JunHe LLP > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

JunHe LLP
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BEIJING 100005
China

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 1

JunHe LLPexcels in its solid practice experiences, customer-oriented working approach and sound understanding of the clients’ business purposes‘. The team is frequently instructed on merger control matters, acting for clients in the filing of transactions with Chinese regulators, and is particularly active in representing foreign car manufacturers entering into joint ventures in the Chinese market. The team is also adept at advising on transactions involving listed companies. Janet Hui, Mingfang Gong and Yingling Wei are the key contacts on merger control work; Wei who has ‘excellent team management and coordination ability‘, is also active in investigations.

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Testimonials

The elite anti-monopoly team of Junhe is pragmatic and visionary. The team has been involved in China’s antitrust administrative law enforcement and civil litigation cases for many years. Based on its first-hand experience and industry insights, Junhe provides targeted legal advice to clients. Compared with its competitors, Junhe antitrust team has more effective time management with more competitive rates.’

‘Junhe LLP’s antitrust and competition team distinguishes itself by its excellent combination of deep insights into China’s legislature and enforcement contexts and international perspective. This team excels in its solid practice experiences, customer-oriented working approach and sound understanding of the clients’ business purposes compared with its peers in the market. ’

‘Janet Hui as one of the pioneering lawyers in China’s antitrust and competition practice. She is a diligent, customer-oriented and practical attorney with years of experience in this area. Throughout her practice, she has convincingly demonstrated her service spirit, sound international perspective, deep insights into the field and practical working approach.’

The team is very experienced and since China is a jurisdiction that relies more on current practice (rather than explicit rules/guidance), their experience is invaluable.’

‘They are my go-to firm in PRC – locally focused but also great at serving international clients.’

Yingling Wei is passionate about antitrust business. Wei has profound experience in corporate business and capital markets. She shows a higher view in individual cases, demonstrates acute understanding and perspective in business demands. At the same time, Wei has excellent team management and coordination ability, and can recommend economists and expert witnesses efficiently.’

‘Janet Hui is excellent.’

The key strengths of this team include solid legal knowledge and rich experience in antitrust and competition law; good legal document drafting skill and communication skill; and very responsive and collaborative.’

Key clients

Ineos Inc.

Audi AG

Hope Education Group Co., Ltd.

Cisco System, Inc.

Analog Devices,Inc

Toyota Motor

Hisense Home Appliances Group Co.,Ltd.

Acacia Communications Inc.

CNIC Corporation Limited (CNIC)

Work highlights

  • Acts for Hope Education Group, a Hong Kong listed company in completing the acquisition of the control of DingLi Corporation Ltd., an A-share listed company.
  • Advised Acacia Communications Inc. in the merger control review in connection with Cisco’s acquisition of Acacia.
  • Acted for Analog Devices, Inc in its antitrust filing in China.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

JunHe LLP’s well-established banking practice is adept at handling the full range of transactions in this area, acting for lenders in financing M&A deals, real estate acquisitions, projects, and restructurings. The financing of privatisations and transactions in the logistics sector are two particular recent areas of growth for the practice. The sizeable team is jointly led by Nelson Zhou who is highly active in acquisition finance and counts private equity sponsors amongst his clients; Jun Zhou who handles the financing of corporate transactions across sectors including real estate, manufacturing, and technology; and Juyi Lu who also has a broad practice and acts for both Chinese and multinational financial institutions. David Liu is another key figure in the practice.

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Key clients

58.com

Industrial Bank Co., Ltd

Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd

Blackstone

Bank of China

DCIG

Bank of Communications

HSBC China

CMBS

JP Morgan

Work highlights

  • Advised a financing syndicate, including Shanghai Pudong Development Bank, China Merchants Bank, Ping An Bank and Societe Generale in completing 58.com’s privatization and delisting from the NYSE.
  • Advised the syndicate formed under the leadership of Société Générale to successfully provide funds to Geely Group to support the restructuring of Polestar.
  • Advised Sina in completing its privatization and delisting financing.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 1

