Han Kun Law Offices > Beijing, China > Firm Profile

Han Kun Law Offices
9/F, OFFICE TOWER C1, ORIENTAL PLAZA
NO. 1 EAST CHANG AN AVE.
BEIJING 100738
China

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 1

When it comes to international IPO projects, Han Kun Law Offices is a market-leading firm in the PRC region. The department is particularly adept at advising financial institutions as underwriters; as a recent example, Chaoying (Charles) Li and Jin Wang led a team representing the sponsors in JD Health International’s IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Beyond its sponsor work, the firm also works extensively with Chinese companies looking to list in the US on Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange. Dafei Chen splits his time between the Beijing and Hong Kong offices, while Bing Xue and Jason Wang lead the Shenzhen team.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Charles Li; Yijun Chao; Jiaxin Liu

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited

BofA Merrill Lynch

Meituan

Innovent Biologics

iQIYI

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

NIO Inc.

AsiaInfo Technologies Limited

KE Holdings Inc.

Li Auto Inc.

Zhihu

Autohome

Work highlights

  • Advised the joint sponsors and the underwriters in JD Health International Inc.’s $3.41bn Hong Kong IPO.
  • Represented the joint sponsors in connection with the  $2.8bn secondary listing of JD.com, Inc. in Hong Kong.
  • Acted for the joint sponsors and the underwriters in JD Logistics, Inc.’s HK$21.713bn Hong Kong IPO.

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

Han Kun Law Offices caters to a roster of private and state-owned enterprises, publicly listed companies and multinationals, supporting them on high-value cross-border transactions. In Beijing, Chaoying (Charles) Li is a go-to for public and private financings, incorporation and corporate restructuring affairs and is experienced in a broad array of industries, from energy, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals through to IT and telecoms; he is supported locally by junior partners Zaiguang Lu and Aaron Zhou, both of whom are well-versed in private equity, M&A and foreign direct investments. Over in the Shanghai office, David Tang is able to call upon a background at various international law firms, as well as governmental positions, when advising on multi-jurisdictional mergers, day-to-day operational matters and corporate compliance. At the more junior end, Cheng Chen has carved out a prominent reputation within a number of specialist sectors such as e-commerce, gaming, online education, semiconductors and biotechnology.

Testimonials

‘The team is able to provide fast and effective response on complex transactions or legal issues while ensuring high quality.’

‘Lawyers are very sensitive to clients’ needs and legal issues of cross-border business, and are able to fully understand clients’ pain points and propose solutions in time.’

Key clients

Heineken

Tencent

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

Marriott

Baidu

JD.COM

Enerpac Tool Group

Vipshop Holdings Limited

58.com Inc.

Volkswagen (China) Investment Company Limited

KPS Capital Partners

American Express Global Business Travel

Air Products

Shenzhen Mingde Holding Development Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Baidu on its US$3.6bn acquisition of JOYY Inc.’s PRC domestic video-based entertainment live streaming business.
  • Advised Bitauto Holdings Limited on a US$1.1bn privatisation and acquisition transaction.
  • Advised VCIC on an around €1bn investment into JAG and JAC Volkswagen.

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices‘ data practice is amongst the most complete on the market, advising both large domestic firms and international household names on all data aspects of their operation in China. Typical work includes internal compliance projects and corporate support, in addition to assisting companies that are subject to investigation by regulators. The firm also has experience in assisting multinational clients with navigating overseas data regimes including GDPR, BIPA and CCPA. Min Zhu is one of the key practitioners and has particular experience in the healthcare and life science industries, while Yan Wang and Zhichao (Kevin) Duan complement their data practices with a specialism in IP.

Other key lawyers:

Yan Wang; Zhichao Duan; David Tang; Min Zhu; Michelle Gon

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 1

Leveraging the firm’s deep bench strength in the technology industry, Han Kun Law Offices‘ team acts for clients across the fintech ecosystem. The practice is well equipped to advise on a diverse range of fintech products, including P2P lending products, the transfer of non-standard assets, payment products, crowdfunding products, and other innovative fintech products. Jun Wan has notable expertise in blockchain and cryptocurrency; he recently advised HSBC Fintech on the establishment of its PRC fintech platform and business model and assisted Tencent Financial Technology with a range of regulatory matters and the development of innovative financial products. Shanghai-based Wei Quan, who was recently promoted to the partnership, advises fintech companies and financial institutions on developing financial products in relation to consumer finance, supply chain finance, payment services, and applying for financial licenses. Hong Kong-based Felix Miao is highly experienced in equity and debt capital market transactions.

