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Tian Yuan Law Firm
20-21/F, China Life Financial Centre
23 Zhenzhi Road
Chaoyang District

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 1

Tian Yuan Law Firm specialises in complex antitrust litigation. The diversity of the firm’s clients – from Tencent to China Academic Journals Publishing House – demonstrates the broad-ranging industry expertise. Wei Huang and Fan Zhu are heavyweights among contentious antitrust practitioners, regularly acting on some of the most high-profile investigations and precedent-setting disputes in the PRC market. The JD.com vs AliBaba suit is a prime example; involving complex issues such as the analysis of the competitive damage of monopolistic conduct under the bilateral network platform market and the measurement of the damage caused to competitors by exclusive dealing practices.

Practice head(s):

Wei Huang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Ltd.

Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology Co., Ltd.(Beijing),

Tongfang Knowledge Digital Publishing Technology Co., Ltd.,

China Academic Journals (CD Edition) Electronic Publishing House

Hefei Industrial Pharmaceutical Institute Co., Ltd., and Hefei Enruite Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

SK Hynix

DiDi Global


China Logistics Group

Bae Kim & Lee

Work highlights

  • Represented JD.com in the “Choosing One from Two” antitrust lawsuit against Alibaba.
  • Represented Qingqi in a number of antitrust administrative proceedings or administrative complaints.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

Tian Yuan Law Firm capital markets team handles a large volume of listings on the Chinese markets, though it is also active in overseas listed projects. In the past year, it has handled A-share listings, Hong Kong stock listings, and US stock listings, as well as matters relating to restructuring, financing, and private equity investment for listed companies. The firm also has a strong presence in Hong Kong, Practice head Yan Liu has extensive expertise in advising on domestic and overseas IPOs, M&A and bond issuance matters. The team is supported by Guanxiong Wu and Ping Xu, both of whom are experienced in the fields of the corporate and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Yan Liu

Other key lawyers:

Guanxiong Wu; Ping Xu; Lihua Wang; Xiaohui Zhu

Key clients

Kanzhun Limited





Youran Diary

Yili Shares


Chaoju Eyecare

FAW Xiali

Work highlights

  • Advised Kanzhun Limited on its listing on the US Stock Market.
  • Advised BYD on its 3 Billion HKD H Share financing.
  • Advised on the Huitongda listing on the Hong Kong Stock Market.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 2

Tian Yuan Law Firm is highly active in heavy industrial sectors including chemicals, railways, solar power and oil and gas, where it counts both state-owned entities and private companies amongst its clients. The team’s workload encompasses domestic restructurings, financing rounds and public M&A, including take-privates. The group has additional expertise in outbound investments, and has a notable client following in the healthcare space. Yu Piao and Aihua Xiao jointly lead the team from the firm’s Beijing office, with Xiao noted for her work with state-owned companies.

Practice head(s):

Yu Piao; Aihua Xiao

Other key lawyers:

Jie Chai; Xiaohui Zhu; Wei Xu

Work highlights

  • Advised Syngenta Group on the acquisition of the controlling stake of Yangnong Chemical, a A-share listed company.
  • Advised China Yangtze Power on its compulsory tender offer project for Luz del Sur S.A.A, a Peruvian listed company through its overseas subsidiaries.
  • Advised FAW Xiali on its major asset restructuring.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 2

Tian Yuan Law Firm advises on a full spectrum of disputes, including civil, commercial, criminal, and administrative matters. However, it is particularly adept at banking and finance, trust, real estate, IP, and securities disputes. It also has experience handling matters in the Supreme People’s Court, Beijing Higher People’s Court, and Beijing Intellectual Property Court. Xiaodong Zhu and Yan Zhou co-lead the team from Beijing. Founding partner Lihua Wang has significant expertise in securities, capital markets, and M&A disputes. Chen Zhuo has rich experience advising on domestic and cross-border matters, with particular expertise in investment and financing, real estate, asset transactions, and corporate and equity disputes.

Practice head(s):

Xiaodong Zhu; Yan Zhou

Other key lawyers:

Lihua Wang; Chen Zhuo

Key clients

Huainan Mining (Group) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Jingmei Group Co., Ltd

Shandong Railway Development Fund Co., Ltd

China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd.

CDB Finance

HengTai Securities Co., Ltd.