JunHe LLP, established in 1989, is a full-service law firm with a vast domestic network, specialising in general corporate, M&A, regulatory compliance, equity and debt investment, exit, buy-out and foreign direct investment mandates, among others. At the Shanghai office, Adam Li leverages his experience of working in New York and the Silicon Valley to advise on US-China transactions, from both an inbound and outbound perspective, while Daniel He has represented several standout Fortune 500 companies on government approval, joint venture and strategic investment projects. Elsewhere, Yue Zhang has notable experience in handling transactions in the telecoms, internet and hi-tech fields, operating from Beijing alongside Audrey Chen whose first-rate reputation within the market is evident by the fact that she was the first female lawyer to serve on the Board of Directors of Lex Mundi and the Jurisdictional Council Member for China of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. Found among the far-reaching client list are multinationals, state-owned enterprises, private equity funds, venture capitals, unicorns and start-ups from industries are diverse as media, sports, environment, education, energy and manufacturing.

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Testimonials

‘JunHe’s team is practical and solution-oriented. They find the most efficient ways to reach the best solution for the client while maintaining high-quality work. As an in-house counsel, they understand that I need to reach alignment with multiple internal stakeholders to reach a decision, and they help me every step of the way.’

‘Besides having superb legal expertise, Daniel He always listens intently to learn the needs of their client and counterparties, then finds ways to bridge gaps to reach a resolution.  He is frank about what is and is not achievable, yet creative in finding solutions. They are flexible in fee arrangements, which is important during difficult times, such as during COVID.’

‘The team has been deeply involved in the corporate field for many years, and the team members are focused and stable. On the basis of grasping the core of the profession, the rarest thing is that the team can think forward-looking about the landing of the project, think about the level of risk, and seek solutions in a pragmatic and innovative way. The team is able to coordinate the resources in the firm very effectively, and lead the professionals of other teams in the project, in order to achieve the achievement of providing customers with a full range of seamless comprehensive legal services.’

‘Daniel He is good at listening, understanding the business needs of clients. He can effectively combine legal risks with business goals. He is pragmatic, and is a trusted external legal counsel for us.’

‘A very commercial firm that provides the appropriate risk analysis. Good local knowledge and understanding of how things work in practice, on the ground. ’

‘Roy Sun is very knowledgeable and commercial. He responds quickly and is always available to talk through matters. He provides timely and practical advice and is able to recommend colleagues or third parties for matters that are out of his practice area. ’

‘This is a strong team with a clear work division in which they have different resource allocations for different difficulty levels. Cross-regional teams and professional members respond to the legal service needs of clients in different business regions, and the communications between them are always smooth.’

‘Roy (Jiangang) Sun is professional, efficient and pragmatic, with an excellent combination of law and business expertise.’

Work highlights

  • Advised on the Major Assets Restructuring of Chongqing Brewery Co.,Ltd.
  • Advised DuPont N&B on the consolidation with IFF.
  • Advised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on its merger with Peugeot Société Anonyme.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 1

Few firms in the market can match JunHe LLP‘s client base, which includes market-leading multinationals in the tech, automotive, manufacturing and consumer goods sectors. Though capable in all major areas, IP is one of the firms key sectors, and the firm represents globally renowned clients in disputes in China; Qing Li recently represented Nike and Michael Jordan in a long-running dispute relating to trade mark infringement. Li also leads the practice alongside Weining Zou and George Wang, who respectively specialise in white-collar crime and investigations into monopolistic practices. Christine Kang represents Chinese SOEs in overseas litigation in collaboration with US and UK firms.

Practice head(s):

Weining Zou; Qing Li; George Wang

Other key lawyers:

Yanli Zheng; Christine Kang

Testimonials

‘As a comprehensive law firm, Junhe has a team of lawyers with extensive experience and sufficient talent reserve in various professional fields.’

‘Yanli Zheng is professional and pragmatic, with consideration for clients’ needs and clients’ thoughts, and providing timely and comprehensive feedback.’

Key clients

Amazon

Sogou

Estee Lauder

GM

Starbucks

SAIC-GM

Aston Martin

GSE

China UnionPay

Work highlights

  • Defended Beijing Sogou Technology Devep Co., Ltd and won the administrative lawsuit in Beijing Intellectual Property Court.
  • Advised Dashun Foods in its international trade contract disputes with South American meat product traders.

