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Baker McKenzie

Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)

1 ranked lawyersBand 4ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly capable team acting on major disputes in the PRC and Hong Kong. The team is particularly active in cross-border disputes, especially those involving breach of contract and fraud as well as insolvency and restructuring. Also advises clients on shareholder and joint venture disputes, as well as contentious trust and estate issues, banking disputes and disputes over land ownership. Clients benefit from the support of the firm's extensive network of global offices. Advises an impressive roster of clients, including financial institutions and multinational companies.

Strengths

A client appreciates that the team is "analytically very strong and able to explain positions in a way that we, as non-lawyers, can still understand and have a discussion about," and adds: "The team is open to discussions and always helps us fully understand the implications of any scenario in a clear and helpful manner."

A second client commends the team for being "willing to listen, good at understanding our position and objectives, and able to advise on alternative approaches as the matters evolve."

Work highlights

Advised Tongfang Kontafarma on USD36 million in disputes with a joint venture partner, including the enforcement of a share charge and the interpretation of provisions in a sale and purchase agreement.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Cynthia Tang is a skilled adviser on a range of commercial disputes and regulatory investigations. A client appreciates that she "explains things in a very balanced way and is calm and non-emotional in her approach," concluding: "I find her very pleasant."

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Dispute Resolution: Litigation (International Firms)


Cynthia Tang
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