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Commerce & Finance Law Office
6F NCI TOWER, A12 JIANGUOMENWAI AVENUE
CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100022
China

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

The team at Commerce & Finance Law Office is most noted for handling IPOs, including for SOEs, as well as red-chips and international companies listing on Chinese stock exchanges, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, healthcare and technology sectors. The group also works closely with the firm's Hong Kong offices to advise on capital markets deals on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The department is led by Xin Kong, whose list of clients includes major Chinese real estate enterprises.

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 2

Commerce & Finance Law Office is marked out by its experience in handling capital markets-related matters for listed companies and trusts, including equity transfer disputes, patent infringement proceedings and contractual disputes, as well as contentious securities matters; with expertise in litigation in China and arbitration domestically and abroad. The department is jointly led by Hongji Li, whose practice extends to disputes involving maritime law, international trade, investment and real estate; commercial litigator and arbitrator Jialu Wang; and Xiaoming Guo, who joined the team from an in-house position at ZTE Corporation in February 2018 and serves as lead counsel in a number of intellectual property and international trade-related disputes for telecoms giants.

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 3

Commerce & Finance Law Office is praised for its 'profound legal knowledge and extensive practical experience'. Leveraging its strong capital markets practice, the team is regularly instructed by listed companies on a range of high value transactions. Recent highlights include advising Tangshan Delong Steel on its RMB20bn acquisition of Bohai Steel Group and acting for Tsinghua Holdings on a series of reforms of its business ventures under the State capital management reform. Managing partner Xiaoman Zhang has experience in the areas of IPO, outbound investment and corporate financing. Gang Wu and Xinyang Zhang are also recommended.

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 3

Commerce & Finance Law Office 's recent caseload include a steady flow of multimillion-dollar financing mandates, representing both domestic and foreign private equity funds, as well as the invested companies.  Xinyang Zhang and Jianhai Luan are recommended.

Tax: PRC firms Tier 3

Commerce & Finance Law Office's Shanghai-based tax team is led by Kun Liu, who can 'grasp the progress of the entire project and provides high quality tailor-made advice'. It has a real strength in tax compliance arrangements, including in relation to trusts, equity restructuring, insurance and tax residency; and has a focus on taxes pertaining to capital markets transactions.

The firm: Commerce & Finance Law Offices is one of the leading private law firms in China. Founded in 1992, Commerce & Finance has steadily built up its practice and reputation. Today, the firm’s 101  partners and 89 staff represent a wide range of foreign and domestic clients. In addition, it has developed a close working relationship with the major law firms in many other jurisdictions. It has also established two branch offices in Shanghai,Shenzhen and Hongkang. The Shanghai Office commenced its operation in December of 1999. The practice is supervised and co-ordinated by the Beijing head office, and partners in the Beijing office are stationed in Shanghai from time-to-time on a rotation basis, so that clients are assured of access to the firm’s combined service and resources. Commencing its business in July of 1998 , the Shenzhen office has been operated in the same way. In the end of 2018, Hongkong Office was established.

Areas of practice: Commerce & Finance’s practice spans a broad range of areas. It maintains a leading position in the fields of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Foreign Investment, Intellectual Property, Investment Funds, Medical, Private Equity, Restructuring & Insolvency and TMT/Internet/Education.

The firm had the honour of being involved in a number of remarkable M&A deals, such as the reorganisation of CK Hutchison holdings limited and Cheung Kong Property Holdings Limited, and it has been involved in numerous onshore and offshore IPO deals since its establishment. It still maintains a leading position in certain emerging industries of capital markets, including medical industry, TMT industry and education industry. The firm has represented both foreign lenders and Chinese borrowers in a myriad of syndicated banking transactions and has also been extremely proactive in protecting the intellectual property rights of its clients, both inside and outside of court. In addition, at the request of certain government authorities and the National People’s Congress, the firm advises and assists in the drafting of new PRC laws. For instance, the firm is currently advising the National People’s Congress on a proposed new natural resource law.

Also at the request of the above organisations, the firm has presented training programs on various aspects of Chinese law. Through such activities, it remains intimately involved with the changing structure of the laws and regulations of China. It is able to bridge business cultures because it has a diligent team of attorneys who have acquired training and exposure in diverse areas of legal practice.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Xiaoman Zhang
Corporate and M&A Gang Wu
Real estate and construction Jialu Wang
Real estate and construction Fengliang Liu
Capital markets Li Cheng
Capital markets Xin Kong
Acquisition and private equity financing Qinghai Hou
Acquisition and private equity financing Bo Wang
Outbound investment Xiaoman Zhang
Outbound investment Gang Wu
Banking and finance Xuerong Hu
Banking and finance Wei Chen
Intellectual property Jialu Wang
Dispute resolution Hongji Li
Dispute resolution Jialu Wang
Private equity Xinyang Zhang
Private equity Lingyun Dai
Corporate compliance Yi Zheng
Corporate compliance Xiaofei Xu
Labour Hongji Li
Labour Jialu Wang
Tax Zhou Ma
Tax Xiaoman Zhang
Project financing Jialu Wang
Project financing Xiaoguang Lu
Number of partners : 101
Number of lawyers : 89
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