Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms

Hui Zhong Law Firm has represented clients in disputes under BAC, SHIAC and SCIA rules in major cities across China.
Shihui Partners has a growing arbitration practice, and has specific expertise in assisting in banking and finance arbitrations,
Tahota Law Firm advises both domestic and foreign clients in civil and commercial arbitration matters, though it has a particular strength in international trade and maritime arbitrations.

Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners‘ arbitration offering is among the strongest on the market. With its global network and offices across major cities in mainland China and Hong Kong, it is able to offer a full range of services, including assisting on parallel proceedings, and offshore and cross-border matters. The group has extensive experience acting for multinational and domestic companies across numerous industries in a wide range of matters, though it is particularly well known for assisting in corporate, IP and antitrust, construction, insolvency and restructuring, employment, torts, and financial product proceedings. A number of the team also sit as arbitrators at major arbitration centres, including CIETAC, SHIAC, SCIA. Nuo Ji, Benjamin Miao and Daniel Huang lead the Shanghai group, whilst Ming Kang and Helen Shi head the Beijing department. Other key practitioners include Yanhua Lin, who has experience representing clients before the HKIAC and ICC, and Allan Chen, who specialises in corporate governance and financial services disputes.

Practice head(s):

Nuo Ji; Benjamin Miao; Daniel Huang; Ming Kang; Helen Shi

Other key lawyers:

Yanhua Lin; Allan Chen

Key clients

China Development Bank

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons offers a first-class arbitration practice, assisting multinational corporations, state-owned and private enterprises, and financial institutions on a full spectrum of dispute resolution services across a wide array of sectors. With the firm’s impressive international offering, it is also well positioned to handle complex international arbitrations, including representing domestic and foreign clients in ad hoc and institutional arbitration cases, with expertise acting across a variety of major international arbitration centres, including ICC, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, LCIA, and CIETAC. Tao Huang heads the group from Beijing, specialising in international civil and commercial arbitration, with specific expertise in international trade, cross-border investment and financing matters. Yuwu Liu, Jessica Fei and Ariel Ye are also noted for their expertise in representing foreign and domestic clients in cross-border disputes. Mengdan Lv focuses on equity investment and joint venture matters, whilst Xinyu Liu has significant experience in the areas of corporation, PE investment, and product liability disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tao Huang

Other key lawyers:

Yuwu Liu; Jessica Fei; Ariel Ye ; Mengdan Lv; Xinyu Li

Key clients

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s arbitration practice, which sits within a wider dispute resolution department, is second-to-none. It primarily acts for major Chinese and international companies on civil and commercial disputes. Lijun Cao and Baosheng Zhang co-head the dispute resolution department, whilst Dong Feng and Binbin Sun co-lead the litigation and arbitration practice group. Notable practitioners include Decai Zhang, who has significant experience acting for private entities, banks, listed and non-listed companies, and investment firms on commercial disputes, and Huawei Sun, who specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Wei Sun has particular expertise in arbitration matters in the fields of construction, energy, finance, corporate equity and real estate. Meanwhile, Wilson Wei Huo is experienced in domestic and overseas institutional arbitration, ad hoc arbitration, and treaty-based arbitration. Jie Ma is also noted for his expertise in civil and commercial arbitration cases, acting for both enterprises and individuals.

Practice head(s):

Lijun Cao; Baosheng Zhang; Dong Feng; Binbin Sun

Other key lawyers:

Decai Zhang; Huawei Sun; Wei Sun; Wilson Wei Huo; Jie Ma

Testimonials

‘Huawei Sun is a pleasure to work with and provides excellent support on our Hong Kong arbitration matters.’

‘Lijun Cao is a real star, and a class act. Very impressive.’

‘Zhong Lun has a stellar arbitration team, with deep experience in a wide range of disputes, in particular in the field of foreign investment. It attracts the top talent and has extremely impressive individuals at all levels of experience.’

‘Huawei Sun is one of the PRC’s leading arbitration practitioners. Highly intelligent, combining a profound understanding of the case and the client’s position with a careful eye for the appropriate case strategy.’

