Firms To Watch: Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

Eiger, in association with Shanghai Runyi Law Firm, has carved out a niche in advising international clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters in China. The team, led by Xu Tian and David Jin, has a particular focus on German-speaking companies.
Sunshine Law Firm focuses on the energy sector, where it advises on project development as well as M&A deals involving energy companies. Tao Wang and Xuehua Zhao jointly lead the team from the firm's Hangzhou office.
TransAsia Lawyers caters to an enviable list of multinational TMT players, supporting them on M&A, regulatory, product launch, market entry and joint venture mandates, among other commercial matters.
Watson & Band enjoys a vast domestic network, supporting clients on foreign direct and overseas investments, corporate M&A, corporate compliance and governance affairs, private equity transactions and general commercial affairs.

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners has a broad corporate practice, with experience handling inbound and outbound investment as well as the PRC aspects of complex, cross-border deals. The team’s workload includes take-privates, carve-outs and transactions involving state-owned entities, and its client base encompasses Chinese and multinational corporations in addition to private equity funds. Norman Zhong heads up the group and works across the Hong Kong and Shanghai offices; alongside Leo Lou, who is also based in Shanghai, he has considerable expertise in public M&A and private equity. In Beijing, Jeffery Ding and Patrick Li are key names with experience in M&A, IPOs and strategic investments. The corporate group also benefits from the wider firm’s strength in antitrust and merger control, with Michael Han a name to note in this area.

Practice head(s):

Norman Zhong; Miles Ma

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Ding; Leo Lou; Michael Han; Xueyan Jiang; Raymond Chan; Patrick Li

Key clients

SK hynix Inc.

DCP Capital

MBK Partners

Lumentum Holdings Inc.

China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd.

Alibaba Group

Hony Capital


FountainVest Partners

Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai

Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

Asiainfo Technologies Limited

Boyu Capital

Suez (Asia) Limited


China Reform Capital Co., Ltd.

Weifu High-Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted SK hynix Inc. in its acquisition of the NAND and SSD business from Intel Corporation with a total transaction consideration of US$9 billion.
  • Advised MBK Partners on its acquisition of CAR’s share with a total consideration of approximately USD 1.1 billion.
  • Advised a buyer consortium on the privatization of 51job with a total transaction consideration of USD5.7 billion.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices remains one of the leading corporate law firms in China, with experience handling highly complex transactions involving restructurings, carve-outs, listed companies and VIE structures. The group is instructed by domestic and multinational clients across a broad range of sectors, including highly regulated industries such as financial services and technology. Chaoying (Charles) Li heads up the team and has broad expertise in Chinese corporate law, across financings, M&A, investments and restructurings. In Shanghai, David Tang offers deep experience in acting for multinational and Chinese clients in corporate transactions, while Yijun Chao is noted for his work in the private equity and venture capital sectors. Zaiguang Lu‘s workload also encompasses venture capital and private equity fundraisings as well as listings, and Aaron Zhou stands out for his work on cross-border matters. The practice continues to expand, with Qing (Nick) Shu and Shuting Qi joining the firm since 2021.

Other key lawyers:

Chaoying (Charles) Li ; Zaiguang Lu; Aaron Zhou; David Tang; Cheng Chen; Yunge (Paula) Liu; Yijun Chao; Qing (Nick) Shu; Shuting Qi


Key clients



Tencent Music Entertainment Group




Gao Hua Securities

FountainVest Partners

Volkswagen (China) Investment Company Limited

KPS Capital Partners

American Express Global Business Travel

Air Products (NYSE:APD)

The Jordan Company

Work highlights

  • Represented Gao Hua Securities in the restructuring transaction in which Goldman Sachs acquired 100% equity interest in Goldman Sachs Gao Hua.
  • Advised Sohu Inc., as PRC counsel, in connection with its sale of the equity stake in Sogou resulting in Sogou’s privatization and delisting from NYSE.
  • Represented FountainVest Partners in acquiring a majority stake in CFB Group, a leading multi-brand food and beverage platform operator in China with over 1,100 stores.


JunHe is adept at handling inbound investments for multinational clients, acting for private equity funds as well as prominent corporations making strategic investments in the PRC. The group is also a leading name in domestic Chinese M&A, with expertise advising on complex matters such as reorganisations, as well as a steady stream of acquisitions and disposals across both public and private markets. Adam Li, Xiaojun Hua and Wei Xiao jointly lead the team, with Audrey Chen, Daniel He and Yue Zhang also names to note in this area.

Practice head(s):

Wei Xiao; Xiaojun Hua; Adam Li

Other key lawyers:

Audrey Chen; Daniel He; Yue Zhang

Key clients

PAG Asia Capital (HK) Limited

Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited (Tencent, Inc.)

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Grifols, SA

Starbucks Enterprise Management (China) Co., Ltd.

Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Limited

ExxonMobil Corporation

ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited

Hapag-Lloyd (China) Shipping Ltd.

Danone Asia Pacific Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised CapitaLand on it’s strategic cooperation with Ping An Life Insurance in connection with its six Raffles City projects in China.
  • Assisted Investors in the capital increase of CGN Wind Power Corporation.
  • Assisted CCT in its acquisition of New Times Securities.

King & Wood Mallesons

With experience across sectors including renewable energy, semiconductors and data centres, King & Wood Mallesons’s corporate team is adept at handling M&A deals in some of the fastest-growing sectors of the Chinese economy. The team is particularly active in advising private equity funds, based in both China and the rest of the world, on investments in PRC companies; elsewhere, it acts for Chinese clients, including SOEs, on outbound investments. Its work on inbound transactions includes acquisitions and investments, as well as joint ventures between PRC and overseas companies. In Beijing, Ping Xu has been instructed on some of the largest deals in the Chinese market by Chinese and international companies, while Harry Du is noted for his work on corporate deals involving real estate and energy assets. Kaiding Wang and Jennifer Yao are also key figures in Beijing, while in Shanghai Lixin Wang has a strong following among both multinational and Chinese clients. Ling Huang works between Beijing and Shenzhen, with a focus on cross-border deals, and Haibo Mo heads up the firm’s south China corporate offering.

Practice head(s):

Ping Xu; Lixin Wang; Mo Haibo

Other key lawyers:

Harry Du; Kaiding Wang; Jennifer Yao; Ling Huang; Jingchuan Zhao; Xiaoping Liu; Morgan Jiang


‘The KWM China team has a deep bench with broad domain expertise and resources at every talent/experience level. They are responsive and very good at marrying legal expertise with commercial pragmatism.’

