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Hylands Law Firm
12F Fortune Financial Center
No.5 Dongsanhuan Zhong Road, Chaoyang District
BEIJING 100020

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

Hylands Law Firm has developed a reputation as a go-to firm in the media and entertainment sector, advising production companies on film and television projects; media corporations on M&A transactions; and artists on IP disputes and licensing. Rong Yu specialises in regulatory and IP protection, leading the team alongside corporate specialist Shan Tao.

Practice head(s):

Rong Yu; Tao Shan Tao

Other key lawyers:

Yingzi Liu; Wei He

Key clients

Beijing Lekaihua Film Co., Ltd.

Huayi Brothers Media Corporation

Alibaba Pictures Group

Youku Information Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Beijing Cultural and Creative Industries Development Service Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Aimmedia Pictures Co., Ltd.

Beijing Benjia Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Beijing Lekaihua Film Co., Ltd. on its film project, “Shaolin Temple: The Legend of Debao”.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 3

Litigation is one of Hylands Law Firm‘s core practice areas, with disputes relating to equity transfers, bonds, loans and contracts being areas of particular focus. Headquartered in Beijing, the firm has an office network that spans most of China’s major cities, while it is also a member of the Terralex Alliance, which has over 150 members across 100 countries. Liu Hong, Xu Yu and Li Wenting lead the team; all three represent state-owned enterprises, financial institutions and private companies in a variety of disputes.

Practice head(s):

Liu Hong; Xu Yu; Li Wenting

Other key lawyers:

Jie Tian; Sun Hao; Zhou Fan

Key clients

Hubei Xiangli Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Taihehui Investment Management (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Puchuang Equity Investment Co., Ltd.

BCEG No.2 Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

Beijing Zhongtian Hongye Real Estate Consulting Co., Ltd.

Beijing Jingdong Century Trading Co., Ltd.

Beijing Shenggu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Pulead Technology Industry Co., Ltd.

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd.

BAIC Group Industrial Investment Co., Ltd.

BAIC Foton Motor Co., Ltd.

Qinghai Puren Intelligent Technology R & D Center

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China ,Ltd.

Sunshine Property and Casualty Insurance Company Limited.

Beijing River Head Sunshine Emerging Industry Investment Management Center (L.P.)

China Television Industrial Group Co.Ltd.

Beijing CCTV Ruian Technology Service Co., Ltd

Beijing screen Car Rental Co., Ltd

Home Credit Consumer Finance Co., Ltd.

Paisheng Technology Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hubei Xiangli Asset Management Co., Ltd on an RMB 5bn equity transfer dispute.
  • Advised Taihehui Investment Management (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. on a corporate bond transaction dispute valued at target value of RMB 1bn.
  • Represented Shanghai Puchuang Equity Investment Co., Ltd. in a RMB 760m guarantee contract dispute.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 4

Under the leadership of Xu Yu, Hylands Law Firm provides clients with comprehensive advice on restructurings and insolvency matters. The team’s recent work includes advising debt committees on reorganisations, representing creditors in lawsuits against insolvent companies, and serving as administrators. The practice also handles out-of-court reorganisations. Qin Liping and Rui Jiehua are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Xu Yu

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Dalian Donglin Food Co., Ltd.

Suzhou Taihehui Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Beijing Zhongdian Huatong Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Longxing Changtai New Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Acted as the legal advisor for the Dalian Donglin Financial Institutions Debt Commitee.
  • Acted for the creditor Suzhou Taihehui Investment Management Co., Ltd.  in the debt crisis of Zhejiang Jinggong Holding Co., Ltd.
  • Served as administrators of Longxing Changtai New Material Technology Co., Ltd.

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 5

Hylands Law Firm‘s practice focuses on the TMT, financial services, real estate and automotive industries, advising funds, target companies and financial institutions on venture capital and private equity transactions of various types. Zhitong Zhu leads the team and specialises in cross-border M&A, while also advising on capital markets deals.

Practice head(s):

Zhitong Zhu

Key clients

Nanjing SAIF Equity Investment Fund, Huangshan SAIF

Tourism and Cultural Industry Development Fund, Nanjing SAIF Hengzhun Venture Capital Fund

Huihua Fund Management Co., Ltd.


One capital

China Cloud Angel Fund

2:10 AM Animation.

Service Trade Innovation and Development Guidance Fund, China Agricultural Reclamation Industry Development Fund

SAIF Partners IV L.P.

Shenzhen Futian SAIF Dynamic Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)

Shenzhen Youyuyoufu Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Huangshan SAIF Tourism and Cultural Industry Development Fund (Limited Partnership)

Flash Group

Beijing Jinlan Gene Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing MiiVii Power Technology Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised a consortium of funds on the equity investment in the Pre-IPO financing transaction of Yaofang Technology.
  • Advised Qingteng Cloud on its demolishment of VIE structure as well as the Series C private financing of RMB 600m.
  • Advised Flash Partners on its Series C and C+ private financing with RMB 600m.

The firm: Hylands Law Firm can be traced back to Haotian Law Firm founded in 1997. Headquartered in Beijing, Hylands has Hylands IP Agency and 18 offices in the cities nationwide including IP Agency, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen etc. By joining TerraLex, Hylands has established working relationships with over 150 law firms in more than 130 countries and regions, providing clients with one-stop, cross-border professional legal services in multiple disciplines.

