Firm Profile > JunHe LLP > Beijing, China
JunHe LLP Offices
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8 JIANGUOMENBEI AVENUE
JunHe LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
‘The Junhe Antitrust and Competition Law team first has the advantages and characteristics of a long history of practice and excellent actual work performance‘
‘The team has a broad international practice vision, intellectual knowledge and a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of China’s antitrust supervision‘
‘The team has strong commercial sensitivity and provides tailor-made legal services and solutions to clients. Compared with other law firms, the team is good at practice in China and has an international perspective.’
‘The JunHe team is very user-friendly and gives pragmatic and helpful advice on navigating Chinese antitrust procedures.’
‘Janet Hui is my go-to person on Chinese merger control questions. She is very knowledgeable, pragmatic and able to devise creative solutions.’
‘JunHe is responsive and provides clear, pragmatic advice. They do not simply refer to what the legislation says, but are thoughtful in applying the law in context of the specific query in question. They are experienced on merger filings and as China is a jurisdiction without clear decisional practice, their experience on past cases and the current practice of SAMR is very valuable.’
‘Janet Hui is very client-focused and responsive, and works incredibly hard to get the right result for the client. Mingfang Gong has an excellent understanding of SAMR’s practices and gives pragmatic, easy-to-understand advice.’
Areas of focus for the team at JunHe LLP include bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition and leveraged finance, project finance, and finance for trade and assets, as well as restructuring and insolvency issues. Co-leading the department are acquisition and structured finance expert Nelson Zhou, property development finance specialist Juyi LU and Jun Zhou, whose practice consists of infrastructure development and project finance matters. David Liu stands out for M&A finance projects, where he specialises in advising international and domestic banks.
Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 1
JunHe LLP's core areas of expertise are foreign direct investment, private equity deals, M&A and reorganisations, areas in which Daniel He excels. The team also regularly assists domestic companies with overseas and local investments, including acquisitions of non-performing asset portfolios. Corporate compliance is another key service for the group, where it provides advice on privacy and data protection. Audrey Chen is admitted to practice in China, New York and California, and has developed a strong cross-border transactional practice; Yue Zhang has expertise in TMT sector deals; Wei Wei has expertise in reorganisations; while Kai Wang is making a name for himself for cross-border M&A. The department is jointly led by Joe Chen and Henry Shi.
Other key lawyers:
‘The professional legal services of JunHe’s merger and acquisition team are efficient and dedicated. Accurately control legal risks and have a solid foundation in legal English.’
‘The law firm has a strong comprehensive strength, rich lawyer resources, and a wide range of businesses, and can provide professional opinions from various legal perspectives for a specific matter.’
‘The law firm’s philosophy and culture promote the growth and development of lawyers in the firm The professionalism and teamwork spirit advocated also ensure the high quality of the services provided to clients.’
‘The law firm has a high reputation, attracting a large number of outstanding lawyers to join, ensuring the overall level of the service team.’
‘The top lawyers are rich in resources and echelon The connection configuration is reasonable, suitable for the different levels and levels of lawyer experience and level requirements for different projects and matters, and helps clients to choose and balance between work quality requirements and cost control.’
‘The professional division of the team is very complete, and the mutual collaboration and internal resource mobilization are rapid. The service quality is high.’
‘Junhe has a large clientele and is therefore able to provide benchmarking.’
‘Responsive and mentally nimble.’
‘Practical solution-oriented advice. Very professional and responsive.‘
Yimidida Supply Chain Group
Shihezi Zhongbang Equity Investment Management Partnership
Shanghai Electric Group Company
Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding
China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings
Chengtong Fund Management
Hongtai Capital Holdings
Shanghai Yunjian Enterprise Management Consulting Partnership
CICC Jiahe (Tianjin) Equity Investment Fund Management
China Structural Reform Fund
Gold Stone Investment
AXA Asia AXA
CRHC Central Enterprise Operation Investment Fund Management
CRHC Ronghui Equity Investment Fund Management
JunHe LLP's litigation team has experience appearing before PRC courts at all levels, and is able to draw on the expertise of practitioners with dual qualifications for jurisdictions including the US, and Hong Kong, allowing it to participate in cross-border criminal investigations as PRC counsel. In terms of litigation, the group has vast experience in domestic and international civil and commercial matters, such as IP, maritime disputes, administrative proceedings, in addition to criminal and incidental civil actions involving corporate clients. Christine Kang is a cross-border disputes expert and often works alongside US and UK litigators. Leanne Zheng is another cross-border litigtor, with experience in international trade, anti-monopoly and unfair competition cases, as well as white-collar criminal defence. The department is jointly led by Weining Zou and Qing LI in Beijing and George Wang in Shanghai.
