Firm Profile > Zhong Lun Law Firm > Beijing, China

Zhong Lun Law Firm
23-31/F, South Tower of CP Center, 20 Jin He East Avenue
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100020
China

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's well-established competition and antitrust team regularly represent international companies in abuse of market dominance cases, civil litigation and competition investigations, as well as handling antitrust filings. The group also has significant experience in developing compliance programmes. Leading the group are Shanghai's Scott Guan and Beijing's Lingchen Pu and Yi Xue. Co-founding partner Peng Wu has deep experience in merger filings, antitrust investigations and associated litigation. Frank Jiang is known for acting as lead competition counsel in investigations and litigation, as well as advising on M&A and joint venture projects.

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Testimonials

The team I have worked with is excellent. They can simplify the complex matters and provide helpful and valuable advice to facilitate the entire transaction.’

Key clients

Motorola Solutions

Shenzhen Tencent Computer System

Beijing IQIYI Science & Technology

Nanosphere (Shanghai)

Shanghai Xunmeng Information and Technology

Shanghai Cai Tong De Tang Traditional Pharmacy

Shanghai Hydee Software

Gold Nemans (Shanghai) Food

Hangzhou Weichuan Food

Motorola Solutions

Shandong Port Group Co., Ltd. and Qingdao Port Group

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt

COSCO SHIPPING Financial Holdings

Lakala Payment

Wabtec

Walmart

Cummins

Vossloh

Qualcomm

SABIC

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a well-established full-service banking and finance offering, advising domestic and international banks on the spectrum of financing structures, including for commercial, syndicated and cross-border lending, M&A financing and asset financing projects. Of the department heads, Jonathan He has developed a strong practice that includes advising on the establishment of financial institutions; Borong Liu focuses on securitisations; Yi Hu focuses on securitisations and financial products. Shirley Lu has vast experience in cross-border finance, and Yuan Ting is the name for debt finance transactions.

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Testimonials

Thorough and comprehensive control of relevant regulatory policies in the banking sector, rich practical experience, and reasonable team echelon.’

Key clients

International Finance Corporation

The Export-Import Bank of China

China Development Bank

China Development Bank

Bank of Communications

China Minsheng Banking

China Merchants Bank

China Tianying Inc.

Taiping Life Insurance

BOCOM Financial Assets Investment

Bank of Jiangsu

Bank of Shanghai

Bank of Nanjing

China Construction New Zealand

JP Morgan

Blackstone Group

Tishman Speyer

The Carlyle Group

Warburg Pincus

PAG

Hines

Frasers Centrepoint

Softbank Group

Tianqi Lithium Corporation

Huayu Automotive Systems

Biostime

Sigma Delta Partners Investment

Ascent Real Estate Investors

ARA

JP Morgan Securities

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has accumulated significant experience in capital markets, and is able to advise clients on on- and offshore listings. In addition to equity work, the group is also well-versed in debt, including in relation to domestic and overseas bond issuances, and asset securitisations. The department is jointly led by Fang ChenZhoujun TangHaibo JiaLefan Gong and Jiyong Feng. Chairman of the firm Anthony Zhao has a strong track-record in capital markets, particularly in the TMT sector; recently advising Chinese companies on overseas listings in Singapore and New York. Kefeng Li is noted for domestic listings, including on the Shanghai technology and innovation board, as well as the newly launched ChiNext board in Shenzhen. Dual-PRC and -New York qualified senior associate Roy Zheng is developing a strong overseas capital markets practice, with a focus on the TMT and healthcare sectors.

Testimonials

They have accompanied, assisted, and participated in many Chinese corporate capital market operations and investment mergers and acquisitions representative projects.

The lawyers have professional experience in capital markets, investment and mergers and acquisitions, and pursues excellence. It is a reliable and trustworthy team of professional lawyers.’

 

Key clients

JD.com

Netease

Zai Lab

Huarong Shipping Financial Leasing

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

J.P. Morgan

CICC

Citigroup

Qingdao Huicheng Environmental Technology

China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation

Thinkon Semiconductor Jinzhou

China Tianying

Beijing Fengshangshiji Culture Media

Pinlive Foods

CareRay Digital Medical Technology

Rizhao Xingye Auto Parts

Guangdong Meitong Measurement & Control Technology

Citychamp Dartong

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

Corporate transactions are a core part of Zhong Lun Law Firm's practice. The team is regularly instructed by multinational and listed companies on restructurings, M&A, cross-border deals and outbound investment. It provides a full service, drawing on wider firm expertise in tax, finance and the Chinese regulatory environment. The China-wide department is jointly led by Audry Li, who also has experience as an arbitrator, and Richard Zeng; while Lingchen Pu is the contact for corporate and foreign direct investment in Beijing, and Scott Guan is a key contact in Shanghai. Chairman of the firm's management committee Anthony Zhao has substantial experience in TMT sector deals involving public and private companies. Ting Gao has quickly established herself as an expert in advising foreign companies on their China entry strategy.

Testimonials

‘Work hard, can better serve customer needs, actively communicate with customers, and explore suitable solutions.’

Able to actively communicate, actively think, and actively propose solutions to help customers solve business problems.’

The team we have worked with are reliable and they are expert in real estate transaction and operation matters.

