Firms To Watch: Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing

Anjie Broad Law Firm established its Nanjing office in September 2021 with five partners that handle shipping, dispute resolution, intellectual property and bankruptcy matters.
C&T Partners is a solid name to note for pre-IPO financing and IPO transactions.

Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing in China

Nanjing is one of the key cities in Eastern China and the Yangtze River Delta region. Eastern China is densely populated and is the most economically developed region in China. The rapid economic growth of the city has had a strong impact on the development of Jiangsu and the neighbouring Anhui provinces. The main industries of Nanjing include electronics, automobiles, manufacturing and petrochemicals, with new energy, healthcare and life sciences as fast-growing sectors. The legal market is crowded with over 2,000 law firms in Jiangsu province. The small local firms have suffered hugely from the pandemic whilst its impact on major national firms was reported limited. The majority of Beijing and Shanghai-headquartered firms have offices in Nanjing.

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices‘ sizeable team handles a broad mix of dispute resolution, real estate, capital markets and securities, IP, and international trade matters. Tongmu Ni, who heads the Nanjing office, Fang Wang and Lei Tang focus on real estate and construction, with Ni also handling litigation and arbitration in the fields of domestic and foreign trade and investments. Yukun Zhang and Zuan Sun are noted for their experience in handling capital markets, M&A, restructuring and debt restructuring mandates. Recent highlights include advising the Bank of Nanjing on the issuance of its 2021 bonds and representing 25 companies including Nanjing Construction Industry Group on their restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Tongmu Ni

Other key lawyers:

Yukun Zhang; Fang Wang; Qing Xi; Zuan Sun; Lei Tang; Zuan Sun


One of the strongest law firms in Nanjing‘.

Tongmu Ni has strong professional ability and broad thinking in litigation, which safeguards client’s legitimate rights and interests‘.

Key clients

Xuzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Weijing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

Zhongyifeng Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Huanjin Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Dongshang Power Technology Co., Ltd.

Jinpu Investment Holdings Group Co., Ltd.

Bank of Nanjing Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Construction Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm‘s broad practice spans capital markets, M&A, banking and finance, bankruptcy, real estate and construction, IP, dispute resolution and compliance. Managing partner Guoqiang Ma excels in financing and M&A transactions, Xiangming Liu is recommended for IPOs, cross-border investment and M&A transactions, and Kuilin Qiu handles patent, trade secret and software copyright disputes.

Practice head(s):

Guoqiang Ma

Other key lawyers:

Xiangming Liu; Liang Yang; Kuilin Qiu

Key clients

Nanjing Securities

Jiangsu Heng Rui Medicine Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu New Energy Development Co., Ltd.

Guobo Electronics Co., Ltd.

Wangsu Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Flat Group (Flat Glass Group Co., Ltd)

CNNC Hua Yuan Titanium Dioxide Co., Ltd.

Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Bodan Environmental Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.

Wuxi Golden Investment and Private Equity Fund Management Co. Ltd.

Jiangsu Huasheng Lithium Electric Materials Co., Ltd.

Aofc Intelligent Technology (Changzhou) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hengrui Pharmaceutical on its series-A financing of $100m.
  • Representing Jiangsu Sukong Holding Group in a technology contractual dispute.
  • Acting for Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical in a patent infringement dispute against AstraZeneca.

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons has ‘a deep team line-up and professional first-class securities knowledge and can make full use of its global synergy to provide clients with a full range of high-quality services‘. It has a solid team in Jiangsu province with expertise in corporate investment and financing, non-performing asset investment, private equity and debt restructuring. The Jiangsu team advises clients from the financial services, fintech, healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, construction and energy sectors and cooperates with its network of offices across China on big-ticket IPOs,  issuance of bonds and M&A transactions. Daryl Zhao and Mingyuan Zhang are noted for IPOs and securities-related transactions, while Liufang Shi is highly regarded for commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mingyuan Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Daryl Zhao; Liufang Shi; Sharon Ma; Wei Chen; Jianmei Ye


The team’s speciality business is capital markets. The entire service team is responsible and professional. The personnel who provide us with legal services are reasonably configured, and the service response is very fast, which can provide us with high-quality and comprehensive legal services. While providing legal advice, the team is also able to fully understand our business intentions and provide legal service solutions that match our business strategy. They have a deep team line-up and professional first-class securities knowledge and can make full use of their global synergy to provide clients with a full range of high-quality services‘.

Mingyuan Zhang and Wei Chen are able to fully understand our business intentions and provide legal service solutions that match our business strategy. They usually cover various fields such as securities and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, equity investment, etc. The lawyers have rich legal knowledge and practical experience and are also able to coordinate resources inside and outside of their law firms to provide us with efficient and comprehensive legal services‘.

Liufang Shi and Jianmei Ye stand out for being their professionalism and communication skills‘.

Key clients

Shanghai Baosight Software Co., Ltd.

CR Chemical Materials Technology Inc.

Trina Solar Co., Ltd.

Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Keystone Technology Co.,Ltd.

YTO Express Group Co., Ltd.

CEFC (Shanghai) Group Co., Ltd. (“CEFC”) and its 69 affiliates

Anhui Shengyun Environment Protection Group Co., Ltd.

