Dentons > Hangzhou, China > Firm Profile

Dentons
18F, BLOCK A
1366 QIANJIANG ROAD
JIANGGAN DISTRICT, HANGZHOU
China

China > Regional coverage: Jiangsu Province: Nanjing Tier 1

Dentons is particularly noted for its dispute resolution capability, with the team handling a broad range of complex commercial disputes. It also advises on capital markets, insolvency and bankruptcy, labour and employment,  real estate and construction, banking and finance, and data compliance matters. Managing partner Yongming Shen leads the 125-partner team which includes Ting Lu, who recently handled a number of high-value project financing transactions and disputes arising from the construction of an oil and gas collection and purification station; Pei Xu who focuses on domestic and foreign M&A and financing transactions; Bin Zuo who is a key name for restructuring and insolvency matters; and Chao Xu who is noted for contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

China Energy Construction Group Jiangsu Electric

Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

China Energy Construction Group Jiangsu Power

No.1 Engineering Company

Shuangdeng Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Rituo Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Keneng Electronic Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd

Suzhou Jinfu Technology Co., Ltd.

Xuzhou Zhenxin Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

Hartalega Sdn. Bhd.

Poly Jiangsu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen International Ports Development (Shenzhen) Limited

China Great Wall Asset Management Co., Ltd. Jiangsu Branch

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd. Nanjing Branch

Nanjing Greentown Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Baoneng Urban Development Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Dongyuan Real Estate Development Co.,Ltd.

Xinhuanet Co., Ltd.

Minmetals Real Estate East China Regional Company

Beijing Longhu Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Jinmao Suwan Enterprise Management (Tianjin)Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Zhengrong Dexin Real Estate DevelopmentCo., Ltd.

The People’s Bank of China Nanjing Branch

China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd. Nanjing Branch

HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited Nanjing Branch

Hang Seng Bank (China) Limited Nanjing Branch

Jiangsu Guoxin Investment Group Limited

Guoyuan Securities Company Limited

Zijin Trust Co., Ltd.

Suning Financial Services (Shanghai) Group Co.,Ltd.

Suning. Com Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Mosheng Asset Management Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acted for China Everbright Bank Nanjing Branch on its participation in its RMB1bn debt restructuring of Sanpower Group.
  • Advised Poly Jiangsu Real Estate Development on its acquisition of Nanjing Yifeng Real Estate Company and Yangzhou Yirui held by Nanjing Yiju Construction Co.

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons acts for both domestic Chinese companies and multinationals across the full spectrum of antitrust and competition law, including merger filings, compliance, and private litigation. The practice draws on its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan to advise clients across China on investigations, including those brought by SAMR as well as provincial authorities. Jet Deng , Ken Dai and Yaqing Zhang are the key figures in the team.

Key clients

Unilever China

Schaeffler Greater China

DENSO

CNNC Capital Holding Co., Ltd

SF Holdings

TOTAL

CCPIT

Trip.com Group Ltd.

Henlius

Inspur

Wuhan Guangyi Xinyuan Technology Co., Ltd, held by Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (stock code: 688599)

Hubei Beixin Investment Development Co., Ltd, held by Beixin Co., Ltd. (stock code: 002307)

COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM Plastic Omnium, held by COMPAGNIE PLASTIC OMNIUM

Hubei Jiaotou Ezhou Investment Development Co., Ltd, held by Hubei Provincial Communications Investment Group., Ltd.

Wuhan Qidakang Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.

Department of Commerce of Hubei Province

Wuhan Hanyang Guangming Trading Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised on the merger control aspects of Jinshan Chengtou’s joint venture with Merlin Entertainment, KIRKBI Group (Lego brand owner) and CMC, engaging in the development and operation of large theme parks.
  • Acted for Qingdao Port International Co., Ltd. in the merger control filing for its acquisition of 90% of the equity of Qingdao Red Star Logistics Industry Co., Ltd., in order to obtain the sole control of the target company.
  • Assisted SF Express with obtaining merger control clearance for its acquisition of Jinyi Logistics Co., Ltd.

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons’ banking team acts in conjunction with the firm’s offices around the world to advise on cross-border matters. The practice is particularly focused on the securities sector, where it handles the issuing of securities as well as the securitisation of loans and non-performing assets. Aircraft lease financing is another specialism for the team, which is led by Jie Wang , Zhang Wei, Jingjing Xia and Xie Fei. Lihong Wang and Frank Qu are also noted for their work on derivatives and securities.

Other key lawyers:

Lihong Wang; Frank Qu; Jian Ying; Yao Zhou

Testimonials

‘This team has strong business and legal experience in credit asset securitization, and keeps effective communication with issuers and lead underwriters in the drafting of transaction structure and project due diligence to help promote the project.’

‘In particular, the law firm has a high market share in the disposal of non-performing assets and has provided services for many types of banks with extensive experience in non-performing assets.’

‘Dentons law firm offers a comprehensive range of professional and efficient legal services. They are experienced in the field of disposal of non-performing assets.’

‘Jian Ying designs different trading methods according to different assets, which is very practical and efficient. She also has a good understanding of the market for distressed assets and is able to provide helpful advice on how to communicate with investors and what they are more concerned about.’

‘The team has extensive experience, has a good understanding of many asset types, as well as has a comprehensive understanding of market conditions.’

‘Yao Zhou’s team responds promptly and can always complete impossible tasks in the shortest time. In the process of communication, they fully listen to clients’ opinions and quickly develop solutions suitable for clients. They are professional and responsive in negotiation, with outstanding coordination and communication skills. The team’s billing mechanism is flexible and the best solutions are tailored to clients.’

‘In the process of global business development, Yao Zhou provides professional advice across time zones and participates in important negotiations to help clients solve issues. Zhou has strong coordination and communication skills and is able to provide one-stop services for cross-border transactions.’

Key clients

FAW Auto Finance Co,. Ltd.

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd.

Everbright Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

China Construction Bank Corporation

Bank of Cangzhou

Hua Life Insurance Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Tailong Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.

Great Wall Guorong Investment Management Co., Ltd.

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 2

Dispute resolution is one of Dentons China‘s core areas, and the firm is one of the most active in the arbitration space, advising on proceedings relating to construction, banking and contractual issues. As part of a multinational office network, the department regularly advises on disputes with an international element, both with regards to representing multinational clients in Chinese disputes and acting in proceedings conducted overseas. Summit Chen is one of the key names in the Shanghai office, and has experience acting as an arbitrator in CIETAC and SAC proceedings. In Beijing, Yongrui Zhu represents both private companies and sovereign states in a variety of disputes.

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Testimonials

‘It is an international arbitration team with cross-continental cooperation.’

‘Dominant position at the top end of the PRC market. Very effective on complex, cross-border matters’.

‘Yongrui Zhu- excellent, very sharp and commercial.’

‘I know that Dentons pride themselves on providing a full range of legal services for their clients and that they are careful to keep client costs to a minimum. They provide the court and arbitral services, and I know from personal experience how carefully they look after their clients’ interests.’

‘I have had the privilege of knowing Summit Chen for more than 10 years. He has a very high reputation in the Dispute Resolution field. I regard him as highly competent and careful and have no hesitation in recommending him to any clients. I have found his associates to be conscientious and hardworking.’

Key clients

Octaform Systems Inc.

China Energy Engineering Group Tianjin Electric Power Construction Co., Ltd.

Shandong Taikai Electromechanical Equipment

Import&Export Co., Ltd.

Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd

PT Priamanaya Engergi

Work highlights

  • Represented an automotive industry company in a dispute heard by Xiamen Arbitration Committee.
  • Represented PT Priamanaya Energi in CIETAC proceedings.
  • Represented Shandong Taikai Electromechanical Equipment Import&Export Co., Ltd. in CIETAC proceedings.

China > Private wealth: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons acts for both institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals in private wealth matters. The team has a particular emphasis on cross-jurisdictional matters, such as advising Chinese nationals resident in the United States on their affairs. The team also draws on its corporate expertise to advise business owners on restructuring their businesses for the purposes of wealth management and inheritance planning. The formation of offshore and charitable trusts is another area of focus for the team. Jun Zhang and Fang Wang are the key figures in the team; Zhang is noted for his deep experience in family trusts, while Wang draws on her corporate law expertise to advise high-net-worth clients.

