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Llinks Law Offices

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 2

Llinks Law Offices continues to impress in big-ticket domestic and cross-border M&A mandates, and has seen an increased instructions  in outbound investments. The 'highly efficient' team counts Sinochem International Corporation as a major clients which it handled a series of transactions including advising on the sale of shares of Jiangshan Agrochemical. Other highlights include advising Contemporary Amperex Technology on its strategic partnership with BMW Brilliance Automotive, and in a separate matter, handled its establishment of a joint venture with Helloike and Ant Financial. David YuSelena SheCalista HuangJie ZhangJames Weng and Nicholas Lou are highly recommended.

Key clients

Sinochem International Corporation;

Gaw Capital

Sinochem International Corporation

Xiamen ITG Group Corp.,Ltd.

Yonghui Superstores

EBA (Beijng) Investment and Management

Contemporary Amperex Technology

Fulida Group Holding

China Corporate United Investment Holdings

Zhejiang Zhengding Auto Parts

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 3

Llinks Law Offices regularly advises multinational and Chinese listed companies’ in merger filings for M&A deals and joint venture projects in various industries. The team also has expertise in handling unfair competition and infringement disputes. David Pan is a key name to note who handles a mix of merger filings and compliance issues.

Key clients

Shanghai Egoo Networks Co., Ltd.

Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 3

Banking and finance is a core area for Llinks Law Offices, which advises local and international banks, non-banking financial institutions as borrowers, sponsors and export agencies. Areas of expertise include domestic project finance, as well as cross-border and multi-currency transactions. Charles Qin leads the team.

Key clients

Xiamen International Trade Group Co

ICBC Financial Assets Investment Co

Xiamen ITG Group Corporation

Tengan Fund Distribution(Shenzhen) Co

Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 3

Llinks Law Offices' client list includes domestic fund management companies and their subsidiaries, private equity and venture capital funds, securities investment funds, trust companies, insurance and insurance asset management companies as well as foreign fund management institutions. Sandra Lu and Elva Yu are names to note.

Private equity: PRC firms Tier 3

Llinks Law Offices advises domestic and international angel investors, and venture capital, private equity and industry funds as well  as strategic investors. It also assists domestic and international companies from a broad mix of  industries during their rounds of fund raisings from initial start-up stage to pre-IPO stage. Recent highlights include advising Shanghai Xinjin Venture Capital Centre on its investment in Fangjing Culture Studio (Beijing), and acting for Autojome on its strategic investment in TTP, an online auction platform for second hand vehicles. Colin Shi and Selena She are names to note.

Key clients

Wm Smart Mobility (Shanghai)

Shenzhen SenseTime Technology

Shanghai Cell Therapy Group

Red Pepper Limited

Beijing Cheerbright Technologies

Beijing Qi Wo Bo Guan Investment Management Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Infotech New industry Investment Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing Chang Ke Jin Investment

Shanghai Xinjin Venture Capital Center (LLP)

Shanghai Premium Bright Global Captial

Beijing Cheerbright Technologies

Shanghai Yiguo E-commerce

Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

The team at Llinks Law Offices is noted for handling major domestic and cross-border real estate transactions, advising financial institutions, PE funds, domestic and overseas investors, developers, project owners, construction companies and architects. The group has experience across office buildings, hotels, residential developments, logistics and data centres. The department is jointly led by David Yu and transactional lawyer Nicholas Lou.

TMT: PRC firms Tier 3

Llinks Law Offices stands out for investment and financing transactions in the TMT sector, with extensive experience across e-commerce, media and entertainment, and new technologies such as cloud computing. Other areas of expertise include advice on day-to-day operations, data protection, commercial collaborations, competition and regulatory compliance, as well as software licensing. The department heads are David Yu and Nicholas Lou.


Professionalism, efficiency and timeliness

The team has long tracked the development of cutting-edge technology in the industry, and is familiar with the legal problems encountered

Key clients

SB China Capital

Suzhou Boyan Jiaming Venture Capital Center

Ningbo Hongqi Haochun Venture Capital Center

Shenzhen SenseTime Technology Co

Wm Smart Mobility (Shanghai) Co

Red Pepper

Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 4

The capital markets team at Shanghai-based Llinks Law Offices advises domestic and international issuers and underwriters on IPOs, follow-on offerings, as well as corporate and convertible debt offerings. The group also handles M&A involving listed companies, asset reorganisations and back-door listings. The team is co-led by corporate generalist Christophe Han and Grant Chen, who specialises in financing and restructuring.


Very professional team, timely and efficient feedback

A high level of professionalism and understanding of the clients’ business

Provides great help and effective advice under PRC law

Key clients

Shanghai Sinotec

Gangfeng Lithium

Sinochem International Corporation

China Molybdenum

Shanghai Lingang Economic Development (Group)

Xiamen ITG Group

Xiamen ITG Group

Guoxuan High-tech

Xiamen ITG Group

Yonghui Superstores

Dispute resolution: PRC firms Tier 4

The team at Llinks Law Offices handles a variety of commercial litigation and arbitration, drawing on experience in finance, investment and general business disputes. The team is increasingly taking on clients in the asset management space to handle disputes with investors. Leading the team, Charles Qin sits on multiple arbitration panels, including the Shanghai Arbitration Commission. Patrick Zheng joined the team from Clyde & Co LLP in 2018 and has vast experience in international arbitration, litigation and investigations.


