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China: Antitrust and competition

Antitrust and competition: PRC firms
Antitrust and competition: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

Dentons China advises a broad range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, domestic SOEs and private companies; area of expertise include merger filings, antitrust compliance, private litigation and investigation. Jet Deng heads the team from its Beijing office, and recently handled the merger filing following the merger between Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding  ASA and Wallenius Lines. It also represented a multinational conglomerate in responding to an NDRC investigation into an alleged abuse of dominance case. Shanghai-based Ken Dai is another name to note and counts SF Express, Pacific International Lines and VMware as his clients.

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China: Banking and finance

Banking and finance: PRC firms
Banking and finance: PRC firms - ranked: tier 2

Dentons China

With particular expertise in structured finance matters such as credit securitisation and derivatives transactions, Dentons China is instructed by domestic and international banks, and a variety of financial institutions including insurers, auto finance groups and leasing companies. Of note, the team is retained by clients such as China Financial Futures Exchange and Dalian Commodity Exchange, and has been working with Shanghai Futures Exchange to structure a platform through which the client may further open itself to the global market. Feng Qu assisted numerous domestic commercial banks with credit asset securitisations, and also advised a foreign bank on the provision of a high-value syndicated loan to a lease finance company. Additional contacts include Huimin Fang and Leo Zhou, the latter of whom has assisted banking institutions with cross-border financing products aimed at the internationalisation of RMB.

Next Generation Partners

Huimin Fang - Dentons China

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China: Capital markets

Capital markets: PRC firms
Capital markets: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

Dentons China

Dentons China covers the entire gamut of capital markets work, including fundraising for equity funds, private equity investment, as well as IPOs and capital exits. In recent highlights, the team advised China Fortune Land Development on an urbanisation PPP delivered as asset-backed security project, and assisted Industrial Bank with the issuance of its first multimillion-dollar personal mortgage loan asset-backed securities product. Lihong Wang, Qing Guo and Feng Qu are the names to note. The team has been bolstered by Wei Liuming from Winston & Strawn LLP.

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China: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A: PRC firms
Corporate and M&A: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

Dentons China

Dentons China has made its mark in China with a string of large transactions such as advising AUX Group on its acquisition of Healthscope, assisting Chindex Hong Kong with the purchase of Curasan and acting for a foreign investor in its investment in a Chinese domestic venture capital fund. Within its sizable team which includes over 200 partners across 45 offices in China, Nancy Sun and Jiamao Cheng, based in Beijing and Shanghai respectively are the key names to note.

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China: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution: PRC firms
Dispute resolution: PRC firms - ranked: tier 4

Dentons China

Dentons China is a popular choice for commercial disputes, including contractual, shareholder and share transfer matters, as well as banking and financing litigation. In 2017, Yingying Li and Zongpeng Xiong handled a series of private lending and financial loan contract disputes for a number of well-known Chinese financial institutions. Jiangtao Ma and Dong Zhang are key names to note for commercial litigation and international arbitration; the latter has notable experience in administrative litigation and financial disputes. China National Water Resources & Electric Power Materials & Equipment Group, China Merchants Securities and Ping An International Financial Leasing feature in its impressive client list.

Next Generation Partners

Zongpeng Xiong - Dentons China

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China: Investment funds

Investment funds: PRC firms
Investment funds: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

Dentons China reguarly assists with the establishment of renminbi, successor, private equity and buyout funds. Other areas include mezzanine, property and securities investment funds, and funds of funds. It acted for China Innovative Capital in the structuring of an energy fund. Beijing-based senior partner Yuan Yuan and Xianlai Liu are the names to note.