Practice head(s):

Jie Wang; Wei Zhang; Jing Wang; Xin Wang; Haifeng Lu; Xia Chen; Xingliang Jin; Zhewei Yang; Liang Zhou; Yueli Zhou; Jian Geng; Jingjing Xia; Haisheng Wei

Other key lawyers:

Jun Zhang; Wang Fang; Xiaochu Zhang; Yifan Lai; Lingli Xie

Testimonials

‘Dentons is the leading firm in China in terms of legal services for family wealth management, both in terms of practical operations and research. For example, Jun Zhang uses a comprehensive package of solutions to meet the needs of clients in the family wealth management sector, not only resolving a single issue but systematically solving problems to achieve the protection, management and inheritance of family wealth.’

‘Dentons is able to make extensive use of its global presence and outstanding teams outside China when implementing solutions, enabling it to arrange overseas lawyers and coordinate the provision of cross-border legal services. Compared to other organisations, Dentons offers very efficient overseas services with a high level of teamwork and collaboration.’

‘We work with Jun Zhang and Xiaochu Zhang. Mr Zhang is able to provide a comprehensive package of family wealth management solutions covering everything from family members and family businesses to the family as a whole, including wills, family trusts, family offices and family regulations. Mr Zhang has a wealth of practical experience in all these areas and is able to implement solutions across the group. Mr Zhang also has a very forward-looking perspective on family wealth management and is always able to accurately judge development trends in the industry, even to the extent of leading the development of the industry.’

‘The diverse backgrounds of the team members helped our business. The team was able to locally implement a full-process service based on Dentons’ global network.’

‘We have rarely come across partners in Chinese legal circles with their level of professional expertise and experience in the specific area of families. The team has many years of experience of dealing with complex family and family business issues, and they have the sufficiently deep capabilities, insights and long-term perspectives for the relevant issues that affect our specific clients, as well as the ability to provide fundamental solutions for our client’s basic needs, identify things that the client really wants but has not expressed, and the ability to apply these insights and specialist tools inside and outside China to deal with issues appropriately. The team led by Jun Zhang, ably assisted by Lingli Xie, along with a core team made up of the lawyers Xiaochu Zhang and Yifan Lai, has the ability to evaluate the client’s current situation, gain insight into their needs, formulate solutions, accompany clients during negotiations, implement solutions and report, thereby providing reliable safeguards throughout the entire process. Their quality of service met our and our clients’ highest standards and expectations for legal services.’

‘I have worked with Jun Zhang’s team at Dentons, as we jointly provided services to immigration clients. The thing that sets Mr Zhang’s team apart is their mastery of a whole package of services, enabling them to provide clients with solutions for a very wide range of needs.’

‘Jun Zhang is very good at communicating with family clients and this is a skill that other lawyers I have encountered do not possess. He is always able to precisely identify what the client really wants and work out what they need, so he is able to quickly build a relationship of trust with family clients. Xiaochu Zhang in Mr Zhang’s team is also excellent, and has provided expert advice and opinions on many details of implementation.’

‘Jun Zhang and Xiaochu Zhang’s teams at Dentons have provided many of our Chinese clients with family trust consulting services. Many of our clients have started to get involved with family trusts in recent years and would like to make trust arrangements in China, so they seek our advice. We recommend seeking the help of Mr Zhang’s team, as he has a very comprehensive understanding of trusts and is able to answer client questions very well.’

Key clients

Noah Holdings Ltd, Noah Family Service Canter, Ark Trust

HSBC Bank (Singapore)

Henry Group

Guangdong Finance Trust Company Limited

CITIC Bank Co., Ltd.

CITIC Trust Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Provided advice to the clients of Noah Holdings on private wealth matters, such as the establishment of family trusts and divorces.
  • Advising clients of Aladdin Family Office Co. on private wealth issues such as inheritance planning.
  • Advised HSBC Bank (Singapore) on wealth management issues involving its clients based in Mainland China.

China > Regional coverage: Guangdong Province: Guangzhou and Shenzhen Tier 2

Dentons has a sizeable regional team with over 230 partners across its Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices. The Guangzhou office is regularly instructed on financing, capital markets, corporate and M&A, employment and commercial disputes; it also has notable expertise in emerging fields including the digital economy and urban renewal; its Shenzhen office focuses on advising clients in the real estate and construction, natural resources and urban renewal sectors. Yuefeng Lu and Jian Zhang jointly lead the team from its Guangzhou and Shenzhen offices respectively. Zuoke Chen is recommended for corporate and commercial, real estate and construction and commercial disputes; Liang Zhou handles cross-border financing and debt issuance transactions; Xiangfa Zhang focuses on Hong Kong and US listings; and Bin Jiang specialises in bankruptcy, restructuring and M&A mandates.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

In recent years, Dentons Guangzhou Branch has matched customer needs in industry segmentation and specialization, and refined division of labor to provide customers with high-quality legal services‘.

‘Baoting Yang’s team of lawyers has extensive experience in insurance dispute resolution, insurance front-end product clause design, internal control compliance, etc., especially in the fields of construction engineering and liability insurance. The mitigation effect is significant, and the case follow-up, plan writing and daily communication are all excellent.’

Key clients

Seedland Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd.

GTJA Investment Group Co., Ltd.

China National Agricultural Means of Production Group Corporation

Guangzhou Metro Group Co., Ltd.

First Capital Securities Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.

S.F. Holding Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Airport (Group) Co., Ltd.

Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ( Asia ) Limited

J.P Morgan

Société Générale Bank

HSBC Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Fifth Third Bank

Guangdong Provincial Expressway Development Co., Ltd.

Global Top

Honz Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Xingfa Aluminium Co., Ltd.

ATIF Holdings Limited

Yatsen Holding Limited

Evergrande Travel Group Co., Ltd.

Blue Moon (China) Co., Ltd.

China Southern Power Grid

Ping An Health Insurance Company of China., Ltd.

China Construction Third Engineering Bureau Group Co., Ltd 中建三局集团有限公司

San Ke Holding Group Co., Ltd.  三科控股集团有限公司(房地产、建筑、投资)

Shanghai mingpeng Construction Group Co., Ltd 上海明鹏建设集团有限公司

Guangdong Jinli Construction Engineering Co., Ltd 广东锦利建设工程有限公司

Shenzhen Agribusiness Group Co., Ltd. (Industrial real estate and agriculture) 深圳农商集团有限公司(产业地产、农业)

China Construction Fourth Engineering Bureau No.5 Construction Engineering Co., Ltd 中建四局第五建筑工程有限公司

CGN Environmental Protection Industry Co., Ltd 中广核环保产业有限公司

CGN Shanhe Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd 中广核山河环境工程有限公司

Hunan No.4 Engineering Co., Ltd 湖南省第四工程有限公司

Shenzhen jiananxin Engineering Guarantee Co., Ltd 深圳市建安信工程担保有限公司

Shenzhen Zhongshun Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.  深圳中顺置业发展有限公司

Shenzhen Shian Industrial Co., Ltd. 深圳世安实业有限公司

Shenzhen Youcheng Development Co., Ltd 深圳优城发展有限公司

Work highlights

  • Advised China Vanke on the transfer of its 50% shares of Guangzhou Wanxi Enterprise Management to seven strategic investors led by China Cinda Asset Management.
  • Advised China Construction Bank on three cross-border financing projects.
  • Advised Baosheng Science and Technology on pre-IPO restructuring and listing, making it the first Chinese video marketing services provider to be listed in the US market.

China > Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing Tier 2

Dentons‘ sizeable practice is jointly led by Chongqing-based Youkun Chen and Chengdu-based Shoumin Liu; the team handles contentious and non-contentious real estate and construction matters, financing, M&A, capital markets, compliance, and commercial disputes. In the Chongqing office, Zhaohui Wen is a key name for real estate and construction, commercial disputes and labour and employment matters; Marco Hu focuses on international trade and cross-border transactions; real estate practice head Jun Ma counts large state-owned and private construction companies as his clients and has acted as arbitrator in construction contractual arbitrations; Qiang Wang and Xiao Tan are noted for dispute resolution, and capital markets and private equity, respectively.

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Testimonials

‘Xiao Tan is professional and meticulous, has a strong sense of responsibility, always actively responds to customers’ consulting needs, and solves problems in a timely and effective manner from the perspective of customers.’

Xiao Tan has outstanding professional abilities, the non-litigation projects he undertakes are high-quality and efficient, he is humble and low-key, and his team is strong in execution.’

The Dentons platform has obvious competitive advantages.’

Key clients

Chongqing Construction Ninth Engineering Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Second Municipal Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

Sichuan Huaqi Construction Engineering Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Taicheng Construction Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Jianxin Construction Engineering Supervision & Consultation Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Construction Engineering Building Materials & Logistics Co.,Ltd.

