Hall Of Fame

Firms To Watch: Insurance: PRC firms

Kangda Law Firm‘s insurance practice fields insurance and reinsurance specialist Wenxuan Lu, who heads up the team, and Leiming Chen, an expert in marine, property, engineering, liability and guarantee insurance.
Wang Jing & Co‘s track record includes the representation of insurance companies in major insurance disputes in both China and abroad; in addition to marine insurance work, the firm covers non-marine insurance matters, such as aviation, property, liability and credit.

Insurance: PRC firms in China

AnJie Broad Law Firm

Housing one of the largest insurance legal teams in China, AnJie Broad Law Firm‘s ‘very experienced‘ practice fields over 50 insurance lawyers from its Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Haikou, Xiamen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong offices. Particularly well known for its regulatory credentials, the firm’s insurance expertise covers property, construction, product liability, credit, marine, transport and pollution liability insurance. Other areas of strength include D&O insurance, reinsurance and medical insurance. Firm managing partner Hao Zhan is a renowned insurance and reinsurance specialist, and Jia Wan‘s track record includes representing insurance sector clients in disputes over insurance claims, insurers’ subrogation issues, and insurance fund utilisations. Other key practitioners are insurance litigators Xuelei Wang and Shanshan WuDan Yu, whose practice encompasses insurance fund investments; insurance fund utilisation expert Jun Chen; and Bing Liang, who advises on compliance work, as well as the establishment, merger and acquisition of insurance companies.

Practice head(s):

Hao Zhan

Other key lawyers:

Jia Wan; Xuelei Wang; Shanshan Wu; Dan Yu; Jun Chen; Bing Liang; Wei Cui


‘The AnJie insurance team is very experienced in relation to insurance fund-related applications. In addition, the lawyers are very dedicated. No matter how urgent projects are, they always complete the tasks on time and to a high standard.’

‘Developed rapidly in recent years, especially in the field of insurance and reinsurance.’

‘Hao Zhan and Jun Chen are professional, dedicated and enthusiastic.’

‘Familiar with the relevant laws and regulations of the insurance industry, and able to provide a solid service for clients.’

‘Patient and meticulous, and able to respond to clients’ requirements quickly.’

Key clients

Hyundai Insurance (China) Co

PICC Property & Casualty Insurance Co

China Continent Property & Casualty Insurance Co

Huatai Property & Casualty Insurance Co

Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Co

Ping An Life Insurance Company of China

Swiss Reinsurance Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch

China Life Property and Casualty Insurance Company

Agricultural Bank of China Life Insurance Co

China Pacific Property Insurance Co

Work highlights

  • Advising Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China and Ping An Life Insurance Co on the restructuring of Peking University Founder Group Co.
  • Advising China Life Investment Insurance Asset Management Co on the establishment and investment process for the China Life-Railway Construction Infrastructure Investment Fund.
  • Acting in an insurance sector-related contract dispute.

King & Wood Mallesons

In addition to assisting international insurance agencies and multinational companies with strategic insurance law matters, King & Wood Mallesons is sought out by Chinese insurance providers to advise on their global operations, including compliance issues. The broad practice covers the establishment of insurance companies, M&A deals, insurance regulatory legislation, insurance product terms, and insurance dispute resolution. Heading up the Beijing-based group, Min Yuan is an insurance specialist, who is particularly focused on the licensing of insurance companies and intermediaries; she is also well known for her experience in insurance-related M&A. Providing key support, Zhe Lin is highly experienced in setting up insurance companies, M&A deals, insurance funds’ investments and compliance issues. At associate level, Yunjie Lai advises on regulatory compliance, corporate licensing, M&A and fund-related investments, and Hua Dongdong assists insurers and related entities with a range of corporate transactions and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Min Yuan

Other key lawyers:

Zhe Lin; Yunjie Lai; Hua Dongdong

Key clients

China Property & Casualty Reinsurance

China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation

New China Life Insurance Co

Dajia Insurance Group Co

PICC Property and Casualty Company

Citic-Prudential Life Insurance Company

CITIC-Prudential Asset Management Company

Aixin Life Insurance Co

China Life Private Equity Investment Company

Prudential Financial

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Acting for some of the largest multinational insurance institutions in the world, as well as leading PRC insurers, Jincheng Tongda & Neal's practice runs the gamut of insurance work. The team’s representative expertise covers the establishment of greenfield insurance operations in China, the formation of insurance joint ventures, insurance companies’ M&A deals, wording reviews for insurance policies, compliance and disputes. The team is co-led from Beijing by Elsie Shi, who maintains a wide-ranging insurance practice, and George Yu, who is particularly focused on insurance M&A and regularly acts for large financial and insurance groups from Europe and the US. Also key to the group, Elizabeth Lan Lan acts for major insurance companies on their investments and operations in China, while Shanghai-based Xiaochen Ying advises insurance asset management companies on insurance capital investments. At associate level, senior associates Celia Luan and Eileen Liu both focus on China insurance law.

