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Stephenson Harwood

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China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: foreign firms
Banking and finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood's Hong Kong banking team advises Chinese and international banks on bilateral loan transactions and a variety of general banking matters. Though the firm is often instructed by the Hong Kong branch of Chinese banking institutions, the Hong Kong team has also been instructed by the Beijing head office of one of the country's most prominent banks in relation to cross-border lending transactions. Agricultural Bank of China Hong Kong Branch and Bank of China (Hong Kong) are among the team's major Chinese clients. Key figures in the department include practice head Mark Reed and Stephanie Wong.

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China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms
Corporate and M&A: foreign firms - ranked: tier 4

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood recently took over Troutman Sanders’ Beijing office, bringing in Allen Shyu who divides his time between Hong Kong and Beijing. The team acted for a UK private equity fund on the sale of its interest in a manufacturer of processed zircon products. ChunFai Lui is a key name to note in the Shanghai office.

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China: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: foreign firms
Dispute resolution: foreign firms - ranked: tier 5

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood is 'impressively knowledgeable in dispute resolution'. The team is experienced in cross-border and domestic high-profile litigation, particularly in relation to white-collar crime, investigations, insurance, construction and IP. Malcolm Kemp in Hong Kong is the litigation head and Evangeline Quek in Shanghai focuses on commercial, international trade and shipping disputes.

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China: Fintech

Fintech: foreign firms
Fintech: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Stephenson Harwood

Exhibiting a wide range of expertise, Stephenson Harwood's team advised a Chinese e-commerce company on the compliance and regulatory matters related to its B2C e-commerce platform and represented All In Pay Network Services, a Chinese third-party payment service company on its opposition of UnionPay's trade mark application. Financial services specialist Mark Reed is advising a licensed money lender in connection with the structuring, setting up and operation of a P2P secured lending platform, Ivan Tan handled an initial coin offering transaction, and Jane Ng assisted TNG (Global) with the series A financing made by New Margin Capital. IP specialist Jonathan Chu is also a name to note.

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China: Intellectual property

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

Stephenson Harwood

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China: Shipping

Shipping: foreign firms
Shipping: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Stephenson Harwood

Stephenson Harwood has a solid shipping finance practice with a track record of acting for major international banks as well as large Chinese finance leasing companies; it also has a growing wet shipping practice led by Guijun Wang, who is recommended for contentious multi-jurisdictional shipping cases. Among its recent highlights, Hong Kong-based Andrew Rigden Green is representing a bank in a multi-million-dollar claim against a shipowner following an insolvency, while Hongkai Zhou is acting for a financial leasing company in a sale and leaseback transaction. The team's client roster features Guodian Shipping (Hong Kong) Company,  Michharry & Company Nigeria and The People’s Insurance Company of China (Hong Kong).

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  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
    - Stephenson Harwood

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