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

The banking and finance department is a core component of Jingtian & Gongcheng's offering. The team advises major Chinese and foreign banks, as well as corporations, on the spectrum of financing transactions and regulatory issues. It has particular expertise in cross-border project finance. The group is led by Jiejiang Wu, who specialises in finance for M&A, foreign direct investment, projects and leasing. Hongjiu Zhang is a seasoned finance lawyer, specialising in international transactions. In addition to financing transactions, Guangya Peng has developed a strong reorganisation and restructuring practice. Maoxian Qin focuses on asset management.

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Testimonials

The team has considerable experience in providing relevant legal advice to overseas financial institutions and assisting in the review of other documents for the financing of mainland companies and individuals in their overseas investment activities. The document feedback is fast and of high quality.’

The team led by Lawyer Jiejiang Wu has a high level of professionalism, flexible service hours and reasonable fees.’

High-quality professionalism, business thinking.’

Key clients

Bank of China

Bank of China Wealth Management

BOCOM Wealth Management

CITIC Trust

Zhongrong International Trust

China Minsheng Trust

SDIC Taikang Trust

China Everbright Trust

China Foreign Economy and Trade Trust

Zhejin Trust

China Credit Trust

Yingda International Trust

Jiangsu International Trust

Beijing International Trust

Hangzhou Industrial & Commercial Trust

Huachen Trust

Hwabao Trust

Ping An Annuity Insurance

United Overseas Bank

Bank of East Asia

Cathay United Bank (Taiwan)

Bank of Communications

Overseas Chinese Bank Corporation

China Trust Bank Corporation (Taiwan)

O-bank Commercial Bank (Taiwan)

Agriculture Bank of China

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Standard Chartered Bank

DBS Bank

LaSalle Investment

PAG

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)

China CITIC Bank International

E.Sun Commercial Bank

Bank SinoPac

Fubon Bank

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

Capital markets are a core competency for Jingtian & Gongcheng, which regularly handles equity and debt transactions, in China and overseas, for domestic and foreign clients. On the equity side, the team has deep experience in IPOs, reorganisations, and pre-IPO financing. For debt deals, it has experience in foreign and domestic issuances, asset securitisation and RMB offshore products. The group is headed by Zhenhua Xiang and includes transactional lawyers Wei BaiXiang Gao and Zhengzheng Hu.

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Testimonials

Jingtian & Gongcheng Law Firm is familiar with Chinese legal provisions, and at the same time has a broad understanding of the business models and profit models of various industries, can clearly understand the needs and goals of customers, and is flexible and effective in handling difficult problems.’

It is good at communicating with clients, able to grasp the core points in communication, and quickly make correct judgments and solutions to core problems.

Jingtian’s team responds quickly when the sponsor has inquiries, and will issue memo with relevant legal opinions to explain its basis. What was the lawyer who worked with the partner at that time.’

Key clients

Maoyan Entertainment

36Kr Holdings

iQIYI

Tasly Biopharmaceuticals

China Kepei Education Group

Wanda Sports Group Company

HBIS Group

China Feihe

360 Ludashi Holdings

Ruhnn Holding

Guotai Junan Capital

SIPG

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

J.P. Morgan

Narnia (Hong Kong) Group Company

Shougang Group

BOE Technology Group

Taizhou Water Group

Orange Tour Cultural Holding

Guangdong Huafeng New Energy Technology

Greentown China Holdings

Tai Hing Group Holdings

Analogue Holdings

Pinduoduo

Manpowergroup Greater China

Activation Group Holdings

Tu Yi Holding Company

Fire Rock Holdings

Icon Culture Global Company

Raily Aesthetic Medicine International Holdings

China Dental Medical Group

Datang Group Holdings

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng's M&A team advises domestic and foreign clients on all aspects of their transactions. The group is able to utilise the firm's expertise in other areas, including competition, employment, intellectual property and tax to provide a full service. An area of particular expertise is assisting Chinese clients with their participation in cross-border Belt and Road Initiative deals. The team is led by Huang Yongqing and includes co-founding partner Wei BaiGuanchun Dai is another stand-out practitioner with experience in cross-border deals.

