Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms

Beijing Docvit Law Firm advises on a range of commercial disputes, though the team has a particular strength in real estate and infrastructure related disputes.
JianLingChengDa Law Firm has a niche for construction, real estate and infrastructure disputes, acting for a number of key clients in the construction field.
Merits & Tree Law Offices acts for a range of commercial clients on litigious matters, though it has a specialism in the investment space.
Shanghai Pacific Legal focuses on commercial litigation, particularly in the financial institutions and consumer markets industries. It is led by Rongxin Huang, who recently joined from King & Wood Mallesons .

Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners offers an enviable litigation practice, with offices across major cities in mainland China as well as Hong Kong. It advises across a wide range of disputes, though it has particular expertise in corporate, IP and antitrust, construction and real estate, financial products, and employment matters. It also has a strong global network with other leading law firms, which allows it to assist Chinese companies in parallel proceedings, as well as offshore and cross-border cases. Ming Kang and Helen Shi co-lead the Beijing branch, whilst Nuo Ji, Benjamin Miao, and Daniel Huang co-head the Shanghai group. Ji and Miao have rich expertise in complex commercial disputes, specialising in cross-border and domestic matters, respectively. Meanwhile, Huang has specific expertise in international trade and IP disputes. Other key practitioners include Allan Chen, who focuses on corporate governance and financial services disputes, Peibing Qi, who specialises in construction and real estate, product liability and commercial contract litigation, and Qian Luo who is experienced in corporate, contract, and tort disputes.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Allan Chen; Peibing Qi; Qian Luo

Key clients

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

China Life Asset Management Co. Ltd.

Cinda Investment Co., Ltd.

China State-owned Capital VC Fund Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Skytech Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai HFT Fortune Asset Management Company Limited

Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Shengda Forestry Industry Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Sterlite Tongguang Fiber Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Shanghai Jinxin Investment Advisory LLP and Everbright Jinhui Investment Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. to bring a lawsuit against Baofeng Group Co., Ltd. (a PRC listed company) and its actual controller before the PRC Supreme Court.
  • Entrusted by China Life Asset Management Co. Ltd., representing Bank of Communications Trustee Limited before the Beijing No. 4 Intermediate People’s Court against China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group Company in a dispute arising from the deed of guarantee involving USD bonds.
  • Represented Cinda Investment Co., Ltd. in court litigation over a contract dispute of real estate development operation dispute against a listed general merchandise company and its subsidiary.

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons has an impressive litigation offering, advising on a full range of commercial disputes across a wide array of industries, both on domestic and cross-border cases. It regularly entrusted by major MNCs, state-owned and private enterprises, and financial institutions to act on high profile and complex litigation proceedings. It has also seen continued growth, with the recent opening of its Chongqing Office. Practice head Tao Huang has extensive expertise in international civil, commercial, and maritime litigation. Key names to note in the team include Dongxia Xia, who has extensive experience in securities compliance and litigation matters, and Yue Dai, who specialises in international commercial litigation. Ting Yang has rich experience acting in domestic courts, with particular expertise in securities litigation, whilst senior associate Runze Liu focuses on commercial litigation, with expertise in non-performing asset disposal and liquidation matters.

Practice head(s):

Tao Huang

Other key lawyers:

Dongxia Xia; Yue Dai; Ting Yang; Runze Liu; Rihong Yu

Key clients

Shanxi Yinsheng Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Yinfeng Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong and Shang Hai Banking Corporation

Kailuan Limited Liability Corporation

Pacific Credit Card Center of Bank of Communications Co. Ltd.

China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

The litigation practice at Zhong Lun Law Firm is well regarded, with the team handling a range of high-profile civil and commercial disputes. It acts on a full spectrum of contentious matters, including corporate, securities, finance and banking, real estate and construction, and administrative disputes, as well as strong expertise in cross-border disputes. It also has expertise acting across all levels of people’s courts, including the Supreme People’s Court. Lijun Cao and Baosheng Zhang co-head the wider dispute resolution department, with Zhang specialising in securities and corporate litigation. Decai Zhang continues to be a key name to note. Chongwen Li and Changyu Fu both have extensive experience in complex commercial and civil disputes, whilst Wei Sun has particular expertise in construction, energy, and real estate matters. Beyond the senior team, key names to note include Guanghui Jin and Qi Zhang, as well as Wei Zhou, who specialises in securities and corporate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Lijun Cao; Baosheng Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Decai Zhang; Chongwen Li; Changyu Fu; Wei Sun; Guanghui Jin; Qi Zhang; Wei Zhou; Jie Ma

Testimonials

‘The team is world-class. They make complex issues simple, and are results and business-oriented.’