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 1

JunHe LLP acts for prominent clients in a range of labour and employment matters, from employee transfer and resettlement through to disputes between companies and senior employees. The practice’s broad geographic coverage enables it to act for clients across major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Practice head Dongpeng Wang has broad experience in Chinese employment law, and counts both Chinese and multinational companies amongst his clients. Hongjuan Bai provides advice on advisory matters, such as drafting employment contracts, as well as representing employers in disputes.

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Hongjuan Bai

Testimonials

‘The staff have a very high level of professionalism and professional knowledge, and cases involving very specialised issues were handled by specialists with a very high level of specialist expertise.’

‘They practice to a very professional standard, respond quickly to client needs, and are able to rapidly provide expert legal opinions and advice.’

‘They have the ability to keep and follow the client’s needs requested from time to time, stability in service quality and efficiency, and create mutual trust and understanding based on long term cooperation.’

‘We valued their fast response, reliable judgment, and trust and understanding of the client’s business. My daily contact was Dongpeng Wang.’

The team has a very professional practice quality, responds very quickly to customer demands, and can quickly give professional legal opinions and suggestions.’

Key clients

US Embassy, Beijing

Walmart Stores, Inc.

PepsiCo

Volkswagen

BMW

Apple

Pfizer

Marvell Technology

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Honeywell

Shell

Koch Industries

Keysight Technologies

Mondelez

Nestle

Otis

HSBC

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 1

JunHe LLP’s projects and energy practice advises on the financing and development of projects in a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas, offshore wind, transportation, and data centres. The practice is also highly active in handling corporate transactions in the energy space, such as M&A transactions, financings, and investments involving energy companies. Jianan Yuan leads the practice and is noted for his specialism in water, nuclear power, and waste treatment projects. Other key figures in the practice include Fang Yi and Bill Qin.

Practice head(s):

Jianan Yuan

Other key lawyers:

Fang Yi; Bill Qin; George Zhu; Jianan Yuan; Xianfeng Zhou; Yipeng Zhang

Testimonials

‘An increasingly mature and specialist mainland team with real PRC outbound experience of both projects and international disputes. The team is probably unique in being a mainland PRC legal team with genuine ability and maturity to handle major intentional energy work. The lawyers are often recruited from science or engineering backgrounds, encouraged to think legally, and have good English skills. It also works well with international counsel. They are very good with PRC clients.’

‘Xianfeng Zhou is one of the strongest and most creative legal and strategic problem solvers, great with clients, and excellent at recruiting young, talented lawyers. He is a delight to work with, and understands how to work with international counsel.’

‘As one of China’s top law firms, JunHe has partners and specialist lawyers with unbeatable expertise in the engineering project and energy sectors. They have a wealth of experience of providing services for all kinds of engineering project and investment businesses, both in China and abroad.’

‘Xianfeng Zhou has a background in both engineering and law, as well as a wealth of experience in engineering and construction fields including large public buildings, industrial production lines, energy and infrastructure. Yipeng Zhang has an academic background in both law and finance, as well as many years’ experience of working in top international law firms.’

‘The team is exceptional because of their industry knowledge and commercial/ business-like approach to legal issues.’

‘Bill Qin and Xianfeng Zhou are stand out partners. Bill Qin is intellectually brilliant and a highly knowledgeable lawyer. Xianfeng Zhou is a very good lawyer with an engineering background which makes him excellent as a specialist construction lawyer’

‘Bill Qin has a wealth of experience and is able to come up with solutions from the client’s perspective.’

Key clients

China National Nuclear Corporation

China National Petroleum Corporation

China Electric Power Technology and Equipement Co (CET)

China Power Internatinal Development Co

Gezhouba International Engineering Co

PowerChina International Engineering Co

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (SINOSURE)

PetroChina Huanqiu Engineering Co

China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Limited

China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

China Huadian Corporation LTD. (CHD)

EDF China

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

SGRE China

Work highlights

  • Advised EDF EN/EDF China on its investments in the Jiangsu Dongtai offshore wind power project.
  • Advised Dayue Consulting Co., Ltd. as consultant firm engaged by Changsha government on PPP project of Changsha Metro Line 6, an east-west backbone line in Changsha rail transit network.
  • Advised PowerChina Guizhou Engineering Co., Ltd. on the project of Qatar 800MW PV power station.

