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Guantao Law Firm
BEIJING 100032

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 2

Guantao Law Firm‘s infrastructure and projects practice covers major power, oil, gas and new energy-related infrastructure investment projects. The team’s expertise encompasses approval stages, filings, land use rights, PPP work, tax issues, and construction project contracts and related disputes. On the transactional side, the practice acts for owners, acquirers, sellers, developers, investors and financing parties on high-profile deals involving petroleum, natural gas, coal, copper, platinum and gold (among others). A former business development manager for a multinational power corporation, Wei Jiang has longstanding infrastructure sector experience; Zi Wang specialises in energy-related M&A, cross-border transactions, capital markets and private equity; Fan Wang is experienced in mineral resources-related projects; and Huiwen Li is a PPP specialist. The next line of key advisers features Hang Zhou, who advises on energy, infrastructure and construction law, and Zheng Wang, a specialist in infrastructure construction, PPPs and project finance.

Practice head(s):

Wei Jiang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group Co.

EAST China Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd. of China Power Engineering Consulting Group

PetroChina Company Limited

Development and Construction Administration Committee of Changning New Area

Xi’an Chanba Silk Road International Culture and Art Center Co., Ltd.

Shanxi Nonferrous Yulin New Materials Group Co., Ltd.

Rizhao Transportation Energy Development Group Co. LTD

Youpin Automobile Service Group Co. LTD

Work highlights

  • Advised Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group Co on the acquisition of Taihai Manoir Nuclear Equipment Co.
  • Advised East China Electric Power Design Institute Co on the EPC contract for the Longquanshan domestic waste incineration power generation PPP project in Hefei.
  • Advised Suzhou Wujiang Three Gorges Water Environment Comprehensive Management Co on the Suzhou rural domestic sewage treatment PPP project.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 3

Guantao Law Firm provides legal services to a wide range of banks and financial institutions, including the establishment of institutions, cross-border projects, assisting foreign financial institutions with access to the PRC market, swap, trust and insurance transactions, and policy and syndicated loans. Weihong Tan is the head of the firm’s financial innovation group. Other names to note include Wei Jiang, who has significant projects expertise.

Practice head(s):

Weihong Tan

Other key lawyers:

Liqiu Lyu; Ying Yin; Carl Liu; Wei Jiang

Key clients

Bank of Dalian Co., Ltd.

China Life Investment Management Company Limited

Wuxi Chengfa Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

The National Trust Ltd.

China Fortune International Trust Co., Ltd.

Everbright Xinglong Trust Co., LTD

Shenzhen Central District Sub-branch of Bank of China

China Jingu International Trust Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bank of Dalian Co Ltd on the issuance of undated Additional Tier 1 capital bonds.
  • Advised China Life Investment Management Company Limited on the China Life Investment-Caohejing Industrial Park equity investment plan to purchase 15.62% equity in Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Development Co.
  • Advising Wuxi Chengfa Commercial Factoring Co Ltd on the Huajin-Wuxi Chengfa Factoring Receivables Phase 1-10 Asset Backed Special Plan through which Huajin Securities Co Ltd will purchase basic assets from the client.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 3

Guantao Law Firm‘s dispute resolution department is regularly sought out by major corporations and government departments to act in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. The track record of litigation, arbitration and antitrust head Shaosong Sun includes investment arbitrations concerning large projects; and Frank Huang, who specialises in commercial dispute resolution, is notably focused on corporate law, private equity funds, insurance, shipping, and international trade. Yi Lyu’s recent workload includes company, profit distribution and equity transfer disputes, along with contractual claims and liquidations.

Practice head(s):

Shaosong Sun

Other key lawyers:

Frank Huang; Yi Lyu; Dequan LI; Zhiquan Sun; Qiao Wang

Key clients


Ma’anshan Huaxin Reliance Equity Investment Fund (Limited Partnership)


Ningbo Joyson Safety Systems Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Energy Huiming Film and Television Media Co., LTD

GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobile sales Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Yiyi Yiyi Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acting on behalf of Lin Xiaoxi, Lin Ruijing, Lin Li and China Merchants Bank Equity Investment Fund in an arbitration dispute involving a capital increase agreement.
  • Acted in a HKIAC arbitration regarding three agency agreements for EPC projects in Ethiopia.
  • Acting in an arbitration dispute over a share buyback.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 3

Covering both domestic and international litigation, Guantao Law Firm‘s specialisms range from investment and equity disputes, to financial crime and commercial and financial fraud cases. Other areas of strength are IP infringements, general torts, international trade and real estate disputes. The firm’s litigation and arbitration offering is led by Shaosong Sun, a longstanding expert in commercial dispute resolution, corporate restructuring and antitrust work. Providing key support, Dequan Li‘s experience includes cases before the Supreme People’s Court, and Yi Lyu acts in disputes concerning company law, profit distributions, equity transfers, contracts and liquidations.