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Testimonials

The team keeps up with the industry development trends, in-depth research on related fields, and study solutions together with the legal dilemmas encountered by the customer’s business development. They take the customer’s business dynamics as the cornerstone of development, and the national policy dynamics as the research direction, and provide precise and professional legal advice and opinions.’

‘In terms of law firm personnel, the expansion and diversity of talents are also unique to the law firm. The effective combination of litigation lawyers and non-litigation lawyers can give enterprises more comprehensive opinions and suggestions.

Wei Quan and Jun Wan are able to face problems with companies, discuss feasible solutions, and give forward-looking legal advice. They are good business partners.

Key clients

HSBC Fintech(汇丰金科)

Futu(富途证券)

Bitmain(比特大陆)

Waterdrop(水滴)

Tencent Financial Technology (腾讯金融)

Airwallex (空中云汇)

Xiaomi Supply Chain Finance / Xiaomi Commercial Factoring 小米供应链金融 / 小米商业保理

Duxiaoman Financials(度小满金融)

AI Bank(百信银行)

WeBank(微众银行)

JDD(京东数科)

Sougou(搜狗)

9Fbank(玖富)

Meituan-Dianping (美团点评)

Lianjia(链家)

Yixin(易鑫)

Lexin (乐信)

Xiaoying(小赢理财)

Work highlights

  • Represented Bitmain Technologies Inc. in a controlling rights dispute against Bitmain Group and successfully assisted the client to regain control of the group company.
  • Acted for Futu Holdings Limited in its $1.4bn public follow-on offering.
  • Advised Waterdrop Inc. on its $360m US IPO.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices’s varied investment fund practice handles the establishment of a broad range of funds, both onshore and offshore. The practice is increasingly active in the secondary market and in advising real estate funds, and also advises on the formation of funds-of-funds. As well as advising domestic clients, the team acts for international clients entering the Chinese market through the Qualified Foreign Limited Partnership structure. The investment funds practice also draws on the wider firm’s expertise in anti-monopoly law to advise on antitrust and competition issues related to funds. Daisy Qi leads the team and has experience across private equity, venture capital, and M&A funds. Lu Ran is also active in private equity as well as QFLPs, QDLPs, and QDIIs, and Lin Zhou is frequently instructed by both limited and general partners of funds.

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Key clients

CICC Capital

China Broadband Capital / CBC

CITIC PE

Goldstone Investment

Matrix

IDG Capital

China Renaissance Capital

CDH

Banyan Capital

XVC

CEC Capital

Hui Capital

Hike Capital

Venturous Capital

Longzhu Capital

Tencent

Taikang Investment

Sangel VC

CCBPE

Everbright FOF

CICC Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisted TR Capital to establish the first foreign-invested limited partnership, which then co-led a significant investment into Huagai Capital.
  • Advised IDG Capital on a cross-border secondary fund formation and transaction.
  • Acted for the Bank of China Financial Assets Investment Co., Ltd. in its investment in China Insurance Investment Fund Co., Ltd.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 1

Few firm’s can match Han Kun Law Offices‘ private equity practice, which is routinely involved in some of the largest and most complex transactions in the region, advising a mixture of large private equity firms and financing banks. The practice is well-equipped to advise on transactions that extend beyond mainland China; in a recent highlight, Sheng Li collaborated with the Hong Kong office acting for Zuoyebang Education on its $2.365bn series E and E+ financings. Yijun Chao, Chaoying Li and Wei Li form the management team in Beijing; Chao Gao leads the Shanghai team. Beyond partner level, associates Cheng Chen and Yipu Li assist with the department’s biggest deals.

Practice head(s):

Yijun Chao; Chaoying Li; Wei Li; Chao Gao

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Testimonials

‘kelvin Gao, vincent Song, Xiao Ding all have been working closely with MVP for our various fund formation legal works.’

‘The Hankun team has a wealth of project experience and extensive industry insights. It is also able to rapidly allocate resources within the firm and offer flexible fees.’

