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Guantao Law Firm

18/F, TOWER B, XINSHENG PLAZA, 5 FINANCE STREET, XICHENG DISTRICT, BEIJING 100032, CHINA
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Beijing, Chengdu, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Hong Kong and 6 more

China: Banking and finance

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

Guantao Law Firm

The banking team at Guantao Law Firm specialises in advising Chinese policy banks and large commercial banks on syndicated loan transactions and project finance mandates. Of particular note, the firm has developed close ties with Ashurst, and furthered that integration in 2018 with the establishment of a joint operation office in the Shanghai free trade zone. In one long-running mandate, which reached financial close in 2017, Weihong Tan led a team that acted alongside Ashurst to advise China Development Bank on the financing of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed rail project in Indonesia.   Hongli Zou has been involved in syndicated loan transactions for Bank of China Shanghai Yangpu Sub-branch and multiple branches of Bank of Communications. Yewen Qian and Yandi Liu are additional contacts in the department, which counts China Renaissance and Bank of Dalian among its key clients.

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China: Capital markets

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

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm advises issuers and underwriters on listings of companies from a wide range of industries including finance, real estate, transportation, energy, technology and food. Liguo Cui  focuses on private equity investment and financing, capital markets and M&A matters. Zhongye Chen  assisted China Communications Construction Group with its RMB16bn issuance of non-public exchangeable bonds. China Building Material Test & Certification Group, Aluminium Corporation of China and China Merchants Securities count among the team's clients.

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China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms
Corporate and M&A: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Guantao Law Firm

In an illustration of Guantao Law Firm's corporate track record, the team advised a Chinese company on its establishment of a Sino-foreign joint venture company and assisted a PRC company with a multimillion-dollar acquisition of a private airline from an asset management company. Dongying Sun, Bo Su, Henry Hong and Yaping Huang are names to note.

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China: Dispute resolution

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

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm's 30-partner team is jointly led by Shanghai-based Leiming Sheng and Beijing-based international trade and antitrust specialist Shaosong Sun. Weiguo Yang is a key name to note within the team, and is recommended for domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings. It recently acted for a Chinese company in a series of disputes against a real estate development company, acted for a large SOE in disputes arising from its asset reform, and represented a Chinese contractor in a construction arbitration proceeding and sales contract litigation against the developer and suppliers respectively.

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China: Investment funds

Investment funds: PRC firms
Investment funds: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

Guantao Law Firm

Acting for investment firms, sponsors, venture capitalists, institutional investors and portfolio companies, Guantao Law Firm advises on all types of private funds, such as private equity, hedge, real estate and venture capital funds as well as assisting with fund of funds matters. The key contacts are Sun Dongying, who heads up the team, Yang Wang and Li Yan.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms
Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm has extensive experience advising private equity, hedge, real estate and venture capital funds, as well as funds of funds, investment firms, sponsors, institutional investors and portfolio companies. Yang Wang is noted for the establishment, raisings and investments of domestic and foreign private equity funds and management companies.

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China: Projects and energy

Projects and energy: PRC firms
Projects and energy: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm advises its clients on the full range of corporate, finance, property, and construction aspects in relation to infrastructure and real estate development projects. The team is often involved in transport, environmental and significant commercial property projects in Shanghai. Indeed, Hongli Zou is acting for an investment and construction company in relation to the development of a key transport project in Shanghai. In the Beijing office, Wei Jiang, who heads the projects department, has experience with domestic and cross-border solar, hydroelectric and wind projects. Additional contacts include Ling Xu, who heads the energy group, and Pengpeng Yan, who specialises in trade and international investment.

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China: Real estate and construction

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

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm's client base includes government agencies, development enterprises, construction groups, financial institutions and REITs; the firm fields experts in development projects, real estate M&A, real estate project restructuring, and construction project management, along with the sale and leasing of commercial properties, infrastructure PPP projects, real estate-related tourism and property financing. Lei Meng heads the department; other key advisors include co-managing partner Leiming Sheng, Yonghong Zhan and Hongli Zou.

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China: TMT

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

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm has expertise in e-commerce, biotech, new materials and telecoms matters. Yang Wang focuses on private equity financing and investment, advising on corporate finance matters and cross-border transactions. Other recommended practitioners include Leiming Sheng and Weimin Gan.

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