They will assess the risks associated with the transaction or operation timely and precisely and provide valuable advice to facilitate the transactions. Quality of works are impressive.’

Zhong Lun provides services in a very broad range of different legal topics.

Key clients

Sinomine Resource Group

China-LAC Industrial Cooperation Investment Fund Co

Sinosteel Co

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Shanghai SUS Environment

TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group

Global Logistics Property

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Halma plc

Barrick Gold Incorporation

Symrise Asia Pacific

Allison Transmission

Go Capture Marketing (Shanghai)

Avenue Asia Capital Management

Macquarie Corporate Holdings

SINOTRANS Southern China

Mongolia North Heavy Industries Group

COSCO Shipping

Qiming Venture Partners

ARCH Capital

Tongdun

Shimo

Leyan Robot

TKH Group

Knauf International

Armstrong World Industry

Helvetica Capital

The Jackson Laboratory

China Re Asset Management Company

Hundsun Technologies

China Merchants Bank Company

Diamond Wood China

Cree

Cree Huizhou Solid State Lighting Company

Aisino Hongkong

TCL Financial Holding (Shenzhen)

China Great Wall AMC (International) Holdings

Minsheng Financial Leasing Company

Chow Tai Fook Jeweller (Shenzhen)

CTF Watch

VMS Group

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 1

The data protection and cyber security team at Zhong Lun Law Firm sits within the firm's intellectual property department. It has significant experience advising multinationals, such as Daimler, and large Chinese SOEs and corporates, including ZTE Corporation, on the implementation of data compliance programmes, both for Chinese and international regulations. Other areas of expertise include data audits, due diligence projects and investigations following data breaches. Gary Gao is the main contact for compliance work, particularly when it becomes contentious. Peng Cai stands out for issues arising from the telecoms and internet industry, mainly advising large state-owned enterprises. Xinyu Liu is known for his expertise in data and privacy issues arising in the finance industry, assisting commercial banks with the design of their risk control systems. The practice heads in Beijing are Jihong ChenDongxiao MaJimmy Huang and Cliff YangHelen Cheng leads in Shanghai; Yonghong Wang  in Guangzhou.

Testimonials

They have a deep understanding of client needs, They will also provide relevant information for clients with to improve customer plans. Professional legal advice.’

The team of lawyers is adequately staffed, covers a wide range of compliance fields, and can provide clients with practical legal and compliance advice.’

Key clients

China Mobile Communications Corporation

HITACHI

China Mobile Communications Group Beijing

Qianxin Technology Group

China Mobile Communications Corporation’s government-enterprise customer branch

Yunnan Baiyao Group

Cloud Account Technology (Tianjin)

iResearch

Daimler Greater China Ltd

Microsoft (China)

ZTE Corporation

VIP KID

CITIC Group

Tencent

Toyota China

NBA China

Wärtsilä

CAE Inc.

SAP China

Hang Lung Properties

Meituan-Dianping

Tongdun Technology Taiping General Insurance

Hellobike

Bank of Beijing

Fountainvest Partners

Guoxin Venture Capital

Xsolla Inc.

Xiaoyudian Small Loan

Nielsen-CCData

DataSeed

BSH China

Flowserve

Chinatopcr edit Financial Information Services (Shanghai) , CTCF

Fullerton Technology

Chang’an Wealth

Huarui Bank

Shanghai Minhang Financial Service Office

Taiping General Insurance

Association of Shanghai Internet Financial Industry

Yango Finance

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's arbitration group has experience before a variety of domestic and international arbitration forums, such as CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC and the Beijing and Shanghai arbitration commissions. The group predominantly represents major Chinese corporates, including SOEs. The main contact is experienced arbitration panellist Lijun Cao, whose clients are an impressive mix of multinationals, foreign-invested companies, funds and SOEs. Dual-PRC and -New York qualified Wei Sun is another panel arbitrator on the team, with extensive expertise in international arbitrations. At the more junior end, Zoe Zhang is increasingly known for international arbitration.

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Key clients

Shenzhen Jiu Jiu Yi Tian Xing Investment Fund Enterprise

International Group Management (Shanghai) Limited

DEG – Deutsche Investitions–und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

Archer Daniels Midland Singapore

Beijing Carrefour Commercial

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt

Beijing Urban Construction Group

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure)

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM)

China United Coalbed Methane Corporation (CUCBM), a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)

Beijing Lufthansa Center

China National Oil and Gas Pipeline Corporation

China Electronic Technology Group

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center (China Public Private Partnerships Center)

CITIC Securities

China Cinda Asset Management

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group)

Huagai Capital

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electronic Power Design Institute

China Railway Sixth Group

China Railways Shanhaiguan Bridge Company

Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd.

Xinyuan (China) Real Estate Hangzhou Huiyuan Investment Management Partnership

Zhejiang Haining Jiahui Investment Limited Partnership

Tibet Zhongsheng Xinrui Venture Capital Center (limited partnership)

Umbro (Beijing) Sports Goods

Tsinghua University

Jinggong Steel International, Jinggong Steel Trading & Contracting

BGP Congo SARLU (Filiale)

Büro 3 Marketing

North China Petroleum Administration

Xinxing Cathay International Group

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a long history in banking and financial services with a strong client base consisting of both domestic and international financial institutions, as well as multinational corporations. The team advises clients on a range of fintech matters but has a particular focus on compliance and regulatory issues. Other areas of strength include cryptocurrency, and related litigation and arbitration. Key individuals in the team include Xinyu LiuWantao Yang, Borong Liu , Shirley Lu, Hui Zhi. Other noted individuals include Zhisong He and Yi Hu.

