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Firms To Watch: Real estate and construction: PRC firms

Beijing DaHui Lawyers is well-versed in representing real estate companies, developers, contractors, and financiers in their real estate and construction disputes.
Hui Ye Law Firm is focused on litigation work for clients spread across Shanghai and Xi’an. The team also handles real estate restructuring cases.
Kangda Law Firm mainly handles land development and consolidation, construction projects, and commercial housing transactions from Beijing and Tianjin. Its skills in dispute resolution and legal risk prevention for real estate developments is also noted.
Yingke Law Firm utilises its large practice to assist clients over both real estate and construction industries, assisting in contract dispute resolution, PPP projects, and advisory work for real estate enterprises.

Real estate and construction: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners continues to showcase its strength in the real estate sector, advising developers, private equity sponsors, institutional investors, and financial institutions on their regulatory and transactional issues. Transactional matters are where the firm shines, handling both onshore, offshore and cross-border transactions. The Shanghai-based team is sought out for real estate investments, acquisitions and disposals, and commercial leasing. Practice heads Yingying Wang and Stephen Lin are well respected for their real estate expertise. Wang has over 20 years’ experience in real estate, hospitality, construction, and PPP projects, while Lin is known for his skills in overseas real estate investments, M&A, commercial leasing and built-to suit projects. Zhenyu Wang handles cross-border M&A as well as real estate related private equity investments and Frank Fan focuses on real estate acquisitions and disposals as well as hotel management. Amber Wang acts as counsel and assists on all matters.

Practice head(s):

Yingying Wang; Stephen Lin

Other key lawyers:

Frank Fan; Tony Xiang; Amber Wang


‘A comprehensive practice, it can assist clients in dealing with various issues, including litigation and non-litigation.’

Key clients

Ant Group

Tishman Speyer


China Ping An Life Insurance Joint Stock Company

SC Capital Partners

Warburg Pincus



DNE Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Ant Group on its RMB12.93 billion purchase of a mixed-use land parcel located in Huangpu District, Shanghai, through a joint venture with Yuyuan Inc.
  • Advised China Ping An Life Insurance Joint Stock Company on its buyout of all the equity interest in a joint venture company from Sino-Ocean Group, which holds two Class-A office buildings in the Lize Business Area of Beijing.
  • Advised SC Capital Partners on its disposal of four logistics properties located in Taicang, Suzhou, Nantong and Jiaxing to Morgan Stanley.

Global Law Office

The real estate and construction practice at Global Law Office acts for a wide range of international and domestic clientele, combining its knowledge of project development and operation, M&A, and dispute resolution to advise on all areas of real estate and construction. The team represents contractors, owners, and other entities on their construction issues, including both contentious and non-contentious matters. A standout area for the practice is commercial real estate, in particular the hospitality industry. Huawei Lin represents clients such as Blackstone and Warburg Pincus on their real estate investments and onshore platforms in China, while Zhongcheng Wang works across real estate, project construction, infrastructure, and energy projects. Yue Wang focuses on hospitality, advising on numerous hotel projects for international brands, Miller Wang takes charge of domestic corporate infrastructure projects, and Minghao Xu handles real estate M&A as well as construction projects within China. The five aforementioned lawyers all co-lead the practice. Shiping Zuo and Tim Yimin Liu are also noted.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Cheng Li; Shiping Zuo; Tim Yimin Liu


‘Rich experience, efficient work and a strong team.’

Key clients

City Development & Investment Co.

The People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Beijing BII Traffic Development Co.

SK Hynix System Ic Inc.


Lvgem (China) Real Estate Investment Company

Fujian Yango Group Co.

China Merchants Expressway Network & Technology Holdings Co.



China Resources Land

RK Properties

Evergrande Group

China Kweichow Moutai Group

BBMG Investing Property Group

China Great Wall Motor Group

Otis Elevator (China) Co.

Siemens, China

Beijing New Airport Construction Headquarters

White Peak Real Estate

Warburg Pincus

Beijing Investment Group Co.

Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co.

Qingdao Haifa State-owned Capital Investment and Operation Group Co.

China Huarong

H World Group

Xi’an Vanzhong Group

Work highlights

  • Advised ESR and one global leading institutional investor on acquiring an 11-asset portfolio from US-based DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners.
  • Advised GLP Capital Partners (GCP) on fund raising from China leading insurance companies and acquisition of 9-assets portfolio, with a transaction value of around $370 million.
  • Advised Beijing Maglev Transportation Development Co. on the construction of the S1 Line in Beijing.

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons has a comprehensive real estate practice, with both international and local experience. The team is able to advise on real estate matters related to residential and office spaces, shopping malls, hotels and industrial complexes. Key areas include primary land development, urban renewal, cooperative development, and real estate financing. The practice boasts an impressive team of lawyers able to assist with a wide range of issues. Practice head Harry Du represents global investment banks and large multinational companies on a multitude of matters, including developments, investments in real estate, infrastructure projects, and new energy. Beijing based Shigang Cheng specialises in construction, mineral resources and PE investment litigation and arbitration, while William Jiang assists foreign and domestic clients from Shanghai. Zhangqi Tao takes on contentious and non-contentious issues in Shenzhen, Kathy Fan works on renewable energy projects, and Meidong Xing handles real estate funds and structured financing. Associate Chen Xi is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Harry Du

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

Dajia Investment Holding Co.

Huatai Securities Asset Management Co.

Nanjing Merchants Qisheng Real Estate Co.

Tishman Speyer

Shanghai Metro Assets Investment Management Co.

Goodman Asia Limited

China Overseas Construction Limited Co.

Luneng Group Co.