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Key clients

CITIC Capital

HBIS Group

Huawei

Volkswagen Group (China)

Suning Group

Shanghai Hongda Mining

Wanda Sports Group Company

Tennant Company

Wacker Neuson

Yunnan Water Investment

Thai Union Group

China Risun Group

Greater China Financial Holdings

5i5j Holding Group

Ivy Education Group

China Huaneng Group

Lupin Capital

China Gezhouba Group

ABC Fintech Inc.

NWS Holdings

AGIC Capital

Advantage Partners Asia Fund

Haidilao International Holding

KGF Asia Holding

TUS International

Meitu Inc

SIPG

Football Club Internazionale Milano

Ctrip International

Beijing Hosen Investment Management, LLP

Tian Shui Hua Tian Technology

ABB Group

TOUS les JOURS

Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng's team handles domestic and international arbitrations, predominantly concerning trade investment, private equity transactions, real estate, banking and intellectual property. The department is jointly led by Lei Wu and CIETAC and Beijing arbitration commission arbitrator Chungang DongSanqiao Xu is another arbitration panellist with a substantial practice representing Chinese companies.

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Key clients

United Nations Global Compact

Standard & Poor’s

Air Liquide

Earnest & Young

Dun & Bradstreet

Zhongzhi Enterprise Group

Beijing Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives

Top Engineering

3M China

Molex

NXP China

Wacker Neuson

JBT

APTIV

Fuji Xerox

Zhejiang Tak Television

Guangdong Puxiang Automotive Board

Beijing Phoenix United Hospital Management Consulting

Nan Jiang

Guangxi Golden Throat Food Limited

a state-owned trust company

Yicheng New Material Technology (Shanghai)

Mercuria Energy Trading

Junefield (Building Material)

CR Medical

China Resources (Holdings) and its subsidiaries.

China P&T Appliances and its subsidiaries.

China CITIC Bank

Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 2

The group at Jingtian & Gongcheng handles domestic and cross-border disputes concerning trade, investment, corporate governance, construction, securities and insurance, as well as IP and product liability. The team also has significant experience in investigations and crisis management. Heading the team are Lei Wu and Bangwei Xu who is recommended for commercial litigation, IP disputes, bankruptcy liquidation and restructuring cases, as well as investment and disposal of NPLs. Commercial litigation experts include Sanqiao Xu and international litigation specialist Ke Hu.

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The firm’s litigation team successfully helped us collect the overdue payment in full and in an efficient way in 2019. The team is professional, reliable and responsible. They are the trusted and go-to lawyers in case that you encounter similar matters.’

Key clients

United Nations Global Compact

Standard & Poor’s

Air Liquide

Earnest & Young

Dun & Bradstreet

Zhongzhi Enterprise Group

Beijing Federation of Supply and Marketing Cooperatives

Top Engineering

3M China

Molex

NXP China

Wacker Neuson

JBT

APTIV

Fuji Xerox

Zhejiang Tak Television Corp.

Guangdong Puxiang Automotive Board Co., Ltd.

Beijing Phoenix United Hospital Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Nan Jiang

Guangxi Golden Throat Food Limited

a state-owned trust company

Yicheng New Material Technology (Shanghai)

Mercuria Energy Trading

Junefield (Building Material)

Huailai Lishihongya Real Estate Development

CR Medical

China Resources (Holdings) and its subsidiaries

China P&T Appliances and its subsidiaries

China CITIC Bank

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng advises funds in a broad range of sectors including real estate, film and tv, energy and mining. The practice advises insurance companies, asset and wealth management firms, government guidance funds, fund of funds, domestic and overseas public companies. The firm has a strong client base including the likes of Sequoia Capital, Zhen Fund, Huatai Securities. Specialist James Wang heads the practice and represents a wide range of domestic and international funds. Bangwei Xu and Pengfei Xu are also noted.

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Wang Yong responds very fast and professionally. Is able to quickly grasp the problems that customers care about and provide solutions.’

