Rising Stars

Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen in China

Guangzhou, as the capital of Guangdong province, remains pivotal in South China’s economic landscape. The city thrives on diverse industrial strengths, such as automobile manufacturing, electronics, petrochemical processing, digital gaming, the vast expanse of the wholesale and retail trade, and a burgeoning real estate sector. Its strategic location forms a nexus between mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. The Chinese government continues to amplify its economic significance, evident through pivotal projects like the Belt and Road Initiative and the expansive vision of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. This ambitious project aims to interlink 11 cities into a cohesive economic and commercial hub. Remarkably, while the Greater Bay Area covers less than one percent of China’s land and houses 87 million people, it is responsible for 35% of exports and 11% of the combined GDP of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Shenzhen, often referred to as China’s Silicon Valley, houses Chinese tech giants including Huawei Technologies and Tencent, the Chinese holding conglomerate Ping An Insurance Company of China, logistics giant SF Express, real estate tycoon Vanke, and a plethora of other household names spanning diverse sectors. As one of the earliest zones welcoming foreign investment, Shenzhen has consistently driven economic innovation and reform over the past two decades. Serving as a linchpin for trade, technology, and economic activities in South China, it also hosts the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. The city’s legal landscape includes numerous red circle firms, as well as leading law firms headquartered in Beijing and Shanghai, alongside competent local full-service legal establishments.

Guangdong province is currently home to over 4,000 law firms and 70,000 legal experts. The economic downturn has dampened activities like mergers, acquisitions, private equity, and real estate, but has conversely spurred disputes, including in labour, and a rise in bankruptcy and restructuring cases. With a complex regulatory environment evolving around data security and export controls, there is a marked shift towards more compliance governance legal offerings. In the past year, the progressive opening up of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to the outside world has energised foreign trade, leading to a surge in disputes related to international business matters. With the deepening integration within the Greater Bay Area, expansive growth opportunities are on the horizon, spanning infrastructure, capital markets, compliance, investment, cross-border financial services, trade, family wealth management, intellectual property, and dispute resolution.

Allbright Law Offices

The AllBright Law Offices Guangzhou branch handles a wide spectrum of cases, from corporate matters, M&A, and private equity to Belt and Road Initiatives projects and litigations. Founding partner Zheng Qin showcases expertise in securities finance while Kaoli Kang serves notable companies and government agencies. Shenzhen’s forte lies in corporate, M&A, and real estate, among others. Here, Zheng Song caters to pharma, real estate and other industries, with a focus on M&A, investment and financing. Meanwhile, Xuanling Guo convenes the family and wealth inheritance committee from Shenzhen.

Other key lawyers:

Zheng Qin; Kaoli Kang; Shenghua Yang; Zheng Song; Xuanling Guo; Likun Li; Ling Xu


‘The team composition is well-structured, capable of serving clients effectively. In terms of age, there are senior partners as well as senior lawyers with five to six years of experience; in terms of scope of service, it encompasses both corporate and family affairs.’

‘Lawyers Likun Li and Xuanling Guo are skilled, experienced and responsive.’

Key clients

China Resources Sanjiu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (000999. SZ)

Longguang Transportation Group Co., Ltd.

Excellence Group (Shenzhen) Real Estate Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Tianjian (Group) Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Daotong Technology Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Yantian Port Group Co., Ltd.

Jingchuang (Shenzhen) Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Konka Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.

Stargas Limited

China Forest Products (Singapore) Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Guanghui Petroleum Shipping Group Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Branch of China CITIC Bank Co., Ltd

Nanyang Commercial Bank

Qianhai Life Insurance Co., Ltd

Dacheng Law Offices

Dacheng Law Offices has a strong profile across the Greater Bay Area, maintaining robust full-service offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. With extensive teams, the firm demonstrates expertise across varied domains such as real estate, M&A, taxation, insurance, and cross-border investment. The Guangzhou front is spearheaded by Zhangkai Ma. Within this office, ‘trusted legal consultant’ Chenhui Li stands out for guiding state-owned giants and government departments in major projects, offering experience in real estate, dispute resolution, and public policy. The real estate team in Guangzhou is led by Jian Zhang, with notable expertise in the hotel industry. Additionally, Yongsheng Xu, the head of the Chinese global tax practice with ‘extensive legal experience in taxation’, Qinghua Lu, a specialist in real estate, energy, and natural resources, and Xiaohui Liu, with his deep involvement in finance and criminal affairs, further underscore the office’s strengths. The Shenzhen office is led by Jianfeng Cheng, who is joined by experienced lawyers such as Jian Zhang, who steers the office’s corporate and M&A group.

Practice head(s):

Zhangkai Ma; Jianfeng Cheng

Other key lawyers:

Chenhui Li; Yongsheng Xu; Baoting Yang; Jian Zhang (Guangzhou); Jian Zhang (Shenzhen)


‘The team is comprised of versatile lawyers and demonstrates swift collaboration. With offices worldwide, they’re equipped for broad-scale projects.’

‘Chenhui Li has been our trusted legal consultant, outshining another attorney we once hired. His legal foundation is impressive, and he works efficiently behind the scenes.’

‘The team offers robust professional services, adept at identifying and addressing potential legal risks.’