Key clients

Shenzhen Jiu Jiu Yi Tian Xing Investment Fund Enterprise

Aegon-Industrial Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Aktiebolaget Sandvik Materials Technology

China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation

Sinopec International Exploration and Production Corporation

PowerChina

Beijing Construction Engineering Group

ChangJiang Survey, Planning, Design and Research Co., Ltd

China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Dinghui Tianwei Equity Investment Partnership

GreenTech Environmental Co. Ltd

VeoliaChina Environment Service Co., Ltd

China South Industries Group Co., Ltd

CSCEC Strait Construction and Development Co., Ltd

Tianhecheng (Tianjin) Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd

China Merchants Property (Beijing) Co. Ltd

China National Oil and Gas Pipeline Corporation

China Electronic Technology Group Co., Ltd

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center

CITIC Securities

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group) Co., Ltd.

Huagai Capital Co., Ltd

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electronic Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

China Railway Sixth Group Co., Ltd.

China Railways Shanhaiguan Bridge Company

Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd.

Xinyuan (China) Real Estate Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Huiyuan Investment Management Partnership Ltd.

Zhejiang Haining Jiahui Investment Limited Partnership

Tibet Zhongsheng Xinrui Venture Capital Center

Umbro (Beijing) Sports Goods Co., Ltd.

Tsinghua University

Jinggong Steel International Co., Limited, Jinggong Steel Trading & Contracting L.L.C.

BGP Congo SARLU

Büro 3 Marketing GMBH & Co. KG

North China Petroleum Administration Co., Ltd.

Xinxing Cathay International Group Co., Ltd.

Nestle China Ltd.

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Cargill Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Aktiebolaget Sandvik Materials Technology in an ICC arbitration of a dispute against a major Chinese SOE, and after the arbitral award was issued in full favour of the client, continued to represent the client in defending against an attempt by the counterparty to set-aside the award.
  • Representing Beijing EVERYWAY Traffic & Lighting Tech. Co., Ltd. in initiating an investment arbitration and a commercial arbitration before London Court of International Arbitration against the Government of Ghana in a dispute arising out of a construction project in Ghana.
  • Represented China against Jason Yu Song in an investment treaty arbitration.

AnJie Broad Law Firm

Dispute resolution forms a core practice area at Anjie Broad Law Firm Its arbitration practice is well regarded, with expertise across a broad range of domestic and international arbitration centres, including CIETAC, ICC, SCC, LCIA, and HKIAC. The group is co-headed by Jia Wan and Shouzhi An. Wan specialises in insurance matters and is dual qualified in New York and PRC. Meanwhile, An recently joined from Guantao Law Firm, bringing significant expertise in international arbitration matters. Associate Shanshan Wu is also noted for her experience in insurance and reinsurance arbitration matters.

Practice head(s):

Jia Wan; Shouzhi An

Other key lawyers:

Xuelei Wang; Shanshan Wu

Key clients

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China Ltd.

FM Global

Huatai Property and Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd.

PICC

China Continental Insurance

China Union Insurance

China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Merchants Bank

Sensegain Asset Management

Great Wall Motors Corporation

Everbright Industries

Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Ji Hua Group Corporation Limited

Everbright Financial Holding Assets Management Co. Ltd.

Lotus Ocean Transportation (HK) Limited

Fuqing Tianyi Construction Materials Co. Ltd.

Decent Shipping Company Limited

MKCB Servicos Ltda.

Shenzhen New Century Basketball Club

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers offers a strong international arbitration practice, often acting as lead or sole counsel in international arbitrations. It advises on a wide variety of matters, including finance, construction, and cutting-edge technologies, and has expertise handling disputes in the CIETAC, HKIAC, BAC, and SIAC. Practice head Arthur Ma has a strong reputation in this field, specialising in foreign-related domestic and cross-border dispute resolution, with extensive expertise advising both foreign and domestic clients across a wide range of industries. Also notable is Xing Wan, who specialises in IP, real estate and construction, employment, and anti-competition disputes. Edward Lu’s practice focuses on commercial disputes, including on cross-border investments, joint ventures, and M&A matters.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Ma

Other key lawyers:

Xing Wan; Edward Lu; Owen Yang; Dimitri Phillips

Dentons China

Dentons China is extremely active in the arbitration space, with the group regularly advising both domestic and foreign clients on civil, commercial, and administrative arbitration matters. It serves all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the central government, and houses a number of partners serving as arbitrators for the HKIAC, CIETAC, and BAC. Tao Li heads the department from Beijing, and is supported by Lunshan Lan, who has rich expertise in construction and real estate projects. Summit Chen is a key name in the Shanghai office, with significant expertise advising on major commercial arbitrations.