Practice head(s):

Shaosong Sun

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch

HKC (Shanghai Guangtian) Holdings Ltd.

Hong Kong Construction (China) Engineering Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Hengyuan Enterprise Development Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Qianyuan Investment Partnership (limited partnership)

Western Trust Co., Ltd.

CITIC Securities

Yango Group Co., Ltd.

Beijing Huarong Infrastructure Investment Co., LTD.

Beijing Huarong Comprehensive Investment Co., LTD.

Financial Street Holdings Co., LTD

Sinolink Securities Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Dayin Xisheng Film Co. LTD.

Shanghai Sales Branch of China National Petroleum Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch in 11 litigation and enforcement cases over non-performing financial claims.
  • Acted for HKC (Shanghai Guangtian) Holdings and Hong Kong Construction (China) Engineering Co in a complex breach of contract case.
  • Acted for Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co in a sales agreement dispute.

China > Insurance: PRC firms Tier 3

Guantao Law Firm is consistently sought out by major insurance companies to advise on significant transactional matters, with representative clients including China Life Investment Management and Beijing New Mileage Health Industry Group. Both the firm’s domestic and international clients benefit from its joint operation with UK-based law firm Ashurst. Heading the firm’s financial innovation group, Weihong Tan specialises in corporate stock offerings and listings, restructurings, M&A, and investments. Haizhen Guo‘s principal areas of expertise are insurance funds, insurance asset management, insurance-related M&A deals and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Weihong Tan

Other key lawyers:

Haizhen Guo; Zhiquan Sun; Runyu Liu; Dan Liu

Key clients

China Life Investment Management Company

Beijing New Mileage Health Industry Group Co

Work highlights

  • Advised China Life Investment Management Company on an equity investment plan.
  • Assisted the wholly-owned subsidiary of Shandong Sun Paper Co with acquiring Guangxi Liujing Chengquan Investment Co.
  • Advised a property insurance company on its investments.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

The practice at Guantao Law Firm has core strength in traditional real estate matters. The team regularly handles transactions and land development projects, as well as M&A and restructuring real estate projects. Construction work is also undertaken by the team, including project management, design and performance of contracts, and settlement of payments. Hongyi He and Yonghong Zhan co-lead the practice, with Zhan serving as counsel to many domestic real estate entities and state-owned enterprises, assisting on a range of matters including real estate projects, and commercial litigation and arbitration. Rong Zhang handles real estate development, house expropriation and relocation, Lei Meng aids on construction and real estate projects, and Xuexia Wang covers transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hongyi He; Yonghong Zhan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Guangdong Yuehai Urban Investment Co.

Haitong Securities

DBS Bank

LtdOCBC Bank

Haitong Bank

BeijingBaipenyaoTianxing Investment Management Co.

China Life Investment Management Company

HKC (Shanghai Guangtian) Holdings

Hong Kong Construction (China) Engineering Co.

Shenzhen Special Zone Construction Development Group Co.

Yango Group Co.

Beijing Huarong Infrastructure Investment Co.

Beijing Huarong Comprehensive Investment Co.

Financial Street Holdings Co.

Guangdong Yuehai Land Holdings

Huai’an Guangzhi Real Estate Development Co.

Lin’an Senfa Real Estate Co.

Guangdong Land Holdings

BUCG Nandi Property Management Co.

Shenzhen Ecobeauty Co.

China Tenth Metallurgy Group Limited Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted Guangdong Yuehai Urban Investment CO. with the transfer to Foshan Baoli Real Estate Co.
  • Acted as legal counsel to the underwriters Haitong Securities, DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, and Haitong Bank when Shanghai Lingang Group issued the world’s first green dual-currency FTZ offshore bond.
  • Acting as legal advisor for Beijing Baipenyao Tianxing Investment Management Co. in the takeover of Beijing Zhaohe Property Development Co.

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 3

Guantao Law Firm’s Hangzhou branch caters to clients across the Yangtze River Delta region. Jun Zou brings expertise in international investment, trade, and dispute resolution for international clients. Jun Qian offers proficiency in capital markets, M&A, and aids in projects related to listings in Hong Kong, Singapore, and bankruptcy restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Jun (James) Zou

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

GigaCloud Technology(Suzhou)Co. Ltd.

