JunHe LLP > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

JunHe LLP
20/F, CHINA RESOURCES BUILDING
8 JIANGUOMENBEI AVENUE
BEIJING 100005
China

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

JunHe LLP has expertise in bilateral and syndicated loans as well as in acquisition and leveraged finance; the sizeable and experienced team regularly acts for Chinese and foreign-funded banks with a presence in the PRC market. It is also increasingly acting for sovereign wealth funds and private equity houses in their investments in internet finance companies and wealth management firms. Nelson Zhou and David Liu co-head the practice, with combined expertise in acquisition finance as well as the structuring and financing of projects in the petrochemical, semiconductor and automobile industries, respectively. Other stand-out team members include Jun Zhou, who has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure development and project finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Sina

Taibang Biologic Group

Blackstone Group

Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Natexis, Hong Kong Branch Bank

Mianyang Rural Commercial

Kunshan Jin Gao International Trade

Kunshan Jin Long Textile

Bank SinoPac

Yuexiu Enterprises

Work highlights

  • Advised Hillhouse Capital on its acquisition of AI Dream.
  • Advised a syndicate comprising of BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Credit Agricole CIB and Natexis in a $80m cross-border project financing to Total Energies Envision Energy Services & Solutions.
  • Acted on a refinancing project of the Blackstone Group logistics assets platform.

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

JunHe is adept at handling inbound investments for multinational clients, acting for private equity funds as well as prominent corporations making strategic investments in the PRC. The group is also a leading name in domestic Chinese M&A, with expertise advising on complex matters such as reorganisations, as well as a steady stream of acquisitions and disposals across both public and private markets. Adam Li, Xiaojun Hua and Wei Xiao jointly lead the team, with Audrey Chen, Daniel He and Yue Zhang also names to note in this area.

Practice head(s):

Wei Xiao; Xiaojun Hua; Adam Li

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

PAG Asia Capital (HK) Limited

Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Company Limited (Tencent, Inc.)

Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited

Grifols, SA

Starbucks Enterprise Management (China) Co., Ltd.

Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Limited

ExxonMobil Corporation

ExxonMobil Hong Kong Limited

Hapag-Lloyd (China) Shipping Ltd.

Danone Asia Pacific Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised CapitaLand on it’s strategic cooperation with Ping An Life Insurance in connection with its six Raffles City projects in China.
  • Assisted Investors in the capital increase of CGN Wind Power Corporation.
  • Assisted CCT in its acquisition of New Times Securities.

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 1

With offices across China’s major centres including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzen and Guangzhou, JunHe LLP‘s employment law practice is a major presence in the market. Its lawyers advise some of the largest and well known multinational clients such as PepsiCo in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Hongjuan Bai advises on strategic workforce issues and the structure of employment relationships. Jianjun Ma is highly experienced in handling labour disputes, arbitration and litigation. Gordon (Minghao) Feng is well recommended by peers. His work includes regulatory compliance, contract formation, hiring, development of handbooks and policies, wage-and-hour compliance, employee transfers, mass layoffs, and terminations. Dongpeng Wang has a high degree of experience in trade union matters and collective bargaining.

Practice head(s):

Hongjuan Bai; Jianjun Ma

Other key lawyers:

Gordon (Minghao) Feng; Yimu Bu, Dongpeng Wang

Key clients

PepsiCo China

Advanced Instruments, LLC.

Moody’s Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted PepsiCo China with implementing an employee data compliance project.
  • Provided Moody’s with employment due diligence on an acquisition of the target’s Chinese affiliates.
  • Provided STG with employment due diligence on a merger of the target’s Chinese affiliates.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 1

Among the larger teams for this practice area, JunHe LLP assists clients on diverse infrastructure projects in China and abroad. Transport, gas and other heavy industries are sectors of specialist expertise. Bill Qin has extensive international exposure during a career that included his employment with China’s CITIC Group. Jianan Yuan has over 20 years of experience in infrastructure investment and finance transactions together with advising on related tendering and bidding, mergers and acquisitions. Fang Yi has a background in advising state-owned enterprises. Elvis Zhou is highly recommended for ‘finding creative solutions and understanding how a dispute will unfold‘.

