Zhong Lun Law Firm > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

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

An expansive team representing an extensive client base, the Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s antitrust practice continues to be widely respected by peers and engaged by multinational and Chinese state-backed clients alike. The practice is well-equipped to advise on merger filing, litigation, investigations and compliance. The competition practice is headed by Xue Yi, who advises on compliance matters and investigations litigation. Co-fouding partner of the firm Peng Wu has studied and taught Japanese law as well as being qualified in the PRC, making him well-placed to advise Japanese clients operating in China and vice versa. Wu is supported by Scott Yu, who focuses on the competition implications of cross-border M&A, and the ‘outstanding professional’ Frank Jiang who advises on merger control for clients in industries including aviation, chemicals and healthcare.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao; Xue Yi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Frank Jiang is an outstanding professional who provides speedy advice and delivers top quality work. His team can ensure prompt notification and clearance of foreign-to-foreign transactions in China.’

‘Very responsive, and easy to work with for EU-based clients.’

‘Frank Jiang is particularly appreciated for his responsiveness and pragmatic approach. Communication with non-Chinese companies is also very smooth and efficient.’

‘Excellent team – easy to work with, and great technical knowledge.’

‘Zhanghui (Maria) HOU is outstanding. Great English and perfect drafting – top-notch legal skills.’

Key clients

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Arm

Arm Limited

Beijing BOE Vision Electronic Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Jingdong 360 degrees e-commerce Ltd.

Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co.,Ltd.

Beijing New Journey Healthcare Group Co., Ltd

BEKE

Bora

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations

CBC Group

CGGC

Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd.

China Resources Sanjiu Medical & Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

CHN Energy Investment Group Co. LTD.

Chubu Electric Power Miraiz Co., Inc.

CICC Capital

CR NG FUNG

Cummins

DNE Group

Electricité de France (EDF)

EssilorLuxottica

FJPEC Group

Great Wall Motor (GWM)

Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation

Guangzhou Guanggang Gas Energy Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd.

Hainan Development Holdings Co., Ltd.

Henniges Automotive

Home Depot

HOYA Corporation

Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Huizhou EVE Engergy Co., Ltd.

Hunan Zhongke Electric Co., Ltd.

Ke Holdings Inc.

L Catterton Asia

Lear (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Leyard

LongFor

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC)

Motorola Solutions Inc.

Parker-Hannifin

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited

Qualcomm

SCE

Schneider Electric

Shandong Port Bohaiwan Port Group Co., Ltd.

Shell (China) Limited

Shenzhen Zhengwei Financial Holdings Co., Ltd

Synopsys

TASLY

Tencent

Tianjin Water Group Co., Ltd.

TME

Universal Clinics S.L.

Veolia China Holding Limited

Wabtec

Warburg Pincus

Yum China

Work highlights

  • Antitrust litigations between Hytera and Motorola (before Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court.
  • Advising on antitrust disputes between Shell and its distributors.
  • Advised Longfor Group Holdings Limited on the competition aspects of its acquisition of Yida Service Group Limited.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

A long-standing player in the banking and finance space, Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s impressive client list features high-profile banks, private equity funds, borrowers, and asset management companies. Although the firm has a broad offering, it regularly handles the structuring of financial products, cross-border transactions, privatisation financing, and compliance matters. The sizeable team is jointly led by Shanghai-based Zhisong He, Beijing-based Ting Yuan, and Xinyu Liu who focuses on the fintech industry. Within the sizeable team which includes highly experienced practitioners across the firm’s many offices in China, Borong Liu handles securitisation, structured finance and asset management matters. Min Min and Wilson Wei Huo are also names to note, with the latter noted as a key contact for arbitration and litigation relating to the field. Guangzhou-based Wayne Wang is also noted for a broad range of loan transactions.

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Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Zhong Lun team has excellent legal knowledge and s very efficient.’

‘Dongyue Chen is a true legal professional, working seamlessly with international law firms, with sound knowledge of law and practice.’

Key clients

Absa Bank

Asia Debt Management Hong Kong

BYD Auto Finance Company

China Citic Bank

China Construction Bank

China Development Bank

China Export & Credit Insurance

China Great Wall Asset Management

China Guangfa Bank

China Merchants Bank

China United SME Guarantee Corporation

China Yto Group Finance

COFCO Trust

COÖPERATIEVE RABOBANK U.A., HONG KONG BRANCH

Ford Automotive Finance (China) Limited

Fortune Auto Finance

GAC-SOFINCO Auto Finance

Haitong International Securities Company Limited

Hannover Re-insurance

Hengfeng Bank

Huarong Securities

International Finance Corporation

Kookmin Bank(china) Limited

NATIXIS, Hong Kong Branch

PICC Pension Limited

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd

Shanxi Coal Industry Chemical Group Finance Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Z.S.Y. Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

Synertec Corporation Limited, a multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm in Australia, which is listed on ASX

The Export-Import Bank of China

Toyota Motor Finance (China) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Standard Chartered Bank on a green loan to a Hong Kong borrower.
  • Advised Synertec Corporation Limited on its financing for the acquisition of Greentech.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a strong reputation across both debt and equity capital markets, remaining extremely active with respect to domestic IPOs, M&As, refinancing and restructuring of listed companies, and other securities mandates. The practice is equally adept at overseas matters, particularly in Hong Kong, though it is also active on other international stock exchanges, including in Canada, Australia, and Europe. The leadership team is formed by Mingjun Chang, Zhoujun Tang, and Xiaodan Guo. Kefeng Li continues to be noted as a key practitioner, alongside Anthony Qiao, who has a strong reputation advising on deals in cutting-edge sectors, and Kejun Guo, who is experienced in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Associates Roy Zheng and Wenhao Ding are both qualified lawyers in mainland China and New York.

Practice head(s):

Mingjun Chang; Zhoujun Tang; Xiaodan Guo; William Jia

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Qiao; Kejun Guo; Roy Zheng; Wenhao Ding; Jingli Mu

Testimonials

‘Pragmatic, professional, and reasonable costs.’

‘Xiong Li and Zhuo Wang are outstanding.’

‘The legal services provided cover the entire industry chain of capital market legal services, including domestic and overseas listings, private equity funds, investment and mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring and refinancing.’

‘Kejun Guo has profound legal knowledge and rich practical experience. He is widely acclaimed in the capital market field.’

‘Yongchao Liu is able to efficiently assist the client’s company in completing multiple investment projects, providing professional and trustworthy legal services.’

‘Zhoujun Tang’s team of lawyers has been deeply involved in capital market business for many years, and all have rich practical experience and a high work enthusiasm.’

‘Capital markets is a traditional strength of Zhong Lun Law Firm. They have a professional team of lawyers, mastery of relevant business knowledge, work efficiently, and provide feedback in a timely manner.’

‘Zhoujun Tang is one of the few lawyers who can start from the perspective of the clients and their business. He balances business considerations and compliance requirements from an overall perspective, and is aware of the dynamics of the capital market so that his recommendations closely follow the development trends of policies in the market.’

Key clients

Anhui Chaoyue Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.

Anhui Gujing Distillery Company Limited

Ascendent Capital Partners

Beijing Airdoc Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Konruns pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Beijing Liuhe Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing Longpan Investment Management Consulting Center

Blackstone Group

Careray Digital Medical Technology Co., Ltd

CEC-CICC (Xiamen) Electronic Industry Private Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd.

China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Limited

China Merchants Expressway Network Technology Holdings Co., Ltd.

China Publishing & Media Holdings Co., Ltd

China Southern Power Grid Digital Power Grid Research Institute Co., Ltd.

China Three Gorges Renewables (Group) Co., Ltd.

CHONGQING HONGJIU FRUIT CO.,LTD

CMG-SDIC Capital Co., Ltd.

Dakewe Biotech Co., Ltd.

DENCARE (Chongqing) ORAL CARE CO.,LTD.

Dizal (Jiangsu) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Estun Automation Co., Ltd.

Everdisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Galaxycore Inc.

GalaxyCore Inc.

Glory View Technology Co., Ltd.

Gree Electric Appliances,Inc.of Zhuhai

Guangdong Shunkong Development Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Development Zone Zhizao Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Guoshou Health Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Haier Smart Home Co., Ltd.

Huihua Fund Management Co., Ltd.

IDG Capital

Jiangsu Recbio Technology Co., Ltd.

Jinshi Investment Co., Ltd.

Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited

Kunlun Energy Company Limited

L Catterton Asia

LENOVO GROUP LIMITED

Liaoning He Eye Hospital Group Co., Ltd.

Lightspeed China

Luoyang Xinqianglian Slewing Bearings Co., Ltd.

Nantong Xingqiu Graphite Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Borine Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.

Northern Light Venture Capital

Novogene Co., Ltd.

PICC Capital Equity Investment Co., Ltd.

Rizhao Xingye Auto Parts Co., Ltd.

Runben Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

SenceTime Group

Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Electric Power Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Hanyu Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Precise Packaging Co., Ltd.

Sinopec Oilfield Equipment Corporation

Smarter Microelectronics (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Wuhan Hiteck Biological Pharma Co., Ltd.

Wuzhou Dongtai State Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Xi’an Tian He Defense Technology Co., Ltd.

Xiamen Sunrise wheel Group Co., Ltd

Xinjiang Korla Pear Co., Ltd.