Work highlights

  • Advised Tishman Speyer on its sale of the Springs Center in Shanghai to CapitaLand at RMB 7.6 billion via share transfer of the project company.
  • Advised Shanghai Metro Assets Investment Management Co. on sale of 50% equity of the project company of the comprehensive development project of Yuanjiang Road parking lot on Rail Transit Line 15.
  • Advised Dajia Investment Holding Co., the landlord of the Suzhou complex project, on its procurement of project consignment management and the competitive negotiation with Longfor regarding the agent-construction and agent-sale agreement.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm leverages its impressive team size to assist clients on the whole gamut of real estate issues. The practice covers four major sections; traditional real estate, urban infrastructure, transport and logistics, and cultural, tourism, and hospitality. Within these four areas, the team is able to provide comprehensive consultancy services, advising on land investment and transactions, real estate development projects, and real estate M&A. The firm also handles contentious work such as restructuring, bankruptcy, and liquidation of real estate companies and other arbitration and litigation matters. Key members of the team in Beijing include construction and real estate development expert Han Hao, Song Mu who advises state-owned enterprises, and Jiong Zhang who focuses on energy, power and rail infrastructure matters. Other practitioners include Shenzhen-based arbitration specialist Furong Deng and real estate acquisition partner Fanrong Wu over in Hangzhou. Jihong Wang, Maoyuan Zhu, and Wenjing Zhang are all names to note for their real estate expertise.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Han Hao; Jiong Zhang; Fanrong Wu; Han Jiangyu; Tang Hongwei; Xueting Hu; Jihong Wang; Wenjing Zhang


‘The team is competitive, the feedback is timely, the experience is rich, the performance is professional, and I recommend it.’

‘Rich experience, understanding of history and the situation of various provinces and cities. The practice is also sensitive to policies, familiar with legal regulations, and practical in practice. It keeps a pure heart for work and the industry.’

‘The team has strong working ability and has two main characteristics: firstly the firm can quickly grasp new information, understand the essence of the transaction, and complete the work with high quality; secondly, they were able to complete heavy work within a tight timeframe, which was unanimously recognised by both parties to the transaction. As a high-quality real estate transaction team in China, the team has excellent work quality.

Key clients

China Resources Land Holdings Co.

CITIC Chengkai (Shenzhen) Co.

China Minsheng Banking Co.

Shenzhen Anju Jianye Investment Operation Co.

China Huarong Asset Management

China Jinmao

Zhongliang Real Estate Group Shenzhen Real Estate Development Co.

CapitaLand Group

Ping An Real Estate Company

Mapletree Investments Pte

Guangdong Xinda Real Estate Co.

Shenzhen Branch of Kerry (China) Project Management Co.

China Resources Cestbon Beverage (China) Co.

Huatai United Securities Co.

China Southern Asset Management Co.

Boshi Fund Management Co.

AVIVA-COFCO Life Insurance Company

OCT (Hainan) Group Co.

Henry Fok Ying Tung Group

CCB Housing Rental Fund

Xi’an Capital Xinkai Real Estate

Beijing International Resort Co.

China International Capital Corporation Limited. (CICC)

Beijing ByteDance Technology

New China Life Insurance Co.

Tomorrow Advancing Life

Cummins Inc.

Shanghai 360 Changfeng Technology Co.

Qingdao Qingxihuada Gene Co.

AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.

Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

Beijing Samsung Real Estate Co.

Halma Plc.

CITIC Urban Development & Operation Co.

Inter IKEA Centre China

Taikang Healthcare Industry Investment Holdings Co.

Hang Lung Properties

Minmetals Land

China Life Caregarden

Meituan Inc.

The China Anti-Money Laundering Monitoring and Analysis Centre of PBC

Hangzhou Greentown Zhiyan Urban Development Co.

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

Zhejiang Cinda Real Estate Co.

Hangzhou Hua’an Real Estate Co. (Zhuhai Huafa Industrial Co.)


GAW Capital


Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited



LINK Reits



Ping An Real Estate

LuJiaZui Properties



Shenzhen Properties & Resources Development (Group)

Shenzhen Metro Group Co.

Shenzhen Grandland Group Co.

Hubei Sinuo New Material Technology Co.

Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co.

Shenzhen Honghe Innovation Information Technology Co.

PowerChina Roadbridge Group Co.

Sinohydro Bureau 3 Co.

Huatai Securities Co.


Jiangsu Easttrans Engineering Detection Co.

Cec Environmental Protection Co.

Puritek Company

Work highlights

  • Assisted Beijing International Resort Co. with all legal related to the construction of the Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort.
  • Advised PowerChina Roadbridge Group Co. Central China Branch on ecological protection and green development project of the Yidu Section of the Yangtze River.
  • Advised China Jinmao Holding Group on its large-scale urban comprehensive development projects in Ningbo, Taiyuan, Wenzhou, Jinhua, Nanchang, Lishui, Quzhou, and Huzhou.

City Development Law Firm

Construction specialists City Development Law Firm are a go-to for foreign and local clients looking for all-round advice on both contentious and non-contentious construction and real estate issues. The construction team regularly advises on infrastructure, public utilities and landmark projects across China. Due to the varied background of the team, which includes construction engineering, civil engineering, and urban planning experience, it can adeptly advise project employers, contracts, real estate developers, design institutes, and survey institutes on a myriad of construction and real estate matters. Shanghai based arbitration expert Zhongchun Song also aids in investment, construction, and infrastructure projects, while Junhua Li focuses on real estate from Kunming. In Nanjing, Ninglian Sun specialises in construction and engineering law and is an authority for industrial cases in Jiangsu Province. Founder Shuying Zhu is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Wanquan Shao; Zhongchun Song; Rubo Han; Pengzhou Shi; Junhua Li; Ninglian Sun

Other key lawyers:

Yibo Zheng; Ming Wang; Mingfeng Luo; Shuying Zhu

Key clients

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co.

Shanxi Construction Engineering Group Co.

Dahua (Group) Co.

Shanghai Greenland Construction (Group) Co.

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co.

CSSC Real Estate Co.

