Firms To Watch: Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou

Established in 2019, JunHe LLP’s Hangzhou office handles financing, capital markets, corporate and commercial, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, disputes and family wealth matters.
Zhejiang Brighteous Law Firm has an impressive regional offering with offices in Ningbo, Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone and Shaoxing.

Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou in China

Hangzhou has a vibrant economy and in 2018 Forbes named it one of its top 10 innovative Chinese cities. It is well positioned to serve a multi-faceted economy, in areas such as the internet, capital markets, high-tech, innovation and entrepreneurship, and is known as the capital of e-commerce in China. The city has industrial parks and development zones, which has facilitated its growth. Hangzhou is home to e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding and China’s largest beverage producer Hangzhou Wahaha Group. Cybersecurity, data compliance and intellectual property are areas of niche focus for a large number of firms, as well as capital markets, foreign investments and real estate and construction. The Hangzhou Internet Court plays a key role in the legal market and handles e-commerce and internet-related high-profile disputes. Hangzhou legal market generally serves Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces and fields a large number of Beijing and Shanghai headquartered firms, as well as a number of well-regarded local and regional firms.

Key clients

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King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons' Hangzhou-based team regularly cooperates with its Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen teams as well as other regional offices on big-ticket transactions. The eight-partner team acts for listed companies through to high tech start-ups, and particularly excels in capital markets, cross-border M&A, and commercial disputes. The team is expanding into REITs, family wealth management, IP litigation and criminal litigation, and in 2020 the bankruptcy team handled a number of debt restructurings for listed companies. Managing partner Guojun Ye, Jin Liang and Conghua Jiang are recommended for capital markets, cross-border M&A, state-owned equity transfer, and FDI mandates. Jiang is also noted for handling disputes arising from multimillion-RMB investments; in addition to SOEs and private companies, his clients also include government departments and industry associations.  Senior associate Jiali Lou, counsel Yuandi Ye and of counsel Zhenjiang Li are also names to note for M&A, securities, restructuring and equity financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Guojun Ye

Testimonials

Professional, and always think ahead and solve problems for clients.

King & Wood Mallesons has excellent legal expertise in the three technical fields of cloud computing, big data, and artificial intelligence, and has extensive service experience in the technical field.

Key clients

Zhejiang Energy Group Co Ltd.

Zhejiang Communications Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Agricultural Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Wuchan Zhongda Group Co., Ltd.

CaiTong Securities Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang China Commodities City Group Co., Ltd.

Alibaba Group Zhongan Group (ZhongAn Real Estate)

Ningbo Bank Co., Ltd. Younger Group Co., Ltd.

YTO Express Co., Ltd.

Shengyue Network Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Zhefu Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Greenland Holdings Co., Ltd.

Venus Medtech (Hangzhou) Inc.

Zhejiang Crystal-optech Co.,ltd.

Zhejiang Supcon Technology Co., Ltd.

Ruhnn Holding Limited Tahoe Group Co., Ltd.

Yihai Kerry Arawana Holdings Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Zhejiang Supcon Technology Co., Ltd. on its listing on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advised the buyer group on the take-private transaction of Ruhnn Holding Limited.
  • Acted for Zhejiang Century Huatong Group Co., Ltd on selling its IDC assets to GLP Pte. Ltd.

T&C Law Firm

Headquartered in Hangzhou, T&C Law Firm is a regional powerhouse which fields over 300 practitioners that handle a mix of capital markets, real estate and construction, M&A, PE investment, international trade, IP, insurance and dispute resolution including international arbitration. It also has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Ningbo, and fields a team that includes patent and trademark attorneys as well as qualified accountants. The team noted an increasing number of instructions in cybersecurity, data protection and restructuring. Yutao Fu, Haiqiang Shen and Jingzhong Zhang focus on capital markets transactions; Lixin Wang counts SOEs and private companies in the aviation and manufacturing sectors as his key clients which he advises on M&A deals and commercial disputes. Guoliang Jiang, Jie Huang, and Shuai Zhao specialise in acting for asset management companies; Liaofeng Lu is recommended for insolvency and restructuring matters; Guoning Xu and Lingyong Fu are notable names for real estate and international arbitration matters, respectively.

