Managing Partner: Mr Xiaohui Zhu
Number of partners: 100+
Number of lawyers: 500+
Tian Yuan Law Firm (Tian Yuan) is a general-service Chinese law firm. Founded in 1992, it is one of the earliest partnership law firms in China. Tian Yuan is headquartered in Beijing with branch offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Hangzhou and Xi’an. Over the past 27 years, through steady growth and development, Tian Yuan has grown into a top-tier law firm with high rankings in multiple areas of practice. Many clients have been working with the firm for more than 20 years. These valued clients include large-sized state-owned enterprises, multi-national corporations, listed companies, leading private entities in various industries, and also government agencies.
■ Capital Markets & Securities
■ Corporate & M&A
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Finance & Asset Management
■ Family Affairs & Private Wealth Management
■ TMT PE/VC
■ Culture, Entertainment & Media
■ Real Estate & Construction
■ The Belt & Road/Cross-Border Investment
■ Energy & Natural Resources
■ Real Estate & Construction
■ Infrastructure & Project Finance (PPP)
■ Intellectual property
■ Insolvency & Restructuring
■ Labor & employment
■ Regulatory & Compliance
■ Human Genetic Resource Regulation and Compliance
Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets & Securities:
Tian Yuan is one of China’s most influential law firms in China’s capital market. Over the past 27 years, Tian Yuan has provided legal services pursuant to listing in both domestic and international markets, as well as assisting with the relevant capital markets for more than 500 Chinese companies. Tian Yuan team houses a sizeable securities team and constantly attracts work from SOE clients in relation to the full spectrum of capital markets transactions, demonstrates a good track record in handling domestic issuances and is active in relation to red-chip spin-off and IPO matters. Also advises on private equity matters, works with a range of clients in various sectors, including a notable following in the education industry. Tian Yuan Has further strengthened its presence in Hong Kong and overseas ECM with partners from prestigious PRC and international firms joining its Hong Kong office.
Corporate & M&A:
Corporate & M&A is a major practice area of Tian Yuan. Tian Yuan has provided legal support to clients in numerous domestic and international M&A projects, including overseas reverse takeover projects. Its clients active in the M&A area include major state-owned corporations, foreign investors, financial institutions, real estate developers, high-tech companies, education institutions and entities, construction companies, pharmaceutical companies, mining companies, and chemical companies. Tian Yuan attorneys closely follow the development of M&A laws in China, specifically laws and regulations on industry regulation, stateowned assets administration, foreign exchange, taxation, intellectual property, and securities regulation.
Tian Yuan has specialized in dispute resolution for 25 years. Tian Yuan provides comprehensive legal services on dispute resolution, covering litigation and arbitration in various fields of the entire chain of business, such as contractual disputes, credit financing, equity investment, real estate, intellectual property, securities trading, and labour disputes. Lawsuits handled by Tian Yuan lawyers have been listed as annual typical cases of the Supreme People’s Court, the Beijing High People’s Court, and the Beijing Intellectual Property Court on multiple counts. Tian Yuan has an elite team with a total of nearly 100 experts committed to the settlement of new, difficult, and major disputes. In addition, multiple lawyers from Tian Yuan concurrently serve as arbitrators of the China International Arbitration Commission, the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, the Beijing Arbitration Commission, and other arbitration organizations.
Finance & Asset Management:
In terms of legal services for finance and asset management such as banking, insurance, trust, and funds etc., Tian Yuan has rich practice experience and a wide range of client base. Tian Yuan has provided a full range of legal services for many financial institutions, thus building up a good reputation amongst its many clients. Tian Yuan provides integrated legal services in respect to incorporation, capital increase, transfer of shares, issuance of financial products, bonds issuance, listing, settlement of dispute resolutions, for upwards of 1/5 of the trust companies, 1/3 of insurance companies, and 1/5 of fund companies in China.
Antitrust & Competition:
Antitrust/competition has long been one of Tian Yuan’s strongest areas of expertise. Up to the present, Tian Yuan is amongst the few law firms in China with practical experiences to provide comprehensive legal services in antitrust/ competition area. Tian Yuan’s competition team grows simultaneously with the development of China’s competition law and practice. One after another, Tian Yuan’s competition team successfully represents its clients in a number of cases which have significant influences inside and outside China. Tian Yuan won the ever first anti-monopoly case heard by the Supreme People’s Court and has represented China’s domestic enterprises in filing complaints to China’s anti-monopoly law enforcement agencies regarding monopolistic conduct by competitors. Tian Yuan provides compliance services for dozens of large businesses and has assisted clients in submitting filings regarding concentrations of business operators for anti-monopoly review conducted by China’s Ministry of Commerce.
Family Affairs & Private Wealth Management:
Tian Yuan is supported by a team of experienced lawyers with expertise in trust, marriage law, inheritance law, property law, insurance law, litigation, tax, company law, securities law, finance and compliance to serve the rising and sophisticated business and personal legal demands from private clients situated in mainland China or international clients with high value assets in China. Tian Yuan Private Wealth Management team advises private clients on business and succession planning, wealth transfer, asset protection and philanthropic giving, in addition to traditional estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation services. Additionally, Tian Yuan work closely with leading private banks, trust companies and insurance companies in China and offshore to ensure private clients’ investment strategy is consistent with their overall estate planning goals.