‘Yongsheng Xu excels in social security and taxation, bringing both knowledge and vast experience.’

‘The law firm’s team has rich experience in taxation and seamlessly integrates with clients during team transitions.’

‘Yongsheng Xu and his team hold extensive legal experience in taxation and ensures meticulous case preparation.’

‘Lawyer Luo Shuwen thoroughly examines cases, laying solid foundations and displaying empathy in communications.’

‘The team specialises in government infrastructure investment and financing, offering unique solutions for risk navigation. Their collaborations epitomize multilateral cooperation.’

Key clients

Guangzhou Pearl River Industrial Park Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Industry Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

China Agricultural Production Materials Group Corporation

Henan Yuanfang Trade City Development Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Huizhou Pinghai Power Station Co., Ltd.

China Huadian Capital Holdings Co., Ltd., and Guangzhou Development District Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Liede Economic Development Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Xingye Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Billions Financial Leasing (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Branch of Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China, Ltd.

Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai Great Hengqin Port Industrial Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Hengjian Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Power Grid Co., Ltd.

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

Guangzhou Nansha New Area Industrial Park Development Authority

China Southern Power Grid Big Data Service Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holdings Group

Guangdong Nanhai Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Shunde Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Avenue Sub-branch of Bank of Communications Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai Hangcheng Airport Construction Co., Ltd.

Hopson Development Holdings Limited

Guangzhou Jiacheng International Logistics Co., Ltd.



Zhongshan Torch Huaying Investment Co., Ltd.

Sanya Tourism and Culture Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Branch of CITIC Bank Co., Ltd.

Beijing Poly International Auction Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Hua-Energy (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Zhongte Machinery Technology Co., Ltd.

Atotech Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

CTSHK (Shenzhen) Tourism Management Co., Ltd.

Singapore Oil States Industries (Asia) Pte. Ltd.

Jinbuhuan (Shenzhen) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Geshu Intelligent Energy Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai Gree Financial & Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Guangzhou Industrial Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. as a guarantor in connection with a USD 300 million bond issued by its wholly-owned overseas subsidiary.
  • Acted on behalf of Guangzhou Liede Economic Development Co., Ltd. to wholly participate in the Liede renovation project and provided whole-process legal services.
  • Acted for Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China in the case regarding the dispute over the liability for damage in which application for property preservation was made during the lawsuit, with a target amount of more than CNY 180 million.

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners, with its Guangdong offices, extends a comprehensive range of legal services to clients in the Greater Bay Area. Kate (Yunxia) Yin heads the Guangzhou office, while Claudia (Shaojun) Yun, leading the Shenzhen office, specialises in intellectual property litigation and transactions. In Guangzhou, Judy Tan showcases her proficiency in banking, finance, and aviation finance leasing, handling both domestic and cross-border deals. Additionally, Huanyan Zhang offers expertise in capital markets, guiding Chinese companies through IPOs, investments, and restructuring endeavors, both domestically and internationally.

Practice head(s):

Kate (Yunxi) Yin (Guangzhou); Claudia (Shaojun) Yun (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Huanyan Zhang; Judy Tan; Song Yang; Yifeng She; Tian Tian


‘Judy Tan’s legal team has outstanding professional advantages and service capabilities in the field of aviation finance. Able to complete projects efficiently.’

‘Lawyers Judy Tan and Song Yang have many years of experience in aviation finance business, and their professional level and negotiation ability are very high.’

‘Claudia (Shaojun) Yun’s team has provided intellectual property legal services for our brands for many years. The team has rich experience in the industry, can quickly respond to our company’s needs, and provide the most beneficial and trustworthy suggestions for customers.’

‘Claudia (Shaojun) Yun, Yifeng She and Tian Tian all have solid legal background and have considerable experience in handling cases. They responded quickly to our company’s needs and actively implemented solutions.’

Key clients

Bridgestone Corporation

Vans, Inc.

Apple Inc.

OPPO Guangdong Mobile Communication Corp., Ltd.

Shanghai Pepsi-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd.

China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited

CMBI International

CMC Capital

iRay Technology



PEAK (China) Limited Company

TCL Technology Group Co., Ltd.

HC SemiTek Corporation

Xunlei Limited

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Deutsche Bank


Crédit Agricole CIB


Standard Chartered Bank

The Export-Import Bank of China

Bank of China

China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd

ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

CMB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited

Xiamen Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines Co., Ltd.


Warburg Pincus

Boyu Real Estate

Ping’an Real Estate

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF)


Oaktree Capital

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Daewoo E&C Co., Ltd. and K.H.I. (U.K.) Limited




Akeso, Inc (9926.HK)

Work highlights

  • Assisted a Central State-Owned Enterprise to indirectly participate in the Series A financing of GAC Ai’an New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Gac Groups(601238.SH | 02238.HK) through a well-known private equity fund.
  • Represented China Ping An Life Insurance Joint Stock Company Limited, in its buyout of all the equity interest in a joint venture company held by its then JV partner, Sino-Ocean Group.
  • Represented China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited (“CR power”, stock code: 0836.HK) in its transaction of acquire 100% equity of Guangdong Runneng New Energy Co., Ltd (Runneng New Energy) and further acquisition of eight wind power projects with capacity of 440.3 MW.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal’s Greater Bay Area offices span Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and a strategic joint venture in Hong Kong, with key business areas including capital markets, IP rights, dispute resolution, and advising regional business ventures. Spearheading the Shenzhen and Guangzhou operations, Yinhong Liu focuses on domestic and overseas listings, M&As, and foreign investment. Shenzhen’s Lei Jia excels in bankruptcy and commercial dispute resolution, while Lan Li is engaged in international arbitration and cross-border compliance. Guangzhou’s Yan Chen and Hua Zhao bring expertise in cross-border investment and financing, overseas listings, and corporate M&A.

