Shihui Partners > BEIJING, China > Firm Profile

Shihui Partners
42/F,Tower C, Beijing Yintai Centre,
No.2 Jianguomenwai Avenue,

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 1

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

The private equity offering at Shihui Partners continues to consolidate its reputation amongst major private equity funds, investment arms of financial institutions, strategic corporate investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups. It has an especially strong regard in the investment, TMT and healthcare sectors. One of those leading the Beijing-based practice is George Niu, having established a proven track-record representing foreign and domestic VC and PE funds in their formation, downstream investments and exits. Co-head Zhao Liang is also a trusted advisor to numerous private investment institutions and companies, while Miranda Jiang is adept when it comes to establishing and dismantling red chip structures, FDI and M&A.

Practice head(s):

George Niu; Zhao Liang

Other key lawyers:

Miranda Jiang; Xiaodong Wang; Zan Zhu; Vicky Gong; Xiaomei Li


‘They keep up with new fields and new businesses.’

Key clients



Huaxing Growth Capital


Matrix Partners

IDG capital

Softbank Ventures Asia Corp.

CICC Capital

Eight Roads Capital

Zhen Fund

Qiming Venture

BAI Capital

Source Code Capital


Vertex Capital

Orchid Asia

INCE Capital

Bluerun Ventures

Banyan Capital

China Growth Capital

JD Property Group Corporation

PICC Investment

Cwelding Technology Co., Ltd.

Source Code Capital


Lofty Fame Developments Limited

Gaorong Partners Fund V, L.P.|Gaorong Partners Fund V-A, L.P.

YuanBio Venture Capital

3E Bioventures Capital

Nanjing Chamlion Laser Technology Co., Ltd

Jiangsu Zejing Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised JD Property Group Corporation on its Series B financing with a total financing amount of US$ 800 million.
  • Advised ZDJX on its RMB 2.5 billion of financing project.
  • Advised Cwelding Technology Co., Ltd on its US$150 Million series E financing.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

Shihui Partners routinely acts for investment funds and institutional investors on fund formation work. The team also provides assistance with day-to-day matters and regulatory compliance, and has particular strength in token fund structuring and block chain industry work. The practice is co-led by Hilda Li, whose track record includes advising investment institutions on setting up domestic and overseas investment funds; and Steven Zhao, a specialist in fund establishment and listing work. Providing key support, Rui Wang is an expert in private equity fund structuring, formation and investments.

Practice head(s):

Steven Zhao; Hilda Li

Other key lawyers:

Rui Wang; Ting Li; Beibei Chen; Yurun Yang

Key clients

Vertex Ventures China

Softbank Ventures Asia


Donghe Venture Capital

Galactic Capital

Matrix Partners China

CICC Capital

Xiang He Capital

Sequoia Capital

China Renaissance

China Fortune-Tech Capital

New Alliance Capital

Meridian Capital

3E Bioventures

HHF Capital


Work highlights

  • Advised Beijing 4 Paradigm Private Equity Investment Co on setting up its first RMB fund.
  • Advised Zhundian Private Equity Fund Management (Beijing) Co on setting up its first RMB fund.
  • Advised HHF Captial on the formation of a private equity fund.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 3

Shihui Partners advises a range of PRC venture capital firms and medical technology companies on transactional and financing work, including licensing deals and development collaborations. Jing Lu, who is dual qualified in New York and the PRC and has experience in advising multinational pharmaceutical companies operating in China, leads the team jointly with capital markets and private equity specialists Miranda Jiang and Xiaomei Li. Zan Zhu is another key name to note. Clients recommend the firm for its 'very good' service quality and 'strong business logic'.

Practice head(s):

Jing Lu; Miranda Jiang; Xiaomei Li

Other key lawyers:


‘Professional, reliable, and strong business logic. Provides critical opinions. The response speed is very fast.’

‘The service quality is very good. Very capable team.’