Key clients

Advokate Limited

Shenzhen LinkTime Technology Co., Ltd.

Radical Automobile (China)

Bank of Beijing

Taiping General Insurance

Shanghai Minhang Financial Service Office

Association of Shanghai Internet Financial Industry

Fountainvest Partners

Guoxin Venture Capital

Meituan-Dianping

Xsolla Inc.

Tongdun Technology

Hellobike

Chinatopcredit Financial Information Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., CTCF

Huarui Bank

Chang’an Wealth

Fullerton Technology

Xiaoyudian Small Loan

Nielsen-CCData

DataSeed

Yango Finance

Luoshu Investment

BSH China

Flowserve

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has an ‘in-depth understanding of market conditions‘ and displays particular expertise in private equity. The practice covers a broad range of services including fund formation, fundraising, investments, project management and fund exits. The team regularly handles both domestic RMB funds and off-shore USD funds. The firm’s key clients include CICC, CITICPE, Yueyin Capital and more. Practice head Catherine Chen has been particularly active and co-heads the practice alongside Lefan Gong and Jiyong Feng. Recent changes to the team include the arrival of Ping Zhang from Han Kun Law Offices and the internal promotion of Shi Yi.

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Testimonials

The team has top-notch investment fund formation experience, an in-depth understanding of relevant laws and practices, and an in-depth understanding of market conditions and trends.

Key clients

Gohigh Capital

IDG Capital

CITICPE

Shunwei Capital

CICC

Beishang Capital / Daxing FOF

Kaola Fund

3E Bioventures

Yahui Precision Medical Fund

Yueyin Capital

Wuhan Yangtze River Guidance Fund

Wuhan Optical Valley Guidance Fund

Suzhou Softbank Yuesheng Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Chongiqng Jiangbeizui Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Liangjiang Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Inspiration Capital

Ping An Basic Industry Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Guohe Modern Service Industry Equity investment management Co., Ltd

Yingdao Investment

Lilly Asia Ventures

Tishman Speyer

Newease China

China Merchants Capital

China Life

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has 'deep professional knowledge' in labour and employment. The team has a wide range of expertise spanning employee recruitment and terminations of employment, to trade unions and labour disputes. The practice also advises on immigration laws and cross-border work. The firm has a strong client base consisting of Fortune 500 multinationals and large state-owned and central enterprises, as well as small and medium-sized companies and startups. Carol Zhu heads the practice in Shanghai and advises on all aspects of labour and employment matters. Beijing-based practice head Haiyan Duan advises on employment law, social security law and trade union law. Lingchen Pu and Scott Guan are also noted.

Testimonials

Zhong Lun Law Firm/Duan Haiyan and his team have deep professional knowledge in the field of labor law, excellent service quality, and excellent industry reputation. They are our trusted business partners.

Key clients

Tesla China (including Tesla Motors (Beijing) Co,. Ltd. and its PRC affiliates)

Daimler’s PRC Affiliates (including Daimler Greater China Ltd., Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance Ltd., and Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co. Ltd, Daimler Trucks and Buses (China) Ltd.)

Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.

Lilly Asia Ventures

NVIDIA China

The Export-Import Bank of China

Sinopec Group

Air China Limited and China National Aviation Holding Company

Huarong Securities Co., Ltd.

UNIS WDC Storage Co., Ltd

Wabtec Corporation

The Jackson Laboratory

Outokumpu Oyj

Mckesson Corporation

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

The Middleby Corporation

ACT, Inc (American College Test)

ABS Group of Companies, Inc.

6 Dimensions Capital

Radisson Hotel Group

TKAS Auto Steel Company Limited

Cadence Design Systems

Rheem Manufacturing Company

Moose Knuckles

GGB Bearing Technology

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s private equity and investment funds department is singled out by clients for its ‘clear understanding of business demands‘. The team handles the full spectrum of issues, including fund formation, fundraising, investment, project management and fund exits; notably for TMB and offshore US dollar-backed funds, giving it a strong position for cross-border private equity transactions. In a recent highlight, Anthony Zhao advised Ascendant Capital Partners on its $150m investment, in the form of secured convertible and exchangeable bonds, in Best Assistant Education Online. Promoted to partner in 2020, John Shen is building a strong transactional practice advising major foreign funds. The group is co-headed by Catherine ChenLefan Gong and Jiyong Feng.

Testimonials

Have a clear understanding of business demands, have a high quality of legal documents, actively think about and explore transaction terms and arrangements, and can provide legal services with high added value.

The overall level of the team is high.

