Firm Profile > Zhong Lun Law Firm > Beijing, China

Zhong Lun Law Firm
28/31/33/36/37F, SK TOWER
6A JIANGOUMENWAI AVENUE
CHAOYANG DISTRICT, BEIJING 100022
China

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's antitrust team spans its Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou offices. The team's 'in-depth and accurate understanding of Chinese competition law and the ability to provide practical advice on China issues' have been highly recognised by international clients, which is evident from the firm's impressive client list that features Qualcomm, Thyssenkrupp, Warburg Pincus and Walmart. It covers the full range of antitrust matters, including merger control filings, cartel investigations, dawn raids, litigation and antitrust compliance. Guangzhou-based Baisha Zhang advised Shell in a high profile antitrust litigation brought by Shell's distributors and advised a number of clients including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Reckitt Benckiser, and Danone on establishing their compliance structure; Scott Yu and Frank Jiang represented Luxottica Group in SAMR's review of its merger with Essilor. Peng Wu,  Yi Xue and Yuanchao Ma are also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Yan Zhou; Scott Yu; Scott Guan; Yi Xue; Baisha Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The competition team is able to respond to client’s needs in a timely manner‘.

The team is well-matched and can provide a variety of perspectives from strategic consulting to operational considerations. They stay alert and follow up on cutting-edge issues‘.

Yi Xue demonstrates an in-depth understanding of China’s competition law and the concerns of foreign legal counsel‘.

Key clients

GrazianoFairfield AG

Shenzhen H&T Intelligent Control Co., Ltd.

Reckitt Benckiser

Danone

Guangzhou Vanlead Group Co,. Ltd.

Shui Fa Zhong Xing Group

Wabtec

Walmart

Cummins

Vossloh

Qualcomm

SABIC

Warburg Pincus

Thyssenkrupp

Parker-Hannifin

Tianqi Lithium

China Resources Snow Breweries Limited

SF Express Co., Ltd.

Orinko Advanced Plastics Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Tianyi Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Petroleum Co., Ltd.

Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's full-service offering covers the spectrum of financing mandates, as well as matters related to fintech, financial markets regulation, the incorporation and acquisition of financial institutions, domestic and offshore bond issuances, debt restructuring and financial dispute resolution. The department is co-led in Shanghai by Wantao Yang, a banking disputes expert; Shirley Lu, whose clients include a number of foreign and domestic financial institutions; and outbound investment specialist Hui Zhi; and from Beijing by Borong Liu, whose focuses include securitisation, structured finance and asset management. Jingyi Lu in Beijing is another key name with securitisation and structured finance experience.  Shanghai's Joy Gao is another key name for cross-border finance and bond issuances.

Practice head(s):

Wantao Yang; Shirley Lu; Hui Zhi; Borong Liu

Other key lawyers:

Dongy Chen; Yacheng Zhou; Xiong Li; Yun Zhou

Testimonials

Compared to other firms, Zhong Lun is more effective in the overall project management‘.

Leading asset securitisation and structured finance services team‘.

Deeply cultivating the financial technology industry, specializing in financial innovation product research and development, data and privacy protection, compliance, government supervision and dispute resolution‘.

Key clients

China Construction Bank Corporation

China Minsheng Banking Corp

China Guangfa Bank Co

Sino-German Bausparkasse Co

OCBC

UOB

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

DBS Bank Limited

Standard Chartered Bank

HSBC

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's capital markets clients include major names in the TMT, pharmaceuticals and new energy sectors, which it advises on debt and equity issues, including listings via the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Technology and Innovation Board. Expertise includes domestic and overseas IPOs; back-door listings; division and repurchase of shares; corporate governance; and corporate, enterprise and financial bonds. Both based in Shanghai, Limin Chen is experienced in listings on mainland stock exchanges and in Hong Kong, while managing partner Anthony Zhao's clients include technology and healthcare companies.