Practice head(s):

QIN, Yu (Bill); YUAN, Jianan; YI, Fang; HUA, xiaojun; ZHOU, Xianfeng (Elvis)

Testimonials

‘Very strong china outbound construction disputes team within a leading PRC law firm; quality of legal thinking and analysis continues to strengthen and mature given their substantial experience and the leadership of Elvis Zhou; massive international experience and industry experience. They retain their previous strength in working well with international counsel; great with PRC clients.’

‘Elvis Zhou: an extremely gifted construction disputes lawyer with real experience as well as string technical legal and engineering skills; very good at finding creative solutions and understanding how a dispute will unfold; invests heavily in training his juniors.’

‘JunHe LLP’s Projects and energy team irons its image in the circle thanks to their rich experiences in relevant industry sectors and high-quality legal services.’

‘Ms. Fei Zheng is highly professional – based on her proficiency in industry practice and legal service with high relevance to the client.’

Key clients

China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Group Co., Ltd

Guoxin Ronghui Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)

Daqo New Energy Corp.

Anhui Transportation Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Road and Bridge Construction Group

Xinjiang Xintai Natural Gas Co., Ltd.

IBIC International Holdings

Henan Railway Construction Investment Group

Shanghai Gas

Beijing Kingfore HV & Energy Conservation Technology Corp., Ltd.

PICC Capital Equity Investment

Guoxin JianXin Equity Investment Fund and Guoxin ZhongXin Equity Investment Fund

Qingdao Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Jingjiang Port Group Co., Ltd.

Huzhou New City Investment Development Group Co., Ltd.

Tai’an Urban Development and Investment Co., Ltd.

Green Fund

Work highlights

  • Assists China Railway Construction in the Spin-off of CRCC Heavy Industry and its Listing on the Science and Technology Innovation Board.
  • Advised Investors in the Largest Ever Equity Financing in the Domestic New Energy and Power Sector: the Capital Increase of CGN Wind Power Corporation.
  • Assisted China National Nuclear Corporation in its Successful Issuance of Carbon Neutral Green Bonds on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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

JunHe‘s south China regional coverage includes offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Haikou. The 24-partner team is jointly led by Guangzhou-based Ally Huang and Pete Zhang and Shenzhen-based Jianwei Zhang, all of whom have extensive experience in handling domestic and overseas IPOs representing Chinese companies as well as advising on the acquisition and restructuring of publicly listed companies. The team also includes Donnie Wang, who has notable expertise in IP litigation, commercial and criminal law matters; Joe Wan, who counts Guangzhou-based listed and state-owned companies as his main clients; and Catherine Miao, who specialises in real estate, distressed and special situation investments. Its recent caseload includes a broad range of capital markets, bankruptcy and insolvency mandates and a number of restructurings in the real estate sector.

Practice head(s):

Pete Zhang (Guangzhou); Jianwei Zhang  (Shenzhen); Ally Huang (Guangzhou)

Other key lawyers:

Joe Wan (Guangzhou); Catherine Miao; Donnie Wang (Guangzhou); Jiwei Yao (Guangzhou); Jun Fu (Guangzhou); Yijin Hu (Shenzhen); Wei Wei (Shenzhen); Ming An (Shenzhen)

Key clients

Guangzhou Onion Vogue Group

Yuexiu Group

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd

Guangzhou Shiyuan Electronics Co. Ltd (CVTE)

Vanke

Pingan

China Resources (CRC)

China Merchants Group

Guangzhou Pearl River Enterprise

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium led by Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited on participating in the restructuring of Kangmei Pharmaceutical as a restructuring investor.
  • Advised Yue Xiu Enterprises (Holdings) on Chong Hing Bank’s privatisation and delisting.
  • Advised Aoyuan Beauty Valley Technology Co., Ltd on its sale of a major asset.

