Jincheng Tongda & Neal > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

Jincheng Tongda & Neal
10TH FLOOR, CHINA WORLD TOWER A
NO. 1 JIANGUO MENWAI AVENUE, CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100004
China

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Jincheng Tongda & Neal‘s Nanjing office focuses on banking and finance, securities and capital markets, private equity and venture capital, M&A and restructuring, corporate governance and compliance, disposal of non-performing assets, real estate and construction, IP, and commercial disputes. The team includes practice head Fei YeYuhao Xie and Wei Hong who are key names for private equity investment, securities and capital markets and commercial insurance; Jianhua Wu who specialises in disputes, white-collar criminal law and compliance, and IP matters; and patent attorney Xiaojun Wang who has notable experience in IP, international trade and compliance matters.

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Key clients

Nanjing Metro Group Co., Ltd. 南京地铁集团有限公司

Bank of Nanjing Co., Ltd. 南京银行股份有限公司

Chenzhou Industry Investment Group Co., Ltd. 郴州市产业投资集团有限公司

Bank of Communications Limited 交通银行股份有限公司江苏省分行

Jiangsu Branch of Shanghai Hualong Securities Co. LTD 上海华龙证券股份有限公司江苏分公司

Nanjing Culture Investment Holding Group Co. LTD 南京市文化投资控股集团有限责任公司

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., LTD. Jiangsu Branch, 中国长城资产管理股份有限公司江苏省分公司

Huadian Jiangsu Energy Co., LTD 华电江苏能源有限公司

Nanjing Railway Construction investment Co. LTD 南京铁路建设投资有限责任公司

Nanjing Urban Construction Investment Holding (Group) Co. LTD 南京市城市建设投资控股(集团)有限责任公司

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nanjing Metro with successfully issuing an RMB10bn green corporate bond.
  • Acted for the Bank of Nanjing Co., Ltd. on the issuance of RMB14.5Bbn tier 2 capital bonds.
  • Advised Yangzijiang Fund on its investment exceeding RMB2bn in Xincheng Equity Fund, which was the first debt-to-equity fund operated by Yangzijiang Fund and Huaxia Bank.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 1

Jincheng Tongda & Neal handles the full spectrum of international trade matters, acting for clients in sectors including agricultural products, chemicals, textiles, and industrial materials. The practice acts for companies and Chambers of Commerce in anti-dumping and countervailing investigations, and is distinguished in the market by its work for the Ministry of Commerce, acting for the ministry in trade disputes as well as in the negotiation of trade agreements. Chen Yang leads the practice, which also includes Zheng Xu and Lin Li, both of whom have considerable experience in this area. Stephen Peng is noted for his work for MOFCOM in WTO disputes.

Practice head(s):

Chen Yang

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Testimonials

‘This team are extremely strong and expert in terms of alternative dispute resolution for international trade issues.’

‘Yazhou Wu is a very responsible and flexible lawyer with a wealth of experience.’

Key clients

Zhejiang Quzhou Juxin Fluorine Chemical Co., Ltd.

Hailiang (Vietnam) Copper Manufacturing Company Limited

China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters

Chint Solar (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.; Chint Energy (Haining) Co., Ltd.; Chint Solar (Jiuquan) Co., Ltd.; and Chint Solar (Hong Kong) Company Limited

Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd.; Jinxiang Honghua Foodstuff Co., Ltd.; Shandong Chengwu Longxing Agricultural Products Co., Ltd.; Jinxiang Dingyu Agricultural Products Co.,Ltd. ; Jinxiang County Changwei Agricultural Trade Co., Ltd.; Jinxiang Fitow Trading Co., Ltd.

Linyi Huasheng Yongbin Wood Co., Ltd.

China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Textile and Apparel

LLIT (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

Ministry of Commerce of The People’s Republic of China

Work highlights

  • Represented Zhejiang Quzhou Juxin Fluorine Chemical Co., Ltd. in the anti-circumvention investigation conducted by U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Represented Linyi Huasheng Yongbin Wood Co., Ltd. in participating in the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations initiated by Canada regarding imports of certain decorative and other non-structural plywood originating or exported from China.
  • Assisted Sailun Vietnam with obtaining a zero AD margin in U.S. antidumping investigation against Vietnamese passenger and light truck tires.

