Firm Profile > Han Kun Law Offices > Beijing, China

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

Fintech: PRC firms Tier 1

The 'energetic and creative' fintech team at Han Kun Law Offices advises a wide range of cross-border clients on areas such as regulation and compliance, equity finance, M&A, and venture capital transactions. An impressive group of clients includes WeBank, Welab, and Baidu, with matters including internet financing, compliance, and public listings. The team is led by the 'authoritative' Jun Wan, who is praised for his 'professional, creative and rigorous approach'. Wan and Charles Li acted as PRC counsel for TPG on the spin-off of Baidu's financial services group, an investment totalling $1.9bn.

Testimonials

Compared with other firms, Han Kun’s team is more energetic and creative. The team is willing to learn new things about the industry. As such, they can help clients to stand at the forefront with their professional legal support.’ 

Our company has repeatedly hired Han Kun Law Firm Shanghai branch to provide legal services for our company’s business compliance and special projects. In addition to professional and in-depth industry and research, Han Kun can also provide a lot of extra services, including industry information, legal advice, etc. Compared with other  lawyers, they are more professional and have a better understanding of the industry.’

Jun Wan has a deep understanding and knowledge of the fintech industry.

Jun Wan combines strong legal knowledge and business sense into pragmatic and productive advice.

Key clients

Duxiaoman

Baixin Bank

WeBank

JDD

Sougou

Yirendai

9Fbank

Meituan-Dianping

Lianjia

Hexindai

Yongqianbao

WeCash

Tongbanjie

Xin

Wacai

Yixin

China Rapid Finance

Sui Group

Huaruntong

Vipshop

Welab

Lexin

Xiaoying

Shunfeng Finance

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices has 'a strong team for RMB fund raising, both at partner and associate level'. The 'highly experienced' team advises both multinational industrial groups, offshore established fund managers and state-owned enterprises. It has seen a steady flow of RMB and offshore fund formation mandates, as well as handling foreign asset management firms' Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) registration and related compliance matters. Recent highlights include advising China Broadband Capital on the formation and fund raising of its Cheng Bai II Fund, and advising Matrix in setting up its second RMB Fund. Huaying (Daisy) QI has 'a thorough understanding of dollar fund and RMB fund' and is able to provide 'a solution that is both technical [and] commercial'Ping ZhangChaoying Li and Yijun Chao are further names to note within the team which lost private investment specialist James Wang to Jingtian & Gongcheng in 2019.

Testimonials

Han Kun has a strong team for RMB fund raising, both at partner and associate level‘.

Key clients

Qiming Venture Partners

China Broadband Capital

Matrix

IDG Capital

China Renaissance Capital

Sinovation Ventures

CDH

Banyan Capital

CEC Capital

AlphaX Partners

Xiang He Capital

Yahui Precision Medical Fund

Baidu Capital

Tencent

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices is very well known for assisting prominent names in the private equity and venture capital industry with high-value, complex investment and fundraising matters. It has represented over 100 foreign and domestic private equity and venture capital firms, and successfully closes hundreds of investments per year. Among them, Chaoying Li and Sheng Li acted for the lead investor SoftBank Vision Fund in its $1.9bn financing of Manbang Group and handled Guazi.com's Series D financing transaction, in which SoftBank Vision Fund invested $1.5bn in the company. Yijun Chao and Ying Yang advised Missfresh on its Series E financing from over 11 new investors, including financial and strategic investors.

Testimonials

The team responds swiftly and the solutions it provides is always beyond client’s expectation‘.

The team can always provide flexible solutions from multiple perspectives‘.

Sheng Li has deep private equity knowledge and is fluent in English‘.

Key clients

Warburg Pincus

KPCB

Sequoia

DCM

IDG

BRV

SAIF

Vivo Ventures

Legend Capital

Matrix Partners

Baidu

Tencent

TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices' multidisciplinary advises multinational Chinese and foreign TMT companies (including Baidu, Tencent, JD.com, Levono and Philips) as well as investors on the range of corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, IP and litigation matters. Key figures on the team include Charles Li, who specialises in public and private financing; private equity and venture capital investment expert Yijun Chao; and Tracy Zhou, who has experience in antitrust law and foreign direct investment issues. Adrian Lv is another name to note with corporate law expertise.

