Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing in China

Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province which is located in the southwest of China. Chengdu facilitates a large volume of financial transactions in Western China and is one of the country’s largest technological hubs. Neighbouring city Chongqing is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of central government of the PRC; this results in increased support from central government and other benefits including tariff-free zones and increased autonomy in policy making. Chongqing’s key industries include the food, automobiles, chemicals, textiles and machinery industries. As a key economic hub, law firms advise on a broad range of financing, M&A and investment work. Dispute resolution is another key practice area, particularly since the establishment of the Supreme People's Court's 5th Circuit Court in Chongqing.

Grandall Law Firm

Grandall Law Firm displays a high level of expertise across infrastructure project construction, investment and financing, real estate development and operation. Key types of infrastructure projects that the firm is involved in include rail transit, highways, integrated pipeline corridors, and environmental improvement. Managing partner Liu Xiaojin has a strong background in investing and finance, while managing partner Lu Xiaodong is experienced in banking and real estate. Chen Peng, Luo Hao and Song Lingling also act as managing partners. Bo Shi and executive partner Li Shiliang are also noted.

Key clients

Sichuan Teway Food Co., Ltd. (Stock Symbol: 603317)

Sichuan Injet Electric Co.,Ltd. (Stock Symbol: 300820)

Herrel Environmental Protection Industrial Co.,Ltd. (Stock Symbol:833896)

Chengdu Hi-tech Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Huanmei Ecological Co.,Ltd.

Dexin Digital Technology Corp.Ltd. (Stock Symbol:837611)

Chengdu Financial Holding Industry Guide Equity Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Bei Ying Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Financial Holding and Development Equity Investment

Work highlights

  • Advising Dexin Digital Technology Corp on its IPO and listing of A shares to raise 310,000,000 yuan.
  • Advising Sichuan Teway Food Co., Ltd. 2020 on its non-public offering of A shares Project.
  • Assisting Mianyang Branch of Bank of China Limited with dispute resolution and litigation.

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons has a sizeable Chengdu practice that offers clients comprehensive legal services in a wide range of areas such as real estate, corporate and M&A, capital markets and more. Practice head Liu Rong specializes in corporate issues, securities, and general commercial practice. Liu Hu also heads the practice and has a strong background in securities issuance and listings, corporate affairs, M&A, corporate restructuring and private equity.

Practice head(s):

Liu Rong; Liu Hu

Other key lawyers:

Huan Guo; Yong Lu; Qi Tang

Key clients

OCT Western Investment Co.,Ltd

BANK OF CHENGDU CO., LTD.

BANK OF XI’AN CO.,LTD.

TONGWEICO.,LTD

Dongfang Electric Corporation Limited

D&O Home Collection Co., Ltd

Sichuan Tianyi Comheart Telecom CO.,LTD.

New Hope Dairy CO.,LTD.

Sichuan Datong Gas Development CO.,LTD.

ALBA International Recycling GmbH

Chengdu Xinzhu Road & Bridge Machinery Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Kelun Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Haier Microfinance Co.,Ltd.

KOBELCO(China) Construction Machinery

Sumitomo Corporation

Futaba Industrial Co., Ltd

Janpan External Trade Organization Chengdu Representative Office(JETRO)

LUZHOULAOJIAO Group Co., Ltd

Leshan Electric Power Co.,Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Chengdu Xingcheng Group on its over RMB2 billion acquisition of Shenzhen ListCo China Zhonghua Geotechnical Engineering Co.,Ltd. (002542.SZ) in 2019 and its subsequent share-swap investment of RMB1.858 billion in 2020.
  • Advised Bank of Xi’an on its initial public offering of A shares and successfully listed on the main board of Shanghai stock exchange.
  • Advised Lutianhua Group and its subsidiaries on debt restructuring.

Tahota Law Firm

Tahota Law Firm has a broad range of expertise and advises clients on corporate and commercial, financing, domestic and cross-border investments and contentious matters. The firm regularly advises local governments, SOEs and private companies. Shoutai Cheng heads the team based in Chengdu. Hong Ni has a strong background in intellectual property and real estate. Zhengping Xu and Xiao Liu are also recommended; the former handles commercial litigation and real estate development, and the latter focuses on financing and private equity investment.

Practice head(s):

Shoutai Cheng

Other key lawyers:

Hong Ni; Zhengping Xu; Xiao Liu

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm displays in-depth skill and capabilities within the fields of corporate and capital markets. Clients are able to receive a full-service approach to other key areas such as banking and finance, real estate, foreign direct investment, cross-border transactions, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property. Managing partner Fan Bin is a key name to note who specialises in corporate finance, capital markets and M&A. Xiong Li is another key individual who focuses on similar areas as well as private equity and investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Fan Bin; Xiong Li

Key clients

New Hope Group Co., Ltd. and its main affiliates

Dongfang Electric Corporation and its main affiliates

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch and Chongqing Branch

CapitaMalls Asia (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. and five affiliates of CapitaLand Group

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Guoxin Securities Co., Ltd

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Wuxin Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Wide Horizon New Town Development Co., Ltd., Chengdu Wide Horizen Investment Co., Ltd., Chengdu Wide Horizon Real Estate Development Co. Ltd..

