gases & Energy, Shell (China)

Construction
AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999 with branch offices in 20 cities across China, full-service law firm AllBright Law Offices is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Senior partner Fangzhou (Ark) Bao is experienced in providing legal services to companies regarding corporate restructurings and IPOs in both domestic and overseas stock exchanges.

Client feedback

“AllBright Law Offices is very client-friendly and sophisticated in their knowledge of law.” – Dispute resolution

“Integrates its professional legal opinions into strategic heights such as company management and future development.” – Privacy and data protection

“We admire their meticulous practice spirit and peak professional ability.” – Real estate

“This team is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.” – Real estate

“AllBright Law Offices (Nanjing office) has a very professional team of lawyers who are conscientious and responsible, have clear thinking, and can grasp the situation of the case from a holistic perspective.” – Real estate

Peng Jiang and Yao Xin

“My main cooperative lawyers are Peng Jiang and Yao Xin. They have considerable experience in the Hong Kong stock capital market and can properly solve all kinds of routine or special problems. In the initial process of applying for A-share IPO, they did a solid and thorough legal due diligence and assisted the company to actively rectify compliance problems using its deep legal foundation and solid business ability to lay a good foundation for the subsequent Hong Kong stock listing. Once any sudden problems or conditions come up, they would implement profound research and discussion, and actively communicate with all parties.”

Liu Fei

“Liu Fei is one of the most authoritative professional lawyers who provides legal services for infrastructure investment and financing in China. She is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.”

Tongmu Ni

“Tongmu Ni is the primary lawyer we have worked with. Ni has been practising for more than 25 years and has been deeply involved in the construction engineering industry. He has rich experience in handling real estate and construction projects with a grasp of local legal background and market-leading information, as well as solid professional advantages.”

“Tongmu Ni has decades of experience in litigation and dispute resolution with strong professional ability. At the same time, he is conscientious and meticulous, and can grasp every key point in the case.”

Minli Tang

“She is one of the smartest and most client-friendly PRC dispute lawyers I know.”

Weiming Wu

“Can quickly understand customer needs and accurately formulate and implement follow-up plans.”


Work highlights

Advised Xuzhou Metro Group, a state-owned large enterprise, on the Xuzhou City Rail Transit PPP project.

Advised Zhongjiao Road Bridge Construction on the Sichuan Tianfu New District to Qionglai Expressway BOT project. The project is a provincial key expressway project approved by the Sichuan Provincial Development and Reform Commission. The total length of the expressway is 42 kilometres, with a total investment of Rmb8.69 billion ($1.26 billion).

Key clients

Jiangsu Construction Engineering Group, Nanjing Weijing Real Estate Development, ZhongYifeng Construction Group

Boss & Young

Established in 1995, Shanghai-based firm Boss & Young is most reputable for its construction practice. Partner Guofei Lu leads the firm’s real estate and construction practice. He is exceptionally skilled in both contentious and non-contentious matters involving development projects and disputes arising from construction projects and transactions.


Work highlights

Acted for China Resources Land (CR Land) in the acquisition of a controlling interest in an urban renewal project located in Yangpu District, Shanghai. This project is the first urban renewal project in which CR Land intends to invest in Shanghai.

City Development Law Firm

Shanghai-based City Development Law Firm is consistently referenced among market peers in the capacity of construction and real estate, an area in which the firm has found a particular niche. The firm’s construction department consists of multiple outstanding teams with lawyers having both legal and civil engineering backgrounds. The chief proponent behind the infrastructure, public utilities and landmark projects, Shuying Zhu is skilled at handling both non-litigation and litigation cases related to the fields of construction and real estate. Fan Zhang joined the firm’s Beijing office as a senior partner in November 2021.


Work highlights

Advised a development company on the construction of the Jinshan Lake cultural and ecological area project.

Advised a central enterprise on a construction contract dispute against a technology environmental protection enterprise in Beijing. The project involved in the case is the world's first full-process super large sewage treatment plant in the coal chemical industry.

Dentons China

Dentons China is ‘Highly recommended’ in our construction and labour and employment tables. The firm is best known for its speciality in handling matters across the spectrum of transportation and infrastructure. Through cooperation with the government and enterprises in major construction projects, the team has accumulated extensive experience in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Based in Beijing, senior partner Huazhi Yuan heads the firm’s real estate and natural resources practices. Real estate, construction, PPP, mineral resources and general corporate law are some of his core practices.

Client feedback

“The characteristics of each team in Dentons China are not exactly the same. Some teams are good at providing legal services in multiple fields, while others are more focused on one or several fields and are very proficient. This feature of the firm enables them to provide services to customers with different needs.” – Banking and finance

“They are very professional and efficient. Especially when dealing with complex projects, their service is excellent and outstanding.” – Banking and finance

“The firm’s lawyers not only have a profound theoretical foundation, but also outstanding legal practice abilities. Dentons China has been an expert in dealing with major, difficult and complex real estate transactions for a long time, and has accumulated rich practical experience, which has been recommended by lawyers, experts and industry media.” – Construction

“Experts from Dentons China are naturally proactive while handling the legal problems faced by their clients. Even when the matter is very urgent and intensive, they are capable of providing comprehensive advice or legal solutions within a short period of time.” – Construction

“Their quick response and high-quality service met and exceeded my expectations. They helped me recover significant financial losses. They also helped me understand the very professional legal issues encountered in very simple terms. They specialise in resolving crisis issues for our clients in government partnership projects and in winning lawsuits that our clients already feel are hopeless.” – Construction

“They are very professional and efficient. Our projects sometimes have a very tight schedule, but they can still meet our needs, and the services provided are still very professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has a very large base of lawyers who are professionalised in various fields of legal practices. Provided with such a feature, the speed and precision of their response is very notable.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has perfectly fulfilled our needs and requirements. Their abundance of expertise in a particular area, and their rapid-response working style, strongly supported the implementation of our business plans.” – Corporate and M&A

“As a scaled-up law firm, Dentons China makes full use of its national resources and integrates all its energy to provide perfect legal service. It has high mobility, fast response capability and a professional service team.” – Dispute resolution

“They are very responsive and always deliver high-quality work within reasonable fee arrangements. They understand the business and the market and are able to add value to our decisions with practical advice.” – Energy

“Dentons China has been instrumental in understanding the market, the regulation and policy development, together with their legal advice for trading activities relevant to my business. The firm always provides relevant, pragmatic and professional advice in a timely manner.” – Energy

“They provide high-quality legal services in negotiation with the financing corporation and assisted my team with solving the problem of property transfer risks.” – Insurance

“One of the most significant advantages is that Dentons China is very rich in external resources, its own lawyer team is very large, and it can effectively integrate external resources. The firm delivers comprehensive services.” – Real estate

“Dentons China is very well known for its abundance of experts in various fields. And the reputation of Dentons China in construction and real estate is highly celebrated.” – Real estate

“Responsive and have the expertise on export control compliance matters. Generally did a good job.” – Regulatory

Yuanhang Du

“Her team is professional and highly efficient.”

“She is the leader of the whole team. She does a good job in managing her work and she is good at explaining and solving legal problems from the client’s point of view.”

Ying Jian

“She is not only proficient in the legal profession, but also very familiar with the development of the non-performing assets disposal industry. While providing legal services for customers, she can also provide useful suggestions for customers in business. She is an excellent lawyer combining law and business.”

“She is good at M&A, restructuring and financing services. Her advice was accurate and professional. When we encounter relatively rare or cutting-edge problems, she can provide us with suggestions from the perspectives of legislation, supervision and practice, in order for us to make all-round reference. She is very helpful to us in terms of professionalism and understanding of the actual situation of the industry.”

“In the process of providing financing and equity investment legal services, she has a rigorous working attitude. Professionally, she not only has a precise understanding of the law, but also grasps the needs of customers and provides personalised services that meet those needs.”

Chen (James) Li

“With solid legal skills, rich judicial practice, keen business thinking and deep understanding of regulatory requirements, he quickly locates the core issue of the case and formulates a package of dispute solutions under the premise of fully considering our business needs and legal feasibility at the same time. In the daily communication with James, his responsible and professional attitude on top of considerate service concept impress us a lot.”

“Good at sorting out legal relations, investigating and analysing evidence, communicating with judges and maintaining good customer relations.”

Zhanke Li

“Responsive and always available for us.”

Feng (Michael) Liu

“Our company has been working with Liu’s team for six years. His impeccable professionalism and rigorous attitude have always been recognised and appreciated by us. Over the years, he has assisted our company in handling dozens of difficult cases caused by historical reasons. He has successfully recovered nearly Rmb100 billion in economic losses for us. In the process of handling the case, Liu handled the legal services with great care and calmed our anxiety with his professional ability. He charges very reasonably for his high-quality services. We really appreciate his work.”

Shane Luo

“Provides valuable solutions to us at any time. Shows deep understanding of our requirements and background.”

Feng (Frank) Qu

“Frank Qu provides professional and efficient legal services.”

“Dentons China’s team led by Frank Qu has been delivering very high-quality services. They understand our business and have been always responsive and to the point.”

Donghui Ruan

“Quick response and logical thinking plus excellent mastery of relevant laws and regulation. Serves well.”

Nancy Sun

“Nancy is very responsive, and she is also a good listener. She has rich experience in both commercial and legal aspects. She is good at dealing with complex issues and always provides pragmatic solutions.”

Guanshang Yang

“I have been cooperating with Yang for three years. He has profound legal expertise and is very trustworthy. He innovatively proposed the implementation model of ‘A+B’, breaking through the traditional legal thinking, and also proposed an effective solution to provide comprehensive legal protection for our project, so it could be implemented on the ground. I was very impressed by his seriousness and responsible attitude towards the case and his ability to consider the problem from the client's point of view.”

“Lawyer Yang is very knowledgeable, and he can always give me business advice and help me deal with my legal matters, to make the right decisions and long-term plans.”

Huazhi Yuan

“Respects clients and attaches great importance to communication, timely feedback of work results.”


Work highlights

Acted for Beijing Wanxing Construction Group in a contract dispute against Zhongcheng Huihuang Real Estate Development.

Advised Zhangpu Coastal Thoroughfare Highway and Guizhou Highway Engineering Group in a Rmb580 million ($84 million) construction contract dispute. This case is a typical government-funded and constructed build-transfer project.

Key clients

China Construction Installation Group, China Energy Construction Northeast Power Second Engineering, Shandong Qihong Construction Engineering

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Advising Starbucks on its first greenfield investment in a manufacturing plant in China, including purchase of land and construction of a roasting plant in Kunshan city, China.

Advising Ping An Real Estate on the construction project of Nanchang Ping An Financial Center. Upon completion, it will become the highest building in Jiangxi province.

Advising Albemarle, the world’s leading lithium material manufacturer, on its greenfield investment and construction of its next generation power lithium battery material plants in Sichuan, Jiangsu and other location in China. The series of investment and construction is one of the largest foreign investment projects in the lithium material manufacture bases in China.

Key clients

Boyu Capital, ByteDance, Chevron, Roche, Visen Pharma

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Advising Xinjiang Wujing Tiejian Rail Transportation on the public-private partnership project of the first phase of Urumqi Metro Line 2.

Advising Beijing Infrastructure Investment on the establishment of the Beijing Suburban Railway joint development group, for the purpose of the development of fast and flexible urban and suburban railways.

Advising Beijing Maglev Transportation Development on the construction of the S1 Line in Beijing.

Key clients

Beijing BII City Utility Tube Investment, China National Electric Engineering, Shanghai Taopu Smart City, Zhoukou City Investment Holding Investment

Hiways Law Firm

Since its founding in 1995, Hiways Law Firm has etched itself a formidable niche in the Shanghai legal landscape with its concentration on advising clients on real estate and construction projects. The firm’s construction team often works as outside legal counsel for real estate developers and construction companies, handling PPP legal service, project financing, construction management, and the sale and leasing of property. The chief proponent behind the construction engineering, Yubin Fu, has extensive experience in the real estate, construction and energy and natural resources areas.


Work highlights

Represented China Nuclear Industry 24 Construction in a Rmb9.8 million ($1.4 million) enforcement case, reaching a settlement with the opposing party.

Advised Shanghai Yuanfang Groundwork Engineering, an urban infrastructure company, on several construction disputes.

Advised China Nuclear Yangzhou Industrial Development on a Rmb12 million hospital construction project. This project is backed by the Yangzhou city government and would contribute to the high-quality development of health care in Yangzhou city.

Key clients

Shanghai Huyue Construction Engineering, Wuhan Hejian Real Estate Development, Xiapu Heyuan Real Estate

Jundu Law Firm

Jundu Law Firm specialises in construction. The firm’s construction team is particularly good at engineering and real estate and is often involved in bidding, drafting contracts, development, arbitration and litigation settlement. Founding partner Jinghui Tan’s practice covers construction, infrastructure investment, real estate development and settlement of complex commercial disputes. Wenbin Xu, Xuefeng Qi, Jianwen Tan and Yanxia Zhang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“The lawyers are familiar with trading rules, habits and industry laws, able to deal with complex data and documents quickly and promptly, proficient in engineering arbitration and litigation procedures and skills. Compared with other law firms and lawyers, the lawyers of Jundu Law Firm are more professional and proficient than ordinary lawyers and law firms.” – Construction

Jinghui Tan

“Tan has a unique understanding and professional concept in the industry, and she is especially good at handling legal affairs related to construction. I know she also takes part in legislation work for the country. She is not only an excellent lawyer but an expert in the construction area.”


Work highlights

Advised Datu Real Estate Development on a Rmb330 million ($48 million) construction contract dispute.

AdvisedShenzhen Huayang International Engineering Design and Shenzhen Huayang International Engineering Design Guangzhou Branch in a Rmb230 million construction project quality dispute.

Key clients

Guangdong Tengyue Construction Engineering, Jingcheng Credit Suisse long products Engineering Technology, MCC Jingcheng Engineering Technology Co

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Advised Laos-China Railway on the Rmb40 billion ($5.8 billion) construction of Laos-China railroad, the first China-led overseas PPP project extending from Boten, China in the north to Vientiane, Laos in the south, with a total length of 418 kilometres.

Advised China Central Television (CCTV) on the construction of its new site in China.

Advised Hangzhou Nuogang Real Estate on the development, construction and investment promotion of EAC, EFC, EIC and other commercial complex projects.

Key clients

CRRC New Infrastructure Investment and Development, Lishui Dajia Future Community Project Construction, Shanghai Shen-Tie Investment

Corporate and M&A
AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999 with branch offices in 20 cities across China, full-service law firm AllBright Law Offices is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Senior partner Fangzhou (Ark) Bao is experienced in providing legal services to companies regarding corporate restructurings and IPOs in both domestic and overseas stock exchanges.

Client feedback

“AllBright Law Offices is very client-friendly and sophisticated in their knowledge of law.” – Dispute resolution

“Integrates its professional legal opinions into strategic heights such as company management and future development.” – Privacy and data protection

“We admire their meticulous practice spirit and peak professional ability.” – Real estate

“This team is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.” – Real estate

“AllBright Law Offices (Nanjing office) has a very professional team of lawyers who are conscientious and responsible, have clear thinking, and can grasp the situation of the case from a holistic perspective.” – Real estate

Peng Jiang and Yao Xin

“My main cooperative lawyers are Peng Jiang and Yao Xin. They have considerable experience in the Hong Kong stock capital market and can properly solve all kinds of routine or special problems. In the initial process of applying for A-share IPO, they did a solid and thorough legal due diligence and assisted the company to actively rectify compliance problems using its deep legal foundation and solid business ability to lay a good foundation for the subsequent Hong Kong stock listing. Once any sudden problems or conditions come up, they would implement profound research and discussion, and actively communicate with all parties.”

Liu Fei

“Liu Fei is one of the most authoritative professional lawyers who provides legal services for infrastructure investment and financing in China. She is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.”

Tongmu Ni

“Tongmu Ni is the primary lawyer we have worked with. Ni has been practising for more than 25 years and has been deeply involved in the construction engineering industry. He has rich experience in handling real estate and construction projects with a grasp of local legal background and market-leading information, as well as solid professional advantages.”

“Tongmu Ni has decades of experience in litigation and dispute resolution with strong professional ability. At the same time, he is conscientious and meticulous, and can grasp every key point in the case.”

Minli Tang

“She is one of the smartest and most client-friendly PRC dispute lawyers I know.”

Weiming Wu

“Can quickly understand customer needs and accurately formulate and implement follow-up plans.”


Work highlights

Advised Yunnan Wenshan Electric Power on its acquisition of South Power Grid Frequency Modulation Power Generation Co held by China Southern Power Grid Co. Upon completion of this transaction, the main business of Wenshan Electric Power will be transformed into the development, investment, construction and operation of the independent energy storage business of pumping energy storage, peak hydropower and grid side.

Advised Shanghai International Airport on the purchase of 100% equity of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 100% equity of Shanghai Airport Group Logistics Development, and related assets of Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

Advised China Resources Pharmaceutical Group on the acquisition of Boya Bio-Pharmaceutical Group. The project was the largest A-share transaction in 2021. It is also the largest acquisition transaction of listed companies in the biopharmaceutical field since the establishment of China Resources Pharmaceutical Group.

Key clients

China Resources Pharmaceutical Group, Hexie Health Insurance, Hillenbrand Group, Jiangling Motors Corporation

Broad & Bright

Full-service law firm Broad & Bright provides legal services in multiple practice areas for clients, with particular expertise in cross-border business transactions. A key partner to note in the firm’s M&A team is Hongchuan Liu, whose practice covers capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and private equity. The firm has hired several new partners in the past 12 months, including Jenny Zhong from JunHe, Sanny Liu from DeHeng Law Offices, and Wang Zhang from Dentons China.

Client feedback

“Always finishes work to first-grade quality. Patient and devoted to analyse difficult problems.” – Corporate and M&A

“Professional, with a deep understanding of the industry and law.” – Corporate and M&A

Xiaoou Huang

“Very responsive with rich experience in corporate law.”


Work highlights

Advised global chemical distributor Azelis on its acquisition of Ingredients Plus China.

Advising BYD, a leading electric car manufacturer in China, on the shareholding restructure of Denza, a joint venture established by BYD and Daimler.

Advised Tedia US on its sale of equity interest in Anhui Tedia to Titan. This transaction helps Tedia US achieve a high return and will enhance the future strategy of Tedia US and Titan in their respective markets.

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices provides a comprehensive and diverse array of legal services that range from capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolution to restructuring and insolvency. The firm has etched itself a formidable niche in the China legal landscape with its concentration on representing overseas companies that have investment interests in China. Its capital markets team has assisted many companies in completing their IPOs, refinancing and offering of bonds and other securities in the capital markets arena. Its dispute resolution practice, on the other hand, hosts a stable of litigators including Hongji Li and Jialu Wang, who have proven adept with a particular focus on the commercial disputes space.

Client feedback

“They are very professional, passionate, efficient and great at what they do for customers. They are also willing to go the extra mile to exceed our expectations.” – Intellectual property

“The lawyers from Commerce & Finance Law Offices are dedicated, professional, experienced in handling intellectual property matters, and they have a good service attitude, and respond in a timely manner.” – Intellectual property

Jing Chen

“She is good at managing complicated cases and offering suitable advice on the issues that other firms might get lost. She is very experienced at giving the whole picture of problem-solving when it is related to multi-party benefits. She is also great at communicating with different people with different backgrounds and personalities. She is patient when she is explaining the legal documents and always puts herself in the customer’s shoes to evaluate the solutions.”

“Jing Chen is very professional and dedicated, and her service attitude is also very good.”


Work highlights

Advised Henan Chaojuneng Technology on its acquisition of xFusion Digital Technologies.

Advised CK Asset Group, one of the largest real estate developers in Hong Kong, on its acquisition of four European infrastructure businesses indirectly held by the Li Ka Shing Foundation.

Key clients

China International Capital Corporation, China Modern Dairy Holdings, Hainan Strait Shipping, Hubei Port (Hong Kong) International

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and has served as PRC counsel for issuers and underwriters in both equity and debt offerings in the US and Hong Kong, handling IPOs, secondary offerings, bond offerings and private placements. Managing partner of DaHui Lawyers, Richard Ma, has more than 20 years of experience in representing companies in capital markets, M&A, investments and compliance matters. His industry strengths are in media and entertainment, and technology and telecommunications. The firm hired a number of new partners in 2022: Zhengwei Yang from Baker McKenzie FenXun; Lucy Lu from Morrison & Foerster;  Joon Ho Tan from TransAsia Lawyers; and Greg Guo, who joined from Fangda Partners.


Work highlights

Acted for tech giant Tencent Holdings on a series of arrangements centred around executing a call option to obtain 49.9% of Soulgate, one of China's most popular social networking apps.

Acted for JHD, a retail and financial technology services provider, on its merger with East Stone Acquisition Corporation, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company.  

Represented American venture capital firm Sequoia Capital in the establishment of a joint venture with GitLab, a web-based DevOps lifecycle tool. This is a market-entry joint venture for GitLab and a significant venture in China for Sequoia.

Key clients

Airbnb, Elsevier, FBA Capital Management, Ideanomics

D'Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel

Another debut entry into this edition of asialaw, D’Andrea & Partners Legal Counsel, named for managing partner Carlo D’Andrea, mines a unique niche exclusively dedicated to inbound investment projects, especially for its clients who are Italian conglomerates and SMEs entering the China market. D’Andrea specialises in cross-border mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property rights. Another key partner to note is Matteo Zhi, who has extensive experience in Sino-Italian investments and legal affairs.


