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

Zhong Lun Law Firm is one of the most prominent law firms in the Chinese competition and antitrust market, handling merger control filings, regulatory compliance, and litigation. The practice is active at the cutting edge of Chinese antitrust law; in 2020, it acted for Yum! Restaurants in the first unconditional approval of a transaction involving a VIE structure by SAMR; Scott Yu and Frank Jiang led on this work and specialise in merger control. Xiangwen Liu, Gary Gao and Yi Xue lead the team; Xue counts both Chinese and multinational companies amongst his clients, and in addition to advising on merger control also handles investigations. Co-founding partner Peng Wu is another key figure in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao; Yi Xue

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

High professionalism, reasonable team matching, excellent work attitude, and satisfactory feedback delivered in time.’

The team has been involved in some of the most high profile cases in China, which gives them great insight into the latest thinking and practice of the regulator.’

Scott Yu in particular is very impressive and easy to work with.’

Very approachable and business-friendly.’

Key clients

Motorola Solutions Inc.

Qualcomm

Kyocera

Mitsubishi

Sony

Daikin

SoftBank

Galanz

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd

Anheuser-Busch InBev

JA Mitsui Leasing, Ltd

ITOCHU Corporation

Jiangxi Ji Min Ke Xin Pharmaceutical Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

Huawei Technology Co. Ltd.

Zhejiang Geely New Energy Commercial Vehicles Group

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Universal Logistics Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Artiking Group Co., Ltd.

China Green Development Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Shenyang Jinbei Automotive Company Limited

Broadway Industrial Group Limited

Shenzhen Dynanonic Co., Ltd.

Huizhou EVE Energy Co. Ltd.

Lear (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

China Electronics Technology Group Corporation

Qingdao Port International Co., Ltd.

Arm

Qualcomm

Synopsys

Wabtec

Cummins

Warburg Pincus

Luxottica

Bora

Parker-Hannifin

EnnoStar (Epistar)

Tencent

TME

BaoSteel

BEKE

LongFor

JD.com

EDF

Yum China

Bombardier

China Merchants Shekou Industrial Zone

Work highlights

  • Represented Guangdong Galanz Life Electrical Appliance Business Co., Ltd. in lawsuit against Tmall.
  • Advised Huawei Technology Co. Ltd. on antitrust compliance campaign regarding its distribution network.
  • Represented Guangdong Galanz Life Electrical Appliance Business Co., Ltd. in filing a complaint against Tmall before SAMR.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s highly active banking practice has a broad client base, encompassing banks and non-bank financial institutions such as private equity funds, asset management companies, consumer finance companies and trusts, as well as borrowers. It also provides on-going advice to clients on compliance, corporate governance, and contract drafting, as well as on the financing of M&A transactions. The practice is led by Zhisong He, Yuan Ting, Zanxin Zeng, and Xinyu Liu. Shirley Lu has decades of experience in this sector, and counts both foreign and domestic banks amongst her clients. Wilson Wei Huo leads on banking-related arbitrations and litigation; David Liu in Qingdao and Wayne Wang in Guangzhou are also names to note.

Testimonials

‘The lawyers are able to provide innovative legal services. This is a well-coordinated team.’

‘Yang Tian has made great achievements in the arbitration of financial cases, his services are excellent.’

‘The financing team is experienced and responsive, provide appropriate opinions and suggestions to clients.’

‘Wayne Wang is an experienced lawyer with clear thinking and provides high-quality legal services to clients.’

Key clients

Advent International

Apollo Management

Tianqi Lithium Corporation

Ascent Real Estate Investors

Blackstone Group

BPE Asia Real Estate Fund

FSN Capital

Hines

Ironbridge Equity Partners

J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Phoenix Property Investors

Tishman Speyer

Warburg Pincus

Sigma Delta Partners Investment

Zhongrong International Trust

Barclays Bank

BNP Paribas

CACIB

CCB

International Finance Corporation

OCBC

UOB

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

Dongfang Electric Corporation and its main affiliates

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

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

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Chengdu Boaoteke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Haotel Communication Co., Ltd

Xingyuan Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huixin Internet Microfinance Co. Ltd

Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd

Symantec Software Development Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gaoxin Innovation Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Emerging Industrial Park Investment Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Citic Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Yiyao Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China United SME Guarantee Corporation

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

Huarong Securities Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

First Capital Securities Co., Ltd.

Great Wall Wealth A.M.C.

Hengfeng Bank

China Fortune International Trust Co. Ltd.

CMB Wealth Management Co. Ltd.

Bank of Qingdao Co., Ltd.

ZhongRong XinDa Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Kangtian Smart Life Service Co., Ltd. (formerly name: Chongqing Kangtian Property Service Co., Ltd.)

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Chongqing Branch

China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Chongqing Branch

Chongqing Rail Transit (Group) Co. , Ltd.

Chongqing Xinyu Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Bissell Homecare Inc.

Hannover Re-insurance

Beijing Konruns Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Konruns”) (603590.SH)

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Ltd.

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

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

XRSPACE

Chongqing Kangtian Smart Life Service Co., Ltd. (formerly name: Chongqing Kangtian Property Service Co., Ltd.)

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Chongqing Branch

China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Chongqing Branch

Chongqing Rail Transit (Group) Co. , Ltd.

Chongqing Xinyu Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised United Overseas Bank Limited on the acquisition facilities in an aggregate amount equal to several hundred million Singapore dollar for the privatization delisting of Sunningdale Tech Ltd, a leading manufacturer of precision plastic components.
  • Advised Advent International and Cinven on the onshore SBLC facilities in relation to the offshore financing granted by Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered Bank respectively in an aggregate amount of approximately EUR550 million, which is part of the offshore financing for the acquisition of Thyssenkrupp’s Elevator Technology business in 2020.
  • Advised China United SME Guarantee Corporation on a $200 million bond default case, which covered a series of intricate procedures and various complicated issues such as the disposal of defaulted bonds, priority between preferred creditors and first-lien creditors, enforcement of pledged shares of a listed company, bankruptcy and reorganization of a listed company and etc.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 1

With offices in all of China’s major cities, Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s expertise spans the debt and equity capital markets, and the firm is equally comfortable advising domestic companies on overseas IPOs as it is assisting with bond issuances and asset securitisation. In Shanghai, Anthony Zhao‘s practice spans capital markets, M&A and private equity transactions; in 2020 Zhao led a team alongside William Jia which advised the sponsors in Lufax’s IPO on NYSE, which was the largest fintech IPO to date. At the associate level, Roy Zheng is dual-qualified in New York and China, making him an ideal person to advise Chinese companies looking to list overseas. Mingjun Chang, Zhoujun Tang, Yuming Liu and Haibo Jia make up the management team.

Other key lawyers:

Limin Chen; Anthony Zhao; Kefeng Li; William Jia; Roy Zheng

Testimonials

‘The firm truly stands out for its attention to detail, deep knowledge and expertise, and communication skills.’

‘The firm listens to client’s needs and is willing to help in a flexible way.’

‘They are able to do their best to protect the rights of clients.’

Key clients

Ascendent Capital Partners

Blackstone Group

L Catterton Asia

NetEase, Inc.

Zai Lab Limited

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

Dongfang Electric Corporation and its main affiliates

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

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

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Chengdu Boaoteke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Haotel Communication Co., Ltd

Xingyuan Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huixin Internet Microfinance Co. Ltd

Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd

Symantec Software Development Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gaoxin Innovation Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Emerging Industrial Park Investment Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Citic Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Yiyao Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd.

QiaoYin City Management Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Ruoyuchen Technology Co., Ltd.

Ninebot Limited

Guangdong Wencan Die Casting Co.

Dizal (Jiangsu)Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd

Antengene Corporation

Exegenesis Bio Inc.

The Carlyle Group

Novogene Corporation Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised NetEase on its offering and secondary listing in Hong Kong.
  • Advised the joint bookrunners on Lufax Holding’s the IPO and listing on NYSE.
  • Advised Ascendent Capital Partners on its pre-IPO investment in Wumart’s retail business.

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

Zhong Lun Law Firm, a practice with ‘the special magic to make transactions efficient, accessible and easier’, is home to a leading track record in M&A deals, corporate transactions and restructurings in addition to business development and expansion affairs. In Shanghai, Anthony Zhao serves as chairman of the firm’s management committee and compliments his M&A prowess with knowledge of capital markets, private equity, and venture capital markets; he is supported by Scott Guan who fronts the overall corporate and M&A department and is adept in general corporate matters and cross-border disputes in addition to transactions. David Wang and April Yanunderstand the needs of US clients better than most’ meanwhile at the Chengdu office, Yunfan He garners acclaim for his ‘wealth of experience in M&A’. Audry Li and Zhe Yu jointly co-lead the firm’s recently established cross-border investment and M&A practice group.

Testimonials

‘We have worked with several Chinese lawyers and law firms over the years and found David Wang and April Yan to be the go-to resources to get difficult things done. They are always available and responsive and understand the needs of their US clients more than most. They have good relationships with market regulators and deliver solid advice from the regulators’ perspective. David and his team are also able to handle negotiations on clients’ behalf where language or cultural barriers prevent his clients from being effective. ’

‘David Wang and April Yan stand out for their high quality and results-oriented service with a human touch. ’

‘Flexible legal fees arrangement.’

Legal expertise and industry knowledge on foreign investment and telecommunication services.’

‘Practicing in corporate and M&A requires comprehensive knowledge and rich experience, which I can both see from Zhong Lun Team. The team consist of professional practitioners, and most of them work deeply in this area for many years. You can trust them for anything, they are professional, responsible and sympathetic. They have a special magic to make transactions efficient, accessible and easier, and working with them was such a joy that I will never forget.

‘Of course, the billing is fair and transparent. The team has a reasonable standard to price your needs. And compare with other law firms at the same level, they can help you more than you pay.’

They are the best, and I recommend them to every business partner after working with them.’

