Managing Partner: Mr Xiaohui Zhu
Number of partners: 100+
Number of lawyers: 500+
Languages: Chinese, English
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 and Hong Kong. During the past 25 years of steady growth and development, Tian Yuan has grown into a top-tier law firm with high rankings in multiple areas. 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
Real Estate & Construction
Cross-Border Investment/M&A & The Belt & Road
Energy & Natural Resources
Infrastructure & Project Finance (PPP)
Finance & Asset Management
Public Offering Fund
Antitrust & Competition
Culture & Media
Restructuring & Insolvency
Main Areas of Practice:
Capital Markets & Securities:
Tian Yuan is one of China’s most influential law firms in China’s capital market sector – the oldest in the world, boasting both the most comprehensive and largest number of businesses. Over the past 25 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.
Corporate & M&A:
Corporate, merger and acquisitions (‘M&A’) is a major practice area of Tian Yuan. The firm has provided legal support to clients in numerous domestic and international M&A projects, including overseas reverse takeover projects. 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 lawyers closely follow the development of M&A laws in China, specifically laws and regulations on industry regulation, state-owned assets administration, foreign exchange, taxation, intellectual property, and securities regulation.
Tian Yuan attorneys have specialised 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 organisations.
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 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 with 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 and anti-unfair competition have long been Tian Yuan’s strongest areas of expertise. Up to the present day, Tian Yuan is amongst the few law firms in China with practical experiences to provide comprehensive legal services in the antitrust and anti-unfair competition area. Tian Yuan’s competition team grows simultaneously with the development of China’s competition law and practice. One after another, the Tian Yuan 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.