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

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices has an increasingly strong reputation for debt and equity capital markets transactions, with an impressive client roster of Chinese issuers and international underwriters, including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan. The team has vast experience in IPOs and follow-on debt and equity offerings on overseas capital markets. Charles Li is a veteran of public and private financing, as well as M&A of public companies. The group is under the leadership of Dafei Chen (an expert in US securities and exchange commission-registered offerings), Jason Wang, Hong Kong public offerings expert Tao Li and Bing Xue, who is regularly instructed on high-profile IPOs.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Responsible and proactive.’

Charles Li is very professional and highly involved in the project.’

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

UBS Securities Hong Kong

BofA Merrill Lynch

Meituan Dianping

Innovent Biologics

iQIYI

Tencent Music Entertainment Group

NIO

AsiaInfo Technologies

21Vianet Group

Jiumaojiu International Holdings

Yunji

9F

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

Han Kun Law Offices has a growing reputation for advising multinationals and Chinese corporates and SOEs on domestic, out- and inbound M&A transactions. The firm is most known for its TMT sector expertise; Charles Li and Tracy Zhou recently advised JD.com on its $500m investment in Aihuishou and its subsequent strategic cooperation agreement. Exemplifying the firm's depth of expertise, David Tang is often instructed on corporate compliance and regulatory matters arising from corporate transactions. All handling cross-border M&A, inbound investment and funds are Aaron ZhouZaiguang LuCheng Chen and Yipu Li.

Testimonials

Special experience in investment and financing legal advisory services for TMT industry investment mergers and start-ups, the team is very professional and pragmatic.’

Dafei Chen, a partner lawyer, is deeply involved in the investment, financing and mergers and acquisitions legal consulting services of the TMT industry and start-ups. He understands business logic, can focus on key points, analyses legal risks and solutions from the perspective of customers, and puts forward practical suggestions. He is the go-to lawyer of our company in domestic investment and M&A transactions.

Key clients

Heineken

Tencent

Marriott

Baidu

JD.COM

Enerpac Tool Group

Vipshop Holdings Limited

Kraft Heinz

American Express Global Business Travel

Air Products

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 1

The team at Han Kun Law Offices is praised by clients for its 'extensive experience in cross-border data compliance' and the ability to 'follow up on domestic and foreign regulatory developments'. The group advises clients on internal control policies, data collection, cross-border transfer, and notably, on overseas compliance in relation to GDPR, CCPA, and BIBA regulations. As well as standalone advisory work, lawyers are often instructed on corporate transactions, as well as in data-related disputes. Practice co-head Min Zhu is singled out for his 'solid professionalism' and regularly advises multinationals and domestic corporates on compliance projects. The other practice heads are government investigations expert David Tang and intellectual property specialists Yan Wang and Zhichao Duan.

Testimonials

Extensive experience in cross-border data compliance and overseas map data compliance.’

Familiar with regulatory trends and industry trends. They think about problems from the perspective of law, but also find commercial solutions for clients from a legal perspective.’

The team has the resources to cooperate with foreign firms.’

Min Zhu has a solid professionalism and can quickly digest the content of various new issues and new areas and return it to the most fundamental legal relationship.’

The team has grown rapidly and can follow up on domestic and foreign regulatory developments and industry trends in a timely manner.

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices has a strong presence in fintech and advises clients on a range of matters including compliance, designing of products, third-party payments, blockchain and cryptocurrency. The firm acts for many leading names in the sector such as Tencent Financial Technology, Webank, and Ai Bank. Practice head Jun Wan specialises in blockchain, securitization and asset management transactions, general banking and finance. Other key individuals on the team include Shu Wang, Jun ZHU, Tiecheng YANG.

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Key clients

Tencent Financial Technology

Airwallex

Xiaomi Supply Chain Finance / Xiaomi Commercial Factoring

Duxiaoman Financials

AI Bank

WeBank

JDD

Sougou

Yirendai

9Fbank

Meituan-Dianping

Lianjia

WeCash

Yixin

Sui Group

Welab

Lexin

Xiaoying

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices has a sizeable investment funds practice and possesses a strong client offering, advising on both RMB funds and offshore funds matters. The practice has a wide breadth of expertise in venture capital funds and has also been involved in a significant number of private equity funds. Key clients include CITIC PE, CICC Capital, and Tencent. The main focus is on fund formation, however, the team also advises domestic and international institutional investors on regulatory, tax, and business structure matters. Practice head Daisy Qi specialises in fund formation and operation and handles funds such as hedge funds and venture capital funds. Lu Ran and Lin ZHOU are also noted.