‘Ping Xu and her team are very impressive and a pleasure to deal with. They are very responsive and proactive at identifying and managing issues and great at providing effective solutions which combine good technical, and legal expertise with commercial pragmatism. She is extremely expert so inspires confidence and is terrific at finding a way through difficult issues.’

‘The lawyers from King&Wood for our project, which was led by Mr Wang Lixin and Ms Liu Xiaoping, were quite personable, persuasive and polite.’

‘Xiaoping Liu was the best lawyer I had ever met. She had an excellent listening ability to build relationships and engender confidence with clients. She was also good at identifying what is relevant out of a mass of information and explaining it clearly and concisely to her clients, as well as the counterparty of her clients, in order to process the transition forward. Additional she was very meticulous and never made mistakes while giving advice to her clients.’

‘KWM team led by Partner Morgan Jiang was truly the best team I have ever work with and as an in-house, the most important thing is how prompt outside counsels would respond to our request and KWM team is perfect from that perspective. Through WeChat, I could discuss with KWM team at any time and KWM team’s response was always given right away and we worked together as one team all the time.’

‘Partner Morgan Jiang is very smart and client-oriented and also, his M&A related legal expertise together with the business mind was very helpful to negotiate the M&A transactions.’

Key clients

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc

China Three Gorges (Europe) S.A.

Whirlpool Corporation

AVIC Trust Co., Ltd

LG Chem, Ltd.

MBK Partners

New Hope Diary Co., Ltd.


China National Complete Plant Import & Export Corporation Limited

Walden International

Work highlights

  • Advised Reckitt on entering into definitive agreements with Primavera to sell its IFCN business of Mead Johnson (a global leading IFCN company owned by Reckitt) in China (including mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan) to Primavera for 2.2 billion USD.
  • Advised Oceanwide on sale of 100% of shares of IDG to Blackstone with an enterprise value of $1.3 billion.
  • Advised China Three Gorges (Europe) S.A. on its successful acquisition of 100% equity in wind and photovoltaic assets from a consortium led by Corporacion Masaveu.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm acts on the full spectrum of Chinese corporate and commercial transactions for an enviable client base of domestic and multinational companies as well as SOEs. The team regularly wins instructions from international private equity funds to assist on investments into China, and also advises Chinese clients on outbound investments with a particular focus on Africa and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. Other areas of activity for the team include public M&A, fundraising rounds and joint ventures between Chinese and overseas corporates. Key contacts in the firm’s Shanghai office include Scott Guan, Anthony Zhao, David Wang, April Yan and Audry Li, Chengdu-based Yunfan He is also a key name to note.


‘Excellent knowledge and advisory capabilities.’

‘Zhong Lun effectively bridges the Chinese perspective with the international elements in cross-border or MNC deals in China.’

‘The team has shown excellent flexibility/agility in adapting to various needs, circumstances and changing conditions to arrive at a good close.’

Key clients

ABS Group of Companies, Inc.

Align Technology


Arm Technology (China) Co., Ltd.

Ascendent Capital Partners

Baring Private Equity Asia

Beyond Capital Fund

Blackstone Group

Bluebell Group

BOCOM Wealth Management Co., Ltd

Caixiangyun LLC

Callaway Golf Company



Chaos Group

Chengtun Mining Group Co., Ltd.

Chengxin Lithium Group Co., Ltd.

China C&D Equity Investment LLC.

China Electronics Technology Avionics


Crane Co.

Du Power (Suzhou) New Energy Technology Co., Ltd

Dun & Bradstreet

Emerson Electric Co.

Esco LifeSciences

Everdisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Frontiers Media

Galaxycore Inc.

Gcl Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Grass Green Group

Gultech China Pte. Ltd.

Hanking Group (罕王集团)


Hunan International Cooperation Fund Management Co., Ltd.


Immorna (Hangzhou) Biotechnology Co., Ltd (嘉晨西海,an emerging biotechnology company)




Jiangxiaobai Holdings Limited


Johnson Controls Inc.


Kingdee International Software Group Co., Ltd.(00268)

Knauf International GmbH

L Catterton Asia

Langsheng Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Lightspeed China

Logos Supply Chain Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd


Maven UK Regional Buyout Fund

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

Mycronic AB

New Hope Group Co., Ltd.

NXP Semiconductors

Oregon Tool

OSI Group

Owens Corning

Peter’s Technology(家颖科技)

Picus China Gmbh


Princeton Digital Group

Purolite Corporation

Red Star Macalline Group Corporation


Reiter Affiliated Companies

Remark Holdings


S.C. Johnson

Shanghai SPH Ruier Drugs Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Topcare Medical Services Co., Ltd. (未来股份)

Shanghai Urban Development (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Axxon Automation Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Holding Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Financial Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Simei Media Co. Ltd.

Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd.

SMS Group China

Softbank Vision Fund


Tarsus Group

TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group Co., Ltd.

Texas Instruments

Tianqi Lithium Corporation

TVU Networks

Vlinker Cayman Limited

Western Digital Corporation

Xinhua Electricity Development Investment Limited

Yulong Gold(玉龙黄金)

Work highlights

  • Advised Blackstone Group on its PIPE investment via convertible notes in 21Vianet Group, Inc.
  • Advised Purolite Corporation in its $3.7 billion sale to Ecolab Inc.
  • Advised Immorna on establishing a Joint Venture Company with Junshi Biosciences to collaborate globally on the development and commercialization of innovative drug programs in oncology, infectious diseases, rare disease etc.

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices is highly active in domestic Chinese M&A, handling reorganisations, acquisitions and disposals. The group has a particular focus on the energy, infrastructure and healthcare sectors, where it acts for public and private Chinese companies as well as state-owned enterprises. The team is additionally instructed to handle investments overseas by these clients, and also represents international companies in strategic M&A deals in China. Fangzhou Bao heads up the team from Shanghai and has particular expertise in deals involving listed companies, and Xiong Li stands out for his work in the healthcare and automotive sectors. Zhengchun Yu is another name to note on healthcare deals, and in Shandong Rui Wang focuses on advising oil and gas companies.

Practice head(s):

Fangzhou Bao

Other key lawyers:

Xiong Li; Zhengchun Yu; Rui Wang; Zuan Sun

Key clients

Shandong Express Group Co., Ltd.

