Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

With offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen, Fangda Partners is able to provide a first-class service to clients across the PRC region, while also collaborating with its Hong Kong Office. With a client base that spans private companies, funds, state-owned enterprises and individuals, the firm is regularly instructed on high-value disputes. As a recent example, the team represented China Life Asset Management Co in a $400m dispute relating to the purchase of bonds. The group houses a number of specialised partners that collectively provide a full-service contentious offering: Daniel Huang focuses on disputes relating to international trade and IP; Ji Nuo handles issues relating to construction and bankruptcy; and Allan Chen is experienced in the financial services sector. Helen Shi, Ming Kang and Benjamin Miao are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Allan Chen

Testimonials

‘Fangda’s dispute resolution team is highly professional and responsible in litigation and arbitration legal services, providing accurate and rigorous opinions and working efficiently. Most impressively, the team understands the client’s needs well, and provides actionable advice that is aligned with the client’s business considerations and can be integrated with the business team. In addition, Fangda’s dispute resolution team has a strong professional reserve and collaboration network in cross-border disputes. It has extensive experience in handling foreign-related cases in PRC, and for cases involving the application of overseas laws and jurisdiction abroad, the team can use its extensive cooperation network to quickly connect with overseas professional lawyers and provide efficient services for clients.’

‘Fangda’s litigation team has solid professional knowledge, with rich litigation experience and provides quick feedback, as well as provides clients with high-quality legal services.’

‘As a senior litigator, Attorney Daniel Huang has rich practical experience, and is able to allocate firm resources for clients and select suitable teams to provide services for clients.’

‘They are professional and caring, with good service and are well cooperated.

Key clients

China Life Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China State-owned Capital VC Fund Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary

China Unicom Hebei Branch

China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd., Hebei Branch

Cinda Investment Co., Ltd.

Everbright Jinhui Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Jinxin Investment Advisory LLP

Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.

Jinhong Fashion Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Skytech Technology Co., Ltd. and its shareholders

Orient Securities Underwriting and Recommendation Limited Company

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc. / Rolls-Royce plc.

Sichuan Shengda Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

Wang Jian

Work highlights

  • Representing Jinxin as a fund in a dispute stemming from the acquisition of MP & Silva Holding S.A.
  • Acting for Jinhong Fashion Group Co., Ltd. in a series of disputes arising from a trans-border acquisition of assets and business adjudicated in domestic court and foreign arbitration institution.
  • Representing Jiangsu Sterlite Tongguang Fiber Co., Ltd. in a series 0f disputes.

JunHe LLP

Few firms in the market can match JunHe LLP‘s client base, which includes market-leading multinationals in the tech, automotive, manufacturing and consumer goods sectors. Though capable in all major areas, IP is one of the firms key sectors, and the firm represents globally renowned clients in disputes in China; Qing Li recently represented Nike and Michael Jordan in a long-running dispute relating to trade mark infringement. Li also leads the practice alongside Weining Zou and George Wang, who respectively specialise in white-collar crime and investigations into monopolistic practices. Christine Kang represents Chinese SOEs in overseas litigation in collaboration with US and UK firms.

Practice head(s):

Weining Zou; Qing Li; George Wang

Other key lawyers:

Yanli Zheng; Christine Kang

Testimonials

‘As a comprehensive law firm, Junhe has a team of lawyers with extensive experience and sufficient talent reserve in various professional fields.’

‘Yanli Zheng is professional and pragmatic, with consideration for clients’ needs and clients’ thoughts, and providing timely and comprehensive feedback.’

Key clients

Amazon

Sogou

Estee Lauder

GM

Starbucks

SAIC-GM

Aston Martin

GSE

China UnionPay

Work highlights

  • Defended Beijing Sogou Technology Devep Co., Ltd and won the administrative lawsuit in Beijing Intellectual Property Court.
  • Advised Dashun Foods in its international trade contract disputes with South American meat product traders.

King & Wood Mallesons

One of China’s largest full service firms, King & Wood Mallesons has an extensive litigation practice, with a range of experienced and specialist partners able to represent state-owned enterprises, financial institutions, and multinational companies on domestic and cross-border disputes relating to financial products, infrastructure and energy. Tao Huang leads the team; experienced in international commercial and maritime litigation, Huang represents clients in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. Feng Gao is another name to note and represents financial institutions in disputes relating to international commercial loans, foreign debts and securities. At a more junior level, associate Runze Liu is rapidly developing a reputation in valuation adjustment mechanism litigation.

Practice head(s):

Tao Huang

Other key lawyers:

Rihong Yu; Xianlong Zhao;  Feng Gao; Dongjun Li; Runze Liu; Jessica Fei; Joanna Du

Testimonials

‘Jessica Fei and Joanna Du are first rate practitioners. They lead a strong team with an excellent team working ethic. They work well with other outside lawyers (external counsel) as well as their clients. They are ultra-efficient and a real pleasure to work with.’

‘Jessica Fei – her technical knowledge and clients skills and connections are second to none. Joanna Du is ultra-efficient and a real hard worker.’