Zepp Health Corporation

Zhejiang Xinzhonggang Thermal Power Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised China Three Gorges Renewables (Group) Co., Ltd. on its IPO on the Main Board of Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advised GalaxyCore Inc. on its IPO on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advised GalaxyCore Inc. on its IPO on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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

Zhong Lun Law Firm acts on the full spectrum of Chinese corporate and commercial transactions for an enviable client base of domestic and multinational companies as well as SOEs. The team regularly wins instructions from international private equity funds to assist on investments into China, and also advises Chinese clients on outbound investments with a particular focus on Africa and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative. Other areas of activity for the team include public M&A, fundraising rounds and joint ventures between Chinese and overseas corporates. Key contacts in the firm’s Shanghai office include Scott Guan, Anthony Zhao, David Wang, April Yan and Audry Li, Chengdu-based Yunfan He is also a key name to note.

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge and advisory capabilities.’

‘Zhong Lun effectively bridges the Chinese perspective with the international elements in cross-border or MNC deals in China.’

‘The team has shown excellent flexibility/agility in adapting to various needs, circumstances and changing conditions to arrive at a good close.’

Key clients

ABS Group of Companies, Inc.

Align Technology

Anomaly

Arm Technology (China) Co., Ltd.

Ascendent Capital Partners

Baring Private Equity Asia

Beyond Capital Fund

Blackstone Group

Bluebell Group

BOCOM Wealth Management Co., Ltd

Caixiangyun LLC

Callaway Golf Company

Carrier

Celestica

Chaos Group

Chengtun Mining Group Co., Ltd.

Chengxin Lithium Group Co., Ltd.

China C&D Equity Investment LLC.

China Electronics Technology Avionics

Converse

Crane Co.

Du Power (Suzhou) New Energy Technology Co., Ltd

Dun & Bradstreet

Emerson Electric Co.

Esco LifeSciences

Everdisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Frontiers Media

Galaxycore Inc.

Gcl Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Grass Green Group

Gultech China Pte. Ltd.

Hanking Group (罕王集团)

Honeywell

Hunan International Cooperation Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Imerys

Immorna (Hangzhou) Biotechnology Co., Ltd (嘉晨西海,an emerging biotechnology company)

Impact

IntelliCloud(中科智云)

JCET(长电科技)

Jiangxiaobai Holdings Limited

Jiuli(久立股份)

Johnson Controls Inc.

KhazanahNasionalBerhad

Kingdee International Software Group Co., Ltd.(00268)

Knauf International GmbH

L Catterton Asia

Langsheng Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Lightspeed China

Logos Supply Chain Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Lumileds

Maven UK Regional Buyout Fund

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

Mycronic AB

New Hope Group Co., Ltd.

NXP Semiconductors

Oregon Tool

OSI Group

Owens Corning

Peter’s Technology(家颖科技)

Picus China Gmbh

Polyplastics

Princeton Digital Group

Purolite Corporation

Red Star Macalline Group Corporation

Red-Lion

Reiter Affiliated Companies

Remark Holdings

Rembe

S.C. Johnson

Shanghai SPH Ruier Drugs Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Topcare Medical Services Co., Ltd. (未来股份)

Shanghai Urban Development (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Axxon Automation Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Holding Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Financial Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Simei Media Co. Ltd.

Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd.

SMS Group China

Softbank Vision Fund

Sysmex

Tarsus Group

TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group Co., Ltd.

Texas Instruments

Tianqi Lithium Corporation

TVU Networks

Verkkokauppa.com

Vlinker Cayman Limited

Western Digital Corporation

Xinhua Electricity Development Investment Limited

Yulong Gold(玉龙黄金)

Work highlights

  • Advised Blackstone Group on its PIPE investment via convertible notes in 21Vianet Group, Inc.
  • Advised Purolite Corporation in its $3.7 billion sale to Ecolab Inc.
  • Advised Immorna on establishing a Joint Venture Company with Junshi Biosciences to collaborate globally on the development and commercialization of innovative drug programs in oncology, infectious diseases, rare disease etc.

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm covers the full gamut of data and privacy issues; although the team primarily features practitioners with an IP focus, it is active in areas including face recognition, online payments, and cloud computing, with close collaboration across the firm’s broad specialisms resulting in a one-stop-shop for clients. Jointly led by Jihong Chen and Yongjun Ni, with the former demonstrating notable expertise in cybersecurity, personal information protection, and compliance with a telecoms element. Peng Cai handles data security risks, compliance challenges and artificial intelligence technologies, with further focus on data life-cycle processes, and Jeffrey Liu, is recommended for data and privacy issues related to financial products.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

BGI Genomics

BSH

China Three Gorges Corporation

Cognex

Farfetch

Greentown Ideal Life Technology

Groz-Beckert KG

Keppel Land China

Microsoft

Perfect Diary

Schneider Electric

SINOIOV

Tencent

Vaillant

Victoria’s Secret

Volkswagen

WATRIX. AI Technology

Yuexiu Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Tencent Holdings on its essential data protection compliance mechanism for its key services and products including WeChat and Tenpay.
  • Advised Microsoft on regulatory data compliance supervision in China, with respect to its key products.
  • Advised Volkswagen on a data protection compliance system and compliance issues regarding Intelligent Connected Vehicles (“ICV”) and automated driving.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s arbitration practice, which sits within a wider dispute resolution department, is second-to-none. It primarily acts for major Chinese and international companies on civil and commercial disputes. Lijun Cao and Baosheng Zhang co-head the dispute resolution department, whilst Dong Feng and Binbin Sun co-lead the litigation and arbitration practice group. Notable practitioners include Decai Zhang, who has significant experience acting for private entities, banks, listed and non-listed companies, and investment firms on commercial disputes, and Huawei Sun, who specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Wei Sun has particular expertise in arbitration matters in the fields of construction, energy, finance, corporate equity and real estate. Meanwhile, Wilson Wei Huo is experienced in domestic and overseas institutional arbitration, ad hoc arbitration, and treaty-based arbitration. Jie Ma is also noted for his expertise in civil and commercial arbitration cases, acting for both enterprises and individuals.

Practice head(s):

Lijun Cao; Baosheng Zhang; Dong Feng; Binbin Sun

Testimonials

‘Huawei Sun is a pleasure to work with and provides excellent support on our Hong Kong arbitration matters.’

‘Lijun Cao is a real star, and a class act. Very impressive.’

‘Zhong Lun has a stellar arbitration team, with deep experience in a wide range of disputes, in particular in the field of foreign investment. It attracts the top talent and has extremely impressive individuals at all levels of experience.’

‘Huawei Sun is one of the PRC’s leading arbitration practitioners. Highly intelligent, combining a profound understanding of the case and the client’s position with a careful eye for the appropriate case strategy.’

Key clients

Shenzhen Jiu Jiu Yi Tian Xing Investment Fund Enterprise

Aegon-Industrial Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Aktiebolaget Sandvik Materials Technology

China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation

Sinopec International Exploration and Production Corporation

PowerChina

Beijing Construction Engineering Group

ChangJiang Survey, Planning, Design and Research Co., Ltd

China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Dinghui Tianwei Equity Investment Partnership

GreenTech Environmental Co. Ltd

VeoliaChina Environment Service Co., Ltd

China South Industries Group Co., Ltd

CSCEC Strait Construction and Development Co., Ltd

Tianhecheng (Tianjin) Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd

China Merchants Property (Beijing) Co. Ltd

China National Oil and Gas Pipeline Corporation

China Electronic Technology Group Co., Ltd

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center

CITIC Securities

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group) Co., Ltd.

Huagai Capital Co., Ltd

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electronic Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

China Railway Sixth Group Co., Ltd.

China Railways Shanhaiguan Bridge Company

Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd.

Xinyuan (China) Real Estate Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Huiyuan Investment Management Partnership Ltd.

Zhejiang Haining Jiahui Investment Limited Partnership

Tibet Zhongsheng Xinrui Venture Capital Center

Umbro (Beijing) Sports Goods Co., Ltd.

Tsinghua University

Jinggong Steel International Co., Limited, Jinggong Steel Trading & Contracting L.L.C.

BGP Congo SARLU

Büro 3 Marketing GMBH & Co. KG

North China Petroleum Administration Co., Ltd.

Xinxing Cathay International Group Co., Ltd.

Nestle China Ltd.

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Cargill Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented Aktiebolaget Sandvik Materials Technology in an ICC arbitration of a dispute against a major Chinese SOE, and after the arbitral award was issued in full favour of the client, continued to represent the client in defending against an attempt by the counterparty to set-aside the award.
  • Representing Beijing EVERYWAY Traffic & Lighting Tech. Co., Ltd. in initiating an investment arbitration and a commercial arbitration before London Court of International Arbitration against the Government of Ghana in a dispute arising out of a construction project in Ghana.
  • Represented China against Jason Yu Song in an investment treaty arbitration.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 1

The litigation practice at Zhong Lun Law Firm is well regarded, with the team handling a range of high-profile civil and commercial disputes. It acts on a full spectrum of contentious matters, including corporate, securities, finance and banking, real estate and construction, and administrative disputes, as well as strong expertise in cross-border disputes. It also has expertise acting across all levels of people’s courts, including the Supreme People’s Court. Lijun Cao and Baosheng Zhang co-head the wider dispute resolution department, with Zhang specialising in securities and corporate litigation. Decai Zhang continues to be a key name to note. Chongwen Li and Changyu Fu both have extensive experience in complex commercial and civil disputes, whilst Wei Sun has particular expertise in construction, energy, and real estate matters. Beyond the senior team, key names to note include Guanghui Jin and Qi Zhang, as well as Wei Zhou, who specialises in securities and corporate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Lijun Cao; Baosheng Zhang

Testimonials

‘The team is world-class. They make complex issues simple, and are results and business-oriented.’