Sichuan Yanhua-Zhixin Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

Guiyang Xinglonghu Property Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Wide Horizon New Town Development Co., Ltd

Chengdu Yango Jieke Property Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Golden Arch Restaurant Foodstuff Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Longhu Enterprise Develo

Work highlights

  • Advised cooperative development of land in Nanjing Kylin High-tech Park between Wuxin Holding Group Co., Ltd. and Renheng Investment Nanjing Co., Ltd.
  • Represented the client to defend against China Railway High-tech Industrial Co., Ltd in a contract dispute in the Supreme People’s Court
  • Advised establishment of the 4A class scenic spot, Chengdu Luxelakes Water City, built by Chengdu Wide Horison New Town Development Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Solton & Partners

Chongqing Solton & Partners advises on financing, real estate, intellectual property transactions and commercial litigation. The practice has a particular focus on cross-border investment. Deyun Han is a key name to note.

DeHeng Law Offices

DeHeng Law Offices displays particular expertise in banking and finance, M&A, environment, real estate and PPP project transactions. Other key areas of strength include insolvency and commercial disputes. Yong Huang and Xiaoping Chen are recommended; the former has a strong background in trade mark disputes and the latter focuses on debt financing. Hao Chen and Shaoyu Chen are also noted.

Dentons

Dentons has a broad range of industry expertise that spans from finance and construction, to travel and leisure, industrials, and energy. Key areas of strength include M&A, security & capital market, restructuring of state-owned enterprises, property right transactions. Youkun Chen acts as director of the firm's Chongqing office. Zhang Ying is also noted and heads the private equity and investment funds team. Wen Zhaohui and Fumao Hu are other key individuals.

Practice head(s):

Youkun Chen

Other key lawyers:

Zhang Ying; Wen Zhaohui; Fumao Hu

Key clients

Chengdu Advanced Capital Management Co. Ltd

Sichuan development industry led Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Yibin Wuliangye Fund Management Co. Ltd

Chengdu Culture & Tourism Development Group L.L.C

Sichuan Hongwei Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Hong core equity investment fund management Limited

Sichuan Hongzhan Jianxin Equity Investment Fund Management Co. Ltd

ChengDu Loong Chance Capital Equity Investment Co., Ltd

Tianfu Mercantile Exchange

Work highlights

  • Assisted Chengdu Tianfu New Area Investment Group and others with the establishment of the Chengdu Ziguang Integrated Circuit Industry Fund.
  • Advised Sanwa Pty Ltd on applying for a refund of customs duty paid for importing of hollow structural sections.
  • Advising Zhejiang Kinlead Innovative Materials and its related producers and trading company in an antidumping investigation.

Exceedon & Partners

Exceedon & Partners has a sizeable practice which focuses on matters relating to corporate, finance and securities, real estate and construction, as well as criminal defence. The practice advises clients in various different industries from education and finance, to healthcare and energy. Founding partner Yu Sun has a strong background in corporate, M&A and criminal defence. Zeyan Yang also is a founding partner and focuses on similar areas as well as finance.

Practice head(s):

Yu Sun

Other key lawyers:

Zeyan Yang

Key clients

Chongqing Lilong Technology Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.

Southwest University of Political Science & Law

Yaopharma Co., Ltd.

An Urban Investment Group Company Limited

Chongqing Commercial Storage and Transportation Company

Chongqing Hechuan Industrial Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.]

Chongqing Jianqiao Industrial Development Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yuxing Construction Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Road & Bridge (Group) Co., Ltd.

Xi’an Branch of Bank of Chengdu Co., Ltd.

CISDI Group Co., Ltd.

Huaxiang Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Vocational and Technical Education City Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Chongqing Lilong Technology Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. on a range of legal issues.
  • Represented Chongqing Commercial Storage and Transportation Company in a series of property registration disputes with Chongqing Chaoba involving district court, intermediate court, higher court and even the Supreme Court.
  • Provided a series of non-litigation legal services for subsidiaries of CISDI Chongqing Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhonghao Law Firm

Zhonghao Law Firm has extensive experience handling cross-border matters and has a strong international presence with offices based in Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guiyang, Hong Kong, and New York. The firm opened a new location in Liangjing allowing the firm to further establish its presence in Chongqing. The practice regularly advises Chinese companies on overseas M&A transactions and investments, as well as with foreign companies investing in China. Yuan Xiaobin acts as chairman and is experienced in corporate and finance. Liang Yong, Chen Qing and Qing Yang are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Yuan Xiaobin

Other key lawyers:

Liang Yong; Chen Qing; Qing Yang

Key clients

Chongqing Maxim (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Liangjiang New Area Development and Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Vocational and Technical Education City Construction Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (Group) Co., Ltd.

China Icepower Energy Technology Co. Ltd.

Chongqing Jiulong Peninsula Development and Construction Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Baoao Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. (formerly known as: Chongqing Huacheng Hope Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.)

Chongqing Huaxing Enterprise Co. Ltd.

Guangzhou Huya Information Technology Co., Ltd

Jinmao Southwest Enterprise Management (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. Chengdu Branch

Sichuan Tietou Yandu Land Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Urban & Rural Investment and Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tourism Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Chuanrui Development Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Railway Investment Group Co.,Ltd,

Work highlights

  • Advised Chongqing Meixin (Group) Co., Ltd. in a ¥2.13bn compensation dispute with local government.
  • Advised Chongqing Benli Jiusheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. in a ¥2bn shares transferring.
  • Advised Chongqing Xingtuo Real Estate Co., Ltd.(Listed company) for a ¥5bn acquisition of a SOE.