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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

Summitview Capital

Xiang He Capital

Baidu Capital

Taikang

Tencent

TSFOF

China Life Investment

Everbright FOF

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 1

Compared by one client to 'a special army unit, with quick feedback, rich experience, good temper', the team at Han Kun Law Offices has experience in the gamut of private equity and venture capital transactions. The group is instructed on PRC and non-PRC structures, denominated in RMB as well as USDs. In a significant transaction for 2019, team-members including practice co-head Chaoying Li advised Tencent on its investment into T3 Mobility through the T3 Fund. Another practice head Yijun Chao assisted China Structural Reform Fund on its RMB5.5bn investment and participation in CIRIC Dicastal's mixed-ownership programme. David LI and Kelvin Gao also head up the department, which includes up-and-coming private equity expert Sheng Li.

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Testimonials

Professional, service-spirited, highly efficient and richly experienced.’

Han Kun is very professional in the field of private equity and venture capital, and its grasp of legal terms and the pace of project execution make customers feel at ease.’

The speed of feedback is amazing; when communicating on behalf of the client and the counterparty, they can be polite and courteous, explain and communicate terms from multiple angles, and resolve the differences between the two parties.’

When conducting due diligence on behalf of customers, they can not only analyse legal provisions, but also provide plain advice to customers based on policy development and industry experience. Their services are very valuable.’

They are like a special army unit, with quick feedback, rich experience, good temper, each has their own advantages, and they cooperate well with each other. Will actively follow up the project and care more about the progress of the project than the client.’

Key clients

KPCB

Sequoia

DCM

IDG

BRV

SAIF (赛富)

Matrix Partners

Lilly Asia Ventures

Legend Capital

Baidu

Tencent

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

Han Kun Law Offices has an impressive TMT sector clientbase that includes Chinese technology giants Tencent, Baidu and JD.com, as well as multinationals including Ericsson. The group is often called upon to advise on corporate transactions (including high-value private equity deals), compliance and litigation matters. Jointly leading the team are Charles LiYijun ChaoDavid Li and Kevin Gao.

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Key clients

Tencent

Baidu

JD.com

Meituan-Dianping

Ericsson

Naver

Lenovo

21Vianet

NIO

Vipshop

Tencent Music

Taihe Music

AsiaInfo

Verizon

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 2

The group at Han Kun Law Offices excels in handling multinational merger filings, but it is also regularly instructed on Chinese competition agency investigations, antitrust litigation and competition compliance issues. A demonstration of the firm's reputation among international clients, practice head Chen Ma acted as sole PRC antitrust counsel to Softbank and WeWork in relation to their global merger. Yan Wang, who leads the IP and litigation departments, is noted for IP antitrust issues, while Tracy Zhou specialises in competition issues arising from public and private financing, M&A and foreign direct investment.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The Han Kun practice is unique because Chen and his team are fantastic lawyers who have deep expertise in antitrust and competition law combined with an in-depth familiarity with the PRC regulators and a very client-friendly, pragmatic and clearly-communicated approach to quickly and efficiently obtaining approvals for complex M&A transactions.’

Chen Ma is a leading, well-respected lawyer in PRC antitrust and competition law. He is uniquely strong in working with U.S. and European clients on complex M&A transactions.

Key clients

Bayer

Aptiv

Baidu

Heineken

JD.com

Schindler

Heineken

Louis Dreyfus

Softbank

Homelink

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices' team has carved out a real niche in the area of aviation financing, advising Chinese and foreign lessors, and domestic and international banks on leasing and financing of commercial aircraft and business jets to Chinese airlines. The group also advises on structured finance and asset-backed securitisation. The department is headed by Shu Wang and includes Xiaoming LI, whose expertise extends to project financing, particularly in relation to the infrastructure and energy sectors. Tiecheng Yang is the contact for structured finance issues.

Testimonials

The Han Kun Law Firm’s team is very professional in the field of aircraft financing, has high work efficiency, can respond to customer needs in a timely manner, and is very dedicated.

Compared with competitors, the lawyers of Han Kun Law Firm are more efficient and can communicate with clients in a timely manner, which is worth recommending.’

The team has a rigorous and responsible work attitude, high work efficiency, can actively respond to customer needs, and better safeguard customers’ interests in specific transactions.’

The advantages of Han Kun Law Firm’s team are: detailed and professional review of the contract text, high work efficiency, very timely feedback, relaxation in the negotiation, and the ability to propose effective solutions to various problems arising in the negotiation to promote the conclusion of the transaction.’

