Fangda Partners > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

Fangda Partners
27/F North Tower Beijing Kerry Centre
1 Guanghua Road Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020
China

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners has a market-leading antitrust and competitions practice, which specialises in merger control, investigations, antitrust litigation, and strategic and operational counselling. Specifically, in light of the amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Law of China in 2022, the firm has been providing counselling to clients on compliance with the amended Anti-Monopoly Law, particularly in implementing and coordinating compliance audits and programs and ensuring the compliance of new business models. Caroline Huang excels in merger filings, administration investigations, and compliance reviews. The well-regarded Michael Han is regularly instructed on a range of high-profile matters including merger control, competition litigation, and strategic and operational counselling.

Practice head(s):

Michael Han; Caroline Huang

Other key lawyers:

Fang Qi

Testimonials

Fangda’s antitrust team is excellent. They demonstrated rich experience and professional ability in helping us complete the review of the concentration of undertakings. During the declaration process, they were able to communicate in a timely manner, give feedback and communicate with authorities, such as the Municipal Supervision Bureau.’

Fangda has an accurate understanding of customer business types and market definitions. In assisting customers to coordinate and communicate with all parties involved in the declaration, the team can protect the rights and interests of customers.’

The team provides very fast, efficient, and practical explanations and solutions for its clients.’

Key clients

MKS Instruments, Inc.

Lumentum Holdings Inc.

Blackstone

EQT AB

DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Regal Rexnord Corporation

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Tongpai

Rosewood Hotel

China Mobile Capital Holding Co., Ltd.

Taigang

PTVI

Work highlights

  • Advised MKS Instruments, Inc. in relation to its $6.5bn acquisition of German-based chemicals technology company Atotech Limited – the transaction was subject to merger control review in a number of jurisdictions globally, including the United States and Germany.
  • Advised Lumentum Holdings Inc. (“Lumentum”) on the merger control filing following its acquisition of NeoPhotonics Corporation.
  • Advised Blackstone on the merger control filing following its acquisition of Emerson’s Climate Technologies Business.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners is a market-leading firm in the banking and finance area, with a strong client base of domestic and international banks, including Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Practice co-head Zheng Xie has over 20 years of experience in the banking and finance field; he specialises in cross-border acquisition finance, syndicated lending, trade finance, foreign exchange and financial regulatory issues. Co-head Stanley Chen also has an active banking and finance practice, recently acting as lead partner for GLP on its onshore loan facility agreement and offshore facility agreement with CIP V Singapore Holdings. Joyce Zhou is also noted for her expertise in acquisition, debt and structured financing, while associate Harry Xu provides key support.

Practice head(s):

Stanley Chen, Zheng Xie

Other key lawyers:

Maria Wang; Joyce Zhou; Harry Xu

Testimonials

‘High level of partner participation, stable team, good performance.’

Key clients

Bank of China

The Export-Import Bank of China

China Development Bank

China Construction Bank

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Ping An Bank

Shanghai Pudong Development Bank

China Merchant Bank

JP Morgan

Citibank

Deutsche Bank

HSBC

Standard Chartered Bank

DBS Bank Limited

OCBC Bank

SEB

DNB Bank ASA

Nordea Bank

Banco de Santander

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Wing Lung Bank

Shanghai Electrics

Boyu Capital

CVC Capital

TPG

GE Capital

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Warburg Pincus

Morgan Stanley

CITIC Capital

Oaktree

China Minsheng Financial Holding Corporation

Chong Hing Bank

ICBC International Holdings Limited

Charoen Pokphand Group

Maybank

Loyal Valley Capital

GLP Capital

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners is a leading firm in the capital markets arena which is widely recognised for its experience in complex, high-profile A-share IPOs, material assets restructurings and public M&A. The firm boasts a strong client base in a variety of sectors, including TMT, healthcare and biotech. In addition to equity, the firm has a strong team which covers the full range of debt securities offerings and related transactions. Leo Lou leads the equity capital markets team in Shanghai, while Xueyan Jiang, Christine Chen and Dong Wu lead the Beijing equity capital markets team, the debt capital markets practice and the asset-backed securities teams, respectively. Jeffrey Ding, who has significant experience of advising international clients, and Michael Qi are also important partners to note, while counsel Helen Zhao provides key support in cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Leo Lou; Xueyan Jiang; Christine Chen; Dong Wu

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Ding; Helen Zhao; Yan Yan; Zhuan Jiang

Testimonials

‘The Fangda Partners capital markets team is very professional in the industry and can provide customers with quality services.’

‘The team structure is reasonable, and the team members have excellent business, language, and communication skills.’

‘Christine Chen has extensive experience in this field and has assisted our company in completing cutting-edge bond issuance projects. In this project, Chen and her team showed their ability to handle and grasp cutting-edge legal issues and innovative transaction structures.’

‘Professional, cost-effective, and highly cooperative.’

Key clients

InnoCare Pharma Limited

Motorcomm Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

Hi-trend Technology

Horizon Construction Development Limited

Jiangsu Huachen Transformer Co., Ltd.

KRP Development Holdings Limited

Kingsoft Cloud

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft

Hungary (represented by Government Debt Management Agency Private Company Limited by Shares)

BMW China Capital B.V.

BMW AG

China International Capital Co., Ltd.

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised InnoCare Pharma Limited on its successful listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange’s STAR Market, raising a total of about RMB2.9 billion.
  • Advised Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank on its first sustainable development bond issuance in China.
  • Advised CITIC Securities Co., Ltd. on the first phase of CITIC Goldstone-China Resources Land Wanxiang C-REIT.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners is a popular choice for highly complex private equity M&A and commercial transactions for clients in a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, and technology. Norman Zhong splits his time between Shanghai and Hong Kong; he recently advised FFH on its joint acquisition (with Bank of China) of the village bank portfolio from a major PRC bank, and fifteen village banks from China Development Bank. Zhong jointly leads the Shanghai team with Miles Ma, who recently advised Blackstone on its acquisition of Shya Hsin’s cosmetics packaging business. Zhong and Ma are supported by a strong team including Beijing-based Jeffery Ding and Michael Han who also has notable experience in Chinese competition matters relating to M&A and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Norman Zhong; Miles Ma

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Ding; Leo Lou; Michael Han; Siyuan Pan; Yingjie Wang; Qiang Ma; Xueyan Jiang; Patrick Li

Testimonials

‘The Fangda M&A team shows excellent teamwork, professionalism, quality of work.’

Key clients

PCCW Limited

Gaolin Capital

China Mobile Capital Holding Co., Ltd.

Thematic Bridge Investment Pte. Ltd

Swire Beverage

JD Zhixing Fund L.P.; Inner Mongolia Yuxinsheng Technology Co., Ltd. (内蒙古宇鑫盛科技有限公司)

China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited

Philips (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

PCCW Enterprise Resources Limited

Nayuki Holdings Limited

Atlas Copco (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

China Baowu Iron and Steel Group Co., Ltd.

Yida Express Elevator Co Ltd

Atlas Copco (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Black stone

Work highlights

  • Advising Saudi Aramco’s subsidiary, as a foreign strategic investor, on purchasing 10% plus one share of the listed company, Rongsheng Petrochemical Co. Ltd. for RMB24.6 billion.
  • Acted for Gaolin Capital in its RMB8 billion acquisition of Suzhou Hongtian Medical Investment Co., Ltd., which is a holding company for a stomatological hospital group.

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners excels in advising major MNCs, SOEs and private companies on a range of data protection and cybersecurity related issues. The firm is well versed in handling complex and high-profile data protection matters including advisory work, criminal defence to administrative enforcement, and data breach responses. The team also regularly assists clients with setting up data compliance programs and helping them overcome regulatory setbacks in complex transactions, financing, and IPOs. Practice head Kate Yin heads the team from Beijing, excelling at cross border issues and internal investigations. She is joined by Gil Zhang who utilises his corporate background to advise clients on global GDPR compliance projects and local data compliance programs. Other key members are Shanghai-based Sherman Deng who specialises in data governance, and associates Huihui Li, Patrick Guo, and Katharina Zhang who assist on all matters.  

Practice head(s):

Kate Yin

Testimonials

‘The Fangda team has in-depth insight into the core risk points in the whole process of data compliance in the pharmaceutical industry. It has rich practical experience in the collection of personal information in key processes, especially in cross-border data, and the legal opinions issued are very practical and timely.’

‘Gil Zhang’s project management ability, professionalism and communication skills are excellent. With his rich experience in the pharmaceutical industry he can quickly communicate with the client about the processes and the types of data involved, which greatly increases the efficiency of the project and risk assessment.’

‘Fangda has a definitive leading position in data security and personal information protection. It can provide forward-looking compliance opinions from all angles from legislative intent to judicial enforcement implementation, which is of great help to the company’s compliance work. ’

‘Gil Zhang and Huihui Li are both notable, they have studied in the field of data protection for many years, can keep up with policy trends, and have accumulated a wealth of practical experience. They have good communication skills, are professional, and cooperating with them is harmonious and pleasant. ’

Work highlights

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners‘ arbitration practice delivers ‘comprehensive solutions quickly and when clients need them the most‘. The dispute resolution team, which comprises over 31 partners, handles a wide range of matters, including banking, energy, financial services, healthcare and manufacturing-related arbitrations. The team also acts in media, pharmaceutical, real estate, retail, technology, mining and telecoms disputes. The practice is co-led by Nuo Ji, who acts as an arbitrator for CIETAC, SHIAC and SCIA, and Helen Shi, whose track record includes oil and gas, finance, aircraft, industrial leasing and construction disputes. The team also features international trade, IP and dispute resolution specialist Daniel Huang; international commercial arbitration expert Ming Kang; Yanhua Lin, who regularly handles emergency arbitration proceedings and applications for interim measures; and Yang Liu, whose experience includes energy, real estate, international trade, technology and joint venture-related conflicts. Sijia Li and Yongqi Tao are experienced counsels.

Practice head(s):

Nuo Ji; Helen Shi

Testimonials

‘The Fangda team has substantial experience in overseas disputes, and has ample resources of international lawyers and collaborating firms.’

‘Provides comprehensive solutions quickly and when clients need them the most.’

‘The team members have excellent abilities, are fluent in Chinese and English, and have excellent case management and teamwork skills.’

‘The instructions conveyed to Fangda will always be fully satisfied in the shortest amount of time.’

‘The fees are reasonable and fee plans can be designed according to the profiles of different cases.’

‘Yang Liu has solid professional knowledge and is very responsible.’

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 1

Fielding over 31 dispute resolution partners from offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Fangda Partners‘ dispute resolution team ‘handles disputes very well‘. The litigation practice routinely acts for Chinese companies in parallel proceedings, offshore legal actions, and cross-border legal proceedings. The team is additionally able to leverage the expertise of its corporate, finance and competition law colleagues. The group is co-led by Nuo Ji, who represents both multinationals and large Chinese companies in high-stakes commercial disputes, and arbitration specialists Helen Shi and Hong-Kong based Peter Yuen. Other key figures are Daniel Huang, who specialises in dispute resolution, along with international trade and IP; Peibing Qi, an expert in financial, construction, real estate, product liability and commercial contract-related disputes; commercial cross-border dispute resolution practitioner Weiguo Yang; and Allan Chen, who acts in disputes over corporate governance and financial services. At counsel level, Qian Luo maintains an active commercial disputes practice.

Practice head(s):

Nuo Ji; Helen Shi; Peter Yuen

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Huang; Peibing Qi; Weiguo Yang; Allan Chen; Qian Luo; Alvin Xiao; Heng Shanshan

Testimonials

Strong levels of professionalism and practical experience.’

‘Good teamwork, strong sense of responsibility, and handles disputes very well.’

Key clients

Jiangsu Sterlite Fiber Technology Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Skytech Technology Co

China State-owned Capital VC Fund Co., Ltd

China Life Asset Management Co. Ltd.

China Hewlett Packard Limited

Industrial Bank Co., Ltd.

Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd.

Shanghai HFT Fortune Asset Management Company Limited

Li & Fung (Trading) Limited

Li & Fung Trading (China) Holding Limited

Li & Fung Trading Service (Shanghai) Company Limited

Li & Fung Trading Service (Shenzhen) Limited

Li & Fung Trading Service (Shenzhen) Limited Dongguan Branch

Guangxi Investment Group Co., Ltd.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

One of the few firms in China with an established IP appellate litigation and advocacy practice, Fangda Partners‘ enviable track record includes numerous appearances before both the country's provincial high courts and PRC Supreme Court. On the non-contentious side, the practice covers domestic and cross-border deals involving procurements, acquisitions, assignments, licensing, brands, patents and copyright. The team is co-led by renowned IP litigator Alexandra Yang and former Shanghai High People’s Court judge, James Hu. The department further includes IP infringement and anti-counterfeiting specialist Richard Lin; Fang Qi, an adviser to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, petrochemical, telecoms, and manufacturing companies; and Hans She, whose experience covers high profile non-contentious proceedings. Also key to the group, Claudia Yun assists with IP-related transactional and litigation work, while Tingting Liao predominantly focuses on patent litigation and invalidation matters, as well as trade secret disputes. The counsels to note are Christine Dong and Lin Qin.

Practice head(s):

Alexandra Yang; James Hu

Key clients

Guardant

Belden Inc.

Pfizer

Meta (Facebook)

Epic

IBM

Intel

Microsoft

Apple Inc.

Astellas

MediaTek

Nordson

ZPMC

InterDigital

ITW

Novartis

Valeo

TSMC

Cisco

OPPO

Ant Group

RALPH LAUREN CORPORATION

Work highlights

  • Represented NavInfo Co in its successful copyright infringement claim against three Baidu companies, found to be using substantially similar software without permission.
  • Representing Apple in several rounds of proceedings against Zhizhen, in relation to the iRobot patent.
  • Represented ByteDance, the developer of Douyin, in filing and handling an anti-monopoly lawsuit filed against Tencent.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

The 'professional, timely and efficient' team at Fangda Partners has a sterling market reputation for structuring, negotiating and documenting RMB-denominated private equity funds. The practice advises a range of private investment firms, ranging from first-time funds, independent boutiques and institutionally-sponsored private equity businesses, to multi-strategy alternative asset firms and financial institutions that invest in Greater China. Dividing his time between Beijing and Hong Kong, investment funds head Richard Guo advises clients on the structuring, restructuring, formation and operation of alternative investment products, including private equity and co-investment funds, as well as funds of funds, corporate venture funds and separately managed accounts. Providing key support, Zhen Chen specialises in investment funds, private equity and investment management; and Candy Tang is a private equity fund formation, compliance, and asset management expert. In Hong Kong, Flora Qian focuses on both fund formation and downstream investments, while Yue Zhang advises on USD-denominated fund formations.

Practice head(s):

Richard Guo

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Good work quality.’

‘Professional, timely and efficient.’

‘The team has rich experience in fund business.’

Key clients

KKR

Hamilton Lane

Coller Capital

LGT

Boyu Capital

CITIC Capital

Primavera Capital

L Catterton

International Finance Corporation

CapitaLand

Work highlights

  • Advised KKR on the structuring and formation of its first private investment fund in China.
  • Advised CapitaLand on the structuring and formation of its first RMB-denominated real estate core fund in mainland China.
  • Assisted Coller Capital with successfully closing a RMB-denominated secondary fund.

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners covers the full of array of employment and labour law work, from contentious issues such as wrongful termination and trade secrets disputes to non-contentious work including restructuring projects, labour migration and HR policy implementation. The firm is also recommended for conduct investigations regarding fraud, corruption and behavioural workplace misconduct. Major clients include LinkedIn, Ikea and the Hong Kong Airport Authority. Bo Zhou, a specialist in both employee transfer issues and labour arbitration and litigation, leads the team. He is supported by further key members of the team Lisa Zhao, who handles the full breadth of internal HR matters, and the Guangzhou based Ivan Su.

Practice head(s):

Bo Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Brookfield

LinkedIn

ASML

Nissens

Vale

Starlims

Hilton

Ikea

NYU Shanghai

Teleflex

Aspen

Melissa & Doug

ThermoFisher

SINOTEC

Hong Kong Airport Authority

Carestream

Work highlights

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners offers an extensive life sciences and healthcare focussed team representing an array of medical technology companies and investors, both PRC and multinational. The team is particularly recommended for its expertise in financing and fundraisings. Practice head Josh Shin is expert on regulatory-related issues including R&D, clinical trials, HGRAC regulation and patient centric transformation. Kate Yin is recommended for handling investigations work in the healthcare space, covering anti-bribery, accounting fraud, securities law, conflict of interest, trade secrets and data security. IP expert Fang Qi, antitrust investigations specialist Michael Han and the M&A and foreign investment focussed Diana Li are also central to the team. Henry He, who joined the firm from C-Stone Pharmaceuticals in January 2023, is a further key name.

Practice head(s):

Josh Shin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The staff has a keen awareness and rich experience in regulatory changes and regulatory practices in the pharmaceutical industry, which is trustworthy.’

‘We trust their professional interpretation and advice.’

‘Fangda’s life science and health care lawyer team is very professional and can provide efficient services to clients, including different types of transactions in this field, such as CMO under the background of MAH reform of drug management law and other project legal services.’

‘Josh Shin is an outstanding partner.’

‘Can provide one-stop legal services for pharmaceutical companies and life science and technology companies.’

‘Diana Li has deep insights into the pharmaceutical industry and knows how to provide professional legal services to pharmaceutical clients.’

‘With significant and long-term industry experience in the field of life sciences and healthcare, as well as outstanding achievements in domestic and overseas financing, the team is stable and provides continuous legal support to clients.’

‘One of the very best PRC law firms that can provide full services to its clients.’

Key clients

Eight-Roads Capital

Hengrui Pharmaceuticals

Duality BioScience

Sandoz

Carl Zeiss

Organon

Haleon

Beijing Kexing

Novartis

Bayer Healthcare

AstraZeneca

Roche China

Gilead Sciences

Abbott China

WuXi AppTech

Watson Pharmaceuticals

Mindray Medical

APBI Holdings

Danaher Corporate

BeiGene

TPG Growth

Sino Medcare

Roper Technology

Assembly BioScience

Edding Pharm

Everbright Healthcare Fund

C-Stone Pharmaceutical

Hanhui Pharma

Shanghai Kehua Bioengineering

Astellas

Brooks Automation

EdiGene Beijing Biotechnology

LifeTech Scientific Corporation

Wuxi JW Therapeutics

CBC Group

PAG

Primavera Capital

CDBI Capital

CICC Healthcare Fund

CVC Capital

Hillhouse Capital

Highlight Capital

Haeir Healthcare

Johnson & Johnson

Straumann

Anheart Therapeutics

Smith & Nephew

MitrAssist

Visen Pharmaceuticals

Laekna Therapeutics

Smith & Nephew

Vyaire Medical

MSD

Vazyme Biotechnology

Zai Lab

CMS (China Medical System)

CDH Fund

Novotech

MicroPort Group

Cenova Capital

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Medi-Link

I-Mab BioPharma

Brii BioScience

Overland Pharmaceuticals

Oncusp Therapeutics

Galixir Technology

Virogin Biotech

Thermo Fisher

Ortho Diagnostics

Eli Lilly

Takeda

Kintor Pharmaceutical

MediTrust Health

AZ-CICC Healthcare Fund

magAssist Technology

Perkin Elmer

Beijing Naton Technology

Work highlights

  • Represented InnoCare Pharma Limited as the company counsel in its STAR Market listing in Shanghai to raise RMB 2.9 billion, after its IPO on HKEX.
  • Advised MediTrust Health on its Series C+ financing led by HSBC and its entering into strategic agreement with HSBC.
  • Acted as PRC counsel of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (“ADIA”) as the lead investor in its equity investment in CBPO Holdings Limited (“CBPO”, the offshore holding company of Taibang Biologics), with the total purchase price of US$ 300,000,000.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners represent major global and PRC sponsors in their Chinese private equity investments, handling all kinds of complex transactions that span private and cross-border buyouts, equity and debt investments, portfolio secondaries and co-investments. Chen Bao leads the practice from Beijing, with his practice focusing on multijurisdictional M&A, and PE and venture capital financings. Yingjie Wang is also a key contact in Beijing, servicing a wide range of market participants from financial sponsors and venture capitalists to banks and alternative financing providers. In Shanghai, Helen Fan has extensive experience in the TMT, healthcare, consumer and renewable energy sectors, while Patrick Li is a respected authority on foreign direct investment.