‘The lawyer who impressed me most is Yunfan He, the partner of Zhonglun’s Chengdu Office. He has a wealth of experience in M&A and was in charge of many projects with us. He is a wise man with a warm heart, always standing in others’ shoes and helping us achieve our goals with his professional skills and commercial sense. Besides, his team work together efficiently under his direction, each lawyer in his team is responsible and professional. They have strong legal educational background and rich experience in this practice. They are high-quality talents that I will hire for my own company.’

Key clients

Qingdao urban construction investment (Group) Co., Ltd

China Merchants Industrial Park (Qingdao) venture Co., Ltd

Qingdao Haier production and Urban Innovation Group Co., Ltd

Qingdao Special Steel Co.,Ltd

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

Dongfang Electric Corporation and its main affiliates

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

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

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Chengdu Boaoteke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Haotel Communication Co., Ltd

Xingyuan Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huixin Internet Microfinance Co. Ltd

Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd

Symantec Software Development Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gaoxin Innovation Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Emerging Industrial Park Investment Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Citic Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Yiyao Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Development Zone Strategic Industry Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Guangzhou Chuangjing Mdical Treatment Technology Co., ltd

Huangpu Investment Holding (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Science City (Guangzhou) Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Zhongxing Renhui International Medical Management Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. NO

Beijing Jing Ning Guo Da Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Cell Therapy Group Co., Ltd. (上海细胞治疗集团有限公司 )

Xinjiang Deyuan Biological Engineering Co., Ltd. (新疆德源生物工程有限公司)

China RAILWAY 17th BUREAU Group Co., Ltd. (中铁十七局集团有限公司)

Wuhan Yanxi Micro-Component Co., Ltd. (武汉衍熙微器件有限公司)

Wuhan Gewei Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. (武汉正维电子技术有限公司)

QuMei Home Furnishings Group Co., Ltd. (曲美家居集团股份有限公司)

Jiangsu Longliqi Bioscience Co., Ltd. (江苏隆力奇生物科技股份有限公司)

Nofanji Investment Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (诺凡基投资咨询(北京)有限公司)

Shanghai Fenghwa Group Co.,Ltd. (上海丰华(集团)股份有限公司)

Shaoxing Shangyu Taihe Equity Investment Co., Ltd. (绍兴上虞贻赫股权投资有限公司)

Shenzhen Zhaoguang Investment Co., Ltd. (深圳市招广投资有限公司)

Guangxi Dossen Hotel Management Co., Ltd. (广西东呈酒店管理有限公司)

Barrick Gold Corporation

Halma plc

Koch Industries

I Squared Capital

Allison Transmission

Trafigura Pte Ltd.

Metall Zug

Matson Navigation

Christies’ International

Beijing Konruns Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Ltd.

Synertec Corporation Limited

Bissell Homecare Inc.

Endeavour Consumer Health Limited

Hannover Re-insurance

SouthGobi Resources

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

XRSPACE

Liaoning Bora Group

Synopsys

YumChina

Cummins

IELTS Partners

Vossloh

MSCI

Zippo

Li Ning

A2 Milk

Align Technology

Anomaly(非常创意)

Callaway Golf Company

Carrier

Converse

Frontiers

Honeywell

IntelliCloud中科智云

JCET长电科技

Jiuli久立

Lumileds

NXP

OTB Group

Peter’s家颖科技

PTM Engineering Plastics

Red-Lion

Rembe

S.C. Johnson

TVU Networks

Yulong Gold玉龙黄金

Ascendent Capital Partners

Blackstone Group

L Catterton Asia

NetEase, Inc.

Zai Lab Limited

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Electric Power Co., Ltd.

Subsidiaries under the China National Nuclear Group

Citic Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Yiyao Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised NetEase on its offering and secondary listing in Hong Kong.
  • Advised the joint bookrunners on Lufax Holding’s the IPO and listing on NYSE.
  • As the legal advisory team of the strategic investor, National Energy Investment Group, the team participated in the bankruptcy restructuring project, and successfully assisted National Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd in becoming the new shareholder and investor of the project.

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm is consulted by large multinationals and domestic companies to advise on the complete spectrum of data issues, from internal compliance assessments to emergency data breach responses. Though primarily comprising of IP lawyers, the group operates on a cross-practice basis and is able to call on partners with various specialisms; Peng Cai, a TMT and IP specialist, is one of the team’s key partners and frequently works with state-owned enterprises on compliance projects, while Xinyu Liu (a partner in the private equity and investment funds departments) assists with data due diligence necessary for corporate transactions. Jihong Chen and Yongjun Ni lead the IP department and assist with various data-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Jihong Chen; Yongjun Ni

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘It is an understatement that the TMT space in China has (and is) undergoing a lot of changes. Zhong Lun partners have a good sense of the pulse of these regulatory changes and could advise us strategically on what to expect, and how should we work together with compliance, risk management and practical solutions. ’

‘Chen Jihong has a great sense of the regulators’ thinking behind the laws (and draft laws), and is able to advise us on what market players are doing to meet the requirements of the laws.’

Key clients

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Amazon (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Daimler Greater China Ltd.

State Grid Corporation of China

Schneider Electric (China) Co. Ltd.

Audi (China) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.

Schindler (China) Elevator Co. Ltd.

Microsoft Corporation

Kerry Properties Ltd.

Cisco System, Inc.

NVIDIA

AllinMD Orthopaedics

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Chinadaas

Tencent

Meituan

BSH

DB Schenker China

Bank of China

Bank of Beijing

Bank of Nanjing

Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank

Qingxin Rural Commercial Bank

Keya Medical

Tongdun Technology

Fountainvest Partners

Guoxin Venture Capital

CCData

Flowserve

Fuli Technology

Xiaoyudian Small Loan

Dataseed

A.O. Smith (China) Water Heater Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines

Greentown Ideal Life Technology Co., Ltd.

Keppel Land China

Terminus (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

China Mobile Communications Group Co.,Ltd

China Mobile Communication Group Co., Ltd. Government-Enterprise Customer Branch

China Mobile Communication Group Co., Ltd., Beijing Branch

Yunnan Baiyao Group Health Products Co., Ltd

Feihe Dairy Co., Ltd.

Perfect diary

Vanke

Baohutong

CITIC Group

China Three Gorges Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Tencent on cybersecurity, data and personal information protection compliance regarding its key products and services.
  • Advised Daimler on its digital transition and data compliance management mechanism.
  • Advised Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank on its data compliance.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s arbitration team, which sits within its dispute resolution department led by arbitration specialist Lijun Cao, is a destination practice for domestic and multinational companies from a variety of sectors. Though active in all major areas, the group is particularly strong in representing state-owned enterprises, most notably with regards to the construction industry. Many team members act as arbitrators in addition to representing parties; among them, Wilson Huo is an arbitrator of the HKIAC. Wei Sun is also noted for his notable experience in litigation, arbitration and civil enforcement relating to construction, energy, finance, corporate equity and real estate.

Practice head(s):

Lijun Cao

Other key lawyers:

Wei Sun; Decai Zhang; Huawei Sun; Guanghui Jin; Huang Xingyu; Wilson Huo

Testimonials

‘Strong expertise in PRC law. Clear and concise expert report (in English).’

‘It was extremely good working with Wilson Huo. He has a strong command of PRC law and was able to articulate his advice and views simply and clearly. Wilson and his team turned around the expert reports very quickly.’

‘Lijun Cao and Zoe Zhang are the best arbitration lawyers I have met in China. Their attention to details and hard-working attitudes really makes them one of the most reliable legal representatives in China. ’

Key clients

Shenzhen Jiu Jiu Yi Tian Xing Investment Fund Enterprise

Aegon-Industrial Fund Management Co., Ltd.

DEG – Deutsche Investitions-und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

CNOOC China Limited and its Shenzhen Branch

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Davinder Singh Chambers LLC

China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited

China National Oil and Gas Pipeline Corporation

China National Oil and Gas Exploration and Development Corporation

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation

China Communications Construction Company Limited

Xinxing Cathay International Group Co., Ltd.

BBMG Corporation

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

China Electronic Technology Group Co., Ltd

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

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

China 19th Metallurgical Group Corporation

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center

China Railway Sixth Group Co., Ltd.

China Railways Shanhaiguan Bridge Company

Beijing Shougang International Engineering and Technology Co. Ltd.

North China Petroleum Administration Co., Ltd.

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

Investment Management Partnership Ltd.

Zhejiang Haining Jiahui Investment Limited Partnership

Büro 3 Marketing GMBH & Co. KG

Hillhouse Capital Group

CDH Investments

CITIC Securities

Qingdao Conson Financial Holdings Co., Ltd

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented a subsidiary of COFCO as claimant in an arbitration case before HKIAC.
  • Represented a wholly-owned subsidiary of KfW Group as applicant in an action to apply for recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award rendered by ICC in Hong Kong.
  • Advised a leading state-owned enterprise in metallurgical industry on a SIAC arbitration case that covers the international sale of goods under the influence of COVID-19.

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s scope of fintech practice includes advising traditional banks on their digital transformation and acting for tech companies and institutional investors on multibillion-dollar M&A and IPO transactions. Its recent caseloads also includes advising blockchain information service providers, tech companies, domestic and international financial institutions on compliance matters. The team is led by Scott Yu, Zhisong He, and Xinyu Liu who focuses on the design of innovative financial products, data and privacy protection, compliance and regulatory matters. Luping Yu is noted for advising on fintech projects such as physical enterprise chain reform, digital asset trading platform construction, GDPR compliance review, and company equity structure design.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

In the field of fintech, Zhong Lun Law Firm should be the top and most professional law firm in China. Zhong Lun Law Firm participated in many financial technology projects, and always keeps up with the development of concepts.’

Zhong Lun entered the field of financial technology early and has been involved in all types of financial technology. Compared with other law firms we have worked with, Zhong Lun can always quickly understand the latest trends in the industry and provide us with professional, accurate and predictive advice.

Xinyu Liu is able to keep up with the development of the financial technology; he understands and is proficient in cutting edge financial technology knowledge, and provides us with very valuable advice.’

