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JunHe LLP handles investment and financing of infrastructure projects by advising local governments, project companies, domestic and overseas financial institutions and project contractors. Recent highlights saw the team assisting on subway line and rail PPP projects. Jiangang Wang heads the Beijing team, which also includes Yu Qin and Jianan Yuan; in Shanghai, practice head Fang Yi, Deting Li and George Zhu are recommended.
King & Wood Mallesons is adept at handling a broad range of mandates for a mix of SOEs, private companies and multinational energy companies. The China team worked with colleagues in other offices to advise China General Nuclear Power on its £6bn investment in Hinkley Point C plant in the UK. In another highlight, the PPP team assisted Beijing MTR with finalising its RMB47.4bn franchising contract of Beijing Metro Line 16. Practice head Handel Lee focuses on advising Chinese clients in offshore acquisitions in the energy industry. Corporate partners Jin Xiong, Xiaolian Zhang and Ping Xu are also names to note.
Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Jihong Wang and Jinlin Nan assisted China Nuclear Industry 22nd Construction on its investment in the Baganuur power plant BOT project in Mongolia. The highly regarded Lanping Zhou assisted with a number of high-profile PPP projects, advising a number of local governments, and the team also has particular expertise in the financing of urban infrastructure projects. Dongyue Chen and Gavin Zhang ‘stand out’.
Broad & Bright handles a broad range of matters with particular expertise in investments and M&A, project finance and dispute resolution, including resolution of environmental pollution disputes. Libin Zhang is ‘very familiar with the oil and gas sector’.
Global Law Office advises on the full range of project matters, including financing, bidding processes, procurement, contract negotiation and compliance issues. Its impressive client roster features China Resources Land, China State Construction Engineering, Capital Airports Holding Company and White Peak Real Estate Investment. Miller Wang, Weiwei Gu and Zhongcheng Wang are key figures in the team.
Guantao Law Firm handles transactions and disputes for a broad range of petrochemicals, energy and natural resources clients, including ChemChina, Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) and Communications Construction Branch of State Grid. Wei Jiang advised China Power Engineering Consulting Group on its co-investment, together with JAKS Resources, to build a large thermal power plant in Hai Doung, Vietnam.
Elvis Zhou at Hesen Law Firm in alliance with Pinsent Masons LLP has experience in EPC advisory work and disputes arising from projects. He is advising PetroChina on the West-to-East oil and gas pipeline construction project and is also acting for China Energy Engineering Group Shanxi Electric Power Engineering on the financing structure and EPC contract negotiation relating to its bid for a large coal-fired power plant project in Vietnam.
Jincheng Tongda & Neal’s client roster include China National Petroleum, General Electric, Shell (China) and Kuwait Petroleum. It regularly advises on large cross-border transactions, and in 2015 it assisted Beijing Drainage Group with its integration of Anqing sewage plant. Corporate partners Annie Wu and Hui Yang are recommended.
Sunshine Law Firm hired oil and gas specialist Song Shen, who joined from Dentons China in January 2016. The practice – which also includes Hongwen Zhu and is led by the ‘knowledgeable’ Jane Chen – handles financing, construction and operation of energy and environment projects. Recent highlights include advising Shanghai Electric Power on its outbound energy sector investment in Malta and acting for China Han Power in its $2.4bn investment in a build-own-operate (BOO) hydropower project in Pakistan.
Sarah Zeng’s team at Dentons China advises on corporate, financing, competition, regulatory and M&A matters. In one recent highlight, a multi-jurisdictional team assisted a Chinese private equity firm with a sizeable overseas investment in the mining industry.
Grandall Law Firm advises energy sector clients on their IPOs, red-chip listings and secondary issuances. The team also handles financing and construction matters for water, electricity and energy sectors clients. Weidong Wang is a key contact.