Practice head(s):

Chen Bao

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Fangda’s legal team is good at handling complex venture capital projects and providing clients with appropriate and professional services. Compared with other law firms, the professionalism is higher and the service quality is higher.’

‘Have a deep understanding of the industry, serve buyers and sellers, and understand the demands of all parties, so as to accurately grasp customer needs and solve problems in transactions in multiple ways.’

‘Rich experience in legal services in the field of equity investment.’

‘Quick responses and down-to-earth.’

‘Private equity and venture capital business is very good, with high professional level, good English, business thinking and customer awareness; one of the top internal firms in China.’

Key clients

Chengxin Technology

China Integrated Circuit Industry Fund II

IDG

Alibaba

ABI

XYZ Robotics Global Inc.

Sunshine Insurance and a Sovereign Wealth Fund

New Carzone

China Life Insurance and Ping An Life Insurance

FountainVest Partners

MediTrust Health

360 Security Technology Inc.

Peak

Yunfeng Capital

Hillhouse Capital

CD Finance

Shuangbai Fund

InnoScience (Suzhou) Technology Co., Ltd.

Nio Capital

Suzhou Industrial Park Investment Fund L.P.

CDBC

CICC (Keyuan Dongxin and Shangqi Xinxing)

China Mobile Capital Holding Co., Ltd.

China State-owned Enterprise Mixed Ownership Reform Fund Co., Ltd.

Quan Capital

Gaolin Capital

Shanghai Advanced Silicon Technology Co., Ltd.

National Manufacturing Transformation and Upgrading Fund (国家制造业转型升级基金), National Green Development Fund (国家绿色发展基金), Comprehensive Reform Fund (综改基金) and Zhejiang Industrial Fund (浙江省产业基金)

Dongfang Jingyuan Electron Limited

DiaSys Diagnostic System GmbH

CICC Zhongdian and CICC Zhixing

Taikang Life

Nanjing Xiezhong Auto-Airconditioner (Group) Co., Ltd.

CPE

Hasten Biopharma

Marching-Power Technology

Sequoia China

Work highlights

  • Acted for Nio Capital on its Series Pre-A investment in Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., Ltd.
  • Advised two funds managed by CICC (Keyuan Dongxin and Shangqi Xinxing) in the setting up of their SPV (“CICC funds’ SPV”) and the equity investment in Huada SEMICONDUCTOR Co., Ltd.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners continues to showcase its strength in the real estate sector, advising developers, private equity sponsors, institutional investors, and financial institutions on their regulatory and transactional issues. Transactional matters are where the firm shines, handling both onshore, offshore and cross-border transactions. The Shanghai-based team is sought out for real estate investments, acquisitions and disposals, and commercial leasing. Practice heads Yingying Wang and Stephen Lin are well respected for their real estate expertise. Wang has over 20 years’ experience in real estate, hospitality, construction, and PPP projects, while Lin is known for his skills in overseas real estate investments, M&A, commercial leasing and built-to suit projects. Zhenyu Wang handles cross-border M&A as well as real estate related private equity investments and Frank Fan focuses on real estate acquisitions and disposals as well as hotel management. Amber Wang acts as counsel and assists on all matters.

Practice head(s):

Yingying Wang; Stephen Lin

Other key lawyers:

Frank Fan; Tony Xiang; Amber Wang

Testimonials

‘A comprehensive practice, it can assist clients in dealing with various issues, including litigation and non-litigation.’

Key clients

Ant Group

Tishman Speyer

CapitaLand

China Ping An Life Insurance Joint Stock Company

SC Capital Partners

Warburg Pincus

Macquarie

GIC

DNE Group

Brookfield

Work highlights

  • Advised Ant Group on its RMB12.93 billion purchase of a mixed-use land parcel located in Huangpu District, Shanghai, through a joint venture with Yuyuan Inc.
  • Advised China Ping An Life Insurance Joint Stock Company on its buyout of all the equity interest in a joint venture company from Sino-Ocean Group, which holds two Class-A office buildings in the Lize Business Area of Beijing.
  • Advised SC Capital Partners on its disposal of four logistics properties located in Taicang, Suzhou, Nantong and Jiaxing to Morgan Stanley.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 1