Best World Pharmaceutical (China) Co., Ltd

Best World Lifestyle (China) Co., Ltd.

Lin’an Senfa Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Intellectual Property Exchange Center

Alibaba (China) Network Technology Co., Ltd.

China Academy of Art

Hozon New EnergyAutomobileCo., Ltd

MGI Tech Co., Ltd.

Sunny Optical Technology (group)co., Ltd.,

Work highlights

  • Represented GigaCloud Technology Inc in Nasdaq listing project.
  • Represented Best World Pharmaceutical (China) Co., Ltd and Best World Lifestyle (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Acted on the bankruptcy liquidation case of Lin’an Senfa Real Estate Co., Ltd.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 3

Guantao Law Firm‘s TMT practice delivers legal expertise in cybersecurity and data privacy compliance across diverse sectors. Directed by Yuwei Wang, the team caters to clients in advanced fields such as big data, AI, and blockchain, advising on data compliance and network security. Additionally, Hongjiang Li brings valuable insight into patent infringement, contract disputes, and copyright protection, enriched by proficiency in due diligence and strategic planning.

Practice head(s):

Yuwei Wang

Other key lawyers:


‘The team of the law firm focuses on legal services in the field of intellectual property rights and unfair competition, especially copyright protection of new media artworks, investment, production, intellectual property rights and dispute resolution in the field of unfair competition.’

‘Dequan Li is familiar with all kinds of legal affairs in the TMT industry, and can provide us with high-quality legal services with profound professional knowledge, rich practice experience, extensive social connections, and solid business capabilities.’

Key clients

Guizhou Zhenhua Fengguang Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Newway Photomask Making Co., Ltd.

General Technology High End Equipment Industry Equity Investment (Tongxiang) Partnership (L.P.)

Shenzhen eVat Master Technology Co., Ltd.

GigaCloud Technology(Suzhou)Co. Ltd.

Emdoor Group

Spreadtrum Communication Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Yiyiyi Culture Media Co., LTD

Beijing Yika Entertainment Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Tencent Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Xiaoguo Performing Arts Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Film Group


Work highlights

  • Assisting Guizhou Zhenhua Fengguang Semiconductor Co., Ltd. in successfully issuing shares and listing on the SSE STAR MARKET.
  • Initial Public Offering of Shenzhen Newway Photomask Making Co., Ltd.
  • Equity Investment Project of Kunlun Core (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. spun off from Baidu.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 4

Guantao Law Firm‘s capital markets specialises in advising issuers and underwriters on company listings in a wide variety of industries, including energy, commodities, engineering and commercial real estate, and also assists with overseas securities regulation. Bo Su, who heads the practice from Beijing, has more than 25 years of experience in the field.

Practice head(s):

Bo Su

Other key lawyers:

Dongying Sun; Yaping Huang; Liguo Cui; Jingmei Hao

Key clients

Bank of Dalian Co., Ltd

Aluminum Corporation of China

Guizhou Zhenhua Fengguang Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

Haitong Securities

DBS Bank Ltd


Haitong Bank

Shenzhen Newway Photomask Making Co., Ltd.

GigaCloud Technology(Suzhou)Co. Ltd.

Zhongran Investment Limited Company

Shenzhen Qianhai Yifang Hengrong Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

Xi’an Triangle Defence Incorporated Company

Shanxi Nonferrous Yulin New Materials Group Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Kinwong Electronic Co.,Ltd.

Shenzhen Ecobeauty Co., Ltd.

Rizhao Transportation Energy Development Group Co. LTD

SuiningTiantai Industrial Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised on the issuance of Bank of Dalian Co Ltd 2023 undated additional tier 1 capital bonds.
  • Advised Chalco Group on the issuance of US$600m overseas senior bonds.
  • Assisting Guizhou Zhenhua Fengguang Semiconductor Co Ltd on successfully issuing shares and listing on the STAR Market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 4

Guantao Law Firm adeptly handles merger reorganisations involving listed companies, stock ownership restructuring, corporate governance, and the formation of various types of companies. The practice, led by Shenzhen-based Yaping Huang, expanded with the hire of nine partners across its offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Jiangsu province. Xuexia Wang, Yuhao (Henry) Hong, and Bo Su are other key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Yaping Huang

Other key lawyers:

Bo Su; Dongying Sun; En Du; Xuexia Wang; Yuhao (Henry) Hong


‘The team focuses on the clients’ needs, and provides professional, high-quality, and personalized legal services to successfully complete transactions.’