Key clients

A supervisor of Kangdexin Composite Material Group (Kangdexin)

Standard Chartered Bank (China) Limited

Shenzhen Jiashengde Investment Co., Ltd

Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd.

SDOE Development I Company Limited

Shandong Marine Group Ltd.

A supervisor of Kangdexin Composite Material Group (Kangdexin)

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

The litigation department at Commerce & Finance Law Offices is truly full service, advising on disputes relating to equity transfer, securities, real estate, torts and IP. The firm recently established a Chengdu practice (adding to its existing presence in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen) thus increasing its offering to clients in Southwest China. Practice head Hongji Li, in addition to acting as an arbitrator for many of the leading arbitration institutions, advises clients on disputes relating to the maritime, international trade and corporate sectors. Qiang Cui is another key name and works extensively with the region’s largest financial institutions, including China Construction Bank and China Industrial Bank.

Practice head(s):

Hongji Li

Other key lawyers:

Qiang Cui; Jialu Wang; Xiaoming Guo

Testimonials

‘It is the most reassuring team in litigation, able to deliver the right solution at the moment the client needs it. All the team members are legal problem solvers. In recent years, the team strengthened its understanding of business logic and combined it with legal solutions so that clients can feel their sincerity in service. Professional/focus is their advantage, and flexible fee arrangement for clients further distinguishes them from other peers, and is definitely our preferred partner.’

‘Hongji Li and Qiang Cui are able to provide the most suitable solution. They are not only legal service providers but also business partners and consultants who can be absolutely trusted.’

‘The team has strong cooperation ability, clear division of labour, and can quickly complete a job through mutual knowledge. In addition, the team is very professional with rich practical experience. All team members are proficient in analysing and solving legal problems and is able to simplify complex problems. Both legal clients and non-legal clients can quickly get the idea of solving problems through communication with the team.’

‘Commerce & Finance is able to dispatch resources to solve various legal problems, understand client needs and ensure business continuity.’

‘Jialu Wang is good at communication and provides a good service.’

The team members are a combination of old and young. Case charges are appropriate, which will be based on the complexity and workload-specific judgement, and will never ask for exorbitant prices. In recent years, more attention has been paid to the combination of litigation cases and business logic, and legal solutions based on commercial rationality and the best business arrangements have been designed. They are not only external litigators but also very good business cooperation consultants.’

Key clients

Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Shiji Heguang technology development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Xing Jinhai

China Construction Bank

Shenzhen 3nod Electronic Co., Ltd.

Beijing Founder Century Information System Co., Ltd.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Inner Mongolia Shuangxin Energy and Chemical Co., Ltd.

Teddy Mobile Technology Ltd., Co.

Xinhua Bookstore

Work highlights

  • Representing Vanke and its subsidiary in a series of real estate disputes in front of multiple courts including the Supreme People’s Court.
  • Representing CCB’s subsidiary, CCB Trust, in a dispute arising from the first state-owned-enterprise default in China’s bond market in history.
  • Representing CNOOC in a Sino-Foreign joint venture dispute.

DaHui Lawyers

Despite its modest size, DaHui Lawyers is regularly involved in the most complex and significant disputes on the Chinese market, particularly those with a cross-border element. The internationality of the department can be seen in its client portfolio; globally renowned names such as Tesla and Boeing instruct the firm to represent them in disputes relating to China. The group also works extensively with domestic companies in proceedings relating to construction, finance, securities and governmental investigations. Xing Wan leads the team and specialises in IP and employment issues, as well as FCPA investigations, while Arthur Ma uses his previous experience practising at international law firms overseas to advise on international proceedings. At the junior partner level, Joy Wang is a key name for IP and unfair competition disputes.

Practice head(s):

Xing Wan

Other key lawyers:

Arthur Ma; Owen Yang; Joy Wang; Edward Lu

Key clients

Air Products

Arcadia

Aruba Networks

Assa Abloy

Boeing

CBS

CECEC

CITIC Construction

China Credit Trust

China Film Media Asia Audio Video Distribution Co., Ltd

China Huadian Group Cleaning Energy Co., Ltd.

China Private Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Association

Cybereits Technology Ltd.

Elsevier Limited

Filmko Film

GE (China) Co. Ltd. (General Electric)

HT Cathy Investment Management Co. Ltd.

John Deere

MIS Quality Management Corp. (Moody’s)

Huarong Overseas Chinese Asset Management Co., Ltd

Petro-Cyberworks Information Technology Co., Ltd. (PCITC)

Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Qi An Xin Group (Qihoo 360)

Reed Business Information Limited

Reed Exhibitions (China) Co., Ltd.

RELX Group

Rongjun (Zhuhai) Investment Management Partnership

SAIF Partners

SinoSteel Trading Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Suwang

Tesla

Trammo (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

Wanxiang Trust

WorldQuant

Xinxing Pipes

Work highlights

  • Advised Huarong Overseas Chinese Asset Management Co., Ltd. on defending against RMB 200m claims brought by a fortune 500 construction enterprise for alleged overdue payments in relation to a development project.
  • Defended China Securities in the first known case of an underwriting of an inter-bank bond being sued for false statements in China.
  • Represented a leading PRC investment institution in a series of dispute regarding its investment in a new-energy vehicle battery producer.

