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Haiwen & Partners

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Managing Partner: Jiping Zhang
Number of partners: 46
Number of lawyers: 190
Languages: Chinese, English, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Haiwen & Partners, one of the first private law partnerships founded in China in 1992, 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.

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:
■ China Renaissance Holdings Limited’s HK$2.7 billion IPO and Hong Kong listing in 2018
■ Bank of Jiujiang Co., Ltd HK$3.8 billion H share IPO in 2018
■ Ping An Healthcare and Technology Co. Ltd.’s USD$1 billion IPO and Hong Kong listing in 2018
■ China Education Group Holdings Limited’s HK$32.25 billion IPO and Hong Kong listing in 2017
■ Guo Tai Jun An Securities, HK$16 billion H share IPO in 2017
■ Postal Savings Bank of China’s USD$7.48 billion H share IPO in 2016
Key Clients: CICC, Goldman Sachs, MorganStanley, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, UBS, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, CITIC Securities, BOCI
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 Diageo’s acquisition of Swellfun for RMB 6 billion in 2018
■ Represented Beijing Easyhome in a RMB 13 billion strategic investment by a consortium led by Alibaba in 2018
■ Represented Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group in its acquisition of Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding for RMB 4.1 billion in 2018
■ Represented HSBC in its establishment of HSBC Qianhai Securities Limited in 2018
■ Represented Alibaba in its RMB 4.5 billion investment in Huitongda in 2018
■ Represented Baidu in connection with China Unicom’s USD$11.7 billion mixed-ownership reform in 2017
■ Represented China Orient Asset Management Corporation in connection with the RMB 18 billion strategic investment by a consortium including National Council for Social Security Fund, China Telecom, etc.
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 Warburg Pincus on its acquisition of Leyou
■ Advised Advent International on its acquisition of Serta
■ Advised Bain Capital on its acquisitions of Asatsu-DK and TI
■ Advised Gaoji on its acquisition of certain pharmacy stores in China
■ Advised Universal on the establishment of the Beijing Theme Park joint venture
■ Advised thyseenkrupp on certain business combinations in Europe and China
■ Advised Dongshanjingmi on its acquisitions of MFlex and Multek business
Key Clients: Air China, ARM, Bain Capital, China Mobile, China Xidian Electric, Diageo, 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, foreign direct investment, securities trading, construction projects, intellectual property rights, 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: Denning Jin
Tel: +86 2160435188