Firms To Watch: Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing

Global Law Office established its Chengdu office in August 2020 and focuses on advising regional clients across various sectors on banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, PE/VC, compliance and dispute resolution. The team also focuses on the energy sector and family wealth management matters.

Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing in China

Located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Circle is the most densely populated area with the highest concentration of industries and the most cities in west China. Chengdu is the capital city of the Sichuan province – it is located alongside the ‘Belt and Road’ and is the largest centre of economic activity in southwest China; it facilitates a large volume of financial transactions in Western China; and is one of the country’s largest technological hubs. The city has four industrial zones and nearly 30 Fortune 500 companies present, and it is regarded as the country’s western centre of logistics, commerce, finance, and science as well as a hub for transportation and communication. Neighbouring city Chongqing is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the central government of the PRC; this results in increased support from the central government and other benefits including tariff-free zones and increased autonomy in policymaking. The city’s GDP reached nearly RMB2.78tn in 2021, an increase of 8.3% from the previous year, and the city’s IT industry continues to attract major electronics and telecoms companies.As a major economic hub, law firms in the city advise on a broad range of financing, cross-border M&A, restructuring and insolvency, and investment, as well as dispute resolution which is a growing area for most firms that are active in the city following the establishment of the Supreme People’s Court’s 5th Circuit Court in Chongqing in 2016. The two cities field a balanced mix of Beijing- and Shanghai-headquartered law firms as well as local firms; the majority of those local firms have extensive geographic coverage across many provinces in western China including Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi.

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons‘ Chengdu and Chongqing team is regularly instructed on major listings, delistings and related risk mitigation, and compliance matters for clients in the financial services and real estate sectors. The team regularly works with its Beijing-based colleagues, and is also increasingly handling bankruptcy restructuring and liquidation, commercial disputes and customs and foreign exchange for clients in Southwestern China, as well as assisting domestic and foreign clients with their business activities in the region. Within the team led by the highly regarded transactional partner Rong Liu, Hu Liu, Yong Lu and Feng Liu focus on securities issuance and listings and corporate restructuring and Huan Guo specialises in corporate compliance, import-export regulation, export control, anti-monopoly and anti-commercial bribery compliance matters. Below partner level Ruilong Liang and Qi Tang are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Rong Liu

Other key lawyers:

Yi Yu; Mo Zhang;  Qi Tang;  Huan Guo; Yong Lu; Feng Liu; Ruilong Liang

Key clients

Sinocat Environmental Technology Co., Ltd

Swire Properties Limited

Bank of Chengdu Co., Ltd

Sichuan Qiaoyuan Gas Co.,Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Swire Properties Limited concerning the Xi’an Tai Koo Li investment project, including the design and justification of transaction structure, amendment of transaction files and negotiation, assistance in setting up a Sino-foreign joint venture, and participation in the land bidding process.
  • Advised Bank of Chengdu on the public offering of convertible bonds.
  • Represented Sinocat Environmental Technology in a series of share repurchase disputes.

SGLA Law Firm

Chongqing-based SGLA Law Firm (previously known as Chongqing Solton & Partners) advises on commercial, corporate and M&A, IP, restructuring and insolvency, employment and commercial disputes for a mix of local SOEs, government departments, and private companies. The team is jointly led by Xiaoli Zou who handles international trade, financing, and restructuring mandates, Lifeng Han who excels in M&A, insolvency, and construction disputes, and Liang Li who is regularly instructed in private equity, investment funds and M&A transactions. The team is also particularly active in handling major PPP projects where Siyan Jin and Zhimin Wang are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Lifeng Han; Xiaoli Zou; Liang Li

Other key lawyers:

Siyan Jin; Zhimin Wang

Key clients

Chongqing Ant Consumer Finance Co.,Ltd. 阿里巴巴区域总部重庆蚂蚁消费金融有限公司

Ant Group 蚂蚁科技集团

Li Ning Co 李宁(中国)体育用品有限公司(李宁集团)

