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Broad & Bright

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Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai

The firm

Broad & Bright is a full-service Chinese law firm providing a broad range of specialised legal services in multiple practice areas for domestic and international clients, with particular expertise and outstanding achievements in cross-border business transactions.

Since its inception in 2004, the firm has been providing clients with legal services at the top international standard. Its professional training and hands-on experience in cross-border transactions are evident in the creative, yet soundly practical, solutions the firm offers. Maintaining partnerships with law firms abroad and drawing on the advice of legal specialists within and outside of China, it is confident that its solutions will work for clients.

Areas of practice

The corporate and commercial team possesses extensive, in-depth knowledge and experience in advising on important and complicated corporate legal issues. The firm has advised many Chinese and foreign companies on establishing a business presence and on their operations.

The firm offers comprehensive M&A services for companies and organisations, both Chinese and foreign. The firm has represented buyers, targets, lenders, financial advisors and other participants in complex M&A transactions.

With China’s participation in global trade now recognised as a major factor in the continued growth and stabilisation of a global economy, the firm’s lawyers have won a hard-earned place at the forefront of international trade practice. Providing a whole spectrum of legal services in this area, Broad & Bright has been a pioneer in responding to anti-dumping and countervailing suits. For example, its trade lawyers represented the Chinese government in the first countervailing proceedings against China, which was initiated by the Canadian government.

Dispute resolution is one of the mainstays of Broad & Bright’s legal services. Its lawyers have successfully represented multinational companies, financial institutions, large state-owned enterprises, private enterprises and other entities in hearings and trials before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Supreme People’s Court, the provincial high people’s courts and other tribunals.

Private equity and venture capital is also one of Broad & Bright’s major practice areas. Its comprehensive services cover all stages of investment, from initial start-up and seed investments to later stages of growth and mature investments.

The firm’s efforts and dedication contribute to the continued success of its banking and trust practice. It covers and specialises in a variety of financial legal services that range from project finance, leveraged acquisition finance and mezzanine finance to off-balance-sheet finance and trade finance, and compliance and regulatory affairs for financial institutions operating in China.

The firm is actively involved in domestic and international capital market transactions. By leveraging its expertise in mergers and acquisitions, it represents clients acquiring shares and investing in PRC-listed companies or pre-IPO companies.

The volume of intellectual property cases the firm has handled has allowed it to build an extensive intellectual property practice, specialising in dispute resolution and protection of clients’ rights through administrative, civil and criminal procedures.

The employment and social benefits team provides clients with legal advice, counseling and representation in arbitration and litigation in connection with all aspects of employment, benefits and labour laws. Its attorneys are experienced in assisting foreign and Chinese companies with establishing and implementing employment and HR systems in China, and in advising clients on a wide array of issues.

The firm’s real estate lawyers advise clients on all phases of real estate investment, development, financing and operations.

The firm is involved in the dynamic carbon trading and new energy markets. It advises on buying and selling CERs and VERs, implementation of CDM projects, carbon trading, energy efficiency projects, and development of alternative energies in China.


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