MeiHua International Medical Technologies Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jiangning Development Zone Industrial Equity Investment Partnership (LP)(JN Fund)

Nanjing Innovation Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Hozon New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.’s A-share IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (STAR Market).
  • Handled the liquidation of CEFC and its 69 affiliates.
  • Advised Nanjing Innovation Investment Group on the Zijin Jianye Secondary Fund project.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm had a particularly busy year handling a large number of major restructuring and bankruptcy liquidation matters. The team counts government agencies, as well as companies operating in the financial services, logistics, shipping, and real estate and construction sectors among its key clients. Practice head Jianhui Tang and Haitao Wang focus on debt restructuring and non-performing asset disposal matters and led the team on a steady flow of major out-of-court debt restructuring mandates. Zhiqiang Wei is highly regarded for real estate and construction transactions and disputes. Liang Yang handles capital markets, M&A and private equity and investment funds transactions and Huaining Sun excels in environmental compliance.

Practice head(s):

Jianhui Tang

Other key lawyers:

Haitao Wang; Liang Yang; Huaining Sun; Qiang Li; Zhiqiang Wei; Liang Yang

Key clients

Bank Of Beijing Co., Ltd. Nanjing Branch

Bank of Jiangsu Co., Ltd. Nanjing Zhujiang Road Subbranch

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

China Overseas Property

Galaxy Jinhui Security Asset Management Corporation Limited

Goldstate Capital Fund Management Co.,ltd.

Xinyuan Asset Management Co.,ltd.

Tianhong Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

Truvalue Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

Gemdale Corporation

Gezhouba Group Co., LTD.

Hua Xia Bank Co., Ltd. Hanzhongmen Sub-branch

Huangshan Xiuning Fuda Sewage Treatment Co., LTD

Jiangsu New Century Jiangnan Environmental Protection Co., LTD

Longfor Group

Nanjing Fullshare Industrial Holding Group Co., Ltd. and its 24 affiliates

Phoenix media

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd.

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd. Wuxi Branch

Sanpower Group Co.

Shanghai Construction Engineering Group

Sino-ocean group

Work highlights

  • Acted as administrator of Sanpower Group Co. on the successful reorganisation.
  • Acting as the administrator of Nanjing Fullshare Industrial Holding Group Co., Ltd. and its 24 affiliates on their reorganisation.
  • Represented five investors including Galaxy Jinhui Security Asset Management Corporation, Goldstate Capital Fund Management, Xinyuan Asset Management, Tianhong Asset Management, and Truvalue Asset Management in filing liquidated damages lawsuits against the manager of “Qinghui 1 You” ABS with a total principal of RMB385m.

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal‘s full-service practice is particularly active in capital markets, banking and finance, investment funds, M&A and restructuring. The team has solid capital markets and dispute resolution experience, and notable expertise in the real estate and construction sector. Senior partners Fei Ye, Wei Hong, Yuhao Xie focus on securities and capital markets, investment funds and private equity investment; Qionglin Yan is noted for asset securitisation; and Gongcheng Li joined from Kangda Law Firm in 2021 and handles a broad range of commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Fei Ye

Other key lawyers:

Wei HongYuhao XieXiaojun Wang; Jianhua Wu; Yeqin Li; Qian Chen; Yaqin Song; Qiongling Yan; Gongcheng Li

Key clients

Bank of Nanjing Co.,Ltd

Nanjing Public Transportation (Group) Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Yang Zi Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu International Leasing Co., Ltd

Jiangsu Huadian Energy Co., Ltd.

Huaneng Power International Jiangsu Energy Development Co., Ltd.

Shanghai OPM Biosciences Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Xinchang County Investment Development Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Anju Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Genscript Biotech Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank of Nanjing Co., Ltd. 2021 on its RMB 5bn Green Financial Debt.
  • Advised Nanjing Public Transportation on its 2021 phase I green asset-backed notes.

TianTong Law Firm

Headquartered in Beijing, dispute resolution boutique firm TianTong Law Firm established its Nanjing office in 2017 with a focus on handling civil and commercial disputes. The team represents large central enterprises, SOEs, state-owned banks, asset companies and others in cases at first and second instances as well as retrials before the Supreme People’s Court and the High People’s Court. Practice head Feng Wang is recommended for civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Feng Wang

Key clients

Yunnan NengNew Energy Investment and Development Co., Ltd

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd., Shanghai Branch

Jiangxi Baicheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Nanjing Xinren Equity Investment Partnership (Limited partnership)

R & F Nanjing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Taicang Senmao Automobile City Development Co., Ltd

Xi’an Anju Construction Management Group Co., Ltd

Huaihua Hongyu Real Estate Co., Ltd

Hutchison Whampoa Real Estate (Nanjing) Co., Ltd

Jiangsu Shagang Group Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting for Yunnan Neng New Energy Investment and Development in a private lending dispute against AVIC photosynthesis (Shanghai) New Energy Co.
  • Represented Ping An Bank Co., Ltd., Shanghai Branch in a loan contract dispute.
  • Acting for Jiangxi Baicheng Real Estate Development in a construction dispute against Nanchang Sansheng Construction Group Co.