Jingtian & Gongcheng > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

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

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng acts on the borrower and lender side of a range of financing transactions, including onshore-offshore loans, project financing, and acquisition financing. The practice is especially active in working with trust companies and asset managers. Practice head Jiejiang Wu handles the financing of a range of corporate transactions. Guobing Ren has a specialism in trust-related asset securitization, while Zhirong Zheng handles the financing of acquisitions and developments, including advising on onshore-offshore loans. Maoxian Qin is another name to note, with a focus on advising asset managers on investments.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Guobing Ren; Hongjiu Zhang; Zhirong Zheng; Maoxian Qin

Testimonials

‘The firm is very responsive and provide good market knowkledge.’

Key clients

The Export-Import Bank of China

Bank of China

China Minsheng Banking Corporation

Bank of China Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

BOCOM Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

Everbright Wealth Management Co., Ltd

China International Capital Co. Ltd

China Post Financial Management Co, Ltd

CITIC Trust Co., Ltd.

Zhongrong International Trust Co., Ltd

China Minsheng Trust Co., Ltd.

SDIC Taikang Trust Co., Ltd.

China Everbright Trust Co., Ltd.

China Foreign Economy and Trade Trust Co., Ltd.

Zhejin Trust Co., Ltd.

China Credit Trust Co., Ltd.

Yingda International Trust Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu International Trust Co., Ltd.

Beijing International Trust Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Industrial & Commercial Trust Co., Ltd.

Huachen Trust Co., Ltd.

Hwabao Trust Co., Ltd

China Foreign Economy and Trade Trust Co., Ltd

Yingda International Trust Co., Ltd

China Railway Trust Co., Ltd

Ping An Trust Co. Ltd

Bairui Trust Co. Ltd

Ping An Annuity Insurance Co., Ltd.

Ping An Pension Insurance Co. Ltd

China Life Investment Insurance Asset Management Co. Ltd

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch

China Merchant Bank Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch

OCBC Capital Investment (Asia) Limited

DBS Bank Ltd

United Overseas Bank

Overseas Chinese Bank Corporation

Standard Chartered Bank

O-bank Commercial Bank (Taiwan)

Bank of East Asia

CTBC Bank

Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank

Bank of China Shanghai Branch

LaSalle Investment Limited

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

Capital Markets is one of Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s primary areas of focus, and the group has a proven track record of assisting domestic and multinational companies on securities transactions in relation to stock exchanges in China, Europe, the US and Australia. As a recent example, Xiang Gao oversaw one of the highlights of 2020, as the firm acted as underwriter’s counsel in Ke.com’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. On the debt side, the firm regularly advises on exchangeable and convertible bonds issuances in addition to asset securitisation. Zhenhua Xiang  leads the team from Beijing, though the firm also has a presence in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Nanjing.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Wei Bai; Xiang Gao; Zhengzheng Hu; Jiang Shen; Xuan Zhou; Wenbo Lin; Zejia Chen; Mingzi Tian

Testimonials

‘Zhengzheng Hu and Jiang Shen are excellent in project cooperation; they are able to put forward professional opinions.’

‘Jingtian’s team is able to communicate with other intermediaries and work out solutions together with the company to improve the overall work efficiency.’

Xuan Zhou is familiar with the latest developments of the capital markets and provides professional and timely legal services, which ensures the company to carry out related activities in the capital markets.’

Xuan Zhou is a leader and guide on legal affairs. Wenbo Lin has an in-depth understanding of cases and is able to make detailed analysis based on extensive practical experience.’

‘With professional legal knowledge and experience in listing, they provide efficient and cost-effective legal services.’

Zejia Chen has the professional legal knowledge and listing work experience, provides efficient legal advice for listing work.’

‘It is a very professional capital markets team. Under the leadership of Xiang Gao, the second generation of core partners, including Mingzi Tian, have grown up. They are able to provide insightful and reliable legal advice on very cutting-edge innovative issues. They also have a business vision.’

‘Xiang Gao is experienced, practical and intuitive. We are happy to work with him which he delivers with high efficiency and good results.

Key clients

Sany Heavy Equipment Co., Ltd.

Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan

China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC)

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

BofA Securities, Inc.

China Gezhouba Group (Hong Kong) Overseas Investment Co., Limited

Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. (SIPG)

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Limited

Burining Rock DX

CMB International Capital Limited

NWS Holdings Limited

CMB International Capital Corporation Limited

Goodbaby International Holdings Limited

Sundy Service Group Co., Ltd.

Ebang International Holdings Inc.

Wenling Zhejiang Measuring and Cutting Tools Trading Centre Company Limited

Nanjing Zhijingling Education Technology Co., Ltd.

FTLife Insurance Company Limited

Dingdang Kuaiyao Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Ruide Medical Investment Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised the underwriters for the NYSE IPO of Ke.com.
  • Advised Pop Mart on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Nongfu Spring Co.,Ltd on its listing on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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

Jingtian & Gongcheng is geared for a broad spectrum of transactions including private equity and strategic investments, domestic and international M&A, company and asset restructuring, as well as M&A financing. Beijing-based practice head Yongqing (William) Huang is vastly experienced when it comes to the technology, TMT, healthcare, insurance, finance, environment and new-economy industries.

Testimonials

‘Very responsive; professional; diligent; high quality documents and legal analysis.’

Key clients

HBIS Group Co., Ltd (河钢集团有限公司)

HBIS Resources Co., Ltd (河钢资源股份有限公司)

Wanda Group.(大连万达集团)

HBIS Group Beijing International Trading Co., Ltd (河钢集团北京国际贸易有限公司)

JLMAG Rare-Earth Co., Ltd (江西金立永磁科技股份有限公司)

Shanghai Beyond Science Co., Ltd(上海丙晟科技有限公司)

IDG Capital

Shandong Jingu Holding Group Co., Ltd(山东金谷控股集团有限公司)

Leoch International Technology Limited (理士国际技术有限公司)

Wuba Company Limited.(五八有限公司)

Sany Construction Technology Co., Ltd.

Anxin Capital Co., Ltd.

Danone

Meituan

Quidel Corporation

Sino IC Fund II

Huawei Hubble Investment

京东方科技集团股份有限公司(BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.)

奇瑞汽车股份有限公司(Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.)

浙江台华新材料股份有限公司(Zhe Jiang TaiHua New Material Co., Ltd.)

北京电子城投资开发集团股份有限公司(Beijing Electronic Zone Investment and Development Co., Ltd.)

芜湖海螺型材科技股份有限公司(Wuhu Conch Profiles and Science Company Limited)

安徽海螺水泥股份有限公司(Anhui Conch Cement Company Limited)

桐昆集团股份有限公司(Tongkun Group Co.,Ltd.)

北京京运通科技股份有限公司(Beijing Jingyuntong Technology Co. , Ltd.)

TCL科技集团股份有限公司(TCL Technology Group Corporation)

合肥立方制药股份有限公司(Hefei Lifeon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.)

ABB Group

Bertelsmann Group

Herbalife

Lennox International Incorporation

Pietro Fiorentini S.p.a

Sonepar Group

Tennant Company

Wacker Neuson SE

Yunnan Water Investment Co., Ltd.