Yunnan Wenshan Power Co., Ltd.

Shanghai International Airport Co., Ltd.

HillenBrand: Integrated Industrial Group listed on the New Odages

Jiangling Auto Co., Ltd.

China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Limited

Qingdao Economic and Technological Development Zone Investment Holdings Group Co., Ltd.

China University of Petroleum


Hexie Health Insurance Co., Ltd

Fosun Pharma

National Electric Investment Group Chongqing Electric Power Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Qianjiang Biochemistry Co., Ltd.

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is adept at advising on the full spectrum of Chinese M&A, and is particularly active in advising on public M&A across sectors including TMT, biotech and real estate. The group is led by Jinrong Liu and Alex Liu in Beijing alongside Shifang Guo in Shenzhen; Jinrong Liu’s experience in public markets includes handling equity and debt offerings as well as cross-border transactions, while Alex Liu offers expertise across take-privates and restructurings of companies using VIE structures. Guo has recently been instructed on a number of outbound investments by Chinese clients.

Practice head(s):

Jinrong Liu; Alex (Chengwei) Liu; Shifang Guo

Other key lawyers:

Huawei Lin

Key clients

Primavera Capital

Jiaxin International Resources Investment Ltd.

Ascentage Pharma

XIAOMI Corporation

Minsheng Education Group Company Limited

Shanghai Medical Instruments Co., Ltd.

China Film Group Corporation (CFGC)

New Frontier

Luxshare Precision Industry Company Limited

Luxshare Limited

Luxshare Precision Limited

Changchun High & New Technology Industries (Group) Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong Anchor Industrial Holding Ltd.


Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Ltd Co (YOFC)

RephiLe Bioscience,Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Primavera Capital to acquire Greater China Business of Mead Johnson from Reckitt Benckiser Group.
  • Advised on the privatisation of New Frontier Health Corporation.
  • Advised Luxshare Limited, Luxshare Precision on the acquisition of Chery’s shares.

Haiwen & Partners

Haiwen & Partners is regularly engaged by international clients to handle cross-border transactions involving Chinese companies, including the PRC aspects of multi-jurisdictional deals as well as inbound investments. The team’s work on inbound deals encompasses acting for investors including Temasek, Hillhouse Capital and Bain Capital as well as advising foreign companies on strategic acquisitions and joint ventures. The group, led by Jiping Zhang, is also highly active in the domestic M&A space, where it handles take-privates and transactions involving state-owned enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Jiping Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Hao Bian; Yu Cao; Wenzhen Dai; Xiajun Fang; Ning Du

Key clients

Platinum Equity

Hillhouse Capital




Hillhouse Capital Management Pte. Ltd. (Hillhouse QFII)

Tangshan Jidong Cement Co., Ltd.

Wangfujing Group Co.,Ltd.

Shanxi Zhendong Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

RISE Education Cayman Ltd (NASDAQ: REDU)

Work highlights

  • Advise Tencent on PRC legal issues in relation to the going-private transaction of Sogou, including but not limited to conducting PRC legal due diligence investigation on Sogou and its onshore affiliates, reviewing and revising the merger transaction documents from a PRC legal perspective, leading the onshore restructure of Sogou, and assisting Tencent in the closing of the merger transaction.
  • Acted as PRC legal counsel to Universal, in connection with the establishment of the joint venture with the PRC shareholder (Shouhuan) and the development of the Universal Beijing Resort.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal is adept at handling domestic M&A deals as well as both inbound and outbound investments, with experience across sectors such as insurance, real estate, technology and energy. The practice also has established a niche in transactions involving distressed companies and assets. Jun Peng, Xiaodong Zheng and Guohua (Annie) Wu jointly lead the team; Wu is noted for her work in the energy space, while Peng has a focus on foreign direct investment. Zheng has a broad practice, with a client base encompassing private and state-owned Chinese companies as well as multinationals.

Practice head(s):

Jun Peng; Xiaodong Zheng; Guohua (Annie) Wu

Key clients

Shanghai Jinshan New Town Construction and Development Co., Ltd.

China Resources Power

Shagang Investment

COSCO Shipping Group

HBIS Group

State Development & Investment Corp., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel to China Energy in connection with its proposed shale gas investment in the United States.
  • Acted for Jinshan District, Shanghai and helped to sign the Investment Cooperation Agreement with Fosun International Limited to build Jinshan Coastal International Cultural Tourism Resort.
  • Assisted Sino Ocean Real Estate on its acquisition of the real estate segment of MACALLINE.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm is highly active in heavy industrial sectors including chemicals, railways, solar power and oil and gas, where it counts both state-owned entities and private companies amongst its clients. The team’s workload encompasses domestic restructurings, financing rounds and public M&A, including take-privates. The group has additional expertise in outbound investments, and has a notable client following in the healthcare space. Yu Piao and Aihua Xiao jointly lead the team from the firm’s Beijing office, with Xiao noted for her work with state-owned companies.

Practice head(s):

Yu Piao; Aihua Xiao

Other key lawyers:

Jie Chai; Xiaohui Zhu; Wei Xu

Work highlights

  • Advised Syngenta Group on the acquisition of the controlling stake of Yangnong Chemical, a A-share listed company.
  • Advised China Yangtze Power on its compulsory tender offer project for Luz del Sur S.A.A, a Peruvian listed company through its overseas subsidiaries.
  • Advised FAW Xiali on its major asset restructuring.

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers stands out for its work advising multinational corporations on entering and expanding their operations in the Chinese market, including handling joint ventures, acquisitions, corporate structuring and commercial agreements. The practice’s work in this space draws on its ability to provide regulatory advice across data protection, foreign investment, employment and sanctions. In addition to its work for foreign enterprises, the team is regularly engaged by prominent Chinese companies to advise on corporate and commercial matters. While technology is a particular area of focus for the practice, its client base extends to cover the media and entertainment, life sciences and transportation sectors. Richard Ma heads up the team and is widely recognised for his experience in the TMT sector. In addition to Ma, key figures in the team include Julia Dai, Gary Li and Cloud Li.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ma

Other key lawyers:

Julia Dai; Cloud Li; Gary Li; Joanna Jiang; Jenny Li; Jacky Zhu

DeHeng Law Offices

With offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, DeHeng Law Offices is active on M&A transactions across China, acting for state-owned and private enterprises across sectors including financial services, energy, semiconductors and pharmaceuticals. Zhaoxia Fan is based in the Beijing office and is adept at handling complex deals involving restructurings and insolvent entities, while Wei Chen takes the lead on cross-border work, including inbound and outbound investments.