Work highlights

Advised Piovan Plastics Machinery (Suzhou), an ancillary equipment and services supplier, on its investment in the Suzhou National High-tech Industrial Development Zone Administrative Committee for the purpose of establishing a larger manufacturing unit.

Key clients

Radici Plastics (Suzhou)

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices specialises in acquisition finance and project finance. Partner Xu (Jennifer) Zhang is experienced in cross-border financing, including syndicated lending, asset finance and sovereign loans. The firm opened a new office in Qingdao, Shandong province in 2021. It now has 38 branch offices in China and 11 branch offices in foreign countries.

Client feedback

“The team was good at following up on our needs at any time through close and timely communication. They provided advice to solve problems constructively. We are very satisfied with their performance in that regard.” – Banking and finance

“With high professional quality and strong service awareness, the lawyers respond to issues in a timely manner and are always able to work out solutions to problems based on the actual situation of the company.” – Capital markets

“Their legal advice was clear. It helped us save lots of potential construction cost.” – Construction

“They are highly professional, with superb communication and analytical skills to deal with complex legal issues.” – Construction

“DeHeng Law Offices is professional in a variety of industry areas, it provided comprehensive legal advice and business solutions for us and helped us fluently close the deal.” – Corporate and M&A

“The law firm has rich experience in infrastructure construction and project development and has a team of lawyers with a complete range of professional categories. They can respond quickly and creatively to solve difficult legal problems.” – Infrastructure

“They have provided a thorough analysis of the complex legal regulation for such a relatively new area of business as online streaming. Their lawyers have good understanding of the IT business in China.” – Regulatory

Liang Ding

“Ding has the ability to learn about a new sector quickly, which is helpful in defining the relevant market. He communicates effectively, thinks from the customer perspective and provides practical solutions.”

Zhaoxia Fan

“She has proved professional and responsible in the deals that we work on. Usually, she would spot the point quickly and understand our needs.”

Weifeng Guo

“He is well versed in capital markets with experience in various transaction methods of private equity. He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory in relation to finance, taxation and business in the PRC. With the strategic planning skills and the all-round, exceptional service level he possesses, he has won our favour and trust.”

Huaiyuan Jia

“Not only is Jia very professional in his field of practice, but he also has a high standard of work ethics. He is dedicated to his work and always put clients’ interest in first place. Whenever the clients come across an issue, he is trusted to provide solutions immediately due to his efficiency and experience in the industry. Overall, as his client, we benefit from his dedication, his knowledge and experience as well as his passion towards his work.”

Deting (Jason) Li

“Li always provides his legal support quickly and satisfactorily, which contributes to our project development.”

Hongyuan Li

“This lawyer is particularly good at large-scale infrastructure investment and construction business, especially familiar with bidding and bidding law, with rich engineering knowledge and quick feedback.”

“He is particularly good at the legal services of large-scale water conservancy projects, familiar with bidding and engineering contract management, as well as dispute settlement of construction projects.”

“This lawyer has excellent professional skills, a kind attitude and meticulous work. He has provided legal services for several large-scale rail transit PPP projects of our company with good service effects and has provided help for our company's risk control. He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects and solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and is also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yangde Li

“He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects, solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yinan Wang

“Enthusiastic attitude, fast action and good professional qualities. He is an expert in data security and privacy.”

“Very good command of English, which is especially important in China.”

Xiaoling Wang

“She is sharp-minded and always ready to provide needed advice. Her legal advice is just like a glass of icy beer in the hot desert.”

“She has very professional legal knowledge, quick thinking and excellent communication and persuasion skills. The legal advice always pinpoints the crux of the matter.”

“She is really professional in legal affairs related to PPP projects and always provides needed advice.”


Work highlights

Advised China Electronics Technology Group Corporation on its acquisition of China Putian Corporation.

Key clients

Beijing Oriental Jicheng, Datang Telecom Technology, Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock, Sichuan Development Guorui Mining Investment

Dentons China

Dentons China is ‘Highly recommended’ in our construction and labour and employment tables. The firm is best known for its speciality in handling matters across the spectrum of transportation and infrastructure. Through cooperation with the government and enterprises in major construction projects, the team has accumulated extensive experience in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Based in Beijing, senior partner Huazhi Yuan heads the firm’s real estate and natural resources practices. Real estate, construction, PPP, mineral resources and general corporate law are some of his core practices.

Client feedback

“The characteristics of each team in Dentons China are not exactly the same. Some teams are good at providing legal services in multiple fields, while others are more focused on one or several fields and are very proficient. This feature of the firm enables them to provide services to customers with different needs.” – Banking and finance

“They are very professional and efficient. Especially when dealing with complex projects, their service is excellent and outstanding.” – Banking and finance

“The firm’s lawyers not only have a profound theoretical foundation, but also outstanding legal practice abilities. Dentons China has been an expert in dealing with major, difficult and complex real estate transactions for a long time, and has accumulated rich practical experience, which has been recommended by lawyers, experts and industry media.” – Construction

“Experts from Dentons China are naturally proactive while handling the legal problems faced by their clients. Even when the matter is very urgent and intensive, they are capable of providing comprehensive advice or legal solutions within a short period of time.” – Construction

“Their quick response and high-quality service met and exceeded my expectations. They helped me recover significant financial losses. They also helped me understand the very professional legal issues encountered in very simple terms. They specialise in resolving crisis issues for our clients in government partnership projects and in winning lawsuits that our clients already feel are hopeless.” – Construction

“They are very professional and efficient. Our projects sometimes have a very tight schedule, but they can still meet our needs, and the services provided are still very professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has a very large base of lawyers who are professionalised in various fields of legal practices. Provided with such a feature, the speed and precision of their response is very notable.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has perfectly fulfilled our needs and requirements. Their abundance of expertise in a particular area, and their rapid-response working style, strongly supported the implementation of our business plans.” – Corporate and M&A

“As a scaled-up law firm, Dentons China makes full use of its national resources and integrates all its energy to provide perfect legal service. It has high mobility, fast response capability and a professional service team.” – Dispute resolution

“They are very responsive and always deliver high-quality work within reasonable fee arrangements. They understand the business and the market and are able to add value to our decisions with practical advice.” – Energy

“Dentons China has been instrumental in understanding the market, the regulation and policy development, together with their legal advice for trading activities relevant to my business. The firm always provides relevant, pragmatic and professional advice in a timely manner.” – Energy

“They provide high-quality legal services in negotiation with the financing corporation and assisted my team with solving the problem of property transfer risks.” – Insurance

“One of the most significant advantages is that Dentons China is very rich in external resources, its own lawyer team is very large, and it can effectively integrate external resources. The firm delivers comprehensive services.” – Real estate

“Dentons China is very well known for its abundance of experts in various fields. And the reputation of Dentons China in construction and real estate is highly celebrated.” – Real estate

“Responsive and have the expertise on export control compliance matters. Generally did a good job.” – Regulatory

Yuanhang Du

“Her team is professional and highly efficient.”

“She is the leader of the whole team. She does a good job in managing her work and she is good at explaining and solving legal problems from the client’s point of view.”

Ying Jian

“She is not only proficient in the legal profession, but also very familiar with the development of the non-performing assets disposal industry. While providing legal services for customers, she can also provide useful suggestions for customers in business. She is an excellent lawyer combining law and business.”

“She is good at M&A, restructuring and financing services. Her advice was accurate and professional. When we encounter relatively rare or cutting-edge problems, she can provide us with suggestions from the perspectives of legislation, supervision and practice, in order for us to make all-round reference. She is very helpful to us in terms of professionalism and understanding of the actual situation of the industry.”

“In the process of providing financing and equity investment legal services, she has a rigorous working attitude. Professionally, she not only has a precise understanding of the law, but also grasps the needs of customers and provides personalised services that meet those needs.”

Chen (James) Li

“With solid legal skills, rich judicial practice, keen business thinking and deep understanding of regulatory requirements, he quickly locates the core issue of the case and formulates a package of dispute solutions under the premise of fully considering our business needs and legal feasibility at the same time. In the daily communication with James, his responsible and professional attitude on top of considerate service concept impress us a lot.”

“Good at sorting out legal relations, investigating and analysing evidence, communicating with judges and maintaining good customer relations.”

Zhanke Li

“Responsive and always available for us.”

Feng (Michael) Liu

“Our company has been working with Liu’s team for six years. His impeccable professionalism and rigorous attitude have always been recognised and appreciated by us. Over the years, he has assisted our company in handling dozens of difficult cases caused by historical reasons. He has successfully recovered nearly Rmb100 billion in economic losses for us. In the process of handling the case, Liu handled the legal services with great care and calmed our anxiety with his professional ability. He charges very reasonably for his high-quality services. We really appreciate his work.”

Shane Luo

“Provides valuable solutions to us at any time. Shows deep understanding of our requirements and background.”

Feng (Frank) Qu

“Frank Qu provides professional and efficient legal services.”

“Dentons China’s team led by Frank Qu has been delivering very high-quality services. They understand our business and have been always responsive and to the point.”

Donghui Ruan

“Quick response and logical thinking plus excellent mastery of relevant laws and regulation. Serves well.”

Nancy Sun

“Nancy is very responsive, and she is also a good listener. She has rich experience in both commercial and legal aspects. She is good at dealing with complex issues and always provides pragmatic solutions.”

Guanshang Yang

“I have been cooperating with Yang for three years. He has profound legal expertise and is very trustworthy. He innovatively proposed the implementation model of ‘A+B’, breaking through the traditional legal thinking, and also proposed an effective solution to provide comprehensive legal protection for our project, so it could be implemented on the ground. I was very impressed by his seriousness and responsible attitude towards the case and his ability to consider the problem from the client's point of view.”

“Lawyer Yang is very knowledgeable, and he can always give me business advice and help me deal with my legal matters, to make the right decisions and long-term plans.”

Huazhi Yuan

“Respects clients and attaches great importance to communication, timely feedback of work results.”


Work highlights

Advised world’s largest chemical producer BASF (China) on its acquisition of Shanshan Energy.

Key clients

Refinitiv, FMC Corporation, Shell Energy (China), Starkey Laboratories

East & Concord Partners

Headquartered in Beijing with branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou, East & Concord Partners has expertise in banking and finance, and commercial arbitration. Managing partner Qi Zhou focuses on dispute resolution and is experienced in handling commercial litigation and arbitration cases. During the past 12 months, corporate lawyers Peng Huang and Dan Hu joined the firm as partners from Grandall Law Firm. Its restructuring and insolvency also welcomed partners Siyu Ruan and Evan Xian, from Zhong Lun Law Firm and Deloitte Legal, respectively. The firm has also set up its new offices in Xi’an and Guangzhou in 2021.

Client feedback

“Their professionalism and efficient response touched us. When there's an emergency that requires online communication with different parties, we could always get in touch with them and avoid any delay to our work.” – Capital markets

Xuan Zhang

“She provides us with timely feedback to any questions we raise and gives us very professional advice from a flexible aspect.”


Work highlights

Advised Three Gorges International Tendering on its photovoltaic and wind power M&A projects.

Key clients

China Three Gorges Renewables, Shenhua Guoneng Group, State Power Investment, Ronghe Investment

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Acted for SK Hynix, the world’s top-tier semiconductor supplier, on its acquisition of the NAND and SSD business from Intel Corporation with a total transaction consideration of $9 billion.

Acted for a buyer consortium composed of DCP Capital, Ocean Link, and 51job’s chief executive officer on 51job's take-private deal.

Key clients

Alibaba Group, China National Bluestar, Lumentum Holdings, MBK Partners

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Acted for Primavera Capital Group on its $2.2 billion acquisition of Greater China Business of Mead Johnson, a famous premium infant milk formula brand, from Reckitt Benckiser Group.

Advised on the privatisation of New Frontier Health Corporation.

Advised Shenzhen SF Taisen Holdings on its acquisition of Kerry Logistics, a Hong Kong-listed company, through a wholly-owned subsidiary through tender offer, with an investment of about HK$18 billion.

Key clients

Ascentage Pharma, Jiaxin International Resources Investment, Shanghai Medical Instruments, Xiaomi Corporation

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in capital markets. Established in 1998, Grandall was initially formed upon the amalgamation of Beijing Zhang Yongtao Law Firm, Shanghai Wanguo Law Firm and Shenzhen Tangren Law Firm. Hongbing Lv is a key contact who specialises in capital markets and corporate and M&A. He has a track record of advising companies in corporate reform and domestic and overseas listing projects.


Work highlights

Advised Suzhou Lekin Semiconductor on the acquisition of LG Innotek’s photoelectric compound semiconductor business.

Key clients

Xinjiang Kaidi Investment

Guantao Law Firm

With 13 offices in China, Guantao Law Firm provides legal services across all practice areas. The firm is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in restructuring and insolvency. Its team advises non-bank financial institutions on dissolution liquidation, insolvency liquidation and insolvency reorganisation. Managing partner Liguo Cui has expertise in transactional law with a focus on aviation, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Jia Song and Shiming Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021, both specialised in capital markets.


Work highlights

Acted for CK Asset Holdings on its purchase of shares of Eagle Frame, Mondrem Corporation, Moonstone Global Investment, and Gerbera Property Investments from Li Ka Shing Foundation.

Acted for China Power Engineering Consulting on the Jixi Zhonglu High Altitude Wind Power Generation Station acquisition project.

Advised Beijing Huaxiang Baipenyao Property Development on its takeover of Jindi Xuhui Jiangshan Fenghua S1 commercial/office block and relevant proprietary parking space.

Key clients

China Energy Engineering Corporation, Guangdong Land Holdings, Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company

Haiwen & Partners

Founded in 1992, Haiwen & Partners is experienced in cross-border securities, M&A transactions, private equity, and general corporate and commercial dispute resolution. Media and entertainment is one of the firm’s key industry sectors. It is often involved in the development of film and television projects, formation of production and financing vehicles, and other new media matters. The firm currently has around 300 lawyers in total working at its Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices. Beijing-based partner Yu Cao is a reputable entertainment lawyer. On top of his profound understanding of the media industry, he is also experienced in general corporate and finance transactions. The firm lured corporate partner Chensheng Qiu to its bench from Fangda Partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“Extremely detailed, thoughtful and responsive.” – Corporate and M&A

“Great technical knowledge, highly organised in managing a significant number of matters in a proactive, cost-effective and prompt manner.” – Intellectual property

“Negotiation with one senior management was quite successful. We won the labour arbitration against another senior management.” – Labour and employment

“They provide proactive and efficient support as always. They always consider the actual needs of the customers and provide practicable and feasible solutions and advice for any remediation actions to be taken by the company.” – Privacy and data protection

“Haiwen & Partners did a great job! Based on their opinion, we redesigned the project and fulfilled the purpose of the project with the major risks under control.” – Privacy and data protection

“Haiwen's talented lawyers have provided us with professional, objective and insightful legal opinions. Their humble, patient and diligent working style are very impressive, which make them one of our most dependable and trustful business partners.” – Privacy and data protection

“Excellent quality of advice and documentation, with deep-rooted industry knowledge and comprehension of medical device trends.” – Private equity

Jiannan Ren

“Ren is excellent and knowledgeable in equity financing business. We can always expect the best advice.”

Qiong Wu

“We're quite impressed by Wu’s professional and diligent service. Her efficient and methodical work contributes a lot to the case investigation, which leads to precise and rigorous results and deliverables.”

Jianyuan Yang

“Yang is quite familiar with the healthcare industry and could always provide her opinion in a proactive, efficient, practicable and reliable way. She would consider the existing resources of the client and the requirements subject to the law and provide legal opinion after doing the balancing test. She would highlight the most important and prioritised action plans for the reference of the client. Very helpful and practicable.”

“Her understanding of data privacy means a lot for the success of the project.”

Jinen Zhang

“Very good negotiator. Very responsive and analytical. Understands client needs instinctively and quickly.”


Work highlights

Acted for Platinum Equity on its acquisition of Micro. The total value of this merger is $7.2 billion, of which the equity value of the target company Ingram Micro International is $5.9 billion.

Advised Temasek on the privatisation of China Biologic Products Holdings, which is a comprehensive blood products and biomedicine company in China.

Key clients

Hillhouse Capital Management, Tangshan Jidong Cement, Tencent, Universal

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Advised Gao Hua Securities on its sale of entire equity interest to Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs Gao Hua has now become one of the first batch of wholly foreign-owned securities companies in China.

Advised Sohu on its sale of the equity stake in Sogou, resulting in Sogou’s privatisation and delisting from the New York Stock Exchange. This is one of the most noted TMT transactions of 2021.

Advised Dalian Wanda Commercial Management Group on its share transfer of Legendary Entertainment to Apollo. This deal is a follow-up to the largest overseas merger and acquisition by a Chinese conglomerate in the entertainment industry.

Key clients

Buyer Group, Equistone Partners, FountainVest Partners, Hollyland Technology

HHP Attorneys-At-Law

HHP Attorneys-At-Law has strengths in corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. Managing partner Yao Rao is experienced in representing companies in setting up foreign-invested companies. His industry strengths lie within the automotive, consumer goods and services, healthcare, and industrial and manufacturing sectors. The firm is also the first member firm in China of Meritas, an international alliance of law offices. The worldwide legal service network of Meritas enables the firm to offer a unique cross-border legal service solution to the clients for cross-border transactions.

Client feedback

“HHP Attorneys-At-Law delivers outstanding performance for both corporate and M&A and dispute resolution matters. The lawyers are always available and understand the needs of us more than most. They have a strong command of law and can provide fast and effective response on complex legal issues and at the same time ensure high quality. They are very professional in the manufacturing industry and can provide effective support for data compliance, intellectual property and other fields besides traditional corporate and dispute resolution matters. The firm also has a reasonable standard to price your needs and they can help you more than you pay. More importantly, they are able to think from the perspective of the clients and deliver business solutions rather than legal advice only.” – Corporate and M&A

Yao Rao

“Yao is an expert in the corporate and M&A and compliance areas with a warm heart and high level of integrity. He always stands in others’ shoes and helps us achieve our goals with his very strong professional capability and commercial sense. Yao is also very good at leading and organising his team and other resources within the firm to support our multiple projects at the same time. Under his direction, each lawyer in his team is responsible and professional, and the team work together efficiently.”


Work highlights

Advised China Pacific Insurance (Group) Company on its acquisition of a healthcare project. The transaction involves multiple overseas shareholding platforms and domestic operational platforms, with more than 10 medical institutions and over 40 elderly care services institutions and nursing stations across China.

Advised a leading insurance company on its acquisition of joint venture hospital.

Advised a leading fund on its acquisition of a large pharmaceutical packaging company.

Hui Ye Law Firm

Hui Ye Law Firm's dedicated M&A department enables the firm to provide legal services to clients in China and investment target countries under its international service network. The team is also active in the fields of aviation, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and real estate. The firm now has a total of 28 offices in China, covering the Yangtze River Economic Belt and Coastal Economic Belt, as well as the Greater Bay Area. During the research period, corporate lawyers Qiongfang (Rebecca) Xiang, Biao (Beal) Fang and Tao (Daniel) Zhu joined the firm as partners.

Client feedback

“They are the best.” – Aviation

“Hui Ye Law Firm has advised other clients on AEO applications to China customs authorities. As such, the firm has rich experience and practical advice in this regard.” – Shipping

Cheng Chen

“He is very professional and accountable. He is familiar with corporate practice and business knowledge. He always thinks from the clients’ perspective, anticipates their expectation and needs, and act on them.”

Zhicheng Pan

“Professional and also very good at English.”

Jie Yang

“Very professional.”

“We approached Yang on the possibility of our Shanghai presence to applying for AEO certificate in Shanghai. Yang gave us general guidance on the possibility, process, time and a fair fee quote, which is very helpful and customer oriented.”


Work highlights

Advised Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China on its sale of subsidiaries.

Advised China Great Wall Asset Management on its proposed sale of entire equity interest in Shenhui Automobile.

Advised China Eastern Airlines on its proposed merger with Hubei Eastern Media and acquisition of assets of Zhejiang Eastern Media and Beijing Eastern Media.

Key clients

Horen Cortp, Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine, Shanghai Xiehe Education Group

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.”


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

Joius Law Firm

Based in Shanghai, Joius Law Firm is known for its expertise in banking and financial services. The firm’s banking and finance department is led by deputy director Anita Chen, who offers legal consulting services for many overseas banks' cross-border financing projects, including cross-border dispute resolution services for financial institutions. The firm also handles M&A matters for multinational enterprises and companies making foreign investments.


Work highlights

Acted for a domestic subsidiary company of a world-leading semiconductor supplier on its Series D investment in a semiconductor company in association with more than 10 local and foreign celebrated enterprises in various industries.

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Acted for AIA on its Rmb12 billion investment in China Post Insurance.

Acted for CapitaLand Investment (China) on its sale of equity interests in the six Raffles City projects in China to China Ping An Life Insurance. The total asset value of the six Raffles City projects is Rmb46.7 billion, and the total investment of Ping An Life Insurance is up to Rmb33 billion.

Key clients

Guangzhou Pearl River Industrial Development, Haichang Ocean Park, Volkswagen China Investment

JunZeJun Law Offices

JunZeJun Law Offices is experienced in providing professional and comprehensive legal services for financial institutions and financial instruments. The firm’s banking and finance team is especially skilled in the issuance and underwriting of various types of bonds, including medium-term notes, financial bonds and corporate bonds. The firm has established a new office in Nanchang, Jiangxi province in the last 12 months and it has also hired a total number of 23 partners, including Hongmei Hu, Wei Chen, Mingzhu Gu, Fei Li and Liangyong Liu.


