Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Beijing, China

Hogan Lovells International LLP
31st Floor, Tower 3, China Central Place
No. 77 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100025

Fintech: foreign firms Tier 1

Mark Parsons and Andrew McGinty  jointly lead Hogan Lovells' practice from Hong Kong. The group regularly acts for traditional financial institutions, alternative lending companies, and clients in the areas of payments and money transfer, blockchain and artificial intelligence. In Beijing, Lu Zhou advises private equity fund clients and financial institutions on the structuring of investment deals, as well as portfolio companies of fund clients in a variety of transactions. Also notable in Beijing is Sherry Gong who was recently promoted to the partnership.


‘This team has profound knowledge and expertise in the fintech sector. Its members are very responsive and capable of providing tailored advice in accordance with the client’s situation.’

‘Lu Zhou is one of the best corporate lawyers in China. She knows the fintech industry very well and is able to provide sound and practical advice especially in the event where the laws or regulations of a certain field are obscure or unknown.’

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Intellectual property: foreign firms Tier 1

On top of its general IP advice, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides a dedicated litigation service through its associated Shanghai-based local firm Hogan Lovells FidelityZhen (Katie) Feng specialises in IP litigation and advises clients on protecting and enforcing their IP rights in China from the Shanghai office. The Beijing office features practice co-head Helen Xia and counsel Grace Guo who covers the full gamut of advisory and contentious matters. Also notable is Shanghai-based counsel Yu-An Chang who regularly advises on complex IP and technology-related transactions, and assists multinationals with drafting and negotiating cross-border IP licenses and commercial agreements.

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WAWI Chocolate (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.

TMT: foreign firms Tier 1

Hogan Lovells regularly advises on local, inbound, outbound, cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions for Chinese institutions expanding globally or international clients engaging in Greater China. In recent highlights, the team is active in the fintech space where it has been acting in stored value, e-money, peer-to-peer lending and data analytics matters for retailers and content providers seeking to implement online, mobile distribution or digital marketing. Eugene Low is an intellectual property partner based in Hong Kong who works in close cooperation with Beijing-based antitrust specialist Adrian Emch, new private equity group head Stephanie Tang who recently joined in Hong Kong from Shearman & Sterling, and associate Wensheng RenAndrew McGinty and Mark Parsons jointly lead the practice from the Hong Kong office.

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China Telecom Global

Antitrust and competition: foreign firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice covers both merger and non-merger work, and it assists with a wide range of issues, including government investigations, litigation and counselling work. The team is particularly noted for TMT sector work. Adrian Emch in Beijing has broad competition law experience, including merger control, multi-jurisdictional merger filings, cartel investigations and antitrust counselling.

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP acts in the full spectrum of M&A transactions, including inbound, outbound, multi-jurisdictional, and domestic M&A deals; the team's expertise also includes assisting with antitrust and national security reviews, foreign investment regulations, employee benefit considerations, IP safeguards, tax issues and acquisition financing, while the group particularly excels in the life sciences and healthcare, TMT, energy and natural resources, financial services, consumer goods and real estate sectors. The key mainland China practitioners are Jun Wei, Liang Xu, Lu Zhou, Philip ChengRoy Zou and Roberta Chang, while in Hong Kong Tim Fletcher leads the financial institutions group within the corporate practice and Stephanie Tang, who joined from Shearman & Sterling, is Greater China private equity head. Andrew McGinty relocated from Shanghai to the firm's Hong Kong office.

Healthcare and life sciences: foreign firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises leading biotech, pharmaceutical and medical devices companies on the full product life cycle, with notable strength in regulatory matters and sizable M&A transactions. Andrew McGinty splits his time between Shanghai and Hong Kong, and regularly assists clients with acquisition, joint venture, strategy alliance and new therapies and treatments development; Eugene Chen specialises in commercial bribery investigations and product liability cases involving clinical trials and serious adverse reactions; Jun Wei and Lu Zhou advise on transactions and regulatory matters respectively.

Key clients

Liaoning Chengda Biotechnology

Hua Yu Singapore Pte

Qingdao Haier Special Electric Appliance

Merck Sharpe & Dohme (Asia) Limited

Hisun Pharmaceuticals

Labour and employment: foreign firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP advises on a wide range of employment-related issues including employment contracts, expat hiring, transfer of employees, termination, redundancies, restrictive covenants, share option and purchase plans, tax obligations, know-how, privacy protection, provident funds and retirement schemes, anti-discrimination legislation, trade union, employee compensation claims, and dispute resolution. Roy Zou specialises in corporate law with a specific focus on the restructuring and employment-related aspects of transactions; he sits in Beijing with recently promoted partner Sherry Gong. Shanghai-based Philip Cheng is also a key name to note.

Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms Tier 2

Hogan Lovells International LLP's investigations, white-collar and fraud practice has particular in-depth experience in multinational bribery and corruption laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPT) and the UK Bribery Act. Led by Shanghai's Eugene Chen, the firm's China team assists with the management of regulatory risks and cross-jurisdictional corporate investigations, which are initiated by regulators or involve either whistle-blower corruption complaints or shareholder allegations of fraudulent activities. Chen recently handled high-profile, anti-corruption matters arising out of China. Roy Zou is a key contact in Beijing and Phoebe Yan is a senior associate in the firm's Shanghai association, Hogan Lovells Fidelity.

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management)

Banking and finance: foreign firms Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's scope of work covers structured, leveraged, acquisition, real estate, asset and pre-IPO financings. Experienced in project financing, Jun Wei is the key Beijing contact, while Owen Chan in Hong Kong leads the Hong Kong and mainland China-based international banking and finance lawyers. Shantay Cong is an experienced senior associate working across the Shanghai and Hong Kong offices, and Louise Leung in Hong Kong was recently made partner.

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Dispute resolution: foreign firms Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's 'efficient, clear and responsive'  mainland China team has expertise that covers construction, product liability and product recall, labour and employment, commercial and regulatory disputes and investigations. It recently represented Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) in a government inquiry involving its China joint venture, and advised Borrelli Walsh, as liquidators of Akai, on Akai's liquidation and an ongoing investigation and recovery actions against its former chairman. Shanghai’s Eugene Chen is 'a standout name' to note.

Key clients

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management)

Borrelli Walsh

Projects and energy: foreign firms Tier 3

An integral part of the firm's wider Asia power and energy team, Hogan Lovells International LLP's infrastructure, energy, resources, and projects practice is experienced in advising on China outbound investments into Africa, Latin America and Asia, and it enjoys strong client relationships with both Chinese policy banks and commercial banks. Chair of the firm's Greater China practice Jun Wei frequently plays key roles in cross-border financings and infrastructure development projects; Michael Zou is an experienced counsel.

Tax: foreign firms Tier 3

Hogan Lovells International LLP's Shanghai-based Roberta Chang is an international taxation expert who advises on the development of sophisticated tax strategies for international operations and transactions, as well as investments into China. Chang also assists high-net-worth families with international tax and estate planning. Fund and investment taxation specialist Larry Sussman is the key contact in Beijing.

Private equity: foreign firms Tier 4

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s private equity offering has a strong focus in the TMT, life sciences and healthcare sectors. Private equity firms, portfolio companies and startups regularly approach the team to handle their investment transactions, often within a global context. Hong Kong-based Stephanie Tang joined the firm from Shearman & Sterling LLP to head up the practice, with Lu Zhou and Steven Robinson the key advisers in Beijing.

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About the firm: Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, clients need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands and works together with clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

Straight talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets the client’s job done. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments.

The firm helps clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Its 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever work takes you.

About our Asia practice: Since opening its first regional office in Hong Kong in 1982, the firm has spent the past 35 years growing the practice in Asia Pacific to encompass over 250 lawyers, including over 50 partners, based in 12 offices including associated offices in seven countries across the region. The firm understands the cultural nuances at play in different countries and applies this insight to provide locally viable solutions. It also works collaboratively across the region to get clients the advice they need, providing a seamless service no matter how many jurisdictions are involved.

Main areas of practice: Corporate; Finance; Intellectual property; Global regulatory; and Litigation, arbitration and employment.

Main industry sectors: Aerospace, defense & government services; Automotive and mobility; Consumer; Diversified Industrials; Education; Energy & natural resources; Financial institutions; Insurance; Life sciences & health care; Real estate; and Technology, media & telecommunications.

Offices: Alicante, Amsterdam, Baltimore, Beijing, Birmingham, Boston, Brussels, Budapest*, Colorado Springs, Denver, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta*, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Louisville, Luxembourg, Madrid, Mexico City, Miami, Milan, Minneapolis, Monterrey, Moscow, Munich, New York, Northern Virginia, Paris, Perth, Philadelphia, Riyadh*, Rome, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Shanghai FTZ*, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Ulaanbaatar*, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., Zagreb*. * Associated offices

Legal Services Center: Berlin

Photo Name Position Profile
 Adrian Emch photo Adrian Emch
 Jun Wei photo Jun Wei
 Helen Xia photo Helen Xia
 Jessie Xie photo Jessie Xie
 Liang Xu photo Liang Xu
 Lu Zhou photo Lu Zhou
 Michael Zou photo Michael Zou
 Roy Zou photo Roy Zou
Number of lawyers : 2,500+
In Asia Pacific : 250+
PRAC (Pacific Rim Advisory Council)
SGLA (Sino Global Legal Alliance)
Contacts : Miguel A. Zaldivar, Jr. (regional managing partner)
Contacts : Jun Wei (chair of the Greater China practice)
Contacts : Roy Zou (Beijing managing partner)