Practice head(s):

Yinhong Liu (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Lei Jia (Shenzhen); Lan Li (Shenzhen); Yan Chen (Guangzhou); Hua Zhao (Guangzhou)


‘Professional and responsible.’

Key clients

First Capital Securities Co., Ltd.

Chinalin Securities

China Merchants Commerce Leasing Co., Ltd.

Liaoning Yuexiu Huishan Holding Co., Ltd.

CCCC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Taixing Zhiguang Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Zigong Conveying Machine Group Co., Ltd. (“ZGCMC”, stock code: 001288)

HYP-ARCH Consultants (301024)

Chengdu Yitong Seals Co., Ltd.

Vanov Holdings

Shenzhen Flowers Blooming Network Technology Corporation

Liuliu Orchard Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Huaqiang ( 000062 )

Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd. (“Gettop Acoustic”, 002655)

Shenzhen Huaqiang Electronic Network Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Yuexiu Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Huaer Zhanfang Company

Chijet Motor

Luheng Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Henan Cocyber Information and Technology Co., Ltd.

Taixing City Wisdom Light Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Huate Gas Co., Ltd.


ChinaLin Securities Co., Ltd.

Vanov Holdings

Work highlights

  • Acted for First Capital Securities Co., Ltd. and helped the firm acquire subordinated bond issuance quota of RMB 5 billion, with RMB 500 million issued successfully at the first phase.
  • Acted for Chinalin Securities and helped to acquire a corporate bond issuance quota of RMB 4 billion, with RMB 1 billion issued successfully at the first phase.
  • Acted for China Merchants Commerce Leasing and helped to successfully get approval for the issuance of ABS under the asset-backed special plan of RMB 2 billion.

Jingtian & Gongcheng

Jingtian & Gongcheng handles a wide range of matters, from capital markets to dispute resolution, to clients in South China, Central China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan through its Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong offices. The firm has recently expanded its Guangdong offering, with the Guangzhou office now delving into international trade export control and economic sanctions compliance, and the Shenzhen arm covering areas like corporate liquidation and structured finance. The Shenzhen practice is led by Pengfei Xu, a specialist in PE and M&A, while Bangwei Xu, leading the Guangzhou group, boasts rich experience in civil, commercial and IP litigation. His Guangzhou colleagues include the likes of Linming Jin, experienced in PPP implementation, tendering, and M&A in domains such as energy and rail transit; Bo Yang, who brings expertise in foreign-related law; Shuzhou Zhao, adept in maritime and international trade law; and Tao (Tristan) Yu, who covers a gamut of areas from real estate to TMT.

Practice head(s):

Pengfei Xu (Shenzhen); Bangwei Xu (Guangzhou)

Other key lawyers:

Bo Yang (Guangzhou); Shuzhou Zhao (Guangzhou); Jian Hu (Guangzhou); Linming Jin (Guangzhou); Tao (Tristan) Yu (Guangzhou/Beijing); Kun Tong (Guangzhou); Jianlin Wang (Guangzhou)


‘The team of Shuzhou Zhao, Jian Hu and Yang Bo Yang have extensive experience in managing difficult cases deftly and to their clients’ very best advantage. Their experience in handling cases outside of China puts them streets ahead of many rivals in the market.

‘Shuzhou Zhao is super calm under pressure. Jian Hu grafts hard whilst appearing calm and serene. Bo Yang is skilled in handling clients.’

‘Linming Jin’s team has extensive experience in the field of infrastructure investment, including infrastructure investment and financing, PPP project implementation, franchising, bidding, and mergers and acquisitions.’

Key clients

CCCC Group

Power China


Guangdong Province Navigation Group


Guangdong Province Zhanjiang Shipping Group Co., Ltd.

Nanhai Salvage Bureau of the Ministry of Transport of the P.R.C..,

China Merchants Port Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou South China Coal Trade Center Co. LTD

CICC HK Securities

Fujian Foxit Software Development Co., Ltd(688085. SH)

Sigmastar Tech. Limited

China Resources Gas Investment (China) Co., Ltd

CLSA Limited

Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited

Guangdong Ellington Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (603328. SH)

Ming Yuan Cloud Group Holdings Limited(0909.HK)

Joy Spreader Interactive Technology. Ltd

China International Capital Corporation Limited

Orient Minerva Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Ping An Securities Ltd.

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Qianhai Pingyu Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Qianhai Lianyirong Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Qianhai Yifang Hengrong Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

Zhong Qi Yun Lian (Shenzhen) Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

Dompé farmaceutici S.p.A

Peugeot Group

Intel Corporation

China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp Ltd

Whitworths Limited

Heineken Brouwerijen B.V.