Thai Union Group

Sequoia Capital

Beijing Yuanxin Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai International Port Group

China Ventures Capital

Long Valley Capital

L Catterton

China Everbright Limited

Telefonica

Tyloo Group

Chemclin Diagnostics Corporation

SDIC Venture Capital

Beijing Med-Zenith Medical Scientific C., Ltd.

China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group

Volkswagen

Evernote China

Bank of China

Mirae Assets

General Atlantic

Sierra Wireless

C.BANNER INTERNATIONAL Holdings Limited

TCL

Daicel Corporation

Lupin Capital

FutureX Capital

Jiangxi Jemincare Group Co., Ltd.

CITIC PE

China Dental Group

AGIC Capital

Bianlifeng

Zhihu

China Merchants Shekou Holdings

China Merchants Properties Development Limited

CCECC Sierra Leone Limited

Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd.

Haidilao International Holding Ltd.

China Harbour Engineering Co., Ltd.

Beijing Construction Engineering Group

China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd.

Golden Vision Buyout Fund SPC

Shun Tak – China Travel Shipping Investments Ltd

Shanghai Jinjing Investment Management Consulting Co., Ltd

SKS Ventures Limited

iQIYI, Inc.

Xiaomi Group

Relx Inc.

China Resources Medical Holdings Company Limited

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Joinworld Co., Ltd.

China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd.

Hongkong Excellen Mining Investment Co., Ltd.

Excellen Mining Holding (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.

Deziwa Mining S.A.S

Kambove Mining S.A.S

CNMC Huachin Mabende Mining S.A.

Chambishi Copper Smelter Limited

Lualaba Cooper Smelter S.A.

Jiayou International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Shaanxi Zinc Industry Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting for Shanghai Beyond Science Co., Ltd in its restructure of ETCP Group.
  • Advised BIS Group in the acquisition 12.5% shares of Beijing Iron Ore Trading Center Corporation from China Beijing Equity Exchange.
  • Assisting Sino IC Fund II with the US$2.25bn investment in SMIC Nanfang for SMIC’s 14nm production line – one of the largest investments in recent China’s IC industry and a key step for China semiconductor industry to upgrade its ability on advanced IC production.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 2

Dispute resolution is one of Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s core areas, and the firm has an extensive roster of partners that advise on disputes relating to the real estate, banking, international trade, construction and securities sectors. The group is particularly strong with regard to international arbitrations, regularly working alongside large international law firms as PRC counsel. The dispute resolution department is led by Wei Bai, though deputy head Chungang Dong is the most active partner in arbitration proceedings; qualified to practice in New York as well as China, Dong also acts as an arbitrator for HKIAC, CCA International Arbitration Centre, CIETAC and Beijing Arbitration Commission.

Practice head(s):

Wu Lei

Other key lawyers:

Sanqiao Xu ; Chungang Dong; Ke Hu; Xuejun Peng; Yue Liu; Ruoting Xie; Jianbo Pan; Mingxiu Wu; Bo Yang; Guanglei Zhang

Testimonials

‘In recent years, the law firm has continued to introduce new talents. It has continued to make breakthroughs and innovations in arbitration and will provide professional assistance to our company as soon as possible with professional replies.’

‘Yue Liu and Ruoting Xie are very reliable, and they can give a more detailed answer within a short time of understanding the case.’

‘Chungang Dong and his team provide effective services.’

‘The lawyers in the team have rich resources and experience.’

‘Mingxiu Wu, Bo Yang and Lingqin Wang have profound professional knowledge. The case handling reaches and exceeds expectations, and they can solve the disputes very well.’

Key clients

GNG Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd.

Subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 French company

A national oil company

A Chinese high-tech manufacture company

Harvest Capital

Beijing Medicare Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Goldstate Brilliance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Two U.S. citizen and one of them is a scientist

Work highlights

  • Advising the subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 French company on CIETAC proceedings.
  • Represented GNG Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd. in disputes arising from cargo release during carriage.
  • Representing a national oil company on an arbitration arising out of Sino-foreign offshore gas exploration.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s practice is commendable for the breadth of its expertise, with the deep bench of partners able assist with proceedings relating to trade, investment, corporate governance, construction and securities. The firm is also strong in international matters; Chungang Dong, dual-qualified in China and New York, is ‘well attuned to the needs of Western clients’, and advises on disputes relating to funds and equity transfers. Lei Wu leads the team as part of a broad practice that also includes IP and corporate work.

Practice head(s):

Lei Wu

Other key lawyers:

Bangwei Xu; Chungang Dong; Sanqiao Xu; Ke Hu; Shuzhou Zhao; Shiqi Sun

Testimonials

The team we use, led by Chungang Dong, is creative, commercial and well attuned to the needs of Western clients.’

Chungang Dong – highly responsive, diligent, knowledgeable and good with clients. A trusted adviser.’

Key clients

Centrin Data Systems Ltd.

Beijing Chong Wen • New World Properties Development Co., Ltd.

GOME Group

China-Africa Development Fund

Beiqing Transmedia Co., Ltd.

Beijing Zhongduan Advertising Media Co., Ltd.

Primus Pacific Partners, Ltd.

Yang Jie

United Nations Global Compact

Switzerland Embassy in China

Air Liquide

Earnest & Young

Dun & Bradstreet

Standard & Poor’s

CITIC

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

China Africa Fund for Industrial Cooperation

Veolia

CR Medical

Xu Xiaochun (许晓椿) and Boyalife (博雅干细胞)

Hunan Shale Gas Development Co., Ltd. 湖南省页岩气开发有限公司

Lingzhi Fashion Sales (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (绫致时装销售(天津)有限公司) (an affiliate of Bestseller)

Tebon Securities Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tak Television Corp.

Beijing Phoenix United Hospital Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Nan Jiang

A state-owned trust company

China Post Communication Equipment Co., Ltd.

United Nations Global Compact

Vered Holdings

CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd

SinCo Technologies Pte Ltd

Beijing Nicetuan Technology Co., Ltd. (Nicetuan)

SB China Capital

Joyy Inc. (NASDAQ:YY)

Harves Capital

LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:LX)

CCB International (Holdings) Limited

ByteDance Co., Ltd

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Oppo Electronics Industry Co., Ltd.

Harbour BioMed Holdings Limited

Huawei Technology Co., Ltd.

Hytera Communications Ltd.

Intel Corporation

Joyy Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Shanghai Flydigi Electronics Tech. Co., Ltd.

Yangtze River Pharmaceutical Group

GNG Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd.

Kangdexin Composite Material Group Inc.

A Director & a Senior Executive of Hualing Xingma Automobile (Group) Co.,Ltd.

Founder Securities Co., Ltd.

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

CICC-Qianhai Development Fund Management Co.,Ltd.

Guangdong Guangzhou Daily Media Co., Ltd.

A Director of Kaidi Ecological and Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.

Yu Bin

China Hi-Tech Group Co., Ltd.

China P&T Appliances and its subsidiaries

Shanghai Providence Capital Lp

CrLand Group

BRC Group

Shimao Group

Huafa Group

K.Wah Group

CFLD Group

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.

Haitong Innovation Securities Investment Co., Ltd.

Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Goldstate Brilliance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

CashBus (Group) Finance Information Service Co., Ltd.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.

