AllBright Law Offices > Shanghai, China > Firm Profile

AllBright Law Offices
9, 11, 12/F, SHANGHAI TOWER, NO 501, YINCHENG MIDDLE ROAD
PUDONG NEW AREA
SHANGHAI 200120
China

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Established in 2010, Allbright Law Offices‘ Nanjing office leverages its network of offices in eastern China, and advises clients in Shanghai, Tianjin, Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces. The team focuses on dispute resolution, real estate, capital markets and securities, IP, and international trade. Its recent instructions also saw the group advising on a steady flow of overseas IPOs, cross-border M&A transactions, multibillion-RMB bond issuances, financing, and high-profile restructuring and insolvency matters. Yukun Zhang and Qing Xi are noted for corporate, capital markets and restructuring matters while practice head Tongmu Ni is highly regarded for commercial disputes, and counts government agencies, state-owned enterprises, domestic and foreign listed companies among his clients.

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Key clients

NanJing Aquamagic Park Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Zhongxing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Public Assets Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Public Assets Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

A trust company in Anhui

Huatai Securities Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Yangzi State-owned Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Guo Rui Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu International Trust Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted for Jiangsu International Trust Co., Ltd. on the establishment of  Jiangsu Trust-Xinbaosheng No. 173 (Hua Finance Management) collective fund trust plan, with a trust value of RMB10bn.
  • Assisted Huatai Securities with the issuance of multiple corporate bonds, including the issuance of Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. in the first to fourth phases of the 2020 public issuance of corporate bonds to qualified investors, with a total issuance of RMB20bn.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 2

AllBright Law Offices compliments its vast domestic network with international offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Seattle. The cross-border M&A sphere is a particularly fruitful field of activity for the department, on both the inbound and outbound fronts, and the group is also extensively experienced in supporting domestic businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises. Team head Fangzhou Bao is based at the Shanghai headquarter and is well-versed in a number of transaction types, from strategic M&A, financial investments and private financing through to the acquisition of listed companies and mixed ownership restructurings involving state-owned enterprises.

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Testimonials

‘Fangzhou Bao is a star name in the market. His team is among the best cooperative lawyers in terms of the quality of case documents, the accuracy of legal opinions, service attitude and the ability to solve problems. The feature of this team is that they are a rare professional team integrating law and business in the capital markets.’

Key clients

Wuxi Construction and Development Investment Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Aluminium Industry Development Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Glarun Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Jinling Environment Co., Ltd.

Blue Sail Medical Co., Ltd.

Tianneng Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Shandong Sunway Engineering Co., Ltd.

State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Anhui Provincial People’s Government; JAC Group Holdings Co., Ltd.

China Resources Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Beixin Road & Bridge Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Wuxi Construction and Development Investment Co., Ltd. in participating in the SPO of Kangxin New Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Entrusted by Chongqing Aluminum Industry Development and Investment Group Co., Ltd. to conduct due diligence on 19 aluminum processing enterprises (involving 12 provinces and cities) including Southwest Aluminum, Northwest Aluminum, and Northeast Light Alloy.
  • Acted for Tianneng Heavy Industries on its acquisition by Zhuhai Port Group.

China > Private wealth: PRC firms Tier 2

With offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen, AllBright Law Offices is highly active in the private wealth space. The practice frequently acts for trust companies, advising them on the establishment of family trusts. It also advises individuals on wealth planning, including the wealth aspects of divorces and inheritance planning. It is adept at advising on estates with cross-border aspects, such as acting for clients who live overseas but own assets in China. Xianming Li leads the team, which also includes Xuanling Guo and Han Zhang. Guo focuses on acting for individuals, providing advice on wealth planning, while Zhang acts for institutional clients involved in family trusts.

Practice head(s):

Xianming Li

Other key lawyers:

Xuanling Guo; Han Zhang ; Yongsheng Zhou

Testimonials

‘Zhang Han and Yongsheng Zhou provide a service that is very professional and meticulous, with a high level of efficiency.’