IVE Group (Australia)

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (China) Ltd.

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd

CITIC Securities

BGI Group Ltd (深圳华大基因科技有限公司)

LONCIN MOTOR CO., LTD. (SSE stock code: 603766隆鑫通用动力股份有限公司)

Chayora Limited (朝亚有限公司)

Coocaa Network Technology Co. Ltd. ( 深圳酷开网络科技股份有限公司)

Greater Bay Area Institute of Precision Medicine (粤港澳大湾区精准医学研究院)

Akang Health Technology Group Co. Ltd. (广东阿康健康科技集团有限公司)

Boye Biotech Limited (浙江博也生物科技有限公司)

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Co., Ltd.

Winner Medical Co., Ltd.(SZ.300888)

Shenzhen Sinan Innovation Co., LTD.

Work highlights

  • Advised SINOPEC CAPITAL CO.,LTD, in the bankruptcy and restructuring project of a leading domestic new material company, representing a state-owned investment company as a strategic investor to participate in due diligence, negotiation and transaction documents preparation.


JunHe’s expansive South China presence includes offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Haikou. The full-service firm handles capital markets, real estate, employment, and dispute resolution. Ping (Pete) Zhang, who manages the Guangzhou office, advises on complex M&A, private equity, and IPO undertakings for his domestic and international clientele. Xiaoli (Ally) Huang leads IPO, corporate restructuring, and M&A matters, especially for prominent state-owned and media enterprises, while Joe Wan’s debt, equity, corporate, and commercial law expertise spans industries from TMT to pharma. Jiwei (Jervis) Yao is proficient in company restructuring, listings, and refinancing. In Shenzen, managing partner  Jianwei Zhang advises on a broad range of matters from M&A to investments, and Jin Liu has notable experience in banking and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Ping (Pete) Zhang (Guangzhou); Jianwei Zhang (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Xiaoli (Ally) Huang (Guangzhou); Joe Wan (Guangzhou); Jiwei (Jervis) Yao (Guangzhou); Jiedong (Donnie) Wang (Guangzhou); Jin Liu (Shenzhen); Jiayu (Paul) Lin (Shenzhen); Yanan (Lennon) Hu (Shenzhen); Yuqing Zhang (Shenzhen)


‘Yuqing Zhang has rich experience in the field of dispute resolution. He can not only clearly grasp the case, identify the key points, and propose strategies, but also discuss the case with the client through efficient communication.’

‘JunHe LLP is a premier PRC firm covering diverse legal areas. Their seminars on legal hot topics add value for clients.’

‘Jiedong (Donnie) Wang from the Guangzhou office is recommended for IP cases, especially criminal prosecution for trademarks and secrets.’

Key clients

Guangzhou Onion Vogue Group

Yuexiu Group

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd

Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronics Co. Ltd (CVTE)



China Resources (CRC)

China Merchants Group

Guangzhou Pearl River Evterprise

JunZeJun Law Offices

The Guangzhou office of JunZeJun Law Offices specialises in asset-backed security, structured finance, PPP in public infrastructure, urbanisation, and real estate, catering to both domestic and overseas clients. Meanwhile, the Shenzhen office concentrates on finance, capital markets, infrastructure, and real estate. Jian (Danny) Ye heads the Guangzhou office with a focus on intellectual property and litigation, while Deyuan Jiang leads the Shenzhen office, focusing on finance, compliance, and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Jian (Danny) Ye (Guangzhou); Deyuan Jiang (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Xiaoqu Wu (Guangzhou)


‘JunZeJun’s intellectual property business covers many aspects such as patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and domain names, and its industries involve telecommunications, electronics, software, semiconductors, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, e-commerce, media and other traditional industrial fields.’

‘Xiaoqu Wu has rich experience in intellectual property rights protection, is professional and rigorous, and has strong communication skills. He can provide customers with comprehensive services and has a strong ability to handle complex cases.’

Key clients

Guangzhou Duo Yi Network Co.

Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (kotra)

Guangzhou Ewan Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Eworld Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Dyson Technology Limited

Shanghai Yidian Information Technology Co., Ltd

Shanghai Chuangwen Information Technology Co., Ltd

Shanghai Red Moon Information Technology Co., Ltd

Guangdong Galanz Microwave Oven and Electrical Appliance Manufacturing Co., Ltd

Wuhu Kuaiyou Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Dongjing Computer Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Microlive Vision Technology Co., Ltd. (Douyin)

Work highlights

  • Fully representing Dyson to participate in civil litigations and request for compensation, to fully secure the right of the IP owners.
  • Representing China Aviation Lithium Battery Co., Ltd in a case involving unfair competition, trade secret infringement and patent ownership disputes for rights protection.
  • Representing Shanghai Ewan Information Technology Group Co. LTD and Guangzhou Ewan Network Technology Co., LTD for rights protection.