JunHe LLP's well-established presence in labour and employment is offered from several locations, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzen. The practice has expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters, from labour disputes and arbitration proceedings, to advising on major transactions and M&A-related matters. The team has specialist expertise in litigation, arbitration proceedings, and collective bargaining with trade unions. The firm advises clients in all the key sectors from consumer goods and healthcare, to energy and finance. Dongpeng WANG, practice head and co-founder of the practice, has significant expertise in various HR contentious and non-contentious issues.
Other key lawyers:
US Embassy, Beijing
Walmart Stores, Inc.
Disney Resort & Walt Disney
JunHe LLP's team excels in infrastructure construction and finance, with an active presence in overseas projects arising from the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as across China. The group is active across the board, with experience in transport infrastructure, water and energy installations. The group is jointly led by energy and natural resources specialist Jianan Yuan and domestic projects focused Fang YI. Yi has particular experience advising SOEs, multinational corporations and investors. Bill Qin is a senior member of the team who assists major foreign investors and Chinese companies in energy, infrastructure and industrial projects in China and abroad. Elvis Zhou, who also acts as an arbitrator, is noted for expertise in Belt and Road Initiative projects, from both a contentious and non-contentious perspective.
JunHe has a broad client offering with particular expertise in high-profile IPOs and debt restructuring. Other key areas of strength include advising on foreign investment, M&A, real estate, finance and banking, dispute resolution and more. Pete Zhang is a key individual to note, who focuses on IPOs, M&A and restructuring. Catherine Miao and Ally Huang are also recommended.
Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2
JunHe LLP's lawyers have substantial experience advising Chinese companies on their IPOs and listings domestically and overseas. Other areas of expertise include M&A and restructuring of public companies and bond issuances, including the overseas issuance of bonds. Yongqiang Yu, a joint head of the corporate department, is pivotal to the group, and specialises in Panda and overseas bond issuances. The team is jointly led by Tao Zhang and Yi Wang.
‘The lawyers of Jun He have good professional qualities. All lawyers in the service team have close cooperation with each other. The whole work process is extremely smooth, and they can provide professional and effective response to our needs in the first time.’
‘The firm has a large scale of business and a complete industry coverage. Many lawyers have worked as in-house lawyers in the industry before, and are generally familiar with transaction parties, and the cooperation is relatively smooth.’
‘Dedicated and professional.’
‘The team maintains a relatively high level of professionalism, service quality/efficiency, service attitude, and partner participation. It has strong comprehensive strength and is in the leading position in the capital market field.’
State Development & Investment Corporation
China Securities (International) Corporate Finance Company
Beijing Kingsoft Office Software
China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings
Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank
Suzhou Zelgen Biopharmaceuticals
Bank Of China
JunHe LLP advises on healthcare-related matters involving corporate and M&A, capital markets, IP, and compliance. The practice has a wide range of clients from medical institutions and listed companies, to multinational corporates and venture capital/private equity firms. Xudong TAO specialises in equity and debt financing and Feng ZHOU has a strong background in M&A transactions and compliance. Ke Tong is also noted.
Insurance; PRC firms Tier 2
JunHe LLP has a broad range of expertise in the insurance sector and advises leading household names in both the domestic and international markets. The team advises clients on insurance-related M&A, restructuring, litigation and compliance. Practice head Liang Deng has a wealth of experience in insurance and focuses on the establishment and acquisition of insurance companies. Yinuo Zhang also heads the practice and has a strong background in handling insurance-related corporate matters, restructures, investment, litigation and arbitration.
Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 2
JunHe LLP advises institutional LP investors, primarily fund of funds, government investment funds, and insurance companies. Practice head Xiyong Zhao has a strong background in investment fund formations and receives instructions from a range of leading clients including private equity and venture capital funds, financial institutions and government entities. Wang Man is also noted and represents clients such as Hillhouse, CICC Capital, and China Resources Capital.
Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2
JunHe LLP's dedicated private equity department has significant experience advising domestic and international banks and investment institutions on their investments in Chinese companies. The group is often instructed on fund formation, fundraising, M&A, IPOs, liquidations and dissolutions, with particular focuses on the TMT, education, healthcare, pharmaceutical and renewable energy sectors. Co-heading the team are private equity transactional expert Xiyong Zhao and investment fund specialist Man Wang. Jie Tang is the name for private equity finance, an area in which Nelson Zhou has also developed a reputation.
