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Jingtian & Gongcheng

34/F, TOWER 3, CHINA CENTRAL PLACE, 77 JIANGUO ROAD, BEIJING 100025, CHINA
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Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen

China: Banking and finance

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng's finance department is jointly led by Hongjiu Zhang and Jiejiang Wu, and has expertise in cross-border acquisition finance and project finance transactions. Moreover, it has considerable experience in trade finance and transportation finance mandates. The group has been instructed by a range of foreign and domestic lenders including China Development Bank, ICBC Asia, ANZ, Export-Import Bank of China, and China CITIC Bank International.

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China: Capital markets

Capital markets: PRC firms
Capital markets: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng has strong capital markets capabilities and experience with overseas listings. The client roster includes the largest private enterprise in China, Wanda Cinema, and global underwriters such as JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and CITIC CLSA Capital Markets. In a notable transaction, Xiang Gao and Tian Mingzi handled one of the largest debt issuances in 2018 for China National Chemical Corporation; 18 international banks jointly acted as underwriters and debt was issued in US dollar and euro, with listings on both the Singapore and Euronext Dublin stock exchange. The team also acted for the underwriters in Baidu.com's high-value debt issuance.

Leading individuals

Xiang Gao - Jingtian & Gongcheng

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China: Corporate and M&A

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng advises a large number of listed companies and private equity firms on corporate and big-ticket M&A transactions. Among its recent highights, it assisted Chengtun Mining Group with acquiring Consolidated Nickel Mines through one of its subsidiaries, Hongsheng International Resources, and acted for Goodbaby International on its $360m acquisition of Oasis Dragon from Goodbaby China. Recommended practitioners include Wei Bai who has broad experience handling FDI and restructuring transactions, Guanchun Dai who is recommended for high-value outbound mandates, and Xiang Gao who specialises in security compliance and corporate restructuring matters.

Leading individuals

Wei Bai - Jingtian & Gongcheng

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China: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: PRC firms
Dispute resolution: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng has a strong track record acting for multinational companies and private funds on a diverse range of disputes in the fields of corporate, finance, securities and insurance. The 21-partner team includes a number of highly regarded practitioners, including Chungang Dong who recently represented an international fund in four related arbitration cases against more than 20 respondents and acted for a foreign invested company in two bet-the-company CIETAC arbitration cases regarding the termination of a long-term gas supply contract. Shenzhen-based Sanqiao Xu handled an arbitration proceeding for a Chinese high-tech manufacturing company arising from a number of sales contracts and successfully represented a Cayman Island company in an arbitral award against a central government-led enterprise arising from a VAM clause of a PE investment agreement. Shanghai-based Shiqi Sun acted for Zhonghai Trust in a loan contract dispute against Yu Run Group and is assisting China Jingmi Machinery with a bankruptcy matter. Litigators Bangwei Xu and Ke Hu are highly recommended, as is Xuejun Peng who is particularly experienced in matters in the energy, aviation, and trade sectors.

Leading individuals

Chungang - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Next generation lawyers

Dan Gao - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Xiaolu Lin - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Xue Guo - Jingtian & Gongcheng

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms
Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng's practice advises international and domestic private equity and venture capital funds, strategic investors and domestic entrepreneurs; and it covers early stage and pre-IPO investments, both onshore and offshore as well as investments in variable interest entities' structures and IPOs. The team acted for Sequoia Capital and CMC in their investment in Super Monkey Fitness, a joint venture fitness centre company; it also assisted Tianjin ByteDance Equity Investment Management Company with its registration as fund manager and a high-level internet fund raising. Zhengzheng Hu is recommended for his assistance to foreign private equity funds and other investors in transactions involving domestic equities in the real estate, mining, renewable energy, telecoms and media sectors; and Jinjin Chen has represented RMB or USD-dominated funds such as Citic Capital, Sequoia Capital and Carlyle Group, and is particularly focused on transactions in the technology, media, and telecoms sectors. Other highly regarded advisers are Deng Haiping, Rongsheng Zhang and Xie Peng, together with Yongqing Huang and Jerry Ye.

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China: TMT

TMT: PRC firms
TMT: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng is regularly instructed by e-commerce companies, technology firms and media groups on investments and financing, securities issues and listings, and M&A transactions. The team advised Xiaomi on its $4.7bn listing at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; acted for Baidu on its $1.5bn debt issuance; and advised JD Finance's restructuring terminating its VIE arrangement with JD Group. Managing partner Xiang Gao is the key contact within the team which also includes Jinjin Chen who is particularly experienced in advising emerging companies on their IPOs.

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China: Tax

Tax: PRC firms
Tax: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Having rebuilt its tax practice in 2016, Jingtian & Gongcheng is seeing the fruits of its labour, with high-profile instructions from multinational asset managers, Chinese SOEs and ultra-high-net-worth individuals. The department is headed by Lawrence Hu, who has extensive experience in nearly every area of PRC taxation and cross-border structuring. Recent highlights have seen Hu representing an ultra-high-net-worth individual in a large back-filing challenge, and also assisting a major domestic company with the tax aspects of a restructuring exercise to prepare for an upcoming public listing. Working in conjunction with the corporate department, the team has also provided tax advice on numerous complex cross-border corporate transactions.

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Legal Developments by:
Jingtian & Gongcheng

  • Legal Developments of China’s Micro-credit Industry

    Micro-credit companies, which provide lending services for farmers, individual industrial and commercial households, and small and medium-sized enterprises, have become an important channel for private capital to enter the financial market and a significant supplementary power of China's credit market.
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