CITIC Industrial Fund

Cinda Hong Kong Limited

Bank of Guangzhou

Work highlights

  • Advised Huainan Mining (Group) Co., Ltd on an infringement case.
  • Advised Hebei Fucheng Real Estate Development Co., Ltd on a case relating to suing the local government.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 2

Gas, wind, coal and hydropower all fall within the scope of Tian Yuan Law Firm‘s energy practice. The firm specialises in fund formation and acquisitions in the energy field,  regularly acting on significant M&A transactions. Jie Chai and Xiaodong Zhu jointly lead the practice from Beijing. Both are involved in major project financing matters and together they offer their considerable experience acting as counsel for major energy enterprises, both domestic and international. Advising Chinese projects overseas is a key strength of the firm. Liang Xu and Song Shuang are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

Jie Chai; Xiaodong Zhu

Other key lawyers:

Liang Xu; Shuang Song

Work highlights

  • Advising on the investment and financing, engineering construction, operation and maintenance and cross-border electricity sales projects of a 600MW coal-fired power station.
  • Advised China Yangtze Power on the launch of a compulsory tender offer project for Luz del Sur S.A.A, a Peruvian listed company through its overseas subsidiaries.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 3

Tian Yuan Law Firm stands out for its focus on cross-border investments. The team has notable experience handling projects related to the Belt and Road Initiative and foreign territories which it advises clients on both the lender and sponsor side of financings. In Beijing, Xiaodong Zhu and Wei Xu co-lead the team, with Zhu noted for cross-border investment and financing matters. Song Shuang is recommended for handling the financing aspects of PPP projects.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Song Shuang; Zaizai Huang

Key clients

China Construction Bank

China Yangtze Power

China Railway Construction Finance

Shengjing Bank

China Development Bank Capital

Export-Import Bank of China

Pacific Asset Management

CCB Life Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Acted in an International Bank Guarantee Review for China Construction Bank.
  • Acted on a “Preferential Loan” to the Philippine government’s for the Phase 1 wireless Communications infrastructure construction project of “Safe Philippines” Projects.
  • Advised on the establishment of the Hong Kong Treasury Centre of China Railway Construction Corporation Limited.

China > Insurance: PRC firms Tier 3

Tian Yuan Law Firm acts for domestic and international insurance firms, asset management companies, and intermediaries, on a wide range of matters, including investment transactions, takeovers, disposals, and regulatory compliance work. On the contentious side, fraud claims and coverage disputes are also drivers of activity for the practice. The team is jointly led by Wei Xu, who focuses on insurance M&A, financings and dispute resolution, and Zaizai Huang, whose expertise spans the establishment and merger of insurance institutions, governance matters and insurance subrogation claims.

Practice head(s):

Zaizai Huang ; Wei Xu

Key clients

Germany Ergo Insurance Group

Dajia insurance group co., Ltd

Everbright Asset Management Co., Ltd

Ping an asset management co., Ltd

Huaxia life insurance co., Ltd

PICC Capital Insurance Asset Management Co., Ltd.

National endowment insurance co., Ltd

China export credit insurance co., Ltd

People’s Insurance Company of China

China Life Insurance Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisted Anbang Group with its dissolution and proceedings with China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.
  • Advised PICC Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd. on its transition to an insurance asset management company.
  • Represented Qinhuangdao branch of People’s Insurance Company of China in an insurance brokerage contract dispute with Beijing Zhongrui Huiyin Insurance Brokerage Co., Ltd.

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 3

Tian Yuan Law Firm‘s Beijing-based team is noted for its broad life science and healthcare offering, which includes regulatory compliance, antitrust, IP, dispute resolution and anti-bribery, with a strong focus on M&A, overseas IPOs and investment transactions. The group’s leadership is split between Yixing Li and Juanjuan Song, who is especially sought after by state-owned companies, private equity firms and financial institutions to handle corporate investments and restructurings. Other key names include capital markets and IPO specialist Ping Xu, Xiaohui Zhu who is recommended for venture capital and private equity matters, and M&A expert Yan Liu.

Practice head(s):

Juanjuan Song; Yixing Li

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gushengtang Holding Limited with its IPO in Hong Kong.
  • Advised Yonghe Medical Group on its listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Acted for Acotec Scientific Holdings Limited on its successful listing on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

Tian Yuan Law Firm has acted on a number of large and intricate projects in the PRC over the past year, including assisting with the construction and operation of Xi'an Olympic Sports Centre. The practice is led by Beijing-based Yanling Ren, who has experience in a varied range of complex matters including real estate equity and asset acquisitions and financing as well as primary land development and urban renewal. Shanghai-based Peng Xie is also a key part of the practice, specialising in construction and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Yanling Ren

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

China Resources Land

China Jinmao

Beijing CITIC Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Central China Real Estate Limited

Xi’an Olympic Sports Center

Beijing Shen’an Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Zhongtian Construction Group Co., Ltd.

Guazi Automobile Service (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Nantong No. 4 Construction Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd.

Zhonghetai Taiwu Cultural Tourism Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Zhonghe Taiwu on its investment in Ice and Snow Town of Prince Town Construction for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
  • Advised Xi’an Olympic sports centre on venue construction and operational support for the 14th National Games.
  • Assisted China Jinmao with acquiring 29.9% shares of VAST Development and subscribing to convertible bonds.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms Tier 4

Tian Yuan Law Firm's IP practice has longstanding experience in IP-related civil and administrative litigation. The practice is led by Yan Sun, whose recent track record includes invention patent cases, as well as a biomedicine patent dispute before the Intellectual Property Court of the Supreme People's Court of China.

