Firm Profile > Anjie & BB Law Firm > Beijing, China

Anjie & BB Law Firm
19F, TOWER D1, LIANGMAQIAO DIPLOMATIC BUILDING
No.19 DONGFANGDONGLU, CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100600
China

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 1

The team at AnJie & BB Law Firm combines antitrust expertise with experience in litigation to handle antitrust litigation, alongside merger filings and compliance work. Clients include major international corporations, such as General Electric, Generali and Panasonic, as well as Chinese companies. The department is jointly led by Hao Zhan, who is regularly instructed in private litigation, government investigations and merger reviews, and co-founding partner Michael Gu, who has vast experience in merger filings and EU competition law. Ying Song is developing a solid practice representing multinational companies in merger filing proceedings and private antitrust litigation. Associate Sihui Sun is also recommended.

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Testimonials

The team is very professional, with excellent professional capabilities in the field of insurance and anti-monopoly business, and has a strong ability to control the entire process of the project.’

They are all involved in project negotiation, agreement review, project follow-up, and communication with regulatory authorities. Outstanding performance, able to integrate the actual situation of the enterprise, while realizing the business plan, while controlling the overall risk.’

The team has performed very well in the anti-monopoly industry, demonstrating top strengths in terms of legal professionalism, customer service, and work efficiency. Especially in very difficult cases, perfect results were obtained.

Strong strength in antitrust and insurance related fields, able to provide clients with practical legal services

Can quickly grasp the factual relationship and find out the core problem. At the same time, it pays great attention to communication with customers, and all are price competitive. Very satisfied with the service.’

Key clients

Air China Cargo

SINOPEC

ChemChina

General Electric

HDC Hyundai Development Company

Generali

SMA Solar Techonology (Shanghai)

Goodyear China

INEOS

LG Chem

Murata

Panasonic

Volvo Construction Equipment

Honeywell

Midea Group

Ingersoll-Rand Group

Philip Morris

ANTA Group

China > Insurance; PRC firms Tier 1

AnJie & BB Law Firm has a substantial insurance practice with lawyers in several locations including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The practice advises on a range of insurance products including property, construction,  product liability, credit, and marine insurance and more. Key clients include insurance companies and insurance intermediate companies. Additionally, the practice works closely with government agencies such as the National People's Congress and the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, providing advice on regulations and laws in the insurance sector. Managing partner Zhan Hao heads the practice and has an established presence in the insurance space. Wan Jia and Wang Xuelei have a strong background in insurance disputes.

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PICC

MetLife

Sinosure

China Reinsurance

Huatai Insurance Group

Ping An Asset Management

Sun Life Everbright Life Insurance

China Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Zurich

China Life Property & Casualty Insurance

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 2

AnJie & BB Law Firm has a well-established data protection and cyber security team that is led by Samuel Yang, whom one client praises as 'probably one of the leading authorities on data protection', due to his long-standing involvement in the telecoms industry. The group is regularly instructed by foreign corporates, including DHL, BT and AT&T, on issues such as compliance audits, cross-border data transfer, contractual matters, as well as trade secret protection strategies. Yang is supported by a team including Hongyu Jiang, who has significant cyber security regulatory expertise.

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It offers good coverage of data protection and data privacy related regulatory issues.’

Samuel Yang provides commercial and practical advice in relation to technology and data protection related regulatory issues.’

Familiar with the legal environment of data security and understand the company’s transnational operating habits

Samuel Yang is probably one of the leading authorities on data protection. His good industry knowledge is helpful in assisting clients to mitigate their risks.’

The team has a comprehensive and in-depth grasp of the relevant legal requirements in the field of ITC and data security, and has rich practical experience.’

Samuel Yang’s legal opinions in the fields of personal information protection and cybersecurity law are very comprehensive, in-depth, and very referenced.’

Key clients

DHL

MetLife

Cannon

British Telecom

Swiss Re

Munich Re

AT&T

Jedox

AppAnnie

China Unicom

Epson

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 2

AnJie & BB Law Firm's team is led by Arthur Dong, who regularly acts as a commercial arbitrator, as well as representing clients before abitral tribunals in the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC and the Beijing and Shanghai arbitration commissions. In addition to representing domestic clients, the group also has experience acting for foreign clients before domestic tribunals. Vicky Zhao is another name to note for international arbitration.

