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AllBright Law Offices

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Beijing, Shanghai

China: Banking and finance

PRC firms
Banking and finance: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

AllBright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

Maggie Qin at AllBright Law Offices assisted China Development Bank Hong Kong branch as appointed coordinator with regard to a syndicated loan facility for China Cinda Asset Management to acquire Nanyang Commercial Bank. The team also handles trade finance and real estate loans. Xianming Li is another name to note.

Leading individuals

James Miao - AllBright Law Offices

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China: Capital markets

PRC firms
Capital markets: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

AllBright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

AllBright Law Offices has developed a strong debt and equity capital markets practice and is particularly active in handling listings on NEEQ. Guoquan Shen has experience of asset restructuring and regularly acts for listed and private companies in private placements and back-door listings.

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China: Corporate and M&A

PRC firms
Corporate and M&A: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Allbright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

Allbright Law Offices handles foreign direct investments, acquisitions and general corporate matters. Victor Wang and Ark Bao’s team also have been assisting domestic clients in big-ticket outbound transactions. Clients include Sinopec, Shanghai Lingguang Industry, Shanghai Feilo Acoustics, and Wintime Energy.

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China: Dispute resolution

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

AllBright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

AllBright Law Offices’ recent highlights include representing Shandong Chenming Paper in a number of disputes with Arjowiggins, including breach of the joint venture contract; the team also assisted Fosun International in a pre-emptive rights dispute. The team is also active in real estate, construction and IP litigation. John Liu, Lawrence Zhu and Rui Guo are the key names to note.

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China: Intellectual property

PRC firms
Intellectual property: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Allbright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

Allbright Law Offices’ practice has extensive experience advising on contentious IP protection and enforcement matters, including administrative, civil and criminal actions. On the non-contentious side, the group often assists clients with trade mark, copyright and patent registration, as well as licensing agreements. Mitchell Liu is an expert in representing clients in patent and trade mark infringement cases.

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China: Real estate and construction

PRC firms
Next generation lawyers

Lei Lu - AllBright Law Offices

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China: Tax

PRC firms
Tax: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Allbright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

Allbright Law Offices is highly experienced in a range of tax issues, particularly for the tax aspects of investments and M&A. Lianfang Fu and Kevin Wang are recommended.

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China: WTO/international trade

PRC firms
WTO/international trade: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

AllBright Law Offices 锦天城律师事务所

AllBright Law Offices’ strengths lie in its extensive experience in handling trade remedy matters and WTO disputes. The team assisted Jiangsu Zhongji Lamination materials in the EC antidumping investigation concerning certain aluminium foils originating from China. Donghui Fu and Ye Li are key names to note.

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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
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    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.

    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.
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    Ren Qing and Wu Peng, Partners in Zhong Lun Law Firm

    By Steve Zhao
  • 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.