Practice head(s):

Zhaoxia Fan

Other key lawyers:

Wei Chen

Key clients

CSSC Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation

The Financial Institution Creditors Committee of China Minsheng Investment Group

Liaoning Fangda Group Industrial Co., Ltd.

Beijing Oriental Jicheng Co., Ltd

Guangzhou Great Power Energy&Technology Co., Ltd.

The China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Co., Ltd.

Datang Telecom Technology Co.,Ltd.

Yunnan Coal & Energy Co., Ltd.

BanBao Co., Ltd.

Inner Mongolia Energy Engineering Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

Yunbaiyao Hong Kong Co., Limited

Hanzhong Jiahuai Mining Technology Co., Ltd.


Jiawei Renewable Energy Co., Ltd.

Shuifanxin Environmental Energy (Shandong) Co., LTD.

Shanghai Titan Scientific Co.,Ltd.

ZheJiang Meili High Technology Co.,Ltd.

Regina Miracle International (Holdings) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised CSSC Science & Technology Co., Ltd. on its major asset restructuring project.
  • Advised China Electronics Technology Group Corporation on mergering China Putian Corporation and its subsidiaries, which include 15 listed companies with a total market value of nearly RMB 700 billion.
  • Advised Liaoning Fangda Group Industrial Co., Ltd. on becoming the strategic investor of the aviation business of Hainan Airline Group.

FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners draws on its links to Baker McKenzie, with whom it has a joint operation, to advise on complex cross-border transactions for both Chinese and international clients. Spin-outs, take-privates, investments and commercial agreements all form part of the team’s workload. In addition to acting for corporate clients, it also represents investment funds moving into the Chinese market. Cherrie Shi and Zhenyu Ruan jointly lead the practice; Frank Zhuang is another name to note in the Shanghai office alongside senior counsel Leo Zhang.

Practice head(s):

Cherri Shi; Zhenyu Ruan

Other key lawyers:

Frank Zhuang; Leo Zhang

Key clients




CDPQ Private Equity Asia Pte Ltd.

Chong Hing Bank

China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited

CITIC Group Corporation

CMB International Capital Limited

Digital Bridge (formerly Digital Colony)

Gaw Capital

Hengxing Gold Holding Company Limited

Hysan Development Company Limited


Johnson & Johnson

Media and Games plc

Ninjas in Pyjamas

One Equity Partners

Siam Commercial Bank

Sing Tao News Corporation Limited

Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited

Tencent Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Media and Games Invest SE (“MGI”) on its acquisition of Smaato, a leading digitaladvertising platform with local business presences in multiple jurisdictions, for an enterprisevalue of EUR 140 million.
  • Advised Swedish esports company Ninjas in Pyjamas (NIP) on its merger with Chinese esports group ESV5 and on the establishment of NIP Group, a global organization that will field teams in all the major esports titles.
  • Advising Johnson & Johnson on the spin-off of the company’s Consumer Health business on a global basis, including China and Hong Kong, as to create a new publicly traded company.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm is instructed on a steady stream of M&A deals across regulated industries such as semiconductors, financial services and pharmaceuticals. The team acts for both state-owned and private enterprises, and is particularly active on deals involving the energy sector. Wei Liu leads the corporate group and is particularly focused on IPOs; other names to note in the team include Xiangming Liu, who is highly active on debt issuances, and Jianjun Guan, who handles M&A, capital markets transactions and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Liu Wei

Other key lawyers:

Xiangming Liu; Jianjun Guan

Key clients

China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd.

Beijing Research Institute of ChemicalEngineering Metallurgy

China Banknote Printing and MintingCorporation, CBPM

Aviation Investment Group Co., LTD

Beijing Innovation Industry Investment Co.,LTD

West China Cement Limited

Intchains Group Limited

China National Nuclear Power Co., Ltd

Guohua Military and Civil IntegrationIndustry Development Fund ManagementCo., Ltd.

China Everbright Industry Group Limited

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng has a varied corporate practice, with experience handling M&A deals, equity restructurings, investments, joint ventures and fundraising rounds. In addition to advising on a steady stream of domestic transactions, the team has a strong reputation in handling outbound investments, with a focus on heavy industrial developments in Africa. Yongqing (William) Huang leads the team and works between the firm’s offices in Beijing and Shanghai. Wei Bai, Victor Wang and Guanchun Dai are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Yongqing (William) Huang

Other key lawyers:

Wei Bai; Guanchun Dai; Victor Wang; Xiaofeng Cheng

Key clients

Sany Construction Technology Co., Ltd.

Dongguan Botai Electronics Co., Ltd.

Management Shareholder of AI Dream

An industry-leading AI technology company

Shanghai Syntec Additive Limited and Shanghai Weike Superfine Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

A Sino French joint venture biochemical company

Pachira Enterprises Limited

Huzhou Shenke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

LH Ventures

An investment fund established by Pudong Kechuang Group Co., Ltd.

A start-up consumer company

Volkswagen Group (China)

Beijing Yinxiang Biji Technology Co., Ltd (Evernote China)

Bank of China

Mirae Assets

General Atlantic

Sierra Wireless

C.BANNER INTERNATIONAL Holdings Limited (HK.1028)


Daicel Corporation

Lupin Capital

FutureX Capital

Jiangxi Jemincare Group Co., Ltd.


Beijing Jinsong Dental Hospital Investment Management Co., Ltd.

AGIC Capital



Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.

China Nonferrous Mining Corporation Limited

Xinjiang Joinworld Co., Ltd.

Hongkong Excellen Mining Investment Co., Ltd.

West International Holding Limited

CNMC Huachin Mabende Mining S.A.

Kambove Mining S.A.S

Deziwa Mining S.A.S

China 15th Metallurgical Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Dongguan Botai Electronics Co., Ltd.

Management Shareholder of AI Dream

An industry-leading AI technology company

Shanghai Syntec Additive Limited and Shanghai Weike Superfine Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

A Sino French joint venture biochemical company

Pachira Enterprises Limited

Huzhou Shenke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

LH Ventures

An investment fund established by Pudong Kechuang Group Co., Ltd.