Midea Group (Shanghai) Co.

China Railway Construction Group Co.

China Coal No.5 Construction Co.

Sinopec Petroleum Engineering & Construction, Jiangsu Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. with legal services for the renegotiation of Nanjing Metro Line 4 that has a total investment of RMB 19.6billion.
  • Advised CSSC Real Estate Co. on the Harbour City (HBC) project, one of the ten major projects in Lujiazui.
  • Advised Midea Group (Shanghai) Co. on their Midea Global Innovation Park Project in Shanghai.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices makes its mark in the real estate sector with its skills in advising investors on launching real estate funds, and aiding them on related investments and financing. Clientele range from domestic and foreign real estate funds and investment banks to real estate and warehouse enterprises, transactional companies, and public entities. Dispute resolution, property management and operation, leases, and securitisation of real estate are all handled by the firm. Stephen (Shiwen) Dong is well-versed in all real estate related acquisitions, project finance, M&A, and offshore securities offerings. Rong Fang is a key name in real estate financing, PPPs, and real estate funds. Zhen (Cody) Chen handles domestic real estate transactions, while Yan Zhang is a skilled litigator for construction projects. Xiao Li is also noted for his work with state-owned enterprises and private real estate companies.

Other key lawyers:

Stephen (Shiwen) Dong; Rong Fang; Zhen (Cody) Chen; Yan Zhang; Xiao Li


‘Stephen (Shiwen) Dong’s team of lawyers has been deeply involved in the real estate and construction engineering industries. The team structure is reasonable, and the opinions given are both theoretical and practical. They can give practical solutions from the perspective of enterprises.’

‘Stephen (Shiwen) Dong works hard, he can always patiently answer the questions raised by clients no matter during any working or non-working hours.’

‘Well in-tune with the market. Responsive team.’

‘Stephen (Shiwen) Dong is the main contact. Hands on and experienced.’

‘Teamwork and leading partner professionalism.’

‘Rong Fang is professional and comprehensive, she will consider issues from the perspective of customers, rather than complicating simple issues for the sake of showing off their skills.’

‘The team was always ahead of the brief and supported our case with outstanding results.’

‘Zhen (Cody) Chen has proven to be a highly analytical and strategic thinker who has helped us resolve numerous issue with truly remarkable results. We are consulting him nowadays on all matters of legal strategy even outside his area of practice.’

Key clients


Brookfield Asset Management


CPIC Capital Company Limited


Schroders Capital

Azure Hospitality Fund I Limited Partnership

China Logistics Property Holdings

StarCrest Capital

Vipshop International Holdings

Central China Real Estate

Levi’s (Levi Strauss)

Leoni Electrical Systems

Xinghe Industry (Shenzhen) Co.

Longfor Properties

Sino Ocean


KE Holdings


Suzhou Yuanlian Investment Fund Management Co.

Taikang Asset Management Co.

Albamen Capital Partners


Blogis Holding Co.

CICC Capital Operation Co.

China Resources Co.

Zhangjiang Group

Great Insurance Group Co.

Zhuhai Huafa Group Co.

Helukabel Cable Manufacturing (Taicang) Co.

Work highlights

  • Advised the co-lead investors Hillhouse Capital Management and Warburg Pincus Asia LLC on subscribing for non-redeemable Series B preferred stock of JD Property Group Corporation (JDP).
  • Acted as the PRC counsel for the acquisition of China Logistics Property Holdings Co. by JD Property Group Corporation, which was delisted from HKEX on 15 July 2022.
  • Assisted Hoyinn with its strategic partnership with Keppel Data Centre Fund II to develop a newly built data centre.


M&A and investments are the core of the real estate and construction practice at JunHe. With a strong transactional focus and lawyers located over Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, the practice is able to assist clients all over China with complex real estate projects that include development, financing, leasing and sale of projects and properties. The team works closely with other departments such as taxation, infrastructure, M&A, and dispute resolution to supplement real estate investment projects and transactions where required. Xueping Yu takes charge of the practice from Shanghai, specialising in real estate, property development and construction. In Beijing, co-head Yue Tang is an expert in real estate acquisitions and dispositions, as well as real estate financing.

Practice head(s):

Xueping Yu; Yue Tang

Other key lawyers:

Lishan Li

Key clients

Wilson Associates

Zhengzhou Real Estate Group

Quanzhou World Trade Center Co.

JinJiang Shengrui Real Estate Development Co.

Brilliant Seaside Limited, a company wholly owned by Swire Properties


Shanghai Jinmao Investment Management Group Co.

Mianyang Investment Holding (Group) Co.

Zhangzhou Jiulong River Estuary Group Co.

Zhengzhou Real Estate Group

Tai’an Urban Development and Investment Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the CCECC-CRCI Consortium with winning the bid for the Fourth Mainland Bridge Project in Nigeria.
  • Assisting Chongqing Huayu Property (Group) Co. with issuing the 2023 medium-term notes series 1.
  • Assisting Zhengzhou Real Estate Group with issuing USD and FTZ RMB bonds.

Beijing Cyan Law Firm

The construction focused practice at Beijing Cyan Law Firm acts for key domestic clients, such as China Eastern Airlines, alongside other state-owned enterprises and international companies. The team is led by Wanhe Ye, who specialises in large-scale construction projects, legal services related to PPP projects and complex dispute resolution of PPP projects. Fellow head Yinli Gao is the lead arbitrator of the team, utilising his background in construction engineering and law to deal with major construction arbitration cases. Wei Shi focuses on commercial arbitration and litigation for construction and environmental protection industries.

Practice head(s):

Wanhe Ye; Yinli Gao

Other key lawyers:

Wei Shi; Arthur Chiu; Lu Wang; Jianchao Gao


‘Beijing Cyan is one of the best boutique construction and engineering law firms in China. It has an excellent track record acting for both employers and contractors. It has an excellent reputation for delivering results for clients.’