The compliance and regulatory practice at Fangda Partners excels at assisting international and domestic clients with national compliance standards both in China and overseas. The firm has actively assisted the State Administration for Market Regulation and the Ministry of Commerce on compliance guidelines. Consequently, the team is able to assist on the full gamut of compliance matters such as anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions and export control, environmental protection, and securities regulation. Cross-border proceedings and high-profile government enforcement actions are another strength of the practice. An increasingly busy area for the team is assisting local clients with government enforcements from international governments. Regulatory expert Kate Yin leads the team alongside Benjamin Miao. Yin is especially sought out for her cross border expertise, while Miao represents major international clients in criminal and fraud investigations. Yanjun Zhuang focuses on government enforcement actions and handles criminal litigations for the firm. Corporate compliance matters such as anti-bribery and corruption are handled by Derrick Zhao. Compliance specialist Yingjie Kang was promoted to partner in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Kate Yin; Benjamin Miao

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very experienced in government enforcement & investigation projects. ’

‘Fangda Partners has a unique assembly of not only skilled, but also very congenial lawyers that have a great understanding for the issues and needs of a foreign company within the Chinese market. Requests and queries were always answered in a fast and concise manner. More importantly, they provide full services for companies engaged in business in China.’

Work highlights

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

Fangda Partners stands out for its comprehensive suite of services catered to tech firms and financial institutions, spanning equity and debt financing, M&A, data protection, network security compliance, anti-monopoly measures, and intellectual property protection. The firm’s expertise embraces a vast scope of the TMT landscape, delving into areas like e-commerce, new media, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and semiconductors. Leading the team are Doris Tang, renowned for her vast experience in TMT-focused private equity, M&A and overseas listings, and Amanda Zhou, who boasts a client portfolio encompassing fledgling TMT startups and industry-leading unicorns. Jeffery Ding and Patrick Li excel in mergers, capital markets, and private equity, while Peng Tan is distinguished for his extensive experience in outbound investments by PRC companies globally.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Zhou; Doris Tang

Other key lawyers:

Jeffrey Ding; Peng Tan; Tianyi Chen; Patrick Li; Sufina Cai

Testimonials

‘Rich experience in legal services in the field of semiconductor investment.’

Key clients

CICC (Keyuan Dongxin and Shangqi Xinxing)

Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited

PCCW Limited

China Mobile Capital Holding Co., Ltd.

Nio Capital

Suzhou Industrial Park Investment Fund L.P.

Hi-trend Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

MotorComm

National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund Co., Ltd.

Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse

PCCW Enterprise Resources Limited

China Mobile Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented two funds managed by CICC (Keyuan Dongxin and Shangqi Xinxing) in the setting up of their SPV (“CICC funds’ SPV”) and the equity investment in Huada SEMICONDUCTOR Co., Ltd. (“HDSC”), the financing of which jointly participated by 35 investors including CICC funds’ SPV with an aggregated financing amount exceeded RMB 16.1 billion.
  • Represented Nio Capital in its Series Pre-A investment in Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery Co., Ltd. The total investment amount for Series Pre-A round is RMB 2,430,000,000, among which Nio Capital invested RMB 250,000,000.
  • Representing China Mobile Capital Holding Co., Ltd. (“CM Capital”) in its investment in and acquisition of the controlling stake of Venustech Information Technology Group Co., Ltd.

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 2

Led by Amanda Zhou, Chen Bao, Jian Fang, Zhiyi Ren and Kate Yin, Fangda Partners is notably strong in financings and cross-border work involving digital platforms. The team is equally adept at handling M&A work and compliance in the fintech space. Fang has a proven track record of advising on cross-border investments. Lawrence Yuan specialises in acquisition finance, while establishing data compliance programmes is an area of expertise for Gil Zhang. Lily Yan is a popular contact for Chinese enterprises seeking assistance with outbound investments.

Practice head(s):

Amanda Zhou; Chen Bao; Jian Fang; Zhiyi Ren; Kate Yin

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

HSBC

SAXO Bank

Ant group

Taikang Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 2

The restructuring and insolvency team at Fangda Partners advises on a range of formal bankruptcies, and issues such as investor representation, cross-border bankruptcy and restructuring, bankruptcy administration, and compulsory liquidation administration. The practice is particularly sought out for its cross-border insolvency expertise, being a go-to for offshore creditors, bondholders, liquidators, and administrators. Practice head Nuo Ji is an expert in debt restructuring, investment of distressed assets, and cross-border issues. ‘Rare and outstanding lawyerKai Li handles all cases involving court appointment as bankruptcy administrators, while litigation specialist Lingqi Wang assists on in-court and out-of-court restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Nuo Ji

Other key lawyers:

Kai Li; Lingqi Wang; Joyce Huang; Guanbing Chen; Wang Zhang

Testimonials

‘Fangda Law Firm is one of the earliest partnership law firms in China, and is also a comprehensive law firm. The law firm serves clients from all walks of life at home and abroad, and continues to participate in transactions in various commercial fields, providing advice and designing innovative legal structures. They are good at dealing with complex matters, are very professional and innovative with proposals, and have a quick response. ’

‘Kai Li and his team are very professional in handling corporate bankruptcy and debt restructuring. They have handled many major corporate bankruptcy cases and have very rich experience. They not only showed very professional and excellent knowledge and ability in their work, but also were very conscientious and responsible. Kai Li is a rare and outstanding lawyer in the field of bankruptcy and reorganisation, whether it is professional ability, insight into commercial essence or team standardization and efficiency.’

