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White & Case LLP
19th Floor, Tower 1 of China Central Place
81 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District
Beijing Shi 100025

China > Banking and finance: foreign firms Tier 2

Highly focused on making sure deals get done‘, White & Case LLP is consistently involved in sizeable Greater China finance transactions, and in addition to the firm’s widely respected lender-side work, the practice has significant borrower financing capabilities. The team is also increasingly active on behalf of alternative capital providers. In Beijing, David Li focuses predominantly on China inbound and outbound financing deals, and associate Cherry Zhou acts for Chinese and international financial institutions and borrowers on acquisition, corporate and project finance transactions. Over in Shanghai, senior consultant Frank Shu is experienced in acquisition, structured and real estate finance. Hong Kong-based Eugene Man, an expert in leveraged financing and structured private debt, leads the Asia-Pacific banking and capital markets practice, and Baldwin Cheng, who actively contributes towards the development of the firm’s sponsor-side financing practice, routinely acts for alternative capital providers and private equity funds.

Practice head(s):

Eugene Man

Other key lawyers:


‘The team is highly focused on making sure deals get done.’

‘Super-helpful in every way, always willing to go above and beyond, and responsive.’

‘They provide consistently high-quality legal advice – very technical and also commercially minded.’

‘Flexible on billing practices, and a strong bench of partners, counsel and associates.’

‘Eugene Man is extremely knowledgeable, and able to help banks and borrowers alike achieve fair deals. Always available and open-minded.’

Key clients

Advent International

Asian Development Bank

Barclays Bank

BDO Unibank

BNP Paribas

Brookfield Asset Management


CMOC Group

Deutsche Bank

Dignari Capital Partners (HK)

DigitalBridge Group

ICBC International Finance

International Finance Corporation

Oaktree Capital Management

RRJ Capital

TA Associates

Work highlights

  • Advised International Finance Corporation, Asian Development Bank, Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, and Société de Promotion et de Participation pour la Coopération Economique on a $150m syndicated blue loan for Bank of Qingdao.
  • Advised CMOC Group on a groundbreaking $600m bridge and five-year pre-export financing, arranged by China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation.
  • Advised RRJ Capital on its recapitalisation buy-out merger of Singapore-based Fullerton Healthcare Corporation.

China > Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 2

Alex Zhang is the seasoned head of White & Case LLP, Shanghai Office's corporate/M&A group in China and alongside Vivian Tsoi steers the practice group. Operating from Beijing and Shanghai, they provide vast experience of advising international corporates, SOEs and Chinese private companies on their investments or acquisitions both into and out of China and related financings. Tsoi has a focus on US-China and Europe-China cross-border deals. The group also provides specialist foreign direct investments expertise. The team stands out for its ability to bring together specialists from offices across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the USA to handle complex cross border mandates. Senior associate Yan Yan handles cross-border mergers and acquisitions and Amy Yang (counsel) undertakes private equity work and general corporate matters in addition to M&A. The strength of the practice has been boosted by Alan Bao who joined in 2024 from O'Melveny. On the social responsibility front, Tsoi advocates for female lawyers in the region and their professional development and Yan drives the firm's pro bono work. Shaohui Jiang  joined Hogan Lovells International LLP in June 2024.

Practice head(s):

Alex Zhang

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Arbos Technology Group Company Ltd.

BVCF Management Ltd.

Cathay Industries


CMOC Group (formerly China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.)

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

CS Agriculture Pty Ltd.

CVC Capital Partners


Hopu Investment Management Co. Ltd.

Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited



Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas)

Ross Acquisition Corp II

RRJ Capital

Saudi Aramco

Work highlights

  • Advising Saudi Aramco on various ultra-large multi-billion joint venture projects in China.
  • Advised a world’s leading battery technology company headquartered in Asia in connection with its strategic cooperation project with one of the largest mining companies in the world, which is also headquartered in Asia.
  • Advised Zhejiang Huayou on its strategic collaboration with PT Vale Indonesia Tbk and Ford Motor to process the nickel ore produced by PTVI at the Pomalaa Block in Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia.

China > Private equity: foreign firms Tier 2

Leveraging the firm’s in-depth expertise in sponsor finance, public M&A and IP, White & Case LLP’s private equity team in Greater China boasts an impressive roster of global clients such as Carlyle, CVC, Goldman Sachs and LionRock; global co-head and head of Asia PE Daniel Yeh is a key contact in Hong Kong for these powerhouses. As well as the gamut of PE areas, the practice offers an extensive range of sector specific expertise that covers consumer and retail, telecoms, digital infrastructure and renewable energies. China head Alex Zhang splits his time between Shanghai and Beijing, being particularly well regarded for handling both inbound and outbound transactions with multi-jurisdictional issues. Christopher Kelly is another key contact in Hong Kong and regularly acts for major sponsors, being especially strong in Asia’s energy transition industry. William Fong primarily advises PE sponsors and their portfolio companies on cross-border M&A and divestitures with a Chinese nexus.

