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Hogan Lovells International LLP


China: Antitrust and competition

Foreign firms
Antitrust and competition: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, practice head and Mandarin speaker Adrian Emch is recommended; working alongside him are a group of associates, including former MOFCOM official Andy Huang. The China practice is integrated with the firm’s strong US and EU competition teams and often works on a cross-office basis with colleagues overseas. Its client base comprises household-name multinational companies, including several leading players in the TMT and maritime sectors. Highlights included advising FIH Mobile on the MOFCOM merger control proceedings for its acquisition of Microsoft’s mobile phone business; Emch led on the transaction, with support from associate Jiaming Zhang.

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China: Banking and finance

Foreign firms
Banking and finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises international financial institutions, private equity funds and multinational companies on complex and structured cross-border transactions. The practice has a particular focus on onshore and offshore financings involving PRC banks and borrowers. It is also recommended for China outbound financings in Africa, Latin America and the wider Asia region. The team acted for a syndicate of banks, led by Citibank, on facilities granted to Tencent Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings. Beijing-based Jun Wei and Hong Kong-based Owen Chan are the key figures.

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China: Corporate and M&A

Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLP has a focus on energy, infrastructure, financial services, insurance, life sciences, consumer and TMT sector deals, and the team is able to assist with the issues that impact cross-border M&A, from acquisition financing, antitrust, regulatory compliance and tax to IP, employment, national security review and foreign investment regulation. Together with the firm’s Madrid and Paris offices, Beijing office managing partner Jun Wei advised HNA Group on its $1.5bn takeover for Swiss Airline caterer business Gategroup, the world’s second largest airline caterer. Shanghai-based China and Asia Pacific corporate head Andrew McGinty, Shanghai office managing partner Philip Cheng, and Beijing’s Steven Robinson, Liang Xu and Roy Zou are other key contacts. Larry Sussman joined in Beijing from O'Melveny, where he was Beijing managing partner and Asia transactions head, while Michael Chin exited for Simmons & Simmons LLP’s Hong Kong office.

Leading individuals

Andrew McGinty - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next generation lawyers

Lu Zhou - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Dispute resolution

Foreign firms
Dispute resolution: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLPprovides an excellent service through its high-quality lawyers’, and is best known for corporate shareholder disputes, anti-corruption matters, financial services regulatory investigations, construction matters, international arbitration, and IP litigation. In Shanghai, Eugene Chen heads the department. Terence Wong left for Winston & Strawn.

Leading individuals

Eugene Chen - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Healthcare and life sciences

Foreign firms
Healthcare and life sciences: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Forming part of the global life sciences practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP’s China-based team has expertise in M&A, internal investigations, and non-contentious and contentious IP, though its strong regulatory practice is a particular draw. Clients include global leaders in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. In a combination of the firm’s strength in life sciences and education, Steven Robinson and a team advised the University of Miami on the regulatory issues concerning its cooperation with Wenzhou Medical University for an outpatient eye institute in China. In other work, a team led by Beijing office managing partner Jun Wei and Andrew McGinty in Shanghai assisted Novartis in preparation for the launch of a digital health project in China, which involved an assessment of relevant PRC legislation and regulatory constraints. Senior associate Jessie Xie had an active role in both mandates; she has substantial knowledge of regulatory risks, product approval, clinical trials and global distribution of medical devices and products. Other notable practitioners include Eugene Chen and Roy Zou.

Next generation lawyers

Jessie Xie - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Intellectual property

Foreign firms
Intellectual property: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

The ‘outstanding’ IP department at Hogan Lovells International LLP is ‘very attuned to the needs of in-house counsel’. The Greater China team comprises approximately 40 fee-earners, including three partners and a ‘very strong support team of associates’. In IP litigation, the team ‘delivers a clear analysis of the situation, both in terms of the legal aspects and the strengths and weaknesses of the case’. The firm’s dispute resolution capabilities were enhanced in 2016 through the approval of an association in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone, branded Hogan Lovells Fidelity. Eugene Low, ‘excellent attorney’ Katie Feng and the ‘incredibly bright, analytical, strategicDeanna Wong comprise the partner-level team, following the departures of William Fisher (to DLA Piper) and Rae Yan (who quit private practice). Counsel Helen Xia is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Deanna Wong - Hogan Lovells International LLP

Next generation lawyers

Helen Xia - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Labour and employment

Foreign firms
Labour and employment: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s employment practice sits within the corporate department, and as such has a focus on transactional matters, often with complex cross-border elements. The team also provides day-to-day advice on matters such as employee training, visa and residency requirements, equity incentive plans, and employment contracts and handbooks. Recent work includes acting as HR adviser to a European client with global operations, providing assistance on various employment matters connected with its expansion in China. Philip Cheng and Roy Zou lead the practice, which includes associates Wei Song, Jing Wang and Maggie Shen.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Foreign firms
Private equity/venture capital: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts for private equity firms, venture capital investors, portfolio companies, start-up companies, financial institutions and fund managers, among others. Sector strengths include life sciences, healthcare, education, insurance, energy and TMT. Shanghai-based China and Asia Pacific corporate head Andrew McGinty and Beijing’s Steven Robinson are the key names. Michael Chin joined Simmons & Simmons LLP’s Hong Kong office.

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China: Projects and energy

Foreign firms
Projects and energy: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s China projects and infrastructure practice assists lenders, investors and sponsors with the full lifespan of projects, including greenfield development, PPP, M&A and financings, as well as restructuring issues, funds matters and disputes. Beijing office managing partner Jun Wei, together with the firm’s Singapore office, acted for CDB in the $1.4bn on-lending financing of a potash project in Belarus. Michael Zou is a highly rated of counsel.

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China: Real estate and construction

Foreign firms
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

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China: Regulatory/compliance

Foreign firms
Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLP has extensive experience in FCPA and UK Bribery Act matters, including their implications for companies around the world. The international investigations, white-collar and fraud group recently handled high-profile anti-corruption matters arising out of China. In Shanghai, Eugene Chen’s practice focuses on cross-border disputes and investigations in the US, China and elsewhere in Asia; he regularly appears before the US Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission.

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China: TMT

Foreign firms
TMT: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s renowned TMT group comprises lawyers with multidisciplinary expertise spanning corporate, competition, regulatory and IP matters. Among its sub-specialisms are the developing fields of fintech, e-commerce, social media and cybersecurity. Recent work highlights saw Liang Xu act for Guangzhou Auto in a minority investment in Uber’s China operations. New clients include Foxconn, which Adrian Emch advised on the acquisition of Microsoft’s feature phone business, including the acquisition of Microsoft Mobile Vietnam. Other key figures include Hong Kong-based Mark Parsons and Andrew McGinty in Shanghai.

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China: Tax

Foreign firms
Tax: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

In 2017, Hogan Lovells International LLP invested heavily in its China tax department by hiring well-respected partner Larry Sussman from O'Melveny and promoting Shanghai-based tax specialist Roberta Chang to partner. Sussman’s broad corporate and tax practice sees him advising multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity firms, and his arrival will develop the firm’s burgeoning media and entertainment practice. The team is particularly active in the education sector, where Chang and Steven Robinson in Beijing act for major US-based schools and universities with operations in China.

Leading individuals

Larry Sussman - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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