A start-up consumer company

Work highlights

  • Represented a management shareholder of AI Dream in the USD 2.3 billion disposal of controlling interest in AI Dream held by Advent International to Hillhouse Investment Management.
  • Represented China Risun Group (01907.HK) and China Cinda in the bankruptcy reorganization and acquisition of chemical business of Shandong Hongye Group.

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices‘s corporate team has a strong offering across strategic M&A and private equity investments, acting on both the buy and sell-sides of transactions. Nicholas Lou and Grant Chen jointly lead the team, which benefits from Lou’s experience in handling PE and VC investments as well as his expertise in the real estate space. The group has additional expertise in technology, with Selena She having previously spent ten years practicing in Silicon Valley. Colin Shi is another name to note with experience of handling complex deals, such as those involving reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Lou; Grant Chen

Key clients

Shanghai Electric (Group) Corporation

Sinochem Zhejiang Chemical Co.,Ltd.

Fulida Group Holding Co., Ltd.

Sinochem International Corporation

Xiamen ITG Group Corp.,Ltd.

Döhler Asia PTE

Xiamen International Trade Group Co., Ltd.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd

S.F. Holding Co., Ltd.

Yonghui Superstores Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hongkong Brunp and Catl Co., Limited on its investment in KFM Holding Limited.
  • Advised CATL on its acquisition of Jiangxi Zhicun Lithium Co. Ltd.
  • Advised Shanghai Qiugu Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership) on the sale of the 99.9999% equity interests in the holding company of Smaato Group to Media and Games Invest Group (M8G).

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices offers expertise in the full range of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures and share sales and acquisitions. The team’s client base includes PRC companies and SOEs across a variety of sectors, including technology, infrastructure, energy and real estate. Key figures in the team include Xiaoman Zhang, Xinyang Zhang and Xinggao Pan, all of whom are based in Beijing. The group also has offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Practice head(s):

Xiaoman Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Xinyang Zhang; Xinggao Pan; Juan Shang


‘The team has extensive experience in the M&A sector and is highly regarded by other companies. We approached this team on the recommendation of other peers and were assisted by the high quality and professionalism of the service staff and the strong and efficient teamwork that helped us to complete the assignment quickly and efficiently.’

‘The team responded to our needs in a timely manner and our partner, Juan Shang, personally led the team to the site and participated in the work with great efficiency and service. The team’s outstanding professionalism and ability to think from the client’s perspective has supported and informed our decisions.’

Key clients

Yixing hexin energy co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Hesheng New Energy Co., Ltd.

CK Asset Holdings Limited

SF Holding Investment Limited & S.F. Holding Co., Ltd.

China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)

Hainan Strait Shipping Co.,LTD

China Modern Dairy Holdings Limited

GL Gyn Investment L.P (“GL”)

Jinxin Fertility

Hesai Technology

Shangda Capital

Hubei Port (Hong Kong) International Limited

Kunlun Tech Co.,Ltd.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation


Wuhu Power Generation Co., Ltd.

Canaan, Inc.

Shanghai Houhan Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Bilibili Technology Co., Ltd.

DataGrand Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Jianshi Technology Co., Ltd.

Cathay Media and Education Group Inc.

Taiying Technology Group Co.,Ltd.

GL Hospital Investment III L.P (“GL”)

Xinjiang Silk Road Qian Yuan Energy Co., Ltd.

China Power International Development Limited

CPIC Xinjiang Energy & Chemical Group Turpan Co., Ltd.

China Power Investment Xinjiang Energy and Chemical Group Aksu Co., Ltd.

State Power Investment Group Hainan New Energy Investment Co., Ltd.

Mech-Mind (Beijing) Robotics Technologies Ltd.

Shanghai JuneYao Healthcare Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Rennuo Health Co., Ltd.

CPI New Energy Chemical Group Mulei New Energy Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Henan Chaojuneng Technology Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of xFusion Digital Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Advised CK Asset Holdings Limited on its acquisition of four European infrastructure businesses indirectly held by the Li Ka Shing Foundation.
  • Acted for China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited in its absorption of and merger with China Gezhouba Group Stock Company Limited, becoming an A+H listed Company.

Dentons China

Dentons China advises on corporate and commercial transactions, including M&A deals, distribution agreements and joint ventures, to a broad client base across sectors such as construction, semiconductors, agriculture and real estate. In addition to its work for private Chinese companies, the team also receives instructions from state-owned enterprises. Zhang Hong and Guang Han lead the team from Beijing.

Practice head(s):

Guang Han; Zhang Hong

Key clients

Shanghai Hexi Investment Management Co., LTD

Shanghai Real Estate Star Hong Real Estate Development Co., LTD

Shanghai Greenland Jiangyu Real Estate Co., LTD

Shanghai Greenland Real Estate Co., LTD

A small shareholder of a state-owned enterprise.

Zhongshan Daxiong Marketing Planning Co., Ltd.

Anji Leasing Company Limited

Xingtie No. 1 Industrial Investment Fund (Limited Partnership) and Xingtie No. 2 Industrial Investment Fund (Limited Partnership)

Dinghui Investment Management (Tianjin) Company Limited

Zhejiang Doer Biologics Corporation

Yikesai Biotechnology (Taicang) Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou hibobi Technology Co., Ltd.


Fujian Haixia Bank

BASF (China) Co., Ltd.

FMC Corporation

Dr. Martens (AirWair International Limited)|马汀博士(埃尔瓦国际)

Nanjing Triastek Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd.|南京三迭纪医药科技有限公司

Starkey Laboratories, Inc.|斯达克

China State Capital Venture Capital Fund Co., LTD中国国有资本风险投资基金股份有限公司

Huihua Fund Management Co., Ltd.惠华基金管理有限公司

Qianhai Zhongchuan Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd前海中船股权投资基金管理有限公司

国华军民融合产业发展基金管理有限公司Guohua Military-civilian integration Industrial Development Fund Management Co., LTD

Guogai Science and Technology Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)国改科技基金合伙企业(有限合伙)

Lianyungang Maritime Intelligent Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)连云港海装智能投资基金合伙企业(有限合伙)

Chongqing Zhongjin Keyuan Private Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)重庆中金科元私募股权投资基金合伙企业(有限合伙)

Work highlights

  • Acted for CDH in its PE investments in China and assisted the establishment of the first domestic IDC RMB special fund in the amount of approx. RMB 1.5 billion.
  • Provide suggestions for a securities company to dispose of defaulted bond assets.
  • Assisted BASF with its acquisition of Shanshan Energy which involved complex legal issues, including dealing with numerous shareholders, delisting of listed companies, and share transfer restrictions.

