Firms To Watch: TMT: PRC firms

Led by Chao Rong, the TMT practice at Boss & Young, Attorneys At Law specialises in intellectual property and unfair competition disputes, serving clients in the sports, data, internet, and art sectors.
The TMT practice at JunZeJun Law Offices, under the leadership of Jian Ye and Xicheng Chen, focuses on intellectual property matters, handling disputes for domestic and international clients.

Firms in the Spotlight TMT: PRC firms

Chang Tsi & Partners

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Since its establishment in 2002, Chang Tsi & Partners has become one of the leading law firms in China. The firm has constantly been referred to as a “National Outstanding Law Firm”, “The Best IP Law Firm in China”, “China IP Law Firm” and “Tier 1 IP Law Firm of the Year” by the Ministry …

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Kangxin Partners, p.c.

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Since its establishment in 1994, Kangxin has grown into a leader amongst IP law firms in China, with offices in Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Xi’an, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Dongguan. Our client base includes domestic Chinese enterprises and international companies from around the world. We represent many different businesses, including start-ups, well-known domestic entities, and Fortune …

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TMT: PRC firms in China

Fangda Partners

Fangda Partners stands out for its comprehensive suite of services catered to tech firms and financial institutions, spanning equity and debt financing, M&A, data protection, network security compliance, anti-monopoly measures, and intellectual property protection. The firm’s expertise embraces a vast scope of the TMT landscape, delving into areas like e-commerce, new media, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and semiconductors. Leading the team are Doris Tang, renowned for her vast experience in TMT-focused private equity, M&A and overseas listings, and Amanda Zhou, who boasts a client portfolio encompassing fledgling TMT startups and industry-leading unicorns. Jeffery Ding and Patrick Li excel in mergers, capital markets, and private equity, while Peng Tan is distinguished for his extensive experience in outbound investments by PRC companies globally.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Zhou; Doris Tang


Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Ding; Peng Tan; Tianyi Chen; Patrick Li; Sufina Cai


Testimonials

‘Rich experience in legal services in the field of semiconductor investment.’

Key clients

CICC (Keyuan Dongxin and Shangqi Xinxing)


Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited


PCCW Limited


China Mobile Capital Holding Co., Ltd.


Nio Capital


Suzhou Industrial Park Investment Fund L.P.


Hi-trend Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd


MotorComm


National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund Co., Ltd.


Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse


PCCW Enterprise Resources Limited


China Mobile Investment Holding Co., Ltd.


Work highlights


  • Represented two funds managed by CICC (Keyuan Dongxin and Shangqi Xinxing) in the setting up of their SPV (“CICC funds’ SPV”) and the equity investment in Huada SEMICONDUCTOR Co., Ltd. (“HDSC”), the financing of which jointly participated by 35 investors including CICC funds’ SPV with an aggregated financing amount exceeded RMB 16.1 billion.
  • Represented Nio Capital in its Series Pre-A investment in Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., Ltd. The total investment amount for Series Pre-A round is RMB 2,430,000,000, among which Nio Capital invested RMB 250,000,000.
  • Representing China Mobile Capital Holding Co., Ltd. (“CM Capital”) in its investment in and acquisition of the controlling stake of Venustech Information Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Han Kun Law Offices

Han Kun Law Offices has a strong reputation for TMT in China, expertly representing numerous tech and telecom giants in venture capital, private equity, M&As, and IPO ventures. The group’s advice extends to global IT corporations, covering spheres from general corporate matters to intricate IP and litigation challenges. Yijun Chao, the firm’s co-founder, is an authority on high-tech start-ups and has rich experience guiding multinationals and PRC equity funds through their investments into China. Chaoying (Charles) Li  represents domestic and international companies on cross-border transactions across diverse TMT sectors. Wei (David) Li brings proficiency in private placements and represents major foreign and domestic VC&PE funds. Kelvin Gao’s versatility covers deal structuring to closing for various cross-border projects in internet, software, and entertainment sectors. Zaiguang Lu has been instrumental in facilitating IPOs in the US and HK markets and navigates intricate investments and financing transactions, and Sheng Li’s advisory acumen encompasses sectors as varied as blockchain to high-end manufacturing, with clients including private equity companies, major firms, and start-ups.

Practice head(s):

Yijun Chao; Chaoying (Charles) Li; Wei (David) Li; Kelvin Gao; Zaiguang Lu; Sheng Li


Other key lawyers:

Dafei Chen; Ying (Gloria) Xu


Testimonials

‘The collaboration of Han Kun is excellent. We can trust that they can always meet the deadline with quality outcomes.’

Key clients

Tencent


Baidu


JD.com


Meituan


China Renaissance(华兴新经济基金)


58.com Inc.


Ericsson


Naver


Lenovo


NIO


Li Auto Inc.


Vipshop


Tencent Music


AsiaInfo


Verizon


21Vianet


Shanghai AI Fund


Waterdrop Inc.


Inceptio Group Limited


Sensors Data


Haomo


Keenon Co., Ltd.