Practice head(s):

Yan Sun

Other key lawyers:

Shizhan Guo; Xiaoli Yang; Qi Wang

Work highlights

  • Acted for Rotterdam Medical Center of Erasmus University in a significant biomedical patent case.
  • Acted for Jilin Zhongyan Company in an infringement of invention patent case.
  • Acted for China Tianchen Engineering Co in a series of trade secret infringement and ownership disputes with Asahi Kasei Co.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 4

Tian Yuan Law Firm is active across a broad range of private equity investment markets, with particular expertise in China’s new economy industries, including healthcare, TMT, internet finance, entertainment and block chain. It primarily acts for private equity and venture capital institutions, industrial investment institutions, and new enterprises. Jiayun Xie leads the team from Beijing, focusing on assisting investment institutions and start-up enterprises on private placement financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Jiayun Xie

Other key lawyers:

Yuting Dong; Guanxiong Wu


‘The Tian Yuan team is not just vigilant, professional and hands-on, but they can also think from a business perspectives. As lawyers representing investors, they are the best at balancing different parties interests and coming up with flexible solutions.’

‘Jiayun Xie is well regarded as the bridge between  investment community and the entrepreneur community. She understands business and law at the same level, and is able to put everyone on the same page.’

Key clients

Spark Thinking

Sequoia Capital

IDG Capital

Lilly Asia

Hui Shu Zhang

Work highlights

  • Advised on Sequoia Capital’s investment in CAS Quantumnet.
  • Advised on IDG Capital’s investment in Zhenge Biotech.
  • Advised Lilly Asia’s investment in Airdoc.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 4

Tian Yuan Law Firm‘s Beijing-based team frequently acts as appointed administrator of insolvent companies and is well versed in handling large-scale restructuring projects. A wide range of clients, including listed companies, state-owned enterprises, investors and creditors, turn to the practice for advice on debt-to-equity swap investment, distressed M&A, corporate reorganisations and criminal matters. Aihua Xiao is particularly sought after by asset management companies to handle restructurings, disposal of non-performing assets and M&A transactions. Wei Li is recommended for insolvency litigation and arbitration.

Other key lawyers:

Alihua Xiao; Wei Li; Yukai Zhang

Key clients

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

Xinjiang Branch of China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

China Galaxy Asset Management Co., Ltd

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd

Nanyang Commercial Bank (China) Limited

Sinochem Holdings Corporation Ltd

Beijing Chengjian Donghua Real Estate Development Co., Ltd

Beijing Branch of China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

Guangxi Branch of China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

China Cinda Asset Management Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Assisted 21 companies including Kaidi Ecological Environment Technology Co., Ltd with a substantive restructuring M&A.
  • Acted for the Beijing Branch of China Cinda on the acquisition of Dongzhimen Project and the target company’s subsequent debt restructuring.
  • Acted on the restructuring of Henan Yulian Group, a major shareholder of ST Zhongfu, and the restructuring merger of six companies including ST Zhongfu.

China > Data protection: PRC firms

Tian Yuan Law Firm is particularly regarded for its guidance on compliance issues arising from IPOs, with further specialisation in network security and personal information protection.

The firm: Founded in 1992, Tian Yuan Law Firm (Tian Yuan) was one of first private partnership Chinese law firms. After more than 20 years’ rapid development, Tian Yuan is now one of the leading domestic firms, with offices in four cities, ie Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu. Over 300 lawyers work for the firm, most of whom are selected for their strict standards, and have degrees such as LLB, LLM and/or JD from well known domestic and/or overseas law schools. Its lawyers are capable of speaking in Mandarin, English, French, Japanese and Korean. The firm now practices in a wide range of fields, and is dedicated to rendering quality and professional legal services to domestic and international clients.

Areas of practice: General corporate; mergers and acquisitions; restructuring and reorganisation; securities law and capital markets; foreign direct investment; overseas investment and reverse merger; private equity; financing; banking; education-related investment; intellectual property; real estate development; infrastructure projects; power projects and project financing; insurance; anti-dumping and antitrust; government procurement and project bidding; information and internet; litigation and arbitration; insolvency.