Key clients

China Eastern Airlines

S. B. Submarine Systems Co.

International Business Department of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co.

Sinohydro Corporation Limited

China Ocean Aviation Group

Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Co.

Dagang Oil Company of PetroChina

China National Chemical Engineering Group Corporation

Beikong Water (China) Investment Co.

CNOOC (China) Co. Beijing New Energy Branch

Work highlights

  • Assisting China Eastern Airlines with legal services for its construction project of Beijing Daxing Airport.
  • Assisting Sinohydro Corporation Limited with risk assessments for its hydropower construction projects.
  • Acting as long-term legal advisor to Dagang Zhaodong Oil Company of PetroChina, reviewing major business contracts and providing domestic and international legal risk assessment for construction projects.

Dacheng Law Offices

Boasting a large practice across China, Dacheng Law Offices is able to provide its clients with comprehensive legal services related to real estate and construction. Construction is a strength of the firm, with lawyers specialising in architectural, civil, and electromechanical engineering projects. The team also regularly assists developers, investors, financial institutions, and real estate funds on the real estate side with a variety of matters such as raw land development, state-owned land transfer, and project development. Arbitrator Guanshan Yang heads up the transportation and infrastructure group at the firm. Chenyao Wu takes on real estate innovation projects such as urban redevelopments, while Jingpu Zhao handles government investments and PPP projects.

Practice head(s):

Guisheng Yang; Liyuan Du; Yang Cao; Chen Li; Lunshan Lan

Other key lawyers:

Guanshan Yang; Chenyao Wu; Jingpu Zhao; Qing Chan


‘Guanshan Yang’s lawyer team is good at PPP business, has extensive experience in infrastructure investment and financing, and is familiar with the legal operation and risk control of the entire life cycle of engineering construction projects, especially in infrastructure and it is unique in the field of construction engineering involving major, complex and difficult dispute resolution.’

‘Guanshan Yang does not blindly solve the company’s problems in the way of litigation when handling cases. He is a rare lawyer who can master the negotiation and litigation.’

‘ It has implemented many effective measures in recent years in terms of specialisation, digitalization, talent team building, and internal management. Such activities are extremely influential in the industry.’

‘Guanshan Yang is good at public-private partnership (PPP) business and has experience in infrastructure investment and financing. Rich expertise, and, especially in the field of infrastructure and construction projects involving major, complex, difficult dispute resolution, is unique. His unique work experience and profound professional skills are essential to effective communication with enterprises.’

‘The lawyer team has strong professional ability in the field of real estate and construction engineering, and has provided efficient and professional legal services for our company for many years. The court case was well-prepared and logically rigorous. Daily legal consultation, adequate communication and smooth cooperation.’

‘Beijing Dacheng Law Firm, as one of the earliest and largest partnership law firms in China, is well-known in the industry. The lawyer covers a comprehensive range of business areas and can provide clients with legal services in multiple fields and industries.’

Key clients

Ministry of Natural Resources of the People’s Republic of China

China Coal Energy Co.

China Communications Construction Co.

National Life Real Estate Investment Management Co.

Guoshou Yuan Tong Real Estate Co.

China Construction First Group Second Construction Co.

Agricultural Credit Bank Funds Clearing Center Co.

Hainan Zhonghe (Group) Co.

Bank of Ningbo Corporation Beijing Branch

China General Technology (Group) Holdings Limited Liability Company

Beijing Tianwei Integrity E-Commerce Service Co.

Nanjing Zechen International Trade Co.

China Railway 16th Bureau Group Co.

China Railway Guizhou Tourism Culture Development Co.

China Railway Culture and Tourism Investment Group Co.

China Railway Guizhou Tourism Culture Development Co.

China Civil Aviation Airport Construction Group Limited

China Resources Land Holdings Co.

Beijing Western Mining Construction Co.

CCCC Real Estate Management Group Co.

Shanghai Jiajing IOT Technology Co.

Shanghai Linfang Logistics Technology Co.

Zhuhai Hidden Hill Capital Equity Investment Management Co.

Jinhua Pupeng Supply Chain Management Co.

Changzho Pujin Warehouse Management Co., Ltd.

Zhengzhou Donggong Wanchi Industry Co.

Haikou Xinjia Logistics Co.

Taizhou Puxin Logistics Co.

Shaanxi Puxing Warehousing Co.

Suzhou Lingchuang Electronic System Co.

Sichuan Architectural Design and Research Institute Co.

Sichuan Chuanjian Survey and Design Institute Co.

Sichuan Fourth Construction Co.

Jiangsu Chengyue Electric Co.

Chengdu Ivy Real Estate Co.

Chengdu Shenrong Hongda Automobile Sales Co.

Kun Hui

Yunnan Guangdian Real Estate Development Co.

Lang Liu

Yunnan Wendian Real Estate Development Co.

Tengchong Agile Tourism Land Co.

Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China

Shanxi Fengrong Real Estate Development Co.

Beijing Liujian Construction Group Co.

Zhonghai Commercial Real Estate

RK Properties

Agile Group Holdings Limited

Hebei Jiantou LuJin Urbanization Construction and Development Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Beijing lnfrastructure lnvestment Co. with the Beijing Rail Transit Line 22 (Pinggu Line) public private partnership project.
  • Advised China Civil Aviation Airport Construction Group on its equity investment in a property development Project of a central state-owned enterprise real estate group in China.
  • Providing legal services on construction and cooperative development projects of the CCCC Real Estate Management Group Co.