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Key clients

Beijing Zhongtian Hongye Real Estate Consulting

China Everbright Bank

SAIF Partners China

Everbright Assets Management

Dongfang Electric International Corporation

NetQin (Beijing) Technology

NORINCO International Cooperation

AVIC International

Meituan Dianping

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 2

AnJie & BB Law Firm has extensive labour and employment expertise with a broad range of industry knowledge, from natural gas and real estate, to finance and insurance. The firm's key clients are state-owned enterprises, multinationals, unions, and privately owned companies. The team handles all aspects of contentious and non-contentious labour and employment-related matters, with growing expertise in white collar crime prevention, anti-corruption, and equity incentive plans. Beijing practice head Zhenghe Liu has a strong background in employment, social security, and labour union law. Jun Shen is also noted and has significant litigation experience. The team is praised for its 'rich practical experience'.

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Lawyer Liu Zhenghe and Lawyer Luo Kaitian demonstrated outstanding professional skills and customer-oriented service in the process of serving our company, and provided customers with highly operational opinions.’

Very familiar with the internal processes of multinational companies, pragmatic, rich in practical experience, and partners are deeply involved in case handling.’

Key clients

DHL

Halliburton

Smith&Nephew

Alibaba

Swiss Re

Metlife

China Seed International Seed Co., Ltd.

Taikang Group/Taikang Life Insurance

Siemens

Philips

SAP

Omron

Stanley

YKK

Nokia-Bell

SKF

Goodyear

CBRE

Fuji Xerox

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

The group at AnJie & BB Law Firm benefits significantly from the presence of practice co-head Samuel Yang who is a respected expert in telecoms regulation and advises major domestic and international players in the industry. On the transactional front, Hang Cai takes the lead, specialising in private equity and venture capital investment. Dalun Chen often supports Cai, with considerable experience in TMT sector M&A transactions.

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AT & T

British Telecom

DHL

Swiss Re

China Unicom

Munich Re

Jedox

WeDoctor Group

YaoShiBang

Long Hill Capital

Panda Capital

Morningside Venture Capital

ShuKun

AiHuiShou

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 3

AnJie & BB Law Firm's lawyers regularly advise financial institutions, including international banks and Chinese lenders. The team is also instructed by a variety of corporate borrowers, with specific sector expertise in real estate, infrastructure, transportation, mining, energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The team is led by Gulong Ren, whose practice includes acquisition and asset-backed finance, both domestically and cross-border, where his expertise in foreign exchange controls comes into play.

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Testimonials

I have worked with the banking team headed by Gulong Ren on many asset finance transactions over the past few years. He and his colleagues have always provided sensible fee proposals, been completely proactive and on top of the work and gone beyond the strict scope of their work at no extra cost where necessary to deliver the service to the client.’

The team provides a seamless service – advice and work is allocated between them in an appropriate way and Gulong is clearly involved in or following all the work product. All of them are easy to work with – collaborative and experienced enough to handle unusual questions/ security structures.’

Quick practical advice from a team that understands the concerns of financial institutions.

Competitive pricing.’

Sound knowledge of finance transactions.’

Partner Gulong Ren has had international experience in Hong Kong so is fully understands the concerns of an international client. He also worked in house before so can understand the view point of lenders/financial institutions. He has a deep knowledge of trade finance.’

Highly experienced. Very responsive. Collaborative and helpful. All that one can ask for from PRC counsel.’

Key clients

China Development Bank

China Export-Import Bank

China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

ICBC International

Bank of Communication

Bank of Beijing

KEB Hana Bank

JOOL Markets AS

Royal Bank of Scotland

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 3

Commercial litigation is a core practice for AnJie & BB Law Firm, which houses specialists in international trade, cross-border investment, insurance, anti-monopoly, intellectual property and real estate disputes. Clients include high-profile Chinese corporations. In addition to disputes work, the team often supports the corporate and commercial department with dispute avoidance advice. The department is led by commercial litigation expert Arthur Dong, who is ably supported by Chao Yang and Vicky Zhao.

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Key clients

Beijing Zhongtian Hongye Real Estate Consulting

China Everbright Bank

SAIF Partners China

Everbright Assets Management

Dongfang Electric International Corporation

NetQin (Beijing) Technology

NORINCO International Cooperation

AVIC International

Meituan Dianping

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 5

At AnJie & BB Law Firm, lawyers have significant experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including listed company M&A, consolidations, asset restructuring, management buyouts, as well as in- and outbound investments. The department is jointly led by foreign direct investment expert Yu Wang and Simon Li, who stands out for M&A transactions.