Sky9 Capital


Cloudwise


Beijing QingCloud Technology Co., Ltd


Genesis Capital


Full Scale Full Speed


Guotai Junan International


Shenzhen Adaps Photonics Technology Co., Ltd.(灵明光子)


Work highlights


  • Represented Lotus Technology Inc. on its De-SPAC and proposed business combination with Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp.
  • Advised China Structural Reform Fund on its investment in the Series A equity financing of Aion, a leader in China’s new energy vehicle market.
  • Advised Li Auto Inc., a listed company in the U.S. and Hong Kong on its up to an aggregate of US$2 billion of American depositary shares through the US ATM (at-the-market) offering.

King & Wood Mallesons

King & Wood Mallesons advises on the full range of issues across the TMT sector, with a tech practice that advises clients through the complexities of IT system procurement and risks, and a media and entertainment footprint that includes broadcasting, print, and internet. Leading the group, Susan Ning and Han Wu bring expertise in cybersecurity, data compliance, and antitrust matters. Hanyu Zhang offers a wealth of knowledge in corporate transactions, M&A, and venture capital realms, and Lawrence (Leimin) Yu handles fintech, data protection, and financial regulation. Miao (Mia) Qu’s practice ranges from IP and antitrust law to e-commerce and data privacy law, while Mingyuang Zhang and Ningyuan Wang handle IPOs, M&As, securities, and corporate restructuring.

Other key lawyers:

Susan Ning; Han Wu; Lawrence (Leimin) Yu; Miao (Mia) Qu; Mingyuan Zhang; Weidong (Richard) Nie; Ningyuan Wang; Hanyu Zhang


Testimonials

‘The team excels in overseas corporate financing and investment, offering abundant insights and suggestions. They’re adept at domestic corporate structures, financing, and refinancing, providing comprehensive guidance.’

‘I’ve continuously collaborated with Weidong (Richard) Nie, who possesses extensive experience in overseas financing for tech companies. They maintain strong ties with foreign funds and investors, truly addressing corporate challenges.’

‘The team specialises in TMT financing and overseas listings, delivering professional and adaptable legal advice while ensuring lawful and sound company transactions. They thoroughly grasp regulatory provisions, aiding companies in meeting various benchmarks.’

Key clients

Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.


Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.


Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronic Technology Company Limited


Xingin Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


OPPO


China Mobile Group Zhejiang Co., Ltd.


PayPal Payments (Beijing) Co. Ltd.


NetEase (Hangzhou) Network Co., Ltd


Wepie Team


Beijing International Data Exchange


Work highlights


  • Advised PayPal Payments (Beijing) Co. Ltd. on various data protection compliance issues, with a focus on cross-border data transfers.

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Zhong Lun Law Firm offers comprehensive expertise that spans an array of sectors including e-commerce, online education, smart healthcare, and the Internet of Things. Catering to both domestic and international clientele, the firm provides a holistic suite of legal services from M&A to network security compliance, intellectual property protection, and the intricacies of cross-border data transmission. The telecoms and tech practice is led by Victor Yu and William Qiu, both bringing extensive experience in private equity, cross-border investments, and M&A. Luke Zhang oversees the telecoms and internet industry group, Qiming Yao steers the information and intelligence technology practice, while Yun Luo and Wei Du co-head the media, sports, and entertainment group. Jihong Chen specialises in cybersecurity and IP, Anthony Zhao offers expertise in capital markets and cross-border investments, and Peng (William) Zhang‘s in IP disputes, antitrust and trade compliance bolsters the firm’s offering. Meanwhile, senior associate Summer Huang advises TMT clients on private equity transactions and overseas capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Victor Yu; William Qiu; Luke Zhang; Qiming Yao; Yun Luo; Wei Du


Other key lawyers:

Jihong Chen; Anthony Zhao; Summer Huang; Peng (William) Zhang; Ruxi Sun; Peng Cai; Yang Zhou


Testimonials

‘Through our collaboration with Zhong Lun Law Firm, we value the expertise and professionalism of Peng (William) Zhang’s legal team, especially in intricate intellectual property matters. Their responses are prompt, actionable, and always prioritize client interests.’

‘Peng (William) Zhang’s extensive experience in intellectual property ensures top-tier communication and client-focused strategies.’

‘The team members are highly professional, quickly understanding and offering constructive feedback on customer needs.’

‘Lawyers Jihong Chen and  Senior Associate Ruxi Sun stand out for their deep professional knowledge and timely, practical insights.’

Key clients

Blackstone Group


Ascendent Capital Partners


L Catterton Asia


Lightspeed China


SoftBank Vision Fund


Noah Holdings Limited


Princeton Digital Group


Farizon Auto


Olympus Corporation


Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC)


OMRON Corporation


China Mobile


Tencent


Yunnan Baiyao Group Health Products Co., Ltd


Range Intelligent Computing Technology Group Company Limited


Chongqing E-Pet Technology Co., Ltd.


Range Intelligent Computing Technology Group Company Limited


Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Runze (Langfang) Digital Information Co., Ltd.


Chongqing Wuzhou Century Culture Media Co.,Ltd.


China Mobile Equity Fund


China Mobile Investment Holding Co., Ltd.