‘The team has been extensively involved in trust services for many years and has an excellent understanding of the characteristics of the trust business, which has helped the team to achieve impressive success in the family trust service field. They are able to provide expert legal opinions on areas including family trust tax planning and corporate governance.’

‘Zhang Han has a very hands-on approach and a wealth of experience in trust affairs enables him to quickly analyse and clarify complex personal wealth structures and effectively identify potential management risks for clients.’

Key clients

Kunlun Trust Co., Ltd.

Bridge Trust Co., Ltd.

Qianhai Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Shenzhen Branch

Work highlights

  • Advised Kunlun Trust Co., Ltd. on the establishment of a family trust.
  • Advising the clients of Qianhai Life Insurance Co., Ltd. on wealth inheritance issues.

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

Allbright Law Offices is particularly experienced in capital markets transactions, regularly advising clients on multibillion-RMB pre-IPO financing and IPO transactions. Other expertise includes banking and finance, commercial, corporate and M&A, real estate and construction, and dispute resolution. Senior partner Xiaohong Zhang handles asset restructuring, domestic and overseas IPO, and private equity and venture capital investments.

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Key clients

Caitong Securities

Kintor Pharmaceutical Limited

Liferiver Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Narada Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Hongtong Natural Gas Co., Ltd.

Sundy Corproration

Work highlights

  • Advised Caitong Securities Co., Ltd. on its RMB3.8bn public issuance of convertible corporate bonds and its listing project which was approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s Issuance Review Committee.
  • Assisted Liferiver Biotechnology, a leading PCR-based molecular diagnostics solution provider, with the listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board.

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 2

In addition to providing ongoing tax advice to both domestic and foreign companies, AllBright Law Offices also represents individuals facing allegations of commiting tax-related crimes. The team additionally acts for tax authorities in lawsuits brought by citizens. Xiao Bo leads the team and handles most of the team’s advisory work, while Xiaohong Wu handles disputes and criminal defence.

Practice head(s):

Xiao Bo

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Key clients

Richemont Commercial Co., Ltd

Gongzheng Tianye Certified Public Accountants (Special General Partnership) Suzhou Branch

Eletile Technology Co., Ltd

LFH Engineering Ltd

Jiangang Chen Y McINF (Ningbo) Baby Products Co., Ltd.

Wang Jian

Wang Chengyu

State Administration of Taxation Anhui Provincial Taxation Bureau

Qingdao Shinan District Taxation Bureau, State Administration of Taxation

Work highlights

  • Advising Richemont Commercial Co., Ltd on both company and individual tax issues for Cartier and also the celebrities it hired to attend high profile fashion events in both China and other countries.
  • Advising Gongzheng Tianye Certified Public Accountants (Special General Partnership) Suzhou Branch on tax compliance and tax planning consulting services for its clients.
  • Providing ongoing tax compliance advice to Eletile Technology Co., Ltd.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices has a broad practice in banking and finance, handling matters including the establishment and restructuring of funds and trusts. The team provides regulatory advice on these matters, and also assists on transactions, including those with cross-border elements. Xianming Li leads the team; other key partners include Zhongqing Guo, who focuses on futures and securities, and Zhang Sheng, who has a broad practice across financings, insolvencies, and the establishment of financial institutions. Sheng Bin is another name to note, and advises both banks and non-bank financial institutions.

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Testimonials

‘The team has extensive theoretical and practical experience in the field of financial leasing and factoring, and their grasp and understanding of the latest legal and judicial interpretations of financial leasing and factoring are very accurate and in place.’

Key clients

Hengqin Financial Investment Leasing Co., Ltd.

China CITIC Bank Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Aijian Trust Co., Ltd.

Donghao Lansheng (Group) Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch

Bank of East Asia Limited

Zijin Trust Co., Ltd.

Zijin Trust Co., Ltd.

