Firm Profile > White & Case LLP > Beijing, China

White & Case LLP
19TH FLOOR, TOWER 1 OF CHINA CENTRAL PLACE
81 JIANGUO LU, CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100025
China

Banking and finance: foreign firms Tier 2

White & Case LLP is well known for its assistance on large banking and finance deals that emanate from Asia, including leveraged acquisition financings, real estate finance, project financing and asset finance. The team also acts for credit funds and hedge funds, as well as securities houses, on debt, equity-linked and equity investments in Asia and around the world. David Li is a highly rated Beijing contact and Shanghai's Frank Shu is a senior legal consultant. In Hong Kong, Eric Berg is the head of the firm’s Asia Pacific region, Eugene Man leads the Asia Pacific banking and restructuring practices, and Baldwin Cheng is well known for advising both Chinese and global banks on major pan-Asian financings.

Testimonials

Commercial, responsive and focused on getting the deal done‘.

No unnecessary grandstanding, just solid, clear commercial advice designed to manage the transactions as smoothly as possible‘.

The team is always very well managed and appropriately resourced‘.

‘David Li and associate June Chun deliver top-notch work product and are available and responsive. They do everything necessary to ensure we get past the finish line‘.

Key clients

China CITIC Bank International

CTBC Bank

Gaw Capital Partners

China Everbright Bank

Morgan Stanley

RRJ Capital

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

I Squared Capital

Deutsche Bank

Corporate and M&A: foreign firms Tier 2

In addition to adding four private equity partners in Hong Kong from Ropes & Gray LLPWhite & Case LLP recently expanded its global M&A practice through the hiring in Beijing of partner Grace Fan-Delatour, who advises clients in the oil and gas and mining and metals sectors, and local partner Shaohui Jiang; both joined from K&L Gates. The team's recent M&A work spanned industries such as oil and gas, sports, real estate, travel and hospitality, chemicals, medical devices, automotive and consumer goods; the firm has also grown its practice in relation to technology, media and entertainment and online gaming. Alex Zhang, who divides his time between the Shanghai and Beijing offices, leads the firm's M&A practice in China; Vivian Tsoi in Shanghai is highly rated for big-ticket cross-border transactions; and in Hong Kong, Christopher Kelly is head of corporate and M&A in Asia Pacific. Former partner Andre Zhu left the firm for an in-house role.

Testimonials

White & Case is able to put together a strong team that draws on resources both within and outside of China, including dedicated partners from Shanghai, Singapore and the United States. They are able to provide viewpoints on the inbound concerns of a foreign investor while also deeply understanding the necessary steps for working within the Chinese framework. Their Chinese associates are also superstar performers who are accomplished and diligent‘.

Key clients

Ctrip

Qingdao Haier Co

Saudi Aramco

Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing

Amer Sports

ReWalk Robotics

Private equity: foreign firms Tier 3

White & Case's private equity team has seen several new additions in 2019, with the arrival of a team from Ropes & Gray LLPDaniel Yeh heads the Asia-Pacific private equity practice which advises leading private equity firms and financial sponsors on both sell and buy-side of transactions, while Christopher Kelly leads the corporate and M&A department. Other key names includes Paul TangWilliam Fong and Steve Sha who all joined the firm's Hong Kong office along with Yeh and a number of associates. Andre Zhu took up an in-house position at Pinduoduo.

Key clients

The Carlyle Group

Baring Private Equity Asia

CVC

Warburg Pincus

Projects and energy: foreign firms Tier 3

White & Case LLP's energy, infrastructure and project finance group is experienced in outbound project financing and investments; it also comprises energy and mining sector-related corporate finance and M&A expertise. Executive partner of the Beijing Office, David Li focuses primarily on China inbound and outbound financing deals, and his experience includes single and multi-sourced infrastructure and project development financings in emerging markets such as Africa and Latin America. Growth in the team included the hiring in Beijing of partner Grace Fan-Delatour, who advises clients in the oil and gas and mining and metals sectors, from K&L Gates.

Real estate and construction: foreign firms Tier 3

White & Case LLP's China-based real estate team was recently active advising developers, owners, private and institutional investors, investment funds, lenders and underwriters on real estate transactions in Asia. It is experienced in a range of assets, such as office and apartment buildings, multi-family developments, mixed-use properties, shopping centres, hotels and resorts, and industrial, warehouse and other commercial projects. The principal advisers are Beijing's David Li and Hong Kong-based Baldwin Cheng.

Key clients

Gaw Capital Partners

China Everbright Bank

Phoenix Property Investors

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Greentown China Holdings

Warburg Pincus

Regulatory/compliance: foreign firms Tier 3

White & Case LLP recently hired the 'experiencedBingna Guo from O'Melveny for its white-collar practice in Beijing; Guo is experienced in internal investigations, and provides regulatory and compliance advice on domestic and cross-border matters. She also assists with FCPA and other anti-bribery and anti-corruption issues.

White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Z Alex Zhang
Antitrust Vivian Tsoi
Antitrust Bingna Guo
Banking and finance David Li
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Vivian Tsoi
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Grace Fan-Delatour
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Z Alex Zhang
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Shaohui Jiang
Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance David Li
Financial restructuring and insolvency David Li
International trade Christopher Corr
Photo Name Position Profile
 Christopher Corr  photo Christopher Corr
 Grace Fan-Delatour  photo Grace Fan-Delatour
 Bingna Guo  photo Bingna Guo
 Shaohui Jiang  photo Shaohui Jiang
Cantonese
English
Mandarin
other Chinese dialects

White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.

Industries
Learn about the breadth of our industry experience
www.whitecase.com/law#industries

Practices
Explore how we deliver results for our clients
www.whitecase.com/law#practices

Regions
Discover where we work with our clients globally
www.whitecase.com/law#regions

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Chairman Hugh Verrier