Xinyu Liu has been deeply involved in the fintech industry for many years. He is a witness to the development of the industry and has a full understanding of the development context of financial technology. Thanks to his long-term work in the industry, he often has unique insights into the ever-evolving regulatory requirements, and he can provide us with the latest interpretation of policies, and assists us in adjusting and designing our product models and business models in a timely manner.

Key clients

Bank of China

Shanghai Commercial Paper Exchange

Bank of Beijing

Bank of Nanjing

Shanghai Rural Commercial Bank

Xiamen International Bank

Lufax

Tencent

Meituan

Taiping Financial Services

Ping An Puhui

Tongdun Technology

Yango Finance

Shanghai Minhang Financial Services Office

Fountainvest Partners

Guoxin Venture Capital

Bitmain Technologies Inc.

Shenzhen LinkTime Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Shichuo Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank of China on developing a mini-program that provides online wealth management services.
  • Advised Shanghai Commercial Paper Exchange on revising the master agreement on commercial paper transactions, the master agreement on cross-border trade finance and provided compliance related to its commercial paper exchange business.
  • Advised the joint underwriters on Lufax’s $2.3625bn IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm is one of China's stand out firms in the field of intellectual property, housing a deep bench of experienced and specialised partners collectively capable of advising on all contentious and non contentious matters relating to all types of IP. As part of one of the regions largest corporate firms, the IP frequently assists with the IP elements of corporate and capital markets transactions; Helen Cheng recently assisted Ocumension Therapeutics with the licensing and IP protection elements of  its IPO in Hong Kong, Jimmy Huang, having founded the trademark practice in 2012, continues to assist domestic and international brands with a variety of issues. On the patents side, junior partner Jia Yuanyuan uses her background in science and engineering to represent clients in infringement proceedings.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They deliver very high quality in their legal services. They truly understand the need to deliver their service in time and because of their expertise within the IPR field they are able to come up with suggestions for solutions that bring added value to the clients. ’

‘They are very competent within their field of expertise and we can always rely on getting advise in time. I highly recommend partner Jimmy Huang and his team of employees for IP litigation and Joyce Yan and her team for trademark prosecution work. ’

‘The team have a good proactive approach to solving problems.’

‘Jimmy Huang leads the trade mark team that we deal with. The team is well organised, and responds quickly, with good advice.’

Key clients

Roxtec AB

Microsoft Mobile Alliance Internet Services Co., Ltd.

Evernote Corporation

Tsinghua University

Yulong Computer Communication Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Ocumension Therapeutics

A high-tech domestic company in the IC industry

Shenzhen Quanran Clothing Ltd.

Eli Lilly & ICOS

Shanghai Railway Bureau

Jiangsu Favored Nanotechnology Co., Ltd.

O2Micro International Limited

Schunk Sonosystems GmbH

Anhui Xinhua Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH

Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing Sogou Information Service Co., Ltd.

Netgear (Beijing) Net Technology Co., LTD

Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Xinhao Photoelectric Technology Co., LTD.

Dongguan Jingbo Optoelectronic Co., LTD

Ningbo Mizhihe I&E Co., Ltd.

Ameziel, Inc.

Shuangma Plastic Co Ltd

Organic Waste System

WeiChai Lovol Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.

WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Limited

Beijing Ruihuaying Technology Development Co., Ltd

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Beijing Shengshi Huicai Education Technology Co., Ltd.

WISDRI CCTEC Engineering Co., Ltd.

M (China) Co., Ltd.

Daimler AG

Live Nation Worldwide, Inc./ Insomniac Holdings, LLC

JIM BEAM BRANDS CO./ BEAM SUNTORY UK LIMITED

Firmenich SA

SUPER BOCK GROUP, SGPS, S.A.

AGILENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

ASOS PLC

SLOAN VALVE COMPANY

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

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

VINCE, LLC

Ping An Health Cloud Company Limited

Chongqing Jingxiaobai Liquor Co., Ltd

Materialise N.V.

PTW Radiation Measurement Instrument (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

Pearson China

Sean John Hong Kong Co., Limited

Pfizer Investment Co., Ltd.

William Grant & Sons Limited

Moose International Inc.

SHOPIFY INC.

Danaher Corporation

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

DELVAUX DESIGN COORDINATION & FINANCE

Margarete Steiff GmbH

HANDI-CRAFT COMPANY

CLUB MED

GREEN SPROUTS, INC.

LES PUBLICATIONS CONDE NAST S.A.

RAIN BIRD CORPORATION

Viz Branz Pte Ltd

WILTON INDUSTRIES, INC.

GRIFFITH FOODS INTERNATIONAL INC.

Tagetik Software S.r.l.

Pipe China

Rosneft Oil Company

THOM BROWNE JAPAN, INC.

The a2 Milk Company Limited

PizzaExpress Limited

Align Technology, Inc.

BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

Qiaodan Sports Co., Ltd

TRATON GROUP

Jiangsu Like Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd

China Resources Double-Crane Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

Beijing Zhongke Wenge Technology Co., Ltd

Lepu Biological Technology Co., Ltd

Bing Creation Co., Ltd

Beijing Calorie Technology Co., Ltd

Shandong Institute of Industrial Technology

Hefei Lexin Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd

Chengdu Guotie Refined Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd

Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

China Tobacco Jiangsu Industrial Co., Ltd

China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Corporation Limited

Ao Rui Jin Packaging Co., Ltd (Org Technology)

Leador Spatial Information Technology Corporation

Intel (China) Co., Ltd.

Ankon Technologies (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.

Beijing XiaoJu Technology Co., Ltd.

Shaoxing Baisheng Cultural and Educational Products Co., Ltd.

Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co KG Viessmann Heating Technology Beijing Co., Ltd.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited

State Development & Investment Corporation

The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Ping An Group

Zhongrong International Trust Co. Ltd.

Beijing Qiyi Century Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing SOHU New Era Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing Mewe Media Co., Ltd.

Cainiao Network Technology Co., Ltd

Renrendai Business Consultant (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Meixixi Catering Management Co., Ltd.

VIPKID

Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Jingxiaobai Liquor Co., Ltd.

Toyota Motor China Investment Co., Ltd.

RedBull China

Sichuan Airlines Group Co., Ltd.

Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited

Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd.

Bank of China

China National Aviation Fuel Group Limited

CCB Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

Chinaso.com

Motorola Solutions Inc.

C3Nano Inc.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

SINOPEC Research Institute of Petroleum Processing

China General Technology (Group) Holding Co Ltd

AMOSENSE Co. Ltd

AC Propulsion Inc.

Beijing General Research Institute of Mining &Metallurgy

China Minmetals Corporation

Cortina N.V.

Grace Laser Technology Co., Ltd.

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Deli Group Co., Ltd.

 

Work highlights

  • Represented Roxtec AB in a trademark infringement case.
  • Represented Ocumension Therapeutics in its IPO in Hong Kong, including conducting legal due diligence and providing legal advice on matters such as in-license of drug R&D projects, IP protection of self-developed products, drug registration routes.
  • Advised Sogou on a series of patent litigations against Baidu.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm handles fund formation across a range of fund structures, including buy-out, real estate, and funds of funds. The practice has a specialism in the venture capital and private equity spaces, particularly in funds focusing on life sciences and healthcare sector. The team acts across the full life-cycle of funds, from formation and structuring through to fundraising and eventually closing. Catherine Chen  and Ping Zhang are key partners in the practice and act for both domestic and international clients. Yanchun Zhao and Ursula Li are other names to note.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Zhong Lun Law Firm is one of our most favored PRC law firms. Zhong Lun has provided us with high quality professional services in fund formation. We had good experiences working with Zhong Lun’s investment funds team and would like to continue such cooperation.’

‘Catherine Chen is an excellent and responsive partner. She impressed us with her professional skills as well as the high quality and efficiency in the delivered work.’

Key clients

National Green Development Fund

Dao He Long-term Investment Management Co. Ltd.(“Dao He Investment”)

China Pacific Insurance (CPIC)

Shanghai Integrated Circuit Industry Fund Management Company

Fund Management Company established by Bank of Comm

Xinjin Investment

Qiansheng VC (Fibonacci)

Ming Bioventures

A-Capital

Northern Light Venture

Shunwei Capital

CICC Capital

6 Dimensions Capital

AlphaX Partners

Beishang Capital

Qingsong Fund

Yahui Precision Medical Fund

Kaola Fund

Kinetic Energy Investment

SMIC Juyuan Equity Investment Management (Tianjin) Partnership ,LLP

Beijing ALAN Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai SAIC Hengxu Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided advice to the National Green Development Fund.
  • Advised the Fund Manager, Dao He Investment on the formation of the Dao He Private Asset Allocation Fund.
  • Advised CPIC on the establishment, alongside Taikang and ESR, of the Logistics Core Fund.

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a highly active labour and employment practice, advising prominent companies across a range of sectors on labour-related matters. In addition to acting for clients in disputes such as unfair dismissal claims, the practice is frequently instructed to advice on the transfer of employees. The team has long-term relationships with a number of multinational companies operating in China, providing them with ongoing advice related to risk management and compliance with Chinese labour regulations. Carol Zhu and Haiyan Duan are the key contacts in the team; both count international and Chinese companies as well as state-owned entities amongst their clients.

Other key lawyers:

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Testimonials

‘The attorneys from Zhong Lun are very professional, team work spirit and can provide best practice, can provide proactive suggestion.’

‘Carol Zhu (Zhu, Yeping) is very experienced and professional, not only just giving suggestions, as well as the professional documentation, guiding our management and the key points to deliver the proper communication. With her knowledge and long term experience, our company closed the project with a smooth process and overall positive feedback from Associates impacted.’

‘Responsive, quality advice.’

‘I work with Carol Zhu and she is very knowledgable in Chinese law and explaining it to UK and US multinationals’

‘The labour law services team led by Carol Zhu responds very quickly to client needs and is able to meet deadlines even at very short notice. They also have a very good understanding of client needs and provide effective, workable legal advice.’

‘Carol Zhu is very experienced and has dealt with a large number of highly complex and difficult situations, so she is always able to offer practical, workable advice that abides by the letter of the law while retaining a good degree of flexibility. Her legal services are extremely valuable to us.’