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons, lauded as ‘one of China’s top law firms’, boasts a strong presence in the Greater Bay Area, with offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Hong Kong. The firm’s spectrum of services encompasses foreign investment, international finance, M&A, real estate, intellectual property, and beyond. In Guangzhou, Lixin Wang leads the practice as managing partner, with expertise across corporate law, M&A, venture capital, and real estate, among others. He is complemented by Ke Cheng and Junwen Chen, both distinguished for their acumen in dispute resolution in spheres including real estate, finance, and capital market. Over in Shenzhen, Xianlong Zhao stands out with his deep understanding of the real estate sector, aiding clients through a variety of property-related matters from land use transfer and property sale to M&A and financing. Both Ariel Ye and Siyu Song bring expertise in dispute resolution, with Ye adept at alternative resolution methods and Song concentrating on capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Xianlong Zhao (Shenzhen); Lixin Wang (Guangzhou)

Other key lawyers:

Ariel Ye (Shenzhen); Siyu Song (Shenzhen); Ke Cheng (Guangzhou); Jianxue Wang; Junwen Chen (Guangzhou); Ting Liu (Shenzhen); Yuhui Cao (Shenzhen); Mingfei Sun (Guangzhou)


‘King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is one of China’s top law firms. As a financial industry professional, I’ve consistently collaborated with them; their Shenzhen team is particularly experienced in IPOs both domestically and abroad, and they excel in mergers and acquisitions.’

 ‘I’ve collaborated with attorney Guanting Lu from KWM on a PE investment project, hiring him as our legal due diligence consultant. Lu’s strength lies in his versatility, having extensive experience in IPOs and even litigation.’

 ‘They have a profound and extensive understanding of cross-border mining investment and acquisitions, and operations. They also have a meticulous and systematic grasp of policies, financial trends, and antitrust regulations for Chinese overseas investments.’

Wang Jing & Co

Headquartered in Guangzhou with branches in Shenzhen and beyond, Wang Jing & Co advises clients such as P&I clubs, shipowners, insurance companies, and off-shore corporations, with a strong focus on shipping, marine insurance and other maritime law matters. Managing partner Xiangyong Chen, based in Guangzhou and Shanghai, is a maritime law veteran with expertise in shipping, international trade, and off-shore projects. John Wang’s practice in Guangzhou ranges from shipping and admiralty to banking and international trading disputes.

Practice head(s):

Xiangyong Chen (Guangzhou/Shanghai); John Wang (Guangzhou); Yongdong Han (Beijing/Guangzhou); Jianping Li (Shanghai/Guangzhou); Lan Li (Guangzhou); Jing Zhang (Guangzhou)


‘They have real knowledge of international disputes and are an excellent choice for Chinese clients facing cross-border disputes. They have experience of working with cross-border teams and of tapping legal expertise in multiple jurisdictions on complicated matters.’

‘Wang Jing & Co have extensive experience in shipping and especially in maritime arbitrations in Asia and London.’

‘Xiangyong Chen is very experienced and reliable.’

‘John Wang is an old hand and very experienced. Peng Ruizhe is incredibly hard working and really gives 110% for his clients – an incredibly hard worker who is very personally invested in the outcome of cases.’

‘Versatile and dependable, Wang Jing & Co, Guangzhou is my first choice of law firm for transport and disputes work in that city. ’

‘Wang Jing & Co. Law firm headquartered in Guangzhou is a long-standing maritime law firm that we have always trusted in and worked with. They are also adept at handling cases in the fields of insurance and international trade.’

‘Yong Zhao from Wang Jing & Co. Shenzhen office is an outstanding lawyer in insurance and maritime law. Jing Zhang from the Guangzhou office is one of the representative excellent female maritime lawyers in Southern China, with impressive professional skills and abundant experience in practice.’

‘They are very knowledgeable in shipping matters and can communicate with foreign clients perfectly well.’

Key clients

Skuld (Far East) Ltd


Steamship Mutual Management (Hong Kong) Limited

UK P&I Club

The North of England P&I Association Limited

The Swedish Club Hong Kong Ltd.


UK P&I Club

NorthStandard Limited.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Sinotrans Limited

PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited

China Pacific Property Insurance Co., Ltd

Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Ltd.

National Chemical Carrier Co. Ltd.

Berge Bulk Shipping Pte. Ltd.

Quanzhou Marine Search and Rescue Center

Quanzhou Shipowner Association

Wang Jing & GH Law Firm

The full-service firm Wang Jing & GH Law Firm, with offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and internationally, provides expert counsel on real estate, data compliance, the gaming industry, and cross-border investment matters. Beyond this, the practice’s proficiencies expand to the spheres of commercial litigation, digital economy, intellectual property, and maritime law. The Guangzhou office is under the joint leadership of Shan Huang, Jie Yang, and Jing Wang. Huang, in his role as the firm’s director, offers invaluable expertise to various government departments. Yang is heavily involved in the internet industry, while Wang brings a wealth of experience in foreign-related matters, particularly in the maritime domain. The firm also benefits from Yingzi Cai’s considerable experience in urban renewal projects and real estate disputes, as well as Wilson Wang’s expertise in international maritime and admiralty law, and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Shan Huang; Jie Yang; Jing Wang

Other key lawyers:

Yingzi Cai; Wilson Wang; Jiaxin Wan; Qiaoqiao Xu; Lingrui Zhou; Jianhui Li; Yunyu Luo; Lina Li


‘The team specialises in litigation and construction engineering consultancy. Their proactive and professional approach sets them apart from other firms.’