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 1

Established in 2011, JunHe‘s Guangzhou office is part of its south China regional offering with offices in Shenzhen, Haikou and Hong Kong. The 18-partner team is jointly led by Guangzhou-based Pete Zhang and Shenzhen office managing partner Jianwei Zhang, both focus on M&A, restructuring and financing mandates. Further names to note include corporate partners Ally Huang and Joe Wan who ‘has a high enthusiasm for the emerging industry of smart cars‘; Donnie Wang who specialises in intellectual property and corporate crime leveraging his previous prosecutor role which he dealt with anti-corruption and bribery investigations; and Catherine Miao who splits her time between Shanghai and Guangzhou and has a niche specialism of advising on overseas special situation funds on their non-performing loan acquisitions and restructruings.

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Testimonials

Joe Wan’s team of lawyers are young, motivated, and willing to learn to be on top of the trend. They can fully coordinate with other outstanding lawyers of JunHe nationwide, and concentrate their efforts to provide clients with services that exceed expectations.

Joe Wan’s learning ability, organizational ability, insight into the industry, and ability to define client needs are among the top young lawyers’. 

Key clients

Vanke

Pingan

China Resources(CRC)

China Merchants Group

Miniso

Aoyuan Group

YueXiu Group

CVTE

Pearl River Enterprises Group

XPeng Inc

Work highlights

  • Assisted MINISO Group Holdings Limited in its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Shenzhen Aoyuan on its takeover of the Kinghand Holding.
  • Assists China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company with in its successful bankruptcy and reorganisation.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP has a longstanding reputation for advising on capital markets deals, assisting with placements, bond issuances and listing projects in addition to M&A and the restructuring of public companies. Headquartered in Beijing, the firm has an extensive office network spanning Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other major cities in China, as well as in Hong Kong and New York, allowing it to assist with listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange. Tiejun Shi, Chenliang Li and Huiqing Qu lead the team, while Yongqiang YU  focuses on cross-border bond and equity transactions.

Other key lawyers:

Yongqiang Yu; Tianxiao Lei; Yongqiang Yu

Testimonials

‘JunHe LLP is one of the leading firms in the offshore capital markets space and have excellent knowledge and understanding in this area. They are very experienced with offshore debt capital markets issuances and have a breadth of knowledge that they employ to resolve issues for their clients. As a full-service firm in the PRC, their partners are well connected and can leverage on the expertise of different partners in the firm to provide legal support to their clients.’

‘Yongqiang Yu is an excellent and highly experienced lawyer in the offshore debt capital markets space. He is very commercial and helpful and is willing to go the extra mile for his clients. He provides clear and sound advice to his clients and is extremely reliable with his extensive experience and skills. Tianxiao Lei is a new partner in the same team and offers great service to foreign institutional clients with her good communications skills.’

‘Yongqiang Yu’s legal team focuses on clients’ legal needs and is able to provide practical legal solutions.’

‘The team has extensive experience in the capital markets and is able to provide bilingual services in Chinese and English. With high feedback efficiency and smooth communication with clients, the team has a good understanding of business needs and is a reliable external helper for the company’s legal affairs.’

‘Yongqiang Yu is currently a trusted external consultant of the company, his service has been unanimously affirmed by the legal and business teams. He is good at communicating with the internal team of the company and has a good understanding of the company’s structure, business and risk appetite.’

Key clients

China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd

BYD Company Limited

NetEase, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Assisted China Yangtze Power Co., Ltd in its successful offering and listing of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange through Shanghai-London Stock Connect and trade on the Shanghai Segment of London Stock Exchange.
  • Assists BYD in completing the Placement of almost HKD $30bn H-shares.
  • Assisted NetEase in its Listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP has a number of lawyers qualified to practice in various overseas jurisdictions as well as China, and therefore are well-placed to advise on both domestic and international arbitrations. In addition to representing clients in proceedings, the group is also capable of acting at the enforcement stage and have handled cases in courts of various levels. Weining Zou and Yang Liu lead the Beijing practice, which hired Arthur DongVicky Zhao and five other lawyers from Anjie & BB Law Firm in January 2022. Zhao wang heads up the Shanghai department.