Alipay (Hangzhou) Information Technology Co., Ltd. 支付宝(杭州)信息技术有限公司


Tahota Law Firm

Tahota Law Firm is a Chengdu-headquartered full service firm with offices in Chongqing and a number of key cities in western China. The Chengdu office houses nearly 120 partners, and has expertise spanning financing, capital markets, cross-border investment, restructuring, real estate and construction, intellectual property, private wealth and commercial disputes. Shoutai Cheng lead the team which also includes disputes specialist Zhengping Xu; Jun Liu who excels in real estate and infrastructure projects; Chongqing-based Pengfei Yang who focuses on capital markets transactions and IP matters; and Zhiqiang Liu who advises on bankruptcy and insolvency and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Shoutai Cheng

Other key lawyers:

Zhengping Xu; Pengfei Yang; Jun Liu; Zhiqiang Liu

Key clients

Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co. 宜宾农村商业银行股份有限公司

Chengdu Lihang Technology Co. 成都立航科技股份有限公司

MIGU Music Co. 咪咕音乐有限公司

Sichuan Development 华鲁控股集团

Chengdu Shenhua delegation 成都申幻代表团

Sichuan Development 四川发展

Chengdu General Airport Operation Management Co., Ltd. 成都通用机场运营管理有限责任公司

Sichuan Dongcai Technology Group Co., Ltd. 四川东材科技集团股份有限公司

Sun Hung Kai’s company – Xiangbao Investment (Chengdu) Co. 新鸿基旗下公司——祥宝投资(成都)有限公司

Work highlights

  • Advised Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co. on a merger of banks in Sichuan.
  • Advised Chengdu Lihang Technology Co. on its IPO on the A-share main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.|
  • Representing Migu Music Co., Ltd. in handling the case with Taobao (China) Software Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Alibaba Music Technology Co., Ltd. Xiami Music APP Hotlink Migu Music Quku in an unfair competition dispute.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s client roster includes a large number of regional clients drawn from the financial services, real estate, TMT and education sectors. With a solid presence in both Chengdu and Chongqing, the team is a popular choice for major capital markets and M&A transactions as well as for major projects in the energy sector. Corporate and capital markets specialists Li Xiong and Bin Fan lead the team from their Chongqing and Chengdu offices, respectively. Yunfan He counts domestic and foreign-listed companies as his main clients which he advises on M&A and restructuring matters, Jie Ma excels in commercial disputes, Hongchuan Luo handles anti-corruption and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Bin Fan; Li Xiong

Other key lawyers:

Jie Xiong; Yunfan He ; Xinyi Wang; Hongchuan Luo; Jie Ma; Xinyi Wang


The firm have won recognition and praise from the industry for its professional level and high-quality services, and working with the firm is more like completing a work together, rather than just obtaining legal services‘.

The compliance team can comprehensively build a corporate compliance management system, continue to dig deep into service types in the professional direction involving the company’s business field, and has rich practical experience in building a comprehensive compliance system‘.

Yufan He has solved many problems for us with his rich project experience and mature business thinking‘.

Xinyi Wang always puts clients’ interests first‘.

Hongchuan Luo can lead the team and consultants to provide clients with comprehensive, full-process, one-stop compliance legal services, whether it is comprehensive compliance system construction, trade control and economic sanctions compliance, cyber security and data protection compliance, whether it is anti-monopoly compliance, investment and M&A compliance services, “Belt and Road” special compliance or compliance supervision response, internal compliance investigation, compliance review, compliance consulting, compliance training and other fields, it can provide customers with high-quality services‘.

Key clients

Anning Jindi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Beyond Capital Fund

Chengdu Baojing Real Estate Company

Chengdu Boyuan Tengyi Investment Partnership (L.P.)

