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Han Kun Law Offices

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Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen

China: Antitrust and competition

PRC firms
Antitrust and competition: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Han Kun Law Offices handled two NDRC’s cartel investigation cases for multinational clients and assisted GlaxoSmithKline in securing MOFCOM’s unconditional clearance of its OTC joint venture with Novartis. American Express, Baidu, Delphi Automotive and FountainVest Partners are also clients. The team is also active in antitrust disputes and bolstered its IP-related antitrust practice by recruiting Yan Wang, who joined from Fangda Partners in September 2015. Chen Ma and Joyce Li are highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Chen Ma - Han Kun Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Da Shi - Han Kun Law Offices

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China: Banking and finance

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

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Han Kun Law Offices’ outstanding aircraft finance team is led by the highly regarded Shu Wang and Jun Zhu; it advises a large number of well-known domestic and foreign aircraft leasing companies, commercial banks and domestic airlines on the financing of aircraft and aviation equipment. Recent highlights include acting for Bank of China (Hong Kong) on its refinancing of seven aircraft leased by ICBC Leasing to a number of PRC-based airlines. The team also assisted C. Banner International with the financing aspect of its acquisition of Hamleys toy retailer and is acting for Reignwood Group on its $500m financing of the purchase of 10 Trinity Square. James Miao returned to AllBright Law Offices in July 2016.

Leading individuals

Xiaoming Li - Han Kun Law Offices

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China: Capital markets

PRC firms
Capital markets: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Han Kun Law Offices acts for Chinese companies as well as international underwriters in IPOs and follow-on equity and debt offerings on overseas capital markets. In 2015, the team acted for Yirendai in its New York Stock Exchange IPO and advised Yusin Holding on its Taiwan Stock Exchange IPO. It is also active in NEEQ listings, where recent clients include Goyoo Networks, Innovation Works (Beijing) Enterprise Management and Beijing Ubox Technology & Trade. Huan Wang, Jason Wang, Bin Zhi and Charles Li are the main contacts.

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China: Corporate and M&A

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

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Han Kun Law Offices is ‘able to draw up a strategic, multidisciplinary team to give its client rounded, tailored advice’. In September 2015, the team expanded substantially in Shanghai by recruiting a number of partners, including the highly regarded David Tang. The group acts for domestic and multinational clients in their PRC and cross-border equity and asset acquisitions. The team once again demonstrated its strength in the TMT sector, acting on transactions for clients such as Baidu, Tencent, Didi Kuaidi and PPTV. Dafei Chen handled’s high-profile merger with, a combination of two of the largest TMT sector companies in China which created the leading O2O platform in the market. Yijun Chao acted for Warburg Pincus and a number of other investors in their investment in UCAR Technology’s $860m series A and B financing. Charles Li is ‘technically astute’.

Leading individuals

David Tang - Han Kun Law Offices

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China: Intellectual property

PRC firms
Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

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China: TMT

PRC firms
TMT: PRC firms - ranked: tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Han Kun Law Offices has a strong reputation in the TMT sector, where it continues to advise domestic and multinational clients on IP protection, financing, M&A and foreign direct investments. The team acted for on its $20bn corporation with through the joint establishment of a new company; it also acted for Uber China in its merger with Didi Chuxing. Charles Li, Gloria Xu, Dafei Chen and Tracy Zhou are key names to note.

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    The Ministry of Finance, General Administration of Customs and State Administration of Taxation of China jointly issued a circular (“Joint Circular ”) relating to the taxation policy on the cross-border e-commerce retailing imports, with effect as from April 8, 2016.
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