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Lifang & Partners

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Managing Partners: Xie Guanbin
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Hu Yiguang, Zhang Bin, Cai Hui. Huang Yajun, Liu Xudong, Han Linghu, Lu Gang, Sun Xi, Chai Yi, Jin Yi, Yao Xiaohui, Li Chunxuan, liu Yanxi, Yu Haidong,Wu Rangjun, Min Lei, Deng Yao, Yang Yi, Xu Jun, Li Wei, Liu Xinyu, Qin Wei, Zhang Yuanyuan, Xu Manxia, Tang Bin, Jiao Shan
Number of partners: 40+
Number of lawyers: 160
Languages:  Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Korean, German, French

Firm Overview:
Lifang & Partners, founded in 2002, is a law firm headquartered in Beijing, with offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and Seoul. The firm is a leader in the practice areas of IP, antitrust and competition law, corporate and commercial, and dispute resolution.

Main Areas of Practice:

Intellectual Property
180 partners; 180+ fee earners in total (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 the Chinese Olympic Committee, Bayer, Top 1 Oil Products and others
Partner: Huang Yajun
■ Copyright registration for Microsoft, BSA, Thomson Reuters, ESPN, AMSC, Adobe, Autodesk, Siemens, YAMAHA, Trend Micro and others.
Partner: Zhang Bin

IP Litigation:
■ Representing Samsung in patent disputes with Huawei
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Sun Xi, Zhang Yuanyuan, Li Chunxuan
■ Representation of Microsoft in several infringement actions
Partner: Zhang Bin
■ Representation of American Superconductor in a copyright and unfair competition dispute
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Sun Xi
■ Representation of Heinz in trademark and unfair competition disputes
Partner: Zhang Bin
Key Clients: Samsung, Solvay, Adobe, Dyson, Microsoft, Heinz, Zalman, Seiko-Epson, Danone, Sogou, ZTE, Midea and others.
Contact: Xie Guanbin
Tel: +86 10 6409 6099
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
10 partners; 44 fee earners in total
■ Finance and acquisition projects for the China Development Bank in Canada, Brazil, Angola, Mali, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and other nations
Partners: Hu Yiguang, Cai Hui, Chai Yi
■ Representing Bank of China, CMBC, Industrial Bank, BOC Fullerton Community Bank, Hubei Bank and others in the financial litigations
Partners: Hu Yiguang, Chai Yi
■ Representing PICC P&C, China Life, Anbang Insurance, Greatwall Life for insurance litigations and insurance capital investments
Partners: Hu Yiguang, Cai Hui, Chai Yi
Key Clients: IBM, Intel, CNPIEC, EXIM Bank, Minsheng Bank, HNA and others.
Contact: Hu Yiguang
Tel: +86 10 6409 6099
Email: [email protected]

Antitrust & Unfair Competition:
3 partners; 10 fee earners in total
■ Representation of Samsung in SEP litigations with Huawei
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Jiao Shan, Jin Yi
■ Representation of Qihoo360 in an unfair competition dispute with Tencent
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Jin Yi, Sun Xi
■ Consultation to the NDRC in respect of antitrust investigations into Qualcomm
Partners: Xie Guanbin, Jin Yi, Jiao Shan
Key Clients:
Samsung, Qihoo360, NDRC, ARAMCO and others.
Contacts: Jin Yi; Jiao Shan
Tel: +86 10 6409 6099
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
15 partners; 35 fee earners in total
■ 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
Key Clients: China South Railway, China Minsheng Banking, Export-Import Bank of China, China United Network Communications and others.
Hu Yiguang; Chai Yi
Tel: +86 10 6409 6099
Emails: [email protected] [email protected]