Guantao Law Firm

The practice at Guantao Law Firm has core strength in traditional real estate matters. The team regularly handles transactions and land development projects, as well as M&A and restructuring real estate projects. Construction work is also undertaken by the team, including project management, design and performance of contracts, and settlement of payments. Hongyi He and Yonghong Zhan co-lead the practice, with Zhan serving as counsel to many domestic real estate entities and state-owned enterprises, assisting on a range of matters including real estate projects, and commercial litigation and arbitration. Rong Zhang handles real estate development, house expropriation and relocation, Lei Meng aids on construction and real estate projects, and Xuexia Wang covers transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hongyi He; Yonghong Zhan

Other key lawyers:

Rong Zhang; Lei Meng; Xuexia Wang

Key clients

Guangdong Yuehai Urban Investment Co.

Haitong Securities

DBS Bank

LtdOCBC Bank

Haitong Bank

BeijingBaipenyaoTianxing Investment Management Co.

China Life Investment Management Company

HKC (Shanghai Guangtian) Holdings

Hong Kong Construction (China) Engineering Co.

Shenzhen Special Zone Construction Development Group Co.

Yango Group Co.

Beijing Huarong Infrastructure Investment Co.

Beijing Huarong Comprehensive Investment Co.

Financial Street Holdings Co.

Guangdong Yuehai Land Holdings

Huai’an Guangzhi Real Estate Development Co.

Lin’an Senfa Real Estate Co.

Guangdong Land Holdings

BUCG Nandi Property Management Co.

Shenzhen Ecobeauty Co.

China Tenth Metallurgy Group Limited Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted Guangdong Yuehai Urban Investment CO. with the transfer to Foshan Baoli Real Estate Co.
  • Acted as legal counsel to the underwriters Haitong Securities, DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, and Haitong Bank when Shanghai Lingang Group issued the world’s first green dual-currency FTZ offshore bond.
  • Acting as legal advisor for Beijing Baipenyao Tianxing Investment Management Co. in the takeover of Beijing Zhaohe Property Development Co.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal assists with both traditional and new real estate matters, such as investments and transactions to real estate investment trusts (REITs), and asset securitisation. The team also handles M&A transactions and a range of contentious cases. Guozhong Shao advises both real estate and construction clients on finance-related issues and land acquisitions. Bing Tian advises clients on real estate developments and investments, infrastructure construction, and foreign direct investments.

Practice head(s):

Zhicheng Ma

Other key lawyers:

Mingkai Wang; Jiangliu Xu; Hongmin Zhou


‘Jincheng Tongda Law Firm has cooperated with our company for many years and provided legal services for our company many times. It can always solve all kinds of urgent, difficult and anxious problems for customers with professional and efficient services. And can solve problems from different professional and different angles.’

Key clients

Guangzhou Juanxing Business Service Co.

Shanghai Jinshan Xincheng Construction Development Co.

Shanghai Xinbi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., and Country Garden (Shanghai) Real Estate Development Co.

Nanjing Longchang Real Estate Development Group Co.

Hangzhou Wulin Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Hefei AVIC New Energy Technology Co.

Qingdao West Coast New Area Fusion Holding Group Co.

Qingdao West Coast New Area Fusion Holding Group Co.

Anhui Huanqiu Real Estate Co.

Jinhua Puhang Information Technology Consulting Co.

Beijing Dongzhou Real Estate Development Co

CITIC Guoan Construction Group Co.

Work highlights

  • Represented Shanghai Jinshan Xincheng Construction Development Co. in an array of matters covering investment and financing related to the transformation of the Jinshan Coastal area.
  • Advising on contract disputes between Beijing Cinda Real Estate Co., China Cinda Investment Co., and Beijing Zhuangsheng Real Estate Development Co.
  • Assisted Sino Ocean Real Estate with acquiring the real estate segment of Macalline.

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng primarily assists state-owned enterprises, handling both contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction issues. Matters handled by the team include real estate finance, M&A, corporate real estate, and land investments. The practice is co-led by Fusheng Fu and Lingqin Wang. Fu specialises in infrastructure and project financing, while Wang is an expert in handling both contentious and non-contentious construction and real estate projects. Key team members include Linming Jin, who works on PPP implementation, Zejia Chen, who focuses on onshore and overseas listings, and Tao Yang, who assists with real estate development, infrastructure construction, and real estate finance. Jing Chen is also noted for her work across all real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Fusheng Fu; Lingqin Wang

Other key lawyers:

Linming Jin; Li Li; Mingxiu Wu; Tao Yang; Lingqin Wang; Zejia Chen; Fei Liu; Jing Chen

Key clients

Agile Group Holdings Limited

Beijing Capital Development Co.

Country Garden Holdings Company

JY Grandmark Holdings

KWG Group Holdings

Shimao Group Holdings Limited



Changsha Tianxin City Renewal Investment, Construction & Operation Co.

Jiangmen Municipal State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission

Beijing Longzhi Engineering Consulting Co.

Guangzhou Maoliang Real Estate Co.

Zhejiang Zhida Tianjie Commercial Operation Management Co.

Zhongshan Xinhao Yachuang Real Estate Development Co.

China Virtue (Beijing) International Engineering Technology Co.

Runxin Commercial Investment (Shenzhen) Co. South China Branch

Chongqing Jinshangai Cultural Tourism Development Co.

Shanghai Bokang Communication Technology R&D Co.

People’s Government of Mashui Town, Yangchun City

China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp.

Zhuhai Ruijin Investment Co.

COFCO (China Oil Foodstuffs Corporation) Joycome

China Construction Third Bureau Group Co.

Work highlights

  • Acted as permanent legal counsel on the Beijing-Tianjin Cooperation Demonstration Zone project invested by the infrastructure investment branch of Capital Jingzhong (Tianjin) Investment Company.
  • Assisted Beijing Huachuang Hengding Enterprise Management Company with the disposal of its Tangshan Sunshine Shopping Plaza commercial project by way of equity transfer.
  • Advised Changsha Tianxin City Renewal Investment, Construction & Operation Co. on the Heishipu urban renewal area project in Tianxin District, Changsha.

