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AllBright Law Offices

Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

AllBright Law Offices' team, based out of Shanghai and Beijing, is experienced in advising on financial trust formation and transactions, banking, debt investment plans and asset-backed notes, but it has also developed a niche in emerging sectors, such as fintech, consumer and supply-chain finance.  The group also has a strong financial regulatory practice, advising major domestic banks on compliance. Splitting his time between Beijing and Shanghai, Xianming Li leads the team and is increasingly handling matters related to the reform of SOEs and international trade. Xianying Li is another standout practitioner, with extensive expertise in a variety of trust investment matters.

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 3

At AllBright Law OfficesHenry Ding focuses on intellectual property and competition law, and recently represented CDP Group in its unfair competition dispute against a IT company, and acted for clients from a broad range of sectors on their trade mark infringement and unfair competition litigation cases.

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices' capital markets department handles IPOs, convertible bond issuances, non-public offerings, debt-for-equity swaps, equity incentive schemes, as well as corporate transactions involving listed companies. The group is also noted for handling a number of IPOs via the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Technology and Innovation Board.  The team is co-led by Xiaohong Zhang and Jun Xu which also includes securitisation expert Guoquan Shen who has extensive experience in stock issuances and listings, as well as refinancing of listed companies and asset reorganisation.

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices' client roster features a mix of SOEs, private companies from a broad range of industry sectors including healthcare, automotive, telecoms, energy and financial institutions. Last year saw a steady stream of cross-border M&A transactions. Among them, the team assisted Qingdao Doublestar with the purchase of 42.01% stake in Kumho Tire; advised Zhejiang Tieliu Cluth on acquiring Geiger Fertigungstechnologie; and acted for Baosteel Metal on the RMB4.2bn acquisition of 51% stake in Baosteel Gases by Pacific Alliance Group. Xiaohong Zhang and Fangzhou Bao jointly lead the team from its Shanghai office, which also includes the well-regarded Hai HuangXiong Li and Linhai Zhu.

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices' recent highlights include advising a number of clients on the registration of private equity fund managers, and assisting Tibet Yunshang Equity Investment Fund Management with the establishment of the RMB160bn Yunnan Transport Industry Investment Fund. Yubin Shi and are Xiaomeng Xie are recommended.

Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

Real estate and construction are core to the practice of AllBright Law Offices, which advises Chinese and foreign investors government agencies, developers, construction companies, financial institutions and real estate investment trusts on all aspects of their projects and transactions, with additional expertise in environmental law, risk management and matters concerning engineering. Roy Luo, who heads the department, is a registered overseas lawyer in Hong Kong, and specialises in foreign investment and financing.

WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 3

The department at AllBright Law Offices is jointly led by Donghui FuYe Li and Dong Xiang and is instructed mainly by domestic corporates. The group handles the spectrum of trade defence investigations and matters pertaining to trade regulatory measures, and expertise includes disputes involving anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures, as well as WTO dispute settlements.

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 4

AllBright Law Offices's main areas are commercial litigation, commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. The team, which is based in Shanghai, has extensive cross-border experience, with a particular focus on disputes in the real estate, natural resources and financial services industries. Financial market disputes are another seam of work the group excels at, and it is instructed on numerous bond-related cases. The team, which is led by Rui Guo, includes seasoned international arbitrator John Liu.

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 5

AllBright Law Offices is singled out for its rich expertise in trust funds space. Recent highlights saw Yanchun Zhao advising Shanghai international trust on establishing an equity trust plan, and assisting Anda Biopharmaceutical Development Corporation with its seed financing from a major shareholder of a listed company.

Intellectual property: PRC firms

AllBright Law Offices covers the spectrum of IP work, including prosecution, mediation and enforcement. The firm has particular experience in litigation related to patent, trade mark, copyright, domain name, trade secrets and unfair competition. Patent attorney Minxuan Liu leads the team and focuses on dispute resolution, as well as providing expertise in non-contentious IP services. Other key names to note in the practice include Henry Ding, who specialises in IP litigation, and Yanyu Wang, particularly notable in patent matters.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition
Banking and finance
Corporate and commercial
Dispute resolution
Foreign direct investment
Foreign exchange
Labour and employment
International trade
Intellectual property
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity and venture capital
Real estate and construction
Securities and capital markets
Number of lawyers : 1,800
Chinese (Mandarin)
Shanghai dialect