Practice head(s):

Weining Zou; Qing Li; Zhao Wang

Other key lawyers:

Christine Kang; Leanne Zheng; James Chen; Arthur Dong; Vicky Zhao

Testimonials

Junhe has a very good team under good leadership, showing professionalism, consistency and trustworthiness‘.

Strong team with good international capability.’

Leanne Zheng is an excellent lawyer and very good to deal with.’

Key clients

Amazon

Sogou

Estee Lauder

GM

Starbucks

SAIC-GM

Aston Martin

GSE

China UnionPay

Work highlights

  • Advised Costa Cruises Shipping Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. on initiating an arbitration of claiming for the charter fee against Wenzhou Overseas Tours Co.,
  • Represented Inner Mongolia Erdos in an equity transfer dispute.

China > Insurance; PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP‘s client roster features well-known domestic and foreign insurance companies such as China Life, AIA and AIG. The team is able to draw expertise from a broad range of practice groups within the firm to assist insurance sector clients with the full range of transactional, compliance and contentious matters. On the transactional side, which the team has a particular strength in, it is regularly instructed by foreign insurance companies to assist with their activities and investments in the China market, and by major Chinese insurance companies with their M&A, restructuring, and equity diversification reform activities. Beijing-based practice head Liang Deng is experienced in acquisitions of insurance institutions, including insurance groups, life insurance, P&C and insurance intermediary companies. Yinuo Zhang advises insurance companies and institutional investors and has a niche practice of advising internet service providers on the development of their insurance businesses. Shanghai-based Xin Chen is noted for claim settlement matters.

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Key clients

Swiss Re

AIA

Happy Life Insurance Co., Ltd

China Life

Work highlights

  • Advised Swiss Re as a cornerstone investor on its $555m investment in Global Depositary Receipts issued by China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd, which were officially traded on the Shanghai-London Stock Connect of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advised AIA on converting its Shanghai branch into the first wholly foreign-owned life insurance company approved for incorporation in mainland China.
  • Advised China Life Insurance (Group) on China Eastern Airlines Group’s Equity Diversification Reform.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Capable of advising on all areas of IP, JunHe LLP  is particularly strong in contentious issues, and is regularly consulted by internationally recognised brands to represent them in disputes relating to the infringement and licensing of trademarks and patents. With regard to non- contentious work, the firm is known for assisting listing companies with the IP elements of their IPOs on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Jessica Xu and Zoe Wang   lead the team from Beijing; the former assists global brands with trademark prosecution and litigation, while the latter focuses on patent issues in the life sciences, electronics and material sciences sectors. Litigation specialist Donnie Wang  joined in December 2020 from Lusheng Law Firm .

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Testimonials

‘Good patent subject matter expertise for litigation; decent English ability for foreign companies.’

‘I appreciate the directness and honesty and understanding of technology and the patent troll business.’

Responsive, solution oriented and provide good advice. The team is business centric and client focused. We are happy working with them.’

Key clients

Sd biotechnologies co., ltd-

Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Amazon

Zhong Yuan Component Group Anhui Co., Ltd.

BMW AG

Donaldson (Wuxi) Filters Company Limited

Hilite Germany GmbH

Hilite Automotive Systems (Changshu) Co., Ltd.

Nike International Ltd.

Michael Jordan

Zai Laboratories

RemeGen Biopharmaceutical (Yantai) Co., Ltd.

JW (Cayman) Therapeutics Co. Ltd.