Practice head(s):

Tao Li

Other key lawyers:

Lunshan Lan; Summit Chen

Key clients

Zhu Xinhua

Zhejiang Dajiang Water Investment Co., Ltd. |Lai’an Dajiang Water Co., Ltd.

Wang Yiyang

Ministry of Housing and |Urban-Rural Development of the PRC.

China Engineering Cost Association

Beijing Guoan Pension Industry Investment Management Co., Ltd

Beijing Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Beijing Liujian Group Co., Ltd

Beijing Construction Engineering Bohai Construction Co., Ltd

Shanxi Fengrong Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

East & Concord Partners

The arbitration practice at East & Concord Partners specialises in the finance, private equity investment, TMT, automobile, manufacturing, and energy sectors. It has also seen continued growth, with the opening of its Xi’an office and Guangzhou office in the last year. It represents both domestic and international companies from a wide variety of industries, and is experienced in international arbitration proceedings. Chaoyi Ji and Wen Ye co-head the department from Beijing, with Ji additionally acting as an arbitrator in CIETAC, as does managing partner Qi Zhou.

Practice head(s):

Chaoyi Ji; Wen Ye

Other key lawyers:

Qi Zhou

Key clients

The Coca-Cola Company

IBM

Honeywell

GE

DXC

Tishman Speyer

Garrett Motion Inc.

Estee Lauder

Lenovo Group

China National Building Materials and Equipment Import & Export Corporation

China CITIC Bank

State Development and Investment Corporation

China Traditional Chinese Medicine Holdings Co. Ltd.

China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

China Tower

Beijing Holding Group

Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

CCB international

Work highlights

  • Represented Nationsync in a Mareva injunction case in the High Court of HK and an international arbitration concerning service agreements and account operation agreement disputes in CIETAC against China National Machine Tool Sales and Technical Service Corporation.
  • Represented Tishman Speyer China Fund (Barbados) SRL, a subsidiary of Tishman Speyer, a world-famous real estate developer, operator and fund management company, in an international arbitration concerning equity transfer agreement dispute against ARA in CIETAC.
  • Represented China CITIC Bank in a series of arbitration cases concerning fund contract disputes against the investors in BAC.

Global Law Office

Global Law Office offers a strong arbitration practice, with particular expertise advising multinational and financial entities. It is also experienced with both domestic and international arbitration centres, with a number of the team also sitting as arbitrators on CIETAC, CMAC, BIAC, SIAC and HKIAC. The group is co-led by Jiuguang Zhao and Zhao Li, both of whom have extensive experience in the field of dispute resolution. Key names to note include Yifeng Gao, who specialises in international arbitration, and Xiusong Xing, who has an extremely busy domestic and international arbitration practice. Recent partner Heng Wang primarily acts for clients in the investment, energy, and manufacturing industries, whilst Jack Law is dual qualified in New York and PRC.

Practice head(s):

Jiuguang Zhao; Zhao Li

Other key lawyers:

Yifeng Gao; Xiusong Xing; Heng Wang; Jingye Jiang; Jack Law

Key clients

The PRC Luxury Auto Dealers

China Asset Management Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted on a series of arbitration cases on behalf of the clients before China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission against a WOFE based in the PRC set up by a famous luxury auto manufacturer regarding the disputes arising from the dealer agreements.
  • Assisted a PRC subsidiary of a world top 500 company in an arbitration before China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission against a major civil construction company for payment for costs incurred in the overseas logistics services provided by the client to that company.
  • Represented a wholly owned subsidiary of a listed company in two arbitration proceedings administered by Shanghai International Arbitration Centre regarding stock transfer.