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 2

‘Always at the forefront of China anti-monopoly Law developments’, JunHe LLP is frequently instructed in merger control matters. The antitrsut and competition team is also praised for its ‘solid legal knowledge and deep insights into PRC’s enforcement practice‘. Janet Hui has more than 30 years’ experience advising clients in various industries, particularly in areas such as telecommunications and media, hotels and real estate. Yingling Wei advises on antitrust investigations and, in particular, supports e-commerce companies filing with SAMR. Zhao Wang is highly experienced in competition litigation and also serves as an arbitrator. Mingfang Gong formerly worked for MOFCOM (the Ministry of Commerce) and bring this experience to bear in her practice, which includes merger control filings and investigations into horizontal and vertical monopolistic agreements.

Practice head(s):

Yingling Wei; Janet Hui; Zhao Wang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Always at the forefront of China/Anti-Monopoly Law developments.’

‘Partner Janet Hui is fantastic. She is highly commercial and is at the forefront of anti-monopoly Law developments.’

‘Over the years Junhe LLP’s Anti-trust and competition team has impressed me with its solid legal knowledge and deep insights into PRC’s enforcement practice. Compared with its peers, this team distinguishes itself with its unique capability of fusing its professional legal service with the client’s business practice.’

‘Janet Hui excels in her wide and state-of-the-art international perspective and practical working approach which brings more relevance to the clients.’

‘Janet Hui is leading an amazing team. The Junhe team is pragmatic very responsive and thinks out of the box. They are a pleasure to work with and very commercial and solution focussed compared to other firms. They are our first choice for merger control work in China.’

‘Janet Hui is our go-to lawyer for Chinese antitrust and merger control questions. She is amazing in terms of experience and has a wealth of knowledge. Her advice is first-rate and to the point. She always provides 5-star client service and top-notch advice. She is a great pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Analog Devices Inc

Tokyo Century Corporation

Advent International Corporation

YumChina

Air Products and Chemicals Inc

KDDI Corporation

Wanda Group

NTT DoCoMo Inc

GFS Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised Analog Devices,Inc in its antitrust filing in China.
  • Advised Celanese Corporation in its antitrust filling of acquisition of certain business from ExxonMobil.  

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP offers a one-stop service for their clients, advising on a broad array of expertise in the securities and capital markets fields, from corporate structure, to issuing and listing securities and asset financing, to M&A and asset reorganisations. The firm operates out of offices across China, as well as in Hong Kong and New York, which allows for it to undertake listings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. Chunyang Shao specialises in corporate, foreign investment, real estate, securities and project finance projects. Tiejun Shi has particular expertise in high-tech industries, whilst Yongqiang Yu handles a number of securities and M&A transactions. Yi Wang heads the capital market department.

Practice head(s):

Yi Wang

Other key lawyers:

Chunyang Shao; Tiejun Shi; Yongqiang Yu; Xudong Tao; Jianwei Zhang; Tao Zhang; Ke Zhang

Testimonials

‘It is a standout team, they are good at communication, coordination, and have an innovative spirit.’

‘Ke Zhang has outstanding professional ethics and strong professional skills, and can serve customers wholeheartedly.’

Key clients

Bank of China

Goldman Sachs

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

J.M. Morgan

Morgan Stanley

China Railway Construction Heavy Industry Corporation

Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank

COFCO

NetEase

BeiGene

Work highlights

  • Advised XPeng Inc. in its main board listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advised BeiGene on its A-Share IPO on the SSE STAR Market, assisting it in becoming the first biotechnology company to be listed in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York.
  • Advised China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited on its 2022 Financial Bonds.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 2