‘Jiaxin Wan, as the lead lawyer, possesses profound legal knowledge and extensive experience. He’s meticulous and adept at coordinating team operations. Qiaoqiao Xu efficiently handles litigation for our company, ensuring high-quality documentation and effective communication.’

‘The team excels in dispute resolution, particularly complex real estate disputes. Their combined real estate knowledge and trial experience offer comprehensive solutions.’

Key clients

Gard AS

The Standard Club

Lotus Ocean Transportation Pte Ltd

Gunvor Singapore Pte Ltd

Steamship Insurance Management Services Ltd.

UK P&I Hong Kong Office

The Swedish Club Hong Kong Ltd.

China Taiping Insurance (HK) Company Limited

Noble Group Holdings Limited

Shell (China) Limited

Guangdong Ruihua Group Co.

Guangzhou Zhuguang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Fangyuan Urban Renewal Investment Co., Ltd.

Poly Development & Holdings Corp.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Urban Renewal Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Merchants Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Country Garden Group Co.

Guangzhou Jingxin Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Haibi Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Junfa Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Hejingjuesheng Real Estate Co., ltd.

Guangzhou Mingyuecheng Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment for Rental and Development Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Jinghengyue Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Branch of China Harbour & Channel Engeering Bureau Group Co.

Guangzhou Linfeng Urban Renewal Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Market Branch of China National Petroleum Corp.

Guangdong Branch of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Parkland Urban Renewal Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Haizhu Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Tencent Compan

Alibaba Group

China Southern Power Grid Guangdong Company

CGB Bank



Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company Limited


Blue Moon

Global Sources

Work Office of Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin of People’s Government of Guangdong Province

CREEC (Guangdong)Harbor Survey And Design Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Architectural Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.

Jiangmen Branch & Zhaoqing Branch of China Tower Corporation Limited

Guangzhou Haizhu Urban Renewal Co., Ltd.

China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

Fuli Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou China Merchants Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Guangdong South China New City Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Jinkong Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Tencent Group

Alibaba Group

China Southern Power Grid Guangdong Company


Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company Limited


Blue Moon

Global Sources


Transglory China Limited

Work highlights

  • Providing the whole legal service process of M Village Urban Renewal Project for a subsidiary incorporated by a large state-owned enterprise in Huangpu District, Guangzhou.
  • Provide data compliance specialized legal services for Tencent WeChat series products.
  • Acted for Transglory China Limited to handle two cases of disputes over contract of carriage of goods by sea. The cases involve complex and controversial issues like the identification of carrier, delivery of goods in Morocco, quantification of damages etc. The total claimed value is about USD130,000.

Wei Tu Law Firm

The Guangzhou-based Wei Tu Law Firm, in close association with Stephenson Harwood, handles arbitration, corporate matters, employment, IP, litigation, marine and international trade, and ship finance. Managing partner Zoe Zhou focuses on corporate legal matters, including M&A, overseas listings, private equity, FDI, and general corporate issues, advising clients on cross-border financing arrangements and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Zoe Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Henry Zhu

Yingke Law Firm

The Guangdong offices of Yingke Law Firm diligently serve clients within the Pearl River Delta region. Xiangyang Tang, an intellectual property lawyer, directs the Guangzhou branch, while Jingwu Li and Xiao’an Liu guide the Shenzhen branch. Wei Li brings expertise in private wealth management, encompassing family trust and inheritance planning. Meanwhile, Yuming Du, specialising in construction engineering, represents both listed companies and state-owned enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Xiangyang Tang (Guangzhou); Jingwu Li; (Shenzhen); Xiao’an Liu (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Yuming Du; Wei Li; Yiming Li; Long Zhang; Longxing Wang; Lin Xiao


‘Wei Li has an excellent reputation in the market. He is our banking partners’ go-to choice for both wealth management-related legal issues and expertise in the civil code, especially concerning family trusts.’

‘They provide factual case analysis and risk warnings without exaggeration.’

‘Yingke Law Firm’s lawyers surpass their counterparts in the Huadu District in terms of professionalism and in-depth legal research. When advising the government, their insights are thorough, actionable, and invaluable. Their fees are reasonable, and their collaborative abilities are commendable.’

Key clients

China Construction Eighth Engineering Division Co., Ltd.

China Construction Fourth Engineering Division Corp. Ltd.

China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group Co., Ltd.

China Construction Science and Industry Corporation Ltd.

Zhonghang Construction (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen SEZ Construction Group Co., Ltd.

SCEGC No.5 Construction Engineering Group Company Ltd.

China 19th Metallurgical Group Corporation Limited

China Coal Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited Guangdong Branch

Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China Ltd Guangdong Branch

China Pacific Property Insurance Co., Ltd. Guangdong Branch

China Life Property and Casualty Insurance Company Limited Guangdong Branch

China United Property Insurance Company Limited Guangdong Branch

Proview Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Renrenle Commercial Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Pengyue Investment Development Co., Ltd.

