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Beijing Cyan Law Firm
Unit 1706-1708, Tower A, Global Trade Center
No.36 North Third Ring East Road Dongcheng District
Beijing, 100013

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 3

Beijing Cyan Law Firm has a solid arbitration practice that has experience in representing clients under a variety of arbitration procedures. Construction is one of the firm’s key industries; Yinli Gao has a strong relationship with The Permanent Forum of China Construction Law. Associate Ziwei Zhang is also a construction specialist and has experience advising on disputes relating to projects across Africa and Asia. Jun Wang, who co-leads the department alongside Gao, acted as an arbitrator for a number of domestic and international forums, including CIETAC, SIAC and BAC.

Practice head(s):

Yinli Gao; Jun Wang

Other key lawyers:

Ziwei Zhang; Wanhe Ye


‘A strong disputes firm, in litigation and arbitration, in particular in the area of construction disputes. A firm that focuses on delivering solutions.’

Wanhe Ye is a very experienced construction disputes practitioner. What makes him different is that he delivers solutions to problems and sound legal and commercial advice.’

Yinli Gao is an expert in the field of construction engineering and arbitration. He is modest, serious and responsible. He deals with problems carefully and is able to accurately grasp the strategic direction and provide high-quality expert opinions.’

Key clients

Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center

The Permanent Forum of China Construction Law

Tianjin University

China Academy of Arbitration Law

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 4

Under the leadership of Wanhe Ye, Beijing Cyan Law Firm provides advice on both contentious and non-contentious construction matters. The team frequently acts for SOEs, and Ye has also been invited by government bodies to comment on reforms to Chinese construction and procurement law. The practice focuses on advising on projects in the transportation, energy, and industrial sectors, and has a specialism in public-private partnerships. On the contentious side, the team handles disputes in Chinese courts as well as  arbitration matters.

Practice head(s):

Wanhe Ye; Yinli Gao

Other key lawyers:

Wei Shi; Arthur Chiu; Ziwei Zhang; Lu Wang; Jiangnan Chen;


‘The lawyers in Beijing Cyan Law Firm’s construction project team all have backgrounds in multiple fields and are very impressive in terms of teamwork and communication. They are very rigorous and conscientious in their attitude to work, and the legal advice they give is all carefully reviewed by partners and senior lawyers at every level.’

‘Wanhe Ye has a wealth of experience in international and domestic Chinese PPP projects and infrastructure projects. Wei Shi has theoretical and practical experience in the PPP field. Thanks to his impressive level of legal expertise, Wei Shi was able to accurately grasp the key issues for PPP projects and provide us with detailed, feasible legal solutions and advice.’

‘Wanhe Ye, Arthur Chiu and Ziwei Zhang are very professional in terms of both expertise and attitude, and are able to efficiently provide clients with legal advice that takes into account overall results and fees. They stay in close contact with clients and share information in a timely manner. They are very respectful of the clients’ wishes, detail-oriented, and well prepared.’

‘One of the leading demostic construction law firms in China. Experienced in both disputes and transactional work. Excellent at delivering commercially sound solutions to difficult and complex legal issues.’

‘Wei Shi  always responded very quickly and provided expert opinions, enabling us to receive very reliable legal support.’

‘As well as providing us with detailed, accurate solutions in a timely manner. Cyan’s lawyers are able to consider issues from the client’s perspective and solve practical problems for businesses. They are a legal team that is very trustworthy.’

‘Wanhe Ye has considerable experience in areas including litigation, arbitration and negotiations, and is particularly adept at dealing with disputes involving complex, large-scale international construction projects. Yinli Gao uses rigorous logical analysis and sensitive judgement to lead his team in rapidly suggesting the best strategies. Lu Wang and Jiangnan Chen both have a wealth of practical experience in the construction project field. Both of these lawyers demonstrated an attitude of great professionalism, efficiency, meticulousness and responsibility’

Key clients

China Eastern Airlines

Samsung Engineering Construction (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

China National Cable Engineering Corporation

China National Chemical Engineering Group Corporation Ltd.