Practice head(s):

Elsie Shi; George Yu

Other key lawyers:

Elizabeth Lan Lan; Xiaochen Ying; Celia Luan; Eileen Liu; Shuo Cai

Key clients


Allianz SE

Chubb Insurance Company

Aegon International



Work highlights

  • Acted for Chubb on a large investment in a non-listed Chinese insurance company.
  • Advised Chubb China on the transfer of its insurance portfolio to Huatai P&C Insurance.
  • Assisted HSBC with its acquisition of an insurance brokerage company in China.

Dacheng Law Offices

In addition to advising a large number of insurance companies in China on a range of issues, Dacheng Law Offices acts for specialised insurance asset management companies and institutions on insurance fund utilisation matters. The practice’s principal figures are insurance and pharmaceutical healthcare industry specialist Guangrui LiuHui Yu, who leads the firm’s global insurance industry group; insurance fund investment expert Jing Zhou; and Jin Xingliang, who acts in major disputes. Providing additional support, Yuanhang Du is a specialist in insurance capital investments, while Baoting Yang is an experienced insurance litigator. Associate Shiyu Ye also acts in insurance disputes.

Practice head(s):

Hui Yu; Guangrui Liu; Jing Zhou; Jin Xingliang; Yuanhang Du; Baoting Yan

Other key lawyers:

Shiyu Ye

DeHeng Law Offices

With ‘unique insights into the insurance market‘, DeHeng Law Offices regularly acts for major insurance clients on large-scale financing projects. The team also assists insurance asset management companies with insurance asset utilisation projects, advises on the establishment of insurance entities, and acts on insurance sector-related M&A transactions. Insurance department director Hui Jia is admitted to practise both in New York state and China, while Zhenghua Wang predominantly focuses on insurance matters. Further support is provided by Huazhen Huang, whose ‘level of professionalism is widely recognised in the industry‘.

Practice head(s):

Hui Jia

Other key lawyers:

Zhenghua Wang; Huazhen Huang; Luo Shujian; Fang Fang; Ranran Fu; Yue Xiaolin


Rich project experience and unique insights into the insurance market.’

‘High-quality legal services with the ability to discover and effectively solve compliance problems.’

‘Great ability to solve problems and risks, and to propose creative solutions through strong business capabilities.’

‘Huazhen Huang has a high level of professionalism – she quickly grasps the situation, has excellent research and innovation capabilities, and is good at balancing the needs of all parties.’

‘Huazhen Huang creatively tailors exclusive transactions for projects in order to achieve a win-win effect. Her level of professionalism is widely recognised in the industry.’

‘Clients appreciate the quality of the service of of Huazhen Huang and her team.’

‘Excellent professional ability, good attitude, and rapid feedback. The service provided is perfect.’

‘The team members are able to put forward targeted suggestions based on the needs of clients, provide professional legal advice and respond efficiently to unexpected issues.’

Key clients

Greatwall Life Insurance Co

People’s Insurance Company of China (PICC Liupanshui)

Beijing Energy Group Co

Dajia Insurance Group Co

China United Property Insurance Company

China Life Asset Management Co

China Life Investment Management Company

PICC Capital Insurance Asset Management Co

SPIC Clean Energy Fund Management Co

Munich Reinsurance Company Beijing Branch

China Insurance Asset Registration and Trading System Co

China Agricultural Reinsurance Co

PICC Property and Casualty Company

People’s Life Insurance Company of China

People’s Health Insurance Company of China

PICC Asset Management Co

PICC Capital Insurance Asset Management Co

China Life Property Insurance Co

China Property Reinsurance Co

China United Property Insurance Co

Zheshang Property Insurance Co

China Dadi Property Insurance Co

China Pingan Property Insurance Co

China and South Korea Life Insurance Co

Taikang Online Property Insurance Co

China Export Credit Insurance Company

Changan Liability Insurance Co

PICC Property and Casualty Company Zhejiang Branch

PICC Property and Casualty Company Hainan Branch

Dajia Life Insurance Co

China Insurance Exchange

Huatai Asset Management Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Beijing Energy Group Co on the acquisition of Ruihe Insurance Brokerage Co.
  • Advised Greatwall Life Insurance Co on an investment in Qiming VC’s Parallel Fund.
  • Successfully represented PICC in a property preservation dispute.