Work highlights

Advised Xicheng District Industrial Venture Capital Guiding Fund on its investment in Suoxinda (Beijing) Data Technology.

Advised Lingxian Semiconductor Production and Investment on its acquisition of Shenyang Commercial City.

Key clients

China Xiongan Group, Kweichow Moutai

Leaf Legal

Leaf Legal occupies a unique niche in the China legal market based on its position as an international corporate law firm with a local approach. The firm, licensed by the Ministry of Justice in China, specialises in corporate and M&A and has developed skills with external experts to support their clients throughout their deals, particularly in their cross-border operations between Europe and Asia. Managing partner Bruno Grangier and Shanghai-based partner Jean-Philippe Engel helm the firm’s M&A practice.


Work highlights

Advised Tomorrow, a Swedish creative agency based in Shanghai, on its merger with MediaMonks.

Advised Havas Group, a world-leading media and advertising enterprise, on its acquisition of the control of a domestic company that provides creative, branding, marketing consultancy and social PR services in China.

Advised Cerba, a French pharmaceutical lab, to create a joint venture with a partner based in Taipei for the establishment of a laboratory in Taiwan.

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is highly ranked in banking and finance and corporate and M&A. Partner Charles Qin heads the firm’s banking and finance department and has rich experience in capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Qin and his team regularly advise clients on cross-border and multi-currency transactional issues. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice welcomed Amy Ren as partner in September 2021.


Work highlights

Advised Mingyao Capital on its investment in Shanghai Mint Information Technology.

Advised Titan Wind Energy (Suzhou) on its acquisition of 20% equity shares of Suzhou Tianshun Wind Power Blade Technology held by Kunshan New Long March Investment Center through the distribution of shares and cash payment.

Key clients

Motic Holdings, Speed Fair Company, Xiamen ITG Holding

Shihui Partners

Shihui Partners is known for its expertise in capital markets, investment funds and private equity. The firm’s capital markets team has worked closely with regulators, listed companies and professional advisers, and has sound experience in advising clients on domestic and overseas securities offering transactions. Partner George Niu focuses on domestic and overseas IPOs, M&A, private equity and investment funds. In September 2021, employment specialists Chang Liu and Hongyuan Zhang joined the firm as partners from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“Professional, accountable and always responsive.” – Labour and employment

“They are very efficient, responsive and experienced. The team is energetic with the very proactive and young partner who can devote much time to the deals.” – Private equity

“The lawyers I work with are extremely professional, highly efficient and considerate of their client, not only in the issues on which they currently providing legal service, but in the long run and with a profound insight.” – Private equity

Chang Liu

“She is a very smart lawyer with a good business sense.”

Xiaodong Wang

“More than just being a professional lawyer providing distinguished legal advice who has experience and knowledge of industry insights, Wang has good communication and great interpersonal skills. He is passionate about his work and has compassion for his client. It's quite a delight to work with such a top-notch expert.”

Hongyuan Zhang

“Very professional; straight to the point to provide solutions for all the cases; timely feedback; a responsible lawyer who also takes care of the interests of the client.”

Peizhi Zhao

“Very responsible and with solid legal knowledge and skills.”


Work highlights

Represented SG Micro Corp in its Rmb50 million ($7 million) acquisition of Suzhou Qing Xin Fang Electronic Technology from Jerry Zhai, Shanghai Lanpuran Investment Center and Suzhou Pufanghui Business Information Consulting Center.

Represented MingZhu Logistics Holdings in its acquisition of 100% equity interest of CheYi, which operates its business through its subsidiary Zhejiang CheYi Network Technology, an integrated online car-hailing and driver management services company.

Key clients

Beijing JD Tuoxian Technology, Huaxing Growth Capital, Minth Group

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Hong Kong, Tian Yuan Law Firm is highly ranked in capital markets, competition/antitrust and corporate and M&A. Partner Xiaohui Zhu has extensive experience in corporate law and capital markets, with a particular focus on M&A, restructuring, venture capital, private equity and securities issuances. The firm set up new offices in Hefei and Kunming in 2021.

Client feedback

Wenjie (Winston) Gao

“Provides total solutions and demonstrates professionalism.”


Work highlights

Acted for Syngenta Group on its Rmb10.2 billion acquisition of the controlling stake in Yangnong Chemical.

Acted for SanYuan Foods on its purchase of 46.3% equity of Shounong Animal Husbandry.

Key clients

Beijing United Rongbang New Energy Technology, CFCG Hong Kong, China Sinochem Holdings

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Acted for Blackstone Group on its acquisition of Interplex, a global leader in innovative and customised connector solutions for the auto, medical and information communications technology markets, from Baring Private Equity Asia. This transaction is a significant acquisition in the mobility power and signal connector technology industry.

Advised Purolite Corporation on its full disposal of its purification resins and adsorption/absorption media business worldwide.

Advised GD Power Development on its asset replacement with China Energy Investment Group.

Key clients

China Tianying, Shanghai Topcare Medical Services, Sinomine Resource Group, Sogou

Dispute resolution
AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999 with branch offices in 20 cities across China, full-service law firm AllBright Law Offices is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Senior partner Fangzhou (Ark) Bao is experienced in providing legal services to companies regarding corporate restructurings and IPOs in both domestic and overseas stock exchanges.

Client feedback

“AllBright Law Offices is very client-friendly and sophisticated in their knowledge of law.” – Dispute resolution

“Integrates its professional legal opinions into strategic heights such as company management and future development.” – Privacy and data protection

“We admire their meticulous practice spirit and peak professional ability.” – Real estate

“This team is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.” – Real estate

“AllBright Law Offices (Nanjing office) has a very professional team of lawyers who are conscientious and responsible, have clear thinking, and can grasp the situation of the case from a holistic perspective.” – Real estate

Peng Jiang and Yao Xin

“My main cooperative lawyers are Peng Jiang and Yao Xin. They have considerable experience in the Hong Kong stock capital market and can properly solve all kinds of routine or special problems. In the initial process of applying for A-share IPO, they did a solid and thorough legal due diligence and assisted the company to actively rectify compliance problems using its deep legal foundation and solid business ability to lay a good foundation for the subsequent Hong Kong stock listing. Once any sudden problems or conditions come up, they would implement profound research and discussion, and actively communicate with all parties.”

Liu Fei

“Liu Fei is one of the most authoritative professional lawyers who provides legal services for infrastructure investment and financing in China. She is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.”

Tongmu Ni

“Tongmu Ni is the primary lawyer we have worked with. Ni has been practising for more than 25 years and has been deeply involved in the construction engineering industry. He has rich experience in handling real estate and construction projects with a grasp of local legal background and market-leading information, as well as solid professional advantages.”

“Tongmu Ni has decades of experience in litigation and dispute resolution with strong professional ability. At the same time, he is conscientious and meticulous, and can grasp every key point in the case.”

Minli Tang

“She is one of the smartest and most client-friendly PRC dispute lawyers I know.”

Weiming Wu

“Can quickly understand customer needs and accurately formulate and implement follow-up plans.”


Work highlights

Represented Debon Securities in filing a lawsuit against Huaxin Group’s asset management plan with the amount of claim exceeding Rmb1 billion. The case has attracted public attention because of the large amount involved and Huaxin Group being a well-known private enterprise.

Key clients

China Merchants Zhiyuan Capital Investment, Gansu Jintai Electric Power, Ningxia Jianlong Steel

AnJie Law Firm

AnJie Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in competition/antitrust and insurance. The firm also has expertise in the areas of banking and finance, cross-border M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Michael Gu specialises in competition/antitrust, handling merger control filings for multinational companies. He also frequently advises clients on the monopoly agreement and abuse of dominance issues and provides strategic preventive solutions. In October 2021, Wei Cui joined the firm’s insurance department as partner from Global Law Office. A few months later, the firm lost partners Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Vicky Zhao to JunHe.

Client feedback

“AnJie Law Firm is a great local law firm with excellent sector expertise in insurance and TMT.” – Dispute resolution

“Very professional, strong work ethic and competent.” – Insurance

“Deep understanding of insurance-related laws and regulations.” – Insurance

“The firm can provide prompt, professional and practical services to us.” – Insurance

“AnJie is very professional in the area of venture capital and private equity. In addition, it is always efficient when providing legal services.” – Private equity

Hang Cai

“Although Cai is the managing partner of the firm, he is still very hands-on with the projects. For projects that require on-site due diligence, he always attends in person. Cai has great business sense. In the process of due diligence of our investment projects, he gives us legal opinions based on the dynamics of the capital market and the regulatory situation. He has been deeply engaged in the private placement and venture capital industry for many years. He has extensive contacts in the industry and has established connections with many entrepreneurs. Cai sometimes recommends projects to us and helps us with sourcing.”

Jun Chen

“Hard working, good understanding of law and practice.”

Wan Jia

“Very professional and competent, with the ability to understand and manage clients.”

“She has good knowledge of insurance and is able to communicate her ideas clearly with clients in the insurance sector.”

Yu Wang

“He grasps solid legal knowledge and also has a very reasonable business sense which enables him to provide practicable and constructive advice. Not only did his professionalism impress us, but also his attitude towards facilitating the transactions, for which he earned compliments from all parties involved in the transactions.”

Sam Yang

“Sam is an exceptional lawyer who truly understands the commercial and technical angles of the TMT sector.”


Work highlights

Representing Sichuan Trust in a pledged securities repurchase dispute against Yongtai Group, Hainan Xiangyuan Investment, and Hainan Xinhaiji Investment before the Beijing Second Intermediate People’s Court, the Beijing High People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Court.

Beijing Docvit Law Firm

Beijing Docvit Law Firmspecialises in dispute resolution, with a particular focus on handling systemic disputes of centrally administered enterprises and financial institutions. Equity partner Guanghu Shi heads the firm’s dispute resolution department and his practice covers commercial litigation and arbitration legal services.


Work highlights

Advising Beijing Tianlong Hengtong Construction Engineering on a Rmb180 million ($26 million) construction contract dispute.

Advised Capital Information Development on an equity transfer dispute.

Advised Quzhou City Financial Investment Management on an investment dispute.

Key clients

PowerChina Construction Group, Tianjin Rural Commercial Bank

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices provides a comprehensive and diverse array of legal services that range from capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolution to restructuring and insolvency. The firm has etched itself a formidable niche in the China legal landscape with its concentration on representing overseas companies that have investment interests in China. Its capital markets team has assisted many companies in completing their IPOs, refinancing and offering of bonds and other securities in the capital markets arena. Its dispute resolution practice, on the other hand, hosts a stable of litigators including Hongji Li and Jialu Wang, who have proven adept with a particular focus on the commercial disputes space.

Client feedback

“They are very professional, passionate, efficient and great at what they do for customers. They are also willing to go the extra mile to exceed our expectations.” – Intellectual property

“The lawyers from Commerce & Finance Law Offices are dedicated, professional, experienced in handling intellectual property matters, and they have a good service attitude, and respond in a timely manner.” – Intellectual property

Jing Chen

“She is good at managing complicated cases and offering suitable advice on the issues that other firms might get lost. She is very experienced at giving the whole picture of problem-solving when it is related to multi-party benefits. She is also great at communicating with different people with different backgrounds and personalities. She is patient when she is explaining the legal documents and always puts herself in the customer’s shoes to evaluate the solutions.”

“Jing Chen is very professional and dedicated, and her service attitude is also very good.”


Work highlights

Advising China Construction Bank (Singapore Branch) on a dispute arising from the debt crisis of Tsinghua Unigroup.

Represented Kangmei Pharmaceutical in an administrative penalty and civil compensation dispute. The case was selected as one of the top 10 cases of the People's Courts in 2021, and one of the top 10 commercial cases of National Courts in 2021, for its significant social impact and great guidance reference for the industry. This case was not only the first case involving a special representative litigation after the implementation of the Securities Law in 2019, but also was one of the security false statement disputes with the largest amount claimed and the widest impact so far in China's A-share market.

Key clients

DaGong Global Credit Rating, Yunnan Water Investment, Zhongtai Securities

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and has served as PRC counsel for issuers and underwriters in both equity and debt offerings in the US and Hong Kong, handling IPOs, secondary offerings, bond offerings and private placements. Managing partner of DaHui Lawyers, Richard Ma, has more than 20 years of experience in representing companies in capital markets, M&A, investments and compliance matters. His industry strengths are in media and entertainment, and technology and telecommunications. The firm hired a number of new partners in 2022: Zhengwei Yang from Baker McKenzie FenXun; Lucy Lu from Morrison & Foerster;  Joon Ho Tan from TransAsia Lawyers; and Greg Guo, who joined from Fangda Partners.


Work highlights

Successfully represented China Securities in the first public judgment regarding claims of false statements in non-public directional debt financing instruments by non-financial enterprises in the interbank bond market. This case is the first of its kind in China.

Representing one of China’s largest EPC companies in a ‘Belt and Road’ (Pakistan) infrastructure dispute.

Key clients

Beijing Zhongrong Wenda Asset Management, SAIF Partners, Shaanxi Shengdian

Dentons China

Dentons China is ‘Highly recommended’ in our construction and labour and employment tables. The firm is best known for its speciality in handling matters across the spectrum of transportation and infrastructure. Through cooperation with the government and enterprises in major construction projects, the team has accumulated extensive experience in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Based in Beijing, senior partner Huazhi Yuan heads the firm’s real estate and natural resources practices. Real estate, construction, PPP, mineral resources and general corporate law are some of his core practices.

Client feedback

“The characteristics of each team in Dentons China are not exactly the same. Some teams are good at providing legal services in multiple fields, while others are more focused on one or several fields and are very proficient. This feature of the firm enables them to provide services to customers with different needs.” – Banking and finance

“They are very professional and efficient. Especially when dealing with complex projects, their service is excellent and outstanding.” – Banking and finance

“The firm’s lawyers not only have a profound theoretical foundation, but also outstanding legal practice abilities. Dentons China has been an expert in dealing with major, difficult and complex real estate transactions for a long time, and has accumulated rich practical experience, which has been recommended by lawyers, experts and industry media.” – Construction

“Experts from Dentons China are naturally proactive while handling the legal problems faced by their clients. Even when the matter is very urgent and intensive, they are capable of providing comprehensive advice or legal solutions within a short period of time.” – Construction

“Their quick response and high-quality service met and exceeded my expectations. They helped me recover significant financial losses. They also helped me understand the very professional legal issues encountered in very simple terms. They specialise in resolving crisis issues for our clients in government partnership projects and in winning lawsuits that our clients already feel are hopeless.” – Construction

“They are very professional and efficient. Our projects sometimes have a very tight schedule, but they can still meet our needs, and the services provided are still very professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has a very large base of lawyers who are professionalised in various fields of legal practices. Provided with such a feature, the speed and precision of their response is very notable.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has perfectly fulfilled our needs and requirements. Their abundance of expertise in a particular area, and their rapid-response working style, strongly supported the implementation of our business plans.” – Corporate and M&A

“As a scaled-up law firm, Dentons China makes full use of its national resources and integrates all its energy to provide perfect legal service. It has high mobility, fast response capability and a professional service team.” – Dispute resolution

“They are very responsive and always deliver high-quality work within reasonable fee arrangements. They understand the business and the market and are able to add value to our decisions with practical advice.” – Energy

“Dentons China has been instrumental in understanding the market, the regulation and policy development, together with their legal advice for trading activities relevant to my business. The firm always provides relevant, pragmatic and professional advice in a timely manner.” – Energy

“They provide high-quality legal services in negotiation with the financing corporation and assisted my team with solving the problem of property transfer risks.” – Insurance

“One of the most significant advantages is that Dentons China is very rich in external resources, its own lawyer team is very large, and it can effectively integrate external resources. The firm delivers comprehensive services.” – Real estate

“Dentons China is very well known for its abundance of experts in various fields. And the reputation of Dentons China in construction and real estate is highly celebrated.” – Real estate

“Responsive and have the expertise on export control compliance matters. Generally did a good job.” – Regulatory

Yuanhang Du

“Her team is professional and highly efficient.”

“She is the leader of the whole team. She does a good job in managing her work and she is good at explaining and solving legal problems from the client’s point of view.”

Ying Jian

“She is not only proficient in the legal profession, but also very familiar with the development of the non-performing assets disposal industry. While providing legal services for customers, she can also provide useful suggestions for customers in business. She is an excellent lawyer combining law and business.”

“She is good at M&A, restructuring and financing services. Her advice was accurate and professional. When we encounter relatively rare or cutting-edge problems, she can provide us with suggestions from the perspectives of legislation, supervision and practice, in order for us to make all-round reference. She is very helpful to us in terms of professionalism and understanding of the actual situation of the industry.”

“In the process of providing financing and equity investment legal services, she has a rigorous working attitude. Professionally, she not only has a precise understanding of the law, but also grasps the needs of customers and provides personalised services that meet those needs.”

Chen (James) Li

“With solid legal skills, rich judicial practice, keen business thinking and deep understanding of regulatory requirements, he quickly locates the core issue of the case and formulates a package of dispute solutions under the premise of fully considering our business needs and legal feasibility at the same time. In the daily communication with James, his responsible and professional attitude on top of considerate service concept impress us a lot.”

“Good at sorting out legal relations, investigating and analysing evidence, communicating with judges and maintaining good customer relations.”

Zhanke Li

“Responsive and always available for us.”

Feng (Michael) Liu

“Our company has been working with Liu’s team for six years. His impeccable professionalism and rigorous attitude have always been recognised and appreciated by us. Over the years, he has assisted our company in handling dozens of difficult cases caused by historical reasons. He has successfully recovered nearly Rmb100 billion in economic losses for us. In the process of handling the case, Liu handled the legal services with great care and calmed our anxiety with his professional ability. He charges very reasonably for his high-quality services. We really appreciate his work.”

Shane Luo

“Provides valuable solutions to us at any time. Shows deep understanding of our requirements and background.”

Feng (Frank) Qu

“Frank Qu provides professional and efficient legal services.”

“Dentons China’s team led by Frank Qu has been delivering very high-quality services. They understand our business and have been always responsive and to the point.”

Donghui Ruan

“Quick response and logical thinking plus excellent mastery of relevant laws and regulation. Serves well.”

Nancy Sun

“Nancy is very responsive, and she is also a good listener. She has rich experience in both commercial and legal aspects. She is good at dealing with complex issues and always provides pragmatic solutions.”

Guanshang Yang

“I have been cooperating with Yang for three years. He has profound legal expertise and is very trustworthy. He innovatively proposed the implementation model of ‘A+B’, breaking through the traditional legal thinking, and also proposed an effective solution to provide comprehensive legal protection for our project, so it could be implemented on the ground. I was very impressed by his seriousness and responsible attitude towards the case and his ability to consider the problem from the client's point of view.”

“Lawyer Yang is very knowledgeable, and he can always give me business advice and help me deal with my legal matters, to make the right decisions and long-term plans.”

Huazhi Yuan

“Respects clients and attaches great importance to communication, timely feedback of work results.”


Work highlights

Represented Inner Mongolia High-Grade Highway Construction and Development Company in a construction contract dispute case.

Represented China Merchants Bank in a dispute against Everbright Capital over the make-up of a shortfall in an offshore equity investment fund project for the acquisition of a stake in Luxembourg-based MP & Silva Holdings.

Represented Yongtai Real Estate (Group) and Beijing Taihongdayi Trading in a contract dispute against Beijing Qingyuan Real Estate Development.

Key clients

Fuhua Group, Jiangsu Ronghui General Lithium, Zhejiang Dajiang Water Investment

East & Concord Partners

Headquartered in Beijing with branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou, East & Concord Partners has expertise in banking and finance, and commercial arbitration. Managing partner Qi Zhou focuses on dispute resolution and is experienced in handling commercial litigation and arbitration cases. During the past 12 months, corporate lawyers Peng Huang and Dan Hu joined the firm as partners from Grandall Law Firm. Its restructuring and insolvency also welcomed partners Siyu Ruan and Evan Xian, from Zhong Lun Law Firm and Deloitte Legal, respectively. The firm has also set up its new offices in Xi’an and Guangzhou in 2021.

Client feedback

“Their professionalism and efficient response touched us. When there's an emergency that requires online communication with different parties, we could always get in touch with them and avoid any delay to our work.” – Capital markets

Xuan Zhang

“She provides us with timely feedback to any questions we raise and gives us very professional advice from a flexible aspect.”


Work highlights

Represented Nantong Real Estate Development in a dispute over commercial housing customisation against Shanghai Aorong Real Estate. This case is between a Fortune 500 real estate company and a sales agency with a huge amount of subject matter. It involves the transfer of the right of use under the name of operation and obtaining high profits.

Representing Nantong Sijian Construction Group in a series of construction contract disputes against Taizhou Hengjing Real Estate Company.

Key clients

China Jiangsu Construction Group, Jiangsu Hongyuan Construction Group, Tishman Speyer

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Representing Shanghai Jinxin Investment Advisory and Everbright Jinhui Investment Management (Shanghai) to bring a lawsuit against Baofeng Group and its actual controller before the PRC Supreme Court.

Entrusted by China Life Asset Management, representing Bank of Communications Trustee before the Beijing No. 4 Intermediate People’s Court against China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group Company in a dispute arising from the deed of guarantee involving US dollar bonds. This case would serve as a precedent for investors of Asian-dollar bonds in claiming against Chinese entities in the mainland, which is of great significance for the protection of investors’ interests.

Represented Cinda Investment in court litigation over a contract dispute of real estate development operation dispute against a listed general merchandise company and its subsidiary.

Key clients

China Development Bank, Sichuan Shengda Forestry Industry

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Represented Zhongzhi Enterprise Group and its subsidiaries, a Chinese leading asset management group, in a series of disputes against Zhejiang Tianma Bearing Group.

