As the capital city of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is at the centre of China’s legal market. The majority of Chinese state-owned enterprises are based in Beijing, given that the city is the seat of central government, though it is also populated with a large number of Fortune 500 and international companies. The Red Circle firms, a collection of leading Chinese law firms, are either headquartered or have large offices based in Beijing, these being Commerce & Finance Law Offices, Global Law Office, Haiwen & Partners, Jingtian & Gongcheng, JunHe LLP, King & Wood Mallesons, Zhong Lun Law Firm, and Fangda Partners. These firms, alongside other major law firms such as AllBright Law Offices and Beijing-based Han Kun Law Offices, often lead on the country’s big-ticket and high-profile transactions. However, the market continues to see smaller firms carving out niches in particular industries and practice areas, such as TMT, data protection, and financial services. Disputes resolution is among one of the busiest practice areas in the Beijing market, with the city serving as a base for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), both of which are well respected arbitration centres for domestic and international mandates. The regulatory landscape in the Beijing market has also seen a large change within the past year due to new regulations and enforcement penalties being introduced by the central government, which consequently has led to a particularly busy and competitive market for Chinese law firms, where again the leading law firms continue to dominate in the market.These rankings cover firms which are not heavily featured in our national rankings but are active across a wide range of practice areas and sectors at local or regional level.
Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Beijing in China
Founded in 2003, Beijing Docvit Law Firm offers a solid practice that spans across a number of practice areas, including private equity, asset management and bonds, M&A, real estate, infrastructure, international investment, and dispute resolution. The firm now has offices across mainland China, as well as in Hong Kong, London, New York, and Singapore. It primarily acts for central government-owned enterprises, state-owned and private companies, and financial institutions. Founding partner and director Guangchao Liu is a key name to note.
Beijing Science and Technology Park Construction (Group) Co.
Atomic Hi-Tech Co.
China Railway Guizhou Tourism and Culture Development Co.
People’s Insurance Capital Investment Management Co.
China Post Securities Limited Liability Company
CAS Venture Capital Management Co.
Beijing Jialong Real Estate Development Group Co., Ltd,
Beijing Cinco Property Management Co.
Nanyang Wanda Xin Expressway Company
China Railway Twelfth Bureau Group Electrification Engineering Co.
People’s Insurance Capital Investment Management Co.
- Advised the international freight forwarder on Peleshac Bridge Project in Croatia.
Headquartered in Beijing, JunZeJun Law Offices acts across a variety of practice areas, including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, and international trade. The firm has seen continuous growth in the past year, with the opening of a new office in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province. Xiangchun Zhong chairs the management committee and has a wealth of experience in financial law matters. Yunbo Li specialises in finance and dispute resolution mandates, covering both litigation and arbitration. Meanwhile, Yang Li‘s practice is focused on the areas of foreign direct investment, investment M&As, and financial affairs.
Xiangchun Zhong; Yunbo Li; Yang Li
Bank of China
The Lvgang International Center Branch of Bank of Beijing
New China Trust Co., Ltd.
TTCO Trust Co., Ltd.
Huaxia Financial Management Co., Ltd.
ICBC Financial Assets Investment Co., Ltd.
Foreland Wealth Management Co., Ltd.
Shandong Internation Trust Co., Ltd.
Avic Trust Co., Ltd.
China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.
Huaneng Guicheng Trust Corporation Limited
Kweichow Moutai Co., Ltd.
Beijing Cultural Investment Development Group Co., Ltd.
China Xiongan Group
Beijing Jincheng Yongsheng Investment Fund Management
Zhengda (Dongying) Aquatic Products Co., Ltd.
Zhengda (Pucheng) Biochemical Co., Ltd.
Beijing Guanshi Investment Management Co., Ltd.
Luoyang CP Food Co., Ltd.
Sichuan Commercial Investment Group Limited Liability Company
Beijing Cultural Relics Ancient Construction Engineering Company
Beijing Investment Promotion Service Center
Beijing Huayuan Yitong Thermal Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Urban Construction Sixth Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing Financial Street Capital Operation Group Co., Ltd.
