Firms To Watch: Real estate and construction: PRC firms

Beijing DHH Law Firm advises on the construction of large-scale projects and handles disputes arising from real estate transactions and construction projects. Zexian Zhang is the key name to note.
DaHui Lawyers‘ real estate team provide representation before China’s highest courts and represents Chinese companies on real estate disputes overseas.
DeHeng Law Offices‘ real estate practice, led by Xiongwei Li, is regularly instructed by environmental management and conservation companies.
FenXun Partners draws on its international links to provide advice to foreign companies on real estate transactions in the Chinese market. Alexander Gong specialises in M&A, purchases and leasing transactions.
Kangda Law Firm handles complex construction disputes, including cross-jurisdictional cases. Changying Song heads the practice.

Real estate and construction: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Frequently advising on some of the largest real estate and construction matters in the Chinese market, Fangda Partners boasts a practice at the height of its game. Truly global in scope, the team is able to act both as PRC and international counsel in cross-border transactions. It has particular strength in acquisitions, investment, commercial leasing as well as in PPP projects. Massive development projects in Shanghai have been the focus of some of the firm’s most important work in recent times. Demonstrating this, the team advised on the purchase of several mixed-use land parcels in the Huangpu district by Kerry Properties. The highly regarded Yingying Wang jointly heads the practice with cross-border transactions expert Stephen Lin. Counsel Amber Wang is one of the firm’s up-and-comers.

Practice head(s):

Yingyang Wang; Stephen Lin

Other key lawyers:

Maria Wang; Frank Fan; Amber Wang

Key clients


China Enterprise


Tishman Speyer

New World Development

Kerry Properties

LaSalle Investment Management


Ping’an Real Estate


Work highlights

  • Acted for Ping An Life Insurance on its acquisition of a majority stake in the Raffles City portfolio, comprising six Raffles City commercial developments located in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Ningbo.
  • Represented Tishman Speyer on its sale of about 2.1 million square feet of office and retail space currently under development to ByteDance.
  • Advising Kerry Properties, a Hong Kong-listed developer, on its RMB 13.3 billion purchase of four mixed-use land parcels in Shanghai’s Huangpu District.

King & Wood Mallesons

Advising international household names such as Walmart and Tesco, as well as major Chinese hotel chains and real estate developers, the real estate and construction practice at King & Wood Mallesons is truly placed amongst the top echelons. Harry Du whose clients include Tishan Sprayer and Beijing Land, heads the practice; Du’s key areas of expertise include finance, land acquisitions, mergers, bidding and real estate investment. He is supported by a strong bench of partners including Shenzhen-based Zhangqi Tao, dispute partners Shigang Cheng and Xianlong Zhao, and William Jiang who splits his time between Shanghai and Hanzhou. Meidong Xing specialises in real estate financing and M&A. The practice also includes a number of highly promising associates, including Chen Xi, whose recent highlights include advising on Tishman Spreyer’s investment in a major retail and commercial development in Shenzen.

Practice head(s):

Harry Du

Other key lawyers:

Wiiliam Jiang; Zhangqi Tao; Shigang Cheng; Xianlong Zhao; Fan Rong; Peng Fu; Chen Xi; Meidong Xing

Key clients


Sino Ocean Capital

SF Real Estate Investment Trust

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

Shenshi (Shenzhen) Smart Logistics Infrastructure Private Fund Partnership

Tishman Speyer

CapitaLand China Trust (former name: CapitaLand Retail China Trust (CRCT))

The Wharf Holdings Limited

Ascott Residence Trust

Yuexiu Real Estate Investment Trust (Yuexiu REIT)


Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s extensive cast of highly regarded partners reflects the breadth and depth of its market-leading real estate and construction practice. The diverse client list includes government agencies and developers as well as financial institutions and real estate investment funds. The sizeable practice is subdivided into 12 areas – including commercial, residential, industrial, infrastructure, logistics, and hospitality real estate, and its recent mandates include advising on land investment, real estate development, investment and financing, M&A, IPOs, refinancing of real estate companies, and contentious matters. Within the team, Jihong Wang focuses on urban construction and development; Maoyuan Zhu serves as chair of the real estate department; Han Hao focuses on structured real estate financing and the formation of private equity funds. Wenjing Zhang provides support on major construction projects and PPP biddings. Song Mu and Peng Wu are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Wenjun Qiao; Maoyuan Zhu; Furong Deng; Song Mu; Lanping Zhou; Yao Chen; Chao Ji; Xianshi Meng

Other key lawyers:

Jihong Wang; Jiong Zhang; Wenjing Zhang; Lina Zhang; Yongxin Zheng; Fangrong Wu; Han Hao; Yi Shi; Peng Wu

Key clients

CCCG Real Estate Group

AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.