Strong professional knowledge, rigorous attitude, serious and responsible for everything regardless of size. The team is stable.’

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

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 2

Han Kun Law Offices offers clients vast expertise on investments in the healthcare and life sciences sectors and advises a range of private equity and venture capital funds. The practice also advises on healthcare-related matters concerning compliance and regulation, competition law, IP, and litigation. The team has experience representing clients before public bodies including the Ministry of Commerce concerning anti-trust and competition matters. Chaoying Li focuses on public and private financings, and M&A. Min Zhu handles the regulatory and compliance issues.

Key clients

Bayer

GSK

Amgen

Pfizer

AbbVie Pharmaceutical

Abbott

Mayo Clinic

Novozymes

Vivo Ventures

OrbiMed

China Medical System (CMS) (HKEx 00867)

SinoPharm Capital

Chiesi

Innovent Biologics, Inc.

Sinocelltech Inc

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices acts for a range of multinational companies and specialises in labour arbitration and litigation cases. The firm acts for key clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as the internet and asset management space. Practice head Wei Huang has a strong background in employment disputes, particularly in areas including employment termination and non-competition matters.

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Key clients

DotHill Systems

51Talk

AbbVie

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 3

Han Kun Law Offices has a range of experience in enhancing regulatory compliance and assisting clients with internal audits and investigations. The firm's client base includes multinationals and foreign-invested enterprises. The firm has represented multinationals' PRC subsidiaries in PRC anti-bribery and deals with FCPA, and UK bribery investigations. The practice has a particular focus on assisting healthcare and pharmaceutical clients with regulatory matters such as procurement and anti-bribery. Beijing-based Chen Ma and David Tang in Shanghai co-head the practice.

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China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 4

Han Kun Law Offices' practitioners focus on domestic and cross-border commercial litigation, representing a variety of PRC and foreign clients. The group has expertise in contractual and IP protection issues, as well as investment and financial litigation. Key names are Denning JinEric Liu and Andy Liao.

Testimonials

Excellent team of dispute resolution lawyers.’

The overall quality of Han Kun’s team is much better than that of ordinary law firms. With meticulous work, timely feedback, strong professionalism, and broad-mindedness, they are lawyers who can proceed from the perspective of problem solving.’

In any case, they can always find a breakthrough and outlet for their customers, and the effect is very obvious. Timely, efficient, and fruitful feedback, hard-working spirit, and almost 24-hour online support are another characteristic that distinguishes Han Kun from other law firms.

Key clients

Tianfeng Securities

Marco Systemanalyse und Entwicklung

Takeda

Emerson

Steamboat Ventures Asia

Shanghai Heyi Kewen Investment Partnership

Ningbo Taiji Environmental Protection Equipment

YingLi Energy (China) Company

GuoXin Shenghua Information Technology

China Equity Group

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Han Kun Law Offices is known for being able to handle complex intellectual property and antitrust issues, as well as advising on patent and trade mark portfolios. The firm has three office locations in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. Key sectors of expertise include telecommunications, computer science, electronics, software, and chemistry. Lili Wu has a strong background in patent portfolio management and patent enforcement. Shenzhen-based Vivian He handles a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues. Yan Wang is also noted and heads the contentious team.

Key clients

Samsung

HP Inc.

Supreme

Sandvik

Kraft Heinz

Viking

Z-space

Dymind

Ninebot

Pierre Fabre

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
Mr Xianglin CHEN  photo Mr Xianglin CHEN Partner
Mr Min DUAN  photo Mr Min DUAN Partner
Ms Yanlei HE  photo Ms Yanlei HE Partner
Mr Baofu LI  photo Mr Baofu LI Partner
Mr Shijia LI  photo Mr Shijia LI Partner
Mr David LI  photo Mr David LI Partner
Mr Jiaxin LIU  photo Mr Jiaxin LIU Partner
Mr Zaiguang LU  photo Mr Zaiguang LU Partner
Ms Huaying QI photo Ms Huaying QI Partner
Ms Qiunan SUN  photo Ms Qiunan SUN Partner
Ms Xiaowei WEI  photo Ms Xiaowei WEI Partner
Ms Kaiying WU  photo Ms Kaiying WU Partner
Ms Lili WU  photo Ms Lili WU Partner
Ms Gloria XU  photo Ms Gloria XU Partner
Mr Tiecheng YANG  photo Mr Tiecheng YANG Partner
 Yaxing  ZHANG  photo Yaxing  ZHANG Dispute resolution
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。

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