Hengqin Financial Investment Leasing Co., Ltd.

China CITIC Bank Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hengqin Financial Investment International Financial Leasing Co on the registration and establishment of a financial leasing company in the Macao Special Administrative Region.
  • Advised CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.  in the pledge-style repurchase of shares of Changying Credibility Technology Co., Ltd.  by establishing a trust scheme structure.
  • Providing ongoing advice to the Aijian Changying Zhuo Yue – Jianrong No. X (X = 3, 4 … …) supply chain collective fund trust plan issued by Shanghai Aijian Trust Co., Ltd.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 3

Headed by Jun Xu and Xiaohong Zhang, AllBright Law Offices‘ expertise spans all traditional areas including IPOs, acquisition of listed companies, major asset restructuring and refinancing in addition to more novel areas such as over-the-counter (OTC) markets. The firm, which is primarily based in Shanghai, is highly adept at assisting both issuers and sponsors on listing projects on markets in mainland China and Hong Kong. Guoquan Shen is one of the key practitioners and assists with restructuring issues, particularly with regards to state-owned enterprises.

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Guoquan Shen; Jing Pang; Congjun Wen; Li Wang; Deng Yaxin; Zou Zebing; Jiwei Yang; Qing Hao

Testimonials

‘The team has many projects in the Internet industry and has a great understanding of the unique business model and legal risks of this industry.’

‘Jing Pang is very accurate in overall judgement.’

Key clients

Caitong Securities

Kintor Pharmaceutical Limited

Liferiver Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Narada Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Hongtong Natural Gas Co., Ltd.

SMIC International Integrated Circuit Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Hengxuan Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.

Everbright Securities Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Gracell Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Elite Color Environmental Resources Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Zhaolong Interconnect Technology Co., Ltd.

Ping An International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Anta Sporting Goods Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang INT’L GROUP Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Tunan Alloy Co., Ltd.

Bank of China Limited

Shenwan Hongyuan Securities Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Industrial Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jiangbei New Area Industrial Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Rijiu Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.

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Jiangsu Maixinlin Aviation Technology Co., Ltd.

Hubei Zhenhua Chemical Co., Ltd.

Koal software Co., Ltd.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices‘ practice, which enjoyed a particularly busy 2020, is very active in contentious issues, advising on litigation proceedings relating to patents, trademarks and copyrights. The group’s client base spans numerous sectors, including manufacturing, consumer products, financial services and education. Practice head Minxuan Liu, who founded the firm’s IP department, continues to lead the team and specialises in representing technology companies in patent disputes, while Hua Ding handles contentious competition issues in addition to his IP practice.

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Ding Hua; Zhou Yan

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Key clients

Hellobike

Shanghai JuneYao Airlines Co., Ltd., Shanghai JuneYao Airlines Logistics Co., Ltd

LeetCode information technology (Shanghai) co., ltd. and lingkou network (Shanghai) co., ltd.

Samsung Electronics CO., Ltd.

Yongkang Jiatai Tools Co., Ltd.

Youku Information Technology (Beijing)Co., Ltd

Megwood Co., Ltd.

Shanghai 2345 Network Holding Group

Sensitive Core Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Fengke Biological Technology Co., Ltd.

MLB Assets Corporation

Qiao Rusi

Qiao Rusi

Xi’an International Trade Logistics Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Hellobike in a lawsuit against Quannengche for infringement of Internet service trademark and unfair competition.
  • Represented Shanghai JuneYao Airlines Co., Ltd in two trademark disputes.
  • Represented Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd in a patent infringement dispute.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

In addition to handling the formation and structuring of investment funds, AllBright Law Offices provides ongoing advice to fund managers on issues such as taxation. The practice also advises on investments and is particularly active in representing state-owned entities on these matters. Registration of fund managers is another area of focus. Yubin Shi leads the team.

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McINF (Ningbo) Baby Products Co., Ltd.

