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Lifang & Partners

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Managing Partners: Xie Guanbin
Number of partners: 60+
Number of lawyers: 180
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Korean, German, French

Firm Overview:
Lifang & Partners is an award-winning law firm that advises some of the world’s leading domestic and multinational corporations, financial institutions and the Chinese Government. Founded in 2002, Lifang & Partners now has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Seoul. The firm is a leader in the practice areas of IP, corporate and commercial law, antitrust and unfair competition law, and dispute resolution.

Main Areas of Practice:

Intellectual Property
24 partners; 200+ fee earners (including prosecution team)
IP Prosecution:
- Prosecution and management of Chinese and PCT patents for Samsung, Comba, Steelmate, Qihoo and others
Partner: Du Shaohui
- Trademark registration and right confirmation for American Superconductor, Inthesmart Co., Ltd, Waters Technologies Corporation, Voice of China, China State Construction Engineering Corporation
Partner: Liang Hui
- Copyright registration for Samsung, Canxing, Youku, Trend Micro, Johnson Entertainment LLC, Game Space Co. Ltd.
Partner: Zhang Bin
IP Litigation:
- Representation of Samsung in their patent disputes with Huawei, during a series of litigations filed by each of the two parties that involve several dozen patents, including standard essential patents
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Sun Xi, Zhang Yuanyuan, Li Chunxuan
- Representation of Rhodia patent infringement and invalidation litigations
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Sun Xi
- Representation of Microsoft in several infringement actions
Partner: Zhang Bin
- Representation of American Superconductor in a copyright and unfair competition dispute worth RMB 3 billion
Partner: Xie Guanbin, Sun Xi, Zhang Bin
- Representation of Heinz in trademark and unfair competition disputes
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Zhang Lei
- Representation of Adobe in copyright infringement litigation with Ourpalm
Partners: Zhang Bin
Key Clients: Samsung, Solvay, Adobe, Dyson, Microsoft, Heinz, AGC, Sony, Segay-Ninebot, Autodesk, Trimble
Contact: Xie Guanbin
Tel: +86 10 6409 6099
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust & Unfair Competition:
3 partners; 10 fee earners
■ Representation of Samsung in SEP litigations with Huawei
Partner: Xie Guanbin, Jiao Shan
■ Representation of Qihoo360 in an unfair competition dispute with Tencent.
Partner: Xie Guanbin, Sun Xi
■ Representation of Enlight Media in an unfair competition dispute related to the movie Lost in Thailand
Partner: Xie Guanbin, Zhang Bin
■ Consultation to the NDRC in respect of antitrust investigations into Qualcomm.
Partner: Xie Guanbin, Jiao Shan
■ Representation of an industry association on filing a complaint with the NDRC against SEP holders. The case settled with the SEP holders promising stop relevant wrongdoings
Partner: Xie Guanbin, Jiao Shan
■ Representation of A Chinese oil company in abuse of market dominance with a local supplier Key Clients: Samsung, American Superconductor, Qihoo360, Xiaomi and others.
Contacts: Xie Guanbin, Jiao Shan
Tel: +86 10 6409 6099
Email: g[email protected], [email protected]

Corporate, Commercial and Dispute Resolution:
18 partners; 60 fee earners
■ Representing Bank of China, CMBC, Industrial Bank, BOC Fullerton Community Bank, Hubei Bank and others in the financial litigations, including a financial loan dispute between CMBC, the Shide Fraction and the Jiuce Fraction involving several billion RMB and also a dispute over a banker’s acceptance bill between industrial bank and an enterprise in Hubei that involved RMB 500 million
Partner: Hu Yiguang, Cai Hui, Chai Yi
■ Representing PICC P&C, China Life, Anbang Insurance, Greatwall Life for insurance litigations and insurance capital investments, also providing other insurance legal services
Partner: Hu Yiguang, Cai Hui, Chai Yi
■ Serving as the external legal counsel to China Development Bank, CMBC, China Citic Bank, China Everbright Bank and others
■ Representation of Founder Securities in a dispute over the assignment of RMB 361 million in debt
■ Representation of China South Railway Wuchang Vehicle Plant in a leasing dispute worth around RMB 400 million
■ Representation of Hubei Heji Investment Co. in a dispute related to an equity transfer deal worth RMB 650 million
■ Representation of Poly Hotel Co. in a dispute related to the handling of their accounts
■ Representation of China Ever bright Bank in a dispute involving negotiable instruments
Key Clients: IBM, Intel, CNPIEC, HNA, China South Railway, China Minsheng Banking, ExportImport Bank of China, China United Network Communications and others.
Contacts: Hu Yiguang; Chai Yi
Tel: +86 10 6409 6099
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

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