Chongqing Construction Engineering Group Logictics Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Construction Engineering South Concrete Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Tonglei Concrete Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Lingtong Concrete Admixture Co.

Chongqing Tenghai Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.

Tongfang Technovator Int. (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Yu Kang Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

Chongqing Xiantao Energy Management Co.,Ltd.

Hefei Tenghai Auto Parts Co.,Ltd.

Chongqing Jinfeng Construction (Group) Co. Ltd.

China Construction Bank Co.Ltd. Chongqing Branch

CLP Technology Group Chongqing Sound Optoelectronics Co.Ltd

Chongqing Kansai Paint Co.Ltd.

Hechuan District Automobile Industry Service Center

Savills Property Consultants Ltd.

China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co.Ltd.

China Orient Asset Management Co.Ltd. Chongqing Branch

CPC Chongqing Tongliang District Committee Office

Chongqing Pharmaceutical Group Co.Ltd.

Chongqing Grain Group Co.Ltd.

Chongqing Qianwei Technology Group Co.Ltd.

China Railway Tower Co.Ltd. Chongqing Branch

Shenzhen Yongyao Investment Fund Management Co.Ltd.

Chongqing Yuxin Pingrui Electronics Co.Ltd.

Caixin Smart Life Service Group Co.Ltd.

Chongqing Jian’an construction (Group) Co., Ltd

Chongqing yijule Industrial Co., Ltd

Guizhou Xinxin import and Export Co., Ltd

Chongqing Branch of Agricultural Bank of China

Guizhou Jiayi Coal Industry Group Co., Ltd

Zunyi Ruigang enterprise real estate development Co., Ltd

AVIC Construction Engineering Group (Xiamen) Construction Co., Ltd

Chongqing Branch of Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd

Chongqing Xinyou Construction Service Co., Ltd

China > Regional coverage: Zhejiang Province: Hangzhou Tier 2

Dentons‘ Hangzhou office was established in 2008, and numbers over 20 partners and over 50 non-partner lawyers. Managing partners Wanjun Xu and Yu Lin are recommended for corporate and M&A and commercial disputes respectively, and are supported by executive managing partner Weijie Lyu who focuses on corporate finance and capital markets transactions. Within the sizeable team, Lei Chen is a key name to note for real estate and the disposal of non-performing assets of banks and asset management companies; senior counsel Bokun Lou is noted for IP, environment and financial disputes while Jianwen He handles civil and commercial disputes; Liang Wu advises on restructuring, M&A, bankruptcy, liquidation and restructuring matters; Jingjing Xia has notable expertise in the fintech sector and counts the Zhejiang Branch of Export-Import Bank of China as a key client. SOE restructurings, international trade, shipping, labour and energy matters also feature in its recent caseload. Huaen Fang, Lin Zhang and Xiongjie Shen are also recommended.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Very experienced in the financial services sector.

Key clients

Zhejiang Zheyin Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

China Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Xintiandi Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Fengyue Investment Development Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Zhongyou Hong’an Industrial Development Co., Ltd.

Baoyi Group Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jiulong Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Jiuliang Education Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jianggan District Social Sports Guidance Center

Shanghai Miyu Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Ledao e-commerce Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Dongheng Petroleum Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Aocheng Commercial Service Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Association of Small Loan Companies

Zhejiang Xuanting Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Future Technology Investment Holdings Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Junting Real Estate Agency Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Bosi Haitai Technology Industry Development Group Co., Ltd.

Alipay (China) Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Baobao Technology Co., Ltd.

Export-Import Bank of China Zhejiang Branch

Health Bureau of Jianggan District, Hangzhou City

Guoke Hengtai (Hangzhou) Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

Shisilang (Hangzhou) Catering Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Jinka High-Tech Engineering Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Jutie Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Lin’an Tuankou Town Ludi Hot Spring Resort Hotel Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Fuzhe Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Xingwang Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Jingge Tesco E-Commerce Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Zhaocaibao Financial Information Service Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Tiantao Youpin Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Xiaoya Technology Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Tiantao Maiba Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Helian Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Ximu Financial Information Service (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Zhongda Jinshi Group Co., Ltd.

Huarong Rongde Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Xingchuang Real Estate Group Co., Ltd.

Mayi (Hangzhou) Fund Sales Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Yiwangyichuang Technology Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Caogen Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

China Minsheng Bank Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Fangyuan Plastic Machinery Co., Ltd.

Quzhou Yibei Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China MCC20 Group Corp., Ltd.

Yuyao Zhong’an Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Hangzhou Xiacheng Real Estate Development and Operation Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Feiyang International Tourism Group Co., Ltd.

Hefei Liniu Information Technology Co., Ltd.

China Tobacco Zhejiang Industrial Co., Ltd.

China Investment Consulting Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang E-Commerce Bank Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Duya Electromechanical Technology Co., Ltd.

Tonglu Mengda Jewelry Co., Ltd.

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons stands out for the breadth of its tax practice, which includes acting for individuals, government entities, and companies in tax disputes as well as providing compliance advice. Vinson Xu is frequently instructed by tax authorities in Guangzhou, representing them in contentious tax matters. His work includes disputes focusing on VAT, tax exemptions, and social insurance premiums. Xuefeng Leng is based in Beijing and handles the team’s work for private clients, representing companies in issues with the tax authorities as well as handling the tax aspects of corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Guang Han; Zhangkai Ma; Ning Wang; Jining Wang; Lin Wang; Wensheng Lu; Junming Shi; Chenkui Lv; Difei Zhu; Feng Li; An Li; Liang Wu ; Rong He; Yunsong Leng; Xuefeng Leng; Changchun Zhang; Dong Zhang; Hong Zhang ; Jian Zhang ; Zhiyuan Zhang; Xinhui Jia; Xiao Ni; Fengjiang Gao; Meili Gao; Hongqing Guo; Jiamao Cheng; Shuhong You; Jianxin Xiong; Xuchu Dai

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Key clients

Guangzhou Tianhe District Tax Service, State Taxation Administration

Guangzhou Haizhu District Tax Service, State Taxation Administration

Guangzhou Yuexiu District Tax Service, State Taxation Administration

Guangzhou Zengcheng District Tax Service, State Taxation Administration

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons China‘s client base includes an impressive array of international and domestic tech companies, in addition to funds and financial institutions, which it advises on date protection, corporate transactions and regulatory compliance. The firm has a particular niche in economic sanctions and export controls; Kevin Cai has been advising a number of Chinese companies on the implications of being listed on the List of Communist Chinese Military Companies by the U.S. Department of Defense, or the Entity List by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Jiamao Cheng leads the corporate practice assists with cross-border M&A projects.

Practice head(s):

Jiamao Cheng

Other key lawyers:

Kevin Cai; Shengdi Mao

Key clients

Under Armour, Inc.

Shandong Bohui Group Co., Ltd.

Alibaba Group

Dinghui Investment Management (Tianjin) Company Limited

Zhejiang Doer Biologics Corporation

Shanghai Huzan Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation

Shenzhen BGI Health Technology Co., Ltd.

Beijing Lenovo Co., Ltd

Anker Innovation Technology Co., Ltd

Qualcomm Wireless Communication Technologies (China) Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Cainiao Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd.

AutoNavi Software Company

A famous investment Company

Beijing Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd

A Famous EU E-commerce platform Company

Work highlights

  • Advising Dinghui Investment Management (Tianjin) Company Limited on its first round of financing.
  • Advising Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) after it was included in the List of Communist Chinese Military Companies by the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Advising Anker Innovation Technology Co., Ltd on data protection compliance.

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 2

Dentons China’s trade practice is highly active in advising on matters involving trade with the US. In addition to acting for Chinese companies facing anti-dumping and countervailing investigations brought by American regulators, the practice is increasingly active in national security-related trade matters, such as advising companies that have been placed on the Entity List or the List of Communist Chinese Military Companies. Kaiming Cai, Jianlin Ni and Lei Sun are key figures in the team, handling trade issues such as investigations across a range of jurisdictions, while Guohong Zhang focuses on customs matters.

Practice head(s):

Wanlin Shi; Kaiming Cai; Lei Sun; Jianlin Ni; Guohong Zhan

Key clients

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)

Shenzhen BGI Health Technology Co., Ltd. (BGI)

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)

Silvery Dragon Prestressed Materials Co., LTD Tianjin

Zhejiang Best Nail Industrial Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Xinyi Metal Products Co., Ltd.

Ningbo Daye Garden Machinery Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Happy Smart Furnishings Co., Ltd.

Haining Fanmei Furniture Co., Ltd.