Representing a Belizean citizen and related parties in an innovative ‘transferring guarantee’ dispute before the Supreme People’s Court.

Representing a PRC major corporate entity engaging in digital appliances in investment disputes against an Indian company at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

Key clients

Bohai International Trust, CITIC Securities, HSBC Bank (China), MMD Group

Guantao Law Firm

With 13 offices in China, Guantao Law Firm provides legal services across all practice areas. The firm is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in restructuring and insolvency. Its team advises non-bank financial institutions on dissolution liquidation, insolvency liquidation and insolvency reorganisation. Managing partner Liguo Cui has expertise in transactional law with a focus on aviation, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Jia Song and Shiming Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021, both specialised in capital markets.


Work highlights

Represented China Huarong Asset Management (Beijing Branch) in a financial non-performing claims recovery dispute against Wuxi Suyuan Real Estate and Chongqing Sunshine 100 Real Estate Development.

Successfully represented ZF Marine Krimpen in a sales contract dispute against CRRC Hange Marine & Offshore Engineering.

Key clients

China Securities, Concord Investment (China), Shanghai KaiLong Investment Management, Xiamen Weiken Commercial Factoring

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Represented a well-known securities firm in disputes over bondholders’ claims for compensation for misrepresentation in relation to a series of bonds underwritten by the firm.

Representing Peking University Resources Group Investment in a loan dispute, with the subject matter of about Rmb7.9 billion.

Key clients

Guizhou Moutai Winery Group Technology Development, Sino-Maple (Jiangsu), Wuliangye Great World (Beijing) Trading

HHP Attorneys-At-Law

HHP Attorneys-At-Law has strengths in corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and regulatory matters. Managing partner Yao Rao is experienced in representing companies in setting up foreign-invested companies. His industry strengths lie within the automotive, consumer goods and services, healthcare, and industrial and manufacturing sectors. The firm is also the first member firm in China of Meritas, an international alliance of law offices. The worldwide legal service network of Meritas enables the firm to offer a unique cross-border legal service solution to the clients for cross-border transactions.

Client feedback

“HHP Attorneys-At-Law delivers outstanding performance for both corporate and M&A and dispute resolution matters. The lawyers are always available and understand the needs of us more than most. They have a strong command of law and can provide fast and effective response on complex legal issues and at the same time ensure high quality. They are very professional in the manufacturing industry and can provide effective support for data compliance, intellectual property and other fields besides traditional corporate and dispute resolution matters. The firm also has a reasonable standard to price your needs and they can help you more than you pay. More importantly, they are able to think from the perspective of the clients and deliver business solutions rather than legal advice only.” – Corporate and M&A

Yao Rao

“Yao is an expert in the corporate and M&A and compliance areas with a warm heart and high level of integrity. He always stands in others’ shoes and helps us achieve our goals with his very strong professional capability and commercial sense. Yao is also very good at leading and organising his team and other resources within the firm to support our multiple projects at the same time. Under his direction, each lawyer in his team is responsible and professional, and the team work together efficiently.”


Work highlights

Advised a leading financial institution on a loan dispute arising from a real estate development project, where the client provided nearly Rmb2 billion ($287 million) financing in the form of a combination of equity and creditor's rights. The firm successfully recovered Rmb1.1 billion of the whole return of the remaining financing principal, interest and liquidated damages.

Advised a leading trust company and a real estate developer in a contract dispute in connection with a reorganisation project.

Advised a founding shareholder of a global private equity fund manager on a shareholder right dispute, where the client intends to exit the business due to its failure to agree with other shareholders on the business development direction, operation and management strategy of the fund.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal provides a comprehensive and diverse array of legal services that ranges across corporate and M&A, commercial litigation, intellectual property, investment funds, restructuring and insolvency, and labour and employment. Its dispute resolution team often represents clients in settling international business disputes before courts and arbitration tribunals. The firm’s IP practice, on the other hand, has a noticeable development in the science and technology sector, encompassing dynamic new fields such as e-commerce, licence trading, and high-technology-related IP services. Some of the key partners to note are corporate partner Guohua (Annie)   Wu and IP partner Zhengzhong (Jason) Pang.

Client feedback

“Insightful understanding of both the regulatory and market practices in the insurance industry; practical and effective way of working.” – Insurance

“Extremely timely and great at communication! They're very thoughtful and ensure that everything is done completely.” – Investment funds

“They cooperate with our company to provide transaction structure construction and risk analysis for complex cooperation, as well as solutions to deal with risks. Under the premise of limited cooperation, they provide significant legal support for our transactions.” – Real estate

Tian Bin

“Experienced and familiar with and proficient in domestic and international laws; familiar with corporate tax-related content; able to provide risk-avoidance solutions in a timely manner.”

Mark Gan

“He is extremely great at communication! He's very thoughtful and always helps us complete tasks above and beyond. He's also a great learner and thinker, which is a great personality trait for someone entering any new task.”

Elsie Shi

“Strong business sense in additional to top professional skillset.”


Work highlights

Represented a group of investor representatives of Wu-Yang false bonds issuance in disputes over liability for false statements.

Represented Anhui Wende Investment Holding in a dispute against Hefei Shidai Yuyue Real Estate, a subsidiary of Longfor Properties, over the cooperative development of real estate, with a target amount of Rmb4 billion ($574 million).

Key clients

Minsheng Royal Fund Management, Poly Property Group, Xinda Real Estate

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.”


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

Joint-Win Partners

A Shanghai litigation boutique that has been on a noticeable growth kick in its headcount and its branding traction, Joint-Win Partners has attained a sweet spot in the market, adding steadily to its bench. The firm advise both domestic and foreign well-known companies, with a particular forte in international arbitration. Some of the names to note are Hongyi Lu, Guozhen Yu, Yongjie Wang and Xin Qian.


Work highlights

Represented two individuals in an equity transfer dispute against a large medical technology company.

Acted for Huarong Securities in an arbitration case regarding its dispute with Jinlong Holding Group over pledge-based stock repurchase.

Key clients

Beijing Creative Mackey Education Information Consulting, BOC Consumer Finance, Shinto Holdings

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Represented Sichuan Trust in a loan contract dispute against Tahoe Group. The case involved an amount of more than Rmb4.8 billion, making it the biggest dispute case ever heard in the Shanghai Financial Court.

Successfully represented a well-known fund company in its civil litigation and administrative reporting procedures against unfair competition of corporate names.

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is highly ranked in banking and finance and corporate and M&A. Partner Charles Qin heads the firm’s banking and finance department and has rich experience in capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Qin and his team regularly advise clients on cross-border and multi-currency transactional issues. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice welcomed Amy Ren as partner in September 2021.


Work highlights

Represented Penghua Asset Management in a corporate bond transaction dispute against Peking University Founder Group.

Representing Orient Securities Asset Management in a trust beneficiary rights dispute with Anxin Trust.

T&C Law Firm

Headquartered in Hangzhou with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Ningbo, T&C Law Firm provides a comprehensive and diverse array of litigation services that ranges from domestic dispute resolution to international arbitration and foreign-related commercial litigation. Star litigator Linyong (Leon) Fu helms the firm’s dispute practice. His practice is rooted in international arbitration and litigation with rich experience in cross-border investment, compliance, administrative investigation and litigation.

Client feedback

“Highly professional and efficient service, able to respond to requests in a timely manner; good at corporate governance and compliance, investment and M&A business.” – Corporate and M&A

Lixin (Patrick) Wang

“Wang has an international view and solid Chinese law knowledge and skills. He has more than 30 years of experience. He is a reliable commercial lawyer, and also an arbitrator.”

“His professional opinion and prompt responses have provided the company with timely advice so as to make sound and decisive judgement.”

“He is good at legal issues in international trade and has a positive attitude.”


Work highlights

Represented Geox in the enforcement proceedings of a shareholder dispute against Shanghai Rizhu Trading.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Hong Kong, Tian Yuan Law Firm is highly ranked in capital markets, competition/antitrust and corporate and M&A. Partner Xiaohui Zhu has extensive experience in corporate law and capital markets, with a particular focus on M&A, restructuring, venture capital, private equity and securities issuances. The firm set up new offices in Hefei and Kunming in 2021.

Client feedback

Wenjie (Winston) Gao

“Provides total solutions and demonstrates professionalism.”


Work highlights

Successfully represented Huainan Mining (Group), Huaikuang West Coal Mine Investment Management and Inner Mongolia Changqing Coal Distribution in a Rmb4.2 billion tort liability dispute at the Supreme People's Court brought by Alright Enterprises.

Key clients

Beijing Jingmei Group, Century Venture Capital, Hebei Fucheng Real Estate

TianTong Law Firm

Litigation boutique TianTong Law Firm has 150 staff nationwide, serving clients in civil and commercial dispute resolution. The firm advises on all types of commercial disputes, including litigation, arbitration, contentious bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings, with a focus on banking and finance, construction and engineering, and corporate and M&A disputes. Hong Jiang, Yiru Sun, Yiduo Gong and Weiqing Zhou joined the firm as partners in the past 12 months.

Client feedback

“Professional analysis and serious attitude.” – Dispute resolution


Work highlights

Acted for Caixin Securities in an Rmb12 million ($1.7 million) investment dispute.

Represented Fugu Huineng Coal Mine and two individuals in an equity transfer dispute worth Rmb1 billion.

Represented the State Taxation Administration of Chanba Ecological District Management Bureau in an Rmb540 million administrative dispute. This case is an administrative litigation cases involving one of the largest amounts of tax collected among the taxation administrative organisations, and it has received great attention from the taxation administrative bodies at or above the provincial level.

Key clients

Anhui Wantong Technology, Huadian Shaanxi Energy, Shenzhen Yitian Group

Tiger Partners

Tiger Partners generated immediate buzz upon its formation three years ago, and not without justification. The litigation boutique, composed of partners with extensive experience in arbitration institutions and courts at all levels, is well versed in handling complex civil and commercial dispute resolution matters. Partners Yuxuan Liu, Min Xu and Li Wan helm the firm’s dispute practice. In early 2022, Zoe Zhang joined the firm as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, she was an equity partner at Zhong Lun Law Firm’s dispute resolution team.


Work highlights

Represented an industrial investment institution in filing an application of arbitration against the actual controller of a top domestic entertainment group company over disputes arising from a balance supplementary agreement. The amount in this case was approximately Rmb450 million ($65 million).

Represented a large domestic finance real estate investment enterprise in a contract dispute against a holding subsidiary company of the largest state-owned oil and gas enterprise.

Represented a leading domestic investment and M&A institution in a Rmb300 million equity repurchase dispute.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Advised a Hong Kong-listed state-owned financial asset management company and its Hong Kong investment platform on the litigation and enforcement proceedings of a $100 million overseas loan under domestic guarantee.

Advised a financial services company on a $90 million overseas arbitration before the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre against the overseas investment platform of a state-owned enterprise.

Representing blockchain and AI group company Bitmain Group in more than 50 civil, administrative and criminal proceedings of a company control dispute.

Representing WUYIGE Certified Public Accountants in its bond’s misrepresentation compensation lawsuits due to the fraudulent issuance of ‘Wuyang Bonds’. This case is the country’s first case of a civil compensation dispute over fraudulent issuance of company bonds and the first case applying the representative litigation system in securities misrepresentation disputes.

Key clients

China United SME Guarantee Corporation, Dongxing Securities, Lovol Heavy Industry, Nomura Special Investments Singapore

Energy
Sunshine Law Firm

Ranked ‘Outstanding’ in energy, Sunshine Law Firm is an energy specialist firm covering renewable energy, energy conservation and environmental protection, climate change, water ecological treatment, ocean development and protection matters. The firm supports both development of and investment in new projects, as well as operation and maintenance of existing projects. Partners Xinhe Xu and Lizhao Wen departed to Jincheng Tongda & Neal in 2021.

Client feedback

Zhijian Ge

“Solid industry and legal knowledge, leading to practical solutions to issues.”


Work highlights

Acted for Huarun Electric Power Investment on China Resources Power’s proposed acquisition of 35% equity of Changle power station held by Gansu Power Investment. Changle power station is the largest peak shaving power plant in Northwest China and the first megawatt ultra-supercritical thermal power project in Gansu province.

Advised Sembcorp Industries on its acquisition of Imperial Garden.

Key clients

China Telecom BestPay, CNNP Rich Energy, Zhonghai Trust

Insurance
AnJie Law Firm

AnJie Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in competition/antitrust and insurance. The firm also has expertise in the areas of banking and finance, cross-border M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Michael Gu specialises in competition/antitrust, handling merger control filings for multinational companies. He also frequently advises clients on the monopoly agreement and abuse of dominance issues and provides strategic preventive solutions. In October 2021, Wei Cui joined the firm’s insurance department as partner from Global Law Office. A few months later, the firm lost partners Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Vicky Zhao to JunHe.

Client feedback

“AnJie Law Firm is a great local law firm with excellent sector expertise in insurance and TMT.” – Dispute resolution

“Very professional, strong work ethic and competent.” – Insurance

“Deep understanding of insurance-related laws and regulations.” – Insurance

“The firm can provide prompt, professional and practical services to us.” – Insurance

“AnJie is very professional in the area of venture capital and private equity. In addition, it is always efficient when providing legal services.” – Private equity

Hang Cai

“Although Cai is the managing partner of the firm, he is still very hands-on with the projects. For projects that require on-site due diligence, he always attends in person. Cai has great business sense. In the process of due diligence of our investment projects, he gives us legal opinions based on the dynamics of the capital market and the regulatory situation. He has been deeply engaged in the private placement and venture capital industry for many years. He has extensive contacts in the industry and has established connections with many entrepreneurs. Cai sometimes recommends projects to us and helps us with sourcing.”

Jun Chen

“Hard working, good understanding of law and practice.”

Wan Jia

“Very professional and competent, with the ability to understand and manage clients.”

“She has good knowledge of insurance and is able to communicate her ideas clearly with clients in the insurance sector.”

Yu Wang

“He grasps solid legal knowledge and also has a very reasonable business sense which enables him to provide practicable and constructive advice. Not only did his professionalism impress us, but also his attitude towards facilitating the transactions, for which he earned compliments from all parties involved in the transactions.”

Sam Yang

“Sam is an exceptional lawyer who truly understands the commercial and technical angles of the TMT sector.”


Work highlights

Advised China Life Investment Insurance Asset Management on the establishment and the investment process of the China Life-Railway Construction Infrastructure Investment Fund. The Rmb28 billion ($1 billion) fund will focus on high-quality infrastructure projects that are compatible with the coordinated development of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, the integration of the Yangtze River Delta, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle, and other national and regional development strategies that can form stable cash flows.

Advised FunDe Sino Life Insurance on the debt restructuring of the Shandong Zhongrun cooperative project.

Key clients

PICC (Beijing branch)

Intellectual property
AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999 with branch offices in 20 cities across China, full-service law firm AllBright Law Offices is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Senior partner Fangzhou (Ark) Bao is experienced in providing legal services to companies regarding corporate restructurings and IPOs in both domestic and overseas stock exchanges.

Client feedback

“AllBright Law Offices is very client-friendly and sophisticated in their knowledge of law.” – Dispute resolution

“Integrates its professional legal opinions into strategic heights such as company management and future development.” – Privacy and data protection

“We admire their meticulous practice spirit and peak professional ability.” – Real estate

“This team is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.” – Real estate

“AllBright Law Offices (Nanjing office) has a very professional team of lawyers who are conscientious and responsible, have clear thinking, and can grasp the situation of the case from a holistic perspective.” – Real estate

Peng Jiang and Yao Xin

“My main cooperative lawyers are Peng Jiang and Yao Xin. They have considerable experience in the Hong Kong stock capital market and can properly solve all kinds of routine or special problems. In the initial process of applying for A-share IPO, they did a solid and thorough legal due diligence and assisted the company to actively rectify compliance problems using its deep legal foundation and solid business ability to lay a good foundation for the subsequent Hong Kong stock listing. Once any sudden problems or conditions come up, they would implement profound research and discussion, and actively communicate with all parties.”

Liu Fei

“Liu Fei is one of the most authoritative professional lawyers who provides legal services for infrastructure investment and financing in China. She is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.”

Tongmu Ni

“Tongmu Ni is the primary lawyer we have worked with. Ni has been practising for more than 25 years and has been deeply involved in the construction engineering industry. He has rich experience in handling real estate and construction projects with a grasp of local legal background and market-leading information, as well as solid professional advantages.”

“Tongmu Ni has decades of experience in litigation and dispute resolution with strong professional ability. At the same time, he is conscientious and meticulous, and can grasp every key point in the case.”

Minli Tang

“She is one of the smartest and most client-friendly PRC dispute lawyers I know.”

Weiming Wu

“Can quickly understand customer needs and accurately formulate and implement follow-up plans.”


Work highlights

Advised Samsung Electronics on defending a patent infringement charge filed by Haining Ningga Electronic Technology. This case will help shorten the trial period of a patent invalidation request due to the sufficient combing out invalid evidence, the analysis of technical features and technical solutions of the patent.

Key clients

Huawei Technologies, Japan Brother Industries, Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Cosmetics (Shanghai)

An Tian Zhang & Partners

Intellectual Property (IP) firm An Tian Zhang & Partners specialises in the prosecution, litigation and enforcement of IP rights, with a particular focus on the enforcement of patent rights related to agriculture, automobile and lubricants products.

Client feedback

Xiaodong (David) Tian

“Professional, responsive and patient.”


Work highlights

Successfully represented Stafford Miller (Ireland) in a trademark infringement and unfair competition litigation against Guangzhou Shu Chi Da Fine Chemical.

Represented ARRI, a German manufacturer of motion picture film equipment, and won a trademark infringement lawsuit at the Beijing Dongcheng District Court against Beijing Yi Fan Film & TV Equipment. This case sets a precedent ruling in a judicial case.

Key clients

Benesse Corporation, Syngenta Participations

AnJie Law Firm

AnJie Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in competition/antitrust and insurance. The firm also has expertise in the areas of banking and finance, cross-border M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Michael Gu specialises in competition/antitrust, handling merger control filings for multinational companies. He also frequently advises clients on the monopoly agreement and abuse of dominance issues and provides strategic preventive solutions. In October 2021, Wei Cui joined the firm’s insurance department as partner from Global Law Office. A few months later, the firm lost partners Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Vicky Zhao to JunHe.

Client feedback

“AnJie Law Firm is a great local law firm with excellent sector expertise in insurance and TMT.” – Dispute resolution

“Very professional, strong work ethic and competent.” – Insurance

“Deep understanding of insurance-related laws and regulations.” – Insurance

“The firm can provide prompt, professional and practical services to us.” – Insurance

“AnJie is very professional in the area of venture capital and private equity. In addition, it is always efficient when providing legal services.” – Private equity

Hang Cai

“Although Cai is the managing partner of the firm, he is still very hands-on with the projects. For projects that require on-site due diligence, he always attends in person. Cai has great business sense. In the process of due diligence of our investment projects, he gives us legal opinions based on the dynamics of the capital market and the regulatory situation. He has been deeply engaged in the private placement and venture capital industry for many years. He has extensive contacts in the industry and has established connections with many entrepreneurs. Cai sometimes recommends projects to us and helps us with sourcing.”

Jun Chen

“Hard working, good understanding of law and practice.”

Wan Jia

“Very professional and competent, with the ability to understand and manage clients.”

“She has good knowledge of insurance and is able to communicate her ideas clearly with clients in the insurance sector.”

Yu Wang

“He grasps solid legal knowledge and also has a very reasonable business sense which enables him to provide practicable and constructive advice. Not only did his professionalism impress us, but also his attitude towards facilitating the transactions, for which he earned compliments from all parties involved in the transactions.”

Sam Yang

“Sam is an exceptional lawyer who truly understands the commercial and technical angles of the TMT sector.”


Work highlights

Represented Nanjing Sanhome Pharmaceutical in a pharmaceutical patent invalidation case before the SPC. The SPC revoked the first instance judgment ruled by the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. This case is the first civil and administrative cross-over case of chiral drug patents judged before the Intellectual Property Court of the SPC, involving major legal issues such as the judgment of inventiveness of inventions for pharmaceutical use and the identification of prior art enlightenment.

Key clients

AstraZeneca, Beijing Huanqiu Meiyu Advertisement, Cambrios Film Solutions (Xiamen) Corporation, Rechsand Science & Technology Group

Be Wu & Associates

A new entry into the asialaw rankings in this edition, Be Wu & Associates is an intellectual property firm composed of name partners Xiaoyu Zhu, Ping Li and Hongxiang Jia. The firm is well versed in copyright protection, tort defence, trademark protection, with a particular strength in representing clients in the sports media sector.


Work highlights

Represented CCTV International Network in an unfair competition case at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court against Xinchuan Online (Beijing) Information Technology and Seca Shanghai Sports Culture Development. This case has important guiding significance for the qualitative analysis of the new unfair competition behaviour related to the internet.

Represented CNTV and won the first infringement case related to GIF pictures in China. This case will better promote the understanding of the legal nature of the GIF picture in the domestic IP field and the trial of related cases in judicial practice.

Key clients

China Jinmao Holdings Group, China Media Group, NBA Properties

Beijing Gaowo Intellectual Property Firm

Beijing Gaowo Intellectual Property Firm’s IP practice spans across patent, trademark and copyright, covering litigation, prosecution and enforcement. The firm was established as an IP agency in 2004, now it houses more than 130 patent and trademark attorneys.


Work highlights

Represented Dahua (Yinchuan) Medical Technology in an administrative dispute at the Beijing Intellectual Property Court.