Global Law Office

Global Law Office is highly capable in all major areas of contentious work, but has developed a niche in representing financial institutions in asset management and securities disputes. The group represents clients at all the levels of the Chinese judicial system up to the Supreme People’s Court, in addition to sector-specific courts such as the Maritime court and the IP courts. Yifeng Gao is one of the most experienced partners in the practice and focuses on litigation and arbitration proceedings with an international element. Jiuguang Zhao and Zhao Li lead the department in Beijing, while Xitai Liu heads up the Shenzhen practice.

Practice head(s):

Jiuguang Zhao; Zhao Li; Xitai Liu

Other key lawyers:

Jingye Jiang; Weiwei Gu; Jack Law; Zhenlin Ma

Testimonials

‘Global Law Offices’ litigation team is featured by its expertise in handling large and complex litigation cases, especially those involved with bankruptcy.’

The advantages and key skills of this team are as follows: 1) Able to accurately understand our meaning and respond quickly to our needs; 2) With profound litigation knowledge, solid foundation and rich practical experience; 3) A very reasonable team is equipped, with division of labour and cooperation among teams, and smooth communication at all levels; 4) Partners are deeply involved in the project and the service quality is very high. Compared with other law firms, the biggest feature is that it is very practical, professional and efficient in case handling.

The firm’s innovations in recent years include the recruitment of many new litigators, the diversification of billing methods (hourly fee, fixed fee or risk fee), and the representation of litigation cases in many places across the country.’

‘Jiuguang Zhao and Zhenlin Ma, in a dispute over the confirmation of bankruptcy claims, could logically and rigorously demonstrate our propositions in court and refute the other side’s arguments, effectively protecting the legal rights and interests of our company.’

Key clients

Yoovidhya Family

Zhongshan Securities Co., Ltd

New Times Securities Co., Ltd.

Huarong International Trust Co., Ltd.

New Economic and Financial Bureau of Jinjiang District, Chengdu City

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

China National Light Industrial Products IMP. & EXP. Group. CO.LTD

Zhongrong International Trust Co., Ltd.

Zhongzhi Enterprise Group

Sichuan Tianfu Bank Co., Ltd

Sichuan Industrial Revitalization Development Investment Fund Co., Ltd.

LG Chemical (Nanjing) Information Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.

Artesian Capital Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Yoovidhya Family, owner of “Red Bull” trademark, in an ownership dispute before the Supreme People’s Court.
  • Representing a client in a guarantee case before the China International Commercial Court.
  • Representing Zhongzhi Enterprise Group against Zhejiang Tianma Bearing Group in an equity transfer dispute.

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s practice is commendable for the breadth of its expertise, with the deep bench of partners able assist with proceedings relating to trade, investment, corporate governance, construction and securities. The firm is also strong in international matters; Chungang Dong, dual-qualified in China and New York, is ‘well attuned to the needs of Western clients’, and advises on disputes relating to funds and equity transfers. Lei Wu leads the team as part of a broad practice that also includes IP and corporate work.

Practice head(s):

Lei Wu

Other key lawyers:

Bangwei Xu; Chungang Dong; Sanqiao Xu; Ke Hu; Shuzhou Zhao; Shiqi Sun

Testimonials

The team we use, led by Chungang Dong, is creative, commercial and well attuned to the needs of Western clients.’

Chungang Dong – highly responsive, diligent, knowledgeable and good with clients. A trusted adviser.’

Key clients

Centrin Data Systems Ltd.

Beijing Chong Wen • New World Properties Development Co., Ltd.

GOME Group

China-Africa Development Fund

Beiqing Transmedia Co., Ltd.

Beijing Zhongduan Advertising Media Co., Ltd.

Primus Pacific Partners, Ltd.

Yang Jie

United Nations Global Compact

Switzerland Embassy in China

Air Liquide

Earnest & Young

Dun & Bradstreet

Standard & Poor’s

CITIC

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

China Africa Fund for Industrial Cooperation

Veolia

CR Medical

Xu Xiaochun (许晓椿) and Boyalife (博雅干细胞)

Hunan Shale Gas Development Co., Ltd. 湖南省页岩气开发有限公司

Lingzhi Fashion Sales (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (绫致时装销售(天津)有限公司) (an affiliate of Bestseller)

Tebon Securities Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tak Television Corp.

Beijing Phoenix United Hospital Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Nan Jiang

A state-owned trust company

China Post Communication Equipment Co., Ltd.

United Nations Global Compact

Vered Holdings

CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd

SinCo Technologies Pte Ltd

Beijing Nicetuan Technology Co., Ltd. (Nicetuan)

SB China Capital

Joyy Inc. (NASDAQ:YY)

Harves Capital

LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:LX)

CCB International (Holdings) Limited

ByteDance Co., Ltd

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co., Ltd.

Harbour BioMed Holdings Limited

Huawei Technology Co., Ltd.