China Huaxi Enterprises Company Limited

Guangzhou Water Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Construction NO.5 (Group) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided legal services for Guangzhou Huadu Airport Economic Management Committee.
  • Provided legal services for Xinhua Sub-district Office of Huadu District People’s Government of Guangzhou Municipality on a key development and construction project in Guangdong Province, which has a total investment of CNY 27.5 billion.
  • Provided legal services for Director Z, the founder and majority shareholder of a listed company, to establish the family equity trust.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

The ‘highly skilled’ lawyers at Zhong Lun Law Firm offer a ‘comprehensive range of services across multiple domains’, helping clients resolve issues from disputes to transactional matters across the Greater Bay Area, with presences in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Leading the Guangzhou office is Baisha Zhang, with expertise spanning litigation, arbitration, anti-monopoly, and M&A, while Boming Qian oversees the Shenzhen office. Shenzhen-based Bijun Huang and Guangzhou-based Tao Jin are experienced in PE, investment funds, and cross-border M&A, with Huang offering expertise in Hong Kong and overseas capital markets, and Jin in mainland China’s capital markets. Jie Chen, another Guangzhou mainstay, stands out in commercial litigation, whereas Yonghong Wang’s intellectual property acumen, especially in patent infringement litigation, is notable. In Shenzhen, Furong Deng excels in real estate and construction, with significant arbitration and litigation experience. Associate Nina Liu is experienced in PE/VC projects, with extensive involvement in M&A and China outbound investment.

Practice head(s):

Baisha Zhang (Guangzhou); Boming Qian (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Bijun Huang (Shenzhen); Tao Jin (Guangzhou); Jie Chen (Guangzhou); Yonghong Wang (Guangzhou); Furong Deng (Shenzhen); Nina Liu (Guangzhou); Qixiang Zhang (Guangzhou); Weiyi Tian (Guangzhou); Qin Xie (Guangzhou); Shihui Zheng (Guangzhou)


‘They possess professional capabilities in both domestic and international business, demonstrating full competence by offering comprehensive legal advice and services.’

‘Well-versed in equity investment, offering effective guidance in all areas from fundraising and investing to management and exit strategies.’

‘Lawyers Qixiang Zhang, Tao Jin, Weiyi Tian, Qin Xie, and Shihui Zheng were dedicated and their legal insights were invaluable.’

Key clients

Guangdong Yangming Yude Education Investment Co., Ltd.


Anheuser-Busch InBev

Bananain(Sanli People (Shenzhen) Technology Co., Ltd.)

Beijing Konruns pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (603590.SH)

China Citic Bank Corporation Limited

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited

China Shandong Hi-Speed Capital (HK) Limited

China Southern Power Grid Digital Power Grid Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Dongguan Feima Logistics Co., Ltd.

Ecolite Wellbeing (Gd) Co., Ltd.

ELAN Microelectronics Corp (Taiwan).

Endeavour Consumer Health Limited

Feima Investment Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Fosun Hani Securities Limited

Glory View Technology Co., Ltd.

Gree Electric Appliances,Inc.of Zhuhai

Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation

Guangdong Shunkong Development Co.,Ltd.

Guangfa Securities Asset Management (Guangdong) Corporation Limited

Guangzhou Development Zone Zhizao Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Guanggang Gas Energy Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huaxin Electronics Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd.

Guangzhou Ipin Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Lonkey Industrial Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Miaoke Technology Co., Ltd.

Hainan Development Holdings Co., Ltd.

Hang Tung Resources Limited

Hannover Re-insurance

Henniges Automotive

Honye Financial Services Limited

IDG Capital

Mr. Zhu, Mr. Chen (a), Mr. Zong, Mr. Wu, Mr. Chen (b)

Northern Light Venture Capital

PatPat (InterFocus Cayman Ltd.)

Runben Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Samsung C&T Hongkong Limited

Shanghai Character License Administrative Co., Ltd.

Shanghai ISO Medical Products Co. Ltd

Shenzhen China Merchants Ping An Asset Management Corporation Limited

Shenzhen Feima International Supply Chain Co.,Ltd.

Shenzhen Fuyin Food Group Co., LTD.

Shenzhen Huaxunfangzhou Investment Co. LTD .

Shenzhen Junma environmental protection Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Protruly Electronics Co., Ltd

Smarter Microelectronics(Guangzhou)Co.,Ltd.

SouthGobi Resources, a company listed on HK and Toronto stock exchanges

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

Synertec Corporation Limited, a multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm in Australia, which is listed on ASX

Taishin International Bank Corporation Limited

Wal-Mart (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Wuzhou Dongtai State Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Xinyijia supermarket Co., Ltd.


Zhejiang Huizun Investment Management Corporation Limited


Bank of Jiujiang Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou Branch)、Meizhou Guangmei Investment Enterprise (Limited Partnership)

Guangzhou Yuexiu Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.

China Resources Land Holdings Co., Ltd.

CITIC Chengkai (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Banking Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Anju Jianye Investment Operation Co., Ltd.

China Huarong Asset Management

China Jinmao

Zhongliang Real Estate Group Shenzhen Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

CapitaLand Group

Ping An Real Estate Company Ltd.

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd

Guangdong Xinda Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Branch of Kerry (China) Project Management Co., Ltd.

China Resources Cestbon Beverage (China) Co., Ltd.

Huatai United Securities Co., Ltd.

China Southern Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Boshi Fund Management Co., Ltd.