3M China

Tennant Company

Dentsu

Henkel

Molex

Aptiv

Chlitina China

Tian An Property Insurance Company Limited

Hangzhou Ferrotec

JBT

CashBus (Group) Finance Information Service Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd.

Haitong Innovation Securities Investment Co., Ltd.; Xinjiang Zhaoyin Xintou Tianshan Fund Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Goldstate Brilliance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. and its affiliates

Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd.

China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd., Shanghai Branch

Everbright Xinglong Trust Co., Ltd.

Great Wall Glory Securities Co., Ltd.

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd.

CITIC Trust Co., Ltd.

CR Trust Co., Ltd.

China Insurance Investment Co., Ltd.

Taiping Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Pacific Asset Management Co., Ltd.

CITIC-CP Asset Management Co., Ltd.

International Far Eastern Leasing Co., Ltd.

Agricultural Bank of China Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Luoyin Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Zhongli Group

Shanghai Beiyuan Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Jiaxing Zmax Optech Co., Ltd.

Jinyuan Huaxing Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Daying Comprehensive Economic Development Company

Galaxy Yuanhui Investment Co. Ltd

Fujian Yongying Finance Leasing Co. Ltd

Nuode Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Yang Jie and Centrin Data Systems Ltd., the guarantors of a guarantee contract, in handling the contract disputes against Beiqing Media Co., Ltd.
  • Represented CR Medical in a dispute arising out of an Invest-Operate-Transfer agreement in China.
  • Represented a subsidiary of Beijing Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives in disputes arising from four series of contracts.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 2

The broad spectrum of investment funds work handled by Jingtian & Gongcheng varies from handling the establishment of RMB and offshore funds to advising funds on their investments. The team is also active in advising domestic and international clients on accessing the QFLP, QDLP, and QDIE programs. The practice is led by the highly experienced James Yong Wang, who previously worked for leading US firms. The team was bolstered in 2020 by the arrival of Eric Zou from Llinks Law Offices.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Firstred Capital

Amundi Asset Management

Sequoia Capital China

Zhen Fund

CBRE Global Investors

Mirae Asset Global Investments (HK) Limited

Oceanpine Capital

GTJA Investment Group

Miracle Plus

Anxin Capital Co., Ltd.

Danone

Meituan

Quidel Corporation

Sino IC Fund II

Huawei Hubble Investment

Work highlights

  • Advised Firstred Capital on forming its first RMB buyout fund and the investors of such fund mainly include major insurance companies, renowned FOFs and listed companies.
  • Acted for Amundi Asset Management on its WFOE establishment in Beijing, application for its QDLP qualification in Beijing and registration with the AMAC as a private fund manager.
  • Advised Sequoia Capital China on its RMB fund formation with Starbucks to invest in the consumer goods industry.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng has a thriving practice, assisting private equity houses, funds and private companies with financing at all stages of a companies lifecycle, from angel rounds through to pre-IPO financings. The group is routinely involved in investment transactions involving cutting edger industries; in 2020 Zhengzheng Hu advised Sequoia Capital on multiple investments in aerospace companies. In addition to investment transactions, the team also advises on complex restructuring mandates and has experience of red chip structures and employee stock ownership plans. Huang Yongqing leads the team, while Guanchun Dai advises FDI, M&A and venture capital issues as they relate to the TMT industry.

Practice head(s):

Yongqing Huang

Other key lawyers:

Victor Wang; Zhengzheng Hu; Guanchun Dai; Jessie Fang; Lei Wang

Testimonials

Jessie Fang – great technical skills; responsive; understand business needs and provide advice with a good balance of legal and commercial considerations. We have great confidence in legal documents and advice provided by Jessie.’

The professional standard of their lawyers as a whole is very strong and they are very time-efficient in terms of their work responses, as well as being able to handle complex deals. They also offer quite flexible fee rates.’

Lei Wang (partner) has a wealth of experience and professional expertise, and he has strong problem-solving abilities, particularly in the fund investment and financing, and overseas listing projects.’

Key clients

Sequoia Capital

Suning Group

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG)

Jintuo Capital

Starquest Capital

Yao Capital

Zhen Fund

YOUIBOT

Beijing Yuanxin Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Zhiliu Technology

Shenzhen Gaoling Muqi Private Equity Limited Partnership

Xiamen Gaoling Ruiqi Private Equity Limited Partnership

Tianjin Gaoling

Nuoyuan Enterprise Management Consulting Partnership

Zhuhai Jianheng Equity Investment Partnership

Hillhouse Fund IV, L.P.

Hillhouse Fund III, L.P.

HH Skyfield Holdin gs Inc.

HCBN Investment Holdings, Ltd.

Himalaya Capital

Heliconia Capital Management Pte. Ltd.

IDG Capital

Jiangsu Jiequan Guoxin New Resources Industry Investment Fund Partnership

Hangzhou XinFengwei Internet Technology Co., Ltd

Beijing Daodiguowei Internet Technology Co., Ltd

Beijing Percutek Therapeutics Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Huimu Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Beyond Science Co., Ltd

Volkswagen

Evernote China

Bank of China

Mirae Assets

General Atlantic

Sierra Wireless

C.BANNER INTERNATIONAL Holdings Limited (1028)

TCL

Daicel Corporation

Lupin Capital

FutureX Capital

Jiangxi Jemincare Group Co., Ltd.

CITIC PE

China Dental Group

AGIC Capital

Bianlifeng

Zhihu

Alphatecture Venture Fund Limited Partnership

China Life Capital Investment Company Limited

Huihua Fund Management Co., Ltd.

AVIC Rongfu Fund Management Co., Ltd.

SDIC Unity Capital Co., Ltd.

Huihua Fund Management Co., Ltd.

AVIC Rongfu Fund Management Co., Ltd.

SDIC Unity Capital Co., Ltd.

Intel Capital

SAIF

SBCVC

iQIYI, Inc.

Xiaomi Industry Fund

Ping An Ventures

Xiamen Semiconductor Investment Group

Jiantou Investment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Kedu Healthcare Co., Ltd

Zhuhai Hidden Hill Modern Logistics Industry Equity Investment Fund (Limited Partnership)

Lightspeed China Partners

Capital Today

Sky9 Capital

Laiye Corporation

Alibaba Group

Sig Capital

360 Group

Huatai Securities Capital

SCC Capital

IDG Capital

Ba Capital

Delian Capital

Frees Fund

Dayone Capital

VSPN Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Sequoia Capital on the financing of I-Space.
  • Advised Sequoia Capital on its financing of LandSpace.
  • Acted for Hillhouse Capital in Series B round financing of New Ruipeng Pet Healthcare Group Co. Ltd.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s strength lies in its corporate practice; the group works with leading TMT companies such as as Bytedance, Baidu and JD; financial institutions as sponsors; and innovative domestic companies on a range of M&A, capital markets and venture capital investment projects. Jinjin Chen is a key name in this regard, often assisting with the listing of tech start-ups on the Hong Kong and US stock exchanges. Beyond corporate transactional work, the firm also assists with copyright infringement and unfair competition disputes, as well as data protection and antitrust matters. Zhenhua Xiang and Huang Yongqing lead the dedicated TMT team.