Unisplendour Corporation


Guoxin Micro


Whirlpool (China) Co., Ltd


Ansteel Group


T.Y. Lin International Ltd.


Eagle Quest International Ltd.


Capcon Limited


Sichuan Qian Li Beoka Medical Technology Co.,ltd.


Qingdao Magene Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.


AltoBeam Inc.


Shanghai Enflame Technology Co., Ltd.


Shenzhen Jaguar Microsystems Co., Ltd.


TREX Technologies


Shanghai Yibu Semiconductor Ltd.


Arcomicro Ltd.


Redhill Capital


Jadestone Capital


Covantis SA


Groz-Beckert KG


PURE Juicer Company LLC


Motorola Solutions Inc.


Huawei Technology Co., Ltd.


New Dimension Systems Co. Ltd.


Kingdee International Software Group Co., Ltd.(00268)


Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (the buyer)


Jiangxiaobai Holdings Limited


Princeton Digital Group


Chaos Investment


Vlinker Cayman Limited


China C&D Equity Investment LLC.


KhazanahNasionalBerhad


Picus China Gmbh


InnoLight (300308)


XRSPACE


Honye Financial Services Limited


Work highlights


  • Advised Olympus Corporation on negotiation and contract promotion, assisting the company in successfully selecting IT outsourcing service providers and signing contracts.
  • Advised Pricewaterhouse Coopers on TMT compliance of the audit report business using clients’ electronic signatures.
  • Advised OMRON on analysing compliance risks of TMT-related business landing and providing mitigation measures based on IOT, remote control, data processing and other business models.

DaHui Lawyers

DaHui Lawyers is well-equipped to assist clients through the complexities of China’s TMT regulatory framework, providing comprehensive services ranging from market entry and regulatory compliance to acquisitions, financing, and dispute resolution. Richard Ma, the firm’s managing partner, advises both multinational and Chinese companies on significant transactions, including regulatory matters, M&A, and financing. Joanna Jiang stands out for her expertise in IT, media, entertainment, and healthcare, offering guidance on market entry, regulatory compliance, and data-related issues. Cloud Li has experience working with major European, North American, and Chinese companies, helping them with acquisitions, foreign investments, and other key business operations. Meanwhile, counsel Dimitri Phillips specialises in litigation, international arbitration, and corporate matters for TMT clients.

Practice head(s):

Richard Ma


Other key lawyers:

Joanna Jing; Cloud Li; Dimitri Phillips; Gary Li; Jonathan Pfister


Testimonials

‘DaHui Lawyers has practised in this field for many years and has extensive experience in providing legal support to the industry.’

‘Attorney Joanna Jiang has extensive practice experience in this field and can provide efficient legal advice support for partners.’

Key clients

Airbnb


Alibaba Group and its subsidiaries (including: Alibaba Pics, Ali Sports, Youku, etc.)


Altair Semiconductor


Altek


American Well


AMI AHA MOMENT INNOVATION (Shike Chuangzao)


Anji Pharma


Ant Group


Apifox


Applovin Corporation


Apyx Medical


Arrow Electronics


Avenue Driving Tek (巨路创芯科技)


BIC Australia Pty. Ltd.


Bill-JC (佰钧成)


Biyi (subsidiary of Booking.com)


BMJ (British Medical Journal)


Boeing


Boyuan Network (泊远网络科技)


ByteDance


CAA


CBS


CDB-CDC


Chaojing Investments


Chengwei Capital


Chillroom


China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)


China World Trade Center


Cirium (Flight Global)


ClearVue Partners


Cloudflare


Comcast


Crystal Stream Fund


Discovery Inc. & Discovery Communications


Elsevier


Elsevier Limited


Eton College


Evernote


Evernote Corporation / Yinxiang Biji (Shanghai) Technology Co., Ltd.


FBA Capital Management, LLC


FC Capital


Fenchadian Network Technologies


Fidelity


FreeS Fund


Freewheel


GDC Capital


Genecast Biotechnology


General Electrics


Genesis Capital


GSR Ventures


GSR Ventures Capital/GSR United Capital


Hannover Fairs


Haufe Group


Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Hidden Hill Capital


Hillhouse Capital


Hi-trend (钜泉光电)


Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


Ideanomics


IDG


Improbable


Inspirock


Intel


International Publishers Coalition in China


ITE


Itui International Inc.


J&T Express


JHD/Yellow River


JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)


Kinzon Capital


LexisNexis Legal Professional & Risk Solutions


LG Electronics Inc


Matrix Partners China


Merck Ventures


Messe München Group


Microsoft Corporation


Miracogen


Narwal


NBA


NBC Universal


NETEASE (网易)


Netflix


New Horizon Capital


Newegg


Niutron Technologies


O’Reilly Media, Inc.


Park Systems Corporation


Peterson Control Union


Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd.


Primex Family of Companies


Princeton University Press


Prospect Avenue Capital


Qi’anxin Technology


Reed Exhibitions


Reltio, Inc.


RELX Group (Elsevier, RBI, Reed Exhibitions, etc.)