‘They take the time to understand clients’ concerns, not just churn the file, and they are zealous advocates for the clients’ positions.’

‘Zhong Lun is considered to be one of the leading first-tier law firms. The lawyers demonstrate core competencies of combining extensive practice experience and cross-disciplinary collaboration to provide holistic services and advice to clients, and they all have a comprehensive knowledge of finance and business, and the ability to accurately grasp client needs and always provide the best solutions.’

‘It is because of Zhong Lun’s local roots, its keen sense of the local regulatory environment and business logic, and its ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of local affairs, that they are able to solidly and constructively handle numerous issues.’

‘Jie Ma is very capable in looking at the bigger picture where a lot of issues are involved. He understands the law processes very well, and gives practical solutions. He is always able to explain the key points and intricacies in law clearly to clients in a easy and understandable way.’

‘Jie Ma is very pragmatic, detail-oriented and extremely professional. He always gives prompt and unequivocal responses when clients need assistance, advising them on the right approach and preparation work to handle all dispute matters. He is willing to listen and understand the client’s points of view and help the client to communicate these to the regulators or the counterparties.’

Key clients

BitDeer Group

SAP (China) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Creative & Interactive Digital Technology Company Limited

Pfizer Investment Co. Ltd.

Beaufour-Ipsen (Tianjin) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Agricultural Bank of China HuBei Branch

Jiangxi Tourism Group Co., Ltd.

China United Travel Co. Ltd.

Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd.

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

Veolia China 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

BGP Congo SARLU

Büro 3 Marketing GMBH & Co. KG

North China Petroleum Administration Co., Ltd.

Xinxing Cathay International Group Co., Ltd.

Nestle China Ltd.

WUYIGE Certified Public Accountants LLP

Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd.

North Industries Group Red Arrow Co., Ltd.

Anshan Heavy Duty Mining Machinery Co., Ltd.

Hainan Shennong Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Sunriver Culture Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd.

H&R Century Union Corporation

Shandong Yabo Technology Co., Ltd.

Hitachi (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Sinopec Marketing Co., Ltd.

State Development & Investment Corporation

Dongxing Securities Co., Ltd.

Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. Ltd.

Flender Ltd. China

China Minmetals Group Co. Ltd.

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

Jinchuan Yangjiawan Hydroelectric Power Co., Ltd.

Zhong Chuan Finance Co., Ltd.

Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd.

Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.

Beijing Huijin Lifang Investment Management Centre

Taikang Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Cummins (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Yangming Yude Education Investment Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China United SME Guarantee Corporation

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

Huarong Securities Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Shenzhen Z.S.Y. Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Global Experience Specialists, Inc.

Jin Hui Yuan Electric Power Group Co. Ltd.

Beijing Yizhuang Investment Holding Ltd.

Tianjin Jinnan Blogis International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Beijing Wanjie Tianyuan Medical Equipment Co., Ltd.

Clyde & Co. LLP

Zhejiang Sunriver Culture Co., Ltd.

Central China Securities Co., Ltd.

WUYIGE Certified Public Accountants LLP

Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd.

H&R Century Union Corporation

Shandong Yabo Technology Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Hanxing Mining Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.

Zhejiang Blue City Zijin Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Yield Profit (China) Limited

Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd.

North Industries Group Red Arrow Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Hanxing Mining Co., Ltd.

Anshan Heavy Duty Mining Machinery Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

Mianyang Sci. & Tech. Mega-Center Development Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd.

Toyota Tsusho (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch

Sichuan Qingfeng Modern Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Bitmain Group in its Control Fight, one of most important cases of company control dispute in China, and providing comprehensive legal services, including commercial dispute resolution, labour and employment, IP protection, government affairs, capital market, tax, criminal law, etc., with 13 teams of different practice areas from 8 domestic and oversea offices of Zhong Lun.
  • Representing Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology Co., Ltd. to file a lawsuit before Xinjiang High People’s Court against Bank of Kunlun regarding an independent guarantee dispute, and obtained favourable judgements in both Xinjiang High People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Court (second instance).
  • Represented WUYIGE Certified Public Accountants LLP in response to bonds misrepresentation lawsuits due to the fraudulent issuance of “WU YANG Bonds” with the claiming amount of 1.37 billion RMB.