Key clients

Sequoia Capital

Zhen Fund

Huatai Securities

Everbright Holdings

US China Green Fund

Nest Bio

Citic Trust

ORIZA PE

ABC International

Oceanpine Capital

Archaeus Capital

Suning Group

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

At Jingtian & Gongcheng, lawyers advise a mixture of investors and investees on the full scope of private equity and venture capital issues. The group assists with pre-investment restructurings, as well as private equity financing and exits to IPO. In a recent demonstration of the firm's capabilities, Zhengzheng Hu advised Sequoia Capital on its $250m investment into Tencent Doctorwork & Trusted Doctors. Victor Wang is a name to not for transactions across the region. The department is led by Yongqing Huang, who often advises Chinese companies as strategic investors.

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Key clients

Suning Group

Sequoia Capital

Bytedance

SIPG

SF Express

AVICTC

Jintuo Capital

Starquest Capital

Yao Capital

Zhen Fund

Jollychic Holding

Dingdong (Cayman)

CDH Fund

CTCPE

Lightspeed China Partners

Volkswagen Group (China)

Sky9 Capital

Sino-Ocean Capital

Capital Today

Beijing Mingde Boya Investment Management

Tangzhu Fund

Shanghai ICT Biotechnology

CES Education

AGIC Capital

MFUND II

General Atlantic Service Company

Beijing Yinxiang Biji Technology

Ivy Education Group

Lupin Capital

Zhuhai Hidden Hill Modern Logistics Industry Equity Investment Fund

ABC Fintech

Nin

TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

Jingtian & Gongcheng has an impressive roster of PRC technology companies, which it advises on private equity, M&A, and capital markets transactions, as well as their operations, on matters including cybersecurity and regulatory issues. Zhengzheng Hu, who is managing partner of the Nanjing office, has a strong transactional practice. Jinjin Chen has developed significant knowledge in the TMT regulatory environment. The department is jointly led by Zhenhua Xiang and Yongqing Huang.

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Key clients

Bytedance

iQIYI

Maoyan Entertainment

36Kr Holdings

Ruhnn Holding

Pinduoduo

Shanghai Sunmi Technology Group

Laiye Corporation

Volkswagen Group

Beijing Yinxiang Biji Technology

Xiaomi Corporation

Montage Technology

Missfresh

Ximalaya

Jollychic

Hive Box

Suning Group

Sequoia Capital

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Morgan Stanley

AVICTC

Starquest Capital

Jintuo Capital

CLSA Capital Markets

Data protection: PRC firms Tier 3

The cyber security and data privacy group at Jingtian & Gongcheng is able to draw on expertise from lawyers in the litigation and corporate departments, assisting clients with cyber security and data privacy compliance, as well as data processing and cross-border transfer issues. The key figure Lizhi Yuan, who is particularly noted for pre-IPO compliance audits.

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Newborn Town

Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng's energy and natural resources team is deeply involved in projects arising from the Belt and Road initiative, across west Africa and south and central Asia; advising Chinese companies on their investments overseas. The group is led by corporate lawyer Xiang Gao and includes Guanchun Dai, Xiaofeng Cheng and Guangzhou-based Linming Jin who recently joined from Broad & Bright.

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Key clients

China Harbour Engineering

Jiayou International Logistics

China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone Holdings

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt

Hongkong Excellen Mining Investment

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

Chambishi Copper Smelter

Nanjing Hanrui Cobalt

Lualaba Copper Smelter

China Huaneng Group

HBIS Group

Shanghai Hongda Mining

HBIS Group

Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

Jingtian & Gongcheng has a strong transactional real estate practice, advising on asset-backed securities, real estate M&A, as well as capital markets deals involving real estate companies. The group handles all aspects of transactions, including finance and development issues. Fusheng Fu heads the team, which includes cross-border and domestic real estate transactional expert Tony Shu.

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Key clients

The First One Capital

Beijing Capital Land Ltd.