Research Square (AJE)


Robarts Spaces


Samsung Electronics


Saudi Amarco Energy Ventures


Sequoia Capital China


Sequoia CBC Cross-Border Digital Industry Fund


Shanghai Cultural Industry Investment Management


Shell / Royal Dutch Shell


Shijie Xinghui Technologies (世界星辉科技)


Showtime


Shunwei Capital


Signify


Simon&Schuster


SingEx Exhibitions Pte. Ltd


Sinopharm-CICC Capital


Skyview Capital


Source Code Capital


Springer Nature


Telenav Inc


Temasek Holdings


Tencent


Tesla


The Economist


THG Ventures


This Technology


Tiger Brokers


UTA


Viva Ventures


Vivo


VNU Exhibitions


Vonage


Wanyu Fangfei (万域芳菲)


William Morris


World Gold Council


WorldQuant


XEV GLOBAL LIMITED


Xiaomi


Xinghao Film (星皓影业)


YMTC (长江存储)


Yunfeng Capital


Zaihui Network Technologies


Work highlights


  • Advising on a wide variety of matters for Comcast and its subsidiaries in China, including data and privacy protection issues, organizational and security measures, and compliance with the PRC’s ever-changing data protection laws.
  • Serving as Vonage’s long-term external counsel to assist with its restructuring in the PRC market, carrying out an assessment of and providing advice on its business in China, and conducting cybersecurity assessments and advising it on cross-border data transfer requirements across the range of its telecoms services in China, including SMS, Voice, Video, and CCaaS.
  • Providing ongoing assistance to Discovery on issues ranging from IP licensing to dispute resolution and a range of matters that involve sensitive TMT licensing.

Global Law Office

Global Law Office assists clients with contentious issues ranging from dispute resolution to IP infringement investigations, as well as non-contentious matters like public share offerings, PE/VC investments, IP licenses, and cybersecurity. The practice is under the joint leadership of managing partner Jinrong Liu, with a rich background in M&A, anti-trust, taxation, and e-commerce; Steven Yu, who excels in representing both international and domestic giants in their TMT investments in China; Vincent Wang, an expert of emerging tech, cyber security, and data regulation; and intellectual property specialist Meph Jia Gui, adept at representing multinationals in copyright, licensing, and related matters. Maggie Meng further enhances the team with her deep experience in TMT, particularly in the realms of data protection, privacy, and regulatory affairs.

Practice head(s):

Jinrong Liu; Steven Yu; Vincent Wang; Meph Jia Gui


Other key lawyers:

Maggie Meng; Huawei Lin; Alex (Chengwei) Liu; Shifang Guo; Steven (Zhiping) Zhu


Testimonials

‘Maggie Meng’s legal team is highly skilled, offers prompt feedback, understands the challenges and concerns businesses face, and maintains reasonable fees.’

‘Maggie Meng’s team at Global Law Office excels in comprehensive data compliance solutions and establishing robust data protection frameworks. Partnering with them not only mitigates risks and promotes business growth but also emphasizes diversity and inclusion.’

‘Maggie Meng not only possesses a profound understanding of data protection and overseas internet laws but also impresses with her keen business acumen and insight into corporate operations. Meng stands out as someone who genuinely instils confidence in her clients, swiftly grasping their business objectives and delivering practical solutions.’

Key clients

Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co. (Honor)


Luxshare Limited


Luxshare Precision Industry Company Limited


China Resources Microelectronics Limited


XIAOMI Corporation


MiHoYo


Changjiang Securities Innovation Investment


Continental AG


Rayneo Innovation


Shannon Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd.


Eaglerise Electric & Electronic (China) Co., Ltd.


Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company


Meizu Technology Co., Ltd.


Chengdu Nuobikan Technology Co., Ltd.


Light Chaser Animation Design (Beijing) Co., Ltd.


Auto Home Inc.


Samsung Group


LG Group


CCTV Media Development Co., Ltd.


MultiMetaverse Inc.


Libai Group


I-MAB Biopharma


CARsgenTherapeutics


Work highlights


  • Advised MultiMetaVerse Inc. (“MMV”) in its de-SPAC merger with Model Performance Acquisition Corp.
  • Assisted Jadard Technology Inc. listed on the SSE STAR Market.
  • Advised Luxshare Precision in connection with its subscription of shares issued by SDMC to a private placement.

Haiwen & Partners

Haiwen & Partners is active on behalf of PE/VC clients investing in the TMT sector and for established international TMT entities, providing services in all areas crucial to transactions including IP, tax, and regulatory compliance. Yu Cao, a distinguished figure in the entertainment and media law arena, has led transactions from film project development and financing to theme park operations and licensing. Peng (Victor) Fu brings expertise in data compliance, cybersecurity, and intellectual property, catering especially to the automotive industry’s tech needs. Further bolstering the team are Hao Bian, Ning Du, and Yunpeng Fan, all experienced in M&A.