Commerce & Finance Law Offices

Commerce & Finance Law Offices has a full-service dispute resolution offering, with the team advising on a wide array of commercial disputes. It also has particular expertise handling cases in frontier legal fields, including online transaction and e-commerce disputes, as well as equity investment, product liability and infringement of the right to reputation matters. Hongji Li has extensive experience in corporate, finance, international trade, real estate, and maritime related litigation. Other key names include Jialu Wang, who specialises in commercial litigation and has significant experience advising large domestic enterprises and government agents, and Amin Li, whose practice focuses on securities litigation. Qiang Cui is noted for his expertise representing financial institutions, MNCs, and Chinese SOEs.

Other key lawyers:

Hongji Li; Jialu Wang; Amin Li; Qiang Cui

Key clients

Vanke Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Jinxiu Jiye Real Estate Co., Ltd.

DaGong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd.

China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group Company

Guochu Huijin Capital Management Ltd.

Beihai Hongtai Investment Co., Ltd.

China Construction Bank

Zhejiang Financing Re-guarantee Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Tian Jian Hua Xia Business Trading Ltd.

Shanxi Jin Bang Energy Technology Group Limited

CCB International (Holdings) Limited

Dürr Paintshop Systems Engineering (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Yingli Energy (China) Co., Ltd.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

CNOOC Investment Holdings Ltd.

CNOOC Finance Co., Ltd.

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

Shanghai OTEC Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Financial Investment Enterprise Group Co., Ltd.

Gen Zon Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Everbright Xinglong Trust Co., Ltd.

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd. Ningbo Branch

Teddy Mobile Technology Ltd., Co.

China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Corp., Ltd.

Beijing Baidu Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Zhongtai Securities Co., Ltd. to deal with the bond redemption crisis of Goocoo Group and Fusheng Group.
  • Represented Vanke in appealing proceedings, and obtained winning rulings from the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) for both cases.
  • Representing the directors, supervisors and senior management of Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd in administrative penalty and civil compensation dispute.

DaHui Lawyers

The litigation department at DaHui Lawyers acts for a number of household name clients in complex and significant disputes. It is active in the Chinese market, though it is particularly adept at handling disputes with a cross-border element, including advising international companies on defending their rights in China. It also has experience appearing before the Supreme People's Court. The team is co-led by Xing Wan and Owen Yang, both of whom have significant experience acting in commercial litigation cases, as well as Arthur Ma, who focuses on foreign-related domestic and cross-border dispute resolution. Joy Wang specialises in IP disputes, whilst Edward Lu is experienced in a full range of commercial disputes, which includes real estate, construction, and energy matters.

Practice head(s):

Xing Wan; Arthur Ma; Owen Yang

Other key lawyers:

Joy Wang; Edward Lu; Dimitri Phillips

Global Law Office

Global Law Office’s litigation offering is well regarded in the Chinese market, with the team advising on a broad range of contentious commercial matters, though it has particular expertise in asset management and securities disputes. It primarily acts for MNCs and financial enterprises, including international trust enterprises. Jiuguang Zhao and Zhao Li co-head the department from Beijing, both of whom have experience acting at all court levels, including the Supreme People’s Court. Yifeng Gao specialises in foreign-related cases and has experience in international court litigations, whilst Weiwei Gu has rich expertise in dispute resolution, compliance, antitrust and employment-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Jiuguang Zhao; Zhao Li

Other key lawyers:

Yifeng Gao; Weiwei Gu; Lei Niu; Jack Law; Zhenlin Ma

Work highlights

  • Represented Yoovidhya Family, the inventors and primary owners of the Red Bull brand and trademarks globally in handling with over 10 lawsuits concerning corporate control disputes.
  • Represented Zhongzhi Enterprise Group and its subsidiaries a Chinese leading asset management group, against Zhejiang Tianma Bearing Group, a listed company. The total amount involved is around RMB 3 billion.
  • Represented China National Light Industrial Products IMP & EXP Group Co., Ltd. on a series of litigation cases in multiple areas. The total amount involved is nearly RMB 3 billion.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices has an impressive litigation offering, with the team advising on a variety of commercial disputes, acting for both domestic and international companies across a broad range of industries. The group is co-headed by Eric Liu, Qiunan Sun, and Yang You from Beijing. Liu has significant expertise acting for MNCs in cross-border transaction and commercial contract-related disputes. Sun specialises in civil and commercial contract disputes, as well as financial debt recovery and disposal and construction project contract disputes. Meanwhile, You primarily focuses on asset management-related litigation. Yaxing Zhang is also noted for his experitise in corporate transaction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Eric Liu; Qiunan Sun; Yang You

Other key lawyers:

Yaxing Zhang

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.

Work highlights

  • Represented a well-known securities firm in disputes over bondholders’ claims for compensation for misrepresentation in relation to a series of bonds underwritten by the firm.
  • Representing Peking University Resources Group Investment Co., Ltd. in a loan dispute, the subject matter of which runs up to about RMB7.9 billion.
  • Represented a member of the top domestic alcohol industry group in responding to a dispute involving 19 shareholders requesting the company to purchase shares and the company’s surplus distribution.

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Litigation is a core practice area at Jingtian & Gongcheng, with the team advising both domestic and foreign clients on a full span of commercial matters, including trade, investment, PE/VC, corporate governance, real estate and construction, banking and finance, and securities. Lei Wu leads the wider dispute resolution department from Beijing, and is supported by litigation deputy head Bangwei Xu, who has significant experience in civil, commercial, and IP litigations. Chungang Dong is dual qualified in China and New York, lending to the group’s strength in international matters.

Practice head(s):

Lei Wu

Other key lawyers:

Bangwei Xu; Chungang Dong; Youping Deng; Peng Xie; Fan He

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

JunHe LLP has a highly capable contentious offering, with the team advising a number of high-profile domestic and international companies across a variety of industries. It handles a full range of litigation matters, spanning from civil and commercial, IP and administrative proceedings, to maritime and criminal disputes. The group is co-led by Weining Zou, who has additional expertise in compliance investigations and white-collar crime matters, from from Beijing, alongside George Wang and Lei Wu from Shanghai. Other key practitioners include Qing Li, who has extensive experience in cross-border litigation, and Jiadi Liu, who has specific expertise in the film, media, and entertainment industry.

Practice head(s):

Weining Zou; George Wang; Lei Wu

Other key lawyers:

Qing Li; Jiadi Liu

Key clients

Amazon

Sogou

Sinopec

Oceanwide Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Amazon in the final trial of the patent invalidation case before the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court.
  • Advised a Chinese general contractor in an ICC arbitration against a Sri Lankan owner, claiming that the Sri Lankan company failed to perform a settlement agreement signed between the two parties in connection with a dispute over the construction of a project, and seeking damages.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm advises on a full spectrum of disputes, including civil, commercial, criminal, and administrative matters. However, it is particularly adept at banking and finance, trust, real estate, IP, and securities disputes. It also has experience handling matters in the Supreme People’s Court, Beijing Higher People’s Court, and Beijing Intellectual Property Court. Xiaodong Zhu and Yan Zhou co-lead the team from Beijing. Founding partner Lihua Wang has significant expertise in securities, capital markets, and M&A disputes. Chen Zhuo has rich experience advising on domestic and cross-border matters, with particular expertise in investment and financing, real estate, asset transactions, and corporate and equity disputes.

Practice head(s):

Xiaodong Zhu; Yan Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Lihua Wang; Chen Zhuo

Key clients

Huainan Mining (Group) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Jingmei Group Co., Ltd

Shandong Railway Development Fund Co., Ltd

China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd.

CDB Finance

HengTai Securities Co., Ltd.

SDIC CHUANGYI Fund Co., Ltd.

CITIC Industrial Fund

Cinda Hong Kong Limited

Bank of Guangzhou

Work highlights

  • Advised Huainan Mining (Group) Co., Ltd on an infringement case.
  • Advised Hebei Fucheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd on a case relating to suing the local government.

AnJie Broad Law Firm

Dispute resolution forms a core practice area at Anjie Broad Law Firm, with expertise representing multinational companies and enterprises under central Chinese government. It is also able to provide comprehensive services due to its nationwide network, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Haikou. Ping Gao leads the team from Beijing, and specialises in commercial cases, with particular expertise in corporate equity, financial management, real estate, and construction projects. Meanwhile, Mary Zhang focuses on civil and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Ping Gao

Other key lawyers:

Mary Zhang

Key clients

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.

Work highlights

  • Represented the receiver, in the name of the WFOE, in a CIETAC arbitration, asking the actual controllers, the registered shareholders of the DOE, to transfer DOE’S shares to parties appointed by the WFOE according the VIE agreements.
  • Advised the client in a litigation case involving financing, guarantee and equity transfer of project company against a large group company from Shanghai.

Dentons China

Dentons China offers a strong litigation practice, with experience advising both domestic and foreign clients on civil, commercial, and administrative disputes. Due to its extensive network, it is able to serve clients across mainland China, as well as assist on cross-border disputes. The team is headed by Tao Li from Beijing, who has extensive expertise in complex civil and commercial disputes, as does Summit Chen. Also notable is Daniel Wei, who has rich experience in corporate, commercial and real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Tao Li

Other key lawyers:

Summit Chen; Daniel Wei; Lunshan Lan

Key clients

China Chengtong Oriental Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai State-owned Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Guoxin Investment Development Co., Ltd.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited Shanghai Putuo Sub-branch

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Branch

CCB Trust Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Finance Trust Co., Ltd.

Ronshine (Fujian) Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Sansheng (Shanghai) Industrial Development Co., Ltd.

Libo Shanshui Investment Co., Ltd.

Whole Easy Internet Technology Co., Ltd.

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

Haitong Securities Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Shaohui Commercial Co., Ltd.

China International Capital Corporation Limited

Beijing FB Media Co., Ltd.

Fujian Fuhua Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.

Ningxia GREAT WORLD Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

Junfa Yang

Xingming Chen

Grand Pacific Holdings Limited

Dongxing Securities (Hong Kong) Financial Holdings Limited

Xi’an Silk Road Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Suning.com Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.

Haitong Innovation Securities Investment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Goldstate Brilliance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Ronghui General Lithium Co., Ltd.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

Work highlights

  • Represented Guangdong Finance Trust Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. Guangzhou Branch in a dispute arbitration with a natural person investor.
  • Represented Haitong Securities Asset Management Co., Ltd. in a series of disputes over stock pledged repos.
  • Represented Ningxia Great World Industrial Group Co., Ltd. in a protest case of housing lease contract with a well-known public company.

Guantao Law Firm

The litigation department at Guantao Law Firm handles a broad array of disputes, including in relation to investment, equity, criminal prosecution, commercial and financial fraud, international trade, and real estate transactions. It also has expertise acting for government agencies and administration department. Shaosong Sun heads the group, with significant experience representing both domestic and foreign clients in commercial and investment treaty disputes. Qiao Wang specialises in international trade, corporate, financial loan, and private lending disputes, whilst Yi Lyu is noted for his expertise in acting for a number for Fortune 500 companies in a range of contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Shaosong Sun

Other key lawyers:

Qiao Wang; Yi Lyu

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.

China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch

ZF (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

General (Beijing) Investment Fund Management Co.

Beijing Zhuo Liang Jin Qiao Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

Beijing Mei Rui Tai Fu Investment Management Co.

Work highlights

  • Represented Beijing Zhuo Liang Jin Qiao Construction Engineering Co., Ltd, etc. on its dispute with Taoyun Capital Group Co., Ltd. on the subrogation of due claims in Jia Yueting’s bankruptcy proceedings at a deal value between RMB 350 million to 450 million.
  • Represented China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch on its Financial non-performing claims recovery dispute with Wuxi Suyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd., Chongqing Sunshine 100 Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., etc. at a deal value between 150 to 200 million.
  • Represented Xiamen Weiken Commercial Factoring Co. and other related companies on their dispute resolution and enforcement disposal series at a total deal value of between RMB 800-900 million.

Hylands Law Firm

As a core practice area, Hylands Law Firm offers a strong litigation practice. The team regularly acts on a range of matters, with particular strength in financial and banking disputes, though it also advises on securities, administration, IP, and real estate matters. Yu Xu, who has particular expertise in bankruptcy and disposal of special assets matters, co-leads the team alongside Hong Liu. Also notable are Fan Zhou, who specialises in IP right dispute resolution, and Hao Sun, who is experienced in both civil and commercial litigation matters.