Testimonials

In recent years, the law firm has responded to and guided by client’s service needs, actively adapted to the diversity, novelty, and complexity of service needs, and established a normalized customer knowledge management system, a risk management-oriented system and a full range of legal services. The coverage system can meet the client’s service needs and timeliness to the greatest extent.

Lixin Wang’s team is professional, accurate, efficient, proactive and diligent. The legal knowledge structure of the team members is complete, and they can respond to the various legal service needs of clients in the process of operation and management in a timely and effective manner‘.

T & C is a comprehensive regional law firm, which is capable of providing a full range of services for the client in this region.’

Lixin Wang is an experienced lawyer specialising in international commercial dispute resolution. We are impressed by his good command of law understanding and accumulated skills in dealing with disputes. In addition, Mr. Wang and his team would thoroughly analyse and discuss the cases from more aspects with multiple consequences and elaborate pleadings in detail more than we expected, so we could fully prepare for the case. We are satisfied with his ability and responsible practice.

Key clients

Hangzhou Industrial & Commercial Trust Co., Ltd. 杭州工商信托股份有限公司

JIC Trust Co., Ltd. 中建投信托有限责任公司

Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd. 阿里巴巴(中国)有限公司

Ant Financial Co., Ltd. 浙江蚂蚁小微金融服务集团股份有限公司

Hengyi Petrochemicals Co., Ltd. 浙江恒逸石化有限公司

Betta Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. 贝达药业股份有限公司

Dexin Holdings Company Limited 德信控股集团有限公司

Zhejiang International Business Group Co., Ltd. 浙江省国际贸易集团有限公司

Hangzhou Jinjiang Group Co. Ltd 杭州锦江集团有限公司

Shanghai Huandian Information Technology Co., Ltd. (www.bilibili.com) 上海幻电信息科技有限公司(哔哩哔哩)

GEOX (Asia) Co., Ltd. 健乐士亚太有限公司

Mobike (Beijing) Information Technology Co., Ltd. 摩拜(北京)信息技术有限公司

Zhejiang Province Zheshang Asset Management Co.,Ltd 浙江省浙商资产管理有限公司

Leo Group Co., Ltd. 利欧集团股份有限公司

Hangzhou Century Co., Ltd思创医惠科技股份有限公司

Zhejiang Shuanghuan Driveline Co.,Ltd. 浙江双环传动机械股份有限公司

NanfangZhongjin Environment Co., Ltd. 南方中金环境股份有限公司

Zhejiang Jiuzhou Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 浙江九洲药业股份有限公司