AVIVA-COFCO Life Insurance Company Limited

OCT (Hainan) Group Co., Ltd.

Henry Fok Ying Tung Group

Evergrande Group Changsha Properties Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Xuelin Group Co., Ltd.

Wuzhou Urban Construction Investment Development Co., Ltd


Guangdong Yangming Yude Education Investment Co., Ltd.


Guangdong Lvtong New Energy Electric Vehicle Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Frontop Digital Creative Technology Co., Ltd.

Camelot Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Wal-Mart (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Bang & Olufsen Enterprise Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

TAKUMA Co., Ltd.

China Resources C’estbon Beverage (China) Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou VIP Information Technology Co., Ltd

Guangdong Galanz Enterprises Co., Ltd.

Hkc Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Elan Microelectronics Corp.

Acon Technology co., Ltd.

Yuexiu Group

Sansheng Intellectual Education Technology Co., Ltd.

HUAXIN Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Ltd.

Zhejiang Unifull Industrial Fiber Co., Ltd.

Shenyang Dairy Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Vanke Development Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Huaxun Fangzhou Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Qiangke Real Estate Co., Ltd

China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited

Guangfa Securities Asset Management (Guangdong) Corporation Limited

Zhejiang Huizun Investment Management Co. Ltd.

Sha Jianyuan

China Minsheng Banking Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen China Merchants Ping An Asset Management Corporation Limited

Win Win international strategic investment funds spc

Shenzhen Jincheng Long-term Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Properties & Resources Development (Group) Ltd. (Stock no. 000011/200011)

Shenzhen Customs of the People’s Republic of China

Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Grandland Group Co., Ltd. (stock no. 002482)

Hubei Sinuo New Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co., Ltd. (stock no. 300601)

Shenzhen Honghe Innovation Information Technology Co., Ltd. (stock no.002955)

Nations Technologies Inc. (stock no. 300077)

Talkweb Information System Inc.

Shenzhen Chuangyuan Water Environment Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation

Shenzhen Medical Academy of Research and Translation

Guangzhou Guanggang Gases & Energy Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Galanz Household Appliances Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Smarter Microelectronics(Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development Zone State-Owned Assets Investment Corp.

Glory View Technology Co., Ltd.

North Light Venture Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation in the administrative litigation in relation to the trade association organizing horizontal monopolistic agreement.
  • Advised Guangzhou Guanggang Gas Energy Co., Ltd., a member of Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd., in its bidding and acquisition of the divested assets in the remedies for the merger between Linde and Praxair.
  • Advised Synertec Corporation Limited, a multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm in Australia, which is listed on ASX[Code: SOP], on their lending of money to and potential acquisition of 100% shares in Greentech.

Zhuoxin Law Firm

Established in Guangzhou, Zhuoxin Law Firm handles high-profile foreign-related disputes for multinational and Chinese entities. James Chen leads the firm’s foreign-related department, practising in the areas of FDI, outbound investment, M&A, international trade, litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

James Chen

Other key lawyers:

Kenda Peng; Jackie Wang

Key clients

Guangdong Swire Coca-Cola Ltd. (广东太古可口可乐有限公司)

China United Network Communications Corporation Limited|(中国联合网络通信集团有限公司广东省分公司)

Guoji Construction Group Co., Ltd.(国基建设集团有限公司)

GAC Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. (广汽本田汽车有限公司)

Mannings Guangdong Retail Company Limited(广东万宁连锁商业有限公司)

Danone (China)Food & Beverage Company Limited|(达能(中国)食品饮料有限公司)

Perfect (China) Co., Ltd. (完美(中国)有限公司)

Day Trust Co., Ltd.大业信托有限责任公司

China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited Guangzhou Branch(中信银行股份有限公司广州分行)

Moen (Changshu) Kitchen and Bath Products Co., Ltd. (摩恩(常熟)厨卫制品有限公司)

China Development Bank Capital Co., Ltd. 国开金融有限责任公司

Guangdong National Science and Technology Holding Co., Ltd. (广东国立科技控股有限公司)

Guangdong Tobacco Guangzhou Co., Ltd(广东烟草广州市有限公司)

OCP Asia (Singapore) Pte. Limited

Jinling Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. (金羚电器有限公司)

Carlsberg Brewery (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.(嘉士伯啤酒(广东)有限公司)

Mars Foods (China) Co., Ltd (玛氏食品(中国)有限公司)

Panasonic R&D Center Suzhou Co., Ltd.松下电器研究开发(苏州)有限公司

Vitasoy (Shanghai) Company Limited Guangzhou Branch (维他奶(上海)有限公司广州分公司)

ChemPartner PharmaTech Co., Ltd.睿智医药科技股份有限公司

MINISO (名创优品科技(广州)有限公司)

Work highlights

  • Represented a foreign fund company in a major cross-border and Hong Kong-related contract dispute against a well-known large-scale real estate listed company group and its main domestic subsidiaries, involving an amount of USD 150 million.
  • Represented a Canada LNG construction company in handling a LNG construction dispute against a state-owned construction company in China, with an amount of RMB 4.8 billion.
  • Assisted a listed pharmaceutical company in handling a trade secret infringement lawsuit of huge influence which was filed by a world famous pharmaceutical company in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut