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Hogan Lovells International LLP


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 has a solid name in the market for acquisition, export, corporate and project finance, as well as sovereign lending matters. Beijing managing partner Jun Wei is recommended for project finance matters and Michael Zou is a highly rated counsel, who is recommended for his advice to state-owned oil companies and Latin American experience.

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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’s team ‘provides excellent support through prompt, practical, business-oriented advice, and it has a good understanding of local markets’. The practice fields nearly 30 fee-earners, including seven partners located in the firm’s Beijing and Shanghai offices. Shanghai-based Asia corporate head Andrew McGinty ‘has great China experience that includes in-depth knowledge of the practical aspects of local regulations, as well as clients’ business needs’. Shanghai-based Michael Chin is another key contact, while Beijing office managing partner Jun Wei and Steven Robinson advised Unisplendour on its proposed $3.8bn investment in Western Digital Corporation, a US computer data storage company, and the decision to terminate the transaction. Other deal highlights included Beijing-based Liang Xu acting for Cinda, an investor in distressed assets in China, on the $1.6bn acquisition of a real estate project. Roy Zou is another highly rated Beijing adviser.

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 LLP is recommended for cross-border cases, including shareholder disputes, compliance investigations, complex commercial litigation, international arbitration and construction claims. The ‘determined and able’ Terence Wong, Eugene Chen, William (Skip) Fisher and Zhen (Katie) Feng are key names in Shanghai, as are Beijing-based Rae Yan and Deanna Wong, who splits her time between Hong Kong and Beijing.

Leading individuals

Eugene Chen - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Employment

Foreign firms
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 recently acted for Citco Fund Services (USA) on the dissolution of its Shanghai subsidiary and the employment arrangements with its Shanghai employees. The team heads are Philip Cheng and Roy Zou in Shanghai and Beijing, respectively.

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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

A ‘fantastic legal provider’, Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team advises on IP issues across a wide range of industries, with a particular strength in the technology sector. The ‘very responsive, knowledgeable and trustworthy’ Deanna Wong in Beijing led the representation of Yvolution in two separate high-profile scooter patent infringement brought against two different counterfeiters in China. Hong Kong-based Eugene Low successfully represented Tencent in securing its right to use the original domain name behind its WeChat app. Shanghai-based Katie Feng successfully assisted Blizzard Entertainment with obtaining a landmark preliminary injunction from the Guangzhou IP Court. Other key partners include William Fisher in Shanghai and Rae Yan in Beijing; Lloyd Parker heads the Asia-wide IP practice from Tokyo.

Leading individuals

Deanna Wong - Hogan Lovells International LLP

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China: Private equity/venture capital

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: 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

At Hogan Lovells International LLP, the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects department is noted for its financing capabilities and has a particular strength in assisting Chinese clients with investments in Latin America. In Beijing, managing partner and practice co-head Jun Wei specialises in project finance and infrastructure development. Beijing-based of counsel Michael Zou advised CDB on the $1.6bn financing of the Astana Light Rail project in Kazakhstan. Shanghai-based co-head Terence Wong primarily handles international arbitration matters.

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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

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 霍金路伟国际律师事务所

Having ‘a good understanding of local markets’, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides ‘prompt, practical and business-oriented advice’. The group’s expertise covers commercial IT transactions, data privacy and e-commerce matters. Shanghai-based corporate partner Andrew McGinty, who has ‘great experience and in-depth knowledge’, advised Wincor Nixdorf on the Chinese aspects of its joint venture with Aisino, a Chinese IT company. China Telecom Global, eBay and Tencent are also clients of the practice. Mark Parsons in Hong Kong is also recommended.

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China: Tax

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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    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
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Legal Developments in China

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  • What is the relationship between PPP and concessions?

    From fledgling concessions to PPP that is sweeping the country today, there are two major sets of regulations to be followed: one being regulations for concessions led by the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the other the series of regulations for PPP led by the Ministry of Finance (“MoF”).  However, to date, there is still not one law that expressly defines the relationship between the two, resulting in much confusion and many impediments in practice.  The relationship between concessions and PPP is an issue currently desperately needing clarification.
  • Thought on Developing Convention on Enforceability of Settlement Agreements Reached Through Concilia

    The UN Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) held its 47th session in New York on 7-18 July 2014 and the Author had the privilege of attending the conference at invitation of Mr. Yu Jianlong, President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (“APRAG”). During the conference, the U.S. Government submitted a proposal suggesting Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) of UNCITRAL (“Working Group II”) to develop a multilateral convention with respect of the enforceability of international commercial settlement agreements reached through conciliation (“Enforceability Convention”) for the purpose of encouraging the use of conciliation in resolving international commercial disputes.  Read more
  • Impact of Article 43 of the Commercial Bank Law on PPP Projects

    With the widespread use of the PPP model in China, financing channels for PPP projects have also increasingly diversified.  Bank, trust, fund and insurance channels of capital have all rushed onto the stage of project financing. Subject to Article 43 of the Commercial Bank Law, banks, as the traditional big brother of financing, have always played the role of lender.  In practice, the opinions as to whether they can participate in the bidding on, and contributing capital to, PPP projects as private investors have been mixed.
  • A LOOK BACK AND THOUGHTS ON PPP LEGAL PRACTICE IN CHINA IN 2015

    The current PPP tide in China driven by the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission witnesses the transformation and upgrading of large state-owned enterprises.  These enterprises that have traditionally only been familiar with bid invitation, bid submission, and construction, have started to have an impact on numerous new areas such as project proposal and planning, company establishment and acquisition, fund establishment and operation, etc.  Certain state-owned enterprises that got their starts fairly early have cultivated teams with extensive experience in investing, and certain enterprises that are just starting up are selecting young talent from various entities in all out effort to catch up.  Private enterprises also participate enthusiastically.
  • Transfer Pricing – New Risks in Declaring Price Impact of Special Relationship to China Customs

    China Customs recently requires that the importer or exporter of record declare the impact on the import or export price of its special relationship with the counterpart (“Price Impact”). Specifically the declaring party must state whether its special relationship, if any, would affect the transaction value or price as declared to the China Customs. Previously the special relationship was an item of declaration subsequent to a specific request from the Customs. However, the impact of the special relationship was not an item of declaration, and the declaration party even had a general defense right to disprove such Price Impact. The Price Impact, if any, has been a pre-condition for  the Customs not to accept the declared transfer price for the purpose of ascertaining dutiable price of a given import or export shipment, in which case, China Customs shall re-value the given shipment according to China customs valuation rules.
  • New China Customs Taxation Policy on Cross-Border B2C E-Commerce Imports

    The Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs and State Administration of Taxation of China jointly issued a circular (“Joint Circular ”) relating to the taxation policy on the cross-border e-commerce retailing imports, with effect as from April 8, 2016.
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    One of the most important negotiated points by parties in contract negotiations is the dispute resolution clause. If parties agree on arbitration, they often negotiate which arbitration institution or arbitration rules will apply in resolving potential disputes.
  • Interpretation of New Anti-monopoly Provisions in the Field of Intellectual Property Rights:

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  • Zhong Lun Advises Chinese Consortium on $1.9 Billion Acquisition of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    On April 30, 2015, OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (OVTI, a Delaware company listed on NASDAQ) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium composed of Hua Capital Management Co. Ltd. (“Hua Capital Management”), CITIC Capital Holdings Limited (“CITIC Capital”) and GoldStone Investment Co. Ltd. (“GoldStone Investment”) (collectively, the “Consortium”). Under the terms of the agreement, OmniVision stockholders will receive $29.75 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $1.9 billion. The agreement was unanimously approved by OmniVision’s Board of Directors.