Testimonials

It has a leading position in the TMT industry

Key clients

Baidu

Tencent

JD.com

Meituan-Dianping

NBA China

Verizon

Naver

Lenovo

CAR Inc.

NIO

58.com

AsiaInfo

Ericsson

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices' antitrust team works closely with its patent litigation and commercial litigation group on antitrust matters involving government investigation and litigation. Chen Ma has a wealth of experience handling China merger control filing, litigation, and cartel investigation, and Shanghai-based Yan Wang is an experienced litigator on IP protection and antitrust cases, particularly relating to standard essential patents (SEP) antitrust litigation cases in China and abroad, representing well-known international clients in the smartphone industry in connection with SEP antitrust litigation matters. Recent highlights include handling an abuse of market dominance dispute, a MOFCOM investigation relating to a high profile merger, and a steady flow of merger control filings.

Key clients

Bayer

Mastercard

Tencent

Delphi

JD.com

Schindler

Heineken

Louis Dreyfus

Softbank

Homelink

Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices stands out in the area of asset finance, with a strong aircraft and shipping leasing practice. The group also regularly handles syndicated and bilateral loans, securitisations and cross-border lending. The department is led by Xiaoming Li and includes aviation finance experts Shu Wang and Zhu Jun ; financial services specialist TieCheng Yang, whose experience includes RMB internationalisation, bond issuances, securities and insurance; and Jun Wan, who has developed a niche in fintech, blockchain and crypto-currencies. In 2018, the group was joined by counsel Yi Ding from Baker McKenzie FenXun and Huhuan Li from Zhong Lun Law Firm.

Testimonials

Professional and understanding‘.

Efficient‘.

They have a very good understanding of the needs of the entire industry and customers‘.

Key clients

GECAS

ALC

ACG

Aercap

BOC Aviation

ICBC Financial Leasing

CCB Financial Leasing

ABC Financial Leasing

China Eximbank

Kunlun Financial Leasing

Macquarie AirFinance

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices is predominantly instructed on overseas capital markets transactions, acting for both Chinese issuers and international underwriters. The group has expertise in IPOs, as well as follow-on equity and debt offerings. Yijun Chao has a strong track record with TMT-sector clients; Huan Wang focuses on offshore public offerings; and Dafei Chen is noted for US Securities and Exchange Commission-registered offerings. Both Chao and Wang also have expertise in the intersection between intellectual property rights and capital markets transactions.

Testimonials

The lawyers maximize their expertise and understand our needs, thus helping our company solve problems in a timely and effective manner‘.

They are very experienced in the TMT industry, which is their main advantage in advising technology companies on going public‘.

The feedback is fast and reliable‘.

Dafei Chen has excellent professional knowledge‘.

Dafei Chen and Zaiguang Lu stands out for their understanding of the TMT sector, and they are experienced in assisting clients with every stage of their growth‘.

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Credit Suisse Securities (USA)

UBS Securities Hong Kong

BofA Merrill Lynch

Meituan Dianping

Innovent Biologics

iQIYI

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

NIO

AsiaInfo Technologies

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 2

Leveraging its deep TMT sector focus, Han Kun Law Offices is in a unique position of advising industry leading players on big-ticket cross-border M&A, joint venture and restructuring transactions. The Shanghai team further expanded its corporate offering with the hire of Paula Liu who joined from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Recent highlights include advising Rajax Holding on its $9.5bn acquisition by the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba; acting for Heineken in forming a strategic partnership between Heineken and China Resources, resulting in China Resources taking over Heineken's seven subsidiaries; and assisted China Literature with its RMB15bn acquisition of New Classics Media Corporation. Chaoying Li , Kelvin GaoDavid Tang, Dafei Chen, Aaron Zhou and Yijun Chao are highly recommended.

Key clients

Baidu

Tencent

JD.com

Meituan-Dianping

Heineken

Marriott

Air Products

China Literature Limited

Uber (China) Ltd.

