Firm Profile > Jingtian & Gongcheng > Beijing, China

Jingtian & Gongcheng
34/F, TOWER 3, CHINA CENTRAL PLACE
77 JIANGUO ROAD
BEIJING 100025
China

Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

Banking and finance is a core competency of Jingtian & Gongcheng, which primarily focuses on cross-border deals involving project finance, and offshore special purpose vehicles for domestic and overseas clients. The team, which is based across Beijing and Shanghai and has an impressive client roster of major banks and other financial institutions, also has expertise in real estate financing, restructuring and debt enforcement. The team is led by Jiejiang Wu, who specialises in PRC foreign exchange administration schemes, project finance, asset finance and trade finance. Hongjiu Zhang is another key name, with expertise in international finance, securities and cross-border investment.

Practice head(s):

Jiejiang Wu

Other key lawyers:

Hongjiu Zhang; Wei Bai; Jeff Liu

Testimonials

Very responsive‘.

Provides timely legal advice‘.

One of the best firs for transactions in Greater China‘.

Key clients

Standard Chartered Bank

DBS Bank

United Overseas Bank

Overseas Chinese Bank Corporation

Bank of East Asia

China Trust Bank Corporation(Taiwan)

Cathay United Bank (Taiwan)

O-bank Commercial Bank (Taiwan)

Bank of Communications

Agriculture Bank of China

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

The team at Jingtian & Gongcheng has significant experience in domestic and foreign securities offerings, involving listings on Stock Exchanges in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, New York and London. On the debt side, the group handles domestic and foreign bond issuances, short-term financing bills, medium-term notes and RMB offshore products. On the equity market, it has experience in domestic and overseas IPOs, reorganisations and restructurings before public offerings, re-listings after acquisitions and the management of incentive schemes. Xiang Zhenhua leads the team, which includes veteran Hong Kong IPO expert Xiang Gao.

Practice head(s):

Xiang Zhenhua

Other key lawyers:

Zhengzheng Hu; Xiang Gao; Zhiqiang Zhang; Zejia Chen ; Yusheng Ye

Testimonials

The team can spot the possible risks and issues and accurately propose reasonable and achievable solutions‘.

Key clients

Xiaomi Group

Baidu

iQiyi.com

Ke.com

Bytedance

ChemChina

China Risun Group

AviChina Industry & Technology Company

Xiaomi Corporation

iQIYI

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

COFCO Bio-chemical Investment Co

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng significantly strengthened its M&A and private equity offering when it hired seven partners from AllBright Law Offices and added five partners in its Hong Kong office as a result of a merger with L&C Legal LLP. Among them, Victor Wang is particularly noted for his experience of assisting Fortune 500 companies with their direct investments in China. The team continues to advise a large number of listed companies and private equity firms on corporate and M&A transactions. Xiaofeng Cheng advised HBIS Group on its RMB2bn acquisition of Tata Steel's listed companies in Thailand and acted for Beijing Yinxiang Biji Technology on its spin-off from Evernote into an independent entity. Wei BaiGuanchun DaiXiang Gao and Chenghai Zheng are also names to note.

Practice head(s):

Yongqing Huang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The team is praised for its ‘understanding of client’s needs‘.

Key clients

Volkswagen Group (China)

Beijing Yinxiang Biji Technology

Ivy Education Group

Zhuhai Huafa Group

HBIS Group

Beijing Enterprises Group Company

Hongkong Excellen Mining Investment

Union of Mining Companies with Chinese Capital (USMCC) in DRC;

Nanjing Hanrui Cobalt Ltd

Chambishi Copper Smelter

Lualaba Cooper Smelter

Jingjucheng Mining

Joyson Safety Systems

Sethness Products Company

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng is instructed by a range of multinationals and private funds in corporate, finance, securities and insurance disputes. The group is well-versed in commercial litigation and has significant CIETAC arbitration experience. The department is led by Lei WuChungang Dong heads up the arbitration team and sits as an arbitrator for CIETAC, the Beijing Arbitration Commission and is also an active mediator; Bangwei Xu is an active commercial litigator who assists foreign and domestic clients with cases before the Chinese courts at all levels and often advises on enforcement issues. Other names to note are Ming Yang, who is a commercial litigation generalist, and crisis management expert and IP dispute specialist Ye Zhao. Xue Guo is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Lei Wu; Chungang Dong; Bangwei Xu