Key clients

IronMaxx Nutrition, Yike Semiconductor

CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office

CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in intellectual property. With a team consisting of 294 patent and trademark attorneys, the firm provides consultation, prosecution and litigation services relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names, trade secrets, unfair competition and other IP-related matters. Hao Ma and Chuanhong Long are key figures. Shaohui Yuan joined the firm from China Patent Agent (HK) in 2022.

Client feedback

“They did a very good job of defending the invalidation in China and won the majority of the invalidation trials, allowing our patents to remain valid.” – Intellectual property

Xiao Jin

“Very professional in giving his legal opinion and answering our questions in a timely manner. Very effective in managing invalidation and administrative litigation cases.”


Work highlights

Represented Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in a series of patent invalidation cases before the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) against an individual who filed patent invalidation requests against 29 standard essential patents of Mitsubishi. This was the largest invalidation case being held at the CNIPA between the same parties in 2021.

Represented Julius Blum in filing a retrial application with the Supreme People’s Court in relation to the invalidation of a disputed trademark. This case cleared the basic trademark registration of one of the client’s largest trademark infringing entities in China.

Key clients

Bulgari, Grundfos Holding, Xylene Holdings, Yunchongba Technology

China Patent Agent (HK)

‘Outstanding’ firm China Patent Agent (HK) provides intellectual property (IP) services to its clients in relation to patent, trademark, copyright, domain names, anti-unfair competition and other IP-related areas. General manager Xiangling Zeng is skilful in drafting patent application documents. He also handles patent re-examination and invalidation cases as well as patent-related administrative litigation. The firm lost partner Shaohui Yuan to CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office in 2022.

Client feedback

“China Patent Agent (HK) is really good at technical understanding and familiar with patent prosecution in China. They always provide detailed and clear suggestions to us.” – Intellectual property

Yanfeng Xiong

“Xiong is very responsive and helpful, good at listening to our requirements and clarifying the details by asking skillful questions. He can always provide suggestions from different perspectives.”

“Professional, devoted and responsive.”


Work highlights

Represented Erasmus University Medical Center, a Dutch university, and UK scientist Roger Kingdon Craig in a patent dispute. The firm received a favourable second instance judgment from the IP Tribunal of the Supreme Court, which reversed the re-examination decision of the China National Intellectual Property Administration as well as the first instance judgment.

Successfully represented Darwin Technology International in a patent contributory infringement lawsuit at the Beijing High People's Court. The case constitutes a valuable precedent for asserting indirect infringement in China.

Successfully defended General Motors in a patent infringement lawsuit in Shanghai filed by a Japanese manufacturer of electrical connectors.

Key clients

Basell Poliolefine Italia, Ericsson, Medtronic, PanOptis Patent Management, Thales

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Represented NavInfo, China's leading location service and smart mobility solution provider, on its successful copyright infringement claim against three Baidu companies. The Beijing Intellectual Property Court awarded NavInfo $9.8 million in damages, the highest ever damages award for copyright infringement cases in China to date.

Representing Apple in several rounds of proceedings against Zhizhen involving the iRobot patent. The first-round invalidation decision against the iRobot patent was selected as the yearly case by the China National Intellectual Property Administration. The second-round actions started with Zhizhen requesting the highest damages claim in the history of China before the Shanghai High Court.

Representing ByteDance, the developer of Douyin (Tik Tok), in filing an anti-monopoly lawsuit filed against Tencent. This is the focal legal battle between two giants in the China internet industry.

Represented Oppo, a China-based global provider of smart portable devices and internet services, in its standard essential patent (SEP) dispute against Sisvel, an NPE possessing a batch of SEPs in the field of telecommunication. This case has been selected by the PRC Supreme Court as one of the representative anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition cases in China.

Key clients

InterDigital Corporation, Michael Jordan, Tsuburaya Productions

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Represented the Yoovidhya family, owner of the ‘Redbull’ trademark, in a series of trademark litigation lawsuits against its former partner.

Represented Jinshan Security in its graphics user interface (GUI) design patent infringement litigation against Shanghai Mengjia and Shanghai Chubao/Chule. This case has significant and profound influence for the IP protection in GUI for software enterprises.

Key clients

CARsgen Therapeutics Holdings, Perfect World Investment, Primavera Capital Group

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Advising Hitachi ABB Power Grids on its patent prosecution, handling of transfer of 300 patent applications after ABB merged with Hitachi.

HFG Law & Intellectual Property

Another debut entry into this edition of asialaw, HFG Law & Intellectual Property has etched itself a unique position on the crowded pedestal of IP firms in the city. The Chinese firm is co-managed by international professionals composed of 85 staff, including nine non-Chinese professionals. In the trademark area where the firm has a particular strength, it often keeps busy handling portfolio and IP enforcement. The firm promoted Daniel de Prado Escudero and Reinout van Malenstein to partners. Senior partner Fabio Giacopello is a key name to note.

Client feedback

“Knowledge of the sector and of our company.” – Intellectual property

“They analyse cases in a global context, not just focusing on the issue challenged. In this way they can analyse situations better and offer the most relevant strategy to the client. When pointing at the moon, they do not stare at the finger, but at the moon.” – Intellectual property

“The team offered prompt and quality advice and handled all the matters in which they assisted our client in a highly professional and effective manner, with good results. To summarise, they are prompt, extremely qualified and offer good services at reasonable fees.” – Intellectual property

“Right strategy to deliver great results. Provided a comprehensive solution on particular issue.” – Intellectual property

Daniel de Prado

“He is always available, replies very quickly and understands our concerns.”

“High knowledge about the issues on which we work with him in China. Easy to get in touch with him.”

“Daniel is very attentive to his clients’ needs. He is business oriented and understands the importance of taking prompt action and offering the best tailored advice. He has returned great results so far in all the matters he has assisted our client with and we will for sure work with him again in the future.”

Fabio Giacopello

“Demonstrates strong capabilities.”

Lanny Lee

“Communicative and customer-driven.”


Work highlights

Represented Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management in trademark infringement after administrative raid actions and criminal litigation.

Represented an Italian luxury fashion house in trademark infringement, including raid actions and civil litigation, against a store based in Sanya, Hainan.

Represented Giorgio Armani in a series of trademark litigations against Lidenamani. The firm successfully claimed Rmb5 million ($718,000) of damage compensation.

HongFangLaw

HongFangLaw provides IP related services in the areas of trademark, patent, copyright, domain names and administrative and civil litigation. Partner Nikita Xue is experienced in handling various kinds of disputed matters, including anti-counterfeiting, contractual matters, copyright infringement, unfair competition and trademark infringement.


Work highlight

Successfully acted for Diageo, the owner of well-known whisky brand ‘Black and White’, in a trademark administrative litigation against Guangzhou Gangpai Garment.

Represented an individual in a copyright infringement dispute against Youku Information Technology (Beijing), Beijing MoMo Tech, Shanghai Quan Tu Dou Culture Communication and Jin Se Shi Zu (Beijing) Pictures.

Represented South Korean beauty and cosmetics chaebol Amorepacific Corporation in a trademark infringement dispute against Cosmeceuticals (Guangdong).

Key clients

Bandai Namco, Hennessy, Hisense Group, Innisfree

Hylands Law Firm

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 IP, the firm’s IP team also actively extends its practice to data protection, personal information protection, unfair competition and anti-monopoly matters. Jincheng Guo got promoted to partner in the last 12 months.


Work highlights

Represented Inner Mongolia Erdos Fashion in a trademark infringement dispute against Guangzhou Juhe Information Technology, Fujian Yunwang Interactive Network Technology, and Fujian Xunwang Network Technology.

Represented The Family Learning House Company in filing a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit against The Family Learning House Kindergarten in Meihekou city, Jilin province.

Key clients

Cishang World (Tianjin) Assets Management, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NFTSTAR Singapore

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal provides a comprehensive and diverse array of legal services that ranges across corporate and M&A, commercial litigation, intellectual property, investment funds, restructuring and insolvency, and labour and employment. Its dispute resolution team often represents clients in settling international business disputes before courts and arbitration tribunals. The firm’s IP practice, on the other hand, has a noticeable development in the science and technology sector, encompassing dynamic new fields such as e-commerce, licence trading, and high-technology-related IP services. Some of the key partners to note are corporate partner Guohua (Annie)   Wu and IP partner Zhengzhong (Jason) Pang.

Client feedback

“Insightful understanding of both the regulatory and market practices in the insurance industry; practical and effective way of working.” – Insurance

“Extremely timely and great at communication! They're very thoughtful and ensure that everything is done completely.” – Investment funds

“They cooperate with our company to provide transaction structure construction and risk analysis for complex cooperation, as well as solutions to deal with risks. Under the premise of limited cooperation, they provide significant legal support for our transactions.” – Real estate

Tian Bin

“Experienced and familiar with and proficient in domestic and international laws; familiar with corporate tax-related content; able to provide risk-avoidance solutions in a timely manner.”

Mark Gan

“He is extremely great at communication! He's very thoughtful and always helps us complete tasks above and beyond. He's also a great learner and thinker, which is a great personality trait for someone entering any new task.”

Elsie Shi

“Strong business sense in additional to top professional skillset.”


Work highlights

Acted for TCL Corporation, TCL Communication Technology Holdings, TCL Communication (Shenzhen), and Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication on their anti-monopoly and anti-unfair competition disputes with Ericsson in Swede.

Represented Shenyang Blower Works Group in a dispute over infringement of trade secrets and won a favourable ruling in the first instance. The case set a precedent for handling similar cases thereafter in the Northeast Region and was of great social influence.

Represented Dandong Kangjiling Toothpaste and won a favourable ruling in a trademark infringement, clarifying long-existing issues in administrative litigation.

Key clients

Best Pharmacist, Cantol, Liuliu Orchard Group

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.”


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)

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Representing Amazon in the final trial of the patent invalidation case before the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court.

Acted for JLG Industries and obtained favourable judgment in an administrative lawsuit overruling a second instance administrative decision regarding a ‘colour-combination trademark’.

Key clients

AffaMed Therapeutics, Brii Biosciences, Mendes(Switzerland)

Kangxin Partners

With offices in Beijing and Xi’an, intellectual property firm Kangxin Partners is specialised in the protection of trademark, copyright and domain names. Managing partner Samson Yu is experienced in trademark prosecution, due diligence and client counselling. Partner Gloria Q Wu leads the firm’s trademark department. She has expertise in handling cases involving different types of IP rights, such as trademark, copyright and domain names. The firm’s patent department is led by partner Shirley W Dong, who focuses on patent applications and IP disputes involving patent infringements and patent invalidation. In 2021, the firm set up new offices in Wuhan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Qingdao and Dongguan in China.

Client feedback

“Kangxin Partners is very thorough, keeping close watch on our extensive Chinese TM portfolio. They are extremely responsive, and provide cost-effective, business-friendly legal advice in the TM and copyright areas.” – Intellectual property

“I have always found Kangxin Partners to provide top-quality service and advice when needed. When an unusual matter arises, the firm has always been able to provide helpful advice to assist my clients in resolving their matter.” – Intellectual property

Gloria Q Wu

“Gloria provides excellent legal advice, and she keeps matters moving. She always keeps the needs of the client at top of mind.”


Work highlights

Represented Ergo Chef in a significant trademark administrative litigation case against the infringing party, Guangdong Xin’anya Trade.

Successfully represented French luxury fashion house  Kenzo in filing an invalidation action against a disputed trademark.

Key clients

Beijing Liren Technology, Shanghai ZhongLei New Material Science

Lifang & Partners

Lifang & Partners is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in intellectual property. The firm has earned recognition for its IP practice, providing legal services to its clients in the areas of IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and technology transactions, and administrative enforcement of IP rights. Partner Guanbin Xie’s practice includes IP disputes, antitrust and competition law, and consultancy for hi-tech companies. The firm’s IP practice lured Zhongtao Liu to its bench from Zhong Lun Law Firm. Another lateral hire is Ying Wang, who joined from AnJie Law Firm.

Client feedback

“Very detailed due diligence; the services provided are very consistent with the company's business reality and can effectively respond to the company's actual needs; extremely efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

Ying Qin

“Rich experience in data compliance; good legal education background and solid basic skills; knows how to communicate with internet enterprises.”


Work highlights

Representing Xiaomi Technology in filing a global rate-setting lawsuit before the Wuhan Intermediate People’s Court against InterDigital.

Represented Dyson Technology in a patent infringement against Chinese cleaning appliance manufacturer Puppyoo. This dispute between an international and a domestic manufacturer aroused widespread concerns in the industry.

Key clients

Guazi.com, Hangzhou Xiaodian Technology, Sichuan Xuhong Optoelectronic Technology

Shanghai Beshining Law Office

Headquartered in Shanghai with offices in Wuhan, Changsha, Qingdao, Xi’an and Hangzhou, Beshining Law Office is known for its expertise in intellectual property. The firm currently houses over 200 staff including 14 trademark attorneys, over 100 patent attorneys and patent engineers. Managing partner Qi Xue has more than 14 years of practice in handling patent and trademark applications, including invention, utility model and design in the areas of chemistry, mechanics and electrics. IP experts Weikun Zhong and Hang Luo joined the firm as senior partners in March 2021.

Client feedback

“The firm provides meticulous and professional service and advice to customers in accordance with the patent application systems of different countries. Very attentive to customers, service in place.” – Intellectual property

“Professional, efficient and enthusiastic.” – Intellectual property

“Very professional in the field of medicine, with standardised process management.” – Intellectual property

Weibin Wang

“Provides very professional service to the customer and he is very friendly in giving the suggestions.”


Work highlights

Successfully acted for clients in the pharmaceuticals and life sciences sector in defending a patent infringement dispute at the Supreme People's Court.

Successfully represented Guangzhou Liby Group, a famous company in the daily chemical industry, in a series of trademark infringement and unfair competition disputes.

Tahota Law Firm

Established in 2000, Tahota Law Firm boasts more than 300 partners providing legal services to its clients across various practice areas. The firm regularly advises clients on the issuance of bonds, including corporate bonds, financial bonds and SME aggregate bonds. Senior partner Jinnan Li specialises in cross-border financing, investments and acquisitions.


Work highlights

Represented Hua Ti Lighting in a patent infringement case against a company in Guizhou.

Represented Tencent Technology in an administrative protection case regarding copyright infringement of Nintendo Switch game console.

Represented Deere & Company in a Rmb19.55 million ($2.8 million) trademark infringement case against Zhongye Agricultural Machinery Equipment Co.

Key clients

COFCO Corporation, Pigeon Corporation, Shandong Expressway Group

Wanhuida Intellectual Property

Ranked ‘Outstanding’ in intellectual property, Wanhuida Intellectual Property was formed by two main legal entities: Wanhuida IP Agency and Wanhuida Law Firm. Founding partner Gang Bai is experienced in clients’ prosecuting, enforcement and litigating interests in China. He leads the firm’s practice groups in obtaining landmark decisions, delivering astute, reliable and effective legal solutions. Senior partners Haiyan Ren and Hui Huang co-head the firm’s trademark practice. Ren has a history of handling high-profile cases in relation to trademark registration, litigation and dispute resolution. S Sam Li heads the firm’s patent practice. His practice includes patent litigation, trade secrets and other technology-related matters. The firm hired Zegang (Bruce) Yu from Harnest & Garmert as a partner in June 2021. The firm has also grown in its geographic footprint with a new office in Ningbo.

Client feedback

“Very target-oriented; time and cost effective; reliable; excellent follow-up in each and every case; very strategic thinking and acting.” – Intellectual property

“Very reliable; professional; competent; very well connected within Chinese judicial and administrative bodies.” – Intellectual property

Shuhua (Mark) Zhang

“Sound judicial knowledge; very reliable assessment of risks and chances in all relevant situations and legal environments.”


Work highlights

Represented New Balance in the first and second instance of a trademark civil infringement lawsuit against an infringer.

Represented French luxury fashion house Chanel in an unfair competition suit against a copycat fragrance imitating the iconic trade dress of the brand’s most recognised Chanel N°5 perfume. The Trial Court and the Court of Appeal granted protection over the unique trade dress of Chanel N°5 perfume, ordered cessation and damages.

Successfully represented Chongqing Pigeon Electric Wire & Cable in a trademark infringement and unfair competition case against infringer Chongqing Gehuang Electric Wire & Cable.

Key clients

Gan & Lee Pharmaceuticals, Martell, Siemens, Tommy Hilfiger

Yingke Law Firm

Entering asialaw’s intellectual property table for the first time this year, Yingke Law Firm boasts an IP team of attorneys with experience working in the State Intellectual Property Office, the Trademark Office of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, and the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board. Dongwei Yan, Cheng’en Wang and Tong Dong are some key names to note.


Work highlights

Represented Xiaomi Corporation in suing Shenzhen Xiaomi Trading Company for trademark infringement and unfair competition.

Key clients

Nanjing Hua Mulan Media

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Successfully represented Roxtec AB in the final proceeding of a trademark infringement case before the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court.

Representing Ningbo Biwo Textile Machinery in a Rmb330 million violation of technology secret licensing contract dispute and trade secret crime case. The case has tremendous guiding significance for trade secret licensing disputes, and also has important reference for future co-handling of civil and criminal cases by courts.

Advised Leads Biolabs on its $772 million IP out-license. This is a high-profile landmark deal of out-licensing by a PRC-based biotech company to a global biopharma with high transaction value.

Key clients

Beijing Sogou Science and Technology Development, Netgear (Beijing) Network Technology, Organic Waste Systems, Qiaodan Sports

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Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Represented Morgan Stanley on the structuring and formation of its third flagship RMB fund in China.

Represented Sequoia Capital on the structuring and formation of its first, second and third qualified foreign limited partnership funds in Hainan, with a total commitment of $1 billion, to further invest into Sequoia’s sixth flagship RMB fund.

Represented investment firm Boyu Capital on the structuring and formation of its fourth flagship RMB fund, Boyu RMB Fund IV.

Key clients

CICC Capital, DCP Capital, Primavera Capital, Vision Knight Capital, Zoo Capital

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Advised GLP on the formation of a private equity investment fund.

Advised China Life Insurance Group on the setup of the China Life-LOGOS logistics investment fund.

Key clients

Cloudview Capital, Eastern Bell Capital, Yuantaibaoman (Suzhou) Equity Investment Management

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Advised China Everbright on the formation of multiple funds and LP investments into PE/VC funds.

Represented SOSV-SCGC, a reputable US-based accelerator venture capital, as GP counsel in its formation of the SOSV-SCGC Shenzhen QFLP Fund.

Represented Goldstone in establishing a Rmb5 billion fund in Hangzhou.

Key clients

Glory Ventures, Hill Capital, IDG Capital, Taikang Beijing Investment

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.”


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

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Acted for NRL Capital and Sunshine Asset Management on the establishment of NRL Sunshine Multi-Strategy Fund. The total fund size is Rmb10 billion.

Acted for Source Code Capital on the establishment of the RMB Fund V. The scale of the fund is Rmb7.6 billion.

Key clients

Broad Vision Capital, CICC Capital Operation, Goldstone Investment, National Council for Social Security Fund

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is highly ranked in banking and finance and corporate and M&A. Partner Charles Qin heads the firm’s banking and finance department and has rich experience in capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Qin and his team regularly advise clients on cross-border and multi-currency transactional issues. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice welcomed Amy Ren as partner in September 2021.


Work highlights

Advised China Life Investment Management Company on the establishment of Hebei Xiong'an Baiyangdian Ecological and Environmental Protection Fund. The fund is the first ecological and environmental protection fund in the Xiong'an new area and the first equity investment fund in the new area guided by the government.

Advised CICC Fund on the setup of its infrastructure public offering real estate investment trusts (REITs). This is one of China's first batch of infrastructure public offering REITs.

Key clients

Aegon Asset Management (Asia), FIL Investment Management, Robeco Hong Kong

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Acted for Shunwei Capital in the formation of Shunwei RMB fund IV.

Acted for Bosera Asset Management and Bosera Capital Management on the establishment of Bosera Merchants Shekou Industrial Park closed-end infrastructure securities investment fund. This project is one of the first batch of nine in a pilot programme of public offering infrastructure REITs.

Representing the fund manager, Daohe Investment, on the formation of the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, Lin-Gang Special Area Private Asset Allocation Fund II.

Key clients

Bank of China Group Investment, Centurium Capital, Chongqing Liangjiang Equity Investment Fund Management

Labour and employment
AnJie Law Firm

AnJie Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in competition/antitrust and insurance. The firm also has expertise in the areas of banking and finance, cross-border M&A, dispute resolution, intellectual property and labour and employment. Partner Michael Gu specialises in competition/antitrust, handling merger control filings for multinational companies. He also frequently advises clients on the monopoly agreement and abuse of dominance issues and provides strategic preventive solutions. In October 2021, Wei Cui joined the firm’s insurance department as partner from Global Law Office. A few months later, the firm lost partners Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Vicky Zhao to JunHe.

Client feedback

“AnJie Law Firm is a great local law firm with excellent sector expertise in insurance and TMT.” – Dispute resolution

“Very professional, strong work ethic and competent.” – Insurance

“Deep understanding of insurance-related laws and regulations.” – Insurance

“The firm can provide prompt, professional and practical services to us.” – Insurance

“AnJie is very professional in the area of venture capital and private equity. In addition, it is always efficient when providing legal services.” – Private equity

Hang Cai

“Although Cai is the managing partner of the firm, he is still very hands-on with the projects. For projects that require on-site due diligence, he always attends in person. Cai has great business sense. In the process of due diligence of our investment projects, he gives us legal opinions based on the dynamics of the capital market and the regulatory situation. He has been deeply engaged in the private placement and venture capital industry for many years. He has extensive contacts in the industry and has established connections with many entrepreneurs. Cai sometimes recommends projects to us and helps us with sourcing.”

