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AllBright Law Offices

9, 11, 12/F, SHANGHAI TOWER, NO 501, YINCHENG MIDDLE ROAD, PUDONG NEW AREA, SHANGHAI 200120, CHINA
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Work +86 21 2051 1000
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Fax +86 21 2051 1999
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www.allbrightlaw.com
Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai

China: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms
Antitrust and competition: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices' antitrust practice strikes a balance between contentious and non-contentious work. In 2017, practice head Henry Ding successfully represented a number of clients in unfair competition litigation; TAL Education Group, CDP GROUP and Newell Brands are among the list. Another highlight includes acting for United Arab Shipping Company in an NDRC investigation pertaining to the violation of China anti-monopoly legislation.

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China: Banking and finance

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

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices advises lenders and borrowers in general banking matters and debt investment transactions, but the firm is especially well-known in the financial trust market. Indeed, led by Xianming Li, the team handles all aspects of trust establishment, management, and investment activity. In one example, Xianying Li acted for Huaneng Guicheng Trust Corporation in relation to the issuance of RMB1.79bn asset-backed notes, which were secured by the income of the Peking University Science Park. The department is also active in the financial regulatory space, where Menghan Zou and Jun Ouyang have handled comprehensive compliance exercises for clients such as Bank of East Asia and Xiamen Rural Commercial Bank. Zhongqing Guo is another key contact.

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China: Capital markets

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

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices specialises in debt, equity and securitisation matters including IPOs, convertible bonds, non-public offerings, public transfer and private placement of stocks. Xiaohong Zhang specialises in domestic and overseas listings, related company restructuring and securities; Guoquan Shen is the other name to note. In a notable highlight, Zhang assisted aluminium alloy wheel manufacturer Zhejiang Jinfei Kaida with its pre-IPO transformation. Construction-sector company Asia Cuanon Technology received assistance with its A-share IPO on the Shanghai stock exchange.

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China: Corporate and M&A

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

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices' client spans a broad range of sectors, such as healthcare, automobile, financial services, real estate and construction. Recent mandates feature a mix of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures and investments. It advised Qingdao Doublestar on acquiring a 42% share of Kumho Tire and assisted Agility (Abu Dhabi) PJSC with the sale of its assets in Shanghai to CITIC Capital. Ark Bao is a key name to note and recently advised a Chinese start-up Plex-VR Digital Technology (Shanghai) on the investment made by a consortium of investors including Alibaba and Shenzhen Saifu Dynamic Equity Investment Fund Management. Victor Wang focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. Practice head Junnan Dong specialises in asset restructuring and counts CITIC Securities as a key client.

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China: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: PRC firms
Dispute resolution: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices is regularly instructed on large-scale commercial litigation and arbitration for SOEs, private companies and foreign companies in the real estate, mining and metal, and financial services sectors. Recent highlights saw practice head Rui Guo represent an investor in a RMB800m share purchase dispute; Miao Qian handling an employee share dispute and acting for China Orient Asset Management in a dispute arising from an acquisition; Shicai Zong advising Shenzhen HaiGuChi Investment in an arbitration proceeding relating to a joint venture share dispute; and Lianfang Fu handling a loan contract litigation. IP litigation also features in its caseload which the team recently acted for Brother Industries in a patent infringement litigation.

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China: Intellectual property

Intellectual property: PRC firms
Intellectual property: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices is noted for its strength in contentious matters but also assists clients with trade mark, patent and copyright registrations. It successfully defended Brother Industries in $550m proceedings for allegedly invalid patents, and represented China Union Pay in proceedings related to the use of the Union Pay Express trade mark by defendant Union Pay Electronics. Minxuan Liu, Yan Zhou and Henry Ding are the names to note. The team has been bolstered by Yanyu Wang's arrival from the Chinese Patent Office, and by Helen Xu joining from an in-house role at Jaguar Land Rover China. Honeywell International, Porsche and Nokia Shanghai Bell also count among the team's clients.

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China: Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction: PRC firms
Real estate and construction: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices is particularly noted for its real estate M&A capabilities and the team frequently advises on large, multi-use residential and commercial projects. The department is also experienced in handling construction contract disputes and is increasingly active in construction projects, particularly in relation to the development of commercial complexes. It acted for CIFI Holdings (Group) Company in real estate M&A and construction projects in Foshan, Xi’an and Taiyuan. Yun Li heads the real estate and construction team, which includes Xiao Yang, Zhibin Huang and Alex Li.

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China: Shipping

Shipping: PRC firms
Shipping: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices¬†counts the world largest shipping container company, Maersk Line, and a major Chinese logistic firm, China Ocean Shipping, among its list of key clients. The team handles litigation in maritime, higher and supreme people‚Äôs courts in China, and assists companies across the transportation, insurance and financial services sectors with corporate and finance transactions in the shipping sector.¬†Cao Fang¬†‚Äėunderstands clients' requirement‚Äô and jointly heads the team with¬†Li Malin. Recent highlights include representing Nanjing Gao Peng Transport in a high profile ship collision dispute.

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China: WTO/international trade

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

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices has developed a strong reputation advising on trade remedy investigations, export control and customs issues, and WTO disputes, where is acts for corporate respondents. In one particularly stand-out matter, Ye Li represented China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery & Electronic Products and the China solar panel industry in the first steel safeguard investigation initiated by the US since 2001. Li also acted as local counsel to Jiangsu Zhongji Composite Materials in relation to a US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation aimed at the aluminium foil industry. Also recommended is department head Donghui Fu, who represented a domestic food stuffs manufacturer in a global safeguard investigation initiated by MOFCOM. Canadian Solar and China Chamber of International Commerce are also among the team's major clients.

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