JunHe's real estate and construction team has extensive experience in M&A and real estate investment, including in relation to development, financing and leasing projects, as well as the sale of real properties. The department is led by real estate specialist Xueping Yu, who regularly handles development and construction projects, as well as the related project equity transactions. Nancy Zhang is a core member of the team specialising in advising offshore clients on M&A and PRC real estate investment. Qualified to practice in Hong Kong and the PRC, Catherine Miao has developed a solid practice involving in- and outbound real estate investment.
Tax: PRC firms Tier 2
JunHe LLP has a wide client offering and advises domestic and international clients. Key areas of strength include cross-border taxation, dispute resolution, and customs matters. Practice head Julie Cheng has expertise in PRC tax and bilateral tax treaties. Tina Zhao who has 'profound understandings on tax regulations and practice' also heads the practice and specialises in tax consultancy and dispute resolution. Qing Zhang is also noted. The team is strongly praised for its 'immense experience' and 'friendly' manner.
Other key lawyers:
‘A professional team with integrated experience and knowledge in tax, finance and legal. They can help in-house counsel better understand the tax related issues (in most times, such issues are not pure tax or legal issues, but very complicate mixture). Their advice is also helpful to work with internal tax and finance team, upon cross-function understanding and cooperation.’
‘I want to especially express my impression on Ms. Zhao Tingting, team leader of Junhe tax business. She is the best tax lawyer I have ever worked with. Every time when I have tax related question, she always provides prompt and most professional advice, as well as detailed analysis. Her experience in state tax authority and PWC give her unique expertise and profound understandings on tax regulations and practice. Also her knowledge, not only in legal, but also in finance and tax make her even more professional in our consulting. I would like to recommend Ms. Zhao Tingting as the top tax lawyer in China.’
‘A very friendly and courteous team. The processing times are very fast and always reliable. In addition, the team impresses with its immense expertise.’
‘The friendly appearance and the very good technical explanations stand out. As a client you always feel well and competently advised. One loses one’s reservations about acting in a foreign legal environment because of the good advice. Questions and enquiries are answered promptly and very well and one is picked up, advised and reassured by the team for every concern.’
At JunHe LLP, lawyers are well-versed in domestic and foreign-related arbitration proceedings before PRC arbitration commissions, as well as international arbitrations held in China and overseas. The group also has experience in enforcing overseas arbitral awards in China. Co-heading the practice are Beijing's Weining Zou, Qing Li and George Wang in Shanghai.
JunHe LLP has a sizeable insolvency practice and is a member of the National Judicial Register of Bankruptcy Administrators. The team regularly advise on a broad range of issues including bankruptcy, restructuring, voluntary liquidation, compulsory liquidation, and debt restructuring projects. Yang Li heads the Beijing team and Ming Dong operates in Shanghai. Guangzhou-based Catherine Miao and Shanghai-based Min Zhao are key individuals to note.
TMT: PRC firms Tier 3
The team at JunHe LLP has a strong transactional focus, advising Chinese technology companies on M&A, foreign direct investment and capital markets transactions. The group has increasing experience in listing companies on the Shanghai Stock Exchange's science and innovation board. Key figures on the team are Marissa Dong (who has developed a practice advising foreign companies on their entry into the PRC), capital markets expert Chenliang LI and corporate generalist Fang Zhou.
JunHe LLP advises a range of Chinese enterprises and the government in matters on outbound antidumping, countervailing duties and safeguards. In addition, the team advises on U.S. Section 337 investigations and other international trade disputes. WTO dispute settlements is another area of expertise. David Tang and Zhou Yong jointly head the practice.
JunHe LLP handles both contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters and advises clients on all aspects of trade marks, including registration, use and enforcement of rights. The practice has a strong focus on patents and advises clients on acquiring, using and maintaining their patent rights. The firm has office locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Silicon Valley in order to provide expertise in Chinese and US IP law. Zoe Wang heads the practice alongside Jessica Xu; Wang displays expertise in patent prosecution and infringement matters, and Xu is experienced in litigation and trade mark prosecution.
Shenzhen is one of China’s fastest growing city and has been nicknamed as China’s ‘Silicon Valley’ where it is home to the country’s leading technology companies. The country’s leading and oldest Special Economic Zone can be found in Shenzhen and as a result, has attracted substantial foreign investment. Technology and financial services are important industries in Shenzhen, as well as its logistics and cultural sectors. The city has the third highest GDP in the country and houses the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. As a key economic and technology hub, many of the leading Chinese law firms can be found in the city such as King & Wood Mallesons, Zhong Lun Law Firm, JunHe and Global Law Office.