Key clients

6 Dimensions Capital

Lilly Asia Ventures

Qiming

Eightroads

Cathay Capital

CBC Group

General Atlantic

Elpiscience

Gracell Biotechnologies

HQP Corporation Limited

Global Logistics Property

Elongevity

NetVation DL Medicine

Suzhou CHBio Medical Device

Tianjin Master Vision Technology

COSCO Shipping

Qiming Venture Partners

ARCH Capital

Tongdun

Shimo

Leyan Robot

Chongqing Rail Transit (Group)

Chongqing Jingyou Real Estate Development

Chongqing Yulong Equity Investment Fund Management

Chongqing Xinyu Financial Leasing

Chongqing Kangtian Real Estate

Chengdu LianAn Technology

Delta Capital Management International

Breeze Venture

Homaer Asset Management Master Fund SPC

TransLink Capital Partners III

Shenzhen Hongtai Growth Venture Capital Center

Tencent

Yaoyanshe

Decheng Capital

Perfect Diary

City Home

Kingsoft Cloud

Xiaomi

6.com

Hillhouse Capital

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's environment, energy and natural resources department advises multinational corporations, Chinese government agencies and SOEs on the spectrum of utilities and infrastructure projects, both in China and overseas. The group is well-versed in environmental law, handling environmental public interest and administrative litigation in China. Jointly heading the team are Fei WangJihong WangYueping Zhou and Jiong Zhang, all of whom take the lead on domestic and international projects. Li Hao is known for his energy sector expertise, with particular experience in renewables. Ping Gu focuses on patent litigation for manufacturing and energy sector clients.

Testimonials

Dedicated and professional.’

Jun Cheng and his team have professional control capabilities for energy construction and investment projects, rich business experience, and can actively cooperate with clients.’

It has comprehensive and profound professional research on various types of photovoltaic projects and related laws and regulations in all regions of the country.’

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s lawyers are highly dedicated, with efficient communication anytime and anywhere, even affecting all parties in the transaction.’

Key clients

Sinomine Resource Group

China-LAC Industrial Cooperation Investment Fund

Sinosteel

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Shanghai SUS Environment

TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group

Organic Waste Systems (OWS)

Kautex Textron

China General Nuclear YangJiang Offshore Wind Power

TBEA

Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute

Huaneng Tiancheng Financial Leasing

Zhejiang Energy Equity Investment Fund Management

Zhejiang Zhejiang Energy Green Energy Equity Investment Fund Partnership (LLP)

State Power Investment Group Zhejiang New Energy

China Resources Power Holdings

Jiangsu Huadian Energy

Ecology and Environment Department of Jiangsu Province

China Huadian Beijing Fuel Logistics

Ecology and Environment Bureau of Zhenjiang City

China National Uranium Corporation (CNUC)

China Nuclear Industry 22nd Construction

China Harbor Engineering Company

China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation (CZEC)

China National Nuclear Corporation

State Grid Corporation of China

China Nuclear Energy Industrial Corporation

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's real estate and construction team provides a full service to clients including government agencies, investors, developers, construction companies, financial institutions and funds. The group has transactional expertise, in terms of M&A and real estate sales, but it also handles issues such as corporate governance for companies operating in the sector. On the construction side, the group is well-versed in public-private partnership (PPP) projects, as well as the design and construction of a wide range of private sector projects. Jointly heading the group are infrastructure expert Jihong Wang, real estate all-rounder Fei Wang, disputes expert Chao Ji and real estate investment and financing specialist Furong Deng.

Key clients

China Resources Land

China Oversea Land & Investment

Longfor Group Holdings

China Jinmao Holdings Group

Shenzhen Cimc Industry & City Development Group

CapitaLand

Mapletree Investments

COFCO PROPERTY (GROUP)

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing (China)

POLY Property Development

Guangdong Provincial Railway Construction Investment Group

Jiayu Group

Huasen Architectural & Engineering Designing Consultants

Guangdong Holdings

Beijing Capital Land

COFCO Land

Longfor Group

Beijing Guohua Property

Genting

Gohigh Capital

CITICPE

SDP Investment

China Resources Land

Macquarie Corporate Holdings

Shanghai Construction Engineering First Construction Group

China CINDA

Phoenix Publishing & Media Group

Nanjing Tang Quan Construction Group

Jiangsu SOHO Holdings Group

Nanjing Jinling holdings

Jiangsu Zhonglu Transportation Development

Jiangsu Provincial Construction Group

 

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm advise on a broad range of matters from capital markets and M&A, to real estate and litigation. Baisha Zhang is highly recommended and specialises in antitrust, M&A, litigation and arbitration. Wayne Wang, Jianqing Ding and senior associate Ningshan Fang are also noted.

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Key clients

Guangzhou Metro Group

SATS Ltd.

Keppel Land

Altura Mining

Synertec

Dulux Group

CSL Limited

Bissell Homecare

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a recognised presence in real estate and construction, advising clients on both transactions and disputes. The practice has a wide client base with medium to large-sized companies in a range of sectors from industrials and finance, to real estate and logistics. It also advises a range of government agencies. Jianhui Tang heads the practice as well as the finance team and focuses on bankruptcy and debt restructuring. Zhiqiang Wei is also noted and has a strong background in construction.

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Key clients

Yangzhou Guangli Steel Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Wanjia Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Jiangsu Longken Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Huaneng South Industry Development Corp.

Jiangsu Branch of the Export-Import Bank of China

Jiangsu Kaijin Online Financial Assets Exchange Center Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Sumec Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Dongfang Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Huizhong Gete’er Air Conditioning Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Weige Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.