Practice head(s):

Yu Cao; Peng (Victor) Fu


Other key lawyers:

Hao Bian, Ning Du; Yunpeng Fan


Jingtian & Gongcheng

The TMT expertise of Jingtian & Gongcheng spans the Internet industry encompassing e-commerce, AI, big data, and virtual reality, to the world of media and entertainment, including video platforms and movie companies. The group advises on investments, M&A, data protection, IP, regulatory compliance and more. The firm’s leadership is steered by co-heads Zhenhua Xiang and Yongqing Huang, who are backed by a team of capital market, private equity, and M&A specialists like Zhengzheng Hu and Xiaofeng Cheng. Yang Zhou hones his focus on cybersecurity, data compliance and e-commerce, while Jinjin Chen provides support to venture capital firms for their TMT investments, and to TMT clients for navigating data security, compliance, and IPOs.

Practice head(s):

Zhenhua Xiang; Yongqing Huang


Other key lawyers:

Zhengzheng Hu; Xiaofeng Cheng; Guanchun Dai; Rongsheng Zhang; Yang Zhou; Yao Du; Bing Wang; Jinjin Chen


Testimonials

‘The team partners combine meticulous work with a broad perspective and strong problem-solving abilities, always championing a win-win approach. This law firm boasts top-tier partners, remarkable work capability, vast experience, and flexible fee structures.’

‘With exceptional communication skills, a deep understanding of the industry, and impressive problem-solving abilities, Du Yao truly stands out.’

‘The Jingtian team fully grasps clients’ core business needs and offers insightful and valuable perspectives on paramount legal issues. They are immensely dedicated, ensuring swift responses and professional advice, especially in rapidly advancing transactions.’

‘The personal leadership and involvement of the two partners, Bing Wang and Yao Du, in project organisation and client communication is a pivotal reason behind Jingtian’s efficiency in delivering valuable counsel.’

Key clients

Sequoia Capital


Beijing Yuanxin Technology Group Co., Ltd.


China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund II LTD


IDG Capital


Shanghai Fintech Equity Investment Fund (lp) (“GP Capital”)


Shanghai Yunsilicon Technology Co., LTD


ZHEJIANG NEW ZAILING TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd.


Wuhan Polytechnic Digital Communication Engineering Co., Ltd.


Zibuyu Group Limited


ICONIQ Holding Limited


Huzhou Gas Co., Ltd.


FutureX Capital


Intel Corporation


Loongson Technology Corporation Limited


Taihe Music Group


Jing-Jin Electric Technologies Co., Ltd.


Chemclin Diagnostics Corporation


Huatu Hongyang Investment Co., Ltd.


Vickers Venture


CMCC Financial Technology Co., Ltd.


Beijing Sanlian Hope Shin-gosen Technical Service Co.,Ltd.


Huadian Heavy Industries Co., Ltd


Giant Network Co., Ltd.


Guangzhou Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.


ECMS Express Inc.


AHA Entertainment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Xiamen Yaji Software Co., Ltd.


Huatai Insurance Group Co., Ltd.


Guangdong Rural Credit Union


Digital Trade Science and Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.


Chinese Academy of Sciences


Shenzhen TCL New Technology Co., Ltd


Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co.


Shenzhen Dacheng World Information Technology Co., Ltd.


NBA SportsandCulture Development(Beijing)Co., Ltd.


Universal Music Publishing Group China


TR. Movie


Perfect Youth OST


IRIS Creative


Enjoy & Fun MUSIC


Beijing Evolution Music Culture Communication Co., Ltd


Cyanhill Music


JunHe LLP

JunHe LLP provides telecoms and Internet companies, as well PE funds and investment institutions, with a wide range of advice encompassing M&A and IPOs to due diligence and regulatory compliance. Rongnan Huang, with his vast expertise in dispute resolution and unfair competition, and Yi Wang, experienced in restructuring, M&A, and PE fund investments, lead the TMT group alongside Fang Zhou and Yue (Brett) Zhang. Yun Qi, with deep knowledge of copyright and entertainment law, has been instrumental in guiding clients from the movie and TV sectors, while Jiadi Liu offers dispute resolution expertise to the entertainment industry, including in relation to IP rights authorisation, advertising, and reputation. Marissa (Xiao) Dong has great experience in data protection and cybersecurity.

Practice head(s):

Rongnan Huang; Yi Wang; Fang Zhou; Yue (Brett) Zhang


Other key lawyers:

Yun Qi; Jiadi Liu; Jiangang Wang; Marissa (Xiao) Dong


Key clients

Transwarp Information Technology (Shanghai) Company


Geovis Technology Co., Ltd.


Chengchang Technology


Zhongwan Capital


ChinaEtek Service & Technology


PowerTECH


KDDI Corporation Nishimura & Asahi


Tianjin Haitai Haihe Xindongneng Industry Fund Partnership


Asia Innovations Group Limited


Shanghai Chanyi Network Technology Co., Ltd.


Huagai Capital


Chinadata Group


Beijing 1602 Information Technology Co., Ltd.


TransAsia Lawyers

TransAsia Lawyers assists both global and Chinese companies in navigating the intricate TMT landscape in China, providing expert counsel on aspects including market entry, regulatory dynamics, financing, and M&A strategies. The team’s internet and e-commerce proficiencies include platform optimisation and compliance management, while its media and tech expertise cover areas from content distribution to cryptocurrencies. Central to this practice is Philip Qu, the firm’s managing partner and head of the TMT group, who is a seasoned expert in investment structuring, regulatory compliance, M&A, and IPOs. Kevin Guo advises MNCs and domestic entities in both established and emerging industries, focusing on commercial IP and enforcement actions, while Karen Hu specialises in intellectual property, compliance, and transactional matters within the media, gaming, and entertainment sectors.

