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Zhong Lun Law Firm

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Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Jiangsu and 2 more

Jihong Wang

Work +86 10 5957 2288
Zhong Lun Law Firm

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Construction & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Mergers & Acquisitions


Ms. Wang’s focal practice areas are infrastructure, construction, real estate, environment, energy and resources. She leads an experienced team that has won many awards. As a renowned legal expert on urban infrastructure, her collective experience advising Chinese and foreign clients exceeds RMB 100 billion in terms of project investment amount. In the past dozen years, she advised on expressways, railways, subways, bridges, airports, ports, docks, stadiums, water plants, sewage treatment plants, power plants, river, public utility and hazardous waste treatment facilities, and projects in the natural gas, oil and chemical industry, with a particular insight and experience in concession projects in the modes of BT, BOT and PPP. She has represented domestic and foreign investors in these infrastructure projects with respect to deal structure design, contract negotiation, bidding procedure, construction, transfer, and operation of the project. She also assisted in project financing in terms of bond issuance, government sub-loan, financial leasing, collective trust, loan scheme, etc. Upon completion of the project, she is able to continue her legal support on project operation and can assist project owners to work with strategic partners from home and abroad and in matters such as capital increase, M&A and assets securitization. Acting for domestic and foreign real estate developers and project owners, she was deeply involved in a number of landmark architectures and Olympic related projects such as CCTV New Site, National Museum of China, and National Indoor Stadium. She was also involved in a series of real estate development and merger projects. She is familiar with every stage of a project including the selection of the development mode, financing, project company establishment, M&A, tendering and bidding, contract negotiation and execution, acquisition of land user’s right, engineering project claim and counter-claim, and post-construction lease, sale and operation. She advised on real estate projects for diversified purposes, i.e. for commercial, residential, public, tourist, industrial, office and diplomatic use and in airport-adjacent areas. As one of the first lawyers to legally bridge insurance fund financing with infrastructure and real estate projects, she has expertise in land development project, urban city project development, urbanization projects and in combining real estate projects with infrastructure or real estate development projects with land leveling. She protects clients’ interests and ensures project success through effective coordination of related parties.


PRC licensed attorney; 2014 till now, Partner, Beijing ZhongLun Law Firm; 2013-2014, Executive Partner, Grandway Law Offices; 2008-2013, Managing Partner, Beijing V&T Law Firm; 2002-2007, Managing Partner, Jianwei (Beijing) Law Firm; 2000-2002, Coudert Brothers LLP Beijing Representative Office


Chinese (native) English (proficient)


Arbitrator, CIETAC; Deputy Director, Environment, Resource, and Energy Law Committee, All China Lawyers Association; Member, Construction Supervision and Project Management Strategic Development; Expert Panel, Ministry of Housing and Urban & Rural Development; Expert, Scientific management committee, Sinohydro Construction Group; Member, Legal Expert committee, All-China Environment Federation; Arbitrator, Taiyuan Arbitration Commission; Construction Dispute Review Expert, Jinan Arbitration Commission; Expert, Guoxin Tendering Group; Senior trainer, Lawyers College of Dianjing Network


LL.M., University of International Business and Economics; LL.B., China University of Political Science and Law

China: Projects and energy

Projects and energy: PRC firms

Within: Leading individuals

Jihong Wang - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Within: Projects and energy: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm is instructed by social investors and SOE project sponsors in contentious and non-contentious matters involving power generation, transportation, mining, and natural gas projects. Headed by Jihong Wang, who has deep experience in PPP projects, the department has been among the most active firms in China's major urbanisation projects. In one example, Lanping Zhou and Yueping Zhou are advising the Suxi government on all aspects of the Suxi Town Urbanisation PPP Project in Yiwu, which is among the first projects of its kind in China and carries a total investment of RMB18bn. Wayne Wang is acting for a subsidiary of a major SOE in relation to the proposed high-value purchase of natural gas, and Jun Cheng is assisting a Chinese corporate with its multibillion-dollar investment in a multi-phase mining and infrastructure project in Africa. Yacheng Zhou is representing Xinjiang Longmei Energy in a significant appeal concerning mining rights, and Li Hao is advising a power and engineering group on a host of legal issues following the collapse of a construction platform at Fengcheng Power Plant.

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China: Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction: PRC firms

Within: Leading individuals

Jihong Wang - Zhong Lun Law Firm

Within: Real estate and construction: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm provides a full range of real estate-related legal services, including developments, project financing, M&A transactions, public offerings of real estate companies and securitisation of real property. Other areas of strength are infrastructure and PPP matters, environmental law issues, and energy and real estate-related disputes. The team acted for Beijing Shouhuan Cultural Tourism Investment Company in the Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort project in the Tongzhou district, which involved land development, construction, IP licensing and business operation issues; the group also advised the Civil Aviation Administration Of China on Beijing’s new airport project. Xuebing Zhang, Anthony Qiao, Maoyuan Zhu, Yueping Zhou and Jihong Wang are highly rated advisers. Other key names are Gavin Zhang, Song Mu, Lanping Zhou, David Chen and Jiong Zhang.

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  • What is the relationship between PPP and concessions?

    From fledgling concessions to PPP that is sweeping the country today, there are two major sets of regulations to be followed: one being regulations for concessions led by the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the other the series of regulations for PPP led by the Ministry of Finance (“MoF”).  However, to date, there is still not one law that expressly defines the relationship between the two, resulting in much confusion and many impediments in practice.  The relationship between concessions and PPP is an issue currently desperately needing clarification.
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