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

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Grandall Law Firm fields a number of highly regarded practitioners who regularly handle complex capital markets, cross-border M&A and contentious matters. Guoqiang Ma focuses on financing and M&A transactions; managing partner Xiangming Liu is experienced in IPOs, cross-border investments and M&A transactions; Shijun Zhou and Jie Che excel in insolvency and restructuring, and litigation and arbitration, respectively; and Kuilin Qiu recently acted for Wangsu Science and Technology in a series of patent infringement disputes against Guizhou BaishNCloud Technology including successfully invalidating all the patents involved in the other party’s cases, forcing the other party to drop the cases in Guiyang Intermediate People’s Court, and obtaining a favourable ruling at first instance before the Nanjing Intermediate People’s court.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Wangsu Science and Technology in a series of patent infringements against Guizhou BaishNCloud Technology including successfully invalidating all the patents involved in the other party’s cases, forcing the other party to drop the cases in Guiyang Intermediate People’s Court on its own initiative, and obtaining a favourable ruling at the first instance of Nanjing Intermediate People’s court.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

Grandall Law Firm's team is an extremely active one, advising Chinese companies on issues ranging from major assets restructuring to convertible bond issuances. The firm is particularly proficient in assisting issuers looking to list on the Chinese markets, having acted in 13.7% of successful IPO applications on the Shenzhen and Shanghai markets in 2020. An example of this specialism is the team’s work with 3PEAK, which it assisted with its listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Sciences and Technology Innovation Board (STAR) market in September 2020. Hongbing LV, Wei Liu and Jianjun Guan are three of the firm’s most important partners; all three have extensive experience working with clients from a range of sectors.

Other key lawyers:

Tianfeng Shen; Junji Ni; Mingxi Wang; Hongbing Lv; Wei Liu; Jianjun Guan; Xiangming Liu; Yongping Yue

Key clients

Juneyao

Shangwei New Material Technology Co., Ltd

Bailian Group

Dalian Commodity Exchange

Jinling Hotel Co., Ltd.

Joyvio

Work highlights

  • Advised 3PEAK, an integrated circuit design company focusing on the development and sales of analogue integrated circuit products, on its listing on STAR Market.
  • Advised Touchstone Surgical, a high-tech enterprise focusing on the development, innovation, production and sales of high-end surgical staplers, on its listing on STAR Market.
  • Advised Swancor, a leading supplier of resin for composite materials in China, on its listing on STAR Market.

China > Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 2

Grandall Law Firm is highly experienced in domestic IPO and listing, bond issuance, refinancing of listed companies, and state-owned asset management. Recent highlights saw the team advising Chengdu Tianfu Greenway Construction Investment Group and Chengdu Tianfu Greenway Cultural Tourism on the entire process of Jincheng Greenway, which is a key project of the Chengdu Municipal Government with an investment of approximately RMB41.5bn, and acting for Chengdu Rail City Development Group on a series of major infrastructure construction projects. Managing partner Shiliang Li counts a large number of government bodies, and SOEs as his main clients which he advises on a broad range of commercial, corporate and construction projects. Other names to note include Bo Shi, who focuses on real estate and project finance, M&A and construction disputes, and Xiaojin Liu, who handles SOE restructuring, IPO, public placement of bonds, and financing mandates.

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China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 3

Grandall Law Firm specialises in corporate financing and M&A, representing domestic and international players on transactions throughout the globe. Sector expertise is far-reaching and encompasses aviation, TMT, hotels, food, real estate, IT and logistics, among many other industries. Managing partners Xiangming Liu and Jianjun Guan are active in this space.

Key clients

China Eastern Airlines

State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC)

China Minmetals Corporation

GCL New Energy Holdings Co., Ltd.

CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC)

Sinopharm Group

Tianjin Pharmaceutical Group

Huishang Bank

Guohua Investment Holding Co., Ltd

Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for China National Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. as it absorbed China Nuclear Exchange Energy Co., Ltd. as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
  • Assisted E-Town with the purchase of a 90% stake of ZTE Gaoda.  
  • Advised China jujube maker Haoxiangni Health Food on its $705m selling of online snack brand Be & Cheery to PepsiCo.  

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms Tier 3

Highly respected for its contentious work, Grandall Law Firm represents some of China’s largest companies in disputes relating to copyright, trademark and patent infringement and ownership, as well as areas such as trade secrets and unfair competition. In a recent highlight, the firm represented Shenzhen Yimeizhi Technology Co in a dispute relating to a patent before the Guangzhou IP court. Fang Shilong, Su Xiaonan and Xie Xianghui lead the Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen offices respectively.

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Work highlights

  • Represented Tencent in an unfair competition case.
  • Represented Shenzhen Yimeizhi Technology Co., Ltd in a patent dispute.
  • Represented Hangzhou Xili Intelligent Technology Co. Ltd in a dispute concerning utility model patents.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

At Grandall Law Firm, the investment funds practice is experienced in fund formation, including acting for both USD and RMB funds as well as fund of funds. Key names in the practice include Jing Zou and Naijin Liu, who are based in Shanghai and Tianjin respectively.

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Testimonials

‘Naijin Liu’s team of lawyers is very skilled at dealing with all types of investment fund, capital market and business services. The team is particularly adept at services for investment funds, and their professional expertise and strong background mean that they have a wealth of experience in such work. The team is very client-focused and very professional about walking clients through the entire service process.’

‘Naijin Liu began working on investment fund services at a fairly early stage, so he has a wealth of experience and a high level of professional expertise, and is able to provide invaluable support for every aspect of the business. Naijin Liu is miles ahead of his competitors in terms of the breadth and depth of his knowledge of investment fund services.’

‘Focused on private equity fund services, the team has a deep understanding of industry policies and a large number of clients, therefore has plentiful experience on both the theoretical and practical sides.’

‘Naijin Liu is professional, efficient and able to provide exceptional training resources to help improve the level of expertise in the client’s team. Lily Wang is professional, efficient and conscientious. She always considers the client and often provides additional advice that goes beyond the client’s needs, as well as proactively following up the progress of projects after providing legal services.’

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 3

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 4

Grandall Law Firm has a solid practice, advising private equity firms and target companies on a range of deals. In addition to assisting with private equity transactions, the group has extensive experience in fund formation. Jing Zou, Naijin Liu and Jianjun Guan are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Jing Zou; Naijin Liu; Jianjun Guan

Other key lawyers:

Lingyan Wang

Testimonials

‘The team is extremely good at private equity and venture capital services, and offers a wide range of operations and expertise that provide strong support for clients’ businesses.’

‘The depth and breadth of the team’s professional expertise far exceed their competitors, and Naijin Liu is extremely professional.’

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, Nanchang, Dalian, 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  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 recognition from many rating agencies for its services in areas relating to investment, finance and securities.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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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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.