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Managing Partner: Jiping Zhang
Number of partners: 51
Number of lawyers: 210
Languages:Chinese, English, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1992, Haiwen & Partners is one of the first private law partnerships and is a leading firm recognised for expertise in complex cross-border securities, M&A and FDI transactions, a highly regarded private equity practice and a robust general corporate and commercial dispute resolution practice. Haiwen is a fully integrated partnership with a modified lock step compensation system and works effectively across varied disciplines and practice groups.

Practice Areas:
■ Antitrust
■ Bankruptcy & Reorganization
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Foreign Direct Investment
■ General Corporate
■ Intellectual Property Media & Entertainment
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Outbound Investment
■ PE Investment/Fund Formation Real Estate/ Securitisation Securities
■ Tax
■ Technology License

Main Areas of Practice:

Haiwen is the pioneer PRC law firm in securities and has led some first-of-its-kind securities offering transactions in the Chinese securities market.
Recent representative transactions include:
■Jinshang Bank Co., Ltd.’s H shares IPO and listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019
■China East Education Holdings Limited’s H shares IPO and listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019
■China Tobacco International (HK) Company Limted’s H shares IPO and listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019
■Shanghai Dongzheng Automotive Finance Co., Ltd.’s H shares IPO and listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019
■Zhejiang Cangnan Instrument Group Co., Ltd.’s H shares IPO and listing on Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2019
■Aurora Mobile Limited (‘JIGUANG’)’s IPO and listing on the Nasdaq Global Market in 2018
■China Chunlai Education Group Co.,Ltd’s IPO on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2018
Key Clients: CICC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan- Stanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, CITIC Securities.
Contact: Su Liu Tel: +86 10 8560 6817

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Haiwen’s M&A practice covers both public and private transactions and a range of industries including banking, securities, insurance and other financial businesses, power generation and transmission, telecommunications, consumer goods, technology, media and others.
Recent representative transactions include:
■Represented Jiangxi Copper Corporation Limited’s acquisition of Shandong Humon Smelting Co., Ltd. for USD 433 million in 2019
■Represented Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.’s acquisition of KME for EUR210 million in 2019
■ Represented CITIC Capital’s acquisition of UCO for RMB RMB 1.6 billion in 2019
■Represented Diageo’s acquisition of Swellfun for RMB RMB 690.4 million in 2019
■Assisting Wanda Films in major asset restructuring in 2019
■Represented Alibaba in its strategic investment in 1919 for RMB 2 billion in 2019
■Assisting Wanda Film with material asset restructuring in 2018
Key Clients: Bain Capital, China Mobile, CICC, Cinda, Diageo, Hillhouse Capital, Huaneng Power, KKR, Sinopec, Temasek
Contact: Jiping Zhang Tel: +86 10 8560 6836

Recent representative transactions include:
■Advised Advent International on its acquisition of Serta brand mattress business in China
■Advised Bain Capital on its acquisitions of TI Fluid Systems Limited and ADK Japan
■Advised China Life Insurance on its acquisition of China Guangfa Bank
■Advised DSBJ on its acquisitions of MultiFineline Electronix, Inc. and Flex Ltd
■Advised Jiangxi Copper Corporation on its acquisition of Shandong Humon Smelting Co.,Ltd.
■Advised thyseenkrupp on certain business combinations in Europe and China
■Advised Universal Studio on the establishment of the Beijing Theme Park joint venture
■Advised Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of Leyou, Inc.
Key Clients: Air China, ARM, Bain Capital, China Mobile, China Xidian Electric, Diageo, Goldman Sachs, John Deere, KKR, Linde, Morgan Stanley, Merck, Mitsui, Sinopec, Textron, Alcoa, thyssenkrupp, Sohu
Contact: Jie Tao Tel: +86 10 8560 6812

Dispute Resolution:
Haiwen’s dispute resolution practice has focused on resolving disputes arising from international and domestic trade, investment, securities trading, construction projects, etc. The firm has successfully handled hundreds of arbitration and litigation cases on behalf of both Chinese and overseas clients, and has done so in a manner consistent with the best international practice.
Key Clients: China Huadian, DBS, IBM,JP Morgan, New China Insurance, Oracle, Siemens, Sinopec, ThyssenKrupp and UBS
Contact: Jie Tao Tel: +86 10 8560 6812

Intellectual Property:
The firm’s IP practice covers IP litigation, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade name and domain name litigation and unfair competition. The firm’s IP expertise also covers transactional IP matters, as well as IP issues relating to M&A and capital markets transactions, and ‘fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory’ (FRAND) licensing obligations.
Key Clients: Ericsson, CECEP and Rockwell Automation
Contact: Hanguo Zhang Tel: +86 10 8560 6878


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