Practice head(s):

Zhenhua Xiang; Yongqing Huang

Other key lawyers:

Zhengzheng Hu; Xiang Gao; Yuanpeng Lang; Jinjin Chen

Key clients

Xiaomi Corporation

Bytedance

Missfresh

iQIYI

Ximalaya

Medbanks

Hive Box

360

VIPSHOP

MicroIdea

Sequoia Capital

Suning Group

Jintuo Capital

Starquest Capital

Yao Capital

Zhen Fund

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG)

YOUIBOT

Beijing Yuanxin Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Zhiliu Technology

Lightspeed China Partners

Capital Today

Sky9 Capital

Laiye Corporation

Pinduoduo Inc.

Dingdong (Cayman) Limited

Vesync Co., Ltd

Legend Biotech

Icon Culture Global Company Limited

Shanghai Awinic Electronic Technology Co., Ltd

Actions Technology Co., Ltd.

VCREDIT Holdings Limited

HBM Holdings Limited

Activation Group Holdings Limited

Cheshi Holdings Limited

Sino-Entertainment Technology Holdings Limited

CCB International Capital Limited

CLSA Limited

Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited

Universal Music Publishing Group China

Turan Movie Inc.

Perfect Youth OST

Ant Group Co., Ltd.

Byte Dance

Haidilao International Holding Ltd,

Yihai International Holding Ltd

Joy Spreader Interactive Network Technology Co. Ltd

Yusys Technologies,Ltd

Wanda Film Co.

Sinqi Pharmaceutical Co.

Grace Fabric Technology Co. Ltd

3Sbio inc.

Doumob Technology Co.

China Transinfo

Sequoia

Matrix Partners

PreIPO & Private Stock

Redhill Capital

Alphatecture Venture Fund Limited Partnership

Miracle Plus

Oceanpine Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Bytedance Technology on a RMB 1.1bn investment in IReader Technology Co., Lt
  • Advised Yalla Group Limited on its IPO.
  • Advised Missfresh Limited on its Series F Financing.

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng is very capable in compliance projects and work with clients from the finance, healthcare, education and logistics sectors to ensure adherence with the latest developments in Chinese data regulations, as well as overseas regimes such as GDPR. Lizhi Yuan leads the practice and focuses solely on data protection work, though the group is also able to call upon the services of other partners in the dispute resolution and corporate departments.

Practice head(s):

Lizhi Yuan

Key clients

Ant Group Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Ant Group on data compliance.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms Tier 3

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng provides advice to Chinese and international clients on a range of labour and employment issues. In 2020, the team’s work included advising companies on responding to the COVID-19 epidemic, assisting with reorganisation projects, and representing employers in disputes with their employees. The practice is spread across a number of major Chinese cities. Youping Deng leads the practice from Beijing, and frequently acts in labour-related litigation. Xin Yu works across the Beijing and Shanghai offices and focuses on the TMT and financial services sectors; Minquan Shen is also based in Shanghai and handles both contentious and advisory employment matters. Xian Wujie joined the team in 2020, further adding to its strength in depth.

Practice head(s):

Youping Deng

Other key lawyers:

Xin Yu; Minquan Shen; Wujie Xian

Testimonials

‘The team can base on the company’s actual situation in terms of business sector and management style to provide not only the specific legal advice but also an effective risk evaluation and management system. They help clients with complicated problems and are very cooperative and sufficient.’

‘We worked with the team of Wujie Xian. Xian has practiced in labor and employment field for 20 years with experience both as arbitrator and lawyer. He is very good at both dispute resolution and labour compliance and can provide practically operational solutions with strong business sense.’

‘The team has a very good understanding of local labour law practices and has a very experienced team.’

‘Wujie Xian’s professional expertise in the labour law field. Their fees are also very reasonable.’

Key clients

Denso

Alibaba

Nokia

CITICPE

ZTO Express

Digital Domain

Chinese Rowing Association

China Water Environment

Joyowo

Chopard

Hexun Information Technology Co., Ltd.

SPAX

Dajia Baoxian

Nobo Auto

Advance Intelligence Pte Ltd.

CEC Capital

Sequoia Capital

Legrand

Ernst & Young

Changan

Technicolor

CITIC Group

Ant Financial

iQiyi

Cheetah Mobile

Haidilao

Roshi

Shanghai Create Blue Print Co., Ltd.

Tiger Brokers

China Volant Industry Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Securities International Co., Ltd

Rinsing

Panasonic Energy

AsiaInfo

Rokid

Cloud Financial

iDailybread

OrionSrtar

Live Me

Sensoro

CIC

Goldstone

Acewill

Beijing Chuangxin Lezhi Information Technology Co, Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Denso on disputes between the company and its workers related to policies during the COVID-19 epidemic.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Merck on compliance with Chinese labour law.
  • Providing advice to China Water Environmental Group on compliance with labour and employment law.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 3

In addition to handling M&A transactions involving energy and commodities assets, Jingtian & Gongcheng advises on the developments of projects globally. The team is particularly active in the mining sector, and has a focus on developments in Africa. Xiang Gao serves as practice head, with Linming Jin another name to note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Xiang Gao

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

China Merchants Shekou Holdings

China Merchants Properties Development Limited

CCECC Sierra Leone Limited

Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd.

Haidilao International Holding Ltd.

China Harbour Engineering Co., Ltd.

Beijing Construction Engineering Group

China Gezhouba Group Co., Ltd.

HBIS Group Co., Ltd (河钢集团有限公司)

HBIS Resources Co., Ltd (河钢资源股份有限公司)

HBIS Group Beijing International Trading Co., Ltd (河钢集团北京国际贸易有限公司)

JLMAG Rare-Earth Co., Ltd (江西金力永磁科技股份有限公司)

Shandong Jingu Holding Group Co., Ltd(山东金谷控股集团有限公司)

Zibo Jinfu Mining Co., Ltd(淄博金富矿业有限公司)

Yuanping Steel Co., Ltd (原平钢铁有限公司)

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Joinworld Co., Ltd.

China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Group) Co., Ltd.

Hongkong Excellen Mining Investment Co., Ltd.

Excellen Mining Holding (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.

Deziwa Mining S.A.S

Kambove Mining S.A.S

CNMC Huachin Mabende Mining S.A.

Chambishi Copper Smelter Limited

Lualaba Cooper Smelter S.A.

Shaanxi Zinc Industry Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised China Huaneng Group on its acquisition and delisting of HK-Listed Huaneng Renewable Corporation and relevant financing.
  • Advised Shandong Gold Mining Co. Ltd. on its acquisition of the TMAC Resources Inc., a transaction involving the issue of maintaining the flow of royalties, fees and taxes to Inuit and Territorial governments in Canada.
  • Advised China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited and China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings Co., Ltd. on a project in Djibouti, cooperating with a state-owned investment company Great Horn Investment Holdings SAS to expand a century-old port.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng is active across the full range of real estate matters, including advising on construction matters and M&A transactions involving real estate assets and companies. The practice is also experienced at advising on the issuing of asset-backed securities and IPOs of property developers. Fusheng Fu  leads the Beijing-based team.

Practice head(s):

Fusheng Fu

Other key lawyers:

Mingxiu Wu; Tao Yang; Lingqin Wang

Testimonials

‘The team lawyers have rich resources and experience.’

‘Mingxiu Wu, Tao Yang, Lingqin Wang have profound professional knowledge, the case handling has reached expectations or even exceeded expectations, and they can resolve disputes well.’