Leading individuals

Yuan Yuan - Dentons China

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China: Labour and employment

Labour and employment: PRC firms
Labour and employment: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

Dentons China is 'a truly global law firm providing exceedingly professional service'. Marked by 'fast and effective communication, deep industry knowledge and a strong support network', the employment team regularly works alongside its colleagues throughout the world to advise multinational corporates on the gamut of contentious and non-contentious labour and employment matters. Indeed, working in conjunction with its New York colleagues, the team acted for an employer in relation to a collective claim for remuneration brought by hundreds of Chinese nationals, who were unlawfully employed in Saipan by a Chinese entity. In another stand-out matter, Anderson Zhang assisted a European textile manufacturer with employee negotiations in relation to employee strikes that were staged at the client's three primary China locations. Zhang also advised a world-renowned media company on the feasibility of employing non-PRC journalists. Additional work has included Denny Jiang and Jicheng Liu advising Dongjiang Port Development on the layoff of around 100 employees. Dennis Fu is also recommended.

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China: Private equity/venture capital

Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms
Private equity/venture capital: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

Dentons China's Bruce Li is a senior partner in Beijing and has advised on several private equity investment projects and worked with a variety of international funds; he also specialises in the establishment of private equity funds. The team's representative experience includes advising a US-based private equity, alternative asset management and financial services firm on high-value acquisitions.

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China: Projects and energy

Projects and energy: PRC firms
Projects and energy: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

The team at Dentons China is adept at advising domestic clients on cross-border equity transactions in the mining and renewables space. In the mining sector, Burt Li has advised Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt on several matters including the acquisition by a subsidiary of a majority stake in Lucky Resources Holding Company, and a separate equity investment in AVZ Minerals, which holds exploration licenses in DR Congo. Working in conjunction with the firm's Canadian offices, Li also acted for China Three Gorges (Europe) in relation to its acquisition of the Canada Northland Power project. Nancy Sun, who is based in the Shanghai office, assisted Suzhou Thvow Technology with its high-value investment in the construction of a photovoltaic power project, which included advice on the projects equity structure and EPC arrangements. Vincent Qian is another key figure in the team.

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China: Real estate and construction

Real estate and construction: PRC firms
Real estate and construction: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

Dentons China is well known for its construction practice. On the real estate finance side, it assists with real estate investment trusts and commercial mortgage-backed securities. Shanghai partner Charles Wu advised Mori Building China (Shanghai) on its collaboration with Shanghai Industrial Investment (Holdings) to develop land in Shanghai. Huazhi Yuan is also highly rated.

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China: Shipping

Shipping: PRC firms
Shipping: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

Dentons China handles a steady stream of acquisitions, disposals and marine insurance matters, ship registration, as well as collision and cargo claims. Ningbo-based Dengyong Tong acts for Chinese and international shipowners, P&I clubs and logistics companies.

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China: Tax

Tax: PRC firms
Tax: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

The tax group at Dentons China is headed by Xuefeng Leng, who has a wealth of experience handling tax planning, audits and tax disputes. Leng maintains a multidisciplinary practice covering fields including M&A, FDI, trade and restructuring, in addition to taxation. Clients have included Tianhong Asset Management, China International Aviation Group and Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering, as well as international corporates such as AgFeed Industries.

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China: WTO/international trade

WTO/international trade: PRC firms
WTO/international trade: PRC firms - ranked: tier 3

Dentons China

Dentons China has over a decade of experience assisting domestic exporters and mid-size SOEs with trade remedy cases involving steel, solar panel, rubber and ceramic products, among others. The team has been actively involved in anti-dumping investigations initiated by India, Australia and particularly the US, where department head Jason Sun is advising a host of Chinese companies on a trade remedy case brought by the US Department of Commerce regarding aluminium sheet products from China. Additionally, Sun is acting for Zhejiang ERA Solar Technology in relation to an anti-dumping investigation brought by the Ministry of Commerce of India regarding Chinese solar panel products; this investigation is particularly important, as India is the last and largest export market for Chinese solar panels following trade remedy cases in the US and the EU. The team has also handled significant trade remedy cases for clients such as Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron and Steel and Southwest Aluminium.

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