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng’s arbitration department is well regarded, with the team advising a range of clients, including public and private companies, family offices, financial institutions, and private clients. It handles matters that spans across a full range of commercial areas, including trade, investment, private equity, real estate, construction, securities, IP, and banking and finance. It also has expertise representing clients before both domestic and international arbitration bodies. Lei Wu leads the group from Beijing. Deputy head Chungang Dong acts as an arbitrator for HKIAC, CCA International Arbitration Centre, CIETAC, and BAC.

Practice head(s):

Lei Wu

Other key lawyers:

Dong Chungang; Shuzhou Zhao; Shiqi Sun; Bangwei Xu; Peng Xie

Key clients

Hunan Shale Gas Development Co., Ltd.

United Nations Global Compact

CITIC

Standard & Poor’s

The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited

PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation

CITIC Trust Co.,Ltd.

MTMM Hong Kong Limited

Chinese Union Property Insurance Co., Ltd.

China Bohai Bank Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Trust Co., Ltd.

China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics

Shimao Group

China Jinmao

Intel Corporation

China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp Ltd

CITIC Securities

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd

JunHe LLP

The arbitration practice at JunHe LLP offers a full range of legal services, including advising on domestic and foreign-related arbitration proceedings, international arbitration, and recognition and enforcement of overseas arbitral awards in China. Arthur Dong and George Zhao co-head the team from Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. Dong specialises in international commercial arbitration, with particular expertise in international trade, M&A, and IP-related disputes, whilst Zhao has expertise across a broad range of arbitration matters and acts as an arbitrator at major Shanghai arbitration centres. Also notable is Vicky Zhao, who focuses on cross-border dispute resolution, with particular expertise in international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Dong; George Zhao

Other key lawyers:

Vicky Zhao

AllBright Law Offices

With a nationwide network, AllBright Law Offices are well positioned to advise clients on various dispute resolution matters. In terms of arbitration, it primarily focuses on commercial disputes in the real estate, mining and metals, and financial services sectors, advising SOEs, large private companies and foreign companies. Rui Guo leads the group, with expertise handling major foreign-related arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

Rui Guo

Other key lawyers:

Jianfeng Wang

Key clients

Anhui Hua’an Foreign Economics Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Fenda Technology Co., Ltd.

Merchants Zhiyuan Capital

Beijing Cyan Law Firm

As a boutique law firm, Beijing Cyan Law Firm offers a solid arbitration practice, with the team regularly advising both domestic and international clients on a range of civil and commercial arbitration cases. It has particular expertise in the construction industry, with a number of the team specialising in construction engineering disputes, including co-practice head Yinli Gao, as well as Wei Shi. Jun Wang also co-leads the group and has significant experience in international economy and trade disputes. Arthur Chiu is also noted for his international dispute resolution experience, particularly in the US.

Practice head(s):

Yinli Gao; Jun Wang

Other key lawyers:

Wei Shi; Arthur Chiu

Testimonials

‘The team at Cyan is quite dynamic. There is a considerable amount of effort to follow up on requests. Strong cross-border communication from the beginning.’

‘They can sort out client specific needs and provide flexible and considerate service. In the case of an arbitration award enforcement where the client has almost no knowledge, Cyan can advise every possible solution and recommend the practical options.’

‘Professional and able to think in the client’s position to provide flexible payment terms.’

‘Excellent lawyers. Highly ethical. We first dealt with them on the opposite side of a huge lawsuit but now we often use them with our own clients.’

‘Arthur Chiu understands both China and US litigation. He is truly an excellent lawyer.’

‘Arthur Chiu is knowledgeable, responsive, prompt, and most importantly, he is trustworthy.’

Key clients

China Eastern Airlines

Dagang Zhaodong Oil Company of PetroChina

China National Chemical Engineering Group Corporation Ltd.

S. B. Submarine Systems Co., Ltd.

International Business Department of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd.

SINOHYDRO Corporation Limited

China Ocean Aviation Group Limited

Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Co., Ltd.

Beijing Gongwei Times Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Samsung (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Providing comprehensive legal services for the construction of the project of the base of China Eastern Airlines in Beijing Daxing Airport since 2017, which is a landmark project of this century in China.
  • Assisting Sinohydro Corporation Limited in preventing potential legal risks comprehensively since 2017. Sinohydro comprises 65% of the market share in China’s large-and medium-scale hydropower project construction.
  • Advising Dagang Zhaodong Oil Company of PetroChina in reviewing major business contracts and helping the client to minimize legal risks in multiple international and domestic jurisdictions.