The arbitration practice at JunHe LLP offers a full range of legal services, including advising on domestic and foreign-related arbitration proceedings, international arbitration, and recognition and enforcement of overseas arbitral awards in China. Arthur Dong and George Zhao co-head the team from Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. Dong specialises in international commercial arbitration, with particular expertise in international trade, M&A, and IP-related disputes, whilst Zhao has expertise across a broad range of arbitration matters and acts as an arbitrator at major Shanghai arbitration centres. Also notable is Vicky Zhao, who focuses on cross-border dispute resolution, with particular expertise in international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Dong; George Zhao

Other key lawyers:

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP has a highly capable contentious offering, with the team advising a number of high-profile domestic and international companies across a variety of industries. It handles a full range of litigation matters, spanning from civil and commercial, IP and administrative proceedings, to maritime and criminal disputes. The group is co-led by Weining Zou, who has additional expertise in compliance investigations and white-collar crime matters, from from Beijing, alongside George Wang and Lei Wu from Shanghai. Other key practitioners include Qing Li, who has extensive experience in cross-border litigation, and Jiadi Liu, who has specific expertise in the film, media, and entertainment industry.

Practice head(s):

Weining Zou; George Wang; Lei Wu

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Amazon

Sogou

Sinopec

Oceanwide Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Amazon in the final trial of the patent invalidation case before the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court.
  • Advised a Chinese general contractor in an ICC arbitration against a Sri Lankan owner, claiming that the Sri Lankan company failed to perform a settlement agreement signed between the two parties in connection with a dispute over the construction of a project, and seeking damages.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

'Equipped with a strong team of IP lawyers', JunHe LLP is consistently sought out for heavyweight patent infringement lawsuits. Its patent practice also covers applying for patents, assistance with patent portfolio management, and collaborating with global law firms on foreign patent application filings. The firm also has enviable expertise in trade marks and copyright work. Shanghai-based Zoe Wang’s practice includes patent prosecution, IP-related transactional matters and patent litigation. In Beijing, Jessica Xu acts in trade mark prosecution, litigation and dispute resolution, along with copyright and domain name work; Johnson Wang focuses predominantly on patent enforcement/defence litigation (including patent invalidation administrative cases) before the PRC's Supreme Court and Chinese IP courts and tribunals; and Tao Sun's practice covers both contentious and non-contentious matters. Silicon Valley office head James Zhu splits his time between the US and China, while IP specialist Beverly Xu is a recently promoted partner in Beijing.

Practice head(s):

James Zhu; Zoe Wang; Jessica Xu; Johnson Wang

Other key lawyers:

Tao Sun; Donnie Wang; Frank Rongnan; Larry Lu; Beverly Xu; Longying Wu; Hao Zhao

Testimonials

JunHe is equipped with a strong team of IP lawyers, especially in the fields of trade marks, copyright and trade secrets.

JunHe has many achievements in the field of trade marks and keeps pace with the times, with billing methods that are flexible and in accordance with clients’ needs.

Comprehensive understanding of patent writing, filing and IP rights.

The most professional, comprehensive and diligent lawyers around.

Provides effective and feasible opinions, and can easily and clearly explain legal points to clients’ managers and engineers. The team grasps and understands clients business in a short period of time, has strong learning abilities, and a clear division of labour among the lawyer teams, which can provide legal support at different levels.

Jessica Xu produces highly diligent work.

Jessica Xu conducts in-depth research on the potential needs and cases of clients, and can give detailed plans and opinions at the quotation stage, with the corresponding quotation therefore more accurate, which assists with decision making on the client’s side.

Johnson Wang has great professional knowledge of IP and patent litigation, as well as a very comprehensive understanding of business operations, which is very helpful during business disputes. Unique and piercing opinions, and at the same time Johnson makes it easier for the other party to accept and understand other points of view, with a greater chance of a win-win effect.

Key clients

Baxter International and its Chinese subsidiaries

Lilly Asia Ventures

Jifeng Ventures

CanSino Biologics

BMW

Chimelong

Migu Culture Technology Co

Semir

Ferrero

Playboy Enterprises International

Baxter International and its Chinese subsidiaries

Lilly Asia Ventures

Jifeng Ventures

CanSino Biologics Inc.

BMW

Chimelong

Migu Culture Technology Co

Semir

Ferrero

Playboy Enterprises International

Work highlights

  • Acted for JLG Industries in obtaining a favourable judgment, overruling a second instance administrative decision regarding a colour-combination trade mark.
  • Acted for Mendes in a trade mark invalidation matter.
  • Represented Amazon in a patent invalidation case before the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People’s Court.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP offers a tailored service in fund formation, assisting clients to implement a range of structures and strategies. Its large team is led jointly by Xiyong ZhaoWang Man and Qing (Natasha) Xie, who displays ‘exceptional‘ industry knowledge. Each advises an impressive array of both state backed and private clients assists with fund manager registration, fund formation, fund filing, funds of funds investment and secondary investment. Jie Tang and Fei Pei are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Xiyong Zhao, Wang Man; Qing (Natasha) Xie

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Testimonials

‘Natasha Xie is the leading lawyer in this field in the PRC and is our trusted long term adviser for any PRC related funds issue or trading issue – including for example, investment restrictions, the QFII scheme, Shanghai connect, PRC securities law, PRC futures law. Natasha’s industry knowledge is exceptional.’

Key clients

Source Code Capital

Hillhouse Capital

CDH

Eastern Bell Capital

China Resources Capital

CICC Capital

National Council for Social Security Fund

National Integrated Circuit Fund

National Manufacturing Transformation and Upgrading Fund

National Military-Civilian Integration Industry Investment Fund

Work highlights

  • Assisted Source Code in completing the establishment of the RMB Fund V.
  • Assisted NRL Capital and Sunshine Asset to complete the establishment of NRL Sunshine Multi-Strategy Fund.
  • Advised Guoxiang Shangheng in completing the formation of Beijing Guoxiang Shangheng Fund.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 2

The Shanghai-based life sciences and healthcare team at JunHe LLP has a proven track record in handling large cross-border financial transactions such as IPOs and equity investments, M&A and PE and VC financing, which makes it a popular choice for multinational companies, investors, financial instructions, and PE firms. Xudong Tao is especially sough after by biotech and CRO companies to advise on domestic and Hong Kong’s capital markets products. Zoe Wang is recommended for IP matters and handling due diligence in pre-IPO stages. With more than 20 years of experience in representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceeding, Min Zhao is a key contact for disputes and corporate reorganisations. Corporate and M&A specialist Ning Liu, who regularly acts for Fortune 500 companies and major financial institutions, is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Xudong Tao; Zoe Wang; James Zhu

Other key lawyers:

Ning Liu; Fangzhou Zhang; Yun Shi

Testimonials

‘JunHe’s life sciences team has supported our company with risk control matters and document review related to projects such as clinical trials for many years. It has always been well regarded by our company. In particular, the expertise and professionalism of its lawyers are impressive.’

‘The quality of service provided by Ning Liu’s team in this field has always been good and trustworthy.’

‘The team is highly professional and demonstrates particular strength in assisting clients with negotiations. Serious and dedicated attitude.’

‘Zoe Wang and Fangzhou Zhang are recommended.’

‘Ning Liu’s legal team provides legal services for many leading pharmaceutical and medical enterprises and well-known investment funds in the industry. One of its characteristics is to integrate and provide legal services for the whole industry chain, including daily operations, research and development, clinical trials, drug and medical device registration, FCPA compliance, privacy protection, mergers and acquisitions, minority equity investment and overseas capital markets.’

‘Ning Liu provides customised solutions and not only leads the team himself but also effectively integrates lawyers from other fields within JunHe to serve his clients. He is very sensitive about the client’s business needs and gives timely advice.’ 

‘The JunHe team possesses in-depth knowledge of the life science sector. They are able to provide services in a wide range of areas, including IP prosecution, Licence matters, collaboration agreements, joint ventures, outsourcing, M&A, debt and capital markets, etc.’

‘We particularly appreciate the timely and professional advice of Yun Shi.’

Key clients

BeiGene, Ltd

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited

Morgan Stanley Asia Limited

I-MAB Biopharm

PAG Asia Capital (HK) Limited

Vivo Capital

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicines Co., Ltd

Tripod Preclinical Research Laboratories Co., Ltd

Hinova Pharmaceuticals Inc

AffaMed Therapeutics

Goldman Sachs

China International Capital Corporation Limited(CICC)

Sequoia Capital

Highlight Capital

CICC Capital

Bayland Capital

Jiangsu China Life Jiequan Equity Investment Center (Limited Partnership)

J.P. Morgan

Work highlights

  • Advised BeiGene on its A-Share IPO on the SSE STAR Market, assisting it in becoming the first biotechnology company to be listed in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York.
  • Assisted Asymchem with its listing on the Main Board the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and its A+H share listing.
  • Acted for HUTCHMED (China) on its listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

Private equity forms one of the core practices at JunHe LLP, which is reflected in the dedicated team of specialist partners it has. The practice acts for established companies and start up entities on a full range of financing matters in China, though its core areas of practice include acting for private equity funds, institutional investors, and financing companies on M&A and private equity transactions. It also has a growing practice of advising entrepreneurs on the establishment and financing process of new companies. Working closely with the firm’s wider teams in tax and antitrust, the team is also able to offer comprehensive advice to its clients. Binxue Sang and Joe Chen co-lead the Shanghai group, whilst Sammuel Zhao and Zheng Xie co-head the Beijing team.

Practice head(s):

Binxue Sang; Sammuel Zhao; Joe Chen; Zheng Xie

Other key lawyers:

Yi Wang; Ping Zhang

Key clients

CICC Qiyuan National Emerging Industry Venture Capital Guidance Fund

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

Trustbridge Partners

Legend Capital

Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund Co., Ltd.

Guotai Junan Innovation Investment Co., Ltd.

FountainVest Partners

Peak Sports

Vivo Capital

CGN Wind Power Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted investors with the largest ever equity financing in the domestic new energy and power sector: the capital increase of CGN wind power corporation.
  • Advised Haichang Ocean Park, which sold controlling interest in its five theme parks to MBK Partners.
  • Advised Terminix and CITIC Capital on their joint investment in PRC domestic pesticide companies.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP is singled out for its solid track record in the transactional space, in which the team is regularly instructed on investment restructuring, privatisations and M&A transactions. It fields a strong team of real estate practitioners, including the ‘highly professional and experiencedFei Zheng and the three joint practice heads Xueping Yu, Elvis Zhou and Yue Tang. Zhou has particular expertise in infrastructure and energy construction projects and Yu focuses on property development, while Tang specialises in private equity investment and FDI work as well as real estate financing transactions. The real estate team collaborates with its banking, tax and dispute resolution units and assists both foreign multinationals acquiring assets in China and Chinese companies investing overseas. It counts Goldman Sachs (Asia) and the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) as its key clients.

Practice head(s):

Yue Tang; Xueping Yu; Elvis Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Comprehensive legal services including real estate, litigation and insurance etc.’

‘Fei Zheng is highly professional and experienced. Flexible on legal costs to meet client’s needs.’

Key clients

CapitaLand (China) Investment Co.,Ltd

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC)

Keppel DC REIT Management Pte. Ltd.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

Chengdu Yueqin Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Beijing Capital Land Ltd.

Sichuan Languang Development Co., Ltd

Guangzhou Pearl River Enterprises Group Ltd.

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“K” Line Zhenhua Logistics (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Aoyuan Beauty Valley Technology Co., Ltd.

Desun Real Estate Investment Services Group Co., Ltd.

Linyi Zhenping New Rural Construction Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted CapitaLand in joining with Ping An Life in a Strategic Cooperation real estate merger.
  • Oversaw investment by CHEC in the International Financial Center in Colombo Port, Sri Lanka.
  • Aided Keppel Data to acquire data centre assets in China.