Zhongrong Holding Group

Shanghai Muhua Jinyu Equity Investment Management Partnership

Shanghai Muhua Jinyu Equity Investment Management Partnership

Ping An Chuangying Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Ruitian Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Aifang Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Fengyan Wealth Investment Management (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Ivy Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Shangguo Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Shangguo Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shengdatiandi (Jiaxing) Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai Yinshan Capital Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Muhua Jinyu Equity Investment Management Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Work highlights

  • Advised McINF (Ningbo) Baby Products Co., Ltd. on reorganising the overseas structure, withdrawing the original partner and introducing a new strategic investor to complete a “back-to-back” two overseas equity transfer transactions.
  • Advised Zhongrong Holding Group on investing in a Cayman investment platform as the sole limited partner.
  • Advised Shanghai Muhua Jinyu Equity Investment Management Partnership on establishing a new fund, Suzhou Muhua Equity Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership), which invested in Wuhan Polytechnic Digital Communication Engineering Co., Ltd.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices is very strong in VC investments, working alongside reputable investment companies such as Trustbridge Partners and Loyal Valley Capital on their investments in private companies at all stages of development. With regards to private equity, the firm has particular expertise in the education, healthcare and TMT sectors, often assisting with deals that have a cross border element. Yubin Shi is one the the key practitioners; qualified to practice in both China and California, Shi advises on fund formation and restructuring in addition to investment transactions.

Other key lawyers:

Shi Yubin; Congjun Wen; Henry Li

Key clients

Growth Capital

Trustbridge Partners

Trustbridge Partners

Loyal Valley Capital

Loyal Valley Capital and Sunshine Life Insurance

Gracell Biotechnologies (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

McINF (Ningbo) Baby Products Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Muhua Jinyu Equity Investment Management Partnership (Limited Partnership)

China Huarong International Holdings Limited

Changsha Ranxing Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Qide Medical Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (Gene Quantum)

Guangzhou Vision Medicals Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Growth Capital on its $1bn+ series B round investment in MGI Tech.
  • Advised Trustbridge on its $400m+ series E round investment in Sparks Thinking.
  • Advised Trustbridge Partners on its $390m series A round investment in Fenbi Education.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices advises on both contentious and non-contentious matters in the real estate sector. The team acts for government entities, corporations, and construction companies on property development matters, advising on land acquisitions and construction. The practice is also highly active in  real estate disputes, representing clients in litigation involving issues such as construction contracts and property damage compensation. Pengfei Li offers clients broad experience of corporate law, as well as in-depth expertise in the real estate sector. Elsewhere, Xiao Yang is active in M&A transactions and dispute resolution.

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Pengfei Li

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Testimonials

‘Alexander Li (Pengfei Li) is an elite lawyer focusing on the real estate and construction sectors. He has a wealth of practical experience and access to many industry resources. Mr Li not only has expert legal knowledge, but also demonstrates very good business thinking and logic. The team he leads has a very forward-looking eye for the industry and is moving with the times as the Chinese real estate market and industry progresses.’

‘The team is a step ahead of the competition in terms of predicting where the market is heading, helping their industry clients establish themselves in the real estate sector, and bringing together different resources from different sectors and industries. They are also very creative and have provided us with creative advice and comprehensive resource connections that have enabled our company and other partners to make smooth progress as we develop.’

Key clients

Sanpower Group Co., Ltd.

Longfor Group Co., Ltd.

WEGO Holding Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Lujiazui (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Gold Ceiba Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Dongsong Power Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Road and Bridge International Co., Ltd

Guizhou CCCC Guiqian Expressway Development Co., Ltd.

Fujian Red Star Macalline Real Estate Co., Ltd., Fujian Wanjin Investment Co., Ltd.