Shining 3D Tech Co., Ltd. 先临三维科技股份有限公司

Zuming Bean Products Co., Ltd. 祖名豆制品股份有限公司

Tu Yi Holding Company Limited 途屹控股有限公司

Hangzhou Binjiang Real Estate Group Co., Ltd. 杭州滨江房产集团股份有限公司

Binjiang Service Group Co. Ltd. 滨江服务集团有限公司

Dehua TB New Decoration Material Co., Ltd. 德华兔宝宝装饰新材股份有限公司

Hangzhou Financial Investment Group Co., Ltd. 杭州市金融投资集团有限公司

Zheshang Jinhui Trust Co., Ltd. 浙商金汇信托股份有限公司

CCB International (Shenzhen) Investment Co., Ltd 建银国际(深圳)投资有限公司

Zheshang Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd 浙商商业保理有限公司

China Construction Investment Trust Co., Ltd 中建投信托有限责任公司

Zheshang Holdings Group Co., Ltd. 浙商控股集团投资有限公司

Hangzhou Gaoxin Rubber & Plastic Materials Co., Ltd. 杭州高新橡塑材料股份有限公司

Zhejiang Provincial Airport Group Co., Ltd. 浙江省机场集团有限公司

Hangzhou International Airport Co., Ltd. 杭州萧山国际机场有限公司

Hangzhou Zhongman Industrial Co., Ltd. 杭州中蔓实业有限公司

China Credit Trust Co., Ltd. 中诚信托有限责任公司

Zhejiang Orient Financial Holdings group Co. Ltd. 浙江东方集团股份有限公司

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Zheshang Jinhui Trust Co., Ltd. in reclaiming direct losses of RMB150m and advised on declaring creditor’s rights in the subsequent reorganisation case.
  • Advised Hangzhou International Airport on the construction of the international airport.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm frequently advises local and national real estate sector clients on the full cycle of a real estate project; its recent mandates also feature restructuring, IPO and IP matters. The team is led by Fangrong Wu, who focuses on real estate acquisition and financing transactions as well as construction disputes, and includes Zhenyu Zhang, who handles investment funds, banking and finance, and M&A transactions; Liping Wang who has notable experience advising financial institutions and government offices on dispute resolution, private fund and banking and finance matters; and Li Hao, who focuses on the energy sector. Shengjie Zhang, Yueqi Chen and capital markets specialist Liangchen Li who joined from Tian Yuan Law Firm in 2021 are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Shengjie Zhang

Key clients

Quzhou Greentown Urban Investment Future Community Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Lishui Dajia Future Community Project Construction Co., Ltd. [Hangzhou Urban Construction Development Group Co., Ltd.]

Hangzhou Shuya Technology Co., Ltd.

Sunon Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jixiang Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.,

Hangzhou Jichu Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.,

Hangzhou Jixian Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd.,

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangxi Branch

Sichuan Languang Development Co., Ltd.

China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Kaize Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tengyue Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tianzheng Design Engineering Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Minghui Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jintou Property Management Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Greentown Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Kesheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Keyi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhonghai Qihui Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhonghai Haichuang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Baijing Investment Co., Ltd.

BBMG China Railway Noble (Hangzhou) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Quzhou Greentown Urban Investment Future Community Real Estate Co., Ltd. on the promotion, sales, and development & construction stages of the Quzhou Lixian Future Community project.
  • Acted for Hangzhou Shuya Technology on the development and operation of the EFC commercial complex project.

Allbright Law Offices

Allbright Law Offices is particularly experienced in capital markets transactions, regularly advising clients on multibillion-RMB pre-IPO financing and IPO transactions. Other expertise includes banking and finance, commercial, corporate and M&A, real estate and construction, and dispute resolution. Senior partner Xiaohong Zhang handles asset restructuring, domestic and overseas IPO, and private equity and venture capital investments.

Practice head(s):

Xiaohong Zhang

Testimonials

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Key clients

Caitong Securities

Kintor Pharmaceutical Limited

Liferiver Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Narada Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Hongtong Natural Gas Co., Ltd.

Sundy Corproration

Work highlights

  • Advised Caitong Securities Co., Ltd. on its RMB3.8bn public issuance of convertible corporate bonds and its listing project which was approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s Issuance Review Committee.
  • Assisted Liferiver Biotechnology, a leading PCR-based molecular diagnostics solution provider, with the listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board.

Dentons

Dentons‘ Hangzhou office was established in 2008, and numbers over 20 partners and over 50 non-partner lawyers. Managing partners Wanjun Xu and Yu Lin are recommended for corporate and M&A and commercial disputes respectively, and are supported by executive managing partner Weijie Lyu who focuses on corporate finance and capital markets transactions. Within the sizeable team, Lei Chen is a key name to note for real estate and the disposal of non-performing assets of banks and asset management companies; senior counsel Bokun Lou is noted for IP, environment and financial disputes while Jianwen He handles civil and commercial disputes; Liang Wu advises on restructuring, M&A, bankruptcy, liquidation and restructuring matters; Jingjing Xia has notable expertise in the fintech sector and counts the Zhejiang Branch of Export-Import Bank of China as a key client. SOE restructurings, international trade, shipping, labour and energy matters also feature in its recent caseload. Huaen Fang, Lin Zhang and Xiongjie Shen are also recommended.