Understand the case well, and conduct a detailed legal search based on the understanding of the case

It is always clear about the goals of the client

With a high degree of professionalism in the settlement of perpetual debt disputes, professional opinions were put forward and finally won in the absence of precedents

Key clients

Shen Zhen Rongtong Capital Management Co

Shanghai Egoo Networks Co

Intellectual property: PRC firms

The IP team at Llinks Law Offices advises clients on all issues pertaining to patent, trade mark, copyright, domain name, trade secrets, unfair competition and technology imports and exports across a wide range of industries such as telecoms, electronics, software, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and e-commerce. Additionally, the group designs protection schemes for the protection and enforcement of intangible asset portfolios. Also notable are litigators Peiming Yang  and Mark Zhang, and transactional IP partner Xun Yang who advises on IP strategy, outsourcing, competition and data privacy.


Their response time to our requests is quick. The advice on IP management and contracting is exceptionally helpful, especially on the setting up of subsidiaries in China for business areas that have restrictions‘.

The team’s deep understanding and insight in intellectual property rights effectively protect the rights and interests of clients‘.

Xun Yang has good understanding and professional skills in the software industry. In extremely complex business negotiations, he discovers the potential risks behind complex software transactions and finds solutions in a timely manner‘.

Key clients

Shanghai Egoo Networks Co., Ltd.

The firm: Llinks Law Offices is a leading PRC law firm with a national and international practice. With offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong, the firm aims to help its clients achieve their business goals and provide professional services of the highest calibre, combining both technical excellence with commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to legal issues.

Since its founding in 1998, Llinks has consistently been at the forefront of developments in the Chinese legal services market. Llinks has guided many international institutions and multinational corporations through the Chinese legal system, and helped them to obtain protection under Chinese law. Llinks’ technical skills, imagination, and creativity make it China’s leading law firm.

Some of the reasons why clients choose Llinks: recognised as a leading PRC law firm by the Asian In-House Handbook, Asian Legal Business, the Asia Pacific Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles, Chambers Global, Chinalaw Profiles, IFLR1000 and PLC Which Lawyer?; regularly handles cross-border transactions, including ‘first-in-class’ and ‘best-in-class’ transactions; experienced in working cooperatively with both clients and their consultants; provides clients with information on the latest legal and regulatory developments; cooperative and collegial work environment; and creative and business-oriented approach to problem-solving.

Llinks focuses on its core practice areas, and allowing it to provide a greater level of technical skill. Llinks specialises in developing innovative strategies for multinational corporations, financial institutions, investment institutions and leading companies in relevant sectors to achieve their business goals in the Chinese legal environment.

Llinks is also distinguished by its attorneys’ international experience. The majority of its partners and many of its associates have an overseas educational background as well as training or practice experience abroad. Its partners and associates are all fluent in English, with some of them also fluent in French and Japanese. Such an international background ensures the firm has a better understanding of foreign jurisdictions and the international business environment, enabling it to provide clients with the international-calibre service to which they are accustomed.

The firm’s creativity, skill, international orientation, and dedication to service set it apart.

The firm’s professionalism and business expertise has been consistently recognised as that of a leading law firm by numerous reputable international publications such as The Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, Asialaw Profiles, International Legal Alliance, Asian Legal Business, China Law Practice, and China Business Law Journal. The firm has also received the prestigious awards of ‘Oustanding Law Firm in Shanghai’ and ‘Outstanding Law Firm in China’ by the Shanghai Bar Association and the All China Lawyers Association respectively.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition
Asset management
Banking and financial services
Capital markets
Compliance advisory
Dispute resolution
Intellectual property
Investment funds
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity and venture capital
Real estate and construction
Restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy
Healthcare and life science
Sports law
Technology, media and telecommunications
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Number of lawyers : 146
at this office : 115
Shanghai dialect
First Law International
Mackrell International

CLIENT: Xiaobo Wang


TESTIMONIAL: It is not only our best legal consultant, but also a friend and partner to us, who spurs us forward on an elevated business horizon.

CLIENT: Lei Zhang

COMPANY/FIRM: Poten Environment Group Co., Ltd.

TESTIMONIAL: It has profound insights into the need of each party in cross-border merger and acquisition, who patiently communicates and coordinates with us as a friend to achieve a balancing point. In construction and control of the core provisions, it presents a high level of professionalism. It is really a securing and easing partner to cooperate with.

CLIENT: Philip Horner


TESTIMONIAL: We have used one of Llinks partners for several years and have always found her advice to very reliable and also she is very responsive to our needs, finding practical solutions to various issues that have arisen.