Key clients

China Resources Mixc Lifestyle Services Limited

Sino-Ocean Service Holding Limited

Country Garden Services Holdings Company Limited

China Overseas Land & Investment Ltd.

Shirble Department Store Holdings (China) Limited

China State Construction International Holdings Limited

Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, UBS AG, Standard Chartered Bank and CLSA

Agile group

The Second Engineering Company of CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering Co., Ltd.

FINANCIAL STREET HOLDINGS

BAOFENG PENSION

HONY CAPITAL

GUANGZHOU PANYU HAIYI REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD

ZHUHAI LONGFOR DEVELOPMENT CO. LTD

GUANGZHOU JINMAO REAL ESTATE CO., LTD

GUANGZHOU GUANYU COMMERCIAL OPERATION MANAGEMENT CO., LTD

CrLand Group

BRC Group

Shimao Group

Huafa Group

K.Wah Group

CFLD Group

KKR

Shui On Property & Grosvenor

ESR

Angelo Gordon

Hilltop

Black Kite Property

Storhub

Beijing First One Capital Management Ltd.

Beijing Capital Land Ltd.

Capital Jingzhong (Tianjin) Investment Co., Ltd. (Capital Urbanization)

Shinsun Holdings (Group) Co., Ltd

Radiance Holdings (Group) Company Limited

Datang Group Holdings Limited

Sunkwan Properties Group Limited

Leading Holdings Group Limited

Jiayuan Services Holdings Limited

Redsun Services Group Limited

Jiayuan International Group Limited

DaFa Properties Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Capital Jingzhong (Tianjin) Investment Co., Ltd. (Capital Urbanization) on the Demonstration Area of Beijing-Tianjin Cooperation—Future Science City Project.
  • Advised Agile Group Holdings Limited on the issuance of senior notes.
  • Advised Capital Jingzhong (Tianjin) Investment Co., Ltd. (Capital Urbanization) on the Capital·Meilinwan housing projects in Beijing.

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s Guangzhou office broadened its corporate and M&A, shipping, international trade and international arbitration offering when it hired four partners from Wang Jing & Co, two partners from Wei Tu Law Firm and four partners from other local firms. Working closely with its Shenzhen office, it handles a steady flow of big-ticket Hong Kong IPOs, M&A and international arbitrations. The team is jointly led by Pengfei Xu and Bangwei Xu  and includes Li Li, who joined from JunZeJun Law Offices and focuses on restructuring and insolvency, financing and real estate and construction matters; Jian Hu, Shuzhou Zhao and Bo Yang, who handle international trade, shipping, insurance and contentious matters; and Kehua Zhang who specialises in employment, IP and M&A matters. Xuan Zhou, Pengfei Xu and Sanqiao Xu are key names to note in its Shenzhen office.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The firm’s expertise in IPO projects can greatly help clients to arrange work plans in a forward-looking manner. They also have in-depth understanding of clients’ special industries and can make very targeted suggestions to help clients prevent legal risks to a great extent. Their professional legal service team covers investment and financing, litigation, policy and regulation research and other fields, and can provide customers with a package of legal solutions.

Jian Hu has experience of very large and heavy international arbitration disputes – including in London.

Jian Hu is a really calm lawyer to have on your side who works hard to get the job done.

Key clients

CCB International Capital Limited

CLSA Limited

Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited

Dompé farmaceutici S.p.A

Peugeot Group

Intel Corporation

Companhia Vale do Rio Doce

Whitworths Limited

Heineken Brouwerijen B.V.

IVE Group (Australia)

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (China) Ltd.

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd

CITIC Securities

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 4

Jingtian & Gongcheng is highly active in the restructuring and insolvency space. The practice has a particular specialism in representing financial institutions such as funds who are investors in, or creditors of, insolvent companies. The team’s work encompasses multijurisdictional matters, particularly insolvencies involving debtors and creditors based in Hong Kong. Bangwei Xu leads the team, which is spread across the firm’s Beijing and Guangzhou offices.

Practice head(s):

Bangwei Xu

Other key lawyers:

Peng Xie; Shiqi Sun

Key clients

Lingzhi Fashion Sales (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (an affiliate of Bestseller)

Work highlights

  • Represented Lingzhi Fashion Sales (Tianjin) Co., Ltd., a creditor in the bankruptcy of Xinglong Group.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms

Jingtian & Gongcheng's corporate investigation and anti-corruption team handles fraud and anti-corruption investigations, and has notable expertise advising on securities compliance issues.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms

Jingtian & Gongcheng is highly recommended for advising off-shore and on-shore funds on their investment in flagship medical enterprises.

China > Shipping: PRC firms

Jingtian & Gongcheng established its shipping practice in 2020 when a team of four partners joined the firm from Wang Jing & Co. Shuzhou Zhao, Jian hu, Bo Yang, and Kaiguo Zhou offer experience in disputes involving cargo damage and bills of lading.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms

Jingtian & Gongcheng‘s international trade practice provides assistance to clients on complying with sanctions and customs regulations. It was substantially strengthened in January 2020, when specialist Bo Yang joined the firm from Wang Jing & Co.

The firm: Jingtian & Gongcheng is one of the first private and independent partnership law firms in China. Since its establishment, Jingtian & Gongcheng is by now widely recognised as one of the top full service law firms in China and commands leading positions in various practices. It has always been deeply committed to serving its clients and protecting their interests, and therefore has deep, practical experience in many “first-of-its-kind” deals and cases.  Jingtian & Gongcheng has won many acclaim and numerous awards from leading legal publications.

Areas of practice
Capital markets: In security offierings made by PRC companies on Chinese and international capital markets, the firm has been consistently ranked in Tier 1.

Investment and M&A: The firm’s M&A team has been active on acquisitions by foreign and domestic investors, as well as takeover and reorganisation of listed companies.

Major asset restructuring: The firm provides comprehensive and professional legal services to the major asset restructuring of large SOEs and private enterprises.

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

PE/VC: The firm not only advises international and domestic PEs and VCs but also has accumulated invaluable experience in representing investee companies and entrepreneurs in PE and VC deals.

Cross-border investment: The firm provides a one-stop, full suite of comprehensive legal services to help Chinese companies successfully complete cross-border investments in foreign jurisdictions.

Banking and finance: The firm provides sophisticated services on syndicated and commercial loans, project financing, financing leases, securitisation, non-performing assets and derivatives.

Asset management: The firm‘s legal team has deep knowledge, understanding and rich practical experience with representing clients across all asset classes.

Structured finance and derivatives: Jingtian & Gongcheng is one of the earliest law firms in China to provide legal services for asset securitization.

Fund formation: The firm ‘s lawyers with deep experience advising fund sponsors and investors in structuring funds that are tailored to their specific objectives.

Tax: The firm provides comprehensive and practical tax advice for domestic and international clients.

Real estate and construction: The firm has one of the most experienced real estate teams in China to assist clients on development, management, financing, sale or lease of industrial, commercial or residential estates.

Intellectual property: The IP team is known for skills and expertise in protecting IP rights through administrative and judicial systems.

Insolvency: The firm’s lawyers provide full legal services in consultation, transaction, collection and disposal of non-performing loans, distressed investments and other special situation investments for various clients.

