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Han Kun Law Offices
BEIJING 100738

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China > Capital markets: PRC firms

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.

China > Investment funds: PRC firms

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.

China > Private equity: PRC firms

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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.

China > TMT: PRC firms

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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.

China > Healthcare and life sciences: PRC firms

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.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms

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.