 

Work highlights

  • Represented Michael Jordan an Nike in a trademark dispute.
  • Advised SD biotechnologies Co., Ltd on an application filed in China requesting a Chinese court to recognize and enforce the final judgment made by the Korean court on intellectual property rights.
  • Advised RemeGen on the IP aspects of its IPO

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP provides advice to clients on the formation, fundraising, and closing of private equity and venture capital funds. The team acts for Chinese government entities in the government-guided fund space, and also advises on matters involving the QFLP program. Wang Man and Xiyong Zhao are the key figures in the investment fund team, which frequently acts alongside partners from the firm’s corporate and M&A practice.

Other key lawyers:

Wang Man; Xiyong Zhao; Jiakun Cui

Testimonials

‘Their feedback is efficient and professional, they are able to provide advice to refer to that is comprehensive and looks at issues from the client’s perspective, their fees are flexible, and they offer a wide range of training sessions, talks and discussion activities.’

‘Cui Jiakun: Strong professional capabilities, excellent at communication and coordination, very good attitude to service.’

‘Cui Jiakun is very well-acquainted with legal services for funds and is able to fulfil all the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) filing requirements by providing clients with targeted service solutions.’

‘Cui Jiakun distinguishes himself in that where other lawyers may hedge their bets between two possibilities for difficult questions, Mr Cui addresses complex issues by providing clients with clear, specific, constructive advice based on a clear understanding of the relevant laws, regulations and precedents, helping the client to resolve any issues.’

‘The team members have the best management and service capabilities in the market for fund-related services, including fund establishment, manager registration, fundraising and FOF investment. The team’s business logic is consistent with the actual needs of the client and they provide quick, efficient and professional responses to any client needs, as well as excellent legal opinions and solutions. They also provide specialised operations for private equity investment fund projects, as well as the management of IPO-related issues, and the team has very strong overall capabilities in terms of checking and reviewing. Their overall capabilities are very strong.’

‘Man Wang and Pei Fei are particularly outstanding lawyers.’

Key clients

Preparatory Group for Phase II of the China Culture Industrial Investment Fund

Beijing Source Code Capital Co., Ltd. – China

Lhasa Yuanchi Investment Management Co., Ltd. – China

National Manufacturing Transformation and Upgrade Fund Preparatory Group

Work highlights

  • Assists the National Manufacturing Transformation and Upgrading Fund with its investment in multiple sub-funds
  • Assisted Source Code Capital with the fundraising for its Fund IV (RMB).
  • Advised on the filing in respect of the Phase II of the China Culture Industrial Investment Fund.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe is well placed to advise on high-profile IPO and private equity investments, and M&A transactions for a mix of pharmaceutical companies and institutional investors, leveraging its strength and market-leading position advising on big-ticket mandates. Led by Shanghai-based Xudong Tao, the 30-partner team includes Ning Liu and Cathy Cai who are recommended for cross-border M&A, as is Feng Zhou who also has expertise in compliance, bribery investigation, antitrust and export control. The team also regularly acts as IP counsel on IPO transactions where it advises on the IP due diligence in the pre-IPO financing stage, and responds to IP-related queries concerning the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; Zhaohui Wang and Sophia Wu are the key names to note in this space.

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Testimonials

‘Liu Ning’s team knows the industry background very well and understands the needs of our company. For the issues raised by our company, they often think from a big perspective and give us practical legal advice.’

Key clients

I-MAB BIOPHARMA – Cayman

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., ltd.

Suzhou Zelgen Biopharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.- China

Bio-Thera Solutions, Ltd. – China

HitGen

Grifols, SA – Spain

China Life Equity Investment Company Limited-China

Nanjing Legend Biotech Co., Ltd. – China Legend Biotech Corporation – Cayman

Shanghai Haihe Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. – China

Zai Laboratories – China

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nanjing Legend Biotech with the IPO of the American Depositary Shares.
  • Advised Sino Biopharmaceutical Limited – Hong Kong on its $515m capital contribution to Sinovac R&D for the further development, capacity expansion and production of the 2019-nCoV inactivated vaccine CoronaVac™ as well as other development and operation activities of Sinovac R&D.
  • Acted as PRC counsel to the co-sponsors Goldman Sachs and UBS Securities on New Horizon Health Limited’s issuance and listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, raising more than HK$2bn.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP‘s team of specialist private equity partners, many of whom have experience working at international law firms, advises all players in investment transactions, with an emphasis on working with financing companies. Active in many areas, TMT, education, hospitals and pharmaceuticals and alternative energy are industries of focus, and the firm is able to draw upon its expertise in areas such as tax and antitrust to provide clients with a comprehensive service on complex transactions. Beyond investment deals, the team also assists with fund formation, restructuring, liquidations and M&A. Man Wang is one of the key partners and works with the firm’s largest investor clients.