East & Concord Partners

East & Concord Partners is particularly active in advising state-owned enterprises on joint ventures, restructurings and acquisitions, with sector expertise in renewable energy, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Practice co-heads Bin Xu and Meiyang Zhang are instructed on a wide range of corporate deals; Xu is also noted for his work on project development while Zhang has additional experience in fund management.

Practice head(s):

Bin Xu; Meiyang Zhang

Key clients

Three Gorges International Tendering Co.Ltd.

China Three Gorges Renewables (Group) Co.,Ltd.

Shenhua Guoneng Group Co., Ltd.

State Power Investment Ronghe Investment Co., Ltd.

Three Gorges International Tendering Co.Ltd.


Fullgoal Capital Water


Work highlights

  • Provided legal due diligence services for 100 photovoltaic and wind power M&A projects designated by Three Gorges International Tendering Co.Ltd.
  • Provided legal due diligence services for 27 photovoltaic and wind power M&A projects designated by China Three Gorges Renewables (Group) Co.,Ltd.
  • Advised China Resources Health Group Co., Ltd. Health on its joint venture with CASTC.

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm‘s corporate practice includes handling complex deals involving listed companies and VIE structures, across a varied range of sectors. Bo Su and Dongying Sun, both based in Beijing, jointly lead the practice; the pair offer expertise in public M&A, building on their experience of handling IPOs.

Practice head(s):

Bo Su; Dongying Sun

Key clients

China Energy Engineering Investment Corporation Limited (CEEIC)

China Power Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd

China Life Investment Holding Company Limited

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

CK Asset Holdings Limited

China Re

China Communications Construction

Beijing Finance Street Investment Group

Datang Telecom Technology Co., Ltd. (DTT)

Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company Limited

Pico Technology Co., Ltd.

Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Land Holdings Limited

Beijing Baio Pharmaceutical Co.

Beijing Dakang Medical Investment Co.

Beijing Jinmao Green Building Technology Co.

Beijing Huaxiang Baipenyao Property Development Co., Ltd.

Taoping Inc. and Information Security Technology (China) Co., Ltd.

Yueyin Datong (Tianjin) Asset Management Co., Ltd. Y

Guangdong Champion Asia Electronics CO.,LTD.

Work highlights

  • Advised CK Asset Holdings Limited on purchasing from LKSF the shares of (a) Eagle Frame Limited;(b) Mondrem Corporation;(c) Moonstone Global Investment Limited; and (d) Gerbera Investments Limited in consideration for the issue of consideration shares of HKD $19.38 billion under a specific mandate.
  • Advised Huayi Tencent on acquiring a medical institution and a new prescription drug retail platform for no more than RMB400 million.
  • Advised CEEIC on acquiring a 100MW solar farm in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province at a deal value of over USD$75 million.

Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Zhao Sheng Law Firm is well-placed to advise on cross-border M&A through its joint operation with Linklaters, enabling the firm to advise on both inbound and outbound investments. The group’s client base is broad and encompasses investment funds, SOEs, and companies in growing sectors such as automobiles, semiconductors and logistics. Managing partner Eric Liu leads the team, with Richard Gu and Colette Pan also names to note. In addition to M&A deals, the trio’s expertise extends to handling joint ventures; the practice is also engaged to advise on sanctions compliance issues related to transactions.

Practice head(s):

Eric Liu

Other key lawyers:

Colette Pan; Richard Gu


‘I am impressed by the responsiveness and priority attitude, where they always tried to solve the issue within the same day if possible. In addition, given their wide and ample experience in the same area, they could almost always take reference from their experience and their understanding of the market to give us a solution-oriented advice. These are particularly helpful to in-house legal counsel to allow them to present and highlight key legal and regulatory considerations for business and senior management approval.’

‘Eric Liu is known for his client service, responsiveness, regulatory knowledge and experience for acting for all types of financial institutions in China business. For joint venture or M&A work, I understand Eric will work with his peer partners.’

Key clients

Volkswagen Financial Leasing (Tianjin) Company Limited

ANZ China


Silk Road Fund


Sun Life


Didi Chuxing


Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Morgan Stanley on (i) its acquisition of 39% equity interests in Morgan Stanley Securities (China) Co., Ltd. (“MSSC”), and (ii) its follow-up unilateral subscription for MSSC’s increase of its registered capital by an amount equal to RMB698,370,640 at a consideration of RMB1,000,000,000.
  • Advised Zhuhai Hidden Hill Modern Logistics Industry Equity Investment Fund on its US$10m Series C investment in Hebe Beauty Style Cayman Limited, a cosmetic business, with presence in Indonesia, China, Thailand, and a few other countries and regions in Asia.
  • Advised Sofina on its investment in PETKIT Technology Inc.’s Series D equity financing. PETKIT is a company dedicated to design and produce smart products for pets.

AnJie Broad Law Firm

Active across real estate, financial services, technology and manufacturing, AnJie Broad Law Firm has equally broad expertise in handling joint ventures, share transactions, spin-offs and restructurings. The team also counts a number of private equity and venture capital funds amongst its clients. The team is jointly led by Simon Li in Beijing alongside Haoxin Pan, Tao Xu and Jeremy Dai in Shanghai. The wider firm underwent a significant change in January 2022, when it merged with Broad & Bright Law Firm.

Practice head(s):

Haoxin (Cindy) Pan; Tao (Cedric) Xu; Jeremy Dai; Simon Li

Other key lawyers:

Cindy Pan

Key clients

Ping An

Ping An Life

Chang’an International Trust Co., Ltd.


Red Star Macalline Group Corporation Ltd.

Chifeng Gold

Harbin Pharmaceutical


Qifan Cable


Grand Automotive

Wantong Technology

SG Co.,Ltd.

Baiyin Nonferrous

CBEX Financial Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Wolong Electric Group

DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Ping An on its RMB 67.5bn acquisition of Founder Group.
  • Advised Sinochem International Corporation on its acquisition of the controlling interest in Yangnong Group from Syngenta involved in a series of transactions in an total amount of approximately RMB 18 billion.
  • Assisted Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited in the Sale of “South City Metropolis Commercial and Residential Project” in Chengdu for Approximately HK$7.8 Billion.