Owners Committee of Cuihu Tiandi Garden, Huangpu District, Shanghai

Work highlights

  • Advised Sanpower Group Co., Ltd. on the construction of the hangsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Urban Agglomeration (Zhaoshan) Life Care City Community, providing advice on planning, design and consultation services, infrastructure construction, industrial development services, and operation of the high-end CCRC community for the aged.
  • Advised WEGO Holding Co., Ltd on the development, construction and operation of the WEGO (Shanghai) International Research Institute in Shanghai.
  • Represented Nanjing Dongsong Power Technology Co., Ltd. in a dispute with contractors related to the Tongliao Guodian ZTE 30MWP Photovoltaic Power Plant Project.

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

AllBright Law Offices‘ Chengdu office was established in 2011. The six-partner team is jointly led by founding partners Jing Lu and Xiaoqin Zhang, and handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters for local and regional large SOEs and private companies. Lu and Zhang focus on investment and financing, compliance, restructuring, and PPP projects; Lu is also an arbitrator of the Chengdu Arbitration Commission and Beihai International Arbitration Court. Clients include Dongfang Electric Corporation, Chengdu Rongtai International Enterprise, Chengdu Jiaoda Guangmang Technology and a number of large SOEs.

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Testimonials

Great teamwork.

Xiaoqing Zhang’s team of lawyers has been providing us with exquisite professional, scientific and efficient legal services for a long time. The team members have excellent legal literacy and quick thinking.

In the process of legal services, Xiaoqing Zhang can accurately grasp the needs of the clients, accurately provide consulting opinions and operational suggestions, and at the same time resolve a large number of legal issues and disputes based on her professional knowledge.

Key clients

Dongfeng Special Automobile (Shiyan) Special Purpose Vehicle Co., Ltd.

Dongfeng Special Automobile

China Dongfang Electric Group Co., Ltd./Dongfang Electric Co., Ltd.

Dongfeng Special Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd.

Sichuan CNPC HNA Petrochemical Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Weidun Ingenuity Construction Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Jiahong Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Aluminium Industry Development Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Road and Bridge International Co., Ltd.

Guizhou CCCC Guiqian Expressway Development Co., Ltd.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices‘ department has strong expertise in a number of sectors, most notably big data, blockchain, ecommerce and internet banking. Capable in many areas, the firm is particularly strong in data issues, regularly assisting large companies with comprehensive internal compliance projects and international data transfers. Weiming Wu leads the team and assists with M&A, investment and financing within the tech industry. Wang Li is another important team member and focuses on capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Weiming Wu

Other key lawyers:

Wang Li; Huan Li

Testimonials

‘Weiming Wu’s team is distinguished by their level of professional experience and perfect customer service. The team not only provides the basics of legal services, but also makes use of the law to consider issues from the client’s perspective and empower businesses. By creating a comprehensive and professional legal framework, the team provides outstanding legal support for operational and compliance requirements throughout the lifecycle of a business.’

‘Weiming Wu provides clients with authoritative legal advice that avoids risks to a company’s long-term development. Weiming Wu creates systems of rules for companies that increase compliance and improve services, enabling his law firm to provide not only a single service, but rather an opportunity to continually empower businesses by making the most of the expertise of the team.’

‘Huan Li has a very high standard of legal expertise, as well as a clear grasp of the client’s business needs.’

Key clients

Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (Phase II) Co., Ltd. N

Shanghai Aladdin Biochemical Technology Co., Ltd.

Hupu (Shanghai) Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Puhui Digital Technology Service Co., Ltd.

UnionPay Data Services Co., Ltd.

CIIC Guan Aitong (Shanghai) Technology Co., Ltd.

SMIC International Integrated Circuit Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Hengxuan Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Trustbridge Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised on Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Fund’s investment in an integrated circuit project equity.
  • Advised Shanghai Aladdin Biochemical Technology Co., Ltd. on its IPO project.
  • Advised SMIC International Integrated Circuit Manufacturing Co., Ltd on its IPO.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices is frequently instructed by PRC companies to represent them in investigations into the alleged dumping, absorption, and subsidies across a range of jurisdictions. The practice also acts for multinationals in the Chinese market, providing them with assistance on compliance with Chinese laws relating to customs, import/export control, and policies relating to national security and investments. Ye Li leads the team and has experience handling trade investigations involving major markets including the US, the EU, India, and Australia. Donghui Fu and Dong Xiang are also names to note in this area, while Jia Xiaoning focuses on customs-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Ye Li

Other key lawyers:

Donghui Fu; Dong Xiang; Xiaoning Jia

Testimonials

‘AllBright is unique in China for the level of assistance in international trade. The team is extremely knowledgeable and effective. The quality of the work is extremely high.’