Chengdu Defenghao Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gongxian Education Technology Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Lixin Ruisi Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Shuangliu Hongxu Investment Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Western Union Steel Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Yongan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China Gezhouba Group Company Limited

China Xinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch

Chongqing Brewery Co., Ltd.

Chongqing E-Pet Technology Co.,Ltd.


Chongqing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Jiangbeizui Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Liangjiang Equity Investment Fund Management Co. Ltd.

Chongqing Machinery & Electric Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Water Group Co. Ltd.

Chongqing Wuzhou Century Culture Media Co.,Ltd.

Chongqing Yufu Capital Equity Investment Fund Management Co. LTD

Chongqing Yufu Capital Equity Investment Fund Management Co. LTD

Chongqing Yuhai Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd.


Gcl Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Grass Green Group

Guangzhou Aifo Guangtong Technology Co., Ltd.

Jianwei Digital Technology (Chongqing) Co., Ltd.

Langsheng Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Lhasa Jiayi Henghe Investment Center (L.P.)

Lhasa Yongze Jiaheng Investment Center (L.P.)

Lixian Wentai Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.

Mianyang Sci. & Tech. Mega-Center Development Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

New Hope Group Co., Ltd.

Nuclear Power Institute of China

Shanghai Precise Packaging Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Holding Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Financial Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Heyin Property Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jianyang Longquanhu Taohuaxi Resort

Sichuan Jietong Transportation Technology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jiutong Zhilu Technology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Qingfeng Modern Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Ruize Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Simei Media Co. Ltd.

Suzhou Softbank Yuesheng Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Tianqi Lithium Corporation

Tibet Defenghao Venture Capital Partnership (L.P.)

Toyota Tsusho (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch

Xi’an Tian He Defense Technology Co., Ltd.

Xiamen Deyi Changqing Venture Capital Partnership (Limited partnership)

Work highlights

  • Advised Tianqi Lithium Corporation on its US$1.4bn joint venture transaction with ASX-listed IGO Limited.
  • Acted for Chongqing YuFu Capital Equity Investment Fund Management Co., LTD and its affiliated parties on their investment in Chongqing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advised New Hope Service Holdings Limited on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Chongqing Baijus Law Firm

With offices in Chongqing, Chengdu, Guiyang, Hechuan, Rongchang and Dazu, Chongqing Baijus Law Firm is well placed to handle major projects under the Belt and Road initiatives, as well as financings, capital markets and general corporate and commercial matters. Data compliance is an area that the team continues to build; Xiaolei Li and Yuzhou Tang are key names to note. The sizeable team is led by founding partner Yu Sun and is supported by Hongbo Liu, Zeyan Yang and Yonghua Zhang, all of whom handle M&A transactions and contentious matters. Linzhi Shan is a key name for corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Yu Sun

Other key lawyers:

Hongbo Liu; Yuzhou Tang; Yonghua ZhangXiaohui JiangLinzhi Shan; Yuqiao Du; Wei Zhou; Siqi Lai; Jinyu Zhao; Qing Zhang; Tao Mo; Zeyan Yang


The team is staffed with high professionalism and high quality, which can fully meet the needs of customers. It has also vigorously developed in new business areas such as data compliance and is able to keep up with new business capabilities in a timely manner according to business requirements.’

Linzhi Shan fully understands and matches resources to meet customer needs. Service capability and responsiveness are as efficient as ever. Shan is a trusted partner for clients.’

The team has become an important part of the company’s legal risk control and is a trustworthy team of the company.’

Tao Mo excels in major infrastructure projects.’

Key clients

Guizhou Bank Co., Ltd

Leshan Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Semiconductor (Chongqing) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Minxian Catering Culture Co., Ltd.

Guizhou Mining Development Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Industrial Group Co., Ltd. (A)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bank of Guizhou with its bonds issuance of over RMB10bn involving a total of 141 programmes.
  • Advised Peijie hotpot of Chongqing Minxian Catering Culture Co., Ltd. on its RMB100m Series-A financing.
  • Represented Chongqing Construction (Group) in a recovery of the payment for the construction work against Nanbu County Real Estate Development.