Administrator of Jiangsu Huiyu Logistics Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Jianwei Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Yicheng Real Estate Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Yicheng Ocean World Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Ningcheng Electric Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Huadong Automobile Arrester Co. Ltd.

Shanghai Construction Engineering First Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Cinda

Phoenix Publishing & Media Group

Nanjing T

China > Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm displays in-depth skill and capabilities within the fields of corporate and capital markets. Clients are able to receive a full-service approach to other key areas such as banking and finance, real estate, foreign direct investment, cross-border transactions, litigation and arbitration, intellectual property. Managing partner Fan Bin is a key name to note who specialises in corporate finance, capital markets and M&A. Xiong Li is another key individual who focuses on similar areas as well as private equity and investment funds.

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Key clients

New Hope Group Co., Ltd. and its main affiliates

Dongfang Electric Corporation and its main affiliates

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch and Chongqing Branch

CapitaMalls Asia (Chengdu) Co., Ltd. and five affiliates of CapitaLand Group

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Guoxin Securities Co., Ltd

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Wuxin Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Wide Horizon New Town Development Co., Ltd., Chengdu Wide Horizen Investment Co., Ltd., Chengdu Wide Horizon Real Estate Development Co. Ltd..

Sichuan Yanhua-Zhixin Industrial Group Co., Ltd.

Guiyang Xinglonghu Property Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Wide Horizon New Town Development Co., Ltd

Chengdu Yango Jieke Property Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Golden Arch Restaurant Foodstuff Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Longhu Enterprise Develo

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm offers a full-service approach and advises a large client base consisting of debtors, strategic investors, shareholders, and creditors. The practice has significant experience in acting as a bankruptcy administrator, as well as advising on liquidation cases. Other key areas of work include filing for bankruptcy applications, conducting pre-restructuring investigations, participating in risk treatment of financial institutions. Practice head Shengfeng Xu has a strong presence in the restructuring and insolvency space.

Key clients

Guizhou Guoyuan Mining Co., Ltd

Fuguiniao Co., Ltd

Liaoning Huishan Dairy Group Company Ltd. and the 108 associated companies.

Liaoning Harbour Group Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Protruly Electronics Co., Ltd.

Yangzhou Guangli Steel Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.(Used name: Marcegaglia (China) Co. Ltd.)

Nanjing Wanjia Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Jiangsu Longken Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Huaneng South Industry Development Corp.

Jiangsu Branch of the Export-Import Bank of China

Jiangsu Kaijin Online Financial Assets Exchange Center Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Sumec Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Dongfang Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Huizhong Gete’er Air Conditioning Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Weige Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.

Administrator of Jiangsu Huiyu Logistics Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Jianwei Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Yicheng Real Estate Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Yicheng Ocean World Co. Ltd.

Administrator of Nanjing Ningcheng Elec

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a well-established presence in tax and demonstrates particular expertise in handling cross-border tax issues. The team regularly advises clients on tax planning and dispute resolution for cross-border transactions. The firm has a strong client base with household names including HSBC, UBS, and FIFA. Lingchen Pu and Scott Guan jointly head the practice alongside Mingjun Jia, who has a strong background in disputes. Peter Ni and Mark Gao are also highly recommended.

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Key clients

Project Management Institute

Atotech

FIFA

CLSA investment fund

CREDIT SUISSE

UBS

HSBC

Vitasoy

Lilith Games

Goldman Sachs

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

At Zhong Lun Law Firm, practitioners are deeply involved in the technology, telecoms and internet sectors, advising on transactional issues, as well as telecoms infrastructure, data security compliance, e-commerce and fintech issues. The team provides a day-to-day operational advice to a number of international technology companies including Microsoft. Contacts of note are corporate transactional experts Anthony Zhao and Victor YuJihong Chen, who co-heads the IP department, is the go-to name for contentious IP, licensing and privacy protection issues. Yang Zhou has expertise in in telecoms licensing, cybersecurity and data compliance. Mei Han is known for venture capital and private equity investments in the TMT space.

Key clients

Amazon (China) Investment

HP China

Cisco

Microsoft (China)

ZTE Corporation

VIP KID

PGi

NVIDIA

Nokia

Daimler Greater China

Autel

CITIC Group

Tencent

SAP China

CAE

Adobe

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Google

Beijing Sogou Technology Development

Schott

Netgear (Beijing) Net Technology

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

Sony

ExxonMobil

Lens Technology

Dongguan Jingbo Photoelectric

Qualcomm

Toshiba

ZA Tech

Zhejiang Jolly Group

Brainhole Technology

Tencent

Yaoyanshe

Perfect Diary

City Home

Xiaomi

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a sizeable practice with 'exceptionally knowledgeable lawyers'.The team regularly represents the Ministry of Commerce on anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations involving other WTO members. The team also advises various chambers of commerce and industry associations in trade remedy investigations. Other areas where the team has been active include anti-dumping, and anti-subsidy investigations. Lingchen Pu heads the WTO and international trade group and has a strong background in trade remedies, customs, export control, and foreign investments.

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Testimonials

Very user friendly, professional and extremely competent.’

Pu Lingchen. A class above the rest.’

They are very well connected, speak good English and know trade law very well. They are our go to firm for Chinese trade cases. They are also very pleasant and professional to work with.’