Practice head(s):

Philip Qu


Other key lawyers:

Kevin Guo; Karen Hu


Testimonials

‘Solid reputation across the industry sector; top-notch legal services characterized by robust technical skills and commercial acumen.’

‘Philip Qu always helps us, as clients, shape strategic thinking with a fantastic mix of commercial savvy and pragmatism, combined with a deep understanding of the TMT industry sector. Their insights regarding law enforcement are paramount when navigating a market like China.’

‘Strong relationships and attention to personal needs. TransAsia is one of the most connected and thorough organizations I have ever dealt with.’

‘Philip Qu is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I’ve ever met when it comes to the media sector. Particularly in China, where many grey areas can exist, Philip’s knowledge and dedication to his clients supersedes nearly everyone else in the industry.’

Zhao Sheng Law Firm

Zhao Sheng Law Firm has great experience in the TMT sector, both within China and internationally, aided by its joint operation with the global Linklaters network. This knowledge encompasses cybersecurity, data protection and M&A, and extends to anti-bribery and intellectual property matters. Steering the group is Richard Gu, adept in cross-border M&A and advising on cybersecurity. Eric Liu‘s experience includes managing inbound and outbound investments, serving a gamut of international and domestic companies, private equity investors, and sovereign funds. Meanwhile, Colette Pan‘s focus lies in corporate matters, tech M&A and data privacy matters.

Practice head(s):

Richard Gu


Other key lawyers:

Eric Liu; Colette Pan; Xi Liao; Benran Huang


Testimonials

‘The team is efficient in business, has extensive legal knowledge and rich practical experience, and can quickly understand and solve complex legal issues. The team members have good collaboration skills and can work together efficiently and share information and resources to achieve clients’ goals.’

‘Richard Gu is able to provide efficient legal services according to the needs of clients, giving priority to solving problems and facilitating transactions.’

‘Zhao Sheng is a professional law firm that integrates global vision and localised services. With its rich experience in cross-border transactions, it has a deep understanding of Chinese laws and helps clients achieve domestic and overseas strategic investments.’

Key clients

UBS Fund Distribution (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.


Productive Technologies Company Limited


Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing


Baijiayun Limited


Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited


Microsoft


Intel


Qatar Investment Authority


CITIC Securities Investment Limited (“CSI”)


Work highlights


  • Assisting Microsoft with the Chinese merger filing for its US$70bn proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard – the largest cash deal in history.
  • Representing Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited to review and negotiate a data transfer agreement with China Foreign Exchange Trade System for the purpose of facilitating transfers of data from mainland China to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to mainland China.
  • Advising a leading company on a complex cross-border sale of its controlling stake in a data centre business through an auction process.

AllBright Law Offices

The TMT department at AllBright Law Offices advises on new business models, data compliance, and investment financing. Weiming Wu, the department head, specialises in data compliance, personal information protection, and network security review. Feng Ding lends his expertise to cybersecurity and data compliance, as well as capital market matters and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Weiming Wu


Other key lawyers:

Feng Ding; Chengwei Peng


Key clients

Ping An Health Medical Management Co., Ltd


Shenzhen Yizhentong Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd


Ctrip Computer Technology Co., Ltd


Zhongzhi AiAitong (Shanghai) Technology Co., Ltd


PuDong Development Bank


Mingpin Medical Data Co., Ltd


Youhualin Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


AnJie Broad Law Firm

AnJie Broad Law Firm‘s expertise in TMT encompasses areas from telecoms and the internet to gaming and social networking, offering guidance on regulatory, commercial, and corporate challenges. Samuel Yang, the department’s head, navigates issues related to data localisation, privacy, and cybercrimes. Meanwhile, Hans (Hang) Cai provides counsel on private equity and venture capital endeavors within the TMT sector.

Practice head(s):

Samuel Yang


Other key lawyers:

Hans (Hang) Cai; Hongquan Yang; Tracey Tang


Testimonials

‘Compared with other law firms, AnJie Hans (Hang) Cai’s team has the following advantages: (1) Timely response and high-quality feedback; (2) high understanding of private equity and venture capital; and (3) high degree of business understanding.’

‘Familiar with legal matters in telecommunications, data protection, and data security.’

‘Hongquan Yang has a high professional level, understands the company’s operations, understands customer needs, and charges reasonably.

Key clients

BT


AT&T


Comcast


Li Auto


iQIYI


Splunk


Universal Beijing Resort


MetLife


Swiss Re


AIG


Universal Music Group


Maotai


Trustana


Work highlights


  • Advised a multinational media and telecommunications company on TMT-related legal issues.
  • Advised a Fortune 500 food and beverage company on TMT-related legal issues.
  • Advised a world-famous vehicles manufacturer on TMT-related legal issues.