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices has a solid corporate offering, regularly advising on bankruptcy and restructuring, tax, capital markets, employment, real estate and infrastructure projects as well as handling a broad range of contentious matters. Bin He is a key name to note for real estate and construction and financing transactions; Hao Chen specialises in private equity and venture capital investment, bankruptcy liquidation and reorganisation; financial department head Xiaoping Chen handles bond issuance, M&A mandates and commercial litigation; and Chaoxing Ma is noted for civil and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

ChaoXing Ma; Hao Chen; Xiaoping Chen; Zhenhang He ; Jian Li; Fang Yan; Ke Li; Yuan Chen; Xiaoming Sun

Other key lawyers:

Peng Song

Key clients

Hengfeng Bank Co., Ltd.(Chongqing )


Zheshang Xinye Group Co., Ltd

Chongqing Precision Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Chongqing ATEC Test Equipment Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Great Wall hospital Co., Ltd.

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd.(Chongqing)

Chongqing Water Affairs Group Co., Ltd.

San Feng Environment Group Co., Ltd

Bank of Dalian (Chongqing)

Chang An Auto Financing Co., Ltd.

State Grid Chongqing Electric Power Company

China Silian Instrument Measuring Appliance Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Nanfa Urban Construction Development Co., Ltd

Chongqing gaoxin development and investment group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Luneng development (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing GaoKe Group Co., Ltd.


Huaxi Packaging Group Co.,Ltd.

Chongqing Construction Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

CIC Chongqing aluminum international trading Co., Ltd.

San Xia Guarantee Group Co., Ltd.

Huarun Yukang Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing High-speed Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Hua Shuo Construction Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Three Gorges Bank Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Chenxi Health Management Co., Ltd.

KeLin Environmental Protection Equipment Inc.

Chongqing Landscape Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Bank Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Hairun Energy-saving Technology Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Xinjing Special Glass Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Oukang medical Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jingdu Longtai Technology Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Humi Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Landscape Architecture Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Shengjin High-technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhou Energy Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Sanlei Glass Fabric Co., Ltd.

China Long River Three Gorges Group Co., Ltd.

Laike Holdings Ltd.

Zhubajie Pty Co.

Chongqing Railway Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Communication construction (Group) Co., Ltd.

CATIC International Engineeing Corporation

Chongqing Science City Investment Holdings Ltd.

Westone Information Industry INC.

Work highlights

  • Advised Southwest Securities-Yinhai Leasing on the issuance of Phase 1 asset-backed special plan.
  • Advised on the Chongqing Jiulongpo District Old Community PPP Reconstruction Project.
  • Advised Chongqing Liangjiang Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd. on its RMB600m investment in Avatr Technology, a new energy vehicle company.


Dentons has been active handling a mix of investment funds, bankruptcy restructuring, capital markets, real estate and construction transactions and complex commercial disputes. Among its recent highlights, Ying Zhang assisted Chengdu Major Industrialisation Project Phase I Equity Investment Fund with the establishment of a RMB40bn fund, and Ying Lan represented Deyang Rongsen Real Estate in handling debts and claims related to an unfinished construction project. The well-regarded Shoumin Liu handles commercial disputes and Manman Yang specialises in M&A transactions. Chongqing-based Zhaohui Wen and Jun Ma are also key names to note for contentious matters and transactions, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Zhi Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Shoumin Liu; Ying Zhang; Manman Yang; Xueling Ning; Ying Lan; Peisong Yang; Zhaohui Wen; Jun Ma


The scope of legal service offered by Dentons Chengdu office is relatively complete, with rich varieties, many choices and wide coverage, providing comprehensive legal services for the needs of customers.’

Ying Lan provides a unique and very effective action plan with rapid response and high efficiency. The advice provided effectively solves our needs.’

Ying Lan is deeply involved in the bankruptcy business. She is experienced and is a lawyer I very much trust.’

