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Jones Day
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Hong Kong > Intellectual property Tier 3

Jones Day is frequently instructed to handle cross-border prosecutions, litigation and transactional work across the Asia-Pacific region. It advises large multinational corporates on inbound disputes, IP transactions and China portfolio strategies. Shanghai-based partner Tony Chen co-heads the team with Haifeng Huang, whose practice is split between Hong Kong and Beijing. Huang is recommended for disputes and transactions involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and technology licences. Chiang Ling Li left for Tiang & Partners.

Practice head(s):

Haifeng Huang; Tony Chen  (Shanghai)

Testimonials

‘The team has a good sense of issues and how to advise clients.’

‘I work with Haifeng Huang. He is very practical, down to earth and persistent in resolving problems for us. He has good insights of legal issues and is good at advising us on the strategy that we should take to address the issues.’

Key clients

Moody’s Corporation

Educational Testing Service

VMI Holland B.V.

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

Incyte Corporation

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Moody’s Corporation before the Hangzhou Internet Court in a precedent-setting case relating to the disputed domain “Moodys.cn”.
  • Serving as global trademark counsel to Educational Testing Service (“ETS”) and notably enforces ETS’s rights in China in domain take downs.
  • Representing VMI Holland B.V. in its ongoing dispute with Safe-Run relating to IP infringement and patent hacking.

Hong Kong > Capital markets (equity) Tier 4

Combining local with high-end international expertise, and also being able to leverage resources spread across US, Europe and Asia Pacific, Jones Day‘s Hong Kong team handles cross-border mandates for a balanced mix of issuers and underwriters. Joelle Lau and Charles Chau co-head the financial markets group and are both extremely well-versed in advising on IPOs and post listing fund raising transactions on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, particularly within the healthcare, life sciences and TMT sectors.

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Key clients

GenScript Biotech Corporation

Legend Biotech Corporation

New Hope Group Co Ltd

China Galaxy International Financial Capital Limited

China International Capital Corporation Limited

China International Capital Corporation Hong Kong Securities Limited

China Everbright Securities International Limited

CMBC International Capital Limited

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd

Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited

Halcyon Capital Limited

Mr. LEE Ka Kit (through his wholly-owned special purpose vehicle, Peace Perfection Limited or Successful Lotus Limited)

BOC International (Asia) Limited

Huatai Financial Holdings (Hong Kong) Ltd

BNP Paribas Securities (Asia) Limited

Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd.

UBS AG Hong Kong Branch

UBS Securities Hong Kong Limited

OMERS Administration Corporation

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

Samson Paper Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised GenScript Biotech Corporation, its controlling shareholder GenScript Corporation, and its subsidiaries Legend Biotech Corporation and Probio Technology Limited in relation to the approximately $1bn investment by Hillhouse Capital.
  • Advised Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd. on the issue and listing of its A Shares on the STAR Market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange from the Hong Kong Listing Rules perspective.
  • Acted as the US and Hong Kong legal advisors of GenScript Biotech Corporation in relation to the approximately $423.8m IPO and spin-off listing of its subsidiary Legend Biotech Corporation.

China > Antitrust and competition: foreign firms

In addition to its merger review experience, Jones Day‘s standalone China competition and antitrust practice acts for both major Chinese and international companies in government and internal corporate investigations. It also assists Chinese clients with government investigations at regional and global levels, civil anti-monopoly litigation, and antitrust advisory and compliance work. The practice is additionally noted for its fielding of former Ministry of Commerce and National Development and Reform Commission officials, who can provide insight on Chinese enforcement agencies’ investigations and decision-making practices. Working across the firm’s Hong Kong and Shanghai offices, China antitrust and litigation practices head Peter Wang handles major US and Chinese government antitrust investigations of proposed M&A deals, as well as non-merger investigations and antitrust litigation; Yizhe Zhang divides her time between Beijing and San Francisco; Beijing-based Qiang Xue is another key partner.

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Testimonials

‘It has strong advantages in litigation and cross-border dispute resolution.’

‘Xue Qiang, a lawyer with extensive knowledge on China’s legal system, supports Chinese companies in winning cross-border lawsuits and antitrust investigations.’