Anli Partners

Anli Partners‘s TMT practice advises on a broad range of issues from company establishment and international listings to data compliance and privacy protection. Yifan Chen, leading the team, specialises in aiding foreign-invested enterprises set up in China, with experience in network security, data compliance, and assisting Japanese clientele. Wei Luo offers expertise in data compliance legalities.

Practice head(s):

Yifan Chen


Other key lawyers:

Wei Luo; Yang Bo


Key clients

Tencent


Lumi United


BEIJING-HYUNDAI AUTO


Mitsubishi Materials (Shanghai) Corporation


Omron (China) Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch


Alibaba(China)Network Technology Co., Ltd.


New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc.


Shanghai data exchange


China Mobile Online Services Company Limited


China Quality Certification Centre


Credit Reference Center of the People’s Bank of China


Work highlights


  • Advised Tencent Cloud and Smart Industries Group, Tencent Advertising Group, and Tencent Interactive Entertainment Group on the compliance and regulatory issues of various popular products with over 100 million users.
  • Advise BEIJING-HYUNDAI AUTO on its data compliance and personal information protection related to its autonomous cars projects.
  • Provided legal services for Lumi United regarding their data compliance needs during daily operation.

Dacheng Law Offices

Dacheng Law Offices’s TMT practice provides a range of services encompassing legal advice, regulatory compliance, risk management, investment and financing strategies, both local and international listings, and dispute resolution. Leading the group is Zhangwei Wang, an expert in IP and competition law, who has offered comprehensive legal services to a diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies, publicly-listed entities, and central government-owned enterprises. Team members Kaiming Cai and Donghui Ruan bring specialised knowledge in export control, economic sanctions, data protection, and corporate compliance, further strengthening the firm’s capabilities in the TMT sector.

Practice head(s):

Zhangwei Wang


Other key lawyers:

Kaiming Cai; Donghui Ruan; Summit (Feng) Chen; Sui Haixu


FenXun Partners

FenXun Partners serves a diverse client base in the tech sector, from e-commerce and media companies to banks and consumer brands. Jay (Zhenyu) Ruan, heading the department, has a track record of advising on key transactions, notably in tech joint ventures, licensing, and data privacy matters for multinational entities in fashion, retail, and healthcare, complemented by expertise in regulatory and cybersecurity issues.

Practice head(s):

Jay (Zhenyu) Ruan


Other key lawyers:

Chris Jiang; Michael Wang


Guantao Law Firm

Guantao Law Firm‘s TMT practice delivers legal expertise in cybersecurity and data privacy compliance across diverse sectors. Directed by Yuwei Wang, the team caters to clients in advanced fields such as big data, AI, and blockchain, advising on data compliance and network security. Additionally, Hongjiang Li brings valuable insight into patent infringement, contract disputes, and copyright protection, enriched by proficiency in due diligence and strategic planning.

Practice head(s):

Yuwei Wang


Other key lawyers:

Hongjiang Li; Dequan Li


Testimonials

‘The team of the law firm focuses on legal services in the field of intellectual property rights and unfair competition, especially copyright protection of new media artworks, investment, production, intellectual property rights and dispute resolution in the field of unfair competition.’

‘Dequan Li is familiar with all kinds of legal affairs in the TMT industry, and can provide us with high-quality legal services with profound professional knowledge, rich practice experience, extensive social connections, and solid business capabilities.’

Key clients

Guizhou Zhenhua Fengguang Semiconductor Co., Ltd.


Shenzhen Newway Photomask Making Co., Ltd.


General Technology High End Equipment Industry Equity Investment (Tongxiang) Partnership (L.P.)


Shenzhen eVat Master Technology Co., Ltd.


GigaCloud Technology(Suzhou)Co. Ltd.


Emdoor Group


Spreadtrum Communication Co., Ltd


Shenzhen Yiyiyi Culture Media Co., LTD


Beijing Yika Entertainment Culture Media Co., Ltd.


Guangzhou Tencent Technology Co., Ltd.


Shanghai Xiaoguo Performing Arts Group Co., Ltd.


Shanghai Film Group


STELLAR


Work highlights


  • Assisting Guizhou Zhenhua Fengguang Semiconductor Co., Ltd. in successfully issuing shares and listing on the SSE STAR MARKET.
  • Initial Public Offering of Shenzhen Newway Photomask Making Co., Ltd.
  • Equity Investment Project of Kunlun Core (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. spun off from Baidu.

Hai Run Law Firm

Hai Run Law Firm is noted for its expertise in the media and entertainment space, spanning film and TV, gaming, music, publishing and sports. The department’s work touches on defamation, intellectual property, M&A, and dispute resolution. Dispute resolution specialist Shuguang Yang leads the department, handling matters for artists, agencies, and media establishments.

Practice head(s):

Shuguang Yang


Key clients

Tianjin Tangren Film and Television Co. LTD


WajijiwaEntertainment & Culture Co.LTD


Tencent Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.


Beijing Free Whale Pictures Co., Ltd


Ningbo Xiaoran Film Co., Ltd.


Beijing Kujing Film Television Cultural Industry Development Co., Ltd.


Zhejiang Dongyang Yihua Kaitian Film Co.LTD


Beijing August Water Drop Culture Media Co., Ltd.