Other key lawyers:

Xiyong Zhao; Man Wang; Ning Liu; Chenliang Li; Yi Wang; Ping Zhang (Guang Zhou)

Key clients

China Life Private Equity Investment Company Limited

Haihe FOF

CICC Genesis Fund

PICC Capital

China Internet Investment Fund (Limited Partnership)

New Horizon Capital

GL Capital Group

FountainVest Partner

VIVO Capital

Advantech Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisting Canadian International Ltd. with a spin-off financing.
  • Assisting China Resources Capital with setting up its US Dollar Fund and completing its strategic investment in TalkingData.
  • Assisting Shenzhen Qianhai Fourth Paradigm Data Technology Co., Ltd. with its $700m Series D funding round.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP is highly experienced at handling corporate transactions in the real estate space, advising on M&A deals involving individual properties and portfolios. Capital markets transactions are a key area of focus for the team; which leverages its expertise in this area to advise REITs, property developers, and investment funds on fundraisings, as well as advising on  real estate sector IPOs. The team is jointly led by Xueping Yu, and Haifu Li, and the firm’s corporate partners across the Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices are also frequently instructed on real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Xueping Yu; Haifu Li

Other key lawyers:

Liping Zhang; Xiaoying Tian

Testimonials

‘Liping Zhang and Xiaoying Tian have an excellent understanding of the real estate profession and are very familiar with the needs of international investors.’

Key clients

Allianz Real Estate GmbH

China Industrial Securities International Financial Group Limited

Aoyuan Group (Guangdong) Co., Ltd.

China Lodging Group, Limited

Shenzhen Yitian Real Estate Group Co.., Ltd.

Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Shenzhen Yitian Holiday Plaza Co. Ltd.

Zhengzhou Airport Xinggang Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Dafa Properties Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited in its acquisition of a 100% equity interest in Guangzhou Greenland
  • Assisted Shenzhen Yitian Holiday Plaza in its Establishment and Issuance of REITs and Splicing with CMBS’ Project.
  • Assisted Aoyuan TechStars Investment Co., Ltd. to complete takeover of control over Kinghand, an A-share Listed Company

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP‘s tax practice has a particular focus on advising clients on the tax aspects of equity transfers, and also acts for foreign companies in joint ventures. Practice head Tina Zhao previously worked for the State Administration of Taxation; elsewhere, Julie Cheng specialises in tax matters related to corporate transactions.

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Tina Zhao

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Key clients

HitGen Inc.

Samsung Display Co., Ltd. – Korea (South)

AIA Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted AIA Group Limited with becoming the first wholly foreign-owned enterprise approved to engage in the personal insurance business in Mainland China.
  • Advised Samsung on the tax aspects of a series of corporate transactions.

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 3

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 3

JunHe LLP assists companies with the restructuring of assets, acting for insolvent enterprises as well as companies restructuring in order to comply with competition laws. The team handles the restructuring of listed companies; it also acts for investors with their investment in companies that are undergoing restructuring. The team is headed by Li Yang, who has experience in handling the reorganisation of SOEs, listed companies, and joint ventures. Zhao Min is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Li (Lawrence) Yang

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Key clients

Huishan Dairy

Zhongshan Shengdi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Zhongnan Red Culture Group Equity Co., Ltd

Guxu Coalfield

Tecnon(Fujian) Commercial Lighting Co., Ltd

Chongqing Brewery Co., Ltd

Carlsberg

Guangdong Expressway Development Co., Ltd

Air China

Work highlights

  • Advised Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Limited on its successful bankruptcy and reorganization.
  • Advised Chongqing Brewery on its major asset restructuring and consolidation of Carlsberg’s Chinese brewery assets.
  • Advised China Merchants Group and China Merchants Port Group Co., Ltd. as investors in the bankruptcy and reorganization of Antong Holdings Co., Ltd.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 3

Capital markets is JunHe LLP‘s specialist area, and the firm advises both Chinese tech companies and sponsor banks on IPO projects on the Chinese and US Stock exchanges. In 2020, Jing Wan and Yi Wang advised Credit Suisse as sponsor on smart electric vehicle manufacturer XPeng’s IPO on the NYSE. Practice head Rongnan Huang specialises in the media sector, assisting with film and TV production projects as well as licensing and distribution agreements.