‘The antitrust team is very professional and efficient. It’s a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Peter Wang and Zhang Yizhe act quickly, actively and accurately when dealing with problems. Communication is smooth and feedback is accurate in cooperation.’

Key clients

NVIDIA Corporation No

Bombardier

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

SunPower Corporation

Diodes Incorporated

Nutrien

China Eastern Airlines

China Cargo Airlines

Work highlights

  • Advised NVIDIA Corporation on the China merger control aspects of its $6.9bn acquisition of Mellanox Technologies, and its ongoing compliance with the conditions imposed by The State Administration for Market Supervision on the transaction.
  • Advised Bombardier on antitrust filings and investigations, which concerned the approximately $6bn acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom.
  • Assisted Diodes Incorporated with the China merger control aspects of its approximately $446m acquisition of Lite-On Semiconductor Corporation.

The firm: Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

Jones Day is an institutional partner for clients who seek counsel that seeks to understand them and their needs; that communicates with clients about their needs and the different tactics available for addressing those needs; that works seamlessly and impressively across offices and practices and with the client; that provides talent and expertise across subject areas and geographies; and that brings commitment and courage to the relationship and its engagements. We are formidable because every partner and every client has the entire global institution at their command and is a high priority of the Firm as a whole. We are true partners, with each other and, even more importantly, with our clients.

Regions of practice
Asia-Pacific: Jones Day has committed substantial resources and capacity to serve each of Asia’s distinct markets, including China, Japan, Singapore and Southeast Asia, as well as Australia. Spread throughout ten offices in the region, the firm’s 250+ lawyers represent clients in practice areas including antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and commercial, energy, global disputes, intellectual property, labor and employment, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, and several others.

The majority of Jones Day’s Asia-based lawyers are admitted to practice local law in their home jurisdictions. Most have practiced in more than one country, enabling Jones Day’s Asia team to render multijurisdictional legal services. Jones Day has been granted a Qualifying Foreign Law Practice license (QFLP) in Singapore.

United States: Surveys repeatedly list Jones Day as one of the most frequently engaged law firms by US corporations for both transactional and disputes matters, and among the leaders in client service. Jones Day’s more than 1,600 lawyers across its 18 US offices collaborate to serve clients across practices and geographies on all major matters that span time-honored practices (antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, and government regulation) to more recently established and expanded areas (cybersecurity, life sciences, energy, and technology) that specifically address the contemporary challenges of an increasingly complex global business and legal environment.

Europe and Middle East: Jones Day provides a significant presence in Europe that offers clients more than 500 lawyers from its European offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, and Paris. The firm’s lawyers counsel clients in administrative and public law, banking and finance, capital markets, competition law and regulatory, derivatives, market infrastructures, dispute resolution, and investigations.

In the Middle East, more than 20 lawyers are based in the firm’s offices in Dubai and Saudi Arabia. They have accumulated significant experience in most of the region’s key industries and jurisdictions, advising on mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions, projects and infrastructure, commercial transactions, real estate and construction matters, regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution.

Latin America: Jones Day is one of the leading global law firms serving the Latin American region through its offices in Mexico City and São Paulo, along with attorneys based in key business and legal centers such as New York, Houston, Dallas, Miami, and Madrid. Jones Day’s Latin American experience extends to mergers and acquisitions, investigations and anti-corruption, projects and infrastructure, banking and finance, energy, dispute resolution, business restructuring, private equity and capital markets.

Managing partner: Stephen J Brogan
Asia-Pacific offices: Beijing, Brisbane, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Perth, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo
US offices:
Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Washington
Europe and Middle East offices:
Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Saudi Arabia
Latin America offices: Mexico City, São Paulo

Main areas of practice:

  • Antitrust and competition law
  • Business and tort litigation
  • Business restructuring and reorganization
  • Cybersecurity, privacy and data protection
  • Employee benefits and executive compensation
  • Energy
  • Financial markets
  • Global disputes
  • Government regulation
  • Health care and life sciences
  • Insurance recovery
  • Intellectual property
  • Investigations and white-collar defense
  • Issues and appeals
  • Labor and employment
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Real estate
  • Securities litigation and SEC enforcement
  • State Attorney General enforcement, investigations and litigation
  • Tax
  • Technology
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Managing Partner Stephen J Brogan