Jundu Law Firm

Jinghui Tan spearheads the real estate and construction practice at Jundu Law Firm, advising on a myriad of matters, including project construction, real estate development, and PPP projects. Tan utilises her previous experience working at state-owned enterprises to advise their mainly local clientele on their China based projects. The team also assists with complex real estate dispute cases for construction and PPP industries. Nanshan Chen handles commercial dispute resolution and infrastructure construction matters, while Heng Guo assists with domestic and overseas construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Jinghui Tan

Other key lawyers:

Heng Guo; Nanshan Chen


‘The business scope of the firm is mainly in the field of construction and real estate. In recent years, it has also carried out related businesses in the financial field, providing good professional preparation for the intersection of the two types of business. The firm has also established good communication with domestic construction authorities, and has made its own contributions to the subject research and legislative work of the competent business departments.’

‘Jinghui Tan, the director of the firm, is a very senior expert in the field of construction and real estate. He can provide professional legal advice on related issues in this field, and can lead a team to provide customers with a full range of legal services.’

Key clients

Daqing Datu Real Estate Development Co.

Jingcheng Ruixin Changcai Engineering Technology Co., Zhongyue Jingcheng Engineering Technology Co.

China Construction Road and Bridge Group Co.

Shenzhen Huayang International Engineering Design Co. and Shenzhen Huayang International Engineering Design Co., Guangzhou Branch

Guangdong Tengyue Construction Engineering Co.

Dalian Shangri La Hotel Co.

China Construction Decoration Group Co.

Beijing Construction Engineering Road and Bridge Group Co.

Jiangsu Qi’an Construction Group Co.

China Construction Installation Group Co.

Work highlights

  • Advised Daqing Datu Real Estate Development Co. on a RMB 200 million construction case.
  • Advised Xi’an University of Science and Technology on a RMB 200 million construction case.
  • Advised a well-known internet company on RMB 1.51 billion data center project.

Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices is known for its domestic and cross-border real estate transactional aptitude, advising private equity funds, domestic and overseas investors, real estate developers, and construction companies on complex and varied transactional issues. The team utilises the firm's asset management, capital markets, and litigation teams, as well as their Hong Kong practice, to assist in all areas of transactions. The department additionally covers investments, financing, securitisation and dispute resolution. Practice head Nicholas Lou represents real estate funds and developers on acquisitions and transfers, as well as real estate construction and sales. Co-head Bernie Liu focuses on M&A related real estate matters. David Yu and Teddy Li are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Lou; Bernie Liu

Other key lawyers:

Teddy Li; David Yu


‘The team has always adhered to the service concept of ‘serving customers and realising transactions’, and provided our company with high-quality and excellent legal services. In particular, some projects have a tight cycle time, and can help our company avoid legal risks, solve problems, and facilitate the final transaction under the circumstances of tight schedule and heavy tasks.’

Key clients

Red Star Macalline


Straits Real Estate

Shanghai Real Estate Group

North Bund Keppel Pte.

Shanghai Dijie Real Estate Co.

Pingan Real Estate

Shanghai Zhangjiang Vanke Real Estate Development Co.

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Shui On Land on the Zhaojialou urban village reconstruction in Minhang, Shanghai.
  • Advised Asset Crafters on forming investment consortium with Keppel Capital and CCB Trust and acquiring Greenland Zhangjiang Central District Project.
  • Advised LaSalle Investment on the acquisition of Huangxing Building Project in Yangpu District, Shanghai.

Merits & Tree Law Offices

Merits & Tree Law Offices has been rapidly growing its real estate practice, strengthening the team with the recruitment of practice head Hong Lu, in addition to Chun Gu and Lingyue Sun, all of whom joined from East & Concord Partners in March 2022. Real estate specialists Ping Zhang and Yi Wu both joined from Zhong Lun Law Firm in March 2022. The team covers a considerable breadth of real estate and construction work, including land acquisition, real estate project development and sales, investments, and financing, in addition to M&A. The firm handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters for its primarily domestic client base, dealing with infrastructure disputes, disputes over transfer of land use rights, and construction contract disputes. Lu is an expert in dispute resolution for construction projects and risk control, while Beijing-based Sun handles commercial real estate and hospitality matters. Zheyuan Jin is experienced in development, financing, and investment of real estate and infrastructure entities.

Practice head(s):

Hong Lu

Other key lawyers:

Zheyuan Jin; Lingyue Sun; Chun Gu ; Ping Zhang; Yi Wu

Key clients

Zhejiang Geology and Mineral Construction Co.

Shanghai Construction Group Machinery Engineering Co.

Shanghai Windfun Network Technology Co.

China Chengtong High-Tech Holding (Shanghai) Co.

Gansu First Construction Group Co.

Jiangmen Binjiang Construction Investment Management Co.

HuaXia Bank Co.

Aranya Holding Group

Key International Hotels Management Co.

Wuhan Overseas Chinses Town Industrial Development Co. (OCT Group’s Wuhan Project Company)

Work highlights

  • Representing Zhejiang Geology and Mineral Construction Co. in a dispute over construction quality regarding Shanghai Century Plaza.
  • Representing Shanghai Construction Group Machinery Engineering Co. (SCGME) in its Yanhui Pingmenli construction project litigation.
  • Advised Windfun on the acquisition of YunXiang Mansion from Greenland Hong Kong.

Tian Yuan Law Firm

The real estate and construction engineering group at Tian Yuan Law Firm sits within the larger corporate and M&A practice, enabling the team to focus on real estate developments and investment plans for real estate projects. The firm also represents government entities, developers, and contractors in real estate projects including land transfer and bidding, project investment and financing, and listing and securitisation of real estate assets. Yanling Ren, Peng He, and Peng Xie all co-lead the practice. Ren has assisted on major infrastructure and public construction projects, as well as asset reorganisations of real estate enterprises. He focuses on the investment, financing and M&A side of real estate, while Xie handles construction projects and engineering-related dispute resolution matters.