‘They take the time to understand clients’ concerns, not just churn the file, and they are zealous advocates for the clients’ positions.’

‘Zhong Lun is considered to be one of the leading first-tier law firms. The lawyers demonstrate core competencies of combining extensive practice experience and cross-disciplinary collaboration to provide holistic services and advice to clients, and they all have a comprehensive knowledge of finance and business, and the ability to accurately grasp client needs and always provide the best solutions.’

‘It is because of Zhong Lun’s local roots, its keen sense of the local regulatory environment and business logic, and its ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of local affairs, that they are able to solidly and constructively handle numerous issues.’

‘Jie Ma is very capable in looking at the bigger picture where a lot of issues are involved. He understands the law processes very well, and gives practical solutions. He is always able to explain the key points and intricacies in law clearly to clients in a easy and understandable way.’

‘Jie Ma is very pragmatic, detail-oriented and extremely professional. He always gives prompt and unequivocal responses when clients need assistance, advising them on the right approach and preparation work to handle all dispute matters. He is willing to listen and understand the client’s points of view and help the client to communicate these to the regulators or the counterparties.’

Key clients

BitDeer Group

SAP (China) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Creative & Interactive Digital Technology Company Limited

Pfizer Investment Co. Ltd.

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

Agricultural Bank of China HuBei Branch

Jiangxi Tourism Group Co., Ltd.

China United Travel Co. Ltd.

Peking University Founder Group Co., Ltd.

China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation

Sinopec International Exploration and Production Corporation

PowerChina

Beijing Construction Engineering Group

ChangJiang Survey, Planning, Design and Research Co., Ltd

China CAMC Engineering Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Dinghui Tianwei Equity Investment Partnership

GreenTech Environmental Co., Ltd

Veolia China Environment Service Co., Ltd

China South Industries Group Co., Ltd

CSCEC Strait Construction and Development Co., Ltd

Tianhecheng (Tianjin) Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd

China Merchants Property (Beijing) Co. Ltd

China National Oil and Gas Pipeline Corporation

China Electronic Technology Group Co., Ltd

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center

CITIC Securities

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy (Group) Co., Ltd.

Huagai Capital Co., Ltd

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electronic Power

Design Institute Co., Ltd.

China Railway Sixth Group Co., Ltd.

China Railways Shanhaiguan Bridge Company

Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd.

Xinyuan (China) Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Huiyuan Investment Management Partnership Ltd.

Zhejiang Haining Jiahui Investment Limited Partnership

Tibet Zhongsheng Xinrui Venture Capital Center

Umbro (Beijing) Sports Goods Co., Ltd.

Tsinghua University

Jinggong Steel International Co., Limited

BGP Congo SARLU

Büro 3 Marketing GMBH & Co. KG

North China Petroleum Administration Co., Ltd.

Xinxing Cathay International Group Co., Ltd.

Nestle China Ltd.

WUYIGE Certified Public Accountants LLP

Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd.

North Industries Group Red Arrow Co., Ltd.

Anshan Heavy Duty Mining Machinery Co., Ltd.

Hainan Shennong Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Sunriver Culture Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd.

H&R Century Union Corporation

Shandong Yabo Technology Co., Ltd.

Hitachi (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Sinopec Marketing Co., Ltd.

State Development & Investment Corporation

Dongxing Securities Co., Ltd.

Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Metro Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Urban Construction Group Co. Ltd.

Flender Ltd. China

China Minmetals Group Co. Ltd.

Fujian Rare Earth (Group) Co., Ltd., Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.

Jinchuan Yangjiawan Hydroelectric Power Co., Ltd.

Zhong Chuan Finance Co., Ltd.

Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd.

Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Haitong Securities Co., Ltd.

Beijing Huijin Lifang Investment Management Centre

Taikang Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Cummins (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Yangming Yude Education Investment Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China United SME Guarantee Corporation

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

Huarong Securities Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Shenzhen Z.S.Y. Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Global Experience Specialists, Inc.

Jin Hui Yuan Electric Power Group Co. Ltd.

Beijing Yizhuang Investment Holding Ltd.

Tianjin Jinnan Blogis International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Beijing Wanjie Tianyuan Medical Equipment Co., Ltd.

Clyde & Co. LLP

Zhejiang Sunriver Culture Co., Ltd.

Central China Securities Co., Ltd.

WUYIGE Certified Public Accountants LLP

Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd.

H&R Century Union Corporation

Shandong Yabo Technology Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Hanxing Mining Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd.

Zhejiang Blue City Zijin Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Yield Profit (China) Limited

Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd.

North Industries Group Red Arrow Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Hanxing Mining Co., Ltd.

Anshan Heavy Duty Mining Machinery Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Protruly Vision Technology Group Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

Mianyang Sci. & Tech. Mega-Center Development Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd.

Toyota Tsusho (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch

Sichuan Qingfeng Modern Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing Bitmain Group in its Control Fight, one of most important cases of company control dispute in China, and providing comprehensive legal services, including commercial dispute resolution, labour and employment, IP protection, government affairs, capital market, tax, criminal law, etc., with 13 teams of different practice areas from 8 domestic and oversea offices of Zhong Lun.
  • Representing Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology Co., Ltd. to file a lawsuit before Xinjiang High People’s Court against Bank of Kunlun regarding an independent guarantee dispute, and obtained favourable judgements in both Xinjiang High People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Court (second instance).
  • Represented WUYIGE Certified Public Accountants LLP in response to bonds misrepresentation lawsuits due to the fraudulent issuance of “WU YANG Bonds” with the claiming amount of 1.37 billion RMB.

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 1

With an impressive roster of clients in the banking and technology sectors, Zhong Lun Law Firm is often involved in a range of high-profile M&A and IPO transactions. Its experience also extends to digital transformation projects, with a wider focus on compliance issues applicable to financial products. Leadership of the team is divided between Scott Yu and Zhisong He, co-heading the financial services practice, and Xinyu Liu, leading the financial innovation & fintech industry group, and often handling product design and innovation for high-profile clients. Shanghai-based Xinyu Liu is another key contact, noted for his advice on data and privacy protection, and the design of innovative products in the financial sector.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Shanghai Minhang Financial Service Office

Meituan

Hellobike

Ins. For Renascence

Kincheng Bank of Tianjin

Baby Pay

Xiamen International Bank

Bank of China Financial Technology

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Shanghai Minhang Financial Service Office with its financial supervision by conducting inspections on regulated financial enterprises and issuing inspection reports.
  • Advised the financial sector of Meituan on its compliance assessment of financial products and business models.
  • Assisted Hellobike in evaluating the risk and legitimacy of a new fintech-related business model.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm's IP group has a strong market reputation for high-profile IP cases. Recent highlights include representing Netgear (Beijing) Net Technology Co against NPE in 16 patent infringement cases (successfully compelling NPE to withdraw nine lawsuits to date). The IP department is co-led by Peter Ni and Jihong Chen, the latter's practice covering IP disputes, patent and trade mark prosecution, IP licensing and transactions, and software and internet-related IP protection. Dongxiao Ma and Yonghong Wang are the IP licensing and enforcement practice co-heads; Jimmy Huang is trade mark prosecution head; and Cliff Yang is patent prosecution leader. Other experienced practitioners are IP specialist Helen ChengPing Gu, who handles software, semiconductors and wireless communications-related cases; disputes expert Bisheng Shi; and Hope Yang, who assists rights holders with litigation and advisory matters. Peng Zhang is 'very successful in patent litigation'. Former partner Jia Yuanyuan joined Haiwen & Partners in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Jihong Chen; Dongxiao Ma; Yonghong Wang; Jimmy Huang; Cliff Yang

Other key lawyers:

Helen Cheng; Ping Gu; Bisheng Shi; Hope Yang; Peng Zhang; Joyce Yan; Yuanchao Ma; Will Wang; Ruby Jia; Tracy Liu; Samuel Zhang; Yunan Du

Testimonials

‘The firm takes the time to understand clients’ business and legal needs, and its billing approach is very fair and reasonable.’

‘The Zhong Lun IP team is rated excellent for its handling of contentious patent matters both at the China Patent Office, as well as in judicial forums such as the Beijing IP court.’

The team effectively identifies the important legal and factual issues in a case, and has the ability to obtain a good understanding of the technology involved in the patents or IP rights at issue.

Strong at defending validity challenges against clients’ patents, as well as challenging the validity of patents being asserted, the IP team really excels in patent litigation cases in Chinese courts.

‘The team is efficient and knowledgeable about Chinese patent law.’

‘Jimmy Huang, Joyce Yan and their trade mark team are excellent. They are responsive, knowledgeable, pragmatic, and efficient.’

‘Both Jimmy Huang and Joyce Yan are incredibly responsive, smart, and practical. They offer different options, with advice that is pragmatic and holistic. They do not simply provide formulaic advice, but they really apply the law pragmatically to clients’ business. Clients appreciate their thoughtfulness and value their judgement.’

‘Peng Zhang is very responsive to feedback, provides effectively and timely summaries of the issues, works well with US counsel, and most importantly, is very successful in patent litigation.

