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China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: foreign firms
Banking and finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is perhaps best known in the project finance space, where it advises lenders on the gamut of cross-border oil and gas, power generation and mining projects. Among the team's major highlights, Fei Kwok advised a lending syndicate on the provision of multibillion-dollar facilities for the development of a thermal power plant. The team has also been involved in various mandates concerning projects in Indonesia and Malaysia, where Kwok acted for a Chinese bank in relation to the provision of a loan for the development and construction of a major cable and telecoms project. Additional contacts include Paul Wee Ei Don, who specialises in cross-border project financing mandates and has particular expertise in transactions involving oil and gas projects in Venezuela.

Leading individuals

Fei Kwok - Norton Rose Fulbright

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China: Corporate and M&A

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has a significant track record advising on high-profile, big-ticket deals; and the corporate and M&A team is particularly noted for working in the banking, insurance, real estate, TMT, energy and natural resources, and life sciences and healthcare sectors. The recommended Beijing partners are office head Wang Yi, Barbara Li and Tom Luckock. In Shanghai, office head Sun Hong and Lynn Yang are also highly rated, and Tony Zhong is a key of counsel. Psyche Tai is Hong Kong office head.

Leading individuals

Barbara Li - Norton Rose Fulbright

Sun Hong - Norton Rose Fulbright

Next Generation Partners

Tony Zhong - Norton Rose Fulbright

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China: Dispute resolution

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

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is highly regarded for complex, often multi-jurisdictional disputes involving contract and commercial disputes; financial institutions and asset managers, including regulatory issues; real estate and construction; technology and telecoms; shipping; and major estate litigation. The Hong Kong-based practice includes Camille Jojo and Alfred Wu as well as consultants Jim James and Philip Nunn.

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China: Fintech

Fintech: foreign firms
Fintech: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright's client roster features financial institutions, technology companies, start-ups and investors which the team advises on regulatory and transactional mandates. It is particularly active in advising multinational banking and financial institutions on their digital banking and cross-border transfer of electronic data matters. Beijing-based Barbara Li has 'very advanced understanding of the fintech sector', and is 'excellent at dealing with complex issues'. Shanghai-based Lynn Yang and Hong Kong-based Anna Gamvros are also a key contact.

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China: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: foreign firms
Intellectual property: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

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China: Projects and energy

Projects and energy: foreign firms
Projects and energy: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright

With expertise in project finance and development, Norton Rose Fulbright advises Chinese lenders and investors on cross-border power and infrastructure projects, and also acts for international developers and lenders in their involvement in PRC projects. Tom Luckock has expertise in renewable and conventional energy projects, where he is most often acting for the project company but also advises funders. Fei Kwok advised Chinese bank lenders on project finance mandates in Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia, and Barbara Li handled investment transactions in relation to a number of energy and infrastructure projects. Moreover, Paul Wee Ei Don has particular expertise in advising Chinese financiers on oil and gas projects in Venezuela. The team also handles transport infrastructure projects.

Leading individuals

Tom Luckock - Norton Rose Fulbright

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China: Regulatory/compliance

Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms
Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright

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China: Shipping

Shipping: foreign firms
Shipping: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright has international experience and significant knowledge which enables it to handle a broad range of matters from structured finance to anti-competitive actions, ship conversion to offshore disputes, and from environmental regulation to the impact of blockchain and the digitalisation of the shipping industry. The team advises a mix of banks, lessors, brokers, owners and operators. Key individuals include Fei Kwok in Shanghai and Ben Rose in Singapore.

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China: TMT

TMT: foreign firms
TMT: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright 'provides precise and detailed as well as practice and highly operable advice'. It has particular expertise in advising international companies (particularly US-headquartered technology companies) on regulatory and compliance matters in China; it continues to receive a steady flow of cybersecurity matters. Barbara Li is singled out for her 'deep understanding of the sector and the China regulatory environment' which enables her to 'accurately grasp the legislative intent of the newly enacted laws and regulations from multiple dimensions'. Anna Gamvros is a leading figure for technology and data privacy and is based in Hong Kong.

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