Employment and labour: The firm advises clients on labour law issues and represents clients in labour disputes.

Cybersecurity and data privacy: The firm‘s cybersecurity and data privacy team diligently serve their clients across multiple industries and sectors.

Wealth management: The firm advises clients on family and private wealth management law issues and represents clients in family lawsuit and dispute resolution.

White-collar criminal defense: The firm has the practical experience, expertise and knowledge to successfully represent its clients.

Technology, media and telecoms: From the earliest IPO of China Mobile to the listing of internet companies, the firm has been at the forefront of this field.

Healthcare: The firm leads the market in advising the healthcare industry and it has won clients in pharmaceutical, medical device, hospital and medical waste management sectors in listings, M&A and PE deals.

Education: Jingtian & Gongcheng has a longstanding reputation in delivering commercial legal advice to the education industry.

Chairman: Mr Zhao Yang
Managing partners: Mr Zhao Yang, Mr Zhang Hongjiu, Mr Wang Weiguo, Mr Li Da, Ms Xiang Shuqin, Mr Gao Xiang, Mr Lang Yuanpeng
Number of partners:
 200+
Number of lawyers:
500+
Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Securities and capital markets Zhang Zhiqiangzqzhang@jingtian.com010-5809 1080
Securities and capital markets Liang Chunweiliang.chunwei@jintian.com010-5809 1099
Banking and finance Zhang Hongjiuzhang.hongjiu@jingtian.com010-5809 1116
Banking and finance Wu Jiejiangwu.jiejiang@jingtian.com010-5809 1234
Foreign direct investment Wang Weiminwang.weimin@jingtian.com010-5809 1119
Foreign direct investment Li Zhuoruli.zhuoru@jingtian.com021-2613 6208
Mergers and acquisitions Huang Yongqinghuang.yongqing@jingtian.com010-5809 1077
Mergers and acquisitions Dai Guanchundai.guanchun@jingtian.com010-5809 1005
Private equity and venture capital Hu Zhengzhenghu.zhengzheng@jingtian.com010-5809 1277
Private equity and venture capital Deng HaipingDeng.haiping@jingtian.com010-5809 1220
Outbound investment Dai Guanchundai.guanchun@jingtian.com010-5809 1005
Outbound investment Cheng Xiaofengcheng.xiaofeng@jingtian.com010-5809 1009
Real estate Fu Fushengfu.fusheng@jingtian.com010-5809 1002
Telecommunications, media and technology Gao Xianggao.xiang@jingtian.com010-5809 1179
Telecommunications, media and technology Zhang Rongshengzhang.rongsheng@jingtian.com010-5809 1055
Security compliance and litigation Sun Shiqisun.shiqi@jingtian.com021-2613 6212
Security compliance and litigation Gao Xianggao.xiang@jingtian.com010-5809 1179
Security compliance and litigation Liu Siyuanliu.siyuan@jingtian.com010-5809 1385
Healthcare Ren Weiren.wei@jingtian.com010-5809 1286
Healthcare Lang Yuanpenglang.yuanpeng@jingtian.com010-5809 1189
Infrastructure Fu Fushengfu.fusheng@jingtian.com010-5809 1002
Infrastructure Gao Xianggao.xiang@jingtian.com010-5809 1179
Infrastructure Lang Yuanpenglang.yuanpeng@jingtian.com010-5809 1189
Antitrust Huang Yongqinghuang.yongqing@jingtian.com010-5809 1077
Antitrust Cheng Xiaofengcheng.xiaofeng@jingtian.com010-5809 1009
Intellectual property Zhao Yezhao.ye@jingtian.com010-5809 1011
Intellectual property Zheng Lizheng.li@jingtian.com010-5809 1041
Intellectual property Angell Xixi.minjie@jingtian.com021-2613 6216
Labour Deng Youpingdeng.youping@jingtian.com010-5809 1033
Labour Yu Xinyu.xin@jingtian.com010-5809 1368
Labour Shen MinquanShen.minquan@jingtian.com021-2613 6217
Restructuring and insolvency Xu Bangweixu.bangwei@jingtian.com010-5809 1266
Restructuring and insolvency Deng Youpingdeng.youping@jingtian.com010-5809 1033
Dispute resolution Xu Bangweixu.bangwei@jingtian.com010-5809 1266
Dispute resolution Dong Chungangdong.chungang@jingtian.com010-5809 1016
Family and private wealth management Angell Xixi.minjie@jingtian.com021-2613 6216
Tax Hu Zhiqianghu.zhijiang@jingtian.com021-2613 6215
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 Chungang Dong  photo Chungang DongPartner
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 Zhengzheng Hu  photo Zhengzheng HuPartner
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 Chunwei Liang  photo Chunwei LiangPartner
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 Yanmei Long  photo Yanmei LongPartner
 Xuejun Peng  photo Xuejun PengPartner
 Shiqi Sun  photo Shiqi SunPartner
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 Jiejiang Wu  photo Jiejiang WuPartner
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 Ruoting Xie  photo Ruoting XiePartner
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Number of Partners : 200+
Number of lawyers : 500+
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Xu Bangwei

What are the main practice areas and major clients of your team?

Our team specializes in handling difficult, complex domestic and cross-border commercial disputes (including domestic and cross-border litigation, arbitration and enforcement cases), complex enterprise bankruptcy liquidation and restructuring (especially difficult liquidation cases of foreign-invested enterprises), investment, recovery and disposal of NPLs, and some civil and criminal compliance matters in finance, securities and investment areas.

Our clients include a number of the world’s top private equity fund management companies and investment institutions, well-known foreign investment banks, large asset management companies, as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies, large multinational enterprises, large state-owned enterprises, listed companies, non-governmental organizations, etc. The clients are in a wide range of industries including finance, securities, equity investment, real estate, trade, energy, machinery manufacturing, transportation, telecommunications, TMT, pharmaceuticals, education, media, consumer, environmental protection, etc. .

What are the competitive advantages of your team different from other teams in the field?

First, I always emphasize the concept of one-stop dispute resolution service (all-around dispute resolution service). Although dispute resolution is a traditional legal practice field, in fact, the front end of the dispute is often closely related to commercial contracts and negotiations, and the back end is directly connected with the result, survival and death of relevant entities. If only committed to winning a lawsuit, then my value to my client is limited to the amount in dispute of this lawsuit, which is the limitation of a lawyer’s thinking mode and a barrier to a lawyer’s value. If I cling too much to the diversification of my practice and engage in an extensive practice fields too much, I may become a comprehensive but not proficient lawyer, difficult to obtain client’s trust and recognition. Therefore, based on many years of practice and experience accumulation, our team not only deep ploughing in difficult, complex domestic and foreign commercial dispute resolution practice, and at the same time, on this basis, extends forward and backward, in multi-directional development, and ultimately capable to provide client with “early dispute avoidance”,” medium-term dispute resolution “, “late-term realization” and “comprehensive evaluation and prediction” full range of services, a one stop package of services. In addition to the traditional litigation and arbitration services, our team provides legal services such as compliance investigation, bankruptcy and liquidation, recovery and disposal of non-performing assets. They are intertwined and interact with each other in order to provide clients with real problem-solving strategies to their matters and achieving their goals, predict and prevent legal risks as far as possible, while saving time, economy and cost of trial for errors for clients to the maximize extend. One client commented that it was great to find a team like you with such extensive and rich practical experience with goals to win lawsuits, we can trust and hand over almost all matters related to dispute resolution directly to your team, while we only need to cooperate and expect a good result.