Jun Chen

“Hard working, good understanding of law and practice.”

Wan Jia

“Very professional and competent, with the ability to understand and manage clients.”

“She has good knowledge of insurance and is able to communicate her ideas clearly with clients in the insurance sector.”

Yu Wang

“He grasps solid legal knowledge and also has a very reasonable business sense which enables him to provide practicable and constructive advice. Not only did his professionalism impress us, but also his attitude towards facilitating the transactions, for which he earned compliments from all parties involved in the transactions.”

Sam Yang

“Sam is an exceptional lawyer who truly understands the commercial and technical angles of the TMT sector.”


Work highlights

Assisted Stanley Black & Decker Precision Manufacturing (Shenzhen) and successfully completed its layoff project in Shenzhen.

Key clients

CBRE China, Citigroup, Philips, Standard Chartered Bank

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices specialises in acquisition finance and project finance. Partner Xu (Jennifer) Zhang is experienced in cross-border financing, including syndicated lending, asset finance and sovereign loans. The firm opened a new office in Qingdao, Shandong province in 2021. It now has 38 branch offices in China and 11 branch offices in foreign countries.

Client feedback

“The team was good at following up on our needs at any time through close and timely communication. They provided advice to solve problems constructively. We are very satisfied with their performance in that regard.” – Banking and finance

“With high professional quality and strong service awareness, the lawyers respond to issues in a timely manner and are always able to work out solutions to problems based on the actual situation of the company.” – Capital markets

“Their legal advice was clear. It helped us save lots of potential construction cost.” – Construction

“They are highly professional, with superb communication and analytical skills to deal with complex legal issues.” – Construction

“DeHeng Law Offices is professional in a variety of industry areas, it provided comprehensive legal advice and business solutions for us and helped us fluently close the deal.” – Corporate and M&A

“The law firm has rich experience in infrastructure construction and project development and has a team of lawyers with a complete range of professional categories. They can respond quickly and creatively to solve difficult legal problems.” – Infrastructure

“They have provided a thorough analysis of the complex legal regulation for such a relatively new area of business as online streaming. Their lawyers have good understanding of the IT business in China.” – Regulatory

Liang Ding

“Ding has the ability to learn about a new sector quickly, which is helpful in defining the relevant market. He communicates effectively, thinks from the customer perspective and provides practical solutions.”

Zhaoxia Fan

“She has proved professional and responsible in the deals that we work on. Usually, she would spot the point quickly and understand our needs.”

Weifeng Guo

“He is well versed in capital markets with experience in various transaction methods of private equity. He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory in relation to finance, taxation and business in the PRC. With the strategic planning skills and the all-round, exceptional service level he possesses, he has won our favour and trust.”

Huaiyuan Jia

“Not only is Jia very professional in his field of practice, but he also has a high standard of work ethics. He is dedicated to his work and always put clients’ interest in first place. Whenever the clients come across an issue, he is trusted to provide solutions immediately due to his efficiency and experience in the industry. Overall, as his client, we benefit from his dedication, his knowledge and experience as well as his passion towards his work.”

Deting (Jason) Li

“Li always provides his legal support quickly and satisfactorily, which contributes to our project development.”

Hongyuan Li

“This lawyer is particularly good at large-scale infrastructure investment and construction business, especially familiar with bidding and bidding law, with rich engineering knowledge and quick feedback.”

“He is particularly good at the legal services of large-scale water conservancy projects, familiar with bidding and engineering contract management, as well as dispute settlement of construction projects.”

“This lawyer has excellent professional skills, a kind attitude and meticulous work. He has provided legal services for several large-scale rail transit PPP projects of our company with good service effects and has provided help for our company's risk control. He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects and solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and is also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yangde Li

“He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects, solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yinan Wang

“Enthusiastic attitude, fast action and good professional qualities. He is an expert in data security and privacy.”

“Very good command of English, which is especially important in China.”

Xiaoling Wang

“She is sharp-minded and always ready to provide needed advice. Her legal advice is just like a glass of icy beer in the hot desert.”

“She has very professional legal knowledge, quick thinking and excellent communication and persuasion skills. The legal advice always pinpoints the crux of the matter.”

“She is really professional in legal affairs related to PPP projects and always provides needed advice.”


Work highlights

Acted for China Datang Group Nenghua Investment on its personnel adjustment project arising from a relocation plan.

Represented CNOOC Energy Development in labour disputes against 11 employees.

Represented Xinhua Asset Management in six different labour arbitration cases filed by an employee.

Key clients

Bank of China (Beijing Branch), Beaufour lpsen Pharmaceutical, Beijing Tongrentang Health Pharmaceutical

Dentons China

Dentons China is ‘Highly recommended’ in our construction and labour and employment tables. The firm is best known for its speciality in handling matters across the spectrum of transportation and infrastructure. Through cooperation with the government and enterprises in major construction projects, the team has accumulated extensive experience in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Based in Beijing, senior partner Huazhi Yuan heads the firm’s real estate and natural resources practices. Real estate, construction, PPP, mineral resources and general corporate law are some of his core practices.

Client feedback

“The characteristics of each team in Dentons China are not exactly the same. Some teams are good at providing legal services in multiple fields, while others are more focused on one or several fields and are very proficient. This feature of the firm enables them to provide services to customers with different needs.” – Banking and finance

“They are very professional and efficient. Especially when dealing with complex projects, their service is excellent and outstanding.” – Banking and finance

“The firm’s lawyers not only have a profound theoretical foundation, but also outstanding legal practice abilities. Dentons China has been an expert in dealing with major, difficult and complex real estate transactions for a long time, and has accumulated rich practical experience, which has been recommended by lawyers, experts and industry media.” – Construction

“Experts from Dentons China are naturally proactive while handling the legal problems faced by their clients. Even when the matter is very urgent and intensive, they are capable of providing comprehensive advice or legal solutions within a short period of time.” – Construction

“Their quick response and high-quality service met and exceeded my expectations. They helped me recover significant financial losses. They also helped me understand the very professional legal issues encountered in very simple terms. They specialise in resolving crisis issues for our clients in government partnership projects and in winning lawsuits that our clients already feel are hopeless.” – Construction

“They are very professional and efficient. Our projects sometimes have a very tight schedule, but they can still meet our needs, and the services provided are still very professional.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has a very large base of lawyers who are professionalised in various fields of legal practices. Provided with such a feature, the speed and precision of their response is very notable.” – Corporate and M&A

“Dentons China has perfectly fulfilled our needs and requirements. Their abundance of expertise in a particular area, and their rapid-response working style, strongly supported the implementation of our business plans.” – Corporate and M&A

“As a scaled-up law firm, Dentons China makes full use of its national resources and integrates all its energy to provide perfect legal service. It has high mobility, fast response capability and a professional service team.” – Dispute resolution

“They are very responsive and always deliver high-quality work within reasonable fee arrangements. They understand the business and the market and are able to add value to our decisions with practical advice.” – Energy

“Dentons China has been instrumental in understanding the market, the regulation and policy development, together with their legal advice for trading activities relevant to my business. The firm always provides relevant, pragmatic and professional advice in a timely manner.” – Energy

“They provide high-quality legal services in negotiation with the financing corporation and assisted my team with solving the problem of property transfer risks.” – Insurance

“One of the most significant advantages is that Dentons China is very rich in external resources, its own lawyer team is very large, and it can effectively integrate external resources. The firm delivers comprehensive services.” – Real estate

“Dentons China is very well known for its abundance of experts in various fields. And the reputation of Dentons China in construction and real estate is highly celebrated.” – Real estate

“Responsive and have the expertise on export control compliance matters. Generally did a good job.” – Regulatory

Yuanhang Du

“Her team is professional and highly efficient.”

“She is the leader of the whole team. She does a good job in managing her work and she is good at explaining and solving legal problems from the client’s point of view.”

Ying Jian

“She is not only proficient in the legal profession, but also very familiar with the development of the non-performing assets disposal industry. While providing legal services for customers, she can also provide useful suggestions for customers in business. She is an excellent lawyer combining law and business.”

“She is good at M&A, restructuring and financing services. Her advice was accurate and professional. When we encounter relatively rare or cutting-edge problems, she can provide us with suggestions from the perspectives of legislation, supervision and practice, in order for us to make all-round reference. She is very helpful to us in terms of professionalism and understanding of the actual situation of the industry.”

“In the process of providing financing and equity investment legal services, she has a rigorous working attitude. Professionally, she not only has a precise understanding of the law, but also grasps the needs of customers and provides personalised services that meet those needs.”

Chen (James) Li

“With solid legal skills, rich judicial practice, keen business thinking and deep understanding of regulatory requirements, he quickly locates the core issue of the case and formulates a package of dispute solutions under the premise of fully considering our business needs and legal feasibility at the same time. In the daily communication with James, his responsible and professional attitude on top of considerate service concept impress us a lot.”

“Good at sorting out legal relations, investigating and analysing evidence, communicating with judges and maintaining good customer relations.”

Zhanke Li

“Responsive and always available for us.”

Feng (Michael) Liu

“Our company has been working with Liu’s team for six years. His impeccable professionalism and rigorous attitude have always been recognised and appreciated by us. Over the years, he has assisted our company in handling dozens of difficult cases caused by historical reasons. He has successfully recovered nearly Rmb100 billion in economic losses for us. In the process of handling the case, Liu handled the legal services with great care and calmed our anxiety with his professional ability. He charges very reasonably for his high-quality services. We really appreciate his work.”

Shane Luo

“Provides valuable solutions to us at any time. Shows deep understanding of our requirements and background.”

Feng (Frank) Qu

“Frank Qu provides professional and efficient legal services.”

“Dentons China’s team led by Frank Qu has been delivering very high-quality services. They understand our business and have been always responsive and to the point.”

Donghui Ruan

“Quick response and logical thinking plus excellent mastery of relevant laws and regulation. Serves well.”

Nancy Sun

“Nancy is very responsive, and she is also a good listener. She has rich experience in both commercial and legal aspects. She is good at dealing with complex issues and always provides pragmatic solutions.”

Guanshang Yang

“I have been cooperating with Yang for three years. He has profound legal expertise and is very trustworthy. He innovatively proposed the implementation model of ‘A+B’, breaking through the traditional legal thinking, and also proposed an effective solution to provide comprehensive legal protection for our project, so it could be implemented on the ground. I was very impressed by his seriousness and responsible attitude towards the case and his ability to consider the problem from the client's point of view.”

“Lawyer Yang is very knowledgeable, and he can always give me business advice and help me deal with my legal matters, to make the right decisions and long-term plans.”

Huazhi Yuan

“Respects clients and attaches great importance to communication, timely feedback of work results.”


Work highlights 

Acted for an automobile company in defending a lawsuit filed by an employee who was dismissed for violating corporate cultural values 

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Advised a global leading modernised integrated iron and steel enterprise on employment law related matters for factory relocation.

Represented a global leading brewer in several labour disputes and reputation infringement initiated by one of its former senior officers concerning wrongful termination, exercising of stock options and damages in reputation due to wrongful termination.

Successfully represented a world-renowned chemical company in a labour dispute initiated by its former employee concerning wrongful termination.

River Delta Law Firm

Established in 2004, River Delta Law Firm is a commercial law firm with a strong focus on providing legal services in labour law and human resources management for enterprises in China. Founding partner Jingbo (Jason) Lu is a labour law specialist, focusing his practice on labour and human resources management.


Work highlights

Represented Trane Air Conditioning Systems (China) in a series of class-action cases in which three employees asked the company to pay compensation for illegal dissolution of their employment contracts.

Represented Pall (China) in a labour arbitration and litigation case brought by a former employee.

Represented a well-known bank in a labour dispute case and won in the arbitration phase and at the court of first instance.

Key clients

CMB Network Technology (Shenzhen), Sichuan Toyota Motor, Whirlpool (China)

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Acting as counsel for the China headquarters of a Fortune-500 foreign-owned automobile company and its subsidiaries and advising the client on day-to-day employment inquiries as well as labour disputes with several employees.

Advising a domestic company in the mobile payment and financial services industry focusing on the oversea market in labour disputes with tens of its employees.

Media and entertainment
Hylands Law Firm

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 IP, the firm’s IP team also actively extends its practice to data protection, personal information protection, unfair competition and anti-monopoly matters. Jincheng Guo got promoted to partner in the last 12 months.


Work highlights

Advising Beijing Benjia Culture Media on the production of movie Looking for Love, providing the whole process of legal services in script development, preparation, shooting, business cooperation and distribution.

TransAsia Lawyers

TMT specialist TransAsia Lawyers is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in technology and telecommunications. The firm is known for its long-standing expertise across TMT, data law, entertainment, financing and compliance matters. The firm’s TMT team provides strategic guidance in the creation, acquisition, use and commercial exploitation of technology.


Work highlights

Advised serial entrepreneur Scarlett Li and her company Zebra Labs on the structuring and funding of an entertainment start-up.

Advised China Film Group on several major films as retainer counsel, covering key commercial and contractual matters related to financing, production, talent, distribution and exploitation.

Key clients

Beijing Contemporary Art Expo, StoryCom, TAG Art Museum, Warner Bros

Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Advised BeiGene on its $3.5 billion IPO and listing on the Shanghai STAR Market.

Representing CStone Pharmaceuticals in granting the exclusive rights to Hengrui Pharmaceuticals for the research, development, registration, manufacturing and commercialisation of the CTLA-4 antibody in China.

Advised MediTrust Health on its Series C financing co-led by Boyu Capital and Janchor Partners, involving an aggregate financing amount of more than Rmb2 billion. 

Key clients

AnHeart Therapeutics, Kintor Pharmaceutical, MicroPort® NeuroTech

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is ranked ‘Outstanding’ in corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity. The firm has also earned a reputation in capital markets for its performance in representing both domestic and international clients from various emerging industries. Its aviation finance team, on the other hand, is experienced in advising both Chinese and foreign lessors as well as Chinese and foreign banks in their leasing and finance of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines.   Based in the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen office, partner Chaoying (Charles) Li is experienced in public and private financings, M&A, incorporation and corporate restructuring, foreign direct investment, and intellectual property protection. During the research period, Jianhui Li, Xiaoxue (Dana) Wu, Qing (Nick) Shu, Dongni Jiang and Jing (Gilbert) Shen joined the firm as partners. The firm’s commercial dispute resolution practice also welcomed a number of new partners in February 2022, including Zeda Lin, Wei Sun, Feng Ye, Zhihao Ye and Yan Zhang. IP lawyers Jian Zhang and Ying Li joined the firm as partner. Investment fund partner Pei Zhao and healthcare specialist Yang (Aaron) Gu completed the recent additions.

Client feedback

“They did very well on contract drafting and negotiation, including but not limited to incorporating the commercial requirements into the contract and contract negotiation.” – Aviation

“Always have senior attention and participation from the Han Kun team. Being responsive and always ready to help the company. Able to provide the most relevant advice to us.” – Capital markets

“Han Kun is very professional in the various projects it advised us on and is business oriented and actively helped us solve various legal and commercial issues we encountered in the projects.” – Corporate and M&A

“Familiar with issues and concerns of key stakeholders.” – Corporate and M&A

“Provided very keen and professional legal advice and workable compliance suggestions with timely feedback.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Han Kun team really stands out from the client's commercial perspective and looks at the bigger picture, instead of just this matter or just legal perspective. They are very professional, strong, dedicated and excellent.” – Corporate and M&A

“Very commercial and practical especially for foreign multinational corporations operating in China.” – Dispute resolution

“As always, they are dedicated, highly experienced and detail oriented. We won the case with their excellent performance.” – Dispute resolution

“The Han Kun team assisted us in collecting evidence, pre-filing negotiation, jurisdiction challenge and attending the hearing. Their excellent performance gives us confidence that a favourable judgment can be expected.” – Dispute resolution

“High-quality, almost full-service when it comes to China private equity-related work, attentive and responsive.” – Private equity

“The Han Kun team is able to provide high-quality work and constructive solutions in very complex transactions. We are impressed by its extremely strong responsiveness to our demands.” – Private equity

Tao Li

“Very responsive and always provides useful advice. As a partner, she is very hands-on with the project.”

Yipu Li

“Yipu Li demonstrates a solid level of knowledge about PRC law and sector experience, strong communication skills, and high standards of responsiveness.”

Yunge (Paula) Liu

“Paula provides high-quality legal services on a par with those in top international law firms, with significantly lower cost. She understands how private equity funds work, what they need, and delivers great results.”

“Very professional. The lead partner Paula is very experienced in live negotiation session, where she balances points important for us and points where we should show empathy to build trust.”

“Very experienced. Solid technical know-how and excellent negotiation skills. Very responsive and creative in problem solving.”

Zaiguang Lu

“In addition to having a very solid legal background, Lu also has a very good business mindset. He has provided very good legal services to the company in the US IPO and Hong Kong IPO. We will continue to work with him in our future projects.”

“Lu is a very responsive, professional and passionate lawyer that can help clients solve all sorts of issues, very business-minded and goal-oriented. Lu is insightful about the trends in the Chinese regulatory regime, TMT sector and M&A markets and is generous in sharing his thoughts with us as client and friend. Lu is a great partner and adviser that helps us navigate through the company’s various developing stages and is a truly valued counsel that we go to for difficult issues.”

“Lu has been working with us for more than five years. He is a very solid lawyer and can always provide tailored legal services and effective solutions to us by comprehensively and fully considering and understanding clients' needs. He is our go-to lawyer.”

“I worked with Lu on various minority investment transactions (private deals). He is a very experienced lawyer, and responsive to the client’s inquiries. His experience brings about great solutions to very complex business issues that troubled the clients.”

Bing San

“San Bing was very professional and communicated well with us.”

Jicong (Vincent) Song

“Understands our sector very well. Can provide the most suitable solution to the client. Active in the deal execution.”

Wei Song

“She understands our needs and is very responsive to our requests.”

Shipo (Angus) Xie

“Angus is very experienced and responsive, the two qualities that I deem the most important for a professional service. They are fast and good. Also, he provides very prompt updates on China's anti-monopoly enforcement.”

Yaxing Zhang

“Gives sound advice on the law and legal strategy. Quick turnaround time.”

“Zhang is really experienced in dispute resolution. He can always find out the most important factors that will influence the case and provide excellent risk analysis.”

“He is passionate and a good leader for his team. Moreover, he is a very seasoned and experienced litigator. He always provides us with accurate, creative and effective analysis and assistance. A perfect litigator.”

Min Zhu

“A responsive, knowledgeable and innovative leader.”

Shu Wang and Yi Ding

“They are highly efficient, professional and marvellous.”


Work highlights

Advised Angelalign Technology, a leading clear aligner treatment solution provider, on its global offering on the main board of HKEX, making it the first listed PRC company in this industry.

Advised Abogen Therapeutics on its Series C financing. This $720 million deal was one of the largest in 2021.

Represented Kindstar Globalgene Technology, a leading independent esoteric clinical testing service provider in China, in its IPO and listing on the main board of HKEX.

Key clients

Abbisko Cayman, Genesis MedTech Group, Omni Pharmaceuticala, Yidu Tech

Private equity
DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and has served as PRC counsel for issuers and underwriters in both equity and debt offerings in the US and Hong Kong, handling IPOs, secondary offerings, bond offerings and private placements. Managing partner of DaHui Lawyers, Richard Ma, has more than 20 years of experience in representing companies in capital markets, M&A, investments and compliance matters. His industry strengths are in media and entertainment, and technology and telecommunications. The firm hired a number of new partners in 2022: Zhengwei Yang from Baker McKenzie FenXun; Lucy Lu from Morrison & Foerster;  Joon Ho Tan from TransAsia Lawyers; and Greg Guo, who joined from Fangda Partners.


Work highlights

Advised CICC Capital in the Series E financing of Malo Clinic, a high-end dentistry chain in China planning for an A-share IPO in the near future.

Represented a pharma tech start-up in its angel financing from US-based Sherpa Capital and subsequently its Series A financing from lead investors Huagai Capital, Songhe Capital and additional investors.

Advised a private equity firm in a potential pre-IPO investment into a leading domestic manufacturer of bicycles.

Advised a US-based multinational financial services corporation with more than $4 trillion in assets under management as the sole investor in the Series A financing of a high-throughput gene sequencing start-up.

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Representing DST Global as one of the leading investors to participate in the Series D investment in DingDong Fresh, involving the aggregate transaction amount of $700 million.

Represented China Integrated Circuit Industry Fund II in its investment in Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Shenzhen) Corporation, a semiconductor company dedicated to the production of integrated circuits.

Key clients

Ab Initio Capital, Alibaba, New Carzone, Sunshine Insurance, XYZ Robotics

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Advised Asia Investment Capital on its joint strategic investment in Asia Carlead (Cayman). This transaction is an important strategic move of Asia Investment Capital in the automobile S2B2C market.

Advised Primavera Capital Group on its joint strategic investment in Zhaopin. This transaction is an important strategic move for Primavera Capital in the human resources services market.

Advised Oceanpine Capital on its Rmb6.5 billion Series E+ financing.