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

JunHe LLP established its Hangzhou office in 2019 which further enhances its network of offices in the Yangtze River Delta region. The team focuses on securities and capital markets, intellectual property, disposal of non-performing assets, bankruptcy reorganisation and commercial disputes. Office head Xingzhong Zhang and Xunan Chen are noted for advising on capital markets, restructuring, refinancing and the reorganisation of listed companies. Capital markets practitioner Yinchu Xiahou was promoted to the partnership in 2022.

Practice head(s):

Xingzhong Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Hangzhou Coco Healthcare Products Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Wensli Silk Culture Limited

Shanxi Road and Bridge Construction Group

Jiangsu Yuxing Film Technology Co., Ltd

TotalEnergies

Daimler AG

Stellantis

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 2

The ‘distinguished’ Julie Cheng leads the tax practice at JunHe LLP, which provides tax dispute resolution and consultancy services to clients in a range of sectors, including education, healthcare, manufacturing and financial services. Tingting Zhao and Qing Zhang are other key names to note. The latter stands out particularly for his work on tax controversy coordination and for his M&A experience.

Practice head(s):

Julie Cheng

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘JunHe LLP’s Tax practice team distinguishes itself by their proficiency in PRC’s taxation regulatory scheme and capability of tailoring their legal service to meet the client’s expectation.’

‘Julie Cheng is a distinguished tax and corporate partner based on her solid PRC practice experiences and creative legal solutions for the clients.’

‘Great firm and team.’

Key clients

Xige Estate

Work highlights

  • Acted as the legal adviser of Xige Estate and provided tax planning services on its financing project.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

JunHe LLP has a solid TMT offering, advising various Chinese telecommunications and internet clients, as well as private equity funds and investment institutions. The practice has strong expertise in M&A, private investments, and IPO projects, though it also advises on regulatory compliance, restructuring, IP protection, and disputes. Yi Wang and Rongnan Huang co-lead the practice. Yi has extensive expertise in capital market work, including advising on overseas listings, whilst Huang specialises in cultural media law and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Yi Wang; Rongnan Huang

Key clients

Dingdong (Cayman) Limited

XPeng Inc.

Cloud Village Inc.

Shanghai PartnerX Robotics Co., Ltd

Amazon.con Inc.

AiHuiShou International Co. Ltd.

Ecovacs Robotics Co., Ltd.

SmartGiant Technology Co., Ltd.

DeepMotion Tech

CICC Genesis

Tinno Mobile Technology Corp

Qingci Games Inc.

PICC Capital Equity Investment

Han’s CNC Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Source Code Capital Co., Ltd.

Primarius Technologies Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted Cloud Village in its listing on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted XPeng Inc. in its main board listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted Dingdong (Cayman) Limited with its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

China > Insurance: PRC firms Tier 3

The insurance team at JunHe LLP works in close conjunction with the firm’s M&A, banking & finance, litigation and capital markets practices to assist clients with a wide range of matters, including insurance and reinsurance disputes, equity investments, joint ventures and the establishment of funds. Practice head Liang Deng is especially sought after by state-owned insurance groups and medium-size regional insurance companies to advise on corporate governance, compliance matters, IPOs and litigation. Yinuo Zhang a is recommended for general corporate matters and inbound and outbound investment while Shanghai-based Xin Chen focuses on dispute settlements and D&O insurance.

Practice head(s):

Liang Deng

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Junhe team is very responsive and has good knowledge of the insurance industry. They have been instrumental in providing our team with regulatory and industry advice.’

‘Liang Deng is excellent to work with and provides very practical advice, with good understanding of the commercial goals that her clients wish to achieve.’

‘The team is very user friendly and able to provide clear and practical advice. It is on top of market trends and new regulatory developments, which is essential in advising on a highly regulated sector like insurance. The team also understands multinational companies and is able to offer solutions to practical issues faced by multinational when complying with the laws and regulations in mainland China.’ 