‘Exceptionally talented and able team, with top pedigree. Cutting edge and innovative.’

‘Lingqi Wang is a go to for this type of work in the China Market.’

Key clients

ZK Engineering

Shanghai CEFC International Group

Dalian Shipping Industry Offshore Co.

Shanghai Yuehe Real Estate Co.

Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co.

Fujian Star Group Co.

Huachen Energy Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisted ZK Engineering with the first pre-oreorganisation case and formal organisation process transferred from a pre-reorganisation proceeding in Shanghai.
  • Assisted CEFC Shanghai with its bankruptcy, including cross-border insolvency issues.
  • Assisted Dalian Shipping Industry Offshore Co. with asset investigations to confirm debt claims of $2.5 billion, and the subsequent bankruptcy reorganisation case.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 2

Providing ‘solid business knowledge and timely feedback‘, Fangda Partners routinely advises large corporations on sanctions and export control laws in China. The team is also sought out by Chinese and foreign companies for day-to-day legal advice; and is frequently mandated for major criminal and administrative enforcement cases involving customs law. The team is jointly led by Kate Yin, who works across the firm’s Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong offices, and is an expert in government enforcement matters, internal investigations and regulatory compliance work; and Shanghai-based Derrick Zhao, who is experienced in assisting domestic and multinational companies with their internal compliance policies. Also key to the team are customs compliance specialist Patrick Xiao, Yingjie Kang, who ‘has profound knowledge‘; and PRC tax expert Yan Zhao. At counsel level, Ginger Jiang is experienced in customs enforcement work, while Samon Sun specialises in economic sanctions, and anti-bribery and anti-corruption.

Practice head(s):

Kate Yin; Derrick Zhao

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Knows how to serve clients.’

‘Solid business knowledge and timely feedback.’

‘Yingjie Kang has profound knowledge. His Chinese and English reports, as well as his risk analyses, are very professional.’

‘The service is very good, the feedback is timely, and they are very dedicated lawyers.’ 

‘Professional, rigorous and solid.’

China > Insurance: PRC firms Tier 3

Fangda Partners‘ broad insurance practice covers regulatory matters such as market access, licensing, product compliance and insurance fund investments. The team also advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, and routinely acts in insurance-related litigation before Mainland China and Hong Kong courts. The practice is co-led from Shanghai by Jian Fang, whose insurance sector experience includes advising a foreign insurance company on the potential establishment of a life insurance joint venture, and regulatory specialist Zhiyi Ren. Over in Beijing, Siyuan Pan is admitted to practise in both the PRC and New York state, while Shanghai-based Lily Yan was recently promoted to partner.

Practice head(s):

Jian Fang; Zhiyi Ren

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Meditrust

Taikang Insurance

China Life Property Insurance

ERGO

Munich Re

HSBC

Swiss Re

CPIC Investment Management

China Ping An Life Insurance Co

Work highlights

  • Advised Meditrust on the regulatory issues surrounding the offering of insurance products and payment services.
  • Advised China Ping An Life Insurance Co on its acquisition from CapitaLand of a majority stake in six Raffles City developments in China.
  • Advised China Ping An Life Insurance Co on its acquisition of real estate in Beijing.

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

Fangda Partners, with its Guangdong offices, extends a comprehensive range of legal services to clients in the Greater Bay Area. Kate (Yunxia) Yin heads the Guangzhou office, while Claudia (Shaojun) Yun, leading the Shenzhen office, specialises in intellectual property litigation and transactions. In Guangzhou, Judy Tan showcases her proficiency in banking, finance, and aviation finance leasing, handling both domestic and cross-border deals. Additionally, Huanyan Zhang offers expertise in capital markets, guiding Chinese companies through IPOs, investments, and restructuring endeavors, both domestically and internationally.

Practice head(s):

Kate (Yunxi) Yin (Guangzhou); Claudia (Shaojun) Yun (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Huanyan Zhang; Judy Tan; Song Yang; Yifeng She; Tian Tian

Testimonials

‘Judy Tan’s legal team has outstanding professional advantages and service capabilities in the field of aviation finance. Able to complete projects efficiently.’

‘Lawyers Judy Tan and Song Yang have many years of experience in aviation finance business, and their professional level and negotiation ability are very high.’

‘Claudia (Shaojun) Yun’s team has provided intellectual property legal services for our brands for many years. The team has rich experience in the industry, can quickly respond to our company’s needs, and provide the most beneficial and trustworthy suggestions for customers.’

‘Claudia (Shaojun) Yun, Yifeng She and Tian Tian all have solid legal background and have considerable experience in handling cases. They responded quickly to our company’s needs and actively implemented solutions.’

Key clients

Bridgestone Corporation

Vans, Inc.

Apple Inc.

OPPO Guangdong Mobile Communication Corp., Ltd.

Shanghai Pepsi-Cola Beverage Co., Ltd.

China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited

CMBI International

CMC Capital

iRay Technology

Mindray

NAYUKI HOLDINGS LIMITED

PEAK (China) Limited Company

TCL Technology Group Co., Ltd.