Key clients

M (China) Co

Abbott

Advaccine

Agilent Technologies

Align Technology

Amazon Connect Technology Services (Beijing) Co

ASOS

Bauer Hockey

BioSteel Sports Nutrition

China UnionPay Co

Chongqing Jingxiaobai Liquor Co

Chow Tai Fook

CLUB MED

Daimler

Danaher Corporation

Dongwoo Fine-Chem

Dyson Technology

Firmenich

Lane Crawford Joyce Group

Legend BioTech

Liebherr

Live Nation Worldwide

Insomniac Holdings

Margarete Steiff

Materialise .

Moore Threads Co

Moose International

Pearson China

Pfizer Investment Co

Ping An Health Cloud Company

Pipe China

PizzaExpress

PTW Radiation Measurement Instrument(Beijing) Co

Rosneft Oil Company

Samsung Electric Co

Schaublin Machines

Sean John Hong Kong Co

Tagetik Software

Tencent Holdings

The a2 Milk Company

Treasury Wine Estates

Treasury Wine Estates (Shanghai) Co

Viz Branz Pte

West Pharm

William Grant & Sons

Work highlights

  • Represented Roxtec, as plaintiff, in a trade mark infringement case before the Shanghai IP Court.
  • Representing Netgear (Beijing) Net Technology Co against NPE in 16 patent infringement cases.
  • Acted for Shenzhen Quanran Clothing in a series of cases involving a well-known trade mark in China.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

‘Reliable and timely’ in their advice, Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s investment funds practice acts as regular counsel to a number of prominent private equity and venture capital firms and has also represented numerous emerging companies in fund-raising transactions. QDLP and QDII funds also form a core part of the practice. Private equity and asset management specialist Catherine Chen and the highly experienced Ping Zhang are among the key names in a strong bench of partners. Zhang has worked for over ten years in the field and has expertise in the formation, operation and project investment of domestic and offshore private investment funds as well as their management entities. Ursula Li is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Chen; Borong Liu; Lefan Gong; Ping Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Yanchun Zhao; Ursula Li

Testimonials

‘When we move on quite a few fund formation projects, Zhong Lun team always supplies reliable and timely support, which shall be ascribed to their abundant lawyers and strong responsibilities.’

‘Mr. Ping Zhang is very familiar with all aspects of the field of fund formation, and remains at the forefront of the industry. He always provides clever legal advice combined with commercial sense and broad view when projects get stuck.’

Key clients

Dao He Investment

CICC Capital

Centurium Capital

Chengwei Capital

CPIC Capital

Shunwei Capital

Northern Light Venture

Yahui Precision Medical Fund

CICC Capital

String Capital

Sunshine Life Insurance Group

Nanjing Fosun Tongrui Venture Capital Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Sunshine Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Zhongqing Xinxin huayu (Shanghai) Equity Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Growth FOF(Guofang Capital)

Hushan Investment

Taicang Asset Management Group Co., Ltd.

LFC Investment Hong Kong Limited

Chongqing Liangjiang Equity Investment Fund Management Co. Ltd.

Chongqing Jiangbeizui Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Shunwei Capital on establishing Shunwei RMB fund IV.
  • Assisted Sunshine Life Insurance Group with its fund formation in Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province.  
  • Advised Yahui Precision Medical Fund on establishing Yahui RMB fund IV.  

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 1

Representing huge PRC clients such as China Chemical and Petroleum and multinationals including Volvo, Zhong Lun Law Firm is a go-to firm for employment law matters in the manufacturing and energy sectors in China. Carol Zhu is the leader of the labour practice, drawing on her previous experience working as a Head of HR for several large corporations advising on complex HR policy implementations. Her key areas of expertise also include employee transitions linked to mergers and acquisitions and mass redundancies. Haiyan Duan is another key name providing both advisory and dispute resolution services. Associate Jing Zeng has a notable specialism in employee disputes.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao; Yeping (Carol) Zhu; Haiyan Duan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The Jackson Laboratory

American Bureau Of Shipping

Anshan Iron And Steel Group Company Limited

Armstrong Flooring Inc. (Afi)

Blue Bottle Coffee

China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Corp (Pipechina)

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Group)

China Unicom Group (Including China United Network Communications Limited And Its Prc Affiliates)

Crane Group

Cummins (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Daimler’s Prc Affliates (Including Daimler Greater China Ltd., Mercedes-benz Auto Finance Ltd., And Beijing Mercedes-benz Sales Service Co. Ltd, Daimler Trucks And Buses (China) Ltd.)

Danone (China) Food And Beverage Co., Ltd. (Danone)

I-mab

Modes Moose Inc.

Ocumension

Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation

Total Petrochemicals (Shanghai) Ltd.

Volvo Automotive Finance China Ltd.

Vipshop Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Continuing to support China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) with its general labour and employment management needs.
  • Advising the China Headquarter of Volvo Automotive Finance China Ltd. in handling several potential employment disputes concerning the nature of employment relationships. Also providing daily compliance management.
  • Advising Vipshop Holdings Limited in its general compliance project, including the framing the compliance structure of the Company regarding employment and Human Resource management.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 1

With a deep bench of ‘experts from various fields, including drugs and medical device regulations, data protection and privacy, anti-bribery, antitrust and policy matters’, Zhong Lun Law Firm is equipped to assist clients with the whole chain of the life sciences and healthcare industry, from M&A and IPOs to IP matters and dispute resolution. The practice handles a heavy workload for large multinational pharmaceutical companies, medical groups and private equity firms. With ‘a strong background in biochemistry and pharmacy’, Helen Cheng ‘provides comprehensive legal advice, which covers joint ventures, cross-border transactions, compliance risk assessments, IP due diligence and disputes’. Yongbin Ge is a key contact for capital market matters and PE investment while Changyu Fu is especially sought after to assist clients with criminal litigation, arbitration proceedings and administrative disputes. Other key practitioners include Dongmei Wang, Jim Qiu, associates Qi Lan and IP expert Shuman Zhang.

Practice head(s):

Helen Cheng; Changyu Fu; Dongmei Wang; Yongbin Ge; Jim Qiu

Other key lawyers:

Yuru Zuo; Qi Lan; Shuman Zhang

Testimonials

‘Yuru Zuo offers comprehensive and timely advice that is suitable for the business needs of the client. In the face of unexpected changes, Zuo is professional, skilled and flexible.’

‘The team has a longstanding presence in the medical and healthcare sector, with extensive expertise in cross-border projects and the business operations of pharmaceutical companies.’

‘Helen Cheng has a strong background in biochemistry and pharmacy. He provides comprehensive legal advice, which covers joint ventures, cross-border transactions, compliance risk assessments, IP due diligence and disputes.’

‘Zhong Lun provides strong legal support in the research and development field, and the billing can be adjusted according to the needs of the client.’

‘The team is experienced, the lawyers are responsible and fees are reasonable. Very satisfied.’

‘The team includes legal experts from various fields and business areas, including drugs and medical device regulations, date protection and privacy, anti-bribery, antitrust, and policy matters, efficiently providing excellent results to clients.’ 

‘The team is responsive and provides advice in a timely manner.’

‘Jim Qiu understands our needs and always does his best to explore the best solutions. With extensive experience and insight into the life sciences industry, He always offers innovative and priceless advice. His team is unique and exceptional.’

Key clients

6 Dimensions

Abbott Laboratories

Alebund

Align Technology

Astellas Pharmaceutical(China)Co., Ltd

Baring Private Equity Asia

Beaufour-IPSEN (Tianjin) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

BeiGene Shanghai Biotechnology Co., Ltd

Beijing Jingdong Health Co., Ltd

CarsGen

CBC Group

China National Medicines Corporation Ltd

CPIC Capital

Cutia

Eli Lilly and Company

Endeavour Consumer Health Limited

Esco LifeSciences

Exegenesis Bio, Inc.

Fosun Kite Biotechnology Co., Ltd

Frontiers Media

GlaxoSmithKline (China) Investment Co., Ltd

GlaxoSmithKline (China) R&D Co., Ltd

Global Health Drug Discovery Institute

GraCell

Hong Kong Asia Medical Group

HOYA Lens Thailand Ltd

I-Mab

LaNova

Lilly Asia Ventures

Mundipharma (China) Pharmaceutical Co, LTD

Nanjing Leads Biolabs Co., Ltd

Nestle (China) Ltd

Ocumension

PepsiCo Asia R&D Center Ltd

Peter’s Technology

Pfizer Investment Co., Ltd

Sequoia

Shanghai ISO Medical Products Co. Ltd

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd

Shanghai Roche Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Shanghai SPH Ruier Drugs Co., Ltd

Shanghai Topcare Medical Services Co., Ltd

SinoUnion Healthcare

Stryker (Beijing) Healthcare Products Co., Ltd

Sysmex

The Management Office of All Shanghai Medical Associations

Vision Care, Hoya Group

Yantai Dongcheng Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted Hong Kong Asia Medical Group with its $400m series-D financing.
  • Advised LianBio’s on its IPO on the Nasdaq Stock Market.
  • Acted for Shanghai Topcare on the acquisition of Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited.

China > Private wealth: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a strong reputation for advising multinational clients and business funds from across a variety of industries in relation to tax advisory and wealth planning matters. It offers expertise in cross-border tax matters, as well as in disputes arising from cross-border investment and transactions. It also specialises in wealth planning for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families. The team is led by Mingjun Jia, who specialises in family matters and acts for a number of top high-net-worth individuals in China, alongside Yunxiang Guan and Fei Wang who co-head the practice’s corporate department. Peter Ni has extensive experience in international tax matters, including in the US. Mark Gao has expertise in domestic and offshore family trusts, employee benefit trusts and cross-border inheritance matters, whilst Hengka Ji focuses on international tax and transaction tax cases, including tax planning and compliance, tax-efficient structuring, and tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Yunxiang Guan; Fei Wang; Mingjun Jia

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Zhong Lun’s private wealth team has always been able to provide succinct and clear advice in navigating the PRC tax and legal landscape. They are able to provide definitive views on often grey areas of regulations and laws, and have also been able to provide guidance on the optimal ways to advise high-net-worth families in their wealth planning strategies.’

‘Hengka Ji is decisive, clear and highly efficient in his deliverables.’

‘A strong private client team for PRC tax and legal issues concerning the will, trust and estate matters.’

‘Peter Ni and his team are responsive and very capable at identifying and resolving issues, often thinking outside the box.’

‘Zhong Lun provides well-rounded services and they always develop customized solutions to match clients’ needs. They work seamlessly with other teams specializing in practice areas such as corporate matters, capital markets, labour, and dispute resolution when necessary. They collaborate with professional service agencies in private client practices from overseas countries and regions.’

‘Mark Gao has extensive experience in providing legal services of wealth planning to ultra-high-net-worth individuals, especially in domestic and offshore family trusts, employee benefit trusts, and cross-border inheritance. He has a breadth of knowledge in the planning and administration of substantial and complex trusts and estates, and his expertise in tax law matters sets him apart from his competitors.’

‘Mark Gao is a complete all-rounder who has an excellent rapport with clients.’

Key clients

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

DBS BANK LTD

Henley & Partners Hong Kong Ltd

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm offers a tailored practice, complete with a mining focussed division led by Zhenhua Wang. Mining, metallurgy and gas are among the firm’s key areas of industry expertise. However, all major forms of energy production including renewables also fall within the scope of the practice. The firm offers services including due diligence, compliance management, project M&A, financing, construction and sales of mining and natural resources products. Jihong Wang serves as an adviser to both the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment as well as her role at the firm, demonstrating her extensive expertise and knowledge in this field. Juan Miao has a growing practice in energy project financing, investment and mergers and acquisitions and is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jihong Wang; Jun Cheng; Li Hao; Zhenhua Wang

Other key lawyers:

Juan Miao; Maoyuan Zhu

Key clients

GD Power Development Co., LTD.

Inner Mongolia Pingzhuang Energy Co., Ltd.

Sinohydro Foundation Engineering Co.,Ltd

Sinohydro Bureau 3 Co., Ltd.

Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd.

TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group Co., Ltd.

Chengxin Lithium Group Co., Ltd.

Chengtun Mining Group Co., Ltd.

Hunan International Cooperation Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing United Rongbang New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

GLP New Energy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

China Power Hefei Energy Co., Ltd.

Xinte Energy Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Energy Natural Gas Group Co., Ltd.

Zheneng Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Zheneng Green Energy Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)

China Energy Engineering Group Northeast No.1 Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd.

China Resources Power Investment Co., Ltd.

Anhui Huainan Pingwei Power Generation Co., Ltd.

TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd

Minmetals Land Limited

Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co. Ltd.

China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd.

China Aluminum International Engineering Corporation Limited (“CHALIECO”)

Shanghai Electric Power Co., Ltd.

Xinhua Electricity Development Investment Limited

SouthGobi Resources, a company listed on HK and Toronto stock exchanges

Synertec Corporation Limited, a multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm in Australia, which is listed on ASX

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised GD Power Development Co., LTD. on its asset replacement with China Energy Investment Group Co., LTD..
  • Advised Inner Mongolia Pingzhuang Energy Co., Ltd. on The Merger, the Assets Disposal and the Purchase through Cash with Longyuan Power.
  • Advised China Energy Investment Corporation. LTD on Bankruptcy Reorganization of Qinghai Huaxin Hydro Power Development Co., Ltd.(“Huaxin”) (and its Maerdang Hydropower Station)

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s extensive cast of highly regarded partners reflects the breadth and depth of its market-leading real estate and construction practice. The diverse client list includes government agencies and developers as well as financial institutions and real estate investment funds. The sizeable practice is subdivided into 12 areas – including commercial, residential, industrial, infrastructure, logistics, and hospitality real estate, and its recent mandates include advising on land investment, real estate development, investment and financing, M&A, IPOs, refinancing of real estate companies, and contentious matters. Within the team, Jihong Wang focuses on urban construction and development; Maoyuan Zhu serves as chair of the real estate department; Han Hao focuses on structured real estate financing and the formation of private equity funds. Wenjing Zhang provides support on major construction projects and PPP biddings. Song Mu and Peng Wu are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Wenjun Qiao; Maoyuan Zhu; Furong Deng; Song Mu; Lanping Zhou; Yao Chen; Chao Ji; Xianshi Meng

Other key lawyers:

Jihong Wang; Jiong Zhang; Wenjing Zhang; Lina Zhang; Yongxin Zheng; Fangrong Wu; Han Hao; Yi Shi; Peng Wu

Key clients

CCCG Real Estate Group

AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.

Becton Dickinson Medical Devices (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd.

Beijing Samsung Real Estate Co., Ltd

Beijing Shougang Fund Co., Ltd.

CapitaLand

China Aluminum International Engineering Corporation Limited (“CHALIECO”)

China Central Television (CCTV)

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

China International Capital Corporation Limited. (CICC)

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited

China Overseas Property

Cinda

CPE

CRRC New Infrastructure Investment and Development Co., Ltd.

Cummins Inc.

Gaw Capital

Gemdale Corporation

Gezhouba Group Co., LTD.

GLP

Hang Lung Properties Limited

Hangzhou Nuogang Real Estate Co., Ltd. ( Zhejiang Jiangong Real Estate Development Group Co., Ltd. )

Huangshan Xiuning Fuda Sewage Treatment Co., LTD

Jiangsu New Century Jiangnan Environmental Protection Co., LTD

JP Morgan

Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd.

Life Group

Link Reits

Longfor

Minmetals Land Limited

New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Phoenix media

Ping An Real Estate

Prime Golden Capital

Prologis

Qingdao Qingxihuada Gene Co., Ltd.

SDP Investment

Shanghai 360 Changfeng Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Construction Engineering Group

Sino-ocean group

Starbucks

Sun Hung Kai Properties

Taikang Healthcare Industry Investment Holdings Co., Ltd.

TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd.

Tomorrow Advancing Life

Yiwu Greentown Jiaotou Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Kangyu Real Estate Co., Ltd. (Huaxia Sunshine Real Estate Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised Laos-China Railway Co., Ltd. on the whole-process construction of Laos-China Railroad.
  • Provided whole-process legal services to Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd. on construction of the Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort.
  • Advised China Jinmao Holding Group Limited for its large-scale urban comprehensive development projects in Huzhou, Quzhou, Langfang, Nanchang , Ningbo, Jinhua, Wenzhou and Yichang.

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 1

Jointly led by Guangzhou-based antitrust and competition specialist Baisha Zhang and Shenzhen-based Boming Qian, Zhong Lun Law Firm had another stellar year handling a broad mix of antitrust, data compliance, M&A transactions in the new energy sector, IPOs, IP disputes, and major infrastructure projects. Qixiang Zhang, Tao Jin and Shenzhen-based Bijun Huang have notable experience in listings, M&A and private equity investments, and Wayne Wang and Yonghong Wang focus on the TMT sector, and contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters respectively. In its Shenzhen office, Yonghong Wang and  Feng Dong have a solid track record in commercial disputes, while Shengfeng XuHaijun Wang and Sheng Zhang excel in restructuring and insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Baisha Zhang (Guangzhou); Boming Qian (Shenzhen)

Other key lawyers:

Wayne Wang (Guangzhou); Yonghong Wang (Guangzhou); Haishan Lv (Guangzhou); Qixiang Zhang (Guangzhou); Tao Jin (Guangzhou); Nina Liu (Guangzhou); Bijun Huang (Shenzhen); Mingcheng Yan (Shenzhen); Shengfeng Xu (Shenzhen); Haijun Wang (Shenzhen); Sheng Zhang (Shenzhen)

Testimonials

Highly flexible team‘.

Zhonglun is very familiar with the equity investment business and can provide effective guidance from all aspects of raising, investment, management and exit‘.

Yonghong Wang and Haishan Lv respond to client’s needs and provide commercially-minded advice in a timely manner‘.

Yonghong Wang is an expert in the fields of patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and unfair competition, and has extensive litigation experience. Wang is able to have a deep insight into the legal demands of clients, have a business mindset, and respond quickly, so as to provide clients with legal solutions that are in line with their business interests‘.

Key clients

Guangdong Yangming Yude Education Investment Co., Ltd.

NICE YOUNG LITE CO.,LTD.

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Bananain(Sanli People (Shenzhen) Technology Co., Ltd.)

Beijing Konruns pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (603590.SH)

China Citic Bank Corporation Limited

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited

China Shandong Hi-Speed Capital (HK) Limited

China Southern Power Grid Digital Power Grid Research Institute Co., Ltd.

Dongguan Feima Logistics Co., Ltd.

Ecolite Wellbeing (Gd) Co., Ltd.

ELAN Microelectronics Corp (Taiwan).

Endeavour Consumer Health Limited

Feima Investment Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Fosun Hani Securities Limited

Glory View Technology Co., Ltd.

Gree Electric Appliances,Inc.of Zhuhai

Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation

Guangdong Shunkong Development Co.,Ltd.

Guangfa Securities Asset Management (Guangdong) Corporation Limited

Guangzhou Development Zone Zhizao Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Guanggang Gas Energy Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huaxin Electronics Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd.

Guangzhou Ipin Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Lonkey Industrial Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Miaoke Technology Co., Ltd.

Hainan Development Holdings Co., Ltd.

Hang Tung Resources Limited

Hannover Re-insurance

Henniges Automotive

Honye Financial Services Limited

IDG Capital

Northern Light Venture Capital

PatPat (InterFocus Cayman Ltd.)

Runben Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Samsung C&T Hongkong Limited

Shanghai Character License Administrative Co., Ltd.

Shanghai ISO Medical Products Co. Ltd

Shenzhen China Merchants Ping An Asset Management Corporation Limited

Shenzhen Feima International Supply Chain Co.,Ltd.

Shenzhen Fuyin Food Group Co., LTD.

Shenzhen Huaxunfangzhou Investment Co. LTD .

Shenzhen Junma environmental protection Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Protruly Electronics Co., Ltd

Smarter Microelectronics(Guangzhou)Co.,Ltd.

SouthGobi Resources, a company listed on HK and Toronto stock exchanges

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

Synertec Corporation Limited, a multi-disciplined engineering consulting firm in Australia, which is listed on ASX

Taishin International Bank Corporation Limited

Wal-Mart (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Wuzhou Dongtai State Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Xinyijia supermarket Co., Ltd.

XRSPACE

Zhejiang Huizun Investment Management Corporation Limited

ZONGTENG GROUP

Work highlights

  • Represented Guangdong Administration for Market Regulation in the administrative litigation in relation to the trade association organising a horizontal monopolistic agreement.
  • Advised Guangzhou Guanggang Gas Energy Co., Ltd., a member of Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd., on its bid for and acquisition of the divested assets in the merger between Linde and Praxair.
  • Advising XRSPACE on its VIE agreements, software licensing agreements, joint venture contracts, and issues related to proposed PE investment.

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm had a particularly busy year handling a large number of major restructuring and bankruptcy liquidation matters. The team counts government agencies, as well as companies operating in the financial services, logistics, shipping, and real estate and construction sectors among its key clients. Practice head Jianhui Tang and Haitao Wang focus on debt restructuring and non-performing asset disposal matters and led the team on a steady flow of major out-of-court debt restructuring mandates. Zhiqiang Wei is highly regarded for real estate and construction transactions and disputes. Liang Yang handles capital markets, M&A and private equity and investment funds transactions and Huaining Sun excels in environmental compliance.

Practice head(s):

Jianhui Tang

Key clients

Bank Of Beijing Co., Ltd. Nanjing Branch

Bank of Jiangsu Co., Ltd. Nanjing Zhujiang Road Subbranch

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

China Overseas Property

Galaxy Jinhui Security Asset Management Corporation Limited

Goldstate Capital Fund Management Co.,ltd.

Xinyuan Asset Management Co.,ltd.

Tianhong Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

Truvalue Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

Gemdale Corporation

Gezhouba Group Co., LTD.

Hua Xia Bank Co., Ltd. Hanzhongmen Sub-branch

Huangshan Xiuning Fuda Sewage Treatment Co., LTD

Jiangsu New Century Jiangnan Environmental Protection Co., LTD

Longfor Group

Nanjing Fullshare Industrial Holding Group Co., Ltd. and its 24 affiliates

Phoenix media

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd.

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd. Wuxi Branch

Sanpower Group Co.

Shanghai Construction Engineering Group

Sino-ocean group

Work highlights

  • Acted as administrator of Sanpower Group Co. on the successful reorganisation.
  • Acting as the administrator of Nanjing Fullshare Industrial Holding Group Co., Ltd. and its 24 affiliates on their reorganisation.
  • Represented five investors including Galaxy Jinhui Security Asset Management Corporation, Goldstate Capital Fund Management, Xinyuan Asset Management, Tianhong Asset Management, and Truvalue Asset Management in filing liquidated damages lawsuits against the manager of “Qinghui 1 You” ABS with a total principal of RMB385m.

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

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s client roster includes a large number of regional clients drawn from the financial services, real estate, TMT and education sectors. With a solid presence in both Chengdu and Chongqing, the team is a popular choice for major capital markets and M&A transactions as well as for major projects in the energy sector. Corporate and capital markets specialists Li Xiong and Bin Fan lead the team from their Chongqing and Chengdu offices, respectively. Yunfan He counts domestic and foreign-listed companies as his main clients which he advises on M&A and restructuring matters, Jie Ma excels in commercial disputes, Hongchuan Luo handles anti-corruption and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Jie Xiong; Yunfan He ; Xinyi Wang; Hongchuan Luo; Jie Ma; Xinyi Wang

Testimonials

The firm have won recognition and praise from the industry for its professional level and high-quality services, and working with the firm is more like completing a work together, rather than just obtaining legal services‘.

The compliance team can comprehensively build a corporate compliance management system, continue to dig deep into service types in the professional direction involving the company’s business field, and has rich practical experience in building a comprehensive compliance system‘.

Yufan He has solved many problems for us with his rich project experience and mature business thinking‘.

Xinyi Wang always puts clients’ interests first‘.

Hongchuan Luo can lead the team and consultants to provide clients with comprehensive, full-process, one-stop compliance legal services, whether it is comprehensive compliance system construction, trade control and economic sanctions compliance, cyber security and data protection compliance, whether it is anti-monopoly compliance, investment and M&A compliance services, “Belt and Road” special compliance or compliance supervision response, internal compliance investigation, compliance review, compliance consulting, compliance training and other fields, it can provide customers with high-quality services‘.

Key clients

Anning Jindi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Beyond Capital Fund

Chengdu Baojing Real Estate Company

Chengdu Boyuan Tengyi Investment Partnership (L.P.)

Chengdu Defenghao Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gongxian Education Technology Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Lixin Ruisi Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Shuangliu Hongxu Investment Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Western Union Steel Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Yongan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China Gezhouba Group Company Limited

China Xinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch

Chongqing Brewery Co., Ltd.

Chongqing E-Pet Technology Co.,Ltd.

CHONGQING HONGJIU FRUIT CO.,LTD

Chongqing Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Jiangbeizui Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Liangjiang Equity Investment Fund Management Co. Ltd.

Chongqing Machinery & Electric Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Water Group Co. Ltd.

Chongqing Wuzhou Century Culture Media Co.,Ltd.

Chongqing Yufu Capital Equity Investment Fund Management Co. LTD

Chongqing Yufu Capital Equity Investment Fund Management Co. LTD

Chongqing Yuhai Precision Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

DENCARE(Chongqing)ORAL CARE CO.,LTD.

Gcl Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Grass Green Group

Guangzhou Aifo Guangtong Technology Co., Ltd.

Jianwei Digital Technology (Chongqing) Co., Ltd.

Langsheng Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Lhasa Jiayi Henghe Investment Center (L.P.)

Lhasa Yongze Jiaheng Investment Center (L.P.)

Lixian Wentai Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.

Mianyang Sci. & Tech. Mega-Center Development Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.

New Hope Group Co., Ltd.

Nuclear Power Institute of China

Shanghai Precise Packaging Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Holding Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Financial Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Heyin Property Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jianyang Longquanhu Taohuaxi Resort

Sichuan Jietong Transportation Technology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jiutong Zhilu Technology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Qingfeng Modern Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Ruize Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Simei Media Co. Ltd.

Suzhou Softbank Yuesheng Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Tianqi Lithium Corporation

Tibet Defenghao Venture Capital Partnership (L.P.)

Toyota Tsusho (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Sichuan Branch

Xi’an Tian He Defense Technology Co., Ltd.

Xiamen Deyi Changqing Venture Capital Partnership (Limited partnership)

Work highlights

  • Advised Tianqi Lithium Corporation on its US$1.4bn joint venture transaction with ASX-listed IGO Limited.
  • Acted for Chongqing YuFu Capital Equity Investment Fund Management Co., LTD and its affiliated parties on their investment in Chongqing BOE Display Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Advised New Hope Service Holdings Limited on its listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s Hangzhou team, which is led by Yueqi Chen, was recently bolstered by the arrivals of capital markets specialist Huade Cheng from Tian Yuan Law Firm and Xinfan Chen, who focuses on infrastructure projects, from a local firm. Li Hao, who excels in traditional and new energy resources projects, led on several big-ticket transactions in the energy sector with recent work including advice to Beijing United Rongbang New Energy Technology on its RMB2.35bn acquisition of the equity of 11 wind power projects owned by Shanghai Sineng Investment and acting for China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute on the EPC project of the Xuwen offshore wind power project in Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province. Other notable practitioners include Fangrong Wu who focuses on real estate financing and acquisition as well as contentious matters; Zhenyu Zhang who handles bond issuance and IPO transactions; and recently promoted partner Yu Yao who is the key name to note for private equity and investment funds, and capital markets transactions. Shengjie Zhang left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Yueqi Chen

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The team communicates very well‘.