Star Times (Xiangshan) Cultural and Media Co., Ltd.


Hylands Law Firm

Hylands Law Firm specialises in intellectual property matters, working with a wide variety of public and private sector organisations. Yingzi Liu leads the team and focuses on culture, entertainment, sports, technology, and media matters, offering advice on due diligence, financing, and cross-border transactions, as well as representing clients in litigation and arbitration. She is joined by Shan Tao, whose legal expertise in entertainment and culture spans film and TV production, asset transactions, tax, and more; and Rong Yu, who focuses on data compliance, intellectual property, and dispute resolution in the entertainment, media, and sports domains.

Practice head(s):

Yingzi Liu


Other key lawyers:

Shan Tao; Rong Yu; Zhitong Zhu; Wei He; Hengyi Chai


Key clients

Beijing Mingbai Culture Media Co., Ltd.


Beijing Lekaihua Film Co., Ltd.


Huayi Brothers Media Corporation


Alibaba Pictures Group


Youku Information Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.|


Beijing Cultural and Creative Industries Development Service Co., Ltd.


Shanghai Aimmedia Pictures Co., Ltd.


Jincheng Tongda & Neal

Jincheng Tongda & Neal handles a broad range of matters, advising on issues such as information security, data protection, and the investment and financing of TMT enterprises. The practice is under the joint leadership of Xiaodong Zheng who specialises in M&A, restructurings, and IPOs, and Junwu Zhou who has expertise in the entertainment, film and television, and communication sectors. Zhou also extends his proficiency to IP, M&A, and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Xiaodong Zheng; Junwu Zhou


Other key lawyers:

Lingyan Peng; Xi Chen; Linyan Ma


Key clients

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism


NBCU


China Mobile Communications Group Beijing Co., Ltd.


Beijing Aerospace Changfeng Co., Ltd


Shenzhen Huaer Zhanfang Company


Bilibili


Shenzhen Huaqiang Electronic Network Group Co., Ltd.


Tencent


JD.Com, Inc.


Beijing Jiuzhouyigui Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.


Llinks Law Offices

Llinks Law Offices offers a diverse range of expertise in sectors ranging from e-commerce and media to cloud computing and semi-conductors. The TMT practice is under the leadership of Nicholas Lou, who works with foreign and domestic telecommunication entities including tech device companies and fintech startups. David Yu  regularly advises Fortune 500 entities and major Chinese enterprises, particularly on cross-border investment and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Lou


Other key lawyers:

David Yu; Wayne Chen


Key clients

Muxi IC (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.


Suzhou Boli New Material Technology Co., Ltd.


Ant Group


CDH Investment


Shanghai SummitView Phase II Integrated Circuit Equity Investment Partnership


Autohome


Alibaba Health (Hong Kong) Technology Company Limited


Alibaba (China) Technology Co., Ltd.


Shanghai Hannto Technology Co., Ltd.


Singapore Fortune Communication Pte., Ltd.


Work highlights


  • Advised Guangzhou Chasinglight Technology Co. Ltd. on its BOE round financing. Chasinglight focuses on the iteration and commercialization of new organic semiconductor technologies.
  • Advised Ant Group on its investment into Yilianzhong Minsheng (Xiamen) Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Shanghai Capital of Culture Industry on Exclusive strategic investment in The Paper, worth RMB 400 million.

Shihui Partners

Shihui Partners offers a broad spectrum of services in areas such as M&A, investment funds, and capital market matters. The practice is co-led by George Niu who brings expertise in venture capital and cross-border M&A; George Wang who collaborates with multinational corporations and both public and private Chinese entities; and Bolin Fang who has notable knowledge in the fintech, AI, and gaming industries.

Practice head(s):

George Niu; George Wang; Bolin Feng


Other key lawyers:

Miranda Jiang; Xiaoqing Yang


Key clients

JD Property Group Corporation


JD Industrial Technology Inc.


QCraft


51Talk Online Education Group


TuanChe Limited (团车)


Cwelding Technology Co., Ltd.


Lofty Fame Developments Limited


PICC Capital


Zejing Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.


YuanBio Venture Capital


Huaxing


Pintec Technology Holdings Limited


Work highlights


  • Advised JD Property Group Corporation, a subgroup of JD Group that provides infrastructure asset management and comprehensive services, on Series B preferred stock financing of $800 million (USD).
  • Advised JD Industrial Technology Inc., a subsidiary of JD.com engaged in industrial supply chain technology and service business, on Series B preferred stock financing of $300 million (USD).
  • Advised QCraft, world’s leading unmanned general solution company, on its series B1 financing of over ¥300 million (CNY).

Tahota Law Firm

Tahota Law Firm‘s expertise in the TMT sector spans from investment and M&A to data protection and intellectual property issues. Led by Jia Yuan, who advises on equity-related matters for TMT enterprises, the team has recently been bolstered by Charles Feng‘s arrival from East & Concord Partners. Feng contributes deep knowledge in data protection, intellectual property, and cybersecurity, adeptly handling both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Jia Yuan


Other key lawyers:

Charles Feng