Key clients

Sunsea Parking, Xiaomi Industry Fund, ZTO Freight (Cayman)

Haiwen & Partners

Founded in 1992, Haiwen & Partners is experienced in cross-border securities, M&A transactions, private equity, and general corporate and commercial dispute resolution. Media and entertainment is one of the firm’s key industry sectors. It is often involved in the development of film and television projects, formation of production and financing vehicles, and other new media matters. The firm currently has around 300 lawyers in total working at its Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices. Beijing-based partner Yu Cao is a reputable entertainment lawyer. On top of his profound understanding of the media industry, he is also experienced in general corporate and finance transactions. The firm lured corporate partner Chensheng Qiu to its bench from Fangda Partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“Extremely detailed, thoughtful and responsive.” – Corporate and M&A

“Great technical knowledge, highly organised in managing a significant number of matters in a proactive, cost-effective and prompt manner.” – Intellectual property

“Negotiation with one senior management was quite successful. We won the labour arbitration against another senior management.” – Labour and employment

“They provide proactive and efficient support as always. They always consider the actual needs of the customers and provide practicable and feasible solutions and advice for any remediation actions to be taken by the company.” – Privacy and data protection

“Haiwen & Partners did a great job! Based on their opinion, we redesigned the project and fulfilled the purpose of the project with the major risks under control.” – Privacy and data protection

“Haiwen's talented lawyers have provided us with professional, objective and insightful legal opinions. Their humble, patient and diligent working style are very impressive, which make them one of our most dependable and trustful business partners.” – Privacy and data protection

“Excellent quality of advice and documentation, with deep-rooted industry knowledge and comprehension of medical device trends.” – Private equity

Jiannan Ren

“Ren is excellent and knowledgeable in equity financing business. We can always expect the best advice.”

Qiong Wu

“We're quite impressed by Wu’s professional and diligent service. Her efficient and methodical work contributes a lot to the case investigation, which leads to precise and rigorous results and deliverables.”

Jianyuan Yang

“Yang is quite familiar with the healthcare industry and could always provide her opinion in a proactive, efficient, practicable and reliable way. She would consider the existing resources of the client and the requirements subject to the law and provide legal opinion after doing the balancing test. She would highlight the most important and prioritised action plans for the reference of the client. Very helpful and practicable.”

“Her understanding of data privacy means a lot for the success of the project.”

Jinen Zhang

“Very good negotiator. Very responsive and analytical. Understands client needs instinctively and quickly.”


Work highlights

Acted for China Life Tech Innovation on its investment in Haier’s CosmoPlat.

Advised Hillhouse on its investment in Probio by investing $150 million for subscribing Probio’s Series A shares.

Represented QiMai in its Series B, Series B+ and Series C financing.

Key clients

China Mobile Capital Holding, CICC Capital, Fresh Life Cold Chain Logistics, Temasek

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Advised CGN Wind Power Corporation on its Rmb30.5 billion equity financing. The is the largest equity financing project in the domestic renewable energy and power sector, the largest equity financing project of a domestic non-listed company of the year in 2021 and the highest amount of capital raised in the equity market for a capital increase.

Key clients

China Resources Guodiao Xiamen Consumption Fund, Sunshine Life Insurance, Vivo Capital, Wow Colour Investment

Merits & Tree Law Offices

Established in 2006, Merits & Tree Law Offices, formerly known as Beijing Hawkhigh Law Offices, is consistently referenced among market peers in the capacity of private equity. The firm is often busy representing investment funds in their investment activities, advising start-ups on fund raising transactions, and assisting companies in matters related to variable interest equity structure and privatisation. A key figure to note is partner Haitao Long, whose practice covers banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Bei Geng, Qinggu Ru and Lei Zhao joined the firm as partners during the research period. The firm has been steadily building out its practices through noticeable strategic hires as of late. Some of the significant hires include Xiaohui Zheng from Fangda Partners, Wenhao Chen from AllBright Law Offices, Ping Zhang from Zhong Lun Law Firm and Ruiming Jiang alongside 11 other partners from Beijing Grandway Law Offices.

Client feedback

“Fully involved in the project with strong communication skills. Handled our US-China legal and tax issues flawlessly.” – Corporate and M&A

“They are professional, sharp and communicate well with my team.” – Dispute resolution

“Professional legal skill and knowledge in PE investment industry; very good business sense; very solid team.” – Private equity

“Excellent execution by combining legal opinions of various lawyers and working out appropriate ESOP plan for us.” – Tax

Xiaoxing Guo

“Willing to listen and understands clients’ feedback. Has the ability to meet deadlines.”

Sheng Jiang

“He's sharp, focused, and very clear on communication.”

Tao Jiang

“Committed to the tasks assigned; always meets or ahead of the schedule.”

Yifei Zhang

“I’ve never seen a PRC lawyer who has comparable skills in cross-jurisdiction in tax as Zhang.”

“Strong understanding of tax regime in different countries and good handling of double-tax treaty issue.”


Work highlights

Represented Sequoia Capital China in their investment in the Series B, Series B+ and Series C financing of Jiangsu Ruike Biotech.

Represented GenFleet Therapeutics in their Series C financing.

Key clients

Penghu Group Holdings, Quantum Pharm, V Fund Capital, Zhencheng Capital Fund

Shihui Partners

Shihui Partners is known for its expertise in capital markets, investment funds and private equity. The firm’s capital markets team has worked closely with regulators, listed companies and professional advisers, and has sound experience in advising clients on domestic and overseas securities offering transactions. Partner George Niu focuses on domestic and overseas IPOs, M&A, private equity and investment funds. In September 2021, employment specialists Chang Liu and Hongyuan Zhang joined the firm as partners from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“Professional, accountable and always responsive.” – Labour and employment

“They are very efficient, responsive and experienced. The team is energetic with the very proactive and young partner who can devote much time to the deals.” – Private equity

“The lawyers I work with are extremely professional, highly efficient and considerate of their client, not only in the issues on which they currently providing legal service, but in the long run and with a profound insight.” – Private equity

Chang Liu

“She is a very smart lawyer with a good business sense.”

Xiaodong Wang

“More than just being a professional lawyer providing distinguished legal advice who has experience and knowledge of industry insights, Wang has good communication and great interpersonal skills. He is passionate about his work and has compassion for his client. It's quite a delight to work with such a top-notch expert.”

Hongyuan Zhang

“Very professional; straight to the point to provide solutions for all the cases; timely feedback; a responsible lawyer who also takes care of the interests of the client.”

Peizhi Zhao

“Very responsible and with solid legal knowledge and skills.”


Work highlights

Represented Dreame Technology in its Series C financing.

Acted for Bluepha on its more than Rmb1.2 billion Series B financing.

Key clients

Beijing Kaikeba Technology, Orchid Asia Group Management, Ruigu Shop, Taiping Investment

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu and Hong Kong, Tian Yuan Law Firm is highly ranked in capital markets, competition/antitrust and corporate and M&A. Partner Xiaohui Zhu has extensive experience in corporate law and capital markets, with a particular focus on M&A, restructuring, venture capital, private equity and securities issuances. The firm set up new offices in Hefei and Kunming in 2021.

Client feedback

Wenjie (Winston) Gao

“Provides total solutions and demonstrates professionalism.”


Work highlights

Acted for IDG Capital on ZhenGe Biotech’s round B and C financing.

Key clients

Beijing Gong Jin Technology, Lilly Asia Ventures, Sequoia Capital

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Advised leading telecommunication service CICT Mobile on its Rmb3.675 billion financing.

Advised Boyu Capital on its Series C investment in Edge Medical. This is one of the largest and most eye-catching deals in the China medtech sector.

Represented Tencent in its equity investment in Xiaoe Tech, a technology service provider for enterprises with demands for online operation based on WeChat ecology.

Key clients

AfterShip, Matridx, SoftBank Vision Fund, Synyi

Real estate
Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Represented China Enterprise in its joint acquisition with another state-owned real estate developer of aggregate 95% equity interests in one project company which possesses four land parcels for the development of a large-scale complex of residential, office and retail properties in Pudong New Area, Shanghai.

Represented Circle (China) Property Development in its disposal of 370 residential units and 80 car parking lots through a bulk trading.

Advised real estate developer Kerry Properties on its incorporation into a consortium with GIC, for participation in public bidding procedures for a commercial and residential complex located in Pudong New Area, Shanghai.

Key clients

FunPlus, New World Development, Tishman Speyer

V&T Law Firm

With offices across China, full-service firm V&T Law Firm is especially strong in real estate, construction and infrastructure. The firm has a track record in handling investment, M&A, financing, development and construction matters in various projects for real estate companies and financial institutions. Some of the key names of the firm’s construction practice are partners Hua Liang, Lei Gao, Xiaofeng Zhang and Min Bi. During the research period, construction lawyer Yingru Wang joined the firm as partner. The firm also nabbed IP expert Zhongsheng Li from King & Wood Mallesons.


Work highlights

Advised Beijing City Vice Center Administrative Office Construction Management Office on the construction of its district phase II start-up plot project.

Acted for CCCC Second Highway Engineering Bureau, as the contractor, in the Shenzhen Outer Ring Expressway Shenzhen section construction project.

Advised on the investment, construction and operation of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games Yanqing Area PPP project.

Key clients

Guangxi Jingtou Tourism Investment, Xinjiang TBEA Group

Zhong Yin Law Firm

Zhong Yin Law Firm has extensive experience in bankruptcy reorganisation and liquidation. It is particularly skilled at handling dissolution and liquidation, bankruptcy liquidation, reorganisation, reconciliation, enterprise restructuring, debt restructuring and resettlement of employees of state-owned enterprises and relevant legal business. Partner Xinjian Yuan is the director of the firm’s bankruptcy department. Other key partners include Zhenyu Liu, Zetao Wu and Penghe Yan.


Work highlights

Acting for Zhongchao Banknote Designing and Plate-Making on the construction project of China Banknote Plate Making Base and Great Wall R&D Center.

Key clients

Beijing Vereal Investment Holding Group, Longfor Property Service Group, PICC Reinsurance

Regulatory
DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers has extensive experience in capital markets transactions and has served as PRC counsel for issuers and underwriters in both equity and debt offerings in the US and Hong Kong, handling IPOs, secondary offerings, bond offerings and private placements. Managing partner of DaHui Lawyers, Richard Ma, has more than 20 years of experience in representing companies in capital markets, M&A, investments and compliance matters. His industry strengths are in media and entertainment, and technology and telecommunications. The firm hired a number of new partners in 2022: Zhengwei Yang from Baker McKenzie FenXun; Lucy Lu from Morrison & Foerster;  Joon Ho Tan from TransAsia Lawyers; and Greg Guo, who joined from Fangda Partners.


Work highlights

Advising Elsevier, a Netherlands-based publishing company specialising in scientific, technical and medical content, on regulatory matters related to its market entry, cooperation and business growth in China.

Advising The Economist on optimising the structure of its local operations.

Acted for CBS on regulatory matters in relation to its sale of an entity with rare operating licences.

Key clients

Comcast, Peterson Control Union, Reed Exhibitions

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is one of the ‘Outstanding’ firms in banking and finance. The firm’s banking and finance team has extensive experience in onshore, offshore and cross-border financing work, covering bilateral and syndicated loans, project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, asset finance, trade and ECA-backed finance. Lawrence Lin leads the firm’s banking and finance team. Lujun Hou, Yuanyuan Qian, Wenyi Piao, and Jin (Shirley) Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021.

Client feedback

“I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals. The firm is a ‘Red Circle’ law firm with a very good reputation in the legal market. They served their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers possess very good English language communication skills and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal services, they provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.” – Intellectual property

“Familiar with relevant business and provide advice from a practical point of view.” – Private equity

“Able to provide a reasonable transaction structure, identify legal issues and provide a solution.” – Private equity

“They have excellent customer service. They respond quickly to messages and strive to make the clients as happy as possible with their services.” – Regulatory

“Detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations, highly-efficient staff team provided timely and accurate support and guidance to our staff in the preparation of the responses to the questionnaire.” – Regulatory

“Knowledge about export control regulations and implementation in practice.” – Tax

Guangying (Amy) Dai

“Open to communication; reasonable quotation; timely arrangement; and meticulous work.”

Guangtao Ge

“Willing to listen and understand client's feedback. Very good at documents drafting and negotiation.”

Jia (Meph) Gui

“We instructed Meph to deal with our IP cases. He has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in China and the US. He is very knowledgeable about IP laws in China and is one of the very few IP partners in all leading Chinese and international law firms who is admitted to practice law in both China and the US. His dual qualification is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. He impressed me with his hard work and professionalism. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China. I have not found an obvious weakness in him.”

Frank Hang

“Knowledge of the laws and regulations. Familiar with the process and procedures.”

Jiajie (Jacky) Li

“Efficient and qualified compliance investigation skill.”

“Very focused and very responsive. He is available any time of the day and on the weekends. He always prioritises clients.”

Xianlai Liu

“He always solves our legal problems in a timely way.”

“Deep understanding of client objectives and very responsible. Good management of team.”

Zhaogang Wang

“Professional; multi-faceted and multi-angle collection of evidence; and quick and sufficient response.”

Lei Yu

“Yu has extensive experience in the TMT, consumer goods and services, and clean energy sectors. He always strongly participates in all legal services including LDD, drafting, reviewing and negotiating documents.”

Deming Zhao

“Zhao is an expert in international foreign trade and export control compliance.”

“Zhao is a highly experienced lawyer in the fields of customs and export control law. He understands clients' problems and handles enquiries quickly and in a practical manner. The cooperation is very trusting and proven.”


Work highlights

Advised seven leading associations on drafting the first industrial compliance standard in China to carry out the evaluation of compliance management practice for Chinese enterprises in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry upon an application basis, as well as to conduct relevant consultation related to compliance systems for these enterprises.

Assisting Aspen Pharma, the largest pharmaceutical company in South Africa, to establish and maintain the compliance and risk assessment programme in China.

Key clients

Boehringer Ingelheim, CanSino Biologics, Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceuticals

YuandaWinston

YuandaWinston enjoys a stellar reputation in the government and regulatory space, particularly known for anti-corruption and compliance expertise. Based in Shanghai, the team consistently demonstrates a remarkable track record of acting on complex corporate investigations and shaping internal compliance procedures. It is a go-to firm for various multinational corporations and large Chinese enterprises for high-stake enforcement cases. Apart from regulatory disputes, the firm is also active in general commercial and IP matters. Key figures include John Huang who is often sought for high-profile investigations work including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations. There were several notable moves during the research period: partners Jacqueline Cai and Molly Qin left for Gen Law Firm, Roy Zhu departed to Global Law Office, while Jinhua Song and Jieyun Cai joined the firm as partners from Zhong Lun Law Firm and Fangda Partners, respectively. Lynn Cheng, joining from Unitalen Attorneys at Law, completed the recent hires.

Client feedback

“Reviewed our contracts closely to avoid business risks; provided negotiation strategies and helped us win negotiations; reliable lawyers completed all the work required professionally and efficiently.” – Dispute resolution

“Their team is professional and experienced, especially capable of communicating in both Chinese and English. These advantages help them meet our expectations perfectly.” – Privacy and data protection

James Jiang

“Very experienced with good communication skills. He understands our needs quickly and provides legal suggestions effectively.”

“Professional and well versed in the data security area.”


Work highlights

Represented BCD Travel (China) in date compliance matters.

Represented Bridgestone in handling cross-border data compliance matters.

Advised S&C Electric (China) on the setup of its data protection system.

Key clients

FORYOR Health, Papa Education

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and professional.” – Dispute resolution

“Speaking overall, Zhong Lun Law Firm is able to come up with suitable strategies at every stage of the case, such as obtaining a Partial Award, which exerts great pressure upon the counterparties. We believe it comes from their in-depth research and ample experience in dealing with procedural and substantive issues in arbitration proceedings. The firm has been assisting us for over six years, and the key members of its team remain unchanged, who are all diligent and efficient. It is impressive that Zhong Lun Law Firm had done a lot of preparation work for the case. For example, they have done very well in collecting evidence and pre-hearing rehearsals. It enables them to perform very well in oral hearings, including giving quick responses to the arbitral tribunal’s questions and making persuasive oral submissions. We are pleased that the cases are going in the best direction under their assistance.” – Dispute resolution

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep understanding of PRC law issues, and of cultural challenges that clients may encounter in resolving international cross-border disputes.” – Dispute resolution

“Extremely responsive. They respond to inquiries very quickly and keep me in the loop on matters.” – Intellectual property

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are responsive, knowledgeable, thorough, organised and informative.” – Intellectual property

“Very responsive, understand local law well and advised great strategies for our IP protection in China. Charges are reasonable.” – Intellectual property

“They've provided us a clear guidance of the laws and regulations, identified the potential risks and advised on how to improve. They are very professional and efficient.” – Privacy and data protection

“Zhong Lun Law Firm's attorneys are diligent, professional, reliable and passionate about considering all aspects of our company's practical needs, and the feedback from their attorneys is always very timely, giving us greater leeway to pursue our business claims and negotiations.” – Private equity

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has a stable team, in which every member has a strong sense of responsibility and follows up the whole process closely on site. It is not only proficient in legal issues of restructuring, but also understands the client's commercial demands. The firm has rich experience in dispute resolution and has a keen sense of legal risks, so they can sort out the risk points and provide professional feedback in a timely manner.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Overall, I greatly appreciate working with Zhong Lun Law Firm: highly professional in our interaction and towards target investment companies; diligent, reliable and responsive; very knowledgeable about terms, standard clauses and practices in the local market; ability to give overall great service on all matters a VC firm like us could ask for but delivered through a single client interface; fair pricing.” – Technology and telecommunications

Wang Bing

“Bing is highly professional. She is able to grasp the core of the problems quickly and provide solutions from the perspective of our commercial demands and in line with the purpose of the transaction.”

Lijun Cao

“Lijun Cao has been recognised as a leading lawyer in arbitration and his work truly reflects his ability and experience in handling complex arbitration cases. Cao has invested a lot of time and energy in our case. He is very sharp and can easily identify the strengths and weaknesses in our case as well as the potential risks involved. He did very well in communicating with us, collecting evidence, and designing effective solutions for the case, providing all feasible alternatives for us to consider. Cao cares a lot about the quality of the written submissions, making sure that all the arguments are clear, concise and well reasoned. He is the key advocate arguing the case for us during the hearings.”

“A class act – top drawer, very well connected, and thoughtful about issues.”

Dongyue Chen

“Very skillful, prompt and technical. Business-focused.”

“Excellent communication, great understanding of laws and detailed responses.”

Xinfan Chen

“Chen has a professional and strong team with clear division of labour and high execution and collaboration ability. When I ask them about the case, they can always answer me promptly, and the content of the answer is very satisfactory and practical.”

Jihong Chen

“Chen is very professional, responsive and with in-depth knowledge in the areas of TMT and data privacy.”

Bijun Huang

“Quick response with quality legal advice.”

Jimmy Huang

“Jimmy is very responsive and accommodating to the client.”

Wei (Wilson) Huo

“Very responsive, responsible and intelligent.”

Joanna Jiang

“Joanna provides a lot of professional and smart ideas. With her help, we have successfully negotiated favourable terms, some of which are much more favourable than market practice.”

Tianshun Liu

“Extremely professional, also reliable, diligent, trustworthy and responsive, with knowledge of all matters and adaptable to the needs of our organisation. I consider Liu as an extension of my team in my organisation, and I trust him enough so that he sometimes, without my presence, speaks on behalf of our organisation in front of target investment companies.”

Nafisa Nihmat

“She has very good knowledge and experience in restructuring and insolvency areas. She, together with the team, is well organised and can deliver high-quality services, and their feedback is always prompt.”

Jim Qiu

“Professional in healthcare-related legal matters; provides timely service to clients; moderate fee rate.”

Huawei Sun

“Sun combines fierce intelligence with a friendly and easygoing manner. Her wide experience in the most complex disputes means that she is able to develop and implement strategies that improve her clients' prospects of success.”

Zhoujun Tang

“Zhoujun Tang is able to take control of the whole picture and progress, he has a high work ethic and always provides work of high quality.”

“They are a huge team, consisting of more than 25 members. All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice and are flexible and calm in responding to issues occurred. I was deeply impressed by Zhoujun Tang for his dedication, profession, enthusiasm and innovation toward the cause of capital markets practice. The most valuable asset of Tang is that he’s got business sense, which is very helpful during our cooperation.”

Joyce Yan

“Joyce is very responsive, attentive, knowledgeable and thorough.”

Fangwei Zhang

“Zhang is the attorney we have been working with for the longest time. He is very dedicated, diligent and professional, always considering the interests of the company comprehensively and responding to the company's demands accurately every time, making him a very reliable partner for us.”

“We’ve worked with Zhang several times. He is a very reliable partner for us. We really respect his passion and diligence with his career.”

Yang Zhou

“Yang is very experienced in the TMT regulatory area, which is a rare quality as most lawyers in this industry focus on transactional work but are less familiar with the regulatory regime.”


Work highlights

Advised Shanghai Fly Pay Information Technology on compliance matters in relation to integrated payment system productBaby Pay’s operation.

Advised Ins For Renascence on data compliance matters for its big-data based risk control product.

Acting for Gopher Asset Management, the top private equity funds management under Noah Holdings, on its compliance matters in response to the regulatory supervision by the China Securities Regulatory Commission after the promulgation and implementation of the Regulations on Strengthening the Supervision of Private Investment Funds(Document No. 71). This case is the first regulatory supervision case after the promulgation and implementation of Document No.71, which is benchmarking and pioneering in the industry.

Advising JD Health on its comprehensive compliance assessment and improvement of its online healthcare services and retail pharmacy business.

Key clients

Beijing Sogou Technology Development, Xinyin Wealth Management, Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co

Restructuring and insolvency
AllBright Law Offices

Founded in 1999 with branch offices in 20 cities across China, full-service law firm AllBright Law Offices is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax. Senior partner Fangzhou (Ark) Bao is experienced in providing legal services to companies regarding corporate restructurings and IPOs in both domestic and overseas stock exchanges.

