Firm Profile > Grandall Law Firm > Beijing, China

Grandall Law Firm
UNIT 1005, 10/F, TAIKANG INTERNATIONAL TOWER
2 WUDINGHOU STREET, XICHENG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100033
China

Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Grandall Law Firm handles cross-border M&A, capital markets, antitrust and tax issues for clients in the automotive, software, pharmaceutical and real estate sector. Michael Liu  is the key name to note.

Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 1

Grandall Law Firm's Chengdu office handles a mix of M&A, private equity and venture capital, and capital markets as well as dispute resolution matters. A major pillar of the team's offering is its well-established real estate and construction practice, which handles a range of planning, project finance, and M&A transactions. Within its sizable team, Bo Shi is noted for real estate and infrastructure project financing transactions as well as construction disputes; Yan Cheng handles bankruptcy litigation, restructuring and asset disposal as well as real estate financing matters; Yuanqiang Li and Hui Yang are recommended for financial leasing and asset management; and Xiaodong Lu counts financial institutions, trust companies, financial leasing and related investment companies as his clients.

Key clients

Tianfu xinxin real estate development co. LTD

Sichuan branch of China Orient asset management co., LTD

Chengdu Cultural Tourism Development Group co. LTD

CITIC Bank (Chengdu branch)

China Railway Construction Kunlun Investment Group co. LTD

Sichuan Provincial Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Chengdu Pharma King Technologies Holding Co.,Ltd.

Chengdu construction engineering group co. LTD

Chengdu Hi-tech Development

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

Grandall Law Firm's 100-partner strong team is most noted for handling A-share transactions, with a strong portfolio of IPO instructions. The group has also advised clients on listings involving the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Technology and Innovation Board. Highlighting the group's strength with institutional clients, it acts as sole permanent counsel for the China Financial Furtures Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shanghai Furtures Exchange, also advising all four on their investment in the Pakistan Stock Exchange. The group is co-led by Hongbing LvWei Liu (who has substantial experience in IPOs, refinancing, M&A and restructuring projects) and Jianjun Guan, who specialises in domestic issuance of shares and bonds, as well as M&A involving listed companies.

Key clients

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Shanghai Stock Exchange

Shanghai International Group

Ping An

Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

Grandall Law Firm is a popular choice for capital markets mandates; it also handles a mix of FDI, private equity, and real estate transactions as well as insolvency and commercial disputes. Tianfeng Shen is recommended for M&A and restructuring transactions.

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 3

Grandall Law Firm is highly rated for its advice to technology, energy and financial services sector clients. It enjoyed the broad list of the firm's capital markets clients which it advises on a broad range of corporate, joint venture, and M&A transactions. The team advised Shenzhen Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange on their purchase of 25% shares of Dhaka Stock Exchange and assisted Sanpower Group with its $819m acquisition of Dendreon. Chengzhi Yu is particular active in handling cross-border M&A transactions; Weidong Wang has notable expertise in handling Belt and Road-related project with a focus in the energy sector and recently assisted a Chinese multinational power company with its $1bn cross-border purchase. Shanghai managing partner Charles Guan and Beijing-based Xiaoyi Feng are also key names to note.

Key clients

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Shanghai Stock Exchange

Sanpower Group

State Power Investment Corporation

China Minmetals Corporation

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

Grandall Law Firm's Jing Zou is singled out for her 'dedicated attitude and high professionalism'. Zou's recent highlights include handling the establishment of local M&A fund, fund of funds and advising the asset managers on compliance issues. Tianjin-based Naijin Liu is a further name to note.

Testimonials

The team maintains timely and efficient communication with the clients, and provides excellent professional legal services‘.

Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 3

Grandall Law Firm is noted for handling a wide variety of domestic and outbound PPP projects for Chinese SOEs, across sectors including energy, manufacturing, petrochemicals and water treatment. The group is co-led by Weidong Wang and Binghong Lv, both of whom have expertise that includes M&A, restructuring and project finance.

Key clients

SPICOI

CGL new energy Holdings

GCL Holding Groups

State Power Investment Corporation

China Huadian Corporation

Beijing Enterprises Water Group

Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou Tier 3

Grandall Law Firm's recent caseload features a mix of M&A, capital markets, investment funds, and energy transactions, as well as commercial disputes. Bing Cheng has particular expertise in securities issuance and M&A transactions; Caixia Li focuses on restructurings and IPOs for pre-listing companies; and Yang Guo is recommended for international trade, overseas listings, FDI, investment funds, and asset-backed securitisation.

Key clients

Yihua Healthcare Co.,Ltd.

By-Health Co.,Ltd.

Guangdong Taiantang Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

Guangdong Anjubao Digital Technology Co.,Ltd.

Guangdong Jinming Machinery Co.,Ltd.

Shenzhen Power Supply Bureau co. LTD

Guangdong pujing tourism management co., LTD

Lingnan Education Group  CO.,LTD

Guangzhou Meijin Culture Industry  CO.,LTD

Guangzhou Losung Intelligent Home Co., LTD

Guangdong Xinli Technology Co., LTD

Guangzhou Guoguang Intelligent Electronic Industrial Park Co., LTD

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 4

Grandall Law Firm's Jing Zou is experienced in advising private equity and venture capital houses and asset managers on their investments, and is particularly experienced in advising private equity fund managers on compliance issues. Mengjun Zhou is active in the real estate and infrastructure sectors. Tianjin-based Naijin Liu is also recommended for advising state-owned asset funds.

