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Zhong Lun Law Firm

International & Cross-Border Capabilities (PRC Firms)

Band 1ChinaGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Zhong Lun is a standout full-service firm with notable cross-border expertise across the transactional, contentious and project finance arenas. The firm offers comprehensive domestic coverage, including offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hangzhou. It has also developed its global profile, with international teams stationed in key locations such as Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo and San Francisco. Its cross-border capabilities are enhanced by its membership of World Law Group, affording the firm access to a large global network of independent firms across 76 jurisdictions, from which it can select and coordinate with co-counsel for multi-jurisdictional matters.

Zhong Lun is a formidable presence in the transactional space, demonstrating market-leading expertise in M&A, private equity and capital markets. The firm represents large domestic corporations in cross-border deals and is also noted for its cooperation with large international firms on inbound work. It is additionally strong in a broad range of banking matters, with notable experience in cross-border financing. The firm is highlighted for its specialism in cross-border energy and mining projects, with an active presence in the infrastructure market.

Zhong Lun's disputes offering is broad and highly regarded, with lawyers adept at the full range of commercial and financial litigation, international arbitration and criminal proceedings. The firm also has a fully fledged international trade practice, featuring leading knowledge on anti-dumping investigations, WTO disputes, and import and export controls.

Strengths

The firm attracts praise from sources for its "extensive expertise" in cross-border aviation finance transactions.

A client states: "I am particularly impressed by their experience in international arbitration and in disputes related to construction and infrastructure. Plus, most of the lawyers we worked with are dual-licensed with excellent language skills."

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