Becton Dickinson Medical Devices (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd.

Beijing Samsung Real Estate Co., Ltd

Beijing Shougang Fund Co., Ltd.


China Aluminum International Engineering Corporation Limited (“CHALIECO”)

China Central Television (CCTV)

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

China International Capital Corporation Limited. (CICC)

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited

China Overseas Property



CRRC New Infrastructure Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

Cummins Inc.

Gaw Capital

Gemdale Corporation

Gezhouba Group Co., LTD.


Hang Lung Properties Limited

Hangzhou Nuogang Real Estate Co., Ltd. ( Zhejiang Jiangong Real Estate Development Group Co., Ltd. )

Huangshan Xiuning Fuda Sewage Treatment Co., LTD

Jiangsu New Century Jiangnan Environmental Protection Co., LTD

JP Morgan

Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd.

Life Group

Link Reits


Minmetals Land Limited

New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Phoenix media

Ping An Real Estate

Prime Golden Capital


Qingdao Qingxihuada Gene Co., Ltd.

SDP Investment

Shanghai 360 Changfeng Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Construction Engineering Group

Sino-ocean group


Sun Hung Kai Properties

Taikang Healthcare Industry Investment Holdings Co., Ltd.

TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd.

Tomorrow Advancing Life

Yiwu Greentown Jiaotou Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Kangyu Real Estate Co., Ltd. (Huaxia Sunshine Real Estate Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. on the whole-process construction of Laos-China Railroad.
  • Provided whole-process legal services to Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd. on construction of the Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort.
  • Advised China Jinmao Holding Group Limited for its large-scale urban comprehensive development projects in Huzhou, Quzhou, Langfang, Nanchang , Ningbo, Jinhua, Wenzhou and Yichang.

City Development Law Firm

Shanghai-headquartered boutique firm City Development Law Firm is well equipped to handle the full range of transactional and contentious real estate and construction mandates. The firm frequently advises on PPP projects and data centre constructions and its diverse client roster features real estate developers, government entities, industry associations, contractors, design and survey institutes. Pengzhou Shi has decades of experience working in the construction industry. He serves as the director of the construction department and is supported by a strong team including joint practice head and experienced arbitrator Zhongchun Song, as well as real estate M&A specialist Yi Cheng, who, like Shi, hails from an industry background. Shuying Zhu is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Wanquan Shao; Zhongchun Song; Rubo Han; Pengzhou Shi

Other key lawyers:

Shuying Zhu; Yi Cheng; Di Wu

Key clients

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Road and Bridge (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Energy Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shunjie Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co., Ltd.

CIFI Holdings (Group) Co., Ltd.

China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

Jinke Property Group Co., Ltd.

Seazen Holdings Co., Ltd.

China Anneng Group East China Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

China Railway Design Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Greenland Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

Yellow River Survey Planning and Design Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Newhope Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Shanghai House Property Development Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co., Ltd. on the construction of the PPP project of Nanjing Metro Line 5.
  • Acted for Goertek Inc. on infrastructure project regulation compliance and risk control in the yuan park construction project.
  • Provided legal services for Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. in the whole process of data centre construction in the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Hefei New Data Center Project.

Global Law Office

Global Law Office excels in project development and operation, M&A and disputes in the real estate space; it also acts for multinational clients and major Chinese developers in construction matters. Huawei Lin and Zhongcheng Wang are recommended for real estate mandates. Lin advises key clients including Blackstone on real estate M&A, private equity, structured financing, fund/trust formation and general corporate matters. Wang has a particular specialism in new materials and clean energy matters. Miller Wang specialises in construction projects, while managing partner of the Shenzen office Cheng Li focuses on capital markets, M&A and private equity investment in the real estate sector.