‘Wei Li has very strong professional capabilities and is very good ad leading and organising his team and other resources within the firm to execute projects and support even the largest and most complex projects.’

‘The team has a wealth of practical experience and sound theoretical knowledge, enabling them to deliver truly outstanding performance in the investment and financing field. They are able to achieve business goals while resolving any legal issues that may arise during the investment and financing processes, and have very strong problem-solving abilities for complex legal and business problems, enabling them to take corporate business decisions into account and achieve a good balance. They also work very efficiently and flexibly throughout the process of providing legal services, and they have the ability to consider the long-term consequences of the impact of legal issues across multiple fields and plan accordingly, so they are really worth recommending.’

‘Sheng Li’s professional capabilities are very strong, efficient and flexible, and he is both meticulous and patient. He is able to consider the long-term consequences of the impact of legal issues across multiple fields and plan accordingly. He is able to calmly cope with all the legal issues that can arise during the investment and financing process. At the same time, Sheng Li is a lawyer who has very up to date and incisive insights into the capital market and online fields, and he takes into account our needs for the investment and financing fields.’

Sheng Li is able to fully understand the business demands of customers, and based on this, provide customers with effective solutions that take into account business and compliance demands; he can quickly respond to customer demands, and take into account quality and efficiency. He fully mobilizes resources from all aspects to solve legal service needs of clients in different fields.’

Key clients

Warburg Pincus

Hillhouse

Permira

KPCB

Sequoia

DCM

IDG

BRV

SAIF

Matrix Partners

Lilly Asia Ventures

Legend Capital

Baidu

Tencent

Work highlights

  • Advised Hillhouse Capital on its investments in Yuanfudao’s $2.2bn Series G1 and G2 financings.
  • Advised Zuoyebang on its Series E and E+ financings with a total amount of $2.365bn.
  • Acted for Xingsheng on its Series D and Series E financings with a total financing amount of billions of US dollars.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices is a powerhouse in the TMT sector, focusing on advising foreign and domestic companies, funds and banks on various types of corporate transactions. Capital markets is one of the firm’s strengths; in a recent highlight, Charles Li and Jin Wang led a team that acted as underwriters counsel in JD Logistics’ (a tech-driven supply chain solution provider) listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dafei Chen, having previously worked at international firms, advises US companies on their acquisition of Chinese start-ups. Founding partner Yijun Chao is best known for his private equity and venture capital expertise. Beyond its transactions work, the team handles litigation, regulatory compliance and IP. Junior partner Zaiguang Lu is another name to note, having assisted with IPOs on the US and Hong Kong Markets, as is Adrian Lv.

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Testimonials

‘I think that Han Kun Law Offices deliver outstanding performance for both PE/VC investment projects and TMT company-related capital market projects. Han Kun Law Offices’ lawyers speak very good English and have a very international perspective, as well as putting the client first.’

‘Zaiguang Lu has extremely solid legal knowledge, as well as strong business thinking skills, enabling him to provide clients with realistic and feasible solutions. If a project reaches a point where legal and commercial considerations make it difficult to decide on the next move, Mr Lu is always able to break the stalemate, put himself in the client’s position to analyse the issues, and provide a solution. Secondly, he is very hardworking and focused. Mr Lu and his team of lawyers all respond very quickly to client messages.’

Key clients

Tencent

Baidu

JD.com

Meituan

58.com Inc.

Ericsson

Naver

Lenovo

NIO

Li Auto Inc.

Vipshop

Tencent Music

AsiaInfo

Verizon

21Vianet

Work highlights

  • Advised Baidu on its $3.6bn acquisition of JOYY Inc.’s PRC domestic video-based entertainment live streaming business.
  • Advised Meituan on its $9.6bn financing.
  • Advised KE Holdings Inc. on its $2.1bn U.S. initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices is active across the full-range of antitrust and competition matters, including handling merger notifications and competition compliance. In 2020, the practice acted for a number of clients facing SAMR investigation for failure to file for transactions due to the VIE issue. The team is also active in litigation, working alongside its intellectual property team to handle antitrust lawsuits related to patents. Yan Wang leads on this work, while Chen Ma heads the overall antitrust team and advises on both SAMR notifications and investigations. Newly made up partner Da Shi is recommended for his broad expertise in the antitrust and competition sphere, while Angus Xie joined the practice in April 2021 from Sunland.