Key clients

Shanxi Coking Coal Energy Group Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Yuehai Urban Investment Co. LTD

China Life Investment Management Company Limited

Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group Co.

Shandong Sun Paper Co., Ltd.

Beijing New Mileage Health Industry Group Co., Ltd.

Huaian Guangzhi Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Sinar Mas Paper (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Land Holdings Limited

Work highlights

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms Tier 4

Guantao Law Firm‘s IP practice routinely advises on patents, trade marks, copyright, and trade secrets. The team also assists with the IP side to telecoms, media, integrated circuit layouts, plant varieties, and computer software. Group leader Hongjiang Li is an expert in copyright, patent infringement, and technology contract-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Hongjiang Li

Key clients

Shanghai Chang run Ji Rui Chao ying material co., ltd

He’ nan jingrui new material co., ltd

Fujian wanlong new material technology co., ltd

Aishang TV Media (Beijing) Co., Ltd

China Union Network Communications Co., Ltd. Anhui Branch

Beyond Biotech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Jiangsu Hecheng display technology co., ltd

Jinmailang Food Co., Ltd

Spreadtrum Communication Co., Ltd

Beijing Guoxin Innovation Technology Co., Ltd

China software and Technology Services Co., Ltd


GDS Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted in an ITC investigation into diamond compact 337 in the US.
  • Acted in an IPTV copyright infringement case.
  • Acted in a trade secret infringement dispute.

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 4

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 5

Guantao Law Firm’s private equity team handles a steady stream of work concerning government-guided funds, major offshore funds, start-up financing and cross-border investment projects. With extensive experience in the new energy, AI, healthcare and high-end manufacturing sectors, Beijing-based practice head Yang Wang provides advice across the entire fund life-cycle from formation and financing to liquidation and exit.

Practice head(s):

Yang Wang


‘This is a highly-professional team. Lawyers are very efficient, and we can communicate with them easily. The team has a global thinking mindset. In order to solve our legal problems, they can allocate resources within the law firm, coordinate lawyers with rich experience in related fields, and comprehensively use different ways to form progressive and diverse solutions.’

‘Guantao law firm broke the traditional mode of single partner as the core and limited cooperation with other partners to deliver the legal services to their clients, which is a widely adopted pattern in China’s legal areas at present, and adopted the corporate operation mode of unified arrangement and unified management of the whole business by the partner management committee.’

‘The firm is able to deploy its resources according to the specific circumstances of each project and match experienced lawyers in various fields, which ensures that they can provide more reasonable and more economical problem solving solutions and implementation methods, saving our cost and time.’

‘With their solid professional skills and rich experience accumulated over the years, they have provided us with comprehensive professional legal services and comprehensive solutions in the field of government guided funds/equity investment funds. They are good at communicating with clients, always finding potential problems, considering problems from the perspective of clients and proposing practical solutions.’

Key clients

China Insurance Investment (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

General Technology High End Equipment Industry Equity Investment (Tongxiang) Partnership(L.P.)

Henan Modern Service Industry Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Guizhou Fengchuang Technology Co., Ltd.

SDIC Unity Capital Co., Ltd.

CITIC (Shenzhen) Innovation Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen eVat Master Technology Co., Ltd.


Beijing Find Technology Co., Ltd.

AirCode Inc.

Work highlights

  • Assisted China Insurance Investment with the raising of a new private fund with a target at up to ¥10bn, focused on the construction of rail transit in Tianjin.
  • Assisting General Technology High End Equipment Industry Equity Investment (Tongxiang) Partnership (L.P.) with its acquisition of Kunlun Core (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. spun off from Baidu.
  • Advising Henan Modern Service Fund Management Co., Ltd. on establishing a special fund to invest in the mixed-reform project of Luoyang LYC Bearing Co.,LTD.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 5

Closure, liquidation, and restructuring are all included within the insolvency and corporate restructuring practice at Guantao Law Firm. The firm largely works with corporate entities such as securities, real estate, financial institutions, and energy companies. The team often handles bankruptcy liquidation and reorganisation cases, as well as compulsory liquidation cases involving service creditors and reorganisation investors. Co-heads Yucheng Jin and Yangsheng Li, located in Dalian and Xiamen respectively, assist on all bankruptcy and reorganisation matters. Shaosong Sun assists the team from an antitrust perspective.

Practice head(s):

Yucheng Jin; Yansheng Li

Other key lawyers:

Shaosong Sun; Guang Yang

Key clients

Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group Co.