Practice head(s):

Huawei Lin; Zhongcheng Wang; Miller Wang; Yue Wang; Minghao Xu

Other key lawyers:

Cheng Li

Key clients

City Development & Investment Co., Ltd of China Xiong’an Group

The People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Beijing BII Traffic Development Co., Ltd.

SK Hynix System Ic Inc.


Lvgem (China) Real Estate Investment Company Limited

Fujian Yango Group Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Expressway Network & Technology Holdings Co., Ltd.

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China Resources Land

RK Properties

Evergrande Group

China Kweichow Moutai Group 中国贵州茅台集团

BBMG Investing Property Group 北京金隅投资物业集团

China Great Wall Motor Group 中国长城汽车集团

Otis Elevator (China) Co., Ltd.

Siemens Ltd., China

Beijing New Airport Construction Headquarters

White Peak Real Estate

Warburg Pincus

Beijing Investment Group Co.,Ltd.

Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Xinjiang Wujing Tiejian Rail Transportation Co., Ltd. on Public-Private Partnership project of the first phase of Urumqi Metro Line 2.
  • Advised Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd. on establishment of Beijing Suburban Railway Joint Development Group Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Beijing Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd. on the construction of the S1 Line in Beijing.


JunHe LLP is singled out for its solid track record in the transactional space, in which the team is regularly instructed on investment restructuring, privatisations and M&A transactions. It fields a strong team of real estate practitioners, including the ‘highly professional and experiencedFei Zheng and the three joint practice heads Xueping Yu, Elvis Zhou and Yue Tang. Zhou has particular expertise in infrastructure and energy construction projects and Yu focuses on property development, while Tang specialises in private equity investment and FDI work as well as real estate financing transactions. The real estate team collaborates with its banking, tax and dispute resolution units and assists both foreign multinationals acquiring assets in China and Chinese companies investing overseas. It counts Goldman Sachs (Asia) and the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) as its key clients.

Practice head(s):

Yue Tang; Xueping Yu; Elvis Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Fei Zheng


‘Comprehensive legal services including real estate, litigation and insurance etc.’

‘Fei Zheng is highly professional and experienced. Flexible on legal costs to meet client’s needs.’

Key clients

CapitaLand (China) Investment Co.,Ltd

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC)

Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

Chengdu Yueqin Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Beijing Capital Land Ltd.

Sichuan Languang Development Co., Ltd

Guangzhou Pearl River Enterprises Group Ltd.

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“K” Line Zhenhua Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Aoyuan Beauty Valley Technology Co., Ltd.

Desun Real Estate Investment Services Group Co., Ltd.

Linyi Zhenping New Rural Construction Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted CapitaLand in joining with Ping An Life in a Strategic Cooperation real estate merger.
  • Oversaw investment by CHEC in the International Financial Center in Colombo Port, Sri Lanka.
  • Aided Keppel Data to acquire data centre assets in China.

Beijing Cyan Law Firm

Beijing Cyan Law Firm has a broad presence in the market and knowledge of several sectors including aviation, telecoms and energy; it is particularly notable for its aviation expertise, advising on major airport constructions. Practice head Wanhe Ye has extensive experience in construction engineering matters, specialising in PPP infrastructure projects. As well as representing clients engaged in litigation, Ye provides a full range of legal services throughout his clients’ construction projects, including bidding, financing and general consultancy. Yinli Gao excels in construction disputes and, as a qualified structural engineer, offers first-hand knowledge of the industry. Alongside its extensive construction-related work, in the real estate space, the firm advises on urban renovation and hotel development.

Practice head(s):

Wanhe Ye; Yinli Gao

Other key lawyers:

Wei Shi; Arthur Chiu; Ziwei Zhang; Lu Wang; Jianchao Gao


‘Professional, suggestions are well-rounded.’

‘Professional, efficient and able to understand the client’s position.’

Key clients

China Eastern Airlines

China National Chemical Engineering Group Corporation Ltd.

S. B. Submarine Systems Co., Ltd.

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

Zhonglian Huarui Natural Gas Co., Ltd.

SINOHYDRO Corporation Limited

Samsung (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

China Ocean Aviation Group Limited

Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Co., Ltd.