China > Insurance; PRC firms Tier 2

Jincheng Tongda & Neal is singled out for its 'rich experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry', its ability to 'identify potential compliance risks' and 'provide pragmatic and highly operable solutions'. It is best known for advising international insurance companies entering the domestic insurance market, as well as assisting with their licensing, high-value M&A activities and China insurance regulatory compliance issues. Insurance dispute resolution is a growing area and it counts China Export Credit Insurance Corporation and China Pingan P&C Insurance as clients. The four-partner strong team is led by the 'excellent' Elsie Shi who is highly recommended for transactional and regulatory matters, including the establishment of greenfield insurance operations, formation of joint ventures, M&A, reinsurance, compliance and insurance disputes. Qualified in China, New York and Hong Kong, George Hualiang Yu is also noted. Insurance disputes-focused Shuo Cai joined the team from Zhong Lun Law Firm in 2020.

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Testimonials

The team has very rich experience in the insurance business, provides pertinent and easy-to-operate opinions, and is willing to find solutions to practical problems for customers.’

‘In the process of giving opinions, Elsie Shi would fully understand the cause and effect of the problem, communicate very adequately, and listens carefully to the real situation and ideas of customers, in order to provide very comprehensive and useful opinions.’

‘Very professional. Keep up with the latest developments in the industry. Can provide in time legal/compliance advice with solutions to address issues/problems. Very approachable and can always respond promptly.’

‘Lan Lan and Elsie Shi are outstanding partners with the firm. Very reputable and highly recognized professionals in the industry and serviced areas (insurance). Broad connections and ability to communicate with and work with the regulator smoothly.’

‘Familiar with the reinsurance industry and business, with rich experience in handling reinsurance-related matters. Solutions are pragmatic and highly operable.’

‘Can understand the needs of customers well and can provide reasonable and operational solutions. Have the ability to identify potential compliance risks and provide constructive compliance advice. Elsie Shi is excellent.’

Key clients

Chubb Limited

Allianz (China) Insurance Holding Co., Ltd.

Luoyang Longding Aluminum Industries Co., Ltd

Allianz SE

AXA-XL Insurance

Ji Dian Shareholding Company Limited

Tokyo Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Company (China) Limited

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (China) Company Limited

Dajia Insurance Group

Swiss Re Reinsurance Company Ltd

Partner Re

Mercer

SCOR SE

Reinsurance Group of America

Work highlights

  • Advised Chubb on the purchase of an additional 15.3068% shares and an agreement of intent for the purchase of another 7.05% shares from Junzheng Group.
  • Advised Longding on four share purchase transactions for the purchase of an aggregate of 30.58% shares of Aixin Life Insurance Co., Ltd. from four different shareholders, all of which are pending CBIRC approval.
  • Assisting Allianz SE with establishing Allianz Insurance Asset Management Company Limited which was approved by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, making it China’s first wholly foreign-owned insurance asset management company.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 2

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 2

Under the leadership of Zhaohui Wang, Jincheng Tongda & Neal is active across the full range of tax-related issues. Wang is noted for his work on matters relating to local and national tax authorities; he previously worked as a tax officer in the Beijing Taxation Bureau. Yingchuan Chen is another key contact in the team and focuses on tax planning and cost control.

Practice head(s):

Zhaohui Wang

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Testimonials

‘Yingchuan Chen has a very deep understanding of every step of deals that involves taxes, as well as a wealth of experience. The team includes former senior tax officials that have worked in tax authorities, as well as researchers who have been researching Chinese tax law for many years. For this reason, the team is not only able to provide comprehensive tax solutions, but also implement these solutions very successfully.’

‘Yingchuan Chen is able to provide comprehensive tax solutions that integrate clients’ business goals to the greatest extent possible, and successfully implement such solutions. He responds promptly and accurately. He is not only able to quickly identify the key issues in legal disputes for our company, but also provide all-round solutions and thinking based on the company’s current situation.’

‘Yingchuan Chen always starts out by considering what is in our company’s best interest while never compromising his professional independence as a lawyer, enabling him to be clear and specific in identifying legal red lines and the spirit of the law.’

‘Yingchuan Chen has obtained a doctorate degree in tax law, and has a deep understanding of tax-related legal services. He is able to provide a full range of tax-related solutions in combination with the client’s business purpose to the greatest extent, and implement the plan smoothly.’

‘Yingchuan Chen has provided us with very valuable and workable advice in areas including commercial relationships, contract terms and tax affairs, helping us to successfully complete deals and deliveries.