Other key lawyers:

Lin Zhang; Jingjing Xia; Song Chen

Testimonials

Very experienced in the financial services sector.

Key clients

Zhejiang Zheyin Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

China Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Xintiandi Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Fengyue Investment Development Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhongyou Hong’an Industrial Development Co., Ltd.

Baoyi Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jiulong Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Jiuliang Education Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jianggan District Social Sports Guidance Center

Shanghai Miyu Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Ledao e-commerce Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Dongheng Petroleum Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Aocheng Commercial Service Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Association of Small Loan Companies

Zhejiang Xuanting Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Future Technology Investment Holdings Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Junting Real Estate Agency Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Bosi Haitai Technology Industry Development Group Co., Ltd.

Alipay (China) Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Baobao Technology Co., Ltd.

Export-Import Bank of China Zhejiang Branch

Health Bureau of Jianggan District, Hangzhou City

Guoke Hengtai (Hangzhou) Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Shisilang (Hangzhou) Catering Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Jinka High-Tech Engineering Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jutie Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Lin’an Tuankou Town Ludi Hot Spring Resort Hotel Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Fuzhe Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Xingwang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Jingge Tesco E-Commerce Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Zhaocaibao Financial Information Service Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Tiantao Youpin Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Xiaoya Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Tiantao Maiba Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Helian Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Ximu Financial Information Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Zhongda Jinshi Group Co., Ltd.

Huarong Rongde Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Xingchuang Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Mayi (Hangzhou) Fund Sales Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Yiwangyichuang Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Caogen Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Bank Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Fangyuan Plastic Machinery Co., Ltd.

Quzhou Yibei Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China MCC20 Group Corp., Ltd.

Yuyao Zhong’an Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Xiacheng Real Estate Development and Operation Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Feiyang International Tourism Group Co., Ltd.

Hefei Liniu Information Technology Co., Ltd.

China Tobacco Zhejiang Industrial Co., Ltd.

China Investment Consulting Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang E-Commerce Bank Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Duya Electromechanical Technology Co., Ltd.

Tonglu Mengda Jewelry Co., Ltd.

East & Concord Partners

East & Concord Partners is growing its presence in the Hangzhou market, where it focuses on domestic and cross-border corporate and M&A matters,  with the capability of also handling IP and commercial disputes. Peng Huang and Yanshan Li jointly lead the team, which welcomed Dan Hu who joined from Grandall Law Firm in June; Hu specialises in corporate and M&A, private equity and venture capital investments. Counsel Simeng Yan and Jinhua Yang are recommended for IP and criminal cases, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Peng Huang; Yanshan Li

Other key lawyers:

Dan Hu; Simeng YanJinhua Yang

Testimonials

East & Concord Partners has a flexible team that responds quickly and deeply understands the local market. It is a law firm that has emerged in Hangzhou in recent years.

Peng Huang is one of the few M&A lawyers in Hangzhou or even Zhejiang Province who has extensive international experience and can work fluently in English.

Key clients

Zhejiang Hengkang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. 浙江恒康药业股份有限公司

China Biotech Services Holdings Limited 中国生物科技服务控股有限公司

Grandshores Technology Group Limited 雄岸科技集团有限公司

Chinaleaf Capital Management, Co.,Ltd. 中叶资本管理有限公司

Shanghai Junzheng Logistics Co., Ltd. 上海君正物流有限公司

Zhejiang Energy Group Cp Ltd 浙江省能源集团有限公司

Shenzhen Jinyi Capital Investment Management Partnership (L.P.) 深圳金翼资本投资管理合伙企业(有限合伙)

Excellence Real Estate Group (Yuexi) Co., Ltd 卓越置业集团(粤西)有限公司

Shenzhen Petroglory Petroleum Group Co. Ltd. 深圳光汇石油集团股份有限公司

Hangzhou Nenggong Technology Company Ltd. 杭州能工科技有限公司

Zhejiang Borui Holdings Group Co., Ltd. 浙江博瑞控股集团有限公司

Zhejiang Shenghuadefeng Investment Co., Ltd. 浙江升华德沣投资有限公司

Hangzhou Chinaoly Technology Co., Ltd. 杭州中奥科技有限公司

SDIC JULI Investment Management Co., Ltd 国投聚力投资管理有限公司

Wuxi Huaguang Suss Semiconductor Equipment Co., Ltd. 无锡华光苏斯半导体设备有限责任公司

VeriFacts Automotive LLC

Dragon Bay Group Pty Ltd.