Dagang Zhaodong Oil Company of PetroChina

Work highlights

  • Providing legal services on construction work at Beijing Daxing Airport for China Eastern Airlines.
  • Advising Sinohydro Corporation Limited on risk assessment for construction projects.
  • Acting as s long-term legal advisor to Dagang Zhaodong Oil Company of PetroChina (DZOC), including working to review major business contracts and providing legal risk assessment for construction projects.

Dentons China

With an array of partners reflecting their vast breadth of presence across China, Dentons China‘sclient roster features a number of state-owned entities; including Shenzen Metro Group and the Ministry of Housing. It regularly acts on real estate litigation and advises on development, financing and M&A transactions. Chenyao Wu has a wealth of experience in cross-border financing, cross-border mergers, real estate private equity funds, overseas REITs, Chinese real estate overseas investments, and international construction. Guanshan Yang handles infrastructure construction and real estate development matters, and William Mo has notable expertise in advising local and international real estate companies and PE funds on the acquisition and financing of commercial, residential and warehouse projects.

Practice head(s):

Guanshan Yang; Guisheng Yang; Chenyao Wu; Huazhi Yuan; Yonghii Qin; Lunshan Lan

Other key lawyers:

Yong Wu; William Mo; Qing Chang

Key clients

Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Zhongji Lianfa Transportation Construction Co., Ltd

China Energy Construction Northeast Power Second Engineering Co., Ltd.

China Construction Fourth Engineering Dmsion

China Railway Guizhou Tourism Culture Development Co., Ltd.

China Railway Culture and Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd.

A Famous Sewage Treatment Company In Zhejiang Province

A Famous Sewage Treatment Company In Jiangsu Province

Takurgan Pamirs Airport Construction Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Lefu Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Mori Building (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Taikang Community (Beijing) Investment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Vanke Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Industrial Zone Development Co., Ltd.

Hanpu (Shanghai) Enterprise Management Consultation Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Building Decoration Engineering Group Co. LTD

Shang Hai Pudong Exploration (Group) Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Aoyuan Commercial Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Everbright Prestige Capital

Bupa Insurance Services Limited

Shanghai United Media Group

China Nuclear E&C Group

Shanghai Urban Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

Colliers International


Callison RTKL

Shanghai CESC Dongfu Investment Development Company (Top 30 real estate company)

Pingan Real Estate

Liandong Group

Goodman Group

East airline

Dongbai Ruixin

Chamrich Fund

Shanghai United Media Group

Everbright Anshi Investment Fund

Shanghai Xinma Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Newease China

Zhongnan Puyue (Top 30 real estate company’s subsidiary in distress asset )


Shanghai CESC Dongfu Investment Development Company (Top 30 real estate company)

Shanghai Bank

Sino-ocean Group (Top 30 real estate company)

Dowell Group (Top 50 real estate company)

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

China Fortune holding Co., Ltd

Beijing Western Mining Construction Co., Ltd

Beijing Fengmao Investment Management Co., Ltd.

CCCC Real Estate Management Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Xinxing Real Estate Development Corporation

Liaoning Linchang Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Beijing tongminghu Information City Development Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising on the highway construction-operation PPP project in Zunyi City, Guizhou Province constructed by China Construction Fourth Engineering Dmsion Corp.

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm handles a range of real estate matters and is particularly active in the areas of Shanghai and Jiangsu province. Practice head Yonghong Zhan oversees numerous real estate and construction matters concerning pre-development, transfer of real estate projects, construction, real estate pre-sale, property lease, property management, bank mortgage loan, financing, and disputes. Zhan is supported by a strong team including Yewen Qian, who recently acted on a number of real estate projects for key client Dongshang Investment Co.

Practice head(s):

Yonghong Zhan

Other key lawyers:

Yewen Qian

Key clients

CK Asset Holdings Limited

Jinke Property Group Co., Ltd.

Financial Street Holdings

Huarong Infrastructure

Yango Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Financial City Construction Development Co.

Beijing Financial Street Capital Operation Centre

Guangdong Land Holdings Limited

China Jingu International Trust Co., Ltd.

China Fortune International Trust Co., Ltd.

Hunan Road & Bridge Construction Corp.

Beijing Huaxiang Baipenyao Property Development Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Special Zone Construction Development Group Co., Ltd.