Key clients

Deyang Rongsen Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Maibang Food Industry Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Country Garden Bisheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Lixuan New Era Logistics Co., Ltd.

Wipro Limited

Chengdu High-Tech Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Jingkai Guotou Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianfu New District Technology Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Chengdu Major Industrialisation Project Phase I Equity Investment Fund and Chengdu Loong Chance Capital Equity Investment Co on the setting up of an SPV and participation in the pre-IPO financing project of CALB Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Chengdu High-Tech Investment Group on the issuance of an overseas bond.
  • Advised on the bankruptcy and liquidation procedures of Sichuan Maibang Food Industry Co., Ltd, with a debt amount of RMB1.4bn.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm has a robust capital markets practice in which it is regularly instructed on IPO and pre-IPO financing mandates. It also handles a broad mix of real estate and construction projects, financing, and litigation matters, as well as advising on government affairs and state-owned asset management. With offices in both Chengdu and Chongqing and a team of over 40 partners, it counts a number of regional SOEs and major regional companies among its main clients. In Chengdu, Shiliang Li and Bo Shi handle commercial, corporate and construction projects, and Xiaojin Liu is noted for bankruptcy and liquidation, capital markets and compliance matters. Chongqing office managing partner Dong Li and Shangze Li are the names to note for capital markets and disputes. Among its recent caseload, it advised Chengdu Industry Investment Group on its issuance of RMB1bn medium-term notes and represented a gas company in a co-ownership dispute against two chemical enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Xiaojin Liu; Shangze Li

Other key lawyers:

Bo Shi; Dong Li; Xiaoli He; Shiliang Li

Key clients

Chengdu Construction Engineering Group Co., LTD

Poly (Sichuan) Investment Development Co., LTD

Chengdu High-tech Investment Group Co. LTD

Chengdu Xingcheng Investment Group Co., Ltd. (CXIG), also known as Chengdu Better City

Chengdu Tianfu New Area Investment Group Co. LTD

Sichuan Yingjie Electric Co., LTD

Chengdu Branch of China Citic Bank Co. LTD

Chengdu Urban Construction Investment Management Group Co. LTD

Bank of Sichuan Co., LTD

Yibin Development Holding Group Co. LTD

Chongqing Expressway Group Co. LTD

China Construction Tunnel Construction Co. LTD

SPIC Xianrong Futures Co., LTD

CCTEG Chongqing Engineering (Group) Co., LTD

Chongqing Zisun Technology Co., LTD

Zonsen Group

Chongqing Branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Chongqing Branch of China Construction Bank

Chongqing Branch of China Minsheng Bank

Chongqing Branch of Postal Savings Bank of China

Chongqing Branch of Hengfeng Bank

Chongqing Development Investment Co. LTD

IAT Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Ultra Silicon Semiconductor Co., LTD

ZHH & Robin LLP

ZHH & Robin LLP boosted its infrastructure, banking and finance and restructuring practice with several partner-level hires from a number of local firms. The Chengdu-based team is also particularly experienced in handling the construction of multibillion-RMB infrastructure projects, while the team in Chongqing focuses on securitisation and capital markets, banking and finance, compliance matters and commercial disputes. With offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guiyang, Hong Kong and New York, and regular cooperation with law firms in Europe, US and countries along the ‘Belt and Road initiative’, it is regularly instructed by Fortune 500 companies and local and SOEs. In Chongqing, Yong Zhang handles compliance, bankruptcy and reorganisation matters, while Qing Yang focuses on private equity and venture capital investment. Chengdu-based Fei Wang is noted for his expertise in financing transactions and the real estate sector, as is the well-regarded founding partner Xiaobin Yuan.

