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Commerce & Finance Law Offices (Tongshang)

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Managing Partners: Xin Kong and Gang Wu
Number of partners: 101
Number of lawyers: 89
Languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, German, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Commerce & Finance Law Offices is one of the best business law firms in China. Founded in 1992, the firm has steadily built up its well-recognised practice and reputation in the fields of capital markets, corporate/M&A, private equity, dispute resolution and litigation, banking and finance, intellectual property, foreign investment, investment funds, restructuring and insolvency. With four offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong the firm dedicated to providing advice and expertise at the highest levels.

The firm focuses on solving the clients’ most demanding and important problems, and provides one-stop solutions. Today, the firm’s 101 partners and 89 associates represent a wide range of foreign and domestic clients. Inside the firm, partners with distinct strength and advantage always team up together for more tailored service. The firm is proud of its team-based way of working and the remarkable results it secures for the clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Capital Markets
■ Corporate/M&A
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Investment Funds
■ Foreign Funds
■ TMT & Internet/Education
■ Medical Intellectual
■ Property Restructuring & Insolvency

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:

15 partners; 30 associates based in China
■ Representation of China Construction Bank, the first of the Big-four national banks, in its restructuring and H-share IPO and A-share IPO
■ Representation of New China Insurance Company in its A+H share IPO
■ Representation of Ningbo Bank in its A-share IPO, one of the earliest IPOs of city commercial banks
Key Clients: China Construction Bank, National Development Bank, New China Insurance Company, Ping An Insurance Company
Contact: Qinghai Hou
Tel: +86 139 1140 3737
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
74 partners; 127 associates based in China
■ Representation of China Tower in its acquisition of towers and related assets worth RMB 231 billion from China’s three mobile operators
■ Representation of Maoyan Entertainment in its reorganisation and HK IPO
■ Representation of CICC, as the sponsor, in the IPO of Guangzhou Port Group
Key Clients: China Unicom, CNOOC, China Tower, New China Life Insurance, CICC
Contact: Gang Wu
Tel: +86 156 1122 6688
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
12 partners; 30 associates based in China
■ Successfully acted for CCTV in an Exclusively Adverting Agency Agreement dispute before SIAC, with Lord Michael John Mustill as the sole arbitrator
■ Represented Yunnan Copper in their disputes with the copper concentrates mines arising out of the long-term agreement, the arbitration venues include SIAC, LCIA, and ad hoc arbitration in Singapore. The cases are settled finally, avoiding the loss of billions of US dollars
■ Acted for the private equity fund set up indirectly by a Chinese state-owned commercial bank by way of round-trip investment, in the Calloping Horse Share Repurchase Arbitration and succeeded in claiming for the specific performance of the share repurchase clause, the repurchase price was consist of the investment amount as well as the interest at the rate provided by the Contract, in total 700 million RMB
Key Clients: CCB International, Yunnan Copper, China Merchants Holding
Contact: Chen Fu
Tel: +86 139 109955/2
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
15 partners; 65 associates based in China
■ Representation of CNR Corporation Limited in its merger and acquisition of assets with CSR Corporation Limited
■ Representation of COSCO Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port in acquiring Orient Oversease (International)
■ Representation of China Resources Phoenix Healthcare Holdings Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of CR Healthcare
Key Clients: COSCO, Shuanghui International Holdings, Ltd.
Contact: Xin Kong
Tel: +86 137 0121 4816
Email: [email protected]

TMT:
22 partners; 70 associates based in China
■ Representation of E-Commerce China Dangdang in its privatisation and dismantling of its VIE structure
■ Representation of Bona Film Group Limited in its financing of RMB 2,500,000,000
■ Representation of Beijing Enlight Media Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of Beijing Maoyan Culture Media Co., Ltd.
Key Clients: Bona Film Group Limited, 360 Technology Co., Ltd., E-commerce China Dangdang Inc.
Contact: Xinyang Zhang
Tel: +86 139 1029 4539
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity:
35 partners; 146 associates based in China
■ Representation of China Development Bank Capital Co., Ltd. in its investment of RMB 590,000,000 in Ant Financial Services Group
■ Representation of CDH Investment in its investment of RMB 780,000,000 in Taobao Movie
■ Representation of Guiyang Huochebang Technology Co., Ltd. in its financing of USD 100,000,000
Key Clients: Goldman Sachs, CDH Investment, Warburg Pincus
Contact: Jianhai Luan
Tel: +86 138 1069 6326
Email: [email protected] PrActice

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