Practice head(s):

Limin Chen; Zhong Zhang; Catherine Chen; Tingfeng Hu

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Zhao; Kejun Guo; Xuebing Zhang; Anthony Qiao; Hairong Li; Yun Zhou; William Jia; Xiaoming Song

Key clients

Tongcheng E-Long

InnoLight ZhongJi

Qeeka Home

Kingdee International

Blackstone

Softbank Vision Fund

Ares Investments

Advantage Partners

JD.com

Zai Lab

Zhong Ji  Innolight Technology Co

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Citi Group

UBS

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has a solid track record in advising multinational clients as well as listed domestic and international companies in complex transactions, including reorganisation, M&A, cross-border transaction, and outbound investment. Anthony Zhao is particularly active in the TMT, healthcare and life sciences sectors; Audry Li and Yan Zhou are key names to note for FDI, cross-border M&A transactions; and Jun Cheng specialises in outbound investments, particularly on One Belt One Road projects. The team assisted the air-bag maker Takata Corporation with its $1.58bn acquisition by Key Safety Systems and advised Sinotrans on its RMB7.3bn merger with Sinotrans Air Transportation Development Corporation.

Practice head(s):

Yun Zhou; Scott Yu; Scott Guan; Audry Li; Richard Zeng

Other key lawyers:

Hairong Li; Yan Zhou; Jun Cheng; Julia Zhu

Testimonials

‘Exceptional lawyers who are always available and who are able to meet our ongoing demands on a timely basis.’

‘Audry Li is an exceptional lawyer who is very smart, diligent and reliable. She is very client-focused and often makes herself available at very late/early hours in order to accommodate the time difference. She understands the needs of the clients and is able to provide a practical approach that work for everyone’.

Key clients

China Three Gorges Corporation

Powerchina Resources

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China National Chemical Engineering Group Corporation

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

DHL Logistics (China)

Pfizer Investment

Takata Corporation

Goldman Sachs

Sinopharm Group

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's practice spans commercial litigation, compliance, investigations and arbitration, as well as criminal law.  Lijun Cao, who leads the arbitration group, sits as an arbitrator in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has experience handling proceedings involving the international sale of goods, joint ventures and equity transfers across a wide range of sectors. Wei Sun is another arbitration lawyer, who often appears as presiding, sole, or party-appointed arbitrator before CIETAC. Wei Bao specialises in domestic and cross-border commercial litigation, with a particular focus on the real estate and capital markets sectors. Xiangwen Liu is a compliance expert who handles cross-border regulatory and compliance work and corporate governance issues.

Practice head(s):

Yuming Liu; Boming Qiao; Wei Bao; Lijun Caoing

Other key lawyers:

Decai Zhang; Baosheng Zhang; Wei Sun; Chongwen Li; Huawei Sun; Xiangwen Liu; Changyu Fu; Binbin Sun; Jun Gao

Testimonials

Zhong Lun has a stellar group of professionals, extremely bright, motivated and hard-working

Appreciated for careful work, communication, professionalism

Provides strong legal analysis during the preparation for the lawsuit, and actively prepares the litigation materials

Wei Sun is a particularly strong practitioner who is very active in the arbitration space

Key clients

ICBC Standard Bank

Westport

Dole

Mamee Double Decker

Shengjing Bank

Beijing Benz Automotive Co

China Cinda Asset Management Co

China Huarong Asset Management Co

Fujian Rare Earth (Group) Co

Sinopec Marketing Co

China Clean Development Mechanism Fund Management Center

China Cinda Asset Management Co

China Construction Bank Investment Company

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

China Electronic Technology Group Co

China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Electronic Power Design Institute Co

Fintech: PRC firms Tier 1

The fintech practice at Zhong Lun Law Firm, which is led by Wantao YangBorong LiuShirley LuHui Zhi and Zhisong He, provides 'comprehensive' advice to clients on corporate and financing transactions including bitcoin and coin offering regulatory matters, as well as representation in financial and foreign-related commercial litigation and arbitration. The team, which is 'well versed in the fintech field', is also particularly recommended for its regulatory offering, providing compliance services to several well-regarded fintech companies. The 'rigorous and responsibleXinyu Liu represented Shanghai Moses in its dispute against Shanghai Mosan over asset management consulting fees, a matter totalling RMB2.8m.