HHP Attorneys-At-Law

Under the leadership of Yao Rao, HHP Attorneys-At-Law is capable of providing corporate advice to clients from regulated industries including pharmaceuticals, industrial manufacturing and financial services. The team is engaged on inbound investments into China, where it represents both investment funds and target companies, and is additionally engaged by Chinese companies on domestic and outbound deals.

Practice head(s):

Yao Rao

Other key lawyers:

Shihao Xiao


‘The team of lawyers are very professional in this field, and at the same time, they are able to keep up with the industry development trends, in-depth research on related fields, and then work out solutions together with the legal dilemmas encountered by our business development. They can not only fully understand the business demands of us and our business associates, but also provide us with effective solutions that take into account both business and compliance demands. Moreover, they can provide professional and effective support for full coverage of our business, from daily operational matters to complicated transactions. For billing, they can rapidly allocate resources within the firm and offer a transparent and flexible fee model. For collaboration, they are a member firm of Meritas global network, so that they can provide strong cross-border legal support in various legal market.’

‘Yao Rao is very experienced and has dealt with a large number and wide range of highly complex M&A deals and difficult situations. He can always keenly realize the commercial needs of clients and will strive to provide practical and workable solutions and guidance that can solve problems from the perspective of clients, and at the same time, retaining a good degree of flexibility. Moreover, Yao always patiently listens to the needs of clients, and actively provides solutions and alternatives to problems.’

Shihao Xiao has professional capabilities with a strong commercial sense, and has a good sense of the regulatory changes and could advise us strategically on what to expect. Shihao always responds quickly to client needs and can meet deadlines. He has a good understanding of the business model and business practices of new energy industry and can always provide valuable advice to facilitate the transactions.’

Key clients

Aiswei Group

China Pacific Insurance Company

China Everbright

Maison Capital




SPB Bank

Taiping Financial Holding Fund


ZW Security

Work highlights

  • Advised China Pacific Insurance Company group on the acquisition of a healthcare group.
  • Advised CCL Industries on its cross-border acquisition of a privately owned group with a factory in China.
  • Advised on its sale of equity interests in a publisher to a publishing group.

Hylands Law Firm

Beyond its work on domestic M&A, Hylands Law Firm is also instructed by clients to handle outbound investments as well as to assist on commercial agreeements. The corporate practice is jointly led by Wenhao Dong, Jizhi Zhang and Kewei Guo in Beijing as well as by Yuexi Yao in Shanghai. Yao is licensed to practice in New York and has a particular focus on growing sectors such as electric vehicles and AI.

Practice head(s):

Wenhao Dong; Jizhi Zhang; Kewei Guo; Yuexi Yao

Key clients

Huihua Fund Management Co., Ltd.

North Ocean Photonics

China Rong Tong Medical&Health Group Co., Ltd

Aluminum Corporation of China

Hebei Wenfeng Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Yujian Power Technology Co., Ltd.

Sony Music Entertainment China Holdings Limited

Hebei Dongsheng Kangyang Town Development andOperation Co., Ltd.

Shijiazhuang Qianli Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Dongsheng Cultural Tourism Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Branch of the Export-Import Bank of China

MGI Tech Co., Ltd.

SIMIC Holdings Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Shangyan Culture Investment Management Co.,Ltd.

Sinosafe Huifu Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Nanhongqiao Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Vechain Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhongxin Hongchuang (Wuxi) Private Equity FundManagement Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Bailian Confitop Venture Capital Management Co.,Ltd.

Shanghai Ruihe Star Venture Capital Center (L.P.)

Higer Bus Company Limited

Shanghai Illuminera Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

Jingdezhen Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Shanghai King Chemical Co., Ltd.

Kaitai Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Sinosafe Huifu Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd. on funding for a CNY 50 million of Suzhou Yaotu Equity Investment Partnership.

Merits & Tree Law Offices

Active across sectors including e-commerce, mining, industrial manufacturing and entertainment, Merits & Tree Law Offices acts for a broad client base of both international and domestic Chinese companies. Beyond its work on strategic investments, joint ventures and acquisitions, including take-privates, the practice is also instructed by a number of investment funds and target companies. The practice is led by Youyuan Jin and Qinghong Cai; Jin is noted for his work in the private equity sphere, while Cai draws on her previously work in-house at a listed company to handle matters involving public markets.

Practice head(s):

Youyuan Jin; Qinghong Cai

Key clients

China Biologic Products Holdings, Inc.

Sequoia Capital China

Huahui Health (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Genfleet Pharmaceutical(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Ponghu Group Holdings Limited (a.k.a PonhuLuxury)

Nanshan Capital

Publicis Groupe

MSA Hong Kong Limited

Telstra Pacific Business Solutions

Beijing Ace Playing Technology Co. Ltd.

ClinsChain (Shanghai) Clinical Services Co.,Ltd.

AutoFlightX Inc.

Lean Cloud

China Youzan Limited

Beijing Ke Yi Hong Yuan photoelectrictechnology Co., Ltd.

D5 Inc.(D5)

GrepTime Inc.

Hunan Hua Chuang Technology DevelopmentCo., Ltd.

Insight Lifetech Co., Ltd.

NEBULA BAY (S) PTE. LTD. (the investmentSPV of Crescent Point, a Singapore privateequity firm)


BlueFocus Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Taibang Biotech Group in going private transaction and assisted the management to join the consortium.
  • Advised Ponhu Luxury in restructuring for future overseas listing.
  • Advised MSA Subsidiaries in the acquisition of the PRC Shareholder’s Equity Interest in MSA (China) Safety Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shihui Partners

Shihui Partners has a broad client base which encompasses Hong Kong-listed companies, private Chinese companies and prominent multinationals, advising clients on the full spectrum of corporate transactions. Domestic M&A, joint ventures and inbound investments are all regularly handled by the team, which is highly active in the tech sector and also handles deals involving the education, manufacturing and healthcare industries. The practice is jointly led by George Niu in Beijing and Xiaochen Zhang in Shanghai; Niu is noted for his work on PE and VC deals and also has a close relationship with, while Zhang handles both inbound and outbound M&A.

Practice head(s):

George Niu; Xiaochen Zhang

Key clients

SG Micro Corp

MingZhu Logistics Holdings Ltd.

Beijing JD Tuoxian Technology Co., Ltd.