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners‘ broad insurance practice covers regulatory matters such as market access, licensing, product compliance and insurance fund investments. The team also advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, and routinely acts in insurance-related litigation before Mainland China and Hong Kong courts. The practice is co-led from Shanghai by Jian Fang, whose insurance sector experience includes advising a foreign insurance company on the potential establishment of a life insurance joint venture, and regulatory specialist Zhiyi Ren. Over in Beijing, Siyuan Pan is admitted to practise in both the PRC and New York state, while Shanghai-based Lily Yan was recently promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Jian Fang; Zhiyi Ren

Other key lawyers:

Siyuan Pan; Lily Yan

Key clients


Taikang Insurance

China Life Property Insurance


Munich Re


Swiss Re

CPIC Investment Management

China Ping An Life Insurance Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Meditrust on the regulatory issues surrounding the offering of insurance products and payment services.
  • Advised China Ping An Life Insurance Co on its acquisition from CapitaLand of a majority stake in six Raffles City developments in China.
  • Advised China Ping An Life Insurance Co on its acquisition of real estate in Beijing.

Global Law Office

Fielding ‘team members with extensive knowledge and solid legal foundations‘, Global Law Office acts for insurance and reinsurance companies, as well as sponsors, on insurance company establishments, asset management, investments and financings. Other notable areas of strength are trust and fund projects, restructurings, equity transfers, insurance payouts and coverage, and insurance disputes. The principal figures in Beijing are Yifeng Gao and Jingye Jiang, whose track records both include major insurance disputes, while Amy Dai is the key contact in Shanghai, and Chengdu-based Feng Shengproposes creative solutions‘. Also in Shanghai, Tim Yimin Liu routinely acts in insurance-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Yifeng Gao; Jingye Jiang; Feng Sheng; Amy Dai

Other key lawyers:

Tim Yimin Liu; Jinrong Liu; Huawei Lin; Minghao Xu; Jia Guo; Jun Qian; Dongdong Wang


‘Team members with extensive knowledge and solid legal foundations, and who are familiar with the rules of the financial regulatory system.’

‘Gives the most precise and efficient solutions, which are based on clients’ actual needs.’

‘Able to follow up on the key issues of projects throughout the whole process – whether by WeChat, phone calls, emails, or on-site meetings, they respond to enquiries the first time and solve problems efficiently.’

‘In relation to complex problems, the lawyers are not only professional and highly dedicated, but also win unanimous praise from all parties for their excellent characters and high sense of responsibility.’

‘They can effectively coordinate the work of all parties – solid professional skills and good-quality lawyers.’

‘Feng Sheng has experience in insurance supervision and can communicate smoothly with clients when dealing with difficult legal issues – he proposes creative solutions.’

‘Feng Sheng always puts clients’ needs first and always responds to their demands immediately, no matter the time or place.’

Key clients

China Life Insurance (Group) Company

Dajia Baoxian,

Yi’an Property Insurance Co

X Capital

Weibo Internet Technology (China) Co

Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co

National Council for Social Security Fund

Dajia Health Pension Industry Investment Management Co

Work highlights

  • Advised National Council for Social Security Fund on its strategic investment in COFCO Fortune.
  • Advised CITIC Trust and Dajia Health Pension Industry Investment Management Co in relation to the Community Direct Payment Service Pension Trust.
  • Acted for Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co in a dispute.

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm is consistently sought out by major insurance companies to advise on significant transactional matters, with representative clients including China Life Investment Management and Beijing New Mileage Health Industry Group. Both the firm’s domestic and international clients benefit from its joint operation with UK-based law firm Ashurst. Heading the firm’s financial innovation group, Weihong Tan specialises in corporate stock offerings and listings, restructurings, M&A, and investments. Haizhen Guo‘s principal areas of expertise are insurance funds, insurance asset management, insurance-related M&A deals and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Weihong Tan

Other key lawyers:

Haizhen Guo; Zhiquan Sun; Runyu Liu; Dan Liu

Key clients

China Life Investment Management Company

Beijing New Mileage Health Industry Group Co

Work highlights

  • Advised China Life Investment Management Company on an equity investment plan.
  • Assisted the wholly-owned subsidiary of Shandong Sun Paper Co with acquiring Guangxi Liujing Chengquan Investment Co.
  • Advised a property insurance company on its investments.