Practice head(s):

Yanling Ren; Peng He; Peng Xie

Other key lawyers:

Danbo Shi

Key clients

China Resources Land Holdings

China Fortune Land Development Co.

Runxin Commercial Investment (Shenzhen) Co.

CCCC Dredging (Group) Co.

China Jinmao Holdings Group Co.

Jindijing Chengzhi Engineering Management Co.

Beijing Longfor Times Real Estate Co.

Sino-Ocean Land Co.

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Beijing Branch

Beijing Zhonghai Xincheng Real Estate Co.

Work highlights

  • Represented China Jinmao in its acquisition of 29.9% shares of China Hongtai Industrial Town Development Co., a Hong Kong-listed company, at a consideration of US$191 million.
  • Represented China Resources Vientiane Life in its wholly-owned acquisition of Zhongnan Services to expand the scale of its properties under management.

AllBright Law Offices

Land investment, M&A, real estate development and financing are all key areas for AllBright Law Offices‘ real estate and construction practice. The team also advises on overseas listings of real estate enterprises, overseas issuance of bonds, and overseas fund investments in domestic real estate projects. Arbitrator Fang Wang leads the team from Nanjing and Jiangsu, handling both contentious and non-contentious issues for real estate, infrastructure construction and PPP. In Shanghai Binhui (David) Li works on cross-border real estate matters, Dongdong Bai specialises in urban renewal projects and Changsha-based Jingming Liu handles construction disputes. Zhi Yun is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Fang Wang

Other key lawyers:

Binhui (David) Li; Dongdong Bai; Jingming Liu; Zhi Yun

Key clients

Nanchang State-owned Assets Industry Management Group Investment Development Co.

Yuanchuang Private Fund Management (Suzhou) Co.

Chongqing Yizhi Investment Holding Co.

Shanghai Puchen Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Zhibin Huizhao Real Estate Co.

Shanghai Jinqiao (Group) Co.

Bankruptcy and reorganization of Chuzhou Guojin Industrial Co.

Jiangsu Huanjin Real Estate Co.

Lishui Jinxi Real Estate Co.

Shenzhen Licheng Investment Development Co.

Nanjing Weijing Real Estate Development Co.

Shenzhen Tianjian (Group) Co.

Shenzhen Daotong Technology Co.

Zhongfu Tiangong Construction Group Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Chuzhou Guojin Industrial Co. as administrator with disposing assets of bankrupt enterprises, notifying creditor, and drafting a reorganisation plan.
  • Assisted Jiangsu Huanjin Real Estate Co. with a litigation scheme and services related to a jointly developed commercial housing project between the client and Xinyi City Investment Development Co.
  • Advised Lishui Jinxi Real Estate Co. on a litigation related to overdue shareholder loans.

FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners utilises its joint venture with Baker McKenzie FenXun to assist large multinational clients on a broad spectrum of property matters. Practice head Alexander Gong is known for his skills in transactional matters, commercial leasing, land and development projects, as well as private equity funds. Gong handles complex transactions involving MNCs and cross-border issues. Guangshui Yang is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Gong

Other key lawyers:

Guangshui Yang


‘FenXun Partners has a wealth of technical and local knowledge, with a relentless focus on delivering on client request. ’

‘Alexander Gong has a wealth of experience in both legal matters and local practices, which are tremendously helpful in drafting and negotiating documents that are both protective of the client interest and commercially sensible and practical. ’

‘The team is led by veteran lawyers in the real estate industry, accompanied by senior partner lawyers who have been practising for more than 20 years, and a group of young lawyers with solid legal foundation, enthusiasm and vitality. Sensitivity to time and efficient work are also a core consideration for us to choose this lawyer team.’

Key clients


Spring REIT

Work highlights

  • Advised JD.com on the listing of its REIT, Harvest Jingdong Warehousing Logistics Close-end Infrastructure Securities Investment Fund, on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Spring REIT on the proposed acquisition of 68% interest in Huamao Place, an iconic high-end shopping mall in the central business district of Huizhou, for approximately RMB1,637 million.

Boss & Young, Attorneys At Law

Boss & Young, Attorneys At Law has a longstanding real estate and construction practice, assisting with real estate business matters such as land acquisition, housing sales and rent, and project M&A, as well as construction engineering issues including construction contract disputes. Guofei Lu leads the Shanghai-based team alongside Rui Qin, Tingting Wang, and Wenjun Yang. Lu advises clients on real estate, construction engineering, and real estate investment and financing matters. Qin focuses on land reserve consolidation and real estate development, Wang is the go-to for real estate finance and M&A matters, and Yang handles bankruptcy and reorganisation for real estate enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Guofei Lu; Rui Qin; Tingting Wang; Wenjun Yang

Key clients

China Eastern Airlines Co.

Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co.

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Shanghai Branch

Shanghai Real Estate Group

Shanghai Lingang Group

Shanghai State-owned Capital Investment Co.

Bailian Group


Print Power Group

A subsidiary of ‘China Resources Land’

China Resources Vientiane Life

Greenland City Investment Group

A subsidiary of ‘China Jinmao’

A subsidiary of ‘Zhongnan Land’

CIFI Group

A subsidiary of ‘Sunshine City Group’

XMXYG Real Estate

A subsidiary of ‘Powerlong Real Estate’

Shanghai Aijia Group

A subsidiary of ‘Gezhouba Real Estate’

Zhongrui Real Estate Group

A subsidiary of ‘Financial Street Holdings’

A subsidiary of ‘Pearl River Investment’

A subsidiary of Hong Kong’s ‘Cheung Kong No Industrial’

A subsidiary of ‘Hang Lung Properties’

A subsidiary of Hongkong Land

A subsidiary of Hong Kong ‘Chongbang Group’

A subsidiary of Hong Kong’s ‘New World Group’

A subsidiary of Hong Kong’s ‘Hopson Innovation Exhibition’

China Enterprise (Shanghai Property Group)

Shanghai World Expo Land Control (Shanghai Real Estate Group)

Shanghai Zhongxing Group (Shanghai Real Estate Group)

Shanghai Environment Group

Shanghai New Huangpu Asset Management Co.