Huaxing Growth Capital

Minth Group Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised SG Micro Corp on its acquisition of Suzhou Qingxinfang Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. for RMB 50 million from Jerry Zhai, Shanghai Lanpuran Investment Center (Limited Partnership), and Suzhou Pufanghui Business Information Consulting Center (Limited Partnership).
  • Advised MingZhu Logistics Holdings Ltd. on its acquisition of 100% of Cheyi (BVI) Limited, which operates its business through its subsidiary Zhejiang CheYi Network Technology Co., Ltd., an integrated online car-hailing and driver management services company.
  • Advised Beijing JD Tuoxian Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of, on its acquisition of the “Feijia Cloud” business and assets from Beijing Rongguan Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd. for RMB 20 million.

Hui Ye Law Firm

Active across sectors including aviation, education, manufacturing and technology, Hui Ye Law Firm provides strategic advice to clients on joint ventures, investments, spin-offs and M&A. Dong Wu leads the team; in addition to his work for private Chinese and multinational clients, he also advises state-owned enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Dong Wu

Key clients

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.

Bright Food Co., Ltd

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines Media

China Eastern Airlines Group

China Eastern Air Catering Investment Co., Ltd

Shanghai Xiehe Education Group

Superlab Suisse AG

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co.,Ltd.

Horen Cortp Co.,Ltd

Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.

Bright Food Co., Ltd

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines Media

China Eastern Airlines Group

China Eastern Air Catering Investment Co., Ltd

Shanghai Xiehe Education Group

Superlab Suisse AG

Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceuticals Co.,Ltd.

Horen Cortp Co.,Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) to sell its subsidiaries and dealing with land issues.
  • Represented China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd. to transfer the equity of Shanghai Shenhui Automobile Steering Gear.
  • Advised China Eastern Airlines Media on absorbing and merging Hubei Eastern Media (Hubei Media) and acquire assets of Zhejiang Eastern Media (Zhejiang Media) and Beijing Eastern Media (Beijing Media).

Jia Yuan Law Offices

Under the leadership of Guozhe Yan, Zhenjian Shi and Sijun Tan, Jia Yuan Law Offices has become an established name in the Chinese corporate law space, with experience handling large-scale reorganisations, mergers, buyouts and joint ventures. The team is particularly focused on heavy industrial sectors such as shipbuilding, construction materials and energy, where its clients include public and state-owned companies.

Practice head(s):

Guozhe Yan; Zhenjian Shi; Sijun Tan

Key clients

China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Tianshan Cement Co., Ltd.

CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC)

TCL Corporation

China Railway Group Limited

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation

Shanghai Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. (SDEC)

HanShang Group

Midea Group Co., Ltd.

China United Cement Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Xinjiang Tianshan Cement Co., Ltd. on its reorganisation.
  • Advised China Energy Engineering Group Co., Ltd on its merger through share swap with China Gezhouba Group Corporation.

Kangda Law Firm

Kangda Law Firm‘s corporate team draws on its expertise in securities and capital markets to provide comprehensive assistance on transactions involving listed companies, such as share sales and acquisitions. The group also counts a number of state-owned enterprises amongst its clients, acting as counsel on transactions as well as on restructurings. The team is led by Aidong Lou in Beijing, Xuechen Wang in Guangzhou and Quanlin Lian in Wuhan.

Practice head(s):

Aidong Lou; Xuechen Wang; Quanlin Lian

Key clients

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Jingcheng Machinery Electric Co., Ltd.

Changde City Development Group Co.,Ltd.

Wuhan Guochuang Capital Investment Co.,Ltd.

Guangdong Architectural Design and Research InstituteCo.,Ltd.

Guangzhou Industrial Control Capital Management Co.,Ltd.

Fangsheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Hunan Baijun high techMedical Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Haizheng Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Zhejiang Haizheng Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd. on acquisition of Hanhui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Fangsheng Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. on acquisition of DaVita China Pte Ltd.
  • Advised China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), on acquisition of Zhejiang Nanyang Technology Co., Ltd.

Kewei Law Firm

Since its establishment in 2019, Kewei Law Firm has developed a broad corporate practice covering M&A, investments and the growing area of SPACs. The joint operation with Herbert Smith Freehills LLP enables the team to provide both PRC and international legal advice on cross-border deals. Gavin Guo is the key name to note in the practice; he has broad experience handling deals involving public markets.

Practice head(s):

Gavin Guo

Key clients

Lagardère Travel Retail (LTR)

Wearnes-StarChase Limited

Apis Partners

Tahota Law Firm

Headquartered in Chengdu, Tahota Law Firm handles corporate matters including public M&A, business reorganisations, joint ventures and divestments. The team is highly active in representing clients based in Sichuan province but it also acts for businesses across China on deals. Zhiqiang Liu heads up the team and offers experience across corporate and capital market transactions; Zhengping Xu is another name to note with a focus on the real estate and projects spaces.

Practice head(s):

Zhiqiang Liu


Other key lawyers:

Zhengping Xu

Key clients

Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co.

Chengdu Expressway Co., Ltd

Foshan Electric Lighting Co.

Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co.

CIFI Yongsheng Service

Sun Hung Kai’s company – Xiangbao Investment (Chengdu) Co.

Shandong High Speed Group Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Yihe Precision Technology Group Co.

Sichuan Daily Press Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. On the first case of a bank merger and acquisition project in Sichuan.
  • Advised Chengdu Expressway Co., Ltd on the acquisition of 94.49% equity interest in Chengdu Energy Development Company.
  • Advised Foshan Electric Lighting Co., Ltd on the shares’ acquisition of Foshan Guoxing Optoelectronics Company Limited by paying cash.

Yuanda China Law Offices

Yuanda China Law Offices is regularly instructed on domestic Chinese M&A deals and is also adept at handling cross-border transactions, including investments and buyouts. In acting on deals involving American companies, the firm benefits from its strategic alliance with Winston & Strawn LLP. James Jiang leads the group; alongside Jinhua Song, he has considerable experience in regulatory matters with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry.

Practice head(s):

James Jiang

Other key lawyers:

Jinhua Song

Key clients

OASE Group

Shanghai Shyndec Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Montana Technologies

GN Store Nord A/S

Guangzhou OncoImmune Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Qinhao Pharmaceutical (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Shyndec on its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in a company registered in Beijing.
  • Represented Montana Technologies on its acceptance of Series A investment from one of the world’s largest vehicle battery manufacturers.
  • Represented GN Store Nord to acquire 100% of the target company.