Shanghai Pharmaceutical Co.

CSTF Fund Management Co.

The National Trust

Intermediate People’s Court of Xiamen Municipality

Capital-Bridge Securities Co.

China Tenth Metallurgy Group Limited Corporation

Xiamen Hongjing Paper Packaging Co.

Dalian Tailong Renewable Resources Utilization Co. of Northeast Special Steel Group

Lin’an Senfa Real Estate Co.

BUCG Nandi Property Management Co.

Xiamen Tangram Science and Technology Co.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Qingdao Military and Civil Integration Development Group Co. with acquiring Taihai Manoir Nuclear Equipment Co. and becoming the largest shareholder as restructuring investor in the bankruptcy reorganisation process.
  • Assisted Shanghai Pharmaceutical (Taizhou) Co. with its bankruptcy liquidation.
  • Assisted CSTF Fund Management Co. with the bankruptcy reorganisation procedure of CITIC Guoan Group Co. and its subsidiaries.  

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms

Guantao Law Firm, led by Yue Guan and Shaosong Sun, handles the full spectrum of antitrust and competition service in a wide range of sectors.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms

Guantao Law Firm's life sciences practice is recommended for its abilities to assist with financings and transactional work. The firm also advises on liquidations and restructurings within the sector. Nanjing based Shuangqiang Huang leads the team.

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing

Guantao Law Firm Nanjing office is a full-service law firm with fifty partners and over one hundred associates. The firm has recently engaged in several high-profile infrastructure cases.

The firm: Guantao Law Firm, founded in 1994, is one of the pioneer law firms in China. Headquartered in Beijing, Guantao has 15 branch offices and has good working relationships with law firms in Hong Kong, Macau and other countries and regions. Guantao has established a strategic alliance with the UK-based international law firm Ashurst LLP. Guantao has received special recognition for its achievements. The firm has been highly ranked in banking and finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A, projects and energy, restructuring/insolvency in China by Chambers Asia for many years. It appeared in list “Top 100 independent firms by number of qualified lawyers” (ranked 23rd by The Lawyer in 2016 in Asia-Pacific) and most recently won the 2016 China Business Law Awards in “Construction & infrastructure”, “Private equity & venture capital”, “Real estate & REIT” and was honored as “Most improved law firm”. Guantao delivers its high-quality legal services to both domestic and international clients in a wide variety of industries. After more than two decades of hard work and dedication, Guantao is now recognised as one of the leading law firms in China.

Areas of practice
Capital markets: one of its core practice areas, it has advised issuers and underwriters for the listings of companies in almost all industries, such as power and steel, finance and financial services, building materials, commercial real estate, chemical and mechanical engineering, pharmaceuticals, bio-engineering, non-ferrous metals, transportation, energy, environmental protection, food, tourism, and hi-tech industries. Guantao also has extensive experience regarding overseas securities regulations, issuance and trading.

Corporate/M&A: another of its core practice areas, it is well regarded in the corporate sector, advising clients on a range of corporate, FDI and M&A issues.

Banking and finance: Guantao provides high-quality legal services to banking and non-banking financial institutions.

Construction/real estate: cited for its extensive experience, advising on landmark deals such as the construction of major national infrastructure facilities, municipal renovation, Beijing financial street, and the 2008 Olympics games facilities.

Insolvency and restructuring: a heavyweight player in this sector, it specialises in insolvency, bankruptcy, liquidation, restructuring and reorganisation work for securities companies and other industry players.

Energy and natural resources: this practice at Guantao has won an enviable reputation in recent years for its work in development, financing and secondary and tertiary sales and acquisitions.

Dispute resolution: with rich experience in litigation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR), it has successfully represented many leading companies of different industries and government departments in both domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, and has gained a nationwide reputation.

International trade/WTO: headed by a recognised leading lawyer with practice experience in the UK, US, the EU and other countries and regions, especially on anti-dumping issues under the WTO framework.

Private equity/venture capital: Guantao offers a comprehensive service, providing financing, tax and funds advice across all types of private equity/venture capital transactions.

Intellectual property/TMT: regarded as its firmly established practice and research area, it has successfully represented clients on a number of cases in matters including patent, trade marks, copyright, trade secret, proprietary technology, integrated circuit, computer software, database protection, new plant types, and so on.