Kingtom Aluminio SRL

Ministry of Commerce of The People’s Public of China

East Asia Aluminum Co., Ltd.

Marken Limited

Shanghai Jiyou International Trading Co., Ltd.

Changshu NSK Needle Bearing Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Hua Song Logistics Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Akracing Seat Co., Ltd.

Guangxi Tengfei Zinc Industry Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to comprehensively deal with its inclusion in the List of Communist Chinese Military Companies produced by the U.S. Department of Defense, and from the Entity List produced by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Advised BGI Genomics Co., Ltd in handling compliance affairs following the listing of one of its subsidiaries on the Entity List.
  • Acting as the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT)’s perennial adviser for handling affairs related to the U.S.

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 3

As part of the firm’s international office network, Dentons China often works alongside overseas colleagues to assist multinational clients with data compliance regimes and international data transfers. Data specialist Kevin Cai leads the practice; Cai works with clients including ZTE, Alibaba and Tencent and combines his data practice with market-leading expertise in export controls and economic sanctions, particularly with regards to US-Chins relations.

Practice head(s):

Kevin Cai

Testimonials

‘Able to provide clients with legal services diligently and solidly, with diversified personnel composition, reasonable billing and innovative service mode.’

‘Kevin Cai gets good results quickly and efficiently.’

Key clients

Anker Innovation Technology Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Cainiao Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Holdings (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.

China Three Gorges International Corporation

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Work highlights

  • Advised Anker on U.S. data security and data protection compliance.
  • Advised Zhejiang Cainiao Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd on compliance issues.
  • Advised China Three Gorges International Corporation on compliance issues.

China > Insurance; PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons has significant experience in advising asset management and private equity companies on establishing debt and equity investment plans and funds, an area where Hui Yu is the main contact. Recent highlights saw Guangrui Liu advising insurtech companies on a range of matters including financing, restructuring and compliance relating to their internet insurance businesses; Liu also has notable experience in insurance funds utilisation. Shanghai-based practice head Weidong Wang focuses on disputes.

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Key clients

Answern Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Zhonglu Group Co., Ltd

FRD Motorsports Limited

Pingan-tsumura Co., Ltd

China Life Asset Management Company Limited

China Life Capital Investment Co., Ltd.

Picc Asset Management Company Limited

PICC Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd.

ICBC-AXA Asset Management Company

Sinosafe Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms

Dentons China has a full service practice; the team includes patent agents, in addition to lawyers with experience as trademark examiners. Active in all areas of IP, the firm is particularly strong regarding contentious matters, often assisting private and state-owned enterprises from industries such as aviation manufacturing and pharmaceuticals in trademark and patent-related proceedings. Mingyue Dun , Jet Deng, Yuzhou Yang, Chunyao Zhang and Miao Huang are some of the names to note.

Other key lawyers:

Zhisong Deng; Yaqing Zhang; Chunyao Zhang; Mingyue Dun; Fang Wang; Liu Feng

Testimonials

‘Dentons’ intellectual property department covers a wide range of categories, including trademarks, patents, copyrights, unfair competition and trade secrets. The team has a complete system and abundant personnel. The team has strong leadership and execution ability, are able to complete difficult cases and has a global network, which is very helpful to enter into the international market.’

‘Liu Feng is very earnest and careful, and the legal services provided by his team are very valuable.’

Key clients

SPC Investment Co., Ltd. (Paris Baguette)

Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA)

Markor International Furniture Stock Co.,Ltd.

Shantou Liannaji Skin Care Products Co.,Ltd.

Olivier Lapidus

Beijing Dongcheng Tourist Advisory Service Center

Shanghai Leiyunshang Pharmaceutical West Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Film (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Ruiyu Biotech Co., Ltd.

Guilin Lianyi Agricultural Plastic Products Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Yuda Electronics Co., Ltd., Shenzhen Shengbaile Electroacoustic Technology Co., Ltd.

Senlin Lin

Shanghai Zhina Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai East Best & Lansheng Group

Shanghai Yicheng Information Technology Co., Ltd.

AVIC Joy Air Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Jiaoda Onlly Co., Ltd.

Xiaomi Communication Technology Co. Ltd. and Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiuli Group Co., Ltd. and Zhejiang Jiuli Special Materials Technology Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Yicheng Information Technology Co., Ltd.

Unilever China Co., Ltd.

Mobitech Autoparts Co. Ltd

Foreo (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Junzheng Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen Fujiang Technology Co., Ltd.

Airwair International Limited

Kimberly-Clark (China) Co., Ltd.

VIAElectronicGmbH

Glencairn IP Holding Company

Alexanderwerk GmbH

SciClone Pharmaceuticals International Ltd.

Shanghai Suran Fashion Co.,LTD.

Design Origin Ltd. (Wenda Gu Studio)

Anji Microelectronics Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

ZYF Lopsking Aluminum Co., Ltd.

GROUPE ATALLAH INC.

 

Work highlights

  • Advised SPC Investment Co., Ltd. on a series of cases involving trade mark squatting.
  • Advised Beijing Daxing International Airport on the implementation of an IP protection sytem
  • Represented Shanghai Zhina Network Technology Co., Ltd. in a copyright dispute against Tencent

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons draws on its network of offices to advise clients across China on labour and employment issues. The firm’s presence in cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai gives it expertise in provincial-level employment regulations. Jicheng Liu has a broad practice encompassing contentious and non-contentious labour matters. Joanie Zhang has a background in criminal law and frequently aides clients in investigations into issues such as alleged employee misconduct. Shane Luo is another key contact in the team and is highly praised by clients.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We valued the prompt and professional response to urgent questions and demand.’

‘The team is small but very reliable and not subject to frequent change, as well as exhibiting a very high level of professionalism.Their fees are reasonable, they are well acquainted with labour law practices and precedents, and they are very responsive. The most exceptional thing is the amount of experience on offer. They are not only familiar with the laws and regulations in the labour law field, but are also very well acquainted with local labour regulations and practices in many regions.’

‘Shane Luo (Xin Luo), the lawyer who worked with us, has a very solid grasp of the legal fundamentals and a very strong understanding of the needs of clients. His service abilities were truly outstanding and he is a very good communicator. The opinions he offered were not confined to legal issues, as he provides excellent practical and targeted advice based on the client’s specific circumstances.’

‘The main features of Shane Luo’s team are that they respond very quickly, provide a diverse and flexible range of service formats, and a fairly flexible range of quotes.’

‘Shane Luo (Xin Luo) has a wealth of practical experience and often gets in touch with people at HR, so he is able to give us advice from an HR perspective during our day-to-day work, which is very helpful.’

‘The team operates in a well-regimented fashion and is able to cover a range of corporate legal needs. They are also one of the few firms in the Zhuhai area that offers hourly billing.’

‘Jie Zhang has a very good attitude to service. He is able to provide appropriate solutions that take the client’s perspective into account. The team spanning the Beijing and Shanghai regions is assisting us and is able to flexibly allocate personnel based on the needs of the client and the project.’

‘Shane Luo (Xin Luo) is very responsive and efficient, as well as have a very high level of professional knowledge and a wealth of practical experience, enabling him to provide practice and effective solutions. He is able to answer questions about case progress and communicate across different national and cultural backgrounds, ensuring that information is communicated smoothly across national and regional boundaries.’

Key clients

Adidas

Champion Petfood

DBS

HPI

IFF

Kantar

ON

PWC

SE

Syngenta

Multek China Limited

COOEC-Fluor Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

VF China Limited

Uniflair (Zhuhai) Electrical Appliance Manufacturing Co., Ltd

Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Consulate General of the United Arab Emirates in Shanghai

American International School of Guangzhou

Hettich Furniture Hardware Components (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd

Dr. Martens AirWair Hong Kong Limited

Rayben Technologies (Zhuhai) Limited

Multek Industries Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Multek China Limited on a dispute with an employee over occupational disease.

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons draws on its M&A expertise to advise on acquisitions of companies and assets in the energy sector. The practice also handles investments in energy projects, including assisting Chinese clients with outbound investment in projects related to the Belt and Road Initiative. Nancy Sun leads the practice and focuses on corporate transactions; elsewhere, Ting Lu handles investments and also advises contractors on bidding for projects as well as the drafting of contracts. Jenny Si is another key figure in the team, with a broad practice encompassing investments, compliance, and tendering for construction contracts.

Practice head(s):

Huazhi Yuan; Guisheng Yang; Nancy Sun

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Shell Energy (China) Limited

FMC Corporation

BASF

Total S.A.