‘Liang Deng is well experienced and has impressive negotiation skills.’

‘Shu Li is always accessible, able to think outside of the box and delivers quick turnarounds.’ 

Key clients

AIA Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted AIA Group Limited with its investment in China Post Insurance, including support with legal opinions, due diligence, negotiating and drafting contracts and acquiring approval from the regulatory authorities.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 3

JunHe LLP’s regulatory and compliance practice forms part of the firm’s wider dispute resolution team. It is particularly experienced in acting on compliance and investigations for multilateral development banks, FCPA and bribery investigations, and internal investigations. The team is headed by David Tang, who has extensive experience in export controls, sanctions and customs compliance matters. George Zhu’s practice focuses on environmental, health and safety regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

David Tang

Other key lawyers:

George Zhu; Elvis Zhou

Work highlights

  • Appointed as monitor by the AfDB and guided a listed high-tech company to be successfully released from debarment.
  • Assists a large Chinese company in completing its integrity compliance program for the World Bank Group.
  • Assisted a large SOE in lifting of World Bank’s Sanction on schedule.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 3

JunHe LLP is geared to handle a wide range of matters, including debt restructuring, voluntary and compulsory liquidation, restructuring M&A and investments in distressed businesses. Its sectorial presence is equally broad, with its recent caseload originating in the real estate, manufacturing, retail and telecom segments. Often acting for creditors, the group is well versed in assisting international clients with protecting their domestic investments in liquidation proceedings. In Beijing, Yang Liu, who has extensive experience in reorganisations and out-of-court restructurings, heads up the practice alongside Shanghai-based Zhengdong Liu. Shanghai-based Ming Dong is recommended for cross-border insolvency cases.

Practice head(s):

Yang Liu; Zhengdong Liu

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

China Merchants Port Group

Tecnon Electronics

Shang Gong Group Co., Ltd

PartnerX

Shanghai Greencourt Investment Group

Chengdu Yueqin Real Estate Co., Ltd

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited

Shenzhen Hemei Group

Xiamen C & D Paper & Pulp Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a Consortium led by Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited on the restructuring of Kangmei Pharmaceutical as investors.
  • Acted for the Investor and Zhejiang Xinshengda Holding Group Co., Ltd on their participation in the reorganisation proceedings of Universal Pulp and Paper (Shandong) Co., Ltd.
  • Assisted listed company Greencourt Investment as a reorganisation investor with the reorganisation plan of Yuehe Real Estate.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 3

JunHe LLP provides advice on customs and smuggling investigations and sanctions, as well as providing representation in anti-dumping cases. The team is led by David Tang and also contains the ‘warmly recommended’ Jessica Cai and the experienced Yong Zhou. Tang and Cai in particular are praised as ‘extremely competent trade attorneys‘ and are also noted for their ‘accounting and economics‘ know-how.

Practice head(s):

David Tang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘JunHe has an excellent customs, export control, FCPA, and antidumping/countervailing duty practice. I have been working with them for approximately a decade and have not found a better practice group in China.’

‘David Tang and Jessica Cai both stand out as extremely competent trade attorneys. They are also highly responsive and show a level of dedication to clients that I rarely see in any practice group.’

‘In particular David Tang and Jessica Cai are very impressive, especially from an accounting and economics perspective.’

‘David Tang and Jessica Cai are warmly recommended. Not only very good lawyers but also very personable. An additional element that makes them stand out from other Chinese lawyers active in the field is that they are very comfortable communicating in English and interacting with foreign officials.’

Key clients

Tsingshan Holdings Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Tsingshan Holding Group in successfully responding to an anti-dumping investigation against a cold-rolled stainless steel company.

China > Fintech: PRC firms

JunHe LLP acts for telecoms and internet service providers in M&A transactions, financing, and restructurings, with further expertise in blockchain design.

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 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 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’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.