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Anjie’s team has extensive project experience in the field of investment and mergers and acquisitions, and has provided professional services for many mergers and acquisitions and large-scale well-known transactions in the market. At the same time, compared with other firms, the team’s configuration is relatively senior and has relatively high requirements for service quality control; service charges are also at a reasonable level.’

Anjie pays sufficient attention to the company to support our daily legal issues and acquisition business; and on key issues and links, more experienced lawyers will provide relevant opinions at the same time.’

The team is very good at listening, will fully consider the problem from the perspective of the enterprise, and combine their rich experience to put forward risk warnings and tips.’

The team is always very patient to explain various legal issues and deal with various situations for the company. In summary, we often recommend such a high-quality team of lawyers to our partners.’

Key clients

China Energy Investment Corporation

Beijing Electric Vehicle

Sinochem International Corporation

China General Nuclear Power Corporation

Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock

Landbridge Group

Tengyun Great Health Management

Wangtai Holding Group

Huanan Cultural Tourism Group

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 5

AnJie & BB Law Firm focuses on advising domestic and international investment houses in the telecoms, media and technology space, on both private equity and venture capital transactions. Other clients include state-owned funds and strategic investors. The group is led by experienced transactional lawyer Jeremy Dai and includes Hang Cai and Jessie Tang, a practitioner who specialises in advising US dollar funds on venture capital deals.

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Sequoia Capital

Fusi Capital

Jiuye Supply Chain

Kunyu Capital

CICC Capital

Jiangyu Real Estate Group

Easy Time Limited

JenKem Technology

Nice App Group

China New Enterprise Investment

21 Vianet

Zhuhai Boya Technology

WeDoctor Group

YaoShiBang

Long Hill Capital

Panda Capital

Morningside Venture Capital

ShuKun

AiHuiShou

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

AnJie & BB Law Firm advises across a broad range of intellectual property-related issues including infringement, patent validity challenges, copyright, and unfair competition. Sectors of expertise include healthcare, sport, and technology. A key growth area for the practice has been its involvement in trade secrets work and the team now advises both domestic and international clients. Practice head Dr. Nick Liu has a strong background in litigation and arbitration and co-head Dr. Wu Li focuses on patent prosecution, invalidation actions and litigation. He Jing and Chen Zhixing are also noted.

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Key clients

ASSA ABLOY AB

AstraZeneca AB

Cambrios Film Solutions (Xiamen) Corporation

Tencent

Novo Nordisk

Rechsand Science & Technology Group

NBA.

Nichia Corporate

Teikoku Piston Ring Co., Ltd.

Edan Instruments, Inc.

AKZO Nobel Chemicals International B.V.

Shenzhen Dymind Biotechnological Inc.

Tianjin Hemay Pharmaceutical Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Senior Material Technology Co., Ltd.

A. O. SMITH

ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S

CHR. HANSEN A/S

Travel Sentry Inc.

Dulwich College

Beijing Baocaisheng Food and Beverage Management Co., Ltd.

XIAO GUAN CHA

LENZING

BASF

ANKER

LIANJIA

ARRI

CHINA SEEDS INTERNATIONAL

HUGO BOSS

The firm: AnJie Law Firm is an elite PRC law firm providing full services to both international and domestic clients including Fortune 500 companies, large state-owned enterprises, financial institutions, as well as leading private companies. Since its establishment, AnJie has been growing rapidly and soundly with currently more than 300 professionals. AnJie’s lawyers  are well- regarded experts in their professional fields. Based on their deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and strong practical experience, they have handled numerous high-stakes cases in the Chinese courts. AnJie lawyers  are often consulted by regulators on leading legal and policy issues, and have built strong work relationships with government agencies and industry regulatory bodies. All partners at AnJie Law Firm have worked in leading international and domestic law firms, and many are qualified to practice both in China and abroad.

AnJie lawyers frequently speak at major international legal and business conferences and actively contribute to well-known legal and academic journals. They also regularly lecture in prominent educational institutions and are retained as adjunct professors, graduate supervisors, and fellow researchers.

AnJie has built its reputation as a first tier elite law firm and has obtained recognitions from its clients and peers. AnJie Law Firm and AnJie lawyers have been acknowledged by international ranking institutions such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal, as well as popular legal publications like Managing Intellectual Property, IAM, Asian-Mena Counsel, Asian Legal Business, China Law & Practice and China Business Law Journal, etc. AnJie Headquarters in Beijing and has its branch offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen respectively. It recently launched its office in Hong Kong through joint venture with Hwang Hauzen LLP.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust/competition: AnJie has one of the largest and most experienced antitrust/competition practice teams in China. It has handled some most  complex merger control, investigation defence and private anti-monopoly litigation matters.

