Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China, is China’s political, educational and cultural centre. It is home to most of China’s largest state-owned enterprises and has the largest number of Fortune Global 500 companies in the world, as well as most of the country’s leading PRC law firms. Among nearly 3000 law firms that are active in Beijing, the Red Circle firms such as King & Wood Mallesons, JunHe LLP, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Global Law Office, Jingtian & Gongcheng and Commerce & Finance Law Offices, Haiwen & Partners as well as Shanghai-headquartered Fangda Partners, AllBright Law Offices and Grandall Law Firm regularly lead on the country’s big-ticket transactions and disputes resolution. The latter is a key practice area due to the fact that the main arbitration forums including the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC) are present in Beijing. This table includes firms that are currently not ranked in our national rankings or firms that are ranked in a couple of practice areas only but are active across a broad range of practice areas and sectors in the local and regional market.
Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Beijing in China
East & Concord Partners handles a wide mix of matters relating to financing, capital markets, M&A, international trade, data protection, intellectual property, insurance and disputes. Dorothy Xing specialises in banking and finance, capital markets and securities, and M&A transactions; Bin Xu focuses on the energy and natural resources sector, advising on cross-border investment; Philip Qiao is noted for international arbitration and bankruptcy matters; Chaoyi Ji leads the dispute resolution team; Cindy Hu has key expertise in the healthcare and life sciences sector; and Gang Guan specialises in intellectual property disputes.
‘The team is flexible, and provides us with a full range of excellent legal services.’
‘Philip Qiao has professional legal literacy, and rich experience in litigation and arbitration.‘
China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. SPD Silicon Valley Bank Co., Ltd.
The Coca-Cola Company
DXC Lenovo Group
Garrett Motion Inc.
China CITIC Bank
State Development and Investment Corporation China CITIC Bank
SDIC Taikang Trust
China Pacific Insurance Group Co., Ltd.
Postal Savings Bank of China
China Zheshang Bank (CZBank)
Taikang Insurance Group
Kazakhstan Altyn Bank
SPD Silicon Valley Bank
China Construction Bank
Agricultural Bank of China
- Acted for Tishman Speyer China Fund (Barbados) SRL, a subsidiary of Tishman Speyer, in an international arbitration concerning an equity transfer agreement dispute against ARA at the CIETAC.
- Assisted China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) with its acquisition of Tibet Julong’s copper project.
- Defending Jiangsu Yinneng Electric in a patent infringement case brought by Zhenjiang Siemens Electric.
Yingke Law Firm advises on corporate, M&A, intellectual property, tax, employment, insolvency, international trade and regulatory matters. Sector strengths for the team include real estate and construction, life sciences, and shipping. Private client work is also a key area of focus for the firm and Xiaojing Cao advises on family (enterprise) governance and risk prevention, family wealth inheritance and planning. Aimei Zhao and Qunli Zhang are recommended for real estate and construction matters.
‘Yingke Law Firm always focuses on the needs of the clients – they take customer satisfaction as their work goal, and integrate the resources of offices, professional departments and lawyers around the world. They not only solve the law for clients but also provide business opportunities and promote customer cooperation.’
China MCC20 Group Corp. LTD
Shanghai MCC20 Construction Co., Ltd.
Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office
BEIH-Property Co., Ltd.
Hebei Tianshan Industrial Group Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.
Ningde Elion Goldway Investment Co., Ltd.
Liaoning Jin Tai Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Qinhuangdao Yinsheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Beijing Zhongke Innovation Real Estate Co., Ltd.
SINOMACH Capital Management Corporation
Xingtai Hongyao Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Aoyuan Commercial Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.
China Construction Bank
CICC Wealth Management
China Resource Trust Investment Co., Ltd.
CITIC Prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
China Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing Capital Group Co., Ltd.
China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Xinjiang Guanghui Industry Investment Group Co., Ltd.
Inner Mongolia Yitai Real Estate Co., Ltd. and its Subsidiary Companies
Ordos Zhengdong Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. and its Subsidiary Companies
Huhhot Jinchuan Industrial Park Lantai Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.
National Accountant Assessment & Certification Centre of Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China
Inner Mongolia Dakang Industrial Co., Ltd.
Ganzhou Zhongcheng Fruit Technology Development Co., Ltd.