Practice head(s):

Wantao Yang; Borong Liu; Shirley Lu; Hui Zhi; Zhisong He

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The team has extensive experience in internet finance, data security and privacy protection and is adept at providing legal support for a balanced blend of financial innovation and business compliance.’

After comprehensive evaluation of price, personnel and performance, we prefer the legal services of Zhong Lun Law Firm. Liu Xinyu’s knowledge of law-related matters, the financial technology industry, and his rigorous and responsible attitude towards his work make him a great professional to work with.’

The firm is efficient, professional, responsible and able to fully understand customer needs.’

Key clients

Huatai Insurance Group

Taiping General Insurance Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch

Shanghai Minhang Finance Bureau

Association of Shanghai Internet Financial Industry

Shanghai Huarui Bank Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Enniu Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Yiniu Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Moses Investment Co., Ltd.

Aisino Corporation

Zhaogang.com Inc.

Nielsen-CCData Media Data Services Co., Ltd.

Fullerton Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Changan Wealth Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing Yunqian Financial Service Outsourcing Co., Ltd.

Shanghai AJ Wealth Management Co., Ltd.

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

Shanghai Jingyao Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Shuhe Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Zizhu Development Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Houbank Financial Information Service Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Fengtai Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Zendai Aite Financial Information Service Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Bijin Network Technology

Shanghai Xinxindai Services Co., Ltd.

Huaxia Finance Internet Financial Information Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Beike Finance Holdings Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Luoshu Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Xinkangci Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Minhang Assets Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's 'excellent' funds practice spans fund formation, fundraising, investment, project management and fund exit. The team is regularly instructed on the formation on domestic RMB funds and offshore US funds. Kejun Guo and Catherine Chen advised GLP on its RMB10bn fund formation with a consortium of financial institutions and insurance companies including China Post Capital Management. Chen also counts IDG Capital as a key client which she advised on the formation of Yiwu Jinhong Fund, IDG tourism fund, as well as Henan Fund and Yiwu Fund. Hao Han regularly handles multibillion-RMB investment and particularly active in the real estate sector. Shanghai-based corporate group head Yun Zhou is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Limin Chen; Zhang Zhong; Catherine Chen; Lefan Gong; Jiyong Feng

Other key lawyers:

Jason Liu; Jason Liu

Key clients

IDG Capital

CDH Investment

CITIC PE

Goldman Sachs

China Life Capita Investment

Spring REIT

Go High Fund

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH

DHL Logistics (China) Co., Ltd.

Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC)

YUM Restaurants Consulting (Shanghai) (YUM China)

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

LaSalle Investment Management

Park Place Real Estate Group

Pfizer Investment Co., Ltd.

Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm is well known for advising state-owned enterprises, multinationals and domestic companies on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters; employment litigation is a core speciality. Carol Zhu and Hao Dong are key names in Shanghai, while Beijing-based Haiyan Duan is praised for her 'rich labour law experience, high degree of case participation, and ability of proposing the best solution for labour disputes from the perspective of clients'. On the non-contentious side, recent work has included compliance reviews, employee transfers, and sensitive advisory work.

Practice head(s):

Carol Zhu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Haioyan Duan and her team particularly excels in labour dispute cases. In the process of handling a case, the team provides high quality legal advice, and thorough preparation before the court; and in day-to-day consultation, they provide timely and accurate responses‘.

‘Haioyan Duan and her team can give practical suggestions to solve the practical problems of the employers‘.