Healthcare and life sciences: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices excels in representing major funds in their big-ticket investments in China. Recent instructions also feature compliance, competition, IP and financing transactions. Chaoying LiYijun Chao Ying Yang and Wei Li handled a steady stream of financing and IPO mandates, Min Zhu advised a Chinese pharmaceutical company in its commercialisation and distribution arrangement and represented a pharmaceutical company in a trade secrets infringement dispute, and Chen Ma and Xiaoming Li acted for a multinational pharmaceutical company in investigating internal corruption-related allegations against the employees of its Chinese subsidiary.

Testimonials

Min Zhu  is ‘very hands-on and pays impressive attention to detail‘.

The team is praised for its ‘extensive industry knowledge‘ and its ability of ‘finding practical solutions’.

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline

Amgen

Pfizer

AbbVie Pharmaceutical

Abbott

Mayo Clinic

ResMed

Novozymes

Vivo Ventures

OrbiMed

Sinopharm Capital

Chiesi Farmaceutici

Innovent Biologics

Sinocelltech

Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices mainly serves multinational companies, especially in the internet, technology, healthcare and financial services sectors, with comprehensive labour law services. Wei Huang's labour and employment team specialises in labour disputes, negotiations and litigation in the context of employee violations and white-collar crime investigations and compliance issues and related matters. Senior associates Sunny Gao and Xiu Pei who sit in Shanghai and Beijing, respectively are also names to note.

Key clients

Heineken

Blizzard

AerCap

Itron

Tiger Global Fund

DCM Ventures

Baidu Capital

Bright Dairy

CMIG

Chengtong Fund

Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices advises multinational and foreign invested enterprises on a range of regulatory compliance issues including assisting with internal audits and investigations. The team is particularly active in handling anti-bribery, data protection and M&A-related compliance issues in the pharmaceutical industry. The team advised a Chinese subsidiary of a multinational company in an investigation against an employee who was suspected of infringing the client’s trade secrets, and acted for a pharmaceutical company in investigating internal corruption-related allegations against the employees of its Chinese subsidiary. David TangXiaoming Li and Wei Huang are the main contacts, as is Min Zhu who has 'a deep understanding of the medical field and has unique insights into the dynamics and trends in the compliance space'.

Testimonials

The team is well versed in the compliance requirements of multinational corporations from the perspective of international anti-corruption and bribery regulations, and is proficient in the requirements of Chinese laws and regulations on anti-unfair competition and pharmaceutical industry management regulations, and have the ability to handle major and complicated Chinese government regulatory investigation cases‘.

David Tang thoroughly understands the focus, internal logical reasoning, and the enforcement of the Chinese government agencies’, combined with the requirements of international anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws by a multinational company. He gives targeted, practical compliance recommendations or case resolutions‘.

Min Zhu has a deep understanding of the medical field and has unique insights into the dynamics and trends in the compliance space‘.

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 4

Han Kun Law Offices's dispute resolution practice represents domestic and international clients in PRC-based and cross-border commercial litigation and arbitration. Xianglin Chen leads on international arbitration; Eric Liu specialises in cross-border and commercial contract-related disputes and intellectual property rights protection; Andy Liao focuses on disputes involving investment and finance.

Testimonials

Efficient and practical service‘.

Clear thinking and solid grounding‘.

The team has strong professional ability and is good at accurately grasping the breakthrough points of dispute resolution‘.

The case handling plan is prominent, the communication is timely, and the case handling process is professional and meticulous‘.

Key clients

Marco Systemanalyse und Entwicklung

Takeda

Emerson

ImbaTV

Alcatel Lucent

Ningbo Taiji Environmental Protection Equipment

Zhonglv Tianjin International Trade Co

GuoXin Shenghua Information Technology

Intellectual property: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices advises on full life cycle of a trade mark, from conducting availability search and filing new applications, to challenging or defending in administrative and criminal enforcement matters. The firm has particular experience assisting start-ups and TMT companies with formulating IP strategies and managing their portfolios, including copyright registrations, software registration and enforcement matters. On the contentious side, the department is known for handling patent litigation and IP-related antitrust litigation. The non-contentious practice is co-led by Lili Wu, who joined in 2018 from CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office and focuses on providing patent portfolio management and patent enforcement, as well as providing experience in strategically managing patent portfolios for multinational clients; Vivian He, who specialises in handling a range of contentious, non-contentious and transactional IP matters; and Yan Wang, who acts for domestic and international clients and also leads the contentious team.