Client feedback

“AllBright Law Offices is very client-friendly and sophisticated in their knowledge of law.” – Dispute resolution

“Integrates its professional legal opinions into strategic heights such as company management and future development.” – Privacy and data protection

“We admire their meticulous practice spirit and peak professional ability.” – Real estate

“This team is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.” – Real estate

“AllBright Law Offices (Nanjing office) has a very professional team of lawyers who are conscientious and responsible, have clear thinking, and can grasp the situation of the case from a holistic perspective.” – Real estate

Peng Jiang and Yao Xin

“My main cooperative lawyers are Peng Jiang and Yao Xin. They have considerable experience in the Hong Kong stock capital market and can properly solve all kinds of routine or special problems. In the initial process of applying for A-share IPO, they did a solid and thorough legal due diligence and assisted the company to actively rectify compliance problems using its deep legal foundation and solid business ability to lay a good foundation for the subsequent Hong Kong stock listing. Once any sudden problems or conditions come up, they would implement profound research and discussion, and actively communicate with all parties.”

Liu Fei

“Liu Fei is one of the most authoritative professional lawyers who provides legal services for infrastructure investment and financing in China. She is not only a legal expert in the field of infrastructure investment and financing, but also an expert in the business model of infrastructure investment and financing.”

Tongmu Ni

“Tongmu Ni is the primary lawyer we have worked with. Ni has been practising for more than 25 years and has been deeply involved in the construction engineering industry. He has rich experience in handling real estate and construction projects with a grasp of local legal background and market-leading information, as well as solid professional advantages.”

“Tongmu Ni has decades of experience in litigation and dispute resolution with strong professional ability. At the same time, he is conscientious and meticulous, and can grasp every key point in the case.”

Minli Tang

“She is one of the smartest and most client-friendly PRC dispute lawyers I know.”

Weiming Wu

“Can quickly understand customer needs and accurately formulate and implement follow-up plans.”


Work highlights

Acted for Nanjing Construction Industry Group and other companies on a reorganisation project. This case is the largest reorganisation case of assets and liabilities in Jiangsu province.

Key clients

Nanjing Happy Magic Water Cube Travel

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices provides a comprehensive and diverse array of legal services that range from capital markets, corporate and M&A and dispute resolution to restructuring and insolvency. The firm has etched itself a formidable niche in the China legal landscape with its concentration on representing overseas companies that have investment interests in China. Its capital markets team has assisted many companies in completing their IPOs, refinancing and offering of bonds and other securities in the capital markets arena. Its dispute resolution practice, on the other hand, hosts a stable of litigators including Hongji Li and Jialu Wang, who have proven adept with a particular focus on the commercial disputes space.

Client feedback

“They are very professional, passionate, efficient and great at what they do for customers. They are also willing to go the extra mile to exceed our expectations.” – Intellectual property

“The lawyers from Commerce & Finance Law Offices are dedicated, professional, experienced in handling intellectual property matters, and they have a good service attitude, and respond in a timely manner.” – Intellectual property

Jing Chen

“She is good at managing complicated cases and offering suitable advice on the issues that other firms might get lost. She is very experienced at giving the whole picture of problem-solving when it is related to multi-party benefits. She is also great at communicating with different people with different backgrounds and personalities. She is patient when she is explaining the legal documents and always puts herself in the customer’s shoes to evaluate the solutions.”

“Jing Chen is very professional and dedicated, and her service attitude is also very good.”


Work highlights

Acted for Delong Steel and Tianjin Xintiangang Iron and Steel Group on the bankruptcy reorganisation plan of Bohai Steel Group as a strategic investor.

Acted for Ningbo Weisheng Dingxuan Equity Investment Fund Partnership on the bankruptcy reorganisation of Kangde Fucai, a carbon fibre material company controlled by Kangde Investment Group.

Key clients

COSCO Shipping Development, Jiangsu Weisheng Equity Investment Fund Partnership, Shenyang Zhongze New Investment

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices specialises in acquisition finance and project finance. Partner Xu (Jennifer) Zhang is experienced in cross-border financing, including syndicated lending, asset finance and sovereign loans. The firm opened a new office in Qingdao, Shandong province in 2021. It now has 38 branch offices in China and 11 branch offices in foreign countries.

Client feedback

“The team was good at following up on our needs at any time through close and timely communication. They provided advice to solve problems constructively. We are very satisfied with their performance in that regard.” – Banking and finance

“With high professional quality and strong service awareness, the lawyers respond to issues in a timely manner and are always able to work out solutions to problems based on the actual situation of the company.” – Capital markets

“Their legal advice was clear. It helped us save lots of potential construction cost.” – Construction

“They are highly professional, with superb communication and analytical skills to deal with complex legal issues.” – Construction

“DeHeng Law Offices is professional in a variety of industry areas, it provided comprehensive legal advice and business solutions for us and helped us fluently close the deal.” – Corporate and M&A

“The law firm has rich experience in infrastructure construction and project development and has a team of lawyers with a complete range of professional categories. They can respond quickly and creatively to solve difficult legal problems.” – Infrastructure

“They have provided a thorough analysis of the complex legal regulation for such a relatively new area of business as online streaming. Their lawyers have good understanding of the IT business in China.” – Regulatory

Liang Ding

“Ding has the ability to learn about a new sector quickly, which is helpful in defining the relevant market. He communicates effectively, thinks from the customer perspective and provides practical solutions.”

Zhaoxia Fan

“She has proved professional and responsible in the deals that we work on. Usually, she would spot the point quickly and understand our needs.”

Weifeng Guo

“He is well versed in capital markets with experience in various transaction methods of private equity. He has a thorough understanding of the regulatory in relation to finance, taxation and business in the PRC. With the strategic planning skills and the all-round, exceptional service level he possesses, he has won our favour and trust.”

Huaiyuan Jia

“Not only is Jia very professional in his field of practice, but he also has a high standard of work ethics. He is dedicated to his work and always put clients’ interest in first place. Whenever the clients come across an issue, he is trusted to provide solutions immediately due to his efficiency and experience in the industry. Overall, as his client, we benefit from his dedication, his knowledge and experience as well as his passion towards his work.”

Deting (Jason) Li

“Li always provides his legal support quickly and satisfactorily, which contributes to our project development.”

Hongyuan Li

“This lawyer is particularly good at large-scale infrastructure investment and construction business, especially familiar with bidding and bidding law, with rich engineering knowledge and quick feedback.”

“He is particularly good at the legal services of large-scale water conservancy projects, familiar with bidding and engineering contract management, as well as dispute settlement of construction projects.”

“This lawyer has excellent professional skills, a kind attitude and meticulous work. He has provided legal services for several large-scale rail transit PPP projects of our company with good service effects and has provided help for our company's risk control. He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects and solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and is also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yangde Li

“He is particularly good at designing the transaction structure of PPP projects, solving difficult problems in the process of project implementation, and also good at construction project contract management and solving disputes in project construction.”

Yinan Wang

“Enthusiastic attitude, fast action and good professional qualities. He is an expert in data security and privacy.”

“Very good command of English, which is especially important in China.”

Xiaoling Wang

“She is sharp-minded and always ready to provide needed advice. Her legal advice is just like a glass of icy beer in the hot desert.”

“She has very professional legal knowledge, quick thinking and excellent communication and persuasion skills. The legal advice always pinpoints the crux of the matter.”

“She is really professional in legal affairs related to PPP projects and always provides needed advice.”


Work highlights

Acting for Sanya Luhuitou Tourism Area Development as the administrator of the Mid-Levels Peninsula’s restructuring project, which is the largest real estate restructuring project in China, involving Rmb70 billion of debt and tens of billions of real estate assets.

Key clients

Henan Construction Group, Shandong Jinshunda Group, Qilute Steel

East & Concord Partners

Headquartered in Beijing with branches in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Hangzhou, East & Concord Partners has expertise in banking and finance, and commercial arbitration. Managing partner Qi Zhou focuses on dispute resolution and is experienced in handling commercial litigation and arbitration cases. During the past 12 months, corporate lawyers Peng Huang and Dan Hu joined the firm as partners from Grandall Law Firm. Its restructuring and insolvency also welcomed partners Siyu Ruan and Evan Xian, from Zhong Lun Law Firm and Deloitte Legal, respectively. The firm has also set up its new offices in Xi’an and Guangzhou in 2021.

Client feedback

“Their professionalism and efficient response touched us. When there's an emergency that requires online communication with different parties, we could always get in touch with them and avoid any delay to our work.” – Capital markets

Xuan Zhang

“She provides us with timely feedback to any questions we raise and gives us very professional advice from a flexible aspect.”


Work highlights

Participating in the bankruptcy reorganisation project of Yinyi Shares on behalf of the reorganisation investor.

Key clients

Fujian Ideal Jewellery Industry, Huarong International Trust, Shenzhen Zhaoping Linghang Investment Center, Zhuhai Huasheng Decheng Investment Fund Management

Fangda Partners

Top-tier firm Fangda Partners dominates the majority of ranking tables. The firm also moved up to the ‘Outstanding’ tier in this year’s media and entertainment rankings. Its regulatory team provides one-stop compliance and government enforcement services, including corporate investigations, government enforcement, compliance advisory and related contentious matters. A key partner to note in the team is Kate Yin, who is a recognised leader in complex government enforcement, internal investigation and regulatory compliance, especially for challenging cross-border matters. Corporate partner Jeffrey Ding attends to a varied practice composed of capital markets, corporate M&A and private equity, while Pu (Alexandra) Yang is a long-time authority in the intellectual property capacity. IP expert Muran Sun joined the firm from Han Kun Law Offices as a partner in October 2021.

Client feedback

“Diligent work ethics and a lot of deal experience.” – Banking and finance

“Profound knowledge and experience in the capital markets sector. Think constructively with commercial sense. Solution-oriented and proficient English skill.” – Capital markets

“Extremely fast response. Ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure. Strong communication skills. Deep insights in the relevant areas of law.” – Capital markets

“Overall, we are satisfied with Fangda Partners’ performance. The lawyers are very professional and reliable, and they always provide us with feasible resolutions.” – Corporate and M&A

“Able to respond quickly to support us in time. Humble and very knowledgeable. Able to provide solutions to difficult situations. Overall, they are a reliable partner.” – Dispute resolution

“The Fangda team is trustworthy and efficient with good English capability and very responsive to clients. The team is good at handling complex disputes. Our case involves complex construction matters which occurred around seven years ago. The plaintiff has initiated multiple and sometimes repetitive claims against us regarding the same construction project, which has complicated the proceedings and made the case tricky to manage. However, the Fangda team has handled the case in a satisfying way. We were impressed by Fangda's ability to analyse and respond to the voluminous exhibits submitted by the plaintiff in a detailed and comprehensive manner in a short time. They always keep us well-informed about every development in the case. We have the impression that the Fangda team understands and values our needs, and is capable of offering independent, professional and commercially sensitive advice. Fangda is also capable of assisting clients in responding to government investigations in an efficient manner. In administrative investigations initiated by PRC governmental authorities, time is of the essence. Fangda’s ability to provide detailed legal and strategic advice is highly appreciated.” – Dispute resolution

“The lawyers of Fangda Partners worked extremely professionally and efficiently. Legal spending is well controlled, with a guarantee of high-quality services. Fangda Partners has maintained a stellar record in the legal cases it handled for us. The lawyers have profound knowledge of the mainland China system and are familiar with local judicial practice and interpretation of different cities in mainland China. Fangda Partners is a reliable law firm to work with. Unlike some large-scale firms in mainland China that operate as alliances and lawyers do not support each other, Fangda Partners operate as an integrated partnership with their resources shared among their local offices, which is extremely critical to providing excellent local support to us when disputes happen in different cities.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda Partners is capable of advising their clients with complex litigation strategies. They own international mindsets, strong communication skills in English and super problem-solving spirits.” – Dispute resolution

“Fangda's legal team is very professional and knowledgeable. Their advice helps us understand the underlying risks and they also help us find amicable solutions.” – Private equity

“Thorough knowledge of China regulatory landscape in the private equity space.” – Private equity

“The Fangda team worked very diligently during the whole process of our fund raising and are very proactive and responsive. The team is very professional and the has strong problem-solving capability for all of our issues related to LPs and government supervision.” – Private equity

“Consistency in their professional qualities throughout the team, and across different offices.” – Real estate

“Extremely careful with abundant industry knowledge. It helps us to spot loss end in our contracts and adapt them to the local law requirements.” – Real estate

“They are professional and have expertise in related fields. They know the requirements of laws, and they know business as well.” – Regulatory

Xiaotong Jia

“She is very responsive and is always there to help and advise us on difficult issues.”

Yan Kang

“Thoughtful counsel, responsive, with a can-do attitude.”

Xiaofeng (Stephen) Lin

“He is able to line up all the resources that we need from the firm for different cases.”

“His problem-solving ability is very impressive.”

Hong (Helen) Shi

“A reliable partner who supports us in time of need regardless of time. Able to mobilise the right resources to support our business.”

“Shi Hong (Helen) is our contacting partner who leads the Fangda team in handling our various matters. She understands our business well and offers her extensive experience in serving our needs.”

Josh Shin

“Always provides practical legal advice with good solutions and alternatives. Goes above and beyond in helping clients to engage the relevant stakeholders, providing secondee with high quality.”

Yu (Tony) Xiang

“Xiang Yu (Tony) is very responsive and responsible. Although he was very busy all the time with an extreme workload, he was able to manage his time and allocate sufficient attention to the matters I assigned to Fangda Partners. He was particularly good at managing resources in the firm and supervising them efficiently. Personally, he is intelligent and has in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution and construction practice. These qualities allow him to manage his team very well and offer excellent services to us.”

Pu (Alexandra) Yang

“Alex Yang is capable of advising her clients with complex litigation strategies. She has super communication and management skills and a strong problem-solving mindset.”

Kate Yin

“She is very professional and experienced in compliance and investigation.”


Work highlights

Acted on the bankruptcy reorganisation of Neoglory Prosperity.

Appointed as the joint administrator of the bankruptcy of CEFC Shanghai International Group, involving an energy business with Rmb200 billion in assets.

Guantao Law Firm

With 13 offices in China, Guantao Law Firm provides legal services across all practice areas. The firm is ranked ‘Highly recommended’ in restructuring and insolvency. Its team advises non-bank financial institutions on dissolution liquidation, insolvency liquidation and insolvency reorganisation. Managing partner Liguo Cui has expertise in transactional law with a focus on aviation, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Jia Song and Shiming Xiang joined the firm as partners in 2021, both specialised in capital markets.


Work highlights

Acting for Xihe Holdings (Singapore) on its bankruptcy and reorganisation case, to handle the case of arrest of Ocean Stellar due to its inability to pay the repair fee after its repair and maintenance in China.

Acted for Beijing Urban Construction and Property Management on its compulsory liquidation.

Key clients

Everbright Prestige Capital Asset Management

Jointide Law Firm

A firm with a specialty niche in Shangdong’s restructuring and insolvency practice area, Jointide Law Firm has 16 branches across China and it houses 250 partners. It regularly provides legal services for government agencies and enterprises. Guoyu Geng, Huming Yao and Ruzhi Li are key names.


Work highlights

Acted for Shandong Zhonghong Real Estate as the administrator of its restructuring case. This is a bankruptcy case of a real estate enterprise with high local complexity, great influence and high social attention in Jinan.

Acted for Linyi Beicheng Real Estate in its insolvency procedure. This is a bankruptcy case of a real estate enterprise with the largest, most complex and most difficult restructuring in Linyi.

Acted for Rizhao City Enterprise Restructuring Development Fund Partnership in the restructuring and investment of Shandong Wanbao Group and four other groups.

Key clients

Qingdao Jialongteng Real Estate

JunHe

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. During the research cycle, the firm welcomed Libin Shi, Zheyuan Qiao, Ke Zhang, Guangqin Wei, Yipeng (Alan) Zhang and Kai Wang as partners. Its dispute resolution team hired Xiao (Arthur) Dong and Huili (Vicky) Zhao from AnJie Law Firm as partners. In addition, the team also hired Jia (David) Gu from TianTong Law Firm, Yuqing Zhang from Global Law Office, and Jiayin Zhu from King & Wood Mallesons.

Client feedback

“The JunHe team led by Janet Xu impressed my team quite positively with their solid antitrust knowledge and high-profile practice experiences under China's regulatory scheme.” – Competition/antitrust

“They are extremely strong specialist disputes lawyers in the construction and engineering spheres.  Good at understanding the real commercial and legal issues and developing creative strategies and solutions to clients' disputes and problems. Excellent ability to work with international co-counsel as a team to harness different skill sets.” – Construction

“Always provide timely and professional support across various practice areas with solid analytical skills, good insights on both regulatory and practice; consistently provide practical legal advice as a trustworthy partner.” – Corporate and M&A

“JunHe's insightful and comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry's regulatory changes and updates have given us confidence in settling some of our most important business models and complicated business arrangements.” – Corporate and M&A

Yimu Bu

“Extremely responsive; ability to handle multiple tasks under great pressure; strong communication skills; deep insights in the relevant areas of law.”

Daniel He

“Professional; diligent; highly-efficient.”

Adam Li

“Proactive communications; responsive and speedy feedback; valuable services, deep understanding of client's business and needs.”

Ning Liu

“Very responsive with broad network to quickly assemble the right experts to help my company.”

Da Qi

“He has extremely good knowledge and expertise on all legal matters, consumer consideration, and accurate observation of the client motivation. He also has the ability to lead the team as a qualified partner and the self-improvement ability to influence the team as well.”

Janet Xu

“Over the years, Janet impressed me deeply by her proactive working style and deep insights into the clients' needs.”

Ping Zhang

“Zhang considers all aspects from the customer's point of view, not just from the legal aspect. He has strong professional ability so that he can always provide constructive legal advice. In addition, Zhang always responds to our needs in a timely manner.”

Elvis Zhou

“An excellent construction disputes lawyer with strong client, commercial, technical and legal skills; excellent at working in a team with international co-counsel; very strong in finding solutions to complex difficult situations.”


Work highlights

Advised China Merchants Port Group and Liaoning Port Group as the investors in the bankruptcy and reorganisation of Antong Holdings.

Acted for Tecnon Electronics on its material asset restructuring and non-public issuance of stocks to specific objects.

Key clients

Chengdu Yueqin Real Estate, Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings, Shang Gong Group, Shanghai Greencourt Investment Group

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is highly ranked in banking and finance and corporate and M&A. Partner Charles Qin heads the firm’s banking and finance department and has rich experience in capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Qin and his team regularly advise clients on cross-border and multi-currency transactional issues. The firm’s restructuring and insolvency practice welcomed Amy Ren as partner in September 2021.


Work highlights

Advised Shenzhen Haiwei Industrial Group on the liquidation and reorganisation of Zhongshan Yingshun Real Estate.

Advised Zhejiang Weili Holding on the merger and reorganisation of Weihai holding.

Key clients

Great Wall International, Guangdong Guangan Kind Petro, Shanghai Ruiyi Asset Management

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Chinese legal powerhouse Zhong Lun Law Firm is ranked ‘Outstanding’ across various practice areas and industry sectors with its well-established teams in both the transactional and contentious arena. With its exceptional experience in complex and high-profile restructuring, M&A and various other transactions, it has assisted many hi-tech businesses in their development and expansion. Construction and project development have traditionally been the firm’s core practices, its expertise has also expanded to real estate, infrastructure and PPP, energy, public facilities and industrial manufacturing. Some of the key partners to note from the firm are Shanghai-based partner Anthony Zhao, who specialises in capital markets, private equity, cross-border investment/M&A, and Beijing-based partner Jihong Wang, whose practice covers corporate governance, health, safety, environmental protection and financing. The firm’s dispute resolution practice hired Chuncheng Liu, Xinfan Chen, Kun Zou and Yongnan (John) Tong as partners throughout 2021.

Client feedback

“They have a very international outlook which is very important while working on cross-border deals. The team knows the right questions to ask the local counsel.” – Banking and finance

“Excellent understanding of laws, very fluent communications and a pleasure to work with.” – Banking and finance

“Trustworthy.” – Banking and finance

“We are very impressed by both Zhong Lun Law Firm and the project team. Firstly, they are experts on pre-IPO, IPO, and the overall capital markets business. I believe their experiences and knowledge are competitive in the Chinese legal market. Secondly, all team members are full of dedication and profession, we could always get a quick response and the work quality is satisfying. Finally, we are glad that we choose Zhong Lun Law Firm and look forward to future cooperation with them.” – Capital markets

“They actively grasp all background information and are dedicated in providing a comprehensive legal opinion.” – Competition/antitrust

“Zhong Lun Law Firm gave prompt feedback and was able to adopt the most appropriate litigation strategy to win the lawsuit. Their professional ability and responsiveness are unique, which eventually helped our company to fix the claim and get the money back for the project.” – Construction

“Professional knowledge, meticulous work and constructive suggestions.” – Corporate and M&A

“The Zhong Lun team is very familiar with our company and the industry, so they have been always able to respond to our inquiries swiftly.” – Corporate and M&A

“Zhong Lun Law Firm has excellent quality lawyers, from partners through to associates. They are responsive, bright and highly experienced.” – Dispute resolution

“I was very impressed by the firm’s quality of work overall. They did all the drafting work before trial, and I found the drafting quality to be top notch. Their assistance throughout the trial was also very helpful. Their team is very sharp, thorough, quick in response and profes