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Key clients

Bayer

Vale (Brazilian iron ore producer)

Meituan

Heineken

JD.com

Schindler

Toyota

Louis Dreyfus

Softbank

AstraZeneca

CVC Capital

Warburg Pincus

Cinven Capital

Astorg Capital

Work highlights

  • Represented CVC Capital Partners SICAV-FIS S.A. in the China merger notification for its acquisition of part of business of I.T Limited.
  • Represented both Vale and Ningbo Zhoushan Port in the China merger notification for their joint venture transaction.
  • Advised JD.com and the Lagardère Group in the China merger notification for their incorporation of a joint venture company in Hong Kong, and are representing JD.com in its investment in the Lagardère Group’s Asia business.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices is noted for its leading aviation finance practice, advising on the leasing of aircraft as well as the financing of aircraft purchases. Shu Wang leads on this work, which also includes advising on issues stemming from airline bankruptcies and insolvencies. Elsewhere, the team advises on compliance with regulation and the issuing of asset-backed securities. The practice was bolstered in September 2020, when Rong Fang joined the team from King & Wood Mallesons. Fang specialises in real estate finance, particularly the establishment and listed of REITs. Tiecheng Yang  has over 20 years’ experience advising on financial regulations, and more recently on fintech, data protection and cybersecurity matters.

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Other key lawyers:

Rong Fang; Tiecheng Yang; Zhu Jun; Yi Ding

Testimonials

‘Han Kun Law Offices’ Aviation Finance Practice Group is the go-to external counsel for many leading aircraft lessors. They have in depth knowledge of the regulatory, legal landscape in the PRC for aircraft financing transactions.’

‘Wang Shu and Zhu Jun are key partners in the aircraft financing practice for Hankun Law Offices. They are both leading legal experts in this field and have tremendous experience in the aviation industry. I find their advice to be clear, on point and commercial oriented. They also have a well managed, professional, support team. Whenever we are faced with any issues in the PRC, I have full confidence seeking Wang Shu and Zhu Jun and their team’s support.’

‘The bank financing team of the firm ranks first among law firms in Mainland China in understanding and practical experience of aircraft leasing and financing transactions.’

‘Shu Wang is probably one of the most experienced and active partners in the field of aircraft leasing and financing in China.’

‘Outstanding Partners: Shu Wang, Yi Ding. Both Wang and Ding are very professional and considerate for clients. They are able to provide professional guidance that meets clients’ needs, which is worthy of trust.’

‘The team has extensive project experience, strong professional knowledge and ability in aviation financing business sector, provide professional, feasible and reliable opinions and suggestions from the perspective of clients. It has reasonable team composition with efficient work, quick and timely feedback.’

‘When Yi Ding represents the client, he is able to argue with reason and strive for the maximum interests of the client. From the perspective of win-win, he can actively provide solutions to the client’s problems and promote the smooth implementation of the transaction.’

‘They are familiar with interbank financing business, understand market standard and are able to provide practical suggestions and feedbacks accurately and quickly, as well as organize negotiation and communication with counterparty lawyers efficiently. The fee is reasonable.’

Key clients

GECAS

ALC

ACG

Aercap

BOC Aviation

ICBC Financial Leasing

CCB Financial Leasing

ABC Financial Leasing

China Eximbank

Kunlun Financial Leasing

Macquarie AirFinance

UTF

China Southern Airlines

China Eastern Airlines

Air China

Shenzhen Airlines

Aircraft Recycle International

ALAFCO

SMBC

Carlyle Aviation Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing a group of lessors to participate in the bankruptcy reorganisation of the HNA entities
  • Represented ABC Financial Leasing in the purchase of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft from Tibet Financial Leasing.
  • Represented ICBC Leasing in its operating leasing of dozens of new Boeing and Airbus aircraft to China Southern.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices established its practice following the introduction of IP courts in China, and has since developed a diverse offering capable in contentious and non-contentious matters. Many of the firm’s lawyers have backgrounds in scientific fields, allowing them to advise on complex issues such as standard essential patents (SEP); the group has developed a particular niche representing various licensees against major SEP licensors in the IT sector. Lili Wu is a key name in Beijing who assists with cross-border technology transfer and trade secret matters. In Shenzhen, Vivian He handles trademark prosecution and invalidation matters. Yan Wang leads the department from Shanghai.