Key clients

HP Inc.

Sharp Inc.

Acer Inc.

Estee Lauder

Supreme

Sandvik

Kraft Heinz

Bytedance

Lianjia

Viking

Z-space

Dymind

Ninebot

The firm: Han Kun is a leading full-service law firm in China.

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

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

We have nearly 400 lawyers located in our four offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and Acquisitions
Capital markets and securities
Private equity and venture capital
Financings
Private funds
Banking and finance
Compliance
Antitrust and competition
Foreign direct investment
Corporate restructuring
Dispute resolution
Intellectual property
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Rong (Estella) CHEN  photo Ms Rong (Estella) CHEN
Ms Yang CHEN  photo Ms Yang CHEN
Mr Han CHEN  photo Mr Han CHEN
Mr Xianglin CHEN  photo Mr Xianglin CHEN
Mr Yijun Chao  photo Mr Yijun Chao
Mr Dafei Chen  photo Mr Dafei Chen
Mr Min DUAN  photo Mr Min DUAN
Mr Zhichao (Kevin) Duan  photo Mr Zhichao (Kevin) Duan
Ms Yanlei HE  photo Ms Yanlei HE
Mr Jun HE  photo Mr Jun HE
Ms Wenyu JIN  photo Ms Wenyu JIN
Mr Peng LEI  photo Mr Peng LEI
Mr Sheng (Sean) LI  photo Mr Sheng (Sean) LI
Ms Zhuowei(Joyce) LI  photo Ms Zhuowei(Joyce) LI
Mr Baofu LI  photo Mr Baofu LI
Mr Shijia LI  photo Mr Shijia LI
Mr David LI  photo Mr David LI
Ms Loretta LI  photo Ms Loretta LI
Mr Yixin LIN  photo Mr Yixin LIN
Mr Jiaxin LIU  photo Mr Jiaxin LIU
Ms Ruijie (Rae) LIU  photo Ms Ruijie (Rae) LIU
Mr Zaiguang LU  photo Mr Zaiguang LU
Mr Rui LUO  photo Mr Rui LUO
Mr Chaoying (Charles) Li  photo Mr Chaoying (Charles) Li
Mr Dong (Eric) Liu  photo Mr Dong (Eric) Liu
Mr Chen MA  photo Mr Chen MA
Ms Huaying (Daisy) QI  photo Ms Huaying (Daisy) QI
Ms Qiunan SUN  photo Ms Qiunan SUN
Mr Huan WANG  photo Mr Huan WANG
Ms Xiaowei WEI  photo Ms Xiaowei WEI
Ms Lili WU  photo Ms Lili WU
Ms Kaiying WU  photo Ms Kaiying WU
Ms Shu Wang  photo Ms Shu Wang
Ms Jin Wang  photo Ms Jin Wang
Ms Gloria XU  photo Ms Gloria XU
Mr Tiecheng YANG  photo Mr Tiecheng YANG
Mr Ping (Evan) ZHANG  photo Mr Ping (Evan) ZHANG
Mr Yaxing  ZHANG  photo Mr Yaxing  ZHANG
Mr Bin ZHI  photo Mr Bin ZHI
Mr Chengyao (Aaron) ZHOU  photo Mr Chengyao (Aaron) ZHOU
Ms Ying (Tracy) ZHOU  photo Ms Ying (Tracy) ZHOU
Mr Jun ZHU  photo Mr Jun ZHU
Number of lawyers : 300+
at this office : 200+
English
Japanese
Korean
German
Pacific Rim Advisory Council
World Services Group

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,专注于国内、国际间复杂的商业交易和争议的解决,是中国律师行业的领军律所之一。在具体业务领域里,汉坤尤其以私募股权、兼并和收购、境内外证券发行与上市、投资基金/资产管理、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。汉坤目前有超过400名专业人员,分布于中国几个主要商业中心城市,北京、上海、深圳和香港。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国交易的丰富经验。