‘The biggest feature of Carol Zhu’s team is professional advice and rapid responses. The team members are young, but have a very strong background in the profession, as well as an excellent attitude to service. They provide expert advice and are able to help companies identify risks and suggest ways to avoid or reduce risks.’

‘Carol Zhu is an expert in the field of labour law and has a very up-to-date knowledge of precedents. She provided our company with advice that was very appropriate and useful, without increasing our risk.’

Key clients

Cummins (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

China Oil & Gas Pipeline Network Corp (PipeChina)

China Unicom Group (including China United Network Communications Limited and its PRC affiliates)

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec Group)

Ansteel Group Corporation Limited (Ansteel Group)

China Asset Management Co., Ltd (China AMC)

Huarong Securities Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising the China Headquarter of a leading Fortune-500 foreign-owned company in the technology industry in the employment replacement arrangement related to a business spin-off project.
  • Advising the China Headquarter of a Fortune-500 foreign-owned automobile company in the employment replacement project related to the business transfer of its parent company.
  • Advising the China Headquarter of a renowned foreign-owned technology conglomerate in the employment transfer project within PRC jurisdiction involved in the global M&A with another Fortune 500 company.
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China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s client list features a large number of multinational and domestic pharmaceutical, medical devices and medtech companies, as well as private equity and venture capital firms. The team is regularly instructed on multimillion-RMB domestic and overseas capital markets, financing, restructuring, patent litigation, licensing, anti-corruption and compliance investigation matters. Its recent caseload also includes the team representing pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in a range of disputes concerning contractual, distributorship, clinical trials, medical liability, monopoly, and unfair competition matters. IP practitioner Helen Cheng, Changyu Fu who specialises in dispute resolution, compliance and antitrust investigations, Jim Qiu who focuses on compliance matters, Dongmei Wang and Yongbin Ge jointly lead the team, which also includes Yuru Zuo.

Testimonials

The team understands the business model and business practices of the life sciences industry. The team has lawyers of different levels and has flexible billing methods.

‘Jim Qiu has a good understanding of the business model and business practices of the life science industry, patiently listens to the needs of clients, and actively provides solutions and alternatives to problems. Qiu responds to the urgent needs of customers in a timely manner.’

The team is committed to providing legal support for companies in the field of life sciences and health, including foreign-funded pharmaceutical companies and local biotech innovation companies.

The team of lawyers is very professional in the medical and health field. At the same time, it can also provide very professional and effective support for the Internet industry, data compliance, intellectual property and other fields. Its team can keenly discover the needs of customers in terms of business demands and will strive to provide solutions and guidance that can solve problems from the perspective of clients.

Shaun Gao impressed us a lot. He has a good understanding of life sciences and the healthcare industry and can always provide valuable advice to facilitate our transactions.

Changyu Fu has very rich experience in the field of pharmaceutical compliance. Whether it is related to corporate compliance or dispute resolution, he is a very professional lawyer; he can provide good compliance support to the legal affairs of pharmaceutical companies.

Key clients

Ascendent Capital Partners

Blackstone Group

L Catterton Asia

NetEase, Inc.

Zai Lab Limited

Eli Lilly and Company

EUSA Pharma (UK) Limited

Abbott Laboratories

Global Health Drug Discovery Institute

Exegenesis Bio, Inc.

KOBAYASHI Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Ocumension Therapeutics

Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co.,Ltd.

Bioray Laboratories Inc.

JD Healthcare

Pfizer China

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

Anhui Huami Information Technology Limited

Novogene Co., Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline (China) R&D Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Roche Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Fangcun Doctor (Beijing) Technology Co. Ltd.

Haisen Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Pediatrix Therapeutics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Guanlan Network (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Align Technology (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

Nutritional Growth Solutions Ltd.

Ninebot Limited

Guangdong Wencan Die Casting Co.

Dizal (Jiangsu)Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

SDIC Fund Management Co., Ltd

Antengene Corporation

Exegenesis Bio Inc.

The Carlyle Group

Novogene Corporation Inc.

Everest Medicines

CBC Group and GT Fund

Boyu Capital

OrbiMed

Lilly Asia Ventures

Cyclone

Forerunner Medical

Ming Bioventures

Beijing Konruns Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Konruns”)

Endeavour Consumer Health Limited

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting Co., Ltd.

CD Capital

BVCF Management, Ltd.

Shanghai Cell Therapy Group Co., Ltd.

Genova Bio-Technology (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Dongfang Biotech Co., Ltd.

Xinjiang Deyuan Biological Engineering Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Longliqi Bioscience Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised NetEase on its offering and secondary listing in Hong Kong.
  • Advised Pediatrix Therapeutics (Shanghai) on the regulatory matters in relation to the approval of experimental research project with NMPA as well as other compliance matters related to controlled drugs in China.
  • Advised Antengene Corporation on its initial public offering of shares in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

China > Private wealth: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm’s private wealth team provides advice to ultra-high net worth individuals on tax, trusts, family, and charity law matters. The practice is adept at acting on cross-border matters; it frequently receives instructions from foreign citizens resident in China, and handles international estate and tax planning as well as offshore trust issues. Peter Ni is experienced in both Chinese and US tax law, with Mark Gao also active in this area. Mingjun Jia focuses on family law matters, such as prenuptial agreements, in addition to advising on wealth and succession planning. Hengka Ji is also highly praised by clients and has experience in cross-border tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Yunxiang Guan; Fei Wang; Weizhong Wang; Tiejun Hu; Hong Li; Zhe Yu; Jiong Zhang; Jing Lu; Hui Zhi; Jianhui Tang; Mingjun Jia

Other key lawyers:

Lefan Gong; Hengka Ji

Testimonials

‘The team’s private client services provide clients with one-stop solutions. Their capabilities cover everything from business restructuring and market listing arrangements to private wealth management, wealth planning and wealth inheritance. Their professionalism and expertise enable them to adapt to trends in the wider environment and provide solutions that are very much in tune with the key issues their client base cares about.’

‘Hengka Ji’s professional expertise always inspires trust among clients and business partners, while his fluency in both Chinese and English is an advantage that fits the requirements of clients in the Greater China region, as well as meeting the needs of other client groups in other regions; this effective communication has promoted a number of excellent collaborative relationships. Hengka Ji’s unique advantage is that he is willing to listen carefully to the client’s needs, which is a characteristic that many lawyers lack. Because he listens, he is able to identify the key issues that are most important to the client, as well as being able to ensure that their cases proceed very smoothly. The most commendable thing about Hengka Ji is that he is always able to think about issues from the client’s perspective and efficiently respond to client needs in a way that earns praise from both clients and business partners.’

‘The firm has a strong and experienced team that provides relevant, superior advice and solutions to clients. They will go the extra mile and resolve difficult situations that clients may face.’

‘Hengka Ji is very experienced in his work, very familiar with the industry and most importantly he will be the one normally to come out with the best solutions for difficult cases. I believe he is the legal advisor that most clients would like to call for advice whenever there is a requirement.’

‘Hengka Ji’s team has a unique, innovative, integrated international approach and very professional service capabilities with regard to fields including capital markets in China and overseas, international tax law, trusts, philanthropy and charities. Based on this professionalism in the aforementioned key fields, the team’s research abilities, creativity, ability to bring together different skills in a team, and their service capabilities are all very unusual in the private wealth planning field.’

‘Zhong Lun Law Firm team is particularly focused on international tax affairs, merger and acquisition deal taxes, and tax dispute resolution, and they provide consulting and opinions on a variety of today’s cutting-edge tax issues. They are good at helping entrepreneurs, investors and senior managers to select the best cross-border deal structures and equity incentive solutions from a tax perspective. They also provide advice on global asset protection plans for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, top international private bands and family offices, specifically with advice on offshore and Chinese family trusts, charitable trusts, CRS, international citizenship and residency planning, inheritance and tax affairs.’

‘Hengka Ji is one of the leading lawyers in this field and is widely acclaimed by his clients.’

‘The composition of the team is very well thought out, they offer a wide range of options in terms of fees and billing methods, and they are able to cater to different client needs.’

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a proven track record of advising on the complex, high-profile matters in the projects and energy space. The practice’s work covers M&A transactions involving energy companies as well as the financing and construction of a broad range of projects. In addition to handling oil, gas, and coal projects, the team is instructed on high-profile developments in the renewable energy space. The practice has a broad geographic reach, advising on projects across Asia as well as in Africa and Europe. The team is also adept at handling contentious matters, such as construction disputes; environmental litigation is another specialism. Jihong Wang, Jun Cheng, Li Hao, and Zhenhua Wang jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Jihong Wang; Jun Cheng; Li Hao; Zhenhua Wang

Other key lawyers:

Wenjing Zhang; Sun Fanglong; Yu Luping

Testimonials

‘The team has a deep understanding of industry practice and is able to call upon his understanding of the industry to provide expert legal services.’

‘Wenjing Zhang has a wealth of industry experience and very solid and professional knowledge of the law, as well as practical experience. He is able to deal with complex, wide-ranging commercial issues in a highly efficient manner, and we were particularly impressed with how he was able to effectively integrate legal solutions into Chinese project practices and locally implement them in a workable way.’

‘Zhong Lun lawyers include Sun Fanglong and Yu Luping. Judging from our experience cooperating with them, these two lawyers have rich legal and industry knowledge in the field of real estate and infrastructure construction. With good communication skills, both lawyers have extensive experience in court trials. From the two lawyers representing our unit’s litigation cases, they performed well in case communication and produced good results.’

Key clients

Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co., Ltd

Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Co., Ltd

Shandong Gold Mining Co., Ltd.

Hunan International Cooperation Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd

Sinomine Resource Group Co., Ltd

Huaneng Nuclear Power Development Co. Ltd.

Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC)

TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd

Tebian Electric Apparatus Stock Co. Ltd.

China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Co., Ltd.

Sino Great Wall International Engineering Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Land 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.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Ltd.

