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Hiways Law Firm

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Chairman: JiaQing Feng
Managing Partner: Feng Chen
Number of Partners: 47 Number of Lawyers: 572
Languages: Chinese, English and Japanese.

FIRM OVERVIEW
Hiways is widely recognized as a leading full-service law firm in China. It has won worldwide reputation for its superior services to thousands of renowned corporations. Hiways has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of PRC law and international practices. The core value of the firm is “to earn the respect through professional services, to realize the ideal through long-term cooperation”. Hiways is always committed to adhering to the highest possible standards of professionalism under an integrated system and achieving clients’ diversified goals through utmost efforts.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

Real Estate and Construction:
5 partners; 80 fee earners based in Shanghai; 
Provide special legal advisory services for the construction project of China Nuclear (Shanghai) Enterprise Development Co., Ltd; 
Representation of China Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd. as its legal adviser for the headquarters base project; 
Representation of Shanghai Green Space Construction (Group) Co., Ltd. as its perennial legal consultant
Key Clients: China Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Green Space Construction (Group) Co., Ltd.
Contact: Chu Chen
Email: [email protected]

International Practice:
67partners; 61 fee earners based in Shanghai;
1 partner and 3 fee earners based in Beijing; 
Provided special counsel for the dissolution and liquidation of Suzhou Seton Precision Electronics Co., Ltd.'s wholly-owned subsidiary in the United States, Pairon Digital, LLC 
Successfully resolved a classification dispute resolved through World Customs Organization decision; 
Revoked a smuggling allegation by the Chinese Procuratorate by citing Supreme Court notice; 
Representation of Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. and its related companies in US steel 337 investigation and various trade remedy investigations in front of the EU, Indonesia, Malaysia and Canada;
Key Clients: Zespri International Limited; Henkel; Delphi Automotive Systems (China) Holding Co., Ltd.; Husky Injection Molding Systems, Inc.; Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.; Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. ; A world-renowned software organization
Contact: Shanshan Xu/Steven Yu
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bank and Insurance:
4 partners; 504fee earners based in Shanghai; 
Representation of CMBC (Shanghai) for bank loan agreements; 
Representation of CPPIC on insurer’s subrogation; 
Provided legal services for Hai International Trust Co., Ltd. to establish trust projects such as real estate investment and financing, and industrial and corporate bond investment.;
Key Clients: Bank of Shanghai; Samsung Property & Casualty Insurance Company (China), Ltd.
Contact: Jiaqing Feng
Email: [email protected] 

Fund and Securities:
14 partners; 112 fee earners based in Shanghai; 
Representation of Hangzhou Street Honey Network Technology Co., Ltd. for its PRE-A initial offering ; 
Representation of Shanghai Kexin Biotech Co., Ltd. for stock issue and M&A;
Key Clients: Shanghai Evergrande Group; Shanghai Kexin Biotech Co., Ltd.; Shenergy Group Co., Ltd. ;
China United Investment (Shanghai) Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Contact: Cheng Zhang
Email: [email protected]

Corporate:
17 partners; 423 fee earners based in Shanghai; 
Representation of Shanghai Zhongfu Real Estate Development Co., Ltd. to resolve disputes; 
Representation of Sinosteel Group (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd relating to a warehouse agreement dispute;
Key Clients: China Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Jiecai Finance Financial Information Service Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Hua Tian Real Estate Development Co., Ltd.;Shanghai Huaqing New Energy Investment Co., Ltd. Seven Star Shopping (China) Co., Ltd.
Contact: Yanping Nie
Email: [email protected]

Criminal Defense (White-collar crime):
2 partners; 216 fee earners based in Shanghai; 1 partner and 3 fee earners in Beijing 
Anti-corruption investigation in a large state-owned enterprise; 
Representation of a suspect being charged theft; 
Representation of a banker who faces several serious financial crime charges;
Key Clients: Shanghai ZhonghaiWanyue International Trade Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Butai Industry Co., Ltd.
Contact: Jenney Ma
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
9 partners; 232 fee earners based in Shanghai; 
A series of trademark infringement and unfair competition rights protection cases of a well-known floor brand 
Representation of a Beijing company and its principal for the infringement on the business secret; 
Representation of a Chinese website for its criminal and civil allegation of the infringement on the copyright;
Key Clients: Shanghai Nuote Feibo Combustion Equipment Co., Ltd .; Taicang Jiuben Machinery Technology Co., Ltd.; Star Sports Media Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Yicai Media Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Wind Investment Management Co., Ltd.
Contact: Yi Zhang
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
18 partners; 2564 fee earners based in Shanghai; 
330-million-yuan loan dispute; 
14-million-yuan loan dispute; 
Representation of a labor dispute between a company (the client) and its employee;
Key Clients: LG Electronics China Co., Ltd.; Bank of Beijing and Sinosteel Zhejiang Co., Ltd.
Contact: Jun Wang
Email: [email protected]

INTERNATIONAL WORK
The team at Hiways boasts a group of young yet internationally experienced lawyers. Not only to serve international clients for their businesses in with and/or in China, International Practice at Hiways also assists its Chinese clients in their expansion in international market. One a daily basis, lawyers with good command of English and other languages work seamlessly with their colleagues in other practices to serve thousands of domestic and foreign clients, meeting their need through either litigation and non-litigation effort, or both where necessary. In the respect of trade remedies, Hiways owns a strong professional team in China. In the past two decades, Hiways lawyers have represented Chinese enterprises in response to 100+ cases of anti-dumping and countervailing investigations by foreign authorities including the US, the EU, Brazil, Canada and other regions. In addition, Hiways is well-known for representing Chinese enterprises to file petitions asserting anti-dumping and countervailing claims, and it is the only law firm recommended by Chambers in both responding and petitioning. Customs service is an icon of Hiways, which have earned us a good reputation in the industry and among clients because of our professional competence and skills in dealing with legal issues. The Customs & International Business Transaction Team is led by one of the senior partners, who has extensive experiences in import/export, customs and commodity inspection, and is supported by veteran customs legal experts with decades of experiences in customs affairs. Over the years, our client base covers the Fortune 500 companies, prestigious transnational corporations, international accounting firms and law firms, large state-owned enterprises, etc. The firm has established unapproachable reputation in many practice areas. In addition, Hiways International Practice Group assists clients in cross-border investment (including FDI and ODI), M&A, financing, intellectual property and compliance, international litigation and WTO legal affairs. With great experience and success, the firm is highly recognized and appreciated by the industry and its international and domestic clients.

Services:
Trade remedies
Customs services
International investment
Cross-border intellectual property
Cross-border finance
WTO legal affairs

PRACTICE AREAS
Real Estate and Construction
Finance and Securities
Corporate
Intellectual Property
International Practice and Dispute Resolution