Capital Urbanization

KKR

PAG

Value Partners

BEI Capital

CapitaLand Investment Management

China Pacific Insurance Corporation

GLP

ESR

CBRE Global Investors

Poly Property Development

Country Garden Services Holdings Company

China Overseas Property Holdings

China Overseas Land & Investment

China Overseas Grand Oceans Group

China State Construction International

Shirble Department Store Holdings (China)

KWG group

Agile group

Sinoocean group

Datang Group Holdings

Jiayuan International Group

DaFa Properties Group

Shinsun Holdings (Group)

Watts International Maritime Engineering

Shinsun Holdings (Group)

HONY CAPITAL

BESTSELLER

Asia Pulp & Paper (China) Investment

Suning.com Group

Shanghai Haitong Securities Asset Management

China Railway Construction Corporation Group

Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 4

Jingtian & Gongcheng has an experienced insolvency practice based in Beijing which is headed by Bangwei Xu, who has particular expertise in handling domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration. The team regularly advises clients on bankruptcy investigations, complex loan restructuring, insolvency-related dispute resolution and litigation.

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Key clients

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

China Risun Group Limited (1907.HK)

Ningbo Akin Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

Wacker Neuson SE (SDAX: WAC)

Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing

Nanjing is one of the key cities in Eastern China and the Yangtze River Delta region. The rapid economic growth of the city has had a strong impact on the development of the Jiangsu and neighbouring Anhui provinces. The pillar industries of Nanjing include electronics, automobiles, steel manufacturing and petrochemicals. Notable law firms active in the region include King & Wood Mallesons, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Jingtian & Gongcheng, AllBright Law Offices, and Grandall Law Firm.

Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Beijing

As the capital of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing is the country’s political and cultural center and home to the headquarters of China’s large state-owned companies. The service industry contributes to most of the economy and the key industries are its financial services and technology industries. In 2020, China announced new free trade zones in several provinces including Beijing, which is positioned to lead technical and digital innovation in the country with an emphasis on financial services. The Red Circle law firms including Zhong Lun Law Firm, King & Wood Mallesons and Jingtian & Gongcheng have a strong and broad presence in the legal market. The Beijing legal market is heavily regulated particularly in areas such as competition and antitrust, data protection, and financial services. Dispute resolution is a key practice area and the main arbitration forums can be found in Beijing, these being the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC).

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
Photo Name Position Profile
 Jinjin Chen photo Jinjin Chen Partner
 Zejia Chen  photo Zejia Chen Partner
Mr Sunny Chen  photo Mr Sunny Chen Senior partner
 Xiaofeng Cheng  photo Xiaofeng Cheng Partner
 Mr. Cheng Xiaofeng  photo Mr. Cheng Xiaofeng Corporate Partner
 Youping Deng  photo Youping Deng Partner
 Fusheng Fu  photo Fusheng Fu Partner
Mr Xiang Gao  photo Mr Xiang Gao Partner
Mr Zhengzheng Hu  photo Mr Zhengzheng Hu senior partner
 Chunwei Liang  photo Chunwei Liang Partner
 Fei Liu  photo Fei Liu Partner
 Yanmei Long  photo Yanmei Long Partner
 Wen Shu  photo Wen Shu Partner
 Victor Wang  photo Victor Wang Senior Counsel
 Yong Wang  photo Yong Wang Partner
 Lei Wu  photo Lei Wu Partner
 Zhenhua Xiang  photo Zhenhua Xiang Partner
 Shuqin Xiang  photo Shuqin Xiang Partner
 Ruoting Xie  photo Ruoting Xie Partner
Mr Sanqiao Xu photo Mr Sanqiao Xu Partner
 Pengfei Xu  photo Pengfei Xu Partner
 Charles J. Yao  photo Charles J. Yao Partner
 Yue Yin  photo Yue Yin Partner
 Lizhi Yuan  photo Lizhi Yuan Partner
 Zhiqiang Zhang  photo Zhiqiang Zhang Partner
 Ye Zhao  photo Ye Zhao Partner
 Lina Zhao  photo Lina Zhao Partner
 Chenghai Zheng  photo Chenghai Zheng Partner
 Xiaojin Zheng  photo Xiaojin Zheng Partner
Ms Xuan Zhou  photo Ms Xuan Zhou Partner
Number of Partners : around 160
Number of lawyers : around 550
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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.