Second, our team pursues challenges, leadership and achievements. Although we are already a very mature team in practice, I always tell myself and my team lawyers to walk out of our comfort zone, to embrace challenges, to challenge traditional legal views and thinking mode, to challenge new cases in the market, so that everyone under pressure may get stimulate creative thinkings and therefore grow quickly, adapt to the ever-updating legal market and meet the ever-changing needs of clients.

Our team never does “mere formality” work, but takes the initiative to step out for achieving our client’s goals as our responsibilities, such as to enforce the cases that is hard to enforce, to liquidate the enterprises that is hard to liquidate, to make the impossible possible. We firmly believe that only a team that is willing to meet the challenges will be able to explore the potential of lawyers, while meeting the various requirements of clients in difficult and complex cases, reflecting the value of lawyers to clients.

With consent of client, our team will take the responsibility of moving forward the cases as entrusted agent, leading whole process of cases, and doing our best to assist and promote the client to make judgments, so as to strive for satisfactory representing results for clients with full cooperation of clients.

In addition, our team is committed to winning cases and fully achieving clients’ commercial goals. The partners and senior lawyers of our team are not limited to pure legal thinking, but also have good commercial thinking and flexible thinking, capable of using various legal means and tools to help clients solve problems at a higher level to achieve commercial demands of clients.

Third, the partners of our team, especially myself, always work on the front line of representing difficult and complex cases. I think a good dispute resolution lawyer must keep learning, keep abreast of latest changes in laws, judicial interpretations and court/arbitration cases, and maintain their best trial performance. This is my commitment to clients, which is also the best way to help clients.

Fourth, under the premise of ensuring the high-quality of case representing, our team is an efficient team with high execution ability. For the client’s needs, we will require our lawyers to concentrate on complete the tasks in a timely manner in the first time. It is very common for our team members to work diligently until midnight every day, in order to push forward the work according to the client’s schedule as far as possible. This efficiency is especially reflected in our represented cases of liquidation, enforcement and disposal of liquidation assets, which is highly consistent with the results pursued by clients.

Fifth, our team has overcome geographical barriers. The lawyers of the team are mainly distributed in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and main members are based in Beijing. As a team, we have been fighting together for a long time, with good teamwork and a high degree of unity. Because I note that although many firms have branch offices everywhere, when dealing with a cross-regional series of cases, it is inevitable to involve other teams, and the re-run, communication and coordination of different teams may cause additional costs, even barriers. When I started building the team, I wanted to minimize such unnecessary dilemma, so that our team lawyers can consistently provide consistent, timely and high-quality legal services to clients everywhere. In particular, the Fortune 500 companies and top investment institutions generally have offices in different locations in China, while our team members are located in different regions and each region has a partner to lead the work of other lawyers. Such work arrangements can ensure us to meet the urgent needs of clients in the first time, and for cases where clients have special experience and location requirements, we can introduce other professional teams in local firms in the shortest time to provide more professional service to the client, thus to minimize discomfort and distress caused by cultural differences, internal communication and coordination work between different regions.

How can your team ensure that it can provide clients with comprehensive legal services in the different fields of commercial dispute resolution, bankruptcy liquidation and restructuring, and disposal of non-performing assets at the same time?

In order to provide clients with satisfactory legal services in the fields of commercial dispute resolution, bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization, and disposal of non-performing assets at the same time, we selected and invited colleagues with rich experience in related fields to join our team, and have differentiated the structure of our team members. At present, all key members of team are graduated from top domestic and international law school or business school. Before joining the team, the team members have work experience in people’s courts at all levels, arbitration committee, commercial bank asset preservation department, large asset management company, foreign commercial companies and financing and securities department of law firms, etc. They have rich practical experience and work background in civil and commercial litigation, commercial arbitration, bankruptcy and liquidation, recovery and disposal of non-performing assets. Many of the members also have backgrounds in directly hearing financial disputes or engaging in the financial industry. At the same time, a high proportion of senior lawyers in our team makes us more suitable for undertaking difficult and complex cases.

In addition, many members of the team have both domestic and international law school education background and they are qualified to practice in both Mainland China and the State of New York, United States, and are fluent in Chinese and English to provide a full range of legal services for domestic and foreign clients.

Our team members are mainly based in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and at the same time we have established close cooperation relationship with teams and partners in Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Hefei, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Therefore our team can quickly respond to the instructions of clients located in different regions.

Please describe the representative dispute resolution cases that your team has handled?

It is worth mentioning that our team is good at handling difficult and complex dispute resolution cases, such as complex corporate control disputes, cases of revocation or non-enforcement of foreign arbitration awards, retrial cases of the Supreme People’s Court and the Provincial High Court, major intellectual property disputes and unfair competition cases, complex administrative disputes, etc. Here I would like to list just a few of the more representative cases:

In terms of corporate control disputes, we have represented a foreign shareholder of a well-known domestic biomedical vaccine production company listed abroad and provided comprehensive legal services in a serious of corporate control disputes against PRC shareholders. The disputes involved complicated cross-border corporate control disputes of a US listed company, a Hong Kong Company, an offshore island company and a PRC company. The client won a number of favorable judgments in Mainland China. The total amount in dispute was hundreds of millions of US dollars. The case has attracted wide attention both at home and abroad, and was selected as one of the most influential commercial dispute cases in 2020.

In addition, on behalf of a well-known domestic high-tech biology company and its founder, we provide comprehensive legal services in a series of equity interest transfer disputes, corporate control disputes and the derivative administrative review by CSRC, infringement of reputation disputes. We took over the cases under the disadvantageous circumstances that the opposing party had already filed a lawsuit, and we finally helped the client won all cases we represented, including the equity interest transfer agreement litigations, reputation rights disputes, series of board resolution cases and shareholder resolution cases, and a CSRC administrative review case. The market value of the underlying equity interest involved is about 2 billion yuan. It is especially worth mentioning that in this series of cases, we have successfully obtained favorable result in the CSRC reconsideration case, which is also the only successful case of all CSRC reconsideration cases filed in the past five years. The case was selected by the China Business Law Journal as one of the best commercial dispute cases of the year of 2020 (outstanding cases in 2020 – dispute and investigation cases).

As for setting aside or non-enforcement of foreign arbitration awards, in addition to our representing of foreign clients in a number of cases where their international arbitral awards have been successfully recognized and enforced in Mainland China, we have represented a domestic educational institution on its application for non-enforcement of an arbitration award made by HKIAC before Beijing Fourth Intermediate People’s Court. After reviewing by Beijing High Court and Supreme People’s Court, the Court finally granted a total non-enforcement verdict in favor of client. The cumulative losses avoided for the client was approximately USD150 million. For another similar HKIAC arbitration award obtained by the client, we also assisted the client on its application for revoking an arbitration award made by HKIAC before the High Court of Hong Kong, thereby delaying and ultimately preventing the opposing party from applying in mainland China for recognition and enforcement of the arbitration award, thus avoiding huge economic losses for the client. In addition, we represented a domestic enterprise on its application for non-enforcement of an arbitration award made by SIAC before Urumchi Intermediate People’s Court. The Court finally granted a partial non-enforcement verdict in favor of the client. The cumulative losses avoided for the client was approximately 500 million yuan. It was very difficult to successfully make the two arbitral awards of international arbitration institutions not recognized and enforced in Mainland China. The team made great efforts and a great deal of work on the cases.