Donghang Investment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Yuexing Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Branch of Agricultural Bank of China Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Ganglong Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Zhongnan Construction Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Donghang International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided comprehensive legal services for “Yunjin Dongfang” residential project and “Yunjin Tiandi” office and business project in Binjiang area, Xuhui district, Shanghai on behalf of Donghang Investment Co., Ltd. .
  • Advised CK Asset Holdings Limited on the purchase from LKSF of shares in four infrastructure entities: (a) Eagle Frame Limited;(b) Mondrem Corporation;(c) Moonstone Global Investment Limited; and (d) Gerbera Investments Limited.
  • Provided legal services to the state-backed Nanjing Financial City Engineering Construction on a major construction project.

Han Kun Law Offices

Acting as PRC counsel for JD Property and Brookfields Asset Management on some enormous acquisitions over the past year, Han Kun Law Offices’ real estate and construction team has a growing market reputation with key strengths in financing and transactional work. The practice is jointly led by Stephen (Shiwen) Dong and Rong Fang. Dong advises both international and domestic real estate funds, warehouses and logistics enterprises and insurance firms. Fang is an expert on PPP and state-run infrastructure projects and also acts as a PPP expert for the Ministry of Finance alongside her practice. Xiao Li has experience in real estate M&A projects, bulk property transactions, and structured financing projects in real estate.

Practice head(s):

Stephen (Shiwen) Dong; Rong Fang

Other key lawyers:

Xiao Li


‘They are consistent in delivering high quality legal service. This is a leading team in the real estate and construction sector and our first choice in China.’

Key clients

BlackRock, Inc

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Schroders Capital (formerly known as Pamfleet)

China Logistics Property Holdings Co. Ltd

StarCrest Capital Partners

Levi’s (Levi Strauss)

Central China Real Estate Limited

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal offers expertise in the financing side of real estate, with its core services including the design and implementation of real estate investment plans (including REITs). The firm is also notable for its planning and contractual negotiation work, such as the incorporation of exit mechanisms into construction contracts. Bing Tian specialises in offshore financing and advises multinational clients on investment and M&A in the Chinese real estate sector. Guozhong Shao, alongside working on financing matters, advises on debt restructuring and instances of insolvency within the real estate market.

Practice head(s):

Zhicheng Ma

Other key lawyers:

Bin Tian; Guozhong Shao

Key clients

Shanghai Jinshan Xincheng Construction Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Sino Ocean Real Estate

Poly Property Group Co., Limited (Hong Kong)

Anhui Huanqiu Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Qingdao West Coast New Area Fusion Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Radiance Holdings


HYP-ARCH Consultants (301024)

Work highlights

  • Represented Shanghai Jinshan Xincheng Construction Development Co., Ltd. in an array of matters covering investment and financing matters “for promoting the transformation of Jinshan Costal area, and the plan to build a Coastal City Parlor in the Shanghai Bay Area”.
  • Handled contractual disputes between Beijing Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd. China Cinda Investment Co., Ltd., and Beijing Zhuangsheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
  • Assisted Sino Ocean Real Estate with its acquisition of real estate segment of MACALLINE.

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s real estate practice is instructed on a broad range of matters, including investment, financing, real estate M&A, bidding, leasing and tax matters, and its client list features developers, construction engineering companies, tech and biotech firms and municipal authorities.. The team is led by Beijing-based Fusheng Fu, who focuses on M&A, real estate financing and restructuring mandates. Linming Jin and Li Li combine their real estate work with banking and finance practices. The firm has a strong capital markets practice and its work includes real estate IPOs, which are handled particularly by Zejia Chen.

Practice head(s):

Fusheng Fu

Other key lawyers:

Lunming Jin; Li Li; Mingxiu Wu; Tao Yang; Lingqin Wang; Zejia Chen

Key clients

Zhangzhou Jiaqiao Real Estate Co., Ltd

Melco International Development Limited

Foshan Municipal Transportation Affairs Center

Dongguan Lida Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd

Longfor Property Service Group Co., Ltd. Wuxi Branch

Jiangmen Public Water Co., Ltd.

BRC Group

Shimao Group

Huafa Group

K.wah Group

CFLD Group

Greenland Group

Jingrui Holdings

China Jinmao

Anhui Construction Engineering Group

China SCE Group

Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited

Shanghai Awinic Technology Co., Ltd.

Actions Technology Co., Ltd

Dingdong (Cayman) Limited

Morimatsu International Holdings Company Limited

Huitongda Network Co., Ltd.

