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AllBright Law Offices

Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

AllBright Law Offices handles a range of practice areas from its Nanjing office with a particular focus on dispute resolution, securities and capital markets, corporate, commercial and M&A. Growth areas of the firm include intellectual property, international trade and real estate. Ni Tongmu specialises in dispute resolution and advises a range of government agencies, state-owned enterprises, domestic and foreign listed firms. Sun Zuan focuses on M&A, banking and finance, capital markets and securities. Xi Qing is also noted.

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Key clients

Guo Rui Technology Co., Ltd.

Guotai Junan Securities (Hongkong) Co., Ltd.

China International Capital Corporation Limited

Huatai Securities Co., Ltd.

Zhengzhou Urban Construction Group Investment Co., Ltd

Nanjing Yangzi State-owned Investment Group

Jiangsu Huihong International Group Zhongtian Holding Co., Ltd.

Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

Allbright Law Offices has a strong focus on dispute resolution, real estate and construction, securities and capital markets, corporate, commercial and M&A, and banking and finance. Xiaohong Zhang is a key individual. Zhang specializes in both domestic and overseas listing, IPOs, company restructuring, M&A, and refinancing.

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Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 3

The banking and finance department at Shanghai-headquartered AllBright Law Offices has a real strength in project finance, as well as syndicated lending and borrowing matters. The group is led by Xianming Li who is an expert in financial trust companies. Xianying Li specialises in real estate and government infrastructure finance, Zuan Sun focuses on the intersection between banking and capital markets, with a strong track-record in bond issuance.

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The firm’s business is comprehensive, of which the capital market business is particularly prominent. Based on its rich experience, the firm is more efficient and professional than other law firms.’

Key clients

Shanghai Aijian Trust

Guotai Junan Securities

China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)

Huatai Securities

Nanjing Yangzi State-owned Investment Group

Zhengzhou Urban Construction Group Investment

China Merchants Bank

Shenneng (Group)

Shanghai Century Hui Real Estate and its overseas affiliates

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 3

Practitioners at AllBright Law Offices draw on exceptional knowledge of the real estate sector to advise on asset securitisations, and regularly handles transactions on the domestic asset-backed securities (ABS) market. Also head of the firm's banking and finance department, Xianming Li leads the capital markets group. Guoquan Shen is another name to note, handling both debt and equity transactions in the PRC. Lele Xi's specialisms centre around securitisation issues, including ABS leases.

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Xiamen International Trade Property Management

Sinopharm Group Financial Leasing

Beijing 21st Century International School

Rongcheng Caixin Investment

Red Star Macalline Home Furnishing Group

Yancheng Water Supply

China International Capital Corporation

Ping An International Financial Leasing , Ping An International Financial Leasing (Tianjin)

Zhongtai Securities

Zhejiang Zhongda Yuantong Financial Leasing

Shenwan Hongyuan Securities

Tianfeng Securities

Beijing Haidian Technology Development

China Shipping Enterprise Development Group

Huaneng Guixin Trustee

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 3

The group at AllBright Law Offices has significant experience in M&A transactions in China, particularly advising international companies on their inward investments. The group is also called on to assist Chinese companies with the due diligence aspects of their offshore deals. Fangzhou Bao chairs the department, and in addition to M&A and listed company restructuring expertise, also advises on mixed-ownership restructuring of SOEs. Phillip Zhang specialises in foreign direct investment, as does Carl Li.

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Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Development

Shanghai Electric Group


Guo Rui Technology

China State Shipbuilding Corporation

Ganzhou Financial Holding Group

Baosteel Metal

Datong Coal Mine Group

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceutical

Jiangsu Hengshen

Agricultural Bank of China Financial Assets Investment

Shenzhen Huichuan Technology

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices has an effective investment funds team that handles the design of the transaction structure, and the drafting and review of transaction documents. The firm has particular experience in handling financial trusts, banking, and debt investment plans. Key areas of growth include internet finance such as fintech, consumer finance, and supply chain finance. Shi Yubin heads the practice.

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Key clients

Shandatiandi (Jiaxing) Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Shangguo Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Venture Relay Technology Finance Group Co., Ltd.

Huarong Tongyuan (Shanghai) Investment Management Co., Ltd.

China Railway Ping An Investment Co., Ltd.