Hylands has upwards of 400 partners and counsels, and nearly 1,500 lawyers and professionals. With intensive practical skills and rich experience,thanks to close and efficient teamwork, Hylands lawyers provide tailor-made, practical legal solutions that always beyond the expectation of clients.

Recent awards
2020|Chambers Asia-Pacific
Band2:Corporate/Commercial: East Coast: Beijing, International Trade/WTO: Respondent, Technology, Media, Telecoms

Recognized Practitioner: Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Litigation

2020|Chambers Global
Band2:International Trade/WTO: Respondent

Recognized Practitioner: Dispute Resolution

2020|China Business Law Journal
Law Firms of the Year: Dispute Resolution (Domestic), IP (Copyright), Family Wealth Management, Technology & Telecom, Media, Entertainment & Sport

2020|The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Leading PRC Firm in Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecom

2020|Benchmark Litigation
Asia-Pacific 2020 edition- IP disputes

2019|Chambers Asia-Pacific
Band2: Corporate/Commercial: East Coast: Beijing, International Trade/WTO: Respondent, Technology, Media, Telecoms

Band4: Intellectual Property: Litigation

Recognized Practitioner: Dispute Resolution

2019|China Business Law Journal
Law Firms of the Year: Entertainment & sports, Family wealth management, International trade

2019|Asialaw Profiles
Highly Recommended PRC Firm in Technology and Telecommunications

Recommended PRC Firm in Dispute Resolution

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Dispute Resolution LIU Hongliuhong@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8916
Dispute Resolution XU Yuxuyu@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8912
Intellectual Property MA Xiaogangmaxiaogang@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8933
WTO/International Trade MENG Qingxinmengqingxin@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8986
WTO/International Trade JIANG Pengjiangpeng@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8978
Entertainment & Media and Internet(TMT) YU Rongyurong@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8935
Banking and Financial CHEN Weiyongchenweiyong@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8985
Capital Markets and Securities WEI Yangweiyang@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8910
Intellectual Property XIAO Qunxiaoqun@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8936
Real Estate and Construction ZHANG Miaozhangmiao@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8925
Capital Markets and Securities DONG Wenhaodongwenhao@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8808
Family Wealth Management & Inheritance YUN Dahuiyundahui@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8868
Bankruptcy Reorganization and Disposal of Special Assets QIN Lipingqinliping@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8888
Corporate and M&A ZHU Zhitongzhuzhitong@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8922
Banking and Financial QIU Meiqiumei@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8918
Intellectual Property LI Zhengninglizhengning@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8938
Corporate and M&A JIANG Jiangjiangjiang@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8730
Intellectual Property Michael LIUmliu@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8958
Intellectual Property ZHU Yuzizhuyuzi@hylandslaw.com86 10 6502 8750
Number of partners : 470+
Number of lawyers : 1500+
Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

COMPANY/FIRM: Sino Steel Equipment and Engineering Co., Ltd
TESTIMONIAL: Hylands advises us in PPP related affairs. Their suggestions are always practical, honest, effective and in time. The advice helped a lot in our compliance and reflected positively in our balance sheet.

TESTIMONIAL: The copyright team of Hylands has deep understanding to PRC IP laws, wide connection with related academies and think tanks, as well as abundant experience in practice and legislations. They are good at solving complicate problems by sophisticated skills and smart ways.

COMPANY/FIRM: Fox Networks Group
TESTIMONIAL: We have entrusted Hylands for almost ten years. They are not providing service as we explicitly required, but also pursuing the result as we actually expected. They can not only think for our benefit, but also communicate well with counterparties in persuasive way.

CLIENT: Chen Kai
COMPANY/FIRM: China Railway Material & Trade Group Co., Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL:With outstanding professional ability, rigorous professional quality and diligent and responsible service spirit, Hylands construction engineering team has maintained a long-term and stable cooperative relationship with clients during the period of providing legal services for China railway material and trade group co., LTD., and won high praise from clients

CLIENT: Xu Enxin
COMPANY/FIRM: CCCC First Public Bureau Group Co., Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: Hylands construction engineering team provides perennial legal counsel service to China First Highway Engineering Co., Ltd. ,including but not limited to daily legal consultation, major contract review, dispute resolution and consultation on major corporate decisions. With a professional and rigorous attitude, lawyer zhang miao and her team strictly controlled the company’s risks, protected the company’s interests and maintained the company’s operation, winning the unanimous praise of the clients.

CLIENT: Li Lin, Legal Director, Youku Content Department
COMPANY/FIRM: Alibaba Cultural Entertainment Group
TESTIMONIAL: Ms. Yu Rong has provided us a full range of services for many years, specializing in TMT sectors, including media, culture, sports, entertainment, and events. She has particular expertise in advising us on copyright and regulatory matters and we have always found her advice is very reliable and she is very responsive to our needs and she has a deep understanding of our business. Ms. Yu Rong presents a high level of professionalism, she is a securing and easing partner to cooperate.

CLIENT: Liu Jin, Senior Legal Counsel
COMPANY/FIRM: Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
TESTIMONIAL:Ms. Yu Rong is recommended for copyright litigation and has notable experience with regulatory issues relating to the Chinese media and entertainment industry policy. She always provides excellent legal support beyond our expectations. She has been very responsive and reliable in supporting us even with urgent timelines. Her vast experience having accumulated in similar deals and substantial knowledge based on legal practice are valuable to us. She clearly explained the legal system, the timelines, and what to expect in the proceedings, developed a sound legal strategy and executed it as planned.