Key clients

Microsoft (China)

Sinopec

Air China

Mars Foods (China)

Pfizer

Continental Automotive

DHL Logistics (China)

Goldman Sachs

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm handles the full remit of private equity work including fund formation, fundraising, investment, project management and fund exit.  Anthony Zhao advised SoftBank Group on its $6bn investment in We Company; Lefan Gong assisted CDH Investments with its pre-IPO investment in Ascentage Pharma Group International; and Victor Yu advised Supermonkey Fitness on its Series D financing by Yao Capital and Starquest Capital. Luke ZhangKejun GuoCatherine Chen and Ting Gao are highly recommended. The team is also 'excellent at associate level', in which John ShenRaphael Liu,  Summer Huang and Roy Zheng are noted.

Practice head(s):

Limin Chen; Zhong Zhang; Catherine Chen; Lefan Gong; Jiyong Feng

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Park Place Real Estate Group

Pfizer Investment

SEAVI Advent Private Equity

Takata Corporation

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

DHL Logistics (China)

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH

Blackstone

Softbank Vision Fund

Goldman Sachs

HSBC Qianhai Securities

LaSalle Investment Management

Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm has an impressive client roster, comprising governmental authorities, NGOs, SOEs and social investors, which the team advises on both contentious and non-contentious aspects of the spectrum of energy, infrastructure and natural resource projects, as well as issues pertaining to environmental law. Jihong Wang is a key member of the team, with experience in projects in China and abroad, particularly involving PPP structures, including concessions, and greenfield investment and financing. Jiong Zhang is also recommended for knowledge of project tendering, engineering management, reject settlement risk control and dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Fei Wang; Jihong Wang; Gavin Zhang; Yueping Zhou; Jiong Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Maoyuan Zhu; Jun Cheng; Li Hao; Lanping Zhou; Ping Gu

Testimonials

The team’s legal services are professional and efficient

Strong professional competence in areas such as PPP and infrastructure financing

Key clients

Sino Great Wall International Engineering

China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering

China Three Gorges Corporation

Southeast Asia Pipeline

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

CCCC Industrial Investment Holding Co

PTIAL International Petroleum

China Overseas Infrastructure Development and Investment Corporation

China-LAC Cooperation Fund

Hongkong Excellen Mining Investment Co

Shandong Gold Group Co

China Government and Enterprise Cooperation Investment Fund Co

Shanxi Jinmei Group

Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 1

Real estate is a core competency for Zhong Lun Law Firm, which has experience at all stages of real estate projects, advising government agencies, investors, developers, contractors, financial institutions and funds. Expertise includes real estate transfers, M&A, property operation and management, real estate-related public offerings and securitisations, as well as the spectrum of disputes. The group also has vast knowledge of public-private partnership (PPP) projects, environmental law, and energy projects. The practice co-heads in Beijing are Fei WangJihong WangHan Hao and Jiong Zhang; in Shanghai, Gavin Zhang and Cindy Zhou; and in Shenzhen, Furong Deng. Added as a rising star this year, Zhang Wenjing has extensive experience in construction project tender processes, engineering management, project settlement risk control and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Fei Wang; Jihong Wang; Gavin Zhang; Han Hao; Furong Deng; Cindy Zhou; Jiong Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Song Mu; Chongwen Li; Wei Zhiqiang; Guolin Deng; Lizhong Jiang; Claire Liu

Testimonials

Professionalism, legal and even business advice are very constructive, and are helpful for business and legal negotiations‘.

High efficiency and fast response‘.

There is a very in-depth knowledge in the field of construction engineering‘.

Strong English processing ability, able to keep up with the legal requirements of large overseas projects‘.

Focusing on the field of construction engineering and real estate, the team members have strong professional skills. They have been deeply engaged in construction engineering and real estate for a long time. They are familiar with the industry and can integrate resources in all aspects‘.

The team has a strong sense of responsibility, and is willing to listen to the actual needs of the clients, and provides clients with valuable suggestions‘.

Zhong Lun has very rich experience in the real estate industry‘.