‘Ye Li is a market leader and an exceptional lawyer. His level of commitment and competence are unmatched. He is a real team player and it is a great pleasure to work with him.’

Key clients

Tencent Technology

JA Solar

China National Building Material Group – Jushi Group

Zhenshi Group Eastern Special Steel Co., Ltd

Canadian Solar

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (“MOFCOM”)

Midea Kitchen & Bath

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (“CCCME”)

China Communication Construction International

Nanshan Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd as a mandatory respondent with the administrative review of the anti-subsidy measures on tool cabinet initiated by the US Commerce.
  • Assisted Jushi as the sampled respondent with the anti-dumping on glass fibre from Egypt initiated by the European Commission.
  • Assisted China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products with the absorption re-investigation on certain cast iron articles from China initiated by the European Commission.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 4

AllBright Law Offices has a broad contentious offering; the team is capable of advising on disputes relating to commercial agreements, finance, intellectual property, real estate and construction. Headquartered in Shanghai, the firm has an extensive network of offices across many of China’s major cities, allowing the team to advise a broad range of domestic clients. Rui Guo leads the department.

Practice head(s):

Rui Guo

Other key lawyers:

John Liu; Likun Li

Testimonials

The lawyers have extensive experience and profound understanding of business in the professional field of corporate governance, which is conducive to comprehensive analysis and evaluation of client needs, so as to provide targeted legal advice and solutions.

Key clients

Shanghai Guangxin Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Tebon Securities Co., Ltd., Zhongzhou Futures Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Branch of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company Of China, Ltd.

Shenzhen Dongfang Land Management Co., Ltd.

Nanjing East International Tea Capital Industrial Co., Ltd.

Gongqingcheng Zhishang Investment Management Partnership (Limited Partnership)

A trust company in Anhui

Hengfeng Bank Co., Ltd.

Xi’an National Aviation Industry Fund Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Bank of Nanjing Co., Ltd. Jiangbei New Branch

Work highlights

  • Represented Shanghai Guangxin Technology Development Co., Ltd. in a loan dispute.
  • Represented Tebon Securities Co., Ltd. and Zhongzhou Futures Co., Ltd. in securities disputes.
  • Representing Shenzhen Dongfang Land Management Co., Ltd in an equity transfer dispute.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 4

AllBright Law Offices‘ restructuring and insolvency team is spread across the firm’s offices in Shanghai, Jinan and Nanjing. The practice advises distressed companies on administrations, liquidations, and debt restructurings, and is appointed by Shanghai courts to act as administrators in high-profile cases. Linhai Zhu leads the practice, with Yukun Zhang, Gao Zhang and Qing Xi also active in this area.

Practice head(s):

Linhai Zhu

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Testimonials

‘Linhai Zhu has outstanding overall abilities and very comprehensive service capabilities. Gao Zhang has a wealth of experience and very strong front-line capabilities.’

Key clients

Nanjing Happy Water Cube Travel Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Zhongxing Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Eighteen affiliated companies including Zouping Sanli Group Co., Ltd.

Shandong Heli Wheel Co., Ltd.

Eight affiliated companies including Shandong Aobo Medical Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Youyouto Entertainment Facilities Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Guanghao Property Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Xinyu Housing Rental Co., Ltd

Shanghai Spartun Sports Club Co., Ltd.

