Firm Profile > Hylands Law Firm > Beijing, China

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

TMT: PRC firms Tier 3

Hylands Law Firm focuses on the media, culture and entertainment space, drawing on strong IP capabilities and expertise in corporate transactions and TMT-related disputes. The group is often called on to advise on production financing, film co-productions, the import and export of television programmes, as well as IP protection for major television networks in relation to their online platforms. The department is jointly led by Zhengning LiRong Yu and Shan Tao.

Intellectual property: PRC firms

Hylands Law Firm has an established reputation in the IP space where it handles both contentious and advisory matters for household names such as CCTV, the NBA and ESPN. Based in Beijing, Yuzi Zhu is an expert in IP infringement disputes as well as challenging government decisions, while Zhengning Li is best known for his work in the entertainment industry where he represents directors, actors and artists. Also notable is Han Zhou who was recently promoted to partner in the Beijing office.

Key clients



China Film Copyright Association

CCTV Animation

NBA Property

HNA Group

China Quanjude Group

China Guardian Auctions Co., Ltd



The firm: Hylands Law Firm was established in 2007 through the merger of Beijing Hao Tian Law Office and Beijing Li Wen & Partners. Its two predecessors, founded in the 1990s, had scored impressive results in their respective practice areas.

With headquarters in Beijing, Hylands has also set up branches in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Wenzhou, Shenyang, Changsha and Jiangyin, and as a member firm of TerraLex, boasts upwards of 150 law firm partners in more than 100 countries and regions worldwide, thereby better providing its clients worldwide with a full range of professional services.

As a leading full-service law firm in China, Hylands has nearly 100 partners and upwards of 400 practicing lawyers, paralegals and other professional legal staff – who have graduated from prestigious law schools, and who can practice work in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, French, German, Italian or Japanese. This professional team of lawyers is composed of legal experts in various fields who are well-versed in China’s investment environment and different business practices in various industries.

Recent awards: 2016 | Chambers & Partners | ‘Asia-Pacific Leading PRC Firm in International Trade/ Technology, Media & Telecom/ Intellectual Property’.

2016 | Asialaw | ‘Recommended PRC Firm in Banking & Finance/ Capital Markets/ Construction & Real Estate/ Corporate/M&A/ Dispute Resolution & Litigation/ Energy & Natural Resources/ Financial Services Regulatory/ Intellectual Property/ Investment Funds/ IT, Telco & Media/ Labour & Employment/ Private Equity/ Restructuring & Insolvency’.

2016 | Acquisition International | ‘Best for International Investment Disputes – China’.

2016 | China Business Law Journal | ‘Top 20 China asset securitization deals’.

2016 | The Lawyer | ‘Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Local Firms’.

2015 | Asian Legal Business | ‘Top 50 Largest Law Firms in Asia/ Top 30 Largest Law Firms in China’.

2015 | China Business Law Journal | ‘Firm of the Year in Private Equity & Venture Capital’.

2015 | The Legal 500 | ‘Leading PRC Firm in Intellectual Property’.

2015 | China Business Law Journal | ‘Top PRC Law Firms by Inbound M&A Deal Value/ Top 10 China Inbound M&A Deals’

Department Name Email Telephone
Intellectual property Ma Xiaogang
Trade remedy Jiang Peng
Anti-monopoly Meng Qingxin
Entertainment and media Yu Rong
Capital markets/financial services Zhang Yukai
Corporate and investment Wei Yang
Energy, mining and infrastructure Li Zhengning
Real estate Jiang Hongwei
Dispute resolution Liu Hong
Labour and employment Jiang Jiang
Wealth inheritance Jiang Jiang
Number of lawyers : 380

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.