Key clients

Hangzhou Nuogang Real Estate Co., Ltd. ( Zhejiang Jiangong Real Estate Development Group Co., Ltd. )

Anhui Huainan Pingwei Power Generation Co., Ltd.

Bank of Hangzhou Co., Ltd.

Beijing United Rongbang New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

China Energy Engineering Group Northeast No.1 Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd.

China Power Hefei Energy Co., Ltd.

China Resources Power Investment Co., Ltd.

GLP New Energy (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Branch of Hengfeng Bank

Xinte Energy Co., Ltd.

Yiwu Greentown Jiaotou Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Energy Natural Gas Group Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Kangyu Real Estate Co., Ltd. (Huaxia Sunshine Real Estate Group)

Zhejiang State-owned Capital Operation Co., Ltd

Zheneng Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.; Zhejiang Zheneng Green Energy Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Work highlights

  • Advised Hangzhou Nuogang Real Estate Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Jiangong Real Estate Development Group on the development, construction and investment promotion of EIC commercial complex projects of Zhejiang Jiangong Real Estate Development Group.
  • Represented Zhejiang Kangyu Real Estate Co., Ltd. (Huaxia Sunshine Real Estate Group) in a series of disputes arising from the pre-sale contract for commercial housing against 22 owners.
  • Advised Beijing United Rongbang New Energy Technology Co., Ltd. which is affiliated with a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on an acquisition of the target company equity of 11 wind power projects owned by Shanghai Sineng Investment Co., Ltd.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 1

The debt restructuring and non-performing assets practice at Zhong Lun Law Firm has a deep bench of dedicated practitioners across Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Quingdao, who are frequently retained to handle complex high-profile cases. Often acting as the court-appointed administrator of major listed companies, distressed businesses and financial institutions, the group excels in restructurings, reorganisations, and investments in non-performing assets. From Nanjing, reorganisation and non-performing assets expert Jianhui Tang heads up the team, which includes Shenzhen-based Shengfeng Xu and Bing Wang in Beijing, who together have extensive experience in handling debt restructuring and reorganisations for large listed companies. Shanghai-based Nafisa Nihmat is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Scott Guan; Fei Wang; Jianhui Tang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Beijing New Mileage Health Industry Group Co., Ltd

China General Technology (Group) Holding, Ltd

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd

Djarum Resources Holdings Co., Ltd.=

Feima Investment Holdings Co.,Ltd

Great Wall(Tianjin)Equity Investment Fund Management Company,Ltd

Guangzhou Lonkey Industrial Co., Ltd

Hainan Development Holdings Co., Ltd

Nanjing Fullshare Industrial Holding Group Co., Ltd. and its 24 affiliates

Qingdao Zhilin Equity Investment LLP and its affiliate

Sanpower Group Co

Shenzhen Feima International Supply Chain Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Fuyin Food Group Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Huaxunfangzhou Investment Co. Ltd

Shenzhen Junma environmental protection Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Protruly Electronics Co., Ltd

Shoujinshang SME Service Co

Xinyijia supermarket Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted as administrator of Nanjing Fullshare Industrial Holding Group Co., Ltd and its 24 affiliates on its successful reorganisation.
  • Advised on the reorganisation of Guangzhou Lonkey Industrial Co., Ltd, which is overseen by the Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court.
  • Acted for Hainan Development Holdings Co., Ltd on its RMB11bn strategic investment in the organisation of HNA Group, which includes the listed company Hainan Airport Infrastructure Co., Ltd and HNA Group’s airport assets.

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 1

The ‘highly professional’ Zhong Lun Law Firm tax team provides comprehensive tax and wealth planning services. The key name in the practice is Peter Ni, who has more than 25 years of experience in providing international tax and legal services to companies and individuals that have cross-border needs. Hengka Ji focusses on international tax services, including compliance and structuring, while Mark Gao specialises in tax work for high-net-worth individuals. Scott Guan, Fei Wang and Mingjun Jia are the heads of the practice. Jia provides services in taxation advice, wealth planning, litigation and arbitration, while Guan and Wang have corporate-related practices.

Practice head(s):

Scott Guan; Fei Wang; Mingjun Jia

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Highly professional and experienced team providing all required guidance.’

Key clients

Purolite Corporation

General Electric

Henley & Partners Hong Kong Ltd

DBS BANK LTD

WorldStrides Travel Information Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided tax advice to Purolite Corporation on its acquisition by Ecolab Inc..
  • Provided tax advice to General Electric on its sale of shares in Wuhan Boiler Company Ltd. to Daoben Auto Parts Co., Ltd..
  • Advised DBS BANK LTD on (i) delivering a series of technical training for Relationship Managers of north Asia and executive members of DBS headquarters, illustrating the key China private client service development trend and the frequent legal and income tax issues faced by Chinese HNWIs, (ii) providing legal and tax consulting services to ad-hoc queries.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm holds a strong reputation in the telecommunications and internet sectors, acting for both domestic and foreign clients, ranging from telecommunications operators, value-added service providers, internet companies, as well as private equity funds and investment institutions. It offers a full range of legal services, including M&A, equity and debt financing, restructuring, network compliance, data protection and transfer, and intellectual property matters. Victor Yu heads the telecommunications and technology group, specialising in cross-border and domestic corporate mandates. Luke Zhang leads the telecommunications and internet industry group, whilst Qiming Yao leads the information and intelligence technology industry group. Ricky Luo and Wei Du co-lead the media, sports and entertainment industry group. Jihong Chen, who specialises in cybersecurity, intellectual property and telecommunication compliance matters, and Anthony Zhao continue to be key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Victor Yu; Luke Zhang; Qiming Yao; Ricky Luo; Wei Du

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Zhong Lun Firm, and in particular Jihong Chen, are fantastic. They understand the legal landscape for telecom and tech companies operating in China, and they provide expert guidance in a manner that distils complex and often changing requirements into actionable steps.’

‘Jihong Chen has deep expertise, is very responsive, understands how to exercise business judgment, and is very pleasant to work with.’

‘Zhong Lun has a strong, highly effective team of talent that is able to effectively handle large, complex patent, IP and anti-trust legal matters in China. Their breadth of knowledge of the Chinese legal system and laws, judicial courts and practice, as well as the judiciary is incredibly strong.’

‘Zhong Lun’s abilities is highly satisfactory, in particular their grasp of commercial and IP issues, and the intersection with anti-trust law, their sophistication in developing legal strategies, and their ability to navigate the Chinese judicial system.’

‘Peng Zhang is very knowledgeable about Chinese IP litigation and patent matters, and very effective as a patent litigator.’

‘It is a great team equipped with experienced lawyers. They provide valuable insights and efficient advice.’

‘Yang Zhou is an excellent lawyer to work with. He is experienced in providing data related advice from an industrial and business perspective.’

Key clients

Amosense Co. Ltd.

Ascendent Capital Partners

Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy Technology Group

Beijing Poplar Culture Project Co., Ltd.

Blackstone Group

Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited

C3Nano, Inc.

China General Technology (Group) Holding Ltd.

China Mobile

Cisco

Cloud Account Technology Co., Ltd.

Decheng Capital

Deepwise & League of PHD Technology Ltd.

ELAN Microelectronics Corp.

EMotor Advance Inc.

Everdisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Galaxycore Inc.

Genesis Capital

Greentown Ideal Life Technology Co., Ltd

Groz-Beckert KG

Guangzhou Miaoke Technology Co., Ltd.

Honye Financial Services Limited

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Intel – Mobileye

Keppel Land China

Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited

L Catterton Asia

Lightspeed China

Microsoft

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

Motorola Solutions, Inc.

PAG

Shanghai Hysea Industrial Communications Ltd

Softbank Vision Fund

SUPERHEXA

Tencent

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

XRSPACE

Work highlights

  • Advised Galaxycore Inc. on its IPO on the STAR Market of Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Sogou Inc. on its privatization from Nasdaq and merger into Tencent.
  • Advised Blackstone Group on its PIPE investment via convertible notes in 21Vianet Group, Inc.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s trade practice offers clients deep industry experience, with many of its lawyers having trained at customs colleges. Its clientele includes multinationals, state-owned enterprises and large private Chinese companies. Notable among these clients are several branches of China’s Chamber of Commerce, Fangda Carbon New Materials and the Japanese Toray Industries. Practice head Jianwei Liu specialises in antidumping, countervailing and safeguard investigations. Li Si, with her significant expertise in both EU and US investigations, and cross-border investment specialist Zhe Jiang are also integral to the practice. Zhiguo Yu joined the firm from the MOFCOM in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jianwei Liu

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

POSCO

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Mechanical and Electrical Products (CCCME)

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

China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA)

CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co., Ltd.

Daejeon Daemyung Optical (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. – a subsidiary of HOYA Group of Japan

Dezhou Donghong New Material Co., Ltd.

Fangda Carbon New Materials Co., Ltd.

Fasten Group Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd.

HDC POLYALL Co., Ltd.

Healthcare Co., Ltd.

HYOSUNG TNC CORPORATION

Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Lecai Printing Material Co., Ltd.

Lingong Group Jinan Heavy Equipment Co., Ltd.

Longkou Donghai Alumina Co., Ltd.

Lucky Huaguang Graphics Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co., Ltd.

People’s Republic of China Ministry of Commerce

POSCO ASIA COMPANY LIMITED

Rise Time Industrial Ltd.

Shandong Weifang Rainbow Chemical Co., Ltd.