Beijing VSTAM Consulting Co., Limited

Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China

China Cost Engineering Association

Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China

National Development and Reform Commission of the People’s Republic of China

Tianjin Binhai Water Industry Group Co., Ltd.

S. B. Submarine Systems Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Providing various legal services to Samsung Engineering Construction (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., including whole construction process legal services, contract review, court litigation, daily legal consultation, etc., to assist the client in comprehensive prevention of potential legal risks.
  • Providing comprehensive legal services for the Construction of the Project of the Base of China Eastern Airlines in Beijing Daxing Airport since 2017.
  • Participated in the whole process of the drafting of Public and Private Partnership Regulation on Infrastructure and Public Service and put forward comprehensive expert opinions.

The firm: Beijing Cyan Law Firm (Cyan) is specializing in providing comprehensive international and domestic legal services.

Cyan’s attorneys graduated from top Chinese or foreign law schools with a strong command of Chinese and English and abundant theoretical and practical legal experience. Our legal team consists of leading domestic legal experts and scholars and senior lawyers with decades of work experience in a wide range of sectors. Each of our partners is a leading figure in the area of their expertise and has served various top enterprises, institutions and government agencies in China and abroad.

Our main practice areas include: commercial arbitration, construction and engineering (C&E), construction infrastructure, public-private partnership (PPP), banking and finance, e-commerce, intellectual property, sports, environment and energy resources, corporate compliance and risk control, cross-border investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A), as well as civil and commercial litigation.

Sectors we serve include: construction, banking and finance, petrochemical, water treatment, real estate, sports, hotel,  internet, e-commerce, international trade, high-tech, new energy, auto tire, environmental protection, and others.

Cyan serves a host of clients from different fields, including: world-leading fortune 500 multinationals, large state-owned enterprises, high-tech innovative ventures and traditional manufacturing companies. Cyan also provides legal advice and whitepaper reports on current major policy and legal issues for the central government of the PRC, provincial and municipal governments, enterprise associations, and international organizations. Our clients come from different jurisdictions, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, US, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Portugal, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.

Through prudent and proper specialization, internal cooperation, management and resource- sharing, we are able to converge our wealth of wisdom, experience and resources for efficient completion of every client’s projects.

We firmly believe that our clients’ success is our success. Through years of successful hard work and practice, we have acquired quantitative business intelligence and legal knowledge that is used to continually benefit our clients.

At Cyan, we are committed to providing our clients with professional legal services that meets exacting international and domestic standards for maximum benefits and results.

Construction and engineering (international and domestic): Since its inception and as a highly specialized boutique law firm, Cyan has provided comprehensive and professional legal services relating to international and domestic construction and engineering as one of its core business areas. Our managing partner and other partners have rich work experience. We have accumulated premium professional knowledge and resources which enable us to provide qualitative and efficient legal service from conception to completion of a construction and engineering project. We serve foreign clients with Chinese legal services for their projects in China and ensure Chinese clients completing ventures abroad receive proper legal services tailored to foreign laws through its own in-house experts or by strict supervision of Cyan’s local cooperative firms.

Public Private Partnership (PPP): Cyan’s PPP team has engaged in many international and domestic PPP projects and is capable of providing whole-process legal services including: risk classification, government procurement, negotiation strategies, contract drafting and subsequent implementation. We have served all major PPP participants (including governments, organizers, companies, financiers and contractors) in a series of projects ranging from public building, infrastructure, energy, transportation and environmental protection. We are committed to providing the best legal services for domestic and international PPP projects through our accumulated successful first-hand experience.

Our experience and expertise in PPP’s include: The appointment of our managing partner by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) as the primary drafting expert for the Regulation for the Management of Infrastructure and Public Utilities Franchise, which provided significant contribution to PPP legislation. To further develop China PPP projects, Cyan was selected to provide highly-featured lectures at Peking University, NDRC Training Center, and the Center for Policy Studies of Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.

Dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration): We have seasoned lawyers with experience handling large and complex litigation and arbitration cases, including representing an American petrochemical contractor in a tax dispute litigation, representing a Chinese contractor in an arbitration claim relating to a bank’s headquarters building project and representing a Hong Kong contractor in arbitration and litigation in a series of influential cases relating to a mainland China project.

The cases we have represented or are representing involve disputes in international sales of goods, international goods transportation, international insurance, international payment and settlement, Sino-foreign equity joint ventures, cooperative joint ventures, international project contracting business, international intellectual property protection, construction projects, etc.

 International legal affairs: Led by partners with different culture backgrounds and extensive international business knowledge and practice, Cyan’s international legal affairs division has built a wide range of legal connections and alliances in different jurisdictions, in order to meet client’s various jurisdictional needs. With the trend of globalization, we provide comprehensive legal and other value-added services to meet the clients’ various legal requirements and assist clients to achieve its business goals. We can handle specific legal issues and tasks or serve as outside general counsel for clients to facilitate the completion of a project, transaction or cooperation with other parties.

Our legal services meet a full array of clients’ business needs, including: market entry; international trade; corporate governance; partnerships, M&A, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other types of equity and non-equity cooperation; legal compliance; international licensing, distribution and commercial transactions; project risk analysis, due-diligence; and operation and management structuring. In addition, we have completed legal services in over six continents and more than 25 countries.

 Sport: Cyan’s sports law practice relates to sponsorship, licensed merchandising, broadcast sales, ticket and hospitality sales, brand protection, athlete endorsement, venue and facility construction, sports arbitration and others. Our team not only has a deep understanding of sports laws and regulations, but also has extensive practical and related experience. In the sports sector, Cyan has the ability to protect our clients’ legal rights and proprietary assets, and to professionally assist clients in making good business decisions.

One of Cyan’s chief person was responsible for contract negotiations, sponsorship implementation, merchandising, brand protection, ticketing, broadcast sales and other legal services for the marketing programs of various major sports events such as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, the Nanjing 2013 Asian Youth Games and the 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

 Administrative legal affairs: Cyan, as a reputable and leading law firm, is much sought after for professional, governmental and non-profit legal services to the central government, local governments, industry associations, international organizations and other entities.

Cyan provides the aforementioned entities with legal advice on policy and legislative procedures and regulations, legal research and whitepapers on cutting-edge legal issues and critical problems, and other related legal services. Our legal services are to assist our clients managing administrative risks and following international and domestic administrative laws and regulations. Our service focuses on non-litigation and litigation services.

Banking and finance: Banking and finance is one of Cyan’s most prominent practice areas. With long-term professional experience, reliable expertise and excellent problem-solving ability, Cyan has received universal praise from clients. Cyan has been extensively engaged in banking and finance legal areas, including: international trade financing, banking compliance review, innovative financial products, financial fraud, financial leasing, commercial paper, M&A financing, project financing, real estate financing, and others. Cyan has provided legal services for many reputable international and domestic financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, Zurich Insurance Group, Huatai Asset Management, and others.

Cyan has provided specific legal services such as: compliance review, risk identification, consultancy and dispute resolution for letters of credit, letters of guarantee and bank bills for many large state-owned enterprises in overseas investment and engineering projects (including projects in Russia, United States, Bolivia, Philippines, Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Vietnam, Cameroon and others). For instance, in an EPC project of a cement plant in Saudi Arabia, Cyan provided legal advisory services to a Chinese contractor to resolve a confiscated bank guarantee and standby letter of credit by the project owner. Cyan also provided legal services for a large-scale national enterprise issuing commercial paper in the United States.

