Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives (PRC Firms) - China
What the team is known for
Zhong Lun Law Firm remains a market-leading team with a full-service offering across the spectrum of capital markets issuances. The firm maintains a balanced practice onshore and offshore. It provides a well-rounded service in A-share, H-share and red-chip bond issuances and other listings such as CDR issuances. The firm also has an impressive track record on transactions including CLOs, auto ABS, non-performing asset securitisation and RMBS, taking up a good share of the overall market. The team is equally accomplished in representing clients in both equity and debt matters and has considerable experience representing domestic entities and financial institutions. Its clients include China Three Gorges Renewables (Group), GalaxyCore and Goldman Sachs.
"We are impressed by the efficiency and professionalism of the team. The team fully demonstrates its extensive experience and excellent reputation during the project."
"All members have extensive knowledge and experience in capital markets practice, and are flexible and calm in responding to issues that occur."
"The team has strong professional abilities and rapid feedback, and proactively provides legal opinions and solutions to complex affairs."
"The team has a good grasp of the details of the asset securitisation business and related legal issues, and drafted relevant documents with rigorous content to help the project launch smoothly."
Zhong Lun acted for China Three Gorges Renewables on its listing on the main board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, raising around CNY22.7 billion.
The law firm assisted Jiangsu Recbio Technology with its initial public offering on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Zhong Lun Law Firm acted for China Construction Bank on the issuance of CNY13.16 billion worth of residential mortgage-backed securities.
Chen Limin of Zhong Lun's Shenzhen office is a revered figure with many decades of experience in handling capital markets transactions. He also offers advice on private equity and fund matters.
Anthony Zhao is a highly regarded figure in the market with an enviably broad transactional practice covering capital markets issuances and private equity financing as well as M&A mandates. He is also chair of the firm's management committee.
Guo Kejun is considered a veteran capital markets lawyer. He is known for his deft handling of A-share and H-share IPOs, attracting clients from the healthcare and energy sectors. "We respect and trust his extensive experience and professional performance in the field of capital markets."
Tang Zhoujun enters the rankings this year by demonstrating a strong involvement in ECM matters. He also advises on public M&A, in addition to IPO work.
Liu Borong is a renowned veteran in the market who nonetheless remains active on a variety of projects. He remains a strong choice for his skilful handling of residential mortgage and asset-backed securitisation mandates.
Lu Jingyi is a well-regarded structured finance lawyer with an impressive track record in the market. The scope of his finance practice is broad, covering both asset-backed securitisation and credit securitisation, among others.
Liu Xiaoli has a growing presence in the market. She has substantial knowledge advising leading banks on residential mortgage and asset-backed securitisation matters. "We have a quite deep impression of Liu Xiaoli's professionalism and initiative."
Xu Wei is building her reputation by actively assisting corporate banks with securitisation projects. She comes recommended for her handling of real estate-related mandates.