HC SemiTek Corporation

Xunlei Limited

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Reed Smith LLP

Watson Farley & Williams LLP

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Deutsche Bank

Natixis

Crédit Agricole CIB

HSBC

Standard Chartered Bank

The Export-Import Bank of China

Bank of China

China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd

ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

CMB Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited

Xiamen Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines Co., Ltd.

BP

Warburg Pincus

Boyu Real Estate

Ping’an Real Estate

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (MSREF)

Jiumaojiu

Oaktree Capital

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Daewoo E&C Co., Ltd. and K.H.I. (U.K.) Limited

Furcifer

Vlinker

VOBILE GROUP (03738.HK)

Akeso, Inc (9926.HK)

Work highlights

  • Assisted a Central State-Owned Enterprise to indirectly participate in the Series A financing of GAC Ai’an New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Gac Groups(601238.SH | 02238.HK) through a well-known private equity fund.
  • Represented China Ping An Life Insurance Joint Stock Company Limited, in its buyout of all the equity interest in a joint venture company held by its then JV partner, Sino-Ocean Group.
  • Represented China Resources Power Holdings Company Limited (“CR power”, stock code: 0836.HK) in its transaction of acquire 100% equity of Guangdong Runneng New Energy Co., Ltd (Runneng New Energy) and further acquisition of eight wind power projects with capacity of 440.3 MW.

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 3

Fangda Partners established its tax practice in August 2021, when it hired PRC tax law specialist Yan Zhao for its Beijing office (as partner and practice head) from King & Wood Mallesons. The tax practice covers a range of areas, including general tax advisory work, and the tax side to M&A deals, restructurings, IPOs, and project financings. It also assists with investment fund-related tax planning, transfer pricing, tax dispute resolution, and tax compliance. Another area of strength is tax advisory and planning services for high-net-worth individuals. Supporting Zhao at senior associate level, Linlin Cao has over a decade of tax law experience.

Practice head(s):

Yan Zhao

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

SK hynix

Edison Software

Tishman Investment Consulting (Shanghai) Co

Solidigm China

New Development Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised an international bank on the disposal of its consumer business in the PRC.
  • Advised SK hynix on various acquisition-related tax issues.
  • Advised an international luxury goods company on the proposed restructuring of its China business.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

With a deep bench of arbitration specialists across Hong Kong and mainland China, Fangda Partners offers seasoned specialists across a range of arbitration institutions including ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, SIAC, CIETAC and SCC. Practice head Peter Yuen brings over two decades of experience of international and regional arbitration, and is especially strong on high-profile commercial arbitrations. He is heavily supported by Olga Boltenko, specialising in investment arbitration and well-versed in investor-state disputes, particularly in the oil and gas, infrastructure and construction sectors.

Practice head(s):

Peter Yuen

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • One-firm Approach

 

Founded in 1993, Fangda Partners is a full-service law firm advising on PRC and Hong Kong laws. We have approximately 800 lawyers in our six offices in major Chinese cities: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. We operate as a single, integrated partnership, not as an alliance of lawyers in different locations.

 

Our lawyers collaborate seamlessly across practice groups and locations to provide our clients with exceptional service, sophisticated advice and practical solutions founded on our legal expertise, sound knowledge of market practice, deep understanding of the industry landscape and proven ability to assist our clients achieve their business objectives.

 

  • Firm of Choice for the Most Difficult Legal Issues

We are the firm of choice for businesses requiring solutions to their most difficult and complex legal issues. Leading companies and financial institutions in China and around the world turn to us for legal representation or counseling on their most significant legal and business challenges, whether transactions or disputes.

  • Cross-Border Capabilities with a China Edge

We are known for our cross-border capabilities with a China edge. Our team consists of lawyers qualified in Australia, England and Wales, Singapore, U.S., Hong Kong and the PRC.

The diversity of our professionals and our strong local law capabilities enable us to bridge legal, regulatory, language and cultural differences that clients inevitably face in transactions and disputes involving multiple jurisdictions.

  • At the Forefront of Chinese Commercial Practice

We have been at the forefront of the development of commercial law practice in China for 30 years.

We have a proven track record advising clients on groundbreaking transactions or defending them in unprecedented disputes. Some selected notable matters on which we have advised include:

  • First initial public offering by a Chinese company involving an international underwriter
  • The first domestic listing by a company incorporated outside the PRC (so-called red chip company)
  • Formation of the first open-end mutual fund in China
  • First foreign acquisition of a controlling stake in a Chinese public company
  • First FRAND litigation in China
  • Representing the claimant in obtaining the first injunction in an IP litigation under Chinese procedural law
  • First public interest environmental litigation brought by an NGO against a multinational company in China

Areas of practice: The firm serves both PRC and international clients in various industries. Practices include

  • Antitrust/competition
  • Asset-backed securities
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Compliance and government enforcement
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Financial institutions
  • General industries
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Intellectual property
  • Investment funds
  • Investment management
  • Labor and employment
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Real estate and construction
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
Number of lawyers in the firm : 800+
Number of partners in thr firm : 180+
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