Corporate M&A Xiaohui Zhu
Corporate M&A Guanxiong Wu
Securities law and capital markets Yan Liu
Securities law and capital markets Ping Xu
Foreign direct investment Xiong Yin
Foreign direct investment Xi Zeng
Overseas investment and reverse mergers Jie Chai
Overseas investment and reverse mergers Yu Piao
Competition Wei Huang
Competition Ke Yang
Intellectual property Qi LI
Intellectual property Yan Sun
Real estate development Yanling Ren
Real estate development Zhi Lin
Infrastructure projects Peng Xie
Infrastructure projects Aihua Xiao
Power projects and project financing Jie Chai
Power projects and project financing Xin Zhao
Insurance Zaizai Huang
Insurance Wei Xu
Information technology Zhihua Xia
Information technology Yutian Chen
Media services Cheng Cheng
Media services Guanxiong Wu
Natural resources and mining Jianhui Li
Natural resources and mining Xin Zhao
International trade and law compliance Zhihua Xia
International trade and law compliance Bangmin Wang
Dispute resolution Xiaodong Zhu
Dispute resolution Mei Xu
Siqi Fu photoMr Siqi FuMr. Fu focuses on the Capital markets, especially the overseas IPO area.
Wei Huang photoMr Wei HuangAntitrust and competition
Zaizai Huang photoMr Zaizai HuangInsurance & Reinsurance, Assets Management & Asset-Backed Securities (ABS), Infrastructure and Project…
Yan Liu photoMs Yan LiuCapital markets, M&A and restructuring, Bond issuance
Yanling Ren photoMs Yanling RenMs. Ren has mainly engaged in and specialized in investment and financing,…
Lihua Wang photoMr Lihua WangMr. Wang’s principal practice areas are securities/capital markets, M&A and intellectual property.
Aihua Xiao photoMs Aihua XiaoM&A, fund investment, corporate restructuring, securities and capital markets.
Wei Xu photoMr Wei XuInsurance law
Xiaohui Zhu photoMr Xiaohui ZhuCapital markets, M&A, PE funds
Number of lawyers : 292
at this office : 211

Beijing Tian Yuan Law Firm (Tian Yuan) is a general-service Chinese law firm. Founded in 1992, it is one of the earliest partnership law firms in China. Tian Yuan has its headquarters in Beijing and has nine branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Haikou, Suzhou and Guangzhou, covering some of the major financial and commercial areas in China. Tian Yuan has a team of 150+ partners and 600+ practitioners who have extensive experience in all legal fields Tian Yuan operates in, providing full, stable, and reliable professional support to its clients.

As one of the largest and comprehensive laws firms in China, Tian Yuan’s practice areas cover a wide range of capital markets, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, finance and asset management, competition/antitrust, private affairs and wealth management, education, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, PE/VC, TMT, fin-tech, Belt & Road/cross-border investment, real estate, construction, infrastructure and project finance(PPP), restructuring and insolvency, labour and employment, regulatory and compliance, etc. Meanwhile, the firm continues to develop and expand into new practice areas or provide new legal service modes, and has handled a number of complex and innovative deals/cases which constantly set new industry records in terms of deal size and completion time.

As a member of the global business community, Tian Yuan focuses on the development of domestic and overseas capital and financial markets, as well as emerging industries such as education, healthcare, intelligent manufacturing, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and new retailing. The firm has always placed emphasis on providing innovative legal solutions to help its clients solve challenging business issues, and finding new ways to support innovators, entrepreneurs and decision-makers with forward-thinking solutions.

Tian Yuan will continue to use its years of industry insight and experience to make a difference in both business and social development.

Banking and finance Wei Xu
Banking and finance Xiaodong Zhu
Capital markets Yan Liu
Capital markets Siqi Fu
Capital markets Xiaoyan Kong
Capital markets Ke Yang
Capital markets Ping Xu
Capital markets Jianhui Li
Capital markets Bin Liu
Corporate/M&A Xiaohui Zhu
Corporate/M&A Guanxiong Wu
Corporate/M&A Yanling Ren
Corporate/M&A Aihua Xiao
Corporate/M&A Yu Piao
Competition/antitrust Wei Huang
Dispute resolution Yan Zhou
Dispute resolution Xiaodong Zhu
Dispute resolution Mei Xu
Education Guanxiong Wu
Energy and natural resources Jie Chai
Energy and natural resources Xiong Yin
Healthcare and life sciences Siqi Fu
Healthcare and life sciences Juanjuan Song
Insurance Zaizai Huang
Insurance Wei Xu
Intellectual Property Yan Sun
Intellectual Property Qi Li
Infrustructure & Project finance (PPP) Jie Chai
Infrustructure & Project finance (PPP) Zaizai Huang
Investment funds Xiaohui Zhu
Investment funds Guangxiong Wu
TMT Ying Liu
Labour and employment Wei Guo
Private equity Zhihua Xia
Private equity Jiayun Xie
Private affaris & wealth management Peng He
Private affaris & wealth management Guiying Guo
Regulatory Wei Huang
Regulatory Ying Liu
Restructuring and insolvency Jie Zhang
Restructuring and insolvency Wei Li
Number of Partners : 150+
Number of Lawyers : 600+









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