Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Beijing in China

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.

East & Concord Partners

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.

Practice head(s):

Dorothy Xing 

Testimonials

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.

Key clients

China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd. SPD Silicon Valley Bank Co., Ltd.

The Coca-Cola Company

IBM

Honeywell

GE

DXC Lenovo Group

Tishman Speyer

Garrett Motion Inc.

China CITIC Bank

State Development and Investment Corporation China CITIC Bank

CITIC Trust

Huaxia Bank

SDIC Taikang Trust

China Pacific Insurance Group Co., Ltd.

Postal Savings Bank of China

China Zheshang Bank (CZBank)

AI Bank

TianAn Life

CITIC Wealth

Taikang Insurance Group

Kazakhstan Altyn Bank

PICC

SPD Silicon Valley Bank

China Construction Bank

Agricultural Bank of China

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Other key lawyers:

Xiaojing Cao; Aimei Zhao; Qunli Zhang

Testimonials

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.’

Key clients

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.

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Testimonials

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.

Key clients

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

CITIC Trust

Tencent NoRoche Diagnostics (Shanghai) Ltd.

Unilever

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Testimonials

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.

Key clients

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

Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

Ning Zhu ; Qiang Ye; Gang Hu

Key clients

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.

Pingan Trust

Work highlights

  • 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 LouHao 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.

Other key lawyers:

Aidong Lou; Hao Li; Yan Lian

Testimonials

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.

Key clients

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.

Work highlights

  • 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.

Practice head(s):

Steve Kou

Other key lawyers:

Wen Qin; Barbara Li; Yi Liu; Vivienne Jin

Key clients

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.

Merck GmbH

Tonnes

Honda

LONGi

Danieli

Wolters Kluwer

Work highlights

  • 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

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.

Practice head(s):

Junli Xu; Chunxiu Lu

Key clients

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

Zhonglun W&D Law Firm

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.

Other key lawyers:

Zhengming Li; Haijun Zhang

Testimonials

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.

Key clients

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.

Peking University

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.

Work highlights

  • 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.