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Shihui Partners
42/F,Tower C, Beijing Yintai Centre,
No.2 Jianguomenwai Avenue,
CHAOYANG DISTRICT
100022
China

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

Shihui Partners’ investment funds practice acts for both general and limited partners, advising on the establishment and structuring of funds as well as investments. Steven Zhao has a broad practice across venture capital and private equity; elsewhere, Hui Li is active across the capital markets and M&A space and is another key name in the practice.

Key clients

China Fortune-Tech Capital Co., Ltd. (Tianjin)

Vertex Ventures China

China Renaissance

CBRE Group, Inc.

Banyan Tree Group

Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P.

Gopher Asset Management Co, Ltd.

The Blackstone Group Inc.

Shanghai PingAn HeDing Investment & Management Co., Ltd.

Noah Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised China Fortune-Tech Capital Co., Ltd. (Tianjin) on the establishment of a new fund.
  • Advised CICC Genesis National Emerging Industry Fund (Limited Partnership) on the establishment of the fund.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 3

Shihui Partners entered the ranking this year following its significant expansion in this space with the recent recruitment of 12 partners from red circle firms. Clients praise its 'in-depth understanding of the healthcare and life sciences industry and development trends, as well as solid professional background knowledge and rich legal practice experience'. The team is well equipped to handle compliance projects in pharmaceutical research and development, product registration, exclusive product promotion, technology licensing and compliance system construction, as well as transactional matters including private financing, M&A, restructuring, and IPOs. Its clients include several well-known domestic and international medical companies and investment institutions. Practice head Xiangjun Kong is able to leverage his previous position as head of legal counsel at Sanofi (China) Investment Co. to assist with compliance, M&A and corporate financing matters, among others.

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Testimonials

‘Xiangjun Kong, Jiani Wang and Jing Ran can give us legal advice that best fits business practices, and the opinions provided are very efficient and professional every time.’

As a senior expert in the medical field, the partners of the Shihui Life and Health team have a very deep professional foundation and rich professional experience. Compared with other law firms, the Shihui Life and Health team can accurately predict the actual needs of legal affairs, business and other cross-departmental colleagues when providing daily legal consultations, and analyse the laws involved from different angles from the perspective of business purposes. They give systematic and individual analysis opinions and solutions.

Key clients

Orchid Asia Group Management Ltd.

Burning Rock Biotech Ltd.

Genetron Holdings Ltd.

Omniscience Holdings Ltd. and several other pre-IPO investors

Work highlights

  • Advised Orchid Asia Group Management on the RMB1bn series-C financing of Med-Zenith.
  • Advised Burning Rock Biotech on a series of financing, IPO and post-IPO capital increase matters.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 3

Despite only forming in 2016, Shihui Partners has quickly developed  a strong presence in the Chinese market, regularly assisting prestigious clients such as Tencent and CICC Capital with investment transactions and buyouts. The group is best know for its strong relationship with JD.com; most recently the team advised JD Industrial Technology Inc, a subsidiary of the company, on its RMB800m acquisition of Suzhou VIPMRO. Founding partner Zan Zhu is one of the partners specialising in private equity and venture capital work, while George Niu, Vicky Gong and Miranda Jiang are other key team members.

Practice head(s):

Zan Zhu

Other key lawyers:

George Niu; Vicky Gong; Miranda Jiang; Xiaochen Zhang; Steven Zhao; Yu Luo

Testimonials

‘Shihui Partners work closely with us on fund establishment and due diligence for the VC/PE fields. They are able to ensure that all work is completed to a high level of quality within the anticipated time, and they help us to solve legal issues and provide the most professional legal services. Shihui Partners are able to give very objective and constructive advice based on the latest events during commercial negotiations.’

‘Steven Zhao provides very fast and comprehensive service responses, he is an excellent communicator, and he is able to provide consultations and advice for both legal and business issues.Very good value for money.’

‘Shihui provides a very high level of professionalism and extremely quick responses, as well as having outstanding negotiation skills.’

‘Zan Zhu, Yu Luo. They key factor that distinguishes them from other teams is their professional capabilities and work attitude. The lawyers have very strong fundamental skills that are reflected in their writing, logical thinking and negotiation skills.’

Shihui is very professional in understanding and suggesting on investment project risk control and industry standards.’

Steven Zhao and his team’s understanding and professionalism of TMT industry and new consumer market investment are impressive. They also stand out for their timely feedback and smooth communication, as well as reasonable efforts with the counterparty of the project.’

Key clients

JD.com

Tencent

JD Industrial Technology Inc.

Huaxing Growth Capital

EEO Group

Smart Estate Global (Hong Kong) Limited

Beijing Kaikeba Technology Co., Ltd.

Genetron Holdings Limited

CICC Capital

JD Bangneng Investment Management Co., Ltd

Guangdong Three Heads and Six Arms Technology Co., Ltd.

Huaxing Growth Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised JD Industrial Technology Inc. on its $230m series A financing and the Company’s RMB800m acquisition of Suzhou VIPMRO Information Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Huaxing Growth Capital on its $390m Series A financing of Fenbi Education Technology Ltd.
  • Assisted EEO Group with a $300m series B and series C financing.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 6

Acting for domestic and international companies alike, Shihui Partners is engaged for share and asset acquisitions, mergers, restructurings, joint ventures and auction sales. In Beijing, practice head George Niu compliments his prowess in cross-border M&A deals with expertise in venture capital and private equity transactions.

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Key clients

JD Logistics

ZZ Capital International Limited

JD Industrial Technology Inc.

Minhai Auto Parts Limited

Orchid Asia

Liedao

Huaxing Growth Capital

SG Micro Corp

Beijing JD Tuoxian Technology Co., Ltd

Shanghai Junxin Yizhi Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted JD Logistics in its acquisition of a controlling interest (approximately 55% of the equity interests) in Kuayue Express through a series of complicated structures and arrangements, including purchasing existing shares from Kuayue’s existing shareholders, subscribing for newly issued equity interests in Kuayue Express, and issuance of certain options abroad as part of the consideration.
  • Acted for ZZ Capital International Limited on its RMB850m acquisition of all the equities of Dalian Kingwisoft Technology, a listed company on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (“NEEQ”) of China.

China > Data protection: PRC firms

China > Fintech: PRC firms

Shihui Partners advises both investors and technology companies on pre-IPO financing, restructuring and going public transactions.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms

Founded in 2016, Shihui Partners gained widespread notoriety in 2020 for its work assisting JD.com with its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

China > TMT: PRC firms

Shihui Partners' TMT group took a major step forward in July 2021 with the arrival of Raymond Wang from Anli Partners.

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.com, 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
TMT George Niuniuzhy@shihuilaw.com8610 8514 7407
Securities & Capital Markets Miranda Jiangjianghf@shihuilaw.com8610 8514 7533
Private Equity & Venture Capital Hilda Lilih@shihuilaw.com8610 8514 7525
Investment Funds Steven Zhaozhaopz@shihuilaw.com8610 8514 7599
Wealth Management & Private Client Vicky Gonggongww@shihuilaw.com8610 8514 7577
Banking & Finance Darren Lianglianghj@shihuilaw.com8610 8514 7588
Healthcare & Life Sciences Zan Zhuzhuz@shihuilaw.com8610 8514 7504
Education Eileen Yangyangxq@shihuiaw.com8610 8514 7566
PhotoNamePositionProfile
George Niu photoMr George NiuManaging Partner
Number of lawyers : 40
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