Power China Guizhou Engineering Co., Ltd

China Energy Engineering Group Guangzhou Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd

Shenergy New Energy (Inner Mongolia) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Lingang Offshore Wind Power Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Daqin New Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Shenergy New Energy (Qinghai) Co., Ltd

China Energy Construction Group Jiangsu Electric Power Design Institute Co., Ltd.

China Energy Construction Group Jiangsu Power No.1 Engineering Company

Shuangdeng Group Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Rituo Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd.

Jiangsu Keneng Electronic Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd

Suzhou Jinfu Technology Co., Ltd.

Xuzhou Zhenxin Venture Capital Co., Ltd. Yes Hartalega Sdn. Bhd.

SOCIEDADE DE DISTRIBUIÇÃO DE BEBIDAS DE ANGOLA, LDA.

Jiangsu Daji Investment Management Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised BASF SE on its acquisition of 51% of the equity interest in Hunan Shanshan Energy Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Assisted Shell Energy (China) Limited to evaluate and minimize the legal risks for the purchase of carbon emission units from a Verified Carbon Standard project located in Tongcheng, Anhui Province in China, as known as the Adjusted Water Management In Rice Cultivation Project.
  • Acted for Shenergy New Energy (Inner Mongolia) Co., Ltd in over 30 transactions with a total installed capacity over 2GW.

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons is particularly experienced at handling litigation between real estate developers and construction companies, acting for clients in disputes across China as well as overseas. The team also advises on the financing, development and construction of real estate projects, and has long-standing relationships with a number of developers. M&A transactions involving real estate are another area of expertise. Dentons is well-known in the market for the scale of its real estate team, as well as its geographical spread in offices across China. Key figures in Beijing include Huazhi Yuan , Liyuan Du, Guisheng Yang , and Yang Cao, while in Shanghai Qingnan Sun and Chenyao Wu are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Huazhi Yuan; Shidu Wang; Yongping Wang; Qingnan Sun; Liyuan Du; Guisheng Yang; Yang Hui; Chenyao Wu; Jian Zhang; Jian Zhang; Ke Zheng; Zongguo Yao; Xinhui Jia; Yang Cao

Other key lawyers:

Chaoying Li; Zhenyue Wang; Eric Chen

Testimonials

‘This is an outstanding team for the construction and real estate sectors. Their performance in construction litigation and arbitration really made me sit up and take notice.The team is made up of twenty or more lawyers, all of which have a very high quality of character and graduated from famous law schools.’

‘Huazhi Yuan, Chaoying Li, and Zhenyue Wang work very efficiently. Less than one week after taking on our case, they had finished reviewing all the case materials, drafted all the litigation response documentation, and finished the work for the arbitration hearing.Throughout the handling of my case, they consistently paid attention to communication with us, demonstrated a very sound understanding of the background of the project and technical issues involved in the case, and were very professional and knowledgeable.’

‘The team has been committed to affairs in the real estate industry for a long time, and has in-depth and extensive experience and a strong reputation in the industry.’

‘Eric Chen has been deeply involved in the industry for many years and has rich experience.’

‘A professional real estate and construction engineering practice. The team is familiar with various urban reform policies in Xi’an.’

‘Yang Hui is familiar with various policies and procedures related to urban reform in Xi’an, and has rich experience in land transactions and litigation.

‘Eric Chen’s team is responsive, and delivers quality work.’

Key clients

China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd

Jimo Economic Development Zone Management Committee of Shandong Province

China Sixth Metallurgical Construction Co., Ltd.

Zhangpu Coastal Great Corridor Highway Co., Ltd. & Guizhou Highway Engineering Group Co., Ltd.,

Guangxi Water & Power Engineering Group

Langfang Jingyu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.

Beijing Lianhe Real Estate Co., Ltd.

Datong First People’s Hospital

Beijing Western Mining Construction Co., Ltd

Global Logistic Properties Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

CITIC Pacific Properties

Shanghai CESC Dongfu Investment Development Company

Shaan xi Country Garden real estate co. Ltd.

Shanghai Xiangfu Real Estate Development Company Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented China Construction Second Engineering Bureau Ltd. in a dispute with Qingdao Aokesi Real Estate Co., Ltd. related to payment for a project.
  • Represented Jimo Economic Development Zone Management Committee of Shandong Province in a land compensation dispute.
  • Acted for China Sixth Metallurgical Construction Co., Ltd. in a construction project dispute.

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 3

Leveraging its impressive domestic footprint, Dentons' Beijing-based restructuring and insolvency team acts on matters across China. The team is particularly active in cases involving industrial companies, including SOEs. In addition to acting as court-appointed administrator, the practice also serves as trustee to distressed companies and handles debt restructurings and liquidations. Guang Han, Meili Gao, Ting Zhang, and Zhibin Zheng jointly lead the team. Gao, Zhang and Zheng are specialists in bankruptcy and restructuring law. Ying Jian is also a key name to note, and is praised for her 'excellent understanding of the market' as well as providing 'commercially driven legal advice'.

Practice head(s):

Han Guang; Gao Meili; Zhang Ting; Zhibin Zheng

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Ying Jian has created innovative deal structures for us and put together a highly efficient team to provide us with services. She provides expert and accurate opinions. She also has an excellent understanding of the market for debt restructuring and bad asset disposal, and has given us a lot of excellent business advice.’

‘Dentons is able to provide legal services everywhere in the world that they have a presence, and this really appealed to us. Dentons’ overseas offices also provide very professionally, expert services, which meant that we didn’t have to worry about finding such services.’

‘Ying Jian is extremely professional. She designs different deal methods for the specific circumstances of a project, plus all the methods she uses are very practical. Ms Jian has an excellent understanding of the market and has also helped us by providing business advice, thereby making her legal services even better value for money. We increasingly need this type of combined legal and commercial service.’

Key clients

Henan Zhongpin Food Co., Ltd and other 16 companies

Jilin HOROC Group Co., Ltd

Beijing Huayi Jiaxin Integrated Marketing Consulting Group Co., Ltd

Henan Yinge Industrial Investment Co., Ltd

China Construction Bank Corporation

Mengshang Bank Co.,LTD

Yunnan Coal Chemical Industry Group

Guizhou Guoyuan Mining Development co. LTD

Tewoo Group

Shenyang North Heavy Industries group co. LTD

Tonghua Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd

Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co., Ltd

Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd

China Forest Industry Group

Shenyang Shengjing Energy Development Group

Work highlights

  • Acted as joint adminstrator of He’nan Zhongpin Food Co., Ltd. and 17 other companies.
  • Acted as the pre-reorganisation administrator of Beijing Huayi Jiaxin Integrated Marketing Consulting Group Co., Ltd, after being appointed to this role by the First Intermediate People’s Court of Beijing Municipality.

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 3

Dentons has a varied and international shipping practice, advising Chinese and foreign clients on matters ranging from the negotiation of charterparties to litigation related to ship and cargo damage. The team acts for all parties involving in shipping, including P&I Clubs, insurers, shipowners, cargo interests, and banks. Bin Yuan in Shanghai and Darong Wang in Xiamen are the key contacts in the team.

Practice head(s):

Tao Li ; Yu Wang; Zhiqiang Zou; Darong Wang; Bin Yuan

Other key lawyers:

Sufang Huang

Testimonials

‘Dentons have advised foreign and Chinese clients on issues concerning maritime law, international trade, marine transportation, international clearing, and marine insurance. The client generally benefits from their in-depth understanding of the maritime sector, as well as their global reach, seamless service and multijurisdictional insight that can provide the clients with the right strategies.’

‘I worked with Sufang Huang in several cases. She mainly focuses on providing legal services in the areas of maritime law, shipping finance, trade finance, international trade. Before being a lawyer, Sufang worked in the logistics and shipping industry and has obtained rich working experience in the shipping industry, international trade, B/L, L/C, cargo and ship insurance, shipping finance, and so on. She can provide practical advice to clients.’

‘They are focused on the shipping sector, closely following hot topics in the industry. The team has people with backgrounds in both Chinese law and English law, giving them a clear advantage in shipping dispute cases.’

‘They have outstanding professional capabilities and a wealth of experience in the shipping sector, as well as a significant local presence and excellent resources. They understand the industry and are able to quickly ascertain clients’ needs and provide clients with solutions that meet their needs. Darong Wang is recommended.’

Key clients

Northville Navigation Ltd.

The German Federal Ministry of Health

Arctech Solar Holding Co., Ltd.

Anhui Daheng Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

Export-Import Bank of China, and its Xiamen Branch

PICC Quanzhou

Shanghai Huayuan Shipping Co., Ltd.