I work mostly with Pu Lingchen and Mingwei Wang. Both of them are exceptionally knowledgeable lawyers with good client management skills.’

 

Key clients

ABB(china)Ltd.

Daye Special Steel Co., Ltd

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC)

China Chamber of Commerce of Import & Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce & Animal By-Products (CFNA)

Shougang Holding Trade(Hong Kong) Limited

SHANXI TAIGANG STAINLESS STEEL Co Ltd.

POSCO

INITZ Co., Ltd.

Kumho P&B Chemicals, INC.

Huali Group Co., Ltd

KUMHO POLYCHEM CO. LTD

Jiangsu Shukang Packing Material Co., Ltd.

Asia Symbol (Guangdong) Paper Co.,Ltd.

Guangdong Decro Package Films Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu SOPO Corporation (Group) Ltd.-

Guangxi Meihai International Trade Co., Ltd.

Nanning Jinlun Wood Industry Co., Ltd

Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co.,Ltd.

Fangda Carbon New Material Co.,Ltd.

Taizhou Qingsong Refrigerant New Material Co., Ltd.

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machineryand Electronic Products

Tai Shan City Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co., Ltd.<

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm's practitioners are known for regularly appearing before the Chinese courts at all levels, including the Supreme People's Court, in commercial and civil litigation. Clients include influential domestic and international corporates, and the group also represents Chinese state-owned enterprises. Co-heading the team, Wei Bao and Lijun Cao draw on their arbitration expertise to act in arbitral award enforcement proceedings; Xiangwen Liu is experienced in cross-border litigation for private equity houses, as well as administrative law disputes; and Dong Feng is a real estate litigation expert. Decai Zhang is well known for disputes involving debt capital markets and intellectual property. At a more junior level, Guanghui Jin regularly handle investigations into securities irregularities and disputes relating to M&A transactions, while senior associate Zhang Qi is developing a practice assisting SOEs with construction and finance disputes.

Testimonials

Provide timely feedback on customer problems and think about problems from the perspective of customers. The team lawyers are very professional.’

The team has a solid professional background in the litigation field and rich communication experience. Its greatest advantage lies in the ability to deeply understand the transaction background and commercial reasons of the customer’s dispute case, and to sort out the key focus issues for the customer in the complex entity and procedural legal issues, and to obtain a satisfactory ruling result for the customer based on this.’

The team’s practical experience is very rich, and the cooperation between the internal members of the team and other external teams is also very efficient, and it is always able to provide customers with practical and diversified solutions.’

The team has strong business capabilities and has a good grasp of the legal relationship of the case and the strengths and weaknesses of our evidence.’

First of all, Zhong Lun’s lawyers team gave professional feedback on the problems encountered by the company. At the same time, the opinions are executable and actionable, not just opinions at the legal level; secondly, Zhong Lun’s Xu Renjie lawyers’ team feedback is timely , Service attitude is good.’

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a professional and efficient level of legal services in dispute resolution, has rich practical experience and high professional standards, has a high industry reputation, and efficient communication services.

Key clients

Shenzhen Jiu Jiu Yi Tian Xing Investment Fund Enterprise

International Group Management (Shanghai)

DEG – Deutsche Investitions–und Entwicklungsgesellschaft

Archer Daniels Midland Singapore

Beijing Carrefour Commercial

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt

Beijing Urban Construction Group

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure)

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

China United Coalbed Methane Corporation Ltd. (CUCBM), a subsidiary of China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Beijing Lufthansa Center

China National Oil and Gas Pipeline Corporation

China Electronic Technology Group

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center

CITIC Securities

China Cinda Asset Management

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group)

Huagai Capital

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electronic Power Design Institute

China Railway Sixth Group

China Railways Shanhaiguan Bridge Company

Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology

Xinyuan (China) Real Estate Hangzhou Huiyuan Investment Management Partnership

Zhejiang Haining Jiahui Investment

Tibet Zhongsheng Xinrui Venture Capital Center

Umbro (Beijing) Sports Goods

Tsinghua University

Jinggong Steel International

BGP Congo SARLU

Büro 3 Marketing

North China Petroleum Administration

Xinxing Cathay International Group

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a wide breadth of expertise within the healthcare and life sciences sectors, offering advice on intellectual property, dispute resolution, and anti-corruption. Other key areas include regulation and compliance concerning medicine and medical devices. Clients also benefit from expertise on financing, M&A, and restructuring. Catherine Chen specialises in investment funds and private equity. Another key individual is Helen Cheng who has a strong technical background in healthcare and life sciences. Changyu FU and Jim Qiu are also noted. The practice is praised for its 'diligent and detail oriented' approach.

Key clients

6 Dimensions Capital

Lilly Asia Ventures

Qiming

Eightroads

Cathay Capital

CBC Group

General Atlantic

Elpiscience

Gracell Biotechnologies

Abbott Laboratories

Eli Lilly and Company

EUSA Pharma (UK) Limited

Mundipharma (China) Pharmaceutical Co, LTD

Global Health Drug Discovery Institute

Chiral Quest (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.

Exegenesis Bio, Inc.

KOBAYASHI Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Hoya Lens (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Dizal (Jiangsu) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Novogene Co., Ltd

Sinovant Science Co., Ltd

HTA Co., Ltd.