‘Good at capital market-related businesses in the life sciences and healthcare fields, especially private equity-related legal services in the primary market. The professionalism of the team is outstanding. They have rich experience in project negotiations, and can solve various related problems.’

‘The quality of project delivery is guaranteed.’

Key clients

Suzhou Wedo Venture Capital Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Huimei Medical Management Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Bluepha Microbial Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Xinyang Tecnology Co., Ltd.

Genetron Health (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Haixinzhihui Technology Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Industrial Park Yuan Fu Venture Capital Limited Partner

CCB International

Nanjing Polymer Medical Technology Co., Ltd

Tianjin Horimed Technology Co., Ltd

Beijing Leadinno Medical Valley Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Reforgene Medicine Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Suzhou CellPro Biotechnology Co., Ltd. on its Series B financing.
  • Advised Guangzhou Reforgene Medicine Co., Ltd. on its Series Pre-B financing.
  • Advised CCB International on its investment into ShangHai Golden Leaf Med Tec Co., Ltd.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 3

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.


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


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 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).

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 4

Shihui Partners has considerable expertise in capital markets matters, particularly in initial public offerings in the Chinese A-share, Hong Kong and US markets. Key clients include, for which the firm has handled various overseas and spin-off listings. The practice is led by Jian Zhang, who has a strong record of advising on domestic and overseas securities offerings and listings, and also has significant experience in spin-off listings.

Practice head(s):

Jian Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Daqian Zhang

Key clients

Shanghai MicroPort EP MedTech Co., Ltd.

Edianyun Limited

China International Capital Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Polymer Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Shengzhuo Intelligent Building Technology Co., Ltd.

TuanChe Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Shanghai MicroPort EP MedTech Co., Ltd. on its initial public offering on the SSE STAR Market with a financing amount of CNY 1,165.606 million.
  • Advised Edianyun Limited on its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with a financing amount of HKD 597 million.
  • Advised JINGDONG Industrials, Inc. on its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 4

Shihui Partners focuses on the compliance side of data protection, representing domestic and international clients in a broad range of data protection issues. The practice mainly advises fast-moving consumer goods and healthcare companies, but also regularly assists those in automotive, internet and finance industries. Data protection expert Raymond Wang leads the team assisting clients with all cybersecurity and data compliance issues. Jing Lu utilises his background in life sciences to assist medical and pharmaceutical companies with data compliance systems and risk analysis.

Practice head(s):

Raymond Wang

Other key lawyers:


‘Team partners have been actively participating in the discussion and formulation of laws and regulations in the field of domestic e-commerce and data protection for many years, and have an in-depth understanding of the practices and legal regulations in the same field in other international jurisdictions.’

‘Not only are they familiar with the laws and regulations and relevant regulations in the field of data protection, but the Shihui team is also quite familiar with the internal control policies and procedures of embedded applets of domestic mainstream internet companies and platforms, they can provide practical and feasible legal opinions and suggestions.’

‘A boutique team with strong professional knowledge and good at multi-party collaboration and cross-border communication.’

‘Raymond Wang has a very in-depth understanding of data protection laws, regulations and policies. In addition to providing legal explanations, Raymond can also give clients very helpful advice from a practical point of view.’

Key clients

Tencent Holdings

Zhihu Inc.

Beijing Metro Network Management Co.

Roche Diagnostics (Shanghai)


Munich Re Group

Huawei Technologies Co.

NetEase, Inc.

Hitachi Energy

Schlumberger NV


Work highlights

  • Assisted Tencent with all its compliance issues, including data compliance
  • Advised Zhihu on its data compliance and personal information protection project before its IPO in Hong Kong.
  • Assisted multinational companies such as Estee Lauder and Nike with data export security assessments and declaration services.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 5

Shihui Partners stands as an active player, acting for Hong Kong-listed firms, private Chinese entities, and multinational giants in diverse corporate transactions. The team is experienced in conducting work in highly regulated industries, including aviation, TMT, and industrial manufacturing. The practice is led by George Wang. Wang is supported by George Niu, renowned for PE and VC deals, and Xiaochen Zhang, adept in both inbound and outbound M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

George Wang

Other key lawyers:

George Niu; Xiaochen Zhang; Xin Xie; Rui Wang

Key clients

JD Group Co., Ltd.