PICC Rongchen

CMA CGM S.A.

Gard P&I Club

Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd.,

PICC Xiamen

Guangxi Hongxiang Shipping Co., Ltd.

Bank of China Rizhao Branch Lanshan Sub-branch

PICC GUANGXI Branch

Northville Navigation Ltd.

The German Federal Ministry of Health

Arctech Solar Holding Co., Ltd.

Anhui Daheng Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 4

As part of Denton’s global network, Dentons China frequently acts as PRC counsel on international capital markets transactions, though the firm is also adept at assisting domestic clients with IPO, corporate restructuring and reorganisation. Xugang Yu, Qingchun Du, Shoushuang Li, Wangsheng Lu , Qin Chen, Xingcheng Fan and Renwen Geng are the names to note.

Key clients

FAW Auto Finance Co,. Ltd.

Ping An Bank Co., Ltd.

Bank Of Guiyang Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Lingang Guanwei Investment Development Co., Ltd.

Alchip Technologies, Limited

Jowel Global Limited

Zhejiang Shanxi Water Conservancy and Hydropower Development Co., Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines Co., Ltd.

Guangxi Beibuwan International Port Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai CEO Environmental Protection Technology Co., Ltd.

Deewin Tianxia Co.,Ltd.

Chengdu Mingyu Global Business Management Co., Ltd.

China CITIC Bank Co., Ltd.

China Jinmao Holdings Group Ltd; Shanghai Jinmao Hotel Management Co., Ltd

Lenovo (Tianjin) Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd.

Chongqing Longhu Enterprise Development Co., Ltd.

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd

Beijing Shunyi Xincheng Construction Development Co., Ltd.; Yibin Luneng Development (Group) Co., Ltd

Jiangsu Re-guarantee Financial Leasing Co.,Ltd.

Zhuzhou Kibing Group Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Lingxiao Pump Industry Co.,Ltd.

Guangxi Yuegui Guangye Holdings Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Provincial Expressway Development Co. , Ltd.

Hunan Nucien Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Shunde Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Guangdong Nanhai Holding Investment Co.,Ltd.

Guangzhou Development Zone Financial Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Guangzhou Development Zone Urban Development Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Zhongshan Zhongying Industrial Investment Co., Ltd.

Global Top E-Commerce Co., Ltd.

Honz Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

Guangzhou Digital Media Co., Ltd

Xingfa Aluminium Holdings Limited

Shanghai Zhongliang Real Estate Group Co., Ltd

Zheshang Bank Co., Ltd

Zhejiang Tailong Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.

China Ping An Trust Co., Ltd.

Zhangjiagang Rural Commercial Bank

Ping An Dian Chuang International Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Caixin Securities Co., Ltd.

CCCC First Highway engineering Group Co. Ltd

China Three Gorges Renewables Co. Ltd

Dianguang Explosion-proof Technology Co., Ltd.

China Financial Futures Exchange

Shanghai Futures Exchange

Dalian Commodity Exchange

Dalian Commodity Exchange

Agricultural Bank of China Financial. Leasing Co., Ltd.

AVIC International Leasing Co., Ltd.

AVIC Capital Co., Ltd., Bank of Barclays, BNP Paribas, China International Finance Hong Kong Securities Co., Ltd., Standard Chartered Bank and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Hong Kong Branch

CLSA Limited

Dornier Seawings Co., Limited

Shanghai Fengxian development (Group) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai lingang new city investment & construction co., ltd.

China Development Bank Corpration

Sino Gas Holdings Group Limited

Qilian International Holding Group Limited

Icon Culture Global Company Limited

ATIF Holdings Limited

Guangdong Nation-Synergy Hydrogen Power Technology Co., Ltd

Guangxi Wuzhou Zhongheng Group Co.,Ltd.

Times Property Holdings Limited

Guangzhou Yatsen Global Co., Ltd.

Baosheng Media Group Holdings Limited

Oriental Gas Holdings Limited

Fushun Branch of China CITIC Bank Co., Ltd.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 4

Dentons China forms part of the firm’s sizeable strong M&A practice, engaged from multijurisdictional transactions across APAC, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the US. The team is co-led from Beijing by Zhang Hong and Guang Han and is proficient in acquisition finance, M&A, joint ventures, competition and antitrust matters, merger control reviews and takeovers.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Arçelik A.Ş.

BASF SE

Shandong Bohui Group Co., Ltd.

Dinghui Investment Management (Tianjin) Company Limited

Global Logistic Properties Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

CHINA CONSTRUCTION BANK CORPORATION 中国建设银行

MENGSHANG BANK Co.,LTD蒙商银行

BANK OF CANGZHOU沧州银行

KPMG Consulting (China) Co., Ltd 毕马威企业咨询(中国)有限公司

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bohui Group with completing the transfer of all equity to Sinar Mas Group, which involved many matters such as the acquisition and reverse takeover and tender offer of a listed company.
  • Assisted Arçelik A.Ş., the Europe’s fourth-biggest white goods company in total sales with carve-out of its business in China which involves sale of Beko Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd. to Konka Group, a leading consumer electronic enterprise in China, by an asset deal.
  • Assisting Global Logistic Properties with financing and M&A projects such as equity acquisition and asset acquisition, IDC investment projects and the assignment projects of land use right through land bidding, auction and listing.

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 4

Dentons China has a capable practice that assists companies from many areas, though it is particularly experienced in litigation proceedings relating to securities or real estate and construction projects. Due to its relationship with Dentons' global network of offices, the firm is uniquely well-placed to assist with cross border disputes. Wang Yu and Li Tao lead the team from Beijing, while Ma Wei heads up the Kunming practice. Shanghai-based Summit Chen, James Li, Daniel Wei and Zhiqiang Zou are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Li Tao; Ma Wei; Wang Yu

Key clients

Suning.com Co., Ltd

Suning Purchasing Center of Suning.com Co., Ltd.

Kylin Pictures Inc.

Haitong Securities Assets Management Co., Ltd.

Nanjing Jiaxiang International Freight Forwarding Co., Ltd.

A concrete company in Ma’anshan

Shanghai Xiangfu Real Estate Development Company Limited

Shanghai Zendai Property Co., Ltd.

The Pacific Securities Co., Ltd

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 4

Dentons China assists buyout funds venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and angel investors with a range of investment transactions, in addition to advising on capital markets and fund formation issues. Due to the the firm’s extensive network of Chinese offices, it is able to assist clients of all sizes. Key lawyers include Xugang Yu, Wangsheng Lu, Qingchun Du and Shoushuang Li.

Practice head(s):

Xugang Yu; Wangsheng Lu; Qingchun Du; Shoushuang Li

Other key lawyers:

Tan Xiao; Chambers Yang

Testimonials

‘Tan Xiao is very professional and detail-oriented, as well as having a strong sense of responsibility. She provides very rapid and effective feedback to client enquiries, and is able to analyse and resolve issues from the client’s perspective.’

‘Chambers Yang is a very conscientious and responsible lawyer with a high level of knowledge of his professional field. He did a very good job of helping us complete the project.’

Key clients

Shanghai CapitaLand Management Limited

GTJA Investment Group Co., Ltd.

National Green Development Fund Co., Ltd.

Tielin (Xiamen) Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd.

Changan Fund Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Wenzhou Investment & Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Zhongliang Enterprise Development Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Westbank Investment & Development Co., Ltd.

Jian Guo

Xinzhou Wang

Shanghai Dehui Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Black Settler Investment & Management Co., Ltd.

Xingyin Investment Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Pudong Venture Investment Co., Ltd.

Saker Asset Management Co., Ltd.

China Construction Bank Co.Ltd. Chongqing Branch

CLP Technology Group Chongqing Sound Optoelectronics Co.Ltd

Chongqing Kansai Paint Co.Ltd.

Hechuan District Automobile Industry Service Center

Savills Property Consultants Ltd.

China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co.Ltd.

China Orient Asset Management Co.Ltd. Chongqing Branch

CPC Chongqing Tongliang District Committee Office

Chongqing Pharmaceutical Group Co.Ltd.

Chongqing Grain Group Co.Ltd.

Chongqing Qianwei Technology Group Co.Ltd.

China Railway Tower Co.Ltd. Chongqing Branch

Shenzhen Yongyao Investment Fund Management Co.Ltd.

Chongqing Yuxin Pingrui Electronics Co.Ltd.

Caixin Smart Life Service Group Co.Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised GTJA Investment Group Co., Ltd. on investment transactions.