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Key clients

Samsung

HP Inc.

HPE

Audi

Bytedance

Supreme

Sandvik

Kraft Heinz

Baidu

ABB

Singlera Genomics

Medai Group

Ke.com

Bilibili

United Microelectronics Center

Dolby

ByteDance

SMTP

Baidu

ABB Power Grids Switzerland

Media Group

Ke.com

Work highlights

  • Representing Baidu in a trademark dispute.
  • Represented Baidu in four patent infringement cases before the Beijing IP Court.
  • Represented Dymind in the second round of invalidation proceedings and an infringement action.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices is particularly noted for its wealth of experience acting for major funds on their multibillion-dollar investments in China’s healthcare sector. The team is regularly instructed on compliance and regulatory, competition, intellectual property and litigation matters. Recent highlights also include advising companies, underwriters, and sponsors on onshore and offshore capital markets transactions, and acting for pharmaceutical companies on their license-in projects. Led by Yinshi Cao, who ‘understands life sciences and the healthcare sector from both the industry and legal perspective', the team includes Charles Li who specialises in public and private financing, M&A, restructuring and IP protection matters, and Min Zhu who focuses on regulatory, cybersecurity and data compliance matters, and counts both multinational and domestic companies as his key clients. Aaron Zhou is another name to note.

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Testimonials

Hankun is one of our most favoured law firms while conducting investment deals in life sciences and healthcare. Hankun shows its insight into this industry as well as a good understanding of our requests and concerns. We always have good experiences working with its professional team smoothly.

Yinshi Cao understands life sciences and the healthcare sector from both the industry and legal perspective. He leads a responsive team, always delivering work efficiently and providing valuable advice to facilitate deals moving forward.

Key clients

Bayer

GSK

Amgen

Pfizer

AbbVie Pharmaceutical

Abbott

Mayo Clinic

AstraZeneca

Vivo Ventures

OrbiMed

Sinovac Biotech

SinoPharm Capital

Singlera Genomics

Abbisko

dMed

Hua’s Biomedical

SciClone Pharmaceuticals

3DMedicinesInc.

Innovent Biologics, Inc.

Sinocelltech Inc

Work highlights

  • Represented the joint sponsors and the underwriters (BofA Securities, Haitong International, and UBS) in JD Health International’s $3.41bn Hong Kong IPO.
  • Advised Huaxing Growth Capital on its investment in MGI’s $1bn Series-B Financing.
  • Represented AstraZeneca and CICC Capital in the formation and fundraising of a joint venture RMB Fund focusing on investments in the biotech and life sciences industries.

China > Private wealth: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices advises on private wealth matters, including the establishment and restructuring of family trusts as well as issues arising from divorces. The team has a particular specialism in advising company founders on wealth planning related to initial public offerings of their companies, drawing on the wider firm’s expertise in corporate transactions. Many of these founders are involved in growing sectors such as technology. Han Chen leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Han Chen

Testimonials

‘The law firm’s team has a good understanding of the cross-border legal needs of mainland Chinese clients, and can provide professional advice on overseas assets, overseas company listings, and overseas trust businesses based on the needs of mainland clients.’

‘The services provided are relatively comprehensive and can provide customers with a full range of services from company listings, mergers and acquisitions to family property arrangements, trust establishments, inheritance structures, etc., and can make comprehensive arrangements from the perspective of customers to maximize customer benefits. They help customers’ family, business and other aspects of arrangements work together. At the same time, the suggestions to customers are very pertinent and they are recognized by customers. Clients have very high recognition of Han Chen and his team.’

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices has a solid arbitration practice, which focuses to a large extent on disputes involving international companies. The group has experience of a number of arbitration centres; domestically this has included the CIETAC and BCC, while at a global level the team has advised on SIAC, ICC and AAA proceedings. Liyu Jin leads the PRC offering from Shanghai and assists with a range of arbitration proceedings as part of a varied contentious practice that spans financial, criminal, antitrust and patent disputes.

Practice head(s):

Liyu Jin

Other key lawyers:

Xianglin Chen; Yaxing Zhang; Yang Liu; Yuxian Zhao

Testimonials

‘The team led by Attorney Jin assisted our company in handling several complicated commercial disputes and achieved satisfactory results. Jin and his effective assistants can thoroughly clarify the facts, refine the controversial points and carefully prepare the trial process.’