Key clients

Xinxing Development Co. LTD

China New United Imp. & Exp. Corporation

Shanghai Lianjia Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd & Beike House Search (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd

Beijing Grand Stone Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd

Alpine Lakes Capital

Cheng Mei Material Technology Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Provides tax-related legal services to Xinxing Development Co. LTD.
  • Provides tax-related legal services to China New United Imp. & Exp. Corporation.
  • Advised on tax compliance and cost control for the business innovation of Shanghai Lianjia Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd and Beike Platform New Economy brand.

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 3

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

Co-lead by Beijing-trio Stephen Peng, Xiaodong Zheng and Annie Wu, Jincheng Tongda & Neal is geared for both inbound and outbound M&A transactions. The teams foremost fields of expertise are natural resources, new energy, insurance, new materials, insurance, pharmaceuticals, real estate and TMT.

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

Jincheng Tongda & Neal has a full-service real estate practice, providing comprehensive advice to clients on acquisitions, investments and project developments. The practice is engaged on large-scale residential, industrial and commercial projects across China, and is also highly active in counseling clients on the financing of projects. Zhicheng Ma leads the team, with Mingkai Wang and Guoliang He also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Zhicheng Ma

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Key clients

China Cinda Asset Management Corporation

Sino-Ocean Group Holding Limited

SUNAC CHINA HOLDINGS LIMITED

Poly Developments and Holdings Group Co., Ltd.

Bank of Communications Limited

CHINA Jinmao

Seazen Holdings Group Co., Ltd

Sichuan Languang Development Co., Ltd.

Parkson Retail Group Ltd.

HANGHAI CHENGTOU HOLDING CO.,LTD.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Sino-Ocean Group and Swire Properties with their joint bidding for 99.79% equity of Beijing Xingtai Tonggang Real Estate Co., Ltd. which was publicly listed on the Beijing Rural Area Equity Exchange.
  • Assisted Sunac China with the successful issuing of four series of USD bonds on the HKEX in 2020, with a total amount of $2.36billion.
  • Acted for China Jinmao on its RMB 7.3 billion equity cooperation project with Haier Industry-Urban-Innovation Group.

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

Jincheng Tongda & Neal enhanced its Greater Bay area offering when it established its Guangzhou and Hong Kong associated offices in 2021. The team continued to expand with the hire of 12 partners from other local firms to join its Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices. The team advises on a broad mix of commercial, financing, M&A and IPO matters. Yinhong Liu and Meihua Liang are key corporate partners from its Shenzhen and Guangzhou offices, respectively. Liu is particularly active in the real estate and financial services sector, and Liang is noted for compliance, securities and capital markets, and private equity and venture capital investments.

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Key clients

Shenzhen HuaQiang Industry Co.,Ltd深圳华强实业股份有限公司

Chinalin Securities 华林证券股份有限公司

FANTAWILD HOLDINGS INC华强方特文化科技集团股份有限公司

TCL Industrial Holdings Co., Ltd.TCL 科技集团股份有限公司

Tencent 深圳市腾讯计算机系统有限公司

Guangsheng Nonferrous Metals Co.,Ltd 广东广晟有色金属集团有限公司OPPOOPPO 广东移动通信有限公司

China Southern Power Grid 中国南方电网

State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration of Guangzhou Municipal Government 广州市国资委

Yuexiu Fengxing Foods广州越秀风行食品集团有限公司

Charmsun Fund中长胜基金管理有限公司

Poly China太平保利投资管理有限公司

Cedar holdings雪松控股集团有限公司

Tiantu Capital深圳天图资本管理中心

Work highlights

  • Assisted Sunac China with the divestment of its property services segment and its independent listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and  creating a new high financing scale of property management listed companies.
  • Advised Guangzhou Yuexiu Fongxing Food Group Co., LTD., a subsidiary of Guangzhou Yuexiu Group Co., LTD.,  on its major reorganisation plan involving Huishan Dairy and 83 other enterprises.
  • Advised Global Top E-Commerce Co., Ltd on the sale of its wholly-owned subsidiary Shenzhen Qianhai Patuoxun Network Technology Co.

China > Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 3

Jincheng Tongda & Neal‘s Chengdu office was established in 2001, the full-service team handles a broad range of matters including capital matters, compliance, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, FDI and overseas investment, and criminal litigation, and is steadily growing its TMT, family wealth management, and export control practice. Key names to note include Hongmin Zhou and Rui Zhou who handle commercial disputes, as well as Lu Li, who also advises on cross-border investment. Mingyu Fang is another name to note.