Zhuhai Yinshan Capital Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

At AllBright Law Offices, the team has a wide focus, that spans equity and asset acquisitions, project financing, real estate-related M&A and corporate reform, asset restructuring, urban renewal projects, property management and public-private-partnerships. The department is led by Pengfei Li, who has experience in theme park construction projects, alongside more traditional construction matters. Zhibin Huang specialises in engineering projects, real estate development and contentious issues. Roy Luo is registered as an overseas lawyer in Hong Kong, often handling foreign investment and financing issues involving the PRC.

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Key clients

Shanghai Vanke

Hangzhou Fuyang Yefeng Leduo Real Estate Development

Suzhou Institute of Building Science Group

Shanghai Land

The subsidiary of Shanghai Vanke

China Southern Airlines

Global International Freight Forwarders (China)

China Construction Eighth Engineering Bureau

Shanghai Baoye Group

Shanghai Zhongliang Real Estate Group

WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 3

AllBright Law Offices has a broad client offering with significant experience in trade defence investigations and matters concerning trade regulatory measures. Other key areas of work includes disputes involving anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard measures, as well as WTO dispute settlements. Key clients include China Chamber of International Commerce and MOFCOM. Fu Donghui and Li Ye jointly head the practice.

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China Chamber of International Commerce (“CCOIC”)

JA Solar

Jushi Group

Xinjiang Tianye Group

Canadian Solar

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

TG Tool

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

Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 4

Shanghai headquartered AllBright Law Offices sees litigation as one of its core strengths. The team is regularly instructed by large domestic corporates and financial institutions on commercial litigation, but it also often handles cross-border cases through alternative dispute resolution. The department is led by Rui Guo and includes experienced litigator and arbitrator John Liu and contentious bankruptcy expert Wilber Wang.

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Shenzhen Fenda Technologies

Sinopharm Holdings (China)

Chengdu Rural Commercial Bank

Xinguang Group

Shanghai Electric Group

Shanghai Electric Gas Turbine

China Shipbuilding Industrial Complete Equipment & Logistics

Hengfeng Bank

Jiangsu Huihong International Group Zhongtian Holding

China Huarong Asset Management (Shanghai Branch Offices)

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 4

The team at AllBright Law Offices 'works overtime to assist clients', both on the investor and investee side. It has expertise in compliance issues relating to private equity funds, fund formation, investment and dispute resolution. Heading the department is Yanchun Zhao, a lawyer who specialises in equity investments and trust plans. Yubin Shi is noted for his financial regulatory expertise, while Henry Li regularly advises on private equity and venture capital investments by US dollar and RMB funds.

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The team is highly professional with close cooperation and clear division of labor. It will discuss and review customer problems within the team and give timely feedback.’

Provide timely feedback on customer problems, work overtime to assist clients, and provide customers with professional and useful help.’

Key clients

Minsheng Wealth Investment Management

Taiping Financial Services

Shanghai Cell Therapy Group

Changsha Ranxing Information Technology

Breton Technology

CF PharmTech

Loyal Valley Capital

Shanghai Zhongnan Maochuang Investment

Intellectual property: PRC firms

AllBright Law Offices has a sizeable practice with plenty of experience in handling contentious matters relating to intellectual property. The team regularly advise on patents, trade marks, copyrights, and unfair competition issues. Practice head Liu Minxuan has a strong background in litigation and arbitration particularly for cases involving technology patents.

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Beijing Kuaishou Technology Co., Ltd.(China)

Hellobike(Shanghai Junzheng Network Technology Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Junfeng Network Technology Co., Ltd.(China)

Artpioneerstudio(Shanghai) Ltd. (China)

The H.D Lee Company Inc. (United States)

Brother Industries, Ltd. (Japan)

Shanghai MicroPort Scientific Co., Ltd. (China)

Nike Innovate, C.V(United States)

Fast Retailing (China) Co., Ltd. (Japan)

China UnionPay Co., Ltd. (China)

Burberry Limited (UK)

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

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Securities and Capital Markets
Banking and Finance
Corporate and M&A
International Trade
Cross-border Investment
Real Estate and Construction
Intellectual Property
Dispute Resolution
Bankruptcy Liquidation and Reorganization
Over 3,000 :
Chinese (including Cantonese and Mandarin)
Chinese (various dialects)


发轫于中国上海的锦天城,已在中国大陆二十一个城市(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)及中国香港、英国伦敦和美国西雅图开设分所,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。





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