Practice head(s):

Xiaobin Yuan

Other key lawyers:

Yong Liang; Fei Wang; Qing Yang; Yong Zhang; Peng Zheng

Key clients

China Merchants Group Limited

China Jinmao Holdings Group Limited Chengdu Branch

Sichuan Railway Investment Urban and Rural Group

Sichuan Railway Industry Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Branch Company of China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Bosai Mineral Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Port and Shipping Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yufu Holding Group CO.,LTD

Sichuan Shudao Urban and Rural Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised China Merchants Group Limited on investing RMB2bn yuan to increase capital to acquire Chongqing Testing and Certification (Group) Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Bosai MineralsGroup Co., Ltd. on investing RMB17.5bn in the “Pyroelectric-Aluminum” circular economy project in Kuantan Port Industrial Park, Malaysia.
  • Advised China Jinmao Holdings Group Limited Chengdu Branch on a land development and investment and operation project in a TOD area in the main urban area of Chengdu for RMB8.7bn.

AllBright Law Offices

AllBright Law Offices‘ Chengdu and Chongqing offices were established in 2011 and it handles the full gamut of contentious and non-contentious work. Chengdu-based Zhi Yun is regularly instructed in construction disputes and Chongqing-based Zhanghu Li excels in contentious IP. Yun advised Zhongjiao Road Bridge Construction on the financing, construction of Sichuan Tuanfu New District to Qionglai Expressway BOT project, and Li is representing Yibin WuLiangYe Fantasy Forest Ecological Wine and Chongqing Huitu Trading in a trade mark infringement dispute regarding its ‘Waizui’ brand of liquor against Guizhou Xijiu.

Other key lawyers:

Zhi Yun; Zhanghu Li; Jing Lu; Xiaoqing Zhang; Jianhua Wen; Sancai Qu

Key clients

Zhongjiao Road Bridge Construction Co., Ltd.

Yibin Wuliangye Ecological Brewing Co., Ltd., Chongqing Huitu Trading Co., Ltd

Chongqing New Century Department Store Chain Operation Co., Ltd. Century Xindu

Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal‘s Chengdu office handles M&A, capital markets, compliance, bankruptcy and reorganisation, IP and commercial disputes, acting for a large number of major SOEs, listed companies, private companies, financial institutions and government agencies. Recent work includes loan contract and construction disputes, acquisitions in the real estate space, bankruptcy reorganisation, and multibillion-RMB debt restructuring mandates. Practice head Hongmin Zhou recently advised Sichuan New Energy Power on the issuance of shares to purchase assets, the raising of funds and major asset restructuring. Lu Li who handles data compliance and IP matters, and Bo Gu are also noted. The team welcomed Huanyu Wang from Zhong Lun Law Firm and Ruxueyu Luo from Grandall Law Firm; the duo focus on capital markets and cross-border investment, respectively. Mingyu Fang is another name to note for M&A, restructuring, private equity and venture capital transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hongmin Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Ling Li; Taoqi Xiao; Haowen Chen; Mingyu Fang; Lu Li; Huanyu Wang; Ruxueyu Luo

Key clients

Sichuan Zigong Conveying Machine Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan New Energy Power Co., Ltd.

China Construction Sixth Engineering Division Corp., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for ZGCMC on the listing on the main board of Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

K&H Law Firm

K&H Law Firm handles a broad range of commercial disputes including those in the financial, construction, and intellectual property areas. Guoyue Hou leads the team from its Chongqing office and the group is regularly instructed on corporate and commercial, restructuring and insolvency, IP, and compliance matters. Hongtao He and Xiaofei Hu are noted for commercial disputes and corporate listing investment and financing transactions, respectively. The firm also has offices in Chengdu, Kunming, Guiyang, and Haikou.

Practice head(s):

Guoyue Hou

Other key lawyers:

Hongtao He; Xiaofei Hu; Peng Xie

Key clients

China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation

Wuxi County Xinde Asset Operation Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Branch of Youshi Technology Development Co., Ltd.