Testimonials

The team has rich knowledge in the private equity space, and a very dedicated attitude‘.

Intellectual property: PRC firms

At Grandall Law FirmXiangui Xie focuses on copyright, trade mark, patent, trade secrets and anti-unfair competition matters from the Shenzhen office. In Beijing, Xiaonan Su has a particular expertise in the high-tech, fashion, internet, medical devices, finance, and automotive sectors, while Shanghai-based Shilong Fang advises IP strategy, the evaluation of intangible assets, the negotiation of transaction agreements, and the exploitation of IP portfolios.

Testimonials

The team is highly experienced in the IP field and can always come up with the best solutions for their clients‘.

Key clients

Tecent

Wilo China Ltd.

Neusoft

SPD Bank

BBK Education

The firm: Grandall Law Firm was founded in June 1998. It is one of the largest full-service law firms in China and has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Kunming, Tianjin, Chengdu, Ningbo, Fuzhou, Xi’an, Nanjing, Nanning, Jinan, Chongqing, Suzhou, Changsha, Taiyuan, Wuhan, Guiyang, Urumqi, Zhengzhou, Shijiazhuang, Hefei, Hainan, Qingdao, Hong Kong, Paris, Madrid, Silicon Valley, Stockholm and New York.

Grandall has over 750 partners and a total combined workforce of almost 3,000 people, including attorneys, foreign counsels, paralegals, secretaries, administrative and other support staff. Over 90% of its partners possess a Doctor’s or Master’s degree or other senior qualifications, and many of its legal experts and professionals are recognised as top practitioners in their respective fields of specialization.

Grandall is also a PRC law firm authorized by many overseas securities exchanges (including, without limitation, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Australian Securities Exchange, and Singapore Exchange Limited) to offer legal opinions and comments for public offerings and M&A projects.

Areas of practice: Grandall is able to provide its clients with widely covered, specialized and teamwork-based professional services. Grandall’s key practice areas include finance and securities, corporate and business, M&A and restructuring, cross-border investment, international trade, intellectual property, private placement, energy, dispute resolutions and other professional services. Especially, Grandall has been ranked at the first place almost every year for deals of domestic/overseas IPO, refinancing, material asset restructuring and M&A as well as other comprehensive indices. Grandall also earned awards and recognitions from many rating agencies for its services in areas relating to investment, finance and securities.

Department Name Email Telephone
Capital markets Wei Liu
Capital markets Chaoqun Wang
Mergers and acquisitions Jianjun Guan
Mergers and acquisitions Wei Liu
Private equity and venture capital Jing Zou
Private equity and venture capital Naijin Liu
Restructuring and insolvency Weiming Xu
Environment, energy and infrastructure Bin Li
Intellectual property Xianghui Xie
Insurance Daofeng Li
Banking and finance Yizhong Xue
Taxation Lantian Zhang
Maritime Guoqing Fang
Cross-border investment Xuebin Chen
Urbanisation/construction Pingping Huang
Civil litigation and commercial arbitration Ningjie Yu
Civil litigation and commercial arbitration Jingze Sun
Criminal defence Xin Liu
Criminal defence Shijun Zhou
Criminal defence Shucai Kou
Belt and Road initiative legal service Chun Li
Belt and Road initiative legal service Ningning Huang
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
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Interlex Group
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Currently, Grandall Law Firm (“Grandall”) has 6 offices abroad respectively located in Hong Kong SAR, Paris, Madrid, Silicon Valley, Stockholm and New York. Grandall has entered into strategic cooperation agreements with Holding Redlich and Maddocks, and has also linked a new alliance agreement with Spanish law firm ECIJA. Further, Grandall is a member of the Interlex Group, ALFA International and ASEAN Plus Group.

Grandall’s international services covering various areas including overseas IPO, cross-border M&A, international trade, international dispute resolution, intellectual properties, taxes, real properties, asset management and technology conversion, etc.

Highlights of Grandall’s international professional services include but are not limited to the acquisition of equity in Pakistan Stock Exchange by China Financial Futures Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the financing of Yamal LNG Project under Sino-Russian cooperation, Jinjiang Environment’s IPO on the Singapore Exchange, Giant Internet’s resumption of trading on A-share Market, ZhongAn Online Insurance’s IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEx”), Guotai JunAn Securities’ IPO on HKEx, IPO of China Literature Ltd. on HKEx, Haidilao’s IPO on HKEx, and Ping An Good Doctor’s IPO on HKEx, etc. Grandall has provided legal services for various projects with respect to investment, acquisition, construction and IPO located in Europe, the United States, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Grandall has been highly recommended by various famous international ranking authorities for its international deals, including: Bloomberg News (as No. 1 Adviser (for number of deals) – Global IPO Deal Rankings), Chambers and Partners (recommended in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets – Hong Kong and Overseas Issuances, Corporate M&A, Projects & Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources, etc.), Asian Legal Business (Hong Kong Law Awards – Equity Market Deal of the Year), etc.