XRSPACE

Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Organic Waste System

China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation

People’s Government of Huanghekou Town, Kenli District, Dongying City

Zhongnan Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Zhongnan Century City Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised the strategic investor National Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd. in the bankruptcy restructuring of a hydropower project, and successfully assisted National Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd with becoming the new shareholder and investor of the project.
  • Advised Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering Co., Ltd on its 2 X 350 MW Coal Fired Power Plant EPC Project in Koh Kong Province, Kingdom of Cambodia.
  • Advised Chifeng Jilong Gold Mining Co., Ltd on its acquisition of Ghana Bibiani mine from Australian listed company Resolute Mining Limited.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm is a leading firm in the Chinese real estate sector, with a practice experienced in handling all areas of real estate and construction across a range of sectors. The team acts for developers and construction companies on the development of complex projects such as theme parks, airports and skyscrapers; it also handles the acquisition of properties. The team has a particular specialism in advising on PPP projects. Maoyuan Zhu serves as chair of the real estate department, while Jihong Wang is noted for her work in energy and environmental law, advising on the development and financing of projects. Jiong Zhang is another name to note, with almost two decades’ experience in this area. Wenjing Zhang is a key associate in the team.

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

Testimonials

‘True experts in the construction project field and masters of their craft. The team is also very forward looking and has excellent foresight in terms of legal and compliance trends and the likely direction of court and arbitration rulings, so they have helped our company deal better with a variety of issues, from risk control to dispute resolution.’

‘Jiong Zhang has a sound theoretical grounding and extensive practical experience. His unique business insights enable him to provide many forward-looking opinions and risk control and avoidance measures. Wenjing Zhang and Lina Zhang are both rising stars with excellent knowledge of the law.’

‘Jiong Zhang and  Yongxin Zheng: outstanding professionals, pleasant to work with, very responsive.’

‘The team have a wealth of experience in the real estate sector. They are able to understand the level of substantial risk and are not limited to just minor details of contractual negotiations.’

‘Han Hao and Yi Shi both have a great deal of experience in the real estate field. They are able to provide great legal advice and legal opinions for both parties to deals, especially for complex real estate and equity deals.Even the team’s junior lawyers impressed our company, as they had a very professional and proactive way of working.’

‘The structure of the team was very well thought out and the team included a diverse range of talents, enabling them to do a great job at many different types of task for even large, complex mergers and acquisitions.They are very tenacious and cope with pressure very well.’

‘High level of professional experience, outstanding industry reputation, diligent service, ample understanding of the business, established, friendly long-term partnerships.’

‘The Han Hao and Yi Shi teams at Zhong Lun Law Firm are very impressive in terms of their legal services capabilities for the real estate investment and financing, and urban renewal and rebuilding sectors. They have many years’ experience providing services to developers and Chinese and overseas investment and financing organisations, plus their team has an excellent system for developing and updating their talent, enabling them to bring in the new. For all these reasons, my experience of working with them, and the Han Hao and Yi Shi teams in particular, was that they are true experts and very much at the top rung of the ladder in the Beijing real estate and urban renewal sector – the best of the best.’

Key clients

China Merchants Industrial Park (Qingdao) venture Co., Ltd

Qingdao urban construction investment (Group) Co., Ltd

Qingdao Haier production and Urban Innovation Group Co., Ltd

Qingdao Special Steel Co.,Ltd

Zhejiang Blue City Zijin Construction Management Co., Ltd.

SDP Investment

Citic-prudential Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Gohigh Fund

Hudson Capital

Beijing Kefu Times Technology Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Canghai Weiye Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Prime Golden Capital

COFCO

Bytedance

Beijing Chang’an Mills Management Co., Ltd.( 北京首狮昌泰运营管理有限公司)

JD

Cinda

Longfor

IDG Capital

CITIC PE

Beijing Guohua Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing Hua-re Real-estate Consultancy Co., Ltd. (China Central Place)

Metro Land Corporation Ltd.

Hyatt

Genting

Landgent

Beijing Life Century Real Estate Co., Ltd.

China International Travel Service Limited

CCCG Real Estate Group

Ping An Real Estate Co., Ltd.

China Resources Land Limited

China Vanke Co.,Ltd.

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd

Elite IndustriaL Holdings Ltd.

China Resources Snow Beer (China) Investment Co. Ltd

China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited

GCL (Group) Holdings Co., Ltd.

Huaren Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Shuanglou Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

Yufa Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Qiqiao Construction and Installation Engineering Co., Ltd.

Anhui Zhongxia Construction and Installation Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Cangchen Pension Industry Co., Ltd

Gemdale Group Nanjing Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Luneng group

Quzhou Greentown Urban Investment Future Community Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Lishui Dajia Future Community Project Construction Co., Ltd. [Hangzhou Urban Construction Development Group Co., Ltd. ]

Hangzhou Shuya Technology Co., Ltd.

Sunon Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jixiang Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Jichu Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Jixian Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd., China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangxi Branch

Sichuan Languang Development Co., Ltd.

China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Kaize Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tengyue Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tianzheng Design Engineering Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Minghui Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jintou Property Management Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Greentown Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Kesheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd., Hangzhou Keyi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhonghai Qihui Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhonghai Haichuang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Baijing Investment Co., Ltd.

BBMG China Railway Noble (Hangzhou) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing International Resort Co., Ltd.

CITIC Industry Investment Co., Ltd.

China Investment Securities Co., Ltd. (CISC)

Tomorrow Advancing Life

Unisplendour Corporation Limited(UNIS)

Guangzhou Xiaomi Communication Technology Co., Ltd.

Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group(删掉)

Huaneng Nuclear Power Development Co. Ltd. of the China Huaneng Group

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

Northwest Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

Cummins Inc.

Longjitaihe Group

Tishman Speyer & Lenovo Group

Hang Lung Properties Limited

Minmetals Land Limited

Schneider Electric

SKECHERS (TaiCang) Logistic Ltd.

Beijing Samsung Real Estate Co., Ltd

Red Kite ZF (Shanghai) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. (Hines China)

China Southern Airlines Company Limited

New China Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club

TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co., Ltd.

ABB Sifang Power System Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided legal advice on construction for The Universal Beijing Theme Park and Resort
  • Assisting Agile Group Holdings Limited in designing the transaction structure, legal analysis, transaction documents drafting and revising, negotiation.
  • Advised SDP Investment on the Acquisition of U-Show Project (Dakang Shoe Market) alongside a foreign investor.

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

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s Guangdong province team is jointly led by Boming Qian, who focuses on contentious matters, and managing partner of the Guangzhou office Baisha Zhang, who is noted for disputes, and antimonopoly and M&A matters. The team regularly handles multibillion-RMB M&A, restructuring, and real estate and construction transactions, and major litigation and arbitration, and teams up with its Beijing and Shanghai team on major complex transactions and disputes. Within the team Aron Hu and Wayne Wang are the key names to note for corporate and M&A transactions; Mingcheng Yan focuses on arbitration and anti-corruption investigations; Fen Quan and Junge Cheng are active in capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Galanz

Guangzhou Industrial Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd

Air Lease Corporation

Anheuser-Busch InBev

SIMONE ACC. COLLECTION, LTD.

ITOCHU Corporation

Guangzhou Zhonggang Investment Co., Ltd.

LEGGETT & PLATT, INCORPORATED

gmp International GmbH

Eastman Chemical (China) Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Development Zone Strategic Industry Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Guangzhou Chuangjing Mdical Treatment Technology Co., ltd

Huangpu Investment Holding (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.

Science City (Guangzhou) Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Zhongxing Renhui International Medical Management Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Knowledge City Investment Holdings Co., Ltd. NO

Beijing Konruns Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Konruns”) (603590.SH)

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Ltd.

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

Bissell Homecare Inc.

Endeavour Consumer Health Limited

Hannover Re-insurance

SouthGobi Resources

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

XRSPACE

QiaoYin City Management Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Ruoyuchen Technology Co., Ltd.

Liaoning Huishan Dairy Group Company Ltd. and 82 affiliated companies

Shenzhen Feima International Supply Chain Co.,Ltd.

Shenzhen Junma environmental protection Co., Ltd

Feima Investment Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Guizhou Guoyuan Mining Co., Ltd

DEA General Aviation Holding Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen QVOD Technology Co., Ltd

Xinyijia supermarket Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Xindelai Industrial Co., Ltd

Ju Yuan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd

Pulse Electronics Corporation 普思电子有限公司

American Technology Co., Ltd. 美亚电子科技有限公司

Chow Tai Fook 周大福

Hitevision Co., Ltd. 鸿合科技股份有限公司

China Resources First Washington Power Limited 华润第一华盛顿电力有限公司

COFCO Futures Co., Ltd. 中粮期货有限公司

Huatai Great Wall Capital Management Limited华泰长城资本管理有限公司

Shenzhen CITIC Assets Management Co., Ltd. 中信资本(深圳)资产管理有限公司

Ping An Real Estate Co., Ltd.

China Resources Land Limited

China Vanke Co.,Ltd.

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd

Elite IndustriaL Holdings Ltd.

China Resources Snow Beer (China) Investment Co. Ltd

China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Galanz, a leading manufacturer of domestic appliances in China, on its acquisition of an at least 51.00% equity interest in Whirlpool (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Acted for Beijing Konruns on its acquisition of NT Pharma International Company Limited, a HK subsidiary of NT Pharma.
  • Advised QiaoYin City Management Co., Ltd on its IPO.

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s broad client base includes government agencies, and medium to large-sized companies in sectors including real estate and construction, financial services, logistics, and shipping. Jianhui Tang and Haitao Wang are noted for debt restructuring and non-performing asset disposal matters; Huaining Sun has particular expertise in environmental compliance matters; and Zhiqiang Wei is highly regarded in the real estate and construction space, handling financing, development and disputes. The team recently welcomed antitrust, IP and data protection specialist Jianhua Guo, who joined from an in-house role at Suning and domestic listing-focused Liang Yang who joined from C&T Partners.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

GCL (Group) Holdings Co., Ltd.

Huaren Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Shuanglou Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

Yufa Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Qiqiao Construction and Installation Engineering Co., Ltd.