International investment: Guantao provides expert legal services in both in-bound and out-bound investment. The firm is active in advising international banks, multinationals, underwriters, listed companies on cross-border corporate deals, M&A, equity finance, debt finance and mineral resources law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Lv Liqiu
Banking and finance Tan Weihong
Banking and finance Tian Xiangqun
Banking and finance Sheng Leiming
Banking and finance Liu Yandi
Banking and finance Zhang Yue
Capital markets Cui Liguo
Capital markets Sun Dongfeng
Capital markets Su Bo
Capital markets Liu Rong
Capital markets Sun Dongying
Capital markets Yan Pengpeng
Corporate finance Hao Jingmei
Corporate finance Huang Yaping
Corporate finance Li Yansheng
Corporate finance Huang Peng
Corporate finance Wang Fan
Corporate finance He Pukun
Corporate finance Wei Kai
Corporate finance Liu Wenhong
Corporate finance Zhang Sihua
M&A Su Bo
M&A Wang Wei
M&A Zhang Wenliang
M&A Du En
M&A Ji Jianyang
M&A Ma Kewei
M&A Wang Li
M&A Liu Wei
Dispute resolution Han Dejing
Dispute resolution Xu Jingbin
Dispute resolution Tao Wuping
Dispute resolution Jiang Xinwei
Dispute resolution Liu Min'an
Dispute resolution Nie Zhengwen
Dispute resolution Xu Bingjian
Dispute resolution Yang Weiguo
Dispute resolution Chen Siyu
Real estate Meng Lei
Real estate Zhan Yonghong
Real estate Ren Huan
IP/TMT Gan Weimin
IP/TMT Liang Chaoyu
IP/TMT Zhou Jianzhong
IP/TMT Zhao Weikang
Administrative law and compliance Yang Guang
Administrative law and compliance Wu Hua
Administrative law and compliance Dong Jianjin
Administrative law and compliance Fan Lei
Projects Jiang Wei
Projects Li Jinyan
Projects Liu Hanwen
Projects Tian Bo
International investment and trade Sun Shaosong
International investment and trade Zou Jun
International investment and trade Meng Jing
International investment and trade Luo Xi
International investment and trade Qiu Guangli
International investment and trade Guan Yue
International investment and trade Shen Qian
International investment and trade Li Wen
Energy and natural resources Xiao Hongming
Energy and natural resources Xu Ling
Energy and natural resources An Shouzhi
Insolvency and restructuring Jin Yucheng
Insolvency and restructuring Zhao Weiguang
Insolvency and restructuring Zhu Jianyue
Insolvency and restructuring Kang Hongyun
Insolvency and restructuring Ji Jianguo
Insolvency and restructuring Jia Jianwei
Private equity Li Yan
Private equity Chen Zhongye
Private equity Wang Xuexia
Private equity Xun Tingting
Private equity Hong Yuhao
Private equity Wang Yang
Number of lawyers : 550+
Contacts : Xu Ling (partner -

Guantao Law Firm, founded in February 1994 and based in Beijing, is one of the pioneer law firms in China. With more than two decades of hard work and dedication, Guantao has become a leading PRC law firm with a team of over 200 partners and 700 lawyers working across 21 offices in main cities at home and abroad. We offer the insight of an integrated and professional law firm and uphold the principles of honesty and diligence, efficiency and quality. At Guantao, our top priority is to provide our clients with high quality service and help them achieve their business goals.

Guantao has offices in various major cities in China, being Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dalian, Xi’an, Chengdu, Jinan, Xiamen, Hong Kong, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Fuzhou and Zhengzhou as well as three overseas offices in Sydney, New York and Toronto. Guantao has established strategic alliance with the UK-based international law firm Ashurst LLP. Through the strong relationship with Ashurst, Guantao aims to continue delivering service excellence and sharing resources and information for the benefit of its domestic and international clients.

Guantao’s practices include capital markets, general corporate, M&A, banking and finance, real estate and construction, assets restructuring, insolvency reorganization, energy and natural resources, dispute resolution, international trade and WTO, antitrust, private equity and venture capital, projects and infrastructures, intellectual property, technology media and telecommunications (TMT), innovative financing and structured products, maritime and admiralty, administrative law and other relevant areas. Guantao advises clients from a wide range of industries, including banking, securities, insurance, telecommunications, technology, infrastructure, construction, real estate, mechanical engineering and manufacturing, education, life science and healthcare, transportation, energy, natural resources, environmental protection, chemical, bio-medicine, pharmaceuticals and scientific research.

Guantao has received high rankings in Chambers Asia, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, ALB and other international legal rating agencies in these years for its expertise in the capital markets, corporate/M&A, restructuring and insolvency, projects infrastructure and energy, banking and finance, and international trade.

