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Tahota Law Firm
BEIJING, 100022

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 1

Tahota Law Firm‘s Guangzhou and Shenzhen team is regularly instructed on PPP and urban renewal projects. The team also handle a broad spectrum of IP matters, including domain name and copyright infringement disputes, as well as M&A and restructuring mandates. It counts government agencies, SOEs, educational establishments and financial institutions as its main clients. Shenzhen-based Yuanbing Huang and Lv Zhang are the key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Yuanbin Huang (Shenzhen); Lv Zhang (Guangzhou); Yihua Wang (Shenzhen); Jia Liu (Shenzhen);  Weicheng Liao(Guangzhou); Jin Jiang (Shenzhen)

Key clients

Poly Development Holding Group Co., Ltd. 保利发展控股集团股份有限公司

China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch 中国东方资产管理股份有限公司深圳市分公司

Guangdong Energy Group Natural Gas Co., Ltd. 广东能源集团天然气有限公司

Guangdong Power Industry Fuel Co., Ltd. 广东省电力工业燃料有限公司

Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Limited, Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. 深圳市腾讯计算机系统有限公司、腾讯科技(深圳)有限公司

Foshan Electric Lighting Co., Ltd. 佛山电器照明股份有限公司

Shenzhen Smoore Technology Co., LTD.

Sichuan Daily Press Group 四川日报报业集团

Chengdu Huarida Investment Development Co., Ltd. 成都华瑞达投资发展有限公司

Guangdong Yuehai Water Investment Company Limited 广东粤海水务投资有限公司

Work highlights

  • Advised Poly Development Holding Group Co., Ltd. On the largest urban renewal project in Foshan area-Julong South Village and on the Julong North Village urban renewal projects.
  • Advised China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Branch on the acquisition of non-performing debt asset package projects including Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Xinhuacheng Co., Ltd. which is held by Essence Trust.
  • Advised Guangdong Energy Group Natural Gas Co., on a proposed investment in Guangdong Guanghai Bay Energy Holdings Co., Ltd. through a capital increase.

China > Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Shanghai Tier 1

Established in 2015, Tahota Law Firm has been steadily growing in size with now over 10 partners in its Shanghai office. It focuses primarily on commercial matters, with its core practice areas covering finance and securities, investment, M&A, IP, real estate and construction, bankruptcy and restructuring, and government legal affairs, as well as dispute resolution and criminal litigation. Dong Liang heads the Shanghai office, with strong expertise in real estate and construction matters, as well as in corporate, M&A and bankruptcy liquidation mandates and criminal defence and compliance work.

Practice head(s):

Dong Liang

Other key lawyers:

Wang Yun

Key clients

Shanghai Minhang Asset Investment Management (Group) Co., Ltd.

Lihang Technology Co., Ltd

SAN LTD. (a BVI company)

Shanghai Lazars Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Lazars Network Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Akas Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Huaming Power Equipment Group Corporation

Shanghai Orange Sense Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Sunjoint Industries Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Minhang Asset Group on the issuance of non-public corporate bonds.
  • Advised Chengdu Lihang Technology Co., Ltd. On its initial public offering and listing on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • Represented respondent SAN LTD. (a BVI company) in arbitration proceedings initiated by S LLC at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

China > Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 1

Tahota Law Firm is a Chengdu-headquartered full service firm with offices in Chongqing and a number of key cities in western China. The Chengdu office houses nearly 120 partners, and has expertise spanning financing, capital markets, cross-border investment, restructuring, real estate and construction, intellectual property, private wealth and commercial disputes. Shoutai Cheng lead the team which also includes disputes specialist Zhengping Xu; Jun Liu who excels in real estate and infrastructure projects; Chongqing-based Pengfei Yang who focuses on capital markets transactions and IP matters; and Zhiqiang Liu who advises on bankruptcy and insolvency and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Shoutai Cheng

Key clients

Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co. 宜宾农村商业银行股份有限公司

Chengdu Lihang Technology Co. 成都立航科技股份有限公司

MIGU Music Co. 咪咕音乐有限公司

Sichuan Development 华鲁控股集团

Chengdu Shenhua delegation 成都申幻代表团

Sichuan Development 四川发展

Chengdu General Airport Operation Management Co., Ltd. 成都通用机场运营管理有限责任公司

Sichuan Dongcai Technology Group Co., Ltd. 四川东材科技集团股份有限公司

Sun Hung Kai’s company – Xiangbao Investment (Chengdu) Co. 新鸿基旗下公司——祥宝投资(成都)有限公司

Work highlights

  • Advised Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co. on a merger of banks in Sichuan.
  • Advised Chengdu Lihang Technology Co. on its IPO on the A-share main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange.|
  • Representing Migu Music Co., Ltd. in handling the case with Taobao (China) Software Co., Ltd. and Hangzhou Alibaba Music Technology Co., Ltd. Xiami Music APP Hotlink Migu Music Quku in an unfair competition dispute.