Huarong Rongde Asset Management Company Limited
Chongqing Economic and Technological Development Zone
Houze Micro-credit Loans Co., Ltd.
Beijing Culture Equity Exchange
China Galaxy Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Ministry of Commerce, PRC
Risen Energy Co. Ltd.
Jiangsu Sanfangxiang Group Co. Ltd.
Shanghai Hilong Group
Shandong Continental Petroleum Equipment Co. Ltd.
Nanjing Dongsheng Shelf Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Bosun Tools Co. Ltd.
UE Furniture Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Wankai New Materials Co. Ltd.
Ningxia Huahui Activated Carbon Co., Ltd.
- Advised Bank of China on its first sustainability re-linked notes worldwide (Project 818).
- Provided legal services for the projects that China Xiongan Group and its wholly-owned, controlled and actually controlled funded enterprises (direct clients) entrusted, including legal services for listing, investment, mergers and acquisitions.
Kangda Law Firm has a full-service offering, acting on a broad range of matters, including in the fields of capital markets, securities, government and public affairs, debt restructuring, and dispute resolution. The firm is also particularly active in the healthcare industry, with a dedicated team acting for both public and private medical institutions, emerging internet medical platforms, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device enterprises. Yan Lian heads the financial litigation department, whilst Lina Meng heads the government and administrative group at the firm. Wei Peng leads the company law and bankruptcy committees, as well as the debt restructuring department. Min Wei heads the medical and healthcare committee at the firm. Hua Jiang is also a name to note.
Hua Jiang; Yan Lian; Lina Meng; Wei Peng; Min Wei
Hengli Group Co., Ltd.
Guandian Defense Technology Co., Ltd.
Sinosteel Luonai Materials Technology Corporation
Weiping NIE, Beijing Yiyou Go Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
Nie Qi Sheng Yuan (Beijing) Culture Development Co., Ltd.
Beijing Zhongdian Baichen Technology Co., Ltd.
Sichuan Road & Bridge (Group) Co., Ltd.
Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Chang An Property and Liability Insurance Ltd. Ningxia Branch
PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited
Jiangsu Lilan Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources Chaoyang Branch
- Represented Hengli Group Co., Ltd. to issue private corporate exchangeable bonds in order to optimize the asset-liability structure and repay part of its debts.
- Represented Weiping NIE, Beijing Yiyou Go Culture Communication Co., Ltd. and Nie Qi Sheng Yuan (Beijing) Culture Development Co., Ltd. in the infringement case against a Go training institution in Beijing.
- Represented Ms. WU, who was engaged in lending activities on a P2P network financial platform through the recommendation of an official website link of a bank.
Tahota Law Firm offers a full-service practice from its Beijing office, which now forms one of the firms largest branches. Founding and managing partner Zhijun Shen has a broad practice, with extensive experience advising on corporate business, economic contracts, import and export trade, IP, information and data protection, insurance, and maritime affairs matters. Junli Xu has expertise in domestic and foreign IPOs, M&As, private equity funds, and investment and financing projects, whilst Peng He is noted for his experience in real estate and capital market transactions. Jingchuan Li and Yuexin Xiao are also noted for their dispute resolution expertise.
Other key lawyers:
Junli Xu; Peng He; Jingchuan Li; Yuexin Xiao
People’s Republic of China Ministry of Commerce
Beijing Division (Chaoyang) Organizing Committee
Deere & Company
State Grid Hebei Integrated Energy Services Co.
Sichuan Huati Lighting Technology Co., Ltd.
China Great Wall Asset Management Company Limited Beijing Branch
Shanghai Lazas Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Hainan A Real Estate Co.
Xuhui Yongsheng Service
- Advised the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on legal services involving international trade.
- Advised Committee of the series of winter sports events “Meet in Beijing” on the test competition.
- Representing Deere & Company in an administrative litigation case involving a colour combination trade mark infringement dispute.