Pfizer Inc.

Beaufour-IPSEN (Tianjin) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKine (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Tencent Technology Shenzhen Co., Ltd.

Nestlé (China) Ltd.

BOE Technology Group Go., Ltd.

Tencent Healthcare

Ashland China

Sanofi China

BeiGene Biotechnology

Sinopharm Financial Leasing Co., Ltd

Sinopharm Rosino (Shanghai) commercial factoring Co., Ltd

Shanghai International Medical Center

Enhance Biomedical Group

Shanghai Hetong Medical

 

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a broad client offering and handles a range of matters from real estate transactions and construction, to intellectual property and foreign investment. The practice has a strong energy client base, as well as many key clients in real estate and construction. Shengjie Zhang specialises in banking and finance, litigation and arbitration, as well as M&A. Li Hao and Fangrong Wu are also noted.

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Key clients

Yunnan Provincial Energy Investment Group CO., LTD.

China General Nuclear YangJiang Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd

TBEA Co., Ltd

Central Southern China Electric Power Design Institute Co., LTD. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group (CSEPDI)

Huaneng Tiancheng Financial Leasing Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Energy Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Zhejiang Energy Green Energy Equity Investment Fund Partnership (LLP)

State Power Investment Group Zhejiang New Energy Co., Ltd

Greentown Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Longfor Property Service Group Co., Ltd.

the Third Division of Ronshine Group

China Overseas Land& Investment Ltd.

Sunon Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Urban Construction and Development Group Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Provincial Tongren Group Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Jiangong Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Longshou Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has expertise in M&A compliance, antitrust, data protection, and internal investigations. The firm has a strong client base with leading household names including Pfizer, Sanofi China, and Nestlé (China) Ltd. Gary Gao heads the compliance practice. Key individuals include Wang Jihong, who has a focus in construction and real estate, as well as Liu Xiangwen who specialises in arbitration and dispute resolution. Baosheng Zhang in dispute resolution and Xue Yi in corporate are also noted.

Testimonials

Experienced in legal practices in pharmaceutical industry – listen to client and tailor client’s needs – sometimes go beyond client’s needs to provide comprehensive advice and solution.’

Key clients

Bang & Olufsen Enterprise Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Arrow (China) Electronics Trading Co., Ltd.

SIBUR International Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Cinda Securities Co., Ltd.

China Communications Construction Group Limited

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.

Jiangxi Water Conservancy & Water Electricity Construction General Company

China Tianchen Engineering Corporation

Hualu Engineering & Technology Co.,Ltd.

Giorgio Armani, SMCP, Dolce & Gabbana and other high-end fashion brands

Pfizer Inc.

Beaufour-IPSEN (Tianjin) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

BOE Technology Group Go., Ltd.

Nestlé (China) Ltd.

Novogene Co., Ltd

Sinovant Science Co., Ltd

Shaanxi Buchang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Beijing RealAI Science Co., Ltd.

HTA Co., Ltd.

Wuhan Thalys Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

SK Hynix

Shanghai Microport Medical (Group) Co., Ltd.

Danone Asia-Pacific Management Co., Ltd.

eBay Inc.

Dyson Technology (Shanghai) Limited

Hang Lung Properties Limited

Swarovski (Shanghai) Tr

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a Shanghai-based shipping practice with wide ranging experience in marine-related issues such as collisions and marine salvage. The practice advises on international trade contracts, disputes, ship financing, and special maritime procedures including maritime evidence preservation. Chenbiao Li heads the practice.

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Key clients

China P&I Club

TT Club

Cosco Shipping

PICC

China Special Article Logistics Co., Ltd.

AXA

Emirates Shipping Line

Skuld P&I Club

Hongfa Shipping Co.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm advises across the full spectrum of intellectual property law covering both contentious and non-contentious issues. The team regularly advises on infringement, unfair competition and trade secrets, antitrust cases and more. Helen Cheng and Jihong Chen, who focuses on intellectual property-related contentious work are strongly recommended. Dongxiao Ma, Yonghong Wang , Jimmy Huang, and Cliff Yang also head the practice. The practice is praised for delivering 'top-notch service'.

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Testimonials

Jimmy Huang and his team stand head and shoulders above other firms in terms of efficiency, responsiveness, sage and business-minded legal advice. They consistently and reliably deliver top notch service.’

Jimmy Huang provides personalized service taking into account not just the client and industry, but the individual with whom he is interacting. He is an excellent, intelligent, engaging and extremely likeable lawyer and person. Working with him is a true delight.’

The quality of the legal services are really high and they communicate in a clear and concise way. Their level of English is very good. They are available and can be relied upon when services are needed regardless if deadlines are short.’

Key clients

Galvin Green AB, Sweden

TY INC

Blue bottle coffee LLC

Evernote Corporation

Roxtec AB

Nuctech Company Limited

TePe Munhygienprodukter AB

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Google Inc.

Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation

KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG

Schott AG

Organic Waste Systems (OWS)

Segway and Ninebot

QUALCOMM

Toshiba

Sony

ExxonMobil (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (ExxonMobil)

Netgear (Beijing) Net Technology Co., LTD

Dongguan Jingbo Photoelectric Co., LTD

Lens Technology Co., LTD

Shenzhen Xinhao Photoelectric Co., LTD

720 Degrees LLC

M (China) Co., Ltd.

