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Jingtian & Gongcheng

34/F, TOWER 3, CHINA CENTRAL PLACE, 77 JIANGUO ROAD, BEIJING 100025, CHINA
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Work +86 10 5809 1000
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Fax +86 10 5809 1100
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www.jingtian.com
Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen

China

Legal market overview

Among the PRC firms, Fangda Partners, King & Wood Mallesons, JunHe LLP and Zhong Lun Law Firm are widely recognised as the leading full-service firms, which are closely followed by Global Law Office, Grandall Law Firm, AllBright Law Offices, Han Kun Law Offices, Jingtian & Gongcheng, Dentons China and Jincheng Tongda & Neal.

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China: Antitrust and competition

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

At Jingtian & Gongcheng, the antitrust department is centred largely on merger notifications, combining the firm’s strong M&A experience and Yongqing Huang’s significant expertise in competition law. The team’s track record advising Chinese internet companies on merger control issues involving variable interest entity (VIE) structures is a distinguishing feature.

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China: Banking and finance

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

Jingtian & Gongcheng is recommended for acquisition, project, trade and asset finance, and clients include China Development Bank, United Overseas Bank, Huabao Investment Trust and New China Fushi Asset Management. Practice head Jiejiang Wu acted as PRC counsel for a consortium of banks on the $3.4bn syndicated loan facility for the development of Dubai Hassyan’s clean coal power plant project, and advised on a multimillion-dollar term loan facility in relation to a cross-border debt restructuring and financing. Maoxian Qin has notable experience advising financial institutions on asset management, and Hongjiu Zhang handles the finance aspects of large cross-border M&A transactions.

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China: Capital markets

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

Jingtian & Gongcheng is known for its standing in Hong Kong and overseas listings with a client base that includes state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and a number of large private companies such as Wanda Cinema Line, Qtone Education Group and Baofeng Group, as well as leading underwriters including Morgan Stanley and CITIC CLSA Capital Markets. It also has a growing domestic listing practice, and is particularly experienced in handling the delisting of variable interest entity (VIE)-structured companies from overseas markets. Work highlights saw Qingjie Wang advising the underwriters on Datang Environment Industry’s global offering of shares and listing in Hong Kong; Zhiqiang Zhang acting for Yihai International during its IPO and listing in Hong Kong; Xiang Gao advising China National Chemical Corporation and its overseas subsidiary CNRC Capital on the issuance of €700m bonds; Tezhi Ling assisting Bank of China with the issuance of $500m international green bonds; and Wei Ren acting for United Laboratories International during its offering of $130m convertible bonds. Wei Bai, Yang Zhao and Chunwei Liang are also highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Xiang Gao - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Next generation lawyers

Binhan Hu - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Min Hou - Jingtian & Gongcheng

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China: Corporate and M&A

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

Leveraging its solid record in the IPO and capital markets space, Jingtian & Gongcheng regularly advises a large number of listed companies on M&A transactions. It handled China Overseas’ RMB41bn acquisition of the residential business of CITIC Real Estate, which included advising on the antitrust aspects of the deal. Other highlights included assisting Suning Holdings Group with its $290m acquisition of majority shares of FC Internazionale Milano, acting for Kunming Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Group during the sale to Shenzhen-listed company China Resources Sanjiu Medical & Pharmaceutical, and assisting Wanda Cinema Line with the acquisition of marketing specialist Propaganda GEM. Wei Bai specialises in restructuring and M&A transactions, Guanchun Dai excels in high-value outbound transactions, Xiang Gao specialises in security compliance and corporate restructuring matters, and Shanghai-based Zejia Chen is also noted.

Leading individuals

Wei Bai - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Next generation lawyers

Kai Huang - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Xiping Wang - Jingtian & Gongcheng

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China: Dispute resolution

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

Jingtian & Gongcheng is a popular choice for multinational companies and private funds, which the 20-partner team represents in high-value cases. It is handling an increasing number of intellectual property and unfair competition disputes, international arbitrations, and insolvency and liquidation proceedings. With regards to the former, the highly regarded Xuejun Peng and the ‘tenacious’ Ke Hu handled Hang Seng Bank’s trade mark infringement and unfair competition case against Hengsheng Fortune Bank, obtaining an injunctive order. Chungang Dong is highly recommended for commercial litigation and arbitration, and recently represented an SOE in a €20m ICC arbitration regarding contractual disputes, acted for a French company in a CIETAC arbitration concerning the validity of a long-term supply contract, and successfully represented a Hong Kong company in administrative litigation against a Chinese local government. Litigator Bangwei Xu, Shenzhen-based arbitrator Sanqiao Xu, bankruptcy and liquidation specialist Ming Yang, Bangwei Xu, who specialises in intellectual property disputes and the disposal of non-performing assets, and the ‘detail-oriented’ Xiaolu Lin are the main contacts.

Next generation lawyers

Dan Gao - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Liangmin Zhang - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Xiaolu Lin - Jingtian & Gongcheng

Xue Guo - Jingtian & Gongcheng

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China: Intellectual property

PRC firms
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

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China: Private equity/venture capital

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

Leveraging its strong position in the capital markets space, Jingtian & Gongcheng is well equipped to advise on a wide range of transactions, ranging from early-stage onshore and offshore investments to assisting private equity sponsors with IPOs. Its client list includes a number of private equity firms such as The Carlyle Group, Goldman Sachs, CITIC Group as well as companies such as Focus Media, Wanda Cinema Line, Meitu and Twi Pharmaceuticals. Zhengzheng Hu acted for Sequoia Capital during its investments in VoxelCloud and Tianjin Hero Sports Management; Jinjin Chen assisted CITIC Capital with its investment in Didi Chixing’s Series A-18 financing; and Rongsheng Zhang advised JD Group on the RMB14.3bn round A financing of its spin-off finance business JD Finance.

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China: TMT

PRC firms
TMT: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

Jingtian & Gongcheng is well known for its corporate and capital markets expertise in the TMT sector; the workload typically includes listings, de-listings, financings and M&A. The team recently expanded its client roster after establishing relationships with several new companies, including NIO Capital, Global Logistic Properties and Elite Capital. Guanchun Dai has developed an active practice in internet healthcare transactions and also handles media and entertainment-related matters. Managing partner Xiang Gao oversees the team, in which Jinjin Chen is a key figure.

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China: Tax

PRC firms
Tax: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng 竞天公诚律师事务所

Jingtian & Gongcheng rebuilt its tax practice through the hire of experienced tax partner Lawrence Hu from MWE China Law Offices (Strategic alliance with McDermott Will & Emery) in 2016. The department has been particularly busy advising clients on tax issues prior to IPOs and outbound investments. The workload also includes transfer pricing matters, and administrative and criminal litigation proceedings.

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