Practice head(s):

Yu Xu; Hong Liu

Other key lawyers:

Fan Zhou; Hao Sun

Key clients

Tahone Investment Management (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

Xinyi Investment Management Consulting (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Great Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal advises both domestic and international clients in a range of international commercial disputes, with experience acting before local and foreign courts. The group is led by Yong Wang, who specialises in IP, civil and commercial disputes, with expertise advising clients in the high-technology, IT, and media and entertainment sectors. Also notable is managing partner Chen Yang, who has significant experience handling international dispute settlement cases, and Zhen Zhao, who focuses on large domestic and international commercial disputes, with additional expertise in construction and real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Yong Wang

Other key lawyers:

Chen Yang; Zhen Zhao

Work highlights

  • Acted for  Beijing Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd. on contract disputes between them, China Cinda Investment Co., Ltd., and Beijing Zhuangsheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. The case, which involves the loss of huge amounts of state-owned assets, has attracted great attention from the legal, academic and press circles, because the value of the subject, Guoanfu Project, is more than 20 billion yuan.
  • Acted for Wu-Yang False Bonds Issuance Investor Representatives in the  ‘Wuyang Bonds’ fraud case, China’s first securities fraud case, where more than 500 investors filed lawsuits with the court on the grounds that Wu-Yang issued bonds of RMB 1.36 billion by fraud, which were unable to be chased at maturity, resulting in a total loss of investors.
  • Acted for Yuafeng Sunda Equity Investment Partnership obtaining the recognition and enforcement of the Chinese judgment by the US courts.

TianTong Law Firm

TianTong Law Firm is a boutique firm specialising in complex commercial dispute resolution, representing state-owned enterprises, multinational companies and shareholders across a wide array of industries. Within this, it has particular expertise in banking and finance litigation, with the team regularly acting for both domestic and international commercial banks and financial institutions. It also has strength in construction and engineering proceedings. The leadership group consists of Qing Peng, Huafang Zhu and Hao Li, who co-lead the Beijing group, as well as Yaoquan Chen in Shenzhen, Feng Wang in Nanjing, and Hong Jiang in Shanghai.

Practice head(s):

Qing Peng; Huafang Zhu; Hao Li; Yaoquan Chen; Feng Wang; Hong Jian

Key clients

Sinochem Group

China Petrochemical Corporation

Huarong Capital Management Co., Ltd.

PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

CITIC Securities Company Limited

Aluminum Corporation Of China Limited

China National Travel Service Group Corporation Limited

China Medicines & Health Products Co., Ltd.

Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd.

China National Electronics Import & Export Corp.

China International Travel Service (Guangdong)

International Travel Service Co. Ltd. Yes

Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited No

China Foreign Economy and Trade Trust Co., Ltd. No

Power China Group Leasing Co. Ltd.

Hong Kong CTS Hotels Co., Ltd.

Geological Exploration Institute of The First Exploration

Bureau of China National Administration of Coal Geology

Anhui Province Wanbei Coal-Electricity Group Co., Ltd.

Hebei Rongsheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

China Tourism Group Investment and Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing Tobishi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Jiashun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Henan Zhonghong Industrial Group Co. Ltd.

Caixin Securities Co., Ltd.

Henan Provincial People’s Government

Tianfeng (Shanghai) Securities Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Huaxing Bank Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Yitian Group Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Geological Exploration Institute of The First Exploration Bureau of China National Administration of Coal Geology in a case which involves complex mining rights payment, investment in exploration and development, coal energy policy in Shanxi Province, and whether the cooperative exploration and development can continue to be implemented.
  • Acted for Shenzhen Yitian Group Co., Ltd. in a case where the court of first instance, the Higher People’s Court of Guangdong, ruled that the loan relationship was established on the basis of the debit notes, ordering Yitian to repay over RMB 1 billion.
  • Acted for Caixin Securities Co., Ltd. in a case which involves a dispute over PE investments.

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices offers a solid litigation practice, with the team advising SOEs, domestic private companies, and foreign companies on a range of commercial disputes. Due to its nationwide network, it is able to advise a wide variety of clients and offer comprehensive services. Practice head Rui Guo has extensive experience handling commercial litigation matters, primarily acting for listed companies, mainly in the real estate, financial, and pharmaceutical industries.

Practice head(s):

Rui Guo

Key clients

Chengdao Construction

Huichuan Technology Co., Ltd.

Nanjing International Tea Co., Ltd.

Debon Securities

Gansu Jintai Co., Ltd.