Banking and finance: AnJie lawyers have extensive experience in providing services to various financial institutions. AnJie’s partner has been ranked as leading PRC lawyer in banking and finance by China Law and Practice and Asialaw.

Employment: The employment practice won its reputation for high success rate in handling corporate labor disputes and dealing with challenging union issues. Its new addition of top practitioners expands the depth of the practice. The practice covers labor arbitration, HR risk assessment and prevention, employment planning, employee compliance investigation, employment due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, collective contracts/ collective wage negotiations, layoff planning and negotiations and union issues.

Insurance and reinsurance: AnJie currently has a preeminent insurance team in China.

AnJie lawyers have represented insurance clients in the utilisation of insurance fund, insurance entities set-up, compliance, insurance policy development, M&A for insurance companies, claim and subrogation.

Intellectual property: AnJie’s intellectual property team is recognized as a new IP powerhouse. It has been litigating on some high stake litigation. The team has won broad recognition from professional IP publications such as ‘World Trademark Review’,  ‘Intellectual Asset Management’, ‘Asia IP’, and Managing Intellectual Property’.

Litigation and arbitration: AnJie has a group of experienced litigation and arbitration lawyers. Several partners of AnJie have been appointed as arbitrators of CIETAC and other prestigious arbitration commissions of China and other countries.

Mergers and acquisitions: AnJie lawyers have significant experience in merger and acquisition. AnJie has been awarded the Deals of the Year 2016 by China Business Law Journal,‘Firms to Watch’ in 2016 M&A Law Firms in China ranking by ALB, and  Top M&A Law Firm of the year 2017 by China Business Law Journal.

Private equity and venture capital: AnJie team regularly advises on top deals in private equity and venture capital fields . AnJie’s partner has been recognised as leading private equity lawyers by Expert guides and ALB.

Securities and capital markets: AnJie’s lawyers have specialist expertise in this area and have obtained recognition from important legal publications such as Asialaw and  China Law & Practice.

Technology, media and telecommunication (TMT): AnJie’s lawyers have always been active practitioners in corporation consultation, venture financing, and the establishment of multinational companies’ business in China. AnJie partner has been ranked as leading TMT lawyers by international legal publications.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition Zhan Hao
Antitrust/competition Michael Gu
Antitrust/competition Song Ying
Insurance and reinsurance Zhan Hao
Insurance and reinsurance Xia Yibin
Intellectual property He Jing
Intellectual property Cheng Bing
Intellectual property Wu Li
Litigation and arbitration Gao Ping
Litigation and arbitration Arthur Dong
Litigation and arbitration Xia Yibin
Private wealth management Xia Yibin
Private wealth management Echo Zhao
Securities and capital markets Ren Gulong
Securities and capital markets Xie Yongtao
Labour and employment Liu Zheng He
Labour and employment Samuel Yang
Banking and finance Catherine Guo
Banking and finance George Zhang
Banking and finance Ren Gulong
Private equity and venture capital Catherine Guo
Private equity and venture capital Hans Cai
Private equity and venture capital Jeremy Dai
Real estate and construction George Zhang
Real estate and construction Zhang Xianzhong
Corporate governance/compliance Gao Ping
Corporate governance/compliance He Yu
Corporate governance/compliance Zhang Dan
Energy and mining Zhan Hao
Bankruptcy and restructuring Gao Ping
Bankruptcy and restructuring Arthur Dong
Healthcare and life sciences Hans Cai
Healthcare and life sciences Li Binxin
Mergers and acquisitions Catherine Guo
Mergers and acquisitions Michael Gu
Mergers and acquisitions He Yu
Foreign direct investment Catherine Guo
Foreign direct investment Hu Bo
Foreign direct investment Simon Li
IT, telecoms and mass media Hans Cai
IT, telecoms and mass media Jeremy Dai
IT, telecoms and mass media Zhang Xianzhong
Overseas investment and trade Michael Gu
Overseas investment and trade Cheng Bing
Intellectual property Jerry Xia
Intellectual property Lan Li
Foreign direct investment Haixiao Zhang
Number of partners : 54
Number of fee earners : 226
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