Other key lawyers:

Ming Yang; Shiqi Sun; Sanqiao Xu; Xuejun Peng; Youping Deng; Ruoting Xie; Xiaolu Lin

Key clients

Mercuria Energy Group

Tesla

Beijing Junefield Real Estate Development Co

Beijing Lishihongya Real Estate Co

Volkswagen (China) Sales Co

Beijing Xue Han Education Technology Co

Air Liquide

Macquarie

Minmetals

China Aluminium

Earnst & Young

Volkswagen (China) Sales Co

Huawei Technology Co

HTC Corporation

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng entered into the ranking with the hire of the highly respected private equity specialist James Wang who joined from Han Kun Law Offices. The practice advises insurance companies, asset management entities, government guidance funds, fund of funds, domestic and overseas public companies, and other investors in their investment in various types of investment funds. Wang recently advised US China Green Fund on forming its RMB Fund II, and acted for Shanghai-based Guohe Capital, a state-owned enterprise conglomerate, in forming its modern logistics RMB fund.

Practice head(s):

James Wang

Other key lawyers:

Bangwei Xu; Pengfei Xu

Testimonials

James Wang and his team have rich experience and professionalism in the establishment of domestic and overseas funds‘.

TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng has an active transactional TMT practice, advising on IPOs and financing for clients with operations in China and local companies operating abroad. The group is co-led by corporate generalists Yongqing Huang and Zhenhua Xiang. Supporting the team, Lizhi Yuan specialises in cyber-security and data protection, while Ke Hu is a contentious and non-contentious IP expert.

Practice head(s):

Zhenhua Xiang; Yongqing Huang

Other key lawyers:

Lizhi Yuan; Ke Hu; Ben Yates; Jinjin Chen; Ye Zhao

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng reinforced its position in the China private equity market with the hire of the highly regarded Victor Wang and six other experienced practitioners from AllBright Law Offices. The team is regularly instructed by domestic and foreign companies on the full cycle of private equity financing spanning angle round to pre-IPO. Among its recent mandates, Zhengzheng Hu advised Know Box on a series of financing from investors including Delian Capital, BAI GmbH, Source Code Capital and YF Fund, and assisted Mininglamp Technology, a unicorn enterprise in the field of big data and AI with various rounds of financing; Jinjin Chen counts Missfresh as a major client which the team assisted with over ten rounds of its financing; and Yusheng Ye handled Fengchao's Series A+ financing. Capital markets specialist Xiang Gao and Xiaojin Zheng who joined from Zhong Lun Law Firm are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Zhenhua Xiang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Suning Holdings Group

Sequoia Capital

Yao Capital

Gold Endeavor Capital

Know Box

Lingfeng Capital

ZhenFund

Beijing Bytedance Technology

Tus-Holdings

Xiaomi Corporation

Bytedance

Montage Technology

Missfresh

Changba

Suning

iQIYI

Ximalaya

Jollychic

Shouyue Technology

Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng is heavily involved in the energy and natural resources sector, advising on projects in China, but with a strength in projects abroad, with experience in central and south Asia, North America and Africa. The group handles the spectrum of corporate, securities and M&A matters as well as services for clients involved in government concessions. Corporate generalist Xiang Gao leads the department.

Practice head(s):

Xiang Gao

Other key lawyers:

Guanchun Dai; Chunwei Liang; Yanmei Long; Jian Yao; Xiaofeng Cheng

Testimonials

The team has a strong comprehensive advantage in overseas M&A, especially in the field of investment M&A in Africa‘.

It can provide “customer-centric” services‘.

Yanmei Long has extensive practical experience in investing in energy and resources overseas and is able to provide tailor-made legal services to clients‘.

