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Banking and finance: Beijing
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Leading individuals: local firms
- Lawrence Lin - Global Law Office
- Wang Ling - King & Wood Mallesons
- David Liu - Jun He Law Offices
- Yi Liu - Run Ming Law Office
- James Miao - Allbright Law Offices
- Jeffrey Shen - Fangda Partners
- Jack Wang - King & Wood Mallesons
Wantao Yang -
Zhong Lun Law Firm
- David Yu - Llinks Law Offices
- Shujun Zheng - Jun He Law Offices
Global Law Office’s ‘widely respected and reliable’ Lawrence Lin recently advised DBS Bank on a $100m term loan facility to Eureka Investment Company; and Xin Zhang acted for BNP Paribas (China) regarding a RMB490m uncommitted revolving facility provided to Trafigura (Shanghai) Trading. Xuelan (Shelley) Wang assisted Bank of China (Hong Kong) in a term loan facility to Glorious Pacific. Chen Huan Zhong and Xuemei Liu are also key contacts.
Jun He Law Offices’ experience includes syndicated, bilateral and club loans; international financial institutions loans; financing for infrastructure projects; M&A finance; leveraged, real estate and asset financing and the financing of leases; trade-related financing, financial derivatives and structured finance; debt restructuring, bankruptcy reorganisation and the disposal of non-performing assets; and asset securitisation and asset management. The practice’s recent highlights include acting for United Overseas Bank (China) and Standard Chartered Bank (China)’s syndicated financing of Carlyle and CLSA’s acquisition of an office tower; and assisting in relation to Australia & New Zealand Banking Group’s refinancing of a loan of $190m to Sinochem International (Overseas). The team also acted as the legal adviser to the lead arrangers in the acquisition financing of Home Inns & Hotels Management. The practice’s principal contacts include Jianeng Lu, Yingling Wei, Shujun Zheng, Zhou Jun, Jian Wiang, Gang Wang and Zhong Wang.
King & Wood Mallesons is widely recognised for its expertise and performance in the areas of international finance and banking. The practice represented Bank of China (Hong Kong) in its successful $150m cross-border loan financing deal with China Southern Airlines, in which the airline imported China’s first ever A380-800. Managing partner Wang Ling heads the financing practice; she specialises in banking, international finance, project finance, aircraft and equipment lease financing, acquisition finance, and real estate finance. She has led teams advising financial institutions (including foreign-invested banks, auto-finance companies and finance companies, and financial leasing companies) on their establishment as legal entities in China. ‘Solid legal adviser’ Wang Shu is also recommended.
The ‘highly regarded’ Fangda Partners advises banks and other financial institutions, corporate borrowers and credit institutions on all types of banking and financing transactions, as well as regulatory matters. The team recently acted as PRC counsel to the borrower in relation to the $3bn financing connected to the take-private deal of Alibaba.com, China’s largest e-commerce company. Jun Hu, Chen Ma and Jeffrey Shen are well-regarded practitioners.
Haiwen & Partners’ banking and finance lawyers are regularly retained by major domestic and international financial institutions, including commercial and investment banks, securities firms and insurance companies in connection with syndicated loan transactions, purchases and sales of non-performing loans, issuance of letters of credit, the creation and enforcement of security interests, and the structuring and development of new financial products, in addition to general regulatory and compliance matters.
Zhong Lun Law Firm recently welcomed Wang Xianghong from Zhonglun W&D Law Firm (where she had been a partner since 2007), to its Beijing office. The firm provides legal services to foreign and domestic banks, leasing companies, investment banks, and other financial institutions. The finance team is the key external counsel to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on its PRC financing projects. The practice also covers financial institutions’ daily operational matters including deposits, loans, project facilities, commercial paper, bonds, trusts, leases, and insurance matters; and regularly represents financial institutions in their financing-related disputes. A London office was opened in 2012.
Led by Hongjiu Zhang and Jiejiang Wu, Jingtian & Gongcheng acted as PRC legal adviser to China Development Bank in connection with both acquisition and aircraft financings.
Run Ming Law Office’s lawyers are known in the market for aircraft financing. The practice recently advised in connection with the financing of a Boeing aircraft that was guaranteed by the Ex-Im Bank of the US. Executive partner Yi Liu is recommended.