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China: Corporate and M&A

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Other recommended firms - ranked: tier 1

Jones Day 众达律师事务所

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China: Dispute resolution

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Dispute resolution: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day 众达律师事务所

In addition to its significant China IP litigation practice, Jones Day has extensive experience in a range of cross-border disputes, regulatory investigations, international commercial arbitration, public international law and offshore disputes. In Shanghai, Peter Wang, Michael Vella and Jerry Ling are highly rated, as is Hong Kong and Beijing-based Robert Thomson.

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Peter Wang - Jones Day

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China: Intellectual property

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Intellectual property: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Jones Day 众达律师事务所

Jones Day’s ‘very responsive and knowledgeable’ department stands out for its impressive track record in complex IP litigation, representing both multinational clients in inbound disputes and Chinese clients in outbound disputes. Several new hires have joined the Hong Kong office: in 2016, former Supreme People’s Court judge Yunchuan Zhou and Albert Wang, formerly at Fangda Partners, were added to the team, and in 2017, the group was further bolstered by the arrival of Lily Zhang from Bird & Bird. Among the department’s recent highlights was its successful representation – under the leadership of Haifeng Huang and Michael Vella – of Qualcomm in its assertion of 17 patent cases against Meizu Technology; the cases settled in December 2016. Tony Chen is also recommended.

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China: Projects and energy

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Projects and energy: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day 众达律师事务所

Jones Day’s energy practice handles upstream and downstream oil and gas, LNG, renewable energy, mining and power instructions, as well as energy-sector capital markets mandates. The projects practice covers development, financing, construction and operation issues. In Beijing, Dirk Walker focuses on cross-border M&A, oil and gas transactions and project development, and Dina Yin, and Jessie Tang are other key names. Angel Huang, in Shanghai, is highly rated, as are Hong Kong-based lawyers Ben McQuhae, Graham Lim and Maria Tan Pedersen. Kanyi Lui joined the Beijing office from Hogan Lovells International LLP; he advised Bank of China on a facility for a solid waste-to-energy incinerator project in Thailand. Former Beijing partner in charge John Kao left the firm.

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China: Tax

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Tax: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Jones Day 众达律师事务所

Jones Day advises multinational clients on tax issues associated with corporate, private equity and real estate matters. In 2016, the team saw heightened levels of cross-border M&A and reorganisations, which led to an increased demand for tax support. ‘The perfect contact for foreign investors seeking more clarity of the Chinese tax system’, Fuli Cao ‘steps into clients’ shoes and provides wise advice’. He recently worked alongside a team of corporate and tax lawyers in the firm’s US offices to advise Canyon Bridge Capital Partners on the formation of a buyout fund followed by the acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation. Liming Yuan has a broad corporate, M&A and tax practice, as well as knowledge of FCPA and PRC anti-bribery law matters.

Leading individuals

Fuli Cao - Jones Day

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    The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act 2010, enacted on 18 March 2010, imposes a new US withholding tax and reporting regime, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA regime applies generally to payments made after 31 December 2012, except on obligations (to be defined in future guidance) outstanding on 18 March 2012. Substantial effort is required by foreign entities to bring their worldwide operations and policies into compliance with the FATCA rules as of the effective date.

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