Ningxia Jianlongte Steel Co., Ltd.

Datang Finance Rental Co., Ltd., Shanghai Datang Financing Leasing Co., Ltd.

Pacific Securities Co., Ltd.

Shandong Jiejing Group Co., Ltd.

Jinpu Investment Holdings Group Co., Ltd.

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices handles a range of domestic and international litigation cases, including commercial, civil, administrative, and bankruptcy matters. It also has experience acting in a range of court levels. The leadership team consists of Changbin Chen in Beijing, Junqi Wang in Shanghai, Huanghe Xiao in Shenzhen, Fang Yan in Chongqing, and Enhui Wang in Shanxi.

Practice head(s):

Changbin Chen; Junqi Wang; Huanghe Xiao; Fang Yan; Enhui Wang

Key clients

China Ordnance Materials Group Co., Ltd.

Qingzhou Hengfa Chemicals Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Phoenix Property Company Limited

CDB Financial Leasing Co. Ltd.

Changyuan Technology Group Co., Ltd

DAMIN CO., LTD

Zhongya Piano (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

Yan’an University Xianyang Hospital Co., Ltd.

Xi’an Huier Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented China Ordnance Materials Group Co., Ltd. in a debt dispute. This case has been tried by the Intermediate People’s Court of Yingkou City, the Higher People’s Court of Liaoning Province and the Supreme People’s Court, involving factoring transactions, financing trade, ultra vires acts of legal representatives, expressions of false conspiracy, and crimes of abuse of power by senior executives, with complex legal relationships.
  • Acting for Mr. Qingjun Wang and Mr. Qinghua Zhou in criminal, civil and administrative cases in relation to the shareholding dispute case of Wang Qingjun & Qingzhou Hengfa Chemicals Co., Ltd. vs Wuhan Chir-Syn Chemical Co., Ltd., and helping to get compensation from nation, and control of the company.
  • Represented Shanghai Construction Group, the general contractor and private party of a PPP project, in a case where the plaintiff, Fangmin Qi, claimed the contract between Tianji company, the labour subcontractor, and the plaintiff is void and that the client should pay 16 million yuan directly to the plaintiff.

East & Concord Partners

The dispute resolution department at East & Concord Partners is divided into four groups, each with its own area of expertise. It has particular experience in relation to the finance, private equity investment, TMT, automobile, manufacturing, and energy industry sectors, acting for both domestic and international clients. It has also seen continued growth, with the opening of two new offices in 2021, in Xi’an and Guangzhou. Chaoyi Ji and Wen Ye co-head the group from Beijing.

Practice head(s):

Chaoyi Ji; Wen Ye

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. (00570.HK)

China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology

China Tower

Beijing Holding Group

Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd.

CCB international

Work highlights

  • Represented Dongfeng Automobile Co., Ltd. in the case of tort liability dispute between Dongfeng Automobile Co., Ltd. and Ouyeel Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Shenzhen CMGE Network Technology Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Dooyue Network Technology Co., Ltd., and Wuhan Kuaiyou Technology Co., Ltd. in a lawsuit against Wemade Entertainment Co., Ltd. and Chuanqi IP Co., Ltd. over Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition.
  • Represent Nationsync in a Mareva injunction case in the High Court of HK against China National Machine Tool Sales and Technical Service Corporation who is affiliated to a central enterprise.

FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners is well adept at representing clients in litigation before Chinese courts, with experience across every level of the people’s courts. It has expertise acting for clients across a range of industries, including telecommunications, automobiles, energy, and pharmaceuticals. It also has experience acting on cross-border disputes with parallel proceedings. Honghuan Liu leads the team, and has particular expertise in IP and trade secret disputes, especially with standard-essential patent issues.

Practice head(s):

Honghuan Liu

Other key lawyers:

Xi Zhou

Key clients

Bayer CropScience

Hai Run Law Firm

Hai Run Law Firm’s litigation department primarily acts for corporate clients across a broad range of industries. It handles a wide array of disputes, including commercial, construction and real estate, financial services, IP, corporate crime and TMT disputes, as well as regulatory investigations. The team is headed by Mei Fang from Beijing, though the firm has a wide network, with branch offices across major cities in China.

Practice head(s):

Mei Fang

Other key lawyers:

Jinlong Zhou

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of China

The Second Construction Co., Ltd. of China Construction First Group

China International Travel Services Limited, Head Office

CITIC Trust Co., Ltd.