Legend Biotech Corporation

Sinohealth Holdings Limited

Medbanks Health Technology Co., Ltd.

Laowang Holding Limited

Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited

China Dental Medical Group Co., Ltd

Era Jade Media Limited

Shinsun Holdings (Group) Co., Ltd.

Jiayuan International Group Limited

Datang Group Holdings Limited

DaFa Properties Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Yuexiu Service with its initial public offering and listing on the main board of the SEHK.
  • Represented Alibaba Group in the acquisition of the Art Tower with a consideration exceeding CNY 2.2 billion.
  • Assisted Melco International to successfully bid for the land use rights of the first mainland cultural and tourism complex project.

Jundu Law Firm

Jundu Law Firm‘s practice is led by the formidably experienced Jinghui Tan who has a wealth of experience handling complex construction disputes and renegotiations between contractors and subcontractors. It handles a broad range of matters including financing and M&A and advises on real estate projects across the commercial, residential, and industrial sectors. Nanshan Chen and Heng Guo are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Jinghui Tan

Other key lawyers:

Heng Guo; Nanshan Chen

Key clients

Shenzhen Huayang International Engineering Design Co., Ltd

Guangdong Tengyue Construction Engineering Co., Ltd

Datu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

China International Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

A wholly-ownedsubsidiary of China State Construction Engineering Corporation.

China Construction Road and Bridge Group Co., Ltd

Dalian Shangri La Hotel Co., Ltd

China Architectural Decoration Group Co., Ltd

Beijing Construction Engineering Road and Bridge Group Co., Ltd

China Construction Installation Group Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Shenzhen Huayang International Engineering Design Co., Ltd for a ¥240 million acquisition of a construction company.
  • Advised Guangdong Tengyue Construction Engineering Co., Ltd on a ¥20 million acquisition of a construction company.
  • Advised Datu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd on a ¥330 million acquisition of a construction company.

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices represent a range of clients including financial institutions, private equity funds, domestic and overseas investors, real estate developers and design institutes. The team specialises in land development and commercial real estate transactions but also handles matters regarding hotels and residential real estate as well as logistics and data centres. Nicholas Lou has experience in dealing with real estate acquisitions and transactions in the hospitality sector. Teddy Li and Bernie Liu are also recommended for real estate acquisitions, IPOs, financing, land levelling and development and project construction and operation.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Lou

Other key lawyers:

Teddy Li; Bernie Liu

Key clients

Beijing Meige Hotel Management Co. Ltd.

Shou Feng (Tianjin) Investment Management Co. Ltd.

Hengqin Ping An Real Estate Equity Investment Management Co. Ltd.

China Pacific Insurance (group) Co. LTD

North Bund Keppel Pte. Ltd.

Beijing Yuanxu Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Pingan Real Estate

Shanghai Zhangjiang Vanke Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.Shanghai Dijie Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Invesco Rui De Asia Pacific Private Equity Fund Management (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised LaSalle Investment on joint development of a residential project in Haining with Bluetown.
  • Advised HongKong Land on joint development of residential, office and retail project in Guanyinqiao, Chongqing with CRL
  • Advised Vanke on Gaofuli Urban Renewal Project Syndicated Loan.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

Tian Yuan Law Firm has acted on a number of large and intricate projects in the PRC over the past year, including assisting with the construction and operation of Xi'an Olympic Sports Centre. The practice is led by Beijing-based Yanling Ren, who has experience in a varied range of complex matters including real estate equity and asset acquisitions and financing as well as primary land development and urban renewal. Shanghai-based Peng Xie is also a key part of the practice, specialising in construction and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Yanling Ren

Other key lawyers:

Peng Xie

Key clients

China Resources Land

China Jinmao

Beijing CITIC Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Central China Real Estate Limited

Xi’an Olympic Sports Center

Beijing Shen’an Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Zhongtian Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Guazi Automobile Service (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Nantong No. 4 Construction Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd.

Zhonghetai Taiwu Cultural Tourism Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Zhonghe Taiwu on its investment in Ice and Snow Town of Prince Town Construction for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
  • Advised Xi’an Olympic sports centre on venue construction and operational support for the 14th National Games.
  • Assisted China Jinmao with acquiring 29.9% shares of VAST Development and subscribing to convertible bonds.