Shanghai Zendai Real Estate

Shanghai Dongxing Investment Holdings Development Co.

Jones Lang LaSalle Shanghai

ASCOTT Singapore Ascott China

E-House China

Ping An Asset Management Co.

Ping An Win Capital Management Co.

Ping An Basic Industry Investment Fund Management Co.

Jupai Investment Group

Diageo Diageo Wines (Dali) Co.

Fosun Commercial Flow Group

China Resources Vanguard

Dalian Haichuang Investment Group Co.

Suwan Cooperation Demonstration Zone

Construction and Development Group Co.

Jiangsu Pingling Construction Investment Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Dalian High-tech Industrial Park Management Committee in a dispute over compensation related to regional land consolidation.
  • Represented the Changning Branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in responding to the Shanghai Poster Group’s request for the return of the Yuyuan Road housing dispute.
  • Advised Shanghai Jiading Bailian Oriental Shopping Center Co. on the dispute over epidemic rent reduction and lease contract termination.

DeHeng Law Offices

The real estate and construction team at DeHeng Law Offices utilises its background in real estate development, engineering, and law to advise environmental management and construction companies on their issues. The practice also deals with large-scale real estate developers and project owners, acting for clients on first and second stages of land development, engineering, and construction. The practice is co-led by Xiongwei Li, Jianwen Wang, and Kai Zhang. Ganghong Sun is an authority on M&A, construction engineering and real estate issues, Shan Cao handles dispute resolution for construction projects, and Yifeng Lai is core to the real estate team in Shenzhen.

Practice head(s):

Xiongwei Li; Jianwen Wang; Kai Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Ganghong Sun; Shan Cao; Yifeng Lai

Key clients

Beijing CSTJ Metro Investment and Development Co.,

Shanghai Construction Group Co.

SCEGC Mechanized Construction Group Company

Beijing Construction Engineering Group Co.

Shanghai BioGerm Medical Technology Co.

Jiangsu Phoenix Property Company

Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp.

Zhuhai Country Garden Management Service Co.

Nanjing Zhongjian Gubei Urban Development Co.

China Railway Electrification Bureau Group Co.

Beijing ZEHO Waterfront Ecological Environment Treatment Co.

Sanya Luhuitou Tourism Zone Development Co.

Yunnan Xinyi Investment Co.

Sinotrans Logistics Investment Holding Co.

Fuda Holding Group Co.

China Overseas Land & Investment

Shenzhen Metro Property Group Co.

Yanlord Land

China Resources Land

Country Garden

Work highlights

  • Assisted Banshan Bandao with a bankruptcy and reorganisation project.
  • Represented Beijing Zeho Waterfront Ecological Environment Treatment Co. in the lawsuit filed by it against the project owner, claiming the payment of such amounts payable.
  • Assisted China Merchants Financial Leasing Co. with its commercial property finance lease project of Taiziwan Park.

JianLingChengDa Law Firm

Construction specialists JianLingChengDa Law Firm assist central and state-owned enterprises in Shanghai and across China in cases against large real estate enterprises. The practice mainly represents clients in litigation and arbitration cases such as construction-related bankruptcy claims, and preservation and enforcement for construction cases. Practice head Jigao Zhou is an expert in construction engineering cases, while Min Wang and Lingjun Wang advise on complex arbitration and litigation cases, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Jigao Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Min Wang; Lingjun Wang


‘The most important thing is that the firm has rich experience in handling difficult and complicated cases and has extremely high professional ability. Not only have they successfully handled many new and complex litigation and arbitration cases, but they have also achieved remarkable results in many construction disputes that were intervened afterwards.’

‘Lingjun Wang is undoubtedly a leader in the field of construction engineering. He is professional, experienced, honest, has deep insight into the industry, and is well versed in regulatory and market rules. He is extremely good at handling all kinds of difficult and complicated disputes. I am also impressed by the team, the members are diverse, efficient and good at communication.’

‘JianLing Chengda Law Firm has professional advantages in the field of construction engineering and real estate, and its service quality is at a relatively high level in the industry. The firm is deeply involved in the professional fields of construction engineering and real estate, dispute resolution, and infrastructure construction; each member of the team takes the client’s goal as the service goal, that is, for dispute resolution cases, the goal is to win the lawsuit and realise the creditor’s rights as soon as possible.’

‘Jigao Zhou has been in practice for 22 years and has represented more than 800 cases. Strong legal judgment ability, the legal services exceed customer expectations and often create additional value for customers. Enjoying a high reputation in the field of construction engineering, he has published 5 books on construction engineering practice and more than 100 practical articles.’

Key clients

China MCC20 Group Co.

China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Co.

Shanghai Baoye Group Co.

China Nuclear Industry Fifth Construction Co.

China Construction Third Engineering Division Co.

The First Branch of CSCEC 8th Division Co.

General Contracting Company of China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Co.

China Construction Eighth Engineering Division (Shanghai) Co.

China Construction Eighth Engineering Division (Hunan) Co.

The Second Construction Co. Ltd. of CSCEC 7th Division

Work highlights

  • Assisted Shanghai Construction Group Co. with analysis, consultation, drafting and reviewing of its consultation documents for its large urban construction projects totalling $364 million in Central Asia.
  • Represented Nantong Construction Engineering Group Co. in the second instance of the Supreme People’s Court, successfully rejecting the other party’s request to withdraw the mediation letter.
  • Advised China MCC20 Group Co. on rejecting the other party’s lawsuit requests for compensation for various losses such as repair costs due to failure to follow the plan, failure to follow the drawings, and pipeline leakage.