Sinotrans Co., Ltd.
- Advised Beijing Major Projects Construction Headquarters Office on the financing, construction and operation management of The National Speed Skating Oval which is a landmark venue for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
- Represented China MCC20 Group Corp in a construction dispute against Xinjiang Kuerle Shangku Comprehensive Industrial Zone Management Committee.
- Acted for Shunjie Construction Group in an insurance litigation against China PICC Guangdong Branch.
Anli Partners acts for Chinese listed companies, SOEs and private companies on a range of contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on the real estate and TMT sectors. Other recent work includes advising on restructuring and insolvency, data protection, compliance and competition matters. Ruitao Sun focuses on criminal defence and compliance matters; Raymond Wang specialises in data compliance, venture capital and artificial intelligence matters; and Jun Ji is noted for IP and commercial litigation as well as arbitration. Jinrong Hou, Cherry Cai and Haitao Xu are other names to note.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team will do everything in its power and prepare thoroughly for the best results for the client‘.
‘Anli has professional lawyers and rich experience in the field of cyber security and data protection.‘
‘The team has a deep understanding of data security and privacy protection at home and abroad. Maintain good interaction and participation with relevant domestic legislative bodies.‘
‘Raymond Wang can not only export theoretical knowledge, but also grasp the supervision dynamics quickly, and the service plan provided is very practical.‘
‘Raymond Wang is very professional and has a very good service attitude. He has a deep understanding of the industry and supervision.‘
‘Raymond Wang and Wei Luo have a good understanding of the most detailed legislation on data compliance and can help companies make more forward-looking judgments.‘
‘Jun Ji listens directly to questions and concerns from the client and gives direct advice to the client. As a result, the client’s situation can be understood more accurately and in a timely manner, and a more appropriate strategy can be provided.‘
Mingshang (Beijing) Capital Business Management Company
China General Nuclear Power Corporation
Yihe Mercury Fund and its affiliates
Shanghai Shanda Internet Development Co., Ltd.
New Oriental Education Technology Group Co. Ltd.
Ministry of Culture and Tourism Gong Wang Fu Museum
Xuzhou Jiumude Culture Development Co., Ltd.
Law Press Co., Ltd.
China General Nuclear Power Corporation
Tencent NoRoche Diagnostics (Shanghai) Ltd.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
- Advised Tencent on a compliance analysis of its products.
- Advised RCT Studio on its intellectual property and data compliance projects including artificial intelligence and entertainment issues.
- Advised Unilever on its data compliance and digitalised transformation project.
Beijing DHH Law Firm has a full-service offering and counts SOEs and private companies as its key clients. It has notable experience advising clients active in the insurance, healthcare and life sciences, shipping, financial services and fintech sectors on a range of transactional and commercial disputes. Qi Jiang and Zexian Zhang are noted for contentious matters; Yanhong Chen focuses on banking and finance and capital markets matters; Qian Lin is a key name for international trade and tax matters.
Other key lawyers:
‘Professional staff, reasonable billing, and has a broad alliance coverage of global law firms.‘
‘Zhang Yifei has experience working in a fund company, he not only has the rigorous thinking of a lawyer but also has a business mind,‘
‘The team has been deeply involved in international trade and maritime-related legal affairs for many years. The main lawyer has many years of business experience.‘
‘The team has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of WTO and international trade-related laws and business operations.‘
‘The team has a deep business understanding of China’s taxation laws, especially in customs import and export duties-related businesses.‘
‘Qian Lin has a wealth of business knowledge and practice, as well as many years of relevant work experience, which enables her to advise international trade-related businesses with ease.‘
China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.
China First Automobile Co., Ltd.
Shandong Financial Asset Management Co., Ltd
China Vanke Co., Ltd.
Beijing Wanxin Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
Beijing Ziwen Real Estate Development Co., Ltd
- Advised Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited & Bank of China (Malaysia) Limited on the legal supervision of a personal credit investigation and a loan on a cross-border real estate investment in mainland China, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
- Advised Shanghai Branch of the Export-Import Bank of China on bank loan financing and cross-border guarantees.
- Acted for Beijing Meirongjia Investment Co., Ltd on a mega-scale construction engineering project.