Key clients

Hongkong Excellen Mining Investment Co

Union of Mining Companies with Chinese Capital

Nanjing Hanrui Cobalt

Chambishi Copper Smelter

Lualaba Cooper Smelter

Jinjucheng Mining

Jinjucheng Mining

China 15th Metallurgical Construction Group Co

HBIS Group Co

Chengtun Mining Group Co

Tax: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng's tax practice encompasses expertise in VAT, corporate and individual income tax and international tax, with a team drawing on legal, tax and accounting knowledge. On the transactional front, it is often called upon to provide tax analysis and planning for IPOs, M&A and outbound investment, while the group also provides tax planning advice to high-net-worth individuals on asset allocation and succession issues. Department head Lawrence Hu is a tax generalist, with experience advising international and domestic clients on the range of tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Lawrence Hu

Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 4

Areas of expertise for Jingtian & Gongcheng include land investment, property development, real estate finance, real estate M&A, property operation and management. Clients include foreign asset management companies and real estate investors, as well as Chinese developers. Fusheng Fu leads the team and has diverse experience in real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Fusheng Fu

Other key lawyers:

Jeff Liu; Zejia Chen; Tony Shu; Shuqin Xiang; Lina Zhao; Yue Yin

Testimonials

The real estate team is very efficient and understand exactly what the client is looking for in transactions

Tony Shu is very experienced and commercial in terms of knowing about real estate market trends and what is common practice in a market like China where there are a lot of idiosyncrasies from deal to deal and city to city

They are at least comparable, if not better than, other leading PRC firms doing real estate work

Key clients

Ping An Real Estate

Five Bulls Fund

Apollo Global Management

BEI Capital

CapitaLand Asia Partners I

Deutsche Bank

GAM

GAW Capital

PAG

Vanke

Zhong An Group

Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 4

Jingtian & Gongcheng's team handles bankruptcy procedures and restructurings, and also assists clients with developing bankruptcy plans and conducting restructuring due diligence. The group, which is led by litigation expert  Bangwei Xu, has a solid client base of creditors which is often instructed by to recover debts.

Practice head(s):

Bangwei Xu

The firm:  Founded in the early 1990s, Jingtian & Gongcheng is one of the first private and independent partnership law firms in China. Since its inception, the firm has been dedicated to providing clients with high-quality and efficient legal services and grown into one of the top full-service business law firms in China. The firm is active in a wide variety of practices and is recognized as an industry leader in Capital Market, Merger & Acquisition, Outbound Investment, Dispute Resolution, PE/VC Investments and etc. We advise our clients through our headquarters in Beijing and through our offices that are strategically situated across key economic centers, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Tianjin, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Sanya and Hong Kong, enabling us to collaborate with our clients where they need us.

Jingtian & Gongcheng lawyers have had experiences in leading domestic or international law firms, governmental departments, and leading enterprises.  Continuing learning and training have enabled our lawyers to provide clients with stable and high-quality legal services.

Over the 26 years of experience, Jingtian & Gongcheng has earned an outstanding reputation in the industry and is widely recognized by clients both in China and abroad as a top tier law firm in China.

Areas of practice: Securities and capital markets: the firm has frequently advised on the acquisition and re-organisation of listed companies, and private placements, corporate bond and convertible bond issuance by listed companies.

Foreign direct investment: the firm has been active in advising on the establishment of wholly foreign-owned enterprises and Sino-foreign equity and contractual joint ventures, and investments made by foreign invested enterprises in China.

Banking and finance: the team is capable of providing sophisticated professional services to banks and non-banking financial institutions in areas such as syndicated and commercial loans, trade financing and project financing, financing leases, securitisation, disposal of non-performing assets and financial derivatives.

Mergers and acquisitions: the firm has worked on the acquisition of domestic enterprises by foreign investors, the takeover and reorganisation of listed companies, and domestic mergers and acquisitions.

Private equity and venture capital: this team advises international and domestic private equity funds, strategic investors, venture capitals, as well as representing investee companies and entrepreneurs in private equity and venture capital deals.

Dispute resolution: this team is a leader in civil and commercial litigations, foreign-related dispute resolutions, as well as domestic and overseas commercial arbitration.

Real estate: the firm assists on issues related to development, management, financing, sale or lease of industrial, commercial or residential estates, as well as dispute resolution.

Telecommunications, media and technology: the firm has been at the forefront of this field, offering clients creative solutions to clients’ issues.

Energy and natural resources: the firm has experience in advising clients on listings, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments, cooperative explorations, product share agreements, etc.

Healthcare: the firm advises the healthcare industry and other clients in pharmaceutical, medical device, hospital and medical waste management sectors with listing, M&A, and private equity financing transactions.

Infrastructure: the firm has assisted the construction and financing of many nuclear, coal, hydro and garbage power plants.

Antitrust: the firm has advised clients on antitrust issues in merger and acquisition or listing projects, and has made antitrust filings.