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices offers a strong arbitration practice, with the team handling a range of commercial disputes across a range of industries. It has also acted on unfair competition disputes, as well as on cases in frontier legal fields, such as e-commerce and online transaction disputes. Hongji Li has strong expertise in commercial arbitrations, with experience hearing cases in both domestic and foreign arbitration institutions. Jialu Wang is also noted for his commercial arbitration expertise. Meanwhile, Qiang Cui specialises in equity investment, commercial real estate, construction, and international trade and transport matters.

Other key lawyers:

Hongji Li; Jialu Wang; Qiang Cui

Key clients

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

CNOOC Investment Holdings Ltd.

CNOOC Finance Co., Ltd.

ABB Engineering (Shanghai) Ltd.

VF Apparel (China) Co., Ltd.

Air Products & Chemicals (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised CCB Singapore Branch in a dispute arising from the debt crisis of Tsinghua Unigroup.
  • Advised HARVEST and CITIC TRUST to handle the risk that TUS S&T might not be able to repay a debt or enter into bankruptcy.
  • Advised CCB Hebei Branch in an arbitration brought up by SK ECOPLANT CO., LTD.

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices’ arbitration and mediation centre assists on a range of disputes under the ‘One Belt and One Road’ Initiative, representing clients across various jurisdictions, including China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the US. Practice head Lijin Xie has extensive experience in both national and international commercial arbitration cases, as well as acting as a senior CIETAC arbitrator. Xianwei Peng focuses on international maritime and trade disputes, whilst Christina Peng primarily acts for clients on commercial arbitrations in the internet, high-tech, investment, automobile and entertainment industries.

Practice head(s):

Lijin Xie

Other key lawyers:

Xianwei Peng; Christina Peng

Key clients

Bow Ma Motors (South China) Limited

Atlas (China) Co., Ltd

Circle Complex Limited

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited

China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd

Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Yingzi Technology Co, Ltd.

GZ Art-land Holding Company Limited

Guangzhou Aipai Technology Co, Ltd.

Guangzhou Lieyou Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Yuanfang Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Changsha Bow Yue Vehicle Service Co., Ltd.

Shantou Bow Yue De Hong Auto Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Changsha Bow Yue Vehicle Service Co., Ltd. on opening a BMW 4S store in Jiangxi Province with an area of over 15000 Square meters.
  • Advised Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Co., Ltd. on a commercial defamation dispute case. Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Co., Ltd. is an A-share listed company, which is controlled by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Guangzhou as the largest piano manufacturer in the world.
  • Advised Guangzhou Yuanfang Network Technology Co., Ltd. on contract dispute case against an head streamer of DOUYU (a Nasdaq-listed company). This case is a typical dispute caused by the head streamer’s jumping to other live-streaming platforms in breach of contract, and is a new type of dispute arising of internet celebrity brokers.

Guantao Law Firm

The arbitration department at Guantao Law Firm handles a broad array of national and international contentious matters. It represents both corporations across a wide range of industries, though it is also well regarded for acting for government departments and administrative bodies. Practice head Shaosong Sun has significant experience in domestic and foreign disputes, with particular expertise in investment arbitration negotiation projects between foreign investors and the Chinese government. Yi Lyu’s practice focuses on finance, electricity and energy, technical services, and construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Shaosong Sun

Other key lawyers:

Yi Lyu; Qiao Wang

Key clients

China Securities Co., Ltd.

ZF Marine Krimpen B.V.

Work highlights

  • Represented ZF on its sales contract dispute with CRRC at a deal value of about RMB 15.2 million.
  • Represented China Securities Co., Ltd. on the dispute over pledging of shares with Hui Wang at a deal value of RMB 143 million.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices primarily focuses on foreign-related arbitration services, though the team has experience representing clients before both domestic and foreign arbitration centres. Liyu Jin leads the group from Shanghai, with extensive experience in commercial arbitration matters alongside a wider contentious practice, which includes insurance, antitrust, criminal, and environmental liability matters. Xianglin Chen focuses on foreign-related arbitration in China, whilst Yaxing Zhang specialises in trade, investment and financing, and loans and guarantees disputes.

Practice head(s):

Liyu Jin

Other key lawyers:

Xianglin Chen; Yaxing Zhang; Eric Liu; Yuxian Zhao

Testimonials

‘Han Kun has sound knowledge of the local laws and regulations, as well as the regulatory framework and court systems in the PRC.’

‘They are attentive to client’s need, and easy to communicate with as there are lawyers who are proficient in English.’

‘Yaxing Zhang is a good lawyer and fluent in English. He knows the Chinese legal system well and can plan legal strategies. Good response time and attentive to client’s needs.’

‘Very commercial yet professional.’

‘Xianglin Chen is very responsive and can provide very practical solutions.’

Key clients

Tianfeng Securities Co., Ltd.

Marco Systemanalyse und Entwicklung GmbH

Takeda

Emerson

Steamboat Ventures Asia, L.P.

Shanghai Heyi Kewen Investment Partnership

Ningbo Taiji Environmental Protection Equipment Co., Ltd.

YingLi Energy (China) Company Limited

GuoXin Shenghua Information Technology Co., Ltd.

China Equity Group

Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd.

Berjaya (China) Great Mall Recreation Centre Co., Ltd.

Peking University Resources Group Investment Co., Ltd.

Guizhou Moutai Winery Group Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Wuliangye Great World (Beijing) Trading Co., Ltd.

Sino-Maple (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

The commercial dispute department at Jincheng Tongda & Neal offers a solid arbitration practice. The group has experience in a number of domestic arbitration centres, including CIETAC and BAC. Ping Zhao heads the team from Shanghai, with particular expertise representing clients in relation to IP protection, foreign investment, and IPO litigation and arbitration. Zhen Zhao is also noted for his experience in international commercial arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Ping Zhao

Other key lawyers:

Zhen Zhao; Chen Yang

Key clients

Ningbo Zhiyuan Equity Investment Partnership Plant Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Hongmaoheng Asset Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Haidian Science and Technology

Beijing Zhongxing Joy Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Haohui Property Development Co., Ltd.

Wang Chaoyong, Zhongchi Huicheng Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing ChinaEquity Group Gongqingcheng Zhongyuanxin Investment Management Partnership

Hubei Changjiang Xinzhongli Industry Fund Management Co.

Hubei Changjiang Chuxin Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

PuTianDi

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices advises on a full spectrum of commercial disputes, including finance, investment, and general business-related matters. It represents clients in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings, including in Hong Kong and Singapore. The group is led by Charles Qin, who has significant experience in dispute resolution matters, and also sits as a panel arbitrator for SHIAC, SCIA, and the Shanghai Arbitration Commission. Patrick Zheng and Peiming Yang are also noted for their expertise in international arbitrations, representing multinational corporations, foreign invested enterprises, and SOEs.

Practice head(s):

Charles Qin

Other key lawyers:

Patrick Zheng; Peiming Yang

Work highlights

  • Represented Hyosung on application for the recognition and enforcement of HKIAC arbitral award.
  • Advised two Chinese subsidiaries of a Korean tele tycoon on its energy dispute with an American company.
  • Advised an African state on the challenge of an investment arbitration award made against it before the English court.

TianTong Law Firm

TianTong Law Firm offers a dedicated arbitration practice, regularly representing clients at arbitral institutions, including CIETAC, ICC, SIAC, and HKIAC. The team is active in domestic commercial arbitration cases, though it also has extensive expertise in international arbitration proceedings. Mary Zhu and Hong Jiang co-head the practice from Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. Zhu has significant expertise advising state-owned enterprises and financial institutions, whilst Jiang is well-versed in handling complex domestic and foreign arbitration cases, regularly acting for multinational enterprises and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Mary Zhu; Hong Jiang

Other key lawyers:

Ying Wu; Yiduo Gong

Key clients

China Development Bank

Exim Bank of China

China-Africa Development Fund

China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised China Development Bank on collecting the loan of more than USD 200million which involved domestic arbitration proceedings and overseas litigations.
  • Representing China-Africa Development Fund to seek the interim relief from the Beijing court in support of an HKIAC arbitration.