AVIC Finance Co., Ltd.

Zhongguancun Sub-branch of Agricultural Bank of China

CRRC Logistics Co., Ltd.

Tongzhou Sub-branch of the Industrial Bank

China National Investment and Guaranty Corporation

Tongzhou Yunhe Sub-branch of the Industrial Bank

China National Food Industry Company

Jinzhou Branch of Agricultural Bank of China

China General Nuclear Power Corporation

Jinzhou Economic Development Zone Sub-branch of Agricultural Bank of China

Work highlights

  • Advised Zhongguancun Sub-branch of Agricultural Bank of China on a USD290 thousand international remittance case against Beijing Bailey Farm Forage CO., Ltd.
  • Advising Export-Import Bank of China on a RMB848 million financial leasing case against Zhongwang Group Co., Ltd., Liaoning Hongcheng Su Liao Xing Cai Co., Ltd., and Zhongwang Group Finance Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Jinzhou Branch and Jinzhou Economic Development Zone Sub-branch of Agricultural Bank of China on a RMB500 million financial leasing case against Fuzhou Branch of China Guangfa Bank.

Kangda Law Firm

Kangda Law Firm specialises in securities, equity, investment funds, real estate, and construction disputes. It advises a range of clients, including SOEs, central enterprises, private enterprises, and foreign companies. The team is co-headed by Yan Lian, who is the director of the financial legal litigation service department, alongside Baojun Zhang and Rongkuan Yang.

Practice head(s):

Yan Lian; Baojun Zhang; Rongkuan Yang

Key clients

Weiping NIE, Beijing Yiyou Go Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

Nie Qi Sheng Yuan (Beijing) Culture Development Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Lilan Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanxi CR Liansheng Group Co., Ltd.

China Energy Trading Group Co., Ltd.

Inner Mongolia Baotou Sunshine Beauty Environmental Protection Co., Ltd.

Oriental Rich Ltd.

Hebi Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.

Beijing Guoneng Changyun High Tech Coal Blending Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Weiping Nie, Beijing Yiyou Go Culture Communication Co., Ltd., and Nie Qi Sheng Yuan (Beijing) Culture Development Co., Ltd. in the infringement case against a Go training institution in Beijing, and obtained the final effective judgment after nearly four years of prosecution.
  • Represented Ms. Wu, who engaged in lending activities on a P2P network financial platform through the recommendation of an official website link of a bank, in a lawsuit for saving interests. This case marked the first civil case in which investors skipped the illegal P2P network financial platform and directly pursued the responsibility of the fund depository bank.
  • Represented Oriental Rich Ltd. in a case which lasted more than 10 years. It has gone through litigation procedures such as first instance, second instance, remand for retrial, first instance and second instance. The case involves the legal recognition of the effectiveness of multi-hand equity transfer contract, the relativity of contract, the assumption of liability for breach of contract and the application of laws and regulations such as Hong Kong law, BVI international business company law and the autonomy provisions of the articles of association.

Llinks Law Offices

The contentious offering at Llinks Law Offices handles a range of domestic commercial disputes, with particular expertise in finance and investment matters. It represents both domestic and international clients across a range of industries, and it also has a growing practice acting for asset management institutions. Charles Qin leads the group from Shanghai, and is supported by Peiming Yang, who specialises in corporate, FDA, M&A, IP protection and international trade disputes.

Practice head(s):

Charles Qin

Other key lawyers:

Peiming Yang

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.
  • Advised Orient Securities Company Limited on the dispute over stock pledged repo transactions with Wenzhi Lin, Wenhong Lin and Wenzhou Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Advised SHZQ Futures co. Ltd. on the disputes over false representation of corporate bonds with Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co.

Zheng Han Law Firm

Zheng Han Law Firm offers a solid litigation practice, principally acting on domestic commercial lawsuits, with extensive expertise acting in first-instance trials in the Shanghai High People’s Court. Huiyun Yao and Xuechao Wang co-lead the team from Shanghai. Zheng Wang is noted for his expertise in cross-border disputes and has rich experience acting in the High People’s Courts, as well as the Supreme People’s Court.

Practice head(s):

Huiyun Yao; Xuechao Wang

Other key lawyers:

Zheng Wang; Mingwei Ma; Fengchang Liu

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

Shanshan Group

Pingan Group