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Llinks Law Offices

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Managing Partner: David Yu
Number of partners: 46
Number of lawyers: 160 
Languages: Cantonese, English, French, Japanese, Mandarin, Shanghai dialect, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Llinks Law Offices is an acclaimed PRC law firm with a national and international practice, specialising in cross-border transactions. Since its founding in 1998, Llinks has consistently been a dominant force at the forefront of developments in China’s legal service market; the firm is renowned for its proficiency in providing innovative resolutions to complex legal problems. With offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and London, Llinks assists its global clientele in achieving their business goals, while providing both high-calibre and professional services, through a combination of technical excellence, commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to legal issues. The firm frequently guides both international institutions and multinational corporations through the Chinese legal system, helping them to obtain protection under Chinese law. Llinks’ technical expertise, imagination and creativity have cemented the firm’s position as China’s leading law firm. Consequently, the firm’s professionalism and business prowess has been consistently recognised as that of a leading law firm by numerous reputable international publications such as Asian-mena Counsel-In House community, Asian Legal Business, Asialaw Profiles, Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500. The firm has also received the prestigious awards of ‘Outstanding Law Firm in Shanghai’ and ‘Outstanding Law Firm in China’ by the Shanghai Bar Association and the All China Lawyers Association respectively.

Main Areas of Practice:
Asset Management:
6 partners and 30 fee-earners in total
■ Advised FIL Investment Management (Shanghai) Company Limited to get registered with AMAC as the first private securities investment fund manager, and to launch its first private securities fund, FIL China Bond No. 1 Privately-raised Fund
Partner: Sandra Lu
■ Advised around 70 fund management companies in launching over 2000 retail funds. Partners: Sandra Lu Raymond Li, Desmond An
■ Advised Manulife Investment (Shanghai) Limited Company to establish an investment WFOE in Shanghai Free Trade Zone
Partner: Sandra Lu
■ Advised Shanghai International Trust on China’s first QDII assembled fund trust scheme
Partner: Charles Qin
Contact: Charles Qin
Tel: +86 21 3135 8668
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
13 partners and over 35 fee-earners in total
■ Acted for China Development Bank to provide a USD1.28 billion term loan facility to Hainan CEFC International Holding Limited Corporation for acquisition of 4% interest in the oil concession contracts of Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO)
Partner: Michael Mei
■ Provided legal services to BMW Automative Finance (the BMWFC) for the BMW Automative Finance Debao Tianyuan 2017 Assets-backed Securitisation Project
Partner: Michael Mei
■ Advised Bank of Beijing on the equity transfer by ING Bank of ING-BOB Life Insurance
Partner: Charles Qin
Contact: Charles Qin
Tel: +86 21 3135 8668
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
12 partners and over 45 fee-earners in total
■ Advised China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. on its non-public issuance of A shares for its acquisition of Anglo American PLC’s niobium and phosphorus business assets in Braziland its acquisition of Freeport-Mcmoran Inc.’s copper and cobalt transaction business assets in Congo
Partner: Grant Chen
■ Advised Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (‘SMIC’; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) to participate in the Material Assets Restructuring of JCET
Partner: Wayne Chen
■ Advised Red Star Macalline Group Corporation Ltd. listed on both Hong Kong Exchanges and Shanghai Stock Exchange
Partner: Wayne Chen
Contact: Grant Chen
Tel: +86 21 3135 8699
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A:
15 partners and over 45 fee-earners in total
■ Advised Shanghai Electric Group to acquire 100% shares of TEC4AERO Gmbh for around EUR 173 million, to expand their business of intelligent manufacturing
Partner: David Yu
■ Advised Sinochem International Corporation in relation to its acquisition of the target company by way of equity transfer
Partner: Selena She; Colin Shi
■ Assisted Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL)I in its Strategic Cooperation with BMW Brilliance Partners: Leo Wang, Kenneth Kong
Contact: David Yu
Tel: +86 21 3135 8686
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
5 partners and over 15 fee-earners in total
■ Represented SHL Telemedicine, an Israeli company, against Shanghai Jiuchuan Investment (Group) Co. Ltd. on the dispute arising from the Agreement and Plan of Merger
Partner: Charles Qin
■ Represented several well-known financial institutions who hold various kinds of China City Construction Holding Group Company bonds to claim for repayment and damages on CCCC’s breach of multiple bonds agreements
Partner: Peiming Yang
■ Represented Shanghai Hailong Properties Co., Ltd to apply for dissenting registration on the property in dispute to avoid a third party in good faith obtains the properties, and to take asset preservation method to avoid the properties from being transferred or mortgaged
Partner: Peiming Yang
Contact: Charles Qin
Tel: +86 21 3135 8668
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity/Venture Capital:
22 partners and over 60 fee-earners in total
■ Advised SenseTime Technology on completion of multiple rounds financing with the total value of USD 1.6 billion
Partners: Nicholas Lou, Lawrence An
■ Advised Weltmeister Smart Mobility on completion its B round financing with the value of over RMB 1.5 billion
Partners: David Yu, Nicholas Lou, Lawrence An
■ Advised Shanghai Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund’s investing in SMIC Southern Semiconductor Manufacturing with the value of USD 800 million
Partner: Selena She
Contact: David Yu
Tel: +86 21 3135 8686
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
5 partners and over 25 fee-earners in total
■ Advised on Gaw Capital on its acquisition of four premium Grade A office buildings at Shanghai MixC
Partner: Bernie Liu, Nicholas Lou
■ Advised D&J China on its acquisition of Ronsin Technology Center, a complex project in Beijing
Partners: David Yu, Nicholas Lou
■ Advised Red Star Macalline on its investment in furniture malls in various cities
Partners: David Yu, Nicholas Lou
■ Advised on the establishment and daily operation of Shanghai Dream Center (the largest culture-oriented real estate project in Shanghai)
Partners: David Yu, Nicholas Lou
Contact: Bernie Liu Tel: +86 21 3135 8686
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 5 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Appraising the Evolution of Credit Asset Securitization

Charles Qin and Michael Mei

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Analysis on Significant Reform of QFII Foreign Exchange Administration and Its Impact

Sandra Lu, Vivien Teu and Lily Luo

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Legal and Practical Analysis of Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprises (“WFOE”) Commencing Private Securit

Sandra Lu

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