Anhui Zhongxia Construction and Installation Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Cangchen Pension Industry Co., Ltd

Gemdale Group Nanjing Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Luneng group

Work highlights

  • Acted for GCL (Group) Holdings Co., Ltd. in a construction contract dispute with China Energy Construction Group Co., Ltd.
  • Advised Jiangsu Shuanglou Construction Group Co., Ltd on the funding of RMB100m for the acquisition of Nanjing Green Advanced Material Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Acting as debtor’s legal counsel for the debt restructuring of Sanpower Group Co., Ltd. and its affiliates.

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

Zhong Lun Law Firm is a leading national firm with a prominent presence in Chengdu and Chongqing. The practice is jointly led by Chengdu-based managing partner Fan Bin and Chongqing-based corporate and capital markets specialist Li Xiong, who also has experience advising financial institutions on a broad range of compliance matters. Capital markets and M&A are particular strengths and the team recently handled a large number of high-value and cross-border transactions. Among its recent highlights, it also acted in real estate, IP and construction disputes. Jie Xiong and Yunfan He are also noted for capital markets, M&A and restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

New Hope Group Co., Ltd.

Dongfang Electric Corporation

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

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

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Chengdu Boaoteke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Haotel Communication Co., Ltd

Xingyuan Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huixin Internet Microfinance Co. Ltd

Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd

Symantec Software Development Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gaoxin Innovation Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Emerging Industrial Park Investment Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Citic Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Yiyao Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Kangtian Smart Life Service Co., Ltd. (formerly name: Chongqing Kangtian Property Service Co., Ltd.)

China Minsheng Banking Corporation Chongqing Branch

China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Chongqing Branch

Chongqing Rail Transit (Group) Co. , Ltd.

Chongqing Xinyu Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted China Minsheng Banking Corporation Chongqing Branch with declaring creditor’s rights, claiming creditor’s rights to Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd., and drafting creditor’s rights declaration plans.
  • Acted for Chengdu Kanghua Biological Products, a vaccine manufacturing enterprise integrating comprehensive research, development and management, on its RMB1bn IPO project.
  • Advised Tianqi Lithium Corporation on its capital increase and share expansion of its wholly-owned subsidiary of Tianqi Lithium Industry and the introduction of overseas strategic investors.

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm frequently advises local and national real estate sector clients on the full cycle of a real estate project; its recent mandates also feature restructuring, IPO and IP matters. The team is led by Fangrong Wu, who focuses on real estate acquisition and financing transactions as well as construction disputes, and includes Zhenyu Zhang, who handles investment funds, banking and finance, and M&A transactions; Liping Wang who has notable experience advising financial institutions and government offices on dispute resolution, private fund and banking and finance matters; and Li Hao, who focuses on the energy sector. Shengjie Zhang, Yueqi Chen and capital markets specialist Liangchen Li who joined from Tian Yuan Law Firm in 2021 are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Quzhou Greentown Urban Investment Future Community Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Lishui Dajia Future Community Project Construction Co., Ltd. [Hangzhou Urban Construction Development Group Co., Ltd.]

Hangzhou Shuya Technology Co., Ltd.

Sunon Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jixiang Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.,

Hangzhou Jichu Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.,

Hangzhou Jixian Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Cinda Real Estate Co., Ltd.,

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangxi Branch

Sichuan Languang Development Co., Ltd.

China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Kaize Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tengyue Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tianzheng Design Engineering Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Minghui Real Estate Leasing Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jintou Property Management Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Greentown Real Estate Investment Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Kesheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Keyi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhonghai Qihui Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhonghai Haichuang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Baijing Investment Co., Ltd.

BBMG China Railway Noble (Hangzhou) Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Quzhou Greentown Urban Investment Future Community Real Estate Co., Ltd. on the promotion, sales, and development & construction stages of the Quzhou Lixian Future Community project.
  • Acted for Hangzhou Shuya Technology on the development and operation of the EFC commercial complex project.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a proven track record of acting as the court-appointed administrator and liquidator for troubled companies across a range of sectors. The team’s work includes acting on complex matters in this area such as pre-pack reorganisations. The practice is divided between offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen; the Shenzhen team has a particular specialism in acting for companies listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange who face the threat of delisting due to their troubled finances. Jianhui Tang leads the debt restructuring and non-performing assets practice group, and has experience in restructurings involving listed companies and offshore assets. Other key figures in the team include Shengfeng Xu and Nafisa Nihmat, both of whom are highly experienced in this area.

Practice head(s):

Scott Guan; Fei Wang; Jianhui Tang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team members are all outstanding and very familiar with Chinese law, as well as having a wealth of experience of bankruptcy case work.’

‘Nafisa Nihmat works in a conscientious and sound way, and has been involved in bankruptcy services since a fairly early stage of her career.’

Key clients

Liaoning Huishan Dairy Group Company Ltd. and 82 affiliated companies

Shenzhen Feima International Supply Chain Co.,Ltd.

Shenzhen Junma environmental protection Co., Ltd

Feima Investment Holdings Co.,Ltd.

Guizhou Guoyuan Mining Co., Ltd

DEA General Aviation Holding Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen QVOD Technology Co., Ltd

Xinyijia supermarket Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Xindelai Industrial Co., Ltd

Ju Yuan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd

Djarum Resources Holdings Co., Ltd. No

Qingdao Decoration Corporation

Qingdao Hongshun Industrial Company

Work highlights

  • Acted as administration in the reorganization of Liaoning Huishan Dairy Group Company Ltd. and 82 affiliated companies.
  • Provide legal services on debt restructuring of Djarum Resources Holdings Co., Ltd..
  • Acted as the bankruptcy administrator for consolidated bankruptcy restructuring of Zhoushan Haozhou Group Co., Ltd. and its 11 affiliates.

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s tax practice offers clients advice on the full-range of tax issues, including compliance and issues involving tax authorities. The team is adept at handling complex matters, particularly cross-border tax issues. In addition to acting for companies, It also counts private individuals and family offices as key clients which it provides advice on tax planning. Peter Ni and Mark Gao are the key contacts in the team, with deep experience in this area.

Practice head(s):

Scott Guan; Fei Wang; Mingjun Jia

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

HSBC

CMBI

BNP Paribas

Xpeng

Lilith Games

PAG

Goldman Sachs

FIFA

CLSA investment fund

CREDIT SUISSE

Work highlights

  • Advised BNP Paribas on the PRC tax opinion relating to its public offering of a REIT.
  • Advising a prominent PRC textile company on a highly complex restructuring process involving the entirety of the group, including assisting with the application of the special tax treatment of intra-company restructuring, and the governance of the new holding structure.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

The cross-practice team at Zhong Lun Law Firm occupies a dominant position in the internet and telecoms sectors, working with funds, investment institutions and private companies on M&A, equity and debt financing, restructuring, data protection and transfer, and intellectual property issues. One of the firm’s particular strengths is assisting multinational companies on their operations in China; as a recent example, Jihong Chen advised Microsoft on the impact of changes in the region’s cryptography laws. Victor Yu and firm chairman Anthony Zhao are the team’s key corporate specialists, while Xinlu Zhang and Qiming Yao make up the leadership team alongside Yu. Associate Summer Huang regularly works with Blackstone Group.

Practice head(s):

Victor Yu; Xinlu Zhang; Qiming Yao

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They communicate very well with clients and are able to effectively ensure progress progress.’

‘Zhong Lun’s team has deep expertise in the TMT space but, just as important, they are remarkably responsive and clear in their communications.’

‘Jihong Chen is the reason my company works with Zhong Lun. His knowledge of the law and his thoughtful & creative approach to problem-solving is an exceptional combination.’

‘They have exceptional strengths for multinational companies entering the Chinese market, including issues such as how to deal with the increasingly strict Chinese regulatory environment without violating regulations, and providing advice that is workable in the real world, enabling foreign-owner companies to develop their businesses in China.’

‘Outstanding professional abilities.’

‘The team members have extensive experience in fields including high-tech, telecoms, data centres and networks. They are able to give advice to support telecoms data compliance, as well as supporting business partnerships for data centre leasing, network leasing and high-tech product testing projects. The team has a very clear hierarchy and is set up in a very sensible way.’

Jay Si has a wealth of experience for areas including centre construction and internet services, and personally participated in all the contract drafting and negotiation work for large data centre leasing and construction. He is very familiar with the operating procedures of telecoms carriers and is very helpful in areas such as corporate data centre use and telecoms compliance.’

‘Jay Si has been immersed in the telecoms sector for a long time and is used to working in English, as well as being very familiar with foreign clients in terms of their thinking and the particular difficulties that affect them. In recent years, he has also worked to support clients in the medical and health big data and medical industries, enabling him to integrate these two areas of expertise, making him the ideal partner for emerging markets and potential projects.’

Key clients

Ascendent Capital Partners

Blackstone Group

L Catterton Asia

NetEase, Inc.

Zai Lab Limited

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Amazon (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Microsoft Corporation

State Grid Corporation of China

Cisco System, Inc.

Daimler Greater China Ltd.

Audi (China) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd.

Schneider Electric (China) Co. Ltd.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Schindler (China) Elevator Co. Ltd.

NVIDIA

ServiceNow

Kerry Properties Ltd.

AllinMD Orthopaedics

Chinadaas

Ascendent Capital Partners

Blackstone Group

Tencent

L Catterton Asia

Vertex Ventures

Grand Flight Investment

Lightspeed China

Softbank Vision Fund

Celadon Partners

Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing Sogou Information Service Co., Ltd.

Netgear (Beijing) Net Technology Co., LTD

Shenzhen Xinhao Photoelectric Technology Co., LTD.

Dongguan Jingbo Optoelectronic Co., LTD

XRSPACE

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

Bissell Homecare Inc.

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

A.O. Smith (China) Water Heater Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines

Greentown Ideal Life Technology Co., Ltd.

Keppel Land China

Terminus (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.