‘Liyu Jin has extensive experience in arbitration and commercial dispute resolution. He is familiar with the relevant arbitration institutions and arbitrators, and able to provide targeted advice. With quick thinking and excellent performance in court, he is able to resume the arbitration for clients in a timely manner after the court hearing, and actively tracked arbitration results for clients. Overall, we are very satisfied with the service of Jin’s team. Jin’s two Associates, namely Liu Yang and Zhao Yuxian, are young and promising and work very hard.’

‘Mr Yaxing Zhang has a good command of English which is very useful. He also has a sound knowledge of PRC laws and court procedures. Attentive to client’s requests.’

‘The team has a good arbitration practice and is very skilled and efficient. Compared to other PRC law firms, Han Kun gives a high level of attention to important matters.’

Key clients

Tianfeng Securities Co., Ltd.

Marco Systemanalyse und Entwicklung GmbH

Takeda

Emerson

Steamboat Ventures Asia, L.P.

Shanghai Heyi Kewen Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Ningbo Taiji Environmental Protection Equipment Co., Ltd.

YingLi Energy (China) Company Limited

GuoXin Shenghua Information Technology Co., LTD.

China Equity Group

Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd.

Berjaya (China) Great Mall Recreation Centre Co., Ltd.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices is one of China’s strongest firms for corporate work, and as such is regularly instructed by clients to represent them in disputes relating to business control rights, equity transfers and breaches of contract, in addition to assisting with  IP, antitrust and labour disputes. Yan You arrived from King & Wood Mallesons in August 2020, and now leads the team alongside Eric Liu and Qiunan Sun while focusing her practice on asset management litigation.

Practice head(s):

Eric Liu; Qiunan Sun; Yang You

Other key lawyers:

Yaxing Zhang

Testimonials

‘With timely response to client feedback, they provide legal solutions in line with business logic, are able to conduct in-depth communication with clients with different legal and cultural backgrounds. The charging is flexible.’

Sound knowledge of PRC laws and experience in litigation and court procedures.’

Key clients

Tianfeng Securities Co., Ltd.

Marco Systemanalyse und Entwicklung GmbH

Takeda

Emerson

Steamboat Ventures Asia, L.P.

Shanghai Heyi Kewen Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Ningbo Taiji Environmental Protection Equipment Co., Ltd.

YingLi Energy (China) Company Limited

GuoXin Shenghua Information Technology Co., LTD.

China Equity Group

Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd.

Berjaya (China) Great Mall Recreation Centre Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Represented Bitmain Technologies Inc. in a controlling rights dispute over Bitmain Group.
  • Represented Pepsi (China) Co. Ltd. against Burger King (Shanghai) Restaurant Co. Ltd. in defending against an application for setting aside a SHIAC arbitral award before Shanghai No. 2 Intermediate People’s Court.
  • Represented Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd. in a securities dispute.

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices provides employment law advice to both Chinese and multinational companies, with a focus on the internet, pharmaceuticals, and financial services sectors. The team provides these clients with ongoing assistance with drafting contracts and employee handbooks, and also handles investigations, relocations, and arbitration. Wei Huang leads the practice and focuses on contentious matters; Xiu Pei is also a key contact in the team.

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Testimonials

‘The team is experienced, knowledgeable and responsive to the client’s requests. The turnaround time is quick. They have the relevant domain knowledge and the advice they give is very practical and solution-oriented. They have lawyers based in Beijing and Shanghai handling employment litigation cases.’

‘Will Huang and Xiu Pei are very responsive. They have good knowledge of the employment law landscape in China and can highlight the important issues very quickly. They are also solid and experienced litigation lawyers who have a great deal of experience with employment disputes.’

‘The team members are all outstanding top talents in the market and have brilliant backgrounds and a wealth of experience. They provide the most up-to-date, accurate and complete responses very quickly during their work, and they are able to consistently to provide very up-to-date feedback. Their fees are quite flexible and are fairly reasonable compared to market levels. The team’s key strength is its wealth of experience of practical operations, which means that they are able to provide not only legal advice, but also very workable advice that takes into account the company’s actual circumstances.’

