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Tian Yuan Law Firm

10/F, CHINA PACIFIC INSURANCE PLAZA, 28 FENGSHENG HUTONG, BEIJING 100032, 100032, CHINA
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Work +86 10 5776 3888
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Fax +86 10 5776 3777
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www.tylaw.com.cn
Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen

China: Antitrust and competition

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

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm's clients span a wide spectrum of industries including technology, engineering, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and utilities; Tencent, Didi, Jilantai Salt Chemical (Group) and Sony Music Entertainment are among the list. Its recent matters feature a mix of antitrust investigation, merger control filing, private antitrust litigation and antitrust compliance. Practice head Wei Huang represented the Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com in an abuse of dominance dispute against TMall.com; he also advised a Chinese asset management company on the concentration filing relating to a multibillion-dollar acquisition. Senior associates Fan Zhu  and Guizhen Han  are other names to note.

Next generation lawyers

Fan Zhu - Tian Yuan Law Firm

Guizhen Han  - Tian Yuan Law Firm

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China: Capital markets

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

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm¬†predominantly acts for domestic entities, but also attracts work from global financial services clients. In a notable highlight, the team acted as Chinese counsel to the underwriters, including¬†Citi Group, CICC and UBS, on¬†Qudian's¬†$1bn IPO on the NYSE, a matter¬†led by Siqi Fu¬†and Lei Shi.¬†Wei Xu¬†advised Huatai Asset Management on the establishment of a large-scale debt investment plan.¬†Lihua Wang¬†has ‚Äėdetailed understanding of the laws and policies involved in corporate restructuring, IPOs, refinancing, M&A and reorganisation‚Äô. Yan Liu¬†is also singled out.

Leading individuals

Yan Liu - Tian Yuan Law Firm

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China: Corporate and M&A

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

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm received a number of instructions from listed companies which it advises on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. It has been particularly active in the education sector. For example, in 2017, the team advised Puxin Education Group on its acquisition of Global Education & Technology Group from Pearson, and in a separate transaction, advised CITIC Capital and other investors in their £300m acquisition of Wall Street English from Pearson; it also acted for a Chinese investment company Legend Holdings in acquiring Better Sun Educational Group, a Chinese operator of premium kindergartens. Other highlights saw Juanjuan Song assisting Shanghai Horizon Healthcare with its RMB1bn investment in ten hospitals and Aihua Xiao acting for China Cinda Asset Management in a series of acquisitions. Handling corporate system reform for SOEs also feature in its recent mandates which Yanling Ren has particular experience in. Managing partner Xiaohui Zhu is also a name to note and is recommended for restructuring and capital markets transactions.

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China: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: PRC firms
Dispute resolution: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm is well equipped to handle financial, IP, employment, real estate and corporate and commercial disputes. The team includes a number of highly recommended individuals in its Beijing and Shanghai offices. Among them, Zhuo Chen represented a mining company in a RMB1bn lending dispute and acted for China Academy of Railway Sciences in a consortium contract dispute with Gansu Sanyuan Machinery Technology; Mei Xu successfully acted for Beijing Ultrapower Software in an equity transfer dispute with Beijing Fanyatai Information Technology Research Institute; Peng Xie acted for China Jiangsu International Economic and Technical Cooperation Group in a construction dispute relating to a power plant project.

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China: Intellectual property

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

Tian Yuan Law Firm

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China: Private equity/venture capital

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

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm is experienced advising investment funds on fund formation, investment, capital markets' issues, restructuring and M&A deals. The team acted for MOCC-CN Investment in its investment in NetEase Youdao Strategy; other highlights include advising Easy Parking, an internet parking platform, on its series B-plus financing round. Yutian Chen, Zhihua Xia, Jiayun Xie and Qian Zhou are the key contacts.

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China: Projects and energy

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

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm has an established reputation for handling cross-border infrastructure mandates and PPP projects. In one particularly stand-out matter, Jie Chai advised China Three Gorges Corporation on its involvement in the Pakistan Karot Hydropower Plant; this was among the first One Belt One Road projects and was the very first project initiated after the founding of the Silk Road Fund, which provided limited recourse financing for the project. A team including Ying Liu, Zaizai Huang, Peng Xie, and Zaizai Huang acts for China State Construction Engineering Corporation in relation to its financing and investment activity in PPP and other infrastructure projects. The department was recently strengthened by the arrival of Guiying Guo from King & Wood Mallesons.

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China: Real estate and construction

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

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm represents developers, project owners and general contractors on major real estate projects, including tax-saving real estate investment plans. The team stands out for its advice on the acquisition of real estate assets, major asset restructuring, acquiring listed companies, and real estate private equity investment. It acted for China Resources Land in the acquisition of a real estate asset in the city of Xi’an. The team's key advisors include Yanling Ren, Peng Xie, Chen Yang and Ying Liu.

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