Daimler AG

Live Nation Worldwide, Inc./ Insomniac Holdings, LLC

JIM BEAM BRANDS CO./ BEAM SUNTORY UK LIMITED

Firmenich SA

SUPER BOCK GROUP, SGPS, S.A.

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

ASOS PLC

SLOAN VALVE COMPANY

Amazon Connect Technology Services (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Treasury Wine Estates Limited/Treasury Wine Estates (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

China > Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Beijing

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

China > Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Shenzhen

Shenzhen is one of China’s fastest growing city and has been nicknamed as China’s ‘Silicon Valley’ where it is home to the country’s leading technology companies. The country’s leading and oldest Special Economic Zone can be found in Shenzhen and as a result, has attracted substantial foreign investment. Technology and financial services are important industries in Shenzhen, as well as its logistics and cultural sectors. The city has the third highest GDP in the country and houses the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. As a key economic and technology hub, many of the leading Chinese law firms can be found in the city such as King & Wood Mallesons, Zhong Lun Law Firm, JunHe and Global Law Office.

The firm: Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun Law Firm is one of the first partnership law firms to start practice in China, and now the firm has a remarkable size of over 2,700 people, with more than 340 being equity partners and over 2,200 professionals, forming a well-recognized service provider that boasts considerable scale and versatility. Each day, Zhong Lun, keeps abreast with the needs of the firm’s clients worldwide, provides clients with unique commercial and legal insights and high-value customer experience, helping them grasp business opportunities and reduce risks against the backdrop of the ever more challenging commercial landscape.

Having set up offices in eighteen major cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Haikou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Almaty), Zhong Lun is at an ideal position to offer market-leading premium-quality legal services catering to all sectors by virtue of our effective division of work and seamless inter-team cooperation. The firm is actively building a global service network evenly distributed in dynamic business hubs, from where the firm may reach the surrounding cities and areas to share resources and co-develop. As the only PRC member of World Law Group (WLG), Zhong Lun has forged multifaceted and in-depth real-time service platforms with more than 190 firms from over 100 countries/regions.

During the past 27 years of evolvement, Zhong Lun has grown ever strong, with signature practice areas such as real estate, capital market, dispute resolution and securitization taking the lead, IP rights and telecom and Internet business constantly producing superb results, and emerging sectors including Belt and Road Initiative business, wealth planning, compliance, environment and energy starting to gain momentum. Zhong Lun and its practitioners continuously receive accolades from clients and peers alike and appear on many an international list and rating chart of top contenders. For the past three years, Zhong Lun has garnered more than 400 awards from both domestic and overseas industry watchers and associations, marking an unprecedented height for the firm in terms of market influence, reputation and recognition.

Zhong Lun has not only taken care to speed up the global deployment of talents to respond to the globalization trends and provide our clients with cross-region, cross-jurisdiction services covering the entire industry chains, but also pools legal service resources, by dint of a deep insight into future development and a genuine sense of commitment, to venture into uncharted waters and diversify the skill portfolio of the firm, so as to offer new chances of growth for its clients, better serve the development of its country and lead Chinese companies onto their new journey.

As a firm putting great weight on social responsibilities, Zhong Lun cherishes any opportunity bequeathed by society and never wavers at any chance to give back. Since the announcement of the founding of Zhong Lun Charity Foundation, Zhong Lun has been actively participating in charitable campaigns with elites from all walks of life, accumulating small gestures to form remarkable influence that will make a difference. Turning a new chapter, Zhong Lun will not stop seeking excellence. With its country at its heart, the firm strives to carry on its vision, sense of responsibility and love for both legal practice and its community.

Awards:
30 practice areas and 66 lawyers were recommended, with 79 awards received in total (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2020)
Dispute Resolution China PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers, 2017 & 2019)
Beijing Law Firm of the Year (Asian Legal Business, 2019)
Best overall PRC law firm (China Business Law Journal, 2013-2019)
Ranked 4th in the Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index (Acritas, 2020)
Law Firm of the Year-PRC (Benchmark Litigation, 2019)
China Firm of the Year (Asialaw Awards, 2020)
National Law Firm of the Year (IFLR, 2015 & 2017)
China Firm of the Year (China Law & Practice, 2016)
One of the Most 10 Powerful Law Firms in China (Asian Legal Business, 2015-2016)
Hong Kong Law Firm of the Year (Asian Legal Business, 2017 & 2019 & 2020)

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate, construction and infrastructure Fei Wang
Real estate, construction and infrastructure Jihong Wang
Capital markets/securities Zhong Zhang
Capital markets/securities Catherine Chen
Foreign direct investment, tax, labour and international trade Peter Ni
Foreign direct investment, tax, labour and international trade Lihua Wang
M&A, antitrust, outbound investment Yun Zhou
M&A, antitrust, outbound investment Scott Yu
M&A, antitrust, outbound investment Scott Guan
Banking and finance Wantao Yang
Banking and finance Borong Liu
Dispute resolution Yuming Liu
Dispute resolution Bomin Qian
Intellectual property Jihong Chen
Intellectual property Fanglong Sun
Number of partners : 340+
Number of associates : 2200+
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