PetroChina Company Limited

Zhongshe Engineering Consulting (Chongqing) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Expressway Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Chongqing Branch of Youshi Technology Development in a project progress payment and late payment fees dispute against Chongqing Zhongsheng Industrial Co.
  • Acted for China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation in a case of mining rights infringement, achieving a successful result and directly reducing the loss of more than RMB200m and indirectly reducing the loss of more than RMB2bn.
  • Represented Chongqing Expressway Group Co., Ltd. in an arbitration case against China Railway Construction Bridge Engineering Bureau Group Co., Ltd. pertaining to a construction contract dispute.

Sichuan Mingju Law Firm

Sichuan Mingju Law Firm‘s large team, which is led by the well-regarded Zongqi Wang, handles the full gamut of transactions and commercial disputes. The team particularly excels in the real estate and financial services sector, and its client roster includes SOEs, government agencies, and regional and national private companies. Founding partner Kaikuo Liang is recommended for bankruptcy reorganisation and contentious matters; Hongbin Li has a notable track record in the real estate and energy sectors; Qiao Luo and Yong Yang handle M&A and financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Zongqi Wang

Other key lawyers:

Hongbin Li; Yong Yang; Feng Zhang; Yalin He; Sheng Nie

Key clients

Chengdu Hi-Tech Investment Development Co., Ltd.

Chengdu High-Tech Minshan Action Technology Service Co., Ltd.

China Construction Bank Sichuan Branch

ShuJin Energy Management Company Limited

Sichuan Jingtuo Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Chuanlv Jinjiang Tourism Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Branch of Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Bank Chengdu Branch

Chengdu Advanced Manufacturing Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jianxin Xingchuan Investment Center (Limited Partnership)

Shanghai CanXing Culture & Media Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Tengmu Technology Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcast-TV, and Tourism

Nuclear Power Institute of China

Work highlights

  • Advised Chengdu Hi-Tech Investment Development Co., Ltd. and Chengdu High-Tech Minshan Action Technology Service Co., Ltd. on due diligence and other special legal services for seven teams of scientists and their reserve projects to establish the Minshan Action Plan of funding RMB30bn to introduce top scientist teams from around the world.
  • Acted for China Construction Bank Sichuan Branch in litigation, financial contract reviews, negotiations, internal bank compliance reviews.
  • Advised ShuJin Energy Management Co., Ltd. on investing in the development and construction of a terraced power station located in the Lufira River Basin in Lualaba Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

W&H Law Firm

W&H Law Firm was established in 2014, and handles financing, M&A and capital markets matters, compliance, bankruptcy and liquidation, and commercial litigation. The team has recently been kept busy handling capital markets work with work in this area including advising Dongfang Electric Group on the issuance of RMB10bn medium-term notes and short-term financing bonds and assisting Union Asset with the issuance of the Union-Zhengzhou Dahe road infrastructure debt investment plan. Guopeng Li excels in M&A, state-owned asset management and restructuring mandates, Qiang Zhang handles capital markets, M&A transactions, and contentious matters. Li and Zhang jointly lead the practice from its Chengdu office, with the firm also having a presence in Chongqing. Dong Wei focuses on financing, capital markets, non-performing asset disposals, compliance and bankruptcy matters.

Practice head(s):

Guopeng Li; Qiang Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Hao Wang; Dong Wei; Rui Liao

Key clients

Shudao Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tieneng Power Development Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Airlines Group

Sichuan Liquor Group

The Real Estate Group Co., Ltd. Of Cregc

Sichuan AAA public Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Branch of Postal Savings Bank of China

CHN Energy Group Sichuan Maotan Hydropower Development Co., Ltd. 国家能源集团四川毛滩水电开发公司

Work highlights

  • Advised Sichuan Gloport Investment Development Group Co., Ltd. on the establishment of a fund company.
  • Advised Chengdu High-Tech Minshan Action Technology Service Co., Ltd. on a significant investment project in response to the national requirements for strengthening science and technology innovation deployment.
  • Advised Dongfang Electric Corporation on the registration and issuance of medium-term notes and ultra-short-term financing bills.