Guantao’s legal research center, formed by its senior lawyers, tracks the latest legislative developments and the promulgation of new laws, governmental regulations and departmental rules in China, resulting in timely analyses and in-depth reports to Guantao’s lawyers to ensure that Guantao maintains its leading position among law firms in China.

Guantao lawyers are committed to excellence and integrity; they are experienced, hard-working, diligent and responsible, and have earned a reputation as experts in delivering comprehensive and innovative legal services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Sydney Office Shun Cheng
Capital markets Liguo Cui
Toronto Office Xuexun Cui
IP/TMT Weimin Gan
Antitrust Yue Guan
Dispute resolution Dejing Han
Real estate Hongyi He
Private equity Yuhao Hong (Henry)
Corporate finance Yaping Huang
Insolvency and restructuring Jianwei Jia
Projects and infrastructure Wei Jiang
Banking and finance Jie Jin
Insolvency and restructuring Yucheng Jin
Dispute resolution Yunlong Lai
IP Hongjiang Li
Corporate finance Yansheng Li
Capital markets Kai Liu
Dispute resolution Min'an Liu
Corporate finance Wenhong Liu
Banking and finance Yandi Liu
Banking and finance Beatrice Lyu
M&A Kewei Ma
Real estate Lei Meng
Dispute resolution Zhengwen Nie
Dispute resolution Baohua Qi
International investment and trade Guangli Qiu
Dispute resolution Leiming Sheng
Capital markets Bo Su
Capital markets Dongfeng Sun
Capital markets Dongying Sun
Dispute resolution Shaosong Sun
Dispute resolution Wuping Tao
Corporate finance Fan Wang
Private equity Yang Wang
International investment and trade Hongming Xiao
M&A Ling Xu
New York Office Zack Xu
Real estate Xiuzhu Xu
Capital markets Grace Yan
Real estate Yonghong Zhan
Corporate finance Sihua Zhang
Corporate finance Shuiyuan Zheng
Dispute resolution Zhiming Zhou
Insolvency and restructuring Jianyue Zhu
Corporate finance Jun Zou
Number of Partners : 200+
Numeber of Lawyers : 700+


观韬中茂的法律执业领域涉及资本市场、公司业务与并购、银行与金融、房地产开发、重组与破产、能源与自然资源、争议解决、国际贸易与WTO、反垄断、私募与风险投资、工程与基础设施、知识产权、电信传媒与科技、金融创新与结构性产品、海商海事、行政法等业务领域。法律服务范围涵盖了银行、证券、保险、电信、科技、大型基本建设、房地产、机械制造、教育、生命科学与保健、交通、能源、矿产资源、环境保护、化工、医药、科研和其他服务业等各种行业。其中,观韬中茂因在资本市场、公司与并购、破产重组、工程基建与能源、房地产与建设、争议解决、银行与金融、投资基金等业务领域的卓越表现,连续多年被钱伯斯亚洲(Chambers Asia)、亚太法律500强(The Legal 500 Asia Pacific)、国际金融法律评论(IFLR1000)等全球知名法律评级机构评为排名和推荐领域。



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Liguo Cui, Managing Partner

Managing Partner Mr. Liguo Cui explains the development of the firm and how the firm is adapting to clients’ changing needs.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Guantao from your competitors?

Generally speaking, Guantao’s strength lies in our global network, wide range of services, streamlined system, professionalism and coordinated teamwork.

Guantao is a full-service law firm that can provide a wide range of legal services. We have been actively serving our clients’ interests since the 1990s. Now we have over 200 partners among more than 700 lawyers. Our knowledge of industry, extensive experience and resources enable us to provide high quality one-stop service for clients.

Our network covers all major cities of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Dalian, Xi’an, Chengdu, Jinan, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Wuhan, Suzhou, Nanjing, Fuzhou and Zhengzhou. We also have offices in Sydney, New York and Toronto. Meanwhile, we have built a strategic alliance with Ashurst, an international law firm. This close tie enables us to fully use location advantage and experience to deal with complicated projects involving multiple jurisdictions.

To ensure our sustained and quality services, we have built a streamlined management system and service procedure.

We boast many battle-hardened top lawyers with high educational background (both at home and abroad) and extensive experience, able to deliver legal opinion on a wide range of issues. Meanwhile, we have engaged several renowned law experts and scholars as our senior counsels, so as to conduct research in legal complexities and help provide solutions.