JunHe LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: JunHe, founded in Beijing in 1989, was one of the first private partnership law firms in China. Since its establishment, JunHe has grown to be one of the largest and most recognised Chinese law firms. The firm has 13 offices around the world and a team comprising of more than 880 professionals, including over 240 partners and legal counsel, as well as over 640 associates and legal translators.
JunHe is committed to providing top-tier legal services in commercial transactions and litigation. The firm is well known for being a pioneer, an innovator and a leader in the re-establishment and development of the modern legal profession in China. Just as each industry requires specialised knowledge, its attorneys are organised in multidisciplinary practice groups so that they are equipped with strong expertise in market-tailored legal fields and industry sectors. To meet the specific requirements of each client and project, the firm forms project teams across different practice groups to combine the strengths of lawyers with the requisite skills to offer bespoke legal advice.
From the beginning, the firm has grown by virtue of innovation. JunHe continues to forge ahead of its peers and continuously innovates, whether by advising on unprecedented foreign investment projects during the initial period of China’s reform and open campaign, on major transactions during the state-owned enterprise reform in the 1990s, on comprehensive debt and equity operations incorporating onshore and offshore capital markets in the new century, or on the continuous development of novel services and products in the internet era. JunHe is credited with many ‘firsts’ in the Chinese market. Growing with its clients, the firm has not only been honoured with high praise, but has also achieved a leading position in the Chinese legal industry. In the context of globalisation, the firm augments its strengths by collaborating with leading law firms in other jurisdictions. By building such alliances, JunHe overcomes cultural differences and knowledge gaps. In turn, its clients benefit from a combination of rich local experience, smooth communications, a full spectrum of practice, global co-ordination and seamless representation in cross-border transactions.
Areas of practice: Antitrust, asset securitisation, aviation and aerospace, banking and finance, bankruptcy/restructuring/liquidation, capital markets, compliance, copyright, corporate and M&A, data privacy, cybersecurity and information, dispute resolution, environment, foreign direct investment, infrastructure and project finance, insurance, international trade, Japanese business, labour and employment, life sciences and healthcare, media and entertainment, outbound investment, patent, private equity/venture capital, real estate and construction, tax, telecoms and internet, and trade marks.
|Banking and finance||David Liu|
|Banking and finance||Gavin Wang|
|Banking and finance||Jun Zhou|
|Capital markets||Chenliang Li|
|Capital markets||Chunyang Shao|
|Capital markets||Tiejun Shi|
|Competition and antitrust||Janet Hui|
|Competition and antitrust||Yingling Wei|
|Construction and real estate||Jiangang Wang|
|Construction and real estate||Lishan Li|
|Construction and real estate||Xueping Yu|
|Dispute resolution||Weining Zou|
|Dispute resolution||George Zhao Wang|
|Energy and natural resources||Deting Li|
|Energy and natural resources||Fang Yi|
|Energy and natural resources||George Zhu|
|Financial services regulatory||Yongqiang Yu|
|Financial services regulatory||Jian Wang|
|Insurance||Teresa Liang Deng|
|Intellectual property||Chumeng Xu|
|Intellectual property||James Zhu|
|Intellectual property||Johnson Wang|
|Intellectual property||Qiang Ma|
|Intellectual property||Tao Sun|
|Intellectual property||Xiaodu Zhang|
|Investment funds||Sammuel Xiyong Zhao|
|Telecoms and media||Janet Hui|
|Telecoms and media||Maochang Li|
|Labour and employment||Dongpeng Wang|
|Labour and employment||Gordon Feng|
|Labour and employment||Hongjuan Bai|
|Labour and employment||Jianjun Ma|
|Private equity||Binxue Sang|
|Private equity||Vivian Zheng Xie|
|Project finance||Joey Juyi Lu|
|Project finance||Jianan Yuan|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Min Zhao|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Wei Wang|
|Tax||Julie Hong Cheng|
Staff FiguresNumber of legal staff : 800+
LanguagesChinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin) English Japanese
MembershipsLex Mundi Multilaw
Press Releases23rd October 2020 >On October 18, 2020, JunHe’s new Management Committee (“MC”）was elected at its partners meeting. Partner Hua Xiaojun was elected Managing Partner, and partners Xiao Wei, Zhao Xiyong, Zhang Ping, Yu Yongqiang and Wu Lei were elected as members of the MC. The new MC will take office from January 1, 2021.
