Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Beijing in China

Jingtian & Gongcheng

As the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is the country’s political and cultural center and home to the headquarters of China’s large state-owned companies. The service industry contributes to most of the economy and the key industries are its financial services and technology industries. In 2020, China announced new free trade zones in several provinces including Beijing, which is positioned to lead technical and digital innovation in the country with an emphasis on financial services. The Red Circle law firms including Zhong Lun Law Firm, King & Wood Mallesons and Jingtian & Gongcheng have a strong and broad presence in the legal market. The Beijing legal market is heavily regulated particularly in areas such as competition and antitrust, data protection, and financial services. Dispute resolution is a key practice area and the main arbitration forums can be found in Beijing, these being the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC).

Shihui Partners

Shihui Partners has a wide range of expertise including M&A, capital markets, private equity, venture capital, fund formation, antitrust, foreign direct investment, outbound investment, wealth management and corporate compliance. The internet and e-commerce sectors are key areas of strength. Recent changes include the appointment of Jian Zhang as partner in the Beijing office. Zhang was previously a partner at Commerce & Finance Law Offices. Other key lawyers include founding partner George Niu, securities and capital markets team leader Miranda Jiang and Vicky Gong, who heads the wealth management team.

Yingke Law Firm

Yingke Law Firm is a full-service Beijing-headquartered law firm that advises on corporate, M&A, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and compliance. The firm has a strong industry presence in banking and finance, energy, technology and innovation, healthcare and life sciences. Key figures include Fenghe Wang, who focuses on arbitration in the financial sector; public-private-partnership (PPP) project expert Longxing Wang; and Hua Li, who is a leading figure in the capital markets team.

Other key lawyers:

Fenghe Wang; Longxing Wang; Hua Li

Anli Partners

Anli Partners offers a full-service approach with particular expertise in the real estate and TMT sectors. Other key areas of strength include corporate and M&A. Sarah Gao heads the real estate practice and Shuguang Yang acts as the TMT practice head. Cherry Cai is also noted and heads the antitrust and competition team. The firm acts for a broad range of Chinese listed companies, SOEs and private enterprises.

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Gao; Shuguang Yang; Cherry Cai

Chance Bridge Partners

Chance Bridge Partners has a strong practice that covers capital markets, commercial disputes, intellectual property and antitrust. The firm displays in-depth sector expertise in the banking, securities, insurance, funds, e-commerce and real estate sectors. The firm has significantly expanded its banking and finance practice, as well as further bolstering its dispute resolution team. Managing partner Ning Zhu and Gang Hu, head of capital markets, are two key names to note. Qiang Ye  is also noted, who specialises in dispute resolution.  

Practice head(s):

Ning Zhu; Gang Hu; Qiang Ye

Key clients

State-owned Capital Management Center of Beijing Chaoyang District

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Huilong (Hengqin) Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Zhongshan Securities Co., Ltd.

CITIC Securities Company Limited

ChinaGalaxy SecuritiesCo., Ltd.

Jinhui Liquor co., Ltd

Xiabu Xiabu Catering Management Co., Ltd.

GuizhouPower Energy Co.,Ltd.

Xi’an Yunrui Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Providing legal services for State-owned Capital Management Center of Beijing Chaoyang District to control Beijing Orient Landscape & Environment Co., Ltd. (002310)
  • Providing all-sided legal services for the CNY 88.05 million pledged share repurchase dispute between CITIC Securities Company Limited with a listed company.
  • Providing legal services for issuing non-public shares to specific objects of Jinhui Liquor Co.,Ltd.

Tahota Law Firm

Tahota Law Firm is headquartered in Chengdu but maintains a strong presence in the Beijing legal market, as well as other locations spread across China. The firm has a recognised commercial litigation and arbitration practice, with particular expertise in handling shareholder and real estate disputes. Managing partner Zhijun Shen has a strong background in intellectual property and copyright law.  

Other key lawyers:

Zhijun Shen