Chance Bridge Law Firm
Established in 2011, full-service firm Chance Bridge Partners advises on capital markets, banking and finance, cross-border investment and financing, construction, IP and dispute resolution. The team saw an uptick in instructions in the field of banking and commercial disputes, and antitrust matters, and has gained a large number of new financial institution sector clients including China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China and Guotai Junan Securities. Being a member of the Sino-Global Legal Alliance, the team regularly works with a wide range of international firms globally; in 2020, it became the first Chinese law firm to join the Alliott Global Alliance. The firm further strengthened its market position and offering with the opening of the Haikou office in 2020. Managing partner Ning Zhu focuses on capital markets, cross-border investment and corporate financing transactions; John Ye acts for foreign and domestic clients in complex commercial disputes; and Gang Hu specialises in IPOs, securities issuance, and M&A transactions for listed and non-listed companies.
Beijing Homelink Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd.
Beijing Orient Landscape & Environment Co., Ltd.
Jiangxi Fushine Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Gansu Yatte Investment Group
China Life Pension Company Limited
Galaxy Jinhui Security Asset Management Corporation Limited
Beijing Orion Star Technology Co., Ltd.
State-owned Capital Operation and Management Center of Beijing Chaoyang District
Zhejiang Supor Co., Ltd.
- Advised Gansu Yatte Investment Group on its transition of equity rights of Jinhui Liquor.
- Acted for Beijing Orient Landscape & Environment on its issuance of green corporate bonds.
- Advised Jiangxi Fushine Pharmaceutical on its exclusive offering of stock.
Kangda Law Firm
Kangda Law Firm provides a full-service offering and with a network of 20 offices across China, it is well placed to handle a mix of banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, real estate and construction matters. It advises a broad range of SOEs and private companies on domestic issuances and acts as issuer’s counsel to companies listing on the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Aidong Lou, Hao Li and Hua Jiang are the main contacts with notable experience advising on domestic listing mandates. Litigation and arbitration also form key components of its practice and it acts for SOEs, financial institutions and a wide range of Chinese companies in commercial, real estate and employment disputes. The team also has notable expertise in the healthcare and insurance sectors.
‘The team has always focused on the field of dispute resolution, especially the formulation of litigation strategies to lay the foundation for victory.‘
‘Junxi Lu has extensive experience in the field of dispute resolution. He fully grasps the pace of case handling and does his utmost to strive for the interests of clients.‘
‘Junxi Lu provides strong legal opinions that are effectively combined with corporate governance.‘
Baofeng Group Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Nine Dragon Development Co., Ltd. (浙江九龙山开发有限公司)
Panasia Cinemedia (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (泛亚华影广告（深圳）有限公司)
Yunnan Jianzhijia Health-Chain Co., Ltd.
Bonree Data Technology Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Huaxiang Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing Cancer Hospital
Beijing Jishuitan Hospital
Wuhu Dehao Investment Co., Ltd. (芜湖德豪投资有限公司)
Chengdu Yijiali Technology Co., Ltd. (成都亿嘉利科技有限公司)
Beijing Chaoyang Housing Management Bureau
Chaoyang District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality
Zhejiang Yiming Food Co., Ltd.
China United Property Insurance Co., Ltd.
Chang An Property and Liability Insurance Ltd.
- Advised on the IPO and listing of Yunnan Jianzhijia Health-Chain.
Rui Bai Law Firm
Rui Bai Law Firm's team is a member of the PwC global network of firms which enables it to advise on major local and cross-border matters. Regionally, it works closely with Shanghai-based Xin Bai Law Firm and Hong Kong-based Tiang & Partners, which are also part of the PwC network. The team handles banking and finance, corporate and M&A, employment, tax and commercial disputes, and counts multinational companies among its main clients. Steve Kou leads the team, which saw the arrival of TMT and fintech specialist Barbara Li, who joined from Norton Rose Fulbright in 2020. Yi Liu is highly regarded for banking and finance and international arbitration.
Goshawk Aviation Limited
Genesis Aircraft Services Limited
Willis Lease Finance Corporation
DVB Bank SE Singapore Branch
ORIX Aviation Systems Limited
Air China Limited
The Export-Import Bank of China, Tianjin Branch
Kunming Airlines Company Limited
CCB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.