‘Will Huang has a wealth of experience and is an excellent communicator. Mr Huang was heavily involved in the management and execution of our project and was able to provide very accurate and workable legal advice that was targeted to the circumstances of the case and the company, and he was also very personable to work it.’

‘Among all the PRC law firms, the team is really great for foreign companies especially.’

‘Will Huang in Shanghai is very commercial, experienced and easy to work with. He is well regarded by multinational companies seeking PRC employment law advice.’

‘The team is young, dynamic, and operates in a way that is responsive, efficient, expert and professional.’

‘Xiu Pei is very professional and responsible, communicates very rapidly and efficiently at all times, demonstrates a very high level of expertise in terms of feedback and advice regarding issues, as well providing companies with very valuable references for decision making.’

Key clients

Wallaby Medical, Inc.

Shenzhen Fussen Technology Co., Ltd.

CCT Fund

TPG Global LLC

Tiger Fund

Reignwood Group

Information Resources, Inc.

Kweichow Moutai Company

Blizzard Software Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Wallaby Medical, Inc. on the labor disputes against a former employee.
  • Advised Shenzhen Fussen Technology Co., Ltd. on a series of labour dispute cases against its former employees.
  • Advised on CCT Fund on various employment-related matters.

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 3

At Han Kun Law Offices, the corporate compliance group is primarily split between Beijing and Shanghai, with Chen Ma and David Tang leading the teams at each office, respectively; the duo is praised for being ‘very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable’. The department is well equipped to handle issues relating to internal investigations and compliance systems for a mix of multinational companies and their PRC subsidiary entities. Particular areas of focus include bribery and corruption, fraud, employee misconduct and data protection violations.

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‘Han Kun’s team helped us resolve copyright and intellectual property rights violations for our organization. The team has attention to detail and is very responsive. We contact them and many times receive a response on the same day. Their accounts receivable team is also very responsive and helpful.’

‘The regulatory/compliance team is highly regarded for PRC law advice and representations. Compared to other top PRC law firms, Han Kun delivers very client-focused attention.’

‘Mr. David Tang and Mr. Chen Ma are very helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. We found working with them during the copyright and intellectual property rights infringement case very helpful. They helped carry out thorough investigations with credible sources. We would gladly use the services of this team again.’

‘Will Huang in Shanghai is very astute and commercial when it comes to PRC regulatory compliance issues.’

The team works together very well and the team members have very clear and specific responsibilities, enabling them to effectively resolve compliance issues for companies.’

David Tang responds to client needs and issues in a very timely manner and has a very high level of professional expertise for the compliance field, enabling him to cut straight to the key issues during compliance investigations.’

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices is noted for its focus on advising investment funds on real estate transactions, and was substantially bolstered by the addition of Rong Fang in September 2020 from King & Wood Mallesons.

The firm: Han kun is a leading full-service law firm in china.

Over the years, Han Kun has been widely recognized as a leader in complex cross-border and domestic transactions.

Our main practice areas include private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, international and domestic capital markets, investment funds, asset management, antitrust/competition, banking and finance, aviation finance, foreign direct investment, compliance, private client/wealth management, intellectual property and dispute resolution.

We have more than 600 professionals located in our five offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Haikou.

All our lawyers are graduates of top universities and have extensive experience in complex cross-border transactions as counsel to both Chinese and foreign clients.

Further details on memberships of international associations
Han Kun has joined World Services Group (WSG) to become its exclusive China law firm member. WSG is one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary professional services networks, consisting of leading independent law firms, accounting firms and investment banks. WSG currently has more than 120 member firms from over 135 jurisdictions consisting of over 21,000 professionals.

Han Kun has joined Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC) to become its exclusive China law firm member. The Pacific Rim Advisory Council is an international law firm association established in 1984. The association consists of 30 top-tier independent member law firms with over 12,000 lawyers practicing in key business centers around the world.