How Singapore’s Big Five law firm Dentons Rodyk is embracing the future of work and ditching its traditional office for good

Visions for the future of work have never been bolder. The COVID-19 pandemic changed notions on how many felt a work environment should be. The world was rushed into accelerating technology adoption, increasing digital connectivity and embracing virtual collaboration. As we usher in a new and dynamic decade, Dentons Rodyk envisions the future of work by ditching its traditional office for good and introducing a permanent hybrid work model.

Dentons secures final victory for ICT on European patent infringement case against ESSITY

Global law firm Dentons is pleased to announce that the Paris Court of Appeal, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe and the Barcelona Provincial Court have all issued final decisions dismissing Essity’s claims of patent infringement in regards to Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti’s (ICT) three ply toilet paper. With Dentons’ counsel, ICT successfully demonstrated beyond a doubt that its branded and private label products are produced based on its own proprietary process, and patented under European patent 2 353 859. 

Dentons has been advising Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti S.p.A since 2016. Based in Lucca, ICT is a leader in the category of high quality tissue paper products for domestic use, and has subsidiaries in Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Poland.

The Paris decision, which is the most recent, ends a long-running patent infringement litigation with Essity and affirms ICT can continue to produce and distribute absorbent paper based on its own proprietary technology. The three courts in France, Germany, and Spain have confirmed ICT’s argument that it is using its own novel technology, also patented. Essity’s claims of infringement were based on a patent originally filed by Georgia Pacific, and subsequently becoming Essity’s.

Dentons partner David Masson served as lead partner and represented ICT in France. Dentons partner Dr. Constantin Rehaag represented ICT in Germany, and PwC partner Alejandra Matas Brancós represented the client in Spain, with the support of Dentons partner Juan Ignacio Alonso.

David Masson, lead lawyer on the case, commented: “It has been very interesting to understand ICT’s own technology and work closely with different teams, including ICT’s R&D department, which has been part of all strategic and technical decisions throughout the case”.

Constantin Rehaag, who represented the client in the German court hearings and coordinated the work with the client’s patent attorneys, said: “This is an outstanding success of a great team formed by the client, who provided us with invaluable technological insight, the team of patent attorneys and, finally, by the Dentons teams in France, Spain and Germany.”

The patent litigation began in 2016 when Essity sued ICT in France, Germany and Spain for the alleged infringement of its patent related to the technical solution for the bonding of three layers of tissue for paper products such as high quality, soft and bulky, toilet paper.

In France, Essity claimed that ICT had breached the French part of its European patent 1 081 284 and that the toilet paper marketed as Foxy Soie Plus, and also certain other private labels produced by ICT France, had infringed on their patent. Essity demanded that all production operations be halted. The rolls of toilet paper were carefully analyzed and there were no findings of infringement. The two French courts - in first instance and appeal - rejected the claims and ordered Essity to pay compensation for the legal fees to ICT Italy and ICT France.

In Germany, the case was first taken to the Mannheim District Court, which is well reputed in patent matters. The lawsuit mainly focused on the complex questions regarding the construing of the claims of Essity’s patent. The court ruled in favour of ICT, and Essity filed an appeal. In August 2019, the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe also ruled that the German subsidiary of ICT did not infringe the German part of the patent 1 081 284.

In Spain, after a first decision in favor of Essity in the lower court, the Barcelona Provincial Court clearly stated in a written appeal that ICT’s products - and in particular, Foxy Seda, Foxy Bouquet, certain three-ply private label products - did not infringe the Spanish part of the patent 1 081 284.

About ICT

Industrie Cartarie Tronchetti (ICT) was founded in 1976 in Italy, in the Lucca province, to operate in the tissue sector, producing high quality paper exclusively from virgin fibre. The first production facility was opened in 1978 in Piano della Rocca, Lucca, and over the years new plants and facilities have been set up in Piano della Rocca, Diecimo and Piano di Coreglia. The Foxy brand, one of the leading brands in the European market, was launched in 1982. ICT is an example of excellence in the paper industry, in full harmony with the tradition of the Lucca region, where the most important Italian papermaking hub is located, on a par with those of Green Bay (USA) and Fuji (Japan). In Lucca in particular, great expertise has been nurtured in the field of paper for household use, and the city is in fact known as the world tissue capital. Today, ICT SpA boasts an annual production capacity of about 160,000 tonnes.

About Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic.


Dentons advises Snam on US$10.1 billion consortium investment in ADNOC Gas Pipelines

Global law firm Dentons advised Italian-based multinational energy infrastructure operator Snam in relation to its agreement, in consortium with several international investment funds, to purchase a 49 percent share of ADNOC Gas Pipelines from The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). ADNOC Gas Pipelines is valued at approximately US$20.7 billion (US$10.1 billion for 49%).

The transaction is one of the most important in the global energy infrastructure sector, as well as Snam’s first acquisition outside Europe.  ADNOC Gas Pipelines holds the tariff-based rights for the 38 pipelines that connect ADNOC’s upstream activities to Abu Dhabi’s consumption points and the export and interconnection terminals to neighboring Emirates.

The transaction was financed by a pool of international banks for approximately $8 billion, plus an equity contribution from each of the consortium members.  In addition to Snam, the other consortium members included Global Infrastructure Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, GIC, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and NH Investment & Securities.

Dentons acted with a cross-border team from Italy and UAE, coordinated by partner Sara Biglieri in Milan.  Partners Luca Pocobelli (Rome) and Mhairi Main Garcia (Dubai), counsel Claudio Segna (Milan), senior associate Craig Hughson (Abu Dhabi) and associate Stephanie Hawes (Dubai) advised on corporate and M&A aspects. Partners Alessandro Fosco Fagotto (Milan) and Stephen Knight (Abu Dhabi), counsel Franco Gialloreti, senior associate Tommaso Zanirato and junior associate Giulia Caselli Maldonado (all Milan) advised on financing aspects. Partner Michele Carpagnano (Rome) and associate Giulia Giordano (Rome) advised on the competition and antitrust aspects.

Snam’s internal legal team was led by General Counsel, Marco Reggiani - assisted by Michela Schizzi, Senior Vice President Regulated Assets Legal Affairs - and included senior legal counsels Rosanna Pallotta and Claudia Jolanda Fanelli.  The legal aspects related to the financing were handled, together with Marco Reggiani, by Gloria Bertini, Head of Finance and Capital Market Legal Affairs and Roberta Di Mauro, legal counsel.


Dentons advises Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund

The EU Malaria Fund was initiated by the kENUP Foundation, a not-for-profit organization promoting research-based innovation with public and societal benefit. The fund is managed by the IBB Group. The target volume of the fund amounts to €280 million, with a first closing of €70 million on June 3, 2020.A Dentons team from Berlin, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Munich provided comprehensive advice to IBB Group on the establishment of the EU Malaria Fund. This included the development of the legal and tax conception of the fund, regulatory advice, corporate law support on the setup of the fund, and the negotiation of the financing agreements with the EIB, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other investors.Berlin-based partner Dirk-Reiner Voss and Frankfurt-based partner Arne Klüwer jointly led the Dentons team, with support from partners Stephan Busch, Matthias Santelmann and senior associates Holger Hölkemeier and Bernd Düsterbeck in Berlin; counsel Verena Etzel and Oda Elmoutaouakil in Frankfurt; partner Axel Schlieter in Dusseldorf, and partner Richard Fagerer in Munich.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises on ACS Group’s €500 million NEU-CP Program

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has advised Spanish-based multinational construction group, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, S.A. (ACS), on the renewal of its €500 million Negotiable European Commercial Paper (NEU-CP) Program. The NEU-CP program is registered with the Central Bank of France, with the involvement of BNP Paribas, BRED Banque Populaire, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Bank N.V. and Natixis, as dealers for the Notes.Headquartered in Madrid, the ACS Group is a worldwide leader in construction and services. It is currently the only non-financial issuer with a NEU-CP Program registered with the Central Bank of France.Dentons’ Capital Markets group in Madrid advised ACS on all aspects of the transaction. Partner Ignacio Corujo led and coordinated the transaction with the support of junior associate Ana Artola.Ignacio Corujo joined Dentons in January this year to establish and lead the Capital Markets group in Spain. In addition to this most recent deal for ACS, he has closed several high-value debt capital markets deals since his move, including most notably, Grupo Cajamar’s €1 billion issuance of mortgage bonds, as well as Sacyr’s renewal of its €500 million EMTN Program.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com 

Dentons advises UniCredit on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked financing for Gunvor Gro