MUFG Bank, Ltd
Joy Air Co., Ltd.
- Acted for OASL on an aircraft sale and lease novation transaction between OASL, China Southern Airlines Company Limited and China Southern International Leasing Company Limited.
- Acted for MUFG and STA as its joint PRC counsel in an aircraft refinancing transaction between MUFG and STA in relation to two aircraft on lease to Shandong Airlines.
- Represented a well-known Chinese TV drama director in a valuation adjustment mechanism dispute.
Tahota Law Firm is a Chengdu-headquartered firm with a full-service offering at its Beijing office. The team, led by Junli Xu and Chunxiu Lu, handled a range of insurance, bankruptcy restructuring, and commercial disputes. It also advises on copyright, trademark and patent infringement matters, where Jingchuan Li, Yuexin Xiao and Xiaowei Zhou are the main contacts; Li recently successfully represented Beijing Sougou Techonolgy Development in a patent dispute against Baidu regarding the method and device used in deleting information in the process of input. Peng He and Ling Zhang are recommended for capital markets transactions.
China Electronic System Engineering Second Construction Co., Ltd 中国电子系统工程第二建设有限公司
Company of China Chemical Engineering Group Limited (total 11 subsidiaries) 中国化学工程集团有限公司所属公司（共计11家子公司）
China Minsheng Banking Corporation, Suzhou Branch 中国民生银行股份有限公司苏州分行
Qingdao Hailong Xingda Commercial Management Co. 青岛海融兴达商业管理有限公司
Beijing Sougou Technology Development Co.,Ltd 北京搜狗科技发展有限公司
Feihu information technology (Tianjin) Co., Ltd 飞狐信息技术（天津）有限公司
Changyou.com Limited 畅游天下网络技术有限公司
Beijing Giant Jump Culture Media Co., Ltd. 北京巨匠文化发展有限公司
iSNOB Holdings Limited iSNOB控股有限公司
Capital real estate Co., Ltd 首创置业股份有限公司
Established in 1992, Zhonglun W&D Law Firm has a solid real estate and insurance practice. On the real estate side, the team handles investment and financing, development and operation, project transfer and construction matters for Chinese and foreign investors, government departments, real estate developers and construction enterprises. Its insurance team advises major insurance companies on a range of insurance products as well as investment mandates. Haijun Zhang and Zhengming Li are key names to note.
‘The team has a good service attitude, responds promptly in accordance with customers’ requirements, and provides them with high quality professional legal services.‘
‘Haijun Zhang stands out mainly because of his combined professional background in architecture, law, and finance and his excellent service attitude. In terms of professionalism, he also has a background in construction and real estate which makes it easier for him to understand the needs of clients and provide strategic professional services when dealing with this type of business.‘
China Academy of Building Research
Beijing Urban Sub-center Investment and Construction Group Co., Ltd. (北京城市副中心投资建设集团有限公司)
Beijing Sunshine Haitian Parking Management Co., Ltd.
China Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen Xunlei Networking Technologies Co., Ltd.
Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Ministry of Natural Resources
Beijing Municipal Commission of Planning and Natural Resources
China Life Insurance (Group) Company
People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China
PICC Property and Casualty Company Limited
PICC Life Insurance Company Limited
China Life Insurance Company Limited
China Life Pension Company Limited
BOC Insurance Co., Ltd.
Taiping General Insurance Co., Ltd.
PICC Health Insurance Company Limited
Trust Mutual Life Insurance Company
BOC Samsung Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
China Huanong Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd.
Qomolangma Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd.
China Life Asset Management Company Limited
China Life Private Equity Investment Company Limited
PICC Investment Holding Co., Ltd.
New China Assets Management Co., Ltd.
China Re Asset Management Company LTD.
Beijing Borui Heming Insurance Agency Co., Ltd.
Beijing Zhonghe Jiaxin Insurance Appraisal Co., Ltd.
Hebei Anxin Brokerage Co., Ltd.
- Advising Beijing Sunshine Haitian Parking Management on a series of acquisition projects in more than 40 cities across the country.
- Assisted China Life Insurance with the construction of its R&D centre.
- Acted for Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. on the development and construction of the Baidu-Yangquan Cloud Computing Centre.