Team effort has always been our distinguishing feature. We allocate firm resources in accordance with specific projects to ensure coordination between lawyers with different fields of expertise. Take Reorganisation, Spin-Off and Listing of Cheung Kong and Hutchison for instance, in this project, over 30 Guantao lawyers from 6 offices, under the leadership of our Beijing head office, work closely to deliver multi-location quality services, winning client’s recognition and praise.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

In the past year, our dispute resolution service has done extremely well, both in the amount of cases or recovered fees. The first reason is market need for dispute resolution has surged. Another reason is our merge with two Shanghai law firms (Zhongmao and Shenda), which owns a strong lineup in legal services regarding commercial dispute resolution, has enhanced our professional strength.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

In February 2016, our Hong Kong office is localized. In May 2017, Sydney office is localized. Besides, Guantao has established strategic alliance with the UK-based international law firm Ashurst LLP. In February 2018, Guantao and Ashurst established a Joint Operation Office (JOO) in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Through the strong relationship with Ashurst, Guantao aims to continue delivering service excellence and sharing resources and information for the benefit of its domestic and international clients. Our improving ability in international practices has been a highlight and blessing for our clients in the recent two years.

In the recent two years, working with Ashurst, we assisted China Development Bank in Indonesian Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train financing project involving 4.5 billion dollars. Jakarta-Bandung high-speed train project is a landmark case for The Belt and Road Initiative and China-Indonesian economic relations. In these “going out” deals, cross-border investment, financing and M&A, our one-stop legal services can deliver multi-jurisdictional, comprehensive solution eagerly needed by clients.

In addition to the alliance with Ashurst, Guantao has established cooperative relationship with more than 100 overseas law firms in 34 countries in six continents. Based on Guantao’s close cooperation with Ashurst and interaction with other overseas law firms, Guantao can consistently provide valuable and full legal services to our domestic and international clients on a global platform.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Technological innovation enables us to communicate with clients more quickly and efficiently and breaks territorial limits. Through online and offline coordination, our panel legal service center in Suzhou can respond to basic service need efficiently.

With prevalence of Internet technology and application of big data, we can provide visual data presentation. Especially in dispute resolution, we are able to help clients evaluate case trend, forecast possible scenarios and take corresponding measure.

Furthermore, we have built our own Cloud Storage system. Now we can share our client information, case data, knowledge and work product simultaneously, thus contributing to our expanding service, risk control, knowledge management and client satisfaction.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Guantao can recognize our client’s shortcoming and vulnerabilities and offer target-oriented, practical advice.

Through our legal services, clients can benefit from successful experience in management, capital operation, labor, management, government affair of SOEs and FOEs

Guantao provided legal services for Zhejiang Huanglong Sports Investment Co., Ltd., which is one of the investors in the deal of “Suning Sports Series A Private Equity Financing”. This deal involves business restructuring, setting up “red-chip” structures for overseas listings, private equity investment, and RMB overseas investments. The deal involves a large number of parties (the lead investor is Goldman Sachs. Other investors include Alibaba Sports, Evergrande, Yunfeng Capital, SenseTime and two local government sports industry funds Zhejiang Sports Fund and Jiangsu Sports Investment Fund and three bank institutions CCB International, CMBC International and ABC International) and a large amount of money (600 million series A round financing) while time is limited. In addition to the above difficulties, as a RMB fund, Zhejiang Sports Fund was faced with a huge challenge in how to complete the investments under the situation of monitoring of private equity funds and ODI at that time. The investment plan designed by lawyers from Guantao for Zhejiang sports fund has passed the strict and rigorous reviews by the lawyers of Suning and the lawyers of Goldman Sachs. They believed that the plan is feasible and will not cause obstacles to the overseas listing of the target company. The plan makes it possible for Zhejiang Sport Fund to participate in this round of financing in RMB. Jiangsu Sports Fund followed the same mode and also participated in this round of financing in RMB.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

We appreciate the importance of client relationship maintenance. To achieve that, we must delve into clients’ need, business strategy and goals, helping them solve legal complexities and minimize political risks.

Our clients value not only our professionalism, but also our in-depth observation of government regulation and industry trend. We can evaluate a project in the perspective of regulator, offer result-oriented advice, reduce compliance risk, and achieve strategic goal in a more efficient and cost-effective way.

We put great faith in our future. We just opened offices in Fuzhou and Zhengzhou, which further improve our domestic service network. Our focus would be the coordination and synergy between Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and central region. Besides, the localization of Hong Kong and Sydney office has laid solid foundation for our going out strategy. We will strengthen our ties with Ashurst and open other overseas offices in the future 3-5 years when the time is ripe.