Practice head(s):

Rongnan Huang

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Testimonials

‘The team of partners not only has a masterly knowledge of laws and regulations, but is also very familiar with IT-related technologies .This enables the JunHe team to quickly understand the technical content of the client’s issue and combine this knowledge with their wealth of industry experience and legal backgrounds to provide expert legal advice.’

Key clients

Netease

XPeng Inc.

Sina

Sogou

Xiaomi

Geovis

58.com

Yalla

Work highlights

  • Advised NetEase, Inc. on its listing on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
  • Advised Credit Suisse on XPeng Inc.’s listing on New York Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Sina on completing its privatization and delisting financing.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 3

JunHe LLP is experienced at acting for Chinese companies in contesting anti-dumping investigations, and also advises clients on issues with Chinese and international customs authorities. The practice is active in jurisdictions outside China, handling matters involving international subsidiaries of Chinese companies. The team has recently become more active in advising clients facing difficulties related to the export of restricted technologies and other national security issues. David Tang leads the team and has more than 20 years’ experience acting for both Chinese and US clients.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

DMG MORI Co., Ltd./ DMG MORI Asia Pte.

Dashun Foods (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Tsingshan Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Alcha Aluminium Group Co., Ltd.

DIC Corporation

GrainCorp Operations Limited

Bardon Energy

Jiangsu Alcha Aluminium Group Co., Ltd.

Yama Ribbons and Bows Co., Ltd.

Wooden Bedroom Furniture Exporters Including Zhongshan Fookyik Furniture Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented both PT Indonesia Guang Ching Nickel and Stainless Steel Industry and PT Indonesia Tsingshan Stainless Steel affiliated to Tsingshan Holding Group in responding to anti-dumping investigations.
  • Acted for Yama Ribbons and Bows Co., Ltd. in responding to the US countervailing reviews on Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge.
  • Advised Dashun Foods in its international trade contract disputes with South American meat product traders, with the total subject amount exceeding RMB25m.

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou

Established in 2019, JunHe LLP’s Hangzhou office handles financing, capital markets, corporate and commercial, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, disputes and family wealth matters.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
Corporate/M&A Adam Li
Corporate/M&A Binxue Sang
Corporate/M&A Hongli Ma
Corporate/M&A Janet Hui
Corporate/M&A Kirk Tong
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
Insurance Xin Chen
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
Tax Tingting Zhao
Number of legal staff : 930+
Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin)
English
Japanese
Lex Mundi
Multilaw

JunHe’s New Management Committee Elected

>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.

JunHe’s New Management Committee Elected

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.

JunHe News丨JunHe Establishes Chengdu Office

In August 2018, JunHe was proud to announce the establishment of its 12th office, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.


JunHe News丨JunHe Establishes Chengdu Office

In August 2018, JunHe was proud to announce the establishment of its 12th office, in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.


JunHe Deal丨Working As the Issuer’s Domestic Counsel, JunHe Assists XIAOMI CORPORATION in its Lis

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”). 


JunHe’s latest achievement| JunHe clinches a place in the top three “2018 Universum China Most A

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.


JunHe Reputation | JunHe Ranked Tier 1 for Patent and Tier 2 for Trademark/Copyright by ALB 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.


Announcement | JunHe welcomes Mr. Chris Tang

JunHe warmly welcomes Mr. Chris Tang in our Hong Kong office. Mr. Tang’s areas of expertise are capital markets, corporate and M&A.


JunHe is again named the “Chinese Firm of the Year” at the 2018 Who’s Who Legal awards

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 Fi

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.