China > Regional coverage: Other notable firms in Beijing Tier 2

Tahota Law Firm offers a full-service practice from its Beijing office, which now forms one of the firms largest branches. Founding and managing partner Zhijun Shen has a broad practice, with extensive experience advising on corporate business, economic contracts, import and export trade, IP, information and data protection, insurance, and maritime affairs matters. Junli Xu has expertise in domestic and foreign IPOs, M&As, private equity funds, and investment and financing projects, whilst Peng He is noted for his experience in real estate and capital market transactions. Jingchuan Li and Yuexin Xiao are also noted for their dispute resolution expertise.

Practice head(s):

Zhijun Shen

Key clients

People’s Republic of China Ministry of Commerce

Beijing Division (Chaoyang) Organizing Committee

Deere & Company

State Grid Hebei Integrated Energy Services Co.

Sichuan Huati Lighting Technology Co., Ltd.

China Great Wall Asset Management Company Limited Beijing Branch

Shanghai Lazas Information Technology Co., Ltd.


Hainan A Real Estate Co.

Xuhui Yongsheng Service

Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China on legal services involving international trade.
  • Advised Committee of the series of winter sports events “Meet in Beijing” on the test competition.
  • Representing Deere & Company in an administrative litigation case involving a colour combination trade mark infringement dispute.

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 3

With a dedicated culture, sports and TMT group, Tahota Law Firm offers a wide range of advisory services for clients within these sectors. It also has sector specific expertise in the gaming industry, as well as in the field of entertainment and media. The team advises on variety of matters, including copyright infringement, disputes, data compliance, as well as investment and financing projects. Shuhuan Wang leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Shuhuan Wang

Other key lawyers:

Qilin Chen; Zhiyuan Xu

Key clients

Tencent Computer Systems Limited, Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Smoore Technology Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Daily Press Group

Chengdu Delegation

Mr. Zhang

China Advertising Association

Shanghai Akas

Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Mcwell Technology Co., Ltd.

Chengdu Zifei Shadowman Technology Co., Ltd.

MEMS Advanced Electronics Co., Ltd.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Tahota Law Firm's experienced IP practice houses over 100 lawyers, patent agents, and science and technology service practitioners, who are experts in IP-related dispute resolution, as well as non-contentious work involving chemicals electronics, machinery, energy, metallurgy, physics and bio-medicine. Jingchuan Li heads the team, which includes IP specialist Wang Xiao.

Practice head(s):

Jingchuan Li

Other key lawyers:

Wang Xiao; Huang Chunhai

Key clients

MIGU Music Co

Sichuan Huathi Lighting Technology Co

Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems

Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co

Deere & Company

COFCO Corporation

Shandong Expressway Group Co

Pigeon Corporation

Sichuan Zhongguang Lightning Protection Technology Co

Foshan Huahao Chemical Co

Duckling Apparel (Fujian) Co

Work highlights

  • Represented MIGU Music Co in a dispute with Taobao (China) Software Co and Hangzhou Alibaba Music Technology Co.
  • Represented Hua Ti Lighting in a patent infringement case reopened by the Supreme Court.
  • Represented Tencent in an administrative protection case regarding copyright infringement of a Nintendo Switch game console.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 6

Headquartered in Chengdu, Tahota Law Firm handles corporate matters including public M&A, business reorganisations, joint ventures and divestments. The team is highly active in representing clients based in Sichuan province but it also acts for businesses across China on deals. Zhiqiang Liu heads up the team and offers experience across corporate and capital market transactions; Zhengping Xu is another name to note with a focus on the real estate and projects spaces.

Practice head(s):

Zhiqiang Liu


Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co.

Chengdu Expressway Co., Ltd

Foshan Electric Lighting Co.

Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co.

CIFI Yongsheng Service

Sun Hung Kai’s company – Xiangbao Investment (Chengdu) Co.

Shandong High Speed Group Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Yihe Precision Technology Group Co.

Sichuan Daily Press Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Yibin Rural Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. On the first case of a bank merger and acquisition project in Sichuan.
  • Advised Chengdu Expressway Co., Ltd on the acquisition of 94.49% equity interest in Chengdu Energy Development Company.
  • Advised Foshan Electric Lighting Co., Ltd on the shares’ acquisition of Foshan Guoxing Optoelectronics Company Limited by paying cash.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms

With particular strength in bond issuance matters, Tahota Law Firm‘s capital markets team is a practice to note.  It advises on a full range of bonds-related matters for financial institutions and non-financial enterprises, including corporate bonds, financial bonds, medium-term notes, short-term financing bonds, and SME aggregate bonds.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms

Tahota Law Firm advises both domestic and foreign clients in civil and commercial arbitration matters, though it has a particular strength in international trade and maritime arbitrations.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms

Tahota Law Firm‘s Guangzhou-based team has a particular focus on the LNG sector, where it assists clients in the development of projects, and also provides ongoing advice to clients involved in the mineral and coal sectors. Zhang Lv is a key name to note.