Intellectual property: this team is known for its patents, trade marks, copyrights, domain names, administrative and judicial systems work. It has advised on IP litigations, arbitration cases, administrative dispute cases and unfair competition cases, and has assisted clients in formulating and implementing IP protection strategies.

Labour: the firm advises clients on day-to-day labour law issues, such as preparation and review of labour contracts, collective labour contracts, training agreements and non-competition agreements.

Tax: led by accomplished tax lawyers, who have worked for years in the Big Four accounting firms and were regularly recommended, the firm’s tax group is well-positioned to provide high-quality PRC tax advice.

Restructuring and insolvency: its work involves bankruptcy and liquidation plans, acting as a member of liquidation committees, representing creditors, debtors or other interested parties in bankruptcy or compulsory liquidation proceedings, acting as legal counsels for liquidation committees, representing interested parties in declaring and filing rights.

Outbound investment: the firm has advised on numerous outbound mergers and acquisitions made by PRC state or private companies.

Department Name Email Telephone
Securities and capital markets Zhang Zhiqiang zqzhang@jingtian.com 010-5809 1080
Securities and capital markets Liang Chunwei liang.chunwei@jintian.com 010-5809 1099
Banking and finance Zhang Hongjiu zhang.hongjiu@jingtian.com 010-5809 1116
Banking and finance Wu Jiejiang wu.jiejiang@jingtian.com 010-5809 1234
Foreign direct investment Wang Weimin wang.weimin@jingtian.com 010-5809 1119
Foreign direct investment Li Zhuoru li.zhuoru@jingtian.com 021-2613 6208
Mergers and acquisitions Huang Yongqing huang.yongqing@jingtian.com 010-5809 1077
Mergers and acquisitions Dai Guanchun dai.guanchun@jingtian.com 010-5809 1005
Private equity and venture capital Hu Zhengzheng hu.zhengzheng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1277
Private equity and venture capital Deng Haiping Deng.haiping@jingtian.com 010-5809 1220
Outbound investment Dai Guanchun dai.guanchun@jingtian.com 010-5809 1005
Outbound investment Cheng Xiaofeng cheng.xiaofeng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1009
Real estate Fu Fusheng fu.fusheng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1002
Telecommunications, media and technology Gao Xiang gao.xiang@jingtian.com 010-5809 1179
Telecommunications, media and technology Zhang Rongsheng zhang.rongsheng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1055
Security compliance and litigation Sun Shiqi sun.shiqi@jingtian.com 021-2613 6212
Security compliance and litigation Gao Xiang gao.xiang@jingtian.com 010-5809 1179
Security compliance and litigation Liu Siyuan liu.siyuan@jingtian.com 010-5809 1385
Healthcare Ren Wei ren.wei@jingtian.com 010-5809 1286
Healthcare Lang Yuanpeng lang.yuanpeng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1189
Infrastructure Fu Fusheng fu.fusheng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1002
Infrastructure Gao Xiang gao.xiang@jingtian.com 010-5809 1179
Infrastructure Lang Yuanpeng lang.yuanpeng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1189
Antitrust Huang Yongqing huang.yongqing@jingtian.com 010-5809 1077
Antitrust Cheng Xiaofeng cheng.xiaofeng@jingtian.com 010-5809 1009
Intellectual property Zhao Ye zhao.ye@jingtian.com 010-5809 1011
Intellectual property Zheng Li zheng.li@jingtian.com 010-5809 1041
Intellectual property Angell Xi xi.minjie@jingtian.com 021-2613 6216
Labour Deng Youping deng.youping@jingtian.com 010-5809 1033
Labour Yu Xin yu.xin@jingtian.com 010-5809 1368
Labour Shen Minquan Shen.minquan@jingtian.com 021-2613 6217
Restructuring and insolvency Xu Bangwei xu.bangwei@jingtian.com 010-5809 1266
Restructuring and insolvency Deng Youping deng.youping@jingtian.com 010-5809 1033
Dispute resolution Xu Bangwei xu.bangwei@jingtian.com 010-5809 1266
Dispute resolution Dong Chungang dong.chungang@jingtian.com 010-5809 1016
Family and private wealth management Angell Xi xi.minjie@jingtian.com 021-2613 6216
Tax Hu Zhiqiang hu.zhijiang@jingtian.com 021-2613 6215
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Number of Partners : around 160
Number of lawyers : around 550
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