Sinochem International corporation

Suzhou Titan New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Tai Shan City Kam Kiu Aluminium Extrusion Co Ltd.

Taizhou Qingsong Refrigerant New Material Co., Ltd.

Toray Fibers (Nantong) Co., Ltd. – a subsidiary of Toray Group of Japan

United Steel Structures Ltd.

Wendar Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Chengming Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Hengyi Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) and 10 major domestic aluminium foil producing and exporting enterprises producing and exporting enterprises in response to the Thailand Safeguard Measure Investigation initiated by the Thailand.
  • Advised China Chamber of Commerce of Metals, Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) and many other major domestic Prepainted Galvanized Iron (PPGI) and Prepainted Aluminum Zinc (PPGL) producing and exporting enterprises in responding to the Philippine Safeguard Measure Investigation initiated by the Philippines.
  • Advised Fangda Carbon New Materials Co., Ltd. on anti-dumping investigation initiated by the Eurasian Economic Union concerning graphite electrodes imported from China.

China > Insurance: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a strong following of state-owned and privately-run insurance companies, asset management funds and reinsurers. Most recently, the group has been particularly busy handling direct and indirect equity investment transactions in the real estate sector as well as a wide range of disputes, including third party liability and indemnity claims. Antitrust and competition, IP and compliance matters are other areas of focus of the practice. The practice is jointly led Shanghai-based Zhisong He, who focuses on corporate governance, capital markets products and M&A, and Beijing-based Richard Zeng. Other key lawyers are Quigdao-based David Liu and Shanghai-based Chenbiao Li, who have extensive experience in representing clients in arbitration, litigation and mediation proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Zhisong He; Richard Zeng

Other key lawyers:

Chenbiao Li; David Li

Work highlights

  • Represented China Pacific Property Insurance Co., Ltd Dalian Branch in a claim for competition against the carrier of the goods after the insurance company paid the insured.
  • Acted for China Pacific Property Insurance Co., Ltd Beijing Branch in a claim against a defendant.
  • Assisted Taiping General Insurance Co., Ltd Yantai Branch with its defence strategy in a compensation claim.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a strong reputation for its private equity and assets management practice, with the team regularly representing prominent private equity firms and emerging growth companies. It advises on a full scope of private equity transactions, including fund raising, investment, compliance, and management of portfolios. It also has expertise advising on the establishment and tax arrangement of China-focused private equity funds. The leadership team consists of Catherine Chen, Borong Liu, Lefan Gong and Ping Zhang. Victor Yu and Luke Zhang have particular expertise representing investment funds and companies in the TMT sector. Bijun Huang is active in representing start-up companies, whilst Anthony Zhao and associate Xiaorui Yang continue to be key names in the team.

Practice head(s):

Catherine Chen; Borong Liu; Lefan Gong; Ping Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

58 Industry Fund

6 Dimensions

Ascendent Capital Partners

AstraZeneca-CICC Fund

Avatar Technology (Chongqing) Co., Ltd.

Bananain

Beijing Lu Kai Zhi Xing Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Quantu Medtech Co., Ltd.

Blackstone Group

Boyu

Bytedance

Caveman Technologies Limited

CBC Group

CDH Investments

Cenova Management Advisors Limited

CHINA FAW GROUP CO., LTD.

China Mobile Investment Holding Co., Ltd.

China Railway Signal & Communication Corporation Limited

Chongqing Yufu Capital Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

CICT Mobile

Coyote Bioscience Co., Ltd.

Decheng Capital

Eightroads

Everdisplay Optronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

FAW Equity Investment (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Galaxycore Inc.

GBA Fund Investment Limited

General Atlantic

Genesis Capital

Guangzhou Heige Technology Co., Ltd.

Hillhouse Capital

Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited

Kunlun Capital

L Catterton Asia

LFC Investment Hong Kong Limited

Lightspeed China

Lilly Asia Ventures

M31 Navigator Fund LP

Matridx

Meituan Long-Z

MLINK

Moore Threads Technology Co. Ltd.

Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia

NeoCura Bio-Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

New Hope Life Science Investment Fund

OPay Limited

OrbiMed

PAG

PatPat

Qiming

SDP Investment

Sequoia

Sequoia Capital China

Shanxi Puba Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Qianhai Sanhe Equity Fund Management Co., Ltd.

SinoUnion Healthcare

Softbank Vision Fund

Source Code Capital

SPD Silicon Valley Bank

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

SDP Investment

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

SUPERHEXA

Suzhou HunterSun Electronics Co., Ltd.

Suzhou SoftBank Yuesheng Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Tencent

TideSwing Technologies Limited

Circle Harmony

Vita Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Xiamen Deyi Changqing Venture Capital Partnership

XRSPACE

Yisheng Medical (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhongtian Ronghui Investment Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

ZONGTENG GROUP

Work highlights

  • Advised Blackstone Group on its buyout of Interplex.
  • Represented Boyu Capital on its series C investment in Edge Medical, which is one of the largest recent deals in the China MedTech sector (US$200 million size of financing).
  • Advised CICT Mobile, a leading telecommunication service, on the completion of a RMB3.675 billion financing.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 2

The compliance and anti-corruption group at Zhong Lun Law Firm acts for a range of clients, including regulatory bodies, central enterprises, multinationals, and large private companies across a variety of industries. It advises across a wide scope of compliance mandates, ranging from establishment of compliance systems, to investigations and sanctions by multilateral financial institutions, to management of major compliance crises. The regulatory compliance department is co-led by Xiangwen Liu and Gary Gao, both of whom have extensive experience in the area acting for a number of high-profile clients, meanwhile Jianwei Liu leads the trade compliance practice. Baosheng Zhang is also recommended for his expertise in securities compliance matters, whilst Jim Qiu has significant experience in cross-border transactional and compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao; Jianwei Liu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is stable and growing steadily and fast. The partners and mid-level lawyers have shown their capability of learning and adapting.’

‘Jim Qiu has an outstanding understanding of business models. He is able to provide creative solutions to the complicated legal issues. Not only is a legal solution provided, but he can also provide commercially viable options.’

Key clients

A director of Leshi Internet Information and Technology Corp., Beijing

AB-InBev/Budweiser APAC

Airbus S.A.S

Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd.

Beijing Kingsoft Office Software, Inc.

Carrier Commercial HVAC Asia

Chengdu Gongxian Education Technology Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Lixin Ruisi Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Yongan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited

China Certification and Inspection (Group)Co., Ltd.

China Huadian Engineering Co.,ltd

China Minmetals Corporation

China National Machinery Import & Export Co.

China Petrochemical International (Beijing) Co.,ltd.

China Power International Holding Limited

CITIC Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

Danone Asia-Pacific Management Co., Ltd.

eBay Inc.

Gopher Asset Management

GE China Co., Ltd.

GL Event

Harman International (China) Holdings Co., Ltd.

Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co., Ltd.

Lamb Weston (Shanghai) Commercial Company Limited

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hong Kong

NIPPON STEEL Chemical & Material Co., Ltd.

Noah Holdings Limited

Nuclear Power Institute of China

PepsiCo Foods (China) Co., Ltd.

Sdic Chuangyi Industry Fund Managemant Co., Ltd.

Shandong Lin Gong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd

Shanghai Lujie Kunchi Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jietong Transportation Technology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jiutong Zhilu Technology Co., Ltd.

Sinochem Group

State Development and Investment Corporation

State Power Investment Corporation Limited

Stryker (Beijing) Healthcare Products Co., Ltd.

The Chairman of Dynavolt Renewable Energy Technology (Henan) Co., Ltd. and Dynavolt’s partners

Wynn Resorts (Macau) S.A.

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided comprehensive compliance legal services for Gopher Asset Management, the top private equity funds management, under Noah Holdings Limited which is listed in the US to deal with the regulatory supervision by the China Securities Regulatory Commission after the promulgation and implementation of the Regulations on Strengthening the Supervision of Private Investment Funds.
  • Advised Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. on developing the compliance management structure, policies and guidelines, and operation mechanism that satisfy both laws and regulations of China and the compliance requirements of other major jurisdictions where Mengniu Group operates.
  • Advised Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co. on establishing a comprehensive compliance system and setting a compliance benchmark in the lithium new energy industry.

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has an extensive shipping practice covering maritime tortious disputes including collisions and salvage cases as well as contractual disputes and non-contentious financing and structuring matters. Several partners in the group are now serving as arbitrators for the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), and litigation is a clear strong point for the team. Its clients include well known P&I clubs and cargo giants COSCO and Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co. Chenbiao Li has two decades of experience advising on contentious shipping matters. Baosheng Zhang and Lijun Cao lead the dispute resolution practice and assist with shipping matters.

Practice head(s):

Baosheng Zhang; Lijun Cao; Chenbiao Li

Other key lawyers:

Zhenlong (Leo) Zhang

Key clients

Greathorse

Jiangsu Ocean Shipping Co., Ltd.

COSCO Shipping Logistics

Gard P&I Club

Guangdong Shipping

TT Club

China P&I Club

Skuld P&I Club

PICC

China Special Article Logistics

Work highlights

  • Advised Greathorse on general matters about shipping and crew business.
  • Advised Guangdong Shipping on charter-party disputes over Indonesian coal export restrictions.
  • Advised SeaSun Marine on charter-party disputes about withdrawing vessel.

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)

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
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Number of associates : 2200+
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