With regard to the retrial case, we have represented a top well-known investment management company in China in a retrial case heard by the Supreme People’s Court regarding energy cooperation dispute. We took over the case just 1 day prior to the expiration date of the time limit for adducing evidence. By applying for expert witnesses to testify in court and dealing successfully with three highly complicated appraisal procedures, we finally persuaded the Supreme People’s Court to reject nearly 98% of claims from counter party. The total amount in dispute was about 168 million yuan. We have also helped an overseas listed company, which is also an affiliate of a fortune 500 state-owned company, apply for a retrial after the client had already obtained very unfavorable effective judgments finally helped the client obtain a number of complete victory in the retrial judgments rendered by Beijing High People’s Court and several other courts throughout mainland China.

In terms of major intellectual property disputes and unfair competition disputes, we have acted on behalf of a top e-business company to file a lawsuit against another famous online shopping mall in connection with misleading public dispute, and finally got a satisfactory settlement for the client. The market share involved in this dispute valued more than 10 billion yuan. We have also respresented a large listed company engaged in food condiment manufacturing in China in administrative and civil litigations in connection with trademark disputes, as well as an arbitration case against a foreign technology company regarding the quality of equipment and patent rights. or which we have obtained all successful judgments or favorable settlement results for our clients.

In terms of complex administrative disputes, we have handled a series of environmental administrative review and administrative litigation proceedings against environmental administrative authorities on behalf of a subsidiary company of a major Hong Kong listed company. The losses avoided for the client was approximately 1 billion yuan. We have also represented a domestic real estate development company in a tax administrative review and an administrative litigation proceedings against a tax authority in Beijing. The total amount in disputes was about 200 million yuan.

In addition, our team has also represented clients in all kinds of complicated securities default disputes, consulting service agreement disputes, reputation disputes, guarantee disputes, objection in execution proceedings and has all achieved satisfactory results for our clients. Many of these cases are cases where the clients felt like chanceless at the beginning, but with our efforts, the final judgements or settlement terms are significantly beyond the clients’ expectations.

Please introduce the representative bankruptcy liquidation and restructuring cases that your team has handled?

The bankruptcy and liquidation cases handled by our team include various difficult and complex cases such as cross-border liquidation, compulsory liquidation under abnormal circumstances of the company, large-scale consolidated bankruptcy and restructuring cases.

With regard to cross-border liquidation cases, we represented Maybank as the offshore creditor to deal with verification of assets and liabilities of subsidiaries of Pacific Andes International Holdings Limited in mainland China, and cooperated with lawyers from international law firm and provided PRC legal services in the bankruptcy liquidation project of the 1.5 billion yuan of Pacific Andes, a HK-listed company. The project won the ALM financial transaction of the year award.

With regard to the compulsory liquidation cases under abnormal circumstances, we have represented a PRC subsidiary of a fortune 500 company headquartered in USA in a compulsory liquidation case and obtained a court verdict approving registration of cancellation of the company for the client under circumstances that the PRC shareholders refused to turn over the financial documents and records and the compulsory liquidation could not be done through the normal approach. It was the first court verdict in Beijing approving the registration of cancellation of a company when compulsory liquidation cannot proceed. With the verdict, we also helped the client communicate with the Administration for Industry and Commerce, Tax and Foreign Exchange authorities, and finally successfully achieved the client’s commercial goals of cancellation of the company and remitting the large amount of remaining funds out of Mainland China. We also represented a large foreign company in handling the liquidation and de-registration of a company and two branch companies invested by its Hong Kong subsidiary. Since the official seal and financial documents of the company are lost, and the legal representative is missing, the involuntary liquidation procedure cannot be completed. We assisted the client to apply to the court for compulsory liquidation as shareholder of the company, persuaded the court to accept the case and finally helped the client achieve its commercial goal of de-registration of the company.

With regard to large-scale consolidated bankruptcy and reorganization cases, we represent many creditors to participate in the consolidated bankruptcy reorganization proceedings of a large domestic enterprise listed in Hong Kong and its nearly 100 affiliated enterprises. The clients declared 20 claims in the case with an aggregate amount of more than RMB1 billion. The total amount of the declared claims in the proceedings was more than RMB 70 billion. Recently, we are acting on behalf of a top investment institution in China in the restructuring of a bankrupt enterprise, which is a major case involving industrial revitalization and likely to be reorganized successfully.

In addition, our team has acted on behalf of domestic and foreign clients in many bankruptcy liquidation and reorganization cases involving complex creditor’s rights and liabilities, as well as various potential disputes, and therefore has rich experience in providing legal services to creditors, debtors and debtor shareholders.

Please describe the representative cases in which your team provided legal services to investment funds clients?

Our clients include many top domestic and foreign investment funds. Our team has very mature control ability and experience in handling valuation adjustment mechanism (VAM) disputes, repurchase disputes, corporate control disputes against target companies disputes between shareholders of the target companies, bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings encountered after investments made by the fund, and liquidation of the fund itself, domestic dispute resolution and cross-border arbitration, the application for setting aside or non-enforcement of foreign arbitration awards in China, as well as investigation and compliance cases. At present, we are providing a full range of services to top domestic and foreign investment funds, including potential dispute resolution consultation services, all kinds of commercial dispute resolution, compliance, liquidation and invested enterprise control disputes, corporate disputes, liquidation and bankruptcy restructuring, and asset disposal services, which involves various types of equity investment in real estate, trade, energy, machinery manufacturing, transportation, communication, TMT, medicine, education, media, consumption, environmental protection, disposal and clearing of various types of creditor’s rights in connection with non-performing assets and distressed assets, as well as financial and securities compliance matters.

In addition to the cases described above, as for domestic dispute resolution, we have represented a top domestic fund management company to provide full dispute resolution services in a series of lawsuits and potential disputes arising out of its domestic and foreign investments, and its LP’s issuance of bonds overseas. The total amount in dispute was more than 10 billion yuan. We have also represented a number of funds managed by several top domestic and foreign private equity fund management companies as arbitration applicants to handle multiple arbitration cases arising from equity investment disputes before the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. Not only did we finally obtain the successful awards, through timely preservation measures, we also ensured the successful enforcement of the awards. The total amount in dispute was more than 3.5 billion yuan.

In terms of bankruptcy reorganization and fund liquidation, we have represented a top private equity fund management company as a creditor to participate in consolidated bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings of a private enterprises group and its several affiliates, and negotiated the reorganization plan with the administrator and potential investors on behalf of the client, as the biggest creditor and mortgagee. The case involved six enterprises, five plots of land and about 20 factories, as well as a large number of assets such as motor vehicles, machinery and equipment. The total amount of claims declared was about 1.7 billion yuan. We have also represented many top private equity fund management companies in the liquidation of private equity funds under their management, as well as various potential disputes between GP and LP during the fund liquidation process.