Microsoft

HSBC

Roche

Continental

Universal Pictures

Air Products

Walmart

Trek Bikes

Keyloop

Work highlights

  • Advised NetEase on its offering and secondary listing in Hong Kong.
  • Advised the joint bookrunners on Lufax Holding’s the IPO and listing on NYSE.
  • Advised Tencent on cybersecurity, data protection and telecoms supervision compliance regarding its key products and services.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 1

At Zhong Lun Law Firm, the international trade team acts for companies and industry groups in trade remedy investigations involving major Chinese trade partners, including the United States, the EU, the EEC, South Korea, and Vietnam. The practice also represents international clients in disputes with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce over alleged anti-dumping. The trade team sits within the firm’s regulatory compliance practice, which is led by Xiangwen Liu, Jun Gao and Jianwei Liu. Jianwei Liu is the key figure on trade matters alongside Zhe Jiang.

Practice head(s):

Xiangwen Liu; Jun Gao; Jianwei Liu

Other key lawyers:

Zhe Jiang; Wang Mingwei

Testimonials

‘Zhong Lun law firm has a unique trade team, led by Mr. Jianwei Liu. They provide high-quality legal services to clients.’

‘Jianwei Liu is an outstanding trade lawyer in China. Highly recommended!’

‘The team is excellent, technically sound and a delight to work with.’

‘Wang Mingwei is very good at what she does and a joy to work with. Jianwei Liu is a great strategist and instils confidence.’

‘The team has long-standing experience in China and are very well-connected.’

Key clients

China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group)

Shougang Holding Trade (Hong Kong) Limited

Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China

Zhejiang Taizhou Yiguan Food Co., Ltd.

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

China Iron and Steel Association

Arconic (Kunshan) Aluminum Products Co., Ltd.

FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co., Ltd.

Cargill Food Technologies (Pinghu) Co., Ltd.

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

Tianjin Pipe Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Fujian Litchi New Material Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co.,Ltd

NINGXIA SHUN TAI SMELTING CO., LTD.

COFCO BIOCHEMICAL (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

Corporation POSCO (Korea)

CJ BIO MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.(Malaysia)

KUMHO POLYCHEM CO. LTD(Korea)

SK Chemicals Co.,Ltd.(Korea)

Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibre Co., Ltd.(China)

Zhejiang Hengyi Petrochemicals Co., Ltd.(China)

Angang Lianzhong Stainless Steel Corporation(China)

Guangxi Forestry Industry Association(China)

Guangxi Meihai International Trade Co., Ltd(China)

Nanning Jinlun Woods Co., Ltd. (China)

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

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

China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA)

Suzhou Titan New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

Fangda Carbon New Materials Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co., Ltd.

Lingong Group Jinan Heavy Equipment Co., Ltd.

CIMC Vehicles (Group) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Dajiang Power Equipment Co., Ltd

Sinochem Lantian Co., Ltd.

Sinochem Environmental Protection Chemicals (Taicang) Co., Ltd.

Sinochem Lantian Fluoro Materials Co., Ltd

Taizhou Qingsong Refrigerant New Material Co., Ltd.

Jilin Carbon Co., Ltd.

T.T International Co., Ltd.

Taishan Fiberglass Inc.

CHALCO RUIMIN CO., LTD.

Zhengzhou Guandong Aluminum Industry Co., Ltd.

Shandong Lede Machinery Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Nanjubaoge Fastener Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Bsc Corporation Limited

Datong Yu Lin De Graphite New Material Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Torres Optic-Electic Technology Co., Ltd,

Hengtong Optic-Electric Co., Ltd

Hangzhou Tuolima Network Technologies Co.,Ltd

Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Loctek, Inc.

Loctek Ergonomic Technology Corporation

Zhejiang Loctek Smart Drive Technology Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Mizhihe I&E Co., Ltd.

Ameziel, Inc.

Shuangma Plastic Co Ltd

Work highlights

  • Represented China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) in an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of certain polyvinyl alcohols opened by the European Commission.
  • Represented the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC and Nanjing Develop Advanced Manufacturing Co in the US Ministry of Commerce’s countervailing duty investigation into Forged Steel Fluid End Blocks from China.
  • Represent Kumho Polychem Co. in EthylenePropylene Diene Monomer anti-dumping investigation case initiated by MOFCOM.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 2

Led by Lijun Cao, Zhong Lun Law Firm has one of China’s busiest litigation practices, and has a very large team collectively capable of advising on all disputes of all types. Decai Zhang is one of the standout names and one of the market’s premier commercial litigators, representing banks, listed companies and investment firms on disputes related to bonds, corporate governance and IP. Beyond the senior team, up and coming partner securities and M&A specialist Guanghui Jin is a name to note, as is associate Zhang Qi, who is quickly developing a reputation in financial and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Lijun Cao

Other key lawyers:

Baosheng Zhang; Dong Feng; Decai Zhang; Guanghui Jin; Zhang Qi

Testimonials

The team was quickly and efficiently able to grasp our business (which is hard to understand) and developed an effective representation strategy. We developed a high level of trust in the team in short order, which is not easy when we are half a world apart.

The team displays a high level of competence. I have no doubts about their strong work ethic, and how seriously they took our case. I felt like they took it personally, which is a rare quality.’

Key clients

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

Lenovo (Shanghai) Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Warburg Pincus LLC

Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Lin Dai and Liang Liu, the shareholders of Shanghai U9 Game Co., Ltd.

directors of Jiangsu Baoqianli Video Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Anhui Xinli Finance Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Sunriver Culture Co., Ltd.

Anshan Heavy Duty Mining Machinery Co., Ltd.

Hainan Shennong Technology Co., Ltd.

Fujian Petroleum Branch of Sinopec Sales Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Hanxing Mining Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Industrial Park (Qingdao) venture Co., Ltd

Qingdao urban construction investment (Group) Co., Ltd

Qingdao Haier production and Urban Innovation Group Co., Ltd

Qingdao Special Steel Co.,Ltd

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

Dongfang Electric Corporation and its main affiliates

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

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

Sichuan Tourism Development Group Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Jinding Industry Financial Holding Co., Ltd.

Huaxi Securities Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Co., Ltd.

New hope dairy Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Raffles Industry Co., Ltd

Sichuan Development Finance Leasing Co., Ltd

Chengdu Boaoteke Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Haotel Communication Co., Ltd

Xingyuan Environment Technology Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Huixin Internet Microfinance Co. Ltd

Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd

Symantec Software Development Chengdu Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Gaoxin Innovation Investment Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Development Emerging Industrial Park Investment Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Citic Securities Company Limited

Shanghai Yiyao Biotechnology (Group) Co., Ltd.

CBRE Global Investors (Asia Pacific) Ltd

Zhejiang Blue City Zijin Construction Management Co., Ltd.

Djarum Resources Holdings Co., Ltd.

China Development Bank

China United SME Guarantee Corporation

COFCO Trust Co., Ltd.

Huarong Securities Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

First Capital Securities Co., Ltd.

Great Wall Wealth A.M.C.

Global Experience Specialists, Inc.

Jin Huiyuan Electric Power Group Co. Ltd.

Beijing Yizhuang Investment Holding Ltd.

Tianjin Jinnan Baowan International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Chuwa Risheng (Beijing) International Trade Co., Ltd.

Beijing WANJIE Medical Device CO., Ltd.

Henan Harvest International Co., LTD.

Davinder Singh Chambers LLC

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

Jinchuan Yangjiawan Hydroelectric Power Co., Ltd.

Zhong Chuan Finance Co., Ltd.

Mr. Xiaofan Wang

China National Zhen Hua Import and Export Company Limited

Beijing Benz Automotive Co., Ltd.

Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Metal One (Beijing) Co.,Ltd.

Dongxing Securities Co., Ltd.

Sinopec Marketing Co., Ltd. Fujian Branch Company

Western Investment Group Marketing Co., Ltd.

BISSELL Homecare, Inc.

Qiaodan Sports Co., Ltd

TRATON GROUP

Jiangsu Like Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd

China Resources Double-Crane Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd

Beijing Zhongke Wenge Technology Co., Ltd

Lepu Biological Technology Co., Ltd

Bing Creation Co., Ltd

Beijing Calorie Technology Co., Ltd

Shandong Institute of Industrial Technology

Hefei Lexin Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd

Chengdu Guotie Refined Equipment Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co., Ltd

Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd.

China Tobacco Jiangsu Industrial Co., Ltd

China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Corporation Limited

Ao Rui Jin Packaging Co., Ltd (Org Technology)

Leador Spatial Information Technology Corporation

Golden Tulip (Shanghai) Hotel Management Co.,Ltd.

Shanghai Building Materials (Group) Co.,Ltd

PENG, YU-YEN

Club Med Shanghai CO, LTD

Macquarie Goodman Group

Shanghai Gaoke Real Estate Co.,Ltd.

WUXI MOBIS AUTONOTIVE PARTS CO, LTD

GCL (Group) Holdings Co., Ltd.

Huaren Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Shuanglou Construction Group Co., Ltd.

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

Yufa Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Qiqiao Construction and Installation Engineering Co., Ltd.

Anhui Zhongxia Construction and Installation Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Cangchen Pension Industry Co., Ltd

Gemdale Group Nanjing Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Luneng group

Work highlights

  • Represented Founder Technology Group Co., Ltd. in response to misrepresentation civil suits.
  • Represented CBRE Global Investors (Asia Pacific) Ltd in the legal proceedings to recover control of the bank account and obtained a freezing order over the bank account.
  • Provided litigation services to Zhejiang Blue City Zijin Construction Management Co.

China > Insurance; PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s full-service offering is regularly instructed by state-owned and privately-run insurance group companies as well as foreign insurance institutions, reinsurance, insurance asset management, insurance PE funds, and insurance agencies. The team, jointly led by Beijing-based Zanxin Zeng and Shanghai-based Zhisong He, is regularly instructed on major insurance litigation cases and Chenbiao Li is particularly noted for handling insurance subrogation disputes and disputes arising from credit insurance contracts. Recent highlights also saw the team advising on compliance issues, the establishment of a credit agency, and the establishment of an insurance private equity fund and its subsequent investment. Wangqing Sun and Qingdao-based David Liu are also noted for fund formation and equity investment, and insurance disputes, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Zhong Lun Law Firm provides high-level legal services in the insurance business, especially in the field of insurance dispute resolution.’