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Testimonials

The legal services provided by the law firm and the team are very trustworthy. They are our trusted partners.

Rui Zhou and Ling Li are very professional and thoughtful. They provided very good project-related resources to make the project more vigorously promoted. They were rich in some cutting-edge and complex issues.’

The major feature of Jincheng Tongda is that the team is extremely professional, including the basic logic and quality of the law, the grasp of the latest judicial trends and dynamics, and the rapid response to service matters. They are indeed customer-oriented and will do their best to meet customer needs in terms of staffing, charging methods, and teamwork. The current cooperation is very pleasant.

Haowen Chen has provided thorough and prudent legal advisory services, which basically cover all the legal requirements of our company. The communication is smooth, and the team provided timely and comprehensive litigation and non-litigation services. Provision and clear division of labour and operation specifications are the strengths of the team. What also impressed us is the cross-examination system within the team.

Key clients

Sichuan Tibet Railway Co., Ltd

GlobalFoundries(Chengdu) Integrated Circuit Manufacturing Co., Limited

Sichuan New Energy Power Co., Ltd

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Culture & Tourism Group

Sichuan Branch of China Tobacco Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sichuan New Energy Power Co., Ltd. on the share issuance, asset purchase and supporting fundraising which was a major asset restructuring project with a trade value of RMB1bn.
  • Representing Sichuan Chuanjiao Cross Road & Bridge Company in the RMB300m loan dispute against Peng’an County Urban and Rural Construction Investment Development and Company Finance Bureau of Peng’an County.
  • Represented Sichuan Energy Investment Group in RMB 680m capital increase dispute against Sichuan Sunfor Light Company.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 4

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 5

Jincheng Tongda & Neal has a broad practice which represents a broad spectrum of clients, including independent private equity firms, sponsors and financial institutions, in private equity transactions and venture capital investments. Lingyan Peng is the main contact.

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The firm: JT&N is widely recognised as one of the leading full-service law firms in China and Asia as a whole, with deep expertise across a broad spectrum of practice areas. Founded in 1992, JT&N has grown to become one of the largest and most respected law firms in China, with more than 600 highly qualified and talented attorneys in eight offices located in key urban centres across the country. The legal team is versatile and possesses excellent foreign language capabilities, ensuring that it is able to communicate and process cross-border transactions with fluency and skill. At JT&N, the mission is to provide tailored legal services that fully satisfy clients’ requirements, and to deliver services efficiently, economically, and with the highest standard of performance.

Areas of practice: The firm is a full-service law firm, and advises clients on a wide variety of matters, including antitrust and competition, banking and financial institutions, bankruptcy and restructuring, capital markets and corporate finance, corporate compliance, environmental, foreign direct investment, international trade and WTO matters, IP, insurance, labour law and employment, litigation and arbitration, M&A, private equity and venture capital, project finance and infrastructure development, real estate, tax and TMT. The broad extent of its legal services enables JT&N to promptly deliver the necessary legal support to clients, and it is expert in tapping all relevant resources of the firm to ensure that clients are provided with the highest quality legal services in every instance.

JT&N has attracted a stellar team of excellent lawyers with exceptional skills and bilingual Chinese and English fluency, as well as deep expertise in a broad spectrum of legal specialities. Most of the firm’s partners and attorneys are the alumni of prestigious universities in China and abroad, and many of them are qualified and experienced in practising law in different jurisdictions including China, the United States, Canada, England and Wales, Australia, and Hong Kong. Additionally, many JT&N attorneys have previously held important positions in government agencies, financial institutions, international corporations and real estate enterprises, and/or previously practised in leading international law firms in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and/or Australia. Its practices and attorneys also are frequently cited and recommended in their respective markets by publications such as Chambers and Partners’Asia-Pacific Guide, Asia Legal Business, China Law & Practice and China Business Law, to name just a few.

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CLIENT: Davie WANG
COMPANY/FIRM: Deputy Financial Controller of Hotel Jen Beijing
TESTIMONIAL: Mr Wei YUAN and his team have cooperated with our hotel for many years.  They are mainly responsible for offering legal advices to us.  The team, with flexible minds, silver voices and sharp responsiveness, is very efficient at legal work and has a strong sense of responsibility and professional ethics.  They can always provide timely and practical legal solutions according to various situations of the hotel, earning our trust and recognition.   They pay much attention to every tiny detail on work, protecting our normal management for the hotel.


