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Llinks Law Offices

19F & 16F, ONE LUJIAZUI, 68 YIN CHENG ROAD MIDDLE, SHANGHAI 200120, CHINA
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Work +86 21 3135 8666
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www.llinkslaw.com
Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai

China: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms
Antitrust and competition: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices' client roster features a mix of multinational and domestic clients which it handles merger filings arising from large M&A and joint venture mandates. Recent highlights saw David Pan representing Donaldson (China) Trading in defending an unfair competition claim and Nicholas Lou acting for SAIC Motor Corporation on the antitrust aspects of its joint venture with Infineon Technologies. Counsel Kevin Huang is another name to note.

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China: Banking and finance

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

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices places banking and finance work among its main areas of focus. Acting for domestic and international banks and non-bank lenders, borrowers and export credit agencies, the team has extensive expertise in project finance and is regularly involved in cross-border multi-currency financing transactions. Key contacts in the department include Michael Mei and Charles Chen, who acted for a Chinese policy bank in relation to the provision of a high-value loan for the acquisition of certain upstream energy contracts. Additionally, the pair advised the Hong Kong branch of an international bank on its provision of an acquisition finance loan, and also has experience in ship finance. Moreover, the team has grown significantly in 2017-2018, with a host of lateral hires and promotions.

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China: Capital markets

Capital markets: PRC firms
Capital markets: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices’ team includes Wayne Chen, who specialises in IPOs, issuance of bond and debt financing tools, private placements, rights offerings and the restructuring of listed companies, and Calista Huang, who has a focus on securities issuance and pre-IPO equity financing. New clients include Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group and Motic (Xiamen) Electric Group. Chen advised Red Star Macalline Group, a shopping mall operator in China, on its listing on the Shanghai stock exchange.

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China: Corporate and M&A

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

Llinks Law Offices

Regularly instructed by Fortune 500 companies, SOEs and private companies, Llinks Law Offices handled a number of high-value M&A, joint venture, restructuring and investment transactions. Among them, Nicholas Lou advised SAIC Motor Corporation on establishing a joint venture with other investors and, in a separate transaction, acted for Contemporary Amperex Technology on the establishment of two joint ventures with SAIC Motor; David Yu advised an e-commerce company on its sale of share to a Chinese conglomerate and a large SOE;  capital markets specialist Wayne Chen assisting Joyvio Group with its investment in Nine Masters (Shanghai) Catering Service; and James Weng handled Everjoy health Group's share issuance for the purpose of purchasing three private hospitals and raising funds by private placement of RMB383m for the relevant construction of the target hospitals.

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China: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: PRC firms
Dispute resolution: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices handles a broad range of litigation and arbitration mandates, with particular focus on disputes in the financial services and real estate sectors. Litigator Peiming Yang counts multinational corporations, foreign companies, SOEs and private companies as key clients which he acts for in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Yang represented a multinational client in an arbitration proceeding relating to a share transfer dispute and defended a Chinese real estate development company in a trade mark infringement and unfair competition dispute. The practice is led by the well-regarded Chares Qin who is singled out for his expertise in handling loan contract dispute, and disputes arising from cross-border transactions. Vincent Wu is another name to note and his recent instructions include an equity investment arbitration and a lease contract dispute.

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China: Healthcare and life sciences

Healthcare and life sciences: PRC firms
Healthcare and life sciences: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices leverages its strength in capital markets to advise on a mix of listing, financing and M&A transactions for multinational and domestic pharmaceutical clients; it also advises on IP protection, cybersecurity and data protection issues. The team assisted a consortium of institutional investors with their investment in Eyebright, a leading Chinese ophthalmic medical company, and advised Elemental Concept 2016 on cybersecurity and data protection issues in relation to the development, licensing, and operation of medical record system for hospitals in China. Wayne Chen and David Yu are names to note.

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China: Intellectual property

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

Llinks Law Offices

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China: Investment funds

Investment funds: PRC firms
Investment funds: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices 'provides timely responses and very good in-depth knowledge of the market, and goes beyond providing strict legal interpretations'. The firm's client base includes domestic fund management companies and their subsidiaries, private equity, venture capital and securities investment funds, as well as insurance and insurance asset management companies and a large number of foreign fund management institutions. Recent work includes advising on the establishment of a fund management company, including structuring the fund and compliance issues. Sandra Lu 'provides business-efficient solutions'.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms
Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is widely respected for its advice on private equity and venture capital deals in China. The team's client base includes domestic and international angel investors, and venture capital, private equity and industry funds as well as strategic investors. It acted for Sense Time, a Chinese technology company specialising in artificial intelligence and facial recognition, in its high-value C round of financing; the team also advised Summitview Capital on its investment in Fuzhou Rockchip, a Chinese semiconductor company that provides end-to-end, system-on-chip solutions for tablets, PCs and streaming media television boxes. David Yu is the highly rated corporate department head; and Selena She advises a wide variety of private equity funds on their investments in China. Other key practitioners are Nicholas Lou, who acts for foreign and domestic private equity funds investing, acquiring and selling portfolio companies in China; and counsel Colin Shi, whose practice includes advising investment funds on private equity investment and fund formation and establishment.

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China: Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction: PRC firms
Real estate and construction: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Llinks Law Offices

Regularly advising on domestic and cross-border real estate transactions, Llinks Law Offices is well regarded for its advice on land development and commercial and residential real estate, as well as hotels, offices and logistics, and data centres. The practice is also noted for construction projects, including bidding procedures, land surveying, construction design, and contracting and engineering procurement issues. It acted for CITIC Capital in its acquisition of Hui Ying Tower. Bernie Liu and Nicholas Lou in Shanghai are the names to note.

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China: TMT

TMT: PRC firms
TMT: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices handles a mix of M&A and capital market transactions. Among its recent instructions, Nicholas Lou and Lawrence An advised SenseTime on its private financing; David Yu assisted Shanghai Yiguo E-commerce with the sale of its shares to Alibaba and Bailian Grou; and Xun Yang advises Elemental Concept 2016 on data protection and cybersecurity issues relating to the development, licensing and operation of medical record system for hospitals in China. FG Venture features in its new client list.

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