Global law firm Dentons has advised UniCredit Bank AG as Mandated Lead Arranger, (Sustainability) Coordinator, Bookrunner, Facility Agent and Security Agent as well as the lenders on a €450 million secured sustainability-linked borrowing base facility agreement with Gunvor Group. Gunvor Group will use the funds to cover the working capital requirements of its Ingolstadt refinery.The innovative financing model is tied to the borrower's achievement of predetermined ESG key performance indicators (Sustainability KPIs) and provides for a sustainability discount or premium in case the company overachieves or underperforms the predefined targets. An independent sustainability auditor will report on the performance of the Sustainability KPIs on an annual basis. The ESG-based scoring of certain key performance indicators provides a unique way for borrowers and lenders to communicate their commitment to sustainability and incentivizes sustainable corporate measures.Participating banks included DZ Bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, Raiffeisen Bank International, Erste Group Bank, Commerzbank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, CA Indosuez (Switzerland), Bank of China and First Abu Dhabi Bank.Gunvor Group is one of the world’s largest independent commodities trading houses by turnover, creating logistics solutions that safely and efficiently move physical energy from where it is sourced and stored to where it is demanded. With strategic investments in industrial infrastructure – refineries, pipelines, storage and terminals – Gunvor Group further generates sustainable value across the global supply chain for its customers. UniCredit is one of the pioneers in sustainable loans in the German market.Düsseldorf finance partner Dr. Axel Schlieter fully advised the bank on the drafting and negotiation of the loan agreement. The Dentons team further comprised Julia Heitmann (senior associate, Banking and Finance, Düsseldorf) and Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, Banking and Finance, Frankfurt). Axel Schlieter is a core member of Dentons’ Sustainable Finance group in Europe and is regularly involved around the topics of issuance of green bonds and on sustainable financing.Advisors to UniCredit: Dentons (Düsseldorf): Dr. Axel Schlieter, (lead partner), Julia Heitmann (senior associate, both banking and finance, Düsseldorf), Eike Hinrich Pradt (associate, banking and finance, Frankfurt am Main)UniCredit inhouse lawyers: Carina Engelhardt, Alexander Strigin, Christian HentrichAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises Qair on refinancing of the acquisition of Rzepin and Linowo wind farms in Poland

Dentons’ Banking and Finance practice team advised Qair SAS, Qair International and Qair Polska Sp.z o.o. in connection with the refinancing of two wind farms under operation, Rzepin (58 MW) and Linowo (48 MW). The financing institutions are BNP Paribas and EBRD.The two wind farms are part of Qair’s larger portfolio of almost 200 MW of renewable energy sources, which also includes 93 MW of new capacity from three wind farms – Udanin (50 MW), Parzeczew (9 MW) and Września (9 MW) – and 25 MW of solar photovoltaic.The project was supervised by Mateusz Toczyski, Head of the Europe and Co-Head of the Global Banking and Finance practice, and led by Tomasz Zwoliński, counsel, with assistance from lawyers Klaudia Szymańska-Rutkowska, Katarzyna Mazur, Katarzyna Kaptur and Jakub Walawski. Supporting the Warsaw team were counsel Surbhi Malhotra-Trenkel in Munich and partners Jean-Marc Allix and Olivier Genevois, and associates Djésia Meziani, Philippine de Fouchier and Hugo Casasnovas in Paris. Dentons’ London team consisting of partner Matthew Sapte and associate Annreika Ray advised on the hedging documentation.“We are very pleased and honored to have had this opportunity to assist Qair in yet another wind power project the company has undertaken in Poland,” said Mateusz Toczyski.“We would like to congratulate Qair on this financing and to wish every success with further developments and investments in Poland and elsewhere in the world,” added Tomasz Zwoliński.About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons advises Sev.en Energy on aacquisition of US-based Blackhawk Mining

Dentons has advised international energy group Sev.en Energy on its strategic acquisition of US-based metallurgical coal producer Blackhawk Mining, LLC. C. The transaction comes on the heels of Sev.en Energy’s acquisition of a 17% ownership interest in Corsa Coal in May 2020, further reinforcing its access to the metallurgical coal mining industry in the US market.Blackhawk Mining is one of the largest metallurgical coal producers in the US. With annual production capacity of seven to eight million tonnes of metallurgical coal among its five underground and open pit mining complexes in West Virginia and Kentucky, Blackhawk Mining is an important supplier of metallurgical coal both locally and internationally. It also owns three thermal coal mine complexes producing three to four million tonnes per annum. In 2019, Blackhawk Mining had $1bn revenues and $120m EBITDA. Commenting on the acquisition, Dentons partner Petr Zákoucký, said: “Having worked for Sev.en Energy for many years, I am inspired by their sustained dynamism, and by this bold strategic move, even during these difficult market conditions. We were delighted to have opportunity to play our role in this success.” Alan Svoboda, Executive Director of Sev.en Energy who leads the Group’s international expansion added: “Once again, the Dentons team exceeded our expectations and delivered the transaction within a tight time frame of less than a month, nailing both the complexity of the deal and challenges created by the current worldwide pandemic. What was really outstanding was the dedication and flexibility that the entire team showed.” Dentons’ cross-border team was composed of partners Petr Zákoucký (Prague, Energy/M&A), Ilan Katz (New York, M&A), Lee Smith (New York, Finance), Christopher Van Bever (Lexington, Mining) and John Rhine (Evansville, Mining) Robert E. Richards (Chicago, Insolvency), Managing Associate Gregory DiBella (New York, M&A) and Associate Barbora Obračajová (Prague, Energy). Alvarez & Marsal advised Sev.en Energy on financial due diligence and Weir on technical due diligence. About Sev.en EnergySev.en Energy owns significant coal and energy production assets in the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Australia and the USA. It is the largest private operator of coalmines and conventional power plants in the Czech Republic, and employs more than 3,500 people. In 2019, Sev.en Energy acquired additional power generation assets from Swiss energy group Alpiq and a 50% stake in the multinational energy company – InterGen N.V., which is one of the leading independent power generators with gas-fired power plants in the UK and coal-fired power plants and coal mines in Australia. When pro-forma aggregated with the financial results of InterGen and Alpiq CZ, Sev.en Energy group combined revenues in 2019 were EUR 1,4 billion and EBITDA of EUR 319 million. About DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com

Dentons supports German subsidiaries of the Recylex Group in restructuring

Global law firm Dentons is assisting Weser-Metall GmbH and Harz-Metall GmbH, both subsidiaries of the French-German Recylex Group, with their restructuring through ‘self-administration’ proceedings. In addition, Dentons restructuring lawyers Andreas Ziegenhagen and Dirk Schoene and their team are advising the German management of the Recylex Group within the scope of its self-administration.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic decline in metal prices, the German subsidiaries of Recylex have each applied for protective shield proceedings under German insolvency law. The aim of the protective shield is to allow the companies to continue their individual restructuring measures and to return to economic stability after the pandemic - if necessary, in a new shareholder structure.Weser-Metall produces about 100,000 tons of lead per year at its headquarters in Nordenham (Lower Saxony), making it the third largest lead smelter and the second largest lead recycler in Europe. Harz-Metall has its headquarters in Oker in the Harz Mountains and is one of the leading European recycling companies for lead and zinc contaminated waste.The Recylex group has a total of eleven operating units and two administrative sites in France and Germany. In addition to the companies supported by Dentons, two other companies in the group, Norzinco GmbH and PPM Pure Metals GmbH, have also submitted applications for protective shield, whilethree other German subsidiaries requested self-administration under creditor protection. The Group's French companies are not affected.Andreas Ziegenhagen, Head of the Europe and German Restructuring practice, said: "With the filing for protective shield proceedings, we are making use of the most restructuring-friendly court proceedings in the interest of all stakeholders of the companies”.Advisor to Harz Metall / Weser Metall / German management of Recylex:Dentons (Berlin): Andreas Ziegenhagen (Partner, Restructuring, Berlin/Frankfurt), Dirk Schoene (Partner), Dr. Jan Seelinger (Counsel), Dr. Benjamin Kurzberg (Counsel), Judith Schmid (Senior Associate), Dr. Jakob Pickartz (Senior Associate), all Restructuring and InsolvencyAbout DentonsDentons is the world's largest law firm, connecting talent to the world's challenges and opportunities in more than 75 countries. Dentons' legal and business solutions benefit from deep roots in our communities and award-winning advancements in client service, including Nextlaw, Dentons’ innovation and strategic advisory services. Dentons' polycentric and purpose-driven approach, commitment to inclusion and diversity, and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client and community interests in the New Dynamic. www.dentons.com