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Sunshine Law Firm

Energy & Natural Resources (PRC Firms)

4 ranked lawyersBand 1ChinaGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Dedicated energy and environment boutique which offers a comprehensive suite of services to an array of big-name investors and project developers. Strong track record in handling high-value domestic and cross-border transactions, including those involving South-East Asia and Central Asia. Notably prominent in renewable energy projects and extends its reach to the coal, natural gas and mining spaces. Fields experience across the entire project life-cycle, from tendering processes to operational matters and disputes. In addition to advising clients on corporate, M&A and bond issuance matters, the team also offers expertise on regulatory and reform issues.

Strengths

One impressed client reports: "Sunshine has very deep understanding of the electricity industry. We will go to them if we have any innovative electricity projects. They interpret regulations and policies well, and advise on how clients can implement the projects within the legal framework."

Commentators agree that "the firm is very specialised in energy work, and especially active in electricity mandates."

Notable practitioners

Head of the firm's international practice Zhu Hongwen is recognised for her specialism acting for domestic entities on their cross-border energy projects, such as those relating to South-East Asian and South American jurisdictions. She has notable expertise in the new energy and natural gas spheres.

Firm director Lu Lizhong advises on a range of acquisition and investment mandates in the energy and natural resources space. He has notable knowledge in the renewable energy and conventional energy areas.

Shen Song has considerable experience in outbound energy projects and transactions, and enters the rankings this year. He is active on mandates involving South-East and Central Asia and highly familiar with wind and solar power matters.

Chen Zhen is "a leading figure in the energy sector," one commentator notes. As chief partner at the firm, she is well known for the depth of her experience acting for domestic entities on nuclear power and renewable energy mandates.

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Energy & Natural Resources (PRC Firms)


Hongwen Zhu
Band 2
Lizhong Lu
Band 3
Song Shen
Band 4
Zhen Chen
Senior Statespeople