CLIENT: Jean YANG
COMPANY/FIRM: Director of Government Affairs Department, China World Summit Wing (CWSW) Beijing
TESTIMONIAL: Mr Wei YUAN, from JT&N, has rich legal knowledge and experience in hotel industry.  CWSW appointed him as legal counsel on its opening day in August, 2009.  He and his team have helped our hotel handle dozens of cases for more than 8 years.  He always keeps enthusiastic and amiable attitude.  Whenever we entrust him with any difficult or big tasks, he can always share his professional advice or solution within short time, and he will undertake the job from the beginning till very end.  The results are always satisfying. 


CLIENT: Huangang HU
COMPANY/FIRM:  Senior Legal Director of Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Limited
TESTIMONIAL: Mr Junwu ZHOU and his team are very professional at legal work.  The services provided are quite high efficient and accurate. 


CLIENT: Lei JIA
COMPANY/FIRM: Director of Legal Sharing Centre of Migu Culture and Technology Co., Limited (MIGU)
TESTIMONIAL: Mr Junwu ZHOU and his team provide many professional and timely legal services to MIGU, assisting our internal legal team to maintain quality legitimate rights and interests of the company. 


CLIENT: Fang SUN
COMPANY/FIRM: Legal Supervisor of Zhonghua Fangxing Properties (Beijing) Co., Limited
TESTIMONIAL: We have kept a very happy cooperation relationship with Real Estate Department of Jincheng Tongda & Neal for many years till now.  Mr Shuyi SUN and his team are very cautious and efficient at work.  They always keep being earnest and professional, never being slack for one second.


CLIENT: Dong ZHANG
COMPANY/FIRM: Investment Manager of Bairong Mingtai Capital Investment Co., Limited
TESTIMONIAL: Mr Jianjin YANG and his team are very familiar with financial knowledge; they master the detailed procedures of various businesses quite well, and can control the risks for the company all the time.    They do own extensive experience in preventing and solving commercial risks, and the proposals they offered always come to our satisfaction.  In addition, Jincheng Tongda & Neal often organize law topic salons or forums, bringing us up to date legal-related news, which we are very pleased with.   


CLIENT: Bei ZHANG
COMPANY/FIRM: President of Chubb Ltd. (China)
TESTIMONIAL: JTN Insurance Team is very capable and provides local information to us.  This strong team is also advising international and domestic insurance companies and financial institutions.


CLIENT: Liming WANG
COMPANY/FIRM: General Manager of Legal Department of Sunac China Holdings Limited
TESTIMONIAL: We have cooperated with JT&N to accomplish almost all the major investing M&A transactions in recent years (such as the acquisition of Kaisa, Greentown, Lemon International, Letv and other projects).  Based on many common experiences of fighting side by side, let me share how I feel about lawyers of JT&N: 1. Hardworking, dedicated, professional and meticulous; 2. Very extensive experience in M&A, quite high-quality; 3. rather strong resistance to pressure, especially in important M&A transactions which were with very limited time and heavy duty, they can still complete the tasks in an orderly manner. 


CLIENT: Yong Gang
COMPANY/FIRM:  Jiangsu Yonggang Group Co., Limited
TESTIMONIAL: In the case of responding to anti-dumping investigation for Malaysian steel wire rod, we obtained the best result which we had tried our best in responding to international trading remedy cases: the final judge of anti-dumping duty rate being ZERO.  This provided us strong competitive advantage in the following 5 years for exporting to Malaysia.  JT&N demonstrated excellent professional ability and high sense of responsibility in this case, totally dedicated.  We have forged a profound friendship and gained happy and fruitful working experience with them.             


CLIENT:  Qingsong ZHAO
COMPANY/FIRM:  Hesteel Group Co., Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: JT&N has a professional and highly regarded practice in securities, and its legal advice is integrated with both legal expertise and business insights. Especially, with its philosophy and vision in providing international advanced service, JT&N helps the clients to spot the issues and solve the problems of the project in a timely, accurate and effective manner. JT&N is a high-quality law firm in capital market practice, with outstanding cooperative spirits and excellent skills in terms of coordinating domestic and overseas resources. With the broad and long-term outlook, JT&N has assisted clients in achieving remarkable success during recent years.