Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing in China

Nanjing has been one of the most active regional legal service markets in China. There are over 400 law firms, and over 7,000 registered lawyers. Jiangsu has a large number of local SOEs that are keeping the legal market busy with a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. The local market includes a healthy mix of local firms and Beijing- and Shanghai-headquartered firms, including King & Wood MallesonsZhong Lun Law FirmJingtian & Gongcheng, AllBright Law Offices, and Grandall Law Firm, among others.

G&D Law Firm

G&D Law Firm specialises in corporate and commercial law and commercial litigation matters. Jimin Xue is a well regarded practitioner in the local market, and is recommended alongside Shaowei Guo who specialises in non-performing asset disposal and bond-related matters, and dispute resolution specialist Guirong Chi who has 'very strong practical ability' and 'always able to lead the clients to the light at the end of the tunnel when facing obstacles'. Recent highlights include representing Nantong Wangmao Industrial in a trade secrets dispute; advising Jiangsu Ruihuan Construction in its restructuring; and handling restructuring for a number of local enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Shaowei Guo

Other key lawyers:

Jimin Xue; Guirong Chi


The team has very deep theoretical foundation in the legal profession, coupled with a wealth of practical experience‘.

Key clients

China Guangfa Bank Co., Ltd. Nanjing Branch

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

Sujiu Group Trading Co., Ltd.

China Resources Power Holdings (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Nongken Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Southern New City Development and Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Tobacco Company Nanjing Branch

Jiangsu Susun Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Textile Group Co., Ltd.

The Second Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Department Store Co., Ltd.

Carbon Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Nantong Wangmao Industrial in a trade secrets dispute.
  • Advising Jiangsu Ruihuan Construction in its restructuring.
  • Handling restructuring for a number of local enterprises.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm handles cross-border M&A, capital markets, antitrust and tax issues for clients in the automotive, software, pharmaceutical and real estate sector. Michael Liu  is the key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Michael Liu

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons established its Nanjing office in 2017, and the six-partner team advises on a variety of corporate, securities, restructuring, banking and finance and dispute resolution matters. It counts SOEs, hi-tech companies, manufacturing, energy and investment firms as its clients. Mingyuan Zhang is highly recommended for domestic and overseas IPO and securities-related transactions, and has previously worked at Shanghai Stock Exchange. Jiping Lei focuses on civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and compliance matters, and has worked as a senior and presiding judge at the Civil Courtroom No. 2 of a national judicial authority.

Practice head(s):

Mingyuan Zhang

Key clients

Suning Group

SUMEC Group Corporation

Jiangsu Provinicial Overseas Cooperation and Investment Corporation Limited

GCL System Integration Technologu Co.,LTd

China Nuclear (Nanjing) Energy Development Co., Ltd.

Sincol Technology Corporation Limited

Xinan Foundry Machinery Corporation Limited

Jiangsu General Science Technology Co., Ltd.

MLOptic Coporation Limited

Bank of China Jiangsu Branch

Jiangsu Tonda Power Technology Co., Ltd.

Jurong Ningwu New Material Co., Ltd.

YTO Express Group Co.,Ltd

Nanjing New Industry Investment Group Co.,Ltd

Nanjing Pione High Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Zhoupu Date Technology (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical on the RMB7.65bn acquisition by Beijing New Oriental Star Petrochemical Engineering.
  • Advise UTour on the takeover of Zhuyuan Tour Group.
  • Acted for ICBC Investment in its first market-oriented debt-to-equity project targeting private-funded company nationwide.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Established in 2017, Zhong Lun Law Firm's Nanjing office is particularly active in real estate and construction transactions and disputes. Recent caseload also features financing, bankruptcy, FDI and M&A matters. Zhiqiang Wei is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jianhui Tang

Other key lawyers:

Zhiqiang Wei

Key clients

China Cinda asset management co., ltd.

Jiangsu Shuanglou Construction Group co., ltd.

Zhejiang Chang Xing Ming Gui Enron Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Qiqiao Construction and Installation Engineering Co., Ltd.

China Jinmao Holdings Group limited

Seazen Holdings Co., Ltd.

GCL Group

Keyne Group

SUMEC Group Corporation

Huaren Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing East Road and Bridge Engineering Co., Ltd.

Yufa Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Fullshare Group

China Tower

Work highlights

  • Represented Jiangsu Shuang Lou Construction Group in a high value construction dispute against Nanjing Certain Real Estate.
  • Advised Nanjing Xiexin Gas Turbine Thermal Power in a construction dispute relating to a power energy project.