Hytera Communications Ltd.

Intel Corporation

Joyy Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Shanghai Flydigi Electronics Tech. Co., Ltd.

Yangtze River Pharmaceutical Group

GNG Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd.

Kangdexin Composite Material Group Inc.

A Director & a Senior Executive of Hualing Xingma Automobile (Group) Co.,Ltd.

Founder Securities Co., Ltd.

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

CICC-Qianhai Development Fund Management Co.,Ltd.

Guangdong Guangzhou Daily Media Co., Ltd.

A Director of Kaidi Ecological and Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.

Yu Bin

China Hi-Tech Group Co., Ltd.

China P&T Appliances and its subsidiaries

Shanghai Providence Capital Lp

CrLand Group

BRC Group

Shimao Group

Huafa Group

K.Wah Group

CFLD Group

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.

Haitong Innovation Securities Investment Co., Ltd.

Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Goldstate Brilliance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

CashBus (Group) Finance Information Service Co., Ltd.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

3M China

Tennant Company

Dentsu

Henkel

Molex

Aptiv

Chlitina China

Tian An Property Insurance Company Limited

Hangzhou Ferrotec

JBT

CashBus (Group) Finance Information Service Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.

Haitong Innovation Securities Investment Co., Ltd.; Xinjiang Zhaoyin Xintou Tianshan Fund Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Goldstate Brilliance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and its affiliates

Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd.

China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd., Shanghai Branch

Everbright Xinglong Trust Co., Ltd.

Great Wall Glory Securities Co., Ltd.

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd.

CITIC Trust Co., Ltd.

CR Trust Co., Ltd.

China Insurance Investment Co., Ltd.

Taiping Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Pacific Asset Management Co., Ltd.

CITIC-CP Asset Management Co., Ltd.

International Far Eastern Leasing Co., Ltd.

Agricultural Bank of China Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Luoyin Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Zhongli Group

Shanghai Beiyuan Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Jiaxing Zmax Optech Co., Ltd.

Jinyuan Huaxing Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Daying Comprehensive Economic Development Company

Galaxy Yuanhui Investment Co. Ltd

Fujian Yongying Finance Leasing Co. Ltd

Nuode Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Yang Jie and Centrin Data Systems Ltd., the guarantors of a guarantee contract, in handling the contract disputes against Beiqing Media Co., Ltd.
  • Represented CR Medical in a dispute arising out of an Invest-Operate-Transfer agreement in China.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Beijing Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives in disputes arising from four series of contracts.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Led by Lijun Cao, Zhong Lun Law Firm has one of China’s busiest litigation practices, and has a very large team collectively capable of advising on all disputes of all types. Decai Zhang is one of the standout names and one of the market’s premier commercial litigators, representing banks, listed companies and investment firms on disputes related to bonds, corporate governance and IP. Beyond the senior team, up and coming partner securities and M&A specialist Guanghui Jin is a name to note, as is associate Zhang Qi, who is quickly developing a reputation in financial and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Lijun Cao

Other key lawyers:

Baosheng Zhang; Dong Feng; Decai Zhang; Guanghui Jin; Zhang Qi

Testimonials

The team was quickly and efficiently able to grasp our business (which is hard to understand) and developed an effective representation strategy. We developed a high level of trust in the team in short order, which is not easy when we are half a world apart.

The team displays a high level of competence. I have no doubts about their strong work ethic, and how seriously they took our case. I felt like they took it personally, which is a rare quality.’

Key clients

Amazon Connect Technology Services (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Lenovo (Shanghai) Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Warburg Pincus LLC

Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Lin Dai and Liang Liu, the shareholders of Shanghai U9 Game Co., Ltd.

directors of Jiangsu Baoqianli Video Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Anhui Xinli Finance Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Sunriver Culture Co., Ltd.

Anshan Heavy Duty Mining Machinery Co., Ltd.

Hainan Shennong Technology Co., Ltd.

Fujian Petroleum Branch of Sinopec Sales Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Hanxing Mining Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Industrial Park (Qingdao) venture Co., Ltd

Qingdao urban construction investment (Group) Co., Ltd

Qingdao Haier production and Urban Innovation Group Co., Ltd

Qingdao Special Steel Co.,Ltd

New Hope Group Co., Ltd. and its main affiliates

Dongfang Electric Corporation and its main affiliates

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch and Chongqing Branch

CapitaMalls Asia (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. and five affiliates of CapitaLand Group

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Chengdu Boaoteke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Haotel Communication Co., Ltd

Xingyuan Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huixin Internet Microfinance Co. Ltd

Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd

Symantec Software Development Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gaoxin Innovation Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Emerging Industrial Park Investment Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Citic Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Yiyao Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd.

CBRE Global Investors (Asia Pacific) Ltd

Zhejiang Blue City Zijin Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Djarum Resources Holdings Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China United SME Guarantee Corporation

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

Huarong Securities Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

First Capital Securities Co., Ltd.

Great Wall Wealth A.M.C.

Global Experience Specialists, Inc.

Jin Huiyuan Electric Power Group Co. Ltd.

Beijing Yizhuang Investment Holding Ltd.

Tianjin Jinnan Baowan International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Chuwa Risheng (Beijing) International Trade Co., Ltd.

Beijing WANJIE Medical Device CO., Ltd.

Henan Harvest International Co., LTD.

Davinder Singh Chambers LLC

Fujian Rare Earth (Group) Co., Ltd., Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.

Jinchuan Yangjiawan Hydroelectric Power Co., Ltd.

Zhong Chuan Finance Co., Ltd.

Mr. Xiaofan Wang

China National Zhen Hua Import and Export Company Limited

Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd.

Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Metal One (Beijing) Co.,Ltd.

Dongxing Securities Co., Ltd.

Sinopec Marketing Co., Ltd. Fujian Branch Company

Western Investment Group Marketing Co., Ltd.

BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

Qiaodan Sports Co., Ltd

TRATON GROUP

Jiangsu Like Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd

China Resources Double-Crane Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

Beijing Zhongke Wenge Technology Co., Ltd

Lepu Biological Technology Co., Ltd

Bing Creation Co., Ltd

Beijing Calorie Technology Co., Ltd

Shandong Institute of Industrial Technology

Hefei Lexin Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd

Chengdu Guotie Refined Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd

Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

China Tobacco Jiangsu Industrial Co., Ltd

China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Corporation Limited

Ao Rui Jin Packaging Co., Ltd (Org Technology)

Leador Spatial Information Technology Corporation

Golden Tulip (Shanghai) Hotel Management Co.,Ltd.

Shanghai Building Materials (Group) Co.,Ltd

PENG, YU-YEN

Club Med Shanghai CO, LTD

Macquarie Goodman Group

Shanghai Gaoke Real Estate Co.,Ltd.

WUXI MOBIS AUTONOTIVE PARTS CO, LTD

GCL (Group) Holdings Co., Ltd.

Huaren Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Shuanglou Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

Yufa Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Qiqiao Construction and Installation Engineering Co., Ltd.

Anhui Zhongxia Construction and Installation Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Cangchen Pension Industry Co., Ltd

Gemdale Group Nanjing Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Luneng group

Work highlights

  • Represented Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd. in response to misrepresentation civil suits.
  • Represented CBRE Global Investors (Asia Pacific) Ltd in the legal proceedings to recover control of the bank account and obtained a freezing order over the bank account.
  • Provided litigation services to Zhejiang Blue City Zijin Construction Management Co.

Anjie Law Firm

Dispute resolution is one of AnJie Law Firm‘s core areas, with the firm working across its Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Haikou offices to provide a comprehensive service. The firm has a full service contentious offering which includes representing clients in proceedings relating to international trade, cross-border investment, insurance, antitrust, intellectual property, and securities. Mary Zhang is the head of the Shanghai office, while Gao Ping manages the Beijing department.

Practice head(s):

Gao Ping; Mary Zhang

Testimonials

‘The dispute resolution team at AnJie Law Firm is one of the best, particularly in Beijing. They have a solid understanding of the legal issues impacting clients, particularly international clients doing business in China.’

Key clients

SEMIKRON Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG

POSCO ICT Company Ltd.

Nichibo Petrochemical Equipment After-Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

National Energy Group Ningxia Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented a German electronics company as defendant in a product quality dispute before Beijing Chaoyang District Court.
  • Represented Suzhou Tianshun New Energy Technology Co. , Ltd. in a contractual dispute.
  • Represented Shanghai Xiangteng Investment Co. , Ltd. in a shareholder dispute.

Chance Bridge Law Firm

Chance Bridge Partners has a highly capable contentious offering, which spans construction, bankruptcy, shareholder and financial litigation. The group is particularly strong in securities disputes; Yuxiang Hu is leading a team that is representing CITIC securities in an ongoing RMB1.4bn dispute relating to a stock pledge repurchase. John Ye leads the Beijing-based practice; having previously worked in-house at China Construction Bank, Ye is well-placed to advise domestic and foreign banks on proceedings relating to the non-payment of loans and other financial issues.

Practice head(s):

John Ye

Other key lawyers:

Liyong Wang; Yuxiang Hu; Sizhe Huang

Key clients

Shenzhen Ping An Property Investment Co., Ltd.

Galaxy Jinhui Security Asset Management Corporation Limited

Zhongshan Securities

COFCO Corporation

Pingan Trust

Fuli(beijing)real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

China Construction Bank

An Education Company in Beijing

China Citic Bank Corporation Limited

Wuhu Huarong Capital Chuangzhen Investment Center

CITIC Securities

Work highlights

  • Represented Ping An Trust in disputes pertaining to the transfer of trust beneficiary rights.
  • Represented CITIC Securities in stock pledge repurchase disputes.
  • Advised China Construction Bank on the retrial of multiple savings contract disputes between its Zhejiang branch and depositor Tao Lvzhi.

FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners‘ streamlined litigation group works with companies from the tech, telecoms, energy and pharmaceutical industry on a range of complex disputes. Accomplished in many areas, the firm is especially strong in IP litigation; Xi Zhou and practice head Honghuan Liu regularly collaborate to represent clients before the IP courts. Due to being part of the Baker McKenzie network, the team often assists multinational companies with their disputes as they relate to the PRC region.

Practice head(s):

Honghuan Liu

Key clients

Schneider Electric

China Petrochemical International Co., Ltd

Siemens

SINOPEC

CGTN

Porsche

Knorr-Bremse

Kempinski

China Film Publishing House Co., Ltd.

LONGi Green Energy

Work highlights

  • Represented China Film Publishing House Co., Ltd in a dispute relating to liquidation.
  • Represented an investor in various cross-border proceedings, including loan litigation in China and Singapore.

Guantao Law Firm

A strong firm for contentious work, Guantao Law Firm‘s expertise spans investment, equity, IP and trade disputes, as well as criminal prosecution. The firm developed its offering in 2020 with the opening of a Haikou office, enhancing the practice’s ability to represent regional clients. Leiming Sheng and Shaosong Sun manage the department; the former combines disputes expertise with experience in infrastructure construction, while the latter has developed a niche representing Chinese clients in US antitrust proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Leiming Sheng; Shaosong Sun

Other key lawyers:

Wuping Tao; Yi Lyu; Shouzi An

Key clients

Shanxi Jianghe Zhongtian Industry Co.

Liaoning Branch of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd

Xiamen Weiken Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

Kaiyuan Securities Co. Ltd.

Concord Investment (China) Co. Ltd.

Shanghai Kailong Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Chinese Olympic Committee Olympic Games Preparation Office

Ningbo Sunny Electronic Co., Ltd

General Administration of Sport of China

Sinar Mas Paper (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Xinming Group Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Representing Liaoning Branch of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd in a dispute relating to bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Representing Xiamen Weiken Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd. in loan disputes.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices is one of China’s strongest firms for corporate work, and as such is regularly instructed by clients to represent them in disputes relating to business control rights, equity transfers and breaches of contract, in addition to assisting with  IP, antitrust and labour disputes. Yan You arrived from King & Wood Mallesons in August 2020, and now leads the team alongside Eric Liu and Qiunan Sun while focusing her practice on asset management litigation.

Practice head(s):

Eric Liu; Qiunan Sun; Yang You

Other key lawyers:

Yaxing Zhang

Testimonials

‘With timely response to client feedback, they provide legal solutions in line with business logic, are able to conduct in-depth communication with clients with different legal and cultural backgrounds. The charging is flexible.’

Sound knowledge of PRC laws and experience in litigation and court procedures.’

Key clients

Tianfeng Securities Co., Ltd.

Marco Systemanalyse und Entwicklung GmbH

Takeda

Emerson

Steamboat Ventures Asia, L.P.

Shanghai Heyi Kewen Investment Partnership (Limited 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.

Work highlights

  • Represented Bitmain Technologies Inc. in a controlling rights dispute over Bitmain Group.
  • Represented Pepsi (China) Co. Ltd. against Burger King (Shanghai) Restaurant Co. Ltd. in defending against an application for setting aside a SHIAC arbitral award before Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court.
  • Represented Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd. in a securities dispute.

Hylands Law Firm

Litigation is one of Hylands Law Firm‘s core practice areas, with disputes relating to equity transfers, bonds, loans and contracts being areas of particular focus. Headquartered in Beijing, the firm has an office network that spans most of China’s major cities, while it is also a member of the Terralex Alliance, which has over 150 members across 100 countries. Liu Hong, Xu Yu and Li Wenting lead the team; all three represent state-owned enterprises, financial institutions and private companies in a variety of disputes.

Practice head(s):

Liu Hong; Xu Yu; Li Wenting

Other key lawyers:

Jie Tian; Sun Hao; Zhou Fan

Key clients

Hubei Xiangli Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Taihehui Investment Management (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Puchuang Equity Investment Co., Ltd.

BCEG No.2 Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

Beijing Zhongtian Hongye Real Estate Consulting Co., Ltd.

Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Ltd.

Beijing Shenggu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Pulead Technology Industry Co., Ltd.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.

BAIC Group Industrial Investment Co., Ltd.

BAIC Foton Motor Co., Ltd.

Qinghai Puren Intelligent Technology R & D Center

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China ,Ltd.

Sunshine Property and Casualty Insurance Company Limited.

Beijing River Head Sunshine Emerging Industry Investment Management Center (L.P.)

China Television Industrial Group Co.Ltd.

Beijing CCTV Ruian Technology Service Co., Ltd

Beijing screen Car Rental Co., Ltd

Home Credit Consumer Finance Co., Ltd.

Paisheng Technology Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hubei Xiangli Asset Management Co., Ltd on an RMB 5bn equity transfer dispute.
  • Advised Taihehui Investment Management (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. on a corporate bond transaction dispute valued at target value of RMB 1bn.
  • Represented Shanghai Puchuang Equity Investment Co., Ltd. in a RMB 760m guarantee contract dispute.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Clients praise Tian Yuan Law Firm for maintaining a ‘very good practice in the rather crowded market‘, as the firm represents clients of all sizes in civil, commercial, criminal, administrative litigation proceedings, though it is particularly active in credit financing, equity investment, real estate, IP and securities disputes. Finance and trade expert Xiaodong Zhu leads the team alongside Yan Zhou, who focuses on arbitration. Founding partner Lihua Wang is another vital team member, advising on capital markets and disputes arising from M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Xiaodong Zhu; Yan Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Qu Li; Lihua Wang

Testimonials

A very good practice in the rather crowded market in Beijing. Very good value by offering exceptional service for a reasonable fee.

Key clients

Beijing Huashang Jingwei Investment Co., Ltd.

AVIC TRUST CO., LTD

China New Higher Education Group Limited

CDB Siyuan (Beijing) Investment Fund Co., Ltd.

CDB (Beijing) New Urbanization Development Fund III (L.P.)

Beijing Jingmei Group Co., Ltd.

Huainan Mining Industry(Group) Co., Ltd.

Hebei Fucheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Hengtai Securities Co., Ltd.

China Securities Co., Ltd.

China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd.

Century Venture Holdings Limited

CCB Trust Co., Ltd.

Guoxing Group Co., Ltd.

SDIC Venture Industry Development Fund Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Huashang Jingwei Investment in disputes over equity transfer agreement against China Urban Construction and Development and Beijing Zhongye Investment.
  • Represented AVIC Trust in a trust loan dispute case against Hainan Zhonghe Group.
  • Represented a state-owned enterprise in disputes over breaking through the relativity of the contract and claiming infringement against a third party.

TianTong Law Firm

Headquartered in Beijing, the ‘high-quality professionals‘ at TianTong Law Firm focus solely on complex civil and commercial dispute resolution and in recent years has developed an extensive office network allowing it to reach a diverse clients base of companies across mainland China, though the firm also has experience working with foreign governments, multinational businesses and banks. In addition to its commercial work, the practice also handles contentious bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings. Yaoquan Chen, Qing Peng and Feng Wang lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Yaoquan Chen; Qing Peng; Feng Wang

Other key lawyers:

Hao Li; Yulong Cao

Testimonials

‘The lawyers are good at complex commercial litigation, and have strong ability to search and analyse similar cases. The law firms has gathered high-quality professionals, created excellent learning platforms and tools, and established external cooperation in some professional fields.’

‘Feng Wang has a high professional quality, a clear professional direction, sufficient knowledge reserve and professional skills. He is familiar with the use of innovative tools and various resources, has knowledge in the commercial field, is good at guiding clients, with strong ability to combine with practice, and is able to provide benefits for clients beyond the litigation.’

Key clients

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Electronic Import and Export Co., Ltd.

China Tourism Group Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.

Agricultural Bank of China

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

China National Petroleum Corporation

Bank of China

Sinosteel Corporation

CITIC Securities Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented Shenzhen Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd. in a real estate dispute.
  • Represented Yitian Company in the appeal to the Supreme People’s Court.
  • Represented PingAn Trust Co.,Ltd. in a dispute regarding the obligation of credit enhancement measures provided by the shareholders of the listed company under a trust plan.

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices has a broad contentious offering; the team is capable of advising on disputes relating to commercial agreements, finance, intellectual property, real estate and construction. Headquartered in Shanghai, the firm has an extensive network of offices across many of China’s major cities, allowing the team to advise a broad range of domestic clients. Rui Guo leads the department.

Practice head(s):

Rui Guo

Other key lawyers:

John Liu; Likun Li

Testimonials

The lawyers have extensive experience and profound understanding of business in the professional field of corporate governance, which is conducive to comprehensive analysis and evaluation of client needs, so as to provide targeted legal advice and solutions.

Key clients

Shanghai Guangxin Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Tebon Securities Co., Ltd., Zhongzhou Futures Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Branch of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company Of China, Ltd.

Shenzhen Dongfang Land Management Co., Ltd.

Nanjing East International Tea Capital Industrial Co., Ltd.

Gongqingcheng Zhishang Investment Management Partnership (Limited Partnership)

A trust company in Anhui

Hengfeng Bank Co., Ltd.

Xi’an National Aviation Industry Fund Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Bank of Nanjing Co., Ltd. Jiangbei New Branch

Work highlights

  • Represented Shanghai Guangxin Technology Development Co., Ltd. in a loan dispute.
  • Represented Tebon Securities Co., Ltd. and Zhongzhou Futures Co., Ltd. in securities disputes.
  • Representing Shenzhen Dongfang Land Management Co., Ltd in an equity transfer dispute.

Dentons China

Dentons China has a capable practice that assists companies from many areas, though it is particularly experienced in litigation proceedings relating to securities or real estate and construction projects. Due to its relationship with Dentons' global network of offices, the firm is uniquely well-placed to assist with cross border disputes. Wang Yu and Li Tao lead the team from Beijing, while Ma Wei heads up the Kunming practice. Shanghai-based Summit Chen, James Li, Daniel Wei and Zhiqiang Zou are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Li Tao; Ma Wei; Wang Yu

Other key lawyers:

Summit Chen; James Li; Daniel Wei; Zhiqiang Zou

Key clients

Suning.com Co., Ltd

Suning Purchasing Center of Suning.com Co., Ltd.

Kylin Pictures Inc.

Haitong Securities Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jiaxiang International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd.

A concrete company in Ma’anshan

Shanghai Xiangfu Real Estate Development Company Limited

Shanghai Zendai Property Co., Ltd.

The Pacific Securities Co., Ltd

East & Concord Partners

East & Concord Partners has a presence in Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou and Nanjing, allowing the firm to advise clients from across China on disputes relating to the insurance, TMT and banking sectors. Practice head Chaoyi Ji specialises in disputes that extend beyond the PRC region, having recently represented Nationsync in a Mareva injunction case before the High Court of Hong Kong. Managing partner Qi Zhou is another valued team member.

Practice head(s):

Chaoyi Ji

Other key lawyers:

Qi Zhou

Key clients

The Coca-Cola Company

IBM

GE

Honeywell

DXC

Lenovo Group

Tishman Speyer

Garrett Motion Inc.

China CITIC Bank

State Development and Investment Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Nationsync in a Mareva injunction case in the High Court of HK.
  • Represented Chengdu Chuanhong Jinsha Commercial Management Co.Ltd in a loan contract dispute.
  • Represented Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd Shanghai Branch in a loan contract dispute.

Hai Run Law Firm

Traditionally strong in capital markets and corporate matters, Hai Run Law Firm‘s contentious offering has developed well in recent years and is now able to advise on civil, criminal and commercial litigation proceedings. The group focuses on the banking, energy and tech sectors, representing clients on securities, equity transfer, IP and fund disputes. Ming Yao and Jinlong Zhou lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Ming Yao; Jinlong Zhou

Key clients

Baidu

Bank of China

Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd

Agricultural Bank of China

China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

Focus Media Information Technology Co., Ltd

China Beijing Equity Exchange

Beijing Petroleum Exchange

China South Industries Group Corporation

Zhongjiao Yunze Junhang Co., Ltd.

China Great Wall Trust Investment Co., Ltd.

Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd

China Shenhua Energy Company Limited

China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd.

Meinian Onehealth Healthcare Holdings Co. Ltd.

Midea Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Chinalco Ningxia Energy Group Co., Ltd on bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Represented Agricultural Bank of China in contract fraud and financial voucher fraud proceedings.
  • Represented Tianjin Junruiqi Equity Investment Partnership in a shareholder dispute.

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices has a solid contentious offering that compliments its other departments by advising on finance, investment, and commercial disputes. The firms expertise in banking litigation is evident in its recent work representing SHZQ Futures in disputes pertaining to false representation of corporate bonds against Kangmei Pharmaceutical. Charles Qin leads the department, acting as a panel arbitrator in addition to representing clients in court proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Charles Qin

Key clients

SHZQ Futures Co. Ltd

Orient Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Kaibao Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited

Shanghai Tianlin Road Sub-branch of Bank of China Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Ping An Annuity Insurance Co.,Ltd on the revoking rights in bankruptcy disputes with the Administrator of Shandong Shengtong Group Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Orient Securities Company Limited in a dispute over stock pledged repo transactions with Wenzhi Lin, Wenhong Lin and Wenzhou Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Acted for SHZQ Futures co. Ltd. in disputes relating to false representation of corporate bonds with Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co.

Zheng Han Law Firm

Operating from Shanghai, Zheng Han Law Firm is one of the city’s busiest firms for litigation, regularly representing banks, private companies and state-owned companies in first-instance trials in the Shanghai High People’s Court, in addition to the appellate courts. Huiyun Yao and Xuechao Wang lead the team, while Zheng Wang is the go-to name for cross border dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Huiyun Yao; Xuechao Wang

Other key lawyers:

Zheng Wang; Wang Liang; Xu Chengxin

Testimonials

‘The lawyers focus on the field of dispute resolution and have an in-depth understanding of court practice (especially Shanghai court practice).’

‘As I understand it, Zheng Han Law Firm strives to serve its clients by providing succinct and practical legal advice.’

‘The firm can unify and efficiently allocate all its resources to provide clients with timely feedback and premium quality service.’

‘As a managing partner and experienced lawyer, Zheng Wang is able to integrate all the firm’s resources to provide efficient services for clients. Wang Liang and Xu Chengxin have extensive experience in practice.’

‘Rapid in mastering case materials; accurately and quickly display the legal relationship through “visualization”; have excellent court trial ability; fast response speed, solving disputes from the clients perspective.’

Key clients

China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

China Baowu Steel Group

China Poly Group

Xiamen ITG Group

Xiamen C&D Co., Ltd.

Jiangxi Copper Company Limited

Bright Food (Group) Co., Ltd.

China National Nuclear Corporation

Decathlon (shanghai) Sports co., ltd.

Pingan Group

Work highlights

  • Representing A state-owned investment fund company in proceedings relating to Interim Measures in Mainland for its HKSAR arbitration.
  • Advised a well-known Chinese bank on a loan dispute.
  • Represented Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange Co. Ltd in unfair competition proceedings.