Practice head(s):

Alex Zhang; Daniel Yeh

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

AGIC Capital

Brookfield Asset Management

The Carlyle Group

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Creative Artists Agency, LLC

CVC Asia Pacific Limited

DigitalBridge Group, Inc.

Flow Digital Management Pte Ltd

Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC

Hopu Investment Management Co. Ltd.

Macquarie Capital

Magnum Opus Acquisition Limited

RRJ Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised long-standing client RRJ Capital on its $645m recapitalisation buy-out merger of Singapore-based Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited.
  • Advised a global sovereign wealth fund on its investment in a pre-IPO financing round of a biopharmaceutical company with businesses and operations in the PRC and the subsequent secondary purchase of shares of from other shareholders.
  • Advised a leading private equity firm with dozens of $billion in AUM on its sale of oil & gas assets in China.

China > Projects and energy: foreign firms Tier 2

White & Case LLP’s China projects and energy practice offers ‘exceptional experience in complex project finance deals’ and project development in the energy, oil and gas, mining and metals, and infrastructure arenas. The team handles various domestic transactions within China, as well as Chinese outbound investments, with a client list that features major developers, lenders, and firms from the construction, energy, and mining sectors. David Li heads the department and hones his focus on equity and debt financings, with a geographical spread that encompasses Asia, Africa, and Latin America, offering invaluable counsel to multilateral lenders and banks on their financing undertakings in China and abroad. Vivian Tsoi lends her expertise to intricate US-China and Europe-China cross-border transactions. Shaohui Jiang  joined Hogan Lovells International LLP in June 2024.

Practice head(s):

David Li

Other key lawyers:


‘White & Case’s service has been very important for us, given the multiple jurisdictions involved in projects. W&C has been able to mobilize resources promptly to provide high-quality service and cooperate with local partners. W&C has helped lenders group in two consecutive energy projects to conduct comprehensive legal due diligence and negotiate loan documentation.’

‘David Li has demonstrated exemplary proficiency and proactiveness in finding innovative solutions to any difficulties faced by the projects. Creativity, business acumen, agility and a structured approach are the best words to describe the W&C team.’

‘Exceptional experience in complex project finance deals, with strong knowledge and expertise of local legislation (in both China and Kazakhstan). All processes and communications have been led in an exceptionally efficient manner. Brilliantly run negotiations.’

‘Strong expertise across various complex project finance transactions in power/infrastructure sectors, strong soft and communication skills. Exceptional engagement and delivery of legal documents in a high-pace environment.’

Key clients

CMOC Group Limited

Saudi Arabian Oil Company

China Development Bank

Petroliam Nasional Berhad


China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co.

Bank of China

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Saudi Aramco on its acquisition of a 10 percent interest in Shenzhen-listed Rongsheng Petrochemical Co. Ltd. for RMB24.6 billion (US$3.6 billion). Rongsheng owns a 51 percent stake in Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Co. Ltd. (ZPC), which owns and operates the largest single refining and chemicals complex in China.
  • Advised China’s Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt Co. on a tripartite collaboration agreement with global automaker Ford Motor Co. and nickel producer PT Vale Indonesia Tbk to jointly invest in the Pomalaa Block High-Pressure Acid Leaching (HPAL) Project.
  • Advised multilateral development lenders in a financing to a wind project in Kazakhstan. The project is jointly owned by a Chinese state-owned power utility. One of the sponsors, the contractor, and the main supplier are all Chinese enterprises.

China > Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms Tier 2

The corporate investigations team at White & Case LLP advises multinationals on their Chinese operations and any challenges they may face, such as regulatory and criminal enforcement, investigations and associated civil claims. A stand-out area of the practice is its expertise in parallel investigation proceedings in response to cross-border inquiries by regulatory authorities. Bingna Guo leads the team from Beijing, and is an expert in compliance investigation and litigation. Guo is well-versed in the FCPA, Chinese anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws, and the UKL bribery act, making her a go-to for firms with multijurisdictional compliance matters. James Hsiao provides key support, and handles international anti-corruption investigations, international arbitration, and commercial litigation from Hong Kong.

Practice head(s):

Bingna Guo

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Key clients

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Goldman Sachs (Asia)

Jio Platforms

Cloopen Group Holding

Work highlights

  • Represented the special committee of Cloopen in internal investigations related to allegations regarding related party transactions and accounting irregularities.
  • Represented Goldman Sachs (Asia) in multiple compliance matters related to investments in Chinese targets involving highly complex new technologies.
  • Represented the audit committee of a US-listed China-based online commercial logistics platform to conduct an independent investigation related to allegations regarding alleged inflation of financial data.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: foreign firms Tier 4

China > Data protection: foreign firms

With major clients in the biomedical, food production and tech spaces, White & Case LLP is developing its PRC data protection practice under the leadership of Bingna Guo. The firm assists with data compliance and policy updating, and also supports on the data protection aspects of cross-border M&A deals.

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Alan Bao photo Alan Bao Partner
Christopher Corr photo Christopher Corr Counsel
Bingna Guo photo Bingna Guo Partner
David Li photo David Li Partner