JD Logistics, Inc.

JD Technology Holdings Co., Ltd

Beijing Jingdong Industrial Products Trading Co., Ltd.

Orchid Asia Group Management Co., Ltd.

Minth Group Co., Ltd.

Excellence Commercial Property & Facilities Management Group Limited

Amcor plc

Huaxing Medical Industry Fund

Minth Auto Technology Research & Development Co., Ltd.

China Resources Capital Management Limited

Suzhou Liangyihui Network Techololgy Co., Ltd.

Zhaoyang Health (Guangzhou) Technology Co., Ltd.

Invesco Hong Kong Limited

Qiyin Speech Rehabilitation Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd


Work highlights

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms

Shihui Partners has recently engaged in merger filings and compliance audits for large corporate clients. The practice is headed by Yun Bi.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms

Founded in 2016, Shihui Partners regularly appears in high-profile cases before major international and domestic arbitration institutions, particularly in relation to disputes over equity investments and commercial transactions.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms

Shihui Partners‘ litigation practice represents both domestic and foreign clients in a range of civil and commercial cases. The team acts before the people’s courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court, high courts and specialised courts.

China > Fintech: PRC firms

Shihui Partners leverages the expertise of practice heads George Niu  and Xiaoqing Yang  to advise on capital raisings, data compliance and other non-contentious fintech mandates.  

The firm: Established in February 2016. Shihui is dedicated to legal services in the new economic areas, projects of investment and financing (VC & PE), capital markets, M&A, investment funds and wealth management, etc. Shihui provides practical solutions tailored to the diversified demands of clients so as to assist the clients to achieve their commercial and legal objectives. The partners of Shihui are mostly senior experts in their respective areas. All Shihui lawyers are graduates from famous law schools of China, the US or the UK. Shihui’s clients include the most promising start-ups, leading internet companies (such as, JD Logistics, JD Digital, Lexin, Liepin, Pintec and TuanChe) and top investment funds.

Areas of practice
VC & PE, TMT: Shihui provides legal services to enterprises from the starting-up stage to pre-IPO financing and also provides first-grade venture capital and private equity funds from China and abroad with legal services on their investment deals.

Investment funds: Shihui is able to accurately grasp clients’ interests and demands in the establishment of funds and provide diversified solutions accordingly. It provides many first-grade funds from China and abroad with legal services on the establishment and domestic registration of funds.

Capital markets, M&A: Based on its proficiency in the laws and regulations, as well as its keen understanding of the frontier of capital markets, Shihui is good at providing the enterprises with legal services on establishing and dismantling of VIE structures, IPOs on domestic and global stock exchanges as well as the post-IPO financing. Shihui is very skilful at handling complicated M&A projects (both domestic and cross-border projects) and has a thorough understanding of issues like market access, corporate governance, tax planning foreign exchange, etc., involved in M&A projects.

Wealth management and private clients Shihui provides high-net-worth individuals with legal services on wealth management, including establishment of trusts and wealth inheritance arrangements, so as to effectively avoid the legal risks.

Department Name Email Telephone
TMT George Niu 8610 8514 7407
Securities & Capital Markets Miranda Jiang 8610 8514 7533
Private Equity & Venture Capital Hilda Li 8610 8514 7525
Investment Funds Steven Zhao 8610 8514 7599
Wealth Management & Private Client Vicky Gong 8610 8514 7577
Banking & Finance Darren Liang 8610 8514 7588
Healthcare & Life Sciences Zan Zhu 8610 8514 7504
Education Eileen Yang 8610 8514 7566
Photo Name Position Profile
George Niu photo Mr George Niu Managing Partner
Number of lawyers : 40