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices focuses on land investment and real estate development, financing and M&A transactions, refinancing,  property management and operation, and disputes. Leveraging its strong capital markets practice, the team is also regularly instructed on domestic and overseas listings of real estate entities, overseas issuance of bonds, and overseas fund investment in domestic real estate projects. The team is led by Pengfei Li, who focuses on real estate development, investment funds and M&A transactions. The firm acquired a number of new clients including Xuzhou Metro Group, Nanjing Weijing Real Estate Development and Zhongyifeng Construction Group. Fang Wang and xianming Luo are also main contacts from its Nanjing and Beijing offices, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Pengfei Li

Other key lawyers:

Fang Wang

Key clients

WEGO Holding Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Vanke Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Longfor Group

Xuzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Zhongjiao Road Bridge Construction Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Weijing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

Zhongyifeng Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Jingye Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Huanjin Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Ronglian Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Dongshang Power Technology Co., Ltd.

Shaoxing Xincheng Yijia Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

JianLingChengDa Law Firm

JianLingChengDa Law Firm predominantly advises on construction matters and is well equipped to handle both projects and disputes arising out of them. The team is led by Jigao Zhou who is an experienced construction practitioner and arbitrator with a solid track record of handling disputes before the Supreme People’s Court. Recent highlights saw the team advising on bidding and contract drafting as well as handling disputes with developers. Lingjun Wang and Min Wang are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jigao Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Lingjun Wang; Song Jia; Liling Jin; Min Wang; Yue Li

Key clients

Metallurgical Corporation Of China Ltd.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited

Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China National Chemical Engineering Group Corporation

Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd

Jiangxi Construction Engineering (Group) Corporation Limited

Greenland Municipal Investment Co., Ltd.

Thaizhou Taizheng Traffic Investment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Bright Urban Construction Development (Group) Co., Ltd

Beijing Bluepha Microbiology Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Shanghai Construction Group co., LTD. on its large urban construction projects.
  • Advising Longyuan Construction Group Co., Ltd. on recovery of construction money.

Merits & Tree Law Offices

Merits & Tree Law Offices focuses on urban renewal, real estate, construction and infrastructure projects, and its client roster features real estate developers, construction companies and government agencies. Shenzhen-based Xiang Mao has extensive experience in the construction industry. He advises on a number of real estate investment, financing and M&A matters. Zheyuan Jin specialises in the construction and financing of infrastructure projects in Shanghai and regularly represents both developers and local governments.

Practice head(s):

Xiang Mao; Zheyuan Jin

Key clients

Walmart (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Kangda Chemical New Material Group Co., Ltd

Jiangmen City Construction Investment Management Co.,Ltd.

Louis Dreyfus (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

IMI Norgren Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Ping An Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Shanghai Kangda New Chemical Materials Group Co., Ltd. on the construction of two chemical raw material production plants.
  • Represented Louis Dreyfus (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in a dispute and negotiation with China Jinmao Real Estate regarding the development of three residential plots in Zhangjiakou Xiahuayuan Softbank Technology Park.
  • Advised Wal-Mart (China) Investment Co., Ltd. on commercial property lease projects (such as Shanghai Waigaoqiao Sam project, Fuzhou Jiali Changlan Sam project, Shanghai Jiading Sam project, etc.) in China.

Wintell & Co Law Firm

Wintell & Co Law Firm‘s real estate practice, led by Tony Wang, advises on residential and commercial development, park development, old city renovation,  and construction of PPP projects. Recent mandates include handling a large number of construction and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tony Wang

Other key lawyers:

Susan Tang; Minqing Liu

Key clients

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

KaisaGroup Holdings Ltd

Shanghai Wanda Plaza Real Estate Co.

Shanghai Science and Technology Museum

Shanghai Construction Group

Shanghai Construction Engineering Second Construction Group Co.

China Construction First Group corporation limited

China Construction Second Bureau Third Construction Engineering Corporation Limited

China Railway Real Estate Group East China Co., Ltd.

Evergrande Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Shanghai Lufa Commercial Plaza on its post construction and acquisitions.
  • Represented Shanghai Construction No.7(group) Co., Ltd. in a series of construction contractual disputes.
  • Represented the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in a compensation dispute pertaining to early termination of the contract.