Firm Profile > Fangda Partners > Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Fangda Partners
26/F, One Exchange Square
Hong Kong

Hong Kong > Projects and energy Tier 2

The 'professional' team at Fangda Partners has been advising lender-side and developer clients on cross-border LNG and renewable energy projects, with infrastructure and greenfield investment matters, also featuring prominently in the group's workload. Michael Tam heads the practice, in which Joe Biqing Zhou is a key contact.

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International Djibouti Industrial Parks Operation FZCO


Hong Kong Electric

Hong Kong > Capital markets (equity) Tier 4

After the recent arrival of new practice head Colin Law from Shearman & Sterling, Fangda Partners continues to go from strength to strength in the equity capital markets space. The PRC-based firm focuses on capital markets and securities transactions, including IPOs, takeovers of public companies, privatisation and regulatory matters. Arman Lie was promoted to partner.

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‘Attention to details showing sound business acumen, with flexibility, and applying innovative thinking. ‘

Colin Law is always generous in sharing valuable experience and offering creative advice; As a client we can see a strong partnership is built upon professional solutions rather than solely commercial interests‘.

Very solid M&A and capital markets practice, and familiar with mainland China and Hong Kong markets‘.

Ability to focus directly on the core issues and understand client’s needs‘.

The team is very diligent and efficient. The team members are fluent in English, and communicate easily with foreign companies’.

Key clients

Jinxin Fertility Group

Merrill Lynch Far East

Goldman Sachs

Citigroup Global Markets Asia

Morgan Stanley Asia

China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities

Feiyang International Holdings Group Limited

SG Group Holdings Limited

Wuxi Biologics (Cayman) Inc.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration Tier 4

The arbitration practice at Fangda Partners is led by Peter Yuen. Mining, oil and gas, financial services, and shipping-related disputes have been prominent in the team's recent workload. Also of note, Olga Boltenko is a key contact in the department for investment arbitration. Counsel Matthew Townsend is also singled out.

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Hong Kong > Corporate (including M&A) Tier 5

Following the arrival of Colin Law from Shearman & Sterling at the start of 2019, Fangda Partners continues to go from strength to strength in the corporate sphere. It handles large and complex cross-border M&A transactions, such as inbound and outbound acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and minority and growth capital investments, as well as strategic alliances and joint ventures. The firm works closely with its China team to provide seamless multi-jurisdictional advice. Vanessa Cheung is another name to note. Xiaotong Jia and Alice Zhu were promoted to partner. Mark Lehmkuhler joined as partner from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Key clients

China Huaneng Group

Haier Electronics Group

Li Dongsheng, Chairman of TCL

Ever Harmonic Global Limited

BE Education

Wuxi Biologics (Cayman) Inc.

Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation Limited

The firm: Founded in 1993, Fangda Partners is a full-service law firm advising on PRC and Hong Kong laws.

One firm approach
We have approximately 700 lawyers in our five offices in major Chinese cities: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, 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 over two decades.

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&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.
Photo Name Position Profile
 Vanessa Cheung photo Vanessa Cheung Partner
 Flora Qian photo Flora Qian Partner
Ms Jin Wang photo Ms Jin Wang Partner
Number of lawyers in the firm : 570+
Number of partners in the firm : 170+
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)