Managing Partner: Zhan Hao
Number of partners: 54
Number of fee earners: 226
Languages: Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Korean
AnJie Law Firm is an elite PRC law firm providing full services to both international and domestic clients including Fortune 500 companies, large state-owned enterprises, financial institutions, as well as leading private companies. Since its establishment, AnJie has grown rapidly and soundly with currently more than 300 professionals. AnJie’s lawyers are well-regarded experts in their professional fields based on their deep understanding of the regulatory landscape and strong practical experience. Lawyers have handled numerous high-stakes cases in Chinese courts. Lawyers are often consulted by regulators on leading legal and policy issues, building strong work relationships with government agencies and industry regulatory bodies. Partners have worked in leading international and domestic law firms, and many are qualified to practice both in China and abroad.
AnJie’s lawyers frequently speak at major international legal and business conferences and actively contribute to well-known legal and academic journals. They are regularly lecture in prominent educational institutions and are retained as adjunct professors, graduate supervisors and fellow researchers. AnJie has built its reputation as a first tier elite law firm and has obtained recognitions from clients and peers. Both the firm and its lawyers have been acknowledged by international ranking institutions such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal, as well as popular legal publications like Managing Intellectual Property, IAM, Asian-Mena Counsel, Asian Legal Business, China Law & Practice and China Business Law Journal, etc. AnJie headquarters are located in Beijing, with branch offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen respectively. It recently launched its office in Hong Kong through a joint venture with Hwang Hauzen LLP.
Main Areas of Practice:
AnJie has one of the largest and most experienced antitrust/competition practice teams in China. It has handled some of the most complex matters, including: merger control, investigation defence and private anti-monopoly litigation.
Banking & Finance:
AnJie’s lawyers have extensive experience in providing services to various financial institutions. The team’s partner has been ranked as leading PRC lawyer in banking and finance by China law and practice and Asialaw.
The practice gained a reputation for high success rates in handling corporate labour disputes and dealing with challenging union issues. Its new addition of top practitioners expands the depth of the practice. The practice covers labour arbitration, HR risk assessment and prevention, employment planning, employee compliance investigation, employment due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, collective contracts/collective wage negotiations, layoff planning and negotiations and union issues.
Insurance & Reinsurance:
AnJie’s team is currently one of China’s preeminent insurance teams. Lawyers have represented insurance clients in the utilisation of insurance fund, insurance entities set-up, compliance, insurance policy development M&A for insurance companies, claim and subrogation.
AnJie’s intellectual property team is recognised as a new IP powerhouse. It has been litigating on various high stake litigations. The team has won broad recognition from professional IP publications such as World Trademark Review, Intellectual Asset Management, Asia IP, and Managing Intellectual Property.
Litigation & Arbitration:
AnJie has a group of experienced litigation and arbitration lawyers. Several partners have been appointed as arbitrators of CIETAC and other prestigious arbitration commissions of China and other countries.
Merger & Acquisition:
AnJie’s lawyers have significant experience in mergers and acquisition. AnJie has been awarded ‘Deals of the Year 2016’ by China Business Law Journal, ‘Firms to Watch’ in 2016, ‘M&A Law Firms’ in China ranking by ALB, and ‘Top M&A Law Firm of the Year 2017’ by China Business Law Journal.
Private Equity & Venture Capital:
AnJie’s team regularly advises on top deals in private equity and venture capital fields. AnJie’s partner has been recognised as leading private equity lawyers by Expert Guides and ALB.
Securities & Capital Market:
AnJie’s lawyers have specialist expertise in this area. They have obtained recognition from important legal publications such as Asialaw and China Law & Practice.
Technology, Media & Telecommunication:
AnJie’s lawyers have always been active practitioners in corporation consultation, venture financing, and the establishment of multinational companies’ business in China. The team’s partner has been ranked as leading TMT lawyers by international legal publications.