‘Zhong Lun lawyers generally have high professional standards, deep legal knowledge and rich practical experience. Zhong Lun’s lawyers have strong research and learning capabilities. They can deeply understand the professional issues involved in the case in a short period of time, and their legal services are professional and reliable.’

‘Zhong Lun lawyers are rich in social resources and can provide positive support for case handling‘.

Lijun Cao’s team has an in-depth understanding of insurance law, especially for particularly complex insurance dispute cases. They can grasp the characteristics of the insurance business. While representing the case, the team can also provide useful and feasible suggestions on the improvement of the company’s products and business processes.’

The team is very strong in the subrogation of insurers, corporate property insurance and fire insurance. Compared with other teams we have worked with, this team has a deep understanding of customer needs, a comprehensive and pragmatic service plan, and is a very satisfied service provider for insurance customers. The integrated management and resource sharing of the law firm ensures that the law firm has always maintained a leading level in the industry.’

Jingtao Liu has outstanding business capabilities, especially in the insurance field. He has a strong level of legal services; in the process of contact with Lawyer Liu, whether it is the preliminary negotiation, the mid-term cooperation or the follow-up service, we have all felt Liu Jintao’s solid professional foundation, serious and responsible professional attitude and excellent professional level. Liu handled cases for our company far beyond our initial expectations. With his superb negotiation and business ability, he minimized the loss of our company and achieved results that we are very satisfied with‘.

Key clients

PICC

Sinosure

AXA

CPIC

Rizhao Branch of Taiping Property Insurance Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Branch of China Pacific Property Insurance Co., Ltd.

China Life Property and Casualty Insurance Co.,Ltd

China United Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

China Export & Credit Insurance Company

ABC Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

China Re Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Yuanjian Gongchuang Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Greartwall wealth Insurance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Successfully obtained the insurance recovery of more than RMB30m under the international maritime cargo transportation for Rizhao Branch of Taiping Property Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • Represented Qingdao Branch of Pacific Property Co., Ltd. insurance recovery in a case of heat damage to soybeans during sea cargo transportation.
  • Assisted Sinosure with a number of defence cases regarding export credit insurance.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a thriving practice, which is very active in representing both developing companies and investors on VC and PE transactions. In addition to private equity work, the team also handles issues relating to investment funds, such as fund formation and management, and works with a variety of real estate and government guidance funds. Fang Chen, Borong Liu, Lefan Gong, Ping Zhang, Yi Hu and Jingyi Lu make up the management team across Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai, while firm Chairman Anthony Zhao advises on investment deals as part of a broad practice that includes capital markets. With regards to junior partners, John Shen is a standout name, as is associate Xiaorui Yang.

Practice head(s):

Fang Chen; Borong Liu; Lefan Gong; Ping Zhang; Yi Hu; Jingyi Lu

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Zao; John Shen; Shaun Gao; Xiaorui Yang

Testimonials

Zhong Lun is one of our most favoured PRC law firms and we have worked on a large number of transactions for years. Zhong Lun provides satisfactory services at a reasonable fee. And it has recruited new associates these years to provide better and more efficient services.’

We have worked with Shaun Gao for years and he impressed us with his professional skills and insights into the healthcare industry. He is also very responsive and dedicated to our deals. Communicate smoothly and efficiently with our team as well as target companies.’

Key clients

Forerunner Medical

Cathay Capital

VMS

Everest Medicines

CBC Group and GT Fund

Boyu Capital

OrbiMed

Lilly Asia Ventures

Wecook

Cyclone

Transcenta Holding Limited

XRSPACE

Beijing Konruns Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou City Construction Investment Ltd.

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

CICC Capital

Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments Limited

M31 Capital

Sinopharm Junbai (Shandong) Equity Investment Fund Partnership Enterprise (Limited Partnership)

Qingdao Hangtou Guanrui Tuolan Investment Center (Limited Partnership)

Hangzhou Vstar Yuhan Equity Investment Fund Partnership Enterprise (Limited Partnership)

Kunshan AI Empowerment Tech, Inc.

Ge Ying (Shanghai) Brand Management Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Houmo AI Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Baman Tianxia Technology Co., Ltd.

Ruizheng Investment (BVI) Limited

Suzhou Delta Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Zero2IPO Group

Velocious Technologies Inc.

Nanjing Guangliang Brand Management Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Delta Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Zero2IPO Group

State Grid Overseas Investment Co. Ltd.

Ascendent Capital Partners

Blackstone Group

Bain Capital Credit

Tencent

Ares Management

L Catterton Asia

Vertex Ventures

Grand Flight Investment

Lightspeed China

Softbank Vision Fund

Celadon Partners

Orchid Asia

Ascendent Capital Partners

Blackstone Group

L Catterton Asia

NetEase, Inc.

Zai Lab Limited

Shenzhen Forebright Investment Management Partnership ,LLP

CTTIC Shanghai Equity Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen City China Merchants Jintai Capital Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised CICC Capital on pre-IPO financing for a ¥400m investment of Star Charge.
  • Advised a SPV of Greater Bay Area Homeland Investments Limited on funding for a $45m investment of Zhuanzhuan Group.
  • Advised a fund of CICC Capital on funding for a $20m investment of Meishubao.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 2

According to clients, Zhong Lun Law Firm ‘has plenty of experience appearing before the PRC authorities’; indeed, the practice is well versed in providing PRC-focused counselling services to large multinational companies, but is also adept at advising on the PRC law aspects of cross-border agency investigations conducted by authorities in Europe and the US. Another area of focus for the team is advising companies on their internal compliance systems. Xiangwen Liu and Gary Gao jointly lead the regulatory compliance group, while Jianwei Liu sits at the helm of the trade compliance practice. Jerry Fang is also recommended for his cross-border work.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is one of only very few regulatory/compliance-focused specialists among all the many PRC law firms. It is a top-tier firm and has plenty of experience appearing before the PRC authorities.’                             

‘Jerry Fang is a standout partner. He is commercial, astute, very savvy, and easy to work with. Foreign clients love working with Jerry.’

Zhong Lun Law Firm team understands how the life sciences industry operates its business model, as well as the corresponding compliance risks. The team has lawyers of differing levels of seniority and is, therefore, able to offer flexible billing. It is able to help clients find and hire law firms to support the client’s emergency needs in even the most remote regions.’

The team is young, smart, open to fresh ideas, capable and hard-working, and has an excellent attitude to service. They are very very familiar with the relevant laws, regulations and policies for the food industry, and is able to provide targeted solutions and risk assessment reports based on the needs of the specific company.’

Jim Qiu is a lawyer with an excellent understanding of the life sciences industry’s business models, operations, and associated compliance risks. As well as warning clients of risk, he is able to provide measures and solutions to mitigate risks. As a partner, Mr Qiu has a very hands-on style and communicates proactively with clients to provide effective legal services and thereby build a relationship of mutual trust with the client.’

Key clients

Chevron(China)Investment Co., Ltd.

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

Airbus S.A.S

Shanghai Microport Medical (Group) Co., Ltd.

Danone Asia-Pacific Management Co., Ltd.

eBay Inc.

Dyson Technology (Shanghai) Limited

Hang Lung Properties Limited

Swarovski (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd

SK Hynix

Shandong Lin Gong Construction Machinery Co., Ltd

Xinyin Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

Xu Zhou Coal Mining Group

Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co., Ltd.

State Development & Investment Corp., Ltd.

China Certification & Inspection Group Co., Ltd. (CCIC)

China CITIC Co., Ltd.

China National Machinery IMP. & EXP. Corp.

China SDIC International Trade Co., Ltd.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation

Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd.

CRRC Technology Park Development Co., Ltd.

SDIC Power Holding Co., Ltd.

AB-InBev/Budweiser APAC

Eastman Chemical (China) Co., Ltd.

MT Cosmetics, Inc.

Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd.

Shanghai Essilor Optical Co., Ltd.

J.D. Power and Associates

a2 Infant Nutrition (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Align Technology (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

Pernod Ricard (China) Trading Co., Ltd.

Pulse Electronics Corporation

American Technology Co., Ltd.

Chow Tai Fook

Hitevision Co., Ltd.

Zoneco Group Co., Ltd.

Johnson Yiu-Nam LAU

Work highlights

  • Advised Airbus S.A.S. on handling a multi-jurisdictional anti-corruption investigation from the French Parquet National Financier, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the UK Serious Fraud Office.
  • Assisted Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Group Co. with the establishment of its comprehensive compliance system including the establishment of the compliance policies, review of the compliance obligations and compliance risk alert.
  • Assisted Zoneco Group Co., Ltd. with providing a response to an administrative penalty for information disclosure violation.

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm‘s comprehensive expertise in shipping matters enables it to act for clients in the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues. The team provides advice to clients on ship purchases, including with regards to the financing of these acquisitions, and also assists on the drafting of charters. In litigation, the practice acts in cargo damage and collision disputes as well as breach of contract claims. The Shanghai-based team is led by Chenbiao Li, with Yin Zhou also a key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Wei Bao; Lijun Cao; Chenbiao Li

Other key lawyers:

Yin Zhou; Zhenlong Zhang

Testimonials

‘Chenbiao Li is the team leader and leads the team to make progress. Attorney Li has rich experience and provides good guidance.  Zhenlong Zhang provides daily case-handling services, timing and control of the case are just right.’

Key clients

TT Club

China P&I Club

Skuld P&I Club

PICC

AXA

China Special Article Logistics Co., Ltd.

COFCO

COSCO SHIPPING

Vale

Bulkhaul

CHINA MERCHANTS SHEKOU INDUSTRIAL ZONEHOLDINGS CO.,LTD

CHINA HUARONG SHIPPING FINANCIAL LEASING CO., LTD.

JIC Leasing (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Xiamen C&D Corporation Limited

Grand All (Shanghai) Int’l Trading Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Minghe Shipping Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Vale on general matters regarding its shipping and logistics business.
  • Advised COFCO on GA matters for the engine breakdown of carrying vessel “Rosalia D’ Amato”.
  • Advised TT Club and its members to handle many claims relating to the HB/L issued by its members.

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
Number of partners : 340+
Number of associates : 2200+
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