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Han Kun Law Offices

SUITE 906, OFFICE TOWER C1, ORIENTAL PLAZA, NO. 1 EAST CHANG AN AVE., BEIJING 100738, CHINA
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Work +86 10 8525 5500
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Web:
www.hankunlaw.com
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

Antitrust litigation is a specialism at Han Kun Law Offices, which has handled numerous litigation proceedings filed by private plaintiffs, often with an IP angle. Merger filings are also a mainstay. Recent highlights include acting for Schindler China before MOFCOM for the merger notification of its acquisition of 25% of the shares of Volkslift Elevator (China). Chen Ma is the name to note. At the associate level, Da Shi is an up-and-coming lawyer.

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 expanded through the hires of Xiaoming Li and Jun Wan from White & Case LLP and JPMorgan Chase Bank (China) respectively. Li specialises in cross-border finance and M&A transactions, while Wan is particularly experienced in the fintech space. Other names to note include Shu Wang, who is recommended for aviation finance, and Jun Zhu, who specialises in project finance, as well as the establishment of financial institutions and regulation compliance. Recent work highlights for the firm include advising CCB International on the establishment of its $5bn medium term notes programme, assisting China Southern Airlines Company with a number of aircraft leases, advising Car on its issuance of RMB2bn panda bonds, and acting for Reignwood Group during its refinancing of a $100m term loan facility with Credit Suisse AG for the acquisition of an office building in London.

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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 has a wealth of experience in advising Chinese issuers (particularly in the TMT sector) and international underwriters during overseas capital markets transactions (on the debt and equity side). The firm also handles go-private transactions. It also handles a steady stream of NEEQ listings, with recent work in this space including acting for 51Talk, an online education platform in China, during its IPO and listing in the US, and assisting the sponsors with China Digital Video Holdings and China Unienergy Group’s listings in Hong Kong. Other highlights saw Yijun Chao advising Car on its issuance of RMB2bn of panda bonds on the Shanghai Securities Exchange, and assisting UCAR with the removal of the red chip structure and NEEQ listing. Dafei Chen and Bin Zhi are other key names.

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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 has a leading presence in the TMT sector, where the team receives a steady flow of instructions from a range of industry players. For example, it advised Uber (China) on its $35bn merger with Didi Chuxing, acted for iDreamSky Technology during its take-private transaction and delisting from NASDAQ, and assisted Tujia.com, China’s largest B2C sharing accommodation platform, with its acquisition of short-term rental website Mayi.com. Other highlights include assisting Karl Lagerfeld with the sale of its China business, advising Taikang Insurance Group on its investment in IHH Healthcare’s China business, and acting for Berjaya (China) Great Mall on its sale of the construction project of Berjaya (China) Great Mall Recreation Centre to Beijing SkyOcean International. Chaoying Li splits his time between the firm’s Beijing and Shenzhen offices, while Dafei Chen operates from Beijing and Hong Kong. David Tang focuses on corporate compliance, foreign direct investment and cross-border M&A, and ‘corporate star’ Bing Xue specialises in venture capital, private equity and M&A transactions.

Leading individuals

David Tang - Han Kun Law Offices

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China: Healthcare and life sciences

PRC firms
Healthcare and life sciences: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Leveraging its particular expertise in the private equity and venture capital space, Han Kun Law Offices advises a steady stream of major funds, including Vivo Capital, Sequoia Capital, LYFE Capital, Cenova Ventures on matters concerning their investments in China’s healthcare sector. Huan Wang advised Taikang Insurance Group on its RMB1.1bn investment in IHH’s business in China, while Charles Li is assisting Universal Medical Financial & Technical Advisory Services with the joint investment in International Land Port Hospital with the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University; Li also acted for a mobile medical company during its Series B equity financing. Shanghai-based Min Zhu and Kelvin Gao focus on the formation and deployment of private equity funds, M&A and corporate matters. The client roster also includes ResMed, Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, OrbiMed Asia Partners and SinoPharm Group.

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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: Private equity/venture capital

PRC firms
Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms - ranked: tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Han Kun Law Offices acts for a large number of global investors such as Warburg Pincus, Cathy Capital, Sequoia, Legend Capital and GE Capital, as well investees; it handled over 50 big-ticket private equity transactions in 2016. For example, Yijun Chao and counsel Sheng Li advised Ucar on raising RMB2.8bn in funds from Yunfeng Capital and other investors for listing on the National Equities Exchanges and Quotations (NEEQ); Yong Wang and Yang Chen acted for China Post Capital in its Round B capital increase investment in Zhejiang Ant Micro Financial Service Group; Chaoying Li advised Genesis Capital, IFC and Baidu Capital on a series of financings for Truck Alliance, an online long-haul logistics platform start-up; and Li and Ying Xu advised OFO on its RMB3.1bn Series D financing. Other clients include Baidu and Yixin Capital. The ‘solid’ team is also ‘excellent at non-partner level’, where Zaiguang Lu and Sheng Listand out’.

Leading individuals

Charles Li - Han Kun Law Offices

Yijun Chao - Han Kun Law Offices

Next generation lawyers

Sheng Li - Han Kun Law Offices

Zaiguang Lu - Han Kun Law Offices

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China: Regulatory/compliance

PRC firms
Regulatory /compliance: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices 汉坤律师事务所

Han Kun Law Offices has notable expertise in representing the Chinese subsidiaries of multinationals during bribery and corruption investigations; it also assists multinationals and foreign invested companies with internal investigations, particularly in the healthcare and life sciences sector. Recent instructions include advising a multinational pharmaceutical company on its internal compliance policies and assisting a pharmaceutical manufacturer with an internal investigation into an employee’s violation of code of conduct. David Tang and Will Huang are names to note.

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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

The large TMT team at Han Kun Law Offices was recently bolstered through a number of hires from PRC and international law firms, including Wei Li, who joined from Global Law Office. Clients include leading conglomerates, IT companies, and private equity houses and venture capital firms investing in TMT companies. Charles Li and Gloria Xu have been advising a multinational client in the technology sector on a host of corporate transactions, including group reorganisations and spinoffs of business divisions. Li was also part of a team that acted as sole PRC counsel to JD.com on its strategic partnership with Walmart for the provision of products and services to customers in China; Tracy Zhou was another lead member of the team. Dafei Chen splits his time between Beijing and Hong Kong and is also a key contact.

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