23rd October 2020 On October 18, 2020, JunHe’s new Management Committee (“MC”）was elected at its partners meeting. Partner Hua Xiaojun was elected Managing Partner, and partners Xiao Wei, Zhao Xiyong, Zhang Ping, Yu Yongqiang and Wu Lei were elected as members of the MC. The new MC will take office from January 1, 2021.On October 18, 2020, JunHe’s new Management Committee (“MC”）was elected at its partners meeting. Partner Hua Xiaojun was elected Managing Partner, and partners Xiao Wei, Zhao Xiyong, Zhang Ping, Yu Yongqiang and Wu Lei were elected as members of the MC. The new MC will take office from January 1, 2021.
5th September 2018
In August 2018, JunHe was proud to announce the establishment of its 12th office, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
5th September 2018
In August 2018, JunHe was proud to announce the establishment of its 12th office, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
5th September 2018
On July 9, 2019, XIAOMI CORPORATION (stock code: 1810.HK, “Xiaomi”) was listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. (“HKEX”).
9th August 2018
JunHe’s latest achievement clinches a place in the top three “2018 Universum China Most Attractive Legal Employer Awards”, for the third year in a row.
13th July 2018
Asian Legal Business, an authoritative publication on the law profession in the region, released its 2018 ALB IP Rankings in May 2018. Continuing the strong results it has consistently attained over the last 8 years, the JunHe IP team once again performed outstandingly well, maintaining a Tier 1 ranking for patent services and Tier 2 for trademark/copyright.
13th July 2018
JunHe warmly welcomes Mr. Chris Tang in our Hong Kong office. Mr. Tang’s areas of expertise are capital markets, corporate and M&A.
31st May 2018
JunHe was once again named the “Chinese Firm of the Year” at the 2018 Who's Who Legal (WWL) Awards, which were announced on 8 May 2018. The undisputed leader in the Chinese legal marketplace, JunHe has won this title for the second consecutive year.
JunHe Reputation | JunHe wins five awards at the 2018 ALB China Awards, including the Beijing Law Fi31st May 2018
JunHe wins five awards at the 2018 ALB China Awards, including the Beijing Law Firm of the Year and the Managing Partner of the Year.
Legal Developments9th October 2018
National Administrative Rules of Road Testing of Self-Driving Vehicles Promulgated----A Brief Comment on Administrative Rules on the Administration of Road Testing of Intelligent Connected Vehicles
2nd October 2018
On April 10, 2018, President Xi Jinping attended the Boao Forum for Asia (“BFA”) Annual Conference 2018 and delivered a keynote speech stressing that “China will remain unchanged its adherence to reforming and opening up, and will continue to launch new, major measures to pursue further opening.” Following this speech, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) published its Answers to Reports’ Questions Regarding Promulgating New Negative List of Foreign Investment (“Negative List”) and Opening-Up of the Manufacturing Industry (“Answers”) on the official website of the Central Government. Through this document, the NDRC expressed its efforts to accelerate its pace to formulate a new Negative List along with other relevant departments, which echoed the major measures mentioned in President Xi’s speech. It also stressed that the manufacturing industry will be the priority in the new Negative List, and easing the restrictions on foreign investment in the automotive industry will be the focus in this prioritized area.
21st August 2018
All You Need to Know about the Application for Overseas Investment Projects
- Key Points of NDRC Guidelines for Preparing Application for Overseas Investment Projects
22nd February 2018
On February 6, 2013, Jade Cargo International Airlines, the first Sino-foreign cargo airline company, filed for bankruptcy with Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court. Since October 26, 2015, the bankruptcy administrator of Jade Airlines has auctioned three self-owned Boeing 747 cargo airplanes offline on six different occasions, but all had failed. On September 19, 2017, the three airplanes were placed on online judicial auction platform operated by Alibaba with the court's approval. This is the first time that a bankruptcy estate has been auctioned online in accordance with rules promulgated by the Supreme People's Court of China with respect to online judicial auction.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Antitrust and competition: PRC firms
- Banking and finance: PRC firms
- Corporate and M&A: PRC firms
- Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms
- Labour and employment: PRC firms
- Projects and energy: PRC firms
- Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou
- Capital markets: PRC firms
- Healthcare and life sciences: PRC firms
- Insurance; PRC firms
- Investment funds: PRC firms
- Private equity: PRC firms
- Real estate and construction: PRC firms
- Tax: PRC firms
- Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms
- Insolvency and restructuring; PRC firms
- TMT: PRC firms
- WTO/international trade: PRC firms
- Intellectual property: PRC firms
- Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Shenzhen