JunHe LLP‘s ‘strong insurance team‘ routinely acts for major domestic and international insurance companies. The practice covers the establishment, acquisition and merger of insurance companies, along with restructurings and listings, while compliance and disputes are also key areas of strength. In Beijing, team leader and ‘insurance expert‘ Liang Deng acts on the full range of insurance matters, while Yinuo Zhang‘s recent workload includes insurance-related M&A deals. The second line of partners includes Yanqing Peng, who advises on insurance funds’ investments, and Shu Li, a former senior tax consultant in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ tax division, who ‘considers issues from the client’s perspective‘.

Practice head(s):

Liang Deng

Other key lawyers:

Yinuo Zhang; Yanqing Peng; Shu Li


‘JunHe has a strong insurance team. They have good connections with key stakeholders in the industry, and their advice is tailored and practical.’

‘Liang Deng is an insurance expert, but she also has a good understanding of the general legal issues faced by foreign companies trying to navigate PRC laws and regulations.’

‘Liang Deng has good commercial sense, and will proactively consider and suggest alternatives.’

Key clients

Linyi City Development Group Co

China Life Healthcare Fund

Hengqin Life Insurance Co

Work highlights

  • Advised a client on the acquisition of equity interests in an insurance company.
  • Assisting China Life Healthcare Fund with its Series C Investment in Hanbon Sci & Tech.
  • Advised Hengqin Life Insurance Co on a capital increase.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm‘s scope of legal services covers the establishment of insurance institutions, M&A deals on behalf of insurance companies, and insurance claims. The team also acts on bond issuances and insurance institutions’ listings. Heading up the firm’s insurance practice from Beijing, Wei Xu‘s recent experience includes insurance-related acquisitions, capital increases and disputes. Other key partners include Zaizai Huang, a specialist in insurance law and insurance fund utilisation matters, and Tang Zheng, who is also experienced in insurance law work.

Practice head(s):

Wei Xu; Zaizai Huang

Other key lawyers:

Tang Zheng

Key clients

Korea Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company

Prudential Financial

AIA life insurance co

BYD Auto Industry Co.

China Life Insurance Company

Huagui Life Insurance Co

New Hope Group Co

COSCO SHIPPING Logistics Warehousing and Distribution Co

Zijin Property Insurance Co

Xintai Life Insurance Co

People’s Insurance Company of China

China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co

China Life Insurance Company

China United Insurance Group Co

China Life Asset Management Co.

PICC Asset Management Co

Pacific Asset Management Co

China Merchants Cigna Life Insurance Co

Evergrande Life Insurance Co

Harmony Health Insurance Co

Work highlights

  • Acted for Korea Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company on capital increase agreements.
  • Advised Prudential Financial on Prudential International Insurance Holdings Co’s acquisition of 10% of Qianhai Reinsurance Co.
  • Advised AIA Life Insurance Co, Dajia Life Insurance Co and Prudential Fosun Life Insurance Co on the acquisition of an industrial park in Shanghai.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm is consistently instructed by state-owned and privately-run insurance groups, and also acts for property, life and reinsurance companies, insurance asset management entities and insurance private equity funds. Its representative expertise covers the acquisition of shares in insurance companies; establishing insurance companies; and domestic and overseas listings and financings. Other notable areas of activity are insurance funds, insurance asset management products, compliance work and insurance disputes. The team is co-led by Zhisong He, whose wide-ranging corporate and finance practice includes acting for insurance companies, from Shanghai, and insurance sector expert Richard Zeng and Scott Yu from Beijing. Qingdao-based insurance contract disputes specialist David Liu is also a notable contact.

Practice head(s):

Zhisong He; Scott Yu; Richard Zeng

Other key lawyers:

David Liu; Zhirui Liu


‘The team members who work with me are David Liu and Zhirui Liu, who are good at handling maritime insurance cases, and have strong professional abilities and qualities.’

‘David Liu and Zhirui Liu left a deep impression on us with their high level of professionalism, good service, meticulousness in their work, good investigation skills and logical analysis, combined with the ability to handle insurance cases.’

Key clients

China Pacific Property Insurance Co Dalian Branch

China Pacific Property Insurance Co Beijing Branch

China Pacific Property Insurance Co Qingdao Branch

Taiping General Insurance Co Yantai Branch

Work highlights

  • Represented China Pacific Property Insurance Co (Dalian Branch) in its claim for compensation against a carrier of goods, which involved conflict of jurisdiction issues.
  • Acting for China Pacific Property Insurance Co (Beijing Branch), as plaintiff, in a major insurance-related claim.
  • Acting for China Pacific Property Insurance Co (Qingdao Branch), as plaintiff, in a major insurance-related claim.