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
Number of Partners : 200+
Number of lawyers : 500+
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