Chongqing Trueful Investment Co., Ltd. 重庆春风投资有限公司

Heymarket The Utopia Holdings Incorporation

Shanghai Xiangyou Industry Co., Ltd. 上海翔佑实业有限公司

Hangzhou Miguo Holding Group Co., Ltd. 杭州米果控股集团有限公司

Shipo (Shanghai) Trade Company Ltd. 狮珀(上海)贸易有限公司

Yebao Bicycles Inc. (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. 野宝车料工业(深圳)有限公司

Work highlights

  • Represented Zhejiang Hanggang Financial Leasing in a guarantee insurance contract dispute against Jinhua Central Sub-branch of China Pacific Property Insurance.
  • Advised SDIC Juli Investment Management and Zhejiang Energy Group on their joint investment in Sinochem.
  • Assisted Grandshores Technology Group with its purchase of an Ordos blockchain target company through VIE structure.

Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm‘s Hangzhou office handles a mix of capital markets, compliance, cross-border investment and trade, IP, disputes, bankruptcy reorganisation, family wealth management, and administrative law matters. Managing partner James Zou specialises in international investment and trade and is an arbitrator at the CIETAC. Zou jointly leads the team which numbers over 10 partners with Michael Ji, Jiajia XiaoKan Ma and Jun Qian who focus on financing, M&A and capital markets matters, patent attorney Weimin Gan, and Chao Chen who handles commercial litigation and arbitration.

Key clients

Sunny Optical Technology (Group) Co., Ltd. 舜宇光学科技(集团)有限公司

Hundsun Technologies Inc. 恒生电子股份有限公司

Apeloa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 普洛药业股份有限公司

Qingdao NovelBeam Technology Co., Ltd. 青岛海泰新光科技股份有限公司

Hangzhou Dfire Technology Co., Ltd. 杭州迪火科技有限公司

Ningbo Novel Optics Co., Ltd. 宁波永新光学股份有限公司

Zhejiang Energy Group Cp Ltd. 浙江省能源集团有限公司

Wanxiang A123 Systems Asia Co., Ltd. 万向集团 A123 系统公司

Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co.,Ltd. 浙江大华技术股份有限公司

Xinming Group Co., Ltd. 新明集团有限公司

Zhejiang cereals ,Oils &Foodstuffs Import and Export Co., Ltd 浙江省粮油食品进出口股份有限公司

Zhejiang Guochu Zheshang Real Estate Co., Ltd 浙江国储浙商置业有限公司

Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd. and its affiliate of various 阿里巴巴(中国)有限公司及其各子公司

International Flavors & Fragrances (China) Co., Ltd. 国际香料(中国)有限公司

Essence Information Technology Co.,Ltd 泽达易盛(天津)科技股份有限公司

Ningbo Sunny Electronic Co.,Ltd 宁波舜宇电子有限公司

Zhejiang Communication Investment Group CO., LTD 浙江省交通投资集团有限公司

Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee 杭州亚运会组委会

MGI Tech Co., Ltd 深圳华大智造科技有限公司

Zhejiang Chengtong Real Estate group Co., LTD 浙江诚通房地产集团有限公司

Work highlights

  • Advised Qingdao NovelBeam Technology Co., Ltd. on the listing of A shares on the Sci-Tech innovation board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Acted as the official legal services provider to Hangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee.
  • Advised Ningbo Sunny Electronic Co., Ltd on an appeal to a US federal district court’s decision of an antitrust complaint in the acquisition of Meade Instruments Corp.