The Legal 500

Hogan Lovells International LLP


China: Banking and finance

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s ‘lawyers are always professional, accurate and prompt’. The China finance team handles a mix of bank and sponsor-side work, as well as acquisition financing, sovereign lending, export financing, corporate financing and project financing. Beijing managing partner Jun Wei’s practice focuses on project finance, while counsel Michael Zou advises major state-owned oil companies. Zou has acted on some of the earliest and most politically sensitive China-Latin America transactions.

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China: Corporate and M&A

Foreign firms
Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s corporate team is able to draw on the support of other practice areas, including antitrust, banking, real estate and intellectual property. The practice advised IBM on the China issues surrounding the disposal of its x86 server business to Lenovo, and acted for home improvement retailer Kingfisher during the £140m sale of a controlling 70% stake in its B&Q China business to Wumei Holdings. In Shanghai Asia corporate head Andrew McGinty is ‘a brilliant and highly reliable adviser’, and Philip Cheng and Michael Chin are also recommended. In Beijing, Steven Robinson, Jun Wei, Liang Xu and Roy Zou are highly rated.

Leading individuals

Andrew McGinty - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Dispute resolution

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Dispute resolution: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s mainland China team has expertise in construction, product liability, labour and employment, and commercial disputes, as well as investigations. Terence Wong acted for Shandong Hongri Acron Chemical Joint Stock Company in the Hong Kong enforcement proceedings of an arbitration award made by the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) in Beijing. Eugene Chen is also recommended. All partners mentioned are based in Shanghai.

Leading individuals

Eugene Chen - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Employment

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Employment: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s cross-disciplinary practice is headed by corporate partners Philip Cheng and Roy Zou in Shanghai and Beijing respectively. The group primarily advises clients on non-contentious matters, particularly in establishing HR management systems, compliance investigations and restructurings.

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China: Intellectual property

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Intellectual property: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

The group at Hogan Lovells International LLP is highly experienced in contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with particular expertise in enforcement and litigation. Shanghai-based William Fisher successfully defended Mercedes-Benz China against two patent infringement lawsuits. Deanna Wong led the team that advised Guess on the Chinese aspects of a trade mark infringement and unfair competition dispute brought against the client by Gucci. Katie Feng and Rae Yan are also recommended. The Hong Kong team expanded with the arrival of Alan Chiu from Mayer Brown JSM.

Leading individuals

Deanna Wong - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Private equity/venture capital

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP has extensive experience advising asset management companies, banks, investors and investment fund houses on private equity investment and fund transactions in China and regionally. In Shanghai, Asia corporate head Andrew McGinty and Michael Chin are recommended. Chin was part of a team that represented ICBCI and ABCI (as existing note holders) on a top-up issuance of new senior secured guaranteed notes by Zhuguang Holdings Group. In Beijing, Steven Robinson is highly rated.

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China: Projects and energy

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

Hogan Lovells International LLP

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, Beijing managing partner Jun Wei’s practice focuses on project financing and infrastructure development Counsel Michael Zou (also in Beijing) is a trusted adviser to several major state-owned oil companies. In Shanghai, Terence Wong is an arbitration specialist. The practice enjoys strong relationships with major Chinese financiers and borrowers in Latin America, and is highly regarded for China-Latin America related financings.

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China: Real estate and construction

Foreign firms
Leading individuals

Andrew McGinty - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: TMT

Foreign firms
TMT: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Andrew McGinty and Mark Parsons lead the cross-disciplinary practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP from Shanghai and Hong Kong respectively. The group advises on IT transactions, e-commerce and data privacy issues, among other matters. Parsons assisted Tencent with the international expansion of the client’s WeChat social communications business. The team also provided regulatory advice to Tencent relating to the launch of the JOOX music streaming app. Other clients include IBM and China Telecom Global.

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Venezuela

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Vietnam

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