Key clients

IDG Capital

CDH Investment

CITIC PE

Spring REIT

Go High Fund

Genting

Longfor Group

Sino-Ocean Group

BeijingCapital Land

Cinda Real Estate

China Fortune Land

Guohua Real Estate

Jardines Group

Hyatt China

Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's 19-partner Guangzhou team includes a number of highly regarded practitioners. Recent highlights saw antitrust specialist Baisha Zhang and senior associate Ningshan Fang advising LG Display in the merger filing relating to the establishment of a new joint venture by LG Display and Guangzhou Kaide, and Aron Hu acting for Guangzhou GET Technologies Development on the setting up of a joint venture with LD Display.

Practice head(s):

Baisha Zhang; Fen Quan; Tiejun Hu; Xiaoyan Zhang

Key clients

LG Display Co., Ltd.

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Shell

GrazianoFairfield AG

Shenzhen H&T Intelligent Control Co., Ltd.

Mars and Wrigley

Mead Johnson and Reckitt Benckiser

Danone

Guangzhou Vanlead Group Co,. Ltd.

Shui Fa Zhong Xing Group

Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Established in 2017, Zhong Lun Law Firm's Nanjing office is particularly active in real estate and construction transactions and disputes. Recent caseload also features financing, bankruptcy, FDI and M&A matters. Zhiqiang Wei is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jianhui Tang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

China Cinda asset management co., ltd.

Jiangsu Shuanglou Construction Group co., ltd.

Zhejiang Chang Xing Ming Gui Enron Landscaping Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Qiqiao Construction and Installation Engineering Co., Ltd.

China Jinmao Holdings Group limited

Seazen Holdings Co., Ltd.

GCL Group

Keyne Group

SUMEC Group Corporation

Huaren Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Nanjing East Road and Bridge Engineering Co., Ltd.

Yufa Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Fullshare Group

China Tower

Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's 15-partner team in Chengdu, and seven-partner team in Chongqing is singled out for its solid M&A and capital markets expertise. The Chengdu office is led by the well-regarded Bin Fan whose areas of expertise includes M&A, private equity and venture capital, corporate finance, capital markets and dispute resolution. Cross-border investment, IP and real estate transactions and disputes also features in its recent highlights. Li Xiong is a key name to note in its Chongqing office.

Testimonials

The team is capable of providing its clients with high-quality legal services across a wide range of fields by virtue of appropriate specialization and close teamwork, such as real estate, investment, funds, M&A, securities and litigation‘.

The team is closely linked with its nationwide and global law offices and is capable of multiple offices corporation‘.

Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 1

The group at Zhong Lun Law Firm has extensive experience advising on Chinese bankruptcy, reorganisations and liquidation law, and is on the roster of approved bankruptcy administrators for multiple People's Courts, including in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. It has been instructed by major listed and un-listed corporates in reorganisations, and assisted Nuoqi with the first successful domestic reorganisation involving an H-share listed company. The team is jointly led by Beijing-based Yuming Liu, and in Shenzhen by Boming Qian and bankruptcy law veteran Shengfeng Xu.

Practice head(s):

Yuming Liu; Boming Qian; Shengfeng Xu

Other key lawyers:

Li Xiong

Key clients

Hainan Zhongdu Real Estate Development

Zhongrong International Trust

Shenzhen Prosunpro Solar Energy

Tianjin Rongcheng Xiangtai Investment Holdings

Tianjin Silvery Dragon Prestressed Materials

Tax: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm advises on international tax for corporates and cross-border wealth planning for high-net-worth individuals. The group particularly stands out for its capacity to handle cross-border tax issues in relation to transactions, investments, tax planning and disputes, as well as customs advice, tax efficient supply chain management and transfer pricing. The department is jointly led by Peter Ni in Shanghai, who is an expert in regulatory tax issues, Mingjun Jia (also in Shanghai), who has a strong disputes practice, and Beijing-based corporate and foreign direct investment expert Lihua WangMark Gao, who was promoted to partner in 2018, is another key name, with broad tax planning experience.

Practice head(s):

Peter Ni; Lihua Wang; Mingjun Jia

Other key lawyers:

Yacheng Zhou; Mark Gao

Testimonials

Experienced and recognized leaders that can provide close support in both Beijing and Shanghai

Good interaction with relevant government departments and regulatory agencies

Key clients

Project Management Institute

Carlyle investment fund

FIFA

CLSA investment fund

Credit Suisse

UBS

HSBC

Vitasoy

Shenzhen Yitian Group

China Construction Bank

China Merchants Bank

China CITIC Bank

TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's clients include key players in the technology, telecoms, e-commerce and fintech sectors, which the team advises on the spectrum of transactions, as well as issues such as telecoms infrastructure development, data collection and privacy and cross-border transmission. The group also has a large start-up client base, assisting with financing and IPOs. The names to note are Anthony Zhao, who focuses on private equity and investment funds; and on- and offshore corporate finance specialist Victor YuMei Han, who was promoted to partner in 2018, is another recommended lawyer with transactional expertise.

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Zhao; Jihong Chen; Victor Yu; William Qiu; Johnson Zhu; Bill Shang

Testimonials

The team has a number of experienced practitioners that are able to provide seamless support from its two major offices in Beijing and Shanghai‘.

Solid theoretical foundation, and in-depth industry knowledge‘.

Commercially minded

Analyses problems from client’s perspective and provides the best possible solutions‘.

WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 1

Zhong Lun Law Firm's capable team has represented MOFCOM as respondents to anti-subsidy and safeguard investigation initiated by various WTO members including the EU, Canada, the US, South Africa and India. It is also instructed by various chambers of commerce and industry association in trade remedy investigations. As well as governmental organisations, the group has substantial experience representing Chinese companies in appeals in the EU courts. On the advisory side, it has expertise in import-export controls, free-trade zones and regulatory compliance; customs procedures; and PRC trade policy issues. Practice head Lingchen Pu specialises in WTO law, Chinese customs law, export control and foreign investment.

Practice head(s):

Lingchen Pu

Other key lawyers:

Zhe Jiang; Jianwei Liu

Key clients

Kumho P&B Chemicals

Komatsu NTC

OCI Company

Hyosung Chemical Fiber (Jiaxing) Co

Guangdong Winto Ceramics Co

Foshan Gani Ceramics Co

Shanghai Strong State Printing Equipment

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel Co

MOFCOM

Healthcare and life sciences: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm augmented a typical strong year in the transactional space and displayed an impressive M&A and issuance caseload. Highlights include Advising Sinopharm Gorup on acquiring 60% equity in China National Scientific Instruments and Materials from China National Pharmaceutical Group and assisting Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica with the establishment of a joint venture of a swine foot-and-mouth disease vaccine R&D and production base. IP disputes and licensing transactions also features in its recent mandates. Helen Cheng counts Eli Lily and Company as a major client which she represented in a series of patent invalidation proceedings; Changyu Fu and Jim Qiu are recommended for compliance and regulatory matters; Anthony ZhaoJulia Zhu , Jinlin Nan and Catherine Chen are names to note for M&A and investmenttransactions.

Testimonials

The team actively understands the client’s needs and provides efficient and flexible legal support‘.

‘The team is well-equipped to provide advisory and dispute resolution advice focusing on the entire life cycle of products in the field of pharmaceutical health‘.

Key clients

Shanghai Pharmaceuticals

Sinopharm Group

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

Hope Medicine

CR Pharma

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Goldman Sachs

Shenzhen Ping’ an Tianyu Equity Investment Fund Partnership

Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm's  12-partner team regularly assists local and regional clients with their outbound investments. Real estate is a strong focus for the team which also advises on energy, project finance and IP matters. Li Hao and Yueqi Chen focus on real estate and construction and contentious matters. Hongyan Wang and Jane Jin are names to note for Belt and Road related outbound investments.

Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm is 'creative and dedicated - it masters the art of bridging the gap for Western companies looking to deepen the focus on China'. The group assisted a range of multinational and domestic clients with the establishment of their compliance and anti-corruption systems, and advises on internal compliance investigation. The 'experienced, efficient and professional' team includes highly regarded practitioners in its Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices. Xiangwen Liu, the 'exceptional' Gary GaoJerry Fang and Changyu Fu are highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Yuming Liu; Boming Qian; Xiangwen Liu; Gary Gao

Testimonials

Gary Gao is deeply knowledgeable and focused on results‘.

Key clients

Sinopec Marketing Co, Ltd.

Sinochem Group Co., Ltd.

China Resources Pharmaceutical Holdings

China Construction Bank

China Tobacco Hubei Industrial Co., Ltd.

Dongxing Securities Co., Ltd.

Luenmei Quantum Co.,Ltd

Hitachi (China) Ltd.

Xinjiang TBEA Group Co., Ltd.

Times Properties Co., Ltd.

Goldpac Co., LTD

Futong Technology (HK) Co., Ltd.

Yunnan Renze Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

eBay

PayPal

Wework

Swarovski

Rockwell

Shipping: PRC firms Tier 2

Zhong Lun Law Firm handles shipping disputes arising out of collisions, wrecks, pollution incidents, as well as the full range of commercial issues such as transactions, contracts and maritime insurance. Shanghai-based Chenbiao Li specialises in disputes over cargo claims, bill of lading and charter party, crew cases and shipping finance business; he mainly acts for P&I Clubs, shipping operators and management companies.

Practice head(s):

Chenbiao Li

Key clients

China P&I Club

TT Club

Swedish P&I Club

Skuld P&I Club

UK P&I Club

COSCO Shipping

AXA

ICBC Leasing

PICC

China United Lines

Intellectual property: PRC firms

Zhong Lun Law Firm is home to an IP team which is strong on all areas of both contentious and non-contentious work, covering the whole spectrum of rights beyond the more standard patent, trade mark and copyright issues. The practice is headed by Jihong ChenCliff YangWeihua YangHelen Cheng, and Fanglong Sun, while Jimmy Huang is highly recommended for contentious work, including trade mark litigation, domain name disputes and unfair competition cases. Other key areas of work for the firm include IP licensing, strategic advice on IP rights exploitation, and due diligence on the IP aspects of M&A transactions

Testimonials

Full service practice with excellent IP and litigation capabilities. Very high professional standard throughout the entire spectrum of services. They understand what Western clients need‘.

Very responsive with expertise in IP, regulatory and other areas, allowing a holistic approach to advice given‘.

Because the team’s service covers all trade mark-related matters, it can prevent and control dispute resolution risks in the trade mark application, and when dispute arises, the team can handle it seamlessly leveraging the experience and advantages of filing of trade marks‘.

Helen Cheng is very responsive and dedicated‘.

Helen Cheng is particularly knowledgeable on both IP Matters and other issues, and is able to give pragmatic, industry appropriate advice. Helen’s language capabilities are excellent, as are her interpersonal skills’.

Weihua Yang provides effective solutions in a timely and flexible manner‘.

Key clients

Galvin Green AB, Sweden

Evernote Corporation

TY INC

Blue bottle coffee

Sogou Technology

Yulong

Tongfang

Huntsman Advanced Materials (Switzerland) GmbH

Schunk Sono Systems

DSM Jiangshan Pharmaceutical (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd

Eli Lilly and Company

Hoya Corporation

Google LLC

Beijing Sogou Technology Development Co., Ltd.

Netmarble

Organic waste systems (OWS)

Jinko Solar Co., Ltd.

Qidong Vision Mounts Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen ZhiYi Technology Co., Ltd (iLife)

Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd.

Beijing Iqiyi Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Hai Dian Software Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Weiquan Food Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Xunmeng Information and Technology Co.,Ltd.

Shanghai Feng Chuang Information Consulting Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Cai Tong De Tang Traditional Pharmacy Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Erguang Food Management Co., Ltd.

Nanosphere (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.(Xi Neng ,INC.)

Micro Medical Cloud (Hangzhou) Holdings Ltd.

Gua Hao Wang(Hangzhou ) Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Guanggfa Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Tianmei Electronics Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Cool Dog Computer Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Hengyuan Lighting Co., Ltd.

Jinhua AI Mo Li Baby Products Co., Ltd.

Newmans (Shanghai) Food Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Fun Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Anhui Bauhinia Wallpaper Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jingwei Network Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Halls Oil Co., Ltd.

Barco,Inc.

PTC Inc.

Shanghai Wenhua Financial Information Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Guanghua Wright Lighting Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Yingbin Tian Hao Food Management Co., Ltd.

Shenyang Shijie Technology Co., Ltd.

Hitevision Co., Ltd.

Fresenius Kabi China

Beijing Xiaoju Technology Co., Ltd.

Hengbao Co., Ltd.

Bittel Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd.

Ceragem Co., Ltd.

UP Chemical Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Mileseey Technology Co., Ltd.

O-Film Tech Co., Ltd.

Beijing Shougang International Engineering Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Bytedance Telecommunications Co., Ltd.

O2 Micro Technology Co., Ltd.

Chengdu DKM Network Technology Co., Ltd.

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

Zhongrong International Trust Co. Ltd.

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited

State Development & Investment Corporation

Beijing Qiyi Century Science and Technology CO., LTD.

RedBull China

Shenzhen Meixixi Catering Management Co., Ltd.

Toyota Motor China Investment Co., Ltd.

Cainiao Network Technology Co., Ltd

Beijing Mewe Media Co., Ltd.

Beijing SOHU New Era Information Technology CO., LTD.

VIPKID

Renrendai Business Consultant (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd.

Ping An Health Cloud Company Limited

Chongqing Jingxiaobai Liquor Co., Ltd.

The firm: Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun Law Firm was one of the first private law partnerships to receive approval from the Ministry of Justice. After years of rapid development and steady growth, today Zhong Lun is one of the largest full-service law firms in China. With over 270 partners and over 1,400 professionals working in 15 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Zhong Lun is capable of providing clients with high-quality legal services in more than 70 countries across a wide range of industries and sectors through its specialised expertise and close teamwork.

Zhong Lun’s outstanding work has achieved broad recognition and its practice groups and lawyers are frequently cited and recommended in their respective markets by distinguished legal media groups such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR, The Legal 500, The Lawyer, Asian Legal Business, China Law & Practice and others.

Awards: Zhong Lun is the PRC law firm with the highest number of Band One recommendations in terms of both practice areas and leading lawyers for the sixth consecutive year, with 27 practice areas obtaining rankings, of which 17 practice areas have received Band One recommendations and 52 lawyers have been rated as leading lawyers (Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017), Dispute Resolution China PRC Law Firm of the Year (Chambers, 2017), National Law Firm of the Year (International Financial Law Review, 2015 and 2017), Law firm of the year: Asia (The Lawyer, 2016), One of the 10 Most Powerful Law Firms in China (Asian Legal Business, 2015-2016), China Firm of the Year (China Law & Practice), 2016, Best overall PRC law firm (China Business Law Journal, 2013-2016).

 

Areas of practice: Capital markets/securities; private equity and investment funds; real estate; construction and infrastructure; hospitality; environment, energy and resources; corporate/foreign direct investment; mergers and acquisitions; bankruptcy and restructuring; banking and finance; securitisation and financial products; finance lease; antitrust/competition; belt and road initiative and outbound investments; WTO/international trade; labour and employment; taxation and wealth planning; customs and trade compliance; litigation and arbitration; compliance/regulatory; criminal law; shipping and maritime; intellectual property; technology, telecoms and internet; culture, entertainment and media; healthcare and life science; aviation/automobile; national defence and military industry.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate, construction and infrastructure Fei Wang
Real estate, construction and infrastructure Jihong Wang
Real estate, construction and infrastructure Gavin Zhang
Capital markets/securities Limin Chen
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 : 270+
Number of associates : 1,400+
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