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Antitrust/Competition
Asset-backed Securitization
Aviation and Aviation Finance
Banking and Finance
Compliance and Investigation
Corporate restructuring
Culture, Media and Entertainment
Data Protection
Dispute Resolution
Domestic and International Capital Markets
Energy, Minerals and Environmental Protection
Family Law, Trust and Wealth Planning
Financial Services and Cross-Border Asset Management Practice
Fintech
Foreign Direct Investment
Intellectual Property
Investment Funds
Labor and Employment
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Mergers and Acquisitions
Outbound Investment
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Real Estate and Infrastructure
Restructuring and Bankruptcy
Structured Finance
Tax Services
Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Number of Lawyers (in All Offices) : 600+
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COMPANY/FIRM: JD.COM, INC.
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with Han Kun on numerous transactions, including private equity investments and mergers. We are impressed by their professionalism and knowledge of Internet, e-commerce, and M&A-related areas. Their work products are always presented with a high standard of professionalism and quality. They are very responsive to our requests and are capable of adapting to fast moving transactions.  They also have a deep understanding of our business, which helps them to provide practical solutions and legal advice.  We view Han Kun as one of the first tier PRC firms in areas of private equity transactions and M&A.


COMPANY/FIRM: [Baidu]
TESTIMONIAL: I have been intensively working with Hun Han Kun lawyers for about a year and a half, . and dDuring this period, I found their service highly professional and their responses surprisingly prompt. Also, they can always provide commercially feasible solutions to us, which was has often proved critical in for our speedy deals.


COMPANY/FIRM: Reignwood Group
TESTIMONIAL: The Han Kun team has rich practical experience, and they provide professional and highly effective legal services for Reignwood Group. The team is deeply involved in several of the Group’s businesses, such as aircraft leasing, cross-border investment and financing. Being diligent and responsible, the Han Kun team has contributed strong and reliable legal support to Reignwood Group during its rapid development. In particular, Ms. Wang Shu demonstrates excellent professional skills and plays a key role. 


COMPANY/FIRM: China Renaissance Group
TESTIMONIAL: Han Kun is one of the leading law firms in the PE market.  The lawyers are responsible and diligent, and we always get quick responses, which is very helpful to for our work, especially for some urgent matters.  Han Kun gives us more than what we expect.  They not only provide professional legal advice,  but also share their expertise and insights with us, which helps us a lot to make commercial decisions.  We received the legal updates, like newly published regulations and guiding cases, from Han Kun from time to time and they do play an active role in the market.


COMPANY/FIRM: ORIX Asia Capital Limited
TESTIMONIAL: We have worked with Han Kun over several years in a wide range of situations including legal research on various topics, legal due diligence on finance companies, cross-border restructure deals, and establishing Joint joint ventures with state-owned entities. Han Kun is always an effective and experienced counsel, especially on matters requiring skills of such as designing transaction structures and analyze analyzing complex legal relationships.  We rely on Han Kun not only for the professional legal advices, but also for their business sense and ability to work with us for longer-term goals.


COMPANY/FIRM: Baidu
TESTIMONIAL: Han Kun has provided outstanding and professional legal services to Baidu for many years. In various high profile deals that Baidu engages in, Han Kun has always been a creative solution provider, rather than just a legal professional, and has assisted Baidu to navigate through complex legal and business situations. Legal professionals with strong business sense are the symbol of Han Kun attorneys which distinguishes them from other ordinary attorneys. From a client’s perspective, it is always preferable to have Han Kun at your side rather than to let them go against you.


汉坤律师事务所是中国领先的综合性律师事务所之一,专注于国内、国际间复杂的商业交易和争议的解决。作为中国律师行业的领军律所之一,汉坤尤其以私募股权和风险投资、兼并和收购、境内外证券发行与上市、投资基金/资产管理、反垄断/竞争法、银行金融、飞机融资、外商直接投资、公司合规、私人财富管理、知识产权、争议解决等板块的法律服务著称,连年被国际权威法律媒体评为亚太区顶级中国律所。

汉坤拥有超过600名专业人员,分布于中国几个主要商业中心城市:北京、上海、深圳、香港和海口。汉坤的律师拥有优秀的学历背景,具有长期服务境内外客户和参与复杂跨境交易的丰富经验。

Han Kun Releases 2020 Fund Practice Data Analysis Report

Private equity industry recovered in the second half of the year, saw remarkable growth in healthcare and online office areas.

Han Kun’s 2020 VC/PE Deal Data Analysis Report

June 30, 2021, Han Kun Law Offices issues Han Kun 2020 VC/PE Deal Data Analysis Report (the “Report”). The online version of the report is available on the firm’s website via the following link HERE