Construction and Engineering Ye 56830601
Dispute Resolution Gao Yinliyinli.gao@caianlaw.com008610 56830619
International Legal Affairs Arthur Chiuarthur.chiu@caianlaw.com008610 56830607
Commercial Arbitration Wang 56830600
Sports Chen Fengfeng.chen@caianlaw.com008610 56830600
PPP Shi Weiwei.shi@caianlaw.com008610 56830620
Administrative Legal Affairs Ren 56830600
Banking and Finance Dai Pingping.dai@caianlaw.com008610 56830603
Banking and Finance Piwei Sunpiwei.sun@caianlaw.com008610 56830606
Jiangnan Chen photoMs Jiangnan ChenParalegal
Feng Chen photoMr Feng ChenSenior Consultant
Arthur Chiu photoMr Arthur ChiuPartner 
Ping Dai photoMs Ping DaiPartner, Senior Consultant
Jianchao Gao photoMr Jianchao GaoCounsel
Yinli Gao photoMr Yinli GaoPartner, Senior Consultant
Jiarong Li photoMs Jiarong LiPosition: Paralegal Specialist Area of Practice: Construction and Engineering; International Arbitration; Cross-border…
Weitao Ren photoMr Weitao RenFounding Partner
Wei Shi photoDr Wei ShiPartner
Piwei Sun photoMs Piwei SunPartner
Christina Wang photoMs Christina WangCounsel
Jun Wang photoProf Jun WangPartner, Senior Consultant
Chengyue Wang photoMr Chengyue WangPosition: Paralegal   Specialism: Domestic and International Construction; Infrastructure; Litigation and Arbitration;…
Wanhe Ye photoMr Wanhe YeManaging Partner
Ziwei Zhang photoMr Ziwei ZhangCounsel
Number of partners : 8
Number of lawyers : 14
The Legal 500
Chambers and Partners
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
ABA (American Bar Association)
Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Cyan was invited to provide professional comments to the Ministry of Justice of P.R.C on the Regulations on Compensation for Ecological Protection (Draft for Review)

Recently, at the invitation of the Ministry of Justice, Beijing Cyan Law Firm (“Cyan”) provided professional comments on the Regulations on Compensation for Ecological Protection (Draft for Review) submitted by the National Development and Reform Commission to the State Council for deliberation.

The Amendment of The Bidding Law is Coming—Beijing Cyan Law Firm was invited to provide professional comments to the Ministry of Justice of P.R.C

Recently, as per the invitation by the Ministry of Justice, Beijing Cyan Law Firm (“Cyan”) provided professional comments on The Bidding Law of the People's Republic of China (Revised Draft Submitted for Review) (The Bidding Law (Revised Draft Submitted for Review)”) submitted by the National Development and Reform Commission to the State Council for deliberation.

Cyan Law Firm participated in the “China Arbitration Summit 2021 and the 2nd Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Forum” as a sub venue

On September 14th 2021, as one of the sub venues of the “China Arbitration Summit 2021 and the 2nd Belt and Road Arbitration Institutions Forum”, Beijing Cyan Law Firm, together with the legal experts, scholars and attendees of the Summit from all over the world in the main venue, witnessed the grand event of the highest standard in China's arbitration field through online network.

Cyan continues to be employed to provide comprehensive legal services for China Eastern Airlines Project in Beijing Daxing International Airport

Through fierce competition in the competitive negotiations organized by China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd., Beijing Cyan Law Firm emerged as best candidate, and was selected as the legal service provider of the First Bid-section of Phase Two Project of the China Eastern Airlines Base in Beijing Daxing International Airport. Cyan will provide legal services of whole process of engineering for China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd. in the coming three years.

Cyan’s partners and lawyers gave lectures at the invitation of well-known enterprises at home and abroad

Recently, a number of partners and lawyers of Beijing Cyan Law Firm gave lectures on different topics at the invitation of clients of well-known enterprises who have been cooperating with Cyan for a long time. They have achieved good results and received unanimous acclaim.

Cyan’s partners and lawyers gave lectures at the invitation of well-known domestic enterprises

Recently, several partners and lawyers of Beijing Cyan Law Firm gave lectures on different topics at the invitation of well-known enterprises clients with long-term cooperation, which achieved good results and were widely praised.