Shanghai WWT Iot Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Hong Kong subsidiary of Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd. to avoid insolvency crisis, recover huge losses, and maintain China’s corporate business stability in Hong Kong.
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The firm: AllBright is one of the leading full-service Chinese law firms in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). As a national law firm headquartered in Shanghai, it provides a comprehensive range of high-quality legal services to both domestic and international clients from its seventeen offices, respectively in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Fuzhou, Hangzhou, Hefei, Jinan, Nanchang, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin, Taiyuan, Xi’an, Xiamen, Zhengzhou and Hong Kong.

While size is only one of many indicators of the success and resourcefulness of a law firm, being the largest law firm based in Shanghai (and in the whole Eastern China region), AllBright certainly leads in this respect among its peers.

Aside from the firm’s regular working language of Chinese (Mandarin and major dialects), many of its lawyers are also fluent in English, Japanese, French, German, Korean and other major languages, and many are also admitted in international jurisdictions. AllBright’s partners and senior consultants came to the firm with diverse professional and personal backgrounds. Many transactional lawyers have practised for years in top international law firms and/or in leading multinational companies. A number of the firm’s litigators once were judges and prosecutors, and many are active arbitrators. AllBright also has access to a strong network of former government officials and legislators. Supported by a large team of translators and legal assistants, the firm’s professionals have undertaken many complex and high-profile transactions, and have won many landmark cases.

The firm’s lawyers have played critical roles in advising the government on, and actually drafting, many of the core Chinese laws and regulations involved in its daily practices today, and have been involved in drafting several international treaties concerning international investment, trade and other forms of economic cooperation.

AllBright’s practitioners possess a wealth of first-hand experience and legal expertise in providing effective solutions to the most complex of legal issues regarding the application of laws and regulations, governmental approval and legal procedures.

AllBright is consistently recognised by various institutions (eg Asia Law and Practice, Asia Legal Business, Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500) as one of the top PRC law firms in major rankings.

Areas of practice: The following practice areas are the firm’s main strengths:

Corporate and commercial: including mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border investment projects.

Securities and capital markets: including domestic and overseas listing, fund formation and investment, and securitisation and derivatives.

Banking and finance: including syndicated loans, project financing, structured financing, assets securitisations and NPL disposal.

Real estate and construction: including land development projects, investments into real estate projects and construction.

Dispute resolution: including international and CIETAC arbitrations, as well as matters requiring specialist knowledge such as maritime.

International trade: including antitrust/unfair competition and anti-dumping/countervailing/safeguards.

Intellectual property: including licensing, registrations and patent prosecutions and IP enforcement.

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Antitrust and competition
Banking and finance
Corporate and commercial
Dispute resolution
Foreign direct investment
Foreign exchange
Labour and employment
Insurance
International trade
Intellectual property
Maritime
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity and venture capital
Real estate and construction
Securities and capital markets
Taxation
Number of lawyers : 1,800
Chinese (Mandarin)
Cantonese
Shanghai dialect
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English
French
German
Japanese
Korean

AllBright Law Offices was founded in 1999 as a full-service law firm committed to providing the highest levels of quality advice to clients.

Based in Shanghai, AllBright has grown, innovated and provided unmatched service throughout a period of continuous economic and political change across China. Our focus on providing excellent advice and support to our clients has led to rapid expansion and we have established branch offices in 21 cities on the Chinese mainland (Hangzhou, Beijing, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Qingdao, Tianjin, Xiamen, Jinan, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Nanchang, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Changchun, Wuhan and Urumqi) as well as in Hong Kong, London (UK) and Seattle (USA). In addition, as a result of our increased international presence we have also established an association with the Hong Kong law firm Stevenson, Wong & Co. and a strategic partnership with the Bird & Bird LLP.

AllBright carries on the proud cosmopolitan culture of Shanghai and constantly seeks to bring together established legal professionals and outstanding young talent. In 2018, our team included nearly 2,300 lawyers, which grew to more than 2,800 in 2019, and now stands at over 3,000. This growth is a reflection of the importance we place on driving innovation, creating value for our clients and providing a global service for our clients.

At AllBright, we never stop upgrading and improving our professional legal services, while continuing to optimize our practice area layout. Currently, AllBright has ten major professional committees: Securities and Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, International Trade, Cross-Border Investment, Real Estate and Construction, Intellectual Property, Maritime Affairs,Bankruptcy Liquidation and reorganization, Litigation and Arbitration and Criminal. Each committee continually arranges speakers to address their members, informs members of key global conferences and encourages members to interact with partner firms and companies around the world. In doing so, we aim to achieve the highest levels of professional development within the firm.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Securities and Capital Markets
Banking and Finance
Corporate and M&A
International Trade
Cross-border Investment
Real Estate and Construction
Intellectual Property
Maritime
Dispute Resolution
Bankruptcy Liquidation and Reorganization
Criminal
Over 3,000 :
Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin)
Chinese (various dialects)
English
French
German
Japanese
Korean

AllBright Law Offices was founded in 1999 as a full-service law firm committed to providing the highest levels of quality advice to clients.

Based in Shanghai, AllBright has grown, innovated and provided unmatched service throughout a period of continuous economic and political change across China. Our focus on providing excellent advice and support to our clients has led to rapid expansion and we have established offices in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Qingdao, Xiamen, Tianjin, Jinan, Hefei, Zhengzhou, Fuzhou, Nanchang, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Changchun, Wuhan, Urumqi, Hong Kong, London, Seattle and Singapore. In addition, as a result of our increased international presence we have also established an association with the Hong Kong law firm Stevenson, Wong & Co. and a strategic partnership with the Bird & Bird LLP.

AllBright carries on the proud cosmopolitan culture of Shanghai and constantly seeks to bring together established legal professionals and outstanding young talent. In 2018, our team included nearly 2,300 lawyers, which grew to more than 2,800 in 2019, and now stands at over 3,300. This growth is a reflection of the importance we place on driving innovation, creating value for our clients and providing a global service for our clients.

AllBright has never stopped upgrading and improving its legal professional services and continues to optimize its practice area system. There are eighteen professional committees including Securities and Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, International Trade, Cross-Border Investment, Real Estate and Construction, Intellectual Property, Maritime, Bankruptcy Liquidation and Reorganization, Litigation and Arbitration, Criminal, Tax Law, Marriage and family affairs and Wealth Inheritance, Labour and Social Security, Internet and Information Technology, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Consumption and retail.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
BD & Marketing Catherine Zhucatherinezhu@allbrightlaw.com021 20511677
English
Japanese
Korean
German
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

锦天城律师事务所成立于1999年,是一家提供一站式法律服务的综合性律师事务所,在核心业务领域具备行业领先优势。

发轫于中国上海的锦天城,目前在北京、杭州、深圳、苏州、南京、成都、重庆、太原、青岛、厦门、天津、济南、合肥、郑州、福州、南昌、西安、广州、长春、武汉、乌鲁木齐、香港、伦敦、西雅图和新加坡开设办公室,并与香港史蒂文生黄律师事务所联营,与国际律师事务所鸿鹄(Bird & Bird LLP)建立战略合作关系。

承袭海派文化的锦天城,不断汇集法律行业的中坚力量与优秀青年。从2018年的近2300名律师,到2019年的超2800名律师,再到如今的3300余名律师,拥有充足人才储备的锦天城不断完成律师规模上的突破。

锦天城从未停止进行法律专业服务的升级与迭代,持续优化业务领域体系。锦天城共有十七大专业委员会:证券与资本市场、银行与金融、公司与并购、国际贸易、跨境投资、房地产与建设工程、知识产权、海事海商、企业破产重整与清算、